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Last week was a testament to the great community we have here at HCS, and we want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your generosity and support during Teacher Appreciation Week. The lunches, treats, coffee, flowers, and other thoughtful gifts were appreciated and testified to the relationship between our educators, students, and families. 

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.

Matthew 18:20 NIV

We believe that education is a partnership between teachers and parents, guided by God, and your participation in Teacher Appreciation Week exemplifies this partnership beautifully. Together, we create a nurturing environment where students can thrive and succeed.

Thank you once again for your generosity and support. We are truly fortunate to have such an amazing community—a community with each other and, more importantly, a community with God our Father.

Jenny Gorter
Director of Educational Support Services


Memorial Day

We will have a full day of school on Friday, May 24 with dismissal at 2:40.  HPS will run limited busing for the AM and PM routes. The following buses will run their regular route: 4 / 75,  57,  62,  74. If your HPS bus number is not listed you must provide your own transportation to and from school on May 24. There will be no school on Memorial Day, May 27.  

Unity Christian Busing 

May 20-23 Unity will run normal AM routes and combined routes in the afternoon. No shuttle to Unity will be available in the afternoon. 

May 27-30  Unity will run combined AM and PM routes. No shuttle will be provided. 

Last Day of School

The last day of school for grades Y5-7 will be Friday, May 31. It will be a half day, dismissing at 11:10 AM. Kids’ Corner will close at 3:00 PM.

Parent Volunteering

Thank you for all you’ve done for the school this year! Volunteering not only helps our school, but it helps families get to know one another and creates a sense of family within our school community! Click HERE to access the SignUp Genius forms and Room Parent volunteer forms. Contact the Hudsonville Christian Parents’ Club Board with questions!

2024-2025 HCS Theme T-Shirt Order

This fall all students in 3 School – 5th Grade will receive an HCS t-shirt to wear for field trips, chapels and other activities, no need to order! 6th -8th grade students are given the option to order one free of charge and parents, if you want to order a theme t-shirt for yourself, there is a cost of $6.00 each. To order a 2024-2025 HCS Theme T-Shirt for a 6th, 7th or 8th grade student or for yourself, fill out this form by May 30.

Choir & Orchestra Concert

Spring Choir and Orchestra concert is Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 PM at Fair Haven Church. Students please plan to arrive no later than 6:40 PM. Students must wear their concert uniforms. Looking forward to an evening of music and celebrating the year we have had together. 

Spring Band Concert

The 5th-8th grade spring Band concert is Thursday, May 23, 7:00 PM at Fair Haven Church.   Students should arrive at 6:40 PM wearing our black/white concert “uniform.”

Job Opportunities

  • 7th Grade Science – The Middle School at Hudsonville Christian School is seeking applicants for a full-time 7th-grade teacher with primary teaching responsibilities of Bible and Science for the 2024-2025 school year. Interested applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in education with a Science certification. We are looking for someone who is passionate about working with middle schoolers, is team-oriented, and has a strong love for our Lord and Savior. If you or someone you know are interested in joining our dedicated and passionate staff, please complete the application form. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please reach out to middle school principal, Mr. Chris Achterhof, at 
  • Music Teacher and Accompanist  – The Middle School is looking for someone to teach two General Music classes next school year. Classes will be taught every other day after lunch (approximately 12:15-2:40) to 6th and 8th graders. This is a part time position. The Middle School is also looking for someone to accompany the choirs during their rehearsals throughout the year. Hours are flexible, but will likely be 8-10 hours a week. This person is passionate about music and can support choir director Anna Schreur by playing the piano and helping teach our choir students. If you are interested in, or know of someone who is, please contact middle school principal, Mr. Chris Achterhof, at
  • Kids’ Corner After School Aide – Hudsonville Christian School is seeking applicants for after school Kids’ Corner child care aides for the 2024-2025 school year. We are looking for additional people during the school day from 2:45-5:45pm.  This is a great after school job for Unity students!  Interested applicants must have a love for God and His children, be 17 years old and enjoy working on a team.  If you are interested in the position, please reach out to Julie Moes at 

Middle School Library Book Sale 

With the moving of the library to the new addition, the Middle school library is doing some spring cleaning! The library is having a sale on books and other assorted materials like games and puzzles next week Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (May 22-24). Books will be sold for $0.25 each, hardcover and softcover. Parents and students are welcome to stop in to find some books during school hours!

