Athletics

Athletics

Teaching kids to love God and to love others through team sports and athletics.

ATHLETICS ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • ZCS game changes will be posted here by 2:45pm on Game Days. For Holland Christian Co-Op sports cancellations call 616-820-3250.
  • Students are required by MHSAA rules to have a physical after April 15, 2014 to participate in the 2014-15 sports year.  The form needs to be on file in our school office before tryouts/practice begins. Forms are available in our middle school office or by printing one off.
  • Due to the new concussion laws, each middle school student and parent are required to read and sign the Concussion Information Sheet and turn it in to their homeroom teacher prior to participation in middle school sports.

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

New Start Dates for the upcoming fall season 2014:

Monday, August 25

  • Boys 7th and 8th Football Practice at HC 3:15-5:30pm at HCMS

Tuesday, August 26

  • Boys and Girls Cross-Country Practice at HCMS 3:15pm
  • 8th girls volleyball optional open gym 3p

Wed., Aug. 27

  • ZCS 8th Volleyball Try-outs 3-5pm
  • 7th girls volleyball practice 3-4:30pm

Thur., Aug. 28

  • ZCS 8th Volleyball Try-outs 3-5pm
  • 8th boys soccer practice 3:45-5:15pm
  • 7th boys soccer practice 3-4:30pm
  • 7th girls volleyball practice 3pm

Fri., Aug. 29

  • No practices or events scheduled

IMPORTANT ATHLETICS LINKS

CONTACT US

Joel Nagelkirk
Athletic Director
Phone: (616) 879-0351 
jnagelkirk@zcs.org     

Middle School at ZCS

You notice we call this space between 6th-8th grades "Middle School."  Not "Junior High."  That's because middle schoolers aren't junior high schoolers.  They are kids in the middle of drastic changes throughout their bodies that are reflected in how they think, how they act and how they learn.  At Zeeland Christian Middle School, our teaching staff embraces this unique phase of life and enjoys leading their students through it.

One of the most unique aspects of ZCMS is the way we help kids make good choices.  We do not have ZERO HOURS or DETENTION or any of the discipline tactics most parents grew up with. Instead, the teachers rely on creating relationships with students and guiding them along the way.  What happens if a student makes a poor choice?  Then, they experience the natural consequences of their actions.  Yes, it's more work for the staff.  But we believe strongly that punishment alone will not help our students grow into the people God created them to be.  If you'd like to learn more about "natural consequences" and some of the tactics we use, we recommend reading the book, "Love & Logic."