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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

What’s been happening in middle school?

Middle School Happenings:  Good things have been happening in middle school! 6th graders started adolescence classes, where they discuss the many important changes that will occur over the next several years. 7th grade math class [...]

I’m excited about physical education and health at OCSI

I'm excited that our students... Mastered kicking a ball (kindergarten). Students work together in teams toward a specific goal, for example, to collect and shoot as many basketball as possible (elementary school).  Students work collaboratively [...]

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