Maroon Messenger: May 2019
Spring is always such a busy time in the life of a high school. Over the past month I’ve had the privilege of watching your child share the gifts God has given them through classroom activities, student life leadership roles, chapel, athletic events, theater performances, music concerts and much,much more. Watching them live into their gifts has truly been a blessing in my life.
May is an extremely busy time for staff, students, and for families as we look to ending the year well while at the same time preparing for next year. Currently we have three staff positions to fill for next year and are in the process of interviewing candidates. I ask for prayers of wisdom and discernment as we seek to find the next staff members of the HC Family.
Friday evening is Banquet and the buzz around the evening is so exciting. Please know that staff have done their best to plan an evening that is filled with fun and fellowship. Our prayer is that a wonderful and safe time is had by all.
HCHS is an amazing school, and we thank you for your partnership and for the privilege of working with and for your daughter/son. Together we will finish strong!
In Christ’s Love and Service,
Deb Feenstra, Principal
GRANDPARENTS / GRAND-FRIENDS’ DAY
At Holland Christian we teach our students to be wisdom seekers and to faithfully listen to the Word of God as it guides our path. As wise influences in their lives, you are invited to Grandparents/Grand-Friends Day at the high school, a day where you are able to go to class, experience chapel, enjoy conversations over coffee and cookies, and go out for lunch. Join us on May 8, 2019 from 8:00 am – 11:15 am. See you then!
TULIP TIME SCHEDULE – 11:15 dismissal
Wednesday, May 8 (Grandparents’ Day) – 8-8:35 1st hour, 8:45-9:10 Chapel-9th & 11th & Tour/Coffee-10th &12th , 9:20-9:45 Tour/Coffee 9th & 11th & Chapel 10th & 12th , 9:50-10:25 2nd hour , 10:35-11:15 3rd hour (Note: NO late start this week)
Thursday, May 9 – 8-8:45 4/5th hour, 8:50-9:35 6th hour, 9:40-10:25 7th hour, 10:30-11:15 8th hour, dismissal at 11:15
Host Families for 2019/20
Holland Christian is blessed to have incredibly dedicated families who are passionate about raising their children with a Christian education. There are international parents who dream of providing the best education in the world for their children and are willing to sacrifice enormously for that. Holland Christian can provide teenagers around the world with a quality life-impacting Christian education. If you would like more information about being a host family and receive a generous stipend for making a significant and lasting impact, please contact Karen DeRoo at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tuition Grant Fund Golf Outing, Tuesday, May 7, Wuskowhan Players Club.
Women’s Golf Event will be Tuesday, May 14 at Diamond Springs Golf Course
Upcoming TRIP Dates:
May 8, 15, 22, 29
Summer TRIP Hours: (Summer tables are at the High School and Rose Park locations only, 7:30-9:00)
June 5, 19
July 3, 17, 31
August 7, 21, 28
You are invited to join the Holland Christian School Orchestras in the Jack H. Miller Center for the Musical Arts (221 Columbia Ave, Holland, MI 49423) on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm. This concert will feature a musical variety including music from the movie Up, Sibelius’s Finlandia, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, and the music of Coldplay. See the wonderful progression from 4th to high school orchestras, a beautiful picture of education at Holland Christian.
Join the Holland Christian High School Bands as they present their Spring Concert on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jack H. Miller Center for the Musical Arts (221 Columbia Ave, Holland, MI 49423). Enjoy jazz music, the Holland Christian drumline, the sounds of the movie Raider’s of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, the music of Tchaikovsky and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and a tribute to our seniors.
You are invited to join the choirs of HCHS as they perform their final concert of the year on Wednesday, May 15, in the HCHS Fine Arts auditorium at 7:30 pm. This concert will feature a wide variety of vocal music performed by the Men’s Ensemble, Treble Ensemble, Advanced Choral Ensemble, Living Hope Singers, and several soloists. Come join us as we celebrate another great year of singing together!
HCHS Athletics offers summer camp opportunities for high school students. Watch the website for details including dates and times for each camp. Here is an informational flier about some summer opportunities for high school athletes.
Summer dead week: July 1 – July 7
HS Fall Sports Start August 12
SENIORS AND PARENTS OF SENIORS
Remember that your son or daughter must have completed the 10 service hours required by May 17 to receive a diploma. Please encourage them to complete the requirements as soon as possible. Check PowerSchool under “Family Flex” to see if your student has an “S” = satisfactory or “I” = incomplete and contact their family group teacher with questions.
Seniors End of the year schedule
May 10 All library fines and materials returned to the Media Center
May 13 Honors Evening, HS Auditorium, 7 pm (by invitation only)
May 16 The bookstore will be open all day to return their books. Please do not leave books on the bookstore ledge. If no one is in the bookstore just bring them to the office.
May 17 Service hours due (10 hours per year)
May 17 Senior Service Project
May 20 Senior Exams for students who are required to take them (Lecture Hall)
May 21 Graduation Rehearsal (required) 10 am at Central Wesleyan
May 21 Graduation Ceremony – 7:30 pm at Central Wesleyan (No tickets needed)
June 17 – 21 Diploma pick up
Reminder: The “After Graduation Party” follows graduation. We would like to have 100% participation. If you haven’t sent your reservation/donation form in yet please do so today. Plan to load buses at 9:30 pm sharp and return approximately 5:30 am on Wednesday.
