In this august chamber, homeschoolers will hold their Rally Day on March 14.

Rally Day lets us scrape away barnacles, lies from homeschooling

Rally Day, the Day on Capitol Hill hosted and sponsored by TN Home Education Association, www.tnhea.org, for Tennessee homeschooling families to bring the good report of home education to our elected law-makers.

The event is March 14, a Wednesday, and has a new format because state legislators have moved offices and committee rooms out of the legislative plaza and War Memorial Building into the Cordell Hull Building.

Following the horrific child abuse crimes committed by the Turpins, using homeschooling as a cloak to conceal their crimes, global media has called for tighter regulation of home schoolers. The Turpin criminal child abuse is not a homeschool case, but one of child abuse and neglect. Every state has tough child abuse and neglect laws as well as truancy laws.

It is vital for lawmakers to see their homeschooling constituents and to learn about the strength and vibrancy of home education in Tennessee. Join homeschoolers from across our state on Capitol Hill for Rally Day. We’ll gather for our Rally in the historic House of Representatives Chamber in our Capitol Building for a celebration of home education.

For more, go to the THEA website

Esprit newsletter: Good days — bad days 

Click here for a PDF version of our February 2018 Esprit newsletter.

2018 Patriots – Revised Middle School Baseball Tryouts

Practice – Pre Tryout (optional but recommended)

Monday February 5th  (5:30 to 7:00)

Thursday February 8th (5:30 to 7:00)

Saturday February 10th (4:00 to 5:30)

$5 fee per player per day to cover the cost of the indoor facility

Open Practice will be held at Big Fish Sports (9460 Factory St., Ooltewah)

Tryouts  (Must be at 2 of the 3 tryouts unless other arrangements have been made)

Thursday February 15th (6:00 to 7:30)

Friday February 16th (5:00 to 6:30)

Saturday February 17th (3:30 to 5:00)

No fee for tryouts

Tryouts will be held East Ridge Parks and Recreation Facility (old McBrien Elementary School – 1501 Tombras Ave, East Ridge) – Same Location as Last Year
Bring Glove, Bat (Drop 3) and Batting Helmet – we will have extra bats and helmets if you do not have one

Catchers – Bring catching gear if you have your own

No cleats inside building

Please direct any questions to Brad McBride (bradmcbride@bellsouth.net, 423-280-3364) or Duane Kanerva (duane@kanerva.family, 423-240-5216)

Graduation dates to remember

 Graduation details

Late registrations

  • ➤ A $50 late fee for all who register after Jan. 22.
  • ➤ A face-to-face meeting is required to register.
  • ➤ If you miss the Jan. 22 meeting and wish to register, e-mail homeschool@csthea.org and we will attempt to contact you.

Mark your calendar

  • May 17, a Thursday, graduation rehearsal
  • May 18, a Friday, the graduation banquet
  • Graduation itself, on a Saturday, May 19, 1 p.m. at Abba’s House in Hixson

Unconditional love; Jeannette, Rebekah, Rochelle look at Christmas

Click here for a printable PDF version of the Esprit

Teaching our sons to defend the innocent

Welcome to homeschooling in Chattanooga

Your home education adventure is off to a great start in the Chattanooga area because so much of the field work has already been done.

Our homeschooling community is well established and supported. If you are considering home education, we hope you will recognize you are not alone. CSTHEA provides getting-started guides, mentor moms and points you to information on just about anything.

If you are a homeschooling family looking for guidance or moral support, you have come to the right place. We estimate about 1,500 families are homeschooling in the Chattanooga area.

Welcome to the community!

We will place all CSTHEA events but not practices in the calendar. Have an event that is not in the calendar? Send an email to Arthur Ruckman (ArthurRuckman@CSTHEA.org). Send your activity pictures to this address also and it may be featured on the website.