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General Interest Items – October 10, 2012

Posted on Oct 7 2012 by admin

2.1 New Market Evening Lantern Tours (Historical) – New Market – October 27 2.2 Bland Music Scholarship – Competitions Begin in January 2013 2.3 Students for Life of America National Conference – Washington, D.C. – January, 26, 2013 2.4 Local Bible Bee Host Sites Needed – Register in February 2013 for Best Price   2.1 New Market […]

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General Interest Items – October 3, 2012

Posted on Sep 30 2012 by admin

2.1 Workshop: Music, Learning, and the Brain – Virginia Beach – Register by October 12 2.2 Richmond Symphony Lollipops Concert Series – Richmond – Begins October 27 2.3 Orphan Sunday – Nationwide – November 4 2.4 Short Story Contest – Deadline is February 15, 2013   2.1 Workshop: Music, Learning, and the Brain – Virginia […]

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General Interest Items – September 26, 2012

Posted on Sep 22 2012 by admin

2.1 Free Family Research Council Webinar: “Save Me from College Debt” – Live September 27; Online Afterwards 2.2 Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy Contests – Deadline Is November 1 2.3 Pro-life Essay Contest – Deadline Is November 30   2.1 Free Family Research Council Webinar: “Save Me from College Debt” – Live September 27; […]

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General Interest Items – September 19, 2012

Posted on Sep 16 2012 by admin

2.1 Conference: Apologetics and Christian Worldview – Spartanburg, SC – September 28-29 2.2 International Humans in Space Youth Art Competition – Deadline Is October 21 2.3 Upward Basketball and Cheerleading League – Richmond – Best Price by October 28 2.4 Free Online Hillsdale College Course: Constitution 201 – Underway   2.1 Conference: Apologetics and Christian […]

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General Interest Items – September 12, 2012

Posted on Sep 9 2012 by admin

2.1 Free Goochland Farms Tour – Goochland Area – September 15 2.2 Henricus 1611 Publick Days - Chester – September 15 and 16 2.3 Free2BMe After School Club – Richmond – Ongoing 2.4 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – Register by September 21 2.5 Go Green Expo – Newport News – September 22 2.6 Beautiful Brokenness Events – […]

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General Interest Items – September 5, 2012

Posted on Sep 1 2012 by admin

2.1 Drums Alive! The Life of a Civil War Drummer – Smithfield – Register by September 13 2.2 Rare NASA Langley Open House – Hampton – September 22 2.3 40 Days for Life – Nationwide – September 26 Through November 4 2.4 Free Museum Day – Nationwide – September 29 2.5 Voice of the Martyrs […]

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General Interest Items – August 29, 2012

Posted on Aug 25 2012 by admin

2.1 Joshua’s Hands Fall Festival – Western Loudoun County - October 13 2.2 Bible Reading Plans 2.3 Article – Government Take-Over of All Education Looms   2.1 Joshua’s Hands Fall Festival – Western Loudoun County - October 13 Western Loudoun County (Guthrie Farm) Directions on the website Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public; suitable for everyone! Bring friends […]

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General Interest Items – August 22, 2012

Posted on Aug 19 2012 by admin

2.1 Dr. Del Tackett: “Truth or Consequence: A Personal and National Decision” – Richmond – September 13 ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ ~:~ 2.1 Dr. Del Tackett: “Truth or Consequence: A Personal and National Decision” – Richmond – September 13 Grove Avenue Baptist Church 8701 Ridge Road Richmond, VA Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 7 […]

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What Will It Cost Me?

Posted on Jul 17 2012 by admin

by Vicki Bentley If you are considering home education, you are very likely a single income family, and if you’re like most of us, your budget is pretty tight. Although I have read that the average homeschool family spends about $500 per student per year, I have never personally spent nearly that much. My most […]

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I Feel Overwhelmed! Where Do I Begin?

