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

Hispanic Heritage Month Community Celebration

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

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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10.13.21 | ACEH Community News
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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HPS PODCAST 3.1

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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International Festival of Holland

Look for Holland Public Schools at the 2021 International Festival of Holland | Saturday, August 21, 11:30am-9pm

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Celebrating Juneteenth

Taran McZee, Director of Equity and Inclusion, has some historical background into this important holiday and an invitation for the entire HPS community to celebrate!

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HMS and Community Partners team up to equip student with racing wheelchair.

A new wheelchair will open a world of opportunity for Jordan.

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HPS Celebrates Pride Month

Holland Public Schools supports our LGBTQ community. #HPSPride

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Pandemic EBT

Important information for parents or guardians of student’s eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch.

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Artwork of George Floyd by Isaac Jekel - 10th Grade
Preparing for difficult conversations.

HPS Staff preparing for the emotions students experience following national events.

(Artwork of George Floyd by Isaac Jekel - 10th Grade)

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HPS Podcast 2.27

Three Holland High students will be featured in a documentary about first-generation college students overcoming the ups and downs of the global pandemic. On this week's podcast we talk with Cynthia Martinez, the producer of First Voice Generation.

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3.24.21 | ACEH In the Community
3.24.21 | ACEH In the Community