Homeschooling Events & Opportunities Around the State Events & opportunities listed below are not necessarily sponsored or endorsed by NICHE
Le Tourneau University Scholarships Longview, Texas Le Tourneau University recently received an endowment for $5 million in scholarships for homeschooled students. Check it out at: www.letu.edu
Iowa Hospice Volunteers Needed Looking for volunteer opportunities to supplement your homeschooling curriculum? Care Initiatives Hospice is in need of junior high and high school age students (and adults) to make weekly 30 minutes visits to hospice patients, usually in care facilities. Volunteers will be trained. Communities currently in need of volunteers are: Des Moines, Panora, Montezuma, Stratford and Marshalltown. If interested, contact Mimi Leonard 515-223-3813 (office) 515-480-9698 (cell)
Civic Center Applause Series 2014/15 School Year 221 Walnut Street Des Moines The APPLAUSE SERIES brings world-class performing artists and diverse art forms to the Civic Center’s stages for one-hour matinee performances for school audiences. Each performance connects to in-class curriculum, providing the perfect opportunity to learn about and through the arts. All tickets $1! http://www.civiccenter.org/education/applause_series.php For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org (515) 246-2300
~ Des Moines Area YMCA Homeschool PE ~ Walnut Creek YMCA Homeschool PE Walnut Creek YMCA 948 73rd St Windsor Heights, IA 50324 (515) 224-1888 Weekly Classes in 5-Week Sessions focused on building skill sets Ages 5-16 Member Fee $5/class Nonmember Fee $8/class Waukee YMCA 210 N Warrior Ln Waukee, IA 50263 (515) 987-9996 Once a week 5-class sessions Each planned 5-class session has a theme sport Ages 5-14 Member Fee $15/session Nonmember Fee $50/session
Metro Ice Sports Facility Urbandale, Iowa "Introduction to Ice" Program This 6-week program runs several times a year, with the next session scheduled on Wednesdays at 10:45-11:45 a.m. The program is taught by a US Figure Skating Association Instructor and is geared toward homeschooled students. All levels of skating abilities are accepted. Cost = $35 http://metroice.com/introduction-to-ice Or contact Katie Hentges at Metro Ice Sports Facility 515-276-7200 Blank Park Zoo Homeschool Activities Des Moines, IA Set up a home school class at the Blank Park Zoo. Classes can be held anytime year round and the program can be tailored to what your students are in the process of studying. Programs will be 1 ¼ - 2 hours depending on the age group. A minimum of 15 students is required and preferably in the same age range. $8 –Members or $12 – Non-Member Call Amy Kopatich, Education Specialist, at 515-974-2558 or www.blankparkzoo.com/index.cfm?nodeID=18091&audienceID=1 for further details, questions, or to set up a class.
Homeschool Horseshoe Pitching Participate in a family friendly, competitive activity that provides camaraderie amongst its athletes -- and annual scholarship opportunities. Leagues can be established as either individual OR team competitions and all members of the family can participate. Contact Tina Hawkins, email@example.com, to help your homeschool group add horseshoe pitching to your students’ extracurricular activities or for information on opportunities or existing leagues and tournaments in your area.
Homeschool Youth Bowling League Warrior Lanes 190 SE Laurel, Waukee, Iowa Wednesdays @12:30pm All inclusive program cost = $64 Youth teams of 2, Homeschool grades K-12 Bowling 2 games each week Basic USBC membership and a new ball included in this program www.warriorlanes.com
Jonah Scholastic Discount Offer from Sight and Sound Theatre Branson, MO September 23 - October 11, 2014 December 9 - December 31, 2014 $25 for Adult tickets + tax $15 for Teen tickets (13-18) + tax $10 for Child tickets (3-12) + tax To receive these significantly discounted prices, just mention code: BR14SC Reservations can be booked online at www.sight-sound.com, or phone 800.377.1277
Homeschool Learn to Skate Classes The Ice Ridge Southridge Mall, Des Moines Every Monday and Thursday 10:30am and 2:30pm All levels of instruction available $4, including skate rental email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 515-371-8666 web: www.theiceridge.com/
Homeschool Physical Education Valley Community Center 4444 Fuller Rd West Des Moines Session 1 - K-12 September 9 - October 28 Session 2 - K-12 November 4 - December 23 Session 3 - K-12 January 6 - February 24 Session 4 - K-12 March 3 - April 28 Instructor: LaRon Bennett, assistant track coach for the Drake University Track & Field Team http://www.vccsports.com/vcc-homeschool-pe.cfm
Homeschool Days on the River Seven Oaks Recreation Boone, Iowa Mondays & Fridays in September Huge discounts to homeschooling parents & students for canoe, kayak, or river tube rental Click here to view details Questions? email@example.com (515) 432-9457 Landry Academy Two-Day Intensives Camp Quaker Heights Tall Oaks Lodge 22605 V Avenue, Eldora, Iowa Culinary Arts - September 16-17, 2014 Art - September 18-19, 2014 Physics - September 19-20, 2014 Advanced Art - September 22-25, 2014 Backyard Blacksmithing - October 3-4, 2014 Carpentry & Woodworking - October 10-11, 2014 Cosmetology - October 30-31, 2014 Physical Science - November 6 & 7, 2014 Biology - March 27 & 28, 2015 Computer Repair - April 14-15, 2015 Backyard Welding - May 14-15, 2015 Auto Repair - May 21-22, 2015 Cost = $270/student Special Offer to 1st 5 respondents: $200/student Contact Diane Nelson for special offer: firstname.lastname@example.org or (641) 858-0766. See http://landryacademy.com/ for all two-day intensive details and to register.
Constitution 101 Seminar sponsored by The Ames Area Homeschool Group September 20, 2014 12:15 - 3:30pm Stonebrook Community Church Ames, Iowa Dr. Jeff Taylor, professor of political science at Dordt College will be presenting the seminar. This is not a political event -- It's strictly educational -- and fun! For more information, contact The Ames Area Homeschool Group on Facebook or email Melinda Wadsley at email@example.com
Landry Academy Two-Day Intensives Rapid City, SD October 2014 Biology/Anatomy/Physiology May 2015 Physics Chemisty Physical Science/Life Science More details & registration: http://landryacademy.com Iowa Dance Theatre Special Performance for School Children of The Nutcracker Ballet Des Moines Civic Center Friday, December 12, 2014 12:30 p.m. Arrive 30 minutes before performance $4/person Send registration & payment no later than November 29, 2014 Questions? Julie Feldman firstname.lastname@example.org (515) 778-6621
TeenPact Iowa March 16-20, 2015 Enjoy a fast-paced, hands-on way to learn about state government. Register in September for additional discounts. www.TeenPact.com/Iowa
Homeschool Iowa Day at the Capitol Iowa State Capitol Des Moines, IA April 9, 2014
Homeschool Day at Ushers Ferry Historic Village Cedar Rapids, IA April 23, 2015 This will be a one room school experience, where the students will experience what it was like to be a child living in Ushers Ferry 110 years ago. Teacher resource information is available at: www.ufhv.com For more information about Homeschool Day, Contact Cathy Cropp-Scanlon Office: (319) 286-5763 Cell: (319) 310-1064 Email: email@example.com
Homeschool Iowa Graduation First Assembly of God Church Des Moines, Iowa May 30, 2015 More details
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