Friday, March 22, 2019


6th-8th Hour Study Halls will meet in the Lecture Hall TODAY.

Seniors: The George & Lucille Heeringa/Trendway scholarship application is due to the high school office by 3:00 pm TODAY.  It can be accessed here.  The internal HCHS scholarships are on Google Classroom (seniors have been emailed an invitation) and will close on March 28, 2019.  A new scholarship has been added to the Scholarship Opportunities list, remember to check that list out!

Last Chance to sign up for Summer Online Credit Advancement [taking an HC class early], Enrichment [taking a non-HC elective], or Recovery [making up a not-passed class].  Click HERE for advancement/enrichment course options.  Click HERE to register--this does not guarantee your participation.  Sign up ends TODAY.  Details will be emailed to all who have registered in the weeks following spring break.  You may also email with more questions.  Thank you!

The Holland Christian Jazz Bands and the Old Timer's Jazz Band are proud to present the Swingin’ the Night Away in the HCHS cafeteria TONIGHT from 6:45 to 9 pm.  Admission is $5, and goes to support the music program at HCHS.  -New to swing dancing?  No worries! Dance instructors will be on hand to teach us the basic steps of swing, so the evening can be enjoyed by novice and experienced dancers alike. (6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)  -Not in the mood for dancing?  Come socialize, indulge in some delicious desserts, punch, and enjoy the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and more.  -Want to attend, but also keep up on your March Madness bracket?  We will have a TV in the lobby for you to check in on the games in between jazz performances!  Dessert, punch, live jazz music and basketball?  Swingin' the Night away for the win!

NEED SOME EASY VOLUNTEER HOURS?  A few scorekeepers & also court monitors for the ZC 3 on 3 basketball tournament are needed for THIS SATURDAY!  Morning times & afternoon times available, free donuts also involved!  Please email or text Lisa Karsten ASAP: or 616-566-4070.

The Holland Youth Advisory Council is taking applications for next year.  The Holland Youth Advisory Council (HYAC) seeks to develop leadership skills; provide advice regarding youth issues; serve our community; and promote youth participation and civic involvement.  Students grades 9-11 can apply for membership in HYAC for the upcoming school year.  HYAC students are required to attend 1-2 meetings per month.  For an application, you can go to: 

Parent Reminder-If you are leaving early for spring break or returning later than the scheduled break, you must notify the office for attendance purposes.  You may email Kelli Van Eerden at or call the office at (616) 820-2905 before you leave.  Students are responsible to make up the work they miss.  Thank you and have a wonderful spring break!

Holland Christian High School and the Holland High School music departments welcome internationally renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist Rodney Whitaker to the HCHS stage for a concert and a day of clinics with HCHS and HHS students.  Whitaker is a Michigan State University distinguished professor of jazz double bass and a lifetime member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.  Don’t miss this must-see concert this Saturday, March 23, at 7:00pm in the HCHS auditorium.  The evening will feature both the HHS and HCHS jazz ensembles, as well as Rodney Whitaker and friends with vocalist Rockelle Fortin.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students.  Purchase your tickets at the door or purchase your tickets at this link.

FREE LASER TAG!  This Saturday, March 23 6 - 9:30 pm at The Lost City, 12330 James Street in Holland.  Open to all high school students.  Learn about Student Leaders Initiating Change (SLIC) and have fun with students from area schools without drugs and alcohol.  You must register to attend this event.  Email

HCHS students, you have the opportunity to explore career opportunities in the following high demand industries by attending an experiential career event, Mi Career Quest, on Wednesday, April 24, from noon - 1:45 p.m. at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.  Advanced Manufacturing, Construction, Health Sciences, Information Technology.  Contact if you are interested in attending.  We can take just 6 students, so claim your spot soon!  Here's a link to more info.

Are you interested in starting and managing your own business someday?  Check out TESA, Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy.  TESA runs June 24 - 28 and is packed with great experiences revolving around prototyping, project management, product development, and innovation.  Cost is $150 and includes meals.  Apply online at under Teen Academy.

Attention Parents of Seniors!  The committee for the Class of 2019 All Night Party is still looking for parent volunteers to help the evening of the event!  Please contact Sony Gebben with any questions or if you have any interest in helping.

March is Reading Month in the Library Media Center!   

1) Women's History Month display  

2) New books to our library

3) Our annual Spring Reading Challenge!!!  Head to the HCHS Media Center webpage and use the Google form to record your books read from March 1 through April 7.  Prizes will be awarded after Spring Break!  

4) Daily prize drawings will run until March 28!  Stop in, check out a book or two to read, and draw for a gift card or other prizes! 

HCHS SAILING TEAM - sailing season is almost here!  The spring season is April 2, 2019 - May 30, 2019.  No previous sailing or racing experience necessary!  Practices are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 3:30 - 6:30.  (Feel free to begin the season after HC's spring break if you will be out of town.)  Come get the boats ready for the season on March 28 from 3:30 - 6:30 at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club.  Parent and sailor meeting to follow at 6:30.  If you have any questions, please contact Coach Nick Hovland at or ZCS mom Carrie Traver at  More information can be found at

The 5th Annual HS Bass Fishing Tournament sign up is coming soon!  Represent your school and have fun fishing on area lakes against other school teams on May 4, May 11 and May 18.  Flyers are in the HS office or more information can be found at and by contacting Ross Graveling at 

Come one, come all to the Holland Christian Schools Band Extravaganza for a wonderful night of music next Tuesday, March 26.  HC's 5th, 6th, Middle School, and High School Bands will perform at the Jack H. Miller Center for the Musical Arts on Hope College's campus at 7:00pm.  Hear a wide variety of musical styles and sounds and you won't want to miss the closer featuring over 200 musicians combined!

Early Dismissals for TODAY:  Girls’ Varsity Tennis is dismissed at 10:05 and Freshman and JV Baseball are dismissed at 2:25.

Today’s HOME Sporting Events:  Varsity Baseball-vs. Grand Rapids Christian @ 4:15 and Varsity Softball-vs. Grand Rapids Christian @ 4:15.

Today’s AWAY Sporting Events:  Girls’ Varsity Tennis-West Ottawa Invitational @ DeWitt Tennis Center @ 11:00, Freshman & JV Baseball-vs. Grand Rapids Christian @ Gainey Athletic Complex @ 4:15, JV Softball-@ West Ottawa @ 4:15, Girls’ JV Soccer-@ St. Joseph @ 5:00, Boys’ JV Lacrosse-@ Jenison @ 5:30, Girls’ Varsity Soccer-@ St. Joseph @ 6:30 and Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse-@ Jenison @ 7:15. 

TODAY’s Chef Choice:  Fredo Friday!  Rotini Pasta with Chicken, Alfredo Sauce, Broccoli and Peas, Caesar Salad and Fruit Choice.