2024-2025 Robotics

Students interested in participating in V5 Robotics (entering 7th/8th grade) and/or Drones (entering 5th-8th)  are now able to sign up using this form. Signing up now helps us better plan over the summer for the anticipated number of students/teams in the fall.  We will reach out to families in the fall to confirm they are still planning on participating before placing students on teams.  If you have any questions, please email 

Moms in Prayer

Find community, find purpose.  We are mothers who, together, bring all our concerns before our Heavenly Father. In prayer, we know that we are not alone and that gives us reassurance and hope. Let us stand with you in prayer for your children and for HCS.  This week Friday we will be meeting at the Middle School 8:00-9:00 am. Check in at the main office and they will direct you where to go. We will be focused on praying for the teachers of our specials and core 2 classes this week.  See you there!

Camp Crazee Fun 2024

Mr. Los, our elementary PE teacher, invites all students entering 3rd – 8th grade to participate in Camp Crazee Fun June 3-6. Forms have been handed out to students and the form is also available HERE. Invite your friends and neighbors to join too! Camp is located in our West gym and includes all kinds of great group games.  Please turn the completed registration form in at the office by May 31.  Any questions email  Mr. Los at –

Box Tops News for Walmart Shoppers!

Connect your Walmart and Box Tops accounts so you can earn cash for your school when you purchase Box Tops products in-store or online using your saved Walmart payment method — without scanning or submitting your receipts!

  • Download the Box Tops app or update to the latest version. In the app, go to your profile, then tap on “Connected Accounts” and select “Walmart.”
  • When prompted, sign into your Walmart account, (If you don’t have a Walmart account, you’ll be prompted to create one). Make sure to save a payment method to your Walmart account.
  • Your Walmart account is now connected to Box Tops, so your qualifying purchases made in-store and online with a saved payment method will earn for your school! Box Tops will be credited after you receive your Walmart items.



All elementary students will gather in the west gym for chapel each Friday from 10:00-10:25 AM. Parents are welcome to join us and may enter through the west gym lobby doors. 

Elementary Hot Lunch 

The menu as well as other information on the Elementary Hot Lunch Program provided by JenHud Food Service can be found on the JenHud Food Service website


This week Friday morning students will have the opportunity to purchase freshly baked chocolate chip cookies for $.25 each (limit 4).

5th Grade Students Visit the Middle School

Today, May 14 the current 5th grade students will be headed over to the Middle School to attend chapel and see what the Middle School is all about! They will also meet with the 6th grade teachers and be given a tour of the building.  

5th Grade Band & Orchestra sign-up

An email was sent out yesterday to all current 4th grade parents with a form to be completed to sign your child up for Band or Orchestra. If your child would like to participate in Band or Orchestra please complete the form noting which instrument they would like to play.  Contact the Middle school office with any questions at 616-379-0338 or Brian Knot – or Sara Jager –

​​Blacklight Dodgeball

Save the date for Blacklight Dodgeball May 20-24!  Join your child during their PE time in the East Gym. Please come dressed in Neon and tennis shoes and check in at the office. Parents, grandparents or Uncles/Aunts are invited for this day of outrageous Fun. Any questions, please email Mr. Los-

Incoming 5th & 6th Grade Students/Parents Hot Lunch Survey

In Middle School, hot lunch is offered one day a week, on Wednesdays, beginning on September 18th. This is an optional opportunity for your child to purchase pizza, Chick Fil A, and Mr Burger Please look for a schedule at the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year. A very important part of ‘how’ we make hot lunch work is student surveys on what they will and will not purchase. NEW THIS YEAR- Entering 5th and 6th grade students  must complete this survey with their parents. A paper copy is available that can be filled out and returned to the middle school office or emailed to Kim Racey at Please complete this survey even if you do not plan to participate in hot lunch. Forms must be filled out or returned by MAY 30, 2024

Lost and Found 

Our elementary lost and found is bursting with items. Please remind your child(ren) to check out these items in the hall by the lower elementary office to see if anything belongs to them. Parents please check out the lost and found when you are at school. All unclaimed items will be donated to REVIVE at the end of the school year. 

Summer Tutoring 

A list of teachers that are available for summer tutoring can be found on our website.



Students and staff gather in the south gym for chapel each Tuesday & Thursday from 7:55-8:25 AM. Parents are welcome to join us!  If you would like to view the Middle School Chapels at a later time, you can also find recordings on our Vimeo channel- Chapel.  

  • Shane Schaap leading chapel  – Tuesday, May 14.   *5th grade students are joining us!
  • No chapel – Breakfast Club – Thursday, May 16. 

Hot Lunch -Last one for the year!

