Guess Our Keynote #2!

We confess! We are really having fun with these puzzles– we hope you are, too. Ready for a new one? Here you go! This is a quote from this week’s keynote speaker. See if you can decode the quote and…

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$1,200 Grand Convention Giveaway

You’ve seen us do convention giveaways before, but you haven’t seen one like this! HEAV’s annual convention offers you the best resources and the most memorable experiences.  Our goal is to come along side you and support you when you…

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HEAV Stands With You

Today is the day! #GivingTuesday, a day that follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, has inspired the spirit of giving inherent in this season–and HEAV is privileged to be a part of it! Join us today on…

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Giving Tuesday: HomeschoolStrong!

Days are set aside to give thanks…and to shop for great deals. Did you know there is a day to give back? #HomeschoolStrong. #GivingTuesday. After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday comes #GivingTuesday, a day that celebrates the selflessness inherent…

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October 9 is Fire Prevention Day!

October 9 Is Fire Prevention Day Fire prevention week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which began on October 8 but did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. For that reason, Fire Prevention Day…

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Light Up the Night Sky: Homeschool Astronomy

by Megan Bittner Next weekend, August 11-13, the Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak visibility, offering the perfect opportunity to explore astronomy with your homeschoolers and enjoy some summer science fun. Check out this Homeschool Living and try your…

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Around the State – August 1, 2018

The Bontrager Family Singers – Farmville – August 2 Speech and Debate Summer Workshop – Fredericksburg – Registration Deadline Is August 6 Ashland Summer Theatre Festival – Ashland – August 11 The Bontrager Family Singers – Farmville – August 2…

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Fun Music Ministry Opportunity!

Volunteer Musicians Wanted HEAV invites you to come and play background music at the 35th Annual Virginia Homeschool Convention! We are looking for experienced musicians to fill the registration lobby with refreshing music throughout the day on Friday and Saturday….

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2018 Convention Keynotes and Workshops!

VODDIE BAUCHAM Voddie Baucham, convention favorite, is also a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker, and church planter. His area of emphasis is cultural apologetics, and is startling in his ability to help people understand the significance of thinking…

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First Time at the HEAV Convention: Rachael Carman!

Rachael Carman of Apologia is making her first appearance at the HEAV convention—completing a speaker lineup that makes this a banner year for convention attendees! Rachael Carman is a busy homeschooling mama to seven great kids and wife to an…

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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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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 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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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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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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Teaching with Play: Using Games in Your Homeschool

Games are a great way to breathe new life into your homeschool routines. Whether you’ve taken a break from homeschooling over the holidays and want to incorporate some review games into your break, or would like to begin the new…

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Five Mistakes Parents Make When Planning for College

In 2015, the latest year for which we have statistics, 59% of seniors who graduated from Virginia public and nonprofit colleges in 2015 had student loan debt, with an average of $27,717 per borrower. In the words of convention speaker…

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Leadership Training for Support Group Leaders

No one wants to follow a parked car! If your group is to move and grow then you, the leaders, need to be moving and growing. Since your growth as a leader directly benefits your group, the group has a…

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8 Ways to Be a Better Mom

– by Crystal Paine Make your relationship with the Lord your number-one priority. If you’re too busy for God, you’re just plain too busy. Make time for the most important things. You won’t regret it. Get a consistent routine in…

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Around the State – August 22, 2017

2.1 Biltmore Estate Homeschool Festival – Asheville, NC – September 21 & 22 2.2 Homeschool Day at the American Shakespeare Center – Staunton – Registration Deadline Is October 25   2.1 Biltmore Estate Homeschool Festival – Asheville, NC – September…

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Summer Harvest

The summer harvest includes all kinds of tasty treats for our families to enjoy. Homeschoolers can use this season to teach children the importance of healthy eating and fun ways to include nutritious changes to our lifestyles. 1.1 Article: “Your…

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Forgot the NOI Deadline

Q. Oh, no! What should I do if I forgot to send in my Notice of Intent by the August 15th deadline? A. If you’ve homeschooled previously and the deadline slipped up on you this year, I suggest you call…

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National Honey Bee Day

National Honey Bee Day is August 19 this year. To help Virginia homeschoolers learn a bit more about bees and beekeeping, we are focusing our Homeschool Corner resources on a few introductory websites to start your studies. 1.1 Article: “Are…

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Around the State – August 8, 2017

2.1 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Healthy Parks, Healthy People Events – Appomattox – Various Activities Throughout August 2.2 CHESS (Centreville Homeschool Enrichment Support Services) Classes – Manassas – Registration Deadline Is August 16 2.3 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party…

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2017 Solar Eclipse

The first solar eclipse to traverse across the entire continent in 99 years will take place Monday, August 21, 2017. While Virginia will not see a total eclipse, most of the state will see at least an 80% partial eclipse….

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