HEAV’S Virginia Homeschool Update


July 10, 2013


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MISSED THE CONVENTION? GET THE MP3 Special Price is Extended Until Wednesday!

Just $99 Plus $4 Shipping & Handling

The Convention MP3 Set is a great way to listen to ALL the recorded convention workshops.* With it, you can experience the benefits of the convention at your own pace, wherever you like! Convention MP3 sets also make GREAT gifts of encouragement.

Get your copy today


Individual MP3s of most workshops are also available.


If you’re unsure which workshop you want to listen to, try browsing the workshop descriptions on our website. You can also download speaker handouts or some of the workshops. Many of these handouts contain valuable information you won’t want to miss.
*Exhibitor workshops (marked with a Δ), the Duggar sessions, Cartooning Camp, and IEW’s ACT/SAT Essay Strategies were not recorded.  

Have a Problem with Your MP3 Set?

Please let us know at office@heav.org, and we will get it fixed!


Workshop Evaluation Winners!
Each participant who completed a workshop evaluation form at the convention was entered into a drawing for an “HEAV” tote bag. 

The winners are Joseph Metzger and Elizabeth Hornberger! Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who completed an evaluation form. This helps us greatly in planning the 2014 Convention.   

Just One More Week to Win a FREE Convention Registration!

The Convention Survey Ends at Midnight, July 19!

To all who have already filled out the survey, THANK YOU! Your feedback is critical to the success of the convention! 

In appreciation, we’re giving away one full convention registration with two nights at the Marriott Hotel, and two full convention registrations for the 2014 convention.

If you have not yet done so, take a moment now to fill out the survey, and be entered for your chance to win!



Virtual Gift Basket  

It’s not too late to claim your Virtual Gift Basket–a special gift for attending HEAV’s 30th Annual Convention. Just look on page 11 of your program, type the URL into your browser–and get more than $300 worth of downloads, printables, coupons, and more!


SchoolhouseTeachers.com  Schoolhouse Teachers 

A $139 value, this incredible gift is yours for free, compliments of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and HEAV. Unit studies, writing prompts, lesson plans, lapbooks, and more–explore the possibilities to spice up–or even create–your homeschool curriculum this year!  

Look for a welcome e-mail from the Old Schoolhouse Magazine that includes your start-up instructions.  

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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, and New Testament Survey.

Registration and Application fees are waived for all DE students.

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Support the U.S. Parental Rights Amendment

Resolution HJRes. 50 is a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution to protect parents’ fundamental right to care for their children. If your Congressman is not yet on board, call or e-mail his office and urge him to cosponsor this important resolution. To learn more about the amendment, visit ParentalRights.org. Click on your state on the site to find information for contacting your representative and to learn where he stands on the issue.

You might also want to tweet (on Twitter) or post to your congressman’s Facebook page urging support for the amendment. In addition to making contact (as in a phone call or e-mail), you will be making it public as well. Others can see that you have broached this subject with him, which often inspires a more timely response.    Also, check out the website often for the latest news! If your current representative is on this list,you may want to thank them for cosponsoring the Parental Rights Amendment.

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Article of the Week

Grow Up! Five Ways to Raise Our Children in Maturity – Deborah Wuehler

Mrs. Wuehler, Senior Editor of The Old Schoolhouse and mom of eight, uses the life of Christ to demonstrate her points in answer to the question, “What do want your children to be like when they are grown?”


Homeschool Q&A

High School Credits

Q. About how many hours of high school work equals one credit hour for a transcript?

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1) Homeschool Items

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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


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2) General Interest Items

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2.1 New High School Literary Magazine: Estuary – First Edition in July

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3) Cool Sites for Homeschoolers

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3.1 Christian Resources: Voice of the Martyrs Online Classroom

3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Printable Baby Book

3.3 Preschool: Free HSLDA Membership for Parents of Preschoolers (and Younger)

3.4 Economics: Foundation for Economic Education

3.5 Sewing: Lessons from Coats and Clark and Pillowcase Challenge

3.6 Homeschooling: Free Online Homeschool Planner

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4) Parting Thought – Keep Your Eyes Open…

…We Need More of These!

Keep Your Eyes Open For One of These!  

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5) Worth Repeating 

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested.”
– Francis Bacon (1561-1626), an English philosopher, author, scientist, and statesman.

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6) Verse of the Week   

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

– Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (KJV)

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7) Homeschool Laugh of the Week

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