Summer Reading Expectations 2015

This summer we would like you to read, read, read!

The first full day back, we will ask you to give us the following information about the books you have read: title, author, the number of pages read, a short summary, and a rating you would give the book on a scale of 1-10 and why. Then, we will have you complete some sort of evaluation. This could be in the form of a Book Talk, a one-pager, a test, or a response to some questions about the book. These are generally related to characters, conflicts, plot, themes and lessons learned.

If you need suggestions, here are some book titles many of our students have enjoyed:

Book Recommendations …

Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard

Deadly Little Secret, by Laurie Stolarz

Mediator by Meg Cabot

Skinned, by Robin Wasserman

Stormbreaker-Alex Rider, by Anthony Horowitz

The Angel Experiment, by James Patterson

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, by James Patterson

Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer

Dead is the New Black, by Marlene Perez

Evermore, by Alyson Noel

The Vampire Academy

Private, by Kate Brian

Ninth Grade Slays- The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, by Heather Brewer

Dairy Queen, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

Tears of a Tiger-Hazelwood High trilogy, by Sharon M. Draper

Bluford Series

The Fault in our Stars

Thirteen Days To Midnight

Maximum Ride

Thirst

Brave New World

Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde

Skinned

Crashed

The Mediator Series

The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo

Dear John

Harry Potter

Narnia Series

Speak

The Last Song

Misery

Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Pretty Little Liars

Pure

The Child Called It

Crank

Dreamland

Invitation Only

Lord of the Rings

Chasing Vermeer

The Lovely Bones

Fluke

Jane Eyre

Wuthering Heights

Tale of Two Cities

Frankenstein

Invisible Man

Honors and AP students have additional requirements:

Incoming 9th grade HONORS students

  • Read the novel October Sky by Homer Hickam

Assignments to be found on Mr. Pletzke’s blog in June.
All work is due the first day of class in September!

10th grade HONORS students

  • One book of your own choosing
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger

Assignment to be found on Mrs. Sullivan’s and Mrs. Kraft’s blogs in June.
All work is due the first day of class in September!

11th grade AP Language and Composition

  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Get the required 10-page handout on Rhetorical Terms; there will be quiz on some of these terms to begin the year. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain as that will be the first novel assigned in the fall.

Students should see Mr. Rydzik in room E-11 to check out books and get their 10-page handout.

12th grade AP Literature

  • All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
  • Antigone (Sophocles)
  • Oedipus (Sophocles)

Please see Mr. Tyler with any questions and refer to his blog in June for assignments and due dates.

June 10, 2015

EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL

DAILY BULLETIN

All students:  You must have your student id on you at all times this week. If you are testing out, you must have it on you as well or you will not be allowed to take the test.

Congratulations to the following Class of 2017 officers:

  • President: Emmalee O’Donnell
  • Vice President: Laura Harp
  • Secretary: Nolan Colter
  • Treasurer: Mona Boumelhem
  • Representatives: Michael Rogula and Natalie Tapia

STUDENTS!!!  NO BACK PACKS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE BUS FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTING TOMORROW MORNING!!

All AP Government students for 15-16 need to stop by B10 to pick up summer work next week.  Anyone who does not get the summer work next week will have to do the work in September when classes begin. Mr. Dallas

Football players, this is a reminder to turn in your camp permission slip and shirt size, check or cash to pay for camps, and signed Attendance form to either Coach Tyler or Coach Mac.

If you sold Hungry Howie’s gift certificates they are available to pick up from Ms. Goddard in E4 or from a class representative at both lunches.

ASAP STUDENTS.  YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR REFUND BEFORE SCHOOL, DURING LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL ONLY!!

Attention all future AP US Students who have not picked up your work. Please pick you up your AP work from Mr. Scala in B8, Mr.Kiefer in the counseling office, or go to Mr. Whalen’s website, which is posted on his door.. All work must be completed by the first day of school in September. Failure to obtain work does not excuse you from the work. 

STUDENTS!  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT WITHOUT A PARKING STICKER-SECURITY WILL BE AT THE GATE.

Summer school registration has started. Please visit the counseling office for forms and classes available. Classes will start on June 22nd. Summer school classes are $275 each. There will be a $175 discount for early registration and another $100 tuition reimbursement with a signed contract. Cost will increase to $325 if registering on June 22nd.

June 9, 2015

 EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL

DAILY BULLETIN

All students: You must have your student id on you at all times this week. If you are testing out, you must have it on you as well or you will not be allowed to take the test.

