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We added a couple of new things beginning second semester: We have taught lessons to our students on how to behave positively in different areas of our school. We are doing this as we strive to get our students to love our neighbors and serve others. The second thing we did is we added parent emails one by one to our house system. This is so you can get positive emails about your middle schooler. An email was sent to one parent per student, which follows the same attached script as this email You will need to follow the steps outlined in your email to receive any emails from us regarding the house points. Your email was sent somewhere between 1/14-1/20.

As we begin thinking about next year, we do have room for more students at the middle school. I have noticed that some of our 50 new students this year joined because of people recommending to others to check out our middle school. If you have done this, thank you for doing so! If you do find someone interested, let them know they can set up a shadow day for the middle schooler(s) and/or do a tour while we are in session. Please put this item on your prayer list as well.

Also pray for our staff as we continually work at equipping the minds and nurturing the hearts of your middle schooler to transform the world for Christ. Pray that each middle schooler can flourish both at school and at home. Pray that each of us loves the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul, and loves our neighbor as ourselves, so we can be a light to the world. 

Tom Strikwerda
HCMS Principal

February at HCMS


Just a reminder, if your student is out with COVID-related sickness or quarantine, livestreaming is an option if they are feeling up to it. Please note, with the stream of changing students, if a teacher forgets or is late starting the link, please feel free to email the office ( and Mrs. Kruithof or Mrs. Zwiep can check with the teacher as to if they are streaming class or not. Thank you for your patience with this. 

MS Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will have time slots that are in-person and slots that are virtual, to allow for parent convenience. Please reference the schedule below as you plan for your conference times.

February 24:  3:30-5:30 we will offer virtual-only conference slots. 5:30-6:30 will be in-person only.

March 3: 5:30-8:30 in-person conferences.

It has been a tradition to provide meals for teachers for the Parent-Teacher Conferences. They are February 24 from 3:30-6:30pm and March 3 from 5:30-830 pm. Please consider blessing the teachers with something from this sign-up. For February 24, we will be getting subs and adding these other items to the meal. Please drop off these items by 2:30 pm. On March 3 please have all items brought to the teacher’s lounge by 5 pm. Kindly review the available slots and sign up. Thank you!

Boys Lacrosse Club

Holland Christian offers boys lacrosse as a spring club sport opportunity for students currently in grades 3-8. There is a 3rd/4th team, a 5th/6th team and a 7th/8th team that compete from the end of March to the end of May. Register today through our “Active” registration, which is the same registration link as HC summer camps: If you have any questions, please email Micah Kool at

TRIP Program

Are you getting the most help you can for paying your tuition? The TRIP program is designed to help you pay tuition without extra cost to you. Have you checked it out lately? There are so many instant and electronic opportunities now available that make it easier, more convenient, and comfortable to use!  Take a quick look at it and see how easy it’s become. Give it a try and see if it doesn’t lighten your financial load. Help is always just a quick question away, or check out our new TRIP page. We love to help you make it work for your family!

Important Dates


  • 21: No School – Professional Development/President’s Day
  • 24: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:30-6:30 are in-person, 3:30-5:30 are virtual
  • 25: Unified Basketball Game, 2:15-2:55


  • 3: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 5:30-8:30 in-person
  • 18: End of Q3
  • 24: PSAT test for 8th grade; this will be a half day of school for 8th graders.