OC Knightline - Winter 2018

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WINTER 2018

Knightline A publication of the Ontario Christian Schools

in this issue q Enrollment for 2018-‘19

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q STEAM Gains Momentum

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q Middle School Jterm

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Special Edition Annual Report Included for Upcoming Association Meeting See pages 9-21

A tri-annual publication of the Ontario Christian Schools q Preschool thru grade 12 q www.ocschools.org


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q Annual report

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Superintendent’s Report

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Principals’ Reports

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Admissions & Development Report 16-17

High School Athletics Report

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OCHS Wins #PACKTHEHOUSE

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Contact Information Business Office (909) 983-4644 Office Hours 7:30-4:00 Mon-Fri. High School (909) 984-1756 Middle School (909) 983-1671 Elementary School (909) 983-1010 Preschool (909) 983-2420 Educational Options/PSP (909) 489-3975 Admissions: K-8 (909) 321-2305 Admissions: 9-12 (909) 984-1758 Administration Interim Superintendent Mr. Jim Hofman Interim Superintendent Mr. Glenn Vos High School Principal Mr. Ben Dykhouse Elementary Principal Mr. Len Fakkema Preschool Director Mrs. Jane Reichert Business Manager Mrs. Nancy Geertsma Athletic Director Mr. David Parkes Director of Technology Mr. Ken Yeh Director of Curriculum & Instruction Mrs. Kourtnie Roberts Director of Special Education Rob Behnke Director of Educational Options Bev Gibbon

Board of Trustees Marc de Falkenberg (2020) Kyle De Graaf (2019) Bill De Jong (2019) Eric Fikse (2019) Christine Koontz (2018)

Lisa Vander Meulen (2020) Laura Veltman (2019) Brad Verhoeven (2018) Brent Westra (2020)

The Knightline is published three times a year. This newsletter is a publication of Ontario Christian Schools at 931 W. Philadelphia Street in Ontario, California. Ontario Christian Schools is a member of Christian Schools International (CSI) and is accredited by CSI and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The mission of Ontario Christian Schools is to provide a Biblically-based, quality education for the children of Christian parents that nurtures students to grow in knowledge, conviction, and maturity; therefore, our focus is to equip students with the vision and skills to engage all relationships and culture under the authority of Jesus Christ. The purpose of this publication is to foster strong ties between Ontario Christian Schools and its alumni, supporters, and association members to nurture Christian education in the school and in the family, and to better inform its readers of the activities of Ontario Christian Schools. Alumni are encouraged to submit news and photos to Tiffany Klein at tklein@ocschools. org. We reserve the right to edit. Please inform the school of any address changes by providing both the old and new address.

931 West Philadelphia Street Ontario CA 91762-6218

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Enrollment for the 2018-’19 School Year Please use Ontario Christian Schools’ streamlined re-enrollment process for the 2018 – 2019 school year! The streamlined process for enrollment is: 1. Priority Enrollment runs from March 21, 2018 until 1:00 p.m. on Friday March 30, 2018.

To enroll please turn in:

2. Enrollment packets will be emailed on March 21, 2018.

2) Emergency form for each child

3. Returning families can print their enrollment documents and turn them into either the Business Office on the high school campus or the Admissions Coordinator on the elementary campus. Enrollment fees are due when documents are turned in.

3) Parent Pledge of Commitment Form

3. Enrollment fees are:

Your enrollment forms will be reviewed and then officially processed.

Until March 30, 2018 After March 30, 2018

1) Enrollment Contract

4) Pay Enrollment Fee – the fee is determined by the date you enroll (see above)

$150.00 per student $300.00 per student

Multiple-Child Discount A Multiple-Child Discount is offered to families with three or more students enrolled in Ontario Christian in grades K-12, as follows: 3-student family $1,500 discount

4-student family $3,000 discount

5-student family $4,500 discount

Please contact Renee Bateman, Registrar, if you have any questions, at (909) 983-4644 | rbateman@ocschools.org

Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Registration 2018-‘19 Preschool registration for current preschool families will begin March 1; for OC families adding a new preschooler, registration will begin March 12; and for the public, registration will begin March 26. The preschool offers the following schedules:

Transitional Kindergarten is a 5 day program, offering:

• Morning ½ Days–8:15 am-12:15 pm • School Days–8:15 am-2:30 pm • Full Days–7:30 am-4:30 pm • Extended Days–6:30 am-6:30 pm Schedules may have 2, 3 or 5 days

• Half (½) day–8:15 am-12:15 pm • School day–8:15 am-2:30 pm • Full Day–7:30 am-4:30 pm • Extended days–6:30 am-6:30 pm. This is for those that turn 5 on or before Sept. 1 through Dec. 2.

The preschool will be running a summer program beginning June 4 and a school year session which follows the OCS school calendar starting in mid-August.

For more information and a tour call: Jane Reichert, Preschool Director, at 909-983-2420 or email: jreichert@ocschools.org.

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STEAM Gains Momentum

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By Dan Brown, STEAM Director

The 2018-2019 school year will bring many exciting changes to Ontario Christian and our STEAM program! In August 2017, Ontario Christian set out on a path to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) to its students. We began at the middle school by exploring engineering through an exciting design and modeling class. In it, students explore God’s creation and work on solutions to challenges facing others today. The STEAM classes at OC follow a project-based learning style where the students explore real-life problems and devise solutions through hands-on activities. This learning approach provides an opportunity for students to apply the skills they are building in their core classes and experience real-world application

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of these skills. In our first year, over 70 students will have completed the initial design and modeling course, but we are not stopping here. In the fall of 2018, we will continue to grow and expand our class offerings both at the middle and high school levels. At the middle school, robotics is coming. All students who have already taken Design and Modeling will be able to take the next step by exploring the exciting and challenging world of a robotics engineer. Students will be challenged to build their critical thinking skills by using robots to solve real-life scenarios. They will learn how robots can be programmed and applied to solve problems. This class


