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Celebrate our 8th graders’ completion of middle school!

On evening of Friday, June 9, the OCSI community celebrated the 8th graders’ completion of middle school. Those attending the ceremony enjoyed watching a video, hearing speeches from three students and one teacher, and seeing students receive their certificates. Following the ceremony, a reception was held.

5th graders celebrate finishing elementary school

On June 7, the OCSI community joined with 5th grade students to celebrate their promotion ceremony. Those attending the ceremony enjoyed watching the student processional, listening to three student speeches, watching students receive their certificates, and hearing Mr. Pallman, Mrs. Faulkner, and Mr. Carpenter speak.

Kindergarteners showcase learning at promotion ceremony

At the June 7 kindergarten promotion ceremony, students in K3, K4, and K5 showcased their learning:

  • K3 students recited 1 John 4:16 and sang “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
  • K4 students recited Genesis 1:1 and several nursery rhymes, and sang “Give Thanks” and “I’m a Little Teapot.”
  • K5 students recited the Lord’s Prayer, sang “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever,” and explained what they wanted to become when they grow up.

Next, Mr. Essenburg presented diplomas, and Mrs. Ikehara and Mrs. Reid shared their best wishes for their students. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017

On June 2, the OCSI community celebrated the high school graduation of the 27 members of the Class of 2017. Six seniors were National Honor Society Members, 13 seniors were honor graduates, and college-bound seniors received US$$1,339,116 in college scholarships and grants.

Graduates’ plans include joining the work force (3)and attending college (24). Colleges acceptances and fall enrollments* are as follows:

  • Abilene Christian University*
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Butler University
  • California State University Los Angeles*
  • City College of San Francisco*
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University*
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Hosei University (Japan)*
  • Jacobs University (Germany)*
  • Keio University (Japan)*
  • Kent State University
  • Liberty University
  • Lipscomb University*
  • Meiji Gakuin University (Japan)
  • Monash University (Australia)
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Queensland University of Technology (Australia)*
  • San Francisco State University*
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (Hong Kong)
  • Schiller International University (Germany)
  • Seattle University
  • Sophia University (Japan)*
  • Spokane Falls Community College*
  • Temple University (Japan)*
  • Toccoa Falls College
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Hawaii Manoa
  • University of Maryland University College*
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Oregon
  • University of the Sciences*
  • University of Texas at San Antonio*
  • Walsh University*
  • Waseda University (Japan)*
  • Wingate University
  • Winthrop University
  • Wellesley College
  • York University (Canada)*

Take a walk down memory lane on the campus of OCSI with the graduating Class of 2017. There was much Pomp and Circumstance and donuts.

It’s been a great year

PTF Connections:

Hello, OCSI Parents!

I can’t believe the 2016-2017 school year is almost finished! It has been a great year for our school, and I am proud of the many ways you and our Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) have helped support our teachers and school community.

This year PTF funds (which come from the activity fee and Holiday Market fundraiser) were used for:
PTF provided refreshments and assistance at many school events: Elementary Math Night, Elementary Reading Night, New Parent Information Meeting, Prospective Family Open House, and the Faculty/Staff Christmas Party. Parents connected through the Motheread class and ESL Bible study, which are sponsored and led by PTF committee members.

Thank you to all the parents who have served as class parents and helped with classroom events throughout the year!
Thank you also to all the parents who helped with the Holiday Market in November. The Holiday Market is a special time for our school community to come together and celebrate the unique talents in our school and island community. Your involvement in these events makes a difference in your child’s education, and we appreciate you!

And a very special thank you to our PTF Committee for 2016-2017! 
These parents met regularly throughout the year to plan and organize all the PTF events, and very little would happen without their service and commitment. Thank you Yumi Horii, Takako Manzaki, Carrie Young, and Kiomi Novak.  We are also happy to announce that Mrs. Yumi Horii will serve as our PTF Director for the 2017-2018 school year! Mrs. Horii has been very involved in PTF since her family came to OCSI, and we are excited that she is willing to serve in this position.

Thank you for the privilege of working together to help our school community
.  Have a wonderful summer, and I look forward to seeing you next school year!
Julie Woolery
PTF Director