Author: Kassie

The Reading Room: Wuthering Heights

Along with the tons of modern books that it contains, the library has some classics as well. Much of the literature in the library is written by beloved authors such as Jane Austen and Earnest Hemingway. You would think that…

Life in the Eighth Grade

As most of you probably know, one of the eighth grade class’ most significant “project” of the year is raising money for the 8th grade dinner dance and picnic. The dinner dance and picnic is one of the most anticipated…

The Reading Room: The Mysterious Benedict Society

The library at the middle school is full of exceptional books. You can find anything you’re looking for there, from biographies to teen fiction. Another great aspect of the library system is that the library consistently orders brand new books.…

Love is in the Air…and the Movie Theaters

As Valentines Day came and went, love is in the air, especially in cinemas. Various romance movies have been released in the past month. Some of the most anticipated movies of the new year are When in Rome (Jan. 29),…

Schedule is a Success at Middle School

In September, 2009 the MKA Middle School debuted a brand new schedule for the students in grades 4-8. The new schedule has numerous changes from previous years. The first alteration that students have had to get used to is that…

Hogwarts Haven

Over the last 14 years, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has become a worldwide phenomenon. Due to its success, Universal Studios asked Rowling if she would be willing to let them make a Harry Potter theme park. She generously agreed,…

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks, well-known author of such books as A Walk to Remember, has many best sellers. The author of The Notebook writes once again of love and heartbreak in Dear John. Though this book was published back in 2006, there…

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

Eighth graders: I know that besides winter break, all everyone is thinking and stressing about right now is next year. We’re about to enter four extremely critical years of our lives; how can we not be concerned? As you walk…

Top Ten Ways You Can Help During the Holidays

1. Donate Toys to Toys for Tots. Locations to drop off your toys: E.C.R.B Towing, 329 Broad St (Rear), Bloomfield, New Jersey. Or, Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty, 460 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, N.J. For more information visit: www.toysfortots.org. 2.  Help The…

Choosing a Positive Future

For the last eight years, the Middle School has had a entire day devoted for eighth grade students and their parents to come to school and attend lectures and workshops. This year, this special day was Thursday, December 3rd. The…