Senior Exam Exemption: During the second semester, seniors may work towards being exempt from their final exams. Our policy allows seniors who have either a B average through the final day of a course, or who have handed in all homework on time with a passing grade and have no more than two days absent the whole semester (for any reason) to be exempt from taking the exam in that course.
Diplomas will be available for pick up from the High School Office June 17 – 21. Diplomas can be picked up anytime between 8 am – 3 pm. Before students can get their diploma all service hours must be complete. All textbooks, library materials/books must be returned (or overdue fees paid) and your hot lunch and tuition balance taken care of. If your senior is the only child enrolled in your family at HC, or if you have not made previous arrangements with the business office, please contact Terry VanDerKolk at 820-2807. Final transcripts will also be sent after these arrangements are made. Your cooperation is appreciated.
SENIORS/PARENTS OF SENIORS
Parents of Seniors: On Monday, May 13, we will hold an Honors Evening for seniors who have been awarded scholarships from colleges or private agencies. Parents are invited to this special evening, which will begin at 7:00 pm in the High School Auditorium and will include refreshments. The due date for turning in scholarships has passed. If you did submit one to the counseling office, please plan on attending Honors Night.
If you did not already RSVP, please complete the form your son/daughter was given when documentation was turned in or e-mail email@example.com with “Honor’s Night RSVP” in the subject line. If you choose to e-mail, please include the name of the student and the total number of people from your family attending the program.
Seniors who are considering attending a Division I or II University and hope to compete on an athletic team must complete an NCAA application eligibility form. Students can apply on-line at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. NCAA rules require that official ACT scores come directly from ACT (www.actstudent.org) or SAT (www.collegeboard.com). Test scores on a transcript cannot be used. The NCAA code is 9999. Seniors who are considering attending an NAIA member school must complete the NAIA application. For a complete listing of NAIA schools & an application visit www.naia.org. Students should request their transcripts be sent to NCAA or NAIA Eligibility Centers via their Parchment account . It is the student’s responsibility to check requirements & make sure his/her senior courses insure eligibility.
Juniors/Parents of Juniors
ACT registration deadline for the June 8, 2019 ACT is May 3, 2019. Go online to www.actstudent.org to register. SAT registration for the June 1, 2019 SAT is May 3, 2019. Go to www.sat.org/register to register.
Many students visit colleges in the summer, especially those that are distant from home. The counselors recommend that you look at online guides beforehand that can help you prepare for a productive college visit.
Tuesday, May 28 –Tech Students may leave 2nd hour exam when finished/Tech will be notified you may be late.
8:45 – 10:15 – 1st hour
10:30 – 12:00 pm – 2nd hour
Wednesday, May 29 – Tech Required
8:45 – 10:15 am – 3rd hour
10:30 – 12:00 pm – 4/5th hour
Thursday, May 30 – Tech Required
8:45 – 10:15 am – 6th hour
10:30 – 12:00 pm – 7th hour
Friday, May 31 – Tech Required – Last day of Tech Center for Juniors
8:45 – 10:15 am – 8th hour
10:30 -12:00 pm – Make up slot
Students are not required to be at school unless they have an exam.
- You will not be allowed to take your exams until all lunch detentions have been served, and you will not receive credit for your second semester courses until you take your exams.
- All students should check with the bus driver to find out the bus schedule for exam week.
- All books must be returned and fines paid in the Media Center before exams may be taken.
- All lunch accounts must be paid up before exams may be taken.
Upcoming Busing Information
The days our public school partners will NOT be providing transportation.
Zeeland Public Schools – May 8, 9, 10 (No PM transportation)
Holland Public Schools – May 8, 9 (No PM transportation)
West Ottawa Public Schools – May 9 (No PM Transportation)
Important Calendar Dates
May 3 – Junior/Senior Banquet
May 7 – Tuition Grant Fund Golf Outing, Wuskowhan Players Club
May 7 – Thursday bell schedule
May 8 – HS Grandparents’ Day (8:00 – 11:15 am)
May 8 & 9 – Tulip Time (11:15 dismissal)
May 13 – Senior Honors Evening (7 pm) with Art Exhibition
May 14 – All School Convocation – Modified Wednesday schedule – (Late Start today)
May 14 – Orchestra Concert, (7:00 pm Jack Miller Center)
May 14 – Women’s Golf Event, Diamond Springs Golf Course
May 15 – Tuesday schedule – (NO Late Start)
May 15 – Spring Choir Concert, (7:30 pm HS Auditorium)
May 16 – Band Concert (7:30 pm Jack Miller Center)
May 16 – Last Day for Seniors
May 17 – Senior Serve Day
May 20 – Senior Exams
May 21 – Commencement, Central Wesleyan (7:30 pm)
May 27 – Memorial Day Vacation
May 28 – 31 – HS Exams