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There has been a lot of excitement around Illiana the last several months and this excitement was on full display on Saturday as hundreds of people gathered for the dedication ceremony for the new campus. In addition to the obvious energy surrounding the new building, the passion for Christian education was also on display. I

From Building Illiana to Illiana

As we look forward to the official dedication of the new campus this weekend, there are several changes and updates we want to communicate. The biggest update is that we are officially ending the Building Illiana Capital Campaign. For four years we’ve been campaigning for the New Campus in Dyer and now that we’ve moved


Happy Thursday, I want to briefly mention two things this week. 1. We would love to see all of you next Saturday, September 15, at 7:00 pm for the Dedication Ceremony. Dr. Erik Hoekstra, President of Dordt College, will give the keynote address. We will have musical performances from our band, choir and orchestra as

Our first full week

We are coming to the end of our first full week in the new building and it has been an awesome start to the school year. I wanted to share some thoughts from the students (and a teacher) about what they love about the new space. “I love how open and bright it is.” –


It has been a whirlwind week. The week started Monday morning with our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this historic event. Monday evening, we continued the celebration with a dinner and ice cream social for new families and students. Tuesday was our Freshmen Challenge (formerly known as Freshmen Orientation).

One week away

Happy Thursday, It has been a little crazy around here. Everyone is learning new systems, new rooms, and waiting on a few things in and outside the building to be finished. While it may be a little stressful, it is a blessing to be in this new building and move into a new chapter for

New Director of Development

Happy Thursday! It was good to see so many of you at the open house on Saturday. We estimate about 300 people visited the new campus during those two hours. The phrase I heard over and over again was, “We are so blessed.” Yes, we are. We have so much to be thankful for and

Getting closer

Hello everyone, This week I want to highlight a few things as we get closer to school starting: 1. We have an open house tour this Saturday, August 4, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come see the building. There are a lot of boxes around yet and the ARC will be off-limits,

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It was good to see a few of you at the prayer gathering on Monday morning. It was a gorgeous morning and it was great to spend some time thanking God for his faithfulness in this project and to ask his blessings on the students. We will do more of these in the future. Remember

The Big Move

Wow, Next week is the week we have been waiting for. The Big Move. It is coming together really well. I wanted to make you aware of a few things in this post. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Monday, August 20, at 8:00 am. (We apologize for the incorrect date listed in

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