Seventh grade brings students closer to high school, which means they will be working on bigger projects and better time management. Specific questions should be directed to Mr. Walsh, the homeroom teacher.
Teachers use OnCourse class homepages to keep their students informed about classwork, tests, grades, notes, etc.
Religion (Faith First Legacy Edition-Jesus in the New Testament, RCL Benziger):
Unit 1 - Faith Concepts
Unit 2 - Catechism of the Catholic Church
Unit 3 - Sacred Scripture
Unit 4 - Faith Vocabulary
Unit 5 - Faith-Filled People and Catholic Identity
Unit 6 - Our Church Makes a Difference
Unit 7 - Faith-Life Skills
Unit 8 - Prayer
Math (Pre-Algebra, An Integrated Transition to Algebra & Geometry, Glencoe McGraw-Hill):
Unit 1 - Tools for Algebra and Geometry
Unit 2 - Exploring Integers
Unit 3 - Solving One-Step Equations and Inequalities
Unit 4 - Exploring Factors and Fractions
Unit 5 - Rationals: Patterns in Addition and Subtraction
Unit 6 - Rationals: Patterns in Multiplication and Division
Unit 7- Solving Equations and Inequalities
Unit 8- Relations and Functions
Unit 9- Ratio, Proportion and Percent
Unit 10- More Statistics and Probability
Unit 11- Applying Algebra to Geometry
Unit 12- Measuring Area and Volume
Unit 13- Applying Algebra to Right Triangles
Unit 14 - Polynomials
Language Arts :
Literature - Elements of Literature-First Course, Holt, Rinehart & Winston
English - English, Houghton Mifflin
Science (Science-Level Green, Glencoe McGraw-Hill):
Unit 1 - Earth's Materials
Unit 2 - Earth's Atmosphere and Beyond
Unit 3 - The Basis of Life
Unit 4 - Human Body Systems
Unit 5 - The Interdependence of Life
Unit 6 - Matter and Energy
Social Studies (A More Perfect Union, Houghton Mifflin; We the People, US Department of Education):
Click here to view the Discipline Plan for upper grades.
The following are a collection of academic guidelines for students in Grades 6, 7 & 8. It has been put together to help parents and students better understand the Middle School grading process. If you have any questions or would like clarification about any of the following policies, please contact your student's homeroom teacher.
The expected amount of homework for middle school students is 90 minutes per night (Monday-Friday), with occasional weekend assignments.
- Daily Reading : All students will be required to read for at least 30 minutes every night and 30 minutes over the weekend. Parents are asked to supervise this reading and to sign a reading log on a daily basis. Reading logs will be checked in weekly.
- Math : Students are expected to spend about 30 minutes per night doing math problems assigned that day.
- Projects : Students will periodically be asked to work on special long-term projects.
- Homework is to be turned in on the due date.
- Excused Absences :In the event of an excused absence, the student will receive full credit for missed work by completing any missing assignments and turning them in to the teacher within a reasonable time period.
- Late Work : Late work will be accepted but will only receive half credit. It may be turned in up to the end of the Progress Report grading period or the Report Card grading period only. For larger projects and assignments, students will be given specific grading criteria for items turned in after deadlines.
- Homework will be assessed for its accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness.
- Homework assignments will usually be worth 3-10 points per assignment.
- Assignments are usually worth 50% of the total grade.
Frequently throughout the year students will be tested on the material that has been covered in class.
- All students are expected to be present on test days.
- In the event of an absence, the student will be given the opportunity to retake the test on his or her next day in school.
- Tests and projects combined are usually worth 50% of the total grade.
- Test papers will be sent home to be signed by the parents indicating that they have seen their student’s score. Students receive homework points for these signatures.