Congratulations to the following Class of 2017 officers:

President: Emmalee O’Donnell
Vice President: Laura Harp
Secretary: Nolan Colter
Treasurer: Mona Boumelhem
Representatives: Michael Rogula and Natalie Tapia

STUDENTS!!!  NO BACK PACKS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE BUS FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTING TOMORROW MORNING!!

The class of 2016 will be having a bake sale before school tomorrow,  Wednesday, June 10 at the corner of E and F halls! Come grab a bagel before you take your finals!

All AP Government students for 15-16 need to stop by B10 to pick up summer work next week.  Anyone who does not get the summer work next week will have to do the work in September when classes begin. Mr. Dallas

Football players, this is a reminder to turn in your camp permission slip and shirt size, check or cash to pay for camps, and signed Attendance form to either Coach Tyler or Coach Mac.

If you sold Hungry Howie’s gift certificates they are available to pick up from Ms. Goddard in E4 or from a class representative at both lunches.

ASAP STUDENTS.  YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR REFUND BEFORE SCHOOL, DURING LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL ONLY!!

Attention all future AP US Students who have not picked up your work:
Please pick you up your AP work from Mr. Scala in B8, Mr.Kiefer in the counseling office, or go to Mr. Whalen’s website, which is posted on his door.
All work must be completed by the first day of school in September. Failure to obtain work does not excuse you from the work. 

STUDENTS!  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT WITHOUT A PARKING STICKER-SECURITY WILL BE AT THE GATE.

Summer school registration has started. Please visit the counseling office for forms and classes available. Classes will start on June 22nd. Summer school classes are $275 each. There will be a $175 discount for early registration and another $100 tuition reimbursement with a signed contract. Cost will increase to $325 if registering on June 22nd.

June 8, 2015

EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL

DAILY BULLETIN

STUDENTS!!!  NO BACK PACKS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE BUS FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTING TOMORROW MORNING!!

The class of 2016 will be having a bake sale before school on Wednesday, June 10 at the corner of E and F halls! Come grab a bagel before you take your finals!

All AP Government students for 15-16 need to stop by B10 to pick up summer work next week.  Anyone who does not get the summer work next week will have to do the work in September when classes begin. Mr. Dallas

Football players, this is a reminder to turn in your camp permission slip and shirt size, check or cash to pay for camps, and signed Attendance form to either Coach Tyler or Coach Mac.

All girls interested in playing volleyball next year will need to attend the information meeting TODAY, Monday, June 8 in the cafeteria at 2:30.

If you sold Hungry Howie’s gift certificates they are available to pick up from Ms. Goddard in E4 or from a class representative at both lunches.

ASAP STUDENTS.  YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR REFUND BEFORE SCHOOL, DURING LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL ONLY!!

Attention all future AP US Students who have not picked up your work. Please pick you up your AP work from Mr. Scala in B8, Mr.Kiefer in the counseling office, or go to Mr. Whalen’s website, which is posted on his door.. All work must be completed by the first day of school in Sepetember. Failure to obtain work does not excuse you from the work. 

STUDENTS!  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT WITHOUT A PARKING STICKER-SECURITY WILL BE AT THE GATE.

Summer school registration has started. Please visit the counseling office for forms and classes available. Classes will start on June 22nd. Summer school classes are $275 each. There will be a $175 discount for early registration and another $100 tuition reimbursement with a signed contract. Cost will increase to $325 if registering on June 22nd.

June 5, 2015

EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL

DAILY BULLETIN

The class of 2016 will be having a bake sale before school on Wednesday, June 10 at the corner of E and F halls! Come grab a bagel before you take your finals!

All AP Government students for 15-16 need to stop by B10 to pick up summer work next week.  Anyone who does not get the summer work next week will have to do the work in September when classes begin. Mr. Dallas

Girls!  There will be a swim team meeting that will be held TODAY Friday after school at 2:30 in the cafeteria for all that are interested in joining the girl’s swim team in the fall.

Football players, this is a reminder to turn in your camp permission slip and shirt size, check or cash to pay for camps, and signed Attendance form to either Coach Tyler or Coach Mac.

All girls interested in playing volleyball next year will need to attend the information meeting on Monday, June 8 in the cafeteria at 2:30.

If you sold Hungry Howie’s gift certificates they are available to pick up from Ms. Goddard in E4 or from a class representative at both lunches.

ASAP STUDENTS.  YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR REFUND BEFORE SCHOOL, DURING LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL ONLY!!

Attention all future AP US Students who have not picked up your work. Please pick you up your AP work from Mr. Scala in B8, Mr.Kiefer in the counseling office, or go to Mr. Whalen’s website, which is posted on his door.. All work must be completed by the first day of school in Sepetember. Failure to obtain work does not excuse you from the work. 

