It is hard to believe that the 2021-22 school year has come to a close! Please join me in congratulating the graduating class of 2022. This class of 152 seniors celebrated their graduation on May 24. We pray that God covers them with His grace as they leave us to do whatever they are being called to do, both in the near future as well as for the rest of their lives.
We have some staff members that will also be moving on to new life callings. We say goodbye and thank you to Isaac DeBoer, Heidi Nykamp, Maddie Reid, Jamie Slenk, Heather Swierenga and Sara Sanchez-Timmer, as well as Mark Hiskes who will be retiring after almost 32 years of service to Holland Christian!!!! We can not thank them enough for the love, time and support that they have given to our students over their time at HC! We are confident that God will bless them greatly as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.
I have also arrived at the point in my life where I need to scale back and be more available to support aging parents and the needs of my daughter Leslie. I want you to know how much I will miss the Holland Christian students, families and staff. You have had a huge impact on my life. It has truly been a blessing for me to serve in this place. Thank you for partnering with us as we walk the path of Christian education together. I am very excited to let you know that Miles Colago will be the person serving as the next principal of HCHS. Miles brings many experiences, talents and skills to the position, but for me the most important is his heart for God and a Christ centered focus to everything he does. I believe that God will use Miles in mighty ways to continue the work He has planned for Holland Christian.
I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to serve the Holland Christian community as the next high school principal. It is an honor to be able to walk alongside each of you towards producing resilient followers of Jesus with equipped minds and nurtured hearts who will transform the world for Jesus.
This past Memorial Day weekend, my wife, two kids, and I just moved into our new home a mile from Holland Christian High School, and already we’ve been welcomed with open arms by neighbors and other Holland Christian families. We have been overwhelmed by the generous hospitality displayed to us.
Since this past April, I’ve had the unique opportunity as an incoming principal to visit with and get to know my future colleagues, students, parents, and board members, and, with each passing day, I’ve grown more and more thankful for the gift of joining such an enduring Christ-centered community.
During this time, I have also witnessed how strong of a leader this school has had in Mrs. Feenstra through the way she has intimately shepherded the faculty, staff, students, and parents. These last few years have been the most difficult for many schools, yet her dedication to these people and her resilient leadership have launched this community forward to fulfill amazing things in the Kingdom of God no matter the circumstance. I will be forever grateful for the work she has done here.
With great excitement, I look forward to partnering with you in developing another generation of faithful disciples of Jesus who will be agents of renewal in a world greatly in need of it. I count it a privilege to join you in this square inch of the Garden.
We want to wish you and your families a safe and relaxing summer. If you have any questions during the summer, please call the High School office at 616.820.2905 and Kelli VanEerden or Charity VanderLaan will help you.
In His Service,
Deb and Miles
/ General Information
How to get your 21-22 grades online after June 10
- Log in to PowerSchool as either parent or student.
- Click on the “Grades History” icon on the left.
- Grades for the current school year will be listed
The columns for 2nd semester are: A2 (18 weeks of coursework), E2 (2nd semester exam), and S2 (2nd semester final grade–this is the important one that appears on transcripts and determines cumulative GPA).
If you receive a grade of “CR” in a course, it means you received credit but it won’t count in your GPA.
Diplomas and Transcripts for Class of 2022
Graduates, please remember to pick up diplomas in the high school office during the week of June 13 – 17. Diplomas can be picked up any time between 8am and 3pm. Diplomas will not be mailed. If a final transcript needs to be sent to your college, please request it via your Parchment account, if you haven’t already done so. Beginning August 1, 2022, any requests you make on your Parchment account are no longer free.
Congratulations, HCHS Class of 2022! If you missed the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022 you can watch the recording online.
Senior Camp, Class of 2023
Yes, that’s right. Class of 2023, it is time to sign up for senior camp. Join your classmates for an overnight trip to Camp Michindoh August 14-15 for a time of fun, food, fellowship and faith. Please sign up for Senior Camp. This is an incredible way to begin our senior year together. If you have any questions please ask Mr. Russ or Mr. Koeman.
School Start Letter
Watch for your school start letter to be emailed at the beginning of August. To ensure that we have the correct email addresses, home contact information and emergency contact information for you, please check and update your information in PowerSchool here. If you do not have a PowerSchool account yet, please watch for emails in August with the information you need to either create an account or add a new child to your account.
/ Athletics Information
HCHS Athletics offers summer camp opportunities for high school students. Please view our summer sports camps opportunities for the HCHS Athletic Department this summer!
Dead Week & Down Time
- Summer dead week: July 3-July 10
- Pre-season down time: August 1-August 7
- HS Fall sports tryouts: August 8
Athletic physical forms must be turned in before tryouts. We are partnered with FinalForms for all athletic registrations and physical forms.
/ Testing Dates
Upcoming ACT and SAT dates
The ACT is offered September 10, 2022, October 23, 2022, and December 10, 2022. Go to www.act.org to register. HCHS is a testing site for these dates, and you will be able to select this location when you register.
The SAT is offered August 27, 2022, October 1, 2022, November 5, 2022 and December 3, 2022. HCHS plans to be a testing site for the November 5 test. Go to www.sat.org to register.
/ Important Dates
- 14 and 15: Senior Camp
- 22: Freshman orientation from 8:00am – 11:30am (lunch included at 11:30am)
- 22: New students (non-freshman) 9:00am – 12:15pm (lunch included)
- 22: Student check in/picture day (11:30am to 3:00pm)
- 23: All students report (half day)
- 2 and 5: Labor Day weekend, no school
- 16: Half day of school
- 23: Senior picture deadline (More details on Senior pictures)
Summer Office Hours
- June 6-7: Office closed
- June 8-10 and 13-17: 7:30am-3:30pm
- June 20-24: Office closed
- June 27-30: 7:30am-3:30pm
- July 1-8: Office Closed
- July 11-29: 8am-1pm (closed on Fridays)
- August 1-19: 7:30am-3:30pm (Monday-Friday)
If you need immediate service when the high school office is closed please call the Administration Office at 616.820.2805.