Student Summer Assignments

Summer assignments for the summer of 2018 will be posted here in June 2018.

If you have any questions, you may call the main office to speak with Mrs. Genereux.

Summer Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


If you have any questions regarding the English assignments, you may contact Mrs. Marble at

Grade 9

Grade 9:

To be determined.

Grade 10

Grade 10:

To be determined.

Grade 11

Grade 11:

To be determined.

Grade 12

Grade 12:

To be determined.


AP Chemistry

Please direct all questions to Ms. Murtagh. Assignments should be submitted by email to

AP Chem Textbook: Chemistry: AP Edition 11th edition book by Raymond Chang McGraw- Hill Education (2012)

Unit 1 DUE: 7/14
Read Ch. 1 – 3

Unit 4 DUE: 8/11
Read Ch. 5
Questions: 5.1-5.3, 5.8, 5.13-5.15, 5.19, 5.20 – 5.23, 5.27 – 5.29, 5.31-5.43, 5.48 – 5.55, 5.65 – 5.70, 5.77, 5.81 – 5.84, 5.89 – 5.90, 5.94

Unit 6 DUE: 9/1
Read Ch. 7 – 8
Questions for CH. 7
7.1 – 7.3, 7.5, 7.7 – 7.10, 7.13, 7.15 – 7.18, 7.23- 7.24, 7.40, 7.43 – 7.46, 7.48 – 7.50, 7.54, 7.56, 7.66 – 7.70, 7.79
Questions for Ch. 8
8.1 – 8.2, 8.6, 8.8, 8.12 – 8.15, 8.21, 8.23, 8.27, 8.33 – 8.36, 8.38 – 8.41, 8.49, 8.51, 8.56, 8.59 – 8.61, 8.65 – 8.66, 8.68

Honors Chemistry

Honors Chemistry – Ms. Wilder
Summer Assignment 2017
Welcome to Cardinal Spellman’s Honors Chemistry class! I am looking forward to
helping you gain a deep appreciation for the science of chemistry and how it impacts
our lives. I hope you are looking forward to an exciting and challenging year.
I am sure you will learn a great deal next year and youwill be challenged. I also
hope you will enjoy learning about the concepts that make our world turn. We are
fortunate to have an i-book for this course and we will use it frequently. In order
to prepare you for a full course in honors chemistry, you are required to complete
the assignments listed below over the summer. You will be using ibook: Chemistry-
Matter and Change published by McGraw Hill. Your first assessment will be on this
material. These assignments are due the first day of class. Please show all your
work, number each question and identify the pages in each chapter on each
assignment. Neatness counts! We will spend a class on these topics before you are
tested on the material in Chapters 1 and 2

Assignments- Chapters 1 and 2 –Required Work
Chapter 1- Complete by July 31
A)Assignment 1 – Read pp 3-27
Pg 45, Questions 25-30

B) Assignment 2 – Read pp 28-37
Pg 46 Questions 37-44
Pg. 49 Q 55,56

C)Study vocab words: chemistry, substance, mass, weight, scientific method,
hypothesis, independent and dependent variable, conclusion, theory, scientific law
(youribook has the ability to create flash cards for your vocab words. Use this
Resource to study your vocab)

Chapter 2 – Complete byAugust 21
A) Assignment 1 – Read pp 55-69 . On Pg 118 complete Questions 62, 66-68
B) Assignment2 – Read pp 73-78. On Pg 119 complete Q 71-80
C)Study vocab words: base unit, second, meter, kilogram, kelvin, derived unit, liter,
density, scientific notation, accuracy, precision, error, percent error, significant
figure, dimensional analysis, conversion factor, graph

I will check my email over the summer from time to time. If you have a question
about the assignment, please email me at
Have a greatsummer!


AP US History II

Welcome to Advanced Placement U.S. History Part II! The 2017-2018 academic year will be a very busy one as we prepare for the Advanced Placement exam in May 2018. APUSH is a rigorous college-level course that will require extensive background knowledge in U.S. History and well-developed historical analysis skills. Due to the nature of the course, much of the burden of learning the content will be placed on you, the student —we will not be able to accomplish everything during class time alone and it is important that class time is spent focusing on the development of AP Skills. A s a result, being a student in APUSH will require a great deal of outside work coupled with effective time-management skills, as many of you will be very busy with other courses and activities as well.

