Equity & Inclusion

Taran mcZee - DEI DirectorEducational equity is a shared responsibility to ensure every student receives the proper educational opportunities to thrive. Our district's success depends on our commitment and willingness to confront inequities. We will dismantle institutional and systemic barriers by creating policies and practices to create equitable access for all of Holland's students, teachers, staff, and administration. 

Holland Public School District believes and honors all students, ethnicity, identity, sexual orientation, and ability. Students must be given meaningful and engaging learning opportunities and allowed to grow in a forever growing global society. 

Taran McZee
HPS Director of Equity & Inclusion


Equity & Inclusion News at HPS

1.19.22 | ACEH Community News

HPS Podcast 3.19

Students and staff of Holland Public Schools joined members of the Holland Community to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day this week. This week we share speeches written and delivered by three students.

Watch the 2022 MLK Day Community Celebration

Celebrating MLK DAY with Art

Artwork to be featured at MLK Day Community Celebration at Holland Civic Center on Monday at Noon. (Watch a video feed of the celebration on this website.)

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HPS Podcast 3.18 | I Have a Dream

With Martin Luther King Jr Day next week, teachers at Holland Heights asked their students about their dreams for the world. So, they wrote and recorded their own "I Have a Dream" speeches. 

Join Holland Public Schools and the City of Holland in a Community Celebration of the life and work of Rev. Dr Martin Luther King jr. on January 17 at 12noon. The event will be broadcast on the HPS Website.

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Native American Heritage Day

Land Acknowledgment: Acknowledging place and honoring people.

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HPS Podcast 3.9

November is National Native American Heritage Month. This week, we're talking with Taran McZee, HPS Director of Equity and inclusion about how and why we celebrate.

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Native American Heritage Month Reading List

HPS Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

This month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.

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My Culture Is Not a Costume

Starting conversations with kids about appropriate Halloween costumes.

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Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with Holland Musuem and LAUP

Art students from Holland Middle School and Holland High School will participate with the Holland Museum for the Day of the Dead festivities this year.  All of our Art students are creating art under the Day of the Dead theme. This art will be on display on October 23.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration

Thanks to everyone in the Holland Command for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with the staff and students of HPS!

Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the students of Holland Public Schools.

  • The Holland Football Los Dutch will host Mona Shores on Friday, October 15.  

Join us for Pre-game activities and a special Halftime Show

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10/11/21 - Indigenous Peoples' Day

Holland Public School District celebrates and honors Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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HPSPodcast 3.4

National Hispanic Heritage Month continues. This week we talk with HLA Principal Iliana Vázquez about how the students and staff are celebrating at Holland Public Schools.

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Good Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month

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HPS Podcast 3.2

Taran McZee, HPS Director of Equity & Inclusion, talks about National Hispanic Heritage Month

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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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We're kicking off a new season for the HPS Podcast with 9 QUESTIONS for Riley Gainey.

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HPS to host Vaccine Clinics

Vaccine Clinics this week at HHS and HMS.
OCDPH will set up vaccination clinics during Open House on August 23 at each school building. 

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