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Don Sawruk

Don Sawruk '70

"My two business degrees from LSSU were instrumental in preparing me to work at all levels of Edison Sault Electric (ESE), concluding with the privilege of becoming ESE President in 1998. My company also takes pride in that 14 out of a total of 17 management personnel and about 20% of hourly employees at ESE either have degrees from or have attended a substantial number of classes at LSSU. Finally, our company and employees have contributed in excess of $500,000 to various LSSU projects over the last 25 years. ESE Believes in Blue."

Edison Sault Electric Company
President and CEO
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

LSSU Business and Economics Outstanding Alumnus Award '03

Charter Schools

North Central Academy

Mission Statement:

Learning adds quality to our lives. At Bay City Academy, we strive to inspire students to grow in their lifelong learning potential by teaching them how to learn. Students will develop competence, caring and citizenship through a positive learning experience in partnership with home and community.

North Central Academy Location

Address:
5055 Corey Road
Mancelona, MI 49659
Telephone:
(231) 584-2080
Web Address:
www.northcentralacademy.net

North Central Academy Contact Information

Director
Patrick Cleland
clelandp@northcentralacademy.net
Management Company:
Smart Schools North
Executive Director: Dr. Steven Ingersoll
singersoll@smartschoolsinc.com
Board of Directors:
President: Craig David Johnston, craigerno6@aol.com
Vice President: Michael E. Wooley, mikwoo@bkf-law.com
Secretary: Dennis J. Griffith, den_grif_83@hotmail.com
Treasurer: Arlene Harris-Bush, Arlene@harris-bush.com
Trustee: Claire Ann Gregory

LSSU Oversight Officer:
Nick J. Oshelski
Executive Director Charter Schools
noshelski@lssu.edu

Contract (See Bay City Academy)

News

Young Entrepreneurs

North Central Academy students earn salaries, have jobs to do, pay bills and develop their own businesses. The younger children rely more heavily on teacher support, but all kids experience the responsibility, creativity and satisfaction of building a business. Students learn to become productive members of society by participating in these businesses and job clubs, where real-life issues such as supply and demand, profitability and customer service are experienced firsthand.

Our fifth and sixth grade class has partnered up with Shetler’s Dairy to create a unique ice cream flavor, “Blurple Berry Blast”. This special blend of blueberry, strawberry and raspberry is mixed into Shetler’s all natural, organic ice cream. The 1/2 gallon cartons will be specially decorated with the NCA logo and being distributed through the school and also available through the Shetler Dairy Farm in Kalkaska, MI as well as Oryana’s in Traverse City.

Our Music Program

Learning music helps students learn other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use. Music is more than just using your voice, or playing an instrument; it helps multiple skill sets. It helps your child develop as a whole through the mind and the body. It helps students become more involved and engaged which is what we strive to accomplish here at Bay City Academy.

This April, our Solo and Ensemble group traveled to Woodland School in Traverse City to compete in the “Charter School Solo and Ensemble” competition. We are proud to announce they were awarded with SUPERIOR ratings which is the highest rating you can achieve. These young talented students never seize to amaze us each and every day!

Fisheries and Wildlife Mgmt...

Thaddeus Lewandowski

Thaddeus Lewandowski
Fisheries and Wildlife

"The opportunity at LSSU to do research is amazing. This past summer I motored through coves and islands with Prof. Garvon surveying water birds for the affects of pollution. I spent the other part of my summer on the shore of Lake Superior monitoring nests of the endangered Piping Plover."

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