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Middle School Summer Reading

5th Grade

2017 Summer Reading List for Students Entering 5th Grade

Required for all students:

  • Fish in a Tree, Lynda Mullaly Hunt

In addition to Fish in a Tree, you must read at least one additional book from the following list here.

6th Grade

2017 Summer Reading List for Students Entering 6th Grade

Required for all students:

  • Wonder. R.J. Palacio

In addition to the required book, you must read two additional books of your choice from the following list here.

7th Grade

2017 Summer Reading List for Students Entering 7th Grade

Required for all students:

  • Among the Hidden, Margaret Haddix

In addition to the required book, you must read two additional books of your choice from the list here.

8th Grade

2017 Summer Reading List for Students Entering 8th Grade

All students must read ONE of the following:

  • Scott Westerfeld, Uglies
  • Laurie Halse Anderson, Chains

Required for all students:

You are required to read at least one additional dystopian or historical fiction book. You must select something that you have not read before. If you choose something that is not on this list, you must run it by Mrs.Jervis. (ginny.jervis@cdssh.org) first.

Some suggestions are listed here.

Upper School Summer Reading

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

"Henrietta Lacks (HeLa) was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors. Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died.They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion dollar industry. More than 20 years later, her children found out. This is not fiction." - Amazon

Upper School Summer Reading

9th Grade

Dear Parents and Students:

Greetings from the English Department! With much enthusiasm, we present this year’s summer reading lists. As always, our goal with summer reading for all grades is to keep the students’ minds in shape for next year, but more importantly, we hope students will select books that they enjoy and that will cultivate a life-long love of reading. While some of the readings are required, we hope that your daughter will carefully choose her optional book or books. A student should allow time to choose a text she enjoys. If she begins one that does not suit her, she should put it aside and choose one that better fits her interests. We are always happy to offer suggestions to parents and students. After all, there is nothing an English teacher loves more than to talk with someone about great literature.

We are pleased to announce that in conjunction with the Science Department we have chosen The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for the Upper School summer reading. It is an incredible true story that will spark discussion about race, medicine, family and social justice. In addition, we have begun a student Social Justice Book Club in the Upper School. This summer’s selction is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. All members of the Sacred Heart community are welcome to join us in reading both books.

We wish you a restful summer and look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Happy reading!

Sincerely,

The English Department

Eileen Day, Ginny Jervis, Kara Rufo, and Kerri D. Schuster

10th Grade

Dear Parents and Students:

Greetings from the English Department! With much enthusiasm, we present this year’s summer reading lists. As always, our goal with summer reading for all grades is to keep the students’ minds in shape for next year, but more importantly, we hope students will select books that they enjoy and that will cultivate a life-long love of reading. While some of the readings are required, we hope that your daughter will carefully choose her optional book or books. A student should allow time to choose a text she enjoys. If she begins one that does not suit her, she should put it aside and choose one that better fits her interests. We are always happy to offer suggestions to parents and students. After all, there is nothing an English teacher loves more than to talk with someone about great literature.

We are pleased to announce that in conjunction with the Science Department we have chosen The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for the Upper School summer reading. It is an incredible true story that will spark discussion about race, medicine, family and social justice. In addition, we have begun a student Social Justice Book Club in the Upper School. This summer’s selction is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. All members of the Sacred Heart community are welcome to join us in reading both books.

We wish you a restful summer and look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Happy reading!

Sincerely,

The English Department

Eileen Day, Ginny Jervis, Kara Rufo, and Kerri D. Schuster

11th Grade

Dear Parents and Students:

Greetings from the English Department! With much enthusiasm, we present this year’s summer reading lists. As always, our goal with summer reading for all grades is to keep the students’ minds in shape for next year, but more importantly, we hope students will select books that they enjoy and that will cultivate a life-long love of reading. While some of the readings are required, we hope that your daughter will carefully choose her optional book or books. A student should allow time to choose a text she enjoys. If she begins one that does not suit her, she should put it aside and choose one that better fits her interests. We are always happy to offer suggestions to parents and students. After all, there is nothing an English teacher loves more than to talk with someone about great literature.

We are pleased to announce that in conjunction with the Science Department we have chosen The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for the Upper School summer reading. It is an incredible true story that will spark discussion about race, medicine, family and social justice. In addition, we have begun a student Social Justice Book Club in the Upper School. This summer’s selction is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. All members of the Sacred Heart community are welcome to join us in reading both books.

