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Summer Work Requirements

Students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months. Research shows that students on average score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer than they do on the same tests at the end of the school year (Cooper, 1996).


This is a friendly reminder to all rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students!

Please complete your summer work requirements and return the packet* to your teacher during the first week of school. 


Summer Work Requirements 

6th Grade: The Summer of Riley by Eve Bunting AND Math Packet

7th Grade: Read 10-15 minutes everyday AND Math Packet

8th Grade: Summer Math Road Trip Project


*If you have misplaced your packet, please stop in the Elementary/Middle School front office for an additional copy.

Cooper, Harris, Barbara Nye, Kelly Charlton, James Lindsay, and Scott Greathouse, “The Effects of Summer Vacation on Achievement Test Scores: A Narrative and Meta-Analytic Review,” Review of Educational Research, Vol. 66, No. 3, Fall 1996, pp. 227–268.

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