Local Homeschool News

News Nibbles for Late-April


The Patriot Pacers (formerly Peaks View Pacers) middle & high school cross-country teams will be having their annual kick-off meeting on May 17, 2013. This will be a potluck dinner with information regarding the Pacers, including registration, and their merger with Lynchburg Home School Athletic Association (LHSAA). Visit the Pacers post here for details.


A big welcome going out to Electives Academy, Lynchburg’s newest homeschool co-op. EA will meet Thursdays at West Lynchburg Baptist Church and is electives-focused offering elective courses and other classes that support core curriculum studies that are being undertaken in the home. Their website will be online shortly, but you can connect with them right now via their Facebook Group here. EA is listed on our Local Organizations webpage and it will be updated with their website once available.


The folks at Under the Son Academy homeschool co-op have added a Local Author Book Signing to their annual Used Curriculum & Book Sale and New Member Registration event on May 15, 2013. Visit their Book Sale & Book Signing post for a line-up of authors who will be in attendance and for further info on the day’s events.


Tickets are still on sale for the Central Virginia Homeschool Prom held Friday, May 10, 2013. Visit the CVHP post here for details. CVHP prefers tickets be purchased prior to May 1st, but they can sell until they give the venue a final headcount on May 6th.


Registration is still open for the Home Educators Association of Virginia annual convention held in Richmond on June 6-8, 2013. Visit the HEAV Convention post here for details.


John and Kristel Knaus, local home educators, will be offering a teen Bible study this summer.

From John and Kristel
As part of the body of Christ, we would like to offer an eleven week Bible study for teens (13 -19) in our home over the summer. There is no more school work and no more daily schedule – a perfect season to learn more about Christ and to strengthen our daily walk with Him. The study is by Precepts and is geared for teens. This is the description of the study on the Precepts website:

After 400 years in captivity, Israel’s cry rose up to God and He remembered His covenant promise. This state of bondage marks the beginning of an amazing story of God’s deliverance through a man named Moses. Students will explore God’s call on Moses’ life from his miraculous deliverance from slaughter as a baby to his leadership of a grumbling and faithless nation. They will also study in depth God’s holiness and His desire for personal holiness among His people. This course will challenge students to live set apart for Christ – a holy priesthood, a people for God’s own possession. They will consider sound leadership, who they follow and how they lead; how they worship, whether it’s according to worldly standards or God’s; and how to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. Think about the shift in worldview and the powerful transformation that can take place in your students’ lives as they wrestle with these deeper issues. 

Whether you are completely new to study or you are seasoned this is an excellent study for you. Expecting that most people will not be able to make every study due to family schedules, don’t let that stop you. We will study God’s Word for about an hour and then have some fun. Please join us and our 2 teens. We would love to have you. The schedule is as follows:

  • May 14 – Discuss study & buying books and to get to know each other
  • May 27 – Lesson 1
  • June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15 – Lessons 2-8
  • August 5, 12, 19 – Lessons 9-11
  • 7pm meeting time
  • $20.00 study guide *Please let us know if this is a hardship
  • We’ll meet at our home in Waterlick/Timberlake Roads area
  • Email us here using subject line: Summer Bible Study 
  • We attend Heritage Baptist Church & teach local co-op classes
  • We invite you to connect with us on Facebook too

Give us a heads up if you are interested. Looking forward to hearing from you.
~ John and Kristel Knaus


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