Hudsonville Public Schools
3886 Van Buren
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Phone: (616) 669-1740
Fax: (616) 669-4878
Dr. Douglas VanderJagt
Dear Hudsonville Community,
May has certainly been a beautiful month for us in terms of weather. April's cloudy and wet days are in the rearview mirror, and it has felt more like July with our 80+ degree temperatures and plenty of sunshine. The flowers are in full bloom, and the smell of freshly cut grass is in the air. All the signs of a typical summer are here. As the spring winds down, we want to celebrate the wonderful school year we had, albeit somewhat challenging.
On May 26, we will celebrate the graduation of 479 high school seniors and the impact they leave on our school system. They have performed in the classroom, on the stage, in the field, and throughout our community. I want to congratulate all our seniors for how they have represented Hudsonville Public Schools. Thank you for allowing our staff to be a part of your educational career, and we wish you all the best life has to offer for your future. These students have been resilient throughout all the challenges thrown their way, and every one of them will make our world a better place.
Once again, this summer, we will be occupied filling open positions, deep cleaning our buildings, and seeing our construction projects continue. The additions at the high school will continue to evolve, and the new 5/6 building is well underway. In addition, we still have major construction plans for Bauer and Park Elementary, and the new gymnasium at Forest Grove Elementary should be completed in early 2023.
Hudsonville School District Voters approved our Non-Homestead Millage for the 2023 school year. I appreciate everyone who took the time to vote. This millage did not affect residences and agricultural land but instead was a tax on businesses and second or rental homes. This raised approximately six million dollars for operational purposes.
As you start to make your summer plans, keep in mind that we will be excited to welcome the students back on our first day of school on Monday, August 22. The school calendar for next year is posted on our website.
I hope you all enjoy the last weeks of the school year and have a fantastic summer. Thank you for making Hudsonville an amazing place to live and grow.
Doug VanderJagt, Ph.D.