Reading over the summer can have a significant impact for middle school students. Children need to engage with books every day so they can maintain, and ideally strengthen, all the literacy skills they learned during the previous school year. Balch Springs Middle School has developed a mandatory school wide summer reading project for all incoming 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Each student will be responsible for reading the grade level novel and turning in their projects the first week of school to their ELAR teacher. There will also be a test over the novel during the first week of school as well. The students received the assignments details in the ELAR classes on Monday, June 1st. Thank you!!