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Summer Homework

Hughes STEM Summer Homework for 2016

Grade 7:

On behalf of the Hughes 7th grade staff, we would like to welcome all new incoming 7th grade students to Hughes STEM High School. We have some exciting plans in store for you next year and would like to share the start of those plans - summer homework. We believe in the value of summer homework to help our incoming 7th grade students to be more successful in our core & STEM AA classes next year. Click the attached link: 7th grade STEM Summer Homework PDF - follow the directions and have fun.

Grade 8:

Congratulations you made it to the 8th grade!!!  In order to insure you are growing as a student it is important that you take these assignments seriously. Summer Homework is important because it keeps your brain engaged and sharp over the long summer break.  In order to be the best you have to prepare.  

  • You will be reading specific chapters from the book "Dream of a Nation". 
  • Each chapter will be relevant to your school work during your 8th grade year at Hughes STEM High School. 
  • The chapter activities allow you to explore how each subject area guides you to be an agent for change for the environment, economy, and society.
  • All assignments are expected to be saved to your CPS google drive or a flash drive.

Students can acces the directions and summer homework assignments from the goolge site: Summer Homework Grade 8 (click the link) Follow the online directions.

Grade 9:

If you don’t use it, you loose it! Research shows that this is true when it comes to learning and thinking. In order for all of the new Hughes STEM High School students to maintain their skills over the summer, all 9th graders must complete a Hughes STEM Summer Homework assignment. This will be the first work that you will be completing as a high school student. So give it your attention and your best effort.

Goals for 9th Grade Summer Homework
The activities or assignments that you will complete along with your reading are designed to do four things:

  • Keep you reading and thinking over the summer
  • Help you improve your organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Introduce you to a part of the school culture that will be a vital part of Hughes STEM
  • Allow you do your initial STEM type of work with a very student‐friendly assignment

Download the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens Summer Homework PDF if you need a copy of the 9th grade summer homework.

Grade 10:

10th grade team Summer Homework directions. Please click the attached PDF to download & complete the team summer homework assignment for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens.

Select the following PDF icons to download Summer Homework for ELA (English) 10:

Select the following PDF link to download Pre-AP Biology Summer Homework:

Select the following PDF link to download Ecology Summer Homework:

Grade 11:

Students can acces the directions and summer homework assignments for the 11th grade team from the public blackboard site: 11th Grade Summer Homework (Click the link to access Blackboard. Use the left navigation tabs access the core team's assignments and the appropriate pathway assignments.)

Grade 12:

Students can acces the directions and summer homework assignments for the 12th grade team from the Public Blackboard Site. (click the link to access blackboard.