Hello STEM Parents/Guardians and Families,

Where did September go? This week fall has blown in, and I’m enjoying the crisp mornings. I hope you were lucky enough to see the lunar eclipse on Sunday night, I caught a glimpse through the clouds, and it was awesome.

Principals around the district have been doing a book study on Mindset by Carol Dweck. Your family homework this week is to check out this link and talk as a family about what it means to have a growth mindset. You can post your insights on the STEM Academy Facebook page. We have posted  a link there as well. 

Homecoming week was a lot of fun. The dress up days had great participation. The week culminates with the football game on Friday at 7 pm. This year the Colts will be taking on Berrien Springs. This year marks the end of the long-standing tradition of the Homecoming parade. In lieu of a parade, Comstock is trying something that we hope will grow into a wonderful new tradition — Spirit Fest. It's going to be half carnival, half tailgate, and completely fun! Join us in the corner of the parking lot near the tennis courts starting at 5:30 on Friday, October 2. There you will find a variety of games (some free, some with a small fee that will benefit the organization hosting the activity), music, face painting, displays, a little bit of food, and a ton of Comstock Pride! STEM 6th and 7th graders have been hard at work coding, and assembling robotic caravel games like plinko, robo-pong, drag racing, wiggle ring toss and more! Please join us this Friday — rain or shine (but the forecast looks good!) — at 5:30 for Spirit Fest, and at 7:00 for Comstock varsity football. Go Colts!

Picture day is Thursday October 8th. Picture envelopes will be coming home this week with your child. STEM students do not need to wear uniforms on picture day.

The STEM Gear order form is due Friday, October 2 if you have not already turned it in with your son or daughter. Remember that hooded sweatshirts are approved for every day wear. 

1. In the morning if you are dropping off your child, please use the north or south parking lots. If you drop off in front of the building, please do so between 7:20-7:25. The buses need to be able to safely pull in and out of the circle they arrive between 7:25 and 7:30.
2. Girls can wear leggings under a skirt or jumper, but leggings should not be worn by themselves.
3. Middle school students 6-8 are permitted to wear jeans on Friday. K-5 this is something to look forward to!

Mr. Chopp
Director, Comstock STEM Academy

8th grade college night at kvcc

High school students who are exploring college options are encouraged to attend the 2015 Greater Kalamazoo Area College Night on October 5, 2015 from 6:30 to 8pm at Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Texas Township Campus.

College, university and training institution representatives will be available to speak with students and parents about their programs and campuses. Also scheduled to participate are spokesmen from the armed forces and training providers who will detail what's available at technical schools and how military service can help pay for a college education.

A financial aid workshop will be held at 7 p.m. in the Dale B. Lake Auditorium. It will cover scholarships, student loans, and the kinds of financial assistance available from the federal and state governments.

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School INFO

Comstock STEM Academy
Chris Chopp, Director

175 Hunt Street [Map]
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Phone: (269) 250-8560
Fax: (269) 250-8561

Hours of Operation:
Full Day: 7:30am - 2:30pm
Half Day: 7:30am - 11:05am