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Virtual Education Offers Frequent Opportunities for Parent Engagement

Virtual Education Offers Frequent Opportunities for Parent Engagement

Parents want the best education for their children. Increased engagement with their child’s school gives them an opportunity to see that through. School choices continue to emerge, with online education thriving amongst families in the United States with a 58 percent increase in enrollment since 2010.

Great Lakes Cyber Academy is a tuition free school serving students in grades 6-12. As an online school, Great Lakes Cyber Academy allows local families from communities like city to learn from the comfort of their own homes, or wherever there is an internet connection. Enrollment numbers continue to increase with this learning model because of satisfaction with virtual education, the level of expertise through online institutions and the rigorous curriculum of the offered programs. One of the primary benefits of Great Lakes Cyber Academy is the level of parent engagement across all grade levels.

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Grand Rapids School Receives High Marks From Local Parents

Grand Rapids School Receives High Marks From Local Parents

Approximately 94 percent of parents whose children are enrolled at Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids would recommend the school, according to a recent parent satisfaction survey. The blended learning school delivers a combination of online and face-to-face instruction in an engaging and flexible educational setting committed to making each student’s success a priority, .

The 2015-16 survey was administered by an independent market research company, which created the questionnaire, collected the data, and tabulated the results. High marks were achieved with 89 percent of Nexus Academy of Grand Rapids parents giving the school an A or B grade.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.

Rainbow Child Care Center Celebrates Summer with Mobile Science Lab

Rainbow Child Care Center Celebrates Summer with Mobile Science Lab

Rainbow Child Care Center (Rainbow), a provider of academic-focused, early-childhood education with more than 120 centers across 12 states, recently celebrated its annual Summer Social with local families and special guest, Clarity Newhouse, professional race car driver.

Families that attended the event at Rainbow’s center in Walker, enjoyed interacting with Newhouse and getting an up-close look at her race car.  Doubling as a Mobile Science Lab, Newhouse’s race car provided young students an opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math during a fun, hands-on science lesson.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 6

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on July 6

A new business is coming to Jenison & the community has the opportunity to welcome this new hair salon & team!

A Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Just Your Style Hair Salon takes place on Wednesday, July 6 from 11:30am-12noon. Owner, Kendra TenEyck & her team offer a full service salon with a variety of paparazzi jewelry. They will be hosting a light lunch at 11:30am with the formal ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at 11:45am.

Just Your Style Hair Salon is located at 8407 Cottonwood Drive, Suite D in Jenison, Michigan.

Call: (616)669-6788 for more information.

Sun Title Opens New Grandville Office in Bustling Commercial Corridor

Sun Title Opens New Grandville Office in Bustling Commercial Corridor

Sun Title Agency, one of Michigan’s leading title and real estate transaction coordination companies, announced today the opening of the company’s new Grandville office in a converted, 3,000 sq. ft. space at 4600 Ivanrest. The transformed space replaces the company’s current location at 4693 Wilson Ave SW.

The converted space, which was formally a residential home, will accommodate as many as six employees. The new office will focus on providing commercial and residential title insurance and closing services and allows the company to expand its presence in the Grandville community.

Castle Grande on Saturday

Castle Grande on Saturday

The community has the opportunity to learn how to build some great sandcastles!

A sand sculpting troop, the Sand Fanatics will create a main central castle the height of 7-8 feet, where then they will invite others to connect their castles, side by side to form a continuous sandcastle along the waterfront.

These professionals will teach the basics of sand-sculpting including tips & tricks to all ages & experience levels. Visit the Grand Haven City Beach on Saturday June 18 from10:00am through 4:00pm for this sand sculpting adventure.

Bring your own bucket & shovel to this free opportunity in the sand in Grand Haven!

Call: (616)842-4910 or visit www.grandhavenchamber.org/castle-grande for more information.