Connections: Email Lists, Facebook Groups, State and Local Organizations
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 and groups. Each group has its own flavor so you may want to try more than one to find a group that meets your needs.
ORsig (Oregon Special Interest Group)
ORrsig is an email 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.
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 an atmosphere of respect. Political, contentious, and emotionally-charged discussions are strongly discouraged.
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.
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).
Facebook Page Oregon Homeschool Support
Facebook Page Outdoors in Oregon with Homeschoolers
Northwest Oregon Email Groups and Websites
Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington (Clatsop, Columbia, and Tillamook Counties)
Portland Area Email Groups and Websites
Greater Portland Metro Area including Vancouver (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and Clark (WA) Counties)
Mid-Willamette Valley to Central Coast Email Groups and Websites
Mid-Willamette Valley to the Central Coast (Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties)
South Willamette Valley Email Groups and Websites
South Willamette Valley including Eugene (Lane County)
Southwest Oregon Email Groups and Websites
Southwest Oregon including Ashland, Medford, and Roseburg (Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties)
Central Oregon Email Groups and Websites
Central Oregon including Bend (Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, and Wheeler Counties)
Columbia River Gorge Email Groups and Websites
Columbia River Gorge and Southern Washington (Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, and Wasco Counties)
Northeast Oregon Email Groups and Websites
Northeast Oregon and Southern Washington (Baker, Grant, Morrow, Union, Umatilla, and Wallowa Counties)
Southeast Oregon Email Groups and Websites
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 the webmaster.