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Other things REACH offers it members 

This page is to show other things that REACH does and provides for homeschoolers of all ages.

Congressional Awards

The Congressional Award program for students ages 13 1/2 and up. All goals must be achieved by your 24th birthday - so you have 10 yrs to do this...Once you earn a GOLD medal you are invited to Congress to receive your medal....

REACH will be an Advisor for anyone that wants to participate in this -You can earn Certificates in Bronze, Silver and Gold and Medals in Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning The Congressional Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you’d like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace – on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals after registering for the program.

Arcademics for K to 8th graders

How Our Edu-Gaming Works - We make multiplayer educational games - math games, language arts games, and more for K-8 students.  Arcademics combines the excitement of video games with educational content to produce a high rate of learning through exciting, focused repetition that enables automaticity and fluency to be achieved quickly.  Our approach is based on these principle points:

Students respond to challenge and errors can be viewed as opportunities to improve rather than as indication of failure.

Repetitious drill can be fun, as games increase the time-on-task and engagement through competition.  To sign up I need first and last name - grade - then I will pm you back with a user id and password and log in info - you will need that info to log in.

EVERFI - Learning in the Real World

REACH has set up an acct for our group to access this website...See the facebook group page on how to sign-up.

Skoolbo - Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Languages & More

Skoolbo is a full curriculum learning program for four to ten-year-olds and REACH has an acct for our group to use this wonderful resource.

American Citizenship Award

Citizenship Award - Prek & up - This will start in Sept of 2020 and go to our award ceremony in May of 2021.. date announced in 2021...

To qualify for the Citizenship Award pin you will have to meet the requirements below... so you have from Aug to April 15th of 2021 to meet the requirements... everyone will turn in their projects or info below by the 15th of April so that I have time to order certificates and pins... See the facebook group page for all the details...

EPIC School - Books 

WOW! Your class has read 250 books this year! You’ve read 50 more books and earned a new badge!  REACH participates with Epic Books - students read online and their books are logged in and when they read so many books we get a badge - we are at 250 total books read now... Goal is 400


REACH participates in ordering books from Scholastic... The info on how to order, our code number and etc is found on our facebook group page... 

IXL K-12 Curriculum

IXL is personalized learning. With a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.  Each year we renew our license so REACH students can continue to use this wonderful resource

National Mythology Exam


The National Mythology Exams consist of the Pegasus Mythology Exam, which is intended for students in grades 3-8, and the Medusa Mythology Exam, which is intended for students in grades 9-12. The National Mythology Exams are given annually to over 9,000 students in approximately 400 schools nationally and internationally. The National Mythology Exams welcome all students of classical mythology. We do this exam every year...

National Spelling Bee - Scripps


Our purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.  We participate in this event as well.

HSDLA Discount Code for REACH members

Membership to join HSLDA is $130.00 this year - our discount code gives $15.00 off - so you would pay $115.00 to become a member....

What is HSLDA - Read below for more info....

What does joining HSLDA do for me? Protects your right to homeschool and defends your family. A lawyer is on call 24/7.

Provides fast help by phone or email: Get direct answers to your specific questions about home education. Veteran homeschooling parents are available to answer your questions and help you find resources for teaching your children:

Toddlers to Tweens (PreK-8th grade)

High school (including preparing for college or career paths) Struggling learners (special needs/gifted and talented)

Preserves homeschool freedom for all families by promoting homeschooling nationwide, as well as by working with state homeschooling groups to pass homeschool-friendly legislation and stop unfavorable bills at the state and federal levels.

Partners you with the cause: Although homeschooling is recognized in every state, HSLDA receives phone calls each day from families whose right to homeschool is being challenged or discriminated against by school officials, social workers, employers, colleges, armed services recruitment officers, and government bureaucrats. The customizable nature of homeschooling defies the educational elite’s ideal of mandatory, uniform indoctrination—making parental choice in education a target for elimination. 

By joining HSLDA, you are supporting families who are fighting for their right to homeschool today and standing 

together to preserve homeschooling freedom for tomorrow.

News and resources - Magazine—Our quarterly member magazine, the Home School Court Report,

 brings you news, case updates, what’s happening in your state, and other helpful resources.

Weekly updates and e-lerts—Stay on top of the latest homeschooling news and take action on homeschooling

related legislation in your state or the nation.

E-newsletters—Our early years, high school, and special needs e-newsletters are specifically designed to 

help you with your homeschooling challenges.

Webinars—Find encouragement and become equipped through our @home e-vent program! Members get to attend 

exclusive free e-vents and take advantage of a special registration discount on paid e-vents.

Shopping - HSLDA PerX program—Take advantage of exclusive member discounts and offers from national products and services.

Science Fair 2022-23

New this year REACH has added a Science Fair - SR division 9th to 12th graders can compete in our Local Fair and if they win they can advance to the Piedmont Local Science Fair - ALL ages are welcome to participate - see the Facebook group page for all the details.....

