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Around the State – January 23, 2019

Find out all about the homeschool events happening around the state this week!

  1. CHESS High School Symposium: Transcripts and Vision Setting – Manassas – Pre-registration Deadline Is TODAY
  2. Foster Parent Information Session – Chester – February 11
  3. Live Deliberately Essay Contest – Submission Deadline Is February 15
  4. Virginia Museum of the Civil War Homeschool Day – New Market – Registration Deadline Is March 21

1. CHESS High School Symposium: Transcripts and Vision Setting – Manassas – Pre-registration Deadline Is TODAY

Manassas Baptist Church, Main Chapel
Manassas, Virginia

Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration deadline is January 23, 2019. Cost: $22/person, pre-registration; $26/person, walk-in; $33/family. Family ticket is available for spouses and/or adult family members (i.e. grandparents) who would like to attend together; however, the event is not intended for children. Cost includes continental breakfast.

Join other homeschooling parents for an inspirational morning and learn how to simplify your homeschooler’s transition from high school to college. Sessions include “Homeschooling High School: Setting a Vision” and “High School Transcripts.”

Speaker Janice Campbell and her husband Donald homeschooled their four sons from preschool into early college using a lifestyle of learning approach influenced by Charlotte Mason and classical education. Janice has been sharing her joy in homeschooling at conferences since the 1990s. She speaks on making time for things that matter, teaching literature and writing, homeschooling through high school, record keeping and transcripts, and entrepreneurship. Janice is the author of the Excellence in Literature curriculum for grades 8 through 12, Transcripts Made Easy, and other resources.

For more information and to register for the event, visit the website.


2. Foster Parent Information Session – Chester – February 11

HopeTree Family Services
Chester, Virginia

Monday, February 11, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Cost: Admission is free; no registration is required.

Learn how to become a foster parent through HopeTree Family Services’ Foster Care program.

HopeTree’s Foster Care program helps meet the needs of children and youth who require individualized care and attention in a stable, Christian, family setting.

For more information, contact Abigail Schreiner at 804-698-9370 or abigails@hopetreefs.org.


3. Live Deliberately Essay Contest – Submission Deadline Is February 15

Each year, the Live Deliberately Essay Contest invites youth around the world, ages 14 through 21, to consider a selected Henry David Thoreau quotation and accompanying prompt. Contestants are asked to write a thoughtful essay that uses personal experience and observation to demonstrate how that year’s quotation and prompt relate to their own lives and to the world around them. The contest has three age groups: 14-16, 17-18, and 19-21. One winner in each age group will receive a cash prize of $250 and an autographed special edition of Walden.

For complete contest submission guidelines and submission form, visit the website.


4. Virginia Museum of the Civil War Homeschool Day – New Market – Registration Deadline Is March 21

Virginia Museum of the Civil War
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park
New Market, Virginia

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $3/person, ages six and older; children five years and younger are free. Registration deadline is March 21. The special discounted rate of $3 is only available with pre-registration.

Bring the whole family for a day of fun and learning with hands-on activities for all ages. Join the Army and learn to drill, try dancing the Virginia Reel, enjoy 19th-century games and crafts, watch the Emmy-award winning film, Field of Lost Shoes, take a guided tour through the battlefield, learn 19th-century foodways, and much more.

Visit the partner agency booths and pick up classroom information about Valley ecology and history, and perhaps get a picture with a special visitor.

For more information, contact Sarah Mink at 866-515-1864 or minksc@vmi.edu

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