Mark Your Calendars For Calvin Christian’s Fall Play, Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing flyer

much ado about nothing fall play


This year, Calvin’s Dramatic Society invites you to travel back in time to a 1997 coffee shop, where alternative music is booming and boy bands are on the rise. However, this coffeehouse performance isn’t your average everyday 90’s music night, but rather a modern day twist on Shakespeare’s beloved
Much Ado About Nothing. Set in the Calvin High School Learning Commons, these actors and actresses will have you laughing and crying as you enjoy a night of love, betrayal, and cheesy choreography.

Tickets are now on sale in the office or at will call at (616) 538-0990. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and non-Calvin students, and free for students at Calvin Christian. Join us on November 8th, 9th, and 16th at 7:30PM or November 10th at 1:30PM.

Grab a pen and mark your calendar so you don’t miss this unforgettable rendition of Shakespeare’s classic play!

 

How A Student-Led Cardboard Arcade Raised Hundreds of Dollars for World Renew

Engineering and second grade students at Cardboard Arcade Night at GCCS.

When second grade teacher, Mrs. Systema, shared a story with her class about a boy who created a cardboard arcade, they immediately saw an opportunity to make a difference in their community and serve those in need.

engineering students and second grade students

Creating the Cardboard Arcade

three girls playing cardboard arcade gamePartnering with the engineering students at Calvin Christian High School, the two groups worked together to create an entire arcade out of cardboard to raise money for a charity of their choice. After spending countless hours designing the games, these Squire students invited friends, classmates, and family members to come out for a night of fun and entertainment.

Selecting A Charity of Choice

boy playing arcade game

After the event, Mrs. Systema encouraged her students to choose their charity of choice carefully and wisely. After collaborating as a class, the students decided to donate to World Renew, giving a portion of the funds to disaster relief in Indonesia and the rest to help families in need purchase animals.

In total, the Calvin Christian cardboard arcade raised $342.90 for World Renew. This Squire success is just another example of how our students constantly love, learn, and serve.

Calvin Christian Student Ranks in the Top 3% for PSAT Scores

Ben Jenkins holding PSAT Score Award in front of Grandville Calvin Christian High School.

Congratulations to Ben Jenkins, who scored in the top 3.125% in the nation on the PSAT/NMSQT, earning Commended status!

Receiving a Commended status is a major accomplishment, placing Jenkins among the top 50,000 students out of the 1.5 million high school students that take the PSAT each year. This prestigious award is offered through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which recognizes talented students across the United States for their academic aptitude.

According to NationalMerit.org, “Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for Special Scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.”

We look forward to seeing what Ben will do next!

Foundation Golf Outing

Foundation Golf Outing group shot

A very special thank you to all our golfers, sponsors and donors to our 2018 Grandville Calvin Christian School Foundation Golf Event held on May 19, 2018!

We had 30 teams participate at Thornapple Pointe Golf Course.  We had a rainy start but it cleared up and the golfers were able to complete all 18 holes.

The event raised $21,000 for the Foundation which is invested.  Each year the Foundation gifts the school with a portion of the investments helping to keep tuition lower.

Join us in thanking our sponsors shown below for their generous support.  Make sure to thank them as you visit their place of business.

A special thank you to the following volunteers for helping us make our event a success. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Pat Bykerk, Tom Glover, Tammy Groen, Ivy Kuipers, Sharlene Jouwstra, Ben Krombeen, Sheri Winters, & Julie VanSolkema

Below are the winners in the divisions

ALUMNI DIVISION WINNERS: Chris Cnossen, Kevin VanPopering, Jeff Wassink, Kyle Hyma with a 60

MEN’S DIVISION WINNERS: Craig Nagelkirk, Tim Behrens, Scott Vredevoogd, Reg Schierbeek with 63

COED DIVISION WINNERS: Doug Kuipers, Larry Kuipers, Rachel Kuipers, Elizabeth Kuipers with 67

LONGEST PUTT : Mark Meengs

LONGEST DRIVE WOMEN: Rachel Kuipers

LONGEST DRIVE MEN: Dan Olthoff

CLOSEST TO THE PIN: Matt Veltema

Enjoy the photos of the golfers.  They look a little soggy in some photos, but they stuck it out to the end.

Profe Gives Plates to Graduating Seniors

plates from Grandville Calvin Christian's spanish immersion program

At the end of the year, Profe VanderSluis asks her Spanish 4 Seniors to design a unique image using their favorite Bible verse. After collecting the drawings, she has each one made into a dinner plate and presents them to the Seniors as graduation gifts. As the plates make their way to dorms or apartments in the fall, she hopes the verses will offer the students a reminder of God’s great love for them all.

 

Out on the Boat for Biology Class!

Grandville Calvin Christian students studying water samples from Lake Michigan

After a long winter, it sure feels good to be outside! Honors Biology students met for class on a boat last week as they collected and analyzed water samples from various locations on Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. A great day spent learning about God’s creation!

Thank You Nice Twice Volunteers!

Nice Twice $2 Million Check

 

Grandville Calvin Christian Schools is celebrating the amazing group of people that make Nice Twice Resale Shoppe such a smashing success! The school board would like to publicly thank the dedicated staff and volunteers for their time, talents, and energy poured into this store as a gift of love and service. At their annual volunteer appreciation dinner held this week, the Nice Twice volunteers celebrated hitting the $2 million mark of funds gifted to GCCS; these contributions benefit all students, so we are very grateful! To God be the Glory!
                                                                                                                                                                            

Degage Ministries Visit

students learning about Dégagé Ministries in Grand Rapids, MI

 

During their study of social class stratification, the high school Sociology class spent time at Degage Ministries in downtown Grand Rapids. They heard about the resources Degage offers to those who are homeless or without adequate housing. A client of Degage Ministries also shared his experience with the students.

The following week, the class returned to Degage for a tour of the facilities and they spent time in conversation with those in need and receiving services from the Ministry.

New Faces & Our Cultures Program

family in front of a Christmas tree

If you are interested in hosting a middle school or high school aged student from Guatemala for 8 weeks this fall, you are invited to meet with a coordinator from Faces and Our Cultures on Monday, May 7 at 5:30pm. The meeting will be in room 98 at the High School. Please RSVP to Becky Teusink (rteusink@gccsmi.org). You can also email if you would like more information about this opportunity.

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