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Homeschool Roster Weekly: January 15 – 21

Check out your Homeschool Roster West Tennessee homeschool news for the week of January 15 through January 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?

We had an early week field trip scheduled to Trader Joe’s (open to members and non-members), but with the inclement weather, it looks like it will be rescheduled. If you registered for the field trip, be sure to check your e-mail for an update. A few new field trips will be added this week. Some will have quick registration and payment deadlines. Don’t miss out! Join the Homeschool Roster – Get Out of the House group to keep up with field trip updates.

Jackson Symphony League Holds Color of Music Art Contest 2023/2024

Each year, kindergarten through eighth grade students across West Tennessee share their artistic talent and creativity producing beautiful artwork for the Jackson Symphony League’s Color of Music art contest. The deadline for art submissions has been extended. { read to learn how your child can participate }

Discovery Park of America Offering Free Admission
The Discovery Park of America is partnering with Magnolia Place Assisted Living and offering 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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? – Confirm in-person event(s) is still happening before heading out.
MONDAY, January 15, 2024

Virtual Martin Luther King Day Jr. celebrations are being held at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis and The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

HomeLife Academy is offering a pre-registration discount for its 2024/2025 school year to current and new homeschool families. Monday, Janaury 15, 2024, is the last day to take advantage of the discount.

WEDNESDAY, January 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 STEAM at the Hardin County Library (1365 Pickwick Street, Savannah, 38372) will be held at 9:30 a.m. All ages are invited to Join for books, art, science, and socializing.

Lake County homeschool students have their Tennessee Promise Team Meeting at Lake County High School, 11:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, January 18, 2024
Gibson County homeschool students have their Tennessee Promise Team Meeting at Gibson County High School, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, January 19 2024
The WTHEA Warriors basketball will play against Augustine School on Friday, January 19, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. at Popular Heights Baptist Church, 1980 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, Tennessee, 38305

SATURDAY, January 20, 2024
CPR and AED (training and certification), and First Aid and Narcan (training)

First Aid/CPR/AED and Narcan training will be offered in Jackson. The class will be taught by a Jackson Fire Department fireman who is a certified emergency medical responder. The class follows American Heart Association instruction. Upon the successful completion of the class, students will receive two year CPR and AED certifications.

Catch Up on Your Homeschool News!

How to Include a Study of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Your School

A study of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. can easily be added to your school today or any time throughout the school year with just two resources: watching the “I Have a Dream” speech and visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. READ MORE

Frist Art Museum Holds Homeschool Mondays

Frist Art Museum holds Homeschool Mondays inviting homeschool families to drop-in and participate in a variety of educational activities designed to maximize the experience for homeschoolers. 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

Ariel Wiles: A Rodeo Girl and her Horses Ride for the Win

There is no other place 16-year-old Ariel Lea Wiles can think of that gives her more pleasure than sitting in the saddle and riding rodeo on one of her horses, describing the “thrill of speed and becoming one with my horse(s)” as an experience like no other. LEARN MORE

Get Help at UT Martin FAFSA Night

UT Martin is holding a FAFSA Night at its Ripley Center to answer questions and help students and parents as they make efforts to complete the FAFSA for college admissions and scholarship applications. READ MORE

Stay on Track with the Tennessee Promise

If you have a high school senior who applied for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, completing the application is just one step in the eligibility process. READ MORE

Union University Engineering Department Offers 3DP Fridays for Creative Fun 

Union University Department of Engineering is holding 3DP Fridays workshops on the third and fourth Friday for your engineering minded fourth through twelfth grade child to be creative and see their vision come to life. READ MORE

Mandatory Tennessee Promise Team Meetings for Homeschool Students {West Tennessee}

All Tennessee Promise applicants are required to attend a team meeting to remain eligible for the scholarship. Students should attend the team meeting that is held in the county where they live. 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.

Freebie Find


ACT . Prep is offering a Free Mock ACT webinar for middle school and high school students. Students will get to keep their tests for review, have their scores immediately when they are done, and get a question-by-question analysis of their test. All students will also be given a free video series with tips and tricks the ACT doesn’t want students to know about this test.

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.

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