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Four Secrets for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Posted on Sep 30 2014 by admin

by Daniel Craig The basics of entrepreneurship―responsibility, initiative, and ownership―are essential, not just for Fortune 500 business owners, but also for any young person getting started in life. A generation ago, these basics wouldn’t have been considered unique; today, they are counter-cultural. We’re facing an epidemic of visionless, clueless, fantasy-driven young people with a sense […]

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HEAV Fun-Pack

Posted on Sep 4 2014 by admin

HEAV Fun Pack Get September off to a great start with this exclusive, one-of-a-kind HEAV Fun Pack from the HEAV store! Items include • “Have a Ball Homeschooling!” beach ball • HEAV canvas tote bag—perfect for trips to the library • Home Educators Association of Virginia baseball cap • Willi Gets a History Lesson in […]

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Parent Pack Giveaway!

Posted on Sep 4 2014 by admin

Whether you’ve got preschoolers at home, or are navigating the teen years, each of these books will have something for you! Enter for a chance to win a bundle of books from our favorite authors on biblical parenting. The bundle includes the following books: Shepherding a Child’s Heart is about how to speak to the […]

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Do Hard Things/Start Here Set

Posted on Sep 4 2014 by admin

Win a set Alex and Brett Harris’s books–the ones that started “The Rebelution!” Based on much of the same “do hard things” material that will is presented in Gregg Harris’s Raising Kids to Do Hard Things conference, these books will create a life-changing experience for any young adult. “Most people don’t expect you to understand […]

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Raising Kids to Do Hard Things Giveaway

Posted on Sep 4 2014 by admin

Raising Kids to Do Hard Things Conference With Gregg Harris Chesapeake/Virginia Beach – September 13 Northern Virginia – September 20 Gregg Harris, the father of Josh Gregg Harris, the father of Josh Harris, author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, and Alex & Brett Harris, co-authors of Do Hard Things, presents this seminar parent-to-parent, providing information […]

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Family Economics and Mentorship Giveaway

Posted on Sep 4 2014 by admin

Family Economics and Mentorship Conference Hampton – November 6-8, 2014 More than a “how-to” seminar on starting a business (although there’s plenty of that, too), the Family Economics and Mentorship conference is about learning to use that family business or ministry as a vehicle—not just to earn money and teach entrepreneurship—but to foster a closer […]

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Great Conversationalists Giveaway!

Posted on Sep 2 2014 by admin

by Kim Cupo   Want to dispel the homeschool socialization myth forever? Create great conversationalists! Steven and Teri Maxwell’s book, Making Great Conversationalists, enables you to intentionally and successfully train your children to engage in meaningful conversations with others. A thorough exploration of the subject matter is presented in a practical format with “Real Life,” […]

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The Mariners’ Museum

Posted on Aug 25 2014 by admin

Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event Location: 100 Museum Drive, Newport News Date: Friday, October 17, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Before October 10: $12/member; $15/nonmember After October 10: $15/ member; $20/nonmember Ages five and under are free, and they may participate in activities with their older siblings. Registration: Register online here. For […]

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Frontier Culture Museum

Posted on Aug 25 2014 by admin

Fall Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, Virginia Date: Friday, October 3, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Until October 1: $3/student and $5/adult if purchased in advance; $5/student and $7/adult if purchased at the door; free for children 5 and under. Registration: Tickets may be purchased in advance […]

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Luray Caverns

Posted on Aug 25 2014 by admin

Home Educators Week An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location:  101 Cave Hill Road, Luray, Virginia 22835 (970 U.S. Highway 211 West) Date: Monday, November 10, 2014, through Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) Cost: Special rates for homeschool families: $7/student (grades K through 12); $11.50/adult Registration: Reservations are […]

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Mount Vernon

Posted on Aug 25 2014 by admin

Homeschool Days at Mount Vernon An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia.  Historic Mount Vernon is located16 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 8 miles south of Old Town, Alexandria, on the banks of the Potomac River. Get directions here. Date: Saturday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 9 […]

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Virginia Air and Space Center

Posted on Aug 25 2014 by admin

Virginia Air & Space Center Homeschool Appreciation Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event!   Location: Virginia Air and Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, Virginia. Get directions here. Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $2 per person; add an IMAX movie for $6. Registration: Preregistration deadline is September 15. Contact Swee […]

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Homeschool Day at the Biltmore Estate

Posted on Aug 25 2014 by admin

13th Annual Fall Homeschool Festival at the Biltmore An HEAV-Sponsored Event!    Location: Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Road, Asheville, North Carolina Date: Thursday, September 18-19, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $22/person ages 4 and up; free for children 3 and under. Registration: Preregistration is recommended. Preregister by calling 866-851-4661. Information: http://www.biltmore.com/groups/education/programs/home_school.asp. Description: This […]

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Frontier Culture Museum

Posted on Feb 13 2014 by admin

Spring Homeschool Day An HEAV-Sponsored Event! Location: 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, Virginia Date: Friday, May 2, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $3/student; $5/adult, if preregistering; $5/student; $7 adult, when purchased at the door Registration: Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.frontiermuseum.org, or call the Visitor Center at 540-332-7850. Preregistration deadline: April […]

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A Day of History

Posted on Oct 15 2013 by admin

A sunny, fall day was a fantastic backdrop for the 1,101 homeschoolers who attended Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton last Friday (October 4)! Enjoy the slideshow below! Share/Bookmark

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Homeschoolers Link to the Past

Posted on Oct 11 2012 by admin

During Fall Homeschool Day at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia, hundreds of homeschoolers learned about the different cultures that made up America in the early days of our nation. From a West African farm, to an English farm, to an Irish forge and cottage–students learned what it would be like to raise a […]

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Living History – Natural Beauty

Posted on Oct 9 2012 by admin

Homeschoolers were amazed at the magnificent beauty of Natural Bridge. The Monacan Indians named it the “Bridge of God.” A youthful George Washington surveyed Natural Bridge and carved his initials high on the rock wall. Thomas Jefferson purchased it from the King of England and came to the bridge often during his presidency to reflect […]

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Biltmore Fall Festival a Success!