To demonstrate your abilities as a self-directed learner, every APUSH student will be required to complete the following summer assignment reviewing the material from periods 1-4 that will be due the first day of class . In addition, you will have an exam that covers periods 1-4 during the first week of school. The exam will consist of 55 MC (all synthesis based). You will also have a timed 55 minute DBQ the first week of school that will be on period 3. Both of these will count as a test grade for term one and a DBQ grade for term one.

In order for you to feel prepare for the DBQ I will be holding an after school DBQ 101 overview to explain how you will write a DBQ for me. We will go over the rubric, review the skills, and I will provide practice DBQ prompts. This will be on Wednesday June 7th from 2:10-3:15. It is not mandatory, but highly recommended that you come to this so you have an idea of what a major component of the course will be like.

Please click here for the links to your assignments.

AP European History

Please contact Mr. Higgins with any questions.

1. Summer Map Assignment: During the first week of class, students will be expected to pass a map quiz. Click here to view the nations, regions, and cities that will appear on the quiz. No need to pass in a map- simply learn the geography of the continent and be prepared for the quiz.

2. Your assignment is to read Chapter 1: “The Late Middle Ages: Social & Political Breakdown (1300-1453)” and Chapter 2: “Renaissance & Discovery” and be ready for an open note test week one as well as be ready for the map quiz week one on Europe’s geography.

The text is Western Heritage (since 1300),11th edition by Donald Kagan, Steven Ozment, Frank Turner, & Allison Frank (Pearson Books Publishing)
Nations, Cities, and Geographical features to know for the map quiz

  • Austria
  • The “Balkans”
  • The “Baltic States”
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom (UK) [ID England & Scotland]
  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • London
  • Moscow
  • Kiev
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Rome
  • St. Petersburg
  • Vienna
  • Sarajevo
  • Munich
  • Brussels
  • Baltic Sea
  • Black Sea
  • Adriatic Sea
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • North Sea
  • Bay of Biscay
  • Aegean Sea
  • Danube River
  • Seine River
  • Volga River
  • Rhine River
  • Thames River
  • Dnieper River


AP Psychology

Please contact Mrs. Lozzi with any questions:
*Order your books in June – including the Strive for 5. You can probably get a used text if you shop around. The Strive for 5 cannot have writing in it – you will be putting the writing into it! If you wait and they are back-ordered and you cannot complete your summer work, you will not be given an extension.


1.) The of Myers Psychology for AP (BFW/Worth Publishers) 2.) A Herzig, Brant and Naughton’s Strive for a 5: Preparing for the AP Psychology Examination workbook (BFW/Worth Publishers)

Pictures of text are attached. DO NOT get the Myers’ FIRST EDITION of the text. The information is dated and you will not be able to answer many sections of your workbook. NOT ORDERING THE TEXT OR WORKBOOK IN JUNE IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT HAVING THE ASSIGNMENT READY WHEN SCHOOL BEGINS. YOU MUST HAVE A NEW WORKBOOK, NOT ONE THAT HAS BEEN WRTTEN IN!

If you have questions, please e-mail me at any time prior to August 18. I will not respond to e-mails about the summer assignment after 5 PM on August 18 nor answer questions that are clearly covered the instructions. I am very happy to clarify or give details when needed. DO NOT WAIT until the last days.

Students must:

1.) Read Unit 1 PSYCHOLOGY’S HISTORY AND APPROACHES (pages 1 - 28) and Unit 5 STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS (pages 217 – 261) in the text.

2.) Complete all sections in the Strive for Five Workbook for both units in the workbook. *Unit 1 (pages 1 – 16) and Unit 5 pages 115 – 142)

3.) For both units in the Strive for Five Workbook, you may SKIP the Before You Read (Key Terms and Key Names) at the beginning of each chapter in the workbook and the Before You Move On section at the end of each unit. The chart on page 10 may also be omitted.

4.) Pen please!

5.) Responses do not have to be in complete sentences; bulleted responses are appropriate in many instances. Please note that one/two/three word answers are not adequate responses. Be thoughtful and be complete!

5.) Workbooks will be collected on the FULL FIRST DAY that class meets. Late work (the second day of class) will receive 50% credit and no credit will be given after that point.

6.) All students who have not completed the assignment will be asked to reconsider his/her commitment to AP Psychology. It is mandatory that students complete the work.

7.) Testing on both chapters will be within the first two weeks of school and students will be able to use the workbook for part of the testing! There will be two quizzes (one on each chapter.)

8.) The summer assignment equals one TEST GRADE.

Click here to view PDF directions.