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Homeschool Roster Weekly: April 15 – 21

Check out your Homeschool Roster West Tennessee homeschool news for the week of April 15 – 21, 2024, to keep up to date on what is happening in the West Tennessee area. See previous Homeschool Roster Weeklies.

What’s Happening in West Tennessee?

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? – Confirm in-person events are still happening before heading out.
MONDAY, April 15, 2024
Show your Tennessee State issued I.D. and get free admission at the National Civil Rights Museum from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Individualized Education Account (IEA) application for the 2024/2025 school year closes today.

Tennessee Promise community service hours due today for students attending summer school using the scholarship.

WTHEA Warriors is holding a Ladies Open Gym for seventh through twelfth grade new and returning players from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Poplar Baptist Church, 1980 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, 38305.

TUESDAY, April 16, 2024
Spring Into Watercolor at the Painting for Teens afternoon watercolor painting class. Paint, brushes, and paper will be provided. Be inspired by the changing season or paint something that reminds you of spring. Class is geared towards students ages 13-18.

Open Tour Day at Veritas Collierville, 2005 East Winchester Road, Collierville, 38017, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Pinecrest Camp and Retreat Center’s Homeschool Hiking Club April hike was moved to this new date.

WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2024

The Mid-South Ice House is offering a Homeschool Learn to Skate Program every Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. All ages from three to adult are welcome to attend. After the class, students are invited to stay free for the weekly Homeschool Skate from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Homeschool Book Club at the Jackson-Madison County Library from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, April 18, 2024
The Metal Museum offers free admission to Tennessee residents with a Tennessee state issued photo ID for visitors 18 years of age or older. Visitors under the age of 17 without a state issued photo ID must be accompanied by a current Tennessee resident with a valid photo ID.

Open Campus Day at the Bridge Homeschool Tutorial, Macon Road Baptist Campus – 11015 US-64
Arlington, 38002, will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

FRIDAY, April 19, 2024
: Alpaca 101 is an informative and fun field trip that begins with a brief discussion on alpaca etiquette. Once the basics have been covered, we will discuss the unique characteristics of alpaca. The class will then come face-to-face with members of the herd.

Catch Up on Your Homeschool News!

Bolivar City Councilman Chris Williams Announced as Homeschool Graduation 2024 Commencement Speaker

Councilman Williams understands the importance of giving back to his community, especially with youth and has done so in several instances that include volunteering as a mentor, creating an academic scholarship, and supporting youth as future business professionals. READ MORE

Jackson State Community College Go Green Tour Makes a Stop for Home School Students

The Jackson State Community College (JSCC) Go Green Tour has been traveling across West Tennessee making stops at area high schools to share about JSCC as a college option, and giving away swag and scholarships. READ MORE

Homeschool Consignment Sale Returns for In-Person Shopping this Summer

The in-person shopping experience returns giving homeschoolers an opportunity to see, touch, and flip through curriculum they may be considering purchasing for their school. READ MORE

6 Steps to Starting a Homeschool Co-op 

Some offer a classical method of education, assigning students homework, while others are more interested in social activities such as field trips and holiday parties. READ MORE

Free Financial Literacy Simulation Offered for Teens

There is no better month than April, National Financial Capability Month, for your teenager to learn about money management. READ MORE

UTM, JSCC Enter Dual Enrollment Agreement

Students can transfer from JSCC to UT Martin with a completed associate degree at JSCC or have completed 60 hours at JSCC with a minimum 2.0 GPA. READ MORE

Teen Arts & Garden Series with Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Whether your child is an art lover or needs creative inspiration, this art series taught by a Dixon Gallery and Gardens instructor is a great opportunity to include art in your homeschool. Supplies are provided for each class. READ MORE

Campus Tours: Homeschool Visit Day at Bryan College

Prospective students will visits classes, attend worship, eat lunch in the Latimer Student Center dining hall, and tour the campus. READ MORE

Donate Your Solar Eclipse Glasses to be Used Around the World

Your donation is simple, but one that will have a huge impact in the lives of the people who use them and enhance the education of children who only have the opportunity to read about an eclipse, but never being able to safely view one. READ MORE

Register Now for the Book It! Incentive Reading Program for Children

If you are looking for a creative way to encourage your children to read this school year, Pizza Hut just may have the answer for you. READ MORE

Upcoming Homeschool Roster Events

A Night on Broadway” – A Homeschool Prom 2024

Tickets are now on sale for “A Night on Broadway” – A Homeschool Prom 2024. The red carpet will be laid directing prom guests into a magical evening at “A Night on Broadway” – A Homeschool Prom 2024, and brings a spectacular close to the school year. Spend the evening dancing the night away with your friends out on a night on Broadway in a theatrical setting that is the perfect location for the drama and excitement that is Broadway. It is expected to be a wonderful evening for our middle school and high school homeschoolers. Read to learn how to purchase your prom tickets.

Congratulations to all 2024 Seniors!

Is your senior participating in the Homeschool Graduation 2024? Be sure to watch your e-mail for updates and join the Homeschool Graduation Facebook group. We are excited to celebrate your senior with you, and your family, and friends. QUESTIONS?: E-mail homeschoolroster @ gmail dot com.

Connect with Other Homeschoolers in West Tennessee

Do you have questions about homeschooling in West Tennessee? You may connect with other homeschoolers by joining the West Tennessee Homeschool Support group. Not on Facebook and have homeschool questions? Send an e-mail to Homeschool Roster at [email protected] with your questions. We are happy to help direct and connect you.

The February Homeschool Roster newsletter goes out this week and will contain news of interest to West Tennessee Homeschoolers. Subscribe to Homeschool Roster, so you do not miss any homeschool news and events updates!

How Do You Legally Homeschool in Tennessee?

Read the Homeschool 101 article to learn how to get started with homeschooling in Tennessee. READ MORE

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