Opening day at HLA
Kids celebrate Day of the Child
riboncutting at new playground
Field Day at HLA

Welcome to Holland Language Academy

I firmly believe that the circumstances you’re born into shouldn’t dictate your chances for success. To me, there is nothing more personally and professionally fulfilling than when the product of my work is a child’s academic and social growth.
 
In addition, I believe that my background as a teacher and my ongoing role as a parent not only enable me to understand and meet the needs of both teachers, and parents, but ultimately allows me to serve the students and children of our community. My passion has always been and will be educating children.
 
I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you as we serve the children in Holland Language Academy.

-Iliana Vasquéz
Principal


 

What's Happening at HLA:

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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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.)

Red Note, February 15, 2024

Hello HLA Families!

So much to know, please read below. 

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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.

Red Note, February 7, 2024

Hello February! 

 

See below for more! 

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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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Upcoming Events

  • 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: HLA Calendar

      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
    • be nice. Wednesday
      Date: Mar 13
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
    • 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: HLA Calendar

      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: HLA Calendar

      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: HLA Calendar
  • 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: HLA Calendar

      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
    • be nice. Wednesday
      Date: Apr 10
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
    • 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: HLA Calendar

      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: HLA Calendar

      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: HLA Calendar
  • 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: HLA Calendar

      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: HLA Calendar
      K-5 | 8:30a- 11:35a
      6-8 | 7:30a-10:35a
      9-12 | 7:45a-10:50a
  • 30 April
  • 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: HLA Calendar

      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.
  • 7 May
    • HLA Spring Concert 3-5th 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      HLA Spring Concert 3-5th
      Date: May 7
      Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      Location: Holland High School (PAC)
      Calendar: HLA Calendar

      Each grade will perform for 20-25 minutes.

      • 3rd Grade 6:00 - 6:25
      • 4th grade 6:35 - 7:00
      •  5th grade 7:10 - 7:30
  • 8 May
    • be nice. Wednesday
      Date: May 8
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
    • 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: HLA Calendar

      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: HLA Calendar
      K-5 | 8:30a- 11:35a
      6-8 | 7:30a-10:35a
      9-12 | 7:45a-10:50a
  • 15 May
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: May 15
      Time: 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Calendar: HLA Calendar

      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.
  • 16 May
    • Power H Shop 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Power H Shop
      Date: May 16
      Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
      Location: Maplewood Elementary (925 Central Ave, Holland, MI 49423
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
  • 22 May
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: May 22
      Time: 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Calendar: HLA Calendar

      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.
    • District-Wide STEM Night 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      District-Wide STEM Night
      Date: May 22
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Holland High School 600 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423, United States
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
  • 27 May
  • 29 May
    • Early Release Wednesday 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Early Release Wednesday
      Date: May 29
      Time: 8:30 AM to 2:36 PM
      Calendar: HLA Calendar

      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.
    • 5th Grade Graduation 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      5th Grade Graduation
      Date: May 29
      Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
  • 31 May
    • HLA Field Day
      Date: May 31
      Location: Holland High School Soccer Stadium, 620 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
  • 4 June
    • LAST DAY- All Students
      Date: Jun 4
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
    • HALF DAY - ALL Students 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      HALF DAY - ALL Students
      Date: Jun 4
      Time: 8:30 AM to 11:35 AM
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
      K-5 | 8:30a- 11:35a
      6-8 | 7:30a-10:35a
      9-12 | 7:45a-10:50a
  • 11 September
  • 9 October
  • 13 November
  • 11 December
  • 8 January
  • 12 February

Holland Language Academy
461 Van Raalte Ave

Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2600
Fax: 616-393-7652

Teachers & Staff

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 8:25

HLA Office Hours:

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

HLA Media Center

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Volunteer at HLA:

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.