We wish you a restful summer and look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Happy reading!

Sincerely,

The English Department
Eileen Day, Ginny Jervis, Kara Rufo, and Kerri D. Schuster

12th Grade

Dear Parents and Students:

Greetings from the English Department! With much enthusiasm, we present this year’s summer reading lists. As always, our goal with summer reading for all grades is to keep the students’ minds in shape for next year, but more importantly, we hope students will select books that they enjoy and that will cultivate a life-long love of reading. While some of the readings are required, we hope that your daughter will carefully choose her optional book or books. A student should allow time to choose a text she enjoys. If she begins one that does not suit her, she should put it aside and choose one that better fits her interests. We are always happy to offer suggestions to parents and students. After all, there is nothing an English teacher loves more than to talk with someone about great literature.

We are pleased to announce that in conjunction with the Science Department we have chosen The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for the Upper School summer reading. It is an incredible true story that will spark discussion about race, medicine, family and social justice. In addition, we have begun a student Social Justice Book Club in the Upper School. This summer’s selction is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. All members of the Sacred Heart community are welcome to join us in reading both books.

We wish you a restful summer and look forward to seeing you in the fall!

Happy reading!

Sincerely,

The English Department

Eileen Day, Ginny Jervis, Kara Rufo, and Kerri D. Schuster

SHA Honors Physics Math

Concept Review

The assignment packet is to help you review prerequisite knowledge expected of you. Please complete this packet here to review valuable mathematical skills that you will be using in Honors Physics this year.

Middle School Math

Middle School students were mailed their math login information in June. If you need assistance, please contact Suzanne Robinson at Suzanne.Robinson@SHAbrynmawr.org.

5th Grade Math

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math


Lower School Summer Reading

Kindergarten

1st Grade

Please set aside time each day for reading enjoyment. There is not a required number of books to be read during the summer vacation, however, each Lower School student should be reading for twenty to thirty minutes (or longer) four to seven times per week.

First Grade Reading List

2nd Grade

Please set aside time each day for reading enjoyment. There is not a required number of books to be read during the summer vacation, however, each Lower School student should be reading for twenty to thirty minutes (or longer) four to seven times per week.

2nd Grade Reading List

3rd Grade

Please set aside time each day for reading enjoyment. There is not a required number of books to be read during the summer vacation, however, each Lower School student should be reading for twenty to thirty minutes (or longer) four to seven times per week.

3rd Grade Reading List

4th Grade

Please set aside time each day for reading enjoyment. There is not a required number of books to be read during the summer vacation, however, each Lower School student should be reading for twenty to thirty minutes (or longer) four to seven times per week.

4th Grade Reading List

Grades 1-4

Lower School Summer Reading 2017 – Entering grades 1 - 4

During the summer months it is essential that your daughter read and practice her language arts and math skills so that she maintains the skills she has achieved over the course of this school year and does not lose ground over the summer months. Students who don’t read over the summer fall as much as 3 months behind students who do read over vacation, while students who do read can gain 3 months on their reading level. By the end of the summer the gap in reading levels between those who read and those who didn't can be as much a whole school semester.

Reading:

Please set aside time each day for reading enjoyment. There is not a required number of books to be read during the summer vacation, however, each Lower School student should be reading for twenty to thirty minutes (or longer) four to seven times per week.

Students entering grades 1 - 4 will need to keep a reading log. Students entering grades 1 – 4 will need to complete the reading poster assignment.

Students entering Kindergarten will need assistance with the reading poster assignment.

Summer Skills Review:

Students entering grades 1 – 4 are required to complete a review workbook.

$9.17

  •  Entering Grade 4: Summer Brain Quest Between Grades 3 & 4 ISBN: 978-0761189190

  •  Entering Grade 3: Summer Brain Quest Between Grades 2 & 3 ISBN:978-0761189183

  •  Entering Grade 2: Summer Brain Quest Between Grades 1 & 2 ISBN: 978-0761189176

  •  Entering Grade 1: Summer Brain Quest Between Grades K & 1 ISBN: 978-0761189169

Reading Log

Lower School Reading Log

When you begin a new book, write the date and title of the book (or other reading material) read. When you have finished a book, rate your opinion of the book. The completed log should be returned to your homeroom teacher on the first day of school. Have fun reading!

CLICK HERE FOR LOG

Lower School Poster Project

Summer Reading 2017 Poster Assignment for Students Entering Grades 1 - 4

Create a poster advertising 3 of your favorite books from your summer reading.

