Attention All Homeschoolers: Space Camp

Homeschool Space Camp at the Journey Museum November 13, 2017 – November 17, 2017

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Your space cadets will love a week filled with new, interactive educational experiences that allow them to explore the stars, galaxies and planets of our universe.

Spots are limited, be sure to reserve yours today by calling 605-394-6923!

Learn about teamwork, decision-making and leadership through homeschool space camp.

We utilize NASA created content to create an authentic experience for camp goers.

Launch rockets, design and create rovers to explore the surface of planets, and take your fellow peers through the wonders of the solar system and far off galaxies.

Space Camp not only teaches students how to explore the outer galaxies that we call home, but the history of how the galaxies and stars are formed.

A camp for those space cadets that want to turn their star-gazing hobby into a career one day! New interactive experiences at every camp.

EOCSC Scholarship Opportunities – Deadline 17 February

The Ellsworth Officers’ and Civilians’ Spouses’ Club (EOCSC) offers two merit-based scholarships. The first is for eligible military and civilian dependents who will continue studies at an accredited college or university during the 2017-2018 academic school year. And the second is scholarships to graduating seniors who will begin undergraduate studies at an accredited college or university during the 2017-2018 academic school year.

Links to download the applications and enrollment verification forms are below. Please note that applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, February 17, 2017 to be eligible.

If you have questions please contact Daniela Hernandez of the Ellsworth Officers’ and Civilians’ Spouses Club directly. Her email is

Free SAT and ACT Prep Kits for Military Members and their Dependents

From the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)

Children and relatives of service members can get free SAT and ACT preparation kits again this year, compliments of professional athletes and the testing company eKnowledge.

Service members (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veterans and Retired), DoD employees and civilians performing military support qualify for the program. Eligible relatives and dependents of service members also qualify.

The SAT and ACT PowerPrep Program, which retails for $200, is available free upon request (there is a nominal charge for materials and shipping). It consists of 11 hours of video instruction, 3,000 files of supplemental test prep material, sample questions and practice tests. Students select the training they need and study at their own pace.

The sponsorship is in alliance with the DoD and is entering its eighth year. eKnowledge has donated 200,000 programs valued at over $42 million at no profit to the company.

To order online, go to:

Student Online Achievement Resources for Military Students

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The Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA), along with leaders in education and formative assessment, have come together to ease the transition of military families and to provide resources to assist with the unique challenges for military children and their classmates as we prepare them for a global future.

Military children and their classmates now have access to SOAR (Student Online Achievement Resources).  This on-line program provides students, parents and teachers the standards in all 50 states and DoD schools overseas.  SOAR’s focus is on math, reading, and language arts for students in grades 3-12.  It helps parents manage their children’s education with cutting edge technology.

Students can take a test on any of the state learning standards, receive immediate feedback, and be directed to a tutorial that will improve their skills, where needed.  Parents can monitor the progress of their child from anywhere in the world.  In addition, parents are provided with resource materials that will assist their child in areas where they may need help.

SOAR is not a placement program.  It is a program that can assist students, parents and teachers:
– Identify strengths and areas where students may need improvement
– Tailor instruction to address the specific needs of a student
– Provide remediation and enrichment resources
– Provide families that are moving with a look at the state standards in their next school

To begin the process go to

Military Families Gain Access to Free, Online Tutoring

By Elaine Wilson – American Forces Press Service

The Defense Department has launched a free, online tutoring service for servicemembers and their families.

The site – – offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more.

Marine Corps and Army families have had access to the program for more than a year. Seeing the value, Defense Department officials decided to expand the service to encompass all servicemembers and their families, officials said. Continue reading