Grades 7 and 8 Summer Work


1.    (Gr. 7 only)  Please complete up to page 60 in your handwriting book.  You will be getting a grade at the end of the book so do your best.  We will finish the book during the school year so take care of it and don't lose it.

2.   Choose two of the following books for your summer reading.  

          a.  The Swiss Family Robinson by: Johann David Wyss

          b.  The Last of the Mohicans by: James Fenimore Cooper

          c.   Robinson Crusoe: by Daniel Defoe

All three books were written over one hundred years ago.  The language might be a little different than what you are used to.  Be patient and read slowly and carefully.  You are smart kids - these books are not too hard for you.

3.   For one of the books you are going to do a character analysis.  Please use the Character Analysis Frame worksheet that is included.  Pick one of the main characters and complete the worksheet with many details.  Make sure your reader can completely understand all aspects of your character.  Then write a one page journal entry from your character’s point of view discussing the most important event in the book.

4.  For the other book you are going to make a test.  10 true and false,  10 multiple choice, 10 short answer questions.  After writing the test provide the answers.  You will be graded on the quality of your questions and answers.

These are going to be your first two reading grades so do your best.  





Grade 7 Supply List



Here is a list of personal supplies and classroom supplies.  The classroom supplies are optional but greatly appreciated.  Try to recycle what you can before you go out and buy new stuff.

  1. Soft flexible plastic binder for vocabulary
  2. One subject marble notebook for English
  3. iPad case
  4. Stylus
  5. Pencils and 3 composition notebooks (preferably one with graph paper) for math
  6. Pens for everything else
  7. Red pen for correcting
  8. Sharpie 
  9. Wite out
  10. Art box and art supplies
  11. Rosary beads
  12. * A good personality!
  13. * A positive attitude!


Optional Classroom supplies

If you can please bring one of each of the following:

  1. Box of tissues
  2. Wipes
  3. Roll paper towel
  4. Scotch tape
  5. Box of staples
  6. Package of computer paper
  7. Package of looseleaf



June 16: Last Day of School






New 7th and 8th grade detention policy



Detention will be held on Fridays.  Two infractions within a week will result in a lunch detention.  Three infractions will result in an afterschool detention until 3:30, with an additional 15 minutes earned for each infraction after the third.  Repeat offenders will be referred to the Principal.


Behaviors that may result in a detention include:

  • uniform infractions
  • talking/interrupting class
  • not being prepared for class
  • entering the classroom inappropriately
  • wasting time
  • eating/drinking (other than water) in the classroom without permission
  • disrespecting another’s space
  • incomplete homework/late paperwork
  • misuse of iPad during class (drawing, reading, etc-->using technology for an unintended purpose)
  • asking Mrs. Anderson to print assignments

Behaviors that will result in an automatic lunch detention


  • missing homework
  • misbehaving in hallways
  • misbehaving during lunch or in the school yard
  • entering classroom without permission
  • defacing any property
  • leaving area messy at the end of the day
  • inappropriate use of technology, including using technology without permission
  • cell phone use on school property, including carrying cell phones on person


**Detentions may also be assigned at the teacher’s/principal’s discretion**




  • Students are expected to participate positively in mass, morning exercises, and classroom prayers.  

  • Students are expected to be responsible for their own learning, belongings, behavior, and choices.  I’m usually in the building early in the morning and for a little while after school.  If a student has a question or concern, I encourage him or her to bring it to my attention for discussion.  If the student and/or I determine the concern is more difficult to resolve, then the proper next steps should be taken.

  • Students should review early in the school year the academic requirements for athletic eligibility as well as the requirements for acceptance to NJHS.  It is best to put a plan together in September to ensure eligibility and success throughout the school year.  Academic eligibility is reviewed several times throughout a season; NJHS academic eligibility is dependent  upon the grades earned during the first two quarters of the year for new inductees.  Those currently on NJHS are required to maintain an 88 average during their time at OLV.

  • Students are expected to rise and greet adults who enter the room, to appropriately acknowledge adults in the building, and to respectfully stop on the stairway for an adult to pass.

  • Students are expected to behave respectfully when others are speaking.  Listen when necessary, and be patient when needed.

  • Students must knock before entering another classroom or office and wait for permission to interrupt/proceed.

  • Students are expected to use technology appropriately at all times.  This includes hours outside of school.  Matters of inappropriate use brought to the school’s attention are required to be investigated and may result in permanent loss of technology privileges during the school day.

  • Remember, freedom of speech or freedom to make choices does not mean freedom of consequences.  Each student is responsible for the choices made, the words said, and the actions completed.  In making these choices, you are accepting the consequences, positive or negative, that follow.  Choose to be leader, a good role model, and productive member of the OLV community!



Grade 7 Information

This page contains information for grades 6, 7, and 8 students and parents. Please check the calendar for assignments, news, and other information. 

Grade 6 Social Studies- We will study ancient civilizations.  These include Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Asia, Greece, Rome, and early American cultures.  Grade 6 will also complete the Junior Achievement "Economics for Success" 7 lesson curriculum.  We will enjoy geography mysteries and study current events with Scholastic News.

Grades 7 & 8 Language Arts- We will master the sentence (and its parts of speech), the paragraph, and the five paragraph essay.  We will diagram sentences and write and speak in a mature way, especially when delivering speeches for Veteran's Day, Martin Luther King's Day, and President's Day.  Every student will learn about journalism and digital media by writing articles for our online paper The Angels' Herald.  When studying vocabulary, we will learn the spelling, the part of speech, and the definition of each word.  This year we will add Latin vocabulary and prayers to our regular vocabulary units.

Grades 7 & 8 Literature- We will study all the major genres.  These include fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction.  Analyzing literature, using literary terms, and writing creatively will be our focus.  This year students will be responsible for reading a book of their choice every month.  We will be ready for High School!



Important Dates


Oct. 28th - Dance 6th - 8th

Oct. 30th - Trunk or Treat

Nov. 1st - Mass - All Saints 

Nov. 4th - End of first term

 Rosary 2:20

Nov. 6th - OLV Open House

Nov. 11th - Veteran's Day - no school

Nov. 23rd - 11:30 Thanksgiving dismissal


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