Family before school
Derr handing diploma to girl
Teacher talks with student
Students arrive at HTS

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:

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Power H Shop Open House

The Holland OCSN and Pathways to Potential Team is hosting an Open House for the Power H Shop on Wednesday, October 5th, from 4-6 pm. All Holland Public Families are welcome!

The Power H Shop is an initiative to support families experiencing crisis or financial hardship, by providing free household items through a dignified retail setting, and thus alleviating a family's financial hardship. 

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Homecoming 2022

Celebrate Homecoming 2022 | September 26 - October 1

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Holland Heights September Newsletter

 A Note from Principal Derr!

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2022 School Nurse Fun Run

Holland Hospital is excited to invite all students, families, friends and faculty to participate in the 2022 School Nurse Fun Run on Thu, Sep 29 at Holland West Elementary School. 

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Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Community Celebration

Friday, September 16, 6:30pm at the HHS Varsity Football celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. During the football game on September 16, we will celebrate with special music, dance, food trucks, and a march of the flags from Latin countries. Come celebrate with us!

HPS Podcast 4.2

This week, we talk with students, teachers, principals, and parents about what has them excited as we start a new school year!

Volunteer at HPS Schools

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

2022-23 School Hours

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 24!


  • Full Day | 8:30am - 3:36pm
  • Half Day | 8:30am - 11:35am


  • Full Day | 7:30am-2:42pm
  • Half Day | 7:30-10:35am


  • Full Day | 7:45am-2:55pm
  • Half Day | 7:45-10:50am

Holland Heights Back to School Information

Welcome back to Holland Heights for the 22-23 school year.  We are excited to see all of you as we begin the new school year.  There are a few things I want you to be aware of before we start. So, please make sure to read over the following information carefully.

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Holland Heights School Supply List

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Join the HPS PTO

There are several leadership positions open on the HPS PTO for the upcoming school year.

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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!

Heights Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 26 September
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  • 29 September
      Date: Sep 29
      Calendar: Holland Heights
    • 2022 School Nurse Fun Run 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      2022 School Nurse Fun Run
      Date: Sep 29
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Holland West School, 500 W 24th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: Holland Heights

      Holland Hospital is excited to invite all students, families, friends and faculty to participate in the 2022 School Nurse Fun Run on Thu, Sep 29 at Holland West Elementary School. This non-competitive event with a 5K run route and 1 mile walk route is a perfect way for students and families to enjoy an evening of activity together. Drive-thru packet pick up will be Wed, Sep 28 from 4:30- 6:00 PM at Holland West Elementary School or at 5:00 PM on event day. Every participant will receive an event shirt, ribbon, Free BIGGBY drink card and more. Can't make it on Sep 29, join us virtually by sharing your photos and videos on Facebook/schoolnurse5k and participate in the Fun Run on your own schedule anytime between Sep 28 and Oct 9. Run or walk around your neighborhood, on a treadmill or hike with family. The School Nurse Fun Run’s moto is “Healthy Families Stay Active” and aims to get families to enjoy an evening of activity together. This event benefits the hospital’s School Nurse Program and has raised over $253,000 since 2013.
      In addition to the Fun Run, there will be refreshments and entertainment. The best part - students can enter the Fun Run for FREE by completing ten 30-minute physical fitness activities of their choice prior to the event! The Fitness Tracker can also be found
      Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Fitness Tracker envelopes can be mailed in or emailed to
      Register by Sep 9 to guarantee a shirt. All participants are entered to win prizes! Earn a second entry by posting a photo or video wearing any Fun Run attire tagging Holland Hospital School Nurse Fun Run on Facebook or emailing them to
      Since 1998, Holland Hospital’s School Nurse program has been working to improve the health and well-being of students K – 12 in the greater Holland area. From daily medication administration to treating playground bumps and bruises, the school nurses care for the physical, emotional and social needs of over 12,000 students! Please show your support of your school nurses by participating in the 2022 School Nurse Fun Run on Sep 29. 
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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* - 3:36
  • 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.