Z-East & Z-West Campus Announcements


CAMPUS-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • EAST SENIOR PORTRAITS: Are due to the yearbook staff by January 4, 2019. Please submit a high resolution JPEG and senior quote to ZEHSYearbook19@gmail.com
  • SENIOR PORTRAITS: Are due to the yearbook staff by January 4, 2019. Please submit a high resolution JPEG and senior quote to ZWHSYearbook19@gmail.com
  • HAND PAINTED ORNAMENTS FOR SALE: Members of the National Art Honor Society have created hand-painted watercolor ornaments to sell in order to raise money for Tyson’s Place Animal Rescue. Tyson’s Place Animal Rescue’s mission is assisting terminally ill people with finding new families for their pets. Please go to Mrs.Fuller’s art room anytime during the school day to purchase one for $3.
  • "SYNERGY" IS A VOCAL TALENT SHOWCASE AND A "FUN" CHOIR COMBO! Do you love to sing? Then join us beginning January 5 for casual rehearsals that include food! We'll perform on January 19. No experience needed - just an appreciation for choral music and a willingness to learn "Oba Se Je," a Nigerian folk song and "Seize the Day" from Newsies. If you love to perform, then audition to be a Featured Act! Learn more and RSVP here: Synergy Details .
  • PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS THIS WEEK include an Orchestra Concert on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and a Choir Concert on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. These performances are sure to kindle the spirit of the season!
  • TUTORING OFFERED AT ZEHS: Tutoring is available at ZEHS after school in the Counseling Office from 2:50 - 3:50 PM. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please arrive before 3:00 if you plan on attending.
  • TUTORING OFFERED AT ZWHS: Tutoring is now available at ZWHS after school in the Main Office conference room from 2:50-3:50 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Stop in for homework help or just a quiet place to study (please arrive before 3:10 if you plan on attending).
  • CAREERLINE TECH CENTER (CTC) STUDENT ATTENDANCE CALENDAR: Here is the CTC Calendar that provides guidance in regards to CTC student attendance on irregular scheduled school days.

NOTES FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE

  • 9th and 10th graders: Please bring your charged iPad to Advisory on Monday, December 17. Sophomores will need it to create College Board accounts and freshmen are completing their EDPs.
  • Attention Juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT this past October: Score results were made available to students via their College Board accounts on Wednesday, December 12. All juniors at ZHS should have a College Board account already set up, as we did that during Advisory last week for those students who had not already created one. For students who still need to take care of this, here is the instruction sheet that was provided to students, along with some general information about the SAT. Here, too, is the information from the College Board's website regarding the PSAT/NMSQT. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing your scores come December 12, please contact your counselor.
  • All 11th graders created College Board and Khan Academy accounts in Advisory in early December. The College Board oversees the PSAT, SAT, and AP exams. Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board to provide free, detailed practice for students to prepare for the SAT. All juniors will be taking the SAT in April as part of the state-mandated Michigan Merit Exam Students who were absent or parents who would like further details about College Board and Khan Academy accounts, as well as an overview of the SAT in general, can read through this instruction sheet.
  • Skills for Life is a monthly program available through the Bridge Youth Center that provides opportunities for Zeeland students to learn more about different careers in the community. This month's theme is "specialty manufacturing" and students will be visiting Request Foods and Woodward. This is a half day visit and it is completely free to attend. Interested students can complete this registration form and return it to the main office by Wednesday, Dec. 12. There are limited spots available.
  • Thanks to everyone who joined us for our College Planning Night! Here is the link to the Slides presentation and here is a link to the College Planning Guide with a wealth of great college planning information.
  • EAST Juniors: Mrs. Drnek and Mrs. Petroelje are now scheduling individual meetings with 11th grade students interested in discussing post-high plans, reviewing academic progress/grad requirements, and getting questions answered. These meetings should take approximately 15 minutes. Juniors interested in meeting with their counselor can complete this registration form. Counselors will schedule a time to meet and send a pass to the student the day of the meeting.
  • Feel free to "like" the "Zeeland High School Counseling Office" on Facebook to stay up-to-date with important information, reminders, and deadlines.

CAMPUS WELLNESS, OUR MENTAL HEALTH & be nice.

