Summer Reading


Loralee Bandy, Staffer

Each student is required to read a minimum of one book this Summer. Students in Honors, MYP, IB, and AP courses each have a required book. All students should be ready to show their knowledge on what they’ve read when school returns in the fall.

In addition to the required reading over the Summer, students must have a Permanent Student Reading Record. Each person is meant to have at least 100 books recorded by the time they graduate, with 25 books read per year. Instructions should be found via a link on the SHHS website later during the Summer, and English classes will work to create them in the fall of 2014. However, students are encouraged to start compiling their record ahead of time.

The Permanent Student Reading Record, also referred to as PSRR, will be an online document on which students record the books they’ve read throughout high school. They will keep track of the title, author, year read, genre, and a rating (1-5) decided by the student. The record is designed to help students develop while both the student and his or her teacher learn about the student as a reader.

The purpose of the 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Reading Makes You Buff”, is to promote reading, prepare students for school as well as life, and raise standardized test scores. To follow along with the program, the school has adopted a quote by Dr. Seuss stating, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

If students don’t know what to read, there are multiple sources available to them. They could visit public libraries in their area. Links are included on the SHHS Library’s webpage to public libraries. provides a list of suggested award winning books with a brief description of each. is the list of required books for certain courses over the Summer.

A more detailed description on the Summer Reading can be found at