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2024 Summer Info

Below students will find summer assignments for select courses and information about New Student Orientation, Parent Orientation and joining a carpool.

Summer Reading

Weber's goal with summer reading is to encourage students to become life-long readers who read critically, insightfully, and enjoyably.  During the first weeks of school, English teachers will assess students on the summer reading assignments through in-class writing assignments. In order to prepare for summer reading assessments, students should plan their time wisely and read carefully.  

Summer Reading by Grade

List of 4 items.

  • 9th Grade

    9th Grade CP
    Marie Lu’s Legend ISBN#: 978-0142422076 
    9th Grade Honors
    Marie Lu’s Legend ISBN#: 978-0142422076 

    9th Grade CP & Honors: Students will read Marie Lu’s dystopian novel Legend. In this fast-paced thriller, Lu invites readers to question authority, challenge preconceptions, and explore the complex dynamics of power and privilege. As fifteen-year-old June and Day navigate their respective worlds, they confront moral dilemmas, uncover hidden truths, and forge unlikely alliances in the face of injustice. What drives individuals to rebel against oppressive regimes? Can one person make a difference in the face of overwhelming odds? How do loyalty and betrayal shape the course of history? 
  • 10th Grade

    10th Grade CP
    Alan Gratz’s Refugee ISBN# 978-0545880831 
    10th Grade Honors
    Alan Gratz’s Refugee ISBN# 978-0545880831 
    10th Grade AP Seminar
    Steven Levitt and Stephen Daubner’s Think Like a Freak 
    ISBN# 978-0062218346 (Annotation Assignment)

    10th Grade CP & Honors: Students will read Alan Gratz’s Refugee, a story of three young protagonists who embark on perilous journeys across time and geography in search of safety and freedom. Gratz intertwines the lives of Josef, a Jewish boy fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939; Isabel, a Cuban girl escaping the Castro regime in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy seeking refuge from the horrors of the civil war in 2015. Through their eyes, readers are transported into the heart-wrenching realities of displacement, resilience, and hope. Each character grapples with profound questions about identity, belonging, and the human capacity for compassion in the face of adversity. What does it mean to be a refugee? How do individuals and communities respond to those in need? When does the pursuit of safety clash with ethical dilemmas?

    10th Grade AP Seminar: Students in AP Seminar will read Steven Levitt’s and Stephen Daubner’s Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain, which takes us inside their thought processes and teaches us all how to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally. In Think Like A Freak, Levitt and Daubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms.  An annotation assignment accompanies the text as part of the summer reading assignment for AP Seminar.
  • 11th Grade

    11th Grade CP
    Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption ISBN#: 978-0-8129-8496-5 
    11th Grade Honors
    Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption ISBN#: 978-0-8129-8496-5 
    11th Grade AP Language
    1. Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption ISBN#: 978-0-8129-8496-5
    2. Jason Hardy’s The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison ISBN#: 978-1982128609

    11th Grade
    CP and Honors: Students will read Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, a powerful memoir that documents his career as an attorney representing disadvantaged clients. This text serves as an important complement to the class trip to Montgomery, Alabama where we will visit The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, often called The Lynching Memorial, two remembrance and educational sites created by the Equal Justice Initiative, the non-profit organization that Stevenson founded.   

    11th Grade AP Language
    Students will read Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, a powerful memoir that documents his career as an attorney representing disadvantaged clients. This text serves as an important complement to the class trip to Montgomery, Alabama where we will visit The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, often called The Lynching Memorial, two remembrance and educational sites created by the Equal Justice Initiative, the non-profit organization that Stevenson founded.  

