An Adventure Awaits


As the 7th graders prepared to return to Project Adventure, they reflected on their previous trip. In the Fall they wrote letters to their future self, to remember the “take aways” and prepare for the adventure that awaited them. After reading those letters students were asked to complete the following sentence “I am ____ about Project Adventure because___.” This is what they wrote:

“I am ecstatic about Project Adventure because it is a time where I can connect with my friends.”

“I am excited about Project Adventure because we have a unique experience to use life skills on ropes courses while being out of school.”

“I am excited about Project Adventure because we had the change to get to know our classmates in a different way.”

“I am nervous about Project Adventure because I am scared I am going to chicken out of everything fun again.”


Stop Motion Science Success!

Seventh graders worked in teams of 2-3 to create stop motion animations to teach viewers key concepts of varying biological concepts.  They took their time planning by creating a story board, prepped their materials, figured out how to position the iPad so it wouldn’t move, captured images, edited, and added audio.  Take some time to watch and learn from their animations!

7th Grade Summer Reading List



On the first day of school seventh graders will be asked to turn in a summer reading list. One of the books on the list should be from the list below.



  • Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
  • Summerland by Michael Chabon
  • The Warrior Heir by Cinda Chima
  • The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman
  • Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen by Garth Nix
  • Airborne, Skybreaker, and Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel
  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
  • Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
  • Three Wee Men and Nation by Terry Pratchet
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Science Fiction

  • The Ender Series by Orson Scott Card
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson
  • The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick
  • Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • The Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson
  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
  • The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Realistic Fiction

  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • Secret Lives of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • A Step from Heaven by An Na
  • Skellig by David Almond
  • Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series by Ann Brashares
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt
  • Woman in the Wall by Patrice Kindl

Historical Fiction

  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Vol. I & II by M.T. Anderson
  • Black Duck by Janet Lisle
  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • Under a War-Torn Sky by Laura Malone Elliott
  • The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
  • Samurai Shortstop by Alan Gratz
  • The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney

Mystery and Horror

  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • Blue is for Nightmares, White is for Magic, and Silver is for Secrets by Laurie Stolarz
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Operation Red Jericho by Joshua Mowll
  • Jade Green: A Ghost Story by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • The Third Eye by Lois Lowry
  • The Face on the Milk Carton, Whatever Happened to Janie, and Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney
  • Thin Ice by Marsha Qualey
  • Thirteen by Toyna Pines (editor)
  • Cirque du Freak series by Darren Shan
  • A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly


  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  • Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Robin Hood by Howard Pile


  • Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Left for Dead by Pete Nelson
  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  • Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat


  • Travel Team and Heat by Mike Lupica
  • Hoops by Walter Dean Myers
  • Baseball Card Adventures by Dan Gutman
  • Over the Wall by John H. Ritter
  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor