Biggest Children’s Book Festival on the East Coast Returns to Farmville, VA


By Lina Roberts


For as long as Juanita Giles can remember, her hometown public school system has struggled. And while her community may not be alone, with nearly half of all children in the United States living in low-income families, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, her county is among the hardest […]

Teen Tackles Homeschooling Myths in Local Newspaper

Andrew McCullough, a thirteen-year-old homeschooled student in Powhatan, tackled some big myths about homeschooling last month and was given space in the local newspaper, Powhatan Today. Andrew, whose family are members of The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers, aspires to be a journalist or an engineer. This article was his fourth for Powhatan Today.

Chances […]

Local Homeschoolers Win the VA State FPS Bowl!


From left to right are Kaity McCullough, Peter Cagnina, Conner Benway, John Chase Huddleston and Sophie Duncan.

Despite the very real challenges facing our world, there is a corps of local students determined to do something about them. Fifth graders Connor Benway, Peter Cagnina, Sophie Duncan, John Chase Huddleston and Kaity McCullough are […]

TIME Magazine Provides our Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Last night after Nick did some soccer training at Ukrop Park in Richmond, we went in the Martin’s grocery store. There, next to the sugar free gum in the checkout line, was a stack of TIME magazines, the April 2, 2012 issue.

The issue we’re in.

Nick Faulconer at Darden-Towe Park. Photo by Reed Young […]

It’s time to shop!

Save 25 percent on books and 10 percent on music and DVDs during Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days.

This special B&N event runs for an entire week at most stores during October 17-23, 2011. The 25% discount is available online or in-store and home educators are included!

Once this event is over, you […]

Alternative Bison

Submitted by Barb Ben  

Photo from ReverbNation

Check out the article on the new band Bison in the latest issue of the Voice! Did you know there was a new up and coming band that is all homeschoolers playing the alternative scene in Hampton Roads and Harrisonburg? That’s right, three homeschool […]

Shenandoah River State Park Events

The Friends of Shenandoah River State Park ( 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 […]

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.


VaHomeschoolers at Northern Virginia Home Education Conference This Weekend

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers will have an exhibit booth at the Northern Virginia Home Education Conference this Friday and Saturday, July 9-10, at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. VaHomeschoolers volunteers will be available in booth #204 to answer homeschooling questions, provide handouts, and give membership information. […]

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