Grades 6, 7, & 8

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

7:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Half Day Dismiss at 10:50 a.m.
Office Hours 7:00 - 3:15

Principal, Gus Harju
Dean of Students, Robb Hurt  

Secretary, Ruth Gravelyn

Counselor, Stacy Kennelly


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.


Mike Brown is our Board of Education Building Liaison for the 2013-14 school year. You may contact him at

Mill Creek staff with links
Click on a teacher's name to be directed to their website.

Calendar 2013-14   << UPDATES!

Enrollment Packet

Student Handbook 2013-14

Michigan's On-Line Course Catalog

6th grade supply list

7th grade supply list
8th grade supply list
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Gus Harju
Principal's Blog
Robb Hurt
Dean of Students

Ruth Gravelyn


Stacy Kennelly

March Students of the Month

6th Grade - Aya Yahya, Nour Yahya, Alexis Burkett, Victor Ramirez, David Britton, Jakel Davis

7th Grade - Lexie Schuiling, Shyauna McKinney, Sadie Essex, Julia Arnone, Gabby Jansma-Skinner, Alexa Endres

8th Grade - Amanda Meinke, Conner Brower, Rosie Booher

This year we will be recognizing many of our great students in the area of citizenship by having a Mill Creek Student of the Month.  We will be asking staff to nominate students monthly.  There are several selections in which a student can be nominated:  Following the rules daily; Encouraging students to do the right thing; Presenting as a Life Long Learner; Exemplary Behavior; Doing what is best for themselves and others; and Showing improvement in a specific area.  Students who are chosen will have their picture taken and will be on display next to the office.  We are excited to honor many of Mill Creek’s best!

Mill Creek Middle School Relay for Life Team – Superheroes

All students are welcome to join the team. Students are asked to donate $10 to the team to show their commitment and will receive a team t-shirt. They will be expected to participate in as many fundraisers as possible. Registration forms are available in the office.

Upcoming Events

April 18 Hat Day! In exchange for a $1.00 donation to Relay for Life students can wear a hat in school.

May 2 – Let’s Go Bowling!
Our Superheroes are bowling to STRIKE OUT CANCER! Bring your team of 5 to Westgate Bowl on Friday, May 2 at 7:00 pm for a fun night of bowling. Admission is $10 each ($5 goes to Relay) which includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, slice of pizza and pop.

May 11 - Detroit Tigers Bus Trip - information will be posted soon!

Please check back often for updates.
Students may now sign up in the office for Tennis or Track. Both Sports are open to 7th and 8th grade girls and boys. Practice is tentatively scheduled to start on March 24. All students must have a physical dated after April 15, 2013 to participate.

Click HERE for an updated competition schedule. (3-20-14)

What is the Parent Advisory Council (PAC)?

The PAC is similar but different from elementary PTO’s.  It is a meeting opportunity for me as the principal to talk with parents, in person, one on one, to discuss school operations and functions. It is a  chance for you as parents to hear proposals, voice ideas, suggestions and concerns.  There are no fund raising opportunities associated with the PAC.  I view it as an open line of  communication that you don’t receive through written forms of communication.  In summary, it’s an opportunity for you to be heard. - Gus Harju

Dates of Upcoming PAC Meetings
March 25  7:00 PM at Mill Creek Middle School
April 22  7:00 PM at Comstock Park High School
May 13  7:00 PM at Mill Creek Middle School

All parents are welcome to join us.


Dear Parent,

The cold and influenza season is upon us. I would like to share helpful tips to keep you and your family healthy throughout this winter season and to reduce the spread of communicable diseases in the school setting.  Handwashing is the absolute best and simplest way to prevent the spread of infection. It ideally should be done using warm water and liquid soap. Teach your child to rub hands together for at least 30 seconds. Remind your student to wash hands after coughing or sneezing and to discard tissue after use. Germs are often spread when a person touches a contaminated object and these organisms can live for hours on surfaces like doorknobs, desks, or tables.

The following is a list of symptoms that should guide you in keeping your child home.

·       Fever greater than 100.5 F

·       Constant runny nose

·       Persistent cough

·       Diarrhea

·       Nausea

·       Vomiting

·       Unusual Tiredness

Practice good health habits by insisting your child get adequate rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

Tina Rodriguez, RN

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.

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