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Homeschool Roster Weekly: March 25 – 31

Check out your Homeschool Roster West Tennessee homeschool news for the week of March 25 through 31, 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?


WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? – Confirm in-person events are still happening before heading out.
MONDAY, March 25, 2024
Show your Tennessee State issued I.D. and get free admission at the National Civil Rights Museum from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Submissions for the PBS Young Writers and Illustrators contest are due.

TUESDAY, March 26, 2024
THEA Homeschool Rally Day is being held in Nashville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out and support homeschooling and meet with your State representatives. “Together we celebrate home education & Bring the Good Report of Home Schooling in Tennessee to our Lawmakers!

A fun way to include art in your school for a teen is by attending the Teen Arts & Garden Series with Dixon Gallery and Gardens from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The new Collierville Classical School { Central Church, 2005 Winchester Boulevard, Collierville, 38017 } is holding a launch party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register to win prizes, enjoy free food and drinks, learn about its curriculum. The special guest is Linda Lacour Hobar, Mystery of History author., will speak at a program held by the Collierville Classical School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Seasonal Stargazing” will show at the University of Lambuth M.D. Anderson Planetarium at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 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 Book Club at the Jackson-Madison County Library from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Free Jazz Rhythm & Blues Clinic offered by Ronald Carter from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, March 28, 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.

FRIDAY, March 29, 2024
Seasonal Stargazing” will show at the University of Lambuth M.D. Anderson Planetarium at 1:30 p.m.

Catch Up on Your Homeschool News!

Isabella DeFir: Healing Through Music and Song

Isabella DeFir’s love of music can be traced all the way back to when she was a little girl and performed impromptu concerts for her parents who listened intently and proudly watched while she put on a show just for them. READ MORE

Teaching Textbooks to Discontinue Sales and Support of Disc Sets

Some of the reasons for retiring the discs include limitations with the inability to update, lack of internal and external disk drives, and the incompatibility with Macs. READ MORE

Families Came Out for Homeschool Day at Tom Lee Park

There were several activities for the families that included a student group playing jazz music, demos about how garbage and waste can make the river “icky”, virtual reality experiences, and children were able to make paper butterflies fly. READ MORE

27th Annual Color of Music Winners Selected

Each year more than 2,000 students from across West Tennessee from public, private, and home schools compete in the contest. READ MORE

Still Looking for that Perfect Prom Dress?

There are several free dress give away opportunities that are offered each year. READ MORE

Scholarship: Molly McCarley Future Leader

Three scholarships of $500 will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from a public or private school that operates in Fayette County, Tennessee or be a graduating home school senior that maintains their primary residence in Fayette County. READ MORE

Summer Bridge Program Provides a Path to College Readiness

The program was designed for all college-bound students but is specifically geared towards those who are entering college with ACT scores below 19 in math or reading, and below 18 in English.  READ MORE

The WAY: Resurrection Day Returns This Easter, New Location and More Hardeman County Churches Join Effort

The interactive walk-through play experience created by PCBC returns this year as it partners with other Hardeman County area churches to present an event for all to learn more about Jesus Christ and His sacrifice during one of the most holy weeks of the year for Christians. READ MORE

University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music First Friday Tours

The First Friday events are paired with the regular The University of Memphis campus tours. Students may tour the campus before or after visiting attending the First Friday tour of the School of Music. READ MORE

Adventure Science Center Adds More Homeschool Once A Month Days to Its Schedule

Homeschoolers asked and the Adventure Science Center (ASC) listened. READ MORE

Upcoming Homeschool Roster Events

Let’s Do This Again!

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. There will be a price increase on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

Celebrate Your Senior!

Registration closes on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 12 p.m. CST!

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

Hope for the Journey Conference Screening for Parents and Caregivers

Attend a free screening of the Hope for the Journey Conference featuring Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman, Show Hope Founders, for a teaching on An Introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention, How to Address Big Behaviors, 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.

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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