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Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee

EAST 9th and 10th graders: The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area is now accepting applications from current East 9th & 10th Graders to serve on the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). YAC members meet once a month during the school year for grant making, site visits to local organizations, and learning about community needs and philanthropy. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Lynch at or 616.396.6590. More information is available in this flyer.  To apply, please find the online application here.  Applications due April 1st.   This is a great opportunity to be involved in the community!

Skills for Life

Skills for Life is a monthly program sponsored by the Bridge Youth Center that offers ZHS students a direct connection to local employers that will introduce them to a wide variety of skills, jobs, and career opportunities.  Each month focuses on a different theme.  The theme for February is Careers in the Design Industry (register by Thur., Feb. 21).  The theme for March is Careers in the Automotive Industry (register by Thur., Mar. 21)  The theme for April is Careers in the Public Service Industry (register by Thur., Apr. 18).  Students interested in any/all of these visits can complete this registration form to sign up.  The visits are completely FREE and registration is limited to 20 students per visit.


Scheduling for next school year is underway!  Counselors will be doing scheduling presentations during Advisory on February 18 (11th grade), 19 (10th grade), and 20 (9th grade) and will be picking up completed course selection sheets on February 26 (11th grade), 27 (10th grade), and 28 (9th grade).  Students who were absent from school for the presentations can pick up a course selection sheet in the Counseling Office.  Please utilize the Curriculum Guide to gain insight into the variety of opportunities available at ZHS.  Additionally, please visit the "Links" section of our website for test out forms, zLinks applications, and Business Management applications if you plan to apply to any of these programs.  They MUST be turned in with your course selection sheet.

Second Semester Junior Year Checklist

Juniors/Junior Parents: In order to keep yourself on track with the important things taking place second semester, here is a helpful Second Semester Junior Year Checklist.  Please check it out to make sure that you are preparing for senior year!

Spring College Campus Events

JUNIORS!  Late winter/early spring is a great time to conduct campus visits to colleges of interest.  Many colleges host visit days geared specifically towards 11th graders.  Here is a list of local colleges and the specific dates of their Spring College Campus Events.  Please keep in mind that if you are absent from school to attend a college visit, you need to have a parent contact the attendance office to excuse you.

AP test registration

Students interested in taking AP exam this spring must complete the necessary registration paperwork.  Cost is $100 per test if submitted by the regular deadline of 3:00 p.m. on February 22.  There is a $25 late fee per test for registration forms submitted between 3:01 p.m. on February 22 and 3:00 p.m. on March 1.  NO forms will be accepted beyond 3:00 p.m. on March 1.  All paperwork and payment must be turned into the Counseling Office at ZEELAND WEST only.


Kim Petroelje
East Counselor (A-H)
Melissa Drnek
East Counselor (I-Z)
MaryBeth Timmer
East Registrar
Jason Maynard
West Counselor (A-K)
Dawn Collins
West Counselor (L-Z)
Donna Lyles
West Registrar