Susan E Wagner High School Summer Assignments For Third

Michael J. Petrides
Educational Complex
715 Ocean Terrace, 10301
718 815-0186

P.S 1
Tottenville School
58 Summit St, 10307
718 984-0960

PS 3
The Margaret Gioiosa School
80 South Goff Ave, 10309
718 984-1021

PS 3 Annex
6581 Hylan Blvd, 10309
718 227-2854

PS 4
Maurice Wollin
200 Nedra Place, 10312
718 984-1197

PS 5
The Huguenot School
348 Deisius St, 10312
718 984-2233

PS 6
The Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan School
555 Page Ave, 10307
718 697-3760

PS 8
Great Kills School, Shirley Solomon
100 Lindenwood Rd, 10308
718 356-2800

PS 9
Naples Street Elementary School
1055 Targee Street, 10304
718 935-3614

PS 10
Fort Hill Collaborative Elementary
80 Monroe Ave, 10301
718 420-5115

PS 11
Thomas Dongan
50 Jefferson Street, 10304
718 979-1030

PS 13
Margaret L. Lindenmeyer
191 Vermont Ave, 10305
718 720-0829

PS 16
John J. Driscoll
80 Monroe Ave, 10301
718 447-0124

PS 18
John Greenleaf Whittier
221 Broadway, 10310
718 442-0216

PS 19
The Curtis School
780 Post Ave, 10310
718 442-3860

PS 20
The Port Richmond School
161 Park Ave, 10302
718 442-4110

PS 21
Margaret P. Emery – Elm Park
168 Hooker Place, 10302
718 442-1520

PS 22
The Graniteville School
1860 Forest Ave, 10303
718 442-2219

PS 23
The Richmond Town School
30 Natick St, 10306
718 351-1155

PS 26
The Carteret School
4108 Victory Blvd, 10314
718 698-1530

PS 29
The Bardwell School
1581 Victory Blvd, 10314
718 442-2891

PS 30
The Westerleigh School
200 Wardwell Ave, 10314
718 442-0462

PS 31
William T. Davis
55 Layton Ave, 10301
718 273-3500

PS 32
The Gifford School
32 Elverton Ave, 10308
718 984-1688

PS 35
The Clove Valley School
60 Foote Ave, 10301
718 442-3037

PS 36
The John C. Drumgoole School
255 Ionia Ave, 10312
718 984-1422

PS36 Annex
200 Jefferson Blvd, 10312
718 984-7881

PS 38
George Cromwell
421 Lincoln Ave, 10306
718 351-1225

PS 39
Francis J. Murphy Jr.
71 Sand Lane, 10305
718 447-4543

PS 41
The New Dorp School
216 Clawson St, 10306
718 351-6777

PS 42
The Eltingville School
380 Genesee Ave, 10312
718 984-3800

PS 42 Annex
25 Augusta Ave, 10312
718 984-6000

PS 44
Thomas C. Brown
80 Maple Pkwy, 10303
718 442-0433

PS 45
John Tyler
58 Lawrence Ave, 10310
718 442-6123

PS 46
Albert V. Maniscalco
41 Reid Ave, 10305
718 987-5155

PS 48
William G. Wilcox
1050 Targee Street, 10304
718 447-8323

PS 50
Frank Hankinson
200 Adelaide Ave, 10306
718 987-0396

PS 52
John C. Thompson
450 Buel Ave, 10305
718 351-5454

PS 53
The Bay Terrace School
330 Durant Ave, 10308
718 987-8020

PS 54
William Leng
1060 Willowbrook Rd, 10314
718 698-0600

PS 55
Henry M. Boehm
54 Osborne St, 10312
718 356-2211

PS 56
The Louis De Sario School
250 Kramer Ave, 10309
718 605-1189

PS 57
Hubert H. Humphrey
140 Palma Drive, 10304
718 447-1191

PS 58
S.S. Columbia School
77 Marsh Ave, 10314
718 761-2155

PS 59
The Harbor View School
300 Richmond Terrace, 10301

PS 60
Alice Austen
55 Merrill Ave, 10314
718 761-3325

PS 62
School of Leadership and Sustainability
644 Bloomingdale Road, 10309
718 668-8640

PS 65
The Academy of Innovative Learning
98 Grant St, 10301
718 981-5034

PS 69
Daniel D. Tompkins
144 Keating Place, 10314
718 698-6661

PS 74
Future Leaders Elementary School
211 Daniel Low Terrace, 10301
718 727-5380

PS 78
The Stapleton Lighthouse Community School
100 Tompkins Avenue, 10304
718 442-3094

PS 861
Staten Island School of Civic Leadership
280 Regis Drive, 10314
718 697-5250

Below are the summer assignments for English language arts, honors history, and Virtual High School AP classes.

English Language Arts

Summer Reading Assignment:

  1. Read the full text. Familiarize yourself with the characters, setting, plot, and theme of the text you choose.
  2. Optional but strongly recommended: Take notes as you read. Students will be allowed to use handwritten notes on the Summer Reading Assessment (no typed notes, printouts, or photocopies allowed).

