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The NEA Big Read

By Selena Van Klompenberg | Nov 21, 2019

This year two 8th grade reading classes participated in our city-wide NEA Big Read, led by Hope College. Big Read brings our community together around books and uses this shared experience to explore book themes as a springboard to explore themes and listen to each other. Our 8th graders created two visuals exploring the book, Before…

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Phil and Tasha Saladin – Our Military/ZCS Story

By Peter Jenkins | Nov 11, 2019

Tasha’s Service I served a little over four years as a medic in the Army. I went through basic, medic training and Airborne school, and was first stationed in Germany. In Germany, I served as a medic, and as the unit Armorer. The funny thing about the Army is you never know what job you…

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Zeeland Christian School and Ridge Point Community Church Partner to Offer Nature Preschool Classes

By Selena Van Klompenberg | Sep 30, 2019

We are excited to announce a new ZCS partnership with Ridge Point Community Church. We will be bringing nature preschool classes from a Christian perspective to the Holland/Zeeland area, hopefully starting Fall 2020.  This past spring, Ridge Point reached out to Zeeland Christian asking them to come alongside a vision they had for the future of…

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Harvey and Jennie Jongekrijg’s Legacy Story and Gift

By Selena Van Klompenberg | Sep 12, 2019

Jennie and Harvey Jongekrijg were champions of Christian education throughout West Michigan. They did this with their time, talents, and treasures. They made their living working a farm in Borculo. Their dedication was primarily in using their resources to furthering God’s kingdom. Harvey was a founding planner/originator and school board member of Borculo Christian School.…

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Audrey Veldhof Scholarship

By Peter Jenkins | Jun 10, 2019

Zeeland Christian School is honored to announce the Audrey Veldhof Scholarship. This scholarship, established by Mrs. Veldhof’s daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Gwen and Robert Brandt, will be awarded to students in our summer school program. Families often have additional expenses related to the care and education of their child so the financial assistance of this…

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Teacher Spotlight- Jackie Roskamp

By Alex Sixt | May 26, 2019

  Leading the Way  Eighth-grade teacher Jackie Roskamp knows what it means to witness faith working the lives of her students. After 11 years of teaching at Zeeland Christian School (ZCS), she has experienced her students profess their faith as a result of the lessons she passes on to them every day.   She grew…

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Teacher Spotlight- Chuck Commeret

By Alex Sixt | May 21, 2019

        Finding the Lesson Within     Don’t take yourself too seriously. Laugh at yourself as much as possible. Mistakes can be the best teacher. These are just a few lessons that Chuck Commeret, fourth-grade teacher, has learned throughout his teaching career. These lessons are just a few amongst the many he…

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Teacher Spotlight- Melanie Vander Ploeg

By Alex Sixt | May 9, 2019

    Leading Faith-First In Caledonia, MI, Melanie VanderPloeg, second-grade teacher at Zeeland Christian, began her faith journey. To this day she still resides in that small town where she discovered her love for Christ in third grade at Bible Study. In awe of the great Creator and the ways to pardon our sinfulness, she…

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Teacher Spotlight- Becky Schrotenboer

By Alex Sixt | May 9, 2019

  An Authentic Faith Becky Schrotenboer, third-grade Spanish immersion teacher, knew she wanted to teach the Word of God to students during her freshman year of college. Fast forward to 2019, and Becky has been teaching at Zeeland Christian School (ZCS)  for 10 years. Each day she is able to laugh with and lead her…

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