OCHEC is a statewide service organization for Oklahoma homeschoolers. Throughout the year individuals and support groups in our state host events providing support, encouragement, or legislative awareness to the homeschool community. This page is provided by OCHEC to help event organizers communicate with state homeschoolers. The inclusion of an event on this page does not constitute an endorsement by OCHEC.
Events and activities from across the state that are appropriate for homeschool families are welcome. Please submit event information to the OCHEC office. E-mail (preferred) firstname.lastname@example.org or call (405) 810-0386. Last updated 4/22/13.
E.C.H.O., (Educators for Christian Homeschoolers of Oklahoma) BOOK SALE & Rose State College Mini Seminar Offerings:
When: May 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Rose State College (near the student bookstore) Midwest City
Seminars will cover high school transcript, concurrent enrollment, scholarships, etc. For more info contact: Kristy Gamez #229-4437.
E.C.H.O. Family & Friends ENROLLMENT DAY for the 2013-14 school year.
When: MAY 15th, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m
Where: Sooner Baptist Church, between Sooner Rd & Air Depot on 15th St., Midwest City
Come meet our teachers, pick up course overviews, and enjoy fellowship with other families!We offer Home Extension Classes for the Homeschool Student; Echoing the Heart & Purpose of the Homeschool Parent."
For more info: http://www.echoextension.com/. See the contact page
CERAMICS 5-week SUMMER ART WORKSHOP – Midwest City/Choctaw Area
"Has your student ever had the chance to work with REAL clay?" Space is Limited. Registration Deadline is Wednesday, May 22. To Sign Up, go to: http://www.creationartacademy.com/.
Oklahoma Patriot Homeschool Cheer Squad Camp
Who: Homeschool girls ages 11-18
When: May 21 & 22
Patriot Cheer Fundamentals Camp is a non-obligatory two-day fun experience where she will learn about being a Patriot Cheerleader while mastering a cheer, chant & jumps. Patriot Cheer is committed to encouraging long-term fitness habits, leadership skills, sportsmanship and incredible lifetime friendships. For more info: http://okpatriotscheer.com/
7th Annual Arbuckle-Simpson Nature Festival
When: April 26th & 27th, 2013.
Where: Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Arbuckle-Simpson area boasts a wealth of plant and animal wildlife and
an abundance of pristine natural resources. The Tishomingo Refuge
Ecology and Education Society (TREES), Murray State College, and the
Johnston County Chamber of Commerce—working with the Tishomingo National
Wildlife Refuge, the Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery, the Chickasaw
Nation, The Nature Conservancy, and community leaders from the
region—have worked together now for four years to expand on our
award-winning 2007 inaugural event. Our overall goal is to showcase the
natural heritage and bounty and to increase public appreciation and
enjoyment of our region’s treasures. While participation is necessarily
limited—to protect local ecosystems—the several tours and events we are
planning will provide a unique opportunity to join us in this
celebration of Oklahoma’s oasis.
Participants in the 2012 festival had the opportunity to be guided by
regional naturalists, historians, and wildlife experts on tours. Visit www.asnfok.net for more information or call 580-371-2402.
Edmond Book/Curriculum SaleWhen: Friday, April 19th, 2013, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Where: New Hope Church of Christ, Second Street(One block north of Sonic on Story near Kelly and Edmond Rd.)Cost: Admission for buying is free, as always.Cost to sell: $5 a table. Please email Suzy McCracken at McCrackenmeup@cox.net to have a registration form emailed to you and turn it in no later than April 17th. Shoppers and Sellers: All children under 13 must be kept with you at all times. Teens are allowed to shop by themselves but may not roam around or hang out anywhere but with you or at your table selling your items. This will be reinforced as this is the main reason we have had to relocate. Please respect this rule so we can continue to have our book sale. Please call Suzy McCracken at 285-5755 or 388-7354 (cell) for questions. An email address or telephone number is required for confirmation of your table number.Scholarships and Essay Contest:Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a nonprofit public policy research organization is sponsoring an essay contest for incoming college freshmen and provide tuition scholarships to the winners. This year’s questions is: What impact, if any, does the structure of civil society, including family structure, have on the growth of government and vice versa?The details and guidelines for the essay contest can be found at http://www.ocpathink.org/2013-essay-contest 2013 Congressional Art Competition for OK 5th Congressional DistrictWho: High school students residing in Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional DistrictWhen: Art due in our office by Friday, April 26, 2013, Winner will be determined by Friday, May 3, 2013Details on specific instructions regarding size requirements, release forms and more here: http://lankford.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition Oklahoma Business Week is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers firsthand experience with the world of business! Participants become part of a “company” and work together in various events and competitions! Everyone will also have the opportunity to interact and learn from business leaders. Students and teachers will gain skills in leadership, communication, team building, responsibility, money management, entrepreneurship, marketing and more. At OBW you’ll learn the business world can be serious stuff, but it can also be fun!Where: East Central University, Ada, OKWhen: June 2-7, 2013. Participants will live in the dorms and participate in a variety of activities on the ECU campus. This is a great opportunity for students to get a feel of what college life is like!Cost (including all meals and housing): $150 per participant. (OBW camp is over a $750 value but due to generous supporters, are able to cover most expenses.)Application review begins March 1st. We only have slots for 100 student participants and 10 teacher participants, so don’t delay in encouraging potential participants to apply. For more information, a link to the video, or for an application visit www.okbusweek.com.
