Audrey Veldhof Scholarship

By Peter Jenkins | June 10, 2019 | 1 Comment

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…

Teacher Spotlight- Jackie Roskamp

By Alex Sixt | May 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

  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…

Teacher Spotlight- Chuck Commeret

By Alex Sixt | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

        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…

Teacher Spotlight- Melanie Vander Ploeg

By Alex Sixt | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

    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…

Teacher Spotlight- Becky Schrotenboer

By Alex Sixt | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

  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…

Teacher Spotlight- John Buteyn

By Alex Sixt | May 7, 2019 | 2 Comments

  I was born in Waupun, Wisconsin, a small town in the central part of Wisconsin in a strong Christian family as the sixth of eight children. My parents were actively involved in both our home church and Christian school. My dad was always involved in serving on either the church council of elders or on…

New Middle School Principal

By Peter Jenkins | March 26, 2019 | 1 Comment

Zeeland Christian Schools Announces New Middle School Principal Chuck Commeret will be the new Middle School Principal for Zeeland Christian School (ZCS). He will fill the opening created by the retirement of John Buteyn at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Currently, a 4th-grade teacher at ZCS, Commeret’s resume boasts a wide range of…

What if? Innovation Design Project

By Lisa Fredricks | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

  For the last four weeks, our fourth and sixth graders have stepped away from their normal routine and took on a huge challenge that will benefit the students of ZCS for a long time. The “What If? Innovation Project©” challenged the students to design a nature-based playground that encourages play, worship and learning for…

Nature Rich Initiative: Learn. Worship. Play. pt. 1

By Peter Jenkins | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nature Rich Initiative at Zeeland Christian School Learn. Worship. Play. pt. 1 of 3 In an age of electronics and screens, there is a movement toward integrating nature back into the classroom. Zeeland Christian School (ZCS) is taking the initiative to enhance students educational experience without the use of a screen through the Nature Rich…

Teacher Spotlight – Mark Sneller

By Lisa Fredricks | November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Hearts They’ll Have    Mark Sneller remembers his first-day teaching at Zeeland Christian thirty-nine years ago, watching the joyful little students climb the stairs up to his classroom. He also remembers his first fire drill, carrying each nervous child down the stairs so they would not have to exit by themselves, “It’s what you do,”…

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