Mr. Baydoun will be conducting his 12th Annual Free Basketball Clinic from June 15th  – June 18th in the Edsel Ford Main gymnasium.  The clinic will be open to all current third thru eighth graders.  All students will be receiving a free camp T-shirt and basketball for participating.  Please see Mr. Baydoun in the counseling office for an application. 

STUDENTS!  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT WITHOUT A PARKING STICKER-SECURITY WILL BE AT THE GATE.

Summer school registration has started. Please visit the counseling office for forms and classes available. Classes will start on June 22nd. Summer school classes are $275 each. There will be a $175 discount for early registration and another $100 tuition reimbursement with a signed contract. Cost will increase to $325 if registering on June 22nd.

 

EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL
DAILY BULLETIN

Girls!  There will be a swim team meeting that will be held on Friday after school at 2:30 in the cafeteria for all that are interested in joining the girl’s swim team in the fall.

Football players, this is a reminder to turn in your camp permission slip and shirt size, check or cash to pay for camps, and signed Attendance form to either Coach Tyler or Coach Mac.

All girls interested in playing volleyball next year will need to attend the information meeting on Monday, June 8 in the cafeteria at 2:30.

Attention all boys interested in playing soccer this fall: There will be a mandatory meeting TODAY Thursday, June 4th at 3:30 pm in Mr. Beydoun’s classroom, A204. 

If you sold Hungry Howie’s gift certificates they are available to pick up from Ms. Goddard in E4 or from a class representative at both lunches.

ASAP STUDENTS.  YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR REFUND BEFORE SCHOOL, DURING LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL ONLY!!

Attention all future AP US Students who have not picked up your work. Please pick you up your AP work from Mr. Scala in B8, Mr.Kiefer in the counseling office, or go to Mr. Whalen’s website, which is posted on his door.. All work must be completed by the first day of school in Sepetember. Failure to obtain work does not excuse you from the work. 

Current sophomores: If you are interested in running for Class of 2017 office please stop by Room C-3 to pick up an application from Mr. Tyler. Once you are elected to this office you will serve in both your Junior and Senior years.

Mr. Baydoun will be conducting his 12th Annual Free Basketball Clinic from June 15th  – June 18th in the Edsel Ford Main gymnasium.  The clinic will be open to all current third thru eighth graders.  All students will be receiving a free camp T-shirt and basketball for participating.  Please see Mr. Baydoun in the counseling office for an application. 

STUDENTS!  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT WITHOUT A PARKING STICKER-SECURITY WILL BE AT THE GATE.

Summer school registration has started. Please visit the counseling office for forms and classes available. Classes will start on June 22nd. Summer school classes are $275 each. There will be a $175 discount for early registration and another $100 tuition reimbursement with a signed contract. Cost will increase to $325 if registering on June 22nd.

 

June 3, 2015

EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL
DAILY BULLETIN

Girls!  There will be a swim team meeting that will be held on Friday after school at 2:30 for all that are interested in joining the girl’s swim team in the fall.

Football players, this is a reminder to turn in your camp permission slip and shirt size, check or cash to pay for camps, and signed Attendance form to either Coach Tyler or Coach Mac.

All students who applied for 2017 Class Office, please stop by Mr. Tyler’s room at 2:20 today for five minutes.

Attention ALL Girls interested in playing golf next fall.  There is a Mandatory meeting after school TODAY, Wednesday June 3rd at 2:20 in B-1 with Coach Pletzke regarding the upcoming season.  Please plan on being there and getting all of the necessary materials. Thanks Coach Pletzke.

Hey freshmen!  Let’s get ready for finals TODAY, Wednesday, June 3rd from 2:30-4pm in room A205.  Your link leaders will be there to help!  There will also be snacks!!  Come ready to work- hope to see you there

All girls interested in playing volleyball next year will need to attend the information meeting on Monday, June 8 in the cafeteria at 2:30.

Attention all boys interested in playing soccer this fall: There will be a mandatory meeting Thursday, June 4th at 3:30pm in Mr. Beydoun’s classroom, A204. 

If you sold Hungry Howie’s gift certificates they are available to pick up from Ms. Goddard in E4 or from a class representative at both lunches.

ASAP STUDENTS.  YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR REFUND BEFORE SCHOOL, DURING LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL ONLY!!

Attention all future AP US History Students! Before the end of the year you must stop by Mr. Whalen’s room, B8, and pick up your summer work. Failure to pick it up does NOT excuse you from the work! Please come and pick it up ASAP! Thank you!

Current sophomores: If you are interested in running for Class of 2017 office please stop by Room C-3 to pick up an application from Mr. Tyler. Once you are elected to this office you will serve in both your Junior and Senior years.

