Students and teachers from the AmerAsian School recently visited.
High School Happenings:
The marine biology class had the opportunity to dissect rays and sharks on one day and bony fishes another. Each dissection group had a different organism, and students were able to compare and contrast their specimen with those of the other groups. This was a great opportunity for the students to see (and even touch and smell!) some of the animals they have studied in class.
We had students and teachers visit from the AmerAsian School in Ginowan, Okinawa. Their students shadowed a few of our 8th and 9th graders for the day. They attended class with our students and experienced a different culture of education while creating new bonds of friendship!
The Student Store is open once again! The Junior class is learning about inventory, ordering, and calculating profit margins as they sell chips and candy items during lunch. Proceeds from the store will fund part of the cost of the Junior/Senior Banquet.
P.S. Road construction along the far end of the playing field is finished, and now we are installing poles and nets. Through our PlaySafely Campaign, we are raising funds to cover these costs. We invite you to give a gift in Japan or the US.
5th graders are learning how to communicate through oral biography reports.
Yes, good things are happening at OCSI! For example, students continue to learn about God, His world, and their place in it:
K5 students are learning to compare height, length, weight, and capacity.
2nd graders are learning to take surveys and use the data.
8th grade mathematicians are collaborating and communicating with one another to apply systems of equations to real-world scenarios.
High school computer scientists are building a robot capable of sensing and following a line.
Another good thing that is happening is that we are putting forms online so parents can get a copy without having to go to the office or wait until they are sent home. For example, each spring we ask parents to update information. While some of the information forms will be sent home later in March with the oldest child, other forms are available now online.
Please note that students entering grades 5 and 9 next year need to submit a satisfactory Tuberculosis Screening Form by the first Friday in August, unless they submitted a satisfactory TB screening when entering grade 4 or grade 8.
And finally, poles and netting are being installed on our playing field! This will help our students PlaySafely. We invite you to give a gift to PlaySafely Campaign in Japan or the US to help cover installation costs.
The 5th grade did an all-day read-in at the OCSI library Friday, February 24. The book was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Students came at 8:25 a.m. in their pajamas and brought their sleeping bags. Activities included readers’ theater, excerpts from the old movie, silent reading, and discussion and summarizing.
Parents participated in the activities, and at dinner time, they provided food in the Cathedral. The activity wrapped up around 8:00 p.m. Thanks to all the parents and teachers who helped make this a success!
We will also host a brunch for the teachers on Thursday, April 13. Please bring brunch items (breakfast, lunch, snacks, etc.) to the office that morning, and the teachers will be able to enjoy it throughout the day.