Summer Work

A Message from the Middle School Head regarding summer work:

Summer is a wonderful time to relax, recharge, swim, take a vacation and…yes, to read and practice all of the skills you learned during the school year. Research shows that if you practice skills, you will better remember and will deepen your understanding. So, we want you to enjoy your summer, but we also want you to practice a little reading, a little grammar, and a little math.

Please complete the attached grade level assignments for English and Math. Pace yourself - do a little each day - and remember it is not wise to wait until August to begin your summer work.

Feel free to contact Mrs. Minnick at for any English related questions and Mr. Dorsey at for any math related questions you may have.

Have a great summer!
The Middle School Team

2019-2020 MS Supply List

Please do summer work for the grade level your student is entering for the 2019-2020 school year.


Rising Sixth Grade - English Summer Reading

Rising Seventh Grade - English Summer Reading *

Rising Eighth Grade - English Summer Reading *

*Please use this guide for your Reader's Journal - How to Keep A Reader's Journal - for Seventh and Eighth Grades.


Rising Sixth Grade - Math 6

Rising Seventh Grade - Intro to Algebra

Rising Eighth Grade - Algebra 1


Directions for Logging into IXL - New Students!

IXL is a comprehensive math and English review site with an unlimited number of math/grammar practice questions in hundreds of skills. One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child's progress!

To get your child started on your home computer, please follow these easy steps:

1.Go to
(If you just go to, then you must type the “@calverton” after your username).

2.Enter your child's username and password and click Sign in.
(Note: If your child was at Calverton for 5th, 6th, or 7th grade, they will use the same username and password.)

Username: first initial last name (example: Joe Smith is jsmith)
Password: calverton

Select a specific skill to practice from the list of skills. You can place your mouse over any skill to see a sample question and click on the link to begin.

Click on the Awards tab. Each grade level presents challenges for your child to conquer and virtual prizes to be uncovered. Place your mouse over any challenge to begin.

In addition to making math/grammar practice exciting, IXL is designed to help your child learn at his or her own pace. The website is adaptive and will adjust to your child's demonstrated ability level. The site also saves all of your child's results, so you can monitor your child's progress anytime by clicking on the Reports tab.

I hope you'll encourage your son or daughter to use IXL daily. Here's to a year of working together to make math fun for your child!

If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding IXL, please contact Dawn Rhoads at


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