Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Our third annual Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner! It will be here in your school library from Monday, December 1st - Wednesday, December 3rd from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Our family night will be held on that Monday from 7 - 9 p.m. We will continue to have our “ONE for BOOKS” donations, which raises money to purchase books for children’s charities, including Toys for Tots, Kids in Distressed Situations Inc., and National Center for Family Literacy. Books enrich our student’s lives – and we all reap the benefits. Thank you for your continued support.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
On November 18th I will be headed to Ninth Avenue in New York City and I will return to W.C. Mepham High School a Google Certified Teacher to report back to you!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Q: Why use a Playaway? A: It is the easiest way to listen to a book. A Playaway only weighs two ounces and can easily fit in a pocket for ultimate portability. It remembers where you left off and automatically bookmarks the “page.”
Q: Where can I get a Playaway? A: We have seven Playaways in the school library for you to check out today!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Soundzabound - This is a royalty free music library. You can download all the music on this site for FREE to use in your podcasts, videos, PowerPoints, Web Design, digital storytelling, etc.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Greetings Class of 2012! Welcome back returning students, staff, and faculty. You are all in for a great year at the Mepham High School Library! We invite you to stop in to check out the changes that took place this summer. We have some exciting new online resources and many new books and magazines. You may see one that you requested! Check the blog often for updates throughout the year.
If you are a new student or staff member, view the Mepham High School Library Orientation Video above. It's also a great refresher for those of you who may have forgotten what your library has to offer! Any questions? Come on in. All students are welcome!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The screencast was created using Jing. What is Jing? Go to the Website and take the 2 minute video tour to find out more about it.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Incoming 9th Grade Summer Reading List:
In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais
Things Change by Patrick Jones
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
Incoming 10th Grade Summer Reading List:
Feed by M.T. Anderson
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog by Josh Grogan
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Incoming 11th Grade Summer Reading List:
Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Black Girl / White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer
How to Read Literature Like a Professor* by Thomas C. Foster
The Kite Runner* by Khaled Hosseini
*Only required for E3 AP English students at Mepham High School
Incoming 12th Grade Summer Reading List:
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Freakonomics*by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
*Only required for E4 AP English students at Mepham High School
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Title translation: Oh, by the way thank you!
Friday, April 18, 2008
Image taken from Martha Stewart.com
Thursday, April 17, 2008
We celebrated last year with our Poet-Tree and had a blast.
The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with fellow students, family, and friends on April 17th (Happy Birthday Mom!).
Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day. If you stop by at the school library and show us your Poem in Your Pocket you will be handsomely rewarded!
Monday, April 14, 2008
A message brought to you by the American Library Association’s Campaign for America's Libraries and the William S. Christy Memorial Library (aka the Mepham High School Library).
Friday, April 11, 2008
The W.C. Mepham High School Library is one of 3,000 libraries across the country selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to receive free hardcover editions of 17 classic books from the first We the People Bookshelf. The theme of this year’s bookshelf is “Created Equal.” The award is part of the NEH’s We the People initiative, which supports projects that strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture. We have all the books on special display in our library. We, the library staff invite you to check them out...literally.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Keep punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got
I get this feeling
That time's just holding me down
I'll hit the ceiling
Or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut
Come see a fantastic cast including, you guessed it - your librarian, Ms. Stack, John Pawlikowsky, and two wonderful social studies teachers, Ms. Dennis, and Ms. Miller cut loose in Mepham High School's spring musical Footloose! Opening Night is Thursday, April 10th @ 7:30 p.m. If you miss that performance, don't worry, you can catch the one on Friday, April 11th @ 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, April 12th @ 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5. We want to see you there to kick off your Sunday shoes!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Ms. Hirsch BEFORE
Ms. Hirsch and I would like to thank all those students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who supported us in our St. Baldrick's Foundation effort to raise funds for childhood cancer research. The students at Mepham High School and throughout the Bellmore-Merrick CHSD have shown their generosity, braveness, and compassion. With your support, encouragement, and donations, our district raised over $100,000. Additionally, 65 people shaved their heads at Tuesday night's event and 40 ladies chopped their locks for Pantene's Beautiful Lengths campaign. This has been an amazing community effort and we are so proud to have been a part of it. Stop by the library to get a glimpse of your very BALD library staff!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
There are many new cool tools on the market that are perfect for teens. With the new RockStar from Belkin, you can share and mix music with friends. RockStar is a unique hub that connects a combination of MP3 players and headphones. Attach your headphones and hear your friend’s play list. Or, add another iPod to mix songs and listen together. This device will be available in the US in March and costs around $20. For more info on the latest tech toys come into the library!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
About the Author: It's no secret how Jen Calonita knows the inside scoop on young Hollywood. Over the past eight years, as a senior entertainment editor at Teen People, and an entertainment journalist for Entertainment Weekly, Glamour and Marie Claire, Calonita has interviewed celebrities from Lindsay Lohan to Ashton Kutcher. She lives in New York with her husband Mike, son Tyler and their Chihuahua, Captain Jack Sparrow.
