Thank You!

Thanks to all of our families who were able to make it to the Lost City FUNdraiser event on Monday evening! What fun! If you didn’t get a chance to attend, you have two more chances! Please see below for more details and information!

Mark Your Calendars, Please!

  • Monday, February 23rd – Learning Cafe Open as Normal
  • Friday, March 20th – Professional Development for Staff – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS.
  • Wednesday, March 25th – Hungry Homestead event at Panda Express
  • Friday, April 3rd – Sunday, April 12th – Spring Break Week
  • Monday, April 13th – Learning Cafe Open as Normal
  • Wednesday, May 6th/Thursday, May 7th – 1/2 Days for Tulip Time. Students dismissed at 12:30pm
  • Thursday, May 14th – Hungry Homestead event at Chuck E. Cheese
  • Saturday, May 23rd – Sunday, May 31st – iCademy Break Week
  • Thursday, June 25th – Last Day of School
  • Friday, August 14th, 2015 – 1pm – Homestead Campus Golf Outing at Winding Creek!


We have one last opportunity for travelers to earn some money toward their field experiences! Thanks to the Nelis Family for opening up The Lost City for a few nights of fun all while earning trip money!  EVERYONE is welcome to attend one, two, or all three nights!  Just mention the name of the traveler you want to support when you arrive and have some fun!  To help in our planning, we just ask that you take less than a minute to sign up here:


Do You Have An Oldet Friend Who LOVES To Cook?!?

Michigan Junior Chef Cook-Off

Recipe Contest: Teams of 3-4 students in grades 7-12 will work with an adult coach to make one tasty, healthy school breakfast meal featuring Michigan-grown and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) foods (federal commodity foods). A list of these foods and rules for participating are available under the Rules page. Recipes should be practical for school food service to use and must meet nutrition guidelines for school breakfast. To enter, students must be from Michigan schools and enrolled in grades 7-12. Teams must submit a Team Application and  Recipe Entry Form for their meal by March 25th, 2015. Recipes will be judged on nutritional quality, use of local ingredients, and school food service ability to replicate (time and labor to prepare meal and use of USDA foods). Up to eight teams will be selected to bring their winning recipes to life in the cook-off competition. Top recipes will be shared with schools throughout the state in a Michigan Junior Chef Cookbook.

Do You Love to Write? GVSU Offering a Writer’s Camp For Students!

Our writing camps are for students who are interested in writing! Our teachers will inspire creative thinking and writing as the young writers explore various writing styles and methods of self-expression. They will meet and write with new friends. Please see the link for more information and details regarding registration.

Middle School and High School Students – After School Classes at Culture Works

Students in grades 6-12 can sign up to take classes like ceramics, character design, set design, fashion design and enjoy the open studio. Please see the link for more information

Precademy Enrollment is HERE!!!!

For preschool students wishing to enroll for the 2015-2016 school year, enrollment is OPEN! We are also taking enrollment for anyone wishing to enroll for the remainder of THIS school year as we have several spots still available! See below for more information and feel free to pass along!



Are your children struggling to complete school work because you do not have effective internet service at home?  Comcast has an inexpensive option. If your son or daughter qualifies for free or reduced lunch, your family could qualify for internet service for $9.95 a month. Go to or call 1-855-8INTERNET.  Comcast is not currently available in Zeeland, but it is in Holland. You can check your location here:

After School Enrichment – New Session Begins Tuesday, February 24th!

Sign up here:

We would like to invite you to our 2nd Winter session of After School Enrichment!   The classes listed below will be offered for 6 weeks beginning onTuesday, February 24th, continuing through Thursday, April 2nd.

You will sign your child up for specific classes for the entire 6 week period of time.  Sign up is on a first come, first served basis and limited to the number of students listed per class.

The following schedule is the schedule your child will participate in during After School Enrichment:

  • 3:30 – 4:00 Snack time and play – Students will receive a healthy snack and have a 15 minute recess.
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Enrichment Class
  • 5:00 – 5:30 Homework, reading and or quiet play (i.e.  Board games, puzzles, coloring)

Prices for each class are listed.  Each class is $5.00 per hour for 2 hours and include a snack.  Some of the classes include a materials fee, see class explanation for details. Please understand we must adhere to our guideline of charging fees for late pick up ($1.00 per minute)

Drop In Rate: $6.00 per hour

** In order for a class to run we need an average of 6 students signed up.***  Please encourage all to try out the After School Enrichment Classes.

