Announcing the ZCS Interim Head of School

Tom DeJonge, ZCS Interim Head of School

ZCS Interim Head of School Many of you have covered ZCS and its leadership in prayer over the past few months, especially as we walk through this season of transition. Thank you! Our themes of being grateful, prayerful, and thoughtful continue. Today, we are delighted to announce that Tom DeJonge, retiring superintendent of Grand Rapids…

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Taiwan Trip 2024

By: Alex Zhou As a Chinese saying goes: ”What you  learn from traveling ten thousand miles is more than reading ten thousand books.” After years of dedication and hard work, 9 middle school students in the Mandarin program have been given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty of Chinese culture, practice language skills,…

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Faith Journey – Collins

Collins shares her Faith Journey at ZCS at the Pastor Appreciation Breakfast By: Collins Hoort, 8th Grader “I was asked today to talk about my faith journey at ZCS and how my teachers have influenced it. And it was really difficult for me to come up with an answer to that question.  I have never…

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NEW! Nature-based Young Fives Add-on for 2024-25

In 2017, ZCS began gathering information on the benefits of kids having more time in nature. We found that extended time outdoors led to more creative play, health benefits, higher student engagement, and the opportunity to explore God’s creation in an educational setting. With this knowledge, ZCS decided that we wanted all our students to…

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Why Mandarin?

“I knew that by investing in our children in this way, we were giving them a unique gift that only ZCS could provide. It would be something they could use and enjoy their whole life.” When Ben and Cara Wickstra were deciding on a pre-school for their oldest son Owen, they knew their passion for…

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Outstanding Service

ZCS Community, read below to learn about how eighth-grade student, Hayden Bruce, recently helped Zeeland Township Fire Department. _______________________ Zeeland, MI, On the morning of Monday, December 4, 2023, Zeeland Township Fire Department’s emergency services were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident. Due to language barriers, first responders were unable to determine if injuries were present…

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National Principals Month

Thank you to our middle school Digital Arts Team for photographing, designing, and interviewing our principals! Meet Our Principals! Alicia Zandstra, Preschool Director Betsy Koop, Elementary Principal Tim Paauw, Middle School Principal  What made you decide to become a principal (or go into education)? KOOP – I’ve loved working with kids for as long as…

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New Preschool Faculty 2023-24

Please join us in celebrating our new lead preschool teachers! Tessa Borr Preschool Teacher, Preschool Assistant A familiar face around ZCS, Tessa Borr, has moved from a preschool assistant to a lead teacher at ou… Liz Culver Threeschool Teacher, Spanish Immersion An employee at ZCS for nine years, Liz Culver, finds immense fulfillment in nurturing…

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Staff Spotlight: Melissa Wire

“But more importantly, I believe that by teaching them about God’s love and grace, we can instill in them a foundation of faith that will guide them throughout their lives no matter where they live in the world.” With a strong love for early childhood education and Chinese culture, Melissa Wire brings a unique perspective…

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