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Ballet Folklórico to host fundraiser - News  HollandSentinel.com

Holland Public Schools' Ballet Folklórico Sol Azteca will host a Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 20.The fundraiser will be held from 7-8 p.m. at Holland High ...



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 ...



Catholic Central too much for West Ottawa  HollandSentinel.com

GRAND RAPIDS — The last time West Ottawa and Grand Rapids Catholic Central basketball teams were in the same building, it was at the Breslin Center in ...



Holland High pays tribute at annual Veterans Day assembly  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Whether they're still with us or not, no veteran should be forgotten or left behind.That was the message behind Holland High School's 81st annual ...



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 ...



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 ...



Today in history: Nov. 28  HollandSentinel.com

Today in historyIn 1968: Two Holland police officers have been promoted upon completion of competitive examinations, according to Holland Police Chief Leslie ...



FAB FIVE  HollandSentinel.com

Parade of Lights. WHEN 6:30 p.m., Tuesday. WHERE Downtown Holland. ADMISSION Free. INFO 616-796-1210. Holland's annual Parade of Lights heralds the ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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

Holland police investigated a social-media threat late Wednesday, Feb. 22, which warned high school students to stay home. The threat was discredited by local ...



Holland High School class of 1978 sets reunion - News  HollandSentinel.com

The Holland High School class of 1978 will host its 40th class reunion Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club.Reservations are required to attend.



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/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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Holland area salutes vets with Veterans Day events  HollandSentinel.com

Military veterans will be honored at several events taking place in the Holland area on Friday, Sunday and Monday, Nov. 12.Three high schools will host ...



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 ...



Hollands 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 ...



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

HOLLAND, Mich. - When Holland High School's team takes the field Friday, it will be about more than just football. That's because the team is holding a book ...



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 ...



Holland-area students head back to school with many changes  HollandSentinel.com

For the first time since 2006, most schools in the Holland and Zeeland area headed back to school before Labor Day.That was only one of the major changes for ...



Beauty college hosting fundraiser for students family  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Just weeks away from graduating from Holland's Tulip City Beauty College, Holland resident Amanda Vorabout was killed in a motorcycle crash.



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 ...



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 students are back to school and earning college degrees  WOODTV.com

Students are back to school in Holland, and they are already busy learning.



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 ...



Veterans Day Observance Friday at Holland HS  WHTC News

HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) -- The 81st annual Veterans Day Observance at Holland High School is set for 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The even will ...



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.



Hollands 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, 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.



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 ...



Holland firefighter retires after 30 years  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — After over 30 years of educating the public and fighting fires, Holland firefighter Jimmy Ruiz retired Tuesday, Aug. 28.Ruiz was originally hired into ...



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 ...



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 ...



Kirk Cousins 7-on-7 tournament hits Holland  HollandSentinel.com

Holland native Kirk Cousins hosted his annual 7-on-7 football tournament on Saturday at Hope College.Teams from around the Holland area and West ...



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 Manufacturing fined for Holland workers death  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Challenge Manufacturing's plant on South Washington Avenue has been penalized for safety violations, causing the death of one of its employees ...



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, ...



Holland, Holland Christian make history at state theater competition  HollandSentinel.com

CHELSEA, Mich. — Holland High School and Holland Christian High School theater programs captured state titles for the second consecutive year at the ...



Muziekparade draws crowds to downtown Holland  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Sue and Howard Johnson drove about two hours Saturday morning to come to Holland and finally see the Tulip Time Festival's Muziekparade.



Meet Up and Eat Up provides summer meals to kids  HollandSentinel.com

Approximately 771000 Michigan school children rely on the federal school lunch program to eat during the school year. With the end of the school year right ...



Former newspaper editor, Holland historian 'loved stories'  MLive.com

In this 2009 MLive file photo, Holland historian Randy Vande Water is shown after he donated old photos from past Tulip Time Festivals for the Downtown ...



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 ...



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.



Changes could be coming to Holland Public Schools  Fox17

HOLLAND, Mich. -- A lack of funding and less students enrolling could lead to some changes at Holland Public Schools as the board is set to vote on possibly ...



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 ...



