About

Mission
The Scroll’s mission is to inform the middle school about relevant information that affects or interests the students. We also stand as the voice for any middle school student.

Policies
The Scroll is an extracurricular student-run newspaper open to students in grades five through eight. The paper is edited and laid out by seventh and/or eighth grade editors who are chosen from a pool of applicants at the beginning of each school year.

Editorials represent the majority opinion of The Scroll editorial staff. The opinions published in The Scroll only represent the view of that writer and do not necessarily represent the beliefs of the student body, faculty, administration, or board of trustees.   

The Scroll welcomes reader input in the form of letters to the editors. Letters should include the writer’s name and advisor and sent to scroll@asl.org. We reserve the right not to publish letters due to spacing, technical, or legal problems.  

Memberships
The Scroll is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).

Awards

2021 CSPA Gold Crown (for 2019-2020 issues)
2019-20 NSPA Pacemaker Winner
2020 CSPA Silver Crown (for 2018-2019 issues)
2018-19 NSPA Pacemaker Finalist
2019 CSPA Silver Crown (for 2017-2018 issues)
2017-18 NSPA Pacemaker Winner
2016-17 NSPA Pacemaker Finalist
2014-15 NSPA Pacemaker Finalist
2013-14 NSPA Pacemaker Winner
2012-13 NSPA Pacemaker Winner
2010-11 NSPA Pacemaker Winner
2008-09 NSPA Pacemaker Winner
2007-08 NSPA Pacemaker Finalist

History
The middle school newspaper first started off as the Quoi de Neuf in 1987, but in 1991 the name was changed to The Scroll. It started when a new student suggested the idea of having a middle school newspaper. During this time it was an elective with a group of 16 seventh and eighth graders. From 1996-2000 there was no middle school newspaper because there was no adviser to run it. During the 2000-2001 school year, The Scroll began to publish again, and it began to be printed on newsprint rather than standard A4 paper as it had before. Since 2000, The Scroll has been offered as an extracurricular activity.