REQUIRED: Summer Reading
We are excited to announce the 2023-24 school year summer reading book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha.
Dr. Hanna-Attisha gives the reader a first hand account of the shocking 2014 public water crisis in Flint, Michigan that exposed thousands of innocent Flint residents (including children) to lead in their drinking water. Written like a crime-thriller, Dr. Hanna-Attisha exposes the callous disregard by local government officials for the safety of the residents of Flint. The summer reading will tie into our Marianist tradition by asking students to create a photo essay that addresses the question, “What can I do?”
All students from incoming 9th graders to seniors will be reading this book. Thus, students will not only be responsible for the summer reading project, which is explained below, but each class at ARHS next year will be referring to the book and its themes on assignments and assessments, so it is very important that every student return to school in August having read this book.
The book is available on Amazon, where there are digital and audio versions, but we encourage you to purchase it from a local bookstore if possible - we have reached out to several in the city and asked them to carry it for us.
The summer reading assignment is slightly different for 9/10th graders and 11/12th graders.
|Incoming 9th & Rising 10th Grade
These assignments will be submitted on Schoology during the first week of school.
Instructions for submission will be given during orientation week. The grade for these projects will be included as an assessment grade in your student’s religion classes next year.
Student Email Log In
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SCOIR (Learn how to schedule a meeting with your college counselor here)
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Make an Appointment with a Counselor
Schedule a meeting with your college counselor on SCOIR. Learn how here.