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by Yvonne Bunn

National Spelling Bee

Posted on Oct 5 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. How do homeschoolers enroll in the 2015 National Spelling Bee? A. Homeschool support groups or co-ops can enroll in the Scripps National Spelling Bee just like other students. Fees are the same for all types of schools whether public, private, or homeschool. Early registration closes October 15 with a discounted fee of $130 per […]

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Boys State

Posted on Sep 27 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Can homeschool students participate in Boys State? A. Until recently, homeschooled students could not participate in Boys State, but through the hard work of interested homeschool parents, they now have the opportunity to be elected to Boys State. Qualified students who have completed the 11th grade may apply. Official requirements for homeschoolers can be […]

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Summer Time Schooling

Posted on Jul 8 2014 by admin

by Michelle Crooker Everyone who homeschools is a little bit different.  We may use the same curriculum or have the same basic schedule as a friend, but each one of us does things a little differently. Summertime, for example, can be viewed in various ways. While some people take off for summer break, others will […]

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Motivating Teens

Posted on Feb 9 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. How can I keep my homeschool teen motivated? A. Teens–both boys and girls—are motivated by the things they are interested in doing. Think about what your teen likes to do in his spare time. What he’s interested in doing is usually what he’s good at doing. Try to incorporate a study of his interests […]

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Attending Prom

Posted on Jan 23 2014 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. This is our first year homeschooling, and our eldest son has been told he cannot attend public school events like the prom. Is there a law that allows homeschoolers to participate? A. There is no law that requires a public school to allow a homeschooler to participate in public school extracurricular activities. The law […]

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Sign Language

Posted on Aug 11 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

Q. Is sign language accepted by colleges for a foreign language? A. Sign language usually does not meet the foreign language requirement for most college entrance requirements. You can use the course for high school graduation credits, but it probably will not be accepted by a college. However, the best thing to do is check […]

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Homeschool Items – July 24, 2013

Posted on Jul 21 2013 by admin

1.1 HERE Parent Information Meeting – Yorktown – RSVP by August 13 1.2 Stone-Setters Presentation and Tour – Chesapeake – August 15 1.3 Article: “20 Tips and Ideas for Teaching Reading at Home” 1.4 Summer Boredom Busters – Good Anytime!   1.1 HERE Parent Information Meeting – Yorktown – RSVP by August 13 Tabb Library […]

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Homeschool Items – July 17, 2013

Posted on Jul 14 2013 by admin

1.1 Titus 2 Moms Kick-off Tea – Richmond – Register by July 17 1.2 Registration: Areté Christian Academy – Mechanicsville – Register by July 31 1.3 Richmond Spirit Varsity Soccer Tryouts – Mechanicsville – Register by July 31 1.4 Dual Enrollment Online at Bluefield College   1.1 Titus 2 Moms Kick-off Tea – Richmond – […]

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Homeschool Items – July 10, 2013

Posted on Jul 7 2013 by admin

1.1 Arduino Programming Class – Hampton – July 20 1.2 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Virginia Beach – July 22 1.3 Article – Homeschooling Growing Fast! 1.4 The Teaching Home Resources: Summer Ideas   1.1 Arduino Programming Class – Hampton – July 20 ODU Peninsula Center 600 Butler Farm Road, Suite 2200 Hampton, VA Saturday, […]

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Homeschool Items – June 26, 2013

Posted on Jun 22 2013 by admin

1.1 REACH Back-to-School Party – Fredericksburg – August 23 1.2 Northern Virginia Home School Symphonic Winds – Fairfax Station – Practices Resume September 11 1.3 The Teaching Home: Family Day Trips and More 1.4 Article – Homeschooling Duties of Fathers 1.5 Field Trip Idea: Bird Carving or Bird Watching – Virginia Beach 1.6 Homeschooling with […]

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Homeschool Items – June 19, 2013

Posted on Jun 17 2013 by admin

1.1 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Virginia Beach – Begin June 20 1.2 The Teaching Home: End-of-School-Year Activities   1.1 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Virginia Beach – Begin June 20 RSVP for location details Virginia Beach, VA Thursday, June 20, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. RSVP to Rebecca Moon at learningmoon@cox.net or […]

