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Elementary Summer Reading

Students entering Grades 1 & 2 will be given a paper test on both books during the first full week back at school. This will be applied to their first reading grade.
 
1st Grade  
  • Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli 
  • Pete the Cat and the Surprise Teacher by James Dean
2nd Grade
  • Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin by Cynthia Rylant Joe
  • Joe and Sparky Go to School by Jamie Michalak
Students entering 3rd , 4th, & 5th grade must obtain the required Accelerated Reader (AR) points listed below by reading fiction chapter books of their choice. This will be applied to their first reading grade. Having trouble picking out a book click here for suggestions. 
  • 3rd Grade - 3 AR points/2.5 or higher AR reading level
  • 4th Grade - 5 AR points/3.5 or higher AR reading level
  • 5th Grade - 6 AR points/4.0 or higher AR reading level
Students in Grades 3rd-5th have the following testing options:
  • Optional, early AR testing is available in the Elementary Library on two dates in the summer:
    • Wednesday, July 14th: 10:00am-12:00pm 
    • Wednesday, August 4th: 10:00am-12:00pm    
  • Students can take AR tests when they return to school on Monday, August 16th. All AR tests need to be completed by Friday, August 20th. 
PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE SUMMER READING TESTS ON ANY BOOKS THAT THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY TAKEN TESTS ON, OR ON CLASS NOVELS THAT THEY HAVE READ IN CLASS DURING THIS PAST SCHOOL YEAR. 
 

Middle School Summer Reading

Middle School students must obtain the required Accelerated Reader (AR) points listed below. Books should have 150+ pages and a reading level of 4.8+ unless approved by Mrs. Kinchen for interest level. Levels and points possible can be found at www.arbookfind.com
  • 6th Grade - 10 AR Points
  • 7th Grade - 12 AR Points
  • 8th Grade - 15 AR Points
 
Students in Grades 6th-8th have the following testing options:
  • Optional, early AR testing is available in the Middle School Building (#500) on two dates in the summer:
    • Wednesday, July 14th: 10:00am-12:00pm 
    • Wednesday, August 4th: 10:00am-12:00pm    
  • Students can take AR tests when they return to school on Monday, August 16th. All AR tests need to be completed by Friday, August 20th. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE SUMMER READING TESTS ON ANY BOOKS THAT THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY TAKEN TESTS ON, OR ON CLASS NOVELS THAT THEY HAVE READ IN CLASS DURING THIS PAST SCHOOL YEAR. 

High School Summer Reading

High school students are required to read the following novels over summer break. Grade-level specific assignments will be assigned at the start of Fall semester.
  • Freshmen: Lord of the Flies by WIlliam Golding
  • Sophomores: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Juniors: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Seniors: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley