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Homecoming Spirit Week

Homecoming week is October 2-6: Get in the DUTCH Spirit!

  • MONDAY: Comfy Day (wear pajamas or slippers, bring a teddy bear)
  • TUESDAY: Jersey Day (wear a shirt or shirt from your favorite sports team)
  • WEDNESDAY: Wacky Wednesday (wear mismatched clothes, a crazy hat, or anything wacky!)
  • THURSDAY: Class Color Day
    • PreK, TK and K: YELLOW
    • Grade 1: BLUE
    • Grade 2: RED
    • Grade 3: BLACK
    • Grade 4: GREEN
    • Grade 5: PURPLE
  • FRIDAY: Red & White Day (wear your DUTCH gear!)

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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September Newsletter

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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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Upcoming Events

West Elementary

500 W. 24th St
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-494-2350
Fax: 616-393-7544

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

West Office Hours:

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

West Media Center

We are Here For You and your student.

Click here for emotional & mental health resources.


Volunteer at West:

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.