A holiday message:

We are in the holiday season, which for many people can present a mixture of expectations, hope and many other feelings. For that reason, we’d like to encourage you to be aware of those around you who may struggle during the holidays due to missing loved ones, family issues past or present, or any number of things that can impact our mental health. It’s a great time to extend an extra dose of compassion and a caring word to others.

Just as importantly, please be kind to yourself during this time, as you hopefully do throughout the year! Here are a few simple ideas for practicing self-care:

  • Be as kind to yourself as you are to others
  • Get an extra half hour of sleep whenever you can
  • Check out the effect of doing a 1-minute breathing exercise each morning and afternoon
  • Do the things that you know center you – put them on your calendar
  • Aim for progress, not perfection

You can find more specific advice for handling special occasions here on our blog.

We wish you the best, this holiday season, and always.

A message brought to you from our friends at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Voices of Reason: We need your help as we are in the process of creating a series of videos on mental health. We need "Voices of Reason" people like yourself who are willing to share your wisdom and experience with mental health to help others better understand their mental health.

It is our hope this series will create a collective message of hope, wisdom and inspiration for our campus community. If you would like more information and think you might be interested in this project please contact Mr. Kamstra at tkamstra@zps.org

be nice. Leadership Team: If you are interested in making a difference and further connecting with our be nice. leadership team please contact one of our members or Mr. Kamstra at tkamstra@zps.org

Support: If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, please complete THIS FORM. This form is a confidential way to report mental health concerns and other related situations to school staff during the school day. A school staff member will be in contact with you to get further information.

If you are not in school and you have an emergency situation, please call 911.

Prevention resources for yourself or others:

  • Crisis Text Line — Text “HOME” to 741741
  • Suicide Prevention Online Chat — https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline — Call 1-800-273-8255
  • If you need immediate help or you are concerned for someone's safety, Call 911.

Please know we are here for you! We want to support you, your family and your friends.

No one needs to go it alone, please ask for help if in need and accept help if offered.

Take care,

CHIX Announcements

  • CLASS RINGS: Jostens representatives will be at school during lunch on Tuesday, December 18th to deliver class rings. Your ring must be paid in full in order to receive it. No checks can be accepted on the day of delivery, cash or money order only please. If anyone is in need of warranty adjustments to their class ring or would like to order a class ring please see a representative at that time also.
  • EAST BASEBALL: All Zeeland East boys interested in playing baseball this spring, there will be an informational meeting on Friday, December 14 at 11:00am in the ZE cafeteria. At this meeting you get all the information for winter workouts and schedules leading up to tryouts. If you cannot attend, please see Coach Sattler.
  • SENIOR PORTRAITS: Are due to the yearbook staff by January 4, 2019. Please submit a high resolution JPEG and senior quote to ZEHSYearbook19@gmail.com
  • WEIGHT ROOM: Reminder to all Zeeland East athletes! The weight room is open after school this fall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:45. Please see Coach Sattler for details!


Zeeland East SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY NEWS:



DUX Announcements

  • CLASS RINGS NEWS: If you did not pick up your class ring on December 13, please see Mrs. Machiele in the attendance office.
  • SENIOR PORTRAITS: Are due to the yearbook staff by January 4, 2019. Please submit a high resolution JPEG and senior quote to ZWHSYearbook19@gmail.com



Zeeland West SENIOR ALL-NIGHTER PARTY NEWS :

  • COUPON BOOK SALE: Save Around 2019 Lakeshore Edition coupon books are available to purchase for $25. This is a great gift idea! If interested, please email zwest2019@gmail.com
  • PANERA BREAD FUNDRAISER: Watch for more details on the SANP Panera Bread fundraiser being held on February 25, 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm!
  • POP CAN DRIVE: SANP will be holding a pop can drive until the end of May. If you have cans to donate, please contact Jennifer at jennifersanp2019@gmail.com.
  • FORMAL DRESS SALE: The SANP formal dress sale will be taking place on January 12, 2019 at Zeeland West High School from 10:00am to 2:00pm. For more information or to donate a dress, please email jennifersanp2019@gmail.com. Please see the attached flyer for more information.