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will encourage students to think through all the steps that a robot would need to take in order to solve the task at hand. Robotics is a passion of mine, and I am really looking forward to sharing my passion and helping the students as they explore how they can impact the world as a robotics engineer. The 2018-2019 school year will also bring changes to the high school. Starting next school year, we are kicking off the first class of a four-year pathway that will give our high school students a great opportunity to explore engineering. Students desiring to pursue STEAM-related careers will benefit greatly from this engineering pathway. Each of the classes offered as part of the pathway meet the California

A-G standards. Students completing the engineering pathway will graduate with highly employable 21st century skills. Through the course work they will demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, communication of ideas and opinions, and collaboration with others. If continuing on to college, the experiences and skills acquired through the pathway will give them a competitive edge and the confidence to succeed in any challenge that faces them. The 2018-2019 school year is sure to be an exciting one, filled with new classes and new challenges. I am excited to see the STEAM program gaining momentum, and I look forward to meeting our next class of future engineers. q

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Middle School JTerm By Michelle Wynia, Eighth Grade English Teacher The first few days after Christmas break provided students at the middle school school the opportunity for JTerm (January term). During these days, the students were exposed to many diverse interests, including archery, outdoor adventures, crime scene investigations, construction, etc. In one class, the students penned their own twisted fairy tales, taking wellknown stories and merging a couple together or putting their own spin on one. The students created all sorts of stories, including, “Almost Right” by Lilyan Chu, Hannah Croulet, and Ranae Whitaker, a story that twisted the stories of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” with “Hansel and Gretel”; in the story, Goldilocks and Gretel break out of prison after being incarcerated for breaking and entering and assault and loitering, respectively. “Cindergator” by Sophia Franco and Peyton Rowe retold the tale of “Cinderella” as an alligator who wore bedazzled Crocs, and “Snow in Boots” by Rudy Lugo and Nicole Marston meshed the stories of “Snow White” and “Puss in Boots”. Several more twisted tales were written, and four of the them have been chosen to represent Ontario Christian at our annual Fine Arts Festival, including the story at right by seventh graders Bethel Ayele and Lauren Liang.

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Miao-qin in Boots by Bethel Ayele and Lauren Liang Once upon a time, there lived a cheerful family of three in Beijing, China. But one day the mother fell ill to a strange disease. As she lay in bed, she whispered her dying wish to her kind, beautiful daughter. “Miao-qin, my mother passed on to me something magical before she had passed, as did her mother, and her mother’s mother. Now I must pass it on to you.” Weakly, she held up a pair of brown leather boots. They looked ordinary to the eye but held magic unparalleled to one’s imagination. But Miao-qin didn’t know that. To her, it was just a pair of warm boots that meant a lot to her mother. “I’ll wear these forever to honor you,” Miao-qin vowed. Later that day, her mother passed away. They buried her under a weeping willow tree by the house where Miao-qin often played. From that day on, she never wore another pair of shoes. Everyday, Miao-qin would visit her mother’s grave and weep. One day, Miao-qin encountered a white-muzzled, black cat lying lazily on the grave. He opened his jade green eyes as she approached. From that moment on, Zi-hao, the cat, became her trustworthy pet. A few months later, Miao-qin’s father Liu-wei became engaged to Sui-ching. Sui-ching envied her soon-to-be stepdaughter’s beauty and charm, and because of this, Sui-ching despised her. Miao-qin didn’t really like Sui-ching either. She always pinched Miao-qin’s cheek too hard and was allergic to cats, so Zi-hao had to move out and live under the willow tree. On the day of her wedding, she wore a draping, silky, white dress with floral designs throughout the outfit; her long veil trailed behind her. Miao-qin and her two soon-to-be stepsisters, Shaoli and Ju-min, were the flower girls. They were forced to wear clothes of

the bride’s choosing. While her stepsisters wore pale pink silk dresses adorned with roses, Sui-ching had picked out a yellowish-brown dress that was much too long for Miao-qin. Her hair was placed in a messy bun. Sui-ching had insisted on Miao-qin wearing the shoes her stepmother had chosen, but Miao-qin refused to take off her boots. Eventually, Sui-ching gave up and let her wear the boots. Though her outfit was oversized and ugly, Miao-qin’s radiant smile made her the most attractive flower girl there. As Sui-ching waltzed down the aisle, everyone oohed and aahed. Her veil obscured her malevolent grin. This small detail did not escape Miao-qin’s watchful eye, and a shiver went down her spine. The next day, Liu-wei began to show symptoms of the mysterious disease that had taken the life of his first wife. Miao-qin didn’t want to lose her father the way she lost her mother, so she did some research. She found out that this disease was caused by a plant called wolfsbane. It was a deadly but beautiful flower that could kill even with one touch; there was no known cure for wolfsbane poisoning. Miao-qin suspected that Sui-ching had something to do with her father’s disease by the way she smiled victoriously whenever his name was mentioned. Later that day, Liu-wei died. Weeping, Miao-qin ran to the willow tree that guarded her mother’s grave and now her father’s as well. Zi-hao greeted her by rubbing his head on her hand. “She’s evil, Zi-hao, I just know it,” Miaoqin cried. “I think you’re exaggerating, Miao-qin. I’m not too pleased that she kicked me out of the house, but it’s not really her fault,” Zi-hao comforted. “No! It’s not that!” Miao-qin gulped. “She has this grin whenever someone mentions Father’s name, like she secretly knows what happened. I just know she gave wolfsbane to him! It’s


Miao-qin explained everything to him with tears flooding down her face. “I just wish I could go to the ball!” Miao-qin wept. Suddenly, her boots glowed and began to move on their own.

