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Congratulations to the 2015-16 OCS high school yearbook staff for their book being selected as a silver medalist in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Awards. Each year the CSPA selects the top yearbooks in the country for distinct honors as award recipient.

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Oaks Christian School is pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Parkinson as the new OCS chief operating officer. After an extensive search process that yielded more than 25 applicants, Parkinson was appointed by...

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The Oaks Christian School Cross Country teams annually travel to the prestigious Stanford Invitational to race some of the state's best teams on the exclusive Stanford Golf Course. Our teams usually place well, but for the first time in school history the boys cross country team won the Stanford Invitational...

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Oaks Christian High School senior Elizabeth Sams wowed a sold-out audience as the opening act for Air Supply, the award-winning, platinum-selling rock duo whose Top 10 mega hits in the 1980s included "One that You Love,"...

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OCS tight end and Stanford commit Colby Parkinson has been selected to join an elite class as a 2017 US Army All-American. Parkinson will play in the annual East vs. West matchup on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.The Bowl will be nationally...

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Congratulations to OCS head boys lacrosse coach Jeremy Sieverts who led the Denver Outlaws in winning the Major League Lacrosse championship. The Outlaws are led by Captain Sieverts who assisted on the game winning goal...

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Royce Clayton, former first-round draft pick and 17-year Major League Baseball veteran, has been selected as the new varsity baseball head coach. Clayton will oversee both the high school and middle school baseball programs and has already assumed his new duties...

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In a long standing tradition of opening up the school’s state-of-the art athletic facilities to the community, Oaks Christian School once again hosted a summer-long sports camp program which saw 1,170 campers flock to the OCS campus to enjoy 10 different co-ed camps for boys and girls ages 5-14...

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Oaks Christian High School Senior Elizabeth Sams was presented the Congressional Youth Gold Medal by Congressman Ted Lieu, D-Los Angeles County, in recognition of her outstanding achievement in personal development in community service and the arts. Sams was recognized...

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The 2016 Oaks Christian School senior class was commissioned to go out it into the world and be a bunch of nuts.

“I commission you for life after high school to go out and be a nut that will save people when they fall,” said keynote speaker Dr. Jon Wallace, president of Azusa Pacific University, referring to a chock stone, metal wedge threaded...

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The OCS Theatre Production of "Pippin" won Best Costume at the Jerrry Herman Awards, the distinguished awards for high school musicals! OCS students performed the opening scene "We've Got Magic to Do," on the Pantages stage for the 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards. Pippin was also nominated in six other...

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Cerritos College played host to the CIF SS Track & Field Divisional Finals, and once again Oaks Christian High School took center stage. The girls won their third consecutive CIF SS team title tallying a total of 122 points which was a staggering 82 points more than the nearest opponent and exceeded their own CIF SS Division 4 record set last year...

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The innovators of OCS student startup “Power Pop” proved they had the chops to walk away with the lions share at the OCS Entrepreneur Program's final competition, “The Lions Share,” the showcase of the yearlong program where students learn what it takes to launch a startup and how to successfully pitch their ideas.

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OCS sophomore Michael Marker started a new club on campus this year to fight cancer. Partnering with the American Cancer Society, he launched a “Relay for Life” club which raised over $14,000 in its inaugural event on campus in May,exceeding the desired goal of $10,000...

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The Oaks Christian School Theatre Arts production of “Pippin,” the Broadway hit musical, has received seven nominations for the Jerry Herman Awards, the highest level of awards given for high school musicals. Oaks Christian School is one of just four California schools selected to perform on the Hollywood Pantages Theatre stage on...

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Kendall Zeile and Jacob Walker were among the 90 top-performing Ventura County high school seniors in the 2016 Star Scholar Award selection. Graduating seniors are nominated by their respective high schools for outstanding academic performance, school activities and community service. Each nominee is presented a $500 college scholarship...

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OCS senior Brandon Coll has been selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar, one of 1,000 students so honored from a pool of 53,000 candidates nationwide. The GMS award is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to students of...

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A round of applause is in order for freshman Dalton Hayse who recently performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op 18 with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre. This work is considered college and professional...

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The board of directors of Oaks Christian School is very pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Black as the new head of school. Currently, Black serves as chief financial officer/chief operating officer and the acting head of school at Oaks Christian after decades of leadership in business and Christian education...

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OCS Theatre Arts Director Ros Allen-Enciso has been nominated for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by Carnegie Mellon University and the Tony Awards. The winner will be honored at the 2016 Tony Awards national telecast on June 12. The award honors K-12 and theatre organization teachers who...

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Senior Brandon Coll has received the Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Brandon, his family, OCS Football Coach Jim Benkert and OCS Director of Football Operations Bill Redell attended the award banquet where...

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Congratulations to OCS seniors Colton Benz and Sam Meisner for their nominations to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, respectively. They competed against 480 other candidates in...

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OCS senior Katie Campbell was selected as a nominee for the prestigious McDonald’s “Girls All-American High School" basketball team, giving her the distinct honor of being the first OCS basketball player nominated for this team. Katie is one of 125 high school seniors nationwide...

