Tuesday, June 9:

June 9th, 2015

ELA (English Language Arts)
Reading and Vocabulary Assignments for Summer 2015:

Students must read their class book during the summer and be prepared for discussion and assessment, which may consist of a quiz or written response to discussion questions, during the first week of school in September. The books are widely available in paperback, in bookstores and online.  Students rostered for AP English in the fall have separate summer assignments; this information applies only to students not rostered for AP English.
Regular reading during vacation months will help to maintain and increase students’ reading comprehension skills and will strengthen their vocabulary skills. Keeping these skills “in shape” during the summer means that students will perform better when they return to new subjects and new challenges in the fall. According to the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, critical reading skills are the strongest factor affecting success in standardized testing like the SAT, ACT, and PSAT.

Incoming Freshmen – Class of 2019
A Separate Peace by John Knowles is a coming-of-age novel that became his best-known work. Set against the backdrop of World War II, A Separate Peace explores morality, patriotism and loss of innocence through its narrator. Gene Forrester, the protagonist, returns to his old prep school, Devon, fifteen years after he graduated to visit two places he regards as “fearful sites”: a flight of marble stairs and a tree by the river that he caused his friend, Finny, to fall out of. (Description Source: Wikipedia)

Rising Sophomores – Class of 2018
Grendel by John Gardner – This modern novel is based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, a literary work that is part of our 10th Grade ELA curriculum. In Gardner’s novel, Grendel, a large bearlike monster, has spent the last twelve years locked in a war against a band of humans. The main action of Grendel takes place in the last year of that war, but the novel skips back in time in order to illuminate the origins of the conflict as well as Grendel’s personal history.

Rising Juniors – Class of 2017
The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline – The One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Committee chose Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline as its 2015 selection. “Orphan Train is the compelling story of Vivian, a 91-year-old widow once orphaned as a child, and Molly, a troubled teen who has been shuffled from one unstable foster home to another. The two women develop a bond, with Vivian treasuring her Irish immigrant roots and Molly finding comfort in her ancestral Native American tradition. The novel sheds light on an era when thousands of orphaned children were taken from crowded cities to face uncertain futures in the rural Midwest and connects with the importance of heritage and memories in shaping who we are, the value of intergenerational relationships, and the fundamental power of family. The Library Journal calls it, ‘A compelling story about loss, adaptability, and courage… With compassion and delicacy Kline presents a little-known chapter of American history.’” (Free Library of Philadelphia website)

Rising Seniors – Class of 2016:
The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. “It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey of a father and his young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted by an unspecified cataclysm that has destroyed most of civilization and, in the intervening years, almost all life on Earth. The novel was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006.” (Wikipedia) The novel “boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, ‘each the other’s world entire,’ are sustained by love. . . [I]t is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.” (Amazon.com website)
Vocabulary Assignment for returning Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:

Students who will be entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades in September 2015 will also be required to complete a summer vocabulary assignment for their ELA classes. Teachers will review and assess this work during the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. These vocabulary books will be on sale at the Follett website from early May on. To purchase the book, visit the Wood website and click on the Follett Virtual Bookstores icon at the bottom of the welcome page. Each title is priced at $16.00.
– Rising Sophomores (Class of 2018) – Improving Vocabulary Skills
– Rising Juniors (Class of 2017 – Advancing Vocabulary Skills
– Rising Seniors (Class of 2016) – Advanced Word Power

Bus Information for Closing Days: For the 11:00 Dismissals on Tuesday, June 9 for Juniors, Wednesday, June 10 for Sophomores and Thursday, June 11 for Freshemen the only bus districts transporting home at that early time each day are : Abington, Cheltenham, Yellowbird Transportation, the Lower Bucks Van and Tropiano. All districts will bring in in the morning.

Student Writers Recognized — Congratulations to Emma Prajzner, Jonathan Kunitsky, and Rachel Hill, whose poems were recently published in Writes of Passage, Volume Five: An Anthology of the Entries to the Bucks County High School Poet of the Year Contest. Rachel was also recognized as one of the Finalists in the poetry-writing competition.

