SCCS Home Bulletin

April 13, 2022

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Happy Easter from the Sioux Center Christian School faculty and staff! We hope that you have a restful and refreshing Easter break as you reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for us and the beautiful gift of His resurrection and our eternal life. Have a blessed Easter!


  • Please check the online calendar for upcoming events (
  • SCCS will dismiss at 1:05 today (Wednesday, April 13). All buses will be running their routes at that time.
  • There will be no school April 14-19 for the Easter Break.
  • The TRIP Office will be open from 8:00-1:00 on Thursday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 19. They will be closed on Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18.
  • The school office will be closed April 14, 15, and 18 for the Easter Break.
  • Sioux Center Community Schools do not have school on Friday, April 29 but SCCS does. Only the two Sioux Center Christian School buses (2014 and 2020) will be running the morning and afternoon routes on those days. All other students will need to have their own transportation.
  • Because of a conflict with Western's High School Graduation, the 5-8 Spring Choral Concert will be rescheduled to Monday, May 16 at Centerpoint Church (First Reformed). Please make this change on your calendars!


For all current TK-8 students, we will once again be doing continuous enrollment. SCCS assumes continued enrollment for students unless we hear otherwise from parents. There is no process families need to complete each year and no online forms. We do our best to keep things simple for families. If you have an enrollment change, please contact the office at 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 (


THANK YOU to all who came to Trail’Raiser Night on Saturday! What a fun night with the school filled with SCCS families and supporters!

THANK YOU to ALL who organized, donated, baked, volunteered, bid …every person was needed to make this event successful and we give GOD the glory for His provision through you!!

We are working on the final numbers and will share that with you when we know.

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Congratulations to Dr. Bowar who was recognized in the NW Iowa Review’s annual “20 Under 40”, which honors the best of our young leaders in NW Iowa. Dr. Bowar was nominated by Mrs. Lisa Mouw! Click here for a digital version of the 20 Under 40 newspaper insert.

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Congratulations to Mrs. Sheila Tietgen, one of our 8th Grade teachers for being selected as the Pella Corp. School Staff Member of the Month for March! The nomination for Mrs. Tietgen stated “Mrs. Tietgen has been such a blessing to our son. She has shown him such love and support and helped make school feel achievable when it felt impossible at times. She has such a gift for making connections with her students and helping them to feel like a valuable part of the class. She meets them where they are at and nurtures them in their education, their emotional wellbeing, and their faith.”

As the Pella Corp. School Staff Member of the Month recipient, Mrs. Tietgen receives $500 to be used toward material or activities for her students or classroom. Pictured with Mrs. Tietgen are her 8th Grade students at SCCS along with Matt Mellema and Levi Schoonhoven, representing Pella Corp.

The purpose of the School Staff Member of the Month program is to recognize the local school staff members going above and beyond in their daily interactions with students. April and May nominations are due the 25th of each month. The nomination form is by the TRIP window or online

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It was Grandparents and Special Friends Day at SCCS last week, so our hallways and classrooms were filled with some of the most wonderful, loving, and influential people in our students' lives! It was heartwarming to see everyone learning together with joy and curiosity! Kids love to share what they are learning... and grandparents are really great at being in awe of what these young ones are studying!

Thanks, Grandparents and Special Friends - whether you could be here in person or not - for faithfully showing God's love to His treasured children through YOUR love and attention!

#treasured #trained #transformed


Check out the story in Sioux Center News about our 4th grade students putting a plan into action to help a Ukraine missionary feed the hungry and sow the Gospel.
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2nd, 3rd and 4th graders had an exciting day last week because they invited their parents, grandparents, or special friends to a Folk Song Celebration! Students led everyone in singing traditional folk songs and dances they have been learning in music class. A fun way to experience how God has worked through music to bring people together over the generations!

Smiles and laughter filled our gym... and a little sweat could be seen on the brows of the visitors as they left!

#beautymakers #communitybuilders #treasured #trained #transformed


We have phenomenal teachers at SCCS who TREASURE God's kids and TRAIN them in the deep soil of God's Word and in the wonder of creation, so they may be TRANSFORMED to live each day as God's agents in the world!

The Stanley M. Herzog Foundation wants to give Christian teachers the recognition they deserve and is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year Awards!

The vision of the Herzog Foundation is to see families and culture flourish through quality Christian education.

