11th Grade

11th Grade Summer Reading 2017

Regular American Literature will read one of the following nonfiction books:

  • Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
  • Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano
  • The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
  • Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream by Adam Shepard*

*Warning about language: Shepard lives in a homeless shelter for much of the book, so he associates with men who use pretty salty language. Some will find this language offensive; if in question, please choose one of the other books.

  • Don’t Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers by Adriana Trigiani
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls*

*Warning about language: Walls says that if she would have considered the number of adolescents who would want to read her book, she wouldn’t have quoted her father so liberally. Some will find her father’s language offensive; if in question, please choose one of the other books.

Regular American Literature book review and presentation guidelines

Honors American Literature will read two books:

  • One of the nonfiction books listed above
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Honors American Literature course description and reading questions to consider

College Visits and Financial Aid

When college representatives visit Westminster, juniors are eligible to meet them when they obtain a pass from the Guidance Office. College visits for the year are noted on the Westminster calendar, so check it frequently as it will be updated throughout the semester.

Faith In Action – Class of 2018

List of Agencies | Parent Consent Form | Program Description

The Class of 2018 will be the 30th to participate in Westminster’s senior service program, Faith In Action (FIA). In this yearlong program, seniors serve with various agencies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Over the years, Westminster seniors have learned valuable life lessons and enjoyed rich successes while serving their community, and we pray that the Class of 2018 will enjoy these same blessings. We desire that our seniors be helpful and responsible, not only as they go out into the community representing Westminster but also and more importantly in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please review a brief overview of our FIA program and return the Parent Consent Form to the Student Services Office between Thursday, April 6 and Monday, April 10.

Questions? Contact Director of Student Life Susie Brown.


Junior/Senior Privilege

If you are a parent of a junior or senior who has a study hall and you wish to give him/her permission to experience junior/senior privilege during the first semester, please complete the appropriate form and return it to the Student Services Office (juniors) or the Upper School Office (seniors).