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December newsletters

Counseling office newsletters for the month of December are now available through the "Newsletters" link on the right.  Please check them out for helpful information pertaining to financial aid, the SAT, college admission criteria, and high school academic terminology.

Eat and Greet

Do you like food?  Are you unsure what career path you want to follow when you graduate high school?  Do you want an inside look at the local job market and what career opportunities await you beyond the walls of ZHS?  Would you like to learn more about the education and training required for jobs in West Michigan?  If you answered "YES" to any or all of these questions then "Eat and Greet" is a great opportunity for you!  Come join us for vibrant 30 minute information sessions during Advisory where you can learn first-hand about careers at local companies...and eat yummy treats at the same time!  Please watch THIS VIDEO to learn more and sign up HERE

Virtual Financial Aid Sessions

Seniors and families looking for help paying for college are encouraged to register for a virtual financial aid presentation provided by Michigan Department of Treasury's MI Student Aid team.  Participants will be able to gather information on the following financial aid topics: FAFSA application information, federal financial aid programs, state financial aid programs, scholarship search resources.  Sessions are offered on various dates between 10/5 and 12/21.  All sessions are free of charge and open to the public.  More information is available at

Careerline Tech Center Calendar

CTC Students: Here is the ZPS CTC Schedule and Calendar for the 23-24 school year. 

Counseling Office

Kim Petroelje
East Counselor (A-F)
Anna Wicks
East Counselor (G-M)
Melissa Drnek
East Counselor (N-Z)
Pam Keen
East Registrar
Lara DeWitt
West Counselor (A-Hn)
Lauren Wondergem
West Counselor (Ho-Q)
Dawn Collins
West Counselor (R-Z)
Donna Lyles
West Registrar
Carly Petroelje
Student Success Coordinator
Ben Terpsma
Student Success Coordinator
Kelsey Augustyn
Katie Schwarze
Isabel Withrow
East Social Worker
Tyler Bing
West Social Worker