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Tom Anderson (2005)
SIZZLIN' SUMMER MATH AND SCIENCE PROGRAM VIDEOS NOW AVAILIABLE ON-LINE
April 26, 2020
Updated May 4, 2020
Updated May 21, 2020
Updated June 10, 2020
Updated July 9, 2020

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, Governor Whitmer's associated executive orders, and the recovery Phase in which we find ourselves, we are replacing KAMSC's normal Sizzlin' Summer Science and Math Program (SSMSP) with several week's of on-line content --- for the most part free of charge --- beginning this week. 

Summer staff are putting together a set of videos featuring experiments drawn from our normal summer classes, for many different ages of children and their families, for both enrichment and enjoyment.  The videos will be debuting throughout the week --- beginning this week, the week of July 6 --- for four consecutive weeks, accessible through the YouTube channel "KAMSC Sizzlin' Summer."  (Click here to go the the KAMSC Sizzlin' Summer YouTube channel.)  All activities can be replicated at home with little or no expense.  Any items used that aren't normally available at a grocery store will have an associated link for purchase. 

Should a student and their family or guardians within the KAMSC Sizzlin' Summer service area be in need of financial assistance for the purchase of items, or for the participation in activities, within and associated with any of KAMSC's summer programs during Summer 2020, all a student or family or guardian will need to do is contact the KAMSC director, Dr. Michael Tanoff, directly through e-mail (mtanoff@kamsc.k12.mi.us) or a phone call (KAMSC office: 269-337-0004), and assistance will be made available. No one beside Dr. Tanoff needs to be made aware of any request for financial assistance.

Whether at KAMSC or in your own back yard, our goal is for children to have every opportunity to explore science, math, and technology, and we hope that this summer's video series, while not a replacement for our normal Sizzlin' Summer Program, will help.

Have an enjoyable and safe summer 2020, and we look forward to seeing you back at KAMSC for our regular Sizzlin' Summer Program in 2021.

Please continue to monitor this KAMSC home page for updates to KAMSC's Sizzlin' Summer Math and Science Program, including the potential for on-line tutoring. 

SIZZLIN' SUMMER VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR
The Usborne Book Fair, a regular part of KAMSC's Sizzlin' Summer Math and Science Program, is being presented virtually this year.  Click here for access to this year's book fair, and contact information for KAMSC's Usborne Books Educational Services Representative, Tearsa Smith.

Should a student and their family or guardians within the KAMSC Sizzlin' Summer service area be in need of financial assistance for the purchase of items, or for the participation in activities, within and associated with any of KAMSC's summer programs during Summer 2020, all a student or family or guardian will need to do is contact the KAMSC director, Dr. Michael Tanoff, directly through e-mail (mtanoff@kamsc.k12.mi.us) or a phone call (KAMSC office: 269-337-0004), and assistance will be made available. No one beside Dr. Tanoff needs to be made aware of any request for financial assistance.
KAMSC ADMISSIONS SCHEDULE: LETTERS WERE MAILED FRIDAY JUNE 12.
Updated June 17, 2020
Updated July 9, 2020

Dear Eighth Grade Applicants and Your Parents and Guardians,

The mandatory school closures, effective March 16th, imposed severe delays on our review of eighth grader applications for KAMSC's Fall 2020 ninth grade class.  Our letters offering admission, wait-list status, or regrets, were processed for mailing on Friday June 12.  Since then, we have also invited several students from our wait list. 

We understand that local mail delivery has been experiencing delays.  If you did not receive your letter by Friday June 19, please contact the KAMSC office at 269-337-0004, or e-mail me at mtanoff@kamsc.k12.mi.us, and we will be able to advise you of your status at that time.

Thank you for considering the pull-out program at KAMSC as part of your high school education, and for understanding the delays in our admission process dictated by this year's historic circumstances.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tanoff, KAMSC Director
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.

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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Parents and guardians of KAMSC students are encouraged to monitor student progress through the Synergy PVUE application.

KAMSC uses Synergy to track and communicate grades and other information.

Information on using the Synergy system is available through the "links" link toward the left side of this page. The "Synergy Parent VUE" and "Synergy Student VUE" links may be found toward the top of the "links" page.

All parents and guardians of returning KAMSC students should have received login information for the Synergy system last year and those logins remain valid.  Note, however, that the URLs for accessing the system have changed.  Please use the new links with your existing login information.

Parents and guardians of new KAMSC students should received PVUE login information in the first month of school. Those logins will remain valid throughout the student's time at KAMSC.

Students should contact Mr. Cardwell or Mr. Milka if they or their parents are not able to access their Synergy accounts.

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 .

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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