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Clubs

A World of Difference (AWOD)

Art Club

Buccaneer (School Newspaper)

BuildOn

Book Club

Chamber Orchestra/Symphony Orchestra 

Computer Club 

Fragments (Literary Magazine)

French Honor Society 

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Game On

GSA (Gender & Sexual Alliance)

Italian Honor Society

International Thespian Society

Key Club

Leo Club (Habitat for Humanity)

Math Honor Society

Math Team

MephAcapella

Mock Trial

Model U.N.

Music Honor Society

National English Honor Society

National Honor Society

Operation Smile

Peer Tutors

"The Swashbucklers" (Jazz Band)

Robotics Club

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Science Club

Science National Honor Society

Skull & Bones

Spanish National Honor Society

Student Government 

Yearbook


Freshman Class

Sophomore Class

Junior Class

Senior Class

 

A World of Difference (AWOD)

Advisor: Ms. Parlagreco & Ms. Partap
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 200

AWOD seeks to help Mepham students recognize bias and the harm it inflicts on individuals and society, explore the value of diversity, improve intergroup relations, and combat racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry.

Club activities include celebrating Matthew Shepard Day (during which students pledge to accept all people), Random Acts of Kindness, raising money for organizations such as LIGALY, ELITE food and culture events, Day of Silence, etc.

 

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Art Club

Advisor: Ms. Kalish
Day: Alternate Mondays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 122A

 

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Buccaneer (School Newspaper)

Advisor: Ms. Castellano
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:35 p.m.
Location: Room 236

 
Overview: The Buccaneer is the eyes and ears of Mepham as it reports the news as it happens. In addition to news, the paper prints interviews, reviews, editorials, letters, and opinions. The Buccaneer is always in need of writers, artists, photographers and lay-out experts.

Buccaneer Website

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BuildOn

Meeting Dates: Ms. Hayes
Meeting Times:TBA
Meeting Locations: TBA


Overview: buildOn is a service club that raises money to help build schools in developing countries around the world. Participating members interested in fundraising take part in the traveling and actual building experiencing that is required to help so many others. In previous years, buildOn has taken trips to Nicaragua and Senegal. "Help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy!", with Mepham builOn!

 

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Book Club

Meeting Dates: Last Wednesday of Each Month
Meeting Times: 2:15 PM
Meeting Locations: Library


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Chamber Orchestra/Symphony Orchestra

Advisor: Ms. (Flynn) Schum
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location:TBA

 
Overview: String ensemble of highly motivated orchestra students from Calhoun and Mepham, performing a varied repertoire of fun and challenging music. No audition is required, but players must be able to learn music quickly and independently.

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Computer Club

Advisor: Ms. Stack
Day: Mondays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Library
 
Overview: The computer club meets regularly on Monday after school for recreation and exploration. Use of stimulation programs is emphasized, but students conduct projects of their own, such as coding and creating websites. In previous years, our club has explored the building of a computer and computer maintenance. We have also hosted gaming tournaments. Student interest dictates the direction of the club yearly.

 

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Fragments (Literary Magazine)

 

Advisor: Ms. Maresca
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:35 p.m.
Location: Room 230 

 

Overview: Fragments is Mepham's literary magazine. It provides students with opportunity to write and publish their original creative works. Members of Fragments encourage their fellow students to write. Club members examine their own work as well as writing submitted by others and edit these materials for publication. The club hosts writing contests, poetry "slams," and Open Mic Night.
 

 

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French Honor Society

 

Advisor: Ms. Hayes
Day: Last Monday of the Month
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 237 (Eff. Oct)
 
History:
La société honoraire de français: Antoine de St. -Exupéry Chapter

 

The société honoraire de français was founded by the American Association of Teachers of French in the early 1950's for the students of French in North American secondary schools. The Mepham Chapter is moderated by Ms. Hayes.

Requirements & Eligibility:
The World Languages honor societies recognize students that demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the study of a World Language and show a genuine interest in the culture and people of the target language.

French candidates must:
* be enrolled in a French course at the time of induction.
* be an 11th or 12th-grade student who has completed a level 2 or Progressive course.
* have maintained a cumulative French average of 90 over three consecutive semesters prior to induction.
* have maintained an overall average of 80% or above.
Note: It is expected that inductees will continue their World Language studies through the school year.

 

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Advisor: Ms. Frend
Day: Wednesdays 
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: East Cafe
 
Overview: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a club for students interested in pursuing a career in the business world.
 
* Meets every other week

 

Remind: Text @8e32ehb to 81010

 

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Game On

 

Advisor: Dr. Ruscio & Ms. Landry
Day: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Time: 2:20PM
Location: Room 210

 

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GSA (Gender & Sexual Alliance)

 

Advisor: Ms. Dimitriou
Day: Alternating Wednesdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 120 (Eff. 9/22/21)

 

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Italian Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Montuori
Day: Every 2nd Wednesday of each Month
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 234
 
La società onoraria italica: Lorenzo De Medici Chapter
La società onoraria italica was founded by the American Association of Teachers of Italian in the early 1950's for the students of Italian in North American secondary schools. The Mepham Chapter is moderated by Ms. Montuori. Requirements & Eligibility:
The World Languages honor societies recognize students that demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the study of a World Language and show a genuine interest in the culture and people of the target language.

