NWACHEA

Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

Monthly Archives: March 2015

2015 NWA Homeschoolers’ Annual Science, Education, and Art Expo

The 2015 NWA Homeschoolers’ Annual Science, Education, and Art Expo will be held Saturday, April 11th, from 2:00-3:45PM in the gym at Rogers Christian Church, 2421 W Oak St., Rogers, AR.

This event is organized by NWA Center for Student Enrichment and is coordinated by Kristin Butler.

Come join in the fun of a wonderful afternoon of celebrating science, education, & art that is created by YOUR students!

All area K-12th home school students and their families are welcomed to participate and attend this event.

Students may participate by preparing an educational (scientific or other) project or submitting up to two art displays. Students may choose to enter both an educational project and an art display. For details on submissions, go to: nwacenterforstudentenrichment.com/2015-expo-participant-guide

Deadline for student registration and payment: Wednesday, March 18
Registration Fee: $5/student (this covers basic supplies and refreshments)

For any questions or to sign up for participation, please contact Kristin Butler.

2015 Homeschool Curriculum Fairs / Conferences

There is no longer a homeschool curriculum fair in Arkansas. For those who may wish to attend a convention this spring/summer, the following is a list of several conferences within reasonable driving distance of NWA:

 

2015 Homeschool Curriculum Fairs/Conferences

St. Louis, MO 
March 19-20, 2015
http://www.service-life.com/mo/stlhomeschoolexpo/

Wichita, KS
April 17-18, 2015
http://teachingparents.org/index.php/convention/general-convention-information/

Kansas City, MO 
April 24-25, 2015
http://midwesthomeschoolers.org/conference/

OCHEC Tulsa, OK
April 24-25, 2015
http://www.ochec.com/Categories.aspx?Id=Conventions

OCHEC Oklahoma City 
May 1-2, 2015
http://www.ochec.com/Categories.aspx?Id=Conventions

Dallas, TX (Arlington) 
May 7-9, 2015
http://homeschoolbookfair.org/

Springfield, MO 
May 14-16, 2015
http://shemonline.org/Convention.aspx

Dallas, TX
July 16-18, 2015
http://teachthemdiligently.net/locations/dallas-tx

April 20th Homeschool Helps Workshop – HOMESCHOOLING THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

Mark your calendars for a free Homeschool Helps workshop on HOMESCHOOLING  THROUGH  HIGH SCHOOL on Monday, April 20, at 7:00 pm.  Watch for more details as the date approaches.

Homeschooling Through High School

This workshop will include information on high school courses and credits, grades and transcripts, ACT/SAT tests, graduation, etc.

A note from Marni Hendrix:
I have been asked before if this workshop would benefit someone whose student was just entering junior high. This is how I replied:
“Absolutely.  I went to my first class like this when my son was in the 8th grade and I wish I would have gone earlier.  It is needed to get a big picture of what classes they need to take over those last 4 yrs, what colleges want to see, etc.  I think I would have been more diligent about what he completed in 7th and 8th grades in order to be ready to do certain classes in 9th grade + if I would have been more prepared.  Plus, just getting rid of my ignorance helped me not to dread that season as much.”

This workshop would also be beneficial to someone who is considering homeschooling their older student for the first time.

This is a FREE workshop, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts. Homeschool Helps workshops are not sponsored by any support group. You do not need to be a member of any group to attend.

Childcare is NOT provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome.

Workshop presenters:

Shelley Kinder
479-789-5813

Marni Hendrix
479-444-6405

March 30th Homeschool Helps Workshop – CURRICULUM CHOICES

All interested parents in the NWA area are invited to a free Homeschool Helps workshop on CURRICULUM CHOICES on Monday, March 30, at 7:00 pm at the Circle of Life Hospice Building at 901 Jones Rd. in Springdale/Tontitown. RSVP’s not needed.

Curriculum Choices
This workshop will discuss the different types of curriculum, how to choose and buy, and different schooling philosophies and methods that shape the variety of curriculum that authors produce. Some other topics that will be covered are Unit Studies, Living Books, Charlotte Mason, Unschooling, and Classical Education. Please note: there will NOT be any curriculum there to browse.

This is a FREE workshop, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts. Homeschool Helps workshops are not sponsored by any support group. You do not need to be a member of any group to attend.

Childcare is NOT provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome.

Directions to Circle of Life Hospice:

From I49 (formerly I540), take the Holiday Inn exit in Springdale (exit 72) and drive west toward Tontitown.
Near Tontitown, turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight. There is a Harps on the right at that intersection.
Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd.
It says “Circle of Life” on the building, but at the entrance there is a sign that says “Willard and Pat Walker Family Center” and another that says “Earlene Howard Hospice Home”.

Workshop presenters:

Shelley Kinder
479-789-5813

Marni Hendrix
479-444-6405