Field Trips and Events

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MAKE-UP Picture Day and SENIOR DETAILS for 2018/2019

Place: Holy Mountain Baptist Church, 3121 Ashley Street in Kingsport                

When: Saturday, November 17

Time: 10 am until 2 pm


Our photographer is Mike Bowling, who is a veteran at shooting school pictures. He will also take pictures of siblings together, along with parents- if desired.

    There is no obligation to purchase pictures, but any pictures he takes of your child, your family, etc.will be put on a CD for only $15.00, if you would like to have those portraits.

     There is a $2.00 sitting fee per person w/o purchasing a CD (with a Cap of $6.00 per family). There is a $1.00 sitting fee if you purchase a CD (with a Cap of $5.00 per family). Sitting fees are paid to the photographer. He's coming a long way to do this service for KACHEA.

If possible, when purchasing yearbooks or paying photographer, please  bring CASH or 2 SEPARATE CHECKS. We pay them separately, not together.


If you have a senior who wants to be included in the yearbook, please email Lucy Roller so she can send you special instructions for make-up picture day and reserve an individual page for your senior. Seniors have the option for additional photos BY APPOINTMENT ONLY with Mike. 

Any questions about yearbooks, picture day, or senior pictures please email or call    

Lucy Roller, Liberty Yearbook Editor ( - (423) 534-5333)

ETCG (East Tennessee Cheer & Gymnastics)
Black Friday Sleepover

Date: November 23, beginning at 8 p.m. through November 24 at noon.

Cost: $45 per child; save $5 if you give ETCG a positive review on Facebook

Interested families can register by calling ETCG at 423.230.1400 or by emailing or visiting their office.

Christmas Parade!

Date: December 2nd
We would like to see how many homeschoolers would be interested in a homeschool float for the Christmas parade. We would also like to know if anyone would have a trailer/truck for such an endeavor. 
For those who are interested, please contact Leslie Roller at 423-571-0552 soon. Thanks!
Nutcracker Ballet

Date: School performance - December 6th
Time: (expected to be) - 10 a.m.
Location: Toy Reid Eastman Employee Center
Cost: Students and Parent teachers are both free. Other adults (grandparents and such) are $5.
Details: There are 25 seats reserved for KACHEA. Text Debbie Taylor at 423-429-1033 to make reservations.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee - sponsored by KACHEA


KACHEA  2019  Spelling Bee

Place and time to be announced, but it is usually the second or third week in January. 

Open from Kindergarten - 8th grade homeschooled students

For an email copy of the study lists please contact Patricia

The KACHEA Spelling Bee will be held in two parts:

- Students in grades K-3* will compete together in a bee for younger students. The K-3 bee word list will begin with words from the 1st grade study list and will gradually increase in difficulty.

- Students in grades 4-8 will compete in our official school bee. The official school bee word list includes words from the graded study lists and advances to words from Merriam-Webster Third New International Dictionary. The winner of this bee will be recognized as our school spelling champion and will advance to the News Sentinel Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee (final local spelling bee) in Knoxville.

*3rd grade students may compete in either bee but not both.

We'LL have LOTS of field trips and family fun Planned this coming school year.


We love getting together as a group. If you have an idea for a field trip or fun activity but have never coordinated one before, simply contact the overall field trip coordinator, Debbie Taylor, for help and guidance in planning one.

To announce a field trip or family fun activity on the website and in the KACHEA newsletter, contact Rachel Underhill (