Activities

The Following are FOCUS-Endorsed

Mom's Night Out (MNO)
Mothers can enjoy Mom's Night Out in the pleasing environment of Morningside Assembly of God fellowship hall located at 4310 Old Lakeport Road. Moms can bring nursing infants (0-12 months), but due to the goal of the night, the rest of the kiddos are asked to stay home. We will enjoy some prayer, relevant discussion times, and some munchies too!

Hy-Vee Receipts
Save your Hy-Vee receipts all year and turn them into cash for FOCUS. Bring your receipts to MNO. The last date to turn in Hy-Vee receipts is at the April MNO. We have had great success with this program - thanks to you!

Box Tops for Education
Scan your receipts for Box Tops codes through an app for money given back to FOCUS to be used on FOCUS-endorsed opportunities.

Writing Contest
Homeschooled students in grades 3-12 are encouraged to enter creative writing submissions to be judged independently and offered helpful critiques, comparison among peers, as well as prizes. Deadline is end of February.

Education Fair
This is an event for children to share the things that they have been learning and special projects they have been working on. There will be opportunities for displays in many educational topics.

Track and Field Day
Join us for a fun day of foot races, hurdles, long jump, Bible drill, football throw and more for children ages 3 - high school. Dads, grandparents, and younger siblings are welcome to join the entire family for a day outdoor activities with lunch following. Held in May, this event is a great way to celebrate the end of the school year!

Speech
Your 7-12 grade student will learn the elements of a speech as well as have ample opportunity to hone their skills by presenting various kinds of speeches throughout the eight week course. This class can be a good introduction to speech for your middle school student and can also serve as high school credit for your older student. Class size will be limited.

HSLDA
The Home School Legal Defense Association passionately advocates for the freedom to homeschool and offers support for every stage of your homeschool journey.

NICHE
The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educations is passionate in their efforts to equip homeschooling families, encourage home educations, promote home education, and protect homeschooling freedom.

Community Sponsored Activities

Sioux City Warriors Basketball - Girls and Boys
Sioux City Warriors Boys Basketball offers boys grades 7-12 and girls 7-12 competitive teams that practice two times per week and play area Christian schools, homeschool teams and tournaments. The goal of the coaching staff is to model Christ-like character and teach Godly principles through basketball. Season runs November through March. www.siouxcitywarriors.org

Lending Library
The location of the library is available as a member of Focus.

PE Activities
Fall, winter and spring PE activities are planned for local homeschool children. Every Friday, beginning in September, a different PE activity will be planned. It will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Activities will include: games at Long Lines Family Recreation Center, bowling, ice skating, and games at local parks (weather permitting). Prices will be listed for each activity. All homeschoolers are welcome. Mothers (or fathers) must be in attendance with their children. E-mail announcements will be sent over the FOCUS loop weekly. Ideas for activities are always welcome.

Field Trips
These are scheduled throughout the year via the e-mail loop. If you think of a good idea for a field trip arrange it, announce it, and facilitate it.

Policies for Activities

  • FOCUS activities must be organized by a member of FOCUS. Activities are open to homeschooling families.
  • For activities with limited enrollment, FOCUS members will be given preference.
  • All leadership or supervising of children must be done by FOCUS members who are actively homeschooling.
  • All activities must be in keeping with the FOCUS Doctrinal Statement.