Physical Education Events For Homeschooled Children
OLYMPIC DAY 2013Olympic Day/South: Track Event for Home Schooled ChildrenWhen: Tuesday, May 7, 9:00 - 2:30 p.m.Where: Veterans Park, Newcastle, OKOlympic Day/North: Track Event for Home Schooled ChildrenWhen: Thursday, May 9, 9:00 - 2:30 p.m.Where: Regional Park, Midwest City, OKSign up and all information for all events: www.peisfun.net or contact Mrs. Diane Taylor, email@example.com or 405.771.5083.Oklahoma Heritage Association Opportunities & ScholarshipsFREE Field Trips for the 2013 Spring Semester Thanks to generous sponsors, the Gaylord-Pickens Museum is offering FREE FIELD TRIPS during the 2013 spring semester. The Free Field Trip program includes free admission to the Museum and the teacher's choice of a free lunch for each student or a stipend to help with transportation, in the amount of $4 per student, Field trip spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Find an application for the program here.
$10,000 Nichols Scholarship
applications due March 1. For more information, contact Gini Moore
Campbell at 405.523.3202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choctaw Community Homeschool Co-op: Used Book Sale
When: May 14th 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Choctaw Road Baptist Church, 14971 East Reno Ave, Choctaw, OK 73020
Tables are Free. Enrollment day will be May 14th during the book sale. For more information contact Tina Bridges 405-391-2700 or email@example.com
Find out how you can earn a $3,000 CollegePlus scholarship and a $2,000 missions trip scholarship or any of the other awesome prizes, including an automatic $350 scholarship towards CollegePlus tuition by going to:
The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association would like to present the opportunity for your students to participate in a family friendly, competitive activity that not only promotes camaraderie amongst its athletes, but also provides annual scholarship opportunities. For more information: Tina Hawkins, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.horseshoepitching.com. The Congressional Award Foundation Spring Internships AvailableThe Congressional Award is accepting internship applications for the Spring 2013 Semester in the National Office in Washington, DC.Interns assist Congressional Award Program Managers with the promoting, publicizing, and overseeing of the foundation and its day-to-day operations. This includes program-related activities, medal ceremonies, and national events. The Program Managers are the foundation's liaisons with congressional offices, partnering organizations, schools, advisors, individual participants, education officials, and state and local media. Interns are also expected to lead a project within the office for the program. For more information contact email@example.comOKC Area Homeschool Baseball T-Ball (age 4 to 6 girls and boys), Baseball for boys (age 7 to 18) and Softball for girls (age 7-18). Begins in April, but sign up soon. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-818-4095.
Think Global Flight, an around the world flight of adventure promoting education and inspiring students. There are no costs to participate with no time requirements that will bring real-world application to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) to your child.
For more information: www.thinkglobalflight.org and click on the educator tab.
NEW!! Oklahoma Sky Basketball
Now forming competitive homeschool basketball teams for fall 2012 league play. The Sky offers year-round, competitive teams with professional coaches. Homeschooled boys and girls, ages 6-18, are eligible. In addition, the Sky’s “Skills Training” classes offer fundamental skill-building to players at all levels. Practices and training are held in Edmond. Contact email@example.com for more information, or call 405.823.1853.
Central Oklahoma Homeschool Juniors and Seniors
Calling the juniors and seniors of 2013! The Central Oklahoma Homeschool classes of 2013 and 2014 are forming this school year and preparing for class elections. Don’t be left out. Especially if you’re a senior planning on graduating with the class. We are collecting class dues and preparing for graduation already.
A parent/student introduction meeting is Monday, Sept. 10 at 7pm at the home of Ian and Angie and Ashlyn Steedman, 5213 NW 109th St., OKC 73162. Please contact the current 2013 senior class president Ashlyn Steedman at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 405-246-8621 to join the class.
