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Homeschool Day at the Capitol gives us the opportunity to educate our legislators on the values of homeschooling as a viable alternative to public education. Many of our Senators and Delegates have never met a homeschooling family and may not know much about home education. They may get most of their information about homeschooling from the Department of Education and teachers’ unions, which may not present homeschooling in a favorable way.

 

 

Homeschool Day at the Capitol gives us the opportunity to educate our legislators on the values of homeschooling as a viable alternative to public education. Many of our Senators and Delegates have never met a homeschooling family and may not know much about home education. They may get most of their information about homeschooling from the Department of Education and teachers’ unions, which may not present homeschooling in a favorable way.

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This is your moment to meet our Representatives both in the House and Senate, and better yet, have them meet you. Show them what Homeschooling is all about. Talk to them so they know. Many have never met or talked to a homechooler. Now is a great opportunity.

This is also a chance to meet Other Homeschoolers from around the state. See how large of a group we really are, and how much we are growing.

We will have tours available throught the day of our Beautiful Capitol and our Governors Mansion (read below for times and sign up).

Why should your family attend Homeschool Day at the Capitol?

  • To protect the right to homeschool in West Virginia
  • To meet lawmakers in person and build personal relationships with them
  • To show the legislature that homeschooling is a viable option for educating our children
  • Meet other homeschool families from across the state
  • Tour the Capitol
  • Visit the WV State Museum at the Cultural Center
  • Learn about the legislative process.

Displays
Displays are a very important part of Homeschool Day. Individual families and homeschool support groups are encouraged to bring a display to show the various activities and accomplishments that have been made throughout the school year. (example: use a trifold board, show what your chold has done, show an experiment they have worked on, show off your homeschool life or their projects, get creative).

HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE CAPTIOL EVENTS AND TIMES

***All events and tours are subject to change so please check at the registration desk.

9:00: Registration Table open, Displays Setup
10:00 Capitol Tours start (see below for times and sign ups)) Meet at Information Desk in Lower Rotunda ****These will take place on the Hour mark

PLEASE LET US KNOW BELOW WHAT TIME YOU WILL TOUR or you can text me (Kathie Hess Crouse) at 304-533-6396
10:30 Mansion Tours start (See below for times and sign ups)
11:45 Lunch (on your own) Bring your lunch, eat in the cafeteria with our Delegates and Senators, or you can leave the Capitol and eat locally.
????: Presentation of Homeschool Resolutions House/Senate
12:00 Noon Rally for homeschoolers in the Lower Rotunda. Performers and Speakers:

****If any one would like to speak or perform please let me know ASAP (please keep performances and speeches to no more than 3-4 minutes)

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Please Leave your Name, Tour, Tour time, how many in your party.

CAPITOL TOURS:
10:00am
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm

MANSION TOURS:
10:30am
1:30pm
2:30pm
3:30pm

SUPREME COURT TOURS: TBA

CAPITOL TOURS:
Meet at Information Desk in Lower Rotunda
****These will take place on the Hour mark PLEASE LET US KNOW BELOW WHAT TIME YOU WILL TOUR or you can text or call me (Kathie Hess Crouse) at 304-533-6396 or  WVHomeschoolDay@gmail.com, Or leave info on this event. I will let you know when I have added you.

MANSION TOURS: Meet on the Mansion's porch 5 minutes BEFORE the tour begins.
*****These will take place on the half hour mark. Once tour begins NO ONE will be permitted to join and no one is permitted to leave. These tours can be cancelled at any time depending on our Governors family and/or any security concerns. PLEASE LET US KNOW BELOW WHAT TIME YOU WILL TOUR or you can message me (Kathie Hess Crouse) at or text me at 304-533-6396 or WVHomeschoolDay@gmail.com, Or leave info on this event. I will let you know when I have added you.

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SHUTTLE RIDES FROM LAIDLEY FIELD PARKING LOT: All day shuttle service is provided between the Capitol Complex and the Laidley Field parking area. The shuttle departs from Laidley Field starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. Each stop is served approximately every 10-15 minutes.

The shuttle does not operate from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The stops include: the Division of Highways Building 5, Building 6 California Avenue, East Wing entrance to the Main Capitol Building, at the Governor’s driveway (Greenbrier Street), and Laidley Field. The shuttle bus is handicapped accessible.

MAP OF THE CAPITOL: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Educational/capitolmaps_2013.pdf

ENTRY TO CAPTIOL: You must enter through one of the 2 security checkpoints. The easiest one and the one closet to all the parking is the the Greenbrier street side directly across from the Cultural Center Entrance. Any questions or help please contact Kathie Hess Crouse @304-533-6396 (call or text)

January 16th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
West Virginia State Capitol
1900 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25317

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