Bishop Moore Catholic High School Summer Assignments For Children

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Family Connection

Would you like to research career interests and use a web-based tool to help you? Are you interested in learning more about your personality and good career matches for it? Are you a junior or senior looking for information about colleges that send representatives to our school? Would you like to learn more about state and national colleges that might be a good match for you? Do you need an interactive place to track your activities? Then Family Connection is for you!

Simply use your NetClassroom ID and password to sign-in. If you need technical assistance, please contact our guidance office. 

SAT and ACT Testing

Most colleges and universities require entrance exams to determine a baseline for their course offerings. These tests are very important! Your scores can open up doors for scholarships and/or in-house tuition reductions, and they might even allow you to “CLEP out” of certain classes while earning college credit! 

Bishop Moore is a registered test site for the SAT. We have scheduled testing opportunities throughout the year. We are not a testing facility for the ACT. When registering for the SAT, be sure to include our test site code 10-519. For both the SAT and ACT, you’ll need to send the results of your test to us. Our school code is 101285.

Available Scholarships

It’s never too early to apply for scholarships! Below is a list of open scholarships. Check back regularly, and sign-up for Family Connection for updates!

Ann Hefferin Memorial Endowment
Scholarships awarded are in memory of Ann Marie Hefferin, a 2011 graduate of Bishop Moore Catholic High School, who died suddenly during her first year of college at UCF. This annual scholarship of two $1,000 awards is available. One scholarship is available to an incoming freshman to BMC from either St. Charles Borromeo or St. Margaret Mary who has a demonstrated financial need. Applications are available in the spring from the respective elementary schools. The other scholarship is for a college-bound graduate of BMC. You can find details for current students by accessing Family Connection. 

Kelly Reen Memorial Endowment
Bishop Moore awards two scholarships in memory of Kelly Erin Reen, a graduate of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Elementary School and a sophomore at Bishop Moore Catholic High School at the time of her passing (class of 2010). One scholarship is available to an incoming freshman to BMC from St. Charles Borromeo who has a demonstrated financial need. Applications are available in the spring from the St. Charles office. The other scholarship is for a college-bound graduate of BMC. You will find details for current students by accessing Family Connection. 

Michael Scheve Memorial Endowment
Michael Lawrence Scheve graduated from Bishop Moore in 1998 and played on the basketball and golf teams. Michael was passionate about academics, athletics, and helping others. In his memory, the Michael Scheve Memorial Endowment was established in 2014, with proceeds from the Hornet Scramble adding to its total each year. This endowment funds financial assistance applications for students of Bishop Moore and Morning Star School.

Other Scholarship Resources

All summer reading selections are listed below for each level of English. Students may purchase electronic versions of texts. Please note that if there is a specific edition required, it will be noted next to the selection. Many of the selections are available as free e-books through a variety of sites such as Project Gutenberg; others may be found through Amazon. 

Students are required to read each selection listed by the first day of school, noting the particular themes on which to focus. The themes are listed under each title.

**Please note that AP Language and Composition (11th grade) and AP Literature and Composition (12th grade) do have summer writing assignments attached to their summer reading selections. The assignments are accessible by clicking the link next to the selections.

English I: 9th Grade

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
    Themes: Friendship can be one’s greatest weapon; Are people inherently good or evil?; The search for one’s meaning is a long journey.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Themes: Fairy Tale vs. Allegory; Propaganda and the power of language; Abuse of power; Individualism vs. Conformity.

English I Honors: 9th Grade

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
    Themes: Friendship can be one’s greatest weapon; Are people inherently good or evil?; The search for one’s meaning is a long journey.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Themes: Fairy Tale vs. Allegory; Propaganda and the power of language; Abuse of power; Individualism vs. Conformity.
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck 
    Themes: Greed is a road to destruction; Native cultures and oppression; the value of family and love.

English II: 10th Grade

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
    Themes: Good vs. Evil; the possibility of redemption.
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb (Note: this is not the young readers’ edition)
    Theme: The right to an education.

English II Honors: 10th Grade

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    Themes for both novels: Consider the theme “Don’t judge a book by its cover”; look for elements of the time period (Victorian Era) as you read both novels.

English III: 11th Grade

  • The Glass Castle by Jennifer Walls
    Themes: the American Dream; Lost dreams; Laissez-faire culture; self-sufficiency; non-conformity; hypocrisy.
  • Humorous Stories and Sketches (Dover Thrift Editions) by Mark Twain
    Themes: Pragmatism; attempts to represent real life; ordinary speech in dialogue; social criticism and commentary; importance of place on common life.

English III Honors: 11th Grade

  • A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith
    Themes: the pursuit of the American dream; concern for man’s relationship with nature; relationships that transcend racial stereotypes.

  • The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea That Shaped a Nation (read introduction and chapter 1) by Jim Cullen
    Theme: the pursuit of the American dream.

  • brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
    Theme: striving for the American dream amid sacrifices and adversity.

  • Humorous Stories and Sketches (Dover Thrift Editions) by Mark Twain
    Themes: Pragmatism; attempts to represent real life; ordinary speech in dialogue; social criticism and commentary; importance of place on common life.

AP Language and Composition: 11th Grade

  • The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker 
  • The Language of Composition: Chapters 1-4 (Bedford 2nd edition)
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, And Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs
  • Look under AP Summer Assignments to view writing assignments for these three books.

English IV: 12th Grade

  • We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, A True Story by Josh Sundquist
    Theme: Rather than themes, please concentrate on the way the author weaves his narrative.
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Themes: Pride, prejudice, family, marriage, and class.

English IV Honors: 12th Grade

  • We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, A True Story by Josh Sundquist
    Theme: Rather than themes, please concentrate on the way the author weaves his narrative.
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Themes: Pride, prejudice, family, marriage, and class.
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    Themes: Family, society, isolation; ambition and fallibility; romanticism and nature; revenge; prejudice; lost innocence.

AP Literature and Composition: 12th Grade

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster 
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Look under AP Summer Assignments to view writing assignments for these four books.
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