Summer Reading Titles

Click here for the Summer Reading handout (Spring 2016)

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 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

Morning Announcers Needed for 2016-2017!

We know! You’ve been sitting there in your 3rd period class just dreaming about being a P.A. Announcer for Roosevelt High School.  Well, perk up and listen up!  Now is your chance!  If you would like to try out for our job, pick up a P.A. Announcer application in the Activities Office TODAY!  Applications are due by the end of the day on Tuesday, May 24 (that’s tomorrow), and tryouts will be held next Wednesday after exams.

Senior Honor Assembly

Listen up, Seniors!  The list of names of those students seated on stage for Senior Honors Assembly is posted in the Guidance showcase as well as in the windows of the Main Office and the Activities Office.  Please check daily to see if your name is on the list.  Seniors should see Mrs. Jurging if you have any questions about Senior Honors Assembly.

Locker Clean Out

Reminder during locker cleanout- there will be Spanish students collecting reusable school supplies. Please donate your reusable school supplies for next year’s students!

Friday, May 13, 1:25 p.m. — SENIOR LOCKER CLEAN-OUT


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