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Homeschool Roster Weekly: May 6 – 12

Check out your Homeschool Roster West Tennessee homeschool news for the week of May 6 – 12, 2024, to keep up to date on what is happening in the West Tennessee area. See previous Homeschool Roster Weeklies.

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK? – Confirm in-person events are still happening before heading out.
MONDAY, May 6, 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.

TUESDAY, May 7, 2024
Science Olympiad Open House for Shelby and Tipton Counties fifth through twelfth grade students at Ellendale Baptist Church {3861 Broadway Road, Bartlett} from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light snacks will be provided.

WEDNESDAY, May 8, 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.

THURSDAY, May 9, 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, May 10, 2024
Pinecrest Camp and Retreat Center’s Homeschool Hiking Club April hike was moved to this new date.

SATURDAY, May 11, 2024
: “A Night on Broadway” – A Homeschool Prom 2024: 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.

Catch Up on Your Homeschool News!

Bolivar City Councilman Chris Williams Announced as Homeschool Graduation 2024 Commencement Speaker

Councilman Williams understands the importance of giving back to his community, especially with youth and has done so in several instances that include volunteering as a mentor, creating an academic scholarship, and supporting youth as future business professionals. READ MORE

Babysitting Classes Offered to Youth in Jackson

If you have a youth who already babysits children, this class will enhance their skills and focuses on safety. READ MORE

Homeschool Consignment Sale Returns for In-Person Shopping this Summer

The in-person shopping experience returns giving homeschoolers an opportunity to see, touch, and flip through curriculum they may be considering purchasing for their school. READ MORE

LeBonheur Children’s Hospital Accepting Applications for Summer VolunTEEN Program

The VolunTeen Program allows teens to give back in several ways by helping patients who are being treated at the hospital and their family members. READ MORE

Pinecrest Camp and Retreat Center to Offer Homeschool Hiking Club

Hikers will explore and learn about different ecosystems, history, biology, botany, reading the landscape, and more all over Pinecrest. READ MORE

UT Martin Offers Summer Camps for Area Youth

The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of University Outreach, Camps and Non-Degree Programs is marking its 40th year of presenting Kid College, one of several summer programs offered by the university in West Tennessee. READ MORE

Spring Homeschool Days at the Memphis Botanic Garden

We will walk around the garden and listen and observe the birds and their offspring. We will dissect a flower and learn about all the parts and save them in our nature journal. READ MORE

Homeschool Graduates Among Recipients of Jackson State Community College International Ambassador Scholarship

The Global Learning Program at Jackson State Community College (JSCC) announced its 2024 student recipients of the International Ambassador Scholarship and some of those students are home school graduates. 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

Upcoming ACT Test Dates in Tennessee

Students who take the test are assessed in English, mathematics, reading, and scientific reasoning. Late registration closes Friday, may 17, 2024, for the June 2024 test. READ MORE

Upcoming Homeschool Roster Events



The Prom Story . . .

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. Middle school and high school memories are some of the best and you will make more when you attend “A Night on Broadway” – A Homeschool Prom 2024. Join us at prom and take in the bright lights of Broadway for the perfect ending to your homeschool year.


We look forward to celebrating with you at the Homeschool Graduation 2024 on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Bolivar City Councilman Chris Williams is the keynote speaker.

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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How Do You Legally Homeschool in Tennessee?

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