Students entering 1st Grade may need assistance

Divide the poster into three parts (one for each book). On the poster include:

  • title and author of each book
  • write a few sentences about each book to encourage others to want to read the book
  • colorful illustrations

Bring your poster to school on the first day of classes. Have fun reading!

We can’t wait to see the Lower School Summer Reading posters!

Student-Parent Information Form

Please log on to your CDSSH Insider profile using your username and password to enroll/reenroll your daughter for the 2016-2017 school year. This should be completed by June 20. This information will be used to pull student-parent data for the school communications, directory, class lists, etc.

The CDSSH Insider quick link can be found under the Parents section of the website or under the Quicklinks on the homepage.

New User?
Forgot Password?

Contact: Sharon.Mitsler@cdssh.org

Forms Grades K-12

Please see the Forms section on the Parents page here.

  • Health forms will be required by September 1.
  • PIAA forms will be required for pre-season participation.
  • Students in grades K, 6 and 11 are required to complete a Physical Form.
  • Students in grades K, 3 and 7 are required to complete a Dental Form.
Please visit the Forms page for health form details in addition to other mandatory forms.

Lower School Information and Supply List

Lower School Extended Day

Lower School Uniform

Middle School Supply List

Upper School Supply List

Upper School Athletics

MBS Book Store

The summer reading books can be viewed or ordered through the MBS Online Bookstore.
The online store is not open for orders for fall classes until July. Please check back. Dates will be posted on the homepage when the free shipping is active and the online store is open.

Happy summer reading!

Uniform Vendor Information

Uniform vendors:

Flynn & O'Hara
(tunics, kilts,sweaters, blazers)

Lands' End
(shirts with school logo)

Preferred School Number: 900151275

Heart Mart
Gym Uniform

Uniform Code

Middle and Upper School

Blazer: Grades 5-12: Ladies’ Red Flannel Blazer with Embroidered School Emblem (Worn for Formal Uniform) Flynn & O’Hara

Kilt: Grades 5-11: Pleated plaid kilt hemmed to four inches above knees (or longer) Flynn & O’Hara

Seniors: Pleated gray kilt hemmed to four inches above the knee (or longer) Flynn & O’Hara

Shirt: Middle School: Short or long sleeve solid performance (mesh, interlock or feminine fit) white polo with SHA logo from Lands’ End or plain white turtleneck

Upper School: Short or long sleeve solid performance (mesh, interlock or feminine fit) polo from Lands’ End in white, navy or red with SHA logo or plain white turtleneck

One shirt, no layering, tucked in kilt, unless banded bottom style*

*The banded shirt bottom is an optional style

Sweater: Middle School: Crew sweatshirt in red with SHA logo purchased from Lands’ End

Upper School: Red or navy V-neck pullover or crew neck cardigan purchased from Flynn & O’Hara or Sacred Heart Sweatshirt from Heart Mart

Socks: Grades 5-12: White or black mid-calf crew socks, no colored rims

Black footed tights or knee socks

Shoes: Grades 5-12: Black or brown loafers, oxfords, and “Sperry” or “Merrell” shoes with a one-inch heel or less

“Sperry” shoes must be black, brown or tan. Gold, silver, other colors and sparkles are not permitted. The sides may have a pattern.

NO clogs (Shoes must have closed backs and toes) NO “Uggs,” “Toms,” moccasins, ballet slippers, or black sneaker-like shoes

Formal Uniform

Blazer: Grades 5-12: Ladies’ Red Flannel Blazer with Embroidered School Emblem Flynn & O’Hara

Kilt: Grades 5 -11: Pleated plaid kilt hemmed to four inches above the knee (or longer) Flynn & O’Hara

Seniors: Pleated gray kilt hemmed to four inches above the knee (or longer) Flynn & O’Hara

Shirt: Grades 5-12: White polo with SHA logo purchased from Lands’ End or white turtleneck

Socks:Grades 5-12: Black footed tights or black mid-calf crew or knee socks

Gym Uniform

T-Shirt: Grades 5-12: Red or White Sacred Heart team t-shirt Heart Mart

Shorts: Grades 5-12: Red, white, black or gray shorts (no logos or SHA logo only)

Sweats: Red, white, black or gray plain sweats or SHA and SHA team sweats Heart Mart

Sneakers: Any

Socks: White

Note: Gym uniforms may not be worn to school. Students will change before and after gym class

Lands’ End Online School Code: 900151275

Flynn & O’Hara Uniforms:

More details on the Uniform Code can be found on the website: http://www.cdssh.org

During the name change transition, uniforms and spirit wear with CDSSH and SH are permitted.

