Summer Assignments

2017-2018

Freshmen | Sophomores | Juniors | Seniors

Freshmen

  • Advanced English I & English I - Welcome to STA!  As an incoming freshman at St. Teresa’s Academy you must complete a Summer Reading Assignment by the first day of school. Your assignment contains two parts and is worth a possible 60 points. Read the novel Fahrenheit 451 , by Ray Bradbury. Respond to the question in the attached document, writing a 1-2 page paper. A digital copy of your typed and labeled answers is due the first week of school. You can bring these to class on a flash drive or on your tablet.  (See attachment)
  • French 2 - (See attachment) Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • College French 3(See attachment) Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Spanish 2 for Incoming Freshmen - (See attachment)

Sophomores

  • World Literature - Sophomores will read and annotate A Thousand Splendid Suns and the poem that's the basis for the book's title. Students will use those notes to create a two page critical analysis essay responding to a specific prompt. (See attachment)
  • Advanced World Literature - Sophomores will read and annotate A Thousand Splendid Suns and the poem that's the basis for the book's title. Students will use those notes to create a two page critical analysis essay responding to a specific prompt. (See attachment)
  • AP World History - Students, in preparation for Fall Semester studies, I have prepared a short reading list and a set of video presentations.  Please read/view these over the summer (close to beginning of school is a good idea).  Note significant themes and ideas presented in each reading/video presentation. (See attachment)
  • Honors Algebra II/ Geometry - Students must download, print and work all math problems on handout. This is a review of material covered during the freshmen level course. (See attachment)
  • French 2 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Latin 2 - (See attachment)
  • Spanish 2 - (See attachment)

Juniors

  • AP English Literature - As an AP Literature student at St. Teresa's Academy, you are required to read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky this summer. You should read this work well, annotating along the way.  On the first day of school, all students need to be prepared to take an open note test over it.  The test will be short answer character and quotation identification.  In addition to the test, the class will devote the first few weeks of school engaging in discussions and activities centered on this novel.  I know that the novel is lengthy, but if you start right away, then you shouldn’t have a problem completing it by the start of school.  Because there are multiple translations of this work, it is important that we all have the same edition.  The edition that I want you to purchase is: ISBN-10: 0679734503
  • Social Concerns - For next fall or spring, please purchase Tanner Colby’s Some of My Best Friends Are Black, which tells the story of segregation and racial injustice in Kansas City. For day 1 of class, make sure you have read and annotated your book to page 70. Please bring your book to class on the first day and be ready for a quiz or other assessment. Please contact Mr. Sanem if you have any questions.
  • AP Biology - Welcome to AP Biology! Please (See attachment) for all details regarding your summer assignment. Contact Mrs. Stranz if you have questions.
  • AP Chemistry - Welcome to AP Chemistry! We will schedule a quick time to meet before the end of the previous school year in order for you to pick up your textbook and study book materials.  You will have the summer to complete a few small review assignments in order to ensure you retain key Chemistry concepts.  This will help us to “hit the ground running” in the Fall.  Miss Scott will email you the Google Folder will instructions & a checklist of all Summer Assignments.  Please email her with any questions! Tscott@stteresasacademy.org
  • AP Environmental Science - Hello and welcome to AP Environmental Science (APES)! Here are some activities that you need to accomplish this summer in order to come back to school in the fall ready to take APES. The objective of this summer science is to get you thinking environmentally and how different aspects our everyday lives have an impact on the environment as a whole. All assignments will be due prior to the first day of class, and there are multiple stages, so please plan accordingly! In order to remain environmentally friendly as possible, all of our work will be completed and turned in electronically. (See attachment)
  • Regular and Honors Physics - Complete the “Math for Physics” summer review worksheet. (See attachment)
  • American Literature - Read The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. ISBN-13: 9780316769488  Publisher: Little, Brown & Company (See attachment)
  • College French 3 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Honors Latin 3 - (See attachment)
  • Spanish 3  - (See attachment)
  • College Spanish 3 -  (See attachment)
  • AP US American History - (See attachment) Students to read and annotate text excerpt and answer questions on assignment page.
  • College European History  I -  Students are provided with a required readings/video studies list and a study guide of questions/reflections over same.  Students should complete notes over these studies from this study guide.  Students should be prepared for a quiz over these studies during the first week of school in August.. (See attachment)
  • College Counseling - Explore Naviance
    • add schools toColleges I'm Thinking About list, complete the Career Interest Profiler, check out the Resume tool, etc.
    • Shadow &/or volunteer in possible career interest area
    • Visit a college campus or two and jot your impressions in the Journal section of Naviance.
    • If you don't remember your Naviance password, email Mrs. Hudson (K-Z) or Mrs. Majors (A-J)
  • Optional: Junior/Senior Service Project - This is not a requirement to look at this as we will cover it all at your first class meeting in the fall, but if you'd like to start early here is what you'll need. In the link below you’ll find information about our required Junior/Senior service project. In the packet you can find all our project policies, a timeline, and the list of agencies we partner with (Service Agency Directory). This and more information can be found on the Community Service page of Moodle. Link to Junior/Senior Service Project Information

