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Ready For School - Summer 2023

Have a child enrolled in Kindergarten this fall?  Register today for Kindergarten Readiness Camp!

  • July 10-August 3
  • At West Elementary 
  • FREE for all families enrolled with Kindergarten student enrolled for the fall of 2023
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2nd Annual Rock Paper Scissors Tournament

Caleb Duzan (5th Grade at Jefferson) wins district-wide Rock Paper Scissor tournament.

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Don’t Risk a Gap in Your Medicaid or CHIP Coverage: Get Ready to Renew Now.

In March 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) temporarily waived certain Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) requirements and conditions due to the Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declaration. The easing of these rules helped prevent people with Medicaid and CHIP from losing their health coverage during the pandemic. The PHE will end 5/11/23 and families will need to go through Medicaid redetermination to retain the benefit.

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What's Happening at Holland Museum

Holland Public Schools announces winner of 1st Annual Power H IMPACT Awards.

HLA Instructional Assistant Oralia Mascorro honored for her impact on students for nearly a half-century.

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Food Truck Tuesday

Each Tuesday from May 16th until August 29th the Midtown Center will have one food truck parked in its parking lot for members of the community to come purchase food and enjoy. We will have a rotation of 5 different food trucks throughout the Summer, and will also have seating available for people in our lovely Prince Park located directly next to the building.

Hope Women's Basketball Camps

The Hope Women's Basketball offers a variety of camps for girl's of all ages - grades 3-12! Individual Camp is the week of July 17th this summer! 

5.2.23 | ACEH In the Community

Raffle to Ride in the Big Red DUTCH Wooden Shoe During a TulipTime Parade!

Purchase a raffle ticket to give a special little person in your life the chance of a lifetime! 

Ride in the famous Big Red Dutch Wooden Shoe ahead of the Holland High School Marching Band as they TipToe Through The Tulips during the Tulip Time KinderParade and VolksParade.  

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Power H IMPACT Award Finalists

Holland Public Schools is looking for community input to help determine a winner of the district’s 1st Annual District-wide Power H IMPACT Award. Six finalists, one staff member from each building, were selected from among the hundreds of nominations from students, staff and families. The following finalists have already received a $1,000 cash prize and are eligible to receive an additional cash prize as the winner of the district-wide IMPACT Award:

  • Corene D’Addona, Speech & Language Pathologist at West Elementary
  • Oralia Mascorro, Instruction Assistant at Holland Language Academy
  • Tesha Post, Social Worker at Holland Heights Elementary
  • Karen Legg, Counselor at Holland Middle School
  • Nick Snarski, Center Room Coordinator at Jefferson Elementary
  • Jeff Kordich, Teacher at Holland High School/Holland Early College
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This is Me! | DHH Showcase

Our DHH students are incredibly talented! They are

  • Poets
  • Storytellers
  • Comedians
  • Actors
  • Dancers

See all their talents on display at Holland Middle School, Thursday, April 27, 6-8pm

HPS Podcast 4.26

A HHS teacher is working on plans to build a district-wide disc golf course at Holland High that would be accessible by everyone in the community!

Contact Jeff Kordich if you're interesting helping to get the course built or  sponsoring a hole on the course!


HHS Orchestras Cafe Pops - To Life!

Monday, April 17, 7:30pm at Christ Memorial Church.

Join us for dessert, coffee, and musical offerings in the celebration of life; with guest performances by the HHS vocal Dimensions and HMS 7th and 8th Grade orchestras.

National School Breakfast Week is March 6-10

Dig in to School Breakfast

Celebrate National School Breakfast Week with special menus each morning to BUILD a great FOUNDATION for your day! 

Our goal for the week is to promote school breakfast as a nutritious & healthy way for students to build their day and increase the student participation! The average number of students served, district wide, is 688 students per day. We'd love to serve more students, especially since breakfast is free for all students! 

Love & Lean Walk/Run for Mental Health - April 23

Join us at the 7th Annual Love & Lean Walk/Run for Mental Health Saturday, April 22.

  • 5K run
  • 5K walk
  • 1-mile walk

Your support will help to expand mental health education and suicide prevention programs through the work of the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan and the Be Nice. program.  

Power H Shop | Give Back | Thank you!

We were overwhelmed by your generosity during our give-back event at the Power H Shop yesterday... Especially those that sent items from our Amazon Wish List. 

Thank you!

We're still looking for BRAND NEW items to fill the shelves of the store:

  • Shoes
  • Clothing
  • Coats and boots
  • Backpacks
  • School supplies
  • Household items

Black History Month | Suggested Reading

Our friends at the Herrick District Library have some great reading lists for Black History Month. Check it out!

Immediate Pre-K Opening at HPS Great Start Readiness Program

GSRP is FREE for families who qualify. We have immediate Openings at

  • Jefferson Pre-K
  • West Pre-K
  • Natured-based Holland Heights Pre-K

Full-day classes are offered Monday through Thursday at each of HPS' K-5 buildings with a variety of family needs in mind.  GSRP is a state-funded preschool program serving children who turned 4 by December 1, 2022.

