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
Principal

What's Happening at Heights:

Read-A-Thon

Here are the latest stats for the PTO’s annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser. (Monday, March 4)

  • Heights: 207 Pages Created | 279 Minutes Read | $2955 Raised
  • HLA: 55 Pages Created | 2019 Minutes Read | $1675 Raised
  • Jefferson: 20 Pages Created | 275 Minutes Read | $300 Raised
  • Middle School: 139 Pages Created | 979 Minutes Read | $250 Raised
  • West: 18 Pages Created | 726 Minutes Read | $645 Raised
 
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National School Breakfast Week

Every child deserves a nutritious start to their day. All students at Holland Public Schools have access to a nutritious breakfast meal at school everyday, at no-cost to the student.

  • From March 4-8, let's spread awareness about the benefits of a balanced breakfast at school. 

 

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February Family Night

This month's topic: Health, Nutrition & Exercise : February 27th, 5:30-6:30 pm at Holland Heights Elementary (open to all HPS Families)

Join us for a night of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise! We will have 4 rooms for families to visit:

  • Holland Hospital/HPS Nurses- "Hygiene Tips & Tricks for Students" 
  • Kids Food Basket- "Healthy Eating & Healthy Eating Resources" 
  • City of Holland Farmers Market- "Double Up Food Bucks & Holland Farmers Market" 
  • Holland Recreation- "Spring/Summer Programming & Scholarships"

Raffle prizes and $10 Family Fare gift cards.
We will have different organizations here at tables in the hallway to support families.

We'll serve food that is healthy and nutritious!

Childcare will be provided by First Tee (Empowering kids and teens through the game of golf.)

K-5 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Please take a minute to set up an appointment for Parent/Teacher Conferences.

  • Tuesday, February 20 | 4:15 - 7:15pm
  • Thursday, February 22 | 12:30 - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 28 | 4:15 - 7:15pm

Holland Energy Park Mid-Winter Break Open House

Students and families are invited to see the Holland BPW's Visitor Center Energy Alley. The Visitor Center is a museum-style exhibit space where guests can learn more about energy, electricity, and Holland’s power plant.

  • February 23, 10am-2pm | Holland Energy Park

Registration is highly recommended as space is limited. This free event is open to the public and geared towards families and students grades K-12.

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K-5 Night w/ Holland Basketball

Elementary Recognition Night with Holland Basketball: Come join us on Friday, February 16 for elementary recognition night!

  • All HPS elementary students and their family members will get into our basketball games for FREE! (Students must be accompanied by an adult.)
  • Games start at 5:30pm with the girls varsity team taking on Zeeland East, followed by a Unified Basketball Team game, and then we'll finish the night with our boys varsity basketball team playing Zeeland East around 7:30 pm. 

We hope to see you there! Go Dutch! 

Big Opportunities - Step Up to HMS

Thursday, February 8, 5-7pm.

Check out all the great opportunities available for students at Holland Middle School.  You’ll love it here!

  • We will have academic information meetings in the cafeteria at 5:15pm and 6:15pm
  • An interactive tour with stations around the school for families to visit and learn more about HMS
  • See classrooms and meet teachers!

Any Holland families interested in attending HMS are invited. All HPS 5th-grade Parents and Students are encouraged to attend.

Big Opportunity Week!

Great things are happening at Holland Public Schools. Come learn all about it during events at each of our neighborhood elementary schools, middle school and high school.

  • Holland Language Academy: Monday, Feb 5, 5-7pm
  • Jefferson Elementary: Tuesday, Feb 6, 5-7pm
  • Nature Based Holland Heights: Tuesday, Feb 6, 5-7pm *AT LONGFELLOW (our home-away-from-home during construction of our new school building!)
  • West Elementary: Wednesday, Feb 7, 5-7pm
  • Holland Middle School | Step Up to HMS:  Thursday, Feb 8, 5-7pm (Info Sessions at 5:15pm and 6:15pm)
  • Holland High School | Find Your Fit: Thursday, Feb 15, 6-8pm

Say HI! to your principal. Meet your teachers. See your classrooms and school building! We can't wait to meet you!

Community Policing Officer Rod Mendoza gives students backpack reflectors.

Backpack Lights

HPS and HDPS are making students more visible to drivers.

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Holland Little League

Holland Little League is excited to offer baseball and softball for kids ages 5 through 12. Get your child outside this spring and on a team. Younger levels (age-7 and below) are formed based on the elementary schools, so it is likely your child will have others they know on their team. Registration closes March 1st, so act soon and get your child signed up!

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Power H Shop Give Back Event

HPS is hosting a donation drive all of February!

Pick up a few extra items from the store for the Power H Shop, and your student can add them to any Give Back Box located in the front office of every Holland Public School. 

We'll also host a Give Back Event at the Power H Store on Thursday, February 15 at Maplewood. Stop by with your donations to help fill the shelves of the store!

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HPSPodcast 4.19

This week we talk with West TK Teacher JJ Porretta about Big Opportunity Week at HPS.

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Upcoming Events

  • 5 March
  • 6 March
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Mar 6
      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.
  • 13 March
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Mar 13
      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.
  • 20 March
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Mar 20
      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.
  • 21 March
    • Power H Shop 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Power H Shop
      Date: Mar 21
      Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Maplewood Elementary (925 Central Ave, Holland, MI 49423
      Calendar: Holland Heights
  • 27 March
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Mar 27
      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.
  • 29 March
    thru April 7
  • 10 April
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Apr 10
      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.
  • 17 April
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Apr 17
      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.
  • 18 April
    • Power H Shop 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Power H Shop
      Date: Apr 18
      Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Maplewood Elementary (925 Central Ave, Holland, MI 49423
      Calendar: Holland Heights
  • 24 April
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: Apr 24
      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.
  • 26 April
    • HALF DAY - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      HALF DAY - ALL Students
      Date: Apr 26
      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
  • 1 May
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: May 1
      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.
  • 8 May
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: May 8
      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.
  • 9 May
    • Tulip Time | HALF DAY - ALL Students
      Date: May 9
      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

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

Behavior or Academic Concerns

Our goal at Holland Heights is for all students to receive the behavior and academic interventions they need to be successful! If you have a behavior or academic concern for your child that needs the attention of a multidisciplinary problem-solving team, please complete the Holland Heights Behavior/Academic Work Order and someone will be in touch with you.

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.