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Holland student wins NBCUniversal scholarship - News  HollandSentinel.com

Holland High School's Ellison Pratley has been awarded a Comcast NBCUniversal Leaders and Achievers Scholarship. Pratley is one of 33 Michigan students ...



Middle school getting school resource officer  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Holland Middle School is getting a school resource officer.The contract between Holland Public Schools and the Holland Department of Public ...



Taylor Garcia earns Michigan senior leadership honor  HollandSentinel.com

Taylor Garcia proved to be a pivotal leader on every team she has been a part of during her swimming career.At Holland High School, she was a captain and ...



Holland High theater director resigns  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Holland High School theater director Kevin Schneider resigned from Holland Public Schools on March 11 after 32 years with the district. Schneider ...



Graduation 2019: Holland High School  HollandSentinel.com

What are you looking forward to now that you have graduated?“I'm going to take it slow, see what God has for me. I'm going to take it step-by-step. I'm looking ...



Holland High Teacher on Leave, Investigation Underway  WHTC News

A Holland High School teacher is on paid administrative leave while school officials investigate allegations by former students of possible misconduct.



HPS teacher still under investigation  HollandSentinel.com

A misconduct investigation into Holland High School English teacher Kevin Schneider is still ongoing over a month after it began.Holland Public Deputy ...



Holland High students involved in one-car crash  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Two Holland High School students on their lunch break escaped a one-vehicle crash with non-life threatening injuries on Thursday, April 25.



High school graduation rate edges up in Michigan  HollandSentinel.com

LANSING — The Michigan high school graduation rate saw a slight increase with the class of 2018.Data released by the Michigan Center for Educational ...



HPS teacher accused of misconduct  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Holland High School English teacher Kevin Schneider has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a formal investigation into ...



HPS theater program to continue in directors absence  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — The production and schedule of Holland High School's theater program will go on while theater director Kevin Schneider has been placed on paid ...



School districts plan to ask for additional snow days  HollandSentinel.com

A polar vortex of heavy snow and wind chills as low as minus-50 has exhausted the school day allotment for many Michigan schools, and many school leaders ...



Six area high school seniors earn Eagle Scout rank together  HollandSentinel.com

Leadership can be a difficult thing to teach. More often than not, the trait is gained through experience rather than attentiveness.Ahead of their high school ...



Holland-area robotics teams prepare for space-themed competition  HollandSentinel.com

High school students get involved in robotics for many different reasons. Fennville juniors like Ally Miscikoski and Austin Steenwyk joined just because it looked ...



Holland Schools receives $100K donation for scholarships  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Holland Public Schools received a $100000 donation it is putting toward a scholarship fund for graduating seniors.The donation comes from the ...



State of emergency closes schools through Wednesday - News  HollandSentinel.com

Schools across Michigan have shut down through Wednesday, Jan. 30, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency on Monday.“Keeping ...



Classroom Spotlight: Sarah LeFebre helps Holland High students build confidence  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Public speaking is an valuable skill, but it's hard to develop since fear of public speaking is a very common anxiety.Fortunately, Holland High ...



Holland students protest against gun violence  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — A handful of Holland High School and Holland Early College students took to the sidewalks of Centennial Park to protest gun violence on ...



Holland Early College adjusting well to new location, college partner  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Many Holland Early College students approached the 2018-19 school year with trepidation.A district restructure moved the early college from the ...



Theater students take home top honors  HollandSentinel.com

It is no secret that the Holland area has young theater talent. Throughout the years, students from area schools have been taking home awards from theater ...



Andrew Pratley resigns as Holland football coach  HollandSentinel.com

Holland High School varsity football coach Andrew Pratley resigned as coach on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.After six seasons as the Dutch head coach, he'll ...



Hundreds of area students participate in career expo  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — We want you.That was the message dozens of lakeshore businesses, uniformed services and universities presented to hundreds of seniors from ...



Holland-area students attend Youth in Government conference  HollandSentinel.com

LANSING — Students from Black River High School, Holland High School and Saugatuck High School got to experience taking a seat in the Capitol and crafting ...



Controversial Aquatic Center bond draws critics, passionate supporters  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — If a 1.25 mill, 20-year bond proposal in the May 7 election passes, the Holland Community Aquatic Center plans to construct a 25000-square-foot ...



Count Day an overall success for Holland-area schools  HollandSentinel.com

It's important for children to regularly attend school to develop their academic and social skills. Attendance on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Michigan schools didn't just ...



Holland hires Shawn McManus as football coach  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — The Holland High School football program will have a familiar face running the team next season.Shawn McManus was hired as varsity coach on ...



