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Summer Assignments

Looking to shop local while buying your books for summer assignments? We encourage all families to buy from Brazos Bookstore. You can shop online through the website they developed just for St. Mark's here. A portion of the profits will benefit St. Mark's; this online sale is serving as our spring book fair!
Please direct questions about summer assignments below for 1st through 8th grade to division heads, Heather Williams, Head of Lower School, or Matt Burgy, Head of Middle School.

Summer Assignments

Reading Lists

All students are receiving a copy of this year’s HAISLN (Houston Area Independent School Library Network) reading list. It will offer a variety of interesting titles to explore over the summer.

If you are looking for reading ideas for the youngest crowd, check out the 2x2 Reading List of picture book titles chosen by the Texas Library Association and recommended for children, age two to grade two. For students in rising Pre-K and Kindergarten, check out the HAISLN Pre-K and Kindergarten Reading List.

In addition, students entering the 3rd through 6th grade can get a head start over the summer reading the Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees. Students will qualify for a special breakfast in the spring if they read or listen to 10 or more of the titles.
Incoming 6th – 8th graders may participate in the Texas Lone Star Award program. Any 6th – 8th grader who reads 7 or more of the 2015 - 2016 Lone Star titles will be invited to a special luncheon in the spring.
Graduating 8th graders can check out the HAISLN 9th and 10th Grade Reading List.

Be sure to visit your local public library and sign up for the Texas Summer Reading Club. We are so lucky to have great libraries very nearby in West University, Bellaire, and the McGovern Stella Link HPL branch!

Primary School

Our primary school team has developed a very helpful guide with some suggestions on how to help your rising Preschool 3s, Pre-K, or Kindergarten students continue to learn and explore during the summer months. Download the Primary School Summer Read Aloud Suggestions.
Questions? Contact Lisa Dods, Head of Primary School.

Educational Apps and Resources

Our Technology Team has compiled a list of digital resources and apps for the summer months. Click here to learn more!