Davie County Classical Conversations Meeting

Classical Education with a Christian Perspective

Are you homeschooling and want more interaction and fellowship for your family?

Are you interested in homeschooling beyond elementary?

Join us for an information meeting on how to homeschool through high school within a Christian Classical Community.

Classical Conversations offers Christian community and resources using the classical method of learning for students grades K-12. At Classical Conversations, the parent drives the curriculum at home while the student meets once a week in community for great conversations and active skill building adventures under the guide of a trained homeschool mentor.

Hear more about it and get your questions answered:

When:  April 9, 2015

7:00 -8:00 p.m.

Where:  Blaise Baptist Church

134 Blaise Church Rd

Mocksville, NC 27028

Please RSVP to Linda Tomkinson

Thanks to Gwyn for sending the information about the meeting!

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Randolph County Homeschool Prom 2015

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The 2015 RCHS Prom will be April 18, 2015 at the “Exchange” in Asheboro.

This event is open to all 9th–12th grade homeschool students and their guests.

This year’s theme will be “Enchanted Forest.”

Tickets are on sale now. Please send your permission forms and your payment made out to RCHS Prom. You can find all the details and contact information by joining the Yahoo group or check out this pdf file which includes the requirements for Prom attendees.

Ticket prices:

March 16th–31st:        $40.00

After April 1st:            $45.00

There is also a Middle School Dance being held in April – so join them and check out all the great support and activities in Randolph County!

For other questions and to RSVP contact Lisa at  lisadavis@triad.rr.com.

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Stokes County Homeschool Field Day

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Homeschool Field Day

A great day of fun to be had at the Stokes Family YMCA competing in traditional field day games just for the fun of it!

This event is exclusively for children of all ages who are homeschooled in Stokes county, Forsyth county, Surry county or any other neighboring counties.

Program Date & Details:

May 8th from 8:45am- 12pm

8:45 a.m.- check in & warm up

9 a.m. – festivities begin!!!

12 p.m.- dismissal for optional picnic lunch or departure

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.- open swim- optional

Cost  for Field Day is $1 per child. Registration and money due no later than MAY 1ST! Anyone registering after May 1st will pay $5 per child!!

The optional “Open Swim” is free for YMCA members and $2 per child for potential members from 12:30pm- 2:30pm!

What to Wear & Bring: Please wear tennis shoes, comfortable clothing that you can run, jump and play in that will keep you cool in the sun and heat. Bring sunscreen and bug spray just in case!! And be sure to bring a water bottle, swim suit and towel if swimming, and a bagged lunch for picnic.

Register online at www.ymcanwnc.org/register or complete registration form & turn in at Stokes Family YMCA membership desk.

Questions? Please Contact: Misty Cummings at m.cummings@ymcanwnc.org

Many thanks to Jana for passing this information on to us at NC Homeschool-ology !

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Greensboro Homeschool Informational Meeting

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Information About Home Education for New Homeschoolers

Greensboro Home Educators (GHE) and the Greensboro Public Library are sponsoring a meeting to share information about the requirements of homeschooling in North Carolina. They will review NC laws regulating home education and suggest resources.

Veteran homeschoolers will facilitate and share their experiences.

There will be a time for Q&A.

Monday, May 11, 2015
7-8:45 p.m.
1901 West Florida Street
Greensboro, NC   27403
So if you are considering homeschooling, new to homeschooling, or new to homeschooling in this area, this is your opportunity to ask questions and gather information.
For details or questions, contact  abwares77@gmail.com.
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Posted in Classes and Workshops, Guilford County, New NC Homeschoolers, Piedmont Area

But If You Homeschool, Your Kids Will Miss Out On Sports

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Many of us have heard comments like this when we have shared with friends and family that we plan to teach our kids at home:

If you homeschool, your kids will miss out on Prom…

If you homeschool your kids will miss out on Choir/Band/Music…

If you homeschool, your kids will miss out on Sports…

But is it really true?

You want the best for your kids-that is why you want to give them the freedom to learn at home. So is it “madness” to homeschool, since your talented or sporty children could miss out on those types of opportunities that “real” school can provide?

If you have heard the words of all those “doubting Thomas’s” and still believe that teaching your kids at home is for your family, then you should take heart. Just a short search of the pages of this little blog can assure you that homeschoolers have Prom, music, choir, drama, band, science, and sports. In fact…

An ABC article highlighting the Homeschool March Madness of 2015 states:

Today, North Carolina has what may be the second-largest home school sports network after that of California, with about seven sports, including fencing.

So yes, homeschoolers do have good sports teams- many of the players at the  2015 East Coast Homeschool Basketball Championships at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia will go on to play ball at the college level.

And no, your students will not miss out on all the great lessons they can learn from participating in team sports and other activities.

If your North Carolina Homeschool support group would like information on getting their teams involved in sports leagues and tournaments, you can contact Ernie Hodges at NCHE Sports .