Meet-and-greet Wizard of Oz event promotes Holland Oz Project  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — "Wizard of Oz" enthusiasts were able to get their photo taken with characters from the book on Saturday at the Holland Civic Center.



LAUP recognizes high schoolers for achievements  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Everyone knew what they were attending at the Midtown Center on Wednesday as the Latin Americans United for Progress held its annual award ...



Soccer facility coming to Moran Park will foster inclusive environment  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Plans to add a state-of-the-art community soccer facility to Moran Park in Holland are in the works, with the goal of creating a self-sustaining, ...



Careerline Tech Center students plant trees on Earth Day  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — A Holland High School senior was happy to spend the morning of Earth Day on Monday planting a flowering dogwood tree outside the Holland ...



Holland honors fallen soldiers with Memorial Day parade, ceremony  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — As is a yearly tradition in the city, the Holland Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony took place on Monday, May 27. Hundreds of community ...



Police search Holland home connected to body mutilation suspect  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Police are investigating a former Holland man's local ties after a body was found in his Grand Rapids apartment. The Holland Police Department ...



First businesses in Eighth Street development to open in April  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — In just a few weeks, a new development on West Eighth Street will take its first upright steps toward public integration. For the past two years, GDK ...



Holland-area musicians impress at state solo/ensemble  HollandSentinel.com

Holland and Zeeland-area musicians represented the area well with performances that received high marks at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra ...



Tulip Time Events for Saturday, May 11, 2019 | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC  WHTC News

Here's a quick look at Tulip Time activities for Saturday, May 11, 2019. For prices and details, visit https://www.tuliptime.com/events:



Why Holland Schools is weighing its fourth restructure in 15 years  MLive.com

The Holland School Board will vote on a fourth restructure to rightsize later this month.



Ottawa, Allegan County college enrollment trends up, state down  HollandSentinel.com

OTTAWA COUNTY — College enrollment is trending down in the state of Michigan, but Ottawa County graduates are attending college in greater numbers.



Holland school board approves district restructure  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — The Holland Public Schools Board of Education has opted for a restructuring of the district for the 2018-19 school year.On Monday, March 19, the ...



Grand Marshals for 90th Annual Tulip Time Parades Announced  WHTC News

This year's Grand Marshals: West Michigan native Ginger Zee -- ABC's chief meteorologist -- Holland Town Crier John Karsten, and Lida Rogers' descendants, ...



Bloody saw in mutilation case found in Holland parents home  HollandSentinel.com

New court documents reveal the alleged killer told his neighbor “he knew how to murder someone and get away with it.” GRAND RAPIDS — Just a day after ...



Holland native charged with murder of mutilated woman  HollandSentinel.com

GRAND RAPIDS — Holland native Jared Chance, 29, has been charged with the murder of 31-year-old Ashley Young, who police believe he also mutilated ...



Petoskey Steel Drum Band provides free concert following Muziekparade  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Following the largest parade of Tulip Time on Saturday, May 11, the Petoskey Steel Drum Band played a free concert for visitors at the intersection ...



14-year-old shot, killed at Holland-area hotel  WOODTV.com

**Editor's Note: 24 Hour News 8 has removed the name and images of a Holland man authorities previously named as a suspect because he has been cleared ...



Boys & Girls Club to name 2019 Youth of the Year  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland will select one of its members the 2019 Youth of the Year in February.The award recognizes a member's ...



Police 'discredit' social-media threat at Holland High  MLive.com

Police and the school district investigated safety threats telling students to stay home Thursday, Feb. 22.



Where Ottawa County kids can get free meals over summer break  MLive.com

Ottawa County aims to serve more than 40000 meals to kids this summer through Meet Up and Eat Up.



Holland parents of murder suspect headed to trial  HollandSentinel.com

GRAND RAPIDS — The Holland parents of murder suspect Jared Chance will both be headed to trial in Grand Rapids circuit court.James and Barbara Chance, ...



Young drum students get gig experience at Park Theatre  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — For a young musician, there is nothing more exciting or more nerve wracking than that first live performance.The drum students at Avalon School of ...



Schools to hold open houses, orientations  HollandSentinel.com

With the school year starting in just a few short weeks, several Holland- and Zeeland-area school are hosting open houses and orientations. Open houses are ...



Holland Public moving to K-5 schools, single middle school  HollandSentinel.com

No programs will be cut in the change, though Davis said there will be layoffs as the district cuts back on the “duplicating.” HOLLAND — In the 2009-10 school ...



Holland police investigating an armed robbery  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — The Holland Police Department has confirmed reports of an armed robbery at the Check 'N Go store Tuesday, Dec. 4. The robbery was reported at ...



