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Holland West 5th grader Danny VanRavenswaay conducts the Grand Rapids Symphony at Central Weslyan Church, March 11.

West 5th Grader Directs Grand Rapids Symphony!

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 at . . . read more

New Policy for Parents and Visitors 2013-2014

Your commitment to student learning and school safety is appreciated!

Our new school day policy of requiring parents and guests (not volunteers) to wait in our main office for their student – and not walk down the hall to the classroom – saves instructional time and improves our building security. It's . . . read more

Tulip Time Kinderparade Info for parents, 1st-5th graders

The 2014 Kinderparade is Thursday, May 8

Dear WEST Families of 1 st through 5 th graders, Every year the area schools participate in Tulip Time’s Kinderparade in downtown Holland. This year, the Kinderparade will be held on Thursday, May 8 with a rain date of May 9. . . . read more

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 . . . read more

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 . . . read more

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, . . . read more

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 . . . read more

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 . . . read more

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, . . . read more

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