West 5th Grader Directs Grand Rapids Symphony!

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More than 2000 in attendance!

When the name "VanRavenswaay" comes to mind, venerable Hollanders picture are a conductor on the podium directing Holland High’s symphony orchestra. But not like this. The conductor’s baton passed to a new generation of VanRavenswaays at the Grand Rapids Symphony’s annual concert for West Michigan fifth-graders . . .

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7th Grade Summer Reading Group Assignments

Journal Prompts and Rubrics

  KNOTS IN MY YOYO STRING 7 th Grade Summer Reading By Jerry Spinelli   Each response should be at least one well-developed paragraph (except the list of 16 things). There are twenty journal . . .

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6th & 7th Grade Summer Reading Groups

Middle school students are expected to participate.

All incoming 6th and 7th grade students are expected to join the Comm Arts Summer Reading Group.  The assignments are all on Edmodo.  Please email Mrs. Pratley at kpratley@hollandpublicschools.org  if you have any questions. . . .

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Raise Your Voice

Holland students featured on Nickelodeon news show

Peer pressure is typically conceived as a negative behavior. A group of Holland High students recently discussed its positive side on a national television program. In late February, a production crew from Nickelodeon’s “ Nick . . .

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National Reading Month

1st & 2nd Graders give Reading Recommendations

The month of March is known as National Reading Month. Click the videos below to view book recommendations from our first graders and TWBI (spanish immersion) second grade students. TWBI Second Graders of Emma Kornelis . . .

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Spring Concert

Orchestra students perform Mariachi music

Middle school orchestra students got a taste of the Mexican Revolution (Mexican civil war) during their Spring Orchestra Concert at Holland West K-7 School, March 18, performing several songs from that era with West Michigan's premier . . .

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History Fair 2014

Rights and Responsibilities in History

Students of Holland Public Schools' K-7 Idea Lab program, Holland New Tech and Holland High showed off their historical research projects at the annual History Fair, Feb. 5 at Holland New Tech School. Entries included exhibit boards, . . .

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Informance

5th graders learn about music from high school musicians

Fifth grade students from West, East, Jefferson and Holland Heights schools had an oppurtunity to learn about the music instruments used by the high school's chamber orchestra and wind ensemble groups during an Informance concert at . . .

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German professor visits elementary music classes at West

Holland Public Schools elementary music instruction deserves a fanfare. That’s what Dr. Gabriele Schellberg thought after observing Jim DeBoer teach on Monday, Sept. 16, at West K-7. Schellberg is a professor at the University . . .

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Meet Mr. Rinard Pugh – Our Assistant Principal

Rinard Pugh is excited to be the Assistant Principal at West K-7. He comes from Grand Rapids Public Schools, where he most recently worked as a School Improvement Coordinator.   "œI worked hard to close the achievement gap, . . .

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