Grades 6, 7, & 8

100 Betty Street N.E.
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 254-5100
Fax (616) 785-2464

School Hours 7:30 - 2:20

Half Day Dismissal 10:50
Office Hours 7:00 - 3:15


Principal, Gus Harju

Dean of Students, Robb Hurt

Counselor, Anna Stornant

Secretary, Ruth Gravelyn

Office Clerk, Emily Garneau

MISSION

The mission of Mill Creek Middle School staff is to prepare students for adolescence and high school years while educating them to become life-long learners.

UPCOMING DATES
September
2 - Open House
8 - First Day of School
16 - Magazine sale starts
21 - Spirit Week begins
24 - Picture Day
25 - Homecoming
29 - PAC Meeting
30 - Magazine Sale ends

Information about these events will appear to the right as it becomes available. These dates are subject to change.
LUNCHES
Mill Creek offers our students healthy breakfasts and lunches. We encourage all parents to apply for free or reduced lunches by visiting LunchApp.com.


POWER SCHOOL PARENT PORTAL
We encourage every parent and guardian to create an account in Power School. Once logged on you can view your child's grades, assignments, and attendance. You will also be able to see our daily announcements which is our primary source for information. You can even choose to have the announcements emailed to you which will assure you are kept up to date on the happenings at Mill Creek. If you need information to set up an account, please email your child's name and grade to rgravelyn@cppschools.com and we will be happy to email you the instructions.

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Denise Clement is our Board of Education Building Liaison for the 2014-15 school year. You may contact her at denise_clement@grmerc.net

MILL CREEK STAFF WITH LINKS
Click on a teacher's name to be directed to their website.

STUDENT HANDBOOK
MILL CREEK SPORTS


Click HERE for our current sports schedule.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Did you know we collect Box Tops for Education?
 
Please click on the Box Tops logo for great deals, coupons, and more information. Thank you for supporting Mill Creek Middle School.
Google Apps for Education
Staff
                                                       

 
Gus Harju
Principal
gharju@cppschools.com

 
Robb Hurt
Dean of Students
rhurt@cppschools.com

 
Anna Stornant
Counselor
astornant@cppschools.com

 
Ruth Gravelyn
Secretary
rgravelyn@cppschools.com

 
Emily Garneau
Office Clerk
egarneau@cppschools.com
WELCOME BACK

Our office will reopen on Tuesday, August 18 with hours of 8:00-11:30 and 12:30-3:00.

School begins on Tuesday, September 8.
MILL CREEK OPEN HOUSE
MILL CREEK OPEN HOUSE
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 PM


Students with last names starting with A-L attend 5:00 - 6:00
Students with last names starting with M-Z attend 6:00 - 7:00

Students will be given the opportunity to practice their locker combination, tour the building and meet their teachers. Please note that teachers will not have time to meet with parents one on one at this time. If you have specific things you want to discuss with your child's teacher, you can arrange a time to meet with them.

Schedules will be mailed out the week of August 24. Please be sure to bring your schedule with you to the Open House.
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

If your child is new to Comstock Park Schools, please use the link below to register your child. After entering your address, please verify that it is in the Comstock Park district before continuing. After completing all forms, you will then select an appointment time. You will need to bring the following items to your appointment:

Student's Certified Birth Certificate
Student's Immunization Record
Proof of Residency (if you rent, we must see your current lease)
Parent's Photo ID
Student's Last Report Card


To start enrolling your child, click on the appropriate link. Click here for English   Click here for Spanish

Please note: if your child is coming to us from Pine Island Elementary, they are NOT a new student.

RETURNING STUDENT INFORMATION UPDATE
RETURNING STUDENTS
INFORMATION UPDATE NEEDED


If your child finished last year at Comstock Park Schools, we are asking you to please check the information we have on file and let us know if any changes are needed. It is very important that we always have correct contact information.

