HPS Podcast 3.9
November is National Native American Heritage Month. This week, we're talking with Taran McZee, HPS Director of Equity and inclusion about how and why we celebrate.
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This week, we talk with the founders of a great organization in our city who want to spark some joy for HPS families this Holiday season…
David's Sparks of Joy will happen Tuesday, December 5, 5-7pm at West Elementary.
Wednesday, November 29, 5:30-6:30 at Jefferson Elementary | We will focus on how to support students at home with social emotional learning.
At this event there will also be:
- Free Dinner
- Raffle/Door Prizes
- Local Agencies, including Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Arbor Circle, and Bethany Christian Services.
- PLUS - A visit from Santa Claus!
The Marching Dutch will not perform in tonight's Parade of Lights in downtown Holland. Falling temperatures are making conditions unsafe for musicians to play their instruments outdoors.
It's one thing to be bundled up and watch this great parade from the streets in downtown Holland. It's another thing for our student musicians to hold and play metal instruments in these temperatures. We are so sad to miss the Parade of Lights this year and can't wait to march in the parade again next November! - Bethnay VanOss, Director of Bands
For the safety of students, other area schools' are pulling their bands from tonight's parade line-up as well.
The Parade of Lights will begin at the corner of 8th and Columbia at 6:30pm and head west down 8th Street until it reaches the Holland Civic Center.
For HPS Families in need of an artifical Christmas Tree, ornaments and lights, and stockings.
- Tuesday, December 5, 5-7pm at West Elementary
Thank you to the Woodard Family for this great event.
Congratulations to HMS 8th Grade Band students, Simon Ozimek and Caelen Gray. Simon and Caelen were nominated and selected for Western Michigan University Honors Band where they rehearsed and performed under the direction of world-renowned composer, conductor, and music educator, Brian Balmages!
It meant a lot to me to be selected. It was an honor to play with the best players from around the state! - Simon
I learned a lot how to play together and to sound better. - Caelen
#HPSProud of these two young musicians!
Ms Conley (HMS) and Traveler are thankful for a new home in Holland.
I am grateful for the love and support Holland Public Schools and my parents have given me through the process of purchasing my first house. I still can’t believe I wake up and live in this beautiful house and neighborhood. Traveler and I love exploring the neighborhood and we look forward to making memories here.
Conley is the latest HPS teacher to purchase a home in Holland with the help of the Teachers Live Here grant!
This week we talk with Melissa Remillard, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum, about Family Night on Wednesday, November 29, 5:30-6:30pm.