Events & Activites

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Winter/Spring 2018 Activities:

Be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook page for all of the most up-to-date events, like park play dates and trips to the zoo! If you don’t have Facebook, and want to be added to an email list, email us at valleyhsa@gmail.com, or call Becky at 308-632-7204 to find out more about joining our group.

Membership includes access to our Calendar, but there is a sampling of our events below: To see our current Calendar click here!

Parent Meeting:   August 25, 2018. The VHSA Parent Meeting Fall Kickoff Dessert Potluck will be held Saturday, August 25th at 3pm under the pavilion at Legion park! This is a great chance to hear what VHSA has been, and will be up to, but more importantly, to offer your ideas and suggestions and build our homeschool community!

The whole family is invited! The kids can play on the playground equipment (or bring a football or frisbee or two), and the parents will meet under the pavilion.

BRING A DESSERT TO SHARE! 🙂 We’ll provide the napkins, plates, and forks.

Valley Home School Association (VHSA) General Membership is now open for 2017-2018 registration!  We are encouraged to see so many returning families this year, along with some new faces.  God is growing our group, but even more so, He’s growing our hearts and our children’s hearts for His Kingdom.  We invite you to jump on in and join us as God equips us to teach our kids and grow them up for Christ!

Registration has two options this year: a new, online membership registration option, and a print-sign-mail option.  To register online, click this link:  https://www.homeschool-life.com/2341/signup.  You will have the options to pay online or to mail a check.   To print, sign, and mail your registration in, click here.

As always, your $18 membership covers:

  • voting right in group decisions at parent meeting,
  • liability insurance at VHSA activities,
  • newsletters be email or mail,
  • first choice at event tickets, and
  • the opportunity to join our co-op classes

Homeschool Co-operative Classes: 
VHSA is the umbrella association for a host of activities, events, field trips, newsletters, and co-op!  We voted at the end of our last school year to rename the co-op portion of VHSA to help differentiate between the two…We are please to present to you, Valley Faith Co-Op!  Attached is a copy of Valley Faith Co-Op’s course catalog for you to browse through :​ 2017-18 Course Catalog for Valley Faith Co-op
  • Co-op registration has taken place for the 2017-2018 year, and classes are already underway. If you are interested in a tour to consider being involved next year, please contact our chairperson, Laura Leggott 783-6107
 
Book of the Month Club: Book Club will meet Friday, April 13th at 7pm at the Carradine house. Our book this month is Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Have you seen the movie about August Pullman? He is a 10-year-old boy who likes Star Wars and Xbox, ordinary except for his jarring facial anomalies. Homeschooled all his life, August heads to public school for fifth grade and he is not the only one changed by the experience. Read the book or listen to it being read aloud and come join us for an encouraging discussion. Questions? Call Lyn at 641-4557.

Midwest Theater Events: 

Heritage Musical Hour:  March 8th @ 2-3pm.  All homeschoolers are welcome to come join us at Heritage to share their musical talents with the residents. This month we are focusing on Ethnic/Cultural music. Please RSVP with your song title to Mindy @ 308-430-3132 Address: 2325 Lodge Drive Gering

Wildcat Hills Homeschool Days:  2nd Tuesday of every month, September 12th, 2017 through May 8th, 2018.  Some exceptions.

The Child: The Child is available for showing in your home, church, or other venue. If you would like to arrange a showing either public or private of this excellent film on the issue of parental rights, please contact Lyn at (308) 633-5009 to make the arrangements.

 VHSA attends Trip Through Time for Kindergarten:  April 17th from 8:45 to 11:00 am at Legacy of the Plains.  Trip Through Time.  Hands-on History for Young Learners.  This is for Kindergarteners (or 1st grade students who had not gotten to go last year).

 

Valley Home School Group Activities :

Field Trips: Each year we strive to have several field trips available to homeschoolers. Suggestions are Welcome.

Past Field Trips: Zoo Quest, Harms Center, Flowerfield Pioneer School, KDUH, local museums and grocery stores, Brown Sheep Co., Body Walk, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Bird Banding, a Court Trial, Gering Photo, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Airlink, Buck’s Horse Ranch, Scottsbluff Vision, Sherard’s Hearing and the Fire Station, Field Trip to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Midwest Theater Educational Matinee:  Texas Gypsies, Astronomy Night:  with Chet Lowry from the Lowry Observatory, Business and Industry Tour

Classes: Classes are developed and arranged by homeschool parents. Classes vary according to the yearly interests of the group and are to enhance not replace your homeschool curriculum. We are also now offering some classes on a regular basis through a homeshcool co-operative. See the blog page for more information.

Past Classes: Gymnastics, Dance, Speech, Logic and Debate, Choir, Art, Crafts, History, Investment Club, Chess Club, Poetry Club and Homeschool Seminars.

Social Activities: We find many ways to fellowship!

Past Activities: Tae Kwon Do, Walking, Biking, Soccer, Ice Skating, Roller Skating, Bowling, Holiday Parties, Contests, Talent Shows and Game Nights.