Avoid the summer “brain drain” with our selection of programs, camps and more for your child. Please read through the 2019 Summer Programs brochure with your child and choose from from the wide selection of offerings this summer. Complete one registration form per child.
Please note that the “Griffin Gateway Success Program” is mandatory for students that will be new to STCS in the Fall of 2019, in grades 3 through 8. It is also offered to current students hoping to reinforce their learning, so that they can get a head start for the upcoming school year.
2019 Summer Reading
Incoming students for grades 1st through 8th are required to complete their Summer Reading assignment prior to the first day of school.
Incoming First Graders
For summer reading, incoming first grade students must read at least eight books and record the stories on the reading log. Five of the eight books must be the following:
- The Boy Who Cried Wolf
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- The Three Billy Goats Gruff
- The Little Engine that Could
- Henny Penny
Also, please review addition facts. Flashcards are available in the STCS School Office
Incoming Second Graders
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Also, please review addition facts. Flashcards are available in the STCS School Office.
Incoming Third Graders
- Stuart Little by E. B. White (with study guide)
- Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Incoming Fourth Graders
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis (with study guide)
Incoming Fifth Graders
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli (with project assignment)
Copies of the book are available for purchase in the STCS School Office.
Incoming Middle School Students
Below is the required summer reading for incoming STCS Middle School students. Because the students will be annotating their books as they read, a sample annotated section can be seen here. Copies of the books are available for purchase in the STCS School Office.
- Black Ships before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
- The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff
Sixth grade summer reading questions may be directed to Mr. George at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Seventh grade summer reading questions may be directed to Mr. Flaherty at email@example.com.
- No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt
- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (Wendy Cope’s lengthy but excellent study guide is available but not mandatory.)
Eighth grade summer reading questions may be directed to Dr. Klumpenhouwer at firstname.lastname@example.org.