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Homeschool Roster Weekly: February 4 – 10

Happy February to you! Check out your Homeschool Roster West Tennessee homeschool news for the week of February 4 through 10, 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?

We have one field trip this week to Trader Joe’s for a tour. 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.

Discovery Park of America Offering Free Admission
The Discovery Park of America is partnering with Magnolia Place Assisted Living and offering free admission though February 10, 2024, to children 17 years of age and younger as the museum and heritage park kicks off the celebration of its eleventh birthday.

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 5, 2024

The WTHEA Warriors basketball will play against Fayette Christian School at Popular Heights Baptist Church, 1980 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, Tennessee, 38305, at 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, February 6, 2024
The WTHEA Warriors basketball will play against Armory Christian Academy at Armory Christian Academy, 60035 County Barn Road, Amory, Mississippi 38821, at 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, February 7, 2024
: Homeschool Roster is heading to Trader Joe’s for a tour (open to all homeschooolers).

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.

THURSDAY, February 8, 2024
The Brooks Museum of Art is celebrating Black History month at this Homeschool Day, you can explore the painting techniques of Black artists in the collection like Sam Gilliam and Rashid Johnson to make your own masterpiece in the studio.

SATURDAY, February 10, 2024
Discovery Park of America Offering Free Admission

Last day for the Discovery Park of America free admission for January 2024 to children 17 years of age and younger as the museum and heritage park kicks off the celebration of its eleventh birthday.

Thank you to . . .

Heifers Craft Shack and Temple Remedies for being sock hop game sponsors.

Catch Up on Your Homeschool News!

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

Letting Go of Educationally Ineffective Schooling Paradigms

It is difficult for some families who have removed their children from institutionalized  schools to disentangle themselves from the paradigms that have permeated “education” for more than a century. READ MORE

Alcatraz East Crime Museum Offers Homeschool Days

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. READ MORE

Tennessee Hope Scholarship Offers $4,500 to $5,700 in Annual Rewards to Freed-Hardeman Students

Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) proudly accepts the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship, a prestigious state scholarship that brings incredible value to a college journey. LEARN MORE

Union to Host NITOC Debate Tournament for Third Time

This year marks the third time Stoa, a national junior high and high school speech and debate league for privately educated Christian homeschooling families, has held the National Invitational Tournament of Champions on Union’s campus. Union also hosted the NITOC in 2017 and 2021. READ MORE

Become a Skyhawk for a Day at the UT Martin Test Flight Preview Day

At the Test Flight Academic Preview Day, high school students will have the opportunity to visit the academic departments of their major of interest, learn more about the program, meet the professors and some students in the program, and attend a college class. 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.

Get FAFSA Help Now!

With the launch of the new and improved FAFSA form on Sunday, December 31, 2023, students and their parents are finding the need to seek assistance with walking through the form, understanding it, and completing it with the correct information. 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

This Week’s Freebie Find: Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Birthday

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday is Wednesday, February 7. Celebrate her birthday with a free video biography, virtual field trips to Laura’s Little Houses, arts and crafts downloads, and more. Register to attend her birthday party!

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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