• 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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  • Pogona in grass

    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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  • New Sensory Path

    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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  • The Spirit of Giving: Salvation Army Toys for Tots program

    The Spirit of Giving

    The New Branches school community has a genuine spirit of giving this year and the staff has been instrumental in teaching students what this truly means. It is truly remarkable to see the outpouring of compassion from the entire school community. For this holiday season, students at New Branches helped to make the holidays brighter […]

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  • Kate Hasenback, Terry Larkin and student

    Ms. Hasenbank’s leadership, helping New Branches reach new heights as an environmentally focused school

    At New Branches Charter Academy students are passionate about taking care of their environment and helping their community, all while learning about some of the most significant environmental issues currently facing our planet. Leading the way to build an engaging and hands-on environmental science curriculum is Kate Hasenbank. Mrs. Hasenbank is New Branches’ Environmental Science […]

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  • Can drive image

    Fun Rivalry for a Great Cause

    At New Branches, the competition between the University of Michigan and Michigan State fans is serious! Many students have a deep passion and commitment to either Blue or Green. With this in mind, the staff decided to create a competition between the teams through a non-perishable food drive which will then be donated to the […]

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  • Kyrstin Russau with Juliet Dragos

    New Branches Parent Overcomes Adversity and Shares Her Story of Inspiration and Hope With Others

    New Branches parent overcomes adversity and shares her story of inspiration and hope with others Kyrstin Russau was a charter school graduate and wanted something similar for her own family. After researching and exploring many different schools, New Branches became the best fit for her son. She loves that the school feels like a family […]

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  • Tarika Macias welcome

    Welcome Wishes to Our New Student Advocate

    We warmly welcome our new Student Advocate (yes, we now have two), Tarika Macias!  We are so happy she is at NBCA.  With her background in developmental psychology, ABA certification, and equity and inclusion, she will be a big asset to our school. Here is a little about Tari: “I have recently moved back to […]

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  • kayleigh graves welcome

    Welcome wishes for Our New Eco-Art Teacher

    Help us welcome Mrs. Kayleigh Graves, our new Eco-Art teacher. She is excited to be part of the New Branches team and brings a wealth of experience to our community and school! She is most looking forward to sharing the joy of art and cherishing the journey that will be experienced by her students. Mrs. […]

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  • Terry Larkin principal appreciation

    Happy Principal Appreciation Month

    Mrs. Terry Larkin is our amazing principal at New Branches Charter Academy. She is a phenomenal leader who has brought passion and dedication to New Branches. She is in her fifth year as principal and has been in education for eighteen years. She has a wealth of experience and has always put kids first. At […]

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