junior high math & English

About Junior High Math & English

Math 7 & 8
Pre-Algebra and Algebra are fun and exciting courses that will help our students develop critical thinking and mathematics skills so that they can connect, create, collaborate, and communicate effectively in our world.

Math is based on order and rules which are constant and unchanging. As we go through these courses, we will see how math exhibits God’s attributes.
English 7 & 8
Junior High English is about learning to appreciate literature and mastering the fundamentals of writing and grammar.  Throughout the school year, students explore different units such as short stories, creative writing, novels, poetry, grammar, essay writing, and oral presentations.

It is our goal to use literature not only to improve reading comprehension skills, but also to teach empathy and encourage students to view the world through another’s eyes. Students are encouraged to view these different texts through the lens of Christianity. Students also master the basics of MLA formatting, research, proper citation, and are given the opportunity to participate in community-sponsored essay competitions.

By the end of the year, students should have been prepared with a well-rounded balance of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language skills. We hope their experiences in English class encourage students to be life-long readers with excellent communication skills!

Mrs. lowery

Mrs. Erica Lowery has been working at Calvary since 2018 and has been teaching for over 10 years. She hold a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Hyles-Anderson College, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Teacher Preparation from Hope International University, and a Masters in Education from Hope International University. She has taught Math, English/Language Arts, Bible, and Science at the middle and high school levels. She is currently teaching Junior High Math, English, and Girls' Bible to our 7th and 8th grade students. Her favorite thing about teaching is her students! She loves the transparency and honesty of junior high students and that they aren’t afraid to be themselves. She is known for her joyful attitude and the great love she has for her students!

Class Curriculum

7th Grade
  • Pre-Algebra  – Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
  • Literature  – Mosdos Press
  • Grammar for Writing  – McDougal Littell
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
8th Grade
  • Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 – Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
  • Literature – Mosdos Press 
  • Grammar for Writing  – McDougal Littell
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass