Hudsonville Public SchoolsDr. Doug VanderJagt
3886 Van Buren
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Phone: (616) 669-1740
Fax: (616) 669-4878

Dr. Douglas VanderJagt

Dear Hudsonville Community,

What a beautiful month of September we have had! The weather may still feel like summer, but we all know temperatures will soon begin to fall. We have now completed the first month of this new academic year. I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting updates and express my gratitude for the incredible start we've had to the school year.

First and foremost, our construction projects are progressing exceptionally well. Bauer Elementary's new gymnasium and additional classrooms are well underway, and the major remodel with an additional gymnasium at Park Elementary will begin construction in just a few short weeks. The high school fieldhouse is nearing completion, as we tentatively have planned our first event to be held there on December 22, 2023. Thanks to your unwavering support and the dedication of our hardworking team, our schools are undergoing vital renovations that will enhance the learning environment for our students. The improvements being made will provide our students with state-of-the-art facilities that they truly deserve.

Speaking of our students, I am thrilled to report that they have enthusiastically transitioned back into the classrooms. Witnessing their smiling faces as they reconnect with friends and teachers and the joy of learning has been incredibly uplifting. Outside the classroom, our sports teams have also kicked off the season with remarkable energy and positive sportsmanship. Whether on the field, the court, the course, or in the pool, our student-athletes represent our district with pride and commitment. Our fine arts programs are excelling in the classroom and in competition. I encourage everyone to come out and support our students as they pursue excellence throughout the year.

We have the most dedicated staff, and their commitment to professional development has been nothing short of remarkable as we begin the school year. They continuously seek ways to enhance their skills and stay updated with the latest educational trends. This dedication to excellence is a testament to their commitment to our students' success.

As we move forward into the school year, I want to express my deepest gratitude to you, our community, for your ongoing support and dedication to our shared mission. We continue to work to educate, challenge, and inspire all learners to become contributing, responsible members of a global society. Together, we are creating an environment where our students can thrive academically, socially, and personally. Please stay engaged with our schools and actively participate in your child's education. Attend parent-teacher conferences, volunteer when you can, and participate in our school events. Your involvement is vital in helping us provide our students with the best possible educational experience.

In closing, I am genuinely excited about the promising year ahead. With your continued support, I do not doubt we will achieve great things together. Let's make this school year one filled with growth, learning, and success for all our students.

Thank you for entrusting us with your children's education and being an integral part of our exceptional community.

Kind regards,

Doug VanderJagt, Ph.D.