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ECHS Courtyard – Machinery Soaring!

You may have seen photos of the large machines in the ECHS courtyard and wondered "how did they get that inside the courtyard?" Well we would like to show you how we got them out!

Growing Student Learning

I have a friend who has a green thumb. Her garden wins her town's annual most beautiful garden award almost every year. But she would tell you that having a green thumb is an euphemism for careful research, planning, and planting, plus daily feeding and watering. People admire her garden and assume that she naturally…

New Weight Room Vision Becomes a Reality

We are excited to announce the rapid progress on the construction of our new High School weight room. In the video above, Athletic Director Barry Veenstra explains the plans and the progress.

EC Head of School Tom Dykhouse Participates in ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”

With the "ALS Ice bucket challenge" going viral, it was only a matter of time until Eastern Christian's Head of School would be nominated. Tom Dykhouse was happy to participate for the worthy cause (video above). The Ice Bucket Challenge, which to date has raised over $40 Million to fund the fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis…

Elementary School Campus Renovations Completed

The summer renovations are now complete at Eastern Christian Elementary School. Signs have been added to the hallways to direct visitors. Teachers are busy setting up their classrooms and preparing for the new school year. We are anxious to show everyone our newly renovated school building!      

EC Alum Seth Alicea (’14) Earns Congressional Award

Seth Alicea, Eastern Christian class of 2014 recently earned The Congressional Award, Congress' highest award for young people. Alicea earned the honor for his work with homeless ministries. In addition to this recognition, Alicea also spoke on the topic as a part of the award recognition ceremony for outstanding area youth (video above). "Seth's ability to lead and serve…

Eastern Christian Appoints Barry Veenstra as Interim Athletic Director

Eastern Christian School announced today that Barry Veenstra has been named interim Athletic Director for the 2014-15 school year.  News of this appointment follows the resignation of former Athletic Director, Steve King, on August 8. Veenstra has been a member of Eastern Christian High School’s faculty for 27 years and an EC coach for 32…

Elementary Campus Renovations Nearly Completed

Week Seven marks the end of the major renovations at Eastern Christian Elementary School. New hallway floor tiles have been installed including new base moulding. The floors are prepped and ready for waxing. Window installation is now complete in the gym. New ceiling tiles have been installed in the office and school supplies are beginning…

Eastern Christian High School Recognized as one of “50 Best Christian High Schools in America”

read full listing of America's 50 Best Christian High Schools here Eastern Christian High School was recognized as one of "The 50 Best Christian High Schools in America." The award, given by website TBS ( is based on several key criteria, including: Academic excellence Extracurricular richness (fine arts, athletics, social activities, etc.) Geographic and demographic…

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