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Black Belt Test

October 17, 2015

3 - 5 PM

Vineyard Community Church255 Najoles RoadMillersville, MD

The candidates will be testing all day with a special presentation at 3 PM.

The entire school and the public are invited to see them perform - including forms, self defense, creative material and board breaking.  They will present their Black Belt projects and sign boards for all the kids. 

We invite you to come and support them as they celebrate their accomplishments.

2015/6 BLS Fall Schedule

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Balanced Life Skills Black Belt Test 2013

Blog Posts

Jack donates to Hope For All

Posted by Jack Moran on May 14, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Jack was eager to earn his community service stripe this week. He went through closets and the toy room, and found many things that he could donate to Hope for All, an organization in Glen Burnie, MD. Hope for All provides home goods, clothing…


Life Teen Youth Group

Posted by Scott Frazier on May 2, 2015 at 9:35am 0 Comments

For the second year, I have been one of the mentors in the Life Teen group at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  This is a faith formation group for high school aged people at our church.  It is a highly varied program  which provides an environment…


science fair judging

Posted by Scott Frazier on May 2, 2015 at 9:09am 0 Comments

This past December, I had the privilege to again be a science fair judge for two different schools:  Saint Philip Neri Catholic School, and Annapolis Middle School.  This is probably my favorite volunteer work.  I have done this for many years…



Posted by Claire Paalman on February 16, 2015 at 7:21pm 0 Comments

On Friday, my Girl Scout troop made Valentine cards for people at the hospital. I really like doing craft stuff like making cards, and what better way to do it than to make cards for other people?…


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SPCA Donation

For his community service, Davis decided to donate dog bones and poop bags to the AA Co SPCA. The…
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Connor Skalitzky - Autism awareness speech - "We're not so different"

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Connor Skalitzky - Autism awareness speech - "We're not so different"

A boy with autism speaks to the freshman class at Arundel High School in Gambrills, MD about himself, how his autism affects him AND how he is just like them...
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Mr. Joe's Blog

Rewarding the practice of discipline

Do you want to have fun so much in your life that you have given up on the idea of commitment and follow through – because the work has gotten boring or frustrating?  It was Zig Ziglar who said, “It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and… Read More

The “I Rules” of Self Discipline

If the way to learn to be disciplined is to use the the 3 W rule: I want…  I will…  I won’t… then the next part of discipline is to determine what our personal rules are, otherwise known as our personal  “I rules”.   These ‘I rules’ are about rules that we have for ourselves.  It… Read More

The What, Will, Won’t of Discipline

Discipline is about getting things done in an orderly and efficient way.  There are so many distractions that can look so good to us, both as an adult and a child, that puts up obstacles to completing what we really would like to accomplish.  Here is a simple way to remind our children and ourselves… Read More


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