Seventh Grade

Introspection & Increased Academic Rigor

When students make the leap from 6th grade to 7th grade, they immediately are faced with more independence and responsibility. Throughout the year, students develop strong self-advocacy and self-management skills and recognize what type of learner they are. As students learn and understand their learning profile and their multiple intelligences, their ability to manage increased academic rigor and cooperative learning blossoms. Students dive into the questions, “who am I?”, “how can I stretch myself?”, and “what is my imprint on others?” Students are pushed to examine the world around them and harness expanded critical thinking skills.

WHY WESTSIDE?

"As a Westside family, we love our school - our community, inspiring teachers, devoted staff, engaging curriculum, and an environment that inspires our child's love of learning." -Westside Parent
2 7th grade students, one looking into a microscope and one standing and smiling

7TH GRADE CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vignette & Novel Studies
  • Biology & Physics
  • World Court Simulation
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Washington State History

INTEGRATED PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS OF LEARNING

  • Rube Goldberg Machines
  • Harlem Renaissance Fair
  • Publishing Parties
  • World Language Community Snapshots
  • Teaching to Understand: Children's Books
  • Neighborhood Project

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING & FIELD TRIPS

  • Eastern Washington Rock Climbing
  • Chinatown - Chinese Identity Project
  • Neighborhood Project
    • Pioneer Square Underground Tour
    • MOHAI
    • Seattle Publish Library

LEARNING AT WESTSIDE

SPECIALISTS

7TH GRADE TEAM

Eric Claesson

Eric Claesson

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Natasha Knorr

Natasha Knorr

7th & 8th grade Language Arts Teacher
Simon Mangiaracina

Simon Mangiaracina

7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher
Lauren Salazar

Lauren Salazar

7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher, 7/8 Grade Level Dean
Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

Middle School Mandarin Teacher, World Language Department Chair