Hot lunch this week Wednesday will be Chick Fil A Sandwich $4.50 each. Pop and chips are sold for $.50 each.   The full menu/schedule is listed on our website


Cookies sold at break on Friday for $.25 each (limit 4). 

8th grade Final Two Week schedule

An email was sent out last week to all 8th grade parents with detailed information regarding the final weeks of school for our 8th grade students. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Middle school office or 8th grade teachers. 

Current 6th Grade Students

Just a reminder, there are additional immunizations required for incoming 7th grade students prior to starting 7th grade next year.  An email with additional information including which immunizations are needed was sent out last week.  We wanted to give you a heads up so that you can keep this in mind when scheduling your child’s future appointments.  Contact the Middle school office with any questions 616-379-0338. 

Faces and Our Culture Program – Meeting Next week! 

Our school has been part of an amazing cultural exchange program for Guatemalan students for years, and we’re excited to keep it going! Faces And Our Cultures provides Guatemalan students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in our community for eight enriching weeks. Throughout the years, our campus has welcomed some Guatemalan students, many of whom have created a special bond with their host families. To become cultural ambassadors, participants undergo a thorough selection process and extensive preparation throughout the year. Each child will be matched with a student close in age and same gender. The host family provides homestay for 8 weeks, making them part of the routine, activities, rules, curfews, house chores as another member of the family. Hudsonville Christian provides lunches, school materials, and school-related activities. For those interested in learning more about the Faces program, please register here and join us for an in-person informational meeting with Sandy Cardona, Program Coordinator on Monday, May 20th at 10:30 a.m.


Unity Christian Musical Theater Camp 

Musical Theater Camp will take place at Unity Christian High School June 3-6 from 3-5pm for 5th – 8th grade guys and girls! Learn musical songs and how to sing in parts while being expressive, acting and blocking skills that will help you in future Unity auditions and productions, and common dance moves from Unity and Broadway shows. Sign up on Unity’s website. Registration is open until May 17. Payment can be made online via credit or debit card. No prior musical or theater experience required!

Unity Christian Summer Sports Camps

Registration for Unity’s Summer Sports Camps for students ages 3 – 12th grade is now open!  The registration link and schedule of camps can be found at under “Camps & Clinics”.  Please contact Unity’s Athletic Office at 669-1820 or with any questions you may have!

Unity Christian Youth Football for Grades 3 – 8 

Registration for Unity Christian Youth Football is now open!  We will have 3rd/4th grade team(s), 5th/6th grade team(s), a 7th grade team, and an 8th grade team.  Practices for 3rd-6th grades will begin on August 12 and grades 7&8 will begin on August 19.  To plan accurately for the number of teams we will have in the fall, we ask that you register your player by June 1.  For more information and to register online, click HERE. Feel free to contact Unity’s Athletic Office at 669-1820 with any questions you may have!

Vacation Bible School – Fair Haven Church

We can’t wait to CELEBRATE with you at VBS this Summer!! We will learn more about Jesus through games, crafts, Bible stories and more! Register your party peeps grades PreK through 5th for an experience they’ll never forget on July 15-18 6:30-8:30PM. 

Arts Camp at Evergreen Ministries!

Elementary students entering 2nd Grade to 5th Grade are invited to join Evergreen Ministries on July 29th through August 1st  to explore “Under the Sea:  the Jonah experience!  Arts Camp is designed to explore our creative God through a variety of artistic opportunities, including visual, performing and culinary arts.  Camp will run from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (please pack a lunch) from Monday, July 29th through Thursday, August 1st and is offered free of charge.  Registration opens June 1st – see under the Youth tab for registration and class information.  Contact for more details or to get involved in this great community event – volunteers are welcome!

Calvin University Football Camp

Calvin University Football is hosting its first ever youth football camp! Come learn the basic fundamentals of football, general movement skills and have a ton of fun! There are different sessions correlating to your age group. Please click HERE for more details. Direct all questions to 


May 17
5th Grade Field Trip to Greenfield Village
May 20-24
Last week of Preschool
May 20-24
8th Grade Exams & Faith Journey Projects
May 21
6/7/8 Choir & 5/6/7/8 Orchestra Concert at Fair Haven
May 23
5th-8th Grade Band Concert at Fair Haven
May 24
Limited Busing AM & PM
May 27
Memorial Day - No School
May 28
8th Grade Class Trip
May 28 and 30
7th Grade Field Trips
May 30
6th Grade Service Day
May 30
8th Grade Graduation at Fair Haven
May 31
Last Day of School - Early Release
May 31
Report Cards Posted