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Homeschool Items – June 12, 2013

Posted on Jun 10 2013 by admin

1.1 LIFE Classes – Gainesville – Register by July 1 1.2 The Teaching Home: Homeschool Foundations Series; Part 1 – “The Decision to Homeschool” 1.3 The Bible as Preparation for Next School Year   1.1 LIFE Classes – Gainesville – Register by July 1 Gainesville Presbyterian Church 16127 Lee Highway Gainesville, VA Classes meet from […]

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Homeschool Items – June 5, 2013

Posted on Jun 3 2013 by admin

1.1 Article – “How to Create a Learning Lifestyle” 1.2 Article – Advantages in Homeschooling an Only Child   1.1 Article – “How to Create a Learning Lifestyle” Although teaching and learning styles vary, most families tend to reduce or stop formal lessons in the summer. Janice Campbell writes about how to develop a lifestyle […]

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Homeschool Items – May 30, 2013

Posted on May 26 2013 by admin

1.1 Grace Homeschool Co-op Registration – Fredericksburg – May 31 1.2 Article: Suggestions for Summer Schedules to Prevent Learning Loss   1.1 Grace Homeschool Co-op Registration – Fredericksburg – May 31 Grace Church of Fredericksburg 1141 Heatherstone Drive Fredericksburg, VA Friday, May 31, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Costs will vary according to […]

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General Interest Items – May 22, 2013

Posted on May 18 2013 by admin

2.1 Year of the Historic Home – Virginia – 2013 2.1 Year of the Historic Home – Virginia – 2013 Governor McDonnell has proclaimed 2013 the Year of the Virginia Historic Home to recognize more than 100 historic homes across Virginia. Check the Virginia Tourism website for a listing of many of these fascinating sites and your local […]

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Homeschool Items – May 15, 2013

Posted on May 12 2013 by admin

1.1 Tri-Cities Home Educators Used Curriculum Sale – Colonial Heights – May 23 1.2 Free: New Charlotte Mason Magazine – Online – Current Issue Available Now 1.3 The Teaching Home – End-of-School-Year Activities 1.4 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Multiple Locations and Dates 1.5 CHESS Open Registration for New Families – Centreville – May 30-August […]

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General Interest Items – May 8, 2013

Posted on May 5 2013 by admin

2.1 Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday – Virginia – May 25 through 31   2.1 Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Equipment Sales Tax Holiday – Virginia – May 25 through 31 Virginia, Statewide Saturday, May 25 through Friday, May 31, 2013. Hurricane season in Virginia begins on June 1 annually. To help citizens […]

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Homeschool Items – May 8, 2013

Posted on May 5 2013 by admin

1.1 Home School to College Workshop with Dr. Ellen Fithian – Newport News – May 20 1.2 Grace Homeschool Used Curriculum Sale – Burke – May 17 1.3 CHESS Homeschool Classes – Centreville – May 21 1.4 Teaching Home: Getting the Most from Homeschool Events   1.1 Home School to College Workshop with Dr. Ellen […]

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General Interest Items – April 17, 2013

Posted on Apr 15 2013 by admin

2.1 Henricus Educator Events – Chester – Begin April 18 2.2 Holocaust Film with Speakers: “Rewriting History” – Richmond – April 18 2.3 Henricus: Colonial Militia Muster and Games – Chester – April 27   2.1 Henricus Educator Events – Chester – Begin April 18 Henricus Historical Park 251 Henricus Park Road Chester, VA Educator […]

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Homeschool Items – April 17, 2013

Posted on Apr 15 2013 by admin

1.1 Homeschool Indoor Rock Climbing Open House – Midlothian – Register by April 19 1.2 Cornerstone Community Homeschool Co-op Registration, Used Curriculum Sale, and Homeschool Forum! – April 23 1.3 Homeschool Consignment Sale – Annandale – Register to Sell by May 3 1.4 Swift Creek Home Educators Used Curriculum Sale – Midlothian – May 14 […]

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General Interest Items – March 13, 2013

