Summer Resources for Rising 9th Grade
Please check back periodically as more information on summer readings and assignments is posted.
As you prepare to join us, over the summer we ask that you read at least one book of your choice (we’d love it if you read many more!). Choose either a fiction or nonfiction book. Choose something that interests you. Choose something you’ve always wanted to read. Choose something new to you. Perhaps you’ll even choose to step outside of your comfort zone.
If you haven’t read for pleasure recently, we hope your summer reading helps you fall in love with reading again. If you need ideas, here's a link to a spreadsheet of books our rising 10th graders read this year and recommend. As well, ask your local librarian, relatives, and friends for suggestions. We hope you enjoy the freedom of choice in your summer reading assignment as it will be an integral part of the 9th Language Arts experience. We look forward to working with you!
All students enrolled in GSMST’s Physics & Engineering class (PhysEng) in the upcoming year are
required to complete the following worksheets before the first day of class on Wednesday,
August 5th 2020. This summer assignment will be the first grade in the grade book and students
should be prepared for a quiz over the material. The worksheets include:
- Math Manipulations
- Scientific Notation
- Graphing Practice
These worksheets are representative of skills that students will need to be proficient in before
coming into the first day of class in GSMST PhysEng.
In addition, the following supplies will be required for the PhysEng class:
- 1 graph paper ruled composition notebook
- 1 scientific calculator (calculator must be able to handle basic trig functions)
- 1 whiteboard marker and eraser
We can’t wait to see you in Physics & Engineering next year!
PhysEng Worksheets (PDF)
Students will use a game-like PhET Interactive Simulation to help them reach their learning goals. The PhET
Interactive Simulations project was founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Weiman at the University of