District News

HPSPodcast 4.22

This week, we introduce you to the FINALISTS for the Power H IMPACT - Rookie of the Year Award.

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Vocals Road Trip Coast to Coast

HHS Vocal Dimensions is proud to bring you their Spring Show: Road Trip | Coast-to-Coast

  • Thursday - Saturday, March 21-23 at 7pm and Saturday March 23 at 2pm at HHS PAC
  • $10 students | $15 adults online, at 616.494.2000, or in-person at the HHS Athletic Office (Cash Only at Door)
  • ASL Interpretation at Saturday Shows
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Increasing Student Diversity in AP & Honors Courses

Members of HHS' Calling All Colors visited 8th Grade students at HMS to talk about AP and Honors Courses, and Holland Early College. 

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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.)

February Regular Board Meeting

February 19, 2024, 5:00 p.m., Board Training Room at the HPS Administration Building.

 

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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K-5 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Please take a minute to set up an appointment for Parent/Teacher Conferences.

  • Tuesday, February 20 | 4:15 - 7:15pm
  • Thursday, February 22 | 12:30 - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 28 | 4:15 - 7:15pm

HPSPodcast 4.21

This week we introduce you to the five finalists for the Power H Impact - District Support Award.

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Find Your Fit at Holland High School

Tour Holland High School | Meet your teachers | Find out about electives | Learn more about clubs & teams | Holland Early College | and more...

  • Thursday, February 15, 6-8pm

For families of current 8th grade students - or students considering enrolling at Holland High School for the 2024-25 school year.

DNA chasing first place.

The Dutch Nerd Army will be in action again Monday, February 12 in Otsego as we finish the round robin matches of the Allegan County Quiz Bowl League.

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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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K-5 Night w/ Holland Basketball

Elementary Recognition Night with Holland Basketball: Come join us on Friday, February 16 for elementary recognition night!

  • All HPS elementary students and their family members will get into our basketball games for FREE! (Students must be accompanied by an adult.)
  • Games start at 5:30pm with the girls varsity team taking on Zeeland East, followed by a Unified Basketball Team game, and then we'll finish the night with our boys varsity basketball team playing Zeeland East around 7:30 pm. 

We hope to see you there! Go Dutch! 

Big Opportunities - Step Up to HMS

Thursday, February 8, 5-7pm.

Check out all the great opportunities available for students at Holland Middle School.  You’ll love it here!

  • We will have academic information meetings in the cafeteria at 5:15pm and 6:15pm
  • An interactive tour with stations around the school for families to visit and learn more about HMS
  • See classrooms and meet teachers!

Any Holland families interested in attending HMS are invited. All HPS 5th-grade Parents and Students are encouraged to attend.

Immediate Preschool Openings

We have limited spots available in our HPS preschool program for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year.   

  • Children must have turned 4-years-old on or before December 1, 2023 to be age eligible. 
  • Any family regardless of income now qualifies! (Families over 401% of the Federal Poverty Line will only have to pay $25 for preschool through the Great Start Readiness Program for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year.)

Any questions, or to start enrollment please contact Patty Beatty at 616.494.2824

HPSPodcast 4.20

Holland Public Schools is looking for some help to stock the shelves at the Power H Store in the month of February... and AAC Credit Union on 25th St. is stepping up!

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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L to R: Vong, Parker, Stewart, Duch, Kordich

Students' Art Featured in Art Show in Grand Rapids

These great artists will have their work featured in the Region 9 Art Show for the Michigan Art Education Association. 

From West:

  • Rowen Stewart 1st grade
  • Kat Mai Duch | 4th grade 
  • Samson Kordich | 4th grade

From Holland Heights:

  • Enida Vong | 5th grade 
  • La’Queen Parker | 5th grade

 

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Community Policing Officer Rod Mendoza gives students backpack reflectors.

Backpack Lights

HPS and HDPS are making students more visible to drivers.

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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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Black History Month 2024

Holland Public Schools joins the nation in commemorating Black History Month.

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HPSPodcast 4.19

This week we talk with West TK Teacher JJ Porretta about Big Opportunity Week at HPS.

