Local Homeschool News

News Nibbles for June

  • This post will be updated throughout June 2013

GBCHE BOOK SALE & FLEA MARKET

Greater Bedford Christian Home Educators has rented the Bedford Farmers Market on June 5, 2013 from 9a-2p for an educators sale. Folks may come and set up booths to sell books, desks, supplies, and anything else that might be of interest to homeschoolers or educators of any kind. Visit the Bedford Book Sale and Flea Market Facebook event page here for details.

30th ANNUAL VIRGINIA HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION

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.

HOMESCHOOL MATERIALS MEETINGS

Paula Battle, veteran homeschool mom of twenty years, will be at the Courtyard Lynchburg hotel on June 11, 2013 from 10a-5p. Paula represents Bob Jones University Press (BJU Press) DVD and online classes, Rosetta Stone foreign language curriculum, Logos Science, KeyBoard Classroom, and Bridgeway Academy. You can contact Paula here for details.

Deborah Chenault, Field Representative for A Beka Books and A Beka Academy, will be at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lynchburg on June 12, 2013 from 10a-2p. Deborah will also return to our area on August 8th and September 24th in addition to being at the HEAV Convention (June 6-8). Visit ABeka.com here for details.

AN A-Z GUIDE TO CHARACTER HEALTHY HOMESCHOOLING

Hyland Heights Baptist Church is offering a 7-week summer homeschool study starting June 12, 2013 at 6:30p in Modular 2 at HHBC. The fee is $12 to cover the cost of the book. Childcare is available. Visit HHBC here for further details.

“We need to make the teaching of character paramount in our choices of activities, educational resources, and affiliations. We need to purpose in our hearts to train a new generation of Christ-like, character-healthy leaders. If we will commit to raising character champions, the other areas of our children’s lives will easily fall into place. Important character qualities such as: persistence, diligence, self-control, honesty, courage, commitment, and a hard work ethic will provide them with the foundation to excel in academics, extra-curricular activities, and relationships. We must put first things first, and Biblical character must be that first thing! It isn’t hard, but it does take hard work. Will you join me in raising a new breed of young adults; young adults who love God, consistently make character healthy decisions, and who will raise the standard for generations to come! Together, we can help our young homeschooled adults build a legacy of honor, courage, and most of all, character. . .” – Megan Scheibner, An A-Z Guide to Character Healthy Homeschooling

SUMMERTIME BIBLE STUDY FOR TEENS

John and Kristel Knaus, local home educators, will be offering a teen Bible study at their home this summer. The kick-off meeting is May 14, 2013 and formal meetings begin May 27, 2013. This looks to be a great opportunity for teens. Visit our news post for Late-April here for details.

LOCAL EVENTS & LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Visit our Local Events webpage for a continually-updated listing of upcoming local homeschool events
  • Visit our Local Organizations for a listing of local homeschool organizations
  • Both webpages have contact forms at the bottom for submitting info regarding events and organizations
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