Welcome to Holland Heights


pic of kevinAt Holland Heights, our behavior expectations are described in the matrix P-O-W-E-R.  Our staff has been teaching what POWER stands for so that every student can memorize, recite, and demonstrate positive behavior. 

Here’s what POWER stands for:

P-Pride | We care about self, others, work

O-Own Your Actions | We are responsible and honest

W- Wise Choices | We think before acting

E- Engaged | We are focused and involved in learning

R-Respect | Be Nice

We believe it is important for each parent to be aware of these expectations so you can support our efforts at home.

-Kevin Derr

What's Happening at Heights:

Nature-Based Heights now open to 2nd Grade Students

HPS is teaming up with the ODC Network to provide experiences and lessons beyond the classroom to help students learn and grow. The program will focus on academic subjects in a way that helps kids make sense of the world around them. Students will experience:

  • Exploration that ties core curriculum to their surroundings
  • Regular visits from ODC experts
  • Learning experiences at local parks and nature preserves
  • Developing confidence through a love for learning

This tuition-free program will start in the Fall of 2022. All students Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade can now enroll!

Summer Enrollment

Need help with enrolling a student for 2022-23 school year during the summer? Please visit our District Administration offices at 320 W. 24th

  • Monday-Thursday | 8:30-4p
  • Friday | 8:30-3:30p
  • Call 616.494.2000

Hello Summer!

Thank you to our OCSN Coordinators for this list of fun family activities and summer resources.

Enrollment is open for Nature-Based Heights

Holland Heights Elementary is partnering with the Outdoor Discovery Center Education Network to provide kids with a TUITION-FREE Nature-Based Learning Experience that will help them learn, read, and grow.

  • Enrollment is now open for every students/families in the Holland-area.

Register for 2022-23 school year.

Registering your student for the 2022-2023 school year is as easy as updating/reviewing your Parent Portal account.  Be sure that you update:

  • Contact information
  • Health information for student
  • Transportation Needs for next year

This information will help us determine staffing needs for next year, make classroom assignments, build bus routes and more.  Thank you for helping prepare for next school year!

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Pandemic EBT

Important information for parents or guardians of student’s eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch at Holland Public Schools.

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ICYMI: Middle School Band and Orchestra Meeting

Recently, there was a Band & Orchestra Instrumental Parent Meeting on May 17th. This event was for all 5th grade families who have a student that will be joining the Holland Middle School 6th Grade band or orchestra this fall.

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A Teacher Like You

Spring Choir Concerts

We are excited to present our spring concerts for you on May 18 & 19 at Holland West Elementary.

There will be two concerts each evening.

  • 3rd grade classes at West and Heights Elementary - Wednesday, May 18, 6pm
  • 5th grade classes at West and Heights Elementary - Wednesday, May 18, 7pm
  • 3rd grade classes at HLA and Jefferson Elementary - Thursday, May 19, 6pm
  • 5th grade classes at HLA and Jefferson Elementary - Thursday, May 19, 7pm
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HPSPodcast 3.31

This week we talk with Bob Wandel from the ODC Education Network and Superintendent Nick Cassidy about the future of nature-based learning at Holland Heights.

4.28 Parent Zoom Meeting

Principal Derr met with parents recently via Zoom.

Instrument Fittings for Future HMS Musicians

All 5th grade students and parents interested in finding out more about the instrumental music program are invited to attend a very important meeting on May 17, 7:00PM at Holland Middle School. Contact Mr. Reikow or Mr. Grapis for more information.

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Heights Calendar

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Holland Heights Elementary
856 East 12th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2750
Fax: 616-393-7566

Staff & Teachers

School Times:

  • Full Day | 8:30* - 3:16
  • Half Day | 8:30* - 11:35

*Please do not arrive at school earlier than 8:15

Heights Office Hours:

  • 8:10am- 4:15pm | M-F (August-June)

Holland Heights Media Center

We are Here For You and your student. 

Click here for mental health resources.

Volunteer at Heights:

We love when parents or guardians get involved. Make sure to fill out the district volunteer form (once each school year) and return it to the office.