Our Responsibility

Having grown up attending a Christian school, I always knew I wanted to provide my children with a Christian education. Now that we’re a part of ZCS, it means much more than just choosing a Christian education, it involves investing in and immersing ourselves in the community that has been built here. Beyond being a…

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Welcomed As We Are

When we say inclusion at Zeeland Christian, we are referring to the 33-year-long commitment to welcome, include, educate, and extend belonging to all learners. After all these years, our desire to provide inclusive education to all children is even stronger. Why? Because we have 33 years’ worth of names, faces, stories, and Holy Spirit moments…

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Barb J. Newman Legacy Award Recipient – Jim Heeres

  The Barb J. Newman Legacy Award celebrates a lifelong commitment to fulfilling the mission of Zeeland Christian School. Last year, the award’s inaugural year, the recipient was Mrs. Newman, “Barb,” posthumously. It is with great honor and excitement we announce today the second recipient of the Barb J. Newman Legacy Award, Jim Heeres. Mr. Heeres worked at…

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ZCS Welcomes New School Resource Officer

We are thankful for our partnership with the Zeeland Police Department and their commitment to keeping our school and community safe. At ZCS, we are assigned a School Resource Officer to protect the safety and security of our students, staff, and campus. In addition, they attend many school academic and sporting events and act as…

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“It’s Different Here”

Five years ago, my family and I were visiting Zeeland Christian shortly after I had accepted the position here. It was Good Friday, and the enduring memory of that day is the worship during all-school chapel. As chapel ended, longtime ZCS facility manager Paul Meeuwsen walked up and took the microphone, tearfully telling the students…

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Responding to Ukraine/Russia with Your Children

The following statement was sent to our middle and elementary teachers and staff on the morning of Feb. 24, 2022. Middle School and Elementary Teams, Please read the following information from Tim Paauw regarding the Ukraine/Russia situation. Paauw and I (Betsy Koop) continue to be in prayer for you as teachers who field students many questions…

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Assisting Parents

Parents, we’re here for you. How can we help? The phrase “assisting parents” is included in the mission of ZCS, and we see this aspect of our mission lived out each day in our hallways, classrooms, playgrounds, hiking trails, and specials. Stacy Deters, Dir. of Student Support Services, recently shared this story with our Board,…

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Fundraising Report: Tim Bosch Fund

It’s time to celebrate and praise God!! In June, we let you know about a $40,000 gap in our 2020-21 fundraising goal for Inclusion. Right away, an unexpectedly high number of gifts came in. Then, on June 29, a family stepped up and offered a $15,000 match. Our community overwhelmingly responded with a renewed commitment…

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