Fill out the nomination form and let them know who you think should be the Christian Teacher of the Year! Nominations are closing soon!


Sioux Center Christian School invites you to consider the opportunity to work with a dedicated faculty and staff, passionate parents, and fantastic students through the following position openings:

Director of Development (Full-Time)

School Nurse (Part-Time...possible Full-Time)

Head Custodian (Full-Time)

7-8 Bible Teacher (Full-Time)

Paraprofessional (Part- or Full-Time)

For more information on these positions and details on how to apply, go to:

TALES AND TRAILS: Now taking applications for SCCS Tales and Trails summer camp employment. Camp runs every week in June and July and the first week of August. A flexible schedule is possible. Please contact Cheri Horstman if interested.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: We are in need of substitute teachers for this school year. Subs are needed for teachers and paras at all grade levels, kitchen crew and at times a nurse. Please contact the office ( if you are interested in adding your name to the sub list. SCCS will provide all training, and you even get a free lunch when you sub! Qualifications for being a sub include a love of children, the ability to follow teacher lesson plans, flexibility, and a commitment to Christian education. We invite you to join us!

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY: Come join the SCCS Summer Cleaning Crew. We are looking for hardworking people (15 or older) to help clean the school this summer. The crew will work from June 1 – Aug 12. Monday – Thursday 8 am – 4 pm and Friday 8 am – 2 pm. Job applications are located on the employment page of the SCCS website. We are flexible with summer sports, mission trips and vacations. Contact Eileen Buiter at 578-8624 with questions.

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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 for the part of their day that preschool is not in session. To learn more about 4Care and to reserve your child’s place, go to

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Registration is OPEN for our Tales and Trails Summer Camp 2022!

This is an educational and fun summer supervision opportunity for kids who are 5-11 years old by June 1, 2022. Information was sent home with every child in 4Care – 4th grade.

Note: A pool pass is required for camp. You can purchase your membership online or call 712-722-4386 x2


  • Thanks to everyone who signed up to help with dishwashing! If you would like to help out you can sign up here. If you have questions, contact Carmen Mulder (

  • You can find the lunch and dishwashing schedule here.
  • If you would like to eat lunch with your child, please contact school 24 hours in advance.


Lots of stuff again on the Lost and Found table. Check it out!


Outlet 75 is open on Wednesdays from 11am-8pm, Thursdays from 11am-3pm, plus occasional Saturdays from 10am-1pm. All profits from our store benefit every family at SCCS!

Are you willing to fill in any of the open shifts? We’d love to have you come and experience the joy of volunteering at Outlet 75!! If you can help, please connect with Janey Boogerd (712.449.8106 or /// Facebook @shopoutlet75 /// Instagram @outlet75


Recognize a Sioux Center Christian faculty or staff member who goes ABOVE and BEYOND by nominating him/her for the Sioux Center - Pella Corporation Staff Member of the Month award!

Pella Corporation in Sioux Center offers this monthly award to a teacher or staff member in Sioux Center and the winner receives $500 to impact the learning in their classroom! Printed forms are available by the TRIP office.

Nominations are due by the 25th of each month. Completed forms may be dropped off at the school office, mailed or dropped off at Pella Corp.


Western Christian Basketball Camps for Girls Grades 3-8

Sioux Center Public Library Dia Day

Youth Camp - Dordt University Women's Basketball

More than Conquerors Camp - Dordt University Women's Basketball

Western Christian Youth Baseball

Western Christian Junior Wolfpack Baseball

2022 Summer Driver's Ed

Unity Christian Sports Camp

Northwestern College 3-on-3 Basketball

Junior Knights Softball

Junior Knights Baseball

Minnikota Youth Network Ministry 12th Annual Jr. High Retreat

Unity Christian 8th Grade Strength Training

Sioux Center Arts Middle School Classes

Western Christian Softball Camp

Western Christian Junior Wolfpack Softball

Unity Christian Cheer Team

Unity Dance Team Tryouts

Western Christian Wolfpack Baseball Information

Inspiration Hills

Northwestern Raider Camps

Dordt University Sports Camps

  • The Sioux Center Public Library is looking for summer reading volunteers (6th grade and up) to help sign children up for the summer reading program. Students may work as many or as little of hours as they choose. Click here for more information. Contact Emily with questions (


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.

Every Student TREASURED, Every Student TRAINED, Every Student TRANSFORMED