Math PacketsStudents entering the following classes will need to complete a Summer Math Packet. If a student's class is not listed, they have no summer packet to complete.
Please print and complete the packet by the first day of school in the fall.
We have changed how we will do summer reading this year with two goals in mind: The first is to get every student to read something over the summer. The second is to enable our school community to use that reading to foster discussion on a set of contemporary issues.
Rather than dictate a single book at each grade-level, we have opted to create an All School Summer Reading List of titles that relate to a common theme, and allow students a degree of choice in selecting their summer reading. Student choice is tied to greater engagement and “ownership” of summer reading, and one of the key goals is for students to find enjoyment in what they read, not just to have “homework” for the summer.
“Truth(iness), Technology, and Totalitarians” is the theme for the 2017 Summer Reading List. Each book deals with the intersection of media, technology, and authority in multiple ways: censorship and propaganda, social media and “Fake News”, satire, privacy and surveillance, corporate advertising, corporate citizenship, mobile devices, drones and artificial intelligence, etc.
The list contains a mix of classic 20th-century literature and 21st-century Young Adult literature (as well a Graphic Novel and a Non-fiction selection), some of which are satirical, and all of which have been chosen because they are exceptional examples that provide excellent material for generating discussion on our topic. Additionally, we took care to find books with significant critical acclaim. Each book on the list has merit as we seek to meet our goals for the Summer Reading Program. However, some books employ strong language or more mature scenarios in delving into the theme. The website has detailed information on each text, and should allow each Central Catholic family to choose the summer reading that is a best fit for their students.
If your student is enrolled in an Honors course for the 2017-2018 school year, they need to read two separate texts. The information is clearly displayed on the website. Please make sure they read both texts in preparation for September. If you have any questions, please contact Nic Netzel, School Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE for Summer Reading Website.