Can it be true? Macdonald Hall is closing! Bruno and Boots had noticed that the food was getting worse and there was no evening snack, but they had no idea it meant the school was broke. Much as they hate school, they can't let this happen! The boys figure that if only they could make Macdonald Hall into the newspapers--or even on television--if only they can do something spectacular, like set a world's record in something ... anything. ... With the help of Miss Scrimmage's Finishing School, Bruno, Boots, and their genius classmate Elmer, come up with an attention-getting plan that rocks the whole community, brings in the police, and nearly lands The Fish (Headmaster Sturgeon) in jail!