• Welcome!!

     Dear Excellent Eighth Graders,

    Can't wait to meet all of you!!! 

     I hope this will be your best year yet!  








  • These supplies should be with you in CLASS by THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, each student is asked to bring in their OWN supplies.  


    • 2 HARD-COVERED composition notebooks (NO BINDERS please)
    • THREE large glue sticks
    • Highlighters (multiple colors REQUIRED)
    • Pens (multiple colors REQUIRED)
    • Crayons or Colored Pencils (student preference)
    • Several (at least 6) packs of Post-Its (3x3 or larger preferred)
    • ONE heavy-duty 2-pocket folder

    AND a BOOK to read (ALWAYS)!! 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via email at kfclosius@jacksonsd.org.    




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    You can review the following presentation, so you know what to expect this year in our classes.   Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

    8th Grade Literacy Back-to-School Night


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  • Please refer to Google Classroom for the most up-to-date classwork and homework assignments. 

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Phone: 732-833-4610


Degrees and Certifications:

Grade 8 Literacy Teacher Room 110

Mrs. Kara Closius

Nineteen Years of Teaching Experience Spanning Grades 1-8

Eleven Years of Teaching Literacy at Goetz Middle School  

Disney-Loving, Coffee-Drinking, Book-Reading, Mom of Two Boys

Passionate About Helping Create The Next Generation of Readers, Writers and Thinkers  

Pronouns: She/Her