Summer Work & Shopping at U

UHSA Summer Information

This is the clearinghouse for summer information at the U. You will find Summer Assignments and Shopping Lists Here. Please click the appropriate link for more information.

Summer Assignments

Michigan TravelNeed something to do on that long drive this summer? Need reading while you are at the beach?

Summer assignments are typically designed to do one of two things: Review and stay fresh on content already learned, or to preview content coming up in the new year. Some of these assignments are specifically targeted to fill some gaps that have been observed by teachers as students enter these courses.

Please note the due dates and any recommendations regarding when parts of the assignments are to be done. Some of these should be started ASAP. Some should wait. Some should be spread across the summer. If you have questions, please feel free to Email a teacher from the appropriate department.

Work is organized by grade level, but there are some courses that are not grade specific.  If you are not sure what course you (or your student) are enrolled in, please check in on MiStar for a schedule listing. These may not be currently available but keep checking.

Come ready!

Entering Middle School:  

For Students Entering English in the Fall    

For Students Entering Math in the Fall         

For students Entering Social Studies in the Fall      

For Students Entering Spanish in the Fall      

Entering 9th Grade:   

For Students Entering English in the Fall           

For Students Entering Math in the Fall        

For Students Entering Spanish in the Fall      

Entering 10th Grade:

For ALL Students Entering 10-11--Test Prep--Seminar Grade             

For Students Entering English in the Fall          

For Students Entering Math in the Fall       

For Students Entering Spanish in the Fall      

Entering 11th Grade:

For Students Entering Physics: Must be comfortable with all Math Summer Work through PreCalculus. (No separate assignment necessary.)

For ALL Students Entering 10-11--Test Prep--Seminar Grade            

For Students Entering AP Chemistry in the Fall   

For Students Entering English in the Fall 

For Students Entering Math in the Fall        

For Students Entering Spanish in the Fall      

Entering 12th Grade:

For Students Entering Physics: Must be comfortable with all Math Summer Work through PreCalculus. (No separate assignment necessary.)     

For Students Entering AP Chemistry in the Fall    

For Students Entering English in the Fall          

For Students Entering Math in the Fall        

For Students Entering Spanish in the Fall      

 

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Shopping Lists

School SuppliesPlease note that these lists are meant to be a help to you as things go on sale. The goal is to help consolidate trips to the store and take advantage of sales when you can. These lists are NOT necessarily exhaustive. Since there will be some shifting of teachers from school to school, and scheduling changes, please understand that these are our best estimate of what is needed. There may still be some detail items when your students meet their teachers. Thank you for your flexibility.

BYOD: The district (especially UHSA) has adopted a "BYOD" (Bring Your Own Device) policy. The idea is that students bring their own Tablet (iPad or other), Laptop, Phone, eReader (Kindle or other)  to access information, documents, textbooks, videos, files and more online or saved on their device or online. The district policy is located HERE .

 Middle School Core Classes Supplies Here
(*Algebra 1, please see below.)

Art

  • Single Subject Notebook
  • Folder
  • Wooden Pencil (not mechanical)
  • Hand Held eraser

AP Art History

  • 2 packs of 5x8 Index Cards 
  • Optional--Container for Index Cards
  • 1 pack Medium Rubber Bands
  • Glue Stick or Rubber Cement
  • 1 Composition Notebook 

Biology and AP Biology

  • Box of color pencils
  • 3-ring binder- size 1 inch or larger
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • 1 pack of 4 dry-erase-expo-markers
  • Highlighters of various colors
  • Writing utensils-(pencils, blue or black pens)
  • 5-Subject Spiral Notebook

Chemistry and AP Chemistry

  • Composition Notebook
  • 3-Ring Binder (at least 1.5 inch)
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Calculator (Scientific or Graphing)
  • Pens (blue or black)
  • #2 Pencils
  • 4 - pack of Expo Dry Erase Markers  (Full sized Chisel Tip)

English (9-12)

  • Binder with 5 dividers  
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Writing Utensils (pencils, pens and highlighters)
  • Electronic Device (tablet/phone/laptop)

History: US & World (Both AP and non-AP) (9th and10th grades)