COVID Testing for Students and Staff

Holland Public Schools and the Holland Hospital nurses are excited to begin offering COVID testing for students and staff ONLY

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Summer EBT and Education Benefits

Need an additional $40 per child this summer for groceries?  Find out how you can qualify!

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The Revlon Girl

HHS Theatre presents a sneak peak of their MIFA Theatre Competition production of The Revlon Girl.

  • Thursday, January 25, 7pm at HHS PAC
  • Friday, January 26, 7pm at HHS PAC

Only 100 seats available for each show. | $5 Admission at the door. | 55-minute production

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January Family Night

January Parent/Family Night has been canceled...

  • The February Family Night is set for Tuesday, February 27 at Holland Heights where we will be focusing on Health, Nutrition and Exercise.
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Abbey Koessel receives Teachers Live Here grant.

West Teacher Abbey Koessel is the latest recipient of the $25,700 Teachers Live Here grant. The grant will assist Abbey and her husband Nick (a counselor at HMS) with the down payment on a home.  They are looking for a home within the HPS school district lines. Teachers who purchase a home within the school district using the grant are awarded an additional $2500 to assist with closing costs.

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Ms. Li in the Tulip Time KinderParade.
Li Mascorro, 2023 Power H Impact Award Winner

2024 Power H Awards

HPS parents, students, and staff, along with members of the Holland Community, are encouraged to nominate a HPS staff member for one of the following Power H Awards:

  • IMPACT Award
  • Rookie of the Year Award
  • Support Staff Award (Transportation, Maintenance, Administration)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award

The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2024

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Yanyssa Ochoa Named Youth Social Justice Award Winner for 2023

Holland Public Schools were well-represented at the Holland Human Relations Commission Social Justice Awards; a student, an alumnus, a retired teacher,  and a former board member were all recognized during ceremonies Wednesday night.

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HPSPodcast 4.18

This week, we're talking with Lynette Brander about multi-lingual learners, the programs we offer to their families AND Family Night on Tuesday, January 23 | 5:30-7pm at HLA

HPSPodcast 4.17

Holland Public Schools wants your help in celebrating the great work being done by teachers and staff in our schools.

100 HPS Employees Receive CPR and AED Training

Thank you to HDPS Firefighter/EMT Angela Lound for training HPS Bus Drivers in CPR and how to use an AED, helping Holland become a Heart Safe Community!

To date, 100 HPS staff members have receive the training! Training will continued to be offered to staff members AND to students in the future!

  • HPS is working toward becoming a Heart Safe district. Which means that each building will have at least 10% of staff trained in CPR. 
R-L: Perez, Spanjler, Williams, Deer

Ms. Kacie Recognized for Leadership and Hard Work

Kacie Williams was selected as Honorable Mention for the Daniel Pfaff Pathways to Potential Leadership Award.

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MLK Day Celebration

HPS Students, Staff, and Families are invited to join I Am Academy for a special gathering on Monday, January 15th, as we celebrate and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.  

  • Lunch will be served at 11:20am
  • Community Celebration at 11:30am - 12:30pm
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Start the New Year in PreSchool!

There are several openings in the New Year in the Great Start Readiness Program at Holland Public Schools.  This 4 or 5-day program at each of our neighborhood elementary buildings is FREE for many families in the district. 

Nurse Beth Wiersma

A reminder about Covid from Nurse Beth

As we approach the holiday season, the number of illnesses, including the number of Covid cases, are on the rise in the district.  Here are a few reminders from Nurse Beth Wiersma about what parents should do when kids are feeling ill.

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Senior Wrestler Poe Gilmore
Senior Wrestler Poe Gilmore

HPS Podcast 4.16

The Holland Wrestling Team is giving back to the community with their annual Pin Cancer meet on Wednesday night in The Dome.

Dutch Theatre Earns Superior Ratings & Scholarship$

24 members of HHS Dutch Theatre attended the Michigan Educational Theatre Association's Thespian Festival in Lansing last weekend and brought home over a half a million dollars in scholarship offers and awards for great performances!