Posted on Jul 17 2012 by admin

by Vicki Bentley Good planning is the key to any successful road trip. This checklist will give you a basic overview as you prepare for your homeschool journey!   Research Homeschooling Read all you can about home education. [See list of suggested resources.] Consider subscribing to homeschooling publications. Attend a state convention (or obtain tapes […]

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Lesson Planning & Recordkeeping

Posted on Jul 16 2012 by admin

By Vicki Bentley, www.everydayhomemaking.com 1. Set goals for each child (intellectual, physical, spiritual, social – see Luke 2:52). 2. Determine what will be covered this year. 3. Order appropriate materials to accomplish goals. Consider “living” books and life skills. 4. Decide on a “school” schedule. Some suggestions: Many new homeschoolers know only to have “school at home” and don’t realize that […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Steps to Begin

Posted on Jan 5 2012 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. Can I start to homeschool now? If so, what steps should I take to begin? A. Yes, you may begin homeschooling after the school year has begun. The Virginia […]

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Keeping the Flames Burning

Posted on Jan 5 2012 by mbarnes

This post is part of a series by Melissa Barnes titled, “Sitting at My Savior’s Feet…A Short Devotional for Homeschool Moms.”  I had the privilege of attending a youth-led worship service at our church recently. The youth handled the entire morning: teaching Sunday school, greeting, leading worship, and preaching. Later that evening our Life Group discussed the […]

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Responding to a Recent Christianity Today Article

Posted on Oct 13 2011 by

This short letter by Dr. Brian Ray from the National Home Educators Research Institute addresses a recent article published in Christianity Today on educational options (including home education), and exposes some of the problems with the article and its conclusions (which included stating that religious homeschoolers are most likely to “get divorced” and least likely […]

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Magazine Article Touches a Chord with Many Families

Posted on Oct 13 2011 by

This “Crisis in Homeschooling” article, published in the recent Virginia Home Educator, has obviously touched a chord with many families. We’ve had a number of reprint requests, Josh Harris picked it up and posted it on his blog, and many  have linked to the article from Facebook. The author reported to us that since the article was […]

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Free Portrait Session and Free 8×10 Portrait for HEAV Members–New Member Benefit!

Posted on Aug 10 2011 by

Philippe and Patti Monk of Living Story Photography (a homeschool dad and mom) have extended an incredible package to all HEAV members: one FREE portrait session and a free 8×10 portrait! Here are the details. Who: All HEAV members qualify. Not a member? Join today for just $35 a year! Your membership helps keep homeschooling […]

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Note to Facebook Users

Posted on Feb 23 2011 by

The “New Facebook” News Feed defaults to show ONLY posts from people with whom you’ve recently interacted or those with whom you have interacted the most (limited to the last couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). This means you may not be seeing HEAV’s Facebook posts. HERE’S THE FIX: […]

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Support Groups Gone Missing – Please Help Us Find Them!

Posted on Feb 23 2011 by

Over the past few months, we’ve been updating the support group listings on our website. New homeschoolers frequently consult our website to find local support, and we want to make sure the information we offer is accurate. Below is a list of groups we have not been able to reach–could you please see if you […]

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Governor Proclaims Virginia Home Education Month

Posted on Feb 2 2011 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Proclaims Virginia Home Education Month Media Contact: Yvonne Bunn, Director of Homeschool Support, Home Educators Association of Virginia, 804-278-9200, www.HEAV.org/media Richmond, VA, February 2 – At the request of the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV), Governor Robert F. McDonnell has proclaimed the month of February 2011 as Virginia Home Education […]

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Virginia Homeschoolers Did It! – Congratulations to All!