like she doesn’t care about him! Why would she even marry him if she didn’t care when he dies?!” Suddenly, Sui-ching’s shrill voice filled the air around them, “Stepdaughter! Come here at once!” “I have a name,” Miao-qin grumbled quietly enough that Sui-ching couldn’t hear as she wiped away her tears and sprinted out of the drooping leaves to see what her stepmother wanted. “Shao-li and Ju-min need some new dresses and cloaks for the winter. When we come back from the village in one hour, I expect everything on this list to be finished,” Suiching commanded, handing her a long sheet of paper. Miao-qin quickly skimmed through the chores. They were impossible to complete in an hour. “But--” Miao-qin began. “And if they aren’t finished, then you get no dinner tonight,” Sui-ching smirked. “Am I clear?” “But these are impossible to finish in an hour!” Miao-qin exclaimed. “Then I guess you don’t get dinner,” Sui-ching snapped, obviously annoyed. “You belong to me now, and you’ll do as I say. Do I make myself clear?” “Yes,” Miao-qin trembled. “Good. Come on girls! Get in,” Sui-ching called as she opened the carriage door. Miao-qin wistfully watched their carriage roll away. Zi-hao quietly padded over to her. “I guess you were right,” he remarked. “I guess I was,” Miao-qin whispered sadly. She read the first chore on the list. “Wash the bedsheets. I can do that.” With Zi-hao’s help, Miao-qin was able to complete over half of the chores by the time Sui-ching came home exactly one hour later. “Why aren’t the windows washed? Why is the house still covered in snow? Where’s the steaming hot mineral bath you were suppose to prepare?” Sui-ching demanded. “I didn’t get to the outdoor chores, but your bath is in the bathroom where it should be. I’ll go finish up the rest of my chores now.” Miao-qin sighed. Sui-ching smirked. “Looks like you don’t get

dinner tonight!” Miao-qin frowned, deep in thought as she went outside. “This is not how a stepmother is to treat her stepdaughter.” The rest of the day dragged on and Miaoqin’s hunger grew. Everyday was filled with chores and hunger pains. Soon, she became used to the work, the hunger, and the torment. Then one day, an invitation to a ball hosted by the emperor arrived, inviting all young maidens to come and dance with his son, for it was time for the prince to marry. “May I please go?” Miao-qin pleaded as politely as she could muster towards her stepmother. “You? Dance with the prince? Ha! You don’t even have a dress!” Sui-ching cackled.

“What’s happening?!” Miao-qin exclaimed as the boots led her to her mother’s grave marker. She peered down at the stone, her mother’s words from that horrid night ringing in her ears, “Miao-qin, my mother had passed on to me something magical before she had passed. As did her mother. And her mother’s mother. Now I must pass it on to you.” “Something magical!” Miao-qin marveled. “A magical family heirloom! But why did it lead me here?” “Maybe,” Zi-hao suggested, “there’s something under the stone. Let’s dig it up!” “No!” Miao-qin yelped quickly. “You’d be digging up my mother!” “You’re right,” Zi-hao sighed. “Well, then go to bed, dear; it’s getting late.”

“She’s not a slave!” Ju-min said.

It was getting dark and Miao-qin silently obeyed, dragging her feet to the door. With one last glance at Zi-hao, she went in. Too much was on her mind to notice Zi-hao’s mischievous grin.

Miao-qin felt her body relax when she heard that. Could Ju-min actually care about her? Hope fluttered in her heart.

A few moments later Zi-hao proudly pranced in, his coat covered in dirt and a gleam in his jade eyes.

“She’s an unpaid intern!” Ju-min smirked.

“You must come out at once Miao-qin! The ball will be over before you know it!” Zi-hao beamed.

“Why would the prince even want to dance with a slave like you?” Shao-li laughed.

They all laughed as Miao-qin fought back tears. Any hope that her stepsisters might have cared for her died away. “I’m your sister,” Miao-qin muttered. Sui-ching grabbed a bowl filled with grains and dumped them in the fireplace. “I’m afraid you can’t go,” Sui-ching sneered to Miao-qin. “The grains need to be separated from the ashes. Put the rice in one bowl and the barley in another. Oh, and don’t forget the wheat and throw the bad grains outside. Clean the fireplace while you’re at it!” All day long the stepsisters and Sui-ching had “accidents,” from spilling grains to bumping a vase into the fireplace. By the time evening came, the sisters were ready for the ball. All but one. Miao-qin was still busy cleaning up spilled milk on the carpet. “Good luck cleaning that all up!” Shao-li snickered sarcastically. “Don’t worry, we’ll tell you all about the ball-intern!” Ju-min chimed. And then they left. Miao-qin finished cleaning the carpet and went to the willow to weep and grieve for both herself and her parents. “What’s all the fuss about?” Zi-hao asked sleepily.

Sighing, Miao-qin said on her way out, “I’m not going, Zi-hao.” “Yes, you are! Hurry, come look!” Miao-qin followed him to the willow tree and glanced down. “Zi-hao! How could you!” she fumed. Zi-hao had dug up her mother’s grave to reveal a dirty, silver silk bundle. “Open it,” Zi-hao said calmly. “Open it?! You want me to expose my mother’s body!” Miao-qin thundered. “It’s not her body,” Zi-hao said impatiently. “Look at how small it is. I glimpsed inside; it’s the solution to all your problems!” “Why did you even dig it up without my permission?!” Miao-qin inquired angrily. “I’m sorry, Miao-qin. You would have said no and missed your chance to go to the ball,” Zi-hao said, slightly ashamed. Miao-qin gently took the bundle and began unwrapping it. In the bundle, safely tucked inside, was a beautiful gold dress trimmed with silver lace, and a single deep red silk continued on next page

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Miao-qin in Boots.. continued from previous page rose was stitched to the thick, silver belt. On the belt, by the rose, were diamonds so pure that they must have been worth millions. She gently lifted the dress to uncover a petite crown of roses and diamonds and diamond anklets made wide enough to go around her boots. Tears of joy filled her eyes. “Thank you, Zi-hao,” she whispered. Zi-hao purred and nudged her hand. “Well? Aren’t you going to put it on?” Miao-qin quickly pulled on the dress and accessories. They were as light as feathers! It felt like wearing clouds that wrapped around her perfectly. “But how will I get there?” Miao-qin asked. All of a sudden, as if on cue, her boots grew ice-skating blades. Zi-hao smiled at her confused expression, “The road is frozen with ice. I think your boots want you to ice skate there.”

