Park Ridge School District's Mission Statement
The Park Ridge School District is committed to the mission of educating all students to achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels. The district will nurture all students to be life long learners, ethical and responsible citizens, and independent, productive members of a global society.
Summer Reading 2016
A community that reads together grows together. Having a shared experience through summer reading will allow us to engage in the book across subject areas and throughout the school year. Students, teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents will read the same book. Then, beginning in September 2016, various lessons and activities related to our summer reading will be featured in English, as well as Social Studies, Science, Math, World Language, Business, Computers, Art, Music and PE classes.
Our summer reading book will be the memoir Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom. This is a powerful story of personal struggle and success that provides readers with insight into the essential question: Do the circumstances that we are born into always determine our fate?
Digital copy of the memoir and audiobook can be "borrowed" through BELS using student ID/public library card.
The digital audio is now accessible. It is as simple as accessing the library catalog, signing in and searching for the book.
Username: firstlastname (no spaces)
Password: last 4 digits as their student ID
PLEASE NOTE: College Prep Seniors, Honors and AP students have additional summer reading requirements (see links below)
Fundamentals of English (grades 7-12)
English 9 Honors Reading List
American Lit Honors Reading List
AP English Language & Comp Reading List
AP English Literature & Comp Reading List
English 12--Themes in World Literature