  • Three-ring binder for all US History & World History classes (2½-3 inch for AP)
  • This should not be shared with other classes.
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled, not spiraled)
  • Four dividers
  • Multiple pens and pencils (and maybe a pouch to keep them).
  • Highlighter (at least 3 colors)
  • Sticky notes
  • Pack of Note cards (World History may want two packs)

Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Colored Pencils (12)
  • Pencils (if you prefer pens, also add white-out to your list)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • 3 ring binder (1½ -inch to 2-inch)
  • 8 binder tabs
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Many students will want several packs of index cards for vocabulary review and practice (optional)

Mathematics: Algebra 1

  • 1 folder for this class only
  • 1.5 inch binder for this class only
  • loose leaf paper
  • Graph Paper
  • Pencils and pencils and pencils
  • Extra lead for pencils
  • Erasers
  • TI-84 Graphing Calculator
  • Optional (but still highly recommended)
    • Chromebook or laptop 
    • Ruler
    • Highlighters (3-4 colors)
    • 4 Dry erase markers (Full sized Chisel Tip)
    • Colored pens for checking
    • Post-its for marking important pages

Mathematics: Geometry

  • BINDER and loose-leaf paper instead of spiral. 
  • Dry-Erase markers--"Skinny". (You will use them all year.)
  • Headphones that plug into Chromebooks (normal 3.5mm jack) for in class video support. 
  • Calculator**: TI-84 (any version) are appropriate for all math classes at the U. (TI-89 or TI-nSpire CAS are ONLY acceptable for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. See note below.)
    (NO phone APPS will be allowed during tests. It opens the door for web access through the phone during tests.) 
  • Pencils: Lots of them (and a sharpener).
  • Highlighters

Mathematics: Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Functions Statistics & Trig,  AP Statistics, and AP Calculus

  • Notebook*: Spiral. About 180 pages (or larger) for Math only. You can use a binder instead if you would like (about 1 1/2 inch or more).
  • Calculator**: TI-84 (any version) are appropriate for all math classes at the U. (TI-89 or TI-nSpire CAS are ONLY acceptable for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. See note below.)
    (NO phone APPS will be allowed during tests. It opens the door for web access through the phone during tests.) 
  • Pencils: Lots of them (and a sharpener).
  • Highlighters
  • Graph paper: either a spiral of graph paper or a packet for your binder. 

Physical Education

  • T-shirt, sweatshirt
  • Athletic shorts, sweatpants
  • Tennis shoes, socks
  • Combination lock

Physics (and AP Physics)

  • Three-ring binder for Physics only (1 inch or more)
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Composition Graph Paper Notebook
  • Ruler, Protractor
  • Pencils
  • Calculator**: TI-84Plus (or similar). No TI-89 or TI-nSpire CAS

Spanish (1-4)

  • Three-ring binder for Spanish only (2 inch or more)
  • Loose leaf paper (college ruled)
  • Ink pens (blue or black ink only)
  • Pencils
  • Highlighter
  • Pocket Folder for Spanish Only
  • Spanish 1 and 3: Workbook to be purchased from teacher in class. (About $15)

STEM Applications

  • Composition book
  • Pencils

 

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* You can get ONE "flash" (USB/Thumb/etc.) drive to share between all of your classes. The recommendation is about 4.0 Gig to have enough room for graphics as well as text files if you are sharing between classes.

**TI-84plus, or TI-84ce is what is used in class by the teacher. Any TI-84plus, TI-83plus, TI-nSpire, Casio, HP, or similar is fine. No calculator with CAS is allowed except for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. CAS calculators are allowed for AP Calc and Stat but NOT required, expected, or even recommended.  (TI-89, TI-nSpire CAS, HP-48, etc. can be purchased for AP Calculus and Statistics only.) For Math 6-8, Algebra 1 or Geometry, a scientific calculator is fine. For Algebra 2 and above, students will really need a graphing calculator. NO phone apps will be allowed during tests. A stand-alone calculator is a must. 

** If you find used TI-84's with YELLOW covers, these are marketed by Texas Instruments as "School Property" calculators. Please DO NOT PURCHASE these. Please DO NOT SEND these to school with your students. We have some UHSA/School/Teacher-owned yellow calculators and we need to be able to tell them apart. This will make a very awkward situation if they have the yellow version. Thank you!

 

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