Tim's Notes

Zeeland Christian's Head of School, Tim McAboy loves to share what he is learning with others. Topics include parenting, education, and personal growth and are centered around our Christian faith.

Third Graders make a difference through Terra Cycle.

By Lisa Fredricks | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Each year the third graders at Zeeland Christian School are faced with a problem. They know that as God’s children they are called to care for God’s creation and that they have a lot of work to do. Instead of focusing on the huge problem, the kids have learned that if they work hard, they…

Faith over Fear

By Lisa Fredricks | June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

    Guest post by ZCS Board Member Shanda Sprick, read more of Shanda’s writing. In December ZCS mom Jane Klingenberg was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Jane, mom of Kendal in 2nd grade, reached out to a group of moms in her daughter’s class for support via text messages. While she went through various treatments,…

Family Groups

By Lisa Fredricks | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Once a month the middle schoolers at ZCS head to elementary classrooms to help gather the children in their family groups. On these days it’s common to see piggyback rides and hands being held while the kids chat about their days and find their classrooms. The noise erupting from the halls is both rambunctious…

INAUGURAL SPANISH IMMERSION CLASS GRADUATES HIGH SCHOOL

By Lisa Fredricks | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

  In 2006 Zeeland Christian School was approached by a group of homeschool moms who had dreams to create a bridge to another culture for their children. Zeeland Christian, inspired by this idea, took a leap of faith and launched a Spanish Immersion program enrolling children in three-school, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade.   “The…

Car wash raises over $11,000 for sister-school in Philippines

By Lisa Fredricks | May 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

Thank you to all who participated in the 7th-grade car wash! The carwash is a great way for our students to both serve the community and raise money. The goal this year was to raise enough money to pay tuition for a year for four students at Grace Christian School and to help Grace Christian…

New Dir. of Learning Innovation – Karyl Morin

By Peter Jenkins | March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

EDUCATION INNOVATOR AND PROJECT BASED LEARNING PIONEER JOINS THE TEAM AT ZEELAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL   March 28, 2018 – Karyl Morin will be joining the team at Zeeland Christian School as the Director of Learning Innovation starting this April. Morin has helped shape the landscape of education in West Michigan over the past decade.   Former…

Shipwrecked – Author, David Drury

By Tim McAboy | March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

My friend David Drury, who authored the book Being Dad, wrote something this week that has stuck with me. I hope it is insightful and encouraging to you.   “*After the Shipwreck* Lately, I’ve been able to reconnect with a few old friends. They might not want me to call them “old” friends, but my…

Address Your Weariness

By Tim McAboy | March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

As I was reading through the Blue Note this week, I found myself thinking a few separate times, “Wow. A lot is going on.” I look at my Google calendar and, “Wow, I have a lot going on.” It is easy this time of year to slip in and out of weariness. When we are…

Unified Basketball 2018: #18 Levi

By Tim McAboy | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last Friday, for the second year in a row, Zeeland Christian and Baldwin Middle School’s Unified Basketball teams played each other. Teams are made up of unified athletes, who are students with varying levels of disabilities and their partners who are students without disabilities. What happens on the court is beautiful, fun and energetic. What…

Rushing to the Broken

By Tim McAboy | February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We are rushing to the broken.” A friend of mine spoke these words as he led students in chapel at a school I was leading. His message was inspiring, but my thought was, “No, we’re not.” My school was (and is) wonderful, but we didn’t rush towards the broken. I found myself often giving reasons…

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