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Events and Opportunities

Many fun and exciting events, as well as opportunities for learning, are available to GBACH members.  Other events and opportunities are added as new ideas present themselves.

GBACH members can view detailed descriptions of events by clicking on "Event Info" on the horizontal task bar of the members homepage. 

Athletics - Northeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschool Athletic Association (NEWCHAA) offers competitive sports to homeschooled students.  Students do not need to be members of GBACH to participate in NEWCHAA athletics.  For more information, visit their website: NEWCHAA

Art Classes — Art classes are offered by private teachers, as well as by a local community center.  

Art Display - Student artwork is periodically displayed at the Brown County Library.

Band - Students have opportunities to play an instrument in band.

Book-It — This is a reading incentive program offered through Pizza Hut for children in grades K-6.

Box Tops for Education Program — Collecting box tops help our group earn money for various programs.

Christmas Caroling — Participants gather at a local nursing home to sing Christmas carols and visit the residents.

Contenders of the Faith/Keepers At Home — This is a Christian approach to scouting for both boys and girls.

Curriculum Fair —This annual event provides members and the community the opportunity to preview various curricula that are available.

Elocution Clubs — Elocution is the art of effective public speaking. Families meet and listen to the children give oral presentations.

Fall Picnic - A beginning-of-the-school-year event at a local park.  All GBACH members are welcome. 

Father-Child Campout - At this annual fall event, fathers and their children camp in tents at a state park for a weekend with other homeschooling families.

Father-Daughter Dance - At this annual winter event, fathers have the opportunity to accompany their daughters to a dance and focus on their relationships and have fun together.

Field Trips — A wide variety of field trips are offered each year.  Field trips are organized by individual member families.

Flag Football - Teen GBACH boys get together periodically and play flag football. 

Geography Fair — This annual fall event is an opportunity for all GBACH students to present what they learned about a country or region.

Graduation Ceremony - Graduating seniors may participate in the GBACH graduation ceremony held each June. 

Gym - Fall Fitness (outdoor) - Fall Fitness Gym class consists of organized outdoor group games (kickball, soccer, flag football, basketball, etc.) for all GBACH children.  It is held at a local park.

Gym - Winter Gym (indoor) - GBACH’s indoor winter gym classes take place at a local community center. 

Heritage Hill Homeschool Programming - Heritage Hill offers homeschool programs during the school year.

Hosanna Choir — Hosanna Choir students learn the basics of vocal performance and enhance a love for singing.

Ice Skating — Open skating and classes are held at DePere Ice Center.

Improvisational Acting Classes - Students have fun while learning improvisational acting.

Kickoff - The kickoff meeting is an annual event held in early September that is open to current members, new members, and people who want to find out more about homeschooling.  The meeting consists of a presentation session followed by an events and opportunties fair.   

Kroc Center Programs - The Kroc Center offers many classes and programs that may be of interest to homeschoolers. 

Librarian Appreciation - Appreciation is shown to librarians during librarian appreciation week by making cards and writing thank you notes. 

Moms Night Out — This is a chance for Moms to get out and enjoy fellowship with one another.

Music Theater - Students have the opportunity to be part of music theater productions. 

National Geographic Bee - Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate in this annual entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

Parents Pot Luck - This is a chance for parents to enjoy dinner and fellowship with one another.

Performing Arts Center Education Series - The PAC in Appleton offers daytime events for schoolchildren.

Pizza Ranch Reading Incentive Program - This is a reading incentive program offered through Pizza Ranch.

Pizza Ranch "Wagon Wheels" Fund Raising Program - Pizza Ranch offers fund raising programs to homeschoolers.  

Presidential Volunteer Service Award — Students track their volunteer service hours to qualify for this national award program.

Project Fair — During this open-house event, GBACH students display ANY and ALL projects they have made throughout the year.

See You At the Pole - Parents and students meet at the courthouse flagpole in September to pray for the upcoming school year.  

Six Flags Read to Succeed Program - Students in grades K-6 can earn a ticket to Six Flags by reading. 

Solo and Ensemble — Homeschoolers may participate in this annual music festival.  Medals are awarded to participants based on their placing.

Spelling Bee - Held annually in January for GBACH children in grades 3-8. 

Spring Formal Dance - A chaperoned, non-dating, annual, formal dance for GBACH teens aged 15-18. 

Summer Picnic — An end-of-the-school-year event at a local park.  All GBACH members are invited.

Support Meetings - Support meetings for GBACH parents are held each fall and spring.  Topics vary. 

Swim Classes — Through the YWCA.

Talent Show — Held annually in May.  GBACH children of any age can participate. 

Teen Group — Chaperoned, non-dating events for GBACH teens aged 14-18.  Past events have included game nights, movie nights, roller skating, hayrides, downhill skiing, dances, and more.

Tutoring - Math tutoring is available for GBACH members. 

Tween Group - Chaperoned, non-dating events for GBACH students aged 11-13.  Past events have included game nights, roller skating, bowling, indoor vollyball, and more.   

Used Book Sale - The used book sale in June is the opportunity for GBACH members to sell unneeded homeschool materials and is open to member buyers and the public.

YWCA Homeschool Programming - The YWCA offers daytime swimming classes and other daytime classes.