A Newbie at the Conference

Submission by Adrienne Rivetti Jense

When your oldest child is only in preschool or kindergarten, navigating the social waters of the homeschooling community can be rather intimidating. Never mind the fact that you don’t have any “real” experience with this homeschooling thing, but can you really, legitimately even call yourself a “homeschooler” yet? Not only [...]

Homeschool Sports Access Bill Hearing

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers would like to notify our members and the homeschooling community in general of a subcommittee hearing of the Virginia House Education Committee on September 6, 2011 at 10 am in Richmond, in the General Assembly Building, House Room D.

The topic of the meeting is House Bill 2395, the Homeschool [...]

Shenandoah River State Park Events

The Friends of Shenandoah River State Park (riverparkfriends.org) are presenting two events which may be of interest to our members.

Amy Wilson will speak about bringing children to nature at the Friends August meeting. Amy is a homeschooling mom to two kids, ages 10 and 12. She and her family live in Prince William [...]

Revolutionary War Encampment

Living in the good old state of Virginia provides us with so many opportunities for living history education. I almost missed this opportunity but got notification of it in my email this morning. This is not very good notice, but I wanted to pass it on in case anybody was still looking for cool, FREE [...]

Teacher Workshop at SMV

Come to the Science Museum of Virginia for a FREE teacher workshop on Saturday, May 21 (9 am to 2 pm). That includes homeschooling teachers! It features a “behind the scenes look” at our newest traveling exhibit, Great Balls of Fire. Learn the science behind comets and asteroids, plus take field trip tips and [...]

Confessions of a Former Conference-phobe

Joy Hakim, author of The Story of Science and A History of Us book series, was the keynote speaker at the 2011 VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair.

It’s funny how inadequacies and misunderstandings can interfere with normal progressions in your life. Take me, for instance. I have avoided many things in my life because [...]

VaHomeschoolers Coffee Chats Enjoyed by All

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is holding a series of informal Coffee Chats around the state, and our first two events have been a success. We’re currently looking for more good locations and dates for additional Coffee Chats in the coming months.

Our first Coffee Chat was held on February 28 in Charlottesville, at the [...]

VaHomeschoolers Coffee Chat: Next Up is Harrisonburg

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is sponsoring a series of informal coffee chats around the state. Our first Coffee Chat was held in Charlottesville in February and enjoyed by all; Harrisonburg will host the second of these events on Tuesday, March 15. Come pull up a chair, get yourself a favorite beverage, and join us.

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VaHomeschoolers Coffee Chat: Homeschooling through the Years

New and coming to Charlottesville! The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers is sponsoring a series of informal coffee chats around the state, and Charlottesville will host the first of these events. Come pull up a chair, get yourself a favorite beverage, and join us.

Parrish Mort and Jeanne Faulconer of VaHomeschoolers will be on hand to [...]

Kids Tech University: Virginia Tech Spring Event

The coordinator of the Kids Tech University program at Virginia Tech contacted VaHomeschoolers to extend an invitation to homeschoolers, ages 9 to 12 years old, to participate in their upcoming educational outreach program.

Kids Tech University is a semester-long educational research program developed by the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech in partnership with the [...]