Thursday, December 1, 2016

MakerSpace presents... Crafting Holiday Cards

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Join us in the school library on Monday, December 12th at 2;15 p.m. in our MakerSpace to craft holiday cards for Mercy Haven’s network of families. Mercy Haven is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization located in Islip Terrace that offers assistance to over 3,000 Long Islanders, approximately half of which are children. Mercy Haven’s mission is to acknowledge the dignity and potential of people who are homeless, living with mental illness, or living in poverty by providing housing, advocacy, education, and life skills development. All craft supplies will be provided. This is an ELITE event. Sign up by clicking here.

Friday, November 18, 2016

New Winter Books

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We just got in a bunch of new books. To view the complete list click here. It's a resource list titled, "New Winter Books 2016-2017."

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire

Barnes & Noble is hosting a special event called the "Mini Maker Faire: Make Workspace" on Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 12-5 pm on both days.

"Immerse yourself in the process of ideating, creating & constructing with a vast array of materials ideally suited for making anything possible... Experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding and programming with demonstrations from Bloxels, sphero SPRK, Air Hogs Connect, VEX Robotics, XYZprinting and more."

Mepham's Makers will have a booth there and our station will focus on button-making. We will also be there promoting our TEDxWCMephamHigh event, which is coming up so soon! Join us!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Book Bandit

Appropriately so, Ms. Stack's Halloween costume is book-related once again this year. Here she is as the "Book Bandit."
Ms. Stack as the "Book Bandit"

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Computer Club with Matt Russell

You may have seen Matt Russell in your classroom fixing an Interactive Flat Panel or computer. He is our new IT guy. Yesterday, he was our guest speaker for computer club. Mr. Russell explained the different parts of a computer (motherboard, fan, processor, graphics card, etc.) and the functions of each. He also showed us how to properly clean our computers. I had no idea how much dust can accumulate after just one year! If you missed this presentation, you can catch him again Monday, November 7th. Computer club meets every Monday in the learning center until 3:15 pm (so students can catch the late bus).
Matt Russell explains the parts of a computer.
Getting our hands dirty. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

nErD Camp LI

Jericho Middle School is hosting the second annual FREE nErD Camp LI on Saturday, November 5th. #nerdcampLI

For those of you who have never been to a nErD Camp- It is a FREE “unconference” that follows the Ed Camp model but focuses on literacy. There will be over 50 authors and illustrators in attendance! Including Todd Strasser, Sarah Littmann, Aija Mayrock and Lynda Mullaly Hunt just to name a few!

All TEACHERS are welcome to attend this event! Check out the website for registration information: www.nerdcampLI.weebly.com Click here for a flyer and bookmark for educators: https://www.smore.com/7egfj-nerdcampli-2016

STUDENTS & PARENTS are also welcome to come for our Author and Illustrator Meet and Greet. It is open to all families and students (from 2:00 - 3:30 pm). Our special guests will be signing and copies of their books will be available for purchase. They can even bring books from home to be signed too! Please consider attending and invite your friends!

Jericho Middle School 
99 Old Cedar Swamp Road
Jericho, NY 11753

Friday, October 14, 2016

Octobers...

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