7th Grade

7th Grade      
Adrienne
Chris
Keetra Tipton
Sheila
Adrienne Handelman
    Chris Roberts       
    Keetra Tipton
      Sheila Rossi     
 ELA Social Studies  Science/Math   Student Services


School Day 8:18 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Advisors
Ms. Roberts
Mrs. Handelman

Parent Information
Bell Schedule:
8:18 a.m. Grades 5, 6, 7, 8 enter the building
8:24 a.m. Classes begin

Art - Mrs. Horne
In 7th Grade, students have the opportunity to participate in Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics or Mixed Media. Each class meets two times a week for one trimester. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Set Design for the Spring Musical.

English/Language Arts - Mrs. Handelman
Students learn the art and skill of communicating through a rich language arts curriculum that covers reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing modalities. Students expand their communication repertoire and their worldview through exploration and engagement in these processes.

Ensemble Music - Mrs. Baldwin, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Logan
7th and 8th Grade Band, Choir, and Orchestra meet during the school day three times per week and focus on developing students' playing and singing technique and music literacy skills. Extracurricular opportunities include Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, and the Spring Musical

General Music/Drama - Mrs. Baldwin, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Logan
General Music students explore music as it pertains to modern culture, looking at a variety of pop genres and artists. 7th Grade Drama explores public speaking in all venues, focusing on presentational techniques, improv, and solo acting.

Math - Mrs. Tipton 
7th grade mathematics focuses on concepts and practices related to proportional reasoning, operations with rational numbers, expressions and linear equations, two- and three-dimensional shapes, and statistical and probability models. An accelerated pre-algebra class delves more deeply into these concepts and also includes functions and Pythagorean Theorem.

P.E. - Mrs. Mattera and Mr. Sislow
Health is a comprehensive program that emphasizes life-long habits and includes study of the following topics in 7th grade: Executive Functioning, Goal Setting, Anabolic Steroids, Body Image, Anger Management, Depression, Sexual Education, Internet Safety, Signs of Suicide, Loss and Grief, Emotional IQ, and Substance Abuse.

Physical Education focuses on helping students to develop and maintain a suitable level of fitness and health; to become competent in management of their body; to foster mental alertness in reacting strategically to game situations; to acquire needed safety skills and habits; to obtain personal and educational benefits from the program; to develop an appreciation and interest and the cardiovascular benefits of exercise; to interact with others in socially and sound manner; to understand how the body functions and its relationship to physical activity; to demonstrate a knowledge of game rules, safety measures, and etiquette.

Science - Mrs. Tipton
7th grade science focuses on concepts and practices related to energy; forces and interactions; structure, function and information processing of organisms; growth, development and reproduction of organisms; and weather and climate

Social Studies - Ms. Roberts
The 7th grade Social Studies curriculum focuses on world geography. Each trimester has a guiding question to help explore how people interact with their world. Trimester One focuses on how people think about their world. Major units include Physical Geography, Creation Myths and  World Religions. Trimester Two centers on how people (try to) organize their world. Major themes are identity, border and world systems (real or imagined). Trimester Three explores how people use and abuse their world, with special attention to how economic and environmental interests connect or come into conflict.

Spanish - Mrs. Westfall
Seventh grade Spanish students continue to build their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar topics, thus allowing them to express themselves in a variety of contexts. Students work to develop proficiency in Spanish in all four skill areas; reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Student Services - Mrs. Rossi
The eighth grade Student Services Team consists of the school psychologist, a speech and language pathologist, gifted/enrichment teachers, an ELL teacher, and a special education teacher. Our team works together to meet the needs of students with IEPs and 504 plans. Services are provided to students in a proactive, inclusive manner.  In addition, the student services team provides educational supports to all students.
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