Posted on Mar 10 2013 by admin

2.1 For the Birds Family Fun Day – Newport News – April 6 2.2 Amy Writing Award – First Deadline Is July 15   2.1 For the Birds Family Fun Day - Newport News – April 6 Virginia Living Museum (VLM) 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard Newport News, VA Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 9 a.m. to […]

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Homeschool Items – March 13, 2013

Posted on Mar 10 2013 by admin

1.1 Animal Husbandry Homeschool Clinic – Yorktown – Underway 1.2 Dinner Theater: Meet Me at Luigi’s – Richmond – Reserve Now: Begins March 21 1.3 Homeschool Co-op Open House and Used Curriculum Sale – Glen Allen – March 26 1.4 Used Curriculum Sale – Harrisonburg – April 6 1.5 Charlotte Mason Conference – Ferrum – […]

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General Interest Items – February 20, 2013

Posted on Feb 16 2013 by admin

2.1 Henricus Historical Park Camps – Chester – Begin in April 2.2 Article – Teacher’s Union President: Teach the Basics and Radical Politics   2.1 Henricus Historical Park Camps – Chester – Begin in April Henricus Historical Park 51 Henricus Park Road Chester, VA Henricus Historical Park will present a wide variety of day camps […]

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General Interest Items – February 13, 2013

Posted on Feb 10 2013 by admin

2.1 Dover Coloring Contest – Deadline Is March 2   2.1 Dover Coloring Contest – Deadline Is March 2 Deadline is Saturday, March 2, 2013. Open to all ages, with divisions for those under age 12, ages 12 to 18, and age 18 and over. Color a page from one of Dover Publication’s stained glass […]

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Homeschool Items February 13, 2013

Posted on Feb 10 2013 by admin

1.1 Homeschool Day at Regent University – Virginia Beach – Register by February 19 1.2 Richmond Spirit Girls Varsity Soccer – Mechanicsville – Register by February 28 1.3 Nature Investigations – Multiple Locations – First Deadline Is March 3 1.4 Early Bird Registration: Generation Joshua iGovern East – Purcellville – Best Price by April 5 […]

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General Interest Items – January 30, 2013

Posted on Jan 28 2013 by admin

2.1 National Marriage Week – February 7-14 2.2 Free Answers in Genesis Conference – Northern Virginia – April 5-7   2.1 National Marriage Week – February 7-14 The website gives these “Goals of National Marriage Week USA: 1) To elevate marriage as a national issue in the media and with policy leaders. 2) To promote […]

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General Interest Items – January 23, 2013

Posted on Jan 20 2013 by admin

2.1 Pig Tales – Smithfield – Register by January 24 2.2 National Cornbread Cook-Off – South Pittsburg, TN – Deadline Is February 28 2.3 Creation Museum Photo Contest – Repeats Weekly Until May 2013   2.1 Pig Tales – Smithfield – Register by January 24 Isle of Wight County Museum 103 Main Street Smithfield, VA […]

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Homeschool Items – December 12, 2012

Posted on Dec 8 2012 by admin

1.1 National Geographic Geography Bee – Richmond – Sign Up Now 1.2 Wonder of Worms Story Time – Williamsburg – January 7 and February 2, 2013 1.3 Puppets and More – Richmond – January 22, 2013 1.4 Homeschoolers’ Winter Coastal Ecology Course – Wallops Island – January 23 through 25, 2013   1.1 National Geographic […]

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General Interest Items – December 6, 2012

Posted on Dec 1 2012 by admin

2.1 “Brain Balance” Parent Lecture – Midlothian – December 11 2.2 National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Writing Competition – First Deadline Is December 28 (Limited to the First 250 Entrants) 2.3 Virginia Stands for Life – Richmond – January 9, 2013 (Register Now) Virginia State Capitol Area 2.4 Free Answers in Genesis Conferences – […]

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Homeschool Items – December 6, 2012

Posted on Dec 1 2012 by admin

1.1 Cupcakes with the Curator – Smithfield – December 12 1.2 Free Answers in Genesis: Answers Conference – Williamsburg – Registering Now 1.3 Homeschool Swim Class – Mechanicsville – Begins in January 1.4 The Teaching Home Newsletter #298: Rejuvenate Your Home School   1.1 Cupcakes with the Curator – Smithfield – December 12 Isle of […]

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