January 19 Home Communicator

January 19 Home Communicator – Spending Time in God’s Classroom Each January, the entire 7th grade student body, the 7th grade staff, a few other middle school staff, and parent chaperones spend three days at Winter Camp held at Spring Hill Camps in Evart, Michigan. The purpose of this learning experience is to promote growth in …

January 12 Home Communicator

January 12 Home Communicator – Epiphany – Jesus – Light of the World! “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. …

January 5 Home Communicator

January 5 Home Communicator – Happy New Year! It really is hard to believe another year has passed. As a child, I remember watching the “ball drop” at midnight and being somewhat amazed at the fact that we were now in a whole new year. Trivial, I know, but at the age of 5 or 6, …

December 22 Home Communicator

December 22 Home Communicator – Gifts – Christmas music – it is everywhere during the months of November and December. I have been enjoying listening to it as I am sure many of you have as well. There are such a variety of songs and renditions. Some are traditional favorites while others are more recent …

December 15 Home Communicator

It Takes a Community –  Friday, December 4, was a special day at Hudsonville Christian Elementary School for many reasons. I am sure you are aware that it was Love Bazaar Day! Students were so excited and to see them walk through the gym with a volunteer parent was very special. The things that made …

December 8 Home Communicator

Celebrating the Life of a Difference Maker – As many of you know, on August 3, 2015, a beloved HCS 8th grade student, David Talsma, was killed in a tragic car accident. Since that time, we have sought wisdom and help through prayer and from experts in the grieving process to guide us along the way. …

December 1 Home Communicator

Welcome to HCS – Big Bad Wolf – To begin with, let’s clarify that the Big Bad Wolf was a lowly hairdryer, and the visit to HCS involved a little bit of science and lots of relationship building. The first grade has been trying out some STEM activities this fall. STEM stands for Science, Technology, …

Living Beyond Yourself

Living Beyond Yourself This week was the beginning of Spiritual Emphasis Weeks at the middle school.  During the next two weeks we will focus on the theme – Living Beyond Myself.  In Galatians 5 it tells us that “It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t …