EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. is hosting the Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local educational resources for the community as well as for parents of any school aged child.
If you are interested in exhibiting or speaking at this event, please fill out the information below. The deadline for all interests is November 30, 2018.
It will take place January 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST at the South Cobb Regional Library located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126. This event is FREE to attendees and will feature door prizes, exhibitors from Cobb, Douglas, Fulton & Paulding Counties as well as FREE workshops.
Grab a blanket and some hot chocolate and get ready to cuddle and read!
An EPIC Read-a-Thon is an exciting way to get your child reading and rewarding them for their efforts. One of the great things about the Read-a-thon program is that everyone can qualify for a free prize and you help a non-profit as well*. Your child does not have to be a member of EPIC Homeschool Network to participate.
Who: All School Aged Children
What: An EPIC Read-A-Thon
When: The Read-A-Thon Officially Starts December 3 and ends Dember 13, 2018
Where: From the Comfort of Your Own Home and Online
We will celebrate the end of our Read-A-Thon at the Sweetwater Library. Details will follow.
Why: EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance and empower home education in the community. We are raising funds to provide scholarships to families for educational purposes as well as students. We are also raising funds to support our activities such as our community service projects, field trips and our resource center.
How: Register here at https://2018epicreadathon.eventbrite.com and then details will be sent via email as we approach the date.
What will happen during the 2 weeks?
Your child commits to reading 15 minutes a day for 9 days. You will get tips to help your child transform into an excited reader. We will have virtual reading sessions with students.
* Prizes will be given out at EPIC Homeschool Meetings. If you are unable to attend and would like these items mailed to you, there will be a shipping fee assessed based on your location.
Register today at https://2018epicreadathon.eventbrite.com
The EPIC Running Club is a twelve week program. We are proud member of Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids, a free, game oriented running program designed to get kids active! The mission of Kilometer Kids is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to area youth through a running-based program, empowering children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices.
We meet weekly on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at a park in Austell, Georgia (Cobb County). You must be a registered member of EPIC HSN to participate. If you are interested sign up and you will be contacted regarding membership (which is a $40 for the family).
The meeting schedule will be emailed once you register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNpxRJJSyF4r6nVflKzn8K_foPwgYKNVkgUBsVmFa1JY_B2Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Upcoming Team Races
· October 24: Kilometer Kids Fun Run and Dash: Blackburn Park
· November 7: Kilometer Kids Fun Run and Dash: KSU
· November 22: Thanksgiving Day Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia One Mile & 50m Dash
To register for the running club go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNpxRJJSyF4r6nVflKzn8K_foPwgYKNVkgUBsVmFa1JY_B2Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
We have started our EPIC Teens/Tweens Program.
Tweens are ages 11 – 13 (if your child is 10 and turning 11 during the 2018-2019 school year you may sign up for tweens). Teens are ages 14- 18.
If you are interested, please complete the form here so we can send you an invitation to our next event.
Lisa Kinnemore would like to introduce a new opportunity for home school students for the 2018-2019 school year. The Student Ambassador Program is a leadership development program for high school students that centers around civic engagement, voter registration promotion and volunteerism. The Secretary of State’s office launched this program statewide in the fall of 2016. Secretary Kemp has created this opportunity for students to work as liaisons between our office and their schools. Through the program, they will promote voter registration and voter awareness among their peers.
Currently, there are approximately 150 schools across the state participating, and we are now opening up registration for the 2018-2019 school year. We have seen great success with the program thus far, and we are excited to see it continue to grow. The students are learning while engaging and giving back to their communities.
The program is free to join and open to all high schools and homeschool groups in the state of Georgia. If you choose to partake, we ask that you select at least one sophomore, junior, and senior to participate as each grade level has specific roles and responsibilities in the program. Each school is allowed to select up to 9 representatives, and how these students are selected is left up to the individual schools.
The students will attend a regional kick-off event in the fall where they will receive all the training and resources they will need to be successful in the program. Throughout the year, the students will plan events that center around civic involvement, voter registration promotion, and volunteerism. For each event that they hold, they will receive points towards our statewide and regional competitions. I have included a link to an informational video that would only take a few minutes of your time, and gives great insight about the program.
For students that are interested in joining, the deadline is August 24th to sign up.
Kick Off Dates:
Atlanta (Georgia World Congress Center): September 6
Statesboro (Georgia Southern University): September 12
Macon (Anderson Conference Center): September 13
It’s that time of year again. As a reminder, you must submit a Declaration of Intent by September 1st or within 30 days after a home study program is established. This is an annual process so don’t forget to file every year. To complete your declaration of intent in Georgia, click here.
Looking for a group? Join EPIC today! To join click here https://www.homeschool-life.com/2453/signup
You are invited to join the Homeschool Leaders Collaborative
In this collaborative you will:
- Learn how you can start your own group in 7 simple steps.
- Get downloadable sheets to help you plan your group.
- Network with other group leaders.
This collaborative group is free for a limited time only. Register today!
EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is hosting our annual Not Back to School Party featuring local resources for the homeschooling community .
This event will take place during on Thursday, August 9 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Collar Park located at 2625 Joe Jerkins Boulevard, Austell, Georgia 30106.
Not Back to School Party is a chance for local homeschool families to hang out and get to meet one another while learning more about EPIC Homeschool Network and other resources. We will also be signing up for our new Teen/Tween program at the park!
This event is free and open to the public. However, we encourage attendees to register at Eventbrite at https://notbacktoschoolparty2018.eventbrite.com . If you have a resouce and would like to participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you attending the 2018 Southeast Homeschool Expo on July 26- 28 at the Cobb Galleria? We hope so and we hope to see you there. EPIC will be around on Friday, July 27. Come visit us at EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. Booth #301. To learn more go to https://www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com/dates-times-and-costs/
How to Start a Homeschool Group
So you’re homeschooling and you’re worried about the big S question…SOCIALIZATION. You’ve looked at the groups around but you can’t seem to find one that works for your family. Have you considered starting your own homeschool group? In this session Andrea Hall will share how she started South Cobb Homeschoolers which has now become EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc., a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance, and empower home education in the community. You will learn how you can start your own group in seven simple steps. Join us on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 118 for this session on How to Start a Homeschool Group.