Dear Students and Parents:
To encourage the habit of reading in our students, we will continue the tradition of summer reading. Each student is required to read a minimum of three books this summer – the required books assigned for this class (listed below) and another one of his choice. Students should come to school in August prepared to discuss the assigned books with a group of peers and a faculty member.
It remains our conviction that reading represents the richest path to a full education and that the educated man continues to read throughout his life. Our hope is that reading becomes a common practice in your home and that you discuss works together. In addition, the reading skills and vocabulary measured by national tests develop most naturally and easily in the person who reads habitually. Summer, with its free time, provides an excellent opportunity for families to read and to enjoy books. I hope this will be the case in your home.
Tyler W. Orf
Humanities Department Chair