Welcome to Heartland Christian Schools!

"Providing tools and inspiration for Christian educators"

Heartland Christian Schools, formerly District 6, is part of Christian Schools International, a network of Christian schools throughout North America.  Member schools from Northwest Iowa, Southwest Minnesota, Eastern South Dakota and Nebraska have banded together for mutual activity and support.

20201 Convention News

The Heartland Convention 2021 has been scheduled for Thursday and Friday, October 7 and 8, 2021At this time, we plan to be on Dordt's campus for our convention, and are excited to see everyone in person again!

Dr. Todd Whitaker will be our keynote speaker on Thursday share his topic:  "What Great Educators Do Differently?"

What are the specific qualities and practices of great educators that elevate them above the rest? This session reveals what the most effective teachers and administrators do differently than their colleagues.  Everyone will leave knowing what great educators do differently, why these things make them more effective, and learn how to immediately implement each of these into your own classrooms and schools.
Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading presenter in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the globe. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri.


Jim Schaap will lead us on Friday with his keynote: “On, with, and for Teachers.”

Drawing on a number of stories and art from the Upper Plains region, we’ll have a look at tHis (not a typo) world for strength, beauty, and awe.

Dr. James C. Schaap doesn’t know what on earth happens to his time these days, even though he should have plenty of it, retired as he is (from teaching literature and writing at Dordt). If he’s not at a keyboard, most mornings he’s out on Siouxland’s country roads, running down stories that make him smile or leave him in awe. You can hear him every Monday morning and afternoon during the news from KWIT, public radio, in Sioux City. He is the author of several novels and a host of short stories and essays. His most recent publications include Up the Hill: Folk Tales from the Grave (stories), Reading Mother Teresa (meditations) and, most recently, a novel, Looking for Dawn, a story about families on the edge of a South Dakota reservation. He lives with his wife Barbara in Alton.

See the convention schedule for more details.

The theme for this year is, "Striving for Excellence," focused on the verse from 2 Corinthians 8:7. “But as you excel in everything — in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness — see that you excel in the act of grace also.”



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