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Fall 2022 League and County Honors Cross Country:  All-League Selections First Team: Alex Culp  All-County Selections First Team: Alex Culp Honorable Mention: Cade Sippel, Peter Visser Girls Tennis:  All-League Selections First Team: Katherine Kim, Katherine Marshall, Jamie Kim Second Team: Juliana Hopeck Honorable Mention: Laurel Vander Pyl All-County Selections Second Team: Katherine Kim  Honorable Mention:…

EC’s theater department presents: The Diary of Anne Frank

Join us December 1-3 as our high school presents The Diary of Anne Frank! The cast and crew have been working for months and cannot wait to perform for a live audience.   Performance Schedule December 1-3 at 7:30PM Buy Tickets Online   Our Cast Anne Frank -- Audrey TignorMr. Otto Frank -- London Dylan…

Paul Beverly Project Hope Scholarship Fund established after generous donation

In August 2017, the Eastern Christian School community lost an icon. A much beloved educator, Paul Beverly’s ECHS teaching career had spanned 33 years. This November, after a generous donation in his name from Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church, Eastern Christian School has set up the Paul Beverly Project Hope Scholarship Fund. This scholarship money will…

Empowering the next generation to read the Bible

Anyone involved in ‘next generation’ ministry understands the complexity of discipleship. It involves many nuanced levels of engagement, from the simple conversations around the snack table at a church's youth group event to the heartfelt prayer times during worship. Ultimately, the hope is to mentor each student into a relationship with Jesus. Martin Sanders in…

I asked my HS students: Why are you thankful for Christian Education?

It was a quick conversation, but one I still remember: A family declared to my family that they would never consider Eastern Christian School because they couldn’t afford it. Shortly after making this declaration in our church parking lot, the couple got into a new luxury vehicle and drove away. Although this example is extreme,…

4 Ways High School Should Prepare Your Child For College

As a parent, envisioning your child's future will always be a part of you. Your mind is filled with high hopes about their next steps, and you're longing for them to grow continuously in their God-given gifts. As high school approaches, you're searching for a school that will give your teen a fulfilling experience while…

The discipline that changed my life

Last spring, I did something that I never thought I would do: I spoke in chapel. This was something that I had thought about for a long time. I always admired the people who would go up on stage in front of the whole school and share their testimonies. However, I could never see myself…

Unpacking the rise of academic stress in today’s students

As a Christian high school social studies teacher with 26 years of experience, I have witnessed notable changes in the stress and anxiety levels of teenagers and have wondered why pressures on students are distinctly higher than in my generation. While pursuing a master’s degree in education from Dordt University, I chose to focus my…

HomEComing 2022 Recap

Despite soggy ground conditions that required rescheduling of our Varsity soccer games, the rest of the HomEComing events happened as planned. More than 650 attendees participated on a gorgeous Saturday, powered by a team of 75 volunteers.  Highlights from the more competitive elements of the weekend included fans cheering on the boys middle school team…

Understanding the long-term impact of a Christian educator

Several months ago I ran into a student I had taught in middle school. He was now married, a father, and very successfully employed. Once we managed through the “getting caught up” conversation, he asked a question that grabbed my attention. He wondered if I remembered what I had said to him when as a…

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