Year of Firsts: Seventh Grade
The transition between sixth and seventh grade for students in Wooster City Schools involves many changes, including becoming the oldest class in the Edgewood school building, taking increasingly difficult classes and having the ability to participate in sports and activities affiliated with the middle school. For many, seventh grade is the first year in which a tryout process is necessary to participate on a sports team.
Upcoming seventh grade students, Hannah Johnson, Macey Dillon, and Lucas Niro, plan to try out for Edgewood’s numerous sports teams. Seventh graders have the opportunity to take harder classes than before, some even counting for high school credit. Regardless of the classes being taken, however, it is definite that seventh grade grades are important in the long run.
According to Johnson, “I’ll need to work harder because taking hard classes this year will affect my high school grade average.” Niro agrees with the need to perform well academically, saying, “I want to get all A’s and B’s this year.”
Among the many changes with which seventh grade students are faced, there are many minor adjustments that require getting used to, such as unfamiliar teachers and an earlier start time than the fifth and sixth graders.