Italian candidates must:
* be enrolled in an Italian class at the time of induction.
* be an 11th or 12th-grade student who has completed a level 2 or Progressive course.
* have maintained a cumulative Italian average of 90 over three consecutive semesters prior to induction.
* have maintained an overall average of 80% or above.
Note: It is expected that inductees will continue their World Language studies through the school year. 

 

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International Thespian Society

 

Advisor: Mr. Grosskreuz
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 203/205 

 

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Key Club

Advisor: Ms.Hanley
Day:1st and 3rd Thursdays of each Month
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 200

Overview:
Key Club is a fun and exciting way to meet people and help others throughout the community. It sponsors dinners and dances to raise money for various charities. It holds blood drives, food drives, and clothing drives. An annual district convention is attended in March. Joining Key Club will help you help others.

For more information about Key Club check out this YouTube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/keyclubtv/featured

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 Leo Club (Habitat for Humanity)

Advisor: Ms. Parlagreco & Ms. Partap
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 200 
 
Overview: LEO Club is a community service organization associated with the Lion's Club. Activities include raising money for the Habitat for Humanity, participating in builds in the community, food drives, working with the children of Bethany House (a homeless shelter for women and children), Lion's Club Holiday Party, making blankets for the Linus Project, etc.

 

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Math Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Quagliata
Day:TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Overview:
This is the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. It is an honor to be selected for membership in this organization which has over 1,500 chapters across the United States and in some foreign counties. The principle purpose of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society is to stimulate a deeper and more valuable interest in mathematics. The Mepham Mathematics Department feels the students should be willing to enhance their mathematical minds beyond the classroom as well and contribute to the school’s desire to promote mathematics.
 
Requirements: The Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society induction ceremony will occur in the fall of their senior year.
 
Students are eligible for Mu Alpha Theta after completing three years of high school math and are enrolled in a math class their senior year. Their mathematical work must be done with distinction. Distinction is defined as an 85 overall average and a 93 in all mathematics courses, ninth, tenth and eleventh grade.
 
In order to be a member, students must have completed a service to the math department during their eleventh grade and continue in the twelfth grade. There are six options for service: Math Mentorship, Math Team, Peer Tutoring in Math, Teacher Extra Help in Math, Library Homework Support Program and/or Math Activity for the E.L.I.T.E. Program. Service shall be in the amount of 5 hours per quarter, not to exceed each week by one hour.

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Math Team

Advisor: Mr. Schiralli 
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 343

Overview:
The club explores higher level problem solving skills and National Math Competitions are held every Tuesday.
 

 

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MephAcapella

 

Advisor: Ms. Dimitriou
Day: Thursdays
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Room 120 (Eff. 9/30.21)

 

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Mock Trial

 

Advisor: Ms. Lessig
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

 

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Model U.N.

 

Advisor: Ms. Bencosme
Day: Mondays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 225

 

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 Music Honor Society

 

Advisor: Mr. Brandofino, Ms. Schum, Mr. Mitchell
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA


Overview: The Tri-M Music Honor Society recognizes young music students for their efforts and accomplishments in music on the basis of musicianship, scholarship, character, cooperation, leadership, and service to their school and community.

Requirements: To become a member, a student must meet the following requirements:
1. Be a member of a school sponsored music ensemble and class during each year in high school
2. Be of excellent character, exhibit a good attitude toward teachers and fellow students and be cooperative and helpful in their classes and school
3. Maintain at least a 93 average in music classes and at least an 87.5 overall high school average
4. Perform a solo, duet, or a small ensemble piece at a recital
Please let me know when this has been completed.

 

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National English Honor Society (NEHS)

Advisors: Ms. Stack & Ms. Castellano
Day: First Wednesday of the Month
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Library


Overview: The National English Honor Society (NEHS) was founded and is endorsed by Sigma Tau Delta, the only national organization exclusively for high school students and faculty who, in the field of English, merit special note for past and current accomplishments. Immediate benefits of affiliation include national recognition, scholarship eligibility, and opportunities for national networking with others who share an enthusiasm for, and accomplishment in the language arts. 

Requirements:
Click here for student checklist.  

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National Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Thompson
Day: Alternating Mondays
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium
 
Overview: The National Honor Society is the highest honor a student can achieve. Students are selected by their teachers and must qualify by the spring of their junior year.
 
Requirements: Qualifications are Scholarship (overall unweighted average of 87.5% or higher), character, leadership, and service to the school and/or community. Students are expected to provide service annually either through school or the community in order to be eligible for membership in the Honor Society. Students have a second opportunity to qualify in the fall of their Senior year and must have an average of 87.5%. Honor Society members must maintain an 87.5% average. Members are also expected to participate in Honor Society programs such as tutoring and service projects.
 
