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  • Monday, September 24, 2018 2:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reno and Carson City Registration Open Now


    open to school groups only (not open to the public)
    FRIDAY, Nov. 30th - noon to 1:30pm

    Space is limited. Prepayment online required.



    open to school groups only (not open to the public)
    NNHS FIELD TRIP - Space is limited and fills quickly
    MONDAY, Dec. 10th - noon to 1:30pm
    Prepayment online required
  • Monday, September 24, 2018 2:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Pumpkin Patch Homeschool Day - Andelin SPARKS, NV

  • Wednesday, September 05, 2018 4:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Construction Careers Day Field Trip
    Jr. High and Sr. High: TO RSVP

    Please rsvp with which session you’d like to attend, number of Jr. and/or Sr. High kids and number of “teachers” (parents (kids get swag-bags)

    Email Suzie Darney at:

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 1:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our annual field trip falls on a Wednesday this year.

    Register here:

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pre-Pay for your spot at the POOL!

    Pool open 1-3 pm

    Picnic and socializing noon to 4pm

    Everyone is welcome!

    Picnic and curriculum sale/networking and craft/business/club signups are invited.

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Activities of interest to Homeschoolers in Northern Nevada

    Formal Teen Dance for Homeschoolers
    April 27th from 7:00-11:00 p.m.

    FWD from EAGLE Co-Op: Jennifer Fruechting is putting together a fun event

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 6:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Date: Friday, March 23, 2018 

    Time: 6:00 PM PT

    Location: Young Explorers - 130 W. Gepford Pkwy, Sun Valley, Nevada

    (And a big thank you to Carol Williams for hosting this event and donating the space at her new homeschool resource center.  You can find out more information about her center at:

    Registration Deadline: Midnight, Friday, February 23, 2018

    RSVP: Only the number of Project Entrants (for this event, it is NOT necessary to tell us how many spectators from your family will join the scientists :-) )

    Cost: This event is FREE! Homeschoolers will work on a project of their choice at home, with parent supervision.

    REGIONALS: Please note, due to declining participation in the Western Nevada Regional Science & Engineering Fair, it has been suspended after 50 years of operations.  Unfortunately, this means both the resources on their website and the next level of competition is no longer available.

    Age recommendation: 5 - 18 years

    Grades K-3: Can choose to do research on a state, create an invention, or complete a science project –
    State: each student will read a book about a state then make a tri-fold poster with information about the state.
    Invention: each student will create his/her own invention, make a model of it using items around the house and make a tri-fold poster explaining the invention.
    Science project: each student will present a tri-fold poster accompanied by a scientific notebook & report.
    (This section will not be judged. Every entrant will receive a participation ribbon and will learn a great deal by participating.)

    Grades 4-12: Will do a science project – each student will present a tri-fold poster accompanied by a scientific notebook & report. (This section will be judged. The grades will be split into 3 groups: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12)

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us in the Sparks Christmas Parade representing homeschoolers in Northern Nevada this Saturday, December 2nd! If you haven’t registered yet, register now at, we need to fill up our registration! 

    Important Details:

    1. Most of the organizers have never done a parade before so we are keeping it super simple with a simply decorated trailer that will hold 10-20 people and the rest of us will be walking. You are encouraged to bring decorated wagons/strollers as needed :) The goal of this event is not to win an award for best float, but to represent homeschoolers to the larger community and enjoy this holiday season’s parade by being a part of it!

    2. Wear your festive clothing (no live Santas allowed since city of Sparks has already contracted with Santa) and bring prepackaged candy canes to hand out (not throw) to spectators if you would like to hand out candy (no flyers please)

    3. Arrive between 11:30AM-12:00PM at the corner of C Street and Fifth Street in Sparks, look for our festive banners (thank you McLaughlin Family). The parade starts at 1:00PM. Leave plenty of time to park and parking will be limited!

    4. You are welcome to bring signs representing your homeschool group or family (eg. Merry Christmas from The Williams Family or Merry Christmas from IMPACT, Classical Conversations, EAGLE, etc) 

    For any questions contact Chelsey at

  • Monday, November 06, 2017 7:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NNHS-Sponsored Groups and Activities

    Help Out Homeschoolers!

    There is talk over in the NNHS Facebook group about a few activities still missing organizers. If you're inclined, take a look and see if any of these you are already organizing for fellow homeschoolers, or are willing to make a few arrangements to get your family into them.

    Organizing a Homeschool Outing

    It's easy to be an organizer. All you need do is contact the location/Organization and ask to set up a homeschool field trip or group. Choose something of interest to your family, that accommodates the age/interest of your homeschooler(s). Ask for programs or group discounts, special days or times. Here are some basic questions you will need to ask/information to provide so we can invite the whole group:

    DATE, TIME (begin/end)


    Complete Description/Why a homeschool family should be interested:

    Age recommendation/restrictions:

    Cost: (if you need NNHS to collect money in advance, we will have to add the convenience fee. Just ask us before you post anything.)