Today in history: Nov. 8  HollandSentinel.com

Today in history. In 1983: Voting is steady in the Holland city election tis morning, according to city clerk Donald Schipper. Voters will decide whether Albert ...



Sentinel All-Area Softball Team  HollandSentinel.com

Melody AntelSCHOOL >> SaugatuckGRADE >> SeniorPOSITION >> P/UTILON THE DIAMOND >> .381 AVG, .521 OBP, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run.



Holland Police Department attracts hometown alumni  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Of the nearly 60 members of the Holland Department of Public Safety police division, more than 25 percent of officers are Holland Christian ...



Hollands Corey Willis cut by Cardinals, Keizer cut by Ravens  HollandSentinel.com

Willis cut by CardinalsHolland native Corey Willis was cut by the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday.Willis, a Holland High School graduate and Central Michigan ...



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 ...



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 ...



Police report drowning, other incidents  HollandSentinel.com

Grand Rapids man drowns in Dumont LakeA Grand Rapids man identified as Gregory Troy Williams drowned in Dumont Lake Sunday, July 15.The Allegan ...



Holland Public Schools Seeking Public Input Into Possible Changes  WHTC

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) - It's human nature to resist change. For those who have youngsters attending Holland Public Schools, possible changes to the ...



Black River, Holland students attend Youth in Government conference  HollandSentinel.com

Holland and Black River students were among more than 600 students from 35 high schools to attend the Michigan Youth in Government Conference from ...



Count day sees good enrollment numbers at local schools  HollandSentinel.com

From a financial perspective, Wednesday, Oct. 4, was the most important day of the school year.The numbers of students attending school on Wednesday will be ...



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 ...



Honoring US Military Veterans | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC  WHTC News

HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) -- Holland's 81st annual Veterans Day Observance emphasized gratitude and hope. Attendees heard performances by Holland ...



Holland native Corey Willis signs with Arizona, GVSU TE Keizer signs with Baltimore  HollandSentinel.com

With the 2018 NFL Draft complete, the college players that went undrafted through seven rounds signed with teams as undrafted free agents on Saturday ...



Holland students perform at Carnegie Hall  WZZM13.com

Students from Holland High School and Calvary School performed at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, May 19. A total of 45 students from both schools went to New ...



Dutch dance kicks off before Tulip Time  HollandSentinel.com

Hundreds of Dutch dancers lined the streets around Centennial Park on Thursday evening, May 3, for the season's first dress rehearsal in Holland.It started with ...



Soaring wingspans lead elite athletes to huge advantage  HollandSentinel.com

Wingspans play different roles in different sports.Generally, the taller the athlete, the longer the wingspan, but how long? And how much does that factor into an ...



Tulip Time Ticket Sales Begin | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC  WHTC News

Tickets are being sold online at www.tuliptime.com, or you can buy them in person at the Tulip Time Festival Box Office, 42 W. Eighth St., Holland, or by phone, ...



Corey Willis training in scorching heat to try to make Arizona Cardinals  HollandSentinel.com

With temperatures at a scorching 110 degrees, Corey Willis was out on the field with work to do. He was getting reps and getting ready. His first NFL training ...



OK2SAY receives record number of tips again  HollandSentinel.com

For the second month in a row, Michigan's statewide student safety tip line OK2SAY broke the record for most tips received in a month.In March, OK2SAY ...



Long-time Sentinel editor, historian will be remembered  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Former editor of The Holland Sentinel and historian Randall P. Vande Water died Friday, June 22. He was 88.The son of William and Kathryn ...



Evergreen Chorale ready for its Fall Concert  HollandSentinel.com

About 95 seniors, members of the Evergreen Chorale, will take the stage at The Commons of Evergreen on Saturday, Nov. 3, to perform their annual Fall ...



Holland continues to honor Medal of Honor recipients  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Four men who earned the highest military honor in the U.S. had roots in Holland.The Medal of Honor is bestowed on servicemen and women for ...



Holland Fire Department adds new fire marshal  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — On the morning of Thursday, March 1, Holland's new Fire Marshal Bret Groendyke responded to a cardiac arrest medical call, then went on his ...



Iowas Thomas Rathbun aims for strong finale at Big Tens  HollandSentinel.com

Most people experience high school sports at home, then go away for college.Thomas Rathbun did things in reverse.After moving to the Holland area from Iowa, ...



