7th & 8th Grade

Overview

7th Grade & 8th Grade

Our 7th and 8th grade students continue to build on mathematical concepts using both textbook exercises and games designed to enhance understanding. They expand their knowledge of life, earth and physical sciences; increase their facility with technology; and develop critical thinking skills. Students read a wide range of literature and hone their analytical and creative writing skills; engage in projects that bring social studies to life; and receive music and art instruction.

Curriculum Highlights

7th Grade & 8th Grade

  • Scope and Sequence for 7th and 8th Grade (Year A) (Year B)
  • Development of Critical Thinking skills through integrated Social Studies and Literature units such as Japanese Internment and Civil Rights Movement
  • Trimester long unit on a Shakespearean play including field trip to Shakespeare play
  • Science in dedicated Science Lab. Participation in Science Olympiad at UW
  • Numerous field trips to support social studies and science curriculum
  • Pre-Algebra and Algebra available to qualified students

Class Photos

7th Grade & 8th Grade

Faculty

7th Grade & 8th Grade

Ms. Amy Lee- Despard

7th Grade & 8th Grade

About

Amy Lee-Despard has been teacher 7th & 8th Grade at SCCS since 2009. Ms. Lee-Despard was voted “Best Teacher on Bainbridge Island” in 2012 and 2013 by Inside Bainbridge. Amy’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from SUNY, as well as a master of science in education centering on elementary and middle school education from the College of St. Rose. Prior to joining SCCS, Amy worked for the Central Kitsap School District’s curriculum department as a Curriculum Guest Teacher, developing and teaching combination art and writing lessons.

Professional

  • B.A. SUNY
  • M.S. Elementary and Middle School Education. College of St. Rose.

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