Summer Reading 2012
May 31, 2012
Dear Students and Parents,
As the pace quickens in the final days of school and visions of summer invade our thoughts, I am writing to inform you about Westover’s 2012 summer reading program.
No other skill or habit so affects a student's academic progress as the ability to read well. Success in classes as well as on standardized tests, is directly influenced by the breadth of her reading background and the extent of her ability to understand, analyze, and discuss what she reads. During the academic year your daughter will encounter a wide variety of reading materials and assignments, but the habit and enjoyment of reading are goals best achieved in the relative calm and relaxation of summer. We therefore ask that your daughter do some reading this summer, and we ask that you, her parents, encourage and participate in the process in the ways we describe below.
Sharing and discussing books and other reading materials with your daughter is one of the best ways to instill the habit of reading. Daily newspapers and weekly magazines are good sources, and you may already have recommended some of your favorite books and enjoyed them again through her eyes. The reading list, found on the Parent Portal and on Westover’s website, has been compiled by the faculty, all of whom participate in our reading program.
The programs has different requirements for International students and Domestic. You can click here for those respective cover letters from our Academic Dean Ben Hildebrand as well as for the the 2012 Summer Reading book list with descriptions and without descriptions. You can also find this information in the Parent Portal on the right hand side under "Parent Information".
Benjamin J. Hildebrand