LSUHS Calendar Corral: Feb 2020
What’s going on at LSUHS this month?
The months go by fast when you are busy! Here’s what’s on tap for February. We are continuing to offer homeschool classes and field trip opportunities as well. Opportunities for homeschoolers are denoted with an *.
LSUHS/Homeschool Partner Courses
We will continue to offer LSUHS’ STEAM classes to the homeschooling community in 8-12 week segments. These classes are denoted below as LSUHS-HS. Our advanced students will also serve as guides.
February 3: Real Local RVA meeting at St. Stephen’s Episcapol Church at 10:30
*February 4 LSUHS-HS: Express yourself through writing at 12:30 PM and Intro to Graphic Design (Tues class) at 2 PM.
*February 5 LSUHS-HS: Intro to graphic design (Wed class) at 12:30 PM and Digital Photography at 2 PM.
*February 10: River Day (Water Rats): Join us for fun or work on area waterways. Kayaking, fishing, swimming, cleanups, invasive species removal, water quality testing and more!
*February 11 LSUHS-HS: Express yourself through writing at 12:30 PM and Intro to Graphic Design (Tues class) at 2 PM.
*February 12: Tour of Liberty University and tubing at Liberty’s Snowplex Mountain
*February 13 LSUHS-HS: VSU Farm Safety Course
February 17: School Holiday!
*February 18 LSUHS-HS: Express yourself through writing at 12:30 PM and Intro to Graphic Design (Tues class) at 2 PM.
*February 19 LSUHS-HS: VSU Small Engine Repair
Feburary 20: Field trip – State Capital.
*February 25 LSUHS-HS: Express yourself through writing at 12:30 PM and Intro to Graphic Design (Tues class) at 2 PM.
*February 26 LSUHS-HS: Intro to graphic design (Wed class) at 12:30 PM and Digital Photography at 2 PM.
*February 27 LSUHS-HS: Culinary Arts at 1 PM. (Join us for the whole course or week by week!)
Students are currently working on the following projects this month. Folks in the community interested in learning any of these things are welcome to participate in the projects. Just email the school and find out the schedule. Farm projects are usually worked on Mon-Thurs from 10:45-12:45.
- Warm porch & build koi pond and fodder system
- Cover windows with plastic-DONE
- Build a back frame for and line the pond
- Assemble/customize fodder rack-DONE
- Build solar heater
- Fill pond
- Add Koi
- Start growing fodder!
- Install hay racks in Goat tent-DONE
- Prep space for Rufus
- Clean out old goat barn
- Remove T-posts
- Move/install 18′ pallet panels
- Move/set-up round pen
- Setup water and hay systems
- Install donated greenhouses
- Remove fans at old site-DONE
- Disassemble greenhouses on old site
- Layout new greenhouse location
- Restore poles as needed
- Install greenhouse
- Cover greenhouse
Stay tuned for these upcoming events beyond January!
- Farm planning & design workshops
- More VSU conferences & workshops
- Summer Camps
- Fall Fundraiser: Chili, Chocolate and Farm Dance!
- Whole farm planning
- Reconfigure quarnetine goat pen
- Finish first phase of perimeter fencing (ongoing)
- Landscaping (ongoing)
- Setup permaculture gardens in front yard
Richmond Times Dispatch - "When a Farm is Your Classroom"
Goochland Gazette - "Local Farm School Making Move to Charles City"
Cheryl Tan Media Podcast 49: [Strategy] Re-engage Your Tribe
Richmond Magazine – Private School Report 2017
NBC12 – Farm-based high school offers alternative for students
Goochland Gazette - "A new view of school"
Educators Challenged to Increase Interest in Agriculture