“--dare she dance with the prince!” Shaoli exclaimed. Miao-qin’s heart skipped a beat when she heard her stepsister say “the prince.” Memories of the ball and her dance with Prince Yong-jie flooded her mind. Thoughts and questions swarmed in her head. Did Shao-li know that Miao-qin had gone to the ball? Did Shao-li know that she had danced with the prince? “Who could she have possibly been?” Ju-min asked Sui-ching.

her ear against her bedroom door, afraid that if she left the sanctuary of her room she might see Sui-ching who would question her once again. “The prince has made a proclamation. He has sent a message to all the maidens in the land. How many daughters do you have?” asked the coachman who stood at the cottage door, the prince following closely behind. “I have two daughters, Shao-li and Ju-min,” Sui-ching replied. Miao-qin couldn’t see her but knew that Sui-ching had an evil smirk on her face. “What is this message you speak of?” “The prince has decided that he will find the girl he danced with at the ball. She ran off so quickly that one of the jewels on her boot fell off. Whoever presents the pair of boots missing the diamond will marry Prince Yong-jie.” Miao-qin gasped with delight. This was her chance and she wasn’t going to miss it. Quickly grabbing her boots, she ran to front door.

“But it has been so long since I last skated.”

“I don’t know,” Sui-ching replied, “yet.”

“Just try,” Zi-hao said. “I have a feeling that the boots will help.”

Miao-qin sighed, relieved that her stepmother didn’t know it was her who had danced with the prince.

“I’m the one!” she cheered. “Here are the boots!”

Sui-ching focused her attention on Miao-qin.

Miao-qin proudly held out the boots with the missing diamond.

She gave Zi-hao a quick kiss on his head and began her journey to the palace. When she reached it, her boots glowed for a second and then the skating blades faded as if they were never there. Smoothing out her dress she raced to the palace door. Taking a deep breath, she entered. All eyes were on her as murmurs of “Who is she?” and “She’s glamorous!” filled the air. Miao-qin held her breath as her stepmother looked at her. Does she know who I am? Miao-qin thought. Her thoughts were interrupted by the deep friendly voice of the prince. “Would you like to dance?” “Yes,” she breathed. All night long she danced with the prince, and he would dance with no other girl. Miaoqin had never experienced such euphoria in her entire life. Then, out of the corner of her eye, she saw her stepfamily leaving. Oh no! I have to get home before them! she thought. “It was fun dancing with you,” Miao-qin told the prince, Yong-jie, “but I must go.” With that, she ran. She sprinted towards the door and out in time to see her stepfamily’s carriage leaving. Miao-qin ran around the road into the bamboo forest surrounding it. She peeked out cautiously. Sui-ching’s carriage was stuck in snow. What luck! Miaoqin decided to run a bit farther in the forest, keeping the road in sight. When she couldn’t

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see the carriage anymore, she went back on the road and her boots immediately turned into skates. She quickly skated back to her cottage. As soon as she reached the cottage, she threw off her dress of gold and all the other accessories from her mother’s gravestone and ran to the living room where she had been the last time they’d seen her. She fell to her knees and began to continue separating the grains from the ashes. Just then, Sui-ching and her daughters angrily burst in.

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“Have you finished cleaning?” Sui-ching smirked. “Not yet, but I--” “And why is that?” Sui-ching interrupted. “Well, because…” Miao-qin searched her mind for an excuse. Any excuse. Any possible reason that could aid her. “Well, because what?” Sui-ching asked mockingly. “I…because I…” Miao-qin stuttered. “I’ve already asked you once, I won’t ask again. Why haven’t you finished cleaning?” Just then, Zi-hao hissed behind Sui-ching. “What is that cat doing in here?” Sui-ching grabbed a broom and began chasing Zi-hao throughout the cottage. They raced in and out of the kitchen, and Zi-hao ran out the door that Sui-ching had left open. Miao-qin finished cleaning the fireplace and ran to her room. Then she saw her boots on the floor, but something was different, something was missing. She picked up the pair of boots and observed them. That was when she saw it--one of the jewels was gone. She scoured the floor of her bedroom, but she couldn’t find it anywhere. She looked all throughout the house but it wasn’t there. It was gone. Just then there was a knock on the front door of the cottage. Miao-qin pressed

Prince Yong-jie looked at Sui-ching confused. “I thought you only had two daughters. Who is this?” he asked as the coachman examined the boots. “She’s our servant girl--” “I’m her stepdaughter. My name is Miao-qin,” Miao-qin interrupted, then shifting her attention to Sui-ching, she said. “Just because you treat me like a servant and a slave, doesn’t make me one.” “She wasn’t even at the ball,” Sui-ching said through a fake smile and gritted teeth, her focus shifting from the coachman to the prince. “Yes, I was. I wore my mother’s dress, and the magical boots that she gave me before she died took me there.” “Magical boots? Your Majesty, she’s clearly not well--” “Actually, they are magical. Here is where the diamond is missing,” the coachman said. “What Miao-qin says is true, Your Highness,” he said still observing the boots. Prince Yong-jie looked at Miao-qin. Falling to his knees and holding out the diamond, he asked, “Will you marry me?” q


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Nominees for Board of Trustees Proposed Budget for 2018–2019 Get the first scoop on the administrative report and proposed budget for 2018-19 Get to know new board members Hear about OC’s directions and future Give your input

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… and more As approved at the 2012 Association Meeting, the Board of Trustees is presenting one nominee for each open position for the

Please note: Reports that did not make this Knightline issue will be emailed before the meeting. Copies will also be available at the meeting.

2018-2019 Board of Trustees. Ballots will be distributed at the Association Meeting and will also be available in the Business Office for association members who are not able to attend the meeting on March 20.