Seniors

  • ALL SENIORS - COLLEGE COUNSELING - Naviance College Self-Inventory: located in Naviance under the About Me tab. See left side menu and click on 2018 Self-Inventory. This is mandatory for ALL seniors. Remember to save periodically so you do not lose your responses. The Class of 2018 Self-Inventory will be available on May 1. Deadline – September 1st.  Parent brag sheets are also due on Sept. 1. Continue to work on your college portfolio: resume, possible college essay topics/drafts, college major exploration, and your college list (add or narrow your list). Remember to jot notes in the Journal section of Naviance after your college visits.
  • ALL SENIORS - SERVICE PROJECTS -  A total of at least 60 volunteer hours at your service agency must be verified and turned in to Campus Ministry by senior orientation day (August 16) in order to be eligible for Senior Privileges starting in September. This includes 30 hours from Junior Service Week (Phase 1) and 30 additional hours (Phase 2). Lunch and travel time are not included. Verified hours should be turned in on the Phase 2 Timecard or your agency’s report. Full service project policies and a link to the Phase 2 Timecard can be found in the Service Information Packet. Happy volunteering!
  • AP Biology - Welcome to AP Biology! Please (See attachment) for details regarding your summer assignment. Contact Mrs. Stranz if you have questions.
  • AP Chemistry - Welcome to AP Chemistry! We will schedule a quick time to meet before the end of the previous school year in order for you to pick up your textbook and study book materials.  You will have the summer to complete a few small review assignments in order to ensure you retain key Chemistry concepts.  This will help us to “hit the ground running” in the Fall.  Miss Scott will email you the Google Folder with instructions & a checklist of all Summer Assignments.  Please email her with any questions! Tscott@stteresasacademy.org
  • AP Environmental Science - Hello and welcome to AP Environmental Science (APES)! Here are some activities that you need to accomplish this summer in order to come back to school in the fall ready to take APES. The objective of this summer science is to get you thinking environmentally and how different aspects our everyday lives have an impact on the environment as a whole. All assignments will be due prior to the first day of class, and there are multiple stages, so please plan accordingly! In order to remain environmentally friendly as possible, all of our work will be completed and turned in electronically. (See attachment)
  • Regular and Honors Physics - Complete the “Math for Physics” summer review worksheet. (See attachment)
  • Writing - All seniors enrolled in the course are expected to complete this summer assignment. Students are required to finish eight journal entries based on passages in "Writing Down the Bones."  This book and the eight writing prompts--along with the due date for the journal assignments--can be found by downloading this attachment. (See attachment)
  • AP English Literature - As an AP Literature student at St. Teresa's Academy, you are required to read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky this summer. You should read this work well, annotating along the way.  On the first day of school, all students need to be prepared to take an open note test over it.  The test will be short answer character and quotation identification.  In addition to the test, the class will devote the first few weeks of school engaging in discussions and activities centered on this novel.  I know that the novel is lengthy, but if you start right away, then you shouldn’t have a problem completing it by the start of school.  Because there are multiple translations of this work, it is important that we all have the same edition.  The edition that I want you to purchase is: ISBN-10: 0679734503
  • College Composition - As College Composition student at St. Teresa's Academy, you are required to read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte  this summer. You should read this work well, annotating along the way.  On the first day of school, all students need to be prepared to take an open note test over it.  The test will be short answer character and quotation identification.  In addition to the test, the class will devote the first few weeks of school engaging in discussions and activities centered on this novel.  I know that the novel is lengthy, but if you start right away, then you shouldn’t have a problem completing it by the start of school.  Because there are multiple editions of this work, it is important that we all have the same edition.  The edition that I want you to purchase is: ISBN-13: 978-0393264876
  • College French 4 - (See attachment)  Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting.
  • Honors Latin IV - (See attachment) Please export or download as a PDF file to maintain formatting. Aeneid II Study Guide; Aeneid IV Study Guide; Aeneid VI Study Guide
  • Spanish 4 - (See attachment)
  • College Spanish 4 - (see attachment)
  • College European History I -  Students are provided with a required readings/video studies list and a study guide of questions/reflections over same.  Students should complete notes over these studies from this study guide.  Students should be prepared for a quiz over these studies during the first week of school in August. (See attachment)
  • AP US Government & Politics - The summer assignment (attached) involves reading a book on American politics, watching a political/governmental movie of your choice and following the news. (See attachment)
  • Art Portfolio - Read The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe and write a one page summary of the book. The book and a vocabulary list will be provided to students enrolled in the course. (Notes, PowerPoint)  We will use the first day of class to discuss your thoughts on the book. What is Tom Wolfe trying to say?  Do you agree or disagree with him? How does Wolfe’s opinion impact the plan for the theme of your own portfolio?