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Holiday Spirit Week

Let's get in the Holiday Spirit - December 11-15:

  • MONDAY: Pajama Day
  • TUESDAY: Holiday Day (Festive Clothes)
  • WEDNESDAY: Winter Wonderland (All White)
  • THURSDAY: Winter in Hawaii (Pretend it's Summer)
  • FRIDAY: Candy Cane Day (Wear Red and White)

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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Four Students Selected to State Honors Choir

 

#HPSproud of Samuel Lunn, Nora Frens, Alec Burgess, and Christopher Logan.  They were selected to represent Holland High School at the MSVMA State Honors Choir in January!  

  • 5 students (including Jacob Torres) represented HHS at the MSVMA Regional Honors Choir Saturday in Caledonia. 
Week 1 Winners:  West - Kaiden Huff | Jefferson - Calia Campos | HLA Izanelle Agenbag | Heights - Julian Mcclain

Rise and Shine: Start Your Day with Breakfast and a Smile | Prize Giveaway

Eat breakfast and be entered in our prize giveaway (K-5 Students only.)
To encourage K-5 students to enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast daily, the HPS Nutrition Department will do a prize giveaway every Friday! A grand prize winner will be drawn on December 22.  
  1. Join your fellow K-5 students in the lunchroom for a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
  2. Your name will be entered in a drawing for a fabulous prize.
  3. The more times you enjoy breakfast, the better your chance to win one of several prizes.

K-5 Breakfast is served from 8-8:30am every morning. Breakfast and Lunch are FREE for ALL students at Holland Public Schools.

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.

November Family/Parent Night

Wednesday, November 29, 5:30-6:30 at Jefferson Elementary | We will focus on how to support students at home with social emotional learning.

At this event there will also be:

  • Free Dinner
  • Childcare
  • Raffle/Door Prizes  
  • Local Agencies, including Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Arbor Circle, and Bethany Christian Services.
  • PLUS - A visit from Santa Claus!
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HMS Band Students Selected to WMU Honors Band

Congratulations to HMS 8th Grade Band students, Simon Ozimek and Caelen Gray. Simon and Caelen were nominated and selected for Western Michigan University Honors Band where they rehearsed and performed under the direction of world-renowned composer, conductor, and music educator, Brian Balmages!

It meant a lot to me to be selected. It was an honor to play with the best players from around the state! - Simon

I learned a lot how to play together and to sound better. - Caelen

#HPSProud of these two young musicians!

 

 

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Welcome Home! Teacher (and Traveler) Live Here.

Ms Conley (HMS) and Traveler are thankful for a new home in Holland.

I am grateful for the love and support Holland Public Schools and my parents have given me through the process of purchasing my first house. I still can’t believe I wake up and live in this beautiful house and neighborhood. Traveler and I love exploring the neighborhood and we look forward to making memories here.

Conley is the latest HPS teacher to purchase a home in Holland with the help of the Teachers Live Here grant!

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HPSPodcast 4.14

This week we talk with Melissa Remillard, Associate Superintendent of Curriculum, about Family Night on Wednesday, November 29, 5:30-6:30pm.

BOE Annual Organizational Meeting December 18, 2023, 5:30 pm

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Executive Committee Meeting December 7, 2023 - Change of Date & Time

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Finance & Property Committee Meeting December 8, 2023 - Change of Date & Time

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Legg Finishes 13th at State Swim Meet.

  • Holland’s Natalie Legg placed 13th overall in the 100 backstroke with a season best time of 1:00.16.
  • The 200 freestyle relay team of Legg, Nora Frens, Thy Tran and Miriam Lopez-Koolhaas swam a season best time in prelims of 1:44.84.
  • The Medley Relay team of Legg, Abby VanIngen, Tran, and Lopez-Koolhaas competed in preliminaries, but did not make it into the finals on Saturday.

“We had a great time at the state meet. We looked strong and we swam fast. It was hard work qualifying for the meet and we did our best!”   -Coach Tonya Book.

Teacher and Student Earn Awards from Daughters of the American Revolution

Congratulations!

