• 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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  • 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