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© Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center
600 West Vine Street Suite 400, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 337-0004; Fax: (269) 337-0049
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm
IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE !!!

When weather conditions are severe, CONSIDER SAFETY AND COMFORT FIRST when deciding whether or not to attend a KAMSC event.
Welcome to KAMSC Online

Welcome to KAMSConline, the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center's online web community. If you have visited before, please login now to access your new capability.

We have many plans for future development of our web presence. Please bear with us as we implement our upgrades.

The Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center is a regional enrichment center serving both public and private school districts in the counties of Kalamazoo and St. Joseph.
 
Our onsite program serves students residing in the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA) service area. We also provide professional learning and outreach programs to fulfill our primary mission of enriching the quality of mathematics and science education for all students in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties.

KAMSC is a member of the Michigan Math and Science Centers Network and a founding member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools.  The Michigan Math and Science Centers Network is a statewide collaboration of 33 STEM Centers.  The Network is a core element of the system of support for K-12 STEM education in Michigan.  We Provide high quality STEM opportunities that can reach every child in our state either through direct student services or by providing teacher professional learning.

Our membership includes Directors with expertise in every facet of STEM and STEM education.  Therefore, the Network is both a catalyst and resource for educational innovation.  State and national initiatives can be quickly mobilized throughout Michigan because of the strong working relationships that individual Centers maintain with their constituent schools, teachers and students.  Center Directors also nurture and sustain collaborations between business and industry partners and their local stakeholders.

- Director Dr. Michael Tanoff 
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December 2016 & January 2017 Calendar Highlights

 

Su December 4  -- KAMSC Senior-Mentor Tea, 2:00 PM (CityScape)


Tu-Th December 6-8  -- 9th grade research library week 

F December 9 -- Sophomore class trip to Michigan State University's Innovation and Creativity Design Day (Buses leave KAMSC at 6:00 AM.)

W December 21 -- Parents Organization meeting
, 6:15-7:30 PM (Presentation Center)

Th December 22 -- KAMSC Alumni Day; last day of classes for KAMSC students

 F December 23  -- KAMSC Alumni Staff Brunch, 9:30-11:00 AM;  no classes

 M December 26 - F January 6 -- Winter Break
The KAMSC office will close at 3:30 PM on Friday December 23, and reopen at 7:30 AM on Monday January 9.

Sa January 14  -- KAMSC entrance exam (for current 8th graders), 10:00 AM, Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University

M January 16 - W January 18 --- KAMSC first semester final exams

F January 20, M January 23 --- end of first KAMSC semester; start of second KAMSC semester

Th January 26 - F January 27 --- no students or classes at KAMSC (The KAMSC office will be open for regular hours.)

KAMSC STUDENTS IN THE NEWS!

KAMSC tops beginner division at EMU programming competition!  Read the MLive article here.

You may read about some of KAMSC's student athletes in MLive articles here, here, and here!

Eight years in a row!  KAMSC students take top two places at UM-Dearborn competition!  Read the MLive article here.

KAMSC loses in tie-breaker for championship at Miami University competition!  Read the MLive article here.

KAMSC STUDENTS take five of the top eight places at Saginaw Valley State University Computer programming competition!  Read the MLive article here.

22 KAMSC GIRLS win national, state recognition from the National Center for Women and Information Technology!  Read the MLive article here

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!  Read the MLive article here.

KAMSC PARENTS ORGANIZATION:

The next meeting of the KAMSC Parents Organization for the 2016-17 academic year will be held on Wednesday evening December 21 from 6:15 - 7:30 PM (snacks and networking at 6:00). 

All KAMSC parents and guardians are encouraged to become active in the KAMSC Parents Organization, a 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to support the students, activities, and programs at KAMSC.

Most Parent Organization meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday evening of the month, September through May, but please monitor this home page for exceptions to this schedule.

KAMSC ALUMNI IN THE NEWS!
KAMSC alumnus (class of '04) Rishi Mediratta (Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University Medical School), has written a book, Cracking Med School Admissions: Trusted Advice from Students Who've Been There, providing advice to students on how to apply to medical school.  The book is available through amazon.com here.  Dr. Mediratta also manages a blog site about the AMCAS application, medical school interviews, and other opportunities to consider before medical school.

KAMSC is proud to have shared a role in Dr. Mediratta's education, and is grateful to Dr. Mediratta for sharing his and his colleagues' experiences with us. 
The Summer 2015 edition (Awards edition) of the KAMSC newsletter, "Linkages," is available on-line.

Please click on the "links" button on the left, and then go to the "KAMSC Newsletters" link.

Fall 2016 issues of the KAMSC student newspaper, "84 Steps," are now available, along with back issues!

Please click on the "links" button on the left, and then go to the "KAMSC 84 Steps" link, or select the "84 Steps" option from the "KAMSC" pull-down menu at the top of the page.


Parents and guardians of KAMSC students are encouraged to monitor student progress through the on-line Parent Internet Viewer (PIV).

Information on using the PIV system is available through the "links" link toward the left side of this page. The "Pinnacle Gradebook" link may be found toward the bottom of the page. All parents and guardians of KAMSC students should have received login information for the PIV system.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

KAMSC follows the Kalamazoo Public Schools schedule for snow days.

If KPS is closed for a snow day, KAMSC is closed.

If KPS is in session during inclement weather, KAMSC is also in session.

Students whose district school is closed for a snow day on a day that KAMSC is open are strongly encouraged to consider safety first when deciding whether or not to attend their KAMSC classes.

If KAMSC weekend activities, including the administration of entrance exams, need to be cancelled due to inclement weather, announcements will be posted on this web site and through radio stations WKZO (590 AM, 96.5 FM), WVFM (106.5 FM), The FAN (1660 AM), The Touch (1560 AM, 95.5 FM), WTVB (1590 AM), and WNWN (98.5 FM), as well as through WMMT TV 3, http://www.wwmt.com/community/features/closings .

© Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center
600 West Vine Street Suite 400, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 337-0004; Fax: (269) 337-0049
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm