"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."
Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Momentum Academy will propel 21st century
students toward success in life through a focus on student achievement
for college and workforce readiness.
Momentum Academy will propel 21st century students
toward success in life through a focus on student
achievement for college and workforce readiness.
Preschool students have been busy learning about the
life cycle of a butterfly. They watched tiny caterpillars
grown into large caterpillars, form a cocoon and hatch
into butterflies. Each student participated in releasing
the butterflies out into the world. Also each student
created their own paint project to put on display for
Art night. As we begin to close on this school year,
each student will make graduation caps to wear on
Kindergarteners have had a big year. They can recite
the alphabet, identify letters, sounds, sight words, read
books on grade level and write in daily journals. They
have been explorers in the classroom identifying living
and non-living things through the use of binoculars.
They have toured the world by learning about countries,
cultures and tasting various foods. These students
have studied about the different types of animals and
can classify them into the different animal groups.
They are able to add, subtract, measure and identify
3D shapes. Kindergarteners have learned something
very special this year which is friendship.
As we continuously monitor the growth goals of our
students, second graders are showing their enthusiasm
to be the best that they can be. 17% of our second
grade students were advanced in ELA, 67% were
proficient, 17% were basic and 0% were below basic!
These growth goals are monitored every 30 days
utilizing Data Director Assessments.
Third and Fourth graders have enjoyed success and
encountered interesting experiences in recent months.
Remediation efforts have resulted in raising Data
Director computerized testing scores. Students are
poised in continuing to make progress goals for the
upcoming Scantron testing. They showed their artistic
skills and teamwork while creating a sand mural for our
Art show. They even braved the unknown by eating
crickets during a lesson on cultural differences.
During our Art show, fifth and sixth graders showed the
talent by decorating flower pots. As these students are
preparing to take the final series of the Scantron test,
they are also focused on learning about Citizenship
involvement and Public issues. Our goal is to end the
school year by achieving higher testing scores than
"LSSU is a relatively small school and I believe for this reason I have received a better education. The close atmosphere as opposed to a larger university has provided me with an opportunity to become acquainted with my professors. The professors therefore have an opportunity to assist with problems fairly easily, especially in upper level classes. The classes are fairly small also which provides one on one conversations which is very helpful."