History Fair

The REACH Group puts on a History Fair once a year and students are encouraged to pick someone in History that they would like to showcase at the History Fair.  This is a fun event and everyone attending learns alot from this event.   The REACH History Fair was done in Jan 2021... Our next one will be in Jan 2023

Spring Entrepreneur Day - 2022-23

Spring Entrepreneur Day - DTBD.... Set-up between 10-11am -sell 11 to 1:30pm - Clean up and go home by 2pm.

REACH Entrepreneur Day - Spread the word tell your friends and family to come and shop from you...

Do you like to sell? Do you have things that you make and would like to market to others? Then come and join other homeschoolers as they share their wares and market to the community their products....

This event is a way to teach kids about Marketing, selling, loss and profits, advertising and more...

Each student is responsible for their own display - each student will get 1/2 of either an 8 or 6 ft table or a full table if they paid for one... So students come prepare to set up your table to display your items for sale..

Also make sure you have prices on your items or nearby your items so folks know how much the item cost.

Make sure to bring money to make change for your customers.

You are welcome to offer a raffle or etc to increase sales.

Bring bags to put your purchases in to hand to your customers.....

If you run out of an item make sure to have a spare to show and bring paper to take orders...

Art and Craft Fair - April 2023

REACH puts on an Art and Craft Fair each year - students enter their art work, photography, crafts, sewing, wood working and more.

REACH Swap and Shop

REACH Swap and Shop Wed March 3rd from 11:30-2pm..Bring your gently used items that you no longer need or want and shop from the tables to take home back some new treasures. Everything is FREE.... Last time to drop off is at 1:30pm - 1:30-2pm is clean-up....

So clean out those toy boxes, closets, drawers and etc and bring your stuff to place on the tables in the big room. The tables will be marked so you will know where to place your items.

You can bring clothes, toys, books, shoes, hh items, pictures, jewelry, gift items, baby items, arts and crafts and so on. Usually we don't bring in big items like exercise equipment and large pieces of furniture - small items are fine....

So clean your house out and bless one another ....

Book Fair - March 2023

Book Fair - March 3rd, 2023  - 10-11am. Free event.

Do you have a favorite book? Would you like to tell others about your book? If so come and do the book fair. What is the book fair you ask? It is where you come and tell others about your favorite book through a display board, video, dressing up in character and so on.

You pick out your favorite book and tell others all about it. We will go from one to the next and each student gets a few minutes to talk about their book, what they like about the book, their favorite part and so on.

You can create your display around your book - for ex: Charlotte's Web - you could display the book - talk about the author and the book, show pictures of Wilbur and Charlotte - have a stuffed pig and spider or other creative ideals.... 

Int'l & State Fair - All ages welcome - April 2023

International/State Fair - April 21st, 2023 from 10am to noon... This is a FREE event to attend...

What is the Int'l & State Fair - this is where you pick a country, island, or a state and you research and present what you learned to our group... For ex: maybe your grandparents are from Japan so you might select that country to tell the group about life in Japan, their culture, dress, music, art, what they eat, customs and so on.

or you could do say the state of Florida - maybe you love FL and want to tell others all about Florida...

Each person is given 1/2 of a 6 or 8 ft table to use - you can do a display board, you can bring items to show, you can bring food to give to people to sample, you can hand out flyers for folks to take home, you can dress up and more...

When you arrive to the Int'l/State Fair you will be given a passport paper - visit all of the tables and get the kids to put a sticker that you visited them - return at the end for a chance to win some door prizes that day....

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

REACH does a promotion ceremony for students finishing 5th and 8th grade - Usually we hold our event in May - more details will be available on the REACH facebook group page...

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 

REACH holds an 8th grade promotion ceremony in May for students finishing 8th grade - for more info see the Facebook group page for all the details

Senior Graduation - June 2021

REACH puts on a Senior graduation each year... Students will graduate in June of 2021... All the details are found on the REACH facebook group page... this picture is from our Graduation in July of 2020... Congrats to the SR Class....

Prek and K Graduation - June 2021

REACH puts on a Prek and K Graduation each June... ALL the details can be found on the REACH facebook group page.

Homecoming Dance

Each year either in Oct or Nov we host a Homecoming Dance for students ages 13 and up - each year we have a sell out event.  Homecoming was held in Oct 2021 .... Homecoming will return in the fall of 2021 so watch for the date... This picture is from 2019 Homecoming at the Old Silk Mill in Fredburg

Winter Dance - Feb 

Each year in Feb we hold our Winter Dance - this event sells out each year... This is for ages 13 and up - all the details can be found on our REACH facebook group page.  This picture is from 2019 at the Old Silk Mill in Fredburg

REACH Homeschool Formal/Prom - May 

Each year upto Covid we held our Prom at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg - We hope to return there shortly - but in the meantime we have found a new home to have our Prom - Prom will return in May - visit the Facebook group page for all the details...this is an older picture

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