Ensuring student safety: Sheriffs office school resource officer program grows  HollandSentinel.com

OTTAWA COUNTY — When school staff told Deputy Kristina Workman there was a student at West Ottawa High School with a gun, she and fellow Deputy Tonya ...



Holland's Abby Mendels sprinting through season, school — graduating early  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Abby Mendels has always been a quick study.She has excelled in the classroom from a young age, even participating in an advanced program at ...



Holland High School welcomes new assistant principal and dean of students  WZZM13.com

13 ON YOUR SIDE's Meredith TerHaar helps you get to know Assistant Principal Dan Holden and Dean of Students Josh Rumpsa with some quick fire ...



Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation to Grow The Promise scholarship  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — In 2010, three couples from the Holland area — Bob and Colette DeNooyer, Bob and Deb Sterken and Tim and Anne Hemingway — created the ...



Attorney: Mutilation suspect tried to tell cops  HollandSentinel.com

GRAND RAPIDS — A Holland native charged with mutilating a dead body allegedly tried to tell police about it, according to his attorney. Jared James Chance ...



Taylor Garcia ends spectacular swimming career on the podium  HollandSentinel.com

Taylor Garcia stood on the podium, clutching the NCAA third-place trophy with the rest of her Michigan teammates.Garcia felt pride, relief, joy and, most of all, ...



Eighth Street construction ongoing, businesses making plans  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — For the past two years, GDK Construction has worked to completely transform Eighth Street between River Avenue and Pine Avenue in downtown ...



Holland swimmer Emma Henninges commits to Albion  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Emma Henninges used her long reach to transform herself into one of the top distance swimmers in West Michigan.It has allowed her to reach a ...



Tulip Time rewind: Festival has evolved through 90 years of history  HollandSentinel.com

The invite was sent out months ago, asking everyone to "Join the Dance" as Tulip Time celebrates its 90th anniversary.And, for the thousands that will accept the ...



SAT scores drop in Michigan  HollandSentinel.com

LANSING — SAT scores in Michigan showed a small drop in total scores and sub scores for the 2017-18 school year, according to data released by the ...



High school students create solutions for businesses through IChallengeU  HollandSentinel.com

A common question asked by K-12 students during their school days is "When am I going to use this in real life?"The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District's ...



Hollands Altvater, Martens, Elders, Curtis, Walters choose schools  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — The Holland cross country team has built a strong program with several state qualifiers the past few years.The senior class has left a strong mark ...



Former police sergeant, wife arraigned on Grand Rapids body mutilation case  HollandSentinel.com

GRAND RAPIDS — A Holland man charged with perjury in connection to a body mutilation case against his son is a retired police officer. The parents of ...



Mac Bay students learn design creating therapy tools  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND TWP. — For 90 minutes of the school day, eighth-graders at Macatawa Bay Middle School experiment with being occupational therapists.



Jeff Elhart: It can happen - Entertainment & Life  HollandSentinel.com

There is an emergence of mental illness awareness and suicide prevention happening in West Michigan. Parts of our community are coming together to address ...



Laketown supervisor Hofmeyer to retire after 6 decades of public service  HollandSentinel.com

LAKETOWN TWP. — After a long career of leading many communities, Laketown Township Supervisor Terry Hofmeyer is retiring.Hofmeyer, 80, has served as ...



Hollands Ellie Pratley guts out senior season on torn ACL  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — When Ellie Pratley's knee buckled, she fell to the ground in pain.She didn't know what happened, but it wasn't good.Running for a pop fly in ...



Two legislators consider snow day forgiveness  HollandSentinel.com

LANSING — A Republican in the Michigan House and the Democratic Senate minority leader say they're working on legislation that would forgive snow days ...



Holland's Donovan Webb, Ben Leeka, Isaac Cassel lead Dutch into season  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Making the playoffs for just the third time in school history was huge for the Holland High School football team.The breakout season was big for the ...



This is your prize: Holland High graduates class of 2018  HollandSentinel.com

The Holland High class of 2018 is positioned to do more and be more: 108 of them are first generation college students, 13 of them are on track to earn their ...



Holland Christian hoops looks forward to rekindling Civic Center crowd  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — For decades, the Holland Civic Center was home to Hope College Holland Christian basketball games, and a host of other sporting events.



Parents mixed on proposed Holland Public restructuring  Holland Sentinel

If the board approves, the 2018-19 school year will see Holland switch from the current K-7 model and 8-12 high school to K-5 schools, a designated middle ...



Area students named National Merit semifinalists - News  HollandSentinel.com

Nine Holland-area students are among the 16000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.Local students are Black River High ...



Holland High School football team hosts book drive at season opener  WZZM13.com

Principal Katie Pennington also says the team played a crucial role in helping with the redistricting efforts by moving furniture, among other things.



