In addition to the books chosen for the school-wide summer reading program, students enrolled in AP and/or Honor classes for the 2015-2016 school year need to read the following books:
Freshmen Honors: Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
Sophomore Honors: Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck AND Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Junior Honors: The Awakening, by Kate Chopin AND In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
Senior Honors: The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka; AND
Jazz, by Toni Morrison; AND
The Stranger, by Albert Camus
Junior AP Language and Composition class: Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup
Senior AP Literature and Composition class: The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
Summer reading journals should be neat and organized.
Written journal entries should be at least two (2) paragraphs in length.
There should be a minimum of five (5) journal entries.
Journal prompts may be repeated, but no more than twice.
Two (2) journal entries may take the form of your choosing (picture, cartoon, movie, audio recording. etc.).
Journals will be turned in when you meet with your faculty member.
1. How are the characters developing and changing over the course of what you have read? What has influenced them to change (events in the story, other characters)?
2. Is any image or idea repeated over the course of what you have read? (symbol, motif)? Do you think this will be important to the story?
3. What are the conflicts in the book? Have you experienced similar conflicts? How does the way the conflict developed in your life differ from what you have read?
4. Do the characters in the story remind you of yourself, or people you know? What similarities and differences are there between the way they and you act or think?
5. Who is telling the story in your book? Would you have told the story differently?
6. If you could be a character in the book you read, which one would you be? Would you behave as he/she did? Would you make the same decisions and think the same thing?
7. Would you recommend this book to a friend? If so, what connection might they make with their life? If not, why would this book be uninteresting to your friend?
Attention: Anyone who purchased a 2014 yearbook - the yearbook supplement can be picked up in the main office this week from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. This supplement features 2014 spring sports and graduation.
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CLASS OF 2015 - click HERE to view and purchase photos from Casson Foster's graduation gallery. Also - click HERE to view Ms. Lavelle's flipagram (video of photos from graduation).
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The Leicester High School Community values personal growth and lifelong learning in a safe, healthy, positive, and diverse environment
We prepare students for the future by:
- Challenging all students with a rigorous curriculum.
- Teaching higher-order thinking skills.
- Requiring self-assessment and reflection.
- Employing meaningful assessments.
- Providing varied learning opportunities.
- Promoting good character.
21st Century Learning Expectations
Leicester High School Students will:
- Communicate effectively
- Problem- solve effectively
- Create meaningful products
- Use technology effectively
- Collaborate effectively
- Exercise responsible citizenship
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Congratulations to the following AP Scholars:
Timothy Peltier AP Scholar with Distinction
Kayla Dipilato AP Scholar with Honor
Jessica Coyle AP Scholar
Stephanie La AP Scholar