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OCSI Middle School Blog Posts

Middle schoolers excited to be back at school

Middle School Happenings: Well, for many the summer was w-a-y too short. Still, most students were excited and glad to be back at school! These first couple of days saw friends reunited, many new faces [...]

We want our students to understand

At OCSI, we want our students to understand. We want our students to understand God, His world, and their place in it. More specifically, we want students to understand... That art communicates personal and cultural [...]

Secondary students drop everything and read

Did you know that reading has the following 9 benefits? Builds knowledge Improves achievement Increases motivation Increases vocabulary Improves writing Builds background knowledge Improves understanding of text structures Develops empathy Develops personal identity These 9 [...]

New textbooks have arrived

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 [...]

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 [...]

Celebrate OCSI’s sports program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15_p-b7_J1g

Important Links

Permission Slips
Renaissance Learning – A/R
Student Handbook
Middle School Upcoming Test Calendar
Math Placement Letter to Parents of 6th graders

Our Program

Our classes (except foreign language) are taught in English, and we use an American-style program that addresses the whole person, is Biblically based, recognizes all truth is God’s truth, emphasizes sharing the Gospel and discipleship, and encourages Biblical thinking and living.

Our middle school program includes Bible, core academics, exploratories (art, computer applications, Japanese language, music, woodshop), and activities:

  • Year-round activities: servant leadership council, chapel, homeroom
  • Fall activities: school-start social, camp, walkathon, for 8th graders: girls’ cross-country and volleyball / boys’ cross-country
  • Winter activities: science fair, banquet, spirit week, service week, for 8th graders: girls’ basketball and cheerleading / boys’ basketball
  • Spring activities: 8th grade trip, for 8th graders: girls’ soccer and track / boys’ soccer and track, athletic banquet

Communication

We post grades online, send home report cards, e-mail a newsletter each month, and have conferences twice a year. We can be contacted by phone or e-mail.
Aoki, Manami Japanese Language email website
Cusumano, Dan Woodshop email website
Gsell, Paul MS Math, Science email website
Kitchens, Julie MS Social Studies, Bible email website
Lloyd, Carolyn Art email website
Lopez, Norah PE email website
Maskiewicz, Tyler MS Science, Bible email website
Meredith, Jason PE email website
Metz, Katsumi Japanese Language email website
Pallmann, Dan MS English, Social Studies, Bible email website
Reasoner, Don Secondary Chaplain email website
Robbins, Katelin MS English, Bible email website
Skarin, Brad MS Math email website
Woolery, Julie Literacy email website
Yabe, Hitomi Japanese Language email website