/Vision: Students Prepared for College/Career/Citizenship

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

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On June 8, the OCSI community celebrated the high school graduation of the 30 members of the Class of 2018. Seven seniors were National Honor Society members, 15 seniors were honor graduates, and college-bound seniors received US$1,035,748 in college scholarships and grants.

Graduates’ plans include joining the work force (3) and attending college (22), while some are not yet decided (5). Colleges acceptances and fall enrollments* are as follows:

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Belmont University
  • Biola University
  • Chowan University
  • College of Wooster
  • George Fox University
  • Grand Canyon University*
  • Hofstra University
  • Hosei University*
  • Lee University*
  • Liberty University
  • Meiji Gakuin University*
  • Morningside College
  • Nashville State Community College*
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Sophia University
  • Southern Maine Community College*
  • Temple University Japan*
  • Texas State University
  • Tokyo International University*
  • Tusculum University
  • University of California Irvine*
  • University of Georgia*
  • University of Maryland University College*
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of NC Pembroke
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of San Francisco*
  • University of Tsukuba*
  • Waseda University*
June 8th, 2018|

Helping students prepare for college, career, and citizenship

OCSI Connections:

We want our students to be prepared for college, career, and citizenship. You might be wondering, “Well, how does OCSI prepare students for that?” Good question! Read on to find out.

College: For some of our students, college is the next step. Last year, for example, 90% of our graduates headed off to college. So, how do we help our students be prepared for college?

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Career: When God made the world, He commanded us to take care of it (Gen. 1:28). A key way we take care of God’s creation and impact it for Him is through our careers. Recognizing this, we want to prepare our students for their careers in the 21st Century. Ways we prepare students for career include…

  • Providing career resources.
  • Talking about careers.
  • Helping students achieve our expected student outcomes: understand, think, collaborate, communicate, and create.

Citizenship: We want our students to impact the world for Jesus, and one way they can do that is by being good citizens. So, how do we help our students be good citizens?

  • By helping students learn about history, economics, and government.
  • By encouraging students to be kind, respectful, hardworking, and self-controlled.
  • By giving students opportunities to use their learning to serve others.
  • By helping students improve their communication and collaboration skills.

Speak the Truth in Love

March 13-16 accreditation visit follow up: A team of 5 educators reviewed our accreditation report, visited classes, studied documents, held meetings (with students, parents/guardians, staff, and the board), and gave OCSI 7 major commendations and 5 major recommendations. OCSI is working to incorporate the 5 recommendations into our Schoolwide Action Plan.

Did you know that…?

Service Week

Key dates:

  • 4/2-6: Spring vacation
  • 5/4: Golden Week holiday – no school
  • 5/28: Memorial Day – no school
  • 6/13: Last day of classes
  • 6/21: Summer school begins
  • 7/4: Independence Day – no school
  • 7/17: Summer school ends
  • 8/21: Classes begin (see the community calendar for key dates for next school year)

Thank you for the privilege of assisting you with the education of your child(ren)! Please contact us with your questions and concerns.

Sincerely,
Michael B. Essenburg, head of school
Equipping students to walk with Jesus and impact the world for Him
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P.S. Thanks for your patience and understanding with road construction. We are grateful for your cooperation, continue to monitor traffic patterns, and will keep you updated.

March 27th, 2018|

Students serve others

February 19th, 2018|

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.

June 9th, 2017|

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.

June 7th, 2017|

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. 

June 7th, 2017|

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.

June 6th, 2017|

Kid City helps elementary students learn about community

Each year our gym is transformed into Kid City, a simulation for 1st and 2nd graders that helps them understand how a community works. Students run a variety of services, and when they are not busy offering a service, students take on the role of customer. They are issued play money which they use at the various services.

Thanks, parents and teachers, for making Kid City a success!

2017 Kid City

April 27th, 2017|

8th graders celebrate the completion of middle school!

On evening of Wednesday, June 8, the OCSI community celebrated the twenty-seven 8th graders’ completion of middle school. Those attending the ceremony enjoyed watching a video made by 8th graders, hearing student speeches, and seeing students receive their certificates. Following the ceremony, a reception was held.

Eighth graders receive their certificates from Mrs. Calvin, secondary principal.

Eighth graders receive their certificates from Mrs. Calvin, secondary principal.

June 9th, 2016|

Kindergarteners showcase learning at June 6 graduation

At the June 6 kindergarten graduation, students in K3, K4, and K5 showcased their learning:

  • K3 students recited 1 John 4:16 and sang “Wonderful Love” and “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”
  • K4 students recited Genesis 1:1, sang “Rejoice in the Lord Always” and “I’m a Little Teapot,” and dramatized “Pease Porridge Hot.”
  • K5 students recited the Lord’s Prayer, sang “For It Is by Grace You Have Been Saved,” demonstrated letter blends, and explained what they wanted to become when they grow up.

Next, Mr. Jernberg presented diplomas, and Mrs. Ikehara and Mrs. Gosin shared. 

Kindergarteners receive their diplomas from Mr. Jernberg, elementary principal.

      

June 7th, 2016|