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Clubs

A World of Difference

Anime Club

Art Service Club

Buccaneer (School Newspaper)

buildOn

Calhoun-Mepham Chamber Orchestra

Chess Club

Computer Club

Drama Club ("Skull & Bones")

Fragments

French Honor Society

Freshman Class

Future Business Leaders of America


Homework Support

Italian Honor Society

Junior Class

Key Club

Leo Club

Math Honor Society

Math League

Music Honor Society

National Art Honor Society

National English Honor Society

National Honor Society

NYS Science Honor Society


Peer Tutors

Science Club

Senior Class

Sophomore Class

Spanish National Honor Society

Staging

Student Government

SADD

TedX

Yearbook


 

A World of Difference

Advisor: Ms. Parlagreco
Day: Alternating Wednesdays
Time: Wednesdays 2:30 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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Anime Club

Advisor: Ms. Chacko
Day: Alternating Fridays
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 222

Anime is a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes. Anime Club meets in Room 222 after school on alternate Fridays. We watch and discuss favorite anime shows, as well as draft and write original manga. We have a lot of fun collaborating all year to publish our finished work. The students drive the club with ideas for fundraisers, raffles for cool Anime items, and field trips to explore Asian culture! Everyone is welcome!

 

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Art Service Club

Advisor: Ms. Desmond
Day: Alternating Thursdays
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Art Center

 
Overview:  Mepham's Art Service Club welcomes all students who wish to serve and make the world a visually more attractive place by:

  1. Working with younger people and assisting them in the creative process at the Bellmore and Merrick Fair
  2. Figure drawing both after school and at Adelphi University (with a model)
  3. Developing their own interpretation based on a study of a culture, its symbols, and applying their technology to our times
  4. Celebrating different artists each month by setting up displays depicting the artist's life, time, and work
  5. Assisting in the presentation of the Celebration of the Arts
  6. Helping create the graphics for the literary magazine, Fragments

 

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Band

Advisor: Mr. Lotze
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Band Room

 




Buccaneer (School Newspaper)

Advisor: Ms. Castellano
Day: Wednesday
Time: 2:40 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: Thursdays
Meeting Times: 2:!5 PM
Meeting Locations: Rm. 217 or WCAF


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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Chamber Orchestra

Advisor: Mr. Vivelo
Day: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Calhoun, Band Room 
 
 
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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Chess Club

 

Advisor: Mr. Mattes
Day: Monday
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 301 
 
Overview: The chess club meets on Thursdays and provides an environment for all students to play chess. We invite those who wish to learn how to play chess and those who already know the game.  

 

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Choir / Chorus

 

Advisor: Ms. DiMitriou
Day: Thursday
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: 
Pirate Radio

 

 

 


Computer Club

Advisor: Ms. Stack
Day: Monday
Time: 2:40 p.m.
Location: Library
 
Overview: The computer club meets regularly on Monday after school in the learning center for recreation and exploration. Use of stimulation programs is emphasized, but students conduct projects of their own, such as coding and creating websites. This year our club will explore the building of a computer and computer maintenance. We also host a gaming tournament.

 

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Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Advisor: Ms. Frend
Day: Thursday
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 128A
 
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

 

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Fragments

 

Advisor: Ms. Maresca
Day: Thursday
Time: 2:30 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: 1st Monday of the Month
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 217
 
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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GSA (Gender & Sexualities Alliance)

 

Advisor: Mr. Walsh
Day: Altern. Fri.
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 303

 

 


Freshman Class

Advisor: Ms. Malone/Ms. Wagner-O'Rourke
Day: Friday
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 116
 
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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Leo Club

Advisor: Ms. Parlagreco
Day: Alternating Wednesdays
Time: 2:30 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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Homework Support

Advisors: Mr. Morris and Mr. Pefanis
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Time: 2:15-3:30
Location: Room 303

Overview
: The Mepham H.W. Support Club is one of the largest clubs at Mepham. Our goal is simple; to help you to achieve your academic goals and to complete your H.W. and projects. We offer teacher support from our H.W. Club teachers - Mr. Pefanis and Mr. Morris - and from our library assistant, Mrs. Gellerman. We also offer peer tutoring from our volunteer A.P. students, organizational help, access to basic supplies, computers, printers, a scanner, graphing calculators, textbooks, etc. We will even help to communicate with your classroom teachers and counselors, and to organize extra-help as needed. Most importantly, we give you a place to complete much of your work in school.

