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9.27.23 | ACEH In the Community

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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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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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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HPSPodcast 4.5

There is a LOT happening at HPS over the next few weeks.  This week, we talk to the folks organizing these important events...

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!

HPSPodcast 4.4

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)

HPSPodcast 4.1

This week, we're talking about "Back to School" with Superintendent Nick Cassidy.

Power H Shop - Back to School Event

The Power H Shop will open again to HPS families on Thursday, August 17, 4:30-6pm (Longfellow School, State and 24th) for a Back-School-Event.

  • 150 Back Packs
  • School Supplies
  • Back-to-school Clothing
  • Household Items
  • Community Resource Fair

All items at the event are FREE to HPS families!

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HPSPodcast 4.36

This week we talk to Jamie Colburn, a 2015 Alum of Holland High School, who is returning to the stage at the Performing Arts Center to give back the Holland community.

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What's Happening at Holland Museum

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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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! 

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

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.