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Summer Reading

Summer Reading Titles

Dear Students and Parents:
What’s the last great book that you read? Isn’t it nice to be able to read at your leisure
over the summer months? To encourage reading and to prepare you for the coming school year,
the English department is continuing the summer reading program for all students registered for
advanced-level classes, grades 9-12, and some academies or specialized programs. Please read
through the following list to identify the requirements for each course. It is the responsibility of
each student to complete the reading by the start of the school year. Students may buy or borrow
the book(s); this is your choice. Please have the book with you when you come to school at the
beginning of the school year.
In addition to reading, it is expected that each student will ponder what he or she reads.
To this end, each student should either write notes in his or her own handwriting (in the form of a
dialectical journal or annotations) unless otherwise noted. Please see the attached instructions
and examples. Of course, students may go beyond these requirements in their note taking.
Students should bring their work with them to school on the first day of the school year, as their
independent reading will be assessed within the first days or week of the school year.
Assessments of required readings will be worth approximately 10% of the first nine-weeks grade
(except for AP, which will be more than 10%).
Finally, remember, you’re not limited to what you see here. Read beyond these lists!
Worlds of great ideas, interesting characters, and memorable turns of phrase await you.

Wishing you insightful and enjoyable reading,
The English Teachers at RHS

Summer Leadership Opportunity

Oelschlager Summer Leadership Institute (OSLI) is the result of a generous gift given to The University of Akron by Jim and Vanita Oelschleager.  Due to their unparalleled generosity, area high school student are selected to participate in a seven day summer workshop on the The University of Akron’s campus. 

OSLI is designed to empower high school students by introducing them to the requisite skills, attitueds, and resources for success in college.  This fun, challenging experience encourages participants to adopt habits and utilized resources to become high achieving collegiate leaders and scholars.  At the conclusion of the INstitute, Golden Acorn Leadership Awards of $500 are presented to particpants. 

The 2019 Oelschlager Summer Leadership Institute will run from Friday, June 14th, to Thrusday, June 20th.  This year, we celebrate the 19th year of the program! With some new ideas and activities in mind, OSLI 2019 will be one like no other! 

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College Credit Plus

This Wednesday evening, January 23, at 7:00 pm, there will be a mandatory meeting for all students who are considering College Credit Plus (CCP) educational options for the upcoming school year.  Any student who may be interested in attending Kent State, University of Akron or other college/university during their high school years, must attend this mandatory meeting. Parents of the interested students must also attend. For more information: 

CCP  presentation handout

https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp/students-families

Intent form

Interested in attending college during your high school years with College Credit Plus?

This Wednesday evening, January 23, at 7:00 pm, there will be a mandatory meeting for all students who are considering College Credit Plus (CCP) educational options for the upcoming school year.  Any student who may be interested in attending Kent State, University of Akron or other college/university during their high school years, must attend this mandatory meeting. Parents of the interested students must also attend. For more information: 

https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp/students-families

Intent form

Northeast Ohio College Fair @ the University of Akron

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Time: 9-11 am 

Location: The University of Akron James A. Rhodes arena (J.A.R.)

This OACAC college fair will provide high school juniors in  Northeast Ohio the opportunity to gain early exposure to the college selection process.  least year, we hosted more that 1,000 students and 100 colleges and universities from across the United States.  Individual students and families are welcome to attend the fair free of charge and do not need to register.  

OACAC college fair