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February Family Night

This month's topic: Health, Nutrition & Exercise : February 27th, 5:30-6:30 pm at Holland Heights Elementary (open to all HPS Families)

Join us for a night of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise! We will have 4 rooms for families to visit:

  • Holland Hospital/HPS Nurses- "Hygiene Tips & Tricks for Students" 
  • Kids Food Basket- "Healthy Eating & Healthy Eating Resources" 
  • City of Holland Farmers Market- "Double Up Food Bucks & Holland Farmers Market" 
  • Holland Recreation- "Spring/Summer Programming & Scholarships"

Raffle prizes and $10 Family Fare gift cards.
We will have different organizations here at tables in the hallway to support families.

We'll serve food that is healthy and nutritious!

Childcare will be provided by First Tee (Empowering kids and teens through the game of golf.)

2.21.24 | ACEH In the Community

Holland Orchestras | Cafe Pops

Join the Holland Orchestras for their annual Cafe Pops Concert.

  • Monday, March 11 at 7pm in the HHS Commons
  • Special Guest Artist, Rodney Lamar Page. 
  • Coffee/Punch and Desserts from "Say Cheesecake by Sara"
  • $15 adults|$10 seniors|$5 studentS
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Holland Energy Park Mid-Winter Break Open House

Students and families are invited to see the Holland BPW's Visitor Center Energy Alley. The Visitor Center is a museum-style exhibit space where guests can learn more about energy, electricity, and Holland’s power plant.

  • February 23, 10am-2pm | Holland Energy Park

Registration is highly recommended as space is limited. This free event is open to the public and geared towards families and students grades K-12.

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Aqua-Tots coming to Holland for year-round swim lessons starting March 1st!

Swim lessons with Aqua-Tots start as early as 4-months old up to 12-years old, with a maximum of 4 kids per class. 

Swimming around the globe since 1991, Aqua-Tots prioritizes safety first, fun every second!

Currently, we are offering a pre-enrollment promo that includes two swim classes per week for the price of one if you sign up before March 1st! 

For enrollment and program information, please visit us at https://www.aqua-tots.com/holland/ or give us a call at (616) 330-3830.   12610 Felch Street Suite 100, Holland MI 49424

Big Opportunity Week!

Great things are happening at Holland Public Schools. Come learn all about it during events at each of our neighborhood elementary schools, middle school and high school.

  • Holland Language Academy: Monday, Feb 5, 5-7pm
  • Jefferson Elementary: Tuesday, Feb 6, 5-7pm
  • Nature Based Holland Heights: Tuesday, Feb 6, 5-7pm *AT LONGFELLOW (our home-away-from-home during construction of our new school building!)
  • West Elementary: Wednesday, Feb 7, 5-7pm
  • Holland Middle School | Step Up to HMS:  Thursday, Feb 8, 5-7pm (Info Sessions at 5:15pm and 6:15pm)
  • Holland High School | Find Your Fit: Thursday, Feb 15, 6-8pm

Say HI! to your principal. Meet your teachers. See your classrooms and school building! We can't wait to meet you!

Elementary Team Tennis

We are excited to have the registration ready for the Elementary Team Tennis program we are running in April and May.  This will be run on Saturdays from 2:30-3:30pm at DeWitt Tennis Center. 

 

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Holland Little League

Holland Little League is excited to offer baseball and softball for kids ages 5 through 12. Get your child outside this spring and on a team. Younger levels (age-7 and below) are formed based on the elementary schools, so it is likely your child will have others they know on their team. Registration closes March 1st, so act soon and get your child signed up!

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Power H Shop Give Back Event

HPS is hosting a donation drive all of February!

Pick up a few extra items from the store for the Power H Shop, and your student can add them to any Give Back Box located in the front office of every Holland Public School. 

We'll also host a Give Back Event at the Power H Store on Thursday, February 15 at Maplewood. Stop by with your donations to help fill the shelves of the store!

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Cultureworks Spring Teen Classes start February 19

All Teen Classes are pay-what-you-can-afford. Registration is open at thecultureworks.org or by calling (616) 377-8466.  Unless otherwise noted, all classes will meet at our studio: 24 W. 6th St, Holland, MI 49423 

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PickleBall for PreSchool

Join Redy for School for a FUN Pickleball Event to Support Preschool Kids in our community!

 

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Parenting Conference - January 27 | Fair Haven Church, Hudsonville

This conference is for any person who holds a parenting position and is hoping to invest well, lead by example and celebrate their kids at every turn. This is for someone who wants to capitalize on every moment and make intentional decisions to set their kids up the best they can for a life filled with joy, fun, and success.

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HHS Holiday Collage Concert

Holland High Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras present their annual Holiday Collage Concert at the Jack Miller Auditorium at Hope College on Saturday, December 16 at 7pm.

David's Sparks of Joy - Christmas Tree Giveaway

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.

 

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What's Happening at Holland Museum

HPSPodcast 4.15

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.

National Honor Society Blood Drive

High School students account for 30% of Versiti's Blood Supply.  The impact students can make on our hospitals is invaluable.

  • Wednesday, November 15 | 8am-2pm at the District Admin Building.

 

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HPSPodcast 4.12

As we approach Veteran’s Day, the students and staff at Holland High School are preparing to renew a long-standing community tradition.

 

The 86th Annual Veteran's Day Assembly is open to the public on Friday, November 10 at 10am in the DutchDome. Veterans and their families are welcome to join HHS Administrators for a luncheon following the assembly in the PAC Lobby.

 

86th Annual Veterans Day Assembly at Holland High School

The Holland Community is invited to attend our 86th Annual Veteran's Day Assembly at the Holland High Dutch Dome on Friday, Novemebr 10 at 10am.

  • Recognition of local Veterans
  • Patriotic performances by Holland High Band & Choirs
  • The Roll Call of Honor
  • Special Guest Speaker
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Native American Heritage Month

Land Acknowledgment: Acknowledging place and honoring people.

Holland Public Schools would like to acknowledge that our community and our schools are built on the beautiful ancestral lands of the Anishinaabe people, the People of the Three fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi.

We are, therefore, guests on this land and are grateful for the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.

We acknowledge the histories and traditions of the people who originated here first and who are STILL here.

We strive to be good stewards of this place and our privilege. We have a lot more to learn and to do.

Thank you for sharing this place with us.

Another Teachers Live Here Grant Awarded

HMS Social Studies Teacher, Kyle Liechty is the latest recipient of the $25,700 Teachers Live Here grant.

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HPSPodcast 4.7

It's Homecoming week at Holland High Schools - Owen Ceithaml, Student Senate President gives us an update on all the community HOCO events!

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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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!