Holland cheerleaders receive social justice award for demonstration during national anthem  HollandSentinel.com

All members of the Holland High School varsity cheerleading team, most of whom knelt during the national anthem before a football game in October, have been ...



Holland senior Steven Villarreal still wrestling, despite tumor  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — When Steven Villarreal is on the mat, he looks strong and healthy. Last year, the Holland High School senior wrestler was a runner-up in the OK ...



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 High performing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  HollandSentinel.com

Holland High School Theatre is presenting the classic story of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” which opened Thursday.“I chose 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' because I ...



OSHA investigating Holland workplace fatality at Challenge Manufacturing  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — Following a workplace accident that resulted in the death of a 56-year-old man, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...



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 ...



Hollands Luke Buckman signs with Michigan, Cole Schut signs with GVSU  HollandSentinel.com

HOLLAND — When Holland senior Luke Buckman took an official visit to the University of Michigan on Saturday, he received a preferred walk-on offer to play ...



Classroom Spotlight: Andrea Wiersma teaches ASL, deaf students at Holland High  Holland Sentinel

When Andrea Wiersma was teaching gymnastics for a summer recreation program, she ended up getting a deaf student."I knew nothing," Wiersma said.



Mike Lawson recalls opening Crisler 50 years ago  HollandSentinel.com

Fifty years ago, the University of Michigan opened Crisler Arena.It was a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility and the Wolverines were going to open it in grand ...



High Marks for Holland High's Marching Band  WHTC

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Holland High's Marching Band has earned themselves a new Division 1 rating. At the 2017 Michigan School Band and Orchestra ...



After tragedy, local woman dedicated to anti-suicide efforts  HollandSentinel.com

Rebecca Harris is trying to start a community-wide discussion of mental health issues after her friend committed suicide in November.



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.



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.



Jason Reynolds brings the power of words to Holland  HollandSentinel.com

Jason Reynolds didn't read a novel until he was 17, but his love of music and poetry compelled him to write. The now renowned, award-winning author will ...



Holland High Los Dutch soccer team visits younger students  HollandSentinel.com

The Holland High School boys varsity soccer team, better known as "Los Dutch" in the Holland Public community, brought some fun and excitement to the ...



Class of 2017 prepares to graduate from Holland-area schools  HollandSentinel.com

After 13 years of school — or sometimes a little bit longer — hundreds of Holland-area students are about to earn their high school diploma.From West Ottawa's ...



Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics swim team helps student athletes prosper  HollandSentinel.com

For the Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics swim team, it isn't just about the sport of swimming. It's about fostering a program built on acceptance, growth and support ...



Holland cheerleaders protest during national anthem Friday  HollandSentinel.com

Editor's Note: The story has been updated to show that there are 13 members of the cheer team and not 11. Two cheerleaders chose not to kneel. Also included ...



80th Veterans Day Assembly at Holland High  WHTC

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) - The 80th Veterans Day Assembly at Holland High Dutch Dome not only honors veterans, but is used as a teaching tool for ...



Destination Education holding college prep workshops for Holland High grads  HollandSentinel.com

There's an unfortunate phenomenon that can happen to high school graduates in the summer between graduation and the first semester of college.It's called ...



Holland Public recognizes employees with Power H awards  HollandSentinel.com

Holland Public recently recognized the best of the best with the employee Power H awards.The Power H awards were started four years ago to "recognize and ...



Michigan continues to struggle with lack of substitute teachers  HollandSentinel.com

Every year, the Michigan Department of Education puts out a critical shortage list, which are disciplines where schools have a difficult time finding qualified job ...



Holland High School Student Dies Unexpectedly | News | 1450 99.7 WHTC  WHTC

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - A Holland High School sophomore died unexpectedly over the weekend. According to a news release from Holland Public Schools, ...



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 ...



Holland High School Class of 2017 Graduates Tonight  WHTC

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Tonight 244 students from Holland High School will receive their diplomas. This year more students than ever received local ...



Playwright, music director Adam Wachter remembers local beginnings  Holland Sentinel

He wrote a musical, “Tarrytown,” which recently won an award for best new musical in San Diego. He was featured on TV as music director on ABC's “Encore!



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