About the Book: What if... Your picture was taped inside lockers across America, your closets were bursting with designer clothing, and the tabloids constantly asked whether you were losing your "good girl" status? It's a glamorous life, but Kaitlin Burke, co-star of one of the hottest shows on TV, is exhausted from the pressures of her fame. So she decides to spend a few months undercover as an ordinary high school student. But could it be that real-life high school is just as harsh as cutthroat Hollywood...?
Friday, February 1, 2008
It is Dr. Carter G. Woodson that is credited for the celebration of Black History Month. For more information on who he was and how he created this national celebration click here.
Image taken from TheWebGlossary.com
Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Google can be a great search tool...if you know how to use it correctly. The tips below were taken from a handout that Google created and posted on their Librarian Central teaching tool website. Want a complete copy? Come into the library for more tips!
define: Find Meanings
What it does: defines a word or phrase
What to type: define: plethora
What you'll get: links to definitions of the word "plethora"
site: Site Specific
What it does: searches only particular websites
What to type: global warming site:edu
What you'll get: references to "global warming" found on .edu websites
link: Linked Pages
What it does: searches for webpages that link to a particular website
What to type: link:www.umich.edu
What you'll get: websites that link to the University of Michigan website
1+1: Math Answers (My favorite!)
What it does: basic calculator functions
What to type: 4+7, 30% of 55, 20^2, sqrt(4), etc.
What you'll get: the answer
cm in foot: Conversions
What it does: converts units of measure
What to type: cm in foot, 28C in F, $ in pound, days in fortnight, miles in league, mph in speed of light, etc.
What you'll get: the converted answer
*NEW UPDATE TO GOOGLE*
You can now get your flight status by typing in the name of the airline and flight number (e.g., American 123, ua226) into the search box, and Google will return the most up-to-date information from FlightStats.com.
Images taken from Google
Thursday, January 17, 2008
What it does: searches for an exact phrase
What to type: “one small step for man”
What you’ll get: results that include the exact phrase “one small step for man”
What it does: excludes search results with a particular word or phrase
What to type: bass -fishing
What you’ll get: results about bass that are ot related to fishing
What it does: searches for a word and all its synonyms
What to type: ~mobile phone
What you’ll get: results with the word “phone,”as well as “cell,” “cellular,” “wireless,” etc.
What to type: “vacation” “London” OR “Paris”
What you’ll get: results with the word vacation and either London or Paris
What it does: searches for a range of numbers
What to type: Willie Mays 1950…1960
What you’ll get: results about Willie Mays during this time period
Images taken from Google
Friday, January 11, 2008
Why are we talking about podcasting? Next semester in Mr. Stein's Participation in Government class, groups of students will have the opportunity to produce their very own video podcasts for a project on activism. Each group will research a non-profit activist group, produce a public service announcement, create a video podcast, and present it to their peers. Mr. Patten's class has also produced their own audio podcasts for the "Pirates Presidential Campaign" and you can check them out on his website.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Photo taken from the faculty directory at the University of Washington Information School