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POWER H Store Give Back Event!

The Power H shop is a store that opens one night each month.  It allows HPS families to come and shop for clothing, school supplies, and household items - FREE of charge! All the items are donated by area agencies and organization - and families just like yours! But, our inventory is running low!

In February, instead of allowing families to come and shop, we're asking you to come and give!

  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 4:30-6pm

We're looking for BRAND NEW items:

  • Shoes
  • Clothing
  • Coats and boots
  • Backpacks
  • School supplies
  • Household items

HPS Podcast 4.18

This week, Superintendent Nick Cassidy announced the details of the new Teachers Live Here program that is aimed at retaining and attracting the very best teachers to Holland Public Schools. Here is a part of that announcement.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention: A presentation for caregivers and communities

TRAILS invites you to attend a free presentation: Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Caregivers and Communities on Tuesday, February 7, from 4:30-5:45pm (Eastern) via Zoom.

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Lillian Snoeyink (HLA, 1st grade) is the first HPS Teacher to be awarded a Teachers Live Here grant.

Teachers Live Here Announcement

Teachers Live Here will provide $25,000 in down payment assistance to Holland Public Schools teachers. An anonymous donor in the City of Holland will help HPS retain and recruit the best educators to the district.

Power H Store - Open Hours

The Holland OCSN and Pathways to Potential Team will open the Power H Shop for all Holland Public Families

  • Thursday, January 11, 4:30-6pm

The Power H Shop is located at Longfellow School (32 E 24th St, Holland, MI 49423).


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MLK Day Community Celebration

Monday, January 16 at the Holland Civic Center

"Why We Can't Wait!"

  • Doors open at 11am
  • Community Celebration 11:45am-12:45pm
  • Essays and Artwork of HPS students will be featured

Thank you: City of Holland, Community Foundation Holland/Zeeland Area, Gentext Corporation, and I Am Academy

Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

Hey Seniors! Scholarship season is here at the Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland. Applications deadlines are approaching for several scholarships!

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Newest Board of Education Members Sworn In

Congratulations and Welcome to Chris Arendshorst and Lois Mulder. They took the oath of office on Monday, January 9 before the Annual Organization Meeting for the Board.

Arendshorst sworn in

Mulder sworn in

Cultureworks | Spring Classes

CultureWorks Transformative Art + Design Academy is a Holland, MI-based, faith inspired nonprofit offering culturally relevant, transformative art and design experiences to youth from all backgrounds. They provide a nurturing environment where professional teaching artists and designers work with middle and high school students from all backgrounds to inspire curiosity, develop talent, and build 21st century skills.

HPS Podcast 4.14

COVID isn't over quite yet! This week, we hear about a program with the Holland Hospital School Nurses that is helping keep families healthy as we deal with COVID along with RSV and Flu all at the same time.

The HHS Music Department Presents the Holiday Collage Concert

Saturday, December 17 at 7pm at the Jack Miller Center for the Performing Arts at Hope College.

Featuring HHS Bands, Choirs and Orchestras.

Period Project

The PERIOD PROJECT continues at Holland Public Schools.  The program that provides menstrual health products to students - FREE of charge.

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HPS Podcast 4.13

The Power H Shop will open this afternoon from 5-7p. This month, the shop will look a little more festive than in previous months.

200 Books Delivered to Holland Heights

Every student at Holland Heights will get a free copy of When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree thanks to a generous donation from Two Men and a Truck!

Unsung Heroes of HPS Staff

During a staff luncheon this week, Superintendent Nick Cassidy recognized some Unsung Heroes of the HPS Staff.

There’s still time to get your Child Tax Credit, stimulus & other federal money!

Apply even if you have no income or low income and don’t usually file taxes!

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NHS | HHS Fall Blood Drive

The HHS National Honor Society will host their Fall Blood Drive in the District Admin Building on Wednesday, November 16 | 8a-2p.

  • High School blood drives account for 30% of the donor blood supply.
  • The impact students can make on the community blood supply is INVALUABLE!
  • 16-year-old donors: please be sure to bring your signed consent form and all donors bring an ID! 
  • This event is also open to our adult neighbors in the Holland community

HHS Theatre Presents Sister Act!

85th Annual Veteran's Day Assembly

Local veterans and neighbors in the community are invited to celebrate with the students and staff of Holland High School.

  • Thursday, November 10, 1pm in the Dutch Dome at Holland High School.


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HPSPodcast 4.10

This week, we learn more about what's on the ballot for School Election Day - Tuesday, November 8.

Native American Heritage Month

Land Acknowledgment: Acknowledging place and honoring people.

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School Election Day is Tuesday, November 8

On the ballot in the City of Holland: 19.5-Mill Non-Homestead Millage Proposal

  • Supports Daily Operating Budget
  • Does Not Apply to Primary Residences
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