“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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Response to Anti-Asian Attacks

爱上帝,爱孩子,爱学习 Ama a Dios, Ama a los niños, Ama aprender  Love God, Love Kids, Love Learning At Zeeland Christian, our community is stronger because of a faculty and staff born in twelve different countries. We see God’s world through a variety of cultures. We deepen our faith through stories of commitment to sharing the good…

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Weibao Zhang: To Teach Children to Love God and His Word

爱上帝,爱孩子,爱学习 Ama a Dios, Ama a los niños, Ama aprender  Love God, Love Kids, Love Learning Weibao Zhang – 4th & 5th Mandarin Immersion  Weibao (Way-baow), or Zhang Laoshi (Jahng La-ow-shur) as known by the students, is an energetic, kind teacher with a heart for the Lord. One of Weibao’s favorite things about teaching is…

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Beginners, Together!

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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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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Do Your Children and Grandchildren Know…

When my Grandma McAboy came to visit, she would often stay for a few days at a time.  One night as I was falling asleep, I heard her in her room talking. After a minute or two I realized she was praying, and after another moment I realized she was praying for me. Grandma McAboy…

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Seasons of Parenting

Parents, Andy Stanley says that if we parent now the way God would have us to parent, there may be times when our children don’t like us very much. But they will like us later, and “later is longer.”   His parenting series “Future Family” helped me to see raising my children in seasons:  …

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Unkind Behavior in Students

This morning, Caryn Navis, our school counselor, met with teachers to discuss ways to address unkind behavior in students. While bullying receives a lot of attention (and rightly so), smaller instances of unkind behavior often go unaddressed. Karyn’s instruction to us, and my advice to you is that we address every single instance of unkind…

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“How did I end up here?”

Two years ago, in an attempt to run across the Grand Canyon (and back), I got a bit lost. After a side trip to a waterfall off the main trail, I couldn’t find my way back to the path. I didn’t realize I was lost until I was walking up on a ledge and the…

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