Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bellmore-Merrick Writers Festival

The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District will be hosting its inaugural Bellmore-Merrick Writers Festival on Friday, February 26th. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come read original poetry, fiction, or non-fiction. Kicking off the event will be keynote speaker, Linda Opyr, Nassau County Poet Laureate. The registration deadline is Wednesday, December 23rd. Click on the video below for more information.

Friday, December 11, 2015

ELITE Event: Makey Makey

Makey Makey
Our next ELITE Event is scheduled for Monday, December 14th at 2:15 pm in the school library. This time we will be using Makey Makey, which is "an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between. The kit will include everything you see: Makey Makey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable." The format of this workshop will closely mirror the littleBits Lab we hosted earlier in the year. If you are interested in attending, please sign up here. We hope to see you there! Want to know more about Makey Makey, check out the video below.  

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Brunch & Learn

Made with Smore
This Wednesday, December 9th periods 1-9, your tech mentors (Ms. Desmond, Ms. Stack and Ms. Tschan) will be upstairs in the library's MacLab ready to teach you how to use Weebly Pro. These 40-minute workshops are for all skills levels, from beginner to advanced. If you do not have a website yet, we will help you set one up. If you already have one, we can show you how to use the advanced features, such as HD video, how to create a calendar and so much more. Each session will be custom-designed to meet the needs of those in attendance. Join us and bring your breakfast, lunch or snack along too.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Tis the Season!

In the spirit of the holiday season, we are collecting handmade cards for veterans who live at the Northport VA Medical Center. Please help yourself to the supplies in the Mepham MakerSpace and drop off your finished cards to one of the librarians at the front desk. Here at Mepham we believe that every person should feel wanted and loved, especially those that sacrificed so much for our freedom. Thank you veterans. Happy holidays!  
Card making station
Update: Thanks to our caring students here at Mepham High School, we were able to deliver hundreds of cards to our veterans this year.