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Summer Work (Presumed Knowledge Review) and Supply Lists 2018

Dear Parents and Students,

Thanks to all parents and students of rising freshmen and new students who made it to our Summer Orientation meeting. Because this meeting was about what your child will be doing next year as well as about summer opportunities, I am including the power point presentation given for the meeting for those of you who could not make it.  We will have a reprise next fall once school starts by program level.

Because IB is a program that is always seeking ways to further student learning of the highest quality, aspects of the program are under continual revision. This year, we have revised our concept of “summer work.” In essence, there will be no “summer work” in the traditional sense of a project or assignment that receives a grade in a class.

Instead, summer activities will be programmatic rather than academic or content-driven. 

  • All students should review the “presumed knowledge” packets for each subject below. Students will be tested on this previously mastered material in the first month of school. If any skills or content is new to the student, he/she should attempt to use the resources provided, study, and contact the teacher for assistance as soon as school starts.
  • Rising sophomores will work on the Personal Project.  The guides have been sent to them via ManageBac.  Rising sophomores may also get caught up on CAS if they were notified that they risked starting the year on probation for not having fulfilled their requirements. They have until September 14 to be up to speed.
  • Rising seniors will work on the Extended Essay and prepare college applications. Requirements for the partial and complete drafts are here: Getting Started Writing the Extended Essay and Structuring and Formatting your Extended Essay. A partial draft with the first two sections completed was turned in prior to school’s close. A COMPLETE DRAFT OF THE EE IS DUE IN TOK (to Turnitin.com) AND TO SUPERVISORS (either in hard copy or electronically) ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11.  The complete guide has been sent to students via ManageBac. They may also work on their CAS project, a group activity which each Diploma Candidate must organize with others to show organization and leadership, in addition to their 10 yearly activities. Students who were identified as not having completed their CAS requirements for junior year must also get caught up by September 14 in order to avoid loss of diploma candidate status. 
  • For juniors or seniors who will not be taking DP English 11 or 12, you are responsible for the HHS summer reading assignment
  •      11: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1d9E50ApHD-0wIQCi2IQ2m3QP7zOymFsG
  •      12: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mFjMSMcazKAhSZJ-u9gra_qVjCIT83aw
  • For all AP summer work: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3HVhfH5vy9DbHduWWRwZEU4MDA

Because we always encourage students to read — for pleasure as well as enlightenment — please feel free to peruse the lists below of suggested books to read before college.

By genre and with a brief description: http://als.lib.wi.us/Collegebound.html

From CollegeBoard, in alpha order: http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/plan/hs-steps/21276.html

From EducationPlanner.com: http://www.educationplanner.org/education_planner/preparing_article.asp?sponsor=2859&articleName=College_Bound_Reading_List

We also encourage all rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to think about college. Our school website has many resources. If you don’t know where to start, try this http://www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx or this, http://www.mymajors.com/,  or this https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/how-to-find-your-college-fit/college-search-step-by-step


In order for students’ minds not to go fallow and so that students feel confident entering school in the fall, please find below links to useful review pages prepared by our teachers. It is also important that all students enter the next school year knowing what teachers have expected them to retain from last year. So, while there is no mandatory product, students and their parents should refresh the information and skills students are accountable for from last year to be ready for tests in the first month of school. Subjects are indicated alphabetically. If documents are from a previous year, it means the requirements have not changed. 

MYP Algebra 2: MYPAlgebra2PresumedKnowledgeMaterials1617 (remains the same for 18-19)

MYP Art: Art_Knowledge_Supplies IBMYP Level 4 Art (this also applies to Level 5/Grade 10)

IB9Visual Arts supplylist

DP Biology: HL Biology Presumed Knowledge (MC)SL Biology Presumed Knowledge 2016 (remains the same for  18-19)

(The text you will use is IB Biology Course Book 2014 edition:Oxford IB Diploma Program, ISBN: 978-0-19- 839211-8)

MYP Biology:(Students may use any search engine, book or resource to find this information) MYP Biology Presumed Knowledge 2017  (remains the same for 18-19)

MYP Chemistry: Presumed Knowledge for IB MYP Chemistry

DP Chemistry: SL Chemistry Presumed KnowledgeHL Chem Presumed Knowledge

DP Chinese: find the document here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B81CGOZgCcfJeXk2djk2WnR6Z2c/view?usp=sharing 

MYP and DP Drama: Theatre Presumed knowledge20172018

MYP English 9: Presumed Knowledge_English 9 IBMYP

MYP English 10: IB English summer review for rising 10th grade 2017-2018   

DP English 11: AP_common_allusionsLiterary Terminology2017-2018 DP English 11 Expected Knowledge

DP English 12: 2018 IB English 12 Summer Recommendations2018 IB English 12 Supply ListPresumedknowledge_English 12

MYP Extended Math: Extended Math Presumed Knowledge 1718

MYP and DP French: Presumed Knowledge_ French for freshmen

MYP Geometry:presumed knowledge_MYP Geometry

MYP History 10: Individuals and Society Yr 5 presumed knowledge17_18

DP History: History of the Americas (11): IBDP US History Presumed Knowledge

DP History: World Topics (12) :World Topics Presumed Knowledge

DP Math Studies: 2016-17 IBDP Mathematics and Math Studies Calculator lists (remains the same for 2018-19)

DP Mathematics: IB Mathematics SL (remains the same for 2018-19)


DP Psychology:Presumed Knowledge for Psychology HLPresumed Knowledge for Psychology SL

The text you will use is the IB Psychology: Study Guide for the IB Diploma by Jette Hannibal, ISBN 9781447990659

DP and MYP Spanish: Spanish MYP 2-4 presumed knowledge

Spanish 5 Course Introduction-Summer Review (2)

DP Spanish VI Presumed knowledge

MYP Standard Math:Standard Math Presumed Knowledge 2016-2017

TOK:   The text is Theory of Knowledge by Alchin and Henly (2014,  Hodder Press. It is available on Amazon.com)

World History and Geography 2: Presumedknowledge_WH2_09SUPPLY_WH2_09

In terms of generic supplies, we suggest erasable pens, highlighting markers, notebooks, hardbound journals, folders, day planner/organizer,  and a good thumb drive.


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