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May 26, 2021

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We have VERY EXCITING news to share! This was announced in the Storyline Celebration video...but you have to watch to the very end to see it!

As of Monday, May 24, 2021, God has provided through His people ALL that we need to COMPLETE the funding on the biggest building project in our school's history! We PRAISE GOD for His Hand on the building project and we THANK ALL our supporters for your GENEROSITY over the past eight years ... giving a total of $6.8 million toward the building expansion!!

Our building isn't just bricks and's the headquarters of God's mission through SCCS and we are daily blessed to train God's treasures within these walls! Click on the link for some pictures to help remember what things looked like during construction seven years ago! (we broke ground on April 25, 2014, construction was

completed the summer of 2015)


Here is the link to the recording of the Spring Choral & Instrumental Concert on May 20:

There are also some individual song recordings on the same web page if you just want to hear a few highlights.

We'd like to give a shout out to all the students who sang and played!! You truly praised God and blessed His people with your music! Also a shout out to Mrs. Friend and Mr. Kuipers...fantastic music, dynamite teachers...glory to God!


Wednesday, May 26: Sioux Center Christian School’s 8th grade graduation will be held at First Reformed Church at 7:00 pm. A link to a recording of graduation will be available the following week at


The TRIP Office will close at 11:00 today. The school office will be closed from 11:30-12:30 for an all staff lunch.

Summer hours begin June 7:

  • TRIP: 8:00-1:00 Monday-Friday
  • School office: 8:00-1:00 Monday-Thursday
  • Both offices will be closed June 28-July 5


We thank the following faculty and staff for their years of service at SCCS. We wish them the best as they continue to serve in other places.

Linda Feekes - 3rd grade

Peter Kuipers - music

Mark Barrow - 7/8 math

Ally Veldhuisen - 6/7 social studies & Bible

Shelley Gesink - PE teacher & paraprofessional

Sarah Hawley - behavior specialist

Payton Hostetler - behavior interventionist

Michaela Workman - paraprofessional

Timae Saavedra - paraprofessional

Tami Koelewyn - paraprofessional

Tammy Zevenbergen - paraprofessional

Bethany Bosma - Outlet 75 assistant manager

Mike Kooistra - cook

Next year we welcome the following teachers to SCCS:

Anna Bootsma - 3rd grade

Allegra Fisher - music

Angela Veenstra - 7/8 math

Nate Breen - 6/7 social studies and Bible

We will announce new staff members at a later time.


  • Please check the online calendar for upcoming events (
  • For all current students, we will once again be doing continuous enrollment. If your child will not be returning to SCCS, please let us know as we are working on class lists for next year. If you have any updates to your contact information (address, phone, email, church membership, etc.), please make the changes in the parent portal or let the office know (
  • Busing for Wednesday, May 26: We will dismiss at 11:05 today. All buses will be running using the the Monday/Tuesday/Thursday routes.


Thank you for your support of our school’s library learning commons this year! Fines for lost and damaged books are currently being processed. An email will notify you if a fine has been assigned. Fines are due May 26. Please contact Mrs. Van Soelen if you have questions. Thanks!


Lost and found will be available in the front entry until June 11. There are lots of items that have been lost – so come and check it out. Thank you!


As parents, we are all a part of PACE and have the privilege of coming together to fellowship with one another, serve together, and help provide for our school. This was the last year for many previous PACE committees, leaving room for exciting new opportunities coming this next school year! The Boys Basketball Tournament finished strong this year raising over $10K! These funds helped contribute to provide for additional flex seating, storyline shirts for the students, and additional faculty purchases. We would like to thank all of our parent volunteers and committee members for all of your hard work and making 20/21 another great year!

PACE is excited to announce a new committee starting in the 2022 school year designed to bring families together! This is a great chance for families within each grade to get to know one another on a smaller scale. Examples include a day at the park, ice skating, a bonfire, or even Fields of Fun! For more information, see the committee sign-up sheet.

The PACE Committee Sign-Up Sheet link for the 21/22 school year will remain active until July 1st. Any positions not filled by July 1st will be assigned. Every family at SCCS is a member of PACE and will be eligible for these unfilled positions. Thank you all for your willingness to serve.

