Looking Ahead: April 20 - 27

No School on Friday Please remember that we have no school on Friday, April 22! Classes will resume as normal on Monday, April 25! Tulip Time Costume Info HPS students in grades 1-5 who wish to walk in the . . .

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Looking Ahead: March 31 - April 14

No School on Friday! Please remember that we do not have school on Friday, April 1! We hope that you all enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation during the break. Classes will resume on Monday, April 11. Middle School . . .

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Looking Ahead: March 24 - 31

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

Spring Break- TYPO We are a few short weeks away from Spring Break, please be sure to mark in your calendar that we do not have school on Friday, April 1. School will resume from break on Monday, April 11! The previous newsletter . . .

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Looking Ahead: March 17 - 25

Thursday 11am Dismissal Be sure to remember to mark that we have a half day on this Thursday, March 17. Dismissal will be at 11 am for all grades! We will resume with a full day of school on Friday, March 18. Wear Green on . . .

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Special Message to 7th Graders and Parents

Holland Early College Director Andrea Mehall explains about the Early College Option

We'd like to offer your student the unique opportunity to explore the  Holland Early College  program, a pathway that will allow them to earn both their  high school diploma  and an  Associate's Degree . . .

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Looking Ahead: March 10 - 18

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

Spring Conferences  Spring conference dates and times are Thursday, March 10 @ 3:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, March 15 @ 5-8pm and Thursday, March 17@ 12-3pm. Being on time to your scheduled conference is very important as one late . . .

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6th Grade TWBI Students meet with ZQuest

Sixth grade TWBI students in Mrs. Christa Holland-Anderson's class used technology to support their learning in a fun way.   They had a "meet-up" with ZQuest students in early March via google . . .

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Looking Ahead: March 3 - 10

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

Spring Conferences  Spring conference dates and times are Thursday, March 10 @ 3:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, March 15 @ 5-8pm and Thursday, March 17@ 12-3pm. Please also note that we will have a half day on Thursday, March 17 . . . .

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Looking Ahead: Feb. 25 - March 3

Math Night We had an amazing turnout for Math Night on Tuesday evening. Grand Valley State University joined us for the event. They were able to provide and run all the math games and activities for our students! We heard many . . .

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Looking Ahead: Feb. 4 - Feb. 12

Kindergarten Enrollment We are currently accepting kindergarten enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year! Please stop by the West main office during school hours and pick up an enrollment pack. If you are interested in our TWBI . . .

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Looking Ahead: Jan. 28 - Feb. 5

Carnival This is the week! Carnival is here!! Below is what you need to know. Admission to the carnival is $1 per person, which includes one entry for a raffle basket. This year we are supporting Kids Food Basket of Holland, for . . .

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Looking Ahead: Jan. 21 - 28

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

From Mr. DeBoer I would like to thank HPS administration, teachers, parents and the thousands of children I have had over the past 21 years in Holland for your amazing support of music and music education. You are an example . . .

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Looking Ahead: Jan. 15 - 22

Wild West If you are someone you know is getting ready to enroll their child in Kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year we would like to extend an invitation to our “Wild West Kinder Roundup” event on Thursday, . . .

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Looking Ahead: Jan. 8 - 14

Carnival Night We are so excited to invite all of our West families to our annual Carnival Night! On Friday, January 29 our West PTO will transform the school into a place of fun, games, cakewalks, bingo and so much more! You will . . .

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West Geography Bee Champ Crowned

Three cheers for Alex Marko, a 7th grader at West!   Students from fourth through seventh grade at West competed with their  classmates to win the classroom competitions. Then they entered the Final Championship with . . .

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Looking Ahead: Dec. 17 - Jan. 7

 E-Books Over Break Don’t let the break stop your child from their 20 minute a day reading goal! Here is an easy way to get that literacy in during your time away from school.  Your child can read along or let the . . .

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Looking Ahead: Dec. 11 - Dec. 18

Calm Elephants Mrs.Deenik’s first grade class is learning about different ways to calm their bodies, refocus their brains, and to reduce stress and worries. They have tried Yoga, dancing, coloring, and listening to . . .

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Looking Ahead: Dec. 3 - Dec. 10

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

Safety Patrol   Congratulations to Loreana Guerrero-Bernal on being October's safety patrol of the month and to Payton Heer & Brea Pratley for being November safety patrols of the month. Thank you girls for being . . .

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Looking Ahead: Nov. 23 - 24

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

From the Office If your child is absent please remember to call your child in! 24 Hour Attendance Line 494-2422 If your child will be absent or coming in late for any reason PLEASE remember to call your child . . .

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Looking Ahead: Nov. 5 - 12

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

What is PBIS? PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It is a proactive approach to creating the behavioral support and developing the positive social culture to help all students in a school to achieve . . .

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Online Sing-A-Long

Music students take part in worldwide event

Students of Mrs. Daniza Palmateer's second grade T.W.B.I. class had the oppurtunity to participate in a gigantic online sing-a-long known as " The Largest Online Gathering of K-5 Classrooms " during their music . . .

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Looking Ahead: Nov. 2 - 6

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

West All Star Ask your child if they have received any all-star tickets recently. Students can receive all-star tickets from any staff member in the building by showing respect, taking responsibility, acting safely and being ready . . .

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Looking Ahead: Oct. 23 - 30

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

Parent Teacher Conferences It’s hard to believe that it’s time for fall conferences! Soon you will be receiving a scheduling note from your student’s teacher, please fill this out and return back to school . . .

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Looking Ahead: Oct. 19 - 23

5 th Grade Band/Orchestra On October 23 5th graders will travel to Holland High to see a concert featuring the high school band and orchestra.  Be sure to have your child's permission and medical form completed and . . .

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Looking Ahead: Oct. 12 - Oct. 16

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

Calling All Colors On Monday October 5, 2015, 15 of our middle school students accompanied by Assistant Principal Mrs. Vasquez-Ochoa and Staff CAC Liaison Mrs. Webb-Doyle, attended the Fall Calling All Colors Conference at Hope . . .

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Looking Ahead: Oct. 5 - 9

From Mrs. Ramirez, Principal

Fall Count Day Is Near Did you know that Count Day is when all public schools in Michigan tally the number of students attending their schools?  Count information is critical to districts, because each student translates into . . .

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Looking Ahead: Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

Keeping You Safe! A big THANK YOU to the many students who signed up for the very important job of Safety Patrol & thank you to the parents for supporting their student who wanted to do it! We've got the best safeties!! The . . .

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9/17/15 Newsletter

School Drop Off Welcome to the second week of school at West! By now we hope that you have been able to find a good groove for drop off and pick up of your student. We have a smooth flowing system in place, however dismissing 720 . . .

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I'm excited to be with Principal Ramirez and the entire West family!

Greetings from Mrs. Ochoa, Assistant Principal (First Day info is below this article)

  I want to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year.   As your newly appointed assistant principal (in late August), I'm fortunate to be working under the leadership of Mrs. Ramirez. You can count . . .

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