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Summer Reading and Assignments: 2017

Summer Plans? R-E-A-D, Bulldogs, R-E-A-D!

 
Get started on those summer assignments, Bulldogs! Summer reading is required for all Judge Memorial Catholic High School students, including members of the incoming ninth grade class. A student's critical reading skills are fundamental to academic success and essential to continued success in college. Reading builds a student's vocabulary and comprehension skills, enhances communication skills, and improves writing abilities. Parents are encouraged to enjoy this summer reading along with their students.  
 
You may order the summer reading books through MBS Direct by clicking the link below.
 
 

All summer reading should be completed by August 16, 2017.
 
The 2017 required Summer Reading List for Judge Memorial Catholic High School students may be updated throughout the upcoming weeks as necessary. Check back for updates and additions. 
 
required reading for English 12 (1406 & 1407)
  • Aftershock by Robert Reich, ISBN: 978-0345807229
  • On Writing by Stephen King, ISBN: 978-1439156810

required reading for English 11 (1303 & 1304)

  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, ISBN: 385486804
  • A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, ISBN: 226500667

required reading for English 10 (1205) and English 10 Honors (1204)

  • The Old Man Who Read Love Stories by Luis Sepulveda, ISBN: 978-0156002721
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White, ISBN: 978-0441627400
  • English 10 Honors students are to read the two books above AND Maus I: My Father Bleeds History, by Art Speigelman, ISBN: 978-0394747231

required reading for English 9 (1105) and English 9 Honors (1106)

  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, ISBN: 978-0316322409
  • Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe, ISBN: 978-0544302150
  • English 9 Honors (students are to read the two books above AND Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, ISBN: 978-0486275437

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required assignment for AP Biology (4320)

 required assignment for AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC (3404 and 3405)

  • Go to http://billsjmchs.com then select the course you are taking either Calculus AB or Calculus BC from the navigation bar. Download the Review Packet and Assignment.
  • Students are to complete the review packet and assignment. The assignment is due the first day of class. Students are also to memorize the unit circle and trig identities. There will be a memorization quiz the second day of school.
  • Email questions or concerns to Mrs. Bills, kbills@judgememorial.com
required assignment for Chemistry and AP Chemistry (4212 & 4310)

required reading for AP English Language and Composition (1421)

  • Aftershock by Robert Reich, ISBN: 978-0345807229
  • On Writing by Stephen King, ISBN: 978-1439156810
  • Thank You For Arguing, by Jay Heinrichs, ISBN: 978-0385347754
  • Email questions or concerns to Mr. Chris Sloan, csloan@judgememorial.com or Mr. Bryan Jeffreys, bjeffreys@judgememorial.com.

required reading for AP English Literature (1321)

  • Emma by Jane Austen, ISBN: 486406482
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, ISBN: 684801221
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, ISBN: 385721676
  • Email questions or concerns to Dr. Christopher McGill, cmcgill@judgememorial.com.

required summer assignment for AP European History (2202)

required summer assignment for Oceanography (Science 4242)

required reading assignment for AP Psychology (2713)
For summer reading, read ONE book from the list below and take two or more pages of notes on items of interest to you. You will take an open-notes quiz on the book during the first week of school. If you do not do the summer reading (ONE BOOK), you could potentially be dropped from the course. You can buy your selected book through MBS Direct, or you can get it from a library. Assuming you read the book, you need only your NOTES from your reading to do well on the quiz.


SUMMER READING CHOICES (choose one, any edition, take at least two pages of notes) 
  • Animals in Translation, by Temple Grandin (ISBN: 0156031442)
  • This is Your Brain on Music, by Daniel J. Levitan (ISBN: 0452288525)
  • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, by John J. Ratey (ISBN: 0316113514)
  • Future of the Mind, Michio Kaku (ISBN: 0307473341) 
  • Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell (ISBN: 9780316010665)

Additionally, students will need to have a copy of the book Forty Studies that Changed Psychology, 7th edition, by Roger Hock before school begins in the fall. This paperback is available at the MBS Direct website, or you can buy or borrow a copy from a current psych I/psych II or AP psych student. This book is used by all psychology students. Once school starts, AP students will be directed to rent the course textbook from Flatworld for the year. Contact Ms. Eve Greenlie, egrenlie@judgememorial.com if you are unable to obtain a copy. 

required summer assignment for Honors Physics: (Science 4331)
required reading for AP Seminar: World Literature (English 1425)
  • Maus I: My Father Bleeds History, by Art Speigelman, ISBN: 978-0394747231
  • Email questions or concerns to Mr. Matthew Vanderlaan, mvanderlaan@judgememorial.com

required assignment for Spanish III Honors (5309): for incoming frosh placed directly into Spanish III honors

  • Incoming ninth graders who are placed in Spanish III Honors must complete the workbook entitled, "Leveled Vocabulary and Grammar Workbook," guided practice, Realidades 1, ISBN: 013369268x
  • Please complete just the guided practice side without the pages named LECTURA and PRESENTACION ESCRITA
  • Email questions to concerns to Ms. Aida Shepherd, ashepherd@judgememorial.com

required assignment for Spanish III Honors (5309): for incoming Sophomores (and/or Juniors) who completed Spanish I and skipped Spanish II to enroll in Spanish III Honors

  • Incoming students who are placed in Spanish III Honors after completing Spanish I must complete the workbook entitled, "Leveled Vocabulary and Grammar Workbook," guided practice, and core practice (this is two books in one) Realidades 1, ISBN: 013369268x.
  • Please complete both sides of the book (guided practice and core practice) starting on chapter 6A until the end of the book.  If you have completed Spanish I, don't do the first five units. In the guided practice side, skip the pages named LECTURA and PRESENTATION ORAL.
  • Email questions or concerns to Ms. Aida Shepherd, ashepherd@judgememorial.com

required assignment for AP Statistics (3408) 

required summer assignment for AP US History (Social Studies 2302)

  • 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America by Steven M. Gillon, ISBN: 978-0-307-33934-8
  • In addition to the above reading, summer assignments are located on Canvas. Information for access will be sent to student email accounts by May 26, 2017.
  • Email questions or concerns to Mrs. Joan Jensen, jjensen@judgememorial.com
 

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