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For students interested in participating, the 
Milford Public Library has an exciting lineup of books and events to enjoy 
this summer. Recommended picks will be set aside in a special Summer 
Reading area and free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are available. To go along with their theme of 'Build a Better World", your participation in their summer reading program can help provide 
a gift of honeybees made through Heifer International.



Joseph A. Foran High School and Jonathan Law High School 2017 Summer Assignments



ENGLISH  (Reminder: Please take notes as you read!)

English 1: Students will choose two books that are of high interest and are at an appropriate grade level. Please see your school media specialist or your librarian at the Milford Public Library for further guidance.

English 2: Students will read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Students will also choose one book of high interest and appropriate grade level. Please see your school media specialist or your librarian at the Milford Public Library for further guidance.

English 3: Students will choose one book from the historical fiction list and one book from the dystopian literature list.
                                  Historical Fiction        Dystopian Fiction

Humanities:  Course taught by Ms. Cassell (English) and Ms. DiGiacomo (Social Studies)

Philosophy Senior Elective: Students will read two texts. The required text is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Students will also read one other text from the following list:
    • Sophie's World by Josteen Gaardner
    • The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
    • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
    • The Republic by Plato
    • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
    • No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre

Other Senior Electives (A.P. not included and Philosophy not included): Students will choose two books that are of high interest and are at an appropriate grade level. Please see your school media specialist or your librarian at the Milford Public Library for further guidance.


A.P. English Language and Composition
    AP Lang Packet          Active Reading Techniques         A.P. Key Terms       

A.P. Literature and Composition


Suggested Summer Reading Titles (and see the summer reading displays at the Milford Public Library!)



ART

A.P. Studio Art:  Students will read A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink and complete the Studio Art summer assignments


MATH

High School Math


WORLD LANGUAGE
According to the National Summer Learning Association, all children experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities over the summer and on average, students lose about two months of grade level equivalency over the summer months. 
Below are a few ways to keep students engaged in World Languages this summer, helping to improve their proficiency:


AP Spanish- Jonathan Law:

Hola chicos,

Bienvenidos a la clase de A.P. Para el trabajo de verano quiero que tomen un curso interactivo a través de la red. Tienen que ingresar al curso antes del junio 17. Este curso los ayudara a prepararse mejor para la clase y para el curso. Espero que se diviertan. Si tienen preguntas pueden escribirme a mi correo electrónico o aquí. Traten lo mejor que pueden en completar el curso. Antes de que empiece la clase impriman o tomen una foto de su progreso. Ademas, quiero que se familiaricen con el sitio de red de A.P. para que tengan una idea de la estructura del examen.

Que les vaya bien,
Srta. Guzman



A.P. SUMMER ACADEMY
Milford high school students who are planning to take an A.P. class next year are encouraged to participate in the summer A.P. Academy. 
It's a free program to be held at Foran High School. 



SOCIAL STUDIES

                  Foran                                                                                                                        Law

Humanities (Ms. DiGiacomo/Ms. Cassell)

A.P. US Government & Politics (Mr. Cesare & Mr. Tupka)                                      A.P. US Government & Politics (Mr. Zuraw)
    AP US Gov Foran Summer Assignments                                                                      AP US Gov Law Summer Assignments

A.P./UCONN ECE US History (Mr. Cesare)                                                               A.P. US History (Mr. Kravecs)
    AP US History Foran Summer Assignments                                                                  AP US History Law Summer Assignments

A.P. Human Geography (Mrs. Gilman)                                                                     A.P. Human Geography (Mr. Roumeles)
    AP Human Geo Foran Summer Assignment                                                                  AP Human Geo Law Summer Assignment

A.P. European History (Mrs. Svogun)                                                                      A.P. European History (Mr. Evanko)
    AP Euro Foran Summer Assignment                                                                             AP Euro Law Summer Assignment

A.P. Psychology (Mr. Williams)                                                                                A.P. Psychology (Mr. Young & Ms. Burns)
     AP Psych Foran Assignment      Text                                                                            AP Psych Law Summer Assignment

A.P. Macroeconomics (Mrs. Gilman)                                                                        A.P Macroeconomics (Mr. Kravecs)
     AP Macro Foran Summer Assignment                                                                           AP Macro Law Summer Assignment


SCIENCE

Foran

A.P. Biology: Please see Mrs. Davis for summer assignment packet and book

A.P. Environmental Science (Mrs. Smith)

A.P./ECE Chemistry: Please see Mr. Connors for the summer packet
    Textbook is free online: "Chemistry" openstax.org