Great Lakes Bay Early College

The Monthly Newsletter of The Great Lakes Bay Early College

Coordinator's Corner with Mr. Summey

The school year has gone by in a flash. Can you believe we have less than a week left in college classes and roughly six weeks for GLBEC classes? Students make sure you finish strong during these final days. This newsletter is an attempt to keep you updated on the many things going on at the Great Lakes Bay Early College.

Information Sessions

If you know of any student entering the 10th and 11th grade that may be interested in attending the Early College next year, please encourage them and their parent/guardian to attend one of our virtual information sessions. The dates/times of these meetings are below.

May 6-6:00 pm

June 3-6:00 pm

Important Dates

Please place the following dates on your calendar.

April 23-MSTEP Test-(Mandatory, all 11th Graders)-SISD Transitions Center

April 26-30-Textbook Drop Off at SVSU-Schedule to be sent electronically

April 29-Textbook Drop Off at Delta-Schedule to be sent electronically

April 30-Last Day of classes at SVSU

April 30-Last Day of classes at Delta

Completers-Job Shadow/Community Service Hours

If you haven't done so already, make sure you turn in your job shadow and community service hours into Mrs. Gloss. These hours are required to receive your High School diploma and MEMCA certificate. Please stop by the office if you have any questions.

Dow SSEC Summer Internship Opportunity(Information from the STEM Office at SVSU)

Consider applying to be a paid summer intern for the Dow Science and Sustainability Education Center Summer Research Experience at Saginaw Valley State University.

Program dates are June 28 – August 5, 2021. The anticipated schedule is Monday through Thursday from approximately 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. To be considered for a position, middle and high school STEM teachers must complete the online application form and submit their cover letter and resume as well as contact information for two references by April 30, 2021.

All application materials are attached and can also be found on our website at

Please spread the word to any of your students who may want to apply as well! Current 9th – 11th grade students interested in a paid summer internship with the Dow SSEC must complete the online application form and submit their cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation by May 7, 2021.

Please note: Due to the evolving nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, these plans and programs are subject to change or cancellation at any time to reflect public health guidance and current conditions. Participants will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.

Connections with English Literature and Writing with Mrs. Elliott and Miss Sherwood

April is not only here but half over. Wow! The end of May is just around the corner.

Ms. Sherwood finished teaching about poetry before state testing last week; students have also completed their poetry rough drafts. Peer editing starts this week as well as crafting ideas for book compilation.

April 30 is Ms. Sherwood’s last day. I have appreciated her partnership this year. I hope we all take some time in the next two weeks to send her our best wishes and to congratulate her on graduating from SVSU and beginning her career in the Detroit area.

Most students are doing a great job on their independent reading assignments: most are on their fourth or fifth book. I am so proud of them. KEEP READING!

Mathematics and Economics with Mr. Christensen

Our math classes are approaching our final units of study. Students will not have a cumulative final exam but will need to finish strong. We are also down to two Fridays for each class and so the last chances for extra support. If your daughter or son needs to make up work, make sure they are scheduling a time with me.

Economics class is now exploring the role of government on a large scale. How does our money supply and regulation affect the economy as a whole and what can or should be done during economic downturns? One final study of the inventions that made other inventions possible and how ideas themselves are conceived and encouraged.

Science Methods with Mr. Conklin

This week we are wrapping up our science history unit. As we leave April and head into May students are going to revisit concepts concerning molecular shape and how that shape affects chemical behavior. Three dimensional shape is a leading factor in how a molecule acts in nature and where it derives its chemical and many physical properties. Following the theme of the previous unit students will be working with modeling to help explain these molecular properties. As always the best place to learn these concepts is in the lab. May will involve a pretty intensive lab routine to bring lecture to life.

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Career Navigation with Mrs. Gloss

M-STEP testing is this Friday, April 23rd. Please refer to the master student list for the time you should arrive at the Transition Center. The Transition Center is located at 3860 Fashion Square Blvd, Saginaw MI. We expect to start testing right at 7:30am & 10:30am so please arrive at least 10 minutes early. You only need to bring a pencil for scratch paper work. Calculators are provided through the online assessment portal.

11th graders taking the M-STEP this Friday, please review the following link for samples of the M-STEP test,,4615,7-140-22709_70117-350540--,00.html

Here is a link for what to expect when taking the M-STEP online assessment,


Final Exams begin next week. Please make sure you prepare and get a good night's sleep before each exam day. Check with your professor if you do not know your exam date and time.


Seniors, please start looking into scholarship opportunities over the summer. Research the scholarship opportunities at the college(s) you are thinking of applying to in the Fall. Also, check local community agencies, churches and organizations for scholarship opportunities. We will look more into this together in the Fall, but the summer is a great time to get started.

Office Information from Mrs. Kushion

Please make sure to schedule a time to return the electronic devices you borrowed from GLBEC. You need to return these items by the end of the semester.

Contact Information Changes

Please notify Mrs. Kushion of all contact information changes (phone, address, email address).

Great Lakes Bay Early College-Office S061-1961 Delta Rd, University Center, Michigan 48710 (989) 686-9146