Destination Imagination Opportunities Destination Imagination is a non-profit organization which encourages young people (K-12) to form teams to solve challenges. The kids work together and learn many socialization skills, management skills and learn through the research necessary to solve their challenges. They have fun using music, theatre, dance, and improv to show all that they have learned. DI is
a fun, educational tool that takes kids outside the box. For more information regarding this program: idodi.org and okdi.webs.com.
Academic Competition Association (ACA)Academic Competition available to all homeschool students in Oklahoma and Arkansas.For more info: Sandi Scott, (855) Blue ACA, email@example.com, or blue-aca.com
Alive at 25Who: Ages of 14-24 The course provides important information about the dangers facing young motorists and how to remain safe on the road. The course is 4 hours long and takes place in an interactive classroom setting, which includes instructional videos and class discussion. All students will receive a certificate of course completion at the end of the course.If you’re interested in getting involved and/or supporting the Alive at 25 program, contact the Oklahoma Safety Council at 405-848-8626, www.oksafety.org
Work from home . . . for OCHEC!
From the comfort of home, the OCHEC phone team volunteers retrieve messages from the answering machine and directs callers to the person or information they need. We assist those who are considering homeschooling and those who are currently homeschooling. We also help those who want to announce educational and service opportunities to home educators. Most of the time, we simply direct the callers to specific information on our website or to our Oklahoma Home Educators' Handbook.
Would you like to volunteer for the OCHEC phone team? To qualify, you must have 5 years of homeschooling experience. Your duties would require a few minutes one day a week on a three-month rotation. We will train you and equip you to return any phone call. Don't worry; this job is not too hard! There will always be someone there to answer any question that you cannot. You can do it!
Please contact the OCHEC phone team coordinator, Kim Stewart, at (405)330-8621 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be interested in being a part of this important ministry.
Tulsa Geoscience Center: field trip!
Where: 507 S. Main Street, Suite 300 in the Oil Capitol Building, Tulsa, OK.
10 – 15 minute video, usually a Discovery Channel or Planet Earth selection on dinosaurs, earthquakes, volcanoes, caves, etc.; 8 rooms of hands on activities/experiments with rocks, fossils, minerals; make a tsunami; petrochemistry; recycling; earthquakes, volcanoes and the “Ring of Fire”; mysteries of earth magnetism, gravity, sound waves; fossil dig; fluorescent rocks dark room; take home activity projects; free teaching materials for educators/parents; docents that include professional geologists, engineers, teachers, trained high school interns who enjoy working with kids.
Send a booking request to email@example.com, including your preferred date and time (and an alternative date/time), name and estimated number of your group, age range, contact name and phone/email or call 918-392-4556 and leave a message. Quality educational field trip to discover earth sciences with hands on activities: Also, downtown discovery walking tours to view different building materials used in Tulsa’s oldest and finest oil baron buildings, many Art Deco style. Book your Cub/Boy Scout merit badge classes or Girl Scout patch classes here with our trained leaders, and finish in 2-3 hours. Lock in your fall tours now!
Other Items of Interest
Warr Acres Library: For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Shawnee, OK.
A wide array of courses offered for youth. Go to www.gctech.org and take a look at our summer courses. (Click on the short term classes.) Fall courses listed in July. Enrollment for courses can be done via the internet, telephone or in person.
Foreign Language Study & Cultural Immersion Programs: Live it to Learn It®
Middle School, High School, Adults & Seniors - Parents with Children, ALL Age Groups – ALL Year
Extremely Flexible Schedules, 35+ Countries, 20+ Languages
www.flsas.com email@example.com, FLSAS / Foreign Language Study Abroad Service, Box 430903. South Miami, FL 33243
The intentions of this website are to build a homeschooling community where homeschoolers can get free curriculum. 1,000 members are already sharing their curriculum with other homeschoolers. Many homeschoolers are one income or low income families, and struggle with the cost of living, let alone curriculum. With this in mind, this is a place for homeschoolers where quality educational materials are free of cost. Members of Curriculum Share become part of a community that works together to make sure all of our children receive the best education we can give them. Curriculum Share is about cutting costs, not corners. You will pay only the cost of shipping agreed upon by you and the person you are getting your homeschool curriculum from. www.curriculumshare.com
Free "Money Talks" Program
WEOKIE Credit Union Foundation which is a 501 (c)(3) public charity organization that offers free financial education and scholarship opportunities for OKC and surrounding communities. They are offering a free interactive "Money Talks" program that is adaptable for grades 2-12 and will come to your classroom. This is a program to assist in the teaching of Passport to Personal Financial Literacy , House Bill 1476. For more information , or to have "Money Talks" visit your group, contact Nathan Gillen, 405-415-9088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.