What is LHN?
Lubbock Homeschool News (LHN) is an online network for homeschoolers in the Lubbock area. LHN has several parts — this website, a Yahoo group, and a Facebook page — that help local homeschoolers connect and share opportunities with each other.
Who can use LHN?
All local homeschoolers are welcome to use the LHN website, Yahoo group, and Facebook page, regardless of support group, religious, or homeschool style affiliation. LHN is inclusive and free to use.
Why is there an LHN Yahoo group and Facebook page when you have this website?
The LHN Yahoo group and Facebook page includes many more updates on upcoming events, resource websites, contests, scholarships. It’s easier to post opportunities to the Yahoo Group and Facebook page than continually update major portions of the website, although a small part of what LHN posts on Facebook is reflected on the website.
LHN’s Facebook page lets you put faces with names, chat with other homeschoolers, and keep up with recent announcements.
Why create LHN? Aren’t there enough groups already?
As a homeschool mom, I’ve spent plenty of time trying to find teachers and classes, and been frustrated with finding an efficient way to let other homeschoolers know about the great opportunities available in the area. I envision Lubbock Homeschool News as a clearinghouse where you can find out about any and all events, classes, and homeschool support groups in the Lubbock area. We can put information from many venues in one place, when it wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
What can I contribute?
Please feel free to post the teachers and classes your students are involved in — music lessons, science, sports, etc, to the Lubbock Homeschool News Yahoo Group or on LHN’s Facebook page. Plus, ask any homeschool specialty teachers you know to join the group and post their offerings.
I do ask that all LHN Yahoo Group members be homeschoolers or seriously considering homeschooling as an option with their family. Teachers who are not homeschoolers can have a parent/student recommend their information be posted to the list and website.
Are there any restrictions to the classes I can list?
All I ask is that classes and events are not exclusive to one support group; in other words, you are saying that you allow any homeschooled student to attend your classes, regardless of whether they belong to specific support group or not. The only exception is that support groups advertising an open enrollment period on LHN may list opportunities they offer to their members.
Due to email harvesting from websites, the classes database is no longer published on this website. To access this information please join the LHN Yahoo Group.
Is Lubbock Homeschool News a support group?
That’s a hard question; LHN is not a traditional support group; it is an online network of homeschool families.
LHN does not have scheduled meetings, MNOs, co-op classes, or the like. For these activities, I highly encourage you to join a local support group (refer to those listed on the “Find a support group” page of this website.)
Some field trips, classes, and get-togethers are arranged through folks communicating on LHN, but they are not run by LHN or scheduled on a regular basis. LHN is designed to give you a single place to find out what support groups, classes, tutors, sports, etc., are available in the Lubbock area and for you to share events, classes, etc., that you think would be of interest to other homeschoolers.
LHN is also a great place to ask for homeschool advice. It’s especially helpful to have feedback when looking for new classes and/or teachers.
Carly Moreland — webmaster and listmom
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LHN on Facebook