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Comstock Park Seeks Renewal of Sinking Fund for Maintenance Needs

Comstock Park Public Schools' 10-year sinking fund millage is up for renewal May 6. The tax has generated about $360,000 annually for facility repairs and maintenance. The district first passed the sinking fund millage in 2004. Since then, money generated...

Hard Work Results In Naval Academy Entry

As he waited for an interview to seek congressional nomination to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, Comstock Park High School Senior Miguel Nava, 17, thought about what set him apart from the other 20,000 applicants to the school. “I couldn’t...

Comstock Park Teacher Introduces Students to World Through Travel

Comstock Park World History Teacher Betsy Rybarczyk fell in love with the world years ago, when as a recent high school grad, she grabbed her backpack and set off to travel Europe on her own.That’s a passion Rybarczyk wants...

Gleaming New Building Gives Comstock Park a Center for Arts, Athletics, More

The gleaming new Comstock Park Performing Arts and Athletic Center could be called a “gym-atorium” or “audanasium” or “cafe-gym-auditorium.” Certainly, the term “multi-functional” best describes the gym that easily converts into a 700-seat auditorium. The $7.9 million facility is the...

Volunteers Challenge Students to Give of Themselves

When Comstock Park High School senior Justin Terveen helped deliver Christmas gifts to a local family in need last year, he saw the children were wrapped in blankets to keep warm because of insufficient heating. “It was a huge...

Community Members, Schools Stepping Up to Address Need in Comstock Park

The Giving Closet is stocked with winter coats, boots, clothes and more, ready to make the winter months easier for struggling families in the Comstock Park area. The donation closet, located in the Comstock Park Public Schools Administration Building, is...

Career Academy Combines Job Training with Academics

Maddi Saum hopes to become a physician. Jamasen DeKlein wants to get a job in construction or attend Grand Rapids Community College after graduation. After falling behind in credits at school, they are redirecting themselves with help from the...

Older Students Help Peers Build Positive Relationships

Weighed down by a backpack filled with four textbooks, Mill Creek Middle School sixth-grader Anna Burpee ran slowly, with heavy steps, to the end of the hallway. Moments earlier, her seventh-grade mentor Leslie Walters had tucked a piece of...
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