Assignment by Grade

  • ELA 9 Inclusion: Download this file and follow the directions.
  • ELA 9: Choose one text from the Grade 9 List.
  • ELA 9 Honors: Choose one text from the Grade 9 List.
  • ELA 10: Choose one text from the Grade 10 List.
  • ELA 10 Honors: Choose two texts from the Grade 10 List.
  • ELA 11: Choose one text from the Grade 11 List.
  • ELA 11 Honors: For the Grade 11 Honors Summer Assignment, please see Mrs. Collins
  • ELA 12: Choose one text from the Grade 12 List.
  • ELA 12 Honors: For the Grade 12 Honors Summer Assignment, please download here or see Mr. Goncalo
  • ELA 12 AP Language and Composition: For the Grade 12 AP Language and Composition Summer Assignment, please see Mrs. Collins

Book Choices

Grade 9

  • Oedipus Rex/Oedipus King of Thebes - Sophocles
  • Anthem - Ayn Rand
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  • Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

Grade 10

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  • The War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  • Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton
  • The Call of the Wild - Jack London

Grade 11

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
  • The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
  • The Awakening - Kate Chopin
  • The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

Grade 12

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  • Sense & Sensibility - Jane Austen
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne

Book Availability:

All texts are available in the public domain. This means that the full text of the book is available for free online. There are many sites that will have the text. However, Project Gutenberg is a reliable source and has all 20 books from the reading list available. The web address for Project Gutenberg is:

  • To read the text online, choose the Format Read This Book Online: HTML
  • Students also have the option of purchasing a copy of the book for their own personal use or borrowing a copy from their local library.


The Summer Reading Assessment will require students to identify a quote from the book. Students should be able to identify and describe the speaker, explain the connection between the main character(s) and the speaker, and discuss how the quote connects to the story as a whole (theme). Please see below for a Sample Assessment, Sample Response, and Grading Rubric. 

Sample Assessment:

Name: __________________________________________________ Date: ______________

Quote Identification: Read the quote from the story in the box, below. In an organized and well-developed paragraph using relevant and specific details from the story, identify and describe the speaker, explain the connection between the main character(s) and the speaker, and discuss how the quote connects to the story as a whole (theme).

from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Sample Response:

This quote is spoken by Atticus Finch. In this book, the main character is Scout Finch. Atticus is Scout’s father. He’s is a lawyer in Maycomb, Alabama who defends a man named Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is black, and has been accused of raping a white woman. Most of the people in the town are racist, so they believe that Tom Robinson is guilty just because he is black. In this quote, Atticus is explaining to Scout that this is not the right way to think about people. He is telling Scout that you never know a person until you walk in their shoes. In other words, you shouldn’t judge someone until you get to know them and see things from their point of view.

Testing Dates:

  • A Week Assessment: Friday, September 15
  • B Week Assessment: Monday, September 18

Grading Rubric 

Click here to download the rubric (PDF)


Please e-mail Ms. Rebello at


Contemporary US History Honors

 Students are required to log into Google Classroom with the code:   oczmy3z

All students should complete the 5 modules as assigned on Mr. Santos’  Google Classroom.

Honors United States History II

All students going into sophomore Honors United States History II are required to do the following over your summer break and the first cycle of academics:

  • Read Audacity by Melanie Crowder
    • See Mr. Doyle, Mr. Librera, or Mr. Furtado for a copy of the book
  • Complete independent research on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and answer the following…
    • Who was involved in this incident
    • Where did this accident happen
    • When did this accident happen
    • Briefly describe what happened and possible reasons for why this accident happened
  • Be ready to write an essay on a prompt given during the second week of the first academic cycle regarding your reading and your independent research.  Due date of essay to be determined during the first academic cycle.

Completion of the summer assignment determines eligibility to remain in the honors history program.

If there are any questions regarding the assignment over summer vacation email Mr. Furtado-

World History Honors

The Summer Assignment will be a review of one of the important issues from last year’s Contemporary United States History Class - Civil Rights. Your assignment over the summer will be to delve deeper into Civil Rights Era, do research to improve your knowledge and prepare an essay on Civil Rights. Human rights is an essential issue all throughout the next year’s World History Honor class and a deeper look into Civil Rights in our country will assist us in understanding other cultures and communities.  It will also be our first attempt at writing an essay with historical content and is a skill that we will continue to develop through the school year and every cycle.

Essay Question- What were the three most influential events during the Civil Rights Era (1945-1980) and how did they shape the movement? Your essay will include historical facts and evidence to support your ideas.

You will need to follow all the requirements listed below;

Define all of the terms, people and events (listed below)
Outline of the topic to include Thesis with Introduction, Main ideas, supporting concrete evidence for each main idea and conclusion
Parenthetical Citation – MLA will be used for all of your research.
Take Notes of all of your research including websites, textbooks, conversations with other students, etc- . We will properly cite all of your “research” information – outline form is acceptable

Vocabulary, People & Events

  • De Jure Segregation 
  • De Facto Segregation 
  • Thurgood Marshall 
  • Jim Crow 
  • Segregation 
  • Brown v Board of Education 
  • Little Rock, AR & Little Rock Nine 
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Rosa Parks 
  • MLK Jr. 
  • Sit-ins 
  • Freedom Ride
  • James Meredith and U of Mississippi
  • Birmingham, AL
  • March on Washington
  • Medgar Evers 
  • Filibuster
  • Freedom summer 
  • Voting Rights Act 
  • Selma 
  • Riots 
  • Malcolm X 
  • Black Panthers 
  • Fannie Lou Hammer
  • 24th Amendment 
  • Kerner Commission
  • Nation Of Islam
  • Black Power

Definitions, Outline, All research notes are all DUE during the first week of your academic cycle. A Weeks August 31, 2017 & B Weeks – September 18, 2016

The finished essay will be due at the end of the 1st Academic week. I will review the requirements during the 1st week of academics and guide the class through writing the finished product. We will be using MLA format with parenthetical citation.

  • Typed Essay, 12” Times New Roman Font, Double Spaced, Cover Sheet,, header that identifies your name and page number and the last page will be the Works cited page.

Any questions please see me before you leave for the summer. You can email me at – I will be checking my email periodically over the summer.   I have set up a google classroom in regards to the summer assignment- 2017-2018 Honors A & B Weeks and the password is pm9ws3y to log on.  

Virtual High School AP Classes

Please note that only the AP classes have summer assignments. Other classes do not have summer work.

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