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Students registered for some honors or Advanced Placement courses in 2019-20 are required to complete coursework before the new school year begins on Monday, August 26. The following courses require some type of summer work. Click the course to see the assigned activity.

Throughout AP Biology, we spend a lot of time talking about what the different parts of words mean to help us better understand them. This summer, students should study this list of root words. It would be best to create a set of notecards early in the summer and review them over time. Coming up with examples where you use the root words can also help you remember them. We will take a test on the second day of school to see how well you know them. I would advise against starting the night or even the week before. It is a long list!

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 are expected to work on the 2019 Free Response Questions from the 2019 AP Calculus AB Exam. Please print out the questions and do your work on paper. I will collect your work during the first week of school. You will be tested on at least 2 of the questions during the first week of school.

Please do not memorize the answers. It is essential that you understand how to solve each problem.

For more information, contact Ms. Kocourek

Students should go to and create a student account using their student Islander Apps account. Enter a Class Code of: D4C40.

Students should then do Intro to Computer Science in Python (Rainforest)

2. Introduction to Programming with Turtle Graphics
3. Basic Python and Console Interaction
4. Conditionals
5. Looping
6. Functions and Exceptions
7. Strings

For more information, contact Mr. Pearson

Students should read and take notes on Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (translated by Edith Grossman; introduction by Harold Bloom; published by HarperCollins 2003 print). This is the required translation and edition. Do not use an electronic version of this text. Students should purchase their own copy of the book so they can annotate it. This novel is available at Barnes and Noble, Half Priced Books, and on Amazon. Students should be able to purchase the book at a reduced price at Half Priced Books and Amazon. The cost of the book is minimal yet the intellectual benefits are substantial. However, if you find this is an expense you cannot afford to incur, please contact Dr. Kay so I can provide this text for your student. 

Read “First Part of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” (Prologue – Chapter LII). Please take notes on the novel. Pay attention to characters and their interaction, the setting, the various literary forms employed in the novel such as “prologue,” “epigraphs,” “eponyms,” “poetry,” “narrative style,” “litotes (understatement),” “irony,” “chivalric references,” “theological and mythological allusions,” etc., and its episodic nature. There will be an examination on the novel August 28, 2019.

For more information, contact Dr. Kay

Students must read, annotate, and answer reflection questions to Thank you for Arguing:  What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson can teach us about the art of persuasion by Jay Heinrichs 3rd ed. Students should ideally purchase their own copy of the book so they can annotate directly in it. Students unable to afford the text should contact Ms. Westphal for assistance. Click here for detailed instructions.

For more information, contact Ms. Westphal

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 26.

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 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 or Ms. Apperson

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