Summer 2017 Reading List

Piarist Summer Reading 2017

8th GradeA Monster Calls (Patrick Ness) and The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
10th Grade1984 (George Orwell) and Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
11th GradeThe Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner) and The Sea Wolf (Jack London)
12th GradeHow to Read Novels Like a Professor, How to Read Literature Like a Professor -Revised Ed. (Both by Thomas C Foster) and one novel of your choosing
*** Other reminders
7th Grade — Be sure to purchase a Bible for religion class. The version is up to you. (No, an app on your phone doesn’t count.)
9th Graders — As of right now there is no summer reading list. We’ll let you know if this changes.

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Food Donation Packages

Backpacks

One of the most important parts of the Piarist School’s mission is our Outreach Program. This summer Outreach Director Audrey Collins has been gearing the program up once again. Currently, she and volunteers have been working with St. Albert the Great and Helping Hands Christian Missions to put together food donation packages for 100 kids in need in eastern KY. St. Albert the Great and Helping Hands Christian Missions generously donated the food items and transported them to the school. From there, Collins has been working with volunteers to separate the items into packages to be delivered soon to the 100 families.

Currently, the Outreach Program is also working with volunteers from New Roads, LA who are donating their time, materials, money, and hard work to assist in emergency home repa...

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Community Partners for our Service Learning Project

Because the Piarist School believes that education must not be relegated to the classroom and that each student must acquire a holistic education, we are creating the Piarist School Service Learning Project. This project will connect students with Community Partners and place them in direct service of their surrounding counties. The SLP will require all students to complete 10 community service hours per semester. If any local organization needs help with a community project and would like to be put on the list of Community Service Partners, or simply has questions, please send an email to piarist_adm@bellsouth.net and we will contact you with all of the information!

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Summer Reading List

8th Grade Intro to Lit

1. A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

2. The Sea Wolf – Jack London

3. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

 

9th Grade

1. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2. Into the Wild – John Krakauer

3. Pride of Baghdad – Brian K Vaughan

 

10th Grade

1. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

2. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

3. 1984 – George Orwell

4. The Wuthering Heights — Emily Bronte

 

11th Grade

1. Pride of Baghdad – Brian K Vaughan

2. them – Joyce Carol Oates

3. Rabbit, Run – John Updike

 

12th Grade (AP & Non AP)

1. How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Revised Edition – Thomas C. Foster

2. How to Read Novels Like a Professor – Thomas C Foster

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A Letter from Father Tom

Dear Friends

I have started my letters to “friends” in many different places such as the rectories of parishes that I am visiting, picnic tables at rest stops along some interstate highway or maybe in my recliner at home, but never as I am giving an entrance exam. While the hopeful young person is filling in a bunch of circles, I am starting this letter. This is the first Saturday in June and the last Saturday that I will be in Kentucky until September.

The appeal season is in full swing now. I just finished three consecutive weekends which took me to Providence, RI, Baton Rouge, LA and southeastern Minnesota. At the beginning of May, I had four new tires put on my minivan...

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Student earns a spot in the Celebrating Art Fall 2015 winners book!

Congratulations to 7th grader, Chloe May for earning a spot in the Celebrating Art Fall 2015 winners book!

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Let’s keep our fingers crossed for more winners for the Spring 2016 contest!

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NHS Application Packets

The NHS application packets have been handed out. They must be returned to Jennifer Shepherd Harvey on or before March 16th. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer at the school.

 

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EKB News covers the Difficulties the Piarist School Athletes Face without a Gym

Piarist Knights 2015-16 previewOur Center Court preview takes a look at the Piarist Knights, who are playing games this season without a permanent home gymnasium to host games or hold practices. Makayla Colley tells us more.

Posted by EKB News on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The school opened in a new location this year and lost the gym from our old location.

These students show their dedication to education and to their love of athletics by pursuing both despite the difficulties. The school is currently raising funds to build a gym.

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Piarist Outreach Mission

boots (1 of 3)

2015 was very big year for us. As you know, we had to move our school from the building we had occupied since the 1990’s. After a long and uncertain process, we acquired an old alternative school in Johnson County that was in major disrepair. With the new school year looming, we had a strict deadline to meet to get the school ready for students and faculty. There was no way this would have happened without the amazing contributions of several groups who traveled to eastern Kentucky to help us repair and build classrooms, offices, and the outreach area.

We would like to acknowledge the tireless work of Helping Hands Christian Missions from Indiana. 2015 was their 10th year of working with us, and I cannot say enough how much we value their friendship...

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Lady Knight named Week 21 Girls Player of the Week

Congratulations Lauren Wright!

After averaging 41 points, 21 rebounds, and shooting 77% from the line, Sophomore, Lauren Wright, was selected as WYMTs Week 21 Player of the week. This is the second time she has received the honor.

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