Category: Seventh Grade News

Acting Like Wild Animals

Our Seventh graders were acting like a bunch of animals during science class so Mrs. Schlanz took them outside! Well… they sort of were acting like animals. It was all part of their life science lesson on how in the wild many animals live in packs and must work together to survive. Mrs. Schlanz and the class took advantage of the lesson and went outside to do team building exercises to illustrate the lesson more effectively

Gingerbread Houses and Math

Seventh grade enjoyed a sweet math class today, learning to manage money, bid for building supplies (candy) and construct a gingerbread house with sound angles and solid fundamentals.

Peace Pal Christmas Fun

Peace Pals from third grade and seventh grade are enjoying a break from routine classes to make a special Christmas craft.

How’s the Weather in 7th Grade?

We may have a few future meteorologists in seventh grade. As part of their studies on weather patterns, Mrs. Schlanz’s students presented the national forecast. Several duos really enjoyed their airtime!

7th Kicks Off the School Year

The entire school from grades K-8 traveled to Cranberry Township to enjoy a day at Urban Air to challenge the students and staff to go beyond the normal – challenge themselves – and Be EXTRAORDINARY! FAITH OVER FEAR! With God all things are possible.


7th Grade Starts School

Middle School Teacher of the Year!

Middle School Math and Science Teacher Lisa Schlanz received a standing ovation as she was announced as the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce’s Middle School Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Schlanz creates a wonderful learning environment for her students, taking learning outside the traditional walls of the classroom. She teaches her students not only to be problem solvers but also to be outstanding leaders in life through their faith in Jesus. She is shown below with her 7th Grade homeroom class.

Teacher Biography

7th Grade
Lisa Schlanz

Mrs. Lisa Schlanz

I live in Shadyside, Ohio with my husband, Mike, and two children, Abbey and Julie. I  enjoy coaching volleyball.

The 2019 – 2020 school year is my twenty-sixth year of teaching. I taught at St. Adalbert in Dillonvale, Ohio for five years, then to St. Joseph Central Grade School in Bridgeport, Ohio for twelve years. Prior to being at OLP, I taught grades three through eighth.

Being a part of the education of Catholic schools has been a wonderful experience for me. I just love being a part of Our Lady of Peace.

Proverbs 16:22

Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it.


Science – Glenco Science Blue Level

Social Studies – National Georgraphic World Cultures and Geography

Math – Saxon Math Course 2  HMH

Literature – Literature McDougal Littel

Spelling/ Vocabulary – Level B Vocabulary workshop  Sadlier

Religion – Christ Our Life  Loyola Press

English – Voyages in English Level 7  Loyola Press

Health – Teen Health  Glenco

7th Grade Supply List

  • Accordion style plastic file folder (must have)
  • 2 dry erase markers: green, blue or black only
  • 1 dry erase board erasers
  • 1 pack of loose leaf paper
  • Scissors
  • White school glue
  • Tacky glue
  • Mechanical pencils with extra lead packs
  • Large eraser
  • 4 notebooks (single subject only)
  • 1 notebook with pockets (Science)
  • composition notebook (English)
  • For Math
    • 1 scientific calculator with fraction to decimal key (Texas Instrument TI 30X is recommended)
    • composition notebook
    • 1 5-subject notebook for homework
  • Pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • 2 box tissues
  • 3 rolls paper towels
  • Rosary
  • Pencil bag (not box)
  • Bookbag/backpack
  • Headphones in ziplock bag with name (if not here at school already) – Please ask your student if their headphones need to be replaced; some have gotten damaged over the years.