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Teacher Spotlight – Mark Sneller

By Lisa Fredricks | Nov 11, 2018

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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Glimpses of God

By Lisa Fredricks | Oct 15, 2018

  I recently listened to a TED talk about the danger of a single story. The speaker was raised in Africa, but she grew up reading American and British literature. This not only shaped the way that she thought about those countries, but it also shaped how she thought about literature.  She attended college in…

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For the Love of a Teacher

By Peter Jenkins | Oct 1, 2018

As soon as her former students see her they rush in for a big hug.  “Ni hao! Ni hao!” (Hi! Hi!) Sonya Sulayman was a teacher in Zeeland Christian’s Mandarin Immersion program up until two years ago. She came back from Indonesia last week for a visit and 13 families hosted a potluck to welcome…

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Anchor in the Storm

By Lisa Fredricks | Sep 19, 2018

                              While driving my kids to ZCS on the first day of school, I found myself praying over them “…and God, give them challenges that will strengthen them and help them to learn more about themselves and you so that they…

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Third Graders make a difference through Terra Cycle.

By Lisa Fredricks | Jun 28, 2018

  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…

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Faith over Fear

By Lisa Fredricks | Jun 6, 2018

    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,…

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Family Groups

By Lisa Fredricks | May 29, 2018

  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…

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INAUGURAL SPANISH IMMERSION CLASS GRADUATES HIGH SCHOOL

By Lisa Fredricks | May 23, 2018

  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…

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

By Lisa Fredricks | May 10, 2018

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…

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