Email Groups and Web Sites

Email groups and web communities can be a great way to connect with other homeschoolers and share ideas and resources. Here are few Oregon-specific lists. Each group has its own flavor so you may want to try more than one to find a group that meets your needs.

Statewide Inclusive Groups and Resources

Orsig (Oregon Special Interest Group)
Orsig is an e-mail list where Oregon homeschoolers share their questions, concerns, joys, and passions. As the list has grown, so has the scope of our conversations, and our connections to one another. The strength of our community increases as each Orsig family shares its talents and gifts, supporting one another as we take charge of our children's education. http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/orsig

Oregon Home
An online community for homeschool families in Oregon and surrounding areas. While focused on home education issues and events, members also discuss general family and parenting-related topics. "Saturday Swap" is for commercial, home-business or "for sale" posts. Members represent a broad stroke of the religious and political spectrum, and we pride ourselves on anatmosphere of respect. Political, contentious, and emotionally-charged discussions are strongly discouraged. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OregonHome/

Oregon's Resource for Details on Education, Recreation and Homeschooling from Various Sources (ORDERHVS)
Homeschool news at a glance from all over Oregon. Strictly moderated posts with an easy to read format make it easy to determine if you are interested. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ORDERHVS/

Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS)
OSLIS is a go-to resource for students who are doing research, including Information Literacy Resources, Citation Maker, Gale, (a group of periodicals databases), and to LearningExpress Library (a test prep, skill building, and computer tutorials database). http://www.oslis.org/

Special Interest Groups

Special Needs Email Groups and Web Sites

Statewide Christian Email Groups and Web Sites

Local & Regional Groups and Resources

Northwest Oregon Email Groups and Web Sites
Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington (Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook Counties)
Portland Area Email Groups and Web Sites
Greater Portland Metro Area including Vancouver (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark (WA) Counties)
Mid-Willamette Valley to Central Coast Email Groups and Web Sites
Mid-Willamette Valley to the Central Coast (Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties)
South Willamette Valley Email Groups and Web Sites
South Willamette Valley including Eugene (Lane County)
Southwest Oregon Email Groups and Web Sites
Southwest Oregon including Ashland, Medford and Roseburg (Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties)
Central Oregon Email Groups and Web Sites
Central Oregon including Bend (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Wheeler Counties)
Columbia River Gorge Email Groups and Web Sites
Columbia River Gorge and Southern Washington (Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman and Wasco Counties)
Northeast Oregon Email Groups and Web Sites
Northeast Oregon and Southern Washington (Baker, Grant, Morrow, Union, Umatilla and Wallowa Counties)
Southeast Oregon Email Groups and Web Sites
Southeast Oregon and Southwest Idaho (Harney, Lake and Malheur Counties)

If you'd like your Oregon homeschooling group included here, send the name of your group, a brief description, and contact information to info@ohen.org.