To do this, you must log in to your Power School Parent Portal. If you do not have an account set up, please email your child's name and grade to rgravelyn@cppschools.com and you will receive a response with instructions for creating an account. If you used the Parent Portal last year, you will use the same login information.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES
The new school year is fast approaching. For those of you ready to take advantage of the back to school sales going on, here is a list of general supplies your child will need. Please keep in mind that your child will need these throughout the entire school year, so be sure to stock up at home.
 
High quality
#2 pencils
Erasers

Red correcting pens
Glue sticks
Colored pencils
Highlighters
Earbuds or headphones

Please note: Individual teachers will have other supply requests for the specific structure of their classroom. Those lists will be available at our Open House on September 2nd.

For those of you shopping for school clothes, you might wish to read our dress code policy to see if your child's choices are acceptable. You can find the policy in the Student Handbook HERE.

MILL CREEK ATHLETICS

Interscholastic Sports Offered At Mill Creek


Mill Creek offers the following sports for 7th and 8th grade students.

FALL – Cross Country, Football, Girls Volleyball

EARLY WINTER – Boys Basketball, Competitive Cheerleading                                   

LATE WINTER –Girls Basketball, Wrestling

SPRING – Tennis, Track


Every student-athlete must have a physical dated April 15, 2015 or later on file in order to participate. They will NOT be allowed to practice without a current physical.  They can attend practice but CANNOT participate. All student-athletes must pay a $55.00 participation fee. Click HERE for a complete athletic packet.

For our current sports schedule click HERE.

Football Practice begins Monday, August 24 at 5:00. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Scott Lyons at 616-796-5310.


Cross Country Practice begins Wednesday, August 26 at 9:00. 6th grade students are also allowed to practice in this sport. Practice will be held at Dwight Lydell Park. Meet at the pavilion/parking lot by the pond. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Barb Wier at bwier@cppschools.com.



MILL CREEK COMMUNICATIONS

As a parent of a middle school student you will soon notice that your child no longer brings notes home as was the main means of communication in elementary school. At Mill Creek Middle School we rely heavily on electronic communications.


Here's what we do to keep you informed:
Update our website on a regular basis
Post our daily announcements on Power School
Activate our automated phone calling system when appropriate

Here's what you can do to stay informed:
Visit our website periodically at cppschools.com
Set up an account in Power School and check the announcements
Check the contact information we have and inform of us any changes

MILL CREEK ENTRANCES
Have you ever wondered "How do I get in that school? There are so many doors!" Hopefully the map below can help.

All students being dropped off before school and/or picked up after school should use the School ST parking lot. This is for all grades.
No students should ever be dropped off or picked up in the Office parking lot.

The Betty ST parking lot is for buses only.

During the school day the only door that is unlocked is the Betty St office. Our office hours are 7:00 - 3:15.


Calendar

Please click the following link below to be redirected to the full calendar page.

Mill Creek Calendar

You can also click on the small calendar below and navigate between calendars using the “Featured” word on the top left of the calendar.

SAFETY DRILL DOCUMENTATION
In accordance with 1941 PA 207 (MCL 29.19) we offer the following documentation.
Mill Creek Middle School has conducted the following safety drills:
2014-15 School Year
9/5/14  9:15 am Lock Down Code Yellow (#1)
9/5/14  1:05 pm Fire Drill (#1)
9/8/14  8:20 am Fire Drill (#2)
9/8/14  10:15 am Tornado Drill (#1)
9/9/14  1:30 pm Lock Down Code Red (#1)
9/11/14  1:45 pm Fire Drill (#3)
3/5/15   8:20 am Tornado Drill (#2)
4/17/15  9:15 am Fire Drill (#4)
4/17/15  1:05 pm Lock Down Code Yellow (#1)
4/24/15  10:15 am  Fire Drill (#5)
4/24/15  1:20 pm Lock Down Code Red (#2)
4/27/15  11:50 am Fire Drill (#6)

These drills were conducted by Mr. Robb Hurt, Dean of Students and are hereby acknowledged by Mr. Gus Harju, Principal.
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