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Homeschool Offerings

Homeschool Happenings @ The Fletcher Branch
Homeschool Happenings is a series of fun and educational programs designed to introduce children to different subjects and topics, it is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM. These programs are for 6 through 12 year olds. No registration is required to attend. Each program is presented by an expert from within our community and we strive for all programs to be as interactive and interesting as possible.

2016-2017 Homeschool Happenings Schedule
September 28th: Pet Care Presented by the Humane Society of Washington County)
October 26th: Financial Literacy Presented by University of Maryland Extension of Washington County)
November 30th: Police Work (Presented by the Hagerstown City Police Department)
No December Program: Due to the Holidays
January 25th: News Reporting (Presented by WHAG)
February 22nd: Journalism (Presented by The Herald-Mail)
March 22nd: TBD (Presented by TBD)
April 26th: Biotechnology and DNA Extraction (Presented by Dr. Cindy Dove, Associate Professor at Hagerstown Community College)
May 24th: Firefighting (Presented by the Hagerstown Fire Department)

Homeschool Bookclub @ The Fletcher Branch

Homeschool Bookclub meets monthly to discuss a pre-assigned book and enjoy light refreshments, it is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM. These programs are for 10 through 14 year olds. No registration is required to attend. Check with the Children's Department to receive a copy of the upcoming month's book.

Homeschooling Resources

Maryland Homeschool Instruction Fact Sheet
http://archives.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/nonpublicschools/npdocs/f...

Washington County Public Schools, Maryland Homeschooling Information
http://wcpsmd.com/student-services/home-schooling

Washington County Public Schools, Maryland Homeschooling Notification Form (Direct Link)
http://wcpsmd.com/sites/default/files/documents/home_schooling_notificat...

Nonpublic Entities Registered to Supervise Home Instruction of Maryland Students
http://nonpublicschoolsdb.marylandpublicschools.org/nonpublic/home_instr...

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) Website
http://www.hslda.org/default.aspx

National Home Education Research Institute
http://www.nheri.org/

Homeschooling 101: What Is Homeschooling?
http://www.parents.com/kids/education/home-schooling/what-is-homeschooling/

Homeschooling Resources Article
http://www.parents.com/kids/education/home-schooling/best-homeschooling-...