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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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1.25.23 | ACEH In the Community

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.

What's Happening at Holland Museum

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 - 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!

Mobile Food Pantry in 2022

OCSN (Ottawa Community Schools Network), in partnership with Feeding America West Michigan, will host a mobile food pantry event ON NOVEMBER 14 at Holland High School to provide food for those in need.

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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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HPS Student Artwork to be Featured at Dia De Los Muertos Art Show

LAUP will host Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Holland Armory on Saturday, October 29

  • 12-3pm | Art Show feature artwork from HPS students
  • 12:15 | Performance by Marigal Rain Theatreworks
  • 1:00 | Traditional Dance with Ballet Folklorico
  • 3:00 | Art Show Awards Announced

HPS Podcast 4.9

HPS is hosting a Job Fair at the District Admin Building - 320 W 24th

  • Wednesday: 12n-3p
  • Thursday: 9a-12n

Today, we talk with Linda Schaap about why HPS is a great place to work!

HPS Podcast 4.8

This week, we talk with OCSN Reps Lauren Gray and Mallory Timmer about the Power H Shop, a new resource available to all HPS Families.

A grand Opening Open House for the Power H Shop will be held on Wedenesday, October 5, 4-6pm at Longfellow School (24th and State).

Homecoming 2022

Celebrate Homecoming 2022 | September 26 - October 1

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Arbor Circle Parenting Skills Classes

Upcoming parenting skills education classes with Arbor Circle.

  • Just for Dads
  • Engaging Kids in Discipline
  • Nuturing Parent Programs

To register, email Nikki Reenders-Arens or call 616-745-9511.

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Deaf Awareness Week - Monday

It's Deaf Awareness Week/Month. Every day this week, the kids from the DHH program will share an ASL Vocabulary lesson. Today, Chase, Caydence, and Aria talk about places around school!

HPSPodcast 4.5

This week we talk with HLA Principal Iliana about how HPS will kickoff a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday night!

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Community Celebration

Friday, September 16, 6:30pm at the HHS Varsity Football celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. During the football game on September 16, we will celebrate with special music, dance, food trucks, and a march of the flags from Latin countries. Come celebrate with us!

Volunteer at HPS Schools

We love when parents or guardians get involved! Make sure to fill out the district volunteer form (once each school year). 

HPS was Right for Me! | Demetrius Lake

Demetrius Lake, Class of 2017, talks about the Return to the Dome Alumni game on August 7.

Return to the Dome - Alumni Games

Sunday August 7 in the Dome.

  • Holland v. HC at 4:30
  • Holland v. WO at 6:30

All proceeds from this game will help eliminate barriers for student athletes to play.

Happy Independence Day!

  HHS Vocal Dimensions

HMS Greenhouse Harvest | Free Veggies

EVERYONE is invited to help harvest the fruits, veggies and plants at the HMS Greenhouse

  • Mondays, 6-7pm at Holland Middle School

Hello Summer!

Thank you to our OCSN Coordinators for this list of fun family activities and summer resources.