Our community is deeply saddened by the cruel attack that took place at our school on April 2. We pray that God may comfort the families and friends of the victims, and the souls of those seven individuals who lost their lives. It is difficult to find the right words to console the families going through this indescribable tragedy. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all of those affected by this terrible event.
The name of our school – "Oikos"- has several different meanings but foremost is its translation: "How important life is." We take that meaning very seriously. Since our founding in 2004 all of us at Oikos have worked hard to fulfill this value through all of our course offerings. It is instilled in the way our faculty have faithfully served our students, and our students have worked diligently and done all they can to fulfill the American dream of success and acceptance. But most of our students have also been challenged financially and the school has done everything it can to support their dreams.
There is no place for violence in our society. All of us have to focus on the value of human life, and on the goodness of each individual.
We sincerely appreciate all of your support and kind words during this difficult time and, once again, our most sincere hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families and friends.
Memorial Service, April 10, 2012
First of Memorial Concerts held on April 6-30, 2012, Mon-Sat at Noon
First Memorial Concert