Homeschooling Events & Opportunities Around the State Events & opportunities listed below are not necessarily sponsored or endorsed by NICHE
Strategic Air & Space Museum 2015 Homeschool Days Ashland, NE Ages 7-15 Children: $5 for members/$7 for nonmembers Parents: Free for members/$7 for nonmembers Includes museum admission and all activities March 5: Neat Feet March 19: Impact of Inventions April 2: Seismology April 16: Nazi Propaganda and the Holocaust May 7: Meteorology May 21: Four Forces of Flight June 4: Forces and Motion June 18: Littlebits July 2: Geology Rocks! August 6: Somewhere Out There...Astromony August 20: Cabbage Chemistry September 3: Sunlight, Shadows, & Sundials October 1: Build a Bug October 15: Float or Sink November 1: The Scientist in Me November 19: Under Pressure December 3: Cartography December 17: Christmas on the Home Front Register online Check out the Strategic Air & Space Museum's Group Field Trip Page on their K-12 Flight Missions
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
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 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 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
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: email@example.com phone: 515-371-8666 web:www.theiceridge.com/
Homeschool Physical Education Valley Community Center 4444 Fuller Rd West Des Moines 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 Gymnastics Classes Chow's Gymnastics West Des Moines, Iowa Mondays 11am-Noon (Beginner/Advanced Beginner Girls 7+) Thursdays 11am-Noon (Beginner/Advanced Beginner Girls 7+) $76.50/4 weeks $30/annual family registration available Other classes also offered (515) 327-2558
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)
TeenPact Iowa March 16-20, 2015 Enjoy a fast-paced, hands-on way to learn about state government. www.TeenPact.com/Iowa Spring Break Camps Living History Farms Des Moines, IA March 16-20, 2015 Registration open now Camp descriptions & fees
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Central Iowa Homeschool Softball Registration Signup Deadline: March 22 Homeschooled students ages 6-18 may participate. Games are played on Tuesday nights beginning May 5 on the east side of Des Moines. More Information: David Scott Edwards (515) 577-7430 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall & Melanie Young at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship 1000 E 12th St S Newton, Iowa March 23 "Homeschooling is Not Enough" 6:30-7:30pm "Anger Doesn't Work" 7:45-8:45pm No admission fee, but free-will offerings will be collected
Landry Academy Two-Day Intensives Camp Quaker Heights Tall Oaks Lodge 22605 V Avenue, Eldora, Iowa 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: email@example.com or (641) 858-0766. See http://landryacademy.com/ for all two-day intensive details and to register.
TeenPact Nebraska March 30-April 3, 2015 Enjoy a fast-paced, hands-on way to learn about state government. www.TeenPact.com/Nebraska
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Homeschool Iowa Graduation First Assembly of God Church Des Moines, Iowa May 30, 2015 More details
2015 Homeschool Iowa Conference Airport Holiday Inn Des Moines, Iowa June 11-13, 2015 Featured Speakers: Heidi St. John, Lou Priolo, Dr. Jay Wile More Information Here
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