- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Religion & Service
- Physical Education
In 7th grade language arts, students dive into a world of rich literary texts and complex informational materials. They develop advanced reading comprehension skills, explore literary elements, and analyze themes and character development. Our curriculum fosters critical thinking and a deeper appreciation for literature.
Our 7th graders embark on a journey to become skilled writers. They tackle persuasive essays, research reports, creative narratives, and more. Emphasis is placed on refining grammar, sentence structure, and organization. Students learn to express their ideas clearly and concisely.
Grammar and Mechanics:
Mastery of grammar, punctuation, and language mechanics is a core focus. Students refine their understanding of sentence structure, verb tense, and word usage to enhance their writing clarity and precision.
Speaking and Listening:
Effective communication is vital. In 7th grade, students engage in discussions, debates, and presentations, developing their ability to articulate ideas, actively listen, and participate confidently in diverse communication opportunities.
Our 7th-grade language arts program aligns with state and national standards, providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in reading, writing, grammar, and speaking. It empowers them to excel academically and communicate effectively in a variety of contexts.
The curriculum will introduce students to the algebraic concepts including but not limited to operations with real numbers, proportions, percentages expressions, linear equations, systems of equations, inequalities, geometric concepts and applications, data analysis and probability. Students will engage critical thinking skills and various problem-solving strategies to approach various mathematical problems. In this grade, students will complete an end of year landscape design proposal project. The project integrates geometric concepts, scale drawings, proportional reasoning, budget analysis and technology using Excel.
Students are grouped by ability into grade-level or accelerated classes. Students are placed into math classes based on standardized testing, previous class grades, and end and beginning of year placement test. This is done to ensure that all students are placed in a course in which they will master content and grow in confidence.
Textbook: Big Ideas Series. 7th Graded Level (Red Book), 7th Grade Advanced Pathway (Advanced 2)
Life Science is a laboratory course following a theme of biology. Students begin with the scientific method, lab write ups, and will then move on to the major concepts of Life Science, such as: cytology, cell division, genetics & DNA, photosynthesis, cell respiration, ecology, evolution, taxonomy, and origins of new species. We will also survey the five kingdoms and discuss the following areas: respiration, digestion, circulation, nervous system, skeletal system, and muscular systems, and how all these systems work together on our planet.
Textbook: Biology Foundations. Miller & Levine. Pearson Publishing
This is a yearlong study of Washington State history from the development of the natural environment, exploration and discovery of the New World, Westward Expansion, Statehood, the Progressive Era and the World Wars, Contemporary Washington, and Federal/Local Government. Students are taught to research using primary sources, in-text citation using MLA format, and develop and analyze information from multiple and sometimes conflicting sources.
Major Projects: Native American Research Project, Fur Trade PowerPoint Project, Mock Trial: Whitman Massacre Lincoln Douglas Debate, Government Simulation.
Textbook: Washington: A State of Contrasts developed to a OneNote Notebook with resources from Discovery Education, Washington State Historical Society, Washington State Archives, and Oregon State Archives.
- Personal growth
- Jesus and the Gospel Message
- The Sacraments
- Living Stations of the Cross
- NET Retreat
- Bible Study
- 4 Hours per trimester
- 10 hours per trimester to receive the Margaret Mary Award
- For more details, please visit our Middle School Service Page
- Spirit of Truth: Sacred Scripture
- Family Life Series
Students are assigned a homeroom teacher and they meet as a class daily for 30 minutes. Following are some of the activities that take place during homeroom period.
Once a week, students print a list of missing assignments and communicate their plan for turning them in.
Two days a week, students work on homework, class work, long-term projects, or read an Accelerated Reader book.
- Seventh graders lead a special living Stations of the Cross during Holy Week.
- Seventh Graders visit the Washington State Capitol, in Olympia, each year and put their local, state, and federal government knowledge to work.
- Every other year, there is an optional trip to Washington, DC, Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg during spring break for seventh and eighth graders.