7th Grade

7th Grade Events

Please check Veracross for upcoming event information.

Middle School Finals

Friday, December 14 & Monday, December 17

 

Middle school finals are a safe training ground for our students, providing an age-appropriate challenge while also assisting them in their transition into Upper School.

Middle school finals will:

  • Train students in test taking and review skills necessary for Upper School and beyond
  • Connect curriculum and themes within a course from one semester to the next
  • Assess student understanding of essential questions and inform further teacher instruction
  • Build student academic confidence and strengthen ownership in learning

7th Grade

1st Semester

  • End-of-unit test
  • Worth a major test grade (or a bit more)
 

2nd Semester

  • Main ideas/more comprehensive exam (with notecard)
  • Worth 10% of semester grade

8th Grade

1st Semester

  • Final exam over 1st semester material (with notecard)
  • Worth 15% of semester grade
 

2nd Semester

 

  • Final exam over 2nd semester material (notecards by PLC choice)
  • Worth 15% of semester grade

To support students as they prepare for finals, teachers will use class time and Advisory each week.

Advisory Dates:

November 28 & 29 – Finals overview and purpose; students will also receive study guides for each final by the end of the week

December 5 & 6 – Students create a finals study plan to share with their Advisor (feel free to ask your student to see their study plan)

December 12 & 13 – Last minute details and reminders for Finals week

In addition, teachers will share and suggest study strategies with students during class and through homework and provide a study guide.

View Fall 2018 finals schedule and additional information

Finals Schedule

Download the full schedule

December 5–11
No tests/projects for classes with finals
English papers due by December 11
World Language Exam: December 5/6, and 7

December 12 & 13
Block day schedule — use to review and study together

Friday, December 14

8–8:30 a.m. Attendance and study time in Advisory
8:30–9:30 a.m. Global Studies/Study Skills 7
9:30–10 a.m. Extended time/Study for next exam
10–10:30 a.m. Locker clean out/Gym time
10:30–11:30 a.m. Math
11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Extended time
12 p.m. Students dismissed

Monday, December 17

8–8:30 a.m. Attendance and study time in Advisory
8:30–9:30 a.m. Bible 7 or Bible 8/P.E. 8
9:30–10 a.m. Extended time/Study for next exam
10–10:30 a.m. Snack/Locker clean out/Gym time
10:30–11:30 a.m. Science
11:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Extended time
12 p.m. Students dismissed

Tuesday, December 18

8 a.m.–12 p.m. Christmas Party
12:30–3 p.m. Make-up finals

 

What to Bring

(Besides a well-rested, prepared brain and a positive attitude!)

  • study materials for each final (binder, iPad)
  • pencil and eraser
  • calculator (if needed for math or science final)
  • notecard (all 8th grade exams)
  • work to do after test (study for another class or read)