Posted on Jan 19 2011 by

Congratulations to the “Bionics,” Who Placed First in the Virginia-DC LEGO LEAGUE Regionals! The “Bionics” are a team of nine homeschooled students, started this past fall by Dustyn Crocco and coached by Heather Kemmerly. Members of the Bionics team are Grant Showalter, age 13; Noah Butterfield, age 13; Anthony Wolf, age 12; Noah Crocco, age […]

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Colleges Now Required to Determine “Validity” of High School Diploma

Posted on Nov 2 2010 by Anne Miller

[Thanks to the HSLDA Weekly Update for this information.] Colleges Now Required to Determine “Validity” of High School Diploma November 2, 2010 First, the bad news: The U.S. Department of Education has promulgated a new regulation that requires colleges that receive federal funds to adopt procedures to determine the validity of a student’s high school […]

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UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Affects a Family’s Right to Homeschool in Botswana

Posted on Oct 5 2010 by Anne Miller

Another Blow to Homeschooling By Raven Clabough As a result of Botswana’s accession to the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child, a judge ordered a homeschooling family to stop homeschooling their children and send them to public school instead, despite the fact that the children were properly cared for and well educated. […]

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Phone Scam Aimed at Homeschoolers

Posted on Jul 27 2010 by

The note below, which recently went out to state homeschool leaders, shares about a phone scam targeted at homeschoolers. Dear State Leader, It has come to our attention that multiple homeschool leaders have received phone calls from a person falsely saying they are from the Home School Foundation. This caller, who is believed to be […]

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Sono Harris Update and Request

Posted on Jul 3 2010 by

From: John Collins Date: Monday, June 28, 2010, at 2:19 p.m. Subject: Dear Friends of Gregg and Sono Harris and Family Dear Friends of the Harris Family, I am sending this message to you with confidence that you will act and pass it along and together we can make a difference! Over the years as […]

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Caution: Public School at Home Programs to Recruit Homeschoolers

Posted on Jun 3 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

Reprinted from HSLDA  (www.hslda.org/hs/state/va/201005200.asp) The governor’s recent signature on SB 738, giving state approval for “virtual school programs,” guarantees that public-school-at-home programs, under various names in different places, will soon ramp up their efforts to recruit homeschoolers. Participation in these programs—full time or part time—will immediately turn your child into a public school student. Newly […]

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Prayer Request for Sono Harris

Posted on Jun 3 2010 by

This letter was recently shared on a homeschool state leaders’ group; we are reprinting it here with permission so you can pray–and give if you feel so led. “If one member suffers, all members suffer together; if one member is honored all rejoice together.”  ~1 Corinthians 12:26 Dear State Leaders, Many of you are aware […]

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Bring Your Box Tops and Used Cartridges to the Convention

Posted on May 17 2010 by

Did you know HEAV can exchange many used Dell, HP, Lexmark, and Kodak cartridges for office supplies, and can submit Box Top labels for cash to support homeschooling? Bringing used cartridges and Box Tops to the convention is a great–and easy–way to support homeschooling! We’ll have boxes there to collect these items. So…hold on to […]

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Homeschooling Numbers on the Rise in Fairfax County

Posted on Apr 28 2010 by

Note: This article shares about the growing popularity of homeschooling in Fairfax County. It also refers to some of the changes that have come to homeschooling. (See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9IuJ2vQT_I for more of homeschooling’s history.) The requirements the article mentions for homeschooling are for the homeschool statute–for an overview of all the available options, see www.heav.org/law/flow1.html. From […]

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Dinnertime Conversations

Posted on Mar 3 2010 by

The evening meal can be a valuable training time, yet directing dinnertime conversations can sometimes be a challenge! Here’s a simple idea to try: Have each person at the table share a couple of praises from the day. You may find it also helps you think of things to be grateful for throughout the day! […]

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by Anne Miller

Black Students Make Up Nearly 10% of the Estimated Two-Million Students Homeschooled Nationwide

Posted on Feb 27 2010 by Anne Miller

From Essence.com http://www.essence.com/lifestyle/parenting/commentary_why_we_choose_to_homeschool.php Commentary: Why We Homeschool Our Children Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | 11:50 AM by Aretha Taggart, as told to Yolanda Sangweni When most people think of homeschooling, they think rich celebs and White families. But figures from the National Home Education Research Institute show that more Black families are gaining in on […]

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