Mr. Baydoun will be conducting his 12th Annual Free Basketball Clinic from June 15th  – June 18th in the Edsel Ford Main gymnasium.  The clinic will be open to all current third thru eighth graders.  All students will be receiving a free camp T-shirt and basketball for participating.  Please see Mr. Baydoun in the counseling office for an application. (6/5)

STUDENTS!  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT WITHOUT A PARKING STICKER-SECURITY WILL BE AT THE GATE.

Summer school registration has started. Please visit the counseling office for forms and classes available. Classes will start on June 22nd. Summer school classes are $275 each. There will be a $175 discount for early registration and another $100 tuition reimbursement with a signed contract. Cost will increase to $325 if registering on June 22nd.

June 2, 2015

 EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL

DAILY BULLETIN

Attention ALL Girls interested in playing golf next fall.  There is a Mandatory meeting after school this Wednesday June 3rd at 2:20 in B-1 with Coach Pletzke regarding the upcoming season.  Please plan on being there and getting all of the necessary materials. Thanks Coach Pletzke.

Congrats to the new link leaders for the 2015-16 school year!!  See everyone TODAY, Tuesday, June 2nd in the media center at 2:30 to celebrate your induction into LINK!!!

Hey freshmen!  Let’s get ready for finals this Wednesday, June 3rd from 2:30-4pm in room A205.  Your link leaders will be there to help!  There will also be snacks!!  Come ready to work- hope to see you there!

If you have signed up for an AP class for next year, there is a meeting TODAY, Tuesday , June 2nd .
The meeting is 6-7 pm in the media center. Also don’t forget to turn your AP contract into the counseling office.

All girls interested in playing volleyball next year will need to attend the information meeting on Monday, June 8 in the cafeteria at 2:30.

Attention all boys interested in playing soccer this fall: There will be a mandatory meeting Thursday, June 4th at 3:30pm in Mr. Beydoun’s classroom, A204. 

If you sold Hungry Howie’s gift certificates they are available to pick up from Ms. Goddard in E4 or from a class representative at both lunches.

ASAP STUDENTS.  YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IN THE BULLETIN AS TO WHEN YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR REFUND FOR THE ASAP CLASS PROVIDED YOU PASSED.

Attention all future AP US History Students! Before the end of the year you must stop by Mr. Whalen’s room, B8, and pick up your summer work. Failure to pick it up does NOT excuse you from the work! Please come and pick it up ASAP! Thank you!

There will be a mandatory AP environmental science meeting for those students enrolled in the class next year. The meeting will be held after school in Ms. Fradi’s class TODAY Tuesday June 2nd. All students must attend to receive their summer work and class syllabus. 

All students that have signed up for AP Biology must attend the after school meeting on Tuesday, June 2nd at 2:25 in room A209.  If you are unable to attend this meeting you need to see Mrs. O’Brien before June 3rd.  

Current sophomores: If you are interested in running for Class of 2017 office please stop by Room C-3 to pick up an application from Mr. Tyler. Once you are elected to this office you will serve in both your Junior and Senior years.

Mr. Baydoun will be conducting his 12th Annual Free Basketball Clinic from June 15th  – June 18th in the Edsel Ford Main gymnasium.  The clinic will be open to all current third thru eighth graders.  All students will be receiving a free camp T-shirt and basketball for participating.  Please see Mr. Baydoun in the counseling office for an application. 

STUDENTS!  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT WITHOUT A PARKING STICKER-SECURITY WILL BE AT THE GATE.

Summer school registration has started. Please visit the counseling office for forms and classes available. Classes will start on June 22nd. Summer school classes are $275 each. There will be a $175 discount for early registration and another $100 tuition reimbursement with a signed contract. Cost will increase to $325 if registering on June 22nd.

June 1, 2015

 EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL

DAILY BULLETIN

Congrats to the new link leaders for the 2015-16 school year!!  See everyone on Tuesday, June 2nd in the media center at 2:30 to celebrate your induction into LINK!!!

Hey freshmen!  Let’s get ready for finals this Wednesday, June 3rd from 2:30-4pm in room A205.  Your link leaders will be there to help!  There will also be snacks!!  Come ready to work- hope to see you there!

Big shout out to the Interact, LINK Crew, NHS, and the German & Spanish NHS clubs for coming out in all the rain and supporting Relay this last Saturday!  Edsel represented very well and had one of the best tents there!  All money raised goes towards the American Cancer Society.  Go Tbirds!!!

If you have signed up for an AP class for next year, there is a meeting on Tuesday , June 2nd .
The meeting is 6-7 pm in the media center. Also don’t forget to turn your AP contract into the counseling office.