  • Mr. Orme (Holland Middle School) was named the 2024 DAR American History Teacher of the Year.
  • Henry Mulder (12th Grade) earned  the 2024 DAR Good Citizen Award

Awards were given on November 13.

HDPS-Fire Safety Provides FREE First-Aid and CPR Training for Teachers & Staff

The Holland Department of Public Safety has trained 83 teachers and staff from HPS in CPR and First- Aid - free of charge to the district!  

"As the year goes on, we will continue to partner with the Fire Department to train teachers and staff, and looking at expanding the training to students." -Joe Soto, HPS Director of Safety & Security

Special thanks to Fire Marshal Bret Groendyke and Firefighter Angela Lound, our instructors from the Holland Department of Public Safety – Fire Services!

HPSPodcast 4.13

Holland High Theatre and Be Nice are teaming up on a production of Mean Girls.  This week we talk with two of the stars of the show: Gretchen Timmer and Hailey Hugget.

More than 50K Meals Served Last Month.

Thank you to our Kitchen staff for a great month!
  • In Octbober, HPS Nutrition Services served 16,482 BREAKFASTS and 37,216 LUNCHES! 
  • In comparison, last October 2022 we served 12,635 breakfasts and 27,185 lunches. 
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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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HHS Theatre and Be Nice present Mean Girls

Mean Girls is a musical based on the popular 2004 movie. It’s about Cady Heron, a teenager who moves from Africa to Illinois and enters a new high school. As she tries to fit in and climb the popularity ladder, she learns important lessons about friendship, authenticity, and the consequences of her actions. This musical explores the challenges of teenage life and the importance of staying true to oneself.

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.

 

HHS Band Finishes 5th at MCBA State Competition

The HHS Marching Band finished 5th in Flight 3 of the MCBA (Michigan Competing Band Association) State competition on Saturday at Ford Field.  It was the band's first year in MCBA.

The HHS Marching Band has grown tremendously as a family this season, and, as a result, has been more successful than ever, not only in a quantitative, but also a qualitative way that is immeasurable and invaluable. -Director Bethany VanOss

Congrats to all the HHS Marching band members, parents, and supporters!

Noah Lambers Finishes 12th Place at State Cross Country Meet

Congrats to Noah Lambers who finished his senior season as an all-state Cross Country runner. Noah finished in 2th place at the Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

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.

Holland Heights Construction Update

Principal Kevin Derr will give an update on the plans for the upcoming construction at Holland Heights Elementary.

  • Tuesday, November 14 in the HTS Media Center
  • For Parents: 9am
  • For Parents & Neighbors: 6pm
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L to R - Gabriela Arzamendi Villarreal, Irma Arzamendi (front) Analyce Rates (rear) Lisa Trevino.

Four Generations of Educators at HPS

For four generations, it's always been about the kids in Holland.

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Executive Committee Meeting November 7, 2023 - Change of Date & Time

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HPS Podcast 4.10

HPS will host a Job Fair on Thursday, October 26 | 9-11am At District Administration Building (320 W. 24th).  This week, we introduce you to Tara Schafer, a new Instructional Assistant at West who was hired at our last Job Fair in September.

HPS Kids Love Local Foods

Holland Nutrition Services Department will feature local Michigan Farmers and their products in the coming weeks.

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HPSPodcast 4.9

The Power H Store will re-open it's doors on Thursday, 4:30-6pm at Maplewood Elementary (925 Central Ave).  HHS OCSN Coordinator Tyler Mouw talks about who the Power H Store is for and why the location of the store changed from last year.

HHS Student receives National Merit Scholarship Program commendation.

Emma Hulst is recognized as being among the top 50,000 students in the nation.  

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HPSPodcast 4.8

This week we talk with Yanyssa Ochoa, the Secretary of the HHS Student Senate, about what it means to be DUTCH.

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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Holland Public Schools Grows in Enrollment

October count shows the district grew by 44 students in the last year.


 

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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!

