Events

CHECK’s 2016 Day Under the Dome, Thursday, Feb. 25

capitol dome

Updated information (Feb 21, 2016) – While it appears a change in the Legislature’s calendar may mean they will not be in town, we are going ahead with this great event.

C.H.E.C.K. is inviting all homeschooling families to the 2016 Day Under the Dome at the capitol building in Topeka celebrating our homeschooling freedom in Kansas.

Please join us for a day of visiting the capitol, taking a tour, attend the entertainment in our great capital building, and walk to nearby Memorial Hall to hear from state leaders & HSLDA and provide a positive face from the homeschooling community.

  • Special Welcome by Governor Sam Brownback, Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Secretary of State Chris Kobach and
  • Featured Speaker Scott Woodruff – HSLDA attorney representing Kansas

In the Capitol, 1st Floor Rotunda

  • 9:15am – Dome Tours begin
    • Dome Tours are throughout the day starting at 15 minutes after the hour
  • 10:00am – Homeschool display booths open for review
    • MPE, TPA, Trail Life USA, American Heritage Girls, NCFCA, Robotics, etc..
  • 12:00pm – Welcome from C.H.E.C.K. & Musical performances
    • Featuring musical performances and speeches by homeschooled students!

Across street from Capitol on NE corner of 10th & Jackson in the Memorial Hall Auditorium

  • 1:30pm – Legislative Welcome from Governor, Secretary of State & Attorney General
  • 2:00pm – Homeschooling Update from HSLDA Attorney for Kansas – Scott Woodruff
  • 2:30pm – Interactive Debate for Students from – Lecompton Historic Society,

Bleeding Kansas” play by the Lecompton Reenactors.

This is an exciting opportunity for all ages!

Below are many great ideas on how to make the most of your visit to the Capitol and Topeka.

At the Capitol:

  • Come visit the C.H.E.C.K. table for a list of legislators and their location.
  • Take a self-guided prayer walk tour of the Capitol
  • Go on a guided tour of the Capitol Building. For added fun, call ahead and ask your senator or representative if they can meet with you or give your family a tour. It might get you in places you would not get to see otherwise.

Driving and parking directions

In and around Topeka:  Take advantage of other activities available in close proximity to the Capitol Building. Learn more about each of these offerings by holding your ‘ctrl’ key and clicking the link.

Upcoming Homeschool Conferences

Kansas has two large homeschool conferences each year, one in Kansas City and the other in Wichita. Below are links to more information on the conferences: