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Homeschool Roster Weekly: February 18 – 24

Check out your Homeschool Roster West Tennessee homeschool news for the week of February 18 through 24, 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.
MONDAY, February 19, 2024
Free screening of the movie “Origin” will be shown in honor of Black History Month at the Luez Theatre.

Get FAFSA help that walks you through the application step-by-step.

TUESDAY, February 20, 2024
Arts in McNairy Black History Month Celebration Student Art Show submissions are due.

Veritas Classical Schools is holding an open house on its Collierville campus (2005 Winchester Road, Memphis 38116) from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Teach Them Diligently is coming to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Save today on registration before the price increase on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

WEDNESDAY, February 21, 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.

Celebrate your senior and register for the Homeschool Graduation 2024. Save today before the price increase on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

THURSDAY, February 22, 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.

Tent City exhibit open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fayette County.

Parents are invited to tour Fayette Christian School (FCS) Homeschool Network to learn about its homeschool program offerings. Register for group tours that will be held at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

FRIDAY, February 23, 2024
Tent City exhibit open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fayette County.

Union University Engineering Department offers 3DP Fridays for creative fun from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, February 24, 2024
University of Memphis Engineering to Hold eDay 2024 will be held.
Homeschool Rockin’ Sock Hop will be held in Bolivar.

SUNDAY, February 25, 2024
Wordsmith Writing Olympics will be held at the University of Memphis.

We are ready to Rock It Out at the Homeschool Rockin’ Sock Hop!

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 this weekend! Be sure to get your tickets. Get them now!


Catch Up on Your Homeschool News!

Free Tent City Exhibit Depicts Fayette County Civil Rights History

The Tent City Exhibit includes artifacts from that two-year period that give visitors a better insight into just another way black people experienced the struggles of inequality and racial discrimination during that time. LEARN MORE

Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program Applications Now Open for Eligible Students

The IEA program provides families of eligible Tennessee students across the state with funds for approved educational expenses to support their unique needs, such as non-public school tuition or home school curriculum. READ MORE

Pinecrest Camp and Retreat Center to Offer Homeschool Hiking Club

The hikes, led by Richard, Pinecrest’s favorite biologist, will be up to five miles of on a rugged trail with terrain that could include hills, forests, swamps, and grasslands. Hikers are asked to wear waterproof hiking boots that cover the ankles. READ MORE

Two Tennessee Homeschool Students Nominated as Presidential Scholars Candidates

They are being considered along with hundreds of other homeschool, public school, and private school students across the country to be officially named one of the up to 161 Presidential Scholars come May 2024. READ MORE

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Named a Top Producer of Student Fulbrights

Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top-producing institutions for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the federal government’s flagship international educational exchange program. 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

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

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

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

Math Curriculum at an Affordable Price

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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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