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.
Central Catholic High School's "All School Summer Reading List" is designed 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 a 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, or connection, in what they read, not just to have “homework” for the summer.
“Windows” is the theme for the 2019 Summer Reading List. This theme comes from Rudine Sims Bishop's "Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors" theory of reading.
“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created or recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of a larger human experience. Reading, then, becomes a means of self-affirmation, and readers often seek their mirrors in books.”
Books were chosen to be focused around areas of diversity and equity in our school and, while there is not a book "sponsored" by every diversity group, the chosen books, by nature of being short writings are very intersectional.
If your student is enrolled in an Honors course for the 2019-2020 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 the beginning of a new school year. If you have any questions, please contact Nic Netzel, School Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLICK HERE for Summer Reading Website.