The Day I Got Into Mark Twain

   It was a normal school day. Nobody knew that we were getting our results today. Then (at the beginning of 7th period), suddenly, our dean came in. “Here are your middle school results”, she said. We all gasped, thinking if we had gotten in to a good school. She called our names one by one and she finally called my name. “Alyssa, here is your envelope. Don’t open it yet”. My heart pounded. “What if I got into my last choice, or I didn’t get into any school at all?” were some of the thoughts in my head.

   Sure enough, curiosity got the best out of my class, and we held up the envelope to the light to see what school we got into. My friends got into their first choices, so I didn’t want to look, in case i got into my last. “C’mon”, my friend said, ” Look at it – I’m sure you got into your first choice”. I was hesitant, but then curiosity got the best of me too, so I looked. I was jumping up and down when I saw that it had said Mark Twain Intermediate School I.S.239. I couldn’t wait until I told my parents, which is what i did right away when i got home. They were so proud of me and I was proud of myself too.

And now that I am in Mark Twain, I realize that if I believe in myself and try to accomplish anything that I put my mind into, I will achieve it. 

                                                                                                  – Aly




On the 8th of May, as I’m sure all of you remember, there was the horrible rainstorm. It wasn’t a pleasant experience for anyone, but Mrs. Haber got the worst of it. Our amazing teacher unfortunately fell, and is now in the hospital. We have heard that she has broken her hip, and we would like to extend our sympathies. We hope she feels much better soon, and miss her very much!!!


You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

-Abraham Lincoln