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:

Meet Up & Eat Up

HPS will provide FREE Breakfast and Lunch to ALL children under 18 in the district through out the summer.

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Kindergarten Readiness Camp Starts June 17!

Created by Ready for School and delivered by HPS teachers, the Kindergarten Readiness Camp combines the routines of a typical school day with play to build the academic and social skills that kindergarten teachers say they want to see in their students. When a child is curious, asks questions, and is comfortable in the classroom environment, it helps with being ready to learn.

  • June 17-August 1 (closed week of July 4) 
  • Mondays - Thursday | 8:30am-12:30pm 
  • Includes Breakfast  Lunch
  • Transportation Included
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Welcome To Holland Sixth Grade Orchestra

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Welcome To Holland’s Sixth Grade Band!

We are SO excited to welcome you and your student into the Holland Band Program! 

The incoming 6th graders have shown great enthusiasm for music and we are ready to make some amazing sounds together in the coming year. The Holland Bands perform at numerous festivals around Michigan and local events, such as Tulip Time and the Parade of Lights. Students participating in band develop live-long friendships and life skills such as perseverance, responsibility, and teamwork.

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2024 Summer Sports Camps

There's a sports camp for every kid this summer at Holland Public Schools. 

  • Run by HPS coaches with assistance from Varsity athletes 
  • Everything from learning-the-basics to practicing game skills

Join us this summer for a HPS Sports Camp.

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Red Note, May 23, 2024

Hello HLA Families!

So much to know, please read below. 

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2024-25 Student Registration

As we prepare for the start of the next school year, it's time register your student for 2024-25. This is something we ask ALL current HPS families to do EVERY year. 

Completing the registration lets us know your student(s) will be returning next year!  It also lets you:

  • Review and update household contact information
  • Review and update student health information
  • Request transportation for the 2024-2025 school year (Deadline to request bussing is August 1)

Without this information, your student can not be added to a class list for next year OR have a class schedule created for them.

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Tulip Time Costume Rental - $5

 

  • Friday, May 3 | 4:30-7pm at Holland Language Academy, 461 VanRaalte
  • Saturday, May 4 | 9:30-12pm at Holland Language Academy, 461 VanRaalte

For HPS students, Grades 1-5, marching in the KinderParade on Thursday, May 9.  Cash or Check ONLY.

2024 District Art Awards

Congratulations to the following artists for receiving the 2024 District Art Award:

  • Kat Mai Duch (4/WST) - Silhouette painting
  • June Nelson (4/HLA) - Self Portrait with Flowers
  • Chloe Gale (5/JEF) - Mysterious Eye Collage
  • Elliot Perkins (5/HTS) - Self portrait
  • Sam Bordenkircher (6/HMS) - Parrot Crayon Etching
  • Alejandra Rojas Vasquez (7/HMS) - Prisma Colored Pencil Burger
  • Annie Lou Howell (8/HMS) - 
  • Delaney Wilson (9/HHS) - 2- Point Perspective
  • Harper Schoon-Tanis (9/HHS) - Linoleum Print
  • Hadleigh Hilgert (11/HHS) - Digital Art Piece

The artists' work will be displayed for the next year in the Board Training Room in the District Administartion Building.

Ready. Set. Go! Enrollment/Registration Block Party

We’ll celebrate new students and families to Holland Public Schools and offer assistance to complete online registration and enrollment.

Tuesday, April 30, 5:30-7:30pm at Holland Middle School

  • EVERY family enrolled in HPS Kindergarten who attends the BLOCK PARTY will get a Summer Goodie Bag with books and fun activities for summer learning! 
  • The Ottawa County Health Dept and Miles of Smiles will be there giving the required Vision, Hearing & Dental screenings for K Enrollment.  
  • Current HPS families who are registered for 2024-25 by the May 1 will be entered into a drawing for $100 Meijer gift cards!

 

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Ok2SAY Presentations

Our school will be hosting a presentation on OK2SAY – Michigan’s student safety program for students.

  • K-5 students: Thursday & Friday, April 18 & 19
  • HMS students: Tuesday, April 23
  • HHS students: Wednesday, April 17

The program is designed to inform students how they can help make their school and community safer by reporting dangerous and concerning behaviors to a trusted adult or OK2SAY.  

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Solar Eclipse Preparation

On Monday, April 8 – just after we return from Spring Break - we will be in the path of a solar eclipse. West Michigan will experience a partial eclipse from 1:55 to 4:24pm with 94% totality at 3:11pm.

While this is an amazing educational opportunity, there are also potential risks. Viewing of the eclipse without proper eye protection can cause permanent damage to vision. And regular sunglasses do not provide adequate protection. 

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HLA Calendar

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Upcoming Events

  • 25 June
    • Summer Community Connection Event
      Date: Jun 25
      Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
      Location: Harbor Village Apartments, 287 W 40th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
      Hang out with HPS Community Coordinators and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts Meet at the courtyard next to parking
  • 9 July
    • Summer Community Connection Event
      Date: Jul 9
      Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Meadowlanes Townhomes, 287 Meadow Ln Dr, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
      Cookout with a Cop! w/ HDPS

      Hang out with HPS Community Coordinators and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts




      Clubhouse/Playground

  • 16 July
    • Summer Community Connection Event
      Date: Jul 16
      Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
      Location: Harbor Village Apartments, 287 W 40th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
      Cookout with a Cop! w/ HDPS

      Hang out with HPS Community Coordinators and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts




      Clubhouse/Playground

  • 30 July
    • Summer Community Connection Event
      Date: Jul 30
      Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
      Location: Meadowlanes Townhomes, 287 Meadow Ln Dr, Holland, MI 49423, USA
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
      Cookout with a Cop! w/ HDPS

      Hang out with HPS Community Coordinators and the Saugatuck Center for the Arts




      Clubhouse/Playground

  • 11 September
  • 9 October
  • 11 October
    • Hispanic Heritage Game 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Hispanic Heritage Game
      Date: Oct 11
      Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      Calendar: HLA Calendar
  • 13 November
  • 11 December
  • 8 January
  • 12 February
  • 12 March
  • 9 April
  • 14 May
  • 11 June

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

We are Here For You and your student.

Click here for emotional & mental health resources.


 

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.