Registration now open!
2016 is the year for hundreds of homeschool families across the Mountain State to attend Home School Day at the Capitol! In the upcoming legislative session we expect the introduction of a bill to modernize the homeschool law. HSDC has been scheduled early enough (January 25) to make a legislative difference.
There are several options for your family to choose from on this important day:
- Create a display featuring a homeschool project or your group,
- Schedule an educational tour of the Capitol and/or Governor’s Mansion,
- If your student has a talent to showcase, register for performance consideration at the main event of the day – the rally at 12:30, and/or
- Contact your Delegate and/or Senator to schedule a time to introduce yourself and possibly leave them with a little something to remember your visit.
Keep in mind that some of the Senators and Delegates have never met a family that home schools and probably know very little about it. Any impressions they have likely come from sources such as sensationalized news stories, the Department of Education, or teachers’ unions – which means they may not be favorable impressions. Your presence can change all that!
For full details about the day’s schedule, registration, display guidelines, and what to expect, start here.
But one final thought – while we are visiting our great state’s capitol, let’s take the time to pray for our state and governing authorities. I Timothy 2:1-4 states, “I exhort therefore that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
“All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”
Hope to see you on January 25th!