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Homeschool Roster Weekly: February 11 – 17

Check out your Homeschool Roster West Tennessee homeschool news for the week of February 11 through 17, 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?

You may see all field trips with open registration. See what’s on the schedule for February and March. Don’t miss out! Join the Homeschool Roster – Get Out of the House group to keep up with field trip updates.


Alcatraz East Crime Museum Offering Discounted Admission
Alcatraz East Crime Museum is hosting Homeschool Days in February and invites homeschoolers to visit the museum tp explore the history of American crime, law enforcement, and forensic science.

Homeschool Days at WonderWorks
Homeschoolers from across Tennessee are invited to experience a day of STEM learning unlike anything ever before with more than 100 hands on interactive educational exhibits that will engage people of all ages. 

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? – Confirm in-person event(s) is still happening before heading out.
WEDNESDAY, February 14, 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.

Middle Tennessee State University Promise Tour is stopping at Jackson State Community College.

THURSDAY, February 15 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.

Middle Tennessee State University Promise Tour is stopping at Dyersburg State Community College.

THURSDAY, February 16 2024
The WTHEA Warriors basketball boys will play against Eastwood Baptist Church at Eastwood Baptist Church, 2191 Kentucky-94, Murray, Kentucky 42071, at 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, February 17 2024
Christian Brothers University (CBU) is holding Preview Days and inviting prospective students and their parents to visit the campus to learn about its academic and social offerings. 

Special Homeschool Rockin’ Sock Hop Announcement . . .

We will have a special musical guest at the Homeschool Rockin’ Sock Hop.

Also, Dance Lessons by Pat Brown School of Dancing | Baton Twirling Presentation by Dance Twirl N’ Motion | 1950s and 1960s Cars on Display

The Homeschool Rockin’ Sock Hop is less than two weeks away. Tell your friends. If you have not already purchased your tickets, get them now!


Catch Up on Your Homeschool News!

Arts in McNairy Seek Artwork for Black History Month Celebration Student Art Show

Artists, ages 18 years old and younger, are being sought by Arts in McNairy (AIM) to participate in the Black History Month Celebration Student Art Show. LEARN MORE

Did Your Student Miss Attending the Mandatory Tennessee Promise Meeting?

All mandatory team meetings conducted by tnAchieves have been held in West Tennessee. Did your senior attend a mandatory meeting? READ MORE

Wordsmith Writing Olympics Comes to the University of Memphis

The WordSmith Writing Olympics will be held at the University of Memphis (UofM) in Memphis on Sunday, February 25, 2024, and students in seventh through twelfth grades are encouraged to participate in the annual contest. READ MORE

Scholarship: Quinco Community Mental Health Center, Inc.

Scholarship is given to students pursuing a course of study in one of the following fields: counseling, medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, sociology, or another health-related field. READ MORE

Artificial Intelligence is Focus of Essay Contest for High School Students

The Beta Sigma Chapter Tennessee State Organization of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is holding a writing essay contest to encourage, recognize, and reward high school students who demonstrate outstanding writing skills. READ MORE

Are You Looking for a Job?

Are you or your teenager looking for a job? Check out this public listing of job openings. READ MORE

Tennessee Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Before the Civil Rights Act, African-Americans had difficulty pursuing higher education, so historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were founded to provide them that opportunity. READ MORE

Become a Sock Hop Game Sponsor!

We are giving away prizes for the games played at the Homeschool Rockin’ Sock Hop and would like to invite your business to sponsor those activities. If you have a business, you can become a sponsor for just $10. Homeschool Roster will share about your business on its website and social media, and give you a shout out at the sock hop! Individuals may also sponsor the games. You do not have to be on site to sponsor.

Become a sock hop game sponsor.

Upcoming Homeschool Dances

Homeschool Rockin’ Sock Hop

Tickets are now on sale for The Homeschool Rockin’ Sock Hop. Put on your capri pants*, button your poodle skirt, slick back your hair, cuff your jeans, and come out to rock the night away at the “Homeschool Rockin’ Sock HopRead to learn how to purchase sock hop tickets.

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.

Celebrate Your Senior!

The Homeschool Graduation 2024 is an event for the homeschool graduate as well as their family. A day when years of hard work and preparation are rewarded with a robe and a “turning of the tassel.” We are excited to celebrate your senior with you, and your family and friends. LEARN MORE.

Freebie Find

Happy Valetine’s Day with Punny Valentines.

Have fun this Valetine’s Day with Punny Valentines from All About® Learning Press, Inc.

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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