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Teacher Spotlight- Becky Schrotenboer

By Nakisha DeJong | 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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Teacher Spotlight- John Buteyn

By Nakisha DeJong | May 7, 2019

  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…

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New Middle School Principal

By Peter Jenkins | Mar 26, 2019

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…

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What if? Innovation Design Project

By Nakisha DeJong | Nov 19, 2018

  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…

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

By Peter Jenkins | Nov 12, 2018

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…

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Teacher Spotlight – Mark Sneller

By Nakisha DeJong | 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 Nakisha DeJong | 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 Nakisha DeJong | 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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