即将结束的2020学年不仅对于泽兰基督学校来说非同寻常,对于所有渥太华县的学校,以及所有中西部地区的基督教学校来说也是史上首次。8年级的毕业班里将会有一小部分学生在进入高中之时就具有中英文双语能力。这些学生开始小学的学业时并不会说任何中文,但是经过了8年沉浸式中文的学习,这些同学在毕业时达到了8年级中文会话,阅读和写作的能力。“我非常喜欢学习中文,”学生刘佳宜说,“我感谢泽兰基督学校给我这样的机会。我希望能够在生活里用中文帮助别人认识上帝。” The closing of the 2020 school year may have been unique for Zeeland Christian School, but it also marks a historic first for any school in Ottawa County and any Christian school in the Midwest. Within the 8th grade graduating class of 2020 is a small group of students who will begin high school…

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Distance Learning brings challenges and new opportunities. One of those opportunities is a connection between our Mandarin Immersion Kindergarten class and an international class whose target language is English. ZCS Kindergarten teacher, Hou Laoshi, shares about the experience. “The idea came up when I was talking with my friend, Belle, about some cheers and struggles…

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By Karyl Morin, Director of Learning Innovation at Zeeland Christian School “We will desire to get back to normal, yet I believe we will realize an even better normal after we learn and grow together through this.”   We are all beginners! Each of us is learning and working in new ways and are there ever-growing…

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We are excited to announce a new Zeeland Christian School logo! This new logo represents the values ZCS has always held dear while bringing a fresh and vibrant look and feel to our school. Throughout the entire history of our school, a flame has been present in each of our four logos. Symbolizing both the…

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We are excited to introduce our new Positive Behavior framework to ZCS: Christ-like AMOR. The ultimate goal of the framework is to bring clarity and consistency for our students and staff. The students were introduced to our Behavior Expectations on Monday. We will be intentionally acknowledging the positive behaviors that we see every day because…

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This year two 8th grade reading classes participated in our city-wide NEA Big Read, led by Hope College. Big Read brings our community together around books and uses this shared experience to explore book themes as a springboard to explore themes and listen to each other. Our 8th graders created two visuals exploring the book, Before…

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Tasha’s Service I served a little over four years as a medic in the Army. I went through basic, medic training and Airborne school, and was first stationed in Germany. In Germany, I served as a medic, and as the unit Armorer. The funny thing about the Army is you never know what job you…

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  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…

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        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…

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    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…

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