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WELCOME TO KAMSC, the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center!




© 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
May & June 2016 Calendar Highlights

F May 13 -- Juniors: Physics / Seniors: College Day (wear your college apparel)

W May 18 -- Parents Organization Meeting (6:00-7:30 PM) RESCHEDULED to June 1

W May 18 -- Open Lab & Project Drop-off

Th May 19 -- KAMSC Project Day Open House 3:30-6:30 PM / Awards Program in Chenery (7:00 PM)

M-W May 23-25 -- Seniors: Exam Week

W May 25 -- NO Open Lab

Th May 26 -- Seniors Last Day @ KAMSC

F May 27 -- Juniors: Project K

M May 30 -- Memorial Day (KAMSC & office closed)

T May 31 -- Senior Recognition Ceremony (in Chenery)

W June 1 -- Parents Organization Meeting (6-7:30PM); NO Open Lab

F June 3 -- Elective Exams (PM)

M June 6 -- Math Exams

W June 7 -- Science Exams / Last Day of KAMSC for Students!

KAMSC PARENTS ORGANIZATION:

The next meeting of the KAMSC Parents Organization for the 2015-16 academic year will be held on Wednesday evening June 1 from 6:15 - 7:30 PM (snacks and networking at 6:00).  In addition to the regular business of the Parents Organization, including a review of recent and current KAMSC activities and a report from the director, one of KAMSC's teachers will speak on a specific topic.

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.

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 collaboration of 33 regional centers throughout the state created by the Michigan Legislature to elevate mathematics and science education for all students in Michigan. 

- Director Dr. Michael Tanoff 
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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 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. 
All current eighth grade students interested in joining the KAMSC high school pull-out program as ninth graders for the 2016-17 school year:
Information packets were mailed to all Kalamazoo County eighth grade students during the second week of November, 2015. Registration forms for the KAMSC entrance exam (which was held on Saturday January 9, 2016) were due in the KAMSC office on or before 4:00 PM on Friday December 11, 2015.

An open house for eighth graders and their families, for the purposes of further describing the KAMSC program, was held at 7:00 PM in Chenery Auditorium on Monday December 7th, 2015.

All students who reside in, and attend a public, private, parochial, or home school in, the KRESA service area, and who will have completed an Algebra I (or higher level) mathematics course by the end of eighth grade, are eligible for admission.

Please contact the KAMSC office, 269-337-0004, with inquiries.
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.

The 2015-2016 Issues 3 (Winter Edition) and 4 (Exam Edition) of the KAMSC student newspaper, "84 Steps," are now available!

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