Monday, October 16, 2017

MakerSpace Additions

Rubik's Cubes and Jenga are the latest additions to Mepham's MakerSpace. Take a look at the video below that I found on Ted-Ed. This 15-year-old solved a Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds and he says that "the biggest misconception about cubing is that it is difficult, which it really isn't." What do you think?

How a 15-year-old solved a Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds

Thursday, October 12, 2017

#tbt

Here's another #tbt for Mepham's 80th Anniversary! This one is from the 1962 Treasure Chest (Mepham's yearbook).

Library Club from the Treasure Chest, 1962
Library Club
This year's Library Club has lived up to its tradition as Mepham's most outstanding girls' service organization. The members of the Library Club are always ready and willing to aid any student in our library. They also help the librarians in all the necessary tasks of library administration. In addition to mending and checking out books, dusting, and shelving, this year the girls of the Library Club have completely taken over the magazine room. Yet, perhaps the most widely appreciated change has been the extension of the closing hours to 4:30.
The Library Club is far more than a service organization. The club holds monthly teas for its members. At one tea, they were honored in having the district librarian judge their magazines; in another, they planned a tea honoring Mr. George Rapport's book, The Statesman and the Boss. To terminate a very successful year, the Library Club chose  new members who will carry on its very fine tradition.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fragments: Ethereal

Fragments (Mepham's literary magazine) has a new contest!

e·the·re·al
adjective
1. extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.
    "her ethereal beauty"

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Submit your original poetry, short stories, essays, artwork, or photography on the topic "ethereal" to win a prize and the chance to be published!

Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017.

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Within Reach

'PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. National PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art."

Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories:
  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
The theme for the 2017-2018 school year is, Within Reach. Deadline for submission is Friday, November 3, 2017. You can also contact Mrs. Carpentieri at jbc427@verizon.net or Mrs. Cannon at laurie0318@msn.com for more information.

Friday, October 6, 2017

EDpuzzle


EDpuzzle is easily Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District's latest technology obsession. Most of our teachers are using EDpuzzle's to enhance their flipped video content (either content that they created on their own or content taken from the Web). They can add questions right into the video, creating a much more interactive experience for their students. 

From the EDpuzzle website: "The easiest way to engage your students with videos. Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students' understanding.
  • Save time: Take already existing videos from Youtube, Khan Academy, Crash Course, etc. or upload your own.
  • Engage students easily: Enable self-paced learning with interactive lessons, add your voice and questions along the video.
  • Reinforce accountability: Know if your students are watching your videos, how many times and see the answers they give."
This website is free and there is an iOS app, Android app, Chrome app and a YouTube extension. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

We're Eighty, Matey!

Wellington C. Mepham High School turns 80 this year! In honor of our anniversary, we are going to be throwing it back on Thursdays (#tbt) to show you photos from Mepham Library's past. From the 1951, Treasure Chest (Mepham's yearbook), the photo below shows the Library Club.

Library Club from the Treasure Chest, 1951
Library Club 
The girls in the Library Club, under the expert leadership of Miss Shaver, put in many hours of hard work keeping the library running smoothly. Besides giving up one study hall a day, they also put in one hour a week after school. But all was not work, either. They gave teas once every month, and went into the city to see the play "Peter Pan." 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Scare Your Pants Off... Literally!

Mepham Library Bulletin Board
Have you seen the movie IT? Did it scare you? Try reading the book. We have it here in the Mepham Library available for check out!