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We want our students to think

At OCSI, we want our students to think. We want our students to think critically and Biblically. So, we ask our students to... Imagine, analyze, and evaluate art, in part by applying artistic principles. Consider what it [...]

Middle schoolers get to know each other

Middle School Happenings: Fall can be a stressful time for students as they cope with new teachers, new classrooms and new classmates. One way we try to ease this stress is through some activities designed [...]

Middle school students and teachers Drop Everything and Read

Reading grows your brain like exercise grows your muscles! As reading grows your brain, it helps you understand God, His world, and our place in it. In addition to increasing knowledge, achievement, motivation, vocabulary, writing, [...]

We want to increase student understanding

We want to see students understanding God, His world, and their place in it. This is one of our expected student outcomes, and I’m excited about understandings I’ve seen OCSI secondary students grappling with this week. [...]

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 [...]

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.
Mrs. Aoki Japanese Language email website
Mr. Cusumano Woodshop email website
Ms. Kitchens MS Social Studies, Bible email website
Mrs. Lloyd Art email website
Mrs. Lopez PE (Girls), Health email website
Mr. Maskiewicz MS Science, Bible email website
Mr. Meredith PE (Boys) email website
Mrs. Metz Japanese Language email website
Mr. Pallmann MS English, Social Studies, Bible email website
Mr. Reasoner Secondary Chaplain, Music email website
Ms. Robbins MS English, Bible email website
Mr. Skarin MS Math email website
Mrs. Wood MS Math/Science email website
Mrs. Woolery Literacy email website
Ms. Yabe Japanese Language email website