Under Construction: Building of the future with recycled materials (Mondays and Wednesdays)

During this class kids have an opportunity to construct different pieces out of recycled materials. Each week the kids will receive a new project to build ranging from cardboard forts to upcylced t-shirts.  Kids will practice team work while constructing forts, problems solve a variety of real world issues, and environmental awareness.   This class is all about S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

Age Level: All

Cost: $110.00 for 11 Classes

Messy Art (Monday)

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook

Students will express their creativity through creating a messy work of art!  Each week kids will create a pieces of art through different modes of “messy art” including splatter paint and using their hands and feet.  Kids will experiment with the different modes to find their creative side.

Age Level: All Ages

Cost: $50.00 for 5 classes

Material Fee: $10.00

Total: $60.00

Winter Green Thumb (Wednesdays)

As the winter continues, this class will problem solve future planting needs.  During this Wednesday Class, students will learn about how to prepare their gardens for the upcoming Spring.  They’ll learn how to create a seedling, harvest seed from their favorite fruits and vegetables and how to keep a green thumb during the winter months.

Age Level: All Ages

Cost: $60.00 for 6 classes

Material Fee: $10.00

Total: $70.00

Therapeutic Recreation Empowering Kids (TREK) lab (Tuesdays)

When we’re doing things we most enjoy or things that allow relax and rejuvenated, we’re in fact, experiencing “therapeutic” benefits of leisure and recreation. Some of us need more help doing those things! Therapeutic Recreation uniquely focus upon individuals with disabilities, by using recreational activities to help restore or rehabilitate.

TREK lab is for students with special needs/attention who need a little more help experiencing the benefits of recreation.  We will be participating in various constructive group activities, games or sports that are both FUN and THERAPEUTIC!

Age Level: All Ages (Please read description carefully)

Cost: $60.00 for 6 Classes

Materials Fee: $10.00

Total: $70.00

Sports of All Sorts (Tuesday and Thursdays)

In this enrichment class your kiddos will get the chance to be active, practice skills that support safe practice, team work and sportsmanship. Each day student will be participating in an age appropriate skill practice and games centered around sportsmanship. This is a great chance for your child to burn off some of their energy and get healthy in the process.

Age Level: All

Cost: $120.00 for 12 Classes

Cooking 101 (Tuesdays)

Is your child a chef in the making or do they need some practice in the kitchen?  During this 6 week class kiddos will learn many basic cooking skills including: making scrambled eggs,  boiling water for pasta and much more. They will gain independent living skills while having fun in a safe controlled environment.

Age Level: 8 and Above

Cost: $60.00 for 6 Classes

Material Fee:$30.00

Total Cost: $90.00

Robot Dissections (Thursdays)

Offered by Zipper Labs

Each week students will work with Mr. Phil to take apart a household appliance and learn how it works.  Phones, computers, clocks, broken toys… you name it!  Along the way, we’ll look for opportunities to teach about electronics, motors, manufacturing, and sustainability.  With safety glasses and gloves, students will learn safety measures and proper tool use.  During the last week, each student will use parts from previous weeks to create a robotic masterpiece of their own!

Age Level: 8 and Above (the ability to work safely and follow directions is a must)

Cost: $60.00 for 6 Classes

Material Fee: $20.00

Total Cost: $80.00

Homework Club (indicate the days you prefer)

Does your child  need a little extra help to keep up on school work?  Do you see your child falling behind?  This class will teach your child  organizational skills and time management while giving them an academic boost.   In this club students will get small group/ individual attention to work on personalized academic goals. Each student will set goals using input from parents and teachers and receive an outline to reach those goals. Spanish Immersion students welcome.

Age Level: All

Cost: $10.00 per day

Special Note: During Sign Up, please indicate the days your child would need tutoring such as every Monday or every Monday and Tuesday)

Fun Friday (Fridays)
Come and join us for a fun and exciting afternoon each Friday. Each Fridaythe kids will take part in different themed activities ranging from Winter Outside Play, Pirates and Princesses and much, much more!
Age Level: All
Cost: $50.00 for 5 Classes