7th Grade SMART House Poetry Slam

On June 19th, our library hosted a special 7th Grade SMART House Poetry Slam organized by  ELA teacher, Ms. Schildkraut.  Poets read 3 original pieces and their peers listened attentively.  A special thanks to our student emcee, Marquis, who warmly invited each poet to the stage.  We’d also like to thank special guest, Ursula Koffer, for visiting and listening to our poems.   Congratulations to all participants!

MS 88 Debate Team Ends The Year With A Big Win!

MS 88 Debate Team just returned from our final debate trip of the year, which was the citywide Championship at CUNY School of Law.
  • 3rd Place Team: Hindani P. (611) and Yelenny C. (611)
  • 10th Place Team: Joel O. (715)
  • 5th Place Speaker: Joel O. (715)
  • 8th Place Speaker: Yelenny C. (611)
  • 9th Place Speaker: Hindani P. (611)
With so many team and speaker awards, we also won a school sweepstakes award! We placed 4th for overall points out of all participating schools.
We are so excited to see how the Debate  Team will continue to grow next year!