/ ABOUT SOUTH SIDE

Welcome to South Side. Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn a little about who we are and a bit of all that the South Side community offers. We welcome you to come and visit us when the hallways and classrooms bustle with our preschool through second grade children going about the business of learning about God’s beautiful world while discovering and following His will in their lives.

South Side has been described by many as a children’s garden. What a beautiful metaphor. The children in our garden are lovingly enriched, patiently tended, appreciated and pointed always to their heavenly Father. Our staff is eager and equipped to meet each student where he or she is and to grow them into a deep and faith-filled relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Just like gardening can be messy, learning can be too. Together we learn about one another and discover how we can best meet the needs of each unique child. Children spend much of their time at South Side engaged in enriching learning experiences as well as developing their skills in a workshop model with teachers serving as coaches and encouragers. As you peruse through the pictures and pages here, you will find that it is our humble honor to pray daily with and for each child, to partner with parents, and to walk, one hand in your child’s and the other in God’s, as we grow, develop and learn together.

Mr. Tim Howell, Principal

SOUTH SIDE ELEMENTARY
913 Pine Ave
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 820-3535
ss@hollandchristian.org

“I like that all the teachers are very nice and helpful and I never feel like I don’t belong there.”

-Maxwell Machiela ’23

/ NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Michigan’s Return to School & HC’s Fall Plans

On June 30, 2020, the Governor of Michigan shared plans and guidelines for re-opening schools this fall. We are thrilled to hold in-person classes this fall and are excited to welcome students back to our buildings. Schools must prepare plans for… Read More: Michigan’s Return to School & HC’s Fall Plans

FS/SS/PR Newsletter – June 2020

This ending is not like any of us would have thought when the school year began in August. Who would have known how to join a “Zoom” meeting? Or how to organize one? Or what Zoom even was? We thought a “drive through” was a fast food stop, not a way to celebrate birthdays, graduations,… Read More: FS/SS/PR Newsletter – June 2020

FS/SS/PR Newsletter – March 2020

Spring is such an exciting time of the year! We notice the growth in our students, physically, academically, and spiritually. The weather changes in a very noticeable way from the beginning of March to the end of April. New life is all around us, and baby chicks, new lambs, and bunnies make an appearance. We… Read More: FS/SS/PR Newsletter – March 2020