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2018-2019 TJBA Summer Assignments

Access to the 2018-2019 summer assignments can be found below. Students should have either picked up or received their summer reading assignments by mail. 

6th and 7th Grades – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

8th Grade – Lion by Saroo Brierly 

You are responsible for placing your responses on your grade levels “Trello” board. You can find detailed instructions on how to enter your responses by clicking HERE, the links for each grade level are listed below.

6th Grade Trello –

7th Grade Trello –

8th Grade Trello –



TJBA: “Be kind, Have Fun Challenge”

“Be as happy as the sun, as untameable as the sea, go out and have fun; be the best you can be!”

It’s sometimes easy to think that growing up is all about school, and that school is all about grades. Your second summer assignment this year is designed to ensure that you make the most of the time off school, while at the same time providing you an opportunity to try something new whilst developing leadership skills. This “to do list” is a challenge to all TJBA students. Each one is important; each will provide you an opportunity to reflect on your summer. We understand that growing up in the twenty-first century isn’t easy, and there are lots of pressures on your time that can sometimes distract you from doing what you are supposed to, but completing the challenges on this list will help remind you what is important! This challenge you will be asked to reflect upon these activities and present your experience by Tuesday, September the 4th


If you have any problems please contact Mrs. Diana Kroen, The Joe Barnhart Academy Coordinator at