Virtual Graduation and Core Values Awards

Dear Students & Families, 

We look forward to celebrating your upcoming graduation and wanted to give you some details so you know what to expect this week, and can fully participate in celebrating your wonderful accomplishments! 

On Wednesday, June 17th, we will have our Virtual Graduation streamed live at 2:00 PM. Using this link (ms88.org/classof2020),  you’ll be able to view the ceremony on our school website after 2pm on the 17th.

The event will be streamed live through students’ Google Classrooms and on Pupil Path at 2pm on the 17th. It will also be available in the future if you miss the premiere! on https://ms88.org/classof2020. You will also be able to download video and save it. Students can choose to join Google Classrooms to view the graduation virtually with their peers and teachers, and to celebrate before and after. Google Classroom information will be provided to students by teacher teams.

8th Graders who are nominated for End of Year awards have been notified by email  with an invitation link to join a Google Meets session at 2:00 on Monday, June 15th to virtually receive an award. 

Please reach out with any questions or concerns, and we look forward to celebrating together virtually soon!

Best, 

MS 88 Leadership Team

D15 Middle School Virtual Youth Council

d15 Middle school 2nd virtual youth council. June 18th 4:30-6pm

MS 88 has been very involved with the D15 Diversity Initiative and this Youth Council is a great way to get involved and to have your voice be heard!

The IntegrateNYC D15 Middle School Youth Council is uplifted and motivated to continue our youth councils with you to create conversations and actions together to build our school communities and our city into inclusive, equitable spaces dedicated to racial justice. 

Not sure what all of these words – racism, racial justice, inclusive, equitable, integrated – really mean? Want to share, listen, and learn about our different experiences in a meeting designed by youth, led by youth, for youth? Ready to create change?

Join us on Thursday June 18th 4:30 – 6:00pm for another D15 Middle School Virtual Youth Council ! Sign up @ integratenyc.org/d15ms

At our next council on Thursday June 18th, we will:

  1. Share, listen, and learn from our own racial identities and experiences 
  2. Review  the D15 Diversity Plan and imagine together what schools could be
  3. Take action by raising our voices to fight racist policies in our school system

Please share this message and the attached RSVP link with your students, classmates, friends, and neighbors. See you on Thursday June 18th!

IntegrateNYC is a youth-led organization that stands for integration and equity in New York City schools. The D15 Middle School Youth Council connects students from different schools in Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Fort Greene, Gowanus, Kensington, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Red Hook, and Windsor Terrace to build relationships, share experiences, learn about equity and integration, and to create more inclusive school communities together. In the 2019-2020 school year, the D15 Middle School Youth Council has already hosted 4 in-person meetings at MS 88, MS 839, Boreum Hill School for International Studies, & I.S. Charles Dewey. Our planned meeting at M.S. 51 was canceled due to the shift to remote learning; the June 18th meeting will be our second virtual youth council due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All youth council meetings are planned by students, for students!.  Email stone@integratenyc.org if you have any questions.

Cap and Gown Pick Up

graduation cap

Parents and Guardians can come pick up caps and gowns for students!

The days and times for each house are listed below. 

SISTA HOUSE- Wednesday June 10th 10am-2pm

SMART HOUSE-Thursday June 11th 10am-2pm

MEDICAL  HOUSE-Friday June 12th 10am-2pm

Because of social distancing, only parents/guardians may come, not students.

Please email Tracy Jordan if you have questions (tjordan3@schools.nyc.gov)

M.S. 88 For Black Lives

First, we’d like to share a letter to our community written by our District 15 Superintendent, Anita Skop.

Desmond Tutu said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” We are not neutral. BLACK LIVES MATTER. We are going to be talking about what’s going on this week in our classes and amongst our staff. Graphic credit to Ms. Mizuno (@autumnmai).

Here are some photos of our students and staff participating in BLM week at school this winter.