Weekly Radio Interviews on WHTC 1450 AM/99.7 FM Holland's News Leader

Each week, staff from Holland Public Schools have the opportunity to highlight events in the district and important information for our parents or community. The links to these 3-5 minute broadcasts are provided below with an opportunity for you to listen to them after they have been broadcast live. "What's New in HPS"

In addition, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Davis visits the studio to talk about current events in Holland Public Schools and public education in general. These segments run approximately 20 minutes. "Monthly Radio"

Team 74 Robotics Program at HHS April 11, 2018

Gary chatted with Bill Ehmann of the Team 74 CHAOS Robotics program and where this program is at during the weekly district segment on Apr. 11, 2018.

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PSAT/SAT Testing Update April 4, 2018

Gary chatted with Kevin Griffin, Assistant Principal at Holland High School, about next week's PSAT and SAT tests during the weekly district update on Apr. 4, 2018.

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Vocal Dimensions Choir Update March 21, 2018

Holland High Director of Choirs Sarah Cox was joined by students Lois Salazar, Chris Abreu and Emily Ellis as they talked about the upcoming "Once Upon a Vocals Show" with Gary during the district's Mar. 21, 2018 segment.

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HHS Jazz Band March 14, 2018

Gary chatted with Bethany VanOss, HHS Band Director, about the Jazz Band's participation in the upcoming MSBOA Festival, along with an upcoming Tulip Time performance of playing song written by former HHS grad Andrew DePree, during the district's weekly segment on Mar. 14, 2018.

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Once Upon a Vocals Show March 7, 2018

During the weekly district segment on Mar. 7, 2018, Gary chatted with Sarah Cox, Director of Choirs at Holland High School, along with two of her students, as they previewed the "Once Upon a Vocals Show" by the HHS Vocal Dimensions coming up later this month.

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Celebrating Dr. Suess Feb. 28, 2018

During the district's weekly segment on Feb. 28, 2018, Gary chatted with Vicki Shearer, West 2nd grade teacher, about Dr. Seuss and celebrating his birthday with reading with her students.

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HHS Wins Two State Championships! Feb. 21, 2018

In the weekly district spotlight segment on Feb. 21, 2018, Gary chatted with Holland High Theatre Director Kevin Schneider about the recent accomplishments of Holland High School's Competitive Theatre program and its two most recent state championships.

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Trustee Ybarra, Parent Survey, Carnegie Hall Feb. 14, 2018

Dr. Brian Davis, Holland School Superintendent, talked about new board member Diane Ybarra, a parent survey, rehearsing and singing with students preparing for a trip to Carnegie Hall, and the Holland High theatre team & choir advancing in state competition during the weekly district update on Feb. 14, 2018.

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Michigan School Finance Research Collaborative Jan. 31, 2018

Dr. Brian Davis, Holland School Superintendent, chatted with Gary about the appointment of Dr. Tim Travis as Saugatuck's new school chief, the challenges in becoming a superintendent, school funding in Michigan and the  Michigan School Finance Collaborative during the weekly district segment on Jan. 31, 2018.

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Advanced Placement at Holland High School, Jan. 24, 2018

Karen Legg, Holland High School Counselor, chatted with Gary about Holland's AP program during the weekly district segment. 

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HPS Board Vacancy Process Jan. 17, 2018

Dr. Brian Davis, superintendent of Holland Public Schools, chatted with Gary about the process for filling a vacancy on the Holland Board of Education after the departure of Susan DeJong during the weekly district segment on Jan. 17, 2018.

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Kindergarten Enrollment Jan. 10, 2018

Iliana Vasquez-Ochoa, principal of the Holland Language Academy, chatted with Gary about  kindergarten enrollment for 2018-19 , as well as the HLA, during the district's weekly segment on Jan. 10, 2018.

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Non-Resident School of Choice Jan. 3, 2018

Dr. Brian Davis, superintendent of Holland Public Schools, discussed the non-resident school of choice application process with Gary during the district's weekly segment on Jan. 3, 2018.

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Michigan School Finance Collaborative Dec. 27, 2017

Gary chatted with Dr. Brian Davis, Holland School Superintendent, about the Michigan School Finance Collaborative and his efforts for improving classroom funding for state public schools during the Dec. 27, 2017 segment.

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To read more about the Michigan School Finance Collaborative, please go to Michigan School Finance Research Collaborative

Project Lead the Way with Tim Plants Dec. 20, 2017

Gary chatted with Tim Plants, Holland High science teacher, about the new "Project Lead the Way" effort, as well as on a field trip to the district's high school US FIRST Robotics warehouse, during the weekly segment on Dec. 20, 2017.

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Holland Early College Program Partnership with Yanfeng Dec. 13, 2017

Gary Stevens chatted with Dana Loveland, a Holland Early College Counselor, about a partnership with local company Yanfeng Automotive Interiors that saw four HHS students accepted into a paid internship program, during the weekly district segment on Dec. 13, 2017.