Click on the following link for the PACE Committee Sign-Up Sheet:


Please click here to see a list of summer tutors available. Hours, rates, and locations vary. Please connect with individual tutors to make arrangements if you are interested.

2021-22 School Calendar

The school calendar for next year can be found here.


Saturday, June 5: Come to the Sioux Center Fire Station 1 between 8-10am for a Summer Celebration Pancake Breakfast. Freewill donations will be received for the breakfast and all proceeds will be shared between Sioux Center Christian School and Sioux Center Public School (plus both schools will have faculty and staff working at the breakfast!). We hope to see you there!


  • COOK POSITION OPENING: The Sioux Center Christian School lunch program is looking to fill the position of cook. We are looking for a hardworking, dependable, detail-oriented person to serve in this position, with hours between 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM three-five days per week. Responsibilities include prepping and serving meals, cleaning, and other kitchen tasks. Additional days would also be available for applicants interested. We invite you to join our fast-paced, fun work environment! To apply, complete and send in the staff application and resume to Josh Bowar, head of school, at The application is available on the school website at A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Outlet 75, the store that supports the mission of Sioux Center Christian School, is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Manager. This individual will be responsible for providing a welcoming and friendly atmosphere in the store, implementing store policies, organizing inventory, pricing and displaying items, operating the register, processing returns, assisting with volunteers, and taking pictures of and marketing the store on Instagram. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, customer-focused, and flexible. This salaried position involves a 7-hour shift on Wednesdays plus up to an additional hour each week for marketing tasks, and 1 Saturday shift for 3 hours every 3 months. Interested applicants should complete the Staff Application Package located on and send to Josh Bowar, head of school, A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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You may still purchase Truth T-shirts! Check out what’s left in the school main entrance (8am-4pm) - $25 for one shirt, $20 each if you purchase two or more!

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Sioux Center Christian School offers a play-based, child-care opportunity for 4-years-olds enrolled in preschool called 4Care.

If you have a child who will be in preschool next year and are looking for childcare for the other half of their days, this is a great place for your child to enjoy hands-on, child-led, play-based learning at SCCS when preschool is not in session.

To learn more about 4Care and to reserve your child’s place, go to

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Tales and Trails Summer Camp

It’s time to think about summer and what your kids will be doing while you’re at work.

This is the 3rd year we are offering Tales and Trails Summer Camp – an educational and FUN summer supervision option for your kids! With exciting weekly themes, such as Cool Chemistry, Wild West, and Fabulous Flight, Tales and Trails offers ten weeks of active and engaging experiences for kids. Half-day and full-day options are available, plus parents can choose the weeks their child will attend.

Summer Camp is open to any children of the community who are 5-11 years of age by June 1. Share the info with your friends and neighbors and let them know they may now register. Forms are available outside the TRIP office or online:


  • The Office Handouts is the place to check regularly for camp information, registration forms, and more! Currently there is information for:

The Book Bank Summer Programs in Maurice

Moped Safety Class

Sioux Center Youth Padded Football

Dordt Women's Basketball Youth Camp (Grades 4-9)

Unity Christian Jr. Knights Basketball Challenge (5th-8th boys)

Sioux Center Rec Flag Football for 1st-4th Grades

All Seasons Center Financial Assistance Program

Northwestern College Soccer Skills Camp

Unity Christian Sports Camps

Western Christian Sports Camps

Dordt University Sports Camps

Oak Grove Summer Camps

  • Staff Member of the Month: Nominate a staff member to become the Pella Corporation Staff member of the month. Pella Corporation will award one monthly recipient $500.00 to use towards school approved items and a certificate of recognition. A nomination form can be found here.
  • Rocky Railway VBS is coming to Bethel CRC in Sioux Center July 19-22! Registration is open. Children ages 5 through 4th grade are invited! You can find the registration link and more info on Bethel's website at or on Bethel's Facebook page. We also need lots of helpers for VBS! If you would like to help with VBS, please sign up online also. There are several opportunities to help with VBS and there are descriptions provided for each job. If you have any questions, contact Shawn Meyers at

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The mission of Sioux Center Christian School is to disciple God's children by equipping them with a knowledge and understanding of Christ and His Creation so that they can obediently serve God and others as they work and play.