Seventh Grade Core Subjects

Emphasis is placed on personal responsibility and discipline. Students are expected to conduct themselves as leaders and role models as they are now part of Junior High at Holy Angels School.  This is the first year that they are allowed to participate in Student Council.  Students are encouraged to perform to the best of their ability as they prepare themselves to meet the rigors of eighth grade and high school. 

Religion – The main text is Sadlier's We Live Our Faith series. Students are responsible for planning two school Masses and one Family Mass.  During Lent, seventh graders present the Living Stations of the Cross to the student body.

Language Arts – Students use Vocabulary Workshop as their speller for the year.  They are encouraged to participate in the yearly schoolwide spelling bee. English Grammar for Writing by Sadlier is used as well as the Daily Grammar Practice series. Writing assignments include essays, reports, and poetry. In Reading, students use Holt’s Elements of Literature and Sadler's Close Reading. Book reports are assigned on a regular basis.

Algebra ½ or Algebra 1 – Students are placed in either Pre-Algebra class, taught by Mrs. O’Hara or Algebra 1 taught by Mrs. Nordman. The main textbook series is Sadlier-Oxford's Fundamentals of Algebra.  Supplemental resources utilized include IXL.com, Khan Academy, resources from Teachers Pay Teachers and others. 

Social Studies  - Students focus on Medieval and Early Modern Times using Glencoe’s series of the same name. Medieval Europe and the Italian Renaissance are highlights of the year’s study.  Assigned activities often integrate art and technology.  Resources such as videos from Khan Academy, and others are used to supplement curriculum.

Science – Subject is taught in the Science lab by Mr. Patrick Calma.  Hands on activities and labs are emphasized.  Students participate in the annual school Science Fair.

About Mrs. O'Hara

Mrs. O’Hara was born and raised in San Francisco.  She is a product of Catholic education having graduated from St. Paul of the Shipwreck Elementary School and Mercy High School.   She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and her California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University.  Mrs. O’Hara has experience teaching the third, fifth, sixth and seventh grades.  She has been teaching at Holy Angels since 1994.