You can check out the full article on ABC News.

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Carolina Capital Homeschool Prom

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Homeschool Prom 2015

The Carolina Capital Homeschool Prom will be Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Sutherland Estate & Gardens in Wake Forest NC.

The theme this year is the “Enchanted Forest” and any homeschooled student or alum, age 14-21 can purchase tickets. Homeschooled students may invite one non-homeschooled guest.

This is the 6th annual Carolina Capital Homeschool Prom – and tickets are going fast!

Ticket prices increase from $80 to $90 on March 15. Tickets will be sold through April 15 or until maximum attendance is reached (300).

Students are coming from all across North Carolina as well as from South Carolina and Georgia. Students can come solo, with a date, or with a group of friends.

Donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

This year the Prom will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and attendees will have the opportunity to enter drawings for great prizes when they bring a donation of at least $5.

More info can be found on their Facebook page and website or register online and purchase tickets.

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Summer Art Camp Discount Extended

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Early Bird Registration for Art Camp Extended to

March 15, 2015.

Little Blank Canvas offers unique camp experiences for your little camper. They will explore different art mediums, techniques, and projects. Each week’s activities incorporate different elements of art, famous artists and art history.

It’s a fun, creative and hands-on art exploration with age appropriate projects.

Painting, drawing, 3D-sculpture, “upcycled” art, collage, assemblages, modeling clay and printmaking are some of the hands-on techniques your child may experience.

Our camps are organized to inspire children’s creativity!

They provide nut-free snacks and refreshments, and avoid repeat projects so campers can enjoy multiple days/weeks of camp experiencing something new every time.

Spring Break Camp

  • MONDAY APRIL 6 THROUGH FRIDAY APRIL 10

  • 9AM TO 12PM

 COST:

  • Fee $180.00 per week – All materials, snacks and refreshments included

  • Fee $40.00 per day – All materials, snacks and refreshments included

  • 10% discount for siblings

 This camp is appropriate for children aged  4 and up!

Visit the Little Blank Canvas Website or find them on facebook to follow all their discounts, special events and updated camp and art class schedules.

Summer Camp

  • Weekly from June 22 through August 28 2015
  • Two sessions:

Morning 9pm to 12pm
Afternoon: 1pm to 4pm

COST:

  • Fee $180.00 per week – All materials, snacks and refreshments
  • Fee $40.00 per day – All materials, snacks and refreshments
  • 10% discount for siblings or multiple camps

Register your children aged 4 and up for this fun camp this summer. Register before March 15, to receive a $30 discount on the cost of your camp.

LBC has a student/teacher ratio of one teacher for every 8-10 children, and are kept to small well supervised groups.

Camps are geared for children ages 4 to 14 years, and students are organized into groups to work on age-appropriate projects, or they may work on the same open-ended project with modifications for each age group.

Register online or contact them at 336-887-6133. Little Blank Canvas is at 3735 Admiral Drive, Suite 105 in High Point NC, 27265.

To get $30 off your Summer Camp or Spring Break Camp Registration, use code EARLYBIRD at checkout.

The Discount Code is good until March 15, 2015.

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Forsyth County Homeschool Field Day

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Sponsored by Forsyth County Home Educators, and open to all area homeschoolers:

FREE-  FHE Field Day on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Jerry Long Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road in Clemmons, NC 27012.

There will be field day events for k-8 homeschoolers and a soccer/volleyball tournament for high school students.

Schedule:

12:30-2 p.m. Game Time

2:15 p.m Water Balloon Fights!

 

This FREE event is open to all homeschoolers in Forsyth County and the surrounding areas, as well as those who might be considering homeschooling. FHE is our host, but you do not have to be a member to come.

The YMCA is MARVELOUS to share their facilities with us at a minimum cost.

Volunteers Needed!

We need parents to volunteer to help and supervise each age group OR to be on a rotation with games.

There will be one field for pre-schoolers – we also need volunteers for this area.

There will be four fields for 20 min rotations of the K-8th grade games.

The groups will be organized by grades: K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7 -8, based upon the grade they are finishing this year.

SIGN UP: Sign up using this Google Spreadsheet:

<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zedxp8_BF5WnYZ1pc5C73b14pY3xeyP6i6kUU_If8_U/edit?usp=sharing>

OR  find the event on facebook at the FHE Field Day page.

WHAT TO BRING: your own water bottles, sunscreen, towels  for after water balloon fight…PLUS whatever items you signed up to bring (use the Google spreadsheet)

 

Items We Will Need

Soccer balls, water balloons (50), cones, hula hoops, prize box goodies (like happy meal toys or dollar store things for the littles). Sign up for whatever you can bring. When we all chip in and help we can keep it free!

