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Careerline Tech Center Open House

The Careerline Tech Center will be hosting its fall open house on Tuesday, October 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Any student/parent interested in learning more about the programs they offer are invited and encouraged to attend!  More information about CTC can be found at and this flyer.

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

Junior Girls:  Each summer the American Legion Auxiliary offers "Girls State" - the opportunity to spend a week on the campus of MSU participating in a mock government program.  Selected delegates are sponsored by their local ALA.  Junior girls interested in learning more are encouraged to attend an informational expo on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Roger B Chaffee post (2327 Byron Center Ave. Wyoming, MI 49509).  Application forms and reps will be available on site.  More info about Girls State can be found at  Questions can be addressed to Rosemary Maciejewski at

The Academy

"The Academy" is an after school (3:30-5:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays) career preparation opportunity running from January 7 to April 1 for high school students hosted by future PREP'd (a program part of the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District).  Students and master teachers work together as a team to develop the newest and most innovative solutions to real-world issues at local companies.  More info is available through this flyer and this video.  We will be holding information sessions on Tuesday, October 15 during both lunches.  FREE PIZZA WILL BE PROVIDED!    For additional information, or to apply to participate in this program, please visit or email Nicole Gitler at  Deadline to apply is November 29.  Students interested in attending the info session must register by Friday, October 11 at 3:00 p.m.

College Rep Visits

During the fall, college representatives visit ZHS and meet with students.  This is a great way to learn more about various colleges without leaving our campus.  Students can view a list of upcoming visits and sign up for those visits using this registration form.  Please check back often, as colleges continue to be added!

Fall College Campus Events

Seniors: here is a list of fall college campus events hosted by various local colleges.  Registration for any of these events is handled directly through each college.

Senior Planning Checklist

Seniors: Please review this Senior Planning Checklist to make sure you are on track with post-high school planning.  Connect with your counselor if you have any questions.


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