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"

Enhancement Millage Info. 10.10.18

Superintendent Dr. Brian Davis talked about Friday's rivalry football game with Holland Christian and the Nov. 6 enhancement millage proposal. Listen to the Oct. 10 interview.

Student Count Day 10.3.18

Superintendent Dr. Brian Davis discussed the statewide Student Count Day and its importance to the district. Listen to the Oct. 3 interview.

Holland Middle School 9.26.18

Assistant Principal Rene Bair of Holland Middle School talked about the transition from a K-7 system to a more traditional system, beginning this year. Listen to the Sept. 26 interview.

Release of Spring 2018 M-STEP Scores-Aug 29, 2018

Gary chatted with Dr. Brian Davis, Holland School Superintendent, about the latest M-STEP test scores and the impact of the district's restructuring on improving education during the weekly segment on Aug. 29, 2018.

Listen to the Aug. 29 broadcast

Start of a new school year legacy-170 years- Aug 22, 2018

Gary chatted with Dr. Brian Davis, superintendent of Holland Public Schools, about the start of a new school year, along with the legacy of the district, during the weekly segment on Aug. 22, 2018.

Listen to the Aug.22 broadcast

Preparing for 18-19 School Year-Aug 15, 2018

In the weekly district segment on Aug. 15, 2018, Dr. Brian Davis, Superintendent of Schools, discussed the run up to the start of a new Academic Year at Holland Public Schools, along with school safety as Stoneman Douglas High resumes classes in Parkland, Florida.

Listen to the Aug. 15 broadcast

Summer Adventure Academy-Aug. 8, 2018

Gary chatted with Patti Dobias of HPS' Summer Adventure Academy Summer School program about the just-completed partnership with Outdoor Discovery Center and DeGraaf Nature Center for nearly 100 incoming 1st-3rd grade students that were immersed in literacy activities to prepare them for the coming school year during the weekly segment on Aug. 8, 2018.

Listen to the Aug. 8 broadcast

Strategic Planning for a new school year Aug 1, 2018

As the weekly series spotlighting Holland Public Schools resumes on Aug. 1, 2018, Gary chatted with Dr. Brian Davis, Superintendent of Schools, about new faces, the district's strategic planning, and how parents and grandparents can help their youngsters prepare for a new school year ahead.

Lisen to the Aug. 1 broadcast

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.

Listen to the April 11broadcast.

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.

Listen to the April 4 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the March 21 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Marrch 14 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the March 7 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Feb. 28 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Feb. 21 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Feb. 14 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Jan 31 broadcast.

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. 

Listen to the Jan. 24 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Jan. 17 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Jan. 10 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Jan. 3 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Dec. 27 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Dec. 20 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Dec. 13 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Nov. 29 broadcast,

 

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.

Listen to the Nov. 22 broadcast.

"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.

Listen to the Nov. 15 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Nov. 21 broadcast.

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.

Listen to the Nov. 8 broadcast.