Local Homeschool News

Local Homeschool News

News Nibbles for August

  • This post will be updated throughout August 2013

Update… NEW HOMESCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM

Lynchburg Home School Athletic Association (LHSAA) is excited to announce their start up organizational meeting for everyone interested in homeschool baseball. Coach Joe Heisler of  CVCC Cougars Baseball is helping LHSAA start their program. Coach Joe will be at the organizational meeting on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00pm at Hyland Heights Baptist Church (in modular classrooms behind church). LHSAA Baseball is open to players 8-18 years of age and it is their desire to field every age level as quickly as possible. Contact LHSAA through their website at LynchburgPatriots.org for further details.

  • LHSAA invites you to come early for the baseball meeting so you can cheer on LHSAA Patriots boys soccer team as they go against New Covenant’s varsity team starting at 5:00pm also at Hyland Heights Baptist Church AND the LHSAA girls volleyball team will be playing New Covenant that evening as well… Go Patriots!!

Update… LEARN-TO-BOWL HOMESCHOOL BOWLING LEAGUE

The Homeschool Connecting Place is starting a homeschool bowling league this fall. The season is 12 weeks long and fees are $8 per child. They need a minimum of 10 children, so you are encouraged to share this info with friends. AMF staff will conduct step-by-step instruction and the kids will play three games per week to practice the skills taught that week. Shoe rental is FREE, 2 hours FREE practice per week, FREE bowling ball (possible free/discount hole drill fee), food is discounted 20%, and the league is open to any homeschool child ages 4 through high school. For registration and further details, including days/times, email Amy Hall here.

Update… LYNCHBURG HOME SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Visit Lynchburg Home School Athletic Association’s (LHSAA) website if your family is seeking homeschool sports opportunities. Their Lynchburg Patriots teams include volleyball, soccer, cross-country running, and basketball teams. Seasons are starting up, so visit LynchburgPatriots.org right away!

Update… QE2: QUEST FOR EXPLORATION & EXPERIMENTATION CO-OP

There’s a new unit studies based co-op starting this fall. QE2: Quest for Exploration & Experimentation will meet two mornings per month at the Lynchburg First Church of the Nazarene. Fall semester focus is exploration and spring semester focus is experimentation. Target ages are through 10 years of age. For further details including dates/times, email QE2 here.

LYNCHBURG HOMESCHOOL FORENSICS DEBATE CAMP

Just a few spots remain, RSVP extended through Sunday evening, August 4th!

Are you interested in finding out what debate is all about? Parents, would you like to see your child learn logic and speaking skills to defend their faith? Teens, would you like to learn how to argue well and win? Lynchburg Homeschool Forensics will be hosting a debate camp to give student the opportunity to experience a taste of the debate world. In 2 days of learning, playing, and practicing, students get a glimpse of the sport of debate, its potential, and how enjoyable it can be. Debate Camp runs August 6 -7, 2013 from 9am-4pm at Calvary Baptist Church and costs $20 per student. Contact Debbie Dewhurst for further details.

PATRIOT PACERS HOMESCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING CAMP

The Patriot Pacers Cross-Country middle and high school teams are hosting a running camp the week of August 5-9, 2013. Each day will start at 7am at the scheduled location. The agenda for the day is: run, breakfast (provided w/fee), devotions, and team building exercises. Each day ends at 12pm. The cost is $50 if your child wants to join the team for the season and that money will go toward team registration fees (which total $120). Contact Dawn Harter for further details.

RESCUED TREASURES USED CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE

Libraries of Hope will be holding their Rescued Treasures Used Children’s Book Sale on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 12pm-7pm at the Holiday Inn at 601 Main Street in Lynchburg (free parking validation). They will have over 1,000 books, many beautiful editions of children’s classics, older, and out-of-print children’s books, favorite picture books, chapter books, some A Beka and Saxon Math, and much more. All books are bargain priced, most between $1-3. To learn more about Libraries of Hope visit LibrariesOfHope.com. Contact Marlene Peterson for further sale details.

HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE VIRGINIA STATE FAIR

Tickets on Sale NOW Through September 18th!

Homeschool Day at the Virginia State Fair is coming up on Friday, October 4, 2013. The Home Educators Association of Virginia’s partnership with the State Fair allows homeschool families to attend at a discounted price. Tickets must be ordered through the HEAV office by September 18, 2013. Contact HEAV for further details.

AUTHOR SPEAKING ON AN A-Z GUIDE TO CHARACTER HEALTHY HOMESCHOOLING

Megan Scheibner, author of A-Z Guide to Character Healthy Homeschooling, will be speaking at Hyland Heights Baptist Church on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm (in Modular 1). The even will start off with a pizza, chips, and soda meal and then Megan will share about lessons she has learned from her 20 years of home education. She will give advice geared towards the best way to start off the new homeschool year. Afterwards, there will be a question and answer session. HHBC is requesting that husbands take the kids during the event as no childcare is available for the event. Contact Michael Saunders 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, A-Z Guide to Character Healthy Homeschooling

CENTRAL VIRGINIA HOME SCHOOL BAND

If your homeschool student is aged 8 or older and has an interest in learning to play (or already plays) flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or drums contact Steve Burkett for an informational flyer and further band information. Mr. Burkett has taught middle school bands in public, private, and Christian schools in Indiana, Florida, and Virginia for over 20 years. He has taught VCHS Band since creating the band in 2001. He is a Virginia State Certified Music Educator offering a true commitment to band students. Please note, instruments can be rented on an affordable rent-to-own basis from a local music store. Tuition is $120 for months of weekly band classes. There will be a band meeting on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 6pm at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on Timberlake Road. Classes begin the following Tuesday.

Updated… LYNCHBURG AREA HOMESCHOOL CHESS CLUB

The Chess Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm at the Forest Library. This is a relatively new group and they are very welcoming of new friends to join them. Day and time may change based on the preference of group members. Contact Susan Stalker for further details.

100 MILE CHALLENGE WITH LYNCHBURGHOMESCHOOL.COM

LYNCHBURG AREA HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES… ARE YOU DOING THE 100 MILE CHALLENGE? Login to record your walking or running miles from July 1-September 27, 2013. LYNCHBURGHOMESCHOOL.COM is listed in the ‘organizations’, just click on us when signing up. You can also start a ‘team’ for your co-op, family, church, sports team, etc… LET’S GET HEALTHY THIS SUMMER!! Learn more here at LiveHealthyLynchburg.com. [Social media hashtag #Lynchburg100mile]

Update… THE INSPIRE! CONFERENCE WITH STEVE & TERI MAXWELL

Heritage Baptist Church in Vinton, Virginia is hosting the Inspire! conference and they share the following message… “Do you feel like you are running on a treadmill? Do you want to have sweet relationships with your children as they are growing up and not experience the heartache of rebellion and immorality? Do your children have greater purpose in life than just to have fun? Be challenged and find ways that God can set your family on a journey of spiritual unity, purpose, and direction. Join us at Inspire! in Roanoke (Vinton), Virginia, October 4-5th, 2013!” Details and registration info can be found on the Maxwell’s Titus2.com website.

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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