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: Click here for a flyer and bookmark for educators:

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


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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fragments: Home

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

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

Deadline: November 1, 2016

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

What is Your Story?

"PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story?" Deadline for submission is Friday, November 4, 2016.