Homeschooling in Wisconsin

SUPPORT GROUPS
Apples of Gold Homeschool News
Email: muschfarm@yahoo.com
http://www.freewebs.com/applesofgoldnews/
An ezine written from a Christian World view with the goal of providing a forum of support, activities, resources, and words to encourage homeschoolers along the way. We thought we should share a few words to help you understand just what we are about, who we are, and how you can use the ezine to meet the needs of your family.

Catholic Homeschoolers of Wisconsin (CHOW)
Email: elizabeth@leonefamily.org
http://www.leonefamily.org/chow.htm
A network of Catholic homeschool support groups in Wisconsin.

FISH Home Education Network
http://www.homeschool-life.com/wi/fish/
FISH Home Education Network is a Christian network of homeschooling families from the Madison, Wisconsin area, including many surrounding communities.

Home Educated Children's Group in S.E. WI
home.edcg@gmail.com
http://hecg.robertcity.com/
We are a FREE Inclusive homeschool group that covers Milw/Waukesha County. We meet twice a month at the New Berlin Library, field trips, ice skating and ceramics painting amongst other activities. We also do park days in the summer.

Greater Milwaukee Catholic Home Educators (GMCHE)
http://www.gmche.com/
Our mission is to offer support and encouragement to the Catholic home educator by spiritually strengthening, inspiring, and uplifting one another to fully uphold and embrace an authentic Catholic family lifestyle, as exemplified by the Holy Family and taught by the Catholic Church.

Master's Touch Homeschool Group
Email: MastersTouch@harvestcommunity.org
http://www.homeschool-life.com/sysfiles/member/
index_public.cfm?memberid=76

We exist to honor the Lord by encouraging and edifying other Christian home-schooling families through prayer and support, and by providing opportunities to meet with and connect to other families, to deepen our relationships with each other and with Jesus Christ. We seek to achieve this through monthly meetings, couples Bible study, and various activities such as; field trips, enrichment classes, and fairs and bees.

Rock Valley Home School Group (RVHSG)
Email: music4utoo@charter.net
http://www.rvhsg.rockriverconsulting.com/
Rock Valley Home School Group is a grassroots group open to all homeschool families. Our purpose is to provide homeschooling kids with educational and wholesome social interaction, and to provide homeschooling families the opportunity to connect and share ideas, information, and give each other encouragement. All educational and religious philosophies are welcomed and respected.

SHH (Sacred Heart Homeschoolers)
Email: mlbkeaveny@gmail.com
http://www.homeschool-life.com/wi/shh/
A support group for Catholic homeschoolers in the greater Madison, Wisconsin, area. Our members come from many different corners of The Diocese of Madison. Most of our activities take place at Schoenstatt Heights on Madison's East Side.

Unschooling Families
Email: duckert@focol.org
http://www.focol.org/homeschl/
A homeschool support group for families in East Central Wisconsin interested in self- directed and/or interest-initiated learning.

Waukesha Area Homeschoolers (WAH)
Email: wahmember@yahoo.com
http://www.wahsweb.kariesweb.robertcity.com/
The mission of the Waukesha Area Homeschoolers is to provide an outlet for local homeschooling families to connect and share ideas with one another. Our main goal is to present our children with opportunities to play and associate with peers by providing recreation days, field trips and other activities.

Wisconsin Parents Association (WPA)
Email: mailto:wpa@homeschooling-wpa.org
http://www.homeschooling-wpa.org/
Welcomes all homeschoolers. Provides information, encouragement, and support for homeschoolers. Brings families together through annual conferences and a network of Regional Coordinators. Ensures the right of families to choose an education consistent with their principles and beliefs. Informs the legislature, the media, and the general public about homeschooling and maintains a favorable climate of opinion for homeschooling in Wisconsin. Monitors legislation and current developments that affect homeschooling families, keeps members informed, and coordinates action when needed. Empowers families to make decisions based on their principles and beliefs, needs, and aspirations, and to respond to challenges from government, other large institutions, so-called experts, and others.


EMAIL LISTS
Catholic Homeschoolers of Wisconsin
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/catholichomeschoolersofwi/
This is a private list for leaders of Catholic homeschool support groups within the state of Wisconsin (or in border towns in Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, and UP Michigan). It is a place to exchange information that may be of interest to Catholic homeschoolers throughout the state. It is also a forum for the dissemination of statewide invitations to various Catholic homeschooling events, such as conferences, graduations, dances, etc.

Christian Home Educators of the Black River Area (CHEBRA)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chebraloop/
An email group providing a connection for homeschoolers in the Black River Falls area of Wisconsin. All homeschoolers in the area are welcome to join.