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The OCS Foundation gratefully acknowledges all gifts received this past quarter: Marlene De Groot Judy Besteman Dorothy Boersma Keith Boersma Steven Boersma Bob & Bobo Bryant Loureen De Vries Earl & Judy De Vries George & Eleanor Denhartigh Eric & Nancy Evenhuis Sandra Faber Steve & Teci Greydanus Tim & Judy Hoekstra John & Nancy Jansen Marv & Clara Kleinjan Robert & Marcia Kroeze Sheryl Meendering Gene Reichert Fred & Joanne Rosenbloom

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2017-2018 Annual Report:

From the Superintendent’s Desk by Glenn Vos and Jim Hofman, Interim Superintendents Friends, The theme for the 2017-2018 school year has been Rooted and Growing, and it seems to us that this is a very appropriate description of both the challenges and blessings that Ontario Christian faces this year and in the years to come. We must remain rooted in scriptural truths and in the wonderful heritage of generations of Christ followers who have carried this school through blessings and difficulties. At the same time, we must be growing as we have a very different constituency from times past and that only continues to change. The challenge is how to maintain our rootedness and yet grow new branches. Simply put, we must wisely build a new house on the old foundation. That does not mean that the old house was bad or wrong; it means that students walking our sidewalks today need a different educational experience than in times past. As a result, change must become a way of life at Ontario Christian--not change for the sake of change, but purposeful change that will advance the mission of the school. Temptations that were once available only if we traveled somewhere to find them are now available in our own hands every moment of our lives. Technology has required us to secure the armor of God sooner and with a greater degree of strength. Students at ever younger ages face challenges that were not even on our radar until after graduation in years past. Students at Ontario Christian are being prepared to make a difference in an ever darker world and to do jobs that do not even exist today. To achieve that end, we can no longer just expect to do education the same way as before and have such remarkably different results. In this edition of the Knightline, you will read about the multitude of changes that are occurring and are being planned so that we can indeed Grow Christian Leaders as our mission indicates is our purpose to exist. Your prayers, your support,and your willingness to assist the school in whatever way possible is needed critically as it is very evident that we as a school are at an important crossroad regarding our future. As you read about changes that have been implemented and those that are being proposed or even considered, please understand this is not an attempt to move away from our past but to build upon it in new and different ways, to better advance the mission of the school, and to remain both Rooted and Growing. It is a delight for us to be engaged in creating a future framework for this amazing ministry, and to see the potential for this school to be a flourishing example for Christian Schools around this country as each one is being challenged in the same way that we are at Ontario Christian. Grateful for your faithful support and prayers for every aspect of the this school. q

“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”

— Psalm 1:3

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High School Report Ben Dykhouse, High School Principal

My mind is full of memories from the first three days back from Christmas Break. With first semester only weeks old, we completed our second annual Interim. Students built and launched rockets, performed Shakespeare, stitched quilts, played golf, learned CPR and First Aid, investigated fictional crime scenes, cooked delicious dishes, worked on a Camaro, and much more. Students traveled to faraway places, like Nicaragua and Mississippi, and destinations closer to home, including the Museum of Tolerance, the Getty Villa, the Huntington Library, and Crystal Cove in Orange County. In short, we were Growing Christian Leaders through the experiences of Interim. As I think back on 2017, here are a few “snapshots” that make me grateful and illustrate what OCHS is all about:

Ben Dykhouse

• In June, the class of 2017 graduated. Ninetyfive percent of those students went to college to continue their education. We pray for them regularly and wish them the best. • In July, a group of OC students, parents, and a staff member traveled to Lesotho, Africa. There they were able to learn from and minister to the employees and children at an orphanage. This group shared their experiences in a few chapels during the Fall semester.

• In August, we welcomed new and returning staff to the 2017-18 school year. New beginnings always fill me with hope and excitement. New beginnings give us an opportunity to claim the promise of Lamentations 3:23 that his mercies “are new every morning” (NIV). • In September, we had a successful Homecoming Week that celebrated school spirit, recognized student accomplishments, and welcomed alumni back to campus. • Throughout the fall and early winter, our sports teams got into full swing. We were able to watch our students participate and grow valuable leadership skills as they competed in four fall and three winter sports. • Our band and choirs put on exceptional fall and Christmas concerts under the direction of excellent staff members. These groups truly made a “joyful noise” in their performances. As we head forward into 2018, we look forward to all that God has in store and offer this prayer: God, May we be excellent for you. May we honor you as we study, teach, strive, and compete. May we follow the perfect example of Christ to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with you. In your kindness, please forgive us when we sin. We can do nothing without you. In Jesus’ name, Amen. q

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Middle School Report Aaron Genzink and Kelli Slager, Middle School Coordinators

“Everybody wants change, but nobody wants to change.” I am not sure who the originator of this quotation is, but I have heard it many times. Middle school is definitely a time of change, as students are anxious to move from their elementary classes to the high school. Change can be hard, but change is important for God to use us for his plans. Change can be hard for adults as well, and the middle school has seen its fair share of change during the year, but God is seen in all things. Our teachers guide students through change in a variety of ways. Eighth graders spend a day up in the mountains on a spiritual leadership retreat and also spend a day in service in various ways around our community. Seventh graders learn to invest time in others through a buddy program with elementary classes and will spend some advisement time on ways to witness about Christ to others, sharing the faith that is growing within them with others. Stepping up as a leader or out as a witness denotes a significant change for this age group. These acts go against the norm of blending in. Weekly chapel speakers encourage students to take the school’s theme--Rooted and Growing-- to heart. Advisement groups in both seventh and eighth grade have grown closer in their relationships with classmates as well as in their relationship with God through class devotion and prayer times as well as other class-bonding activities.

