Membership

Join WWCHE

Each year, membership closes when WWCHE has reached its 150 family membership limit by August 15th or a max of 150 families. Thank you for submitting your applications early! If you missed this year’s registration deadline and are interested in joining WWCHE for the next school year, registration will open to new applicants the beginning of June each year. Our annual membership fee is $25.00.

Requirements for Membership

As stated in the WWCHE By-laws: “Membership in WWCHE shall be available to home schooling parents residing within the state of Georgia . All members must apply for membership as prescribed by the Board of Directors and must be approved by a majority vote of the Board at any regular or called meeting. Applicants for membership may be provisionally accepted by the President between meetings of the Board upon the payment of any initial fee set by the Board.

Although membership is not required for participation in some WWCHE activities, we advocate active membership as a means of encouraging families to expand their educational opportunities, cultivate friendships, support others who may be struggling and as a means of improving the quality and variety of activities offered to the home schoolers in this community.” Upon completion of the the membership application, the signature of the applicant affirms that they have read and agree with the following: Statement of Faith Statement Philosophy WWCHE Bylaws Event Guidelines Volunteer Commitment.

 

Members in Good Standing

As stated in the WWCHE By-laws, Members In Good Standing are eligible for membership renewal. Members In Good Standing is defined as WWCHE members who have paid their dues, volunteered for at least 2 activities*, and have demonstrated their support of the By-laws and rules of conduct in the current and/or previous year.

Volunteer Requirements

The WWCHE by-laws state that each family must volunteer twice each year. Due to the extra time required, volunteering to be a coordinator for either a special event or a monthly activity such as Mom’s Night Out, fulfills the volunteer requirement.

WWCHE’s success is due in large part to the contribution of its members. We are ever grateful for the wonderful ideas and projects that are suggested. Volunteer duties for each scheduled event will include but not be limited to set-up, monitor, clean up, and food.

See Activities and Events tabs for full listings.

Activities

A WWCHE activity is defined as an ongoing sub group within WWCHE supported by a coordinator that meets on a weekly or monthly schedule throughout the year. Due to the nature of the activity, a nominal fee may be required for participation.

Skate Day: A monthly event for all home school families at Dazzles Skating Rink in Douglasville with contemporary Christian music.

Play Day: A weekly get together for all ages as an opportunity for Mom’s to fellowship and kids to meet new friends.

Keepers at Home: A monthly activity group for girls age 6+ and their moms to earn badges for skills, homemaking, scripture memory, hobbies, sports, etc.

Contenders for the Faith: A monthly activity group for boys similar to Keepers at Home (see above).

Champions for Christ: This is an extension of Contenders for the Faith for boys 11-14 years old who meet monthly to help grow boys into Godly men.

Mustard Seeds: A monthly fellowship for 3-6 years old to make friends, learn and enrich their home education.

Facebook: A secure group for current WWCHE members to encourage each other, share tips, advice, websites, and keep updated on activities.

Yearbook Staff: This group consists of an adult coordinator and high school students who wish to participate in documenting our year in Wisdom Way through photographs and articles.

Mentor Moms:  A support ministry for new and veteran moms  to encourage one another, ask questions, give advice, and fellowship with one another.

Events

A WWCHE event is defined as a one-time gathering supported by a coordinator and volunteers that focuses on an educational, social, or enrichment opportunity for students of various ages depending on the kind of the event. Due to the nature of the event, a nominal fee may be required for participation.

Meet & Greet Social – September: A beginning of the school year social event for all WWCHE families that includes fellowship, covered dish supper and family games. This will also include an informational opportunity for all members to find out about upcoming activities, events and associate groups.

Middle School Social: For students in 6th-8th grade to fellowship, play games and make friends.

Mother-Son Event- October: A fun activity planned for mothers and sons.

Fall Board Game Day- October: Families and children bring their favorite board games for an afternoon of group fun.

Science Fair- January: An opportunity for our budding scientists to present a topic in a display or exhibit with the option to be considered for state competition.

Art Show-Fall and Spring: An opportunity for budding artists to create an original project for display.

Spelling Bee-January: Following the Scripps National Spelling Bee format, this event allows students kindergarten through 8th grade to participate at a local level with opportunity for advancement to the district, state, and national level.

Quiz Bowl- February: A competition for 6th-8th grade students only, including Bible, Language Arts, Math, Science and History questions. Grades compete separately with one winner per grade level.

Valentine Party-February: A party complete with a valentine exchange and sweet treats!

Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance-February: A special evening for fathers and daughters including dinner and entertainment.

Biography Night- March: Participating families study and present a display or exhibit about a chosen figure from history.

International Night-November: Participating families study and present a display or exhibit about a chosen country or state.

Field Day-April: An afternoon of individual and team relays and fun for all ages! The rain date for this event will be the Friday following the initial date. As a volunteer, please plan to be available both days.

Testing-April: Standardized testing offered for students in a group setting as needed utilizing the Stanford Achievement Test for 3rd through 12th grade. This is a three day volunteer commitment in which test proctors will be needed. Monitors will also be needed for testing.

Used Book/Curriculum Sale-May: An opportunity to buy and sell used educational materials including curriculum, books, games, puzzles, maps, and resources.

Graduation/Awards Ceremony-May: Participating families may enjoy the opportunity to recognize student achievement in spiritual, character or academic areas. Kindergarten and 5th grade graduation included also.

Senior Graduation Ceremony: A graduation ceremony to recognize seniors graduating from high school.

Field Trips-Monthly: Vary from month to month depending on interests and ideas. Facilitators should be a previous WWCHE member.