Kinnickinnic Valley Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kinnicsgroup/
We are a general homeschool support group composed of home educators from Pierce County and St Croix County of Western Wisconsin, and neighboring Dakota County and Washington County of Minnesota. We meet on a regular basis, throughout the year, in centrally located River Falls, Wisconsin. This e-group has been set up to advertise our group's existence to new homeschoolers and new-comers to our area, and also to bring together established homeschooling families who are seeking local support.

Lakeshore Christian Homeschool Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lakeshorechristianhomeschoolnetwork/
This is a networking connections group for events and opportunities of interest to home schooling families in the general lakeshore areas of southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Our purpose is to promote and publicize special events, field trips, products, and materials that are of particular interest to home school families.

Milwaukee Area Home Learners
http://homeschool-life.com/wi/mahl/
MAHL is a community of homeschooling families who gather for friendship, activities and support. Our membership is varied and all are welcome. Our structure is fluid; we depend on individual parents and children to take the initiative to make good things happen. Meetings usually include a multi-age, organized activity and free time.

Milwaukee Area Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Milw_Area_Unschoolers/
This is a support group for unschooling families in the Milwaukee area. You are invited to participate in discussing all aspects of family life that are supportive to unschooling. You are also welcome to ask questions about unschooling.

Northern Wisconsin Homeschool Moms
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthernWImoms/
We are a list for Northern Wisconsin Homeschoolers and moms to join and plan get-togethers and outtings in the state of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. New Moms and not-so-new Moms are welcome.

Richland County (WI) Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RichlandCountyHomeEducators/
This e-mail list exists for the purpose of communication between home educators in and around Richland County, Wisconsin.

Rock Valley Home School
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RockValleyHomeSchool/
Rock Valley Home School Group is a grassroots group open to all homeschool families in the area of Rock County, Wisconsin (Janesville and surrounding area). Our purpose is to provide homeschooling kids with educational and wholesome social interaction, and to provide homeschooling families the opportunity to connect and share ideas, information, and give each other encouragement.

Splendor of Truth Catholic Home Schooling Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SOTCHEHSers/
This group will be an email resource for members of the Splendor of Truth Catholic Home School group comprised of members from northeastern Illinois (Winthrop Harbor, Zion, Waukegan, Gurnee, Wadsworth, Russell, etc) and southeastern Wisconsin (Kenosha, Racine, Pleasant Prairie, Sturtevant, Mount Pleasant, etc.) Please post any appropriate events that would be of interest to our group.

State Line Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/statelinehs/
A group for people homeschooling in or around Monroe, Wisconsin. This is an inclusive group; all homeschooling philosophies and religious paths are welcome.

Western Wisconsin Homeschool Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wWI-homeschoolnetwork/
This network has been created to support the homeschooling community of Pierce, St Croix, and Dunn counties of Western Wisconsin, along the I-94 corridor from Hudson to Menomonie. We welcome homeschoolers in other nearby counties to join us, as well as parents in our area who are schooling at home thru public charter schools, and parents who are still exploring homeschooling as an option for their family.

Wisconsin Christian Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WI_Christian_Homeschoolers/
This is a group list for Christians who homeschool or are thinking of homeschooling in the state of Wisconsin. Homeschoolers come from different walks of life (and homeschooling itself is a lifestyle!). Here we are free to discuss everything in our lives which relates to homeschooling: raising our children, our families, etc.

Wisconsin Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WisHomeschool/
For all those interested in homeschool in Wisconsin, or the midwest. Open to all styles of homeschooling. Non-judgmental and non-demonational. For beginner or long-time homeschooler. Ask questions, share ideas, learn and meet others, and keep up with any news. Unschooling, Waldorf, Classical, Charlotte Mason, etc...

Wisconsin Homeschool Book Swap
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WisconsinHomeschoolBookSwap/
If you are a Wisconsin homeschool family and would like to sell your used books and curriculum, videos, CD's, clothes or other items that would be of use to other homeschooling families, you may do so here. This group is restricted only to homeschooling families who are currently living in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin TAG Homeschooling Forum
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wi-TAGhomeschooling/
For Wisconsin families who are currently homeschooling their "talented and gifted" (TAG) children, or considering the option of gifted homeschooling. This is a support group for parents who share the joys and challenges of homeschooling gifted children... a place where parents can ask questions, seek advice, and connect with other gifted families who share similar situations.


Wisconsin Charter School Association
P.O. Box 1704
Madison, WI 53701-1704
Phone: 608-261-1120
Fax: 608-265-0070
http://www.wicharterschools.org/
Email: info@wicharterschools.org
The Wisconsin Charter Schools Association (WCSA) is a statewide voluntary membership organization of charter public schools and friends of charter public schools. WCSA's Board of Directors includes twelve individuals representing charter public schools and their interests from across the state of Wisconsin.


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