    The second book 11th AP Lang will read is Jason Hardy’s The Second Chance Club: Hardship and Hope After Prison, which tells the story of the author’s experience becoming a parole officer in New Orleans. This text will further the class’ exploration of the judicial system in the United States. 
  • 12th Grade

    12th Grade Senior Writing
    John Green’s The Anthropocene Revisited
    ISBN#978-0525555247
    12th Grade Lit Journeys H
    John Green’s The Anthropocene Revisited
    ISBN#978-0525555247
    12th Grade AP Language
    Tara Westover’s Educated
    ISBN#978-0399590528
    12th Grade AP Literature
    1. Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea
      ISBN# 978-0393352566
    2. Watch the 2011 film production of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

    12 Grade Senior Writing and Lit Journeys H
    Students will delve into John Greene's provocative work The Anthropocene Revisited, a thought-provoking exploration of humanity's impact on the planet in the modern era. Greene navigates the complex web of factors contributing to the Anthropocene epoch, from rapid industrialization and technological advancements to shifting environmental policies and cultural attitudes toward nature. Through Greene's meticulous research and vivid storytelling, readers confront the pressing questions surrounding humanity's role as both creator and destroyer of the Earth's ecosystems. What are the consequences of our relentless pursuit of progress? How do societal values and economic systems shape our relationship with the environment? What actions can individuals, communities, and governments take to mitigate the impacts of climate change and preserve the planet for future generations? "Anthropocene Revisited" challenges readers to critically examine their place in the world and the collective responsibility we bear for shaping its future.

    12th Grade AP Language: Students will read Tara Westover’s Educated, which tells the story of the author’s struggle to receive an education while living in isolation. This text will further the class’ exploration of the educational system in the United States along with discussions about the transformative powers of knowledge.   

    12th Grade AP Literature: 
    Students will watch the 2011 film production of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga available on YouTube and AppleTV. In addition, they will read Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea. In this film and literature combination, students will delve into the hidden narratives of two iconic characters: Bertha Mason from Jane Eyre and Antoinette Cosway from Wide Sargasso Sea. The latter novel serves as a prequel to Brontë's Jane Eyre, offering a haunting portrayal of Bertha Mason, the enigmatic figure confined to Thornfield Hall's attic. Rhys unravels Bertha's tragic past as Antoinette, a Creole heiress in colonial Jamaica, whose descent into madness is shaped by colonial oppression, racial prejudice, and patriarchal dominance. Through Antoinette's voice, Rhys challenges readers to question the assumptions and silences of canonical literature, shedding light on the complexities of identity, otherness, and belonging. 

    12 AP Research: Students in AP Research will complete the attached Summer Assignment to effectively prepare for the course work.  

AP Calculus AB and BC Summer Work

  • Print and complete these worksheets by the first day of class. You should be able to fit your work on these pages; if not, attach your scratch work to the back of the packet.
  • Mysterious or unsupported answers may not receive credit.
  • This will be your first graded assignment in AP Calculus AB and BC. The work you provide is expected to be your own.

New Student Orientation

Orientation for Newly Enrolled Students:
Save the Date for your 2-Day Orientation, August 8 & 9, 2024! 
Day 1 will allow newly-enrolled students to meet their Peer Leaders and fellow classmates, engage in team building activities, and enjoy a guided tour of our campus. On Day 2, students will hear from their Grade Level Deans, set up their devices, get to know their peer groups, and learn some general information about what is to come in their first year at Weber! We can’t wait to see you!

Dates & Times: 
Thursday, August 8, 2024: 09:00am - 12:00pm (Lunch will be provided)
Friday, August 9, 2024: 09:00am - 12:30pm (Lunch will be provided)


Orientation for Parents of Newly Enrolled Students:
We welcome you to attend New Parent Orientation!
Date & Time: Thursday, August 8: 09:00 - 10:00 am

For additional information, please contact our Associate Director of Student Social and Emotional Support, Mrs. Rosie Grinzaid.
If you need help forming or joining a carpool to Weber, please contact Ms. Rise Arkin, our Director of Admissions at (404) 917-2500, extension 131 or risearkin@weberschool.org. She will happily email you a contact list of families that live in or near your zip code.

Summer Business Hours & Closures

Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm

Closures:
June 12th & 13th - Shavuot
June 19th - Juneteenth
July 4th - Independence Day

Questions about Summer Work?

List of 4 members.

  • Charlie McQuade 

    Grade Level Dean for 9th and 10th Grades / Social Studies Teacher
  • Carrie Runnels 

    Grade Level Dean for 11th and 12th Grades / Mathematics Teacher
  • Holly Chesser 

    Dean of English / English Teacher
  • Herschel Revzin 

    Dean of Mathematics/Mathematics Teacher
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