Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Educators
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...those that seek me early shall find me.
Proverbs 8:17(KJV)

July 29, 1945

Just after midnight on July 30, July 29 on our side of the International Date Line, the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. It was one of the most horrific incidents in U.S. history. In a top secret mission the ship had just delivered the first operational atomic bomb to the island of Tinian to be dropped on Hiroshima a few days later. With moments to spare, about 900 men made it into the water with few life boats, mostly just life jackets. Unnoticed for four days, they were accidentally spotted by a bomber on routine antisubmarine patrol. By then most had drowned or been eaten by sharks with many of the rest delirious from the trauma of exposure, starvation, thirst, and watching the demise of their friends. A heroic rescue effort ensued and just over 300 survived. It was the greatest single loss of life in the history of the U.S. Navy and is perhaps the greatest stain on the Navy's history because of its surrounding controversies. Read more here and here.

  • Captain Charles McVay was made a scapegoat for the disaster, very unfairly court martialed and convicted.
  • The captain was exonerated in 2000, long after his death.
  • Naval intelligence knew there was a Japanese sub in the area but did not notify the Indianapolis.
  • McVay was the only captain to be court martialed in World War II though over 350 other navy ships were lost in the war.
  • As the ship sank, SOS signals were sent and received, but ignored.
  • The Indianapolis sank in twelve minutes.
  • The sunken ship has yet to be found.

June 18, 2016

Our annual Used Curriculum Sale was held on June 18 at Chapel of the Cross in Westboro, conveniently located near the Massachusetts Turnpike and routes 9 and 495. The sale is one of the highlights of our year, full of bargains and eager shoppers, as hundreds of homeschoolers seek out bargains to supply their needs for another year. Every year thousand of items, including loads of free ones, find new homes. Full details on the 2016 sale can be found here. The sale date for 2017 is to be determined.


Victory in Norway!

Not so long ago homeschoolers were threatend with imprisonment here in the USA. While things have changed here our fellow homeschoolers in other countries still face dire consequences for following their conscience in regard to the training of their children. There is good news out of Norway for supporters of religious freedom and parental rights: Marius and Ruth Bodnariu will soon be reunited with all their children. Read more

Fun Free Fridays June 24 to August 26:

Each Friday from June 24 to August 26, eight museum and performance sites across the state (new ones each week) will open their doors to the public at no charge. See details here.

Parental Rights:

This is an issue of great importance to homeschoolers everywhere.  Parental rights are increasingly threatened as more members of our judiciary begin to take cues from international law and custom.  These are decidedly unfriendly to homeschooling. For more information and to join the battle to preserve parental rights, please visit

MassHOPE Future Events

Home School Convention:

2017: April 27-29

Planning is underway for another great convention. Details will be posted to the convention page as they become available.

2016: April 28-30

Another convention is history. If you weren't there you missed great speakers like Heidi St.John, a fun and exciting Children's Program, a challenging Teen Track, and loads of helpful vendors. Recordings can be ordered here. Mark your calendars for next year. You won't want to miss it.

High School Graduation:

2017: Date TBA

2016: Formal Graduation Ceremony (cap & gown) June 4, 2016

Our formal graduation ceremony took place at Holden Chapel in Holden, Massachusetts at 2:00 PM on June 4, 2016. We had our largest group of homeschool graduates thus far participating - 57. What an encouragement it was to those still running the race. What a testimony it was to God's faithfulness to see another fine group move on to the next stage of their lives. Please visit our graduation page for details of next year's event as they become available.


Coming Events

April 27 - 29, 2017
Annual Convention

2017 TBA
Formal Graduation

2017 TBA
Used Curriculum Sale

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