During JTerm, students explored and experienced classes in different ways than they would in a normal classroom situation. Students planned (and implemented) various aspects of a camping trip, built and painted shelves, and solved a “murder” through the use of forensic skills. Others participated in a first-aid class or learned about law enforcement from a retired police officer. Stories are a huge part of any person’s life, which is especially true with middle school students. Some had an opportunity to recreate fairy tales while others got to explore the “hero’s journey” prevalent in Star Wars and so many other popular movies. Students also grew in their knowledge of Latin-American art, making some impressive pieces of art, while others learned a little about archery (and some of the difficulties that arise when it rains!). The growing and changing is not finished. A group of students will travel to Washington, D.C., during spring vacation where they will experience first-hand about the forming and continuing growth of our country. Other opportunities for service exist, both on- and offcampus. There will be many more laughs and probably some tears along the way as well. In all these things, however, we are reminded that, behind all of the changes in our lives, Christ still reigns, and this gives us great comfort. “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). q

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Elementary School Report Len Fakkema, Elementary School Principal

Our school’s theme this year is “Rooted and Growing”, based on Psalm 1:3. It is so exciting to see the growth of our school spiritually, numerically, and physically. We are blessed to have the support of so many families, grandparents, friends, and alumni. Our school is truly “rooted” in Christ, and we try to portray this in all we do. God has control over every square inch of our creation and our lives. We pray that our students are growing in their faith each and every day.

Len Fakkema

We have an outstanding staff that integrates faith and learning into their lessons, creating a positive environment in which to work. A teacher shared that a student said to her, “Teacher, I love you so much that I think my head is going to explode!” What an expression of love that our students have for our teachers! Not only do our students have a love for their teachers, but our teachers love their students as well. What a great testimony to the love of Christ that is present at Ontario Christian. Ontario Christian is blessed to have so many new families at the elementary school. We have 163 new families this year. We welcome all of our families and are so happy that each one has chosen to have their kids at our school. Our prayer is that these families experience the love of Christ each and every day. These are exciting times, and we thank every family for its commitment to Christian education and the sacrifices that are being made to have your children here. Our commitment to academic and spiritual excellence for each student continues to be a top priority. Our grade level teams meet weekly to discuss ways to integrate faith into learning as well as using data to help each student improve in all curricular areas. We are blessed to have Kourtnie Roberts, Director of Curriculum Instruction, as well, helping grade level teams use the data to improve instruction. We are using various means to obtain data that is useful for improving instruction in each classroom. One of the ways that has been instituted is using the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) test three times per year

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so that we can chart the progress each student is making in the areas of reading, math, and language arts. We welcome eight new staff members to the elementary this year. They are Sarah De Hoog–Kindergarten, Tara Brown–1st grade, Kati Arnold–2nd grade, Joanna Jones– 4th grade, Chantale Noreen–4th grade, Caleb Collins–5th grade, Kaley Olson–6th grade, and Shandra Zieman–Special Education Program. We are so glad to have them as part of our team. Since this is my first year as well, we are all learning new things together each day. Changes are inevitable and are not easy for students, staff members, and parents. This is a year of transition so please pray for our students, staff, and parents as we go through this together. Thankfully, God does not change. He is the same today and every day. God has placed each of these teachers here for a purpose. For that, we are so thankful! Our front office has experienced some change as well. We welcome Claudia Tran, as our Health Clerk and interim Elementary Office Manager. Amber Theilacker had to take a leave of absence, due to her son’s diagnosis of leukemia. Please pray for Amber and her family as Peyton (8th grade) goes through treatment. The office manager knows the most about the school and is the most resourceful person on staff, and we are missing Amber. We are so thankful that Marlene Rodriguez and Cathy Trani were able to step in and help us out in that area. I am so thankful for our office staff, so please let them know that you are thankful for them, too! The mission of Ontario Christian is “to provide and promote a Biblically-based, quality education that nurtures the children of Christian parents to grow in God-centered discipleship, equipped with vision, understanding, discernment, and service in order to renew all relationships and culture to be under the authority of Jesus Christ.” Academics and faith go hand in hand in our classrooms. We believe that it takes the home, the church, and the school to provide the best Christian education possible. As we work together, I pray that God will be glorified in all that we do so that students will take what they have learned in our classrooms into our world and will be a shining light. q


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Preschool Report Jane Reichert, Preschool Director

The OC Preschool and TK has had a very busy year in 2017-18. The enrollment hit record levels of 185 children, and there is a waiting list of more than 50 children. We are blessed to be filling the preschool building; God has blessed us with many wonderful families. Many eventful days happen in the preschool, including a field trip to the pumpkin patch at Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch. In December, we enjoyed performing the Christmas program, A Patriotic Christmas. Prior to the program, the preschool families were asked to bring in toiletries and fun items for our servicemen through the program Operation Gratitude. With our Christmas program offering, we donated to Operation Gratitude and Isaiah’s Rock, a local food pantry. Another eventful day was when it snowed again in January for the preschoolers, and they enjoyed a morning of fun in the icy cold. We thank our OCPA for helping us out with the cost of the snow.

In the upcoming months, we look forward to grandparent teas, bus rides, petting zoo visits, and our spring program and open house. The spring also brings our preschool fundraiser through World’s Finest Chocolate. Find your favorite preschooler and support our fundraiser by buying some yummy chocolate. We celebrate the Lord’s continued goodness and pray that God will provide us with some wonderful new families at Ontario Christian School. God has richly blessed our school, the families, and the staff involved with OCS. To God be the glory! q

Jane Reichert

“And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.” — Psalm 72:19

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Admissions and Development Report by Tira Dennis, Admissions Director Nickole Vander Dussen, Development Coordinator

“To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Has Done!” God is good! We are blessed and thankful for our OC community and with the growth of our enrollment this year, and the anticipation of beginning new advancement projects. We are committed to remaining rooted in the strong foundation of the past, while growing new programs and expanding our student body. Our theme this year, based on Psalm 1:3, has inspired us to continue to grow Christian leaders and expand our vision. Listed below are a few examples of that growth and vision: • New gym/student center groundbreaking • Solar panels on both campuses • Boosters bleachers • Beautification of the campuses • New busses • In addition to the visible examples above, we have added new students to our school family, and increased the enrollment.

