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Homeschool Roster Weekly: January 8 – 14

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

We are back at it with field trips this week and are heading to Discovery Park of America during its free admission month. Along with students enjoying free admission, they will be able to participate in an educational program that is full of learning. Check out the other field trips that are happening in the month of January. There is still time to register for many. Also, 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. { read to learn how your child can participate }

MONDAY, January
8, 2024
Mid-South Diving is offering a free trial on Monday, January 8, 2024, at the Rhodes College pool for swimmers, preschool through twelfth grade, to learn how to flip, twist, and dive, and more about the upcoming dive class that will be offered. The trial is at 10:30 a.m. Contact [email protected] for more information.

The WTHEA Warriors basketball will play against the Homeschool Eagles on Monday, January 8, 2024, at 6 p.m. at Popular Heights Baptist Church, 1980 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, Tennessee, 38305

TUESDAY, January 9, 2024
Soccer tryouts for boys in eighth through twelfth grade will be held at the Dyersburg Soccer Complex FIELD 3 (weather permitting) on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Boys are expected to be able to run a 10-min mile, able to pass a basic skills test, and commit to being open to playing any position on the field. Please bring soccer ball, cleats, and shin guards to tryouts.

Collierville Classical School is hosting an Informational Meeting to discuss its two-day a week K-12 tutorial that offers an integrated Christian Worldview Perspective. Explore the vision! Get your questions answered! Catch the Excitement! at Central Church – Fellowship Hall (2005 East Winchester Boulevard, Collierville, 38017) at 2:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Childcare is available.

WEDNESDAY, January 10, 2024
High Point Memphis Homeschool Day is on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The price is $15 and includes the gear (harness and shoes) and a day pass. Athletic clothing is suggested. Climbers must be able to fit a harness to climb.

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.

Mid-South Diving is offering a free trial on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at the Rhodes College pool for swimmers, preschool through twelfth grade, to learn how to flip, twist, and dive, and more about the upcoming dive class that will be offered. The trial is at 10:30 a.m. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Sky Zone Homeschool Hop in Jackson returns for the spring semester on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. be sure to allow time to sign the waiver and purchase Sky Zone socks. Prices are $5.49 for Sky Zone socks only, $14.26 for admission only, or Sky Zone Socks and admission is $19.74 (all prices include tax). Call Sky Zone at (731) 868-4418 for more information.

THURSDAY, January 11, 2024
January Community Fun Day! – Snow Much Fun. Children ages six to 12 are invited to HomeLife Tutorial (278 Cooper Anderson Road, Jackson, 38305) for a meal of “spaghetti & snowballs (meatballs)”, snow games and a craft, and story time on Thursday, January 9, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Price is $5 per student. R.S.V.P. and payment due by Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

SATURDAY, January 13, 2024
Education Information Session: The Struggle is READ

Embark on a journey with us during the free workshop as we unravel techniques, insights, and hands-on strategies to empower your struggling reader. Let’s make learning easy and enjoyable. Join us and make a positive change in your child’s reading progress. { learn more about the workshop and how to register }

Catch Up on Your Homeschool News!

FAFSA Brings Relief for Affording College, But Headaches at Application

What was supposed to be a streamlined and easier application process due to the FAFSA Simplification Act has resulted in more confusion and difficulty for students and parents as they try to complete the FAFSA. READ MORE

Matching Your Child’s Interests to What Colleges Want 

If you’re a homeschooling momma of a college-bound student, you may be asking yourself  the following questions: What do colleges want from applicants? And how do I match my student to his or her preferred college? READ MORE

SCHOLARSHIP: Don’t Drive Drowsy Foundation

The scholarship is in honor of Kyle William Kiihnl, a 17-year-old Houston High School (Germantown, Tennessee) junior who lost his life to a driver that fell asleep at the wheel. READ MORE

Tennessee Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

The State of Tennessee is home to seven of the more than 100 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) across the country. READ MORE

SCHOLARSHIP: Bird Dog Foundation College Scholarship Essay Contest

The scholarship was created in the hopes it would promote interest in and education about hunting, wildlife conservation, the rich outdoor heritage of the United States, and other related subjects, and also give financial aid to college-bound students. READ MORE

Christian Brothers University to Hold Preview Days for Prospective Students

Christian Brothers University (CBU), located in Memphis, Tennessee, is holding Preview Days and inviting prospective students and their parents to visit the campus to learn about its academic and social offerings. READ MORE

SCHOLARSHIP: The Ned McWherter Scholars Program

 “It is intended to encourage academically superior Tennessee high school graduates to attend college in Tennessee.READ MORE

Discovery Park of America Offering Free Admission in January

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. LEARN MORE

Bryan College to Offer Free FAFSA Webinar

If you are one of the many people who needs help completing the recently launched 2024–2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) (FAFSA) form, attending one of the upcoming FAFSA webinars held by Bryan College may help with that process. 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


Check out the Study Skills (Asynchronous) Freebie Find for this week that will help your student learn ways to improve the way they do study time, prepare a study area, form a study plan, and more.

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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