    Parents pay or free?
    Minimum to get group rate?
    Maximum group size? Including or excluding chaperones

    Registration or Payment deadline? (We need a few days between the deadline and the event to complete payment. Remember we are just volunteer parents with busy lives. :-) Ask us how much time we will need.)


    What to bring / What NOT to bring
    For more info on what to expect visit: (typically the organization's website)

    Check in where, when, with whom:


    Email us at activities at with the details, and we will get back to you with the convenience fee and deadline. We can help answer questions for you, or make suggestions about how/when to advertise or even to schedule things. We will need a way to reach you when the event day arrives, because there are always cancellations and people running late. We get the emails and can contact you if necessary, if we have your cell phone # or a good email for you.

    You are welcome to post the activity in the NNHS Facebook Group. It's now so large that you will be able to invite only those in the group who are also your FB friends. So, we always have to ask people to share the info on their own walls.)

    After registration closes, NNHS will complete payment to the vendor and email a check-in list to you as organizer, so you have the names of all the paid attenders. Then, you just bring a small sign that says NNHS and the list, show up a few minutes early, greet people, check them in, make a few new friends, and done! If you get time, snap a few pictures and email them to NNHS.

    So, here are a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to explore your own. If you're already working on something, please let us know. We try to keep people informed as we are able. (Did I mention we are all just busy volunteer homeschool moms?)

    • Santa Train/Candy Cane Train
    • Roller Skating
    • Ice Skating at ACES
    • TMCC Children's Theater Performance
    • Reno Philharmonic Young People's Concert in Spring 2018
    • Bowling or Tour of the National Bowling Stadium
    • Challenger Learning Center
    • Art Workshops
    • Monterey Bay Aquarium Field Trip
    • Sacramento Zoo
    • Sutter's Fort in CA
    • Mini golfing
    • Swimming lessons
    • Galena Hikes
    • Railroad museum
    • Virginia City
    • Piper's Opera House
    • Genoa
    • Ichthyosaurs
    • Bowers Mansion
    • Carson City Mint

    Free Tours:

    • In n out Burger
    • Tmwa
    • Police, fire, sheriff
    • TV stations
    • Kimmie Candy
    • NV State Museum
    • Library
    • Capitol/Governor's Mansion
    • Fort Churchill

    2018 Sheep Show

    2018 Reno Sheep Show - it's been discussed that Saturday, January 19 is free, but some want to go to an educational program on Friday, Jan. 18. All we need is a parent to contact them and make arrangements. I can help you get reservations and collect money. Just message me with the dates and details. Check out to get started

    2018 Sky Tavern Ski Fridays

    Last year there were parents working toward a really amazing discount and all-homeschool day on the hill on Fridays. We did not meet the minimum Sky Tavern required, but we might be able to with a bit more advance notice to spread the word. Is there are parent out there working on this already? Someone willing?
    Be advised, there is an NNHS group on Thursday mornings, and a Classical Conversations group on Thursday afternoons already set up. But with the thousands in NNHS, we should maintain hope. We can collect "pre-registrations" to gauge interest first, if you like.
    Try to reach them here:

    Kids and Bees January 2018

    Click this link for a video by the Louisiana Farm Bureau of a similar program in New Orleans!
    Click this link for photo albums for past programs.
    For more information, click here to join our Facebook event page.
    To RSVP your children or students for the January 12th free program, please visit our event page here.

    To register large groups, for further information and any questions, please contact Program Director, Sarah Red-Laird at or Program Assistant, Phylicia Chandler at, or call us at 541-708-1127

  • Monday, November 06, 2017 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Institute for Excellence in Writing
    This activity is not NNHS-sponsored, but you might find the information useful.

    IEW Virtual Winter Retreat

    This comes from the NNHS email account. Quite a few local Homeschoolers use IEW as their writing program. This is a FREE virtual convention. Reply to this organization directly.
    Fwd: IEW's Winter Retreat is free and provides a refreshing day of inspiration and encouragement from the comfort of your own home!

    Speakers include Andrew Pudewa, Sarah Mackenzie, Linda Mikottis, Robert Bortins, and Adam Andrews.

    Workshops include:

    Struggling Learners/Special Education: Strategies for Teachers and Parents
    Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing
    Classical Education: Then and Now
    What’s All the Fuss About Reading Aloud? A Round Table Discussion
    However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching

    Visit to register.

    Thanks so much!


    Amalia Meadows
    Goodwill Ambassador

    Institute for Excellence in Writing​, L.L.C.​ 800.856.5815 ext 5049
    IEW® is a registered trademark of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, L.L.C.
    Structure and Style™ is a registered trademark of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, L.L.C.

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