District News

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 Student Meets Author of Favorite Book

#HPSProud of Teeyana Rumpsa (5th Grade at West Elementary) who was chosen from students across the country to participate in a virtual meeting with Joanna Ho, author of Eyes that Kiss at the Corners.  Teeyana was able to ask the author a question during the meeting and received a collection of books from Scholastic Book Club.

Student Artwork to be Featured at Region 9 Art Show

Congratulations to the following students whose artwork will be featured in the Region 9 Art Show (February 1-22) 

  • Clara Ward | 5th Grade Holland Heights - Mr McKay
  • Amy Peng | 5th Grade Holland Heights - Mr McKay
  • Kooper Schipper | 5th Grade West Elementary - Mrs Hilderbrand
  • Will Rund | 5th Grade West Elementary - Mrs Hilderbrand
  • Asia Kaseumsouk | 2nd Grade West Elementary - Mrs Deenik


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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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Holland Theatre presents Almost, Maine

  • January 28, 3 & 7pm at HHS Performing Arts Center
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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.

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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Baer and Whiteman named Finalists for MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award

Two Holland High School Athletes are among 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2022-23 school year.

  • James Baer (Tennis and Swimming)
  • Eva Whiteman (Swimming and Track & Field)
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MLK Day Community Celebration | Essay Winners

The essays of several Holland High Students were included in today MLK Day Community Celebration, along with the artwork of students from around the district.

  • Emmett Book
  • Lauren Hofland
  • Hannah Maginnis
  • Yanyssa Ochoa
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January Regular Board Meeting

January 16, 2023, 6:00 pm, Board Training Room at the HPS Administration Building.

Public Comments can only be made in person.

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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HPS Podcast 4.17

Meet the newest Trustees on the Holland Public Schools Board of Education: Chris Arendshorst and Lois Mulder.

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

Back to School in 2023

We're excited to be back in school tomorrow (Thursday, January 5) for the first time in 2023.

HPS Podcast 4.16

The students and staff of Holland Public Schools have THIS week off for the Holidays. LAST week, Gary Stevens talked with HPS Superintendent on WHTC’s Talk of the Town.  Here are some highlights from that conversation.

HPS Podcast 4.15

This week we talk with outgoing-trustee Phil Meyer about his time on the HPS Board of Education.

Board Study Session - Change of Time 1.9.23

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Board of Education Annual Organizational Meeting January 9, 2023

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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.