7th-8th Grade

“Learning should be motivating, engaging, personal and enjoyable. There is something very special about watching children learn, that moment when they ‘get it’. The opportunity to teach children and to invite God into every decision, every subject and every part of their life is an honor and a privilege There is no higher calling than to share the love of Jesus through education with our children. They are the treasures we can take with us to Heaven.”
Sarah Leinberger, 7-8 Teacher

In 7th and 8th Grade we:
Develop a Personal Relationship with Jesus
Go Friday – Literature Evangelism
Launch Into Teen Years – To listen to God’s Voice, build character and develop healthy relationships
Science Labs – worm, perch, fetal pig dissections
Washington DC History Trip – even years
Mission Trip – odd years
Outdoor Education
14ner Hike – 1 each fall, a rotation; Torreys Peak, Greys Peak, Bierstadt Peak, Quandary Peak, Sherman Peak
Salvation Army Bell (Handbell) Ringer
Music Festival – District Wide
Lego Robotics – STEM Education

School Supplies:
$35 School Supply fee, applied to your first month billing
Water bottle – NOT glass
Lunch box
Papermate sharp writer mechanical pencils

Dear Parents and Students,
As we approach the summer break, I am delighted to share with you a curated list of recommended reads for our HMS Richards Adventist School community. Please find
attached the list of books that I believe will inspire, entertain, and expand young minds. Before suggesting any book to your child, I encourage you to review the content
yourself to ensure it aligns with your values and preferences. Additionally, remember that this list is just the beginning. This list is only the start. As you delve into the world of
literature, you will stumble upon new authors and titles that capture your child’s imagination.
Reading is not just an activity; it’s a journey that allows us to travel, learn, explore, and imagine. I hope this summer provides ample opportunities for your family to embark on
exciting literary adventures.
Wishing you all a wonderful summer!
Mrs. Jordan
HMS Richards Adventist School

The War that Saved My Life
I am Malala (Young Reader’s Version)
Boys in the Boat
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Anne of Green Gables (Book Series)
Big Red
Little Women
A Lion Called Christian
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
Bridge to Terabithia
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Maniac Magee

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry
A Long Way to Water
Walk Two Moons
The Twenty-One Balloons
Montana Bullwacker – Rouse
Johnny Tremain
The Perilous Road
Old Yeller
Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates
Miracles on Maple Hill
Joni – Joni Eareckson
White Fang
Pilgrim’s Progress

David Livingstone, Foe of Darkness
The Bronze Bow
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal
The American Revolution (Landmark Books) – Bruce Bliven
Guns of Thunder – Douglas Bond
Rebel’s Keep – Douglas Bond
Noah Webster: Master of Words – David Collins
Paul Revere and the World He Lived In
George Washington’s World
Out of Darkness: The Story of Louis Braille
The Double Life of Pocahontas
Why Not. Lafayette?
Cromwell’s Boy
The Witchcraft of Salem Village

This is the ideal age for children to immerse themselves in enriching audio content that ranges from stories tracing history from creation, through world and American history as well as true-to-life narratives that instill Christian morals and values.
These true stories are perfect for our students who are eager to absorb lessons and narratives that shape their understanding of the world. We encourage you to dive into
this treasure trove of audio recordings, each crafted to captivate young minds and nurture their moral compass. Follow the link provided for a selection of some of the
finest audio tales for children, spanning a myriad of themes and adventures. With hundreds of stories awaiting discovery, embark on a journey of through time. Enjoy the
wonder of storytelling and the lessons it imparts.
Your Story Hour