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2300 E. Midland Road
Bay City, MI 48706
Tel: (989) 684-7702
Fax: (989) 266-8214

Mr. Michael Connors
School Service Worker
Mr. Craig Nanney

School Hours:
8:36am to 3:30pm
Office Hours:
8:00am to 4:00pm

 Bay City Public Schools


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Click Here to View our 20-21 School Calendar

REMOTE LEARNING LINKS:  Here are some links that may be helpful to your family as we begin our Remote Learning Lessons.

SEESAW LEARNING (Grades Y5-1) - Please refer to communication from your teacher.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM (Grades 2-5) - Click here to access Google Classroom and log in with your school google information.

ST MATH - Click here to access ST MATH


JANUARY 18 - No School - Teacher PD

JANUARY 19 - Return to Face-to-Face Learning

FEBRUARY 19 No School

2019-2020 McAlear-Sawden Elementary Principal Award

From the Desk of Mr. Connors:

Good Day McAlear-Sawden Families. 

I would like to take a moment to congratulate the 2019-20 McAlear-Sawden Elementary Principal Award recipients and nominees. 

Our female award recipient is Allie Giddings.


Allie enjoys cheerleading, all sports (she played basketball and football this year), and painting. Her favorite subjects are Math and Physical Education. School is important to Allie. She has not missed many days, and she feels it is important to get your work done on time and to try your hardest. She admits that school can be tough at times, but she is not afraid to ask questions to help clarify any misconceptions.  Allie loved her time at McAlear-Sawden and said she will miss it so much.

Our male award recipient is Zach Coppess. 


Zach has been a student at McAlear-Sawden for three years. He came here from Brooklyn, Michigan, and Alabama before that. Zach likes Alabama Crimson Tide and the Dallas Cowboys. He plays baseball, football, and basketball, but his favorite is baseball. Zach said that school is very important in order to ensure a more successful future. Zach’s family (mom, dad, older brother and sister, plus a yellow lab) go to church together and enjoy cheering each other on in sports.  Zack said he tries his best to follow the golden rule; treat others the way you want to be treated. 

Congratulations to our Prinicpal Award Recipients!!

This was a very difficult decision. All of the students nominated by their teachers have not only done a great job this year, but in previous years as well. You have made your parents, staff, and peers proud! 

I would like to thank the other nominees who took the time to write me letters. You were all deserving of this award, but I could only choose two of you. 

Here are the rest of our nominees:

Elly Fischer

Madyson LeMere

Lexi Snawder

Chelsie McKeon

Avery Valley

Elliot Peters

Colton Cunningham

Connor Williams

Landon Giorgis

2019-2020 Principal Award Nominee Addition

When I sent out the Principal Award recipients and nominees yesterday, I was made aware that one person was left off the list of nominees. This was done inadvertently, and I apologize for the error. For this reason, I would like to introduce another nominee for the Principal Award.
Mr. T. proudly nominated Audri McDonell as a possible candidate for the Principal Award. I asked Mr. T. if he could share with me why he nominated Audri. “Audri is a model student. She is always striving to do her very best academically. She is one of the most compassionate and friendly students you will ever meet. She is a wonderful friend to her peers and always shows empathy towards others, while staying true to her own kind, unique self.”
Congratulations for being nominated Audri! Apologies for leaving you off the list yesterday.

PAWS Scholarship Recipients 19-20

From the desk of Michael T. Connors, principal:

It is with pleasure that I can officially announce our 2019-2020 McAlear-Sawden Elementary PAWS Scholarship recipients, Logan Hurst and Makayla Wilcox.


I would like to include some highlights as to why these two outstanding students were selected.

First, Logan has a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.94. He has had four years of Magna Cum Laude recognition and four years of exemplary attendance.

In order to keep his GPA at a high standard, Logan had to do well with time management. He is not only an outstanding student academically, he also juggled sports, volunteerism, and working as a co-op at Dow Employees Credit Union.

Logan has taken many Advanced Placement (AP) classes during his junior and senior years at Western High School. However, he still wanted to be challenged even more and dual enrolled at Delta College for two semesters.

As you enter the gym doors at McAlear-Sawden, Logan and his family were an integral part in reshaping the landscape. Logan spent countless hours digging dirt, pulling weeds (some poison ivy), planting shrubs and moving stones.

Logan considers himself organized, dependable, and a committed person with all of his endeavors. These qualities helped him to become a distinguished member of the National Honor Society. He hopes to take these characteristics with him to Saginaw Valley State University where he plans on getting a degree in electrical engineering.

Being a son of two educators, Logan attributes his successes to his mother and father, and says that they always encouraged him to do his best. Logan hopes to one day work for Dow or a similar local manufacturer as an engineer. I’d say that he has a great head start at attaining these goals.

Our next recipient is Makayla Wilcox. Makayla maintained a 3.69 GPA while balancing academics, Co-op, sports and volunteerism.

Makayla amassed 573 hours of Community Service through Relay For Life, being a mentor for Big Brother Big Sister and countless of other activities including many events at McAlear-Sawden.

Makayla was also the captain of the swim team at WHS. Her love for the water helped her land a co-op job as a lifeguard. She took this job seriously because she never knew if her CPR training would have to be used in an emergency situation.

In terms of academics, Makayla not only challenged herself by taking many AP classes, she also dual enrolled at Delta College while at WHS. She was proud to be nominated for the National Honor Society because she had to show the four pillars in order to be considered: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.

Makayla said that her parents taught her to be a responsible person both as a student and as a citizen. This sense of responsibility has created a path for her to help children who have either physical or mental disabilities.

She would like to connect her occupational goals with her swimming prowess while attending Grand Valley State University. Her desire is to get her degree in Recreational Therapy while participating on Grand Valley’s club swim team. After acquiring her Bachelor’s degree, she would like to pursue her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy while specializing in pediatrics, and someday work in a children’s hospital.

There is no doubt that we will have to address Makayla as Dr. Wilcox in the future.


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