Friday, June 5:

June 5th, 2015

Bus Information for Closing Days: For the 11:00 Dismissals on Tuesday, June 9 for Juniors, Wednesday, June 10 for Sophomores and Thursday, June 11 for Freshemen the only bus districts transporting home at that early time each day are : Abington, Cheltenham, Yellowbird Transportation, the Lower Bucks Van and Tropiano. All districts will bring in in the morning.
Student Writers Recognized — Congratulations to Emma Prajzner, Jonathan Kunitsky, and Rachel Hill, whose poems were recently published in Writes of Passage, Volume Five: An Anthology of the Entries to the Bucks County High School Poet of the Year Contest. Rachel was also recognized as one of the Finalists in the poetry-writing competition.

Phillies High School Night Series
High School students-go behind the scenes with the Phillies prior to select games at Citizens Bank Park! Here’s your chance to meet Phillies professionals and learn what it’s like to work for a major league baseball team:
Cost: $25.00. Phillies High School Night Series Events: Wednesday, June 3 and Wednesday September 30. Each sessions begins at 5pm with check in starting at 4pm.
Register at: phillies.com/highschool

Summer Vocabulary Assignment for returning Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:
Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in September 2015 (EXCEPT those rostered for AP English) are required to complete a summer vocabulary assignment for their ELA classes. Teachers will review and assess this work during the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.
These vocabulary books are on sale at the Follett website. To purchase the book, visit the Wood website, scroll down, and click on the Follett icon at the bottom of the home page. Each title is priced at $16.00.
Rising Sophomores (Class of 2018 – Improving Vocabulary Skills
Rising Juniors (Class of 2017) – Advancing Vocabulary Skills
Rising Seniors (Class of 2016) – Advanced Word Power
Again, juniors or seniors rostered for AP English for next year do NOT purchase a summer vocabulary book. They will be receiving separate summer assignments.

From Guidance: Looking for a job? Stop by the Guidance Offices for the latest postings.

Thursday, June 4:

June 4th, 2015

Bus Information for Closing Days: For the 11:00 Dismissals on Tuesday, June 9 for Juniors, Wednesday, June 10 for Sophomores and Thursday, June 11 for Freshemen the only bus districts transporting home at that early time each day are : Abington, Cheltenham, Yellowbird Transportation, the Lower Bucks Van and Tropiano. All districts will bring in in the morning.

 

Student Writers Recognized — Congratulations to Emma Prajzner, Jonathan Kunitsky, and Rachel Hill, whose poems were recently published in Writes of Passage, Volume Five: An Anthology of the Entries to the Bucks County High School Poet of the Year Contest. Rachel was also recognized as one of the Finalists in the poetry-writing competition.

Phillies High School Night Series
High School students-go behind the scenes with the Phillies prior to select games at Citizens Bank Park! Here’s your chance to meet Phillies professionals and learn what it’s like to work for a major league baseball team:
Cost: $25.00. Phillies High School Night Series Events: Wednesday, June 3 and Wednesday September 30. Each sessions begins at 5pm with check in starting at 4pm.
Register at: phillies.com/highschool

Summer Vocabulary Assignment for returning Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:
Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in September 2015 (EXCEPT those rostered for AP English) are required to complete a summer vocabulary assignment for their ELA classes. Teachers will review and assess this work during the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.
These vocabulary books are on sale at the Follett website. To purchase the book, visit the Wood website, scroll down, and click on the Follett icon at the bottom of the home page. Each title is priced at $16.00.
Rising Sophomores (Class of 2018 – Improving Vocabulary Skills
Rising Juniors (Class of 2017) – Advancing Vocabulary Skills
Rising Seniors (Class of 2016) – Advanced Word Power
Again, juniors or seniors rostered for AP English for next year do NOT purchase a summer vocabulary book. They will be receiving separate summer assignments.

From Guidance: Looking for a job? Stop by the Guidance Offices for the latest postings.
Mr. Beard is back in the Learning Commons for math tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday. Make sure you sign out with your lunch or study hall proctor before going to see him for help.

This is a reminder to all students that the National Honor Society offers tutoring services every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:15-3:00 in Room 103 (Mr. Rosini’s room). Students can register for tutoring by filling in their information in the NHS Tutoring Binder (located in the Academic Office – Room 230) by 9:30 a.m.
on tutoring days. Anyone with questions regarding tutoring services should see Mr. Rosini.
Scholarship Applications are now available on-line on the school website or you can pick up applications from Mr. Dunn in the Advancement Office, Room 237.

