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What We Offer

The following activities and events, as well as others, are offered each year or have been offered in the past dependent on members volunteering to lead.

Park Day- Weekly
Let the kids play and the moms visit weekly. Park location to be determined each month.

Field Trips- At least one outing per month
Occurring throughout the school year, GWCHE-organized field trips are a gem — a true can’t-miss for so many of our GWCHE families. Our Field Trip team organizes many, but they’ve set up a great system so you can organize your own for the group. Field Trips are a great opportunity to walk and learn alongside other GWCHE families.

Resource Fair- August
Held in August at the first GWCHE General Meeting, the Resource Fair features representatives from local organizations offering classes, resources or other benefits to the homeschool community.

Used Curriculum Sale- August (with Resource Fair)
This is a great opportunity to clear out materials you no longer need and find great savings on the home school materials you’ve been looking for.

Back to School Party- August
Held in August, the Back to School event is a fun kick off to the school year! We reserve a Pool, Skating Rink, or another facility on a special evening just for us – fun for the whole family!

Homeschooling Show and Tell Events- September and January
We will plan to host these events twice a year. Homeschooling Parents are encouraged to bring some of their favorite curriculum to show other homeschooling parents. Tell us about your favorite co-op groups or classes. Ask questions and learn some great homeschooling tips from seasoned homeschooling parents. This is a great event for all homeschoolers to learn and share ideas!

Mom’s Night Out- October
A time of fellowship with like-minded homeschooling moms!

Math Bee- October
A fun math competition for 1st Grade- High School. Students will take a grade level math test to compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in each grade.

History Fair- November
Usually held at the November GWCHE General Meeting, the GWCHE History Fair welcomes projects of all shapes and sizes from all grades (PreK-12). Students in grades 5-12 may be interested in participating in the Regional History Fair held at Baylor University in February after our fair.

Market Day- early December
Homeschoolers can sell their hand-made goods in time for Christmas. We will also have a small Christmas party during the event!

Science Fair- January
Held in January, the Science Fair is a great way for your child to develop scientific abilities. Students in grades 6+ may be interested in participating in the Central Texas Science & Engineering Fair with their work from our fair.

Arts Festival- February
A celebration of student artistic achievements featuring art, music, and recitations.

Mom’s Night Out- March
A time of fellowship with like-minded homeschooling moms!

Spelling Bee- April
A non-elimination spelling bee held in the spring for students K-10. Small prizes to all participants and trophies to winners in each grade.

Standardized Testing- early May
Iowa Basic Skills Achievement Testing is done in early May.

Spring Field Day- early May
This event for GWCHE children grades K-12 offers both competitive and non-competitive activities.

Graduation- May
Graduating as a group is an optional opportunity for GWCHE seniors.

End of Year Picnic Celebration- June
A celebration of a completed school year with friends!