Stepping Stones Then, Stepping Stones Now

Stepping Stones Then, Stepping Stones Now

Say the word “Pilgrims,” and my mind immediately goes to tall hats, big buckles, and Stove Top Stuffing.  Our modern history books have so diminished our conception of the Pilgrims that we often tend to think of them mainly in terms of the “first Thanksgiving.”  But...
A Brief Look at Legislation

A Brief Look at Legislation

by John and Edie Carey The Careys served on the CHEWV board for several years. When John began working for CHEWV at the State Capitol in 1999, advancing homeschool freedoms meant gaining the freedom to homeschool a child past the eighth grade even if the parents did...
Support Groups in the Early Years

Support Groups in the Early Years

by Coleen Bumgarner During CHEWV’s first fifteen years, Coleen Bumgarner worked to establish support groups and contacts throughout the state of WV.  Here she recounts a little bit of what it was like to be a “pioneer” in those early years of homeschooling! When CHEWV...
1994: Portfolio Review

1994: Portfolio Review

The First Decade and the Portfolio Option by Mike Hutchison, former Executive Director of CHEWV With a vision to serve the homeschooling community, CHEWV commenced its service in 1990.  Starting with a board of ten couples, the first real invitation to join CHEWV came...
1986 Homeschooling Law

1986 Homeschooling Law

The Birth of Legal Homeschooling: Not to be Taken Lightly by Gene and Jan Board, one of CHEWV’s founding board couples. It has been thirty years since we started homeschooling–a generation has passed and many things have changed. When our family started...