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The McMakerspace is our state-of-the-art makerspace that allows students to explore, design, build, and create using physical and virtual tools and materials.

In our McMakerspace, students explore the world with virtual field trips to Mecca. They visit national parks, design and print 3D bird beaks, create and construct game boards and game pieces, and program mini-robots. Students create real world applications for classroom concepts and build perseverance as they experiment, test, evaluate, and modify their creations, and they develop important 21st century skills such as collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.

The McMakerspace is available daily for classroom use and by individual appointment.  Contact Mrs. Emily Materna or Mrs. Chelsea Almer to arrange a time to use the space or join us weekly after school for Maker Club. During Maker Club, students can work on projects of their choosing or help with projects that faculty, staff, and community members have asked us to complete.  Reach out to Mrs. Emily Materna if you have a project idea or need.

Two McNicholas students using VR goggles.
Two McNicholas students compete in a bot race.
McNicholas students gather around a table, making an ozobot track.
McNicholas student controls Sphero with her phone.
McNicholas student working with cubitz.


Academic News

McNicholas High School cheerleaders welcome Rockets with sign.

Plans are in the works for a weekend of festivities to celebrate Homecoming! We will kick off the celebration with a Homecoming Field Day & Pep Rally during the school day on Friday, Oct. 8.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. That evening, all members of the McNicholas family are invited to the Homecoming football game at Penn Station Stadium.

McNicholas High School's three National Merit Semifinalists

McNicholas High School is proud to announce that seniors Ethan Koran, Erin McManus, and Jason Munzel are semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) program. Semifinalists represent the top 1% of seniors nationwide based on the results of the PSAT/NMSQT test the students took as juniors.

The interactive tools in the McMakerspace include…

  • Virtual Reality Set
  • 4 computers with specific design software
  • 3 3D printers
  • Laminator
  • Spheros
  • Cubelets
  • Makey Makey
  • Legos
  • Art Supplies
  • CNC Router
  • Poster Printer

Have questions about our our McMakerspace?

Emily Materna

Emily Materna

Director of Educational Technology
Chelsea Almer

Chelsea Almer