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OCSI Middle School Blog Posts

Focusing on helping students collaborate effectively and respectfully

OCSI Connections: OCSI focuses on collaboration. We focus on helping students collaborate effectively and respectfully. It's good to see: Kindergarteners reading to a partner during Daily 5. First grade writers getting feedback from a partner before [...]

We want our students to collaborate

At OCSI, we want our students to collaborate. We want our students to collaborate effectively, respecting others as God's image bearers. So, we want our students to... Work productively in groups to focus ideas and [...]

We want students to think critically

Information is important, and thinking critically with and about information is also important. We want our students at OCSI to think critically. What, exactly, is critical thinking? The authors of Making Thinking Visible identify activities [...]

Focusing on increasing student thinking

OCSI Connections: OCSI focuses on thinking. We focus on increasing students' ability to think both critically and Biblically. It’s good to see... PreK students working together to figure out new and creative ways to build [...]

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 [...]

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, 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.