UPDATE: Lockdown at Holland High, police respond to area for suicidal person  HollandSentinel.com

Officers with the Holland Department of Public Safety were conducting a traffic stop on a suicidal subject near Holland High School and the district was notified of ...



Holland Early College will offer classes for younger students, closer to home  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Holland Early College will have two big changes starting this school year: It is a locally-controlled program that will offer college classes closer to ...



Busy Thursday Night in Sports; Hope to Begin Season Fri.  WHTC News

UNDATED (WHTC-AM/FM) - After winning all eight openers for the first time ever, the high school football teams from the Lakeshore finally tasted defeat on ...



Class of 2018 prepares to graduate from local high schools  HollandSentinel.com

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct location of Holland VR Tech's graduation ceremony.It's a high school senior's favorite time of ...



Holland Chorale preparing for showcase concert  HollandSentinel.com

The Holland Chorale will kick off its 59th season with an evening of music by artists of all ages. The Adventures in Harmony Showcase Concert, “Our Gift to the ...



Holland mom killed in crash remembered for her big heart  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — A Holland woman and mother has died following a motorcycle crash in Newaygo County. Friends and family identified the woman as 26-year-old ...



Registration for Holland High starts Tuesday | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC  WHTC

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) - In less than two weeks students at Holland Public Schools will return to the classroom. Registration for Holland High School is ...



Dutch finish second at Tim Horn Invitational  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Holland wrestling coach Nick Lewin wasn't sure what to expect out of his Dutch Saturday at the Tim Horn Invitational on their home mats.With a ...



Zeeland wins robotics contest  HollandSentinel.com

The Holland-Zeeland area was well represented at the FIRST Robotics West Michigan District Event on Saturday, March 24, at Grand Valley State University.



Holland High, Calvary choirs invited to sing at Carnegie Hall  MLive.com

Choirs from Holland High School and Calvary Schools have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, May 19, by guest conductor Ryan Kelly.



Veteran attorney selected as county public defender  HollandSentinel.com

OTTAWA COUNTY — After 30 years as a criminal defense lawyer in Ottawa County, Bob Hamilton will now shape the county's first-ever public defender's office.



Hope Colleges TRIO Upward Bound program celebrates 50 years  HollandSentinel.com

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect more recent Upward Bound statisticsEric Solis came to Hope College's TRIO Upward Bound program a shy ...



Holland High School hires new principal Katie Pennington  HollandSentinel.com

Katie Pennington has been hired to be the new principal of Holland High School, replacing retiring principal Deb Feenstra.



School choice producing segregation in districts across the state  MLive.com

Holland, MI - For more than a decade, Holland Public Schools has watched its enrollment fall, prompting the closure - and demolition - of multiple schools.



Build Season: Holland-area high school robotics teams prep for competition  HollandSentinel.com

Emmett Altena's eyes light up as he explains the different workings of last year's Team R.O.B.O.T.I.C.S robot, and how the team will build on their prior ...



Panthers fall to Hudsonville in Purple Power game  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — When Kobe Hescott pulled on his purple No. 4 basketball jersey Friday evening there was a rush of emotions.West Ottawa's annual Purple Power ...



2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.



Hollands Sam Martens, Shayna Altvater win OK Green individual XC titles  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND TWP. — Sam Martens is used to winning cross country meets. In his four years at Holland High School, he's won 19 races.On Wednesday afternoon ...



Challenge Mfg. appealed workplace death fine for smaller amount  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Following a months-long investigation into the workplace death of Scott Teusink, 56, at Challenge Manufacturing, the company appealed its safety ...



National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Named | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC  WHTC News

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) - Five West Ottawa High School students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. That's tied for the most of ...



Holland senior Olympian Fred Winter dies  HollandSentinel.com

PARK TWP. — Fred Winter, known for winning multiple medals in the Michigan Senior Olympics, died Monday, July 9, at his home. He was 103. Born on June 1, ...



Teen Court gives Holland young offenders second chance  HollandSentinel.com

On Wednesday, students from Holland High School saw the first two cases, which included a larceny and retail fraud and students from Holland Christian High ...



Pratley named St. Joseph football coach  Herald Palladium

There will be a new whistle leading St. Joseph's football program this fall.



Holland choir students to perform at Carnegie Hall  HollandSentinel.com

Norma Ashby gets choked up when she talks about performing at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City with the Holland Chorale."It was on my bucket ...



Jeff Carlson takes over as Zeeland West AD for retiring Mark Werley  HollandSentinel.com

ZEELAND — Jeff Carlson and Mark Werley have a long history together.Werley was Carlson's basketball coach at Holland High School and has recently been ...



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