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Reminder: Summer Reading List
Posted 07/30/2010 11:54AM

Reminder: Summer Reading List

As we approach the end of summer be sure that you have completed the required reading for the new school year.

All of the book titles below are available in the St. X Bookstore.  Essays for sophomores are available on Edline (information below). The bookstore will be closed beginning July 19 and reopens August 16.  Most of these titles can be found in local area book stores.

Incoming Freshmen - Class of 2014:

"Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card
"Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury

Sophomores (2013)

"Alive..." by Piers Paul Read (for religion classes)
"Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway (for English classes)

English essays: along with The Old Man and the Sea, your other required summer reading consists of four essays. Links to the essays can be found on Edline. Under “Contents,” select “Library” and then “Summer Reading Assignments.” At the top of the page, you will see a tab for “Sophomore (class of 2013) essays – To Be Read." Please read all four essays by the first day of class, and in addition print out and annotate “Is Google Making Us Stupid” and “Almost Before We Spoke, We Swore.”  

Juniors (2012)

"A Judgement in Stone" by Ruth Rendell
"Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

Seniors (2011)

Bioethics: "Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton
All Religion Electives: "Man's Search for Meaning" by Vicktor Frankl

A.P. Classes

A.P. U.S. History: "Radicalism of the American Revolution" by Gordon S. Wood
A.P. European History: "A World Lit Only by Fire" by Wm. Manchester
A.P. Biology: "Biology Student Study Guide" by Sylvia Mader

School Events

  • May 2015
    • 05-22 Music Fest St. Xavier High School
    • 05-22 Music Fest 10:30 AM to 3:00 PMBegin in Homerooms, then St. Xavier Campus
    • 05-22 Mass 11:33 AM to 12:05 PMHoly Companions Chapel
    • 05-22 Theatre Xavier Awards Night 4:00 PM to 10:00 PMWalter C. Deye S.J. Performance Center
    • 05-24 Baccalaureate Mass 10:00 AM to 12:45 PMBerning Gymnasium
    • 05-26 Exams 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • 05-27 Exams 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • 05-27 Faculty and Staff Luncheon 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMCafeteria
    • 05-28 Exams 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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