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About Us

Homeschoolers of Madison County & Beyond welcomes families of all backgrounds and philosophies. 

We hope members will see the group as their extended homeschooling community, developing friendships with other families and supporting each other in the process of home learning. 

We offer support, friendship, field-trips, classes, social events and activities of interests to homeschooling families located near Madison County, Ohio and beyond

Our group was founded in February of 2015 in London, Ohio.

FAQ's


*If you are new to homeschooling, we recommend you visit
in addition to joining us.  They can answer any question you might have about homeschooling. They also have a Facebook group you can join for community support as well.

Flexibility  
It is important to know that all events are optional.  We homeschool because of the flexibility, come to what suits your family.    

Is there a fee to join this group? 
There are currently no fees to join our group.

Is the group on Facebook? 
Yes and no.  We have a "landing page" for anyone who might be searching for a local homeschool group.  The landing page is non-active and will direct them to this website, which will then point them to the BAND app. 

Who can see the information here or on BAND?  
Information and photos on this site can be seen by the public.  The BAND group is private, and only approved members can view the content. 

Who can join? 
The group is open to all homeschoolers in the area.
*You must have a child pre-school age or greater to join.


Can anyone post an event?
Yes!  We have organizers who help plan events, but every member is welcome and encouraged to host an event.


Do I have to host an event?  
How many events do I have to attend yearly?
There are seasons to homeschooling.  We do not have any requirements at this time. 

RSVPing to events
RSVP's are pretty important around here.  If you're unable to attend an event, please update your RSVP asap, even if it's 10 minutes before the event.

Can I invite others to join? 
Absolutely! Many of us are members of other support groups or co-ops, and this group isn’t designed to replace them. All are welcome! 

Types of Monthly Events: 
Social Activity- usually free, like a park day, Holiday Party or anything that cultivates friendship and play
A Scheduled Class- These are things our kids would not normally learn at home and unique in nature.
Monthly Field TripWe plan one for each month of the school year during a "Grown Ups Night Out."
Grown Ups Night Out- It's a great way to get a break and the support you need to be the teacher and parent that you want to be.  It's also a great way to strengthen friendships and also plan for future events as a group.

Yearly Events: 

Valentine's Day Party (our biggest event every year)
The Nutcracker Suite (Ballet Met)- booked in July
Homeschool Science Fair/Worlds Fair 
Christmas Party
Halloween Party
Zoombezi Bay Education Days 

(Other examples of field-trips)
 
-a tour at a local business 
-canoeing day trip
-horseback riding
-ski lessons 
-field-trip to the local fire department 
-group field-trip to a pumpkin patch/apple orchard/maple syrup farm 
-meet at a local park, kids can bring their bikes, basketballs, games, etc. 
-a holiday gathering with games, crafts, read aloud, etc. 
-invite others to an indoor play place (trampoline park)
-plan a day to COSI, the zoo, a museum
-a sledding day 

-plan a physical activity like a swim day, hiking, ice skating
-invite others to a library function
-Lego Play Day
-invite members to a play (for example: the MetBallet has discounted school days just for kids)
-community service project (we have made treats for The Humane Society of Madison Co. and also blankets for the Ronald McDonald House of Columbus)

Contact

Organizer/Admin 
Olivia Westfall
Olivia.B.Westfall@gmail.com 
call/text 937.869.8957 

If you are a member, we also have three other organizers/admins that you can contact through our BAND group: 
Erin D.
Kara H.
Joel W.

Contact

Join Us!


Our group uses the platform BAND to communicate and plan. 

A What is BAND?  
BAND is an app that is just like Meetup or Facebook groups but better (in our opinion).
It's free, extremely user friendly and protects your privacy.

You can use BAND on a desktop or your mobile device.

Once you click below you will be taken to our private BAND group where an admin will approve your membership.

Your Band display name should be your first and last name.
We require this for all members for safety reasons. 
Your membership will remain pending until it is updated on the app.

 http://band.us/@homeschoolmadisonco