LOCAL HOMESCHOOL NEWS for December
This post will be updated throughout December 2016
HOMESCHOOL DAYS & EVENTS AT VENUES ACROSS THE STATE
- VirginiaFieldTrips.com ‘Home Educators‘ page
- HEAV ‘Homeschool Days‘ page
- HEAV ‘Events‘ page
- HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention
- VaHomeschoolers ‘Events‘ page
- VaHomeschoolers Conference
- Reach Homeschool Group Field Trips
30-80 Field Trips per Month
VIRGINIA HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIP IDEAS BY JESSICA
Local home educator, Jessica O’Brien, shares field trip ideas and a variety of other happenings and related information (discounts, etc.) that local homeschool families are sure to find interesting via Virginia Homeschool Field Trip Ideas. Visit Virginia Homeschool Field Trip Ideas on Facebook and as ‘Field Trip Ideas’ on Twitter here.
LYNCHBURG HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIP CLUB
Lynchburg Homeschool Field Trip Club, started by local home educator, Bethany Davis, features field trips and playdates geared toward local elementary-aged homeschool students. You can find the Lynchburg Homeschool Field Trip Club Facebook page here and the Lynchburg Elementary Homeschool Field Trips Facebook group here.
LYNCHBURG HOME SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
LHSAA offers competitive homeschool sports for girls and boys in middle and high school. Join LHSAA’s Email List via their website here and for their latest news regarding registration, open gym, start dates, etc.
- Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Teams
- Boys & Girls Teams
- Fast Pitch Softball
Looking for another sport? Let LHSAA know as others may be interested as well.
LYNCHBURG HOMESCHOOL GRADUATION FOR CLASS OF 2017
We are hoping to have a team in place to host a ceremony for local homeschool students graduating next year as the Class of 2017.
Please contact us if you would be interested in making a local community-wide graduation a reality in the spring of 2017.
Interested families should follow the LHG blog at LynchburgHomeschoolGraduation.com for news and registration information as details become available.
HOMESCHOOL ICE SKATING GROUP
Ice skating coach, Dawn Harter, leads the homeschool ice skating group that meets at the LaHaye Ice Center for instruction on Wednesdays at 10:30a beginning September 7, 2016. The 5-week sessions cycle throughout the academic year and cost $65 per skater/per 5-week session and include membership with the US Figure Skating Association and participation in the ice show in December. Skate rental is included. All ages welcome. Email Coach Dawn here or call 434-258-8164 for further details.
INTERESTED IN HOMESCHOOL FOOTBALL OPPORTUNITIES?
From Adam McKelvey regarding football opportunities for homeschool and private school students in the region:
Hello… I am looking to start a football team for Private and Homeschool kids in the Roanoke area. I am asking groups to send out a survey. My contact information is 540-525-5695 or email here. Thank you!
TAPESTRY OF GRACE OPEN HOUSE
Tapestry of Grace Greater Roanoke Valley Co-op is holding a day-long open house on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 9a-2p at Eastlake Community Church (1118 Hendricks Store Road, Moneta). Email Elizabeth Tolley here for further details and to RSVP.
Please join us for the day at our Tapestry of Grace co-op. As a classical Christian history program for grades K-12, we get together once a week to discuss the history and literature we’ve read about during the week and do historical art projects.
FUNQUEST HOMESCHOOL DAY
The next monthly Homeschool Day at FunQuest Family Entertainment Center will be on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 2-4p. Special pricing available. Visit FunQuest’s Homeschool page here for dates/times and prices, additional discounts, and special happenings during Homeschool Day.
Future Dates *Subject to change.
- January 3, 2017
- February 7, 2017
- March 7, 2017
- April 4, 2017
- May 2, 2017
Stay tuned for upcoming information regarding STEM education at FunQuest on Homeschool Days that will be offered several times throughout the academic year.
HOMESCHOOL DAYS AT RISE UP CLIMBING
Rise Up Climbing in Lynchburg will be offering Homeschool Days on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 1-5p (on December 28, 2016 this month). Homeschool Day pricing is $10/climber including gear (normally $15.50) or $15/initial belayer training for parents and students over 14 years-old. Parents and students over 14 years-old will learn to hold rope (known as belaying) for their climber in 30 minutes on the spot. After the initial training the belaying itself is free upon subsequent visits. Rental harness, if needed, is $2. Anyone under 18 years-old will need a waiver filled out by their parent or legal guardian. Call Rise up at 434-845-7625 or visit RiseUpClimbing.com here for Homeschool Days pricing and further information.
HOMESCHOOL FIRST 2017 SCIENCE FAIR
Homeschool First will be hosting a community-wide homeschool science fair on Friday, March 18, 2017 from 10a-2p (set-up begins at 9a) at Forest Hill United Methodist Church. Three judged categories (grades 3-6, middle school, high school) and judging will include an interview with the student at their display area. Participation is free to members and $10 per participant for non-members. Student will be given a half-table display area for their work. Homeschool First member registration begins January 6, 2017, non-members may register after January 15, 2017. Space is limited to 50 participants. Visit HomeschoolFirst.org for details and registration.
CENTRAL VIRGINIA HOMESCHOOL PROM
The Central Virginia Homeschool Prom will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 from 7:30-11:30p at the Holiday Inn Downtown Lynchburg for homeschool high school students and their guests. Tickets are $22 until May 1st, $25 after that date. Price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, and unlimited digital photos of prom night. Please purchase at earliest convenience for accurate head count regarding hot hors d’oeuvres and party favors. The prom is a formal event and the 2017 theme is yet to be determined. Visit CentralVAhomeschoolProm.com for details and ticket purchases. Follow on Facebook at ‘Central VA Homeschool Prom’.
LYNCHBURG HIGH-SCHOOL HOMESCHOOLERS
Lynchburg High-School Homeschoolers is a group on Facebook for Lynchburg area high school homeschool students and parents. You can find Lynchburg High-School Homeschoolers on Facebook here.
LYNCHBURG, VA SPECIAL NEEDS HOMESCHOOLING
“Lynchburg, VA Special Needs Homeschooling is for those in the Lynchburg and surrounding areas who are currently homeschooling or who are interested in homeschooling their child(ren) with special needs.”
NEW & USED BOOKS, CURRICULUM, OTHER RESOURCES
Venues for Buying & Selling Homeschool Resources
- BUY-SELL-SWAP IN VA… Virginia statewide online group for buying & selling used books, curriculum & resources. Managed by HEAV.org.
- LOCAL CO-OP SALES… Lynchburg homeschool organizations holding used book sales are listed on Local Events calendar at LynchburgHomeschool.com. Sales are typically in spring.
- LYNCHBURG ONLINE HOMESCHOOL USED CURRICULUM FAIR… Lynchburg area online group for buying & selling used books, curriculum & resources.
- MOORE EXPRESSIONS… New & used bookstore in Virginia Beach specializing in homeschool materials, publishers & curricula. Shop online or at store location.
- USED CURRICULUM SALE – VIRGINIA HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION… Used Curriculum Sale at HEAV.org’s annual homeschool convention. Largest sale in Virginia for buying & selling used books, curriculum & resources.
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
- SUBMIT YOUR INFO: Both webpages have contact forms at the bottom for submitting info regarding homeschool events and organizations