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The NEA Big Read

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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Phil and Tasha Saladin – Our Military/ZCS Story

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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Teacher Spotlight- Jackie Roskamp

  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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Teacher Spotlight- Chuck Commeret

        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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Teacher Spotlight- Melanie Vander Ploeg

    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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Teacher Spotlight- Becky Schrotenboer

  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

  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

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

  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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Glimpses of God

  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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