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    Meet our School Nutrition Director, Mr. Steve Sallese

    How many grants have you received this school year? What were they for? “I took advantage of the Mooh Lah for Schools and was able to get the Cow Fridge which holds a variety of free milk for all students. This is a great piece of equipment for our feeding program because it allows students […]

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    Staff Spotlighting Staff: Landon Bell K-8 STEAM Educator And Technology Coordinator

    Mr. Landon Bell was nominated by Mrs. Larkin as Choice Schools Associates’ Staff Spotlighting Staff feature! Landon is starting his fourth year at New Branches and currently serves as the K-8 STEAM Educator and Technology Coordinator. “Landon always goes above and beyond to serve his coworkers in any way he can,” said Principal Larkin. “He […]

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    Backpack Donations

    Each week, we are going to announce 10 backpack winners from a random drawing. The backpacks where donated by Grandville Baptist Church and were filled with school supplies! Here’s our in-person winners for this week and we’re waiting for our virtual learning student winners to come pick up theirs too!          

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    Staff Spotlighting Staff: Vonda Karnazes, ELL Coordinator

    This photo was taken during the 19/20 school year. Mrs. Vonda Karnazes was nominated by Mrs. Larkin as Choice Schools Associates’ Staff Spotlighting Staff feature! Vonda is starting her 14th year at New Branches and currently serves as the ELL Coordinator. “Vonda is a great example of a student-focused teacher! She serves our ELL students […]

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    We Achieved Green Schools’ Evergreen Status for the Third Year in a Row!

    We have been intentional about dedicating our efforts to ensure our students are doing their part for our planet. In order to become a Michigan Green School, a school and its students must perform a required number of activities to prove their efforts. The 2019-2020 school year was our third year reaching the top status […]

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  • A Message from Our Principals

    Keep a lookout for a survey from Principal Larkin and Vice Principal Crawford next week with more information about returning to school in the fall.

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  • Mentorship Programs

    Mentorship Programs – Grades K-8th

    New Branches Charter Academy is proud to offer mentorship programs to our K-8 students! This fall, both the Better Wiser Stronger program (for males) and the Mirror Me program (for females) will be available for our students. Both programs were launching in March but mostly came to a halt when our school switched to virtual […]

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  • Thank you PADNOS, for donating 50 laptops to our students

    Computer Donation from PADNOS

    PADNOS, a local recycling company, just donated 50 Dell Venue laptops to New Branches! We are so grateful to for their donation. This will allow even more of our students to continue their learning online. “We are proud to be involved in the communities in which we conduct business. One of our Core Values is […]

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    A letter from Pogona

    Dear Students, Pogona misses all of you and hopes all is well with each of you. She would like to provide you with a helpful, fun tip for the day: Spend some time outside each day for fresh air and exercise!! It is a great time to look around for signs of Spring! (be sure […]

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    An Interactive Sensory Pathway Comes To New Branches Charter Academy

    Ten students from Grand Rapids Community College’s Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA Club) designed, created, and sought-out community partners to bring an interactive sensory pathway to New Branches Charter Academy. “When we discussed the idea of installing a sensory hallway in a school, I immediately felt a deep connection to New Branches,” project leader Betsy […]

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