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Students registered for some honors or Advanced Placement courses in 2018-19 are required to complete coursework before the new school year begins on Monday, August 21. The following courses require some type of summer work. Click the course to see the assigned activity.

Students will read chapters 1-5 of our book (Campbell’s AP Biology: 9th edition) and complete the end of chapter review for each. These can be on paper and will be collected the first day of school.

For more information, contact Ms. Lenz

Students should pick up a copy of the textbook and complete homework from chapter 1. There will be a test on the third day of school.

  1. HW 1.1 Pg. 9-11 #1-37 odd, #41, #57
  2. HW 1.2a Pg. 19-21, #1-29 odd, #35-40, #57-58, #67
  3. HW 1.2b Pg. 19-21 #41-45, #49-51, #55a-c, #59-62
  4. HW 1.3a Pg. 26 Quick Review #1-6, Ex. #1-20
  5. HW 1.3b Pg. 27 #21-27, #39, #41-47, quick quiz #1-4
  6. HW 1.5a Pg. 42 Quick Review #7-10, Pg. 43 #1-10, #13-17 odd, #21-23 odd (show work)
  7. HW 1.5b Pg. 43-44 #33-34, #46-48, #54-57
  8. HW 1.6a Pg. 51 Quick Review #1-5, Ex. #1-10, Sketch graphs of sin, cos, csc, sec, tan, cot.
  9. HW 1.6b Pg. 51-53 #17-21 odd, #27-41 odd, #50-55

For more information, contact Mr. John

Students should review the first three chapters of AP Chemistry. There are PP presentations of the principle topics, sample questions, and, problem banks (with answers) for the first three chapters. Most of your time reviewing should be spent solving problems in the problem banks located in the “Test and Book Questions” files of the “Summer Review” folder.

For the most part, this is all review of topics covered in Honors Chemistry. This summer work is designed to take 15-20 hours; approximately 1.5 hours of study for about 10 days.  Maybe less, depending on how you did in Honors Chemistry.

No work will be handed in; however, there will be a quiz during the first week of school that covers the summer review.

If you are unable to access these files from your computer, the PDF files and Microsoft Word documents can be printed off.

AP Chemistry is an exciting and enriching course.  It can help prepare you for any science classes you take in college, and can count towards credits needed to graduate, depending on how you do in the Exam in May 2019.

For more information, contact Mr. Dirlam

Students should read and take notes on Vargas-Llosa’s novel The Storyteller. Pay close attention to the setting(s), the characters, the action, and the novel’s narration and narrator. Look up words you don’t know. You will be given an exam on this book the first week of classes in the fall.

You can purchase your own copy or pick one up from Dr. Kay (A205) during the week of May 29.

For more information, contact Dr. Kay

Students must read and annotate one of four selected memoirs. Click here for more detailed instructions.

Ms. Westphal will be available at DeLaSalle on Friday, June 1, from 9:00am-1:30pm for students who wish to check out a book from the school.

For more information, contact Ms. Westphal or Ms. Reed

Directions: Print out this document and complete the CHART parts in the chart complete the QUESTIONS on the back of the sheet making sure that you number each answer correctly. If you need more paper then start a new piece of paper but place it in the correct order when you turn in the assignment. The work will be collected Monday, August 21.

Assessment: You will be expected to know this information when you start class. There will be a test on the information the first week of school so be prepared.

Required Supplies for class:

  • 3-ring binder
  • Separators (12) for Cornell notes, study guides, and daily notes
  • Loose leaf paper for notes

For more information, contact Mrs. Post

Students should view this document for instructions about a practice persuasive essay. The audio source for the persuasive essay is available here.

For more information, contact Señor Duea

Students must complete coursework in three parts. Please refer to this document for specific instructions:

The first chapters of the APUSH textbook are included here, along with their relevant objectives:


Chapter Reading Objectives
1 Reading Objectives
2 Reading Objectives
3 Reading Objectives
4 Reading Objectives

For more information, contact Mr. Marrin (please put Summer APUSH in the subject line)

The summer reading assignment is to read 20-30 minutes each day (5 days a week) and to keep a reading log. The total of number of books read by a student will depend on two factors: book selection and individual reading pace. All students will read at least one novel of their choice from NEA Big Read, and students will self-select the books that they want to read to complete the assignment.  In August, students will submit their reading logs and will use their summer reading to complete culminating assignments. Find more directions here.

For more information, contact Ms. Wagner

Students must read one of these select books by a Minnesota author and write eight one-page journal entries in a non-spiral bound composition notebook. Click here for more detailed instructions.

For more information, contact Ms. Arens

Students will select one of the following texts to explore over the summer. The assignment will include:

  1. Select one text from the seven Classics in Western Spirituality Series list
  2. Carefully read the text.
  3. Take meticulous/copious notes on loose leaf paper to be turned in to me.
  4. Compose a 3-5 page reflective paper that is typed, double space, Times New Roman or Georgia font, that summarizes the spirituality of the saint(s) and incorporates your thoughts regarding his/her spirituality. Include a work(s) cited page, even if the only source you use is the Classics in Western Spirituality Series Text that you read. The notes and paper are due at the beginning of class on the first day of the school year. (Paper, hard-copies of each)

For more information, contact Ms. Lyngen