Wednesday, June 3:

June 3rd, 2015

Student Writers Recognized — Congratulations to Emma Prajzner, Jonathan Kunitsky, and Rachel Hill, whose poems were recently published in Writes of Passage, Volume Five: An Anthology of the Entries to the Bucks County High School Poet of the Year Contest. Rachel was also recognized as one of the Finalists in the poetry-writing competition.

Phillies High School Night Series
High School students-go behind the scenes with the Phillies prior to select games at Citizens Bank Park! Here’s your chance to meet Phillies professionals and learn what it’s like to work for a major league baseball team:
Cost: $25.00. Phillies High School Night Series Events: Wednesday, June 3 and Wednesday September 30. Each sessions begins at 5pm with check in starting at 4pm.
Register at: phillies.com/highschool

Summer Vocabulary Assignment for returning Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:
Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in September 2015 (EXCEPT those rostered for AP English) are required to complete a summer vocabulary assignment for their ELA classes. Teachers will review and assess this work during the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.
These vocabulary books are on sale at the Follett website. To purchase the book, visit the Wood website, scroll down, and click on the Follett icon at the bottom of the home page. Each title is priced at $16.00.
Rising Sophomores (Class of 2018 – Improving Vocabulary Skills
Rising Juniors (Class of 2017) – Advancing Vocabulary Skills
Rising Seniors (Class of 2016) – Advanced Word Power
Again, juniors or seniors rostered for AP English for next year do NOT purchase a summer vocabulary book. They will be receiving separate summer assignments.

From Guidance: Looking for a job? Stop by the Guidance Offices for the latest postings.
Mr. Beard is back in the Learning Commons for math tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday. Make sure you sign out with your lunch or study hall proctor before going to see him for help.

This is a reminder to all students that the National Honor Society offers tutoring services every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:15-3:00 in Room 103 (Mr. Rosini’s room). Students can register for tutoring by filling in their information in the NHS Tutoring Binder (located in the Academic Office – Room 230) by 9:30 a.m.
on tutoring days. Anyone with questions regarding tutoring services should see Mr. Rosini.
Scholarship Applications are now available on-line on the school website or you can pick up applications from Mr. Dunn in the Advancement Office, Room 237.

 

 

Tuesday, June 2:

June 2nd, 2015

Phillies High School Night Series
High School students-go behind the scenes with the Phillies prior to select games at Citizens Bank Park! Here’s your chance to meet Phillies professionals and learn what it’s like to work for a major league baseball team:
Cost: $25.00. Phillies High School Night Series Events: Wednesday, June 3 and Wednesday September 30. Each sessions begins at 5pm with check in starting at 4pm.
Register at: phillies.com/highschool

Summer Vocabulary Assignment for returning Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:
Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in September 2015 (EXCEPT those rostered for AP English) are required to complete a summer vocabulary assignment for their ELA classes. Teachers will review and assess this work during the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.
These vocabulary books are on sale at the Follett website. To purchase the book, visit the Wood website, scroll down, and click on the Follett icon at the bottom of the home page. Each title is priced at $16.00.
Rising Sophomores (Class of 2018 – Improving Vocabulary Skills
Rising Juniors (Class of 2017) – Advancing Vocabulary Skills
Rising Seniors (Class of 2016) – Advanced Word Power
Again, juniors or seniors rostered for AP English for next year do NOT purchase a summer vocabulary book. They will be receiving separate summer assignments.

From Guidance: Looking for a job? Stop by the Guidance Offices for the latest postings.
Mr. Beard is back in the Learning Commons for math tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday. Make sure you sign out with your lunch or study hall proctor before going to see him for help.

This is a reminder to all students that the National Honor Society offers tutoring services every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:15-3:00 in Room 103 (Mr. Rosini’s room). Students can register for tutoring by filling in their information in the NHS Tutoring Binder (located in the Academic Office – Room 230) by 9:30 a.m.
on tutoring days. Anyone with questions regarding tutoring services should see Mr. Rosini.
Scholarship Applications are now available on-line on the school website or you can pick up applications from Mr. Dunn in the Advancement Office, Room 237.

