Equity & Inclusion

Educational 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. 


 

Equity & Inclusion News at HPS

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.

1.25.23 | ACEH In the Community

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.

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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HHS Theatre Presents Sister Act!

Native American Heritage Month

Land Acknowledgment: Acknowledging place and honoring people.

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HPS Student Artwork to be Featured at Dia De Los Muertos Art Show

LAUP will host Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Holland Armory on Saturday, October 29

  • 12-3pm | Art Show feature artwork from HPS students
  • 12:15 | Performance by Marigal Rain Theatreworks
  • 1:00 | Traditional Dance with Ballet Folklorico
  • 3:00 | Art Show Awards Announced

HPSPodcast 4.5

This week we talk with HLA Principal Iliana about how HPS will kickoff a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday night!

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Community Celebration

Friday, September 16, 6:30pm at the HHS Varsity Football celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. During the football game on September 16, we will celebrate with special music, dance, food trucks, and a march of the flags from Latin countries. Come celebrate with us!

HPS Celebrates Pride Month

Holland Public Schools supports our LGBTQ community. #HPSPride

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Student Essays Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion

To celebrate African American History, fifth grade students at Jefferson participated in a writing contest sponsored by the I Am Academy. Students picked a famous African American and completed a research report including information about the impact the individual had on the world. We had four winners, each receiving a $50 gift card. Winners include Nilma Garcia Ramos, Louie Orme, Nola Wade, and Langdyn Grigg

Committed to the Emotional Health of HPS Students

Helpful resources for helping students cope with unsettling current events.

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HPS Podcast 3.29

During the month of March, we celebrate Women's History Month by honoring the women who lead Holland Public Schools. This week we talk with 3rd Grade Teacher Julie Mishoe from Jefferson Elementary.   Listen to the Podcast or watch the video!

 

ASL Interpretation for DHH Students/Families at Vocals: Live

#HPSProud of our ASL Interpreter, Kaleigh Smith for providing a way for our DHH students/families to enjoy the Vocal Dimensions show this weekend!

Blogpost: Women Lead HPS - Lanada Avinger

During Women's History Month, HPS is honoring women who lead in the district. 

Lanada Avinger is the Principal of Jefferson Elementary. Ms. Avinger reflects leadership and the impact she's having on Holland Public Schools.

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Podcast 3.28

During the month of March, we celebrate Women's History Month by honoring the women who lead Holland Public Schools. This week we talk with Principal Iliana Vasquéz from Holland Language Academy.  Listen to the Podcast or watch the video!

Blogpost: Women Lead HPS - Riley Gainey

During Women's History Month, HPS is honoring women who lead in the district. 

Riley Gainey is the Student Senate President, the Drum Major of the Marching Band, and the Captain of the Varsity Soccer team. With an introduction from Band Director Bethany VanOss, Riley reflects leadership and the impact she's having on Holland Public Schools.

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HPS Podcast 3.27

During the month of March, we celebrate Women's History Month by honoring the women who lead Holland Public Schools. This week we talk with Arletha Banks, Head Chef for HPS Nutrition Services.  Listen to the Podcast or watch the video!

Lisa Gort and Hendrina Cupery

BLOGPOST: Women Lead HPS - Hendrina Cupery

During Women's History Month, HPS is honoring women who lead in the district. 

Hendrina Cupery runs the School Nurse program at HPS through a partnership with Holland Hospital. With an introduction from School Mental Health Care Manager Lis Gort, Hendrina reflects on her leadership role at HPS and the impact she's having on the district.

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HPS Podcast 3.26

During the month of March, we celebrate Women's History Month by honoring the women who lead Holland Public Schools. This week we talk with Holland High School Principal Katie Pennington.  Listen to the Podcast or watch the video!