All girls interested in playing volleyball next year will need to attend the information meeting on Monday, June 8 in the cafeteria at 2:30.

Attention all boys interested in playing soccer this fall: There will be a mandatory meeting Thursday, June 4th at 2:30 pm in Mr. Beydoun’s classroom, A204. 

If you sold Hungry Howie’s gift certificates they are available to pick up from Ms. Goddard in E4 or from a class representative at both lunches.

ASAP STUDENTS.  YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IN THE BULLETIN AS TO WHEN YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR REFUND FOR THE ASAP CLASS PROVIDED YOU PASSED.

Attention all future AP US History Students! Before the end of the year you must stop by Mr. Whalen’s room, B8, and pick up your summer work. Failure to pick it up does NOT excuse you from the work! Please come and pick it up ASAP! Thank you!

There will be a mandatory AP environmental science meeting for those students enrolled in the class next year. The meeting will be held after school in Ms. Fradi’s class on Tuesday June 2nd. All students must attend to receive their summer work and class syllabus. 

All students that have signed up for AP Biology must attend the after school meeting on Tuesday, June 2nd at 2:25 in room A209.  If you are unable to attend this meeting you need to see Mrs. O’Brien before June 3rd.  

Current sophomores: If you are interested in running for Class of 2017 office please stop by Room C-3 to pick up an application from Mr. Tyler. Once you are elected to this office you will serve in both your Junior and Senior years.

Mr. Baydoun will be conducting his 12th Annual Free Basketball Clinic from June 15th  – June 18th in the Edsel Ford Main gymnasium.  The clinic will be open to all current third thru eighth graders.  All students will be receiving a free camp T-shirt and basketball for participating.  Please see Mr. Baydoun in the counseling office for an application. 

STUDENTS!  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT WITHOUT A PARKING STICKER-SECURITY WILL BE AT THE GATE.

Summer school registration has started. Please visit the counseling office for forms and classes available. Classes will start on June 22nd. Summer school classes are $275 each. There will be a $175 discount for early registration and another $100 tuition reimbursement with a signed contract. Cost will increase to $325 if registering on June 22nd.

 

May 26, 2015

 EDSEL FORD HIGH SCHOOL

DAILY BULLETIN

REMINDER!  ANY SENIOR THAT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED IN THIS SEMESTER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE BBQ!  YOU WILL NEED TO REPORT TO THE STUDENT OFFICE.

Class of 2016 – Please come vote on a senior shirt design by Friday, May 29 in room E4.

Cheerleading Tryouts: May 26th, 27th & 28th from 4 – 6 P.M.

Student-Athletes must have a current physical on file and dressed in the proper gym attire 

Yearbooks will be distributed to all seniors who have purchased one, today, during the last hour they are scheduled to be in the building. Recent purchases may not be delivered.  Those students who think they have purchased a book, and didn’t receive one, may pick up their book, or buy one before or after school in F2.  Books belonging to underclassmen will be distributed in the same manner onTuesday, May 26th. 

There will be a mandatory football meeting in the cafeteria on Wednesday, May 27 immediately after school.

Current sophomores: If you are interested in running for Class of 2017 office please stop by Room C-3 to pick up an application from Mr. Tyler. Once you are elected to this office you will serve in both your Junior and Senior years.

Mr. Baydoun will be conducting his 12th Annual Free Basketball Clinic from June 15th  – June 18th in the Edsel Ford Main gymnasium.  The clinic will be open to all current third thru eighth graders.  All students will be receiving a free camp T-shirt and basketball for participating.  Please see Mr. Baydoun in the counseling office for an application. (6/5)

STUDENTS!  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT WITHOUT A PARKING STICKER-SECURITY WILL BE AT THE GATE.

Summer school registration has started. Please visit the counseling office for forms and classes available. Classes will start on June 22nd. Summer school classes are $275 each. There will be a $175 discount for early registration and another $100 tuition reimbursement with a signed contract. Cost will increase to $325 if registering on June 22nd.

Registration forms for the Spring Sports Banquet must be returned to either the main office or Mr. Picano no later than Wednesday, May 27th.  The banquet will take place on June 1st with doors opening at 5:30pm.  Athletes who participated in a Spring sport are encouraged to come celebrate your athletic accomplishments.

Tassels are available in the Main Office for purchase.  The cost is $12.00.

Invitations for Senior Honor’s night have been mailed.  If you did not receive one and think you should have been included, please see Ms. Hall in the Main Office.  Thanks!!!

Seniors!  If YOU have materials, books, equipment due, and/or possibly fines owes, you must return, settle and pay them prior to receiving your diploma!