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Italian Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Montuori
Day: Wednesday
Time: 2:40 p.m.
Location: Room 213
 
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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Junior Class

Advisor: Ms. Kratzer/Ms. Ruscio
Day: TBA
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room TBA

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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Key Club

Advisor: Ms. Cheliotes/Ms. Greco
Day: Altern. Thursdays
Time: 2:40 p.m.
Location: West Cafeteria

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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Math Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Quagliata
Day: Monday
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 333

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 League

Advisor: Ms. McClenahan/Mr. Schiralli 
Day: Friday
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 345

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

 

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Music Honor Society

 

Advisor: Mr. Brandofino, Mr. Mitchell, and Ms. Flynn
Day: Friday
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Band Room


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.

 


National Art Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Graña
Day: Scheduled Wednesdays
Time: 2:35 p.m.
Location: Art Center

 

Overview: This organization's goal is to have dedicated and talented art students use their special talents and skills to benefit school and community. This society is open to juniors and seniors who are current art students.
 
Requirements: The student must have an average of 90 or above in three or more art classes. Each student must present a portfolio of his or her class work and individually motivated work that demonstrates an understanding of the principals and elements of design as well as implementation of various mediums. Recommendation by an Art Department faculty member is required.
 
 

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National English Honor Society (NEHS)

Advisors: Ms. Castellano/Ms. Stack
Day: First Wednesday of the Month
Time: 2:40 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 enthusiasm for, and accomplishment in the language arts. Requirements: Click here for student checklist.

Motto: The NEHS motto, "gelast sceal mid are," is Old English for: "duty goes with honor." The motto represents one of the earliest forms of our language-it affirms and celebrates an obligation to use one's gifts in service to others. Service to peers, school, and community are part and parcel of the NEHS mission-and, indeed, in the grammatical structure of the Old English phrase, "duty" actually precedes "honor." Pronunciation: hy?-l-o-st sh-ä-ll m-i-d o-r-?

Colors: The official colors of the society are royal blue and gold. The deep richness of royal blue represents creativity and inspiration, while the bright fullness of gold reflects excellence and nobility of spirit.

Flower: White carnations, marks of distinction and symbolic of pure truth, are the authorized flowers of NEHS.

The Museletter: NEHS' online newsletter written by and for both student members and faculty advisors. Inside each issue you will find current Society news, chapter activity ideas, fun trivia, important reminders, and more.
 
 

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National Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Thompson
Day: Monday
Time: 2:35 p.m.
Location: East Cafeteria
 
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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NYS Science Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. Stehl
Day: 2nd Wednesday of the Month
Time: 2:45 pm
Location: WCAF

  

 

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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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Staging

 

Advisor: Mr. Grosskreuz
Day: Meets monthly (1st Wednesday of month)
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: Auditorium

 


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Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.)

Advisor: Dr. Kommor/Ms. Spargifiore
Day: Tuesday
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: 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. Stehl
Day: Monday
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: WCAF
 
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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Senior Class

Advisor: Ms. Landry
Day: Friday
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 210
 
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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Drama Club ("Skull & Bones")

Advisor: Mr. Grosskreuz
Day: Monthly (1st Wed.)
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: Auditorium

 

 

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Sophomore Class

Advisor: Ms. Nigro
Day: Friday
Time: 2:15 p.m.
Location: Room 116
 
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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Spanish National Honor Society

Advisor: Ms. LoMonaco
Day: Wednesday
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 215

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. Quagliata
Day: Wednesday
Time: 2:20 p.m.
Location: Room 333

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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TedX

 

Advisor: Ms. Sirof
Day: Wednesdays (starts Oct.)
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Room 128A

 

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Yearbook

Advisor: Ms. Rothschild
Day: Wednesday
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: Room 215

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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