Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse of 2017

Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse of 2017

Countdown to the Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21st, we will have the opportunity to witness a partial solar eclipse here in Central Florida! The eclipse will begin at 1:19 PM, reach its maximum coverage at 2:51 PM and will end at 4:15 PM.

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      Begins: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm
      Maximum: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm
      Ends: Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm
      Duration: 2 hours, 55 minutes
      Magnitude: 0.87

Watch the Solar Eclipse Safetly

I know it will be an exciting bit history to be able to witness a solar eclipse! However, it is important that you do not look directly at the eclipse at any point of time without the proper safety gear.

Solar Eclipse Certified Glasses

The ideal way to view a solar eclipse is through certified solar eclipse glasses. You will be able to view the eclipse directly.
However, if you are looking to buy your glasses now, most vendors are either sold out or they will arrive too late. But don’t fret!
There are other ways you can enjoy this momentous occasion!

Pinhole Projection

Pinhole Projection is a NASA-approved method of indirectly viewing the sun. For this project, have your back facing the sun. Your hands must be in the shape as though you’re ready to give a high-five. Cross the fingers of one of your hands over the fingers of the other. Look at your hands’ shadow on the ground. The small crevices between your fingers will project an image of mesh on the ground. For the viewing of our partial eclipse, these images will reveal the Sun’s crescent shape

If the area where you are viewing the eclipse is shaded by trees, the leaves’ shadows will act as a natural Pinhole Projection.

View other Projection projects you can use during the August 21 Solar Eclipse Here: https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/projection

Cameras

If you have a professional or semi-professional camera, you should be able to record the solar eclipse without the need to look directly at it. We do recommend using a camera filter to project the lens of your camera, however.

Others may be thinking to use your cell phone to view the solar eclipse. Although, it will be difficult not to look at the sun while you try to aim your camera. Having eye protection is still recommended for this method. Now, cell phone cameras lenses are so small that it shouldn’t damage the lenses but to be on the safe side either put filter on the camera or set the phone’s settings to receive less light when viewing the eclipse.

We hope you are all prepared and enjoy 2017’s Solar Eclipse on August 21st!

Graduation Happened! What’s Next?

You Graduated What Next Blog

Congratulations on graduating!  That next step that has been always around the corner has finally come! Life after high school. It’s a very exciting but may also be an intimidating step for most of you. You’ve worked diligently in your books all year to finally walk across that stage and earn your diploma.

But now many of you have a different challenge ahead. Some of you are going straight into college, others pursuing a trade, and then others going straight into the workforce after they graduate. Whatever your path may be, we have a few lines of advice for you.

Be Patient.

Of course, we want to be successful right away, like get that nice car and live in that nice house. However, God may have different plans. Success isn’t always overnight. Often, God wants us to grow through the wealth of our experiences not through the wealth in our wallets.

Don’t Worry.

God has his hand on you and has a plan for you. He will take care of you even when life gets difficult. You may not know where you’ll be in 10 years, but don’t worry.  God knows and will be with you as you get there.

Plan.

Now I know we just said to not worry, but that doesn’t mean to not prepare. Do you know what you enjoy doing? Do research on how other people made your passion their life’s career. Also, save for the future. Put a little money aside each week or month. Your future self will thank you.

Do Your Best.

Finally, do your best in all circumstances. It may seem difficult or disheartening at times, but don’t give up! When you do your best, you’ll easily stand out among those around you. Even in a job that pays next to nothing, do your best. The people over you will take notice.

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” – Jeremiah 29:11

Chapel – February 22


1 Corinthians 13

If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Chapel – February 8th

Esther 5:1-8

On the third day of the fast, Esther put on her royal robes and entered the inner court of the palace, just across from the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne, facing the entrance. When he saw Queen Esther standing there in the inner court, he welcomed her and held out the gold scepter to her. So Esther approached and touched the end of the scepter.

Then the king asked her, “What do you want, Queen Esther? What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”

And Esther replied, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a banquet I have prepared for the king.”

The king turned to his attendants and said, “Tell Haman to come quickly to a banquet, as Esther has requested.” So the king and Haman went to Esther’s banquet.

And while they were drinking wine, the king said to Esther, “Now tell me what you really want. What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”

Esther replied, “This is my request and deepest wish. If I have found favor with the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my request and do what I ask, please come with Haman tomorrow to the banquet I will prepare for you. Then I will explain what this is all about.”

Press Release: Over 500 Students Volunteer with Clean the World

Press Release
Contact:
Deanna Oxner
Poinciana Christian Preparatory School
407-749-2078
promotions@osceolachristianprep.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2016

Over 500 Students Volunteer with Clean the World

Osceola Christian Preparatory School Service learning project to reach the Community

Kissimmee, FL, November 15, 2016– Osceola Christian Preparatory School and over 500 of its students will be volunteering in a community service project with Clean the World on November 15th, 2016.  Students will be creating hygiene kits throughout the morning and early afternoon at our Poinciana Campus.

“Our goal is to provide our families opportunities to work with local community partners.” said Pete Baldwin, Director of Osceola Christian Preparatory School. “We want them to experience, hands-on, the impact they can have.”

The Clean the World kits will later be distributed to a local nonprofit organization, helping families and individuals in need.

About Clean the World: Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families in need. Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners, and 500 event partners, throughout North America.  Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 25 million bars of soap to children and families in 99 countries worldwide, while fulfilling an environmental mission by diverting 3,800 tons of hotel waste. More information: http://www.cleantheworld.org

About Osceola Christian Preparatory School: Osceola Christian Preparatory School is a private school dedicated to giving students an individualized Christian education, in a fun and safe environment. The mission of Osceola Christian Preparatory School is to prepare students for a successful future by providing spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, social, physical, and academic learning opportunities designed to meet the individual needs and priorities of each student. More Information: www.OsceolaChristianPrep.com

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School Closed due to Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew

Osceola and Poinciana Christian Preparatory School will be closed on Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7, due to Hurricane Matthew. All school activities, events, and programs scheduled for Thursday and Friday are also canceled. Forecasters are expecting deteriorating weather conditions to include sustained heavy winds and substantial rainfall for Osceola County. Our school follows the alerts according to the Osceola School District schedule. To stay up to day on Osceola County School updates, go to http://www.osceolaschools.net/.

Stay safe, everyone!


Hurricane Matthew

Picture Day Reminder

Hello OCPS Families,
Thank you so much for making the start of this school year amazing!  Each child is a joy and blessing to us at Osceola Christian Preparatory School.

We would like to remind you that Picture Day is this Thursday, August 18th.  Because there is no retake day, we request all students to be in attendance wearing their uniforms.

Picture Day is this Thursday, August 18th.

If you did not purchase them during open house, IDs with lanyards cost $10 and will be available after pictures are taken.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask front desk or call us at 407-729-5974.

Let’s continue to work together to have a blessed school year.

Blessings, 

Osceola Christian Preparatory School
1515 Michigan Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34744
407-729-5974
info@osceolachristianprep.com
http://osceolachristianprep.com