Washington County, WI – Ozaukee Christian School (OCS) is thrilled to announce after three years of renovations and increased student enrollment, they will open all 22,000 square feet of the former Trenton Business Center for the 2022/23 school year.
The board, staff, and families of OCS welcome the community to celebrate with them on Thursday, August 25, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and after the entire building will be open to self-guided tours allowing attendees to experience the amazing transformation from its previous use to a Christian School. The building was formerly owned by a California-based strip club.
Homeschooling can be a comfortable alternative to public schools. But when God pushes a family beyond that comfort zone, it may be time to expand what “home” means.
Patrick and Kelsey
Desiring to instill their twin boys with Christian virtues, Kelsey and Patrick found a home-school kindergarten curriculum and got to work. “They would rather run around and be crazy,” said Kelsey.
She and Patrick agreed to send the boys to virtual school for first grade. “Terrible,” Kelsey recalled.
They found out Ozaukee Christian School had moved its campus to nearby Trenton. The twins restarted first grade there.
“I feel like it’s an extension of what I’m trying to instill in them at home,” said Kelsey.
Now the twins are going into third grade, and their sister will attend kindergarten at OCS. With two toddlers still at home, the family is grateful to OCS for extending their home to Trenton.
Jacob and Hannah
Public school was “out of the question” for Hannah and Jacob, so Hannah took on the role of her children’s teacher.
Their needs changed over the years. They added a fourth child, and their oldest daughter showed signs that she needed a classroom setting.
Hannah’s friend had been telling her great things about OCS for years. “What the school talks about with simple biblical truths brought us peace.”
They started sending their oldest to OCS, and Hannah stayed home to care for the youngest two and to continue home-schooling their second daughter, who has special needs.
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Their eldest blossomed, “grounded” in Christ’s truth. Eventually, they enrolled their two youngest children.
Their youngest has become the family’s “little prayer warrior,” and OCS’s Mrs. Dunham is helping their son excel despite his dyslexia.
This fall, all four children will attend their Christ-centered home away from home.
“It’s worth it all,” said Hannah.
Joe and Kaylin
Joe and Kaylin wanted to educate their four boys without compromising their values. They tried a denominational private school and a virtual charter school.
Then they tried homeschooling. It was a good fit for a while, but Joe and Kaylin worried that their children were not getting all they needed.
“There was a lack of social skills because the kids were home all the time,” said Joe.
“OCS made me comfortable,” said Kaylin. “I knew they were aligned with our values.”
Since making the switch, Joe and Kaylin have seen God’s blessings pour into their family.
“The kids come home singing praise songs,” said Joe.
They worried that one son’s challenges would be too much in the classroom, but the love and support they have received from OCS has been just what they needed.
“It turned out better than expected,” said Kaylin of the teamwork they have been doing with OCS.
As much as Joe and Kaylin enjoyed their time homeschooling, they are glad that OCS became the extended family their boys needed.
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Kevin and Michelle
Kevin and Michelle transitioned their two daughters from a public school to homeschool in 2019.
They prayed about whether or not to continue homeschooling. When Michelle noticed OCS was mentioned on social media, she “couldn’t help but sense the positive messages and love.”
They discovered that “all of the teachers and staff at OCS … are eager to share Jesus’ love and compassion.”
Kevin and Michelle enrolled their daughters and soon noticed an increase in self-confidence as the girls learned about their identity in Christ. Now they approach difficulties as opportunities for prayer.
They supplemented the curriculum with library books, co-op outings, and dance classes. Michelle said, “It felt like something was missing.”
Michelle said, “This kind of thinking and responding to life and worldly events is rare in today’s youth culture.”
Since enrolling their daughters, Michelle and Kevin have encountered health and life challenges, and knowing that other families were praying for them has blessed them.
“It truly feels like OCS is actually one big family,” said Michelle.
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