The National Honor Society is not related in any way to the Middle School Honor Society.

 

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Operation Smile

 

Advisor: Ms. Kalish
Day: Alternating Mondays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 122A

 

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 Peer Tutors

Advisor: Ms. O'Hagan/ Mr. Vogel
Day: As Needed
Time: As Needed
Location: 
 
Overview: Peer tutors are available to assist students during lunch periods and after school.
PLEASE NOTE – We no longer provide off-campus tutoring services. 

 

Peer Tutor Referral Form


 

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"The Swashbucklers" (Jazz Band)

 

Advisor: Mr. Brandofino
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: Auditorium

 

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Robotics Club

 

Advisor: Mrs. Nigro & Mr. Cooper
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room LL01

 

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 SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Advisor:  Ms. Frend
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 128A
 
Overview: Mepham S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chapter is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing underage drinking, drunk driving, drug abuse, and other destructive decisions. In addition to offering substance free activities including show trips and Game Nights, its students actively participate in programs to raise awareness of the problems and impact of negative decisions. Activities include Grim Reaper Day, support of a tobacco cessation program and an AIDS Memorial Ribbon fundraiser.
 
 

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Science Club

Advisor: Ms. Nigro & Mr. Cooper
Day: Mondays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room LL01
 
Overview: The Science Club seeks to attract those students with a more than casual interest in any branch of science. Research is encouraged and trips are arranged.
 
Activities: Several Science Club students constructed planters to be used in our greenhouse. Ms. Slattery, Mr. Graziano and Mr. Steckle assisted the students with the task.
 

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Science National Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Nigro & Mr. Cooper
Day: Last Tuesday of each month
Time: 2:20 pm
Location: Room 116

 

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Skull & Bones

Advisor: Ms. Dimetriou & Ms. Siroff
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

 

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Spanish National Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. O'Neill & Ms. Feldman
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

La sociedad honoraria hispánica: Julia de Burgos Chapter
La sociedad honoraria hispánica was founded by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in 1953 for the students of Spanish in North American secondary schools. The Mepham chapter is moderated by Ms. Morales.

Requirements & Eligibility:
The World Languages honor societies recognize students that demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the study of a World Language and show a genuine interest in the culture and people of the target language.

Spanish candidates must:
* be enrolled in a Spanish class at the time of induction.
* be an 11th or 12th-grade student who has completed a level 2 course.
* have maintained a cumulative Spanish average of 90 over three consecutive semesters prior to induction.
* have maintained an overall average of 80% or above.
Note: It is expected that inductees will continue their World Language studies through the school year.

 

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Student Government

 
Advisor: Ms. Geller
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 326

Overview:
Student Government is an organization that promotes active student involvement in school and in the community. Our organization provides students with an opportunity to foster school spirit, to become involved in helping their fellow students and citizens, and to encourage a continuation of positive student-staff relations. Members participate in a myriad of activities ranging from volunteer services to social events such as Homecoming and the Pep Rally. All students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to get involved in this worthwhile activity.
 

 

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Yearbook

Advisor: Ms. Rothschild
Day: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each Month
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 218

Overview:
The purpose of this club is to produce Mepham's annual yearbook. It represents all students, faculty members as well as all the activities and events of the school. A student will be able to work on all class layouts, gaining valuable publishing and photography experience. All students are welcome to participate in this yearlong activity.

 

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Freshman Class

Advisor: Ms. Casiraro & Ms. Rubinstein
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 118
 
Overview: The freshman class meets of a regular basis to plan events and discuss issues pertinent to the grade level. In addition to organizing activities special to its class, they work together on Homecoming, the Talent Show, and Battle of the Classes. These events encourage cooperation among the classes and help develop friendships.

 

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Sophomore Class

Advisor: Ms. Kratzer & Dr. Ruscio
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: TBA
 
Overview: The sophomore class meets of a regular basis to plan events and discuss issues pertinent to the grade level. In addition to organizing activities special to its class, they work together on Homecoming, the Talent Show, and Battle of the Classes. These events encourage cooperation among the classes and help develop friendships.

 

 

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Junior Class

Advisor: Ms. Montuori & Ms. Alciviades
Day: Fridays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 234

Overview:
The junior class meets of a regular basis to plan events and discuss issues pertinent to the grade level. In addition to organizing activities special to its class, they work together on Homecoming, the Talent Show, and Battle of the Classes. These events encourage cooperation among the classes and help develop friendships.

 

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Senior Class

Advisor: Ms. Malone & Ms. Wagner-O'Rourke
Day: Fridays
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 234
 
Overview: The senior class meets of a regular basis to plan events and discuss issues pertinent to the grade level. In addition to organizing activities special to its class, they work together on Homecoming, the Talent Show, and Battle of the Classes. These events encourage cooperation among the classes and help develop friendships.

 

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