Summer Reading & Assignments

Summer Reading 2019

 

All Students at Westhill

The Dean of Students has assigned the following:

 

Computer Science Classes

2019 Summer assignments for all computer classes next year can be found here:

 

English

2019 CP and Sheltered English Students this year we are offering TWO summer reading options:

  • Choice #1: Select a book that you personally want to read. All we ask is that you make sure your book is grade-level appropriate. This year you can find a variety of fabulous book recommendations on the Connecticut Reads, the 2019 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge website. Once you have finished reading please complete a Data Sheet for the book you chose to read. You may also pick up printed materials from your English teacher any time before June 17, 2019. Please note that all work will be submitted to www.turnitin.com when you return in August; any student submitting any amount of plagiarized content will receive a zero for this assignment.
  • Choice #2: If you do not want to choose your own book, you may opt to read a short story and complete a set of text-dependent questions. We are offering two choices for Grades 9/10 and two choices for Grades 11/12. Please select the story from your grade band that you personally want to read. You can download PDF copies of any of these stories and the required questions using the links below. You may also pick up printed materials from your English teacher any time before June 17, 2019. Please note that all work will be submitted to www.turnitin.com when you return in August; any student submitting any amount of plagiarized content will receive a zero for this assignment.

2019 CP Students Entering Grades 9 or 10

2019 CP Students Entering Grades 11 or 12

2019 Honors English Students

  • Select a book that you personally want to read. All we ask is that you make sure your book is grade level appropriate. This year you can find a variety of fabulous book recommendations on the Connecticut Reads, the 2019 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge website. Once you have finished reading please complete a Data Sheet for the book you chose to read. You may also pick up printed materials from your English teacher any time before June 17, 2019. Please note that all work will be submitted to www.turnitin.com when you return in August; any student submitting any amount of plagiarized content will receive a zero for this assignment.

2019 AP English Language and Composition Students (11)

 2019 AP English LITERATURE and Composition Students (12)

***Please make sure that all work submitted is original. Students are discouraged from using websites such as Lit Charts, Spark Notes, Book Rags, etc. when completing their summer reading assignments. Students who submit summer reading that contains any amount of analysis that comes from an Internet site or belongs to another student (this includes paraphrasing and rephrasing) will receive a grade of zero on the assignment.

Westhill High School English Department Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is a very serious violation of academic rules. According to the Westhill Student Handbook, plagiarism is a form of cheating when a student claims someone else’s work, words, and/or ideas are his/her own.

The English Department of Westhill High School formally states that any student who is found to have plagiarized in his or her English class will automatically receive a zero on the assignment. Additional, escalating consequences may result in specific cases where the offense is extremely severe or if a student has previously engaged in academic dishonesty. Students should be aware that any form of academic dishonest may also result in their inability to receive a college recommendation, in their removal from an honors or AP class or in a parent conference with the teacher and the English Department Head.

The summer reading is due on Friday, September 6, 2019

If you have any questions at all about this year’s summer reading assignments please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Wheeler, the English Department Head. You can email Ms. Wheeler anytime during the summer at cwheeler@StamfordCT.gov. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy everything you read! ☺

 

Fine Arts Department

 

Advanced Photography/AP Photography 

  • 2019 Google Classroom Code: 5mtlsy

AP 2D Art and Design/Drawing

  • 2019 Google Classroom and use the following code: 71dws6
  • Summer assignment as a Google Doc or PDF

 

Health and Physical Education

Daily:

  • 5 servings fruits and vegetables
  • Less than 2 hours screen time
  • 1 hour daily physical activity 
  • 0 sugary drinks and snacks

Planet Fitness is offering teens age 15-18 FREE workouts at any of its locations as part of a nationwide Teen Summer Challenge. The program runs through September 1. Planet Fitness is offering 51 scholarships across all states that can be used for academic or fitness activities. All teens who participate in the summer challenge are entered into the sweepstakes, with the awards handed out at the end of the summer.

Math

Honors Algebra 2, Honors PreCalculus, and AP Calculus have summer packets.  Honors Geometry and all CP classes do not have any required summer work for the next class.  We would like to encourage all students, however, to keep their skills current and login or create account with Kahn Academy to reviews skills essential for their next math course.

 

Science

ECE/AP Physics-1 The following is the summer work for ECE/AP Physics-1 students. Go to the following links, watch videos, and take notes in a notebook. Watch at least 20 videos and write a one page summary for each of the 20 videos. By the end of the summer you should have at least 20 pages of notes. Your notes will be counted as the first test of the 1st Quarter.

UConn ECE Behavior and Training of Domestic Animals

UConn ECE Introduction to Companion Animal Management

 

Social Studies