Current HC 6th grade parents and students and any family considering enrollment at Holland Christian Middle School for the 2014-15 school year are warmly invited to attend the HC Middle School Information Night on May 27 at 7 pm at HCMS. Join us for a tour, student panel discussion, Q&A with the principal, and a session on the wide variety of co- and extra-curricular activities available to HCMS students. It's going to be a great night; please join us! For questions or more information, please contact Courtney Lampen, Admissions Director, at (616) 820-2804 or clampen@hollandchristian.org.

Mark you calendars to celebrate and thank Glenn Vos for his 17 years of service to Holland Christian Schools! Please join us at the Community Open House on Wednesday, May 21, from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at South Side.


Please join us on Friday, May 16, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Holland Christian High School on Main Street to celebrate the following 2014 retirees:
Deb Bandstra, Carol Beimers, Jim Geertsma, Beth King, Norm Hoekstra, Bob Holwerda, Dave Smits, Lois Smits, Art Tuls, and Marcia Vos.

We are excited to announce that HC will be offering Little Adventurers, enrichment classes and extended care for preschool children, at Rose Park Elementary (556 Butternut Dr.) and South Side Elementary (913 Pine Ave.) for the 2014-15 school year. Little Adventurers will compliment the preschool programs for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Young 5’s offered in the morning. The program, in conjunction with our After School Program, will provide care for preschool students from 8:15 am – 5:30 pm each day it is offered.
For more information and to register, please click here.

Middle School Parents and Students - Bring a Friend Day is coming to HCMS! On May 2, Holland Christian Middle School will be hosting a bring a friend day. Middle School students will be encouraged to bring a friend to school that day for a visit if their friend is considering enrollment at Holland Christian for the fall. We will roll out the red carpet for them! If you know a family considering enrollment at HC for fall, this will be a great day for them to visit and see what HCMS is all about. Questions? Please contact our Admissions Director, Courtney Lampen or Middle School Principal Mark VanDyke.

Win a $50 gift certificate to the Maroon & White Shop! Do you have a photo of yourself, your family, your adventures near and far wearing your maroon and white HC gear? Post it to Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram with #hcmaroons through April 18, 2014. The photo with the most "likes" wins! Good luck!

The Robotics Team competed at the State Competition this past weekend and made it to the semi-finals, finishing 10th overall for the year. Here's a recap of the 2014 HC Robotics Team:
Southfield District Winner and Spirit Award
Escanaba District Winner and GM Industrial Award
West Michigan District Finalist
Michigan STate Competitions Semi-Finalist


2014-15 kindergarten and preschool enrollment continues! Enroll online at www.hollandchristian.org/apply. If you are not able to complete an online application, please call (616) 820-2804 and we would be happy to assist you! If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Lampen, Admissions Director, at (616) 820-2804 or clampen@hollandchristian.org.

Congratulations MIFA on their 1st Place title at the State competition! Excellent work! They will host Home Benefit on Monday, February 17, at 7 pm at the HCHS Auditorium. Wit, by Margaret Edson, is a powerful story of the journey of Vivian Bearing, a college professor, as she faces terminal cancer. The Spring show will be announced at the Home Benefit. Join us! Admission is free.

Rachel Scott was the first victim in the horrific Columbine school shootings in 1999 and now her tragic story is positively motivating millions of people around the world. The dream of this 17-year-old girl to start a chain-reaction of kindness is now coming to Holland!  RACHEL’S CHALLENGE will be making presentations to students and staff at HCHS at 10 a.m. and HCMS at noon on February 19, and to Rose Park (K-6) and South Side/Pine Ridge (K-6) on February 20 at 8:30 and 12:45 respectively.

Evening Follow Up Event on February 20, 7PM: Parents, HCMS and HCHS students (appropriate for 6th-12th only, please), relatives, friends, and community members are all invited to a special evening program following up on the Rachel’s Challenge Programs coming to all Holland Christian students K-12 on February 19 and 20. Rachel’s Legacy builds on Rachel’s Challenge by exploring the legacy that Rachel left in the lives of people around her. Through a series of stories told from the perspective of those who Rachel touched, Rachel’s Legacy encourages participants to take specific steps toward making their positive legacy a reality. All who attend will realize that they are not defined by the labels that they or others have placed upon them, by their current circumstances, nor things that happened to them in the past. Listeners grant forgiveness to themselves and others so that they are free to start their legacy anew. Participants learn that by applying the five challenges that will be shared that they can begin their own positive legacy today. You will not want to miss this very special follow up to Rachel’s Challenge for our Holland Christian community.