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Alex Angell has loved the ocean before she was walking and one could say she is practically a sea creature herself, frolicking in and exploring the ocean from her earliest days. Her baby crib actually faced the surf in her family’s Ventura home...

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Congratulations to the Oaks Christian Equestrian Team, currently ranked as the Overall Points Reserve Champion with 279 points. This is the highest ranking accomplished by the team after the results of their second show were released...

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Billy Davis IV, an Academy V student at Oaks Christian School, won the middle school competition of the National Geographic Bee, and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship from National Geographic. The campus event on Jan. 8 was OCS' inaugural year as a participating school in the national contest, making Davis the first NatGeo Bee...

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We are proud of our OCS Chamber Strings, led by High School Orchestra Teacher Mary Kay Altizer, for their recent performance of "God Rest Ye Winter Gentlemen," an uplifting piece written by Mary Kay and featuring violinist Stanford Kim, senior, and guitarist Marshall Via, junior. It is a combination of...

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OCS Lions wide receiver and USC commit Michael Pittman has been selected to join an elite group of All-Americans for the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Those selected will play in the annual East vs. West match-up on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game will be televised live on...

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The Oaks Christian School community was privileged to host our Annual Grandparents Day right at the start of the holiday season. This year’s event was a huge success with a record number of nearly 600 visitors in attendance enjoying student performances, lunch with their grandchildren and classroom visits...

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Tierra Lewis has been dancing since she was four and the Oaks Christian Middle School student recently had the opportunity to showcase her talent in front of an audience of 10,000. Tierra was one of the lucky few who auditioned and were selected to tour with Janet Jackson as part of Jackson’s “Unbreakable” tour...

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OCS alumna, Caylen D. Smith, Class of 2013, has published “Uneven Odds,” the second book in her young adult fantasy-adventure Guardian Series. “Uneven Odds” launches Nov. 17 and will be available in paperback at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, online at...

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The skies were cloudy and there was a sharp nip in the air, but the frigid weather did not dampen the sunny enthusiasm of the nearly 200 participants at the sold out Annual OCS Golf Tournament and Ladies Tennis Tournament. Community leaders and current OCS parents and alumni enjoyed a full day of comradery and philanthropy...

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In an uplifting and patriotic ceremony, the Oaks Christian School community celebrated and honored United States veterans during a special all-school assembly that paid tribute to their service and sacrifice. Veterans from each decade going back to the 1940s—The Greatest Generationand earlier were feted with...

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In Southern California the sun shines nearly 300 days a year, a definite perk for putting up with traffic, smog and the high cost of living on the West Coast. For the majority of beach lovers, that many days of sunshine means lots of opportunities to soak up the rays and...

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Oaks Christian School Advanced Performance theatre students brought home trophies from the annual Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Festival, an annual theatre competition featuring over 2,000 students competing in nine different categories.The OCS students competed in...

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OCS senior Tatyana Stark’s painting “Inbetween” has been accepted into “Borders,” the 2015 juried exhibit for the Artist Guild San Diego Museum of Art. This is a unique honor for a student to be included in a show featuring professional adult artists...

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Homecoming 2015 was a huge success with a decisive 48-7 varsity football win over Thousand Oaks High School and a rockin' half-time show. Congratulations to the royal court and all the classes for their amazing floats. This year's theme was "The Battle of the Bands," and the students did not disappoint...

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Oaks Christian School is pushing its soccer program to the next level with the creation of a director of soccer operations position and a realignment of its coaching staff. Sebastian Alvarado has been elevated to the newly-added position of director of soccer operations...

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The Oaks Christian School varsity football team was honored to have Lucy Meyer, Special Olympics World Games Global Ambassador and the first official spokesperson of the Special Olympics–United States Fund for UNICEF partnership, serve as the honorary captain for the coin toss at the Oct. 2 game.

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Oaks Christian School is positioning itself to become a leader in high school lacrosse as Geoffrey Sebold takes the helm as the OCS Lacrosse Operations Director and Jeremy Sieverts is named Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach. Along with returning Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Devin Markle, the dynamic trio creates an A-team lacrosse coaching staff that will...

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OCS alumnus Matthew Chen, Class of 2014, was selected to attend the recent Aspen Music Festival and School as a fellow through the Ruth Coates Roush Scholarship. Chen, who is a sophomore at The Juilliard School in New York, was also the featured student in the AMFS Student Spotlight publication...

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Twenty-one Oaks Christian School faculty, staff, spouses and family members participated in the recent Malibu Nautica Triathlon, raising over $7,300 to benefit Children's Hosptial Los Angeles as part of September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The OCS contingent participated as Team Malachi...

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Bill Redell is the stuff legends are made of and now he has the plaque to prove it. The much decorated and storied football coach was celebrated before the hometown crowd at the Oaks Christian football season opener against Notre Dame. The playing field in Thorson Stadium was named in his honor.

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OCS Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Wes Smith has been named the State of California Girls Track & Field Coach of the Year for the recently concluded 2015 season. The honored was conferred by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. His selection was based...

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Congratulations are in order for OCS Director of College Counseling Jeff Morrow, who has been elected president of the Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC). WACAC is comprised of 2,200 college admissions and high school counselors from California and Nevada. As president, Morrow will...

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