Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Heartfelt Holiday Cards

Many students, including those in the National Art Honor Society and Mrs. Geller's School & Community Leadership classes, joined us in the school library's MakerSpace this past Monday 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.

The cards crafted from our students were truly touching. Many said that it is important to remember those less fortunate than you, especially at this time of year. #mephamgivesback
Sampling of holiday cards crafted in the MakerSpace.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Crafting for a Cause

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Join us in the school library on Monday, December 11th 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.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Fragments: Endings

Fragments (Mepham's literary magazine) has a new contest!
endings.
"There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start."
- Shel Silverstein 
Submit your original poetry, short stories, essays, artwork, or photography on the topic "endings" to win a prize and the chance to be published!

Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018

Place all entries in Mrs. Maresca's mailbox in the main office or email them to Fragments at FragmentsEmail@gmail.com.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Romeo & Juliet Break Out!

Mrs. Chacko's class just finished reading William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. As a review, they came to the school library to play "Fortune's Fool" from BreakoutEDU. With 40 minutes on the clock, her class was divided into two groups, the Montagues and the Capulets. There mission was to break into the box that contained the lost half on Shakespeare's cut of the profits from Romeo and Juliet. We learned that the most successful groups communicate well and divide and conquer.
Breakout EDU in the school library 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

#tbt

Here's another #tbt for Mepham's 80th Anniversary! This one is from the 1942 Treasure Chest (Mepham's yearbook). I'm sure glad we don't have to find the ink for students anymore!

Library Club from the Treasure Chest, 1942
Bibliophiles

Who knows on which shelf every library book in creation is?

Who keeps track of books in and books out?

Who knows who owes how much money?

Who keeps the library spick and span?

Who makes sure that the freshman push their chairs in and that they don’t throw paper on the floor?

Who always finds the ink for you?

Who contributes much valuable time and goes unrewarded?

Who knows?  We know!  The Library Club.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Stress-Reduction Stations

The holidays can be a very stressful time, even for teens. Today and tomorrow, we invite all of our health classes, and any students off during a free or lunch period to come to the library and spend some time at our stress-reduction stations.  We have something for everyone.

Stress-reduction stations set up and in action






Before the students arrive

Thursday, November 16, 2017

#tbt

Here's another #tbt for Mepham's 80th Anniversary! This one is from the 1949 Treasure Chest (Mepham's yearbook).

Library Club from the Treasure Chest, 1949

Library Club

A place for everything and everything in its place -- that’s Mepham’s library.

Under the leadership of Miss Shaver, and President Therese Tepe, Vice-president Elsie Lehner, and Secretary Virginia Clark, Library Club members give up time daily and one hour weekly after school to make our library a pleasant and orderly place.  Monthly teas and visits to New York City to see plays highlight their social activities.

In May a new group of girls were elected to replace the departing senior members. Cornelia Soper was elected as ‘49-’50 president.