Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

Monthly Archives: August 2013

Washington County Fair School Day, Aug. 28th

Wednesday, August 28th, is School Day at the Washington county fair. Admission is free to those who enter with a school (or homeschool) group.

The families of Fayetteville NWACHEA plan to meet and go in together as a group at 10 a.m (when the gate opens). We will tour the fair, looking at all the animals and crafts. The hog show is being held that day, for those who are interested. Some families will be bringing sack lunches, and going to a park to eat and fellowship after they finish at the fairgrounds.

Homeschool families from the area are invited to join the group. No RSVP needed. You DO NOT have to be a member of NWACHEA, and you DO NOT have to remain with the group once inside – but you DO have to enter at the same time in order to be admitted at no charge. The gate is on the left when you enter the parking lot. Please arrive *BEFORE* 10 a.m. so the group can go in promptly when the gate opens. (Sorry, but we cannot wait for latecomers, or make arrangements for individual families to enter the fair at no charge.)

Questions? Please visit the Washington County Fair website.  Directions and parking info can be found under the ‘HOME’ tab.


4th – 8th Grade Spelling Bee

The NWACHEA 4-8th grade Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, November 8,  at 2:00 pm in Fayetteville. Please mark this date on your calendar and watch for further info, including sign-up details.

Study tips can be found on the Scripps National Spelling Bee website.

Participation is free for current (2013/14) members of any NWACHEA branch. Other home educated students are welcome to compete, but there is a non-refundable registration fee of $5 (per student) for non-members.

The student who places first in the NWACHEA bee will advance to the county level and compete against others from the area who won their school spelling bee. This year’s NWACHEA bee has been scheduled earlier than in past years, to allow the winner extra time to prepare for the county bee.

The K-3rd grade Spelling Bee will be held in April; the date is yet to be determined.