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Addressing New Statewide Third Grade Literacy Requirements Nov. 29, 2017

Gary Stevens chatted with Dr. Brian Davis, Superintendent of Holland Public Schools, about how the district is addressing new statewide requirements for third grade literacy during the weekly segment on Nov. 29, 2017.

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Playing it Forward, Paying it Forward Nov. 22, 2017

Gary Stevens chatted with Dr. Brian Davis, superintendent of Holland Public Schools, about "playing it forward and paying it forward," highlighting the many things the Holland High boys soccer championship team did off of the field, during the district's weekly segment on Nov. 22, 2017.

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"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" with HHS Theatre Director Kevin Schneider Nov. 15, 2017

Gary Stevens chatted with Holland High Theatre Director Kevin Schneider about the upcoming production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" during the weekly district segment on Nov. 15, 2017.

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Recognizing the many community organizations who pay it forward with HPS Nov. 21, 2017

Ed Ver Schure and his listeners chatted with Dr. Brian Davis, superintendent of Holland Public Schools, about a number of district & educational topics during his monthly visit on Nov. 21, 2017.

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Happy STEM Day! Nov. 8, 2017

Gary Stevens chatted with Dr. Brian Davis, Superintendent of Holland Public Schools, about Holland High's state boys soccer championship team, National STEM Day and the upcoming Holland High Veterans Day program, during the weekly district segment on Nov. 8, 2017.

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Soccer Semifinal Contest with Coach Ceithaml Nov 1, 2017

Gary Stevens chatted with Holland High boys soccer coach Greg Ceithaml about his team's season and the upcoming state Division 2 semifinal contest versus Coldwater during the weekly district segment on Nov. 1, 2017.

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HHS Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Preview Oct. 17, 2017

Ed chatted with Holland Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Davis and three members of the Holland High production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" - Nick Hoffman, Mariah Bowden and Isiah Lee - during the monthly district update on Oct. 17, 2017. 

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HHS Director Sarah Cox talks about Carnegie Hill Trip Oct. 18, 2017

In the weekly segment spotlighting the district on Oct. 18, 2017, Gary chatted with Holland High Choir Director Sarah Cox about the upcoming fundraising concert on Oct. 28, the efforts towards the May trip by the choir to Carnegie Hall in New York, and other choir activities.

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HHS Band Director Demetrius White Oct. 11, 2017

Gary Stevens chatted with Holland High Director of Band Demetrius White about the band's Division 1 rating earned on Oct. 10 in the 2017 MSBOA Marching Band Festival at Zeeland Stadium during the Oct. 11, 2017 weekly district update segment.

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HHS Principal Katie Pennington shares high school activities Sept. 27, 2017

Holland High Principal Katie Pennington chatted with Gary Stevens about secondary activity topics during the district's weekly segment on Sept. 27, 2017.

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Rich Zuker talks about open positions in the district Sept. 20, 2017

Rich Zuker, Director of Human Resources with Holland Public Schools, chatted with Gary Stevens about staff openings and the upcoming job fair during the district's weekly segment on Sept. 20, 2017.

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HHS football coach Andrew Pratley Sept. 13, 2017

During the district's weekly segment on Sept. 13, 2017, Gary Stevens chatted with Holland High football coach Andrew Pratley about his team's 3-0 start and this Friday's home opener versus Zeeland East.

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Iliana Vasquez-Ochoa and Holland Language Academy Sept. 6, 2017

Iliana Vasquez-Ochoa chatted with Gary Stevens about the Holland Language Academy and the growth of its two-way bilingual immersion program.

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School Nurse 5K Run Aug. 30, 2017

During the weekly district segment on Aug. 30, 2017, Gary Stevens chatted with Colleen Perdok, Events and Fund Development Coordinator at Holland Hospital, about the 2017 School Nurse 5K Run/Walk coming up on October 5th, and the growth of the school nursing program in Holland Public Schools.

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The start of a new school year! Aug. 23, 2017

On the Aug. 23, 2017 weekly segment spotlighting Holland Public Schools, Gary Stevens chatted with Superintendent Dr. Brian Davis about the first day of classes and the start of a new academic year.

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Back to School Edition Aug. 15, 2017

Subbing for Ed Ver Schure on Aug. 15, 2017, Gary Stevens & his listeners chatted with Dr. Brian Davis, superintendent of Holland Public Schools, about the upcoming school year and other education topics during his monthly visit.

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Holland Virtual Tech June 7, 2017

Tim Plants, a high school science teacher and keynote speaker at the June 5 graduation ceremony for the Holland Virtual Tech High School, chatted with Gary about the program and more during the weekly segment on June 7, 2017.

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PBIS and Be Nice March 24, 2017

Holland School Superintendent Dr. Brian Davis was joined by Dr. Anna Rangel-Clawson, assistant director of student services at Holland High School, in talking about promoting positive behavior in the classroom and beyond during Dr. Davis' monthly visit with Ed Ver Schure on Mar. 24, 2017.

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