Homeschool Items – August 6, 2014

Posted on Aug 3 2014 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Richard Bland College: Dual Enrollment – Online – Apply by August 19
1.2 Beach Junior Athletics Soccer Registration – Online – Ends August 19
1.3 Homeschool Physical Education – Richmond – First Event Is September 5
1.4 Old Salem Homeschool Days: Uncovering the Past – Winston-Salem – Best price by September 5
1.5 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Multiple Locations – Ongoing
1.6 Article: “Christian Homeschooling Families Lead Fight Against ‘Common Core’ Standards”

 

1.1 Richard Bland College: Dual Enrollment – Online – Apply by August 19

Classes are online and live from Richard Bland College, an affiliate of the College of William and Mary, in Petersburg, Virginia. Students can log in from home or anyplace where a computer, camera, and microphone are set up. The school recommends a hard-wired computer as the connection is more reliable than a wireless one.

Begins Monday, August 24, 2014, from 8:52 a.m. to 9:42 a.m.; the class continues Monday through Friday at the same time for the fall semester. Cost: $50 application fee (one-time only); $226/credit hour (English 101 and 102 are three credit-hours each). Request an application to be sent by e-mail now; online applications are expected to be available by August 15. Apply by August 19.

Contact Larry Belcher for details, questions, and applications at lbelcher@rbc.edu.

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1.2 Beach Junior Athletics Soccer Registration – Online – Ends August 19

Registration is online. Practices will be at Glad Tidings Church in Norfolk.

Registration closes Tuesday, August 19, 2014. The season runs from Saturday, August 23, at 8:30 a.m. to Saturday, November 1, at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $55/player, if registered by August 12; $65/player, if registered between August 13 and August 19.

Open to homeschooled players from age 2 through 18.

See the registration website for a more information about Beach Junior Athletics and their soccer program, or contact Traci Vlk at tracivlk@yahoo.com or 757-971-0309 to ask questions.

www.eventbrite.com/e/beach-junior-athletics-2014-soccer-season-registration-12463656131

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1.3 Homeschool Physical Education – Richmond – First Event Is September 5

U-Turn
2101 Maywill Street
Richmond, VA

An open house will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Classes begin Monday, September 8. Class time and day of the week depend on classes chosen. Cost per eight-week term: $5/homeschooled child (grades K4 through 12). Participants are not required to be members of Home Educators at Grove; siblings pay graduating discounted rates. See the website for complete descriptions and registration. You may also make other payment arrangements with the contact person.

The Monday and Friday classes vary by age, but include changing activities each eight-week term including soccer, “Created to Move,” handball, “History of Games,” basketball, and many more. Additional pre-school classes, Zumba, dance, and extra-curricular sports classes are possible (based on interest), and will have additional fees. Classes for older students will include a more in-depth approach.

See the website (click on “Homeschool PE” in the left sidebar) for more information and to register; additionally, contact Stephanie Konicki at 804-740-8888 or HomeEducators@comcast.net.

www.HomeEducatorsatGrove.org

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1.4 Old Salem Homeschool Days: Uncovering the Past – Winston-Salem – Best price by September 5

Old Salem Museums and Gardens
900 Old Salem Road
Winston-Salem, NC

Wednesday, September 10, or Friday, September 12, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost by September 4: $14/adult; $9/student (ages 4 through 18); children under 4 are free. Reserve by 4 p.m., September 5 for the discounted price. After September 5, the full admission price of $11/student; $23/adult will apply. Friends of Salem enjoy free admission, but reservations must be made by the deadline.

Uncover the past at Old Salem with engaging education! Activities include learning about archeology at the St. Philips African Moravian Church site. Try the “dig box” for hands-on archeology; ask a potter about pottery sherds; help make bricks in the Single Brothers’ Yard; learn about food from primary documents; get an Architectural Scavenger Hunt Sheet to use in the Historic District; and much more.

See the website for more information, or contact Kitty Walker at 800-441-5305 or info@oldsalem.org with questions or to make reservations.

www.oldsalem.org/homeschool-days1

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1.5 Chesterfield Library Children’s Activities – Multiple Locations – Ongoing

Chesterfield Library offers a variety of events, activities, and classes that are available for children ages five and over. Registration is required, but will remain open until all slots are filled. Don’t wait until the day of the event, though, as most classes fill up quickly. See the website for specific age requirements and class availability, and to register.

Examples of activities include story times, reading to a therapy dog (encourages struggling readers), family films, making a flashlight from a water bottle, and so much more! See the calendar page website for all the events, addresses, dates, and times.

http://library.chesterfield.gov/iii/calendar/list/C&M=8-2014;jsessionid=E405B945CB3AD19339674653C03B6C13?lang=eng&suite=def

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1.6 Article: “Christian Homeschooling Families Lead Fight Against ‘Common Core’ Standards”

Learn about the potential danger Common Core poses to homeschool families and read how Christian homeschoolers are leading the fight to stop it.

www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?cat=1694

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