News and Notes
  1. Since March of 2010, all of The South Dakota Home School Association’s activities have been announced and RSVPs taken via the SDHSA BigTent group, which is available to all current SDHSA members, and includes an email list-serv and other tools to help us communicate.  Community members who are homeschooling or thinking about homeschooling, but are not yet looking to join a support group, are encouraged to “like” our group on Facebook

  1. From time to time, SDHSA members have been featured on local news programs. Click here to see the videos.

  1. The SDHSA would like to say thanks and welcome to all our new member families, and welcome back to returning families.  If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact one of the group leaders, or better yet, join us at one of our Tuesday evening planning meetings!

  1. Next time you visit Falls Park, please be sure to take time to remember Hannah Jenner at her memorial bench, which is located in front of the visitor’s center.  You can view Hannah’s photo gallery by clicking here.

Opportunities Offered by Other Area Groups and Businesses

  1. Barnes & Noble offers homeschoolers a 20% discount off the publisher's list price on most hardcover and paperback books used as educational materials.  To receive the discount, present your Educator's Discount Card and valid photo ID at time of purchase.  To receive your discount card, homeschooling parents need to present their stamped state exemption form and a photo ID.  This discount does not apply to café, music, DVDs, videos, periodicals, textbooks, gift cards, membership or shipping fees, shop-to-home orders and orders. This discount may not be combined with any other promotional or special discount, including the Barnes & Noble Membership program.

  1. The Dance Gallery offers dance classes for homeschooled children.  Questions?  Call The Dance Gallery at 338-3740 and ask for Shannon. 

  1. Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic site in Southwest Minnesota has regular homeschool days during the academic year.  If planning to attend, please R.S.V.P. Alicia.

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