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, Anna Stornant

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.

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
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ENROLLMENT PACKET 2014-15

ENROLLMENT PACKET 2014-15 Spanish

STUDENT HANDBOOK 2014-15
MILL CREEK SPORTS


Click HERE for our current sports schedule.
Updated 12-1-2014
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Staff
                                                       

 
Gus Harju
Principal

 
Robb Hurt
Dean of Students



 
Ruth Gravelyn
Secretary

 



  Anna Stornant
Counselor

 
YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW
Mill Creek Middle School 2014-15 Yearbooks are now on sale. You may go to Lifetouch to order online. Order forms will be sent home with students. A standard yearbook is $8.00 and there are many options you can choose from.
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. We previously included the information you need to create an account on your student's progress reports in Quarter 1. If you need the information again, please call the office at 616-254-5100 and we will be happy to email you the instructions.

PARENT PHONE NUMBERS
Hello? Hello? Are you there?

As we all know, Michigan weather is very unpredictable. In the event of a school closing or delay, our automated phone system will call everyone. For this reason and many others it is very important that we have your correct phone number. You may log in to your Power School Parent Portal account to see what number(s) we have in our database. Please call our office at 616-254-5100 if your phone number is not correct.
HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE
Looking for Holiday assistance or know someone that is?
Area service agencies can help!
Referral Service Hotline
United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free referral service hot line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Kent County residents. It provides information about local services and programs to those in need (utility help, gifts, counseling services, etc.).
Call 2-1-1 or Holiday Assistance Hotline 459-2625 or 1-800-877-1107.

Gifts (Sign-up through your local food pantries)

*Santa Claus Girls - Call 616-957-7335 to register. Registration ends December 12th
*Toys for Tots – Call 2-1-1 or 616-459-2255 or 1-800-887-1107
*Salvation Army Angel Tree – Call 2-1-1 or 616-459-2255 or 1-800-887-1107
*Other Way Ministries – 454-4011 – Commitment Deadline – November 15th

Food (Holiday food baskets available – sign-up through your local food pantries)
*Zion Lutheran Church – Call 784-7151
*Access of West Michigan / Food Pantries – Call 2-1-1 or 459-2255 – Website - http://accessofwestmichigan.org/initiatives/hunger-initiative/pantry-network/find-the-pantry-nearest-you/
*NW Food Pantry - 451-4036
*Food Stamp Hotline 1-855-275-6424
*Salvation Army Food Pantry – 1215 E. Fulton - Please call ahead 2-1-1 to check the days and hours of operation as well as what identification is needed at the time of service.

Clothes / Household Goods
*Goodwill Industries – Call 532-4200, or visit goodwillgr.org.
*Value Land – Call 784-3633
*In the Image – Call 456-6150
*North Kent Service Center – Call 866-3478
*Salvation Army Thrift Store – Call 784-1404 or visit 3900 Alpine Ave.

Facing Foreclosure / Need Home Repair
Home Repair Services, 1100 S. Division Ave., gets between the homeowner and mortgage company. Counselors help with setting up new payment arrangements between homeowners and lending institutions. Call 241-2601, or go online to homerepairservices.org.

Dental/Medical
*Cherry Street Health Services provides preventative, restorative and emergency dental care to low-income, uninsured or under-insured families. Medical, behavioral, vision, health insurance and prescription assistance also is provided. Call 616-965-8200 ext. 7235, or visit cherryhealth.org.
*Oasis of Hope Center, 522 Leonard St. NW, provides low-cost/free medical care to economically disadvantaged and uninsured West Side Grand Rapids residents. Services include urgent care, wellness exams, ongoing disease monitoring and treatment, and cancer screening. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, 1-6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Call 451-8868, e-mail, info@oasis-of-hope-center.org, or visit ohcgr.org
*Clinica Santa Maria, 730 Grandville Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Phone 616-685-8400. provides low-cost/free medical care to economically disadvantaged and uninsured Grand Rapids residents. There are no language barriers, all staff are bi-lingual.

Personal Transportation

*Mel Trotter Ministries Auto Sales, 555 28th St. SE - Call 301-1415, or visit meltrotter.org.
*The RAPID – 456-7514
*Veterans Yellow Cab – 459-4646
Resources
Grand Rapids Press - www.mlive.com United Way 2-1-1

Comstock Park Community Outreach
HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Looking for something to do during the Holidays? Look no further. Here is a list of many activities in our area.

December 17
  • KDL – Alpine Branch – The Reindeer are coming – 6:30PM
  • December 18
  • KDL – Comstock Park Branch – Make a Gingerbread House and enjoy the Reindeer – 4PM
  • December 27
  • KDL – Alpine Branch – Family Building Bricks Party – 10:30AM
  • Other On Going Events
  • Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle begins on December 5, 2014 (weather permitting). Call 456-3699 for hours and details, Admission is $1.00
  • Nite Lites Christmas Light Display - Fifth Third Ball Park transformed into a lighted mile-long winter wonderland November 27, 2014-January 4th, 2015. Open daily 6-9PM, price per vehicle is $15. $2 off coupon online
  • Resources - www.GRnow.com, www.KDL.org, www.cppschools.com – Calendar
    The previous list is not meant to be comprehensive. Always confirm dates and times. Enjoy the Holidays!
    PAC MEETINGS

    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 Meeting

    January 27
    March 24
    April 21
    May 12

    All meetings are held at 7:00 PM at Mill Creek Middle School except for April which will be held at the high school.

    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.



    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.


    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
    9/5/2014  9:15 am Lock Down Code Yellow (#1)
    9/5/2014  1:05 pm Fire Drill (#1)
    9/8/2014  8:20 am Fire Drill (#2)
    9/8/2014  10:15 am Tornado Drill (#2)
    9/9/2014  1:30 pm Lock Down Code Red (#1)
    9/11/2014  1:45 pm Fire Drill (#3)
    These drills were conducted by Mr. Robb Hurt, Dean of Students and are hereby acknowledged by Mr. Gus Harju, Principal.
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