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Homeschool Roster Weekly: April 8 – 14

Check out your Homeschool Roster West Tennessee homeschool news for the week of April 8 through 14, 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?


WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? – Confirm in-person events are still happening before heading out.
MONDAY, April 8, 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.

TUESDAY, April 9, 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,

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2024
FIELD TRIP: Theatre Tours. If you have had the pleasure of sitting in the audience at any theatre for a performance, you know how magical is the experience. Space is still open for you to register.

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 11, 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.

FRIDAY, April 12, 2024
Pinecrest Camp and Retreat Center in Moscow Tennessee will hold its monthly Homeschool Hiking Club at 10 a.m.

Catch Up on Your Homeschool News!

Finding Freedom from the Four Walls

Our definition of homeschooling has given me permission to take our learning outside of our home and not feel guilty about the lack of table time we spend indoors. READ MORE

All-Terrain Wheelchairs Now Offered at Tennessee State Parks

Several Tennessee State Parks are now equipped with all-terrain wheelchairs making it easier for visitors with accessibility needs to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. READ MORE

Solar Eclipse Watch Parties Across West Tennessee to Enjoy with Family

If you are not able to travel and want to experience the event with other solar eclipse watchers, the following is a list of some places across West Tennessee (and a few in surrounding areas) where you can gather with others and gaze into the sky. READ MORE

Babysitting Classes Offered to Youth in Jackson

They will learn babysitting basics of care for the child as well as the parents who use their services. READ MORE

LeBonheur Children’s Hospital Accepting Applications for Summer VolunTEEN Program

The application for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital Summer VolunTeen Program 2024 is now open for teens ages 16 and 17 years old who are current high school students. READ MORE

Scholarship: Hardeman County Arts Council

The Hardeman County Arts Council (HCAC) is offering a scholarship to a qualified high school senior from Bolivar Central High School (BCHS), Middleton High School (MHS), and Hardeman County homeschool students zoned for their respective school. READ MORE

Tennessee Promise Summer Community Service Hours Due in April

Students may complete in-person community service hours and up to four of those hours online.  READ MORE

Phoenix Theatres Offers Free Summer Movie Series in Tennessee

Different G and PG rated movies will be shown each week, and individuals and groups of all ages are invited to attend. READ MORE

Have You Considered Home School? Information Session to be Held

An overview of how to legally homeschool in Tennessee, homeschool styles, curriculum options, sports, local resources for homeschoolers, and an open time for attendees to get their home school questions answered. READ MORE

How to Register an Independent Home School

When you file an NOI, you are accepting responsibility as parent-teacher for meeting all education requirements under the law for your child. READ MORE

Upcoming Homeschool Roster Events

We’re Doing This Again!

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. There will be a price increase on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

Campus Tours

Do you have a high school student still trying to decide where they want to attend college? Read to learn about upcoming college tours at schools across the state. Be sure to save the page and check back to not miss college tours with activities in your area. READ MORE.

Freebie Find

Solar Eclipse One Day Freebie

Get a Solar Eclipse One Day Freebie from Gather ‘Round Homeschool.

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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