Graduations, Grants, Growth, and Gratitude

As we collectively celebrate the successes of our graduating students across Saginaw County, I wish to share an abundance of positive tidings regarding awards and initiatives realized throughout Saginaw ISD.  Within the last month, our multi-county partnership Math in the Mail program received a $10,000 grant to create more math kits for our early learners; Hartley Outdoor Education Center was awarded a $16,000 grant to begin the development of a new outdoor learning classroom; The Saginaw Career Complex’s annual golf fundraiser raised over $22,000 in support for local students, and; $1 million dollars in federal funds were awarded to Saginaw County and Genesee County Head Start programs!  Further, our partnered Great Lakes Early Bay College (GLBEC) was recognized as one of America’s top high schools by U.S. News and World Report, and Saginaw ISD hosted the 25th Annual Turnaround Achievement Awards Ceremony honoring 34 students from Saginaw County for their effort, perseverance, and commitment to turning their lives around.  I applaud our students, faculty, administration, and community for their collective dedication, drive, and vision throughout this turbulent pandemic school year to continue providing enhancing and life-changing opportunities for the students of Saginaw County.  I am extremely grateful for, and inspired by, the ardent efforts and exhibited leadership of our Saginaw ISD community to continually serve, innovate, and empower.

Yours in Education,
Jeffrey Collier, Superintendent

Turnaround Awards
25th Annual Turnaround Awards

During the 25th Annual Turnaround Achievement Awards Ceremony, Saginaw ISD celebrated the personal accomplishments and successes of 34 Saginaw County students who demonstrated the most effort, perseverance, and commitment to turning their lives around.

Math in the Mail Awarded $10k
Hemlock Semiconductor CARES Grant

Math in the Mail™ was awarded a $10,000 CARES Grant from the Hemlock Semiconductor Community and Regional Empowerment Fund to sponsor the 1, 2, 3 Dinosaurs Bite math kits for 3-year-olds in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

GLBEC Receives Top Rankings
Named One of the USA's Top High Schools

Great Lakes Bay Early College has been recognized as one of the top high schools in America in a recently released ranking by U.S. News and World Report [view rankings]. Since opening in 2011, this is the fourth time that GLBEC has been listed as one of America’s Top High Schools by U.S. News and World Report.

Head Start Receives Grant
Over $1 Million in Federal Funding

Congressman Dan Kildee has announced more than $1 million in federal grants to help fund Head Start education and child care programs in Saginaw and Genesee Counties. The federal grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Head Start Emergency Supplemental Initiative to provide emergency support to Head Start programs during the pandemic. 

New Pergola Built at Hartley
Thank You Read Association & Iles Family

Hartley Outdoor Education Center is thankful for its community partner, the READ Association of Saginaw County. Working together they purchased and constructed an outdoor learning space pergola. Next to the pergola, they plan to build a Free Little Library. Thank you to The Iles Family for funding the project!

Millet Renovation Project
Facility Upgrades and Improvements

In 2020, the Millet Learning Center began making facility renovations. Several bathrooms, hallways, and classrooms have been completely transformed and outfitted with new paint, flooring, appliances, technology, etc. During our last school board meeting, board members toured the campus to see the new changes and progress. We are proud of the amazing transformations taking place around Millet for our staff, students, and families!

Congratulations Terry French
April Orange Spot Recipient

Join us in congratulating our April Orange Spot Recipient, Terry French! Terry, a member of our maintenance team, was nominated by Denise Leibold. Denise says, "Terry is very ambitious, thoughtful, and driven in helping complete projects for our school. We appreciate his dedication!"

Congratulations Big Rock
Big Rock Elementary Honors Teachers

Congratulations to our Educators in the Spotlight - Kateri Angst, Kaylee Colpean, Faith Deal, Betty Neumann, Cassie Neumann, Christine Tarrant, & Linda Whitney, from Chesaning's Big Rock Elementary School! They continue to inspire and encourage their students daily in areas of reading and math. Learn more about their successes by clicking below.

SCC Golf Fundraiser
Over $22,000 Raised to Support CTE

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, 28 teams of golfers participated in the Saginaw Career Complex Golf Outing at The Fortress. Over $22,000 was raised to support CTE programs. A kayak and several other prizes were awarded. One player from Nexteer shot a hole in one and won 12 dozen golf balls. Thank you to everyone that made this fundraiser a success!

April Newsletter

A lot of exciting things happened in April! Saginaw ISD launched its new website, mobile app, and communications platform! We also celebrated 21 years of excellent financial reporting, Andrea Wise, Teacher Appreciation Week, Cheldora Hayes, Autism Awareness Month, and much more!

March Newsletter

In March, we shared a lot of powerful stories. Scott Sawyer, Joshua Hook, Mr. Jeff Dukes, Lisa Coney, Flo Thompson, and Sally Howell were honored. In addition to these recognitions, we shared information on March is Reading Month, preschool enrollment, $300,000 Tri-Share Child Care Grant, and more!