7th Grade - Mrs. Barreras susan.barreras@stjamescs.com       

Mission Statement

Our mission at St. James Catholic School is to live our Catholic faith, achieve academic excellence and provide service to God’s people.

                                       Philosophy Statement

           We, the Saint James Catholic School Community, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, recognize the sacredness of each person and are dedicated to providing a Christ-centered environment for the formation and growth of the whole child. As educators, we partner with the parents, the primary educators, to enrich students academically and spiritually in fulfilling the mission of the Church. United in spirit, we create a community in which students appreciate and celebrate a diverse cultural population. We provide an educational environment that promotes academic excellence through a quality-focused curriculum. Students will become Faith-Filled Catholics, Life-Long Learners, Responsible Citizens and Creative and Expressive Individuals who have positive self-esteem, can think critically, and are ready to face the challenges of the world we live in.

8th Writing/Grammar

Chapter 8 Grammar test Tuesday 5/5

6th Social Studies

Chapter 9 Test Friday 5/1

7th Grade

Chapter 8 Grammar Test Wednesday 5/13

Important Dates:

Student Learning Expectations (SLEs). Creative and Expres

A. Faith Filled Catholic Who:

  1. Makes good choices based on Church Teachings and Gospel Values
  2. Has developed a strong, personal, relationship with God
  3. Has compassion for others
  4. Respects and values life in all its forms and stages
  5. Actively participates in the liturgical life of the Church
  6. Honors and celebrates the diversity of God’s creation

C. Responsible Citizen Who:

  1. Knows right from wrong when making decisions
  2. Takes responsibility for one’s actions
  3. Understands that there are consequences based on their choices
  4. Makes healthy moral choices by respecting each person’s value and exercising self-control

5.    Works to improve local and global communities

B. Life Long Learner Who:

  1. Can adapt to new situations and life’s changes
  2. Is an active listener and effective communicator
  3. Organizes class work, materials, and homework
  4. Learns to make changes to improve work and assignments
  5. Keeps trying to reach and obtain their goals
  6. Uses technology to enhance learning

D. Creative and Expressive Individual Who:

1.  Understands that we are all different and have special talents

2.  Is self-confident, optimistic, and can adapt to new situations

3.  Can share their ideas with others in written, oral, and artistic form

4.  Is a knowledgeable and independent thinker.