Posted on Oct 1 2012 by admin

Homeschoolers from Virginia and North Carolina gathered last week in Ashville, North Carolina, for the 11th Annual Homeschool Festival at the Biltmore, a special event co-sponsored by HEAV. Self-guided tours of the 250-room Biltmore home included the towering banquet hall, family and guest bedrooms, kitchens, and servants’ quarters. Homeschoolers viewed beautiful walled gardens, rolling fields, […]

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Homeschool Day at the Capitol Photos

Posted on Mar 29 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

Homeschoolers spent a day at the Capitol learning how our state government works. The day started at the Library of Virginia, where they picked up tour tickets and began the day with some special presentations. Secretary of Natural Resources and homeschool father Doug Domenech warmly greeted homeschoolers on behalf of Governor McDonnell and read the […]

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Legislative Homeschool Day at the Capitol

Posted on Feb 22 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

Although snow was falling in some parts of Virginia, it was a brisk, sunny day in Richmond for HEAV’s Legislative Homeschool Day at the Capitol. Homeschooled students and their parents were able to visit their legislators, view live action in the General Assembly, be recognized in both the House and the Senate, and participate in […]

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Attending HEAV Events

Posted on Feb 16 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Do I have to come with a group to attend HEAV-sponsored field trips or museum events? Do I have to be an HEAV member? A. Not at all–you are […]

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A Fun-Filled Homeschool Day at Nauticus!

Posted on Feb 7 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

On January 18, 2011, homeschooled students explored the power of the sea at Nauticus’ Homeschool Day. Nauticus offered a variety of special programs, from taking guided tours of the battleship Wisconsin’s main deck to learning cool facts about sharks while observing their behaviors. View and download photos in Picasa. Students admired and touched sea creatures, […]

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Homeschool Day at Mount Vernon

Posted on Nov 17 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

HEAV’s Homeschool Day at Mount Vernon was our largest homeschool field trip ever–more than 2,500 homeschoolers visited Mount Vernon on November 5! Families came from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and several other states. Two homeschool families–one from Nebraska and one from Alabama–were surprised and delighted to find they could share in our homeschool […]

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HEAV Bike-a-Thon & Homeschool Day at Berkeley Plantation

Posted on Nov 10 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

The cool, fall day was perfect for the HEAV Bike-a-Thon from Charles City Courthouse to Berkeley Plantation–the site of our nation’s first Thanksgiving in 1619. Visiting the historic plantation and its beautifully maintained grounds on the James River was like stepping back into another time. Some families both biked and toured the plantation–others just came […]

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Homeschool Day at Frontier Culture Museum

Posted on Nov 10 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

In late October, beautiful fall foliage and a crisp breeze welcomed hundreds of homeschool families to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton. Parents and students learned about the different countries from which the early settlers came–places such as Ireland, England, Germany, and Africa. Each group brought their own ways of farming and their own customs […]

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Homeschool Q&A: Membership Cards at HEAV Homeschool Days

Posted on Nov 3 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. In order to attend the many Homeschool Day events planned by HEAV, do you need to have an HEAV membership card to show you are a member and a […]

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Homeschool Day at the State Fair – Feedback Needed

Posted on Oct 13 2010 by

If you attended the HEAV-sponsored Homeschool Day at the State Fair, please let us know what you thought by commenting below or by e-mailing office@heav.org. We use feedback to help us decide which events to offer again and to make any other needed adjustments. Your input is GREATLY appreciated! We were surprised that it wasn’t […]

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Homeschool Day at the Virginia Air & Space Center Photos

Posted on Oct 13 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

Last Wednesday (October 6), more than 1,000 homeschoolers and their parents came to the Virgina Air & Space Center in Hampton to learn about flight and space exploration. This HEAV-sponsored event included a special presentation by NASA astronaut Susan Kilrain. NASA scientists and space center volunteers also provided many hands-on stations for science experiments and […]

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Free Homeschool Q&A – Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days

Posted on Oct 11 2010 by

Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days are in process through Sunday, October 17. Educators receive a 25% discount on most resources during appreciation days (rather than the normal 20%). As an added bonus, educators get 10% off most CDs and DVDs. Simply present an Educator Discount Card (available with proof of schooling status at stores […]

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Free Homeschool Q&A Workshops at Barnes & Noble

Posted on Apr 9 2010 by

HEAV has arranged to offer Homeschool Q&A workshops at select Barnes & Noble stores next week as part of their Educator Appreciation Week being held April 10 through April 18 (see this Update item for details). Come listen to a brief overview of homeschooling in Virginia, then ask questions of homeschool veterans. Invite new homeschoolers […]

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