We’re excited that new textbooks have arrived for Bible, English, health, and social studies! Textbooks are a valuable resource to help our students…
- Understand God, His world, and their place in it.
- Think critically and Biblically.
- Collaborate with others, respecting them as God’s image bearers.
- Communicate truthfully and effectively.
- Create ideas, products, and solutions.
Join our celebration of OCSI’s 60th by checking out our annual report. It includes good things that happened this year and student-made videos!
Thanks for praying for OCSI:
- Praise God for using OCSI for 60 years to reach Japan for Jesus.
- Ask that God will use our summer school program to help our students deepen their understanding of God, His world, and their place in it.
- Pray that the entire OCSI family will do all in God’s strength, learning to wait and listen to the wise counsel He provides.
- Praise God for OCSI’s Board of Directors. Ask God to encourage board members and to provide His guidance.
Thanks for being involved in God’s work in Japan.
P.S. Check out this video which celebrates OCSI’s athletic program!
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.
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.
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.
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.