• Summer Reading Assignments

    Posted by Mr. Snow on 7/23/2015 5:00:00 PM
    Rising 9th grade reading list

    Rising 10th grade reading list

    Rising 11th grade reading list

    Dear Parents and Students,

    In an effort to promote content reading and writing and reading comprehension over the weeks of summer, the high school staff at WYMLA are implementing a summer reading and science program for our rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. The science program will only be for rising 9th and 10th graders. As an early college program, we are charged with preparing students for college earlier than most and this program will bring us into alignment with other high schools in the county and the country.

    Students will be expected to read two books over the summer and there will be an assessment on each book the end of the first full week of school. It is recommended that students take notes on the books or bring the books into school for the assessments.

    Each grade will have their own reading list, which will be posted on the school website and corresponding teacher Edmodo pages. The same is true of the science assignment description. In addition, students will be given a list and have a chance to ask questions prior to the end of the school year. Books are available at the public library or in our school library. If you are considering buying books, which is not required, we encourage electronic books which are always cheaper.

    It is our hope to have full parental support in this Summer Academic Program to promote comprehension and college readiness. If you have any questions, feel free to email any of the people below; in addition, we will be having a parent night information session held Monday, May 18th from 5:00 – 5:30 pm for any who are interested.

    Warm Regards,

    Mr. P. Snow – psnow@wcpss.net

    Ms. J. Haigler – jhaigler@wcpss.net

    Mr. A. Raby – araby@wcpss.net
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  • Summer Science Assignments

    Posted by Mr. Abernethy on 7/23/2015 4:00:00 PM
    The summer science activities that I have selected for the students to complete will give them exposure to some of the topics that we will cover this upcoming year.

    Rising 10th grade students have four quick, engaging activities to complete:

    2 for Chemistry 

    2 for Earth Science

    For chemistry the students will determine under which circumstances will water boil faster: with salt water, no salt water, and no salt water with a lid. The earth science labs will include porosity and permeability, and salt water properties. These assignments are due the first Friday after we return.

    Rising 9th grade students will complete one engaging project:

    Biology Summer Activity

    In this project they will create a city that mimics either a plant or animal cell. This will get the students introduced with the role of each organelle. It will be due the first Friday when we return.
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