M.S. 88 Graduation Day information

When: Graduation is Monday, June 24, 2019

Where: 500 19th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 (K280/former Bishop Ford HS building; middle of 19th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for ticket holders.

Standby Line for (non-ticket holders) seating opens at 9:50 a.m. (*subject to change)

*Due to a large graduating class and limited seating, each graduate received 2 tickets.  

Parking can be difficult because of Monday alternate side street cleaning.  Allow extra time to accommodate travel.

Standby Line Procedure

  • There is no “spot holding” on the line.  Courtesy please.
  • We offer a standby line to accommodate additional family members.  Kindly limit your additional guests to no more than 4.



  • REPORT to the graduation site at K280 at 9:00 a.m. DO NOT REPORT TO M.S. 88!
  • Students should be in their cap and gown.
  • Students should not have any large bags.
  • No gum chewing
  • Students may wear any medals received at awards night.


Thank you for your cooperation.  We are looking forward to celebrating with you!


M.S. 88 Información de dia de graduación

Cuándo: La graduación es el lunes 24 de junio de 2019

Dónde: 500 19th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 (K280/antiguo edificio Bishop Ford HS; centro de 19th Street entre 9th y 10th Avenues)

Hora: 10:00 a.m.

Las puertas se abren a las 9:30 a.m. para los titulares de boletos.

La línea de espera para asientos (sin titulares de boletos) abre a las 9:50 a.m. (*sujeto a cambios)

*Debido a una gran clase de graduación y asientos limitados, cada graduado recibió 2 boletos.  

El estacionamiento puede ser difícil debido a la limpieza de la calle lateral alternativa del lunes.  Permita tiempo adicional para acomodar los viajes.

Procedimiento de línea de espera

  • El modo de espera es PRIMERO, PRIMERO SERVIDO.
  • No hay “retención de punto” en la línea.  Cortesía, por favor.
  • Ofrecemos una línea de espera para acomodar a miembros adicionales de la familia.  Por favor, limite sus huéspedes adicionales a no más de 4.


  • INFORME al sitio de graduación en K280 a las 9:00 a.m. ¡NO REPORTE A M.S. 88!
  • Los estudiantes deben estar en su gorra y vestido.
  • Los estudiantes no deben tener bolsas grandes.
  • Sin masticar chicle
  • Los estudiantes pueden llevar cualquier medalla recibida en la noche de premios.

Gracias por su cooperación.  ¡Esperamos celebrar con usted!

Summer Reading List

Dear Parents & Guardians, 

Over the summer, a young person who does not read can lose a quarter of the reading growth they made the previous year. If a middle school student reads just 5 books at their level during the summer months, they are far less likely to slide backwards. Students who read at home at least 3 times a week are twice as likely to score in the top 25% of their class in reading comprehension. Setting goals helps you to stay accountable to yourself. Goals also help you track your progress and they give you the opportunity to celebrate your successes. 

Did you know that there are….

9 weeks and 6 days during the summer vacation which is equal to:

69 days which is equal to:

1,656 hours which equal is to:

99,360 minutes which means that….

If you read for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week (which is 2.5 hours per week) during this summer vacation, you will still have 97,860 minutes which is equal to 1,631 hours which is equal to 68 days which is equal to 9 weeks and 5 days TO DO ANYTHING ELSE!!!!!

  • For rising 6th graders, teachers expect students to have read at least 5 books, on their reading level, and log into their summer reading google classroom. In google classroom students will find an assignment due in September along with writing prompts and a rubric. The code for the summer reading classroom is 1amgfkj
  • For rising 7th graders, teachers also expect students to read at least 5 books and to log into a customized summer reading Google classroom. This site will offer an extensive reading list, and an assignment that is due digitally (or may be handed in) by the first day of school in September. Students must complete two reading responses for any 2 of the 5 books they finish.  The code to access the google classroom is abx2agd. This will count as their first project grade for their 7th grade year.
  • For rising 8th graders, teachers also expect students to read at least 5 books over the summer.  They must also complete one reading response for each book. Students must complete three reading responses for any 3 of the 5 books they finish. This will count as their first project grade for their 8th grade year.  For more information please click here.  


You can access free books over the summer online, by logging into:


Username: read  

Password: books

Multiple Languages Available!


Debate Team Tournament

MS 88’s debate team had a successful tournament at Stuyvestant High School.  Our students showed extraordinary dedication and resilience in the weeks leading up to the tournament as they prepared for the topic Resolved: The Death Penalty is Never Justified.

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Individual Speaker Awards- Novice Division (265 total speakers competed)

Anaya Guzman (631)- 5th place

Mia Greene (733)- 12th place

Darwin Santamaria(814)- 24th place

Afiya Duncan (733)- 38th

Jamir John (715)-45th place

Individual Speaker Awards-Intermediate Division (85 total speakers)

Joel Ortega (815)- 23rd speaker

Yelenny Cruz(711)-  33rd Speaker

Team Awards Novice Division (143 total teams competed)

Anaya and Mia (9th place overall)

Michelle and Afiya (30th place overall)

Darwin and Jamir (32nd place overall)

Kayla and Cynthia (47th place overall)

Bre and Jamiyah (52nd place overall)

Team Awards- Intermediate Awards  (46 total teams competed)

Yelenny and Joel -25th place overall