Physical Education (6th Grade)
Students will appreciate their body is a marvelous gift from God, understand their responsibility to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, and develop fundamental physical, social, and fitness-related skills by participating in individual and cooperative games. Physical education equips us to use our bodies to glorify and serve God.
Creative Writing (6th Grade)
Students will learn to enjoy the art of written language. Whether they are writing about what it is like to walk on their hands or creating their very own city, students will hone their writing skills while letting their creativity flow in a way they don’t often experience.
Art (6th,7th, 8th Grade)
Students will learn about the Elements of Art and how to incorporate them into the Principles of Design, while learning various art techniques. Art History along with artists and art styles will also be incorporated into each lesson. Students will learn to critically think and problem solve with the unique ability God gave to each one of them individually as they create his/her original art works.
Health/Speech (7th Grade)
Christians have a unique opportunity to serve God by being caretakers of their bodies. A biblical-based view of healthcare makes the Christian a fit servant. Topics include basic health, mental and social health, nutrition, exercise, safety, first aid, personal hygiene, growth and development, drugs-alcohol-tobacco.
Our Culinary Arts elective serves as an introduction to the principles of cookery, with an emphasis on recipes that can be shared with the students’ families and friends. In this course, students will learn basic knife skills, recipe comprehension, and proper sanitation methods. Students will create breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert dishes in a fresh, fun, and nutritious manner.
Vocal Music (7th & 8th Grade)
Students will be introduced in vocal performance in a choral setting. Students will sing a varied repertoire as they develop their vocal skills. The course is open to any student who has an interest in the study of choral music. Performances will be throughout the year.
Band (6th Grade)
Students have an opportunity to try many of the instruments OCS has to offer and will start to master one of these instruments during 6th grade band. Students do not need any prior musical knowledge to be in band. Students go from brand new musician to performing a Christmas and Spring concert during this class.
Band (7th Grade)
As students increase the musical skills learned in 6th grade, students will participate in concerts and contest performances. District Solo and Ensemble contest provides an opportunity to show your individual musical talent. A variety of music will be learned and performed. Students will be assessed through daily participation, practice and homework, musicianship skills including music theory and preparedness. Regular rehearsal, sectional and concert attendance and practice are required.
Band (8th Grade)
You will continue to advance your musical skills, participate in various performances (including opportunities with HS ensembles). District Solo and Ensemble contest provides an opportunity to show your individual musical talent. A variety of music will be learned. Students will be assessed through daily participation, practice and homework, musicianship skills including music theory and preparedness. Regular rehearsal, sectional and concert attendance and practice are required.
Technology (6th Grade)
Students concentrate on learning keyboarding by touch. They also learn how to use Google Docs and Google Slides. Students will complete several projects including tables, a research report, and a slide presentation.
Leadership in Action (7th & 8th Grade)
Students will develop the characteristics of a servant leader as modeled by Christ. They will serve the OCS students as well as the local community through various projects. This class provides students a safe place to learn to lead others.
Spanish (6 & 7th Grade)
This is a basic introduction to Spanish which encourages students to learn other languages and realize that it can be fun and able to be accomplished. Students will learn pronunciation of Spanish alphabet, greetings, basic colors and numbers 1 – 30, and action words through total physical response and games. Students will learn syntax and grammar by creating and acting out stories and completing practice work in class.
Spanish (8th Grade)
This is a basic introduction to Spanish which encourages students to learn other languages and realize that it can be fun and able to be accomplished. Students learn pronunciation of Spanish through memory songs and action words through Total Physical Response and games. Students will also learn syntax and grammar by creating and acting out stories. This is a semester long class which will include 100 of the most frequently used verbs and other necessary vocabulary – including telling time, describing the seasons, and expressing likes/dislikes, wants and needs. We will also be memorizing verses in Spanish and learning basic Bible vocabulary useful for mission trips.
Spanish 1 for High School Credit (8th Grade)
Students will be introduced to the same material as the high school Spanish 1 class, focusing on the communication areas of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. This class meets the entire year and offers one high school credit for those who pass this class.