Tira Dennis

This year we held our high school open house on a Saturday, used our students as ambassadors, and had a great turnout and response. The families attending were excited about our educational offerings and our athletic program as well as our variety of other co/extra-curricular offerings all done with the message of the gospel clearly interwoven into the programs. In addition to the open house, we are offering shadow days for prospective students to join us for a morning to experience firsthand our classes and student life. The kindergarten open house was packed not only with upcoming kinder students from our very own OC preschool but also from various other preschools in the area. Many are patiently waiting to enroll; enrollment will begin soon. We are so excited about the 2018-2019 school year and what God has for in store for us. We praise Him for all these blessings. We appreciate all of you who make this happen not only with your treasures but also with your time and talents. Remember to share your experiences with your friends and tell them how much you appreciate the impact OCS has on your children and family. q

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2017-2018 Enrollment Special Education (SPED) students (included in enroll’d totals)

International Students (I-20 students are included in enroll’d totals)

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Enrollment 2017 - 2018

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10

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5

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7

10

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11

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9

0

12

12

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0

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Student Ethnicity 2017-2018

 American Indian..................... 1%  Asian-American..................... 13%  African-American................... 4%  Hispanic/Latino..................... 22%  Pacific Islander.........................1%  Multi-racial/Other................. 22%  White (Caucasian)................. 37%

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2017 Ontario Christian High School Athletics Report David Parkes, Athletic Director

2017 Award Winners

David Parkes

2017 Ambassador League Champions Girls Fr/So Volleyball Girls JV Volleyball Boys Varsity Soccer Boys JV Soccer Boys JV Volleyball 2017 Ambassador League Sportsmanship Award Varsity Girls Basketball 2017 Ambassador League Player of the Year Ciera Beal - Girls Soccer (Defense) Zac Cupp - Boys Soccer (Defense) William Mouw - Golf (League Champion) Autumn Moya - Softball (Pitcher) 2017 Ambassador League Coach of the Year Caleb Collins - Girls Cross Country Paige Liebhart - Girls Volleyball Jason Slegers - Boys Soccer 2017 CIF Team Qualifier Boys Cross Country (Finals) Girls Cross Country (Prelims) Girls Tennis Girls Volleyball Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Baseball Softball Golf

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Photos courtesy of Nancy Ziebell and the OCHS Yearbook Staff

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2017 CIF Finals Individual Qualifier Track & Field Qualifiers Josh Amaya-(4x100M, 4x400M) Jared Belden-(110MH) Nolan Crespo-(100M, 200M, 4x100M, 4x400M) Giovanni DeBonis-(4x100M, 4x400M) Rebekah Dirksen-(Shot Put) Allie Hauptman-(4x400M) Micaela Mouw-(300MH, 4x400M) Ryan Orton-(800M, 4x400M) R.J. Perez-(4x100M) Elle Pierce-(100M, 100MH) Joshep Pirro-(Shot Put) Clarissa Quintanilla-(4x400M) Kayla Rowland-(4x400M) Golf Qualifiers Hannah Zeman William Mouw All CIF-SS Selection Annaka Jorgenson - Girls Volleyball Josh Amaya - Soccer William Mouw - Golf

2017 CIF Semi Finalist & State Tournament Qualifier Girls Varsity Volleyball 2017 Student Athlete of the Year Female - Danielle Houston Male - Ian Ulloa 2017 Boosters Athlete of the Year Female - Ciera Beal Male - Ryan Orton All-Inland Valley Selections Annaka Jorgenson Girls Volleyball (1st Team) Ciera Beal Soccer (1st Team) William Mouw Golf (1st Team) Autumn Moya Softball (2nd Team) Alexis Toledo Softball (Honorable Mention) Jason Brown Baseball (Honorable Mention)


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Alumni in Sports Class of 2017 Josh Amaya – Fullerton College Soccer Blake Biby – University of Incarnate Word Football Kristina Dzhandzhapanyan – Navy Soccer Kristen Inge – Dordt College Soccer Emily McMath – San Diego Christian Softball Cameron Mooneyhan – University of La Verne Football Jacob Reyes – Massachusetts Maritime Academy Football Adrian Saucedo – Providence Christian College Soccer Dominic Valdivia – Providence Christian College Soccer Class of 2016 Nathaniel Belden – Biola Track & Field Alexis Cervantes – Providence Christian College Soccer Grayson Kline – University of La Verne Football Haylee Kloosterman – Concordia Unviversity Madison Maynes – University of La Verne Volleyball Madison Paige – Minnesota State University Moorhead Softball Jacquelynne Poling – University of West Florida Softball Sydney Robinson – The Masters College Soccer Eli Zaragoza - Mt. San Antonio College Baseball

Class of 2015 Tyus Dennis – Biola Basketball Breann Fox – Long Beach State Golf Hayden Jorgenson – Azusa Pacific University Baseball Brennan Kiledjian – Providence Christian College Soccer Katie Inge – Northwestern College Soccer Areana Ramos – BIOLA Softball Austin Van Veldhuizen – Northwestern College Football Class of 2014 Travis Booth - Cal Baptist Baseball Natalie Dzhandzhapanyan - Navy Soccer Zach Fitch - Trinity Christian College Basketball & Volleyball Brandon Hatfield - Texas Christian University Football Jake Landreth - Creighton Cross Country Robert Mendez - Westmont College Baseball Lexi Mills - Whittier College Volleyball Chasse’ Sodemann - United States Coast Guard Swim Class of 2013 Carly DeHoog - University of Washington Volleyball Class of 2012 Kali Taeleifi - Notre Dame De Namur University Basketball

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OCHS Named Winner of the #PACKTHEHOUSE Contest by Junior Ibarra, Marketing Coordinator In the fall of 2017, students across Southern California were challenged by the CIF-SS (Southern Section) to show their school spirit and pack the house. Participants were required to post photos and/or videos of their student sections at any fall playoff or championship event and tag one or more CIF-SS social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram). Participants were also required to include #PACKTHEHOUSE in their social media photo and/or video posts. In December 2017, the CIF-SS announced Ontario Christian High School as the winner of the inaugural CIF-SS #PACKTHEHOUSE Contest. As winner of the contest, CIF Commissioner, Rob Wigod, and CIF-SS Communcations Director, Thom Simmons, presented a $1,000 check to Ontario Christian High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) program during halftime of the OCHS boys varsity basketball home game on Tuesday, January 30. Ontario Christian High School is 1 of 2 winners (out of nearly 600 schools in the Southern Section) to be named the official winners of the #PACKTHEHOUSE contest. Congratulations, Ontario Christian community! Way to #PACKTHEHOUSE and show your Knight pride! q

