Oceana Christian School hosts first-ever fundraiser

April 13, 2023

Oceana Christian School hosts first-ever fundraiser

Money raised will be used to buy tech devices for students

HART — Oceana Christian School (OCS) is hosting a live auction Thursday, May 4, from 7-8 p.m. as a fundraiser to purchase Chromebooks and tablets for students.

The auction, which is open to the public, takes place immediately following the school’s annual spring student showcase open house, which has a theme of “I Spy.”  The showcase provides an opportunity for OCS families to see some of the projects students have completed throughout the year.

“The goal of the auction, which is the first fundraising event ever by Oceana Christian School, is to raise money to purchase 50 Chromebooks for second through sixth grade students and 30 tablets for kindergarten and first grade students,” states a press release from the school. “This would allow each child to have access to a device for virtual experiences in science and social studies, learning games, and the opportunity to expand and individualize lessons.” The goal is to raise $16,000.

“Technology is entwined in almost every part of our lives, and while it can be used in ways that are detrimental, it can just as easily be used in ways that are positive,” said OCS Administrator Jacinda Bitely. “With the funds raised from this auction, we will get more tools in the classroom to enhance our multi-sensory approach to education. We want to make education more flexible; make learning more exciting; and help prepare our students for the digital future. Having these devices will allow teachers to reinforce and expand the content in a variety of ways, and in a classroom full of children who have different learning styles, technology will also allow us to differentiate instruction.”

“Oceana Christian School first opened its doors in the fall of 1986 with the goal of providing affordable, quality Christian education in our area,” states the press release. “OCS has been a ministry of Hart First Baptist Church for over 35 years. In the 2022-23 school year, we are serving 113 children.” For more information, visit: www.oceanachristianschool.com.

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