Drake: a review

Since I am a big fan of hip-hop music, Drake, also known as Champagne Papi, is one of my main idols. He is an obvious role model because of his successful career, his unique heritage, and because he is just a good person who shows his generosity. Drake has a unique ethnic and religious background. […]

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Eighth-graders deliver speeches

Students have been required to take a public speaking class in seventh grade for at least the past 15 years. So four years ago, current Head of the Middle School Ann Sciglimpaglia, also known as Ms. Scig, and science teacher Clay Miles decided to give the students an opportunity to utilize the skills that the […]

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Government for the students

In every aspect of school life, faculty members are in control, except in Student Government. The Student Government plans students’ social events such as dances, holiday celebrations and more. Students who want to run for Student Government must make a speech. If they run for the major roles of Treasurer or President, they speak to […]

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KO welcomes Mr. Gurganus

There is a new teacher in the Chinese classroom who has brought his experience with both Chinese language and culture to his students. Chinese teacher Jeff Gurganas has taught both English and Chinese during his past years of teaching. Mr. Gurganas went to Watford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “I majored in Chinese in college, […]

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MS students give back

Every year in the weeks leading to winter break, the Kingswood Oxford Middle School community donates Christmas presents to children throughout greater Hartford. They put these presents under a Christmas tree located in the Middle School’s Oxford hall, known as the Giving Tree. The Giving Tree tradition was started by former longtime KO Middle School […]

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Mock Trial travels to Harvard

At 6:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, the eighth-grade Mock Trial team loaded into a KO school van. After a two-hour study hall, the Mock Trial students were ready to get going. Their destination was Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The Harvard Mock Trial Conference is usually meant for high schoolers, but the Middle School Wyverns […]

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A Committee for the Community

This year, Mrs. Dunn notified 11 eighth-grade students about a new system in place to help our Middle School organize the numerous fundraising ideas that students have and to coordinate when they occur. The fundraising committee consists of eighth-graders Quin Kearney, Jordan DiMauro, Alex Arnold, Alina Vaughn, Annabelle Jacobs, Eli Brandt, Hana Roggendorf, Mac Lewis, […]

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Securing safety

Starting after the winter break, KO’s campus has been undergoing additional safety procedures. These extended acts of safety include more fire drills at various times of the day, as well as lockdown drills. Most students do not know what to do if there is a lockdown or fire drill during gym or lunch because in […]

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