Homecoming Events

  • Sunday, October 1, 7pm: Powder Puff Game at Soccer Stadium
  • Monday-Friday: Spirit Week (see your school's webpage for details)
  • Friday, October 6, : Homecoming Parade.
    • Meet at the Devos Fieldhouse at 5pm
    • Parade steps off at 6pm.  11th to Lincoln to 13th to Stadium.
  • Friday, October 6 7pm: Holland v. Zeeland East
  • Saturday, October 7, 8-11pm: HOCO Dance in HHS Commons
HPSPRoud of (L to R) Sofia Angulo, Yanyssa Ochoa, Alan Juarez

HHS students earn National Recognition Awards

In August, College Board awarded thousands of students from across the country with academic honors through our annual National Recognition Programs. The programs celebrate underrepresented students who excel academically on College Board assessments, including PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and AP® exams.

  • Sofia Angulo
  • Yanyssa Ochoa
  • Alan Juarez

High-achieving students from all 50 states and U.S. territories were eligible to apply. These student earned this academic honor because of their GPA of 3.5 or higher and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and/or AP® Exams. They can now list this honor on applications to stand out to colleges. Students can include this academic honor on their college applications, and many colleges intentionally recruit awardees through College Board’s Student Search Service™. 

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are a great opportunity to:

  • share academic progress and growth based on classroom observations, testing data, assessments, portfolios, and assignments
  • learn from parents or guardians so teachers can be better informed about students' strengths, needs, behaviors, and learning styles
  • discuss enrichment or intervention strategies to support students' learning
  • discuss issues that may be interfering with students' learning and growth

At HHS and HMS, Conferences appointments are walk-in during listed days/hours. Parents of K-5 students can schedule an appointment time at the links below.

 

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Public Notice - Board of Education Special Meeting - Strategic Planning

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Parent/Family Night - All Things Holland | VIDEO

At the first Parent/Family Night of the year, we talked about all things Holland:

  • Resources for Parents
  • Positive Student Behavior
  • Remind
  • Parent Portal
  • Attendance

The Parent Family Night on October 19 at HMS will focus on Academics: Take it and Make it!

HPSPodcast 4.6

Students and Staff at HPS are inviting the community to the 3rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration Friday night!

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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2023 Hispanic Heritage Month

Holland Public Schools will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month around the district.

...plus much more.  Watch the web calendar on your school's webpage for an update on events!

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...

Online Threat at Neighboring School District a Good Reminder of OK2Say

While a recent social media posts threatening a neighboring district amounted to unsubstantiated rumors (and had no connection to  Holland Public Schools), this is a good reminder of the importance of reporting anything suspicious to the authorities that could disrupt the safety and security of our schools.

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10th Annual Holland Dutch Football Kickoff Golf Outing

Sunday, September 17 | The Ravines in Saugatuck. (Check-in at 12p | Start at 1p | Awards Dinner to follow.)

  • $100/Player | $400/Foursome
  • 18 Holes
  • 2 carts/team
  • Awards Dinner
  • Player Gifts
  • Raffles
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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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Game Day Expectations

We are excited to host our 1st home football game of the season tonight.  The Dutch take on Comstock Park at 7pm at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium. 

We are committed to making sure that everyone has the ability to enjoy the game and would like to remind all spectators of our expectations:

  • Backpacks or bags should be left at home
  • Footballs and sporting equipment will only be allowed on the playing field
  • Elementary and Middle School students must be accompanied by an adult
  • Only students in good standing with the district will be allowed entry
  • There is no re-entry

GoDutch!


 

HPSPodcast 4.3

HPS is hosting several job fairs this week - looking to fill several positions:

  • Substitute Teachers
  • Secretaries
  • Instructional Assistants
  • Bus Drivers
  • Food Service 

HPS' Substitue Coordinator, Linda Schaap talks about why HPS is a great place to work!

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)

Local Business Supports HLA Teacher

Mezkla Taqueria & Fruteria donates flexible seating to Maestra LaRosa's classroom.

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HPSPodcast 4.2

Students at Holland Public Schools return to class this morning…. Earlier this week Superintendent Nick Cassidy had a chance to address teachers and staff in the district about the small schools and BIG opportunities available at Holland Public Schools in the coming school year!

Hot Start to the School Year

The heat index could be near 100 degrees for the first few days of school.

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HPSPodcast 4.1

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