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Pep Rally Rocks ECMS

On a beautiful afternoon, before the first home game of the season, the students of Eastern Christian Middle School were treated to a pep rally. Cheering, singing, dancing, and fun activities ruled the afternoon on the hill and in the field at the back of the Middle School campus. Middle School Athletic Director Marc Spoelstra…

Happy New Year! Eastern Christian’s 122nd First Day

Eastern Christian School opened its doors for the 122nd first day in school history this morning. As with any new year, there was the familiar "back to school buzz": friendly teachers ready to welcome in a new group of students, school buses and parents dropping children off at school, new back packs and school supplies,…

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 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…

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 (thebestschools.org) is based on several key criteria, including: Academic excellence Extracurricular richness (fine arts, athletics, social activities, etc.) Geographic and demographic…

Going the Extra Mile with EC’s International Families

Most of us have a picture of parent-teacher conferences: full-size adults,  in kid-size chairs talking about a student’s progress in a 15-minute time slot. Even when international students are studying half-a-world away from their parents, Eastern Christian still does parent-teacher conferences.  They look very different, though. Imagine a parent-teacher conference: a few blocks from the…

Transforming the World Through EC Missions

More than 50 Eastern Christian High School students used their spring break vacation to participate in short term missions trips. Partnering with Touch the World, Eastern Christian sent teams to Uganda, Puerto Rico and Lynn, MA, as part of its Experiencing Missions program. There were also several students who went to Ghana through LinC youth…

How Are We Doing?

The late Ed Koch, Mayor of New York City from 1977 to 1989, was famous for asking his constituents, the residents of the five boroughs, "How'm I doing?" During the recent annual meeting of the Eastern Christian School, our members gathered to approve Eastern Christian's 2014-15 budget and to consider the question, "How are we…

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