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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.

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.

Sparta Celtic Festival Returns

Sparta Celtic Festival Returns

Roger’s Park comes alive with Celtic heritage festivities this Saturday!

For the Seventh year, this free family-friendly festival is always on the second Saturday in August and offers music and dancing on three stages. Guests can encounter Scottish clans, historical encampments, Highland games, a beer tent, carnival rides and more.

Visit Roger’s Park located along North Union Avenue, north of Division in Sparta, Michigan on Friday, August 12 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm &/or Saturday, August 13 from 11:00am – 10:00pm.

Call: (616)887-2454 or visit www.spartacelticfest.org 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.

Tuesday Books on the Run through August 15

Tuesday Books on the Run through August 15

Community families having trouble getting to the library can now put their minds at ease.

The volunteer staff of Sparta Area Schools, the Sparta Education Foundation, the Watch D.O.G.S & the community are benefiting those who do not have access or time go to the library.

The Books on the Run mobile reading unit will make six stops across the district on Tuesdays now through August 15 from 5:45am – 8:55am. Like an Ice Cream truck, the brightly painted mobile Books on the Run truck will move forward with the Sound of Music, but delivering hundreds of books, free of charge.

They will visit on June 28, July 5 & 19, and August 2 & 16.

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.