Summer Reading

Studies show that the ability to read and comprehend high-level text is the most vital skill in learning and development. ~Mr. Behnken, Superintendent

Summer Reading Here We Come!

Because we want your child to grow both spiritually and academically this summer, we’re asking parents to do these two things with your children: Spend time with the Lord. Read His word. Learn about Him. Do family devotionals. Talk about what He’s doing in your lives. He is alive all year; He doesn’t relax in the summer. Secondly, read, read, read! If you’ve watched the videos posted (video 1, video 2, video 3), you already know how critical reading in the summer is to your child’s future. Read together, read separately. Just read!

To help you motivate your reader, we have a fun activity planned for the summer. Each school (K-5, 6-8, 9-12), has a book they’ll be responsible for reading. All you need to know is three easy steps:

1-Read the book. Enjoy. We’ve chosen fun titles to relax and engage with. You will read the book that corresponds with your grade for 18-19 school year.

  • High School will read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
  • Lower School will read The BFG by Roald Dahl.
  • Middle School will read Holes by Louis Sachar.

2-Answer some questions. (Extra step for Lower School: stop by the 2nd floor office to get your BFG BIG MOVIE TICKET!)

3-Attend the movie nights correlated with the book they’ve read.  All movies will be shown in Cornerstone. Park in the west parking lot.

  • Lower School Movie Night: Thursday, July 18 The BFG
  • Middle School Movie Night: Friday, July 19 Holes
  • Upper School Movie Night will be a back to school event in August.  Stay tuned for details…

We’re so grateful to you, parents, for partnering with us. Have a great summer and we’ll see you in July!


Noelle Hoffmeister

Curriculum and Instructional Coach


Join us in reading 100 books during the summer! Each time you read a book to your child they may color in a shape on the reading log below. After each number is filled, come to the front desk and receive a prize! Save your completed log to bring back to school on Visit the Preschool Day on August 16.





Fall Grades for Upper School

  • Grade 11 AP Language- How to Argue with a Cat by Jay Heinrichs
  • Grade 12 AP Literature- Part 1 Only Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver


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