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Ontario Christian High School Interim Lisa LeSieur, Interim Director

Interim 2018 was an amazing experience for our high school students. Interim engaged students in a threeday, amplified learning experience, allowing them to choose their own courses of interest. Our hope is that the students will grow in their knowledge, conviction, and maturity through these experiences. Interim is also a time for our teachers to teach something beyond their regular classroom responsibilities about which they are passionate. Additionally, interim provides a time for parents or alumni to give back and teach about gifts the Lord has given them. During this event, observers can see the school motto “Growing Christian Leaders” come alive on our campus. Anyone who walked around campus January 8-10 would have seen students engaged in many different types of activities. Students investigated a crime scene with Mr. Rip or blew things up with Mrs. Peters. Some students played with good old-fashioned board games with Mr. Fischer or made string art with Kristin DeKock. Some students designed clothing with Mrs. Martinez and a real life designer. Senor Slager taught students how to build rockets and they were able to launch them on the last day. Some teachers braved the rainy weather and LA traffic and took busses to various destinations. Mr. Huisken led students on a journey of the Arts; they headed out to the Getty Villa, Getty Center, and the Huntington Library. Another group of students toured the Museum of Tolerance. Some students even braved the cold January ocean with Mr. Zuidema and Mr. Hoekstra, who took students to Newport Beach to paddle board and snorkel. Several parents came to share their passions as well. Michelle Balderas, an orthopedic sales representative, came to campus and talked to students about how she found a job she loves. At the end of Mrs. Balderas’s session, the students did a simulation surgery on real bones. Additionally, Wendy Tazelaar decoupaged with the students, many of which were excited to make more decoupage items for

friends in the future. Mrs. Tazelaar brought out the artistic side of some of our students. Finally, Manny Badiola came and talked to the students about real estate investing. He now has a group of students who would like to join an investing program and do an internship with him. A new addition this year was a spiritual retreat for the freshman class. Every morning, the freshman were bussed to Ontario URC and had the privilege to hear a talk from a few of our local youth pastors. The students also engaged in small group time with other leaders. Students discussed spiritual gifts, their identities in Christ, and racism at OC. After some intense conversations, the students participated in fun team-building games. As interim director, I was able to walk around and experience some of what the students experienced. One of my highlights was the stitch-by-stitch class. The students were learning how to sew messenger bags with whimsical material. To see the boys engaged in the class made my heart so happy. When asked about the class and their experience, the boys were completely positive and were ready to sew a few more things. Without interim, these students may have never experienced sewing with a sewing machine. The stories that some of the freshman brought back from the freshman retreat were a second highlight for me. The students discussed racism and participated in activities that led them to more issues, such as bullying and social media. What made me excited was that students not only discussed very serious topics, but they also bravely delved deeper in their conversations with each other as a class. Although Interim 2018 is finished, I cannot wait to see what the Lord has planned for Interim 2019. What will next year look like? Which alumni, parents, and community members will join our team and get involved? If this interests you, please contact Lisa LeSieur, Interim Director, at llesieur@ocschools.org. q

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Boosters Club

by Bernie Gabrielse, Boosters President

Bernie Gabrielse

Your Ontario Christian Boosters Club has great news. We have new-to-OC, used bleachers at the football/soccer field. A confluence of awesome circumstances brought this new addition to our school: a knowledge by Ian Nascimento of JRN Engineering that OC had a need for upgrading our current bleachers, the cooperative work of David Parkes, Athletic Director, and Mike Buckly, Head of Maintenance, and the availability of funds, $75,000, from the Boosters Club. In only one month’s time, our old bleachers were gone and the new ones put up–now that is exciting. We were also able to paint our press box, and put up a new chain link fence in front of the bleachers and around the upper frame of the bleachers. One final little secret that few know–we are going to put a humongous sign on the backside of our press box, facing north, that will be lit up. The sign will proudly let people on Philadelphia Street know that they are passing by Ontario Christian High School.

Our Club just had its first meeting of the New Year. We have several new Executive Committee members. First, Erinna Gabrielse will be our new Treasurer; she replaces long time Treasurer, Gary Zondervan. Gary will continue to be a member of our club, as he has since back in the 60’s, but he is resigning as Treasurer. A special heartfelt thanks goes to Gary for his many years of service with a very steady hand and a loving heart for Ontario Christian. Additionally, our Vice-President will now be Shane Vanden Bosch. We are also blessed to have our long time Secretary Kim Olvera still with us; she is a tireless worker, and we are thankful for her services for another year. Behind the scenes, we also work hard with our Athletic Directors--David Parkes and Larry Vanden Berge from the high school and Megan Moore and Kendall Huisman at the middle school. Parents and friends of OC, anyone with a love for our school, can join our club; we would love to have you join us. We meet on the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the high school library. The upcoming year looks to be another exciting one for Ontario Christian and its athletic department. Giving kids a chance to be part of a team and competition is a real blessing, as is providing many learning opportunities. Coaches get to be examples and role models, and athletes learn how to prepare to give their best and how to compete against other schools. Most importantly, we all learn that when we compete, we give God all the Glory. Coaches and students, we wish you the best for the year 2018. q

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$145,000

3 Way Thrift has distributed annually an average of $145,000 in the last 5 years to Ontario Christian. The over 1.4 million dollars was made possible thanks to families & friends of OC donating their clothes and other household items to 3 Way Thrift. Please drop-off used items at either school (use the collection boxes pictured above) or at 3-Way Thrift.

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