Crew Corner

Jazz Ensemble 2015-2016

posted Sep 3, 2015, 6:35 PM by Eric Shieh

The MELS Jazz Ensemble is taking new members!  All students who play an instrument are invited to join.  Jazz Ensemble is offered for high school credit towards the New York Arts Diploma.  See Ms. Beidler or Mr. Shieh for additional information.

Service Learning: Hour Children

posted Jan 28, 2014, 10:01 AM by Eric Shieh

In February, we will be working with organization Hour Children to support and learn from their work in ending the cycle of intergenerational incarceration.  Crew students will be out of the building to volunteer with Hour Children on February 13.


posted Oct 4, 2013, 1:24 PM by Eric Shieh

This month is all about us as a group.  We'll be spending time working on group initiatives and identifying our tendencies in groups, before working to plan a community meeting for the entire 10th grade.

10th Grade Crew! First Steps.

posted Sep 8, 2013, 12:56 PM by Eric Shieh

Welcome!  I look forward to creating THE BEST 10TH GRADE CREW AT MELS with you (don't tell the other Crew leaders I said that).  By Thursday, make sure that you have (1) returned your blue card, (2) completed the lunch form online (let me know if you need a paper copy!), and (3) gotten yourself a composition notebook for use as a crew journal.  Let's do this!!

Student-Led Conferences

posted Nov 17, 2012, 8:28 AM by Eric Shieh   [ updated Nov 17, 2012, 8:29 AM ]

Student-Led Conferences (SLC) for our Crew and Crew families will be held on Monday night, November 19, from 5-8pm, and Tuesday afternoon, November 20, 1-5:30pm.  SLCs are mandatory and graded for all students.  E-mail or call Mr. Shieh if you have not yet scheduled a conference yet!


posted Oct 6, 2012, 3:52 PM by Eric Shieh

October for our Crew is all about Design Challenge.  Bring your energy and creativity every morning!  Also note: 9th grade fieldwork on October 10, and dates of our rock climbing trip to be announced soon!

9th Grade Crew!

posted Sep 6, 2012, 7:38 PM by Eric Shieh

Welcome and welcome back to all Crew students--I can't wait to build a bigger and better Crew with you that will support us through 9th grade.  Any students absent in the first week (9/6-9/7) should come the second week with a "Road to 9th Grade" map (ask another Crew member or e-mail Mr. Shieh for details).  And remember: turn in those blue cards and lunch forms ASAP!

Service Learning Projects

posted Mar 6, 2012, 1:44 PM by Eric Shieh

Congratulations to Sylvie Williams, Justin Felix, and Sinigdha Biswas for creating the winning proposals for our crew's Service Learning projects.  This month, we will be partnering with P.S. 101 and P.S. 117 to find ways to serve our communities, and in particular the elementary schools in District 28.

Spring SLCs!

posted Feb 8, 2012, 2:50 PM by Eric Shieh   [ updated Feb 8, 2012, 2:50 PM ]

Crew: our spring SLC powerpoint template is below to download and use.  Parents, SLCs will take place on Tuesday, 2/28 (4:00-7:30pm) and Wednesday, 2/29 (1:00-3:30pm).  Please see your child for a scheduling form or e-mail Mr. Shieh directly to reserve your time.

Don't Drink My Haterade + SLCs

posted Oct 30, 2011, 3:35 PM by Eric Shieh

It's true: our crew had the winning design for the 8th grade in the Sustainability Design Challenge.  "Blackout Day" will be reviewed by a panel of experts over the next two weeks, along with the 7th and 6th grade winning designs.  GO CREW!!!

Also, student-led conferences are just around the corner, on November 14-15.  It's time to start reflecting on our work so far this year, and commit to a strong remainder of the Expedition.

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