Friday, May 29:

May 29th, 2015

Phillies High School Night Series
High School students-go behind the scenes with the Phillies prior to select games at Citizens Bank Park! Here’s your chance to meet Phillies professionals and learn what it’s like to work for a major league baseball team:
Cost: $25.00. Phillies High School Night Series Events: Wednesday, June 3 and Wednesday September 30. Each sessions begins at 5pm with check in starting at 4pm.
Register at: phillies.com/highschool

Summer Vocabulary Assignment for returning Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:
Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in September 2015 (EXCEPT those rostered for AP English) are required to complete a summer vocabulary assignment for their ELA classes. Teachers will review and assess this work during the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.
These vocabulary books are on sale at the Follett website. To purchase the book, visit the Wood website, scroll down, and click on the Follett icon at the bottom of the home page. Each title is priced at $16.00.
Rising Sophomores (Class of 2018 – Improving Vocabulary Skills
Rising Juniors (Class of 2017) – Advancing Vocabulary Skills
Rising Seniors (Class of 2016) – Advanced Word Power
Again, juniors or seniors rostered for AP English for next year do NOT purchase a summer vocabulary book. They will be receiving separate summer assignments.

From Guidance: Looking for a job? Stop by the Guidance Offices for the latest postings.
Mr. Beard is back in the Learning Commons for math tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday. Make sure you sign out with your lunch or study hall proctor before going to see him for help.

This is a reminder to all students that the National Honor Society offers tutoring services every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:15-3:00 in Room 103 (Mr. Rosini’s room). Students can register for tutoring by filling in their information in the NHS Tutoring Binder (located in the Academic Office – Room 230) by 9:30 a.m.
on tutoring days. Anyone with questions regarding tutoring services should see Mr. Rosini.
Scholarship Applications are now available on-line on the school website or you can pick up applications from Mr. Dunn in the Advancement Office, Room 237.

Phillies High School Night Series

May 28th, 2015

High School students go behind the scenes with the Phillies prior to select games at Citizens Bank Park!  Here’s your chance to meet Phillies professionals and learn what it’s like to work for a major league baseball team.

Cost:  $25.00

Phillies High School Night Series Events:  Wednesday, June 3 and
Wednesday September 30

Each session begins at 5pm with check in starting at 4pm

Register at:  phillies.com/highschool

Class of 2015 Top Students Recognized

May 28th, 2015

On May 21, 2015 the top students of the Class of 2015:  Sydney Sherman, Connor Beebie, Kaitlyn Krewson, Emil Berbakov, Pairic Kearney, Alison Coady, Johanna Carroll and Catherine Stapf were recognized at the annual Diocesan Honors Convocation at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul.  The students were awarded the St. John Neumann Medal for Excellence.  We congratulate our top students for a job well done.  We are proud of your accomplishments.

Class of 2015 Top Students Recognized

Class of 2015 Awards Ceremony

May 28th, 2015

Click here to view the Class of 2015 awards.

Thursday, May 28:

May 28th, 2015

Summer Vocabulary Assignment for returning Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:
Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in September 2015 (EXCEPT those rostered for AP English) are required to complete a summer vocabulary assignment for their ELA classes. Teachers will review and assess this work during the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.
These vocabulary books are on sale at the Follett website. To purchase the book, visit the Wood website, scroll down, and click on the Follett icon at the bottom of the home page. Each title is priced at $16.00.
Rising Sophomores (Class of 2018 – Improving Vocabulary Skills
Rising Juniors (Class of 2017) – Advancing Vocabulary Skills
Rising Seniors (Class of 2016) – Advanced Word Power
Again, juniors or seniors rostered for AP English for next year do NOT purchase a summer vocabulary book. They will be receiving separate summer assignments.

From Guidance: Looking for a job? Stop by the Guidance Offices for the latest postings.
Mr. Beard is back in the Learning Commons for math tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday. Make sure you sign out with your lunch or study hall proctor before going to see him for help.

This is a reminder to all students that the National Honor Society offers tutoring services every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:15-3:00 in Room 103 (Mr. Rosini’s room). Students can register for tutoring by filling in their information in the NHS Tutoring Binder (located in the Academic Office – Room 230) by 9:30 a.m.
on tutoring days. Anyone with questions regarding tutoring services should see Mr. Rosini.
Scholarship Applications are now available on-line on the school website or you can pick up applications from Mr. Dunn in the Advancement Office, Room 237.