Teachers reads to students outside


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:

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are a great opportunity to:

  • share academic progress and growth based on classroom observations, testing data, assessments, portfolios, and assignments
  • learn from parents or guardians so teachers can be better informed about students' strengths, needs, behaviors, and learning styles
  • discuss enrichment or intervention strategies to support students' learning
  • discuss issues that may be interfering with students' learning and growth

At HHS and HMS, Conferences appointments are walk-in during listed days/hours. Parents of K-5 students can schedule an appointment time at the links below.


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2023 School Nurse Fun Run

The School Nurse Fun Run’s motto is “Healthy Families Stay Active” and benefits the hospital’s School Nurse Program which has raised over $299,000 since 2013.

  • Thursday, September 28 at West Elementary
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3rd Annual HPS Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Join the students and staff at HPS as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our neighbors:

  • Friday, September 22, 6pm at Ray & Sue Smith Stadium at Hope College
  • Holland Football v Mona Shores
  • Pre-game and Halftime Festivities
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2023 Hispanic Heritage Month

Holland Public Schools will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month around the district.

...plus much more.  Watch the web calendar on your school's webpage for an update on events!

WOODTV Football Frenzy Food Drive

The Football Frenzy Team will visit Holland High on Friday, September 22 - the day of our Hispanic Heritage Month Football game!

As a part of their visit, HPS students from all buildings are being asked to participate in a Food Drive to benefit Feeding America!

  • Every student who donates 5 items will get a FREE ticket to the football game (K-8 students will also receive a ticket for an adult.)

Drop off your donations in your building's office!

September - Parent/Family Night

Parent/Family Nights are designed to engage and educate families about ways to support and advocate for their children at Holland Public Schools.

September: All Things Holland! - Come learn about using Remind and Parent Portal, attendance expectations, and discover all the ways your student can get involved at School.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 5:30-6:30pm at West

Pizza Dinner served at 5:30pm. Supervised Childcare in the Gym.

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Hispanic Heritage Month - Movie Nights

Catch a great movie and celebrate Hispanic Heritage:

In the Holland High Performing Arts Center. Movie starts at 6:30! FREE!

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The 2023 Holland Hospital School Nurse Fun Run is September 28 at 6pm at West Elementary. Today we talk to the organizer of this great family event!

Protect Young Eyes - The Digital Culture of Kids

During this Parent Presentation we will discuss:

  • The benefits of creating digital trust.
  • Leading your family in the digital age.
  • Tech tools to support your digital goals.

Join us Thursday, September 21 at 6-8pm at the Holland Middle School.  FREE pizza dinner provided for all parents who attend. (This event is intended for adults only!)

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HPS Job Fair

Positions Available: Substitute Teachers, secretaries and instructional assistants short and long term. Bus Drivers and food service positions available as well

  • Tuesday, August 29 | 1-3pm
  • Wedensday, August 30 | 9-11am
  • Thursday, August 31 | 9-11am

At District Administration Building (320 W. 24th)

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Students at Holland Public Schools return to class this morning…. Earlier this week Superintendent Nick Cassidy had a chance to address teachers and staff in the district about the small schools and BIG opportunities available at Holland Public Schools in the coming school year!

Hot Start to the School Year

The heat index could be near 100 degrees for the first few days of school.

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Heights Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 2 October
  • 3 October
  • 4 October
  • 5 October
    • HOCO - Spirit Week Class Color Day
      Date: Oct 5
      Calendar: Holland Heights
      PreK, TK and K: YELLOW Grade 1: BLUE Grade 2: RED Grade 3: BLACK Grade 4: GREEN Grade 5: PURPLE
  • 6 October
  • 11 October
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Oct 11
      Time: 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Calendar: Holland Heights

      Dismissal at 2:36pm

      Students will be released from school 60 minutes early in order to allow teachers a better opportunity for collaborative professional development.
    • K-5 Conferences 4:15 PM to 7:15 PM
      K-5 Conferences
      Date: Oct 11
      Time: 4:15 PM to 7:15 PM
      Calendar: Holland Heights
  • 12 October
    • HALF DAY - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      HALF DAY - ALL Students
      Date: Oct 12
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: Holland Heights
      K-5 | 8:30a- 11:35a
      6-8 | 7:30a-10:35a
      9-12 | 7:45a-10:50a
    • Conferences - ALL GRADES 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
      Conferences - ALL GRADES
      Date: Oct 12
      Time: 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
      Calendar: Holland Heights
      K-5 | 12:30-3:30p 6-8 | 11:30am-2:30pm 9-12 | 12:30-3:30pm
  • 13 October
  • 16 October
    • Mobile Food Pantry 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
      Mobile Food Pantry
      Date: Oct 16
      Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
      Location: Holland High School, 600 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: Holland Heights

      Food for those in need.   Feeding America & Ottawa Community School Network

      * Drive-thru service only * No ID Needed

      Holland High School - Parking Lot 1 (Behind building - use 24th street)

  • 17 October
    • Youth Basketball Open Gym 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
      Youth Basketball Open Gym
      Date: Oct 17
      Time: 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
      Location: Holland Heights School 856 E 12th St, Holland, MI 49423, United States
      Calendar: Holland Heights
      Members of the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams host an Open Gym at your school.

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

Staff & Teachers

School Times:

  • Full Day | 8:30am* - 3:36pm
  • Wednesday Early Dismissal | 2:36pm
  • Half Day | 8:30* - 11:35am

*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.