How To Raise Your Leadership Lid

How To Raise Your Leadership Lid Note:  This is the second in a series of articles on leadership. Click here for the first article.  It was the most excruciating pain I have ever felt. I was writhing on my hospital…

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Meet Heidi St. John!

HEAV is thrilled to welcome Heidi St. John, the Busy Homeschool Mom, back to the Virginia Homeschool Convention in June! A popular speaker and a convention favorite at HEAV, Heidi St. John shares a special brand of humor and grace…

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Around the State – January 23, 2018

1. College of the Albemarle Student Theatre Auditions for Beauty and the Beast – Elizabeth City, NC – February 3 2. Homeschool Day with University of Richmond Spider Basketball – Henrico – February 17 3. Branch Museum of Architecture and…

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Returning to Government High School

Q. I’ve just started homeschooling and am looking for an accredited curriculum. I may send my teen back to high school next year. What do you suggest? A. Whether a curriculum is accredited or non-accredited is not critical to homeschooling…

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Convention Speaker Spotlight: Film-maker Justus McCranie!

Where Does a Homeschooler Learn How to Make Christian Films? Part of the adventure of homeschooling is being able to follow your own interests, your own dreams, your own passions. Justus McCranie, the founder and creative force behind Tomorrow’s Filmmakers,…

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Around the State – January 16, 2018

1. Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” January Event – Appomattox – January 20 Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park Appomattox, Virginia Cost: All events are free and open to the public. Participants should wear appropriate athletic shoes…

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Homeschool Resolutions, Goals, and Planning

The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to evaluate your homeschool lifestyle and habits, celebrate the past year’s successes, and resolve to improve on your shortcomings. One of the most important parts of making resolutions and setting…

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Around the State – January 10, 2018

1. Homeschool Family Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Registration Deadline Is January 12 2. Chesterfield Historical Society Annual Winter Lecture Series – Chesterfield – Beginning January 12 3. Solving the Puzzle of Chesterfield’s Past Through Archeology – Chesterfield – January 27…

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Homeschool Lessons for the Winter Blahs

Frigid temperatures and slushy roads will eventually make anyone start longing for spring, but don’t wish that snow and ice away just yet! It’s full of inspiration for fascinating math and science lessons and beautiful visual and language art. Here…

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Are You Homeschooling Out of Fear?

If there’s one thing I’ve heard over and over from veteran homeschoolers, it’s that we shouldn’t homeschool out of fear. That sounds like wise advice. Who wants to be motivated by fear? But what does that actually mean in practice?…

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Vacation Brain

Lately, I’ve had a bad case of “vacation brain”! As is usual at this point in the year, we have reached the end of our first semester, and are busy with our Advent creative block. Co-op is over until January,…

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Around the State – December 19, 2017

1. National History Bee – Various Locations – Registration Deadline Is January 8, 2018 2. Municipal Band Youth Ensemble Spring 2018 Registration – Charlottesville – Rehearsals Begin February 26 3. Lions of VA James Bland Music Scholarship Competition – Various…

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Gratitude: Counting Your Blessings

Gratitude: Counting Your Blessings Learning to be grateful and say “thank you” isn’t always the easiest lesson to teach–or learn. In a season that often seems to focus on over-indulgence, being thankful for the things we already have can be…

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Every Problem Is a Leadership Problem

by Royce White Note:  This is the first in a series of articles on leadership. Click here for the second article.  My first day at my first job… I was feeling great. I was the night manager of a telephone sales…

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Around the State – December 12, 2017

1. “Plant Medicine” Lecture and Nature Walk – Stratford – December 16 2. Sensory Friendly Christmas Village Program – Vienna – December 16 3. Kid Healthy Ideas Program – Various Locations – Multiple Dates Beginning January 3 4. Virginia Outdoor Writers…

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First-Time Convention Speaker: Kathy Koch

It’s all about self-respect, self-control, and respect for others.” – Dr. Kathy Kathy Koch (Celebrate Kids) is speaking at the HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention for the first time! Dr. Kathy Koch (pronounced “cook”), as the founder and president of Celebrate…

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Around the State – December 5, 2017

1. “Virginia Prepares for War” Lecture – Chesterfield – December 9 2. Appomattox Court House Holiday Open House – Appomattox – December 10 3. Dickens’ Christmas Towne – Norfolk – Multiple Dates Through December 31 4. High School Symposium –…

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Learning to Give – Homemade Gifts and Crafts

Learning to Give – Homemade Gifts and Crafts A lot of children are very familiar with the joy of receiving gifts—especially around holiday time! But these handmade gifts are beautiful tools to help you show that the joy of giving…

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New Member Benefit!

Always First Driving Academy Discount NEW! HEAV members now receive up to a 25% discount on Always First Driving Academy Online, Classroom, and Behind-the-Wheel classes! Always First Driving Academy has been training teen and adult drivers for more than 16 years,…

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Introducing HEAV Convention Keynote John Stonestreet!

              John Stonestreet HEAV Convention Keynote! For the first time, The ColsenCenter for Christian Worldview’s John Stonestreet is coming to the HEAV convention (June 7-9, 2018)! A Speaker As the president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, John’s passion…

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Third Double-Match Challenge–Yay!!

<a href=”https://homeeducatorsassociationvirginia.formstack.com/forms/gt_mp3_gift3″ title=”Online Form”>Online Form – Giving Tuesday Goal 3</a> Contact Form Generator Can’t see the form? Click here.

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Around the State – November 28, 2017

1. “A Nutcracker Christmas” Holiday Open House – Chesterfield – December 2 2. STEM Saturdays – Hampton – Multiple Dates 3. The Hail-storm: John Dabney in Virginia – Richmond – December 7 4. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Purcellville…

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Advent Activities for the Whole Family

Advent is a time of anticipation and reflection. This year, Advent begins on Sunday, December 3, and ends on Sunday, December 24, although a lot of Advent plans include daily activities, crafts, or readings beginning the first of the month….

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Getting Connected

Q. I’m planning to homeschool in January. What is the best way to get my questions answered, connect with other homeschoolers, and find out about homeschool events? A. Connecting with other homeschoolers is a great way to begin. Not only…

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