Equity & Inclusion

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

We've been celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of video featuring Hispanic leaders in our community.  Here's a look back at the stories we've heard.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Yvette Chiquito

When Yvette saw a need in her community for mental health services, she used her gifts, her education, and her desire to serve her people to provide a service that would not otherwise be available to them.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Maria Martinez

Maria is the owner of Taco Fiesta in Holland ad she can make a great Tamale.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Ben Aguilera

Ben is a third-generation Chicano. He is the pastor of BLVD Church, the Interim Director of LAUP and is passionate about building community in Holland.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Esther Fifelski

Esther Fifelski is the Human Relations Director for the City of Holland.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Yadah Ramirez

Yadah is a graduate of Holland High School and the University of Michigan. She is also the Programs Director for Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP).

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Daniza Palmateer

We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of video featuring Hispanic leaders in our community.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Vanessa Gutierrez

Vanessa is the Community Outreach & Inclusion Manager at the Outdoor Discovery Center. It is her goal to improve access to nature for people of color.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Abraham Gonzales

Hard work, helping people, and dignity for everyone: the values that brought Abraham Gonzales to the Ottawa County Public Defender's Office.

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Hispanic Heritage Month |Angela Gonzalez-Urbina

We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of video featuring Hispanic leaders in our community. Angela is a 2nd Grade Teacher at Holland Language Academy and the Dance Instructor at  Ballet Folklorico Sol Azteca.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Johnny Vega

We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of video featuring Hispanic leaders in our community.

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HPS Policies on Student Political Speech and Demonstrations

HPS remains committed to upholding Federal law and protecting our student’s constitutional rights, while maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment free from disruptions for our students.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez is a musician and an Admissions Rep at Hope College. And he has an inspiring story about remembering his roots.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Juanita Bocanegra

We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of video featuring Hispanic leaders in our community.

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Hispanic Heritage Month | Johnny Garcia

We're celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of video featuring Hispanic leaders in our community.

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No Student Services from MAX-Transit

“Limited Service” means no to and from school routes for MAX transit.

The decision to continue with limited service as schools open in our area was not an easy one, and we apologize for any burden this may cause families with students. In order to continue to provide life sustaining services to the residents of the Holland and Zeeland community, this is our safest option.

Return to School Roadmap - Update

The guidance provided by Governor Whitmer’s roadmap is an important first step in providing local districts with the direction and clarity needed to begin creating reopening plans.  It is our hope that we have more specifics to share the first week of August. Our goal is to bring our completed plans to the Board of Education for approval at that time.   

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Statement on Equity & Inclusion

Holland Public Schools is "committed to being part of the solution - to listening, learning, and doing better."

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