Expect fun, crazy, competitive and silly good stuff.  It’s great to be part of the Body of Christ working together and sharing the journey. According to Angie, that also means sharing the cleanup :)

So sign up for the Field Day (and clean up crew!) and feel free to share this information with your homeschooled friends.

Many thanks to FHE and to the event’s organizers; Angie and Diane, and thanks also to all the volunteer team!

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Homeschooling 101 From High Point Home Educators

home6g3vpIf you are a new homeschooler, or want more information about home education, then finding a support group with a Homeschooling 101 Workshop is a great idea.

If you live in Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford or Randolph counties than you will want to know about the one offered FREE by HPHE.

It will be held at Greenwood Hills Wesleyan Church, 2937 N. Main Street in High Point, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015. Here are all the details:

Homeschooling 101: Questions Answered!

  • Are you new to homeschooling or interested in learning more about homeschooling?
  • Are you overwhelmed with the choices available for homeschooling?
  • Do you need a little encouragement?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this meeting it for YOU!

HPHE is hosting a panel discussion, along with a Question/Answer session, designed to
provide information and support for your homeschooling needs. Curriculum and styles of homeschooling
will be shared by seasoned homeschooling moms, as well as opportunities for specific questions to be answered.

They want to make it easy for parents to get the information they need, so childcare will be offered for $1 per child. The childcare maximum is $5 per family. Please RSVP to Lynn at peterandlynnrogers@yahoo.com  regarding your childcare needs, or contact her with questions about the workshop.

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Kernersville Roller Skating

Homeschool Skate Day in Forsyth County

All homeschoolers are invited!

Skate World,  1995 W Mountain Street in Kernersville, NC 27284, has scheduled a Homeschool Skate Day once a NX_roller_skates_derby_frntmonth until June.

Meet the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and pay only $4, which includes the cost of skate rental.

The next Homeschool Skate will be Wednesday, March 18, 2015

If you need to contact them with questions, please call  (336) 993-3382.

Get your schoolwork done, grab your friends, or go to make new friends. Discover a fun new place to hang out after a busy day of homeschooling and a great way to get some exercise!

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Guilford County Homeschool Co-op

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Co-ops and Enrichment Classes Can Help Homeschooling Succeed

A co-op can be a great way to supplement your homeschooled student’s social life, or to get help for them  in subject areas in which you, as the parent/teacher, are weak.

This is especially helpful for home educating parents as their students begin high school. For many families, classes and co-ops enable them to keep on teaching their kids at home right through high school.

Co-ops often provide social activities and social time for students too. Many close friendships develop as a result of students meeting and hanging out at co-ops!

Registration for many of the co-ops is beginning now for the next school year, so it is a good time to look for information.  Here at the North Carolina Homeschool blog, we will keep on posting information on co-ops in the various counties as we find out about them.

Let me know if you want me to feature your classes or co-ops here on the blog.

If you are searching this website for information, remember to search your county, as well as the surrounding areas.

Guilford County

Friendly Educators in Greensboro is a homeschool enrichment program for the whole family that offers yearlong classes for preschoolers to high-schoolers. They meet on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and classes are taught by homeschool parents with expertise in their topics.

Friendly Educators will be registering new families for the 2015-2016 school year, May 12, 2015. For questions about classes or registration, email our director at edockham@bellsouth.net.

For more information about their co-op, classes and costs, visit their website at http://www.friendlyeducators.org/faqs/.

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Homeschoolers Earn College Credit Free at GTCC

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Career and College Promise allows students to earn college credit.

A college transfer pathway leads to a minimum of thirty hours of college transfer credit and students can receive an Associate degree in Arts or Science.

Guilford Technical Community College also offers more than twenty different technical pathway options!

Homeschoolers are eligible to participate in the Career and College Promise program as rising juniors and seniors in high school, even if they have been educated at home. Find out more at the information meeting next week.

Attend an information session to learn more about this exciting program:

Tuesday, March 10

6 p.m.

Jamestown Campus

Percy H. Sears Applied Technical Building, Room 120

For questions, contact Linda Whitlow,  Liaison Early Middle Colleges and Concurrent Enrollment Programs for Guilford Technical Community College at  336 334-4822 ext. 50562 or visit the GTCC website.

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Cornerstone Enrichment Classes

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If you are looking for outside classes for your homeschooler in Forsyth County, or the surrounding areas, the Cornerstone Enrichment Classes 2015-16 schedule is now available for viewing!

Registration will be available online Thursday, March 5, around 9:00 p.m. when the registration form will be available, and registrations postmarked March 7 or later will be accepted. Everyone is welcome to register as early as March 7; current families’ registrations are accepted first. They begin registering new families the following week. Registration is “first come, first served” based on postmark for all families after the first week.

Please visit www.CornerstoneEnrichment.com for more details about classes and full details of registration.

For questions, you are asked to check their Facebook group and check back at their website where they will be updating their class availability regularly.

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