HEAV’S Virginia Homeschool Update


August 14, 2013


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The deadline to let your division superintendent know you will be homeschooling is tomorrow (August 15). Not sure what you need to do? The HEAV website has Notice of Intent information, as well as a Notice of Intent (NOI) form you can download and use. You can also call our office if you have questions (804-278-9200). 


Homeschool Day at the State FairTICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Homeschool Day at the Virginia State Fair is coming up on Friday, October 4, 2013. HEAV’s partnership with the State Fair allows you and your family to attend at a discounted price! View more details about Homeschool Day at the State Fair! Tickets must be ordered through the HEAV office by September 18, 2013. Order your tickets here.

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Paul D. Camp Community College Classical English Classes

Enroll in an online freshman composition class through Paul D. Camp Community College!! Taught by a 22-year veteran homeschooling mother with a passion for teaching English from a classical perspective, this course is transferable to a four-year college. Class runs August 21 through December 16. Questions? Contact Mary Ellen Gleason at 757-569-6740 or mgleason@pdc.edu


Dual Enrollment Opportunities 2013-2014

Juniors and Seniors earn up to 24 college credits in one year, taking courses live or online!
Composition I&II
English Literature
American Literature
US History I&II
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Registration and Application fees are waived for all DE students. Contact us at 540-785-5440 or e-mail office@vbc.edu.

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NEW! Member Benefit SchoolhouseTeachers.com

SchoolhouseTeachers.com has extended an incredible package to new HEAV members: a one-year subscription (regular price is $139) to SchoolhouseTeachers.com when you join or renew.

SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the shopping mall for curriculum choices. Now with sixty classes–including Pre-Algebra, Trigonometry, and Play Production, plus fantastic member discounts from an impressive list of popular companies (I counted 70, and the number is growing)–this is a fabulous resource for any homeschool family. And now, Applecore online recordkeeping system is FREE to all SchoolhouseTeachers.com subscribers.

Not a member? Join HEAV today

and take advantage of this greatoffer!

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“Homeschooling Through High School: The Path to Success” – TODAY! 

August 14 – Richmond

Learn where to get help, how to schedule important testing, and how to develop an acceptable transcript. You’ll leave this seminar with confidence to move forward and tools to develop a high school plan that will work for your student.


“How to Begin Homeschooling: What You Really Need to Know” – TOMORROW 

August 15 – Lovingston 

Are you thinking about homeschooling? Get your questions answered and use the information from this seminar to prepare for a successful homeschool experience! Maximize your success with practical ideas from Yvonne Bunn, a veteran homeschool mom who has helped thousands of families begin homeschooling.

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Article of the Week

The Most Important Thing That You Can Do for Your Children – Darlene Schacht

Homeschooling is important–what’s even more important? It’s simple–but not easy–and it will take you the rest of your life.


Homeschool Q&A

Sign Language

Q. Is sign language accepted by colleges for a foreign language?

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1) Homeschool Items

1.1 Online Homeschool Classes

1.2 Powhatan Homeschool Music – Powhatan – Classes Begin September 9

1.3 AAU Football and Cheerleading – Chesterfield – Underway


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2) General Interest Items

2.1 Art of Marriage Seminar – Midlothian – September 20-21

2.2 Bluefield College Open House – Bluefield – September 21

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3) Cool Sites for Homeschoolers
View All Cool Sites for Homeschoolers

3.1 Christian Resources: Praying for Your Children and Future Children

3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Repurposed Containers

3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: An Illustrated Field Trip

3.4 Science: Perseid Meteor Shower – Night Skies – Peak Is August 11-13

3.5 Arts and Crafts: Knitting and Crocheting References

3.6 Cooking for Special Diets: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free

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4) Parting Thought – Did You Know?

It may be on a kitchen floor, Or in a busy shopping store,

Or teaching, nursing, day by day,

Till limb and brain almost give way;

Yet if, just there, by Jesus thou are found,

The place thou standest on is Holy Ground. – M. Colley

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5) Worth Repeating  
“Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.”

– Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592), French Renaissance philosopher and writer. De Montaigne was especially known for promoting the essay as a literary form. You can read a large selection of his works on Project Gutenburg.

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6) Verse of the Week 

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

– Psalm 62:1 (KJV)

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7) Homeschool Laugh of the Week

Homeschool Laugh of the Week
Taken from The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons (www.familymanweb.com). Reprinted with Permission.