Lower School

Kindergarten Through Grade Four:

Tunic: Plaid

Shirt: White polo shirt or white turtleneck (purchased from store of your choice) Sweater: Hunter green cardigan (purchased from Flynn & O'Hara.)
Socks: Black, hunter green, or white anklets, quarter socks, knee socks, or tights Shoes: Black or brown low heeled loafers, oxfords, or Sperry type shoes. Boots, slides, or sling backs are not permitted.
If you purchase Sperry shoes they must be black, brown, or tan - no silver, gold, or sparkle. The sides of the shoes may be patterned.

Physical Education Uniform:

Red Team:

Black, gray, or red gym shorts (solid mesh, biker/spandex, or Sacred Heart)
A solid red T-shirt or a Sacred Heart team t-shirt.
White gym socks and sneakers
Black, gray, or red sweatshirt and sweatpants (Sacred Heart or plain colored without logo) or black yoga pants. Leggings and capri pants are not permitted.

White Team:

Black, gray, or red gym shorts (solid mesh, biker/spandex, or Sacred Heart)
A solid white t-shirt or a Sacred Heart team t-shirt.
White gym socks and sneakers
Black, gray, or red sweatshirt and sweatpants (Sacred Heart or plain colored without logo) or black yoga pants. Leggings and capri pants are not permitted.

Please Note:
If you are new to Sacred Heart, you will pick your team (“Red or White”) during the first week of school.

White Dress Uniform:

For two special occasions during the year, Lower school students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 4 are required to wear a white dress.
The style of the dress is your choice.
Early December is the first time the white dress needs to be worn.

Uniform Notes:

  • Dress blouses, decorated polo shirts, or T-shirts may not be worn with the uniform jumper.
  • Socks may be worn over tights if they are the same color as the tights.
  • No sheer or designed tights may be worn.
  • No black or brown sneakers or boots permitted as the uniform shoe.
  • Shoes must have a closed toe and heel and should have a low heel.
  • Sacred Heart sweatshirts may not be worn with the uniform. They may be worn on gym days.
  • During colder weather students may wear sweatshirts/sweatpants/leggings to school, during outdoor recess, and when leaving school. When students arrive in the morning, sweatshirts/sweatpants/leggings must be removed and put away in a schoolbag, locker, or cubby.
  • On Field Day (a date in May) Red Team members are required to wear red shirts and red shorts and White Team members are required to wear white shirts and red shorts.
  • The Heart Mart, the school store, sells Sacred Heart gym uniforms, sweatshirts, and sweatpants throughout the year. Please check the store hours.
  • Students are to wear their gym uniform to school on their scheduled gym days.
  • During the colder weather students are permitted to wear sweatshirts and sweatpants to gym classes.

Perfect Uniform

Lower School
Perfect Uniform is to be worn for First Friday Mass and special days as announced.
If First Friday is a scheduled gym class, students may wear the gym uniform to school.
Solid or Sacred Heart sweats should be worn over the gym uniform during the colder weather on First Friday gym days.
Tunic: Plaid
Shirt: White polo (Fall and Spring)
White polo or white turtleneck (Winter) Sweater: Hunter green cardigan
Socks Fall and Spring: White anklets, quarter socks, knee socks, or tights
Socks Winter: Black (preferred), hunter green socks or tights
Shoes: Same as previously listed
Please Note: On special outings black tights or socks may be required during the winter months.

Middle and Upper School
Blazer: Grades 5-12: Ladies’ Red Flannel Blazer with Embroidered School Emblem Flynn & O’Hara
Kilt: Grades 5 -11: Pleated plaid kilt hemmed to four inches above the knee (or longer) Flynn & O’Hara
Seniors: Pleated gray kilt hemmed to four inches above the knee (or longer) Flynn & O’Hara
Shirt: Grades 5-12: White polo with SH logo purchased from Lands’ End or white turtleneck
Socks: Grades 5-12: Black footed tights or black mid-calf crew or knee socks

Examples of Days “Perfect Uniform” is Required:

  • Picture Day
  • Monthly First Friday Mass
  • Guest Speaker/Special Assembly
  • Honors Assembly
  • Special Event On-Campus
  • Special School Trip Off-Campus Students will be notified in advance of these days

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