All area 6th–8th graders and their parents or any family with 9th–11th graders considering transferring to Holland Christian High School are invited to join us Monday, February 3, 2014, from 7:00–8:15 pm. Tour the High School, meet our faculty, learn about our 1:1 laptop initiative, listen to our High School musicians, and more! Free coffee drinks will be available from our coffee shop, The Well, and students will receive a free t-shirt!
If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Lampen, Admissions Director, at (616) 820-2804 or clampen@hollandchristian.org.
Watch the promo video here: https://vimeo.com/84733804

January 23, 2014
Discovery Night at South Side
Join us TONIGHT to meet our teachers, tour our classrooms, and learn more about how Holland Christian intentionally integrates faith and learning to develop the God-given gifts of each child. Childcare will be available. This event is on as originally scheduled! See you at 6:00 at South Side (913 Pine Ave.)

January 13, 2014
Meet our teachers, tour our classrooms, and learn more about how Holland Christian intentionally integrates faith and learning to develop the God-given gifts of each child. Childcare will be available. Please join us!

January 21, 2014, 6:00-7:30 pm
Rose Park Elementary School
556 Butternut Drive, Holland 49424

January 23, 2014, 6:00-7:30 pm
South Side Elementary School
913 Pine Avenue, Holland 49423

If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Lampen, Admissions Director, at (616) 820-2804 or clampen@hollandchristian.org.

November 25, 2013
Holland Christian Schools is pleased to announce that it has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for the 2013–2014 and 2014-2015 school years for its initiative to provide every student K­-12 with a mobile device such as an iPad, MacBook or MacBook Pro.

This year Holland Christian joins other programs nationwide that are recognized as exemplary learning environments. The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that successfully integrate technology in education and meet the five best practices: visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success, and a flexible learning environment.

Holland Christian has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Program because it demonstrates a clear vision for supporting the way students live and want to learn.

“As education continues to undergo enormous changes it became very apparent that the traditional school instructional model would limit students. Our vision for a 1 to 1 model kindergarten­ through 12th grade provides the flexibility, the creativity desired by today’s learner, and the opportunity to effectively address individual learning styles and needs,” says Glenn Vos, Superintendent of Holland Christian Schools. “This project has always been driven by our school mission of ‘equipping minds and nurturing hearts to transform the world for Jesus Christ.’ If our students are called to make a difference where they will work and live, the need to understand and use technology with expertise will best happen if it is integrated into the way they do school.”

Holland Christian has had a 1 to 1 environment for students since 2006. Graduates are providing feedback that they are feeling very well equipped and prepared for their college or career paths and that they find themselves further advanced in the use of technology than the majority of their classmates or colleagues.

“Along with using the iPad to supplement instruction, students are also learning about creating a positive digital footprint, practicing responsible digital citizenship, and have begun compiling an e­portfolio,” said Dan Vos, Integration of Faith, Instruction, and Technology team member. Teachers are using iPads to engage students in all subjects. 1st Graders enjoy photographing their drawings, recording their own voices reading stories that they have written, putting this all together in iBooks and emailing it to their parents. Rose Park Principal Rod Brandsen says “the goal is to enhance and make education more meaningful, we want to use technology in service to God.”

October 16, 2013
A huge THANKS to all who attended the Powder-puff game in support of the Junior and Senior girls at HCHS. We were able to raise $1,472.88 for the City on a Hill Women's Health Clinic. It was a fun night for a great cause!

October 10, 2013
Thank you all grandparents and grand-friends for joining us in celebrating God's faithfulness at our elementary schools Grandparent's Days! Here are links to photos:
Rose Park Grandparent's Day Photos
Pine Ridge Grandparent's Day Photos
South Side Grandparent's Day Photos

September 30, 2013
Holland Christian's first "Home"coming focus was "Building a Home for the children of Beautiful Gate Orphanage."  It is our intent to make homecoming not about us, but about being salt and light as we have so often have tasted and seen the goodness of God. You might have heard that over the summer, some fundraising happened and a new house is being built at Beautiful Gate for volunteers to come and stay as they serve. This house is called the "Maroon House." It is this house that we are hoping to furnish during "home"coming. Our main focus was on Beautiful Gate, but there was also a Volunteer Fair with 60 local non-profits in need, and our first blood drive.  Friday and Saturday were celebrations of the goodness of God, with a tailgate at the football game and the dance on Saturday night. 

All that being said, we pray that we might be salt and light as we transform the world for Jesus Christ even through "home"coming!


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