September 20, 2014

A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Middle School Supply Information

2014-2015

Attention Middle School Students and families:

We are looking forward to seeing you on orientation day! Come meet and greet your teachers and see your friends that you’ve missed all summer! Bring your smiles, but don’t bring all your school supplies just yet! It can be a little crazy and frantic with beginning of the year excitement on orientation day, so here are some suggestions of what to bring on orientation day and what to bring on the first day of school.

On orientation day, DO bring your locker shelves and any locker decorations you might want to put inside like magnetic white message boards, magnetic pencil cups, mirrors, or decorative magnets. Feel free to set up your locker in preparation for the first day of school! Please also bring items from the supply list such as tissues, wipes, hand sanitizer, and paper towels and leave them in your homeroom classroom.

Organizing Materials

While you are visiting at orientation, remember to pick up handout labeled “Organizing Materials”. Or you may download the same handout by clicking on the following link:
Organizing Materials for Middle School Students.

Use this handout at home to assemble and label your notebooks, folders, and binders.

At home, go ahead and put dividers in your binders, pencils and pens in your pencil cases, art supplies in your art case, and label your notebooks, folders, and pocket dividers just like the “Organizing Materials” handout explains. Bring these on the first day of school.

Remember to save a few brown paper bags from the grocery store as they make great bookcovers. Check out http://www.ehow.com/how_5374575_make-paper-bag-book-cover.html or http://specialchildren.about.com/od/schoolissues/ht/bookcover.htm for step-by-step directions on how to make a book cover from a brown paper grocery bag.

Supply List – Grades 6, 7 and 8*

Below is a version of the supply list, sorted by what to bring on the first day and what to bring to orientation.

Bring to Orientation

  • 1 combination lock – no directional locks
  • 2 TALL locker shelves – Tall Enough for a Binder To Fit Under
  • 1 box of tissues (6th, 7th, & 8th grade)
  • 2 boxes disinfectant wipes (6th grade – one for art and one for homeroom; 1 box only for art 7th and 8th grade))
  • 1 roll of paper towels (7th grade)
  • 1 bottle of liquid antibacterial hand sanitizer (8th grade)
  • Any magnetic locker “decorations” – magnetic white memo board, mirrors, pencil holders

Assemble at home and bring the first day of school

  • 7 marbleized composition books (label: Math, English, Science, Literature, Religion (7th and 8th only), Spanish, (1 extra for the 7th grade “Me Book” in Literature and for any new 8th graders)
  • 1 red binder labeled Social Studies (3 ring binder – 1.5 inches width), with 5 tabbed, plastic, pocket dividers and a supply of loose leaf paper inside
  • 1 binder for general use (3 ring binder – 1.5 inches width), with 8 tabbed, plastic, pocket dividers with a supply of loose leaf paper inside
  • 1 spiral notebook (3 subjects with pockets) – labeled English
  • 3 folders – 1 labeled “Library”, 1 labeled “Spanish”, 1 labeled “Math”
  • 7 paper 2-pocket folders (1 each red, orange, blue, green, yellow, purple & gray to be used as “take home” folders for each class) DO NOT LABEL THESE.
  • 2 dozen pencils (1 dozen for your homeroom, 1 dozen for your pencil case)
  • 2 pencil cases (not boxes) – one for everyday use and one for Art
  • Fill one pencil case with art supplies: scissors, glue, colored markers, colored pencils, 2 pencils, 1 eraser
  • Fill the second pencil case with:
    - 12 #2 pencils
    - Eraser
    - 2 black pens, 2 blue pens, 2 red pens
    - 2 black sharpie pens
    - 2 thin highlighters
    - Thin markers
  • 1 set of colored pencils (24 count) for use in science and social studies (keep these in your locker until needed)
  • 1 pkg. loose leaf paper (500 count – college rule) – put a supply of paper in each binder
  • 1 ruler (12” with standard & metric markings)
  • 1 package post-it type adhesive flags/tags for assignment book
  • 1 pkg. graph paper (50 count – with ¼ inch squares) – put in math folder
  • 1 USB Flashdrive (6th, 7th, and 8th grade)

Keep at home for use later in the year

  • 1 blue binder for Science Fair with 5 tabbed, plastic dividers with pockets inside (3 ring binder – 1 inch width) w/ pockets in the front & back)
  • 1 marbleized composition book for math
  • 2 pkg. loose leaf paper (500 count – college rule)
  • 1 pkg. graph paper
  • 1 package post-it type adhesive flags/tags for assignment book
  • 1 dozen #2 pencils
  • 4 blue pens, 4 black pens, 4 red pens
  • 4 thin highlighters
  • 1 pkg. 3×5 ruled white Index cards (100 ct.)
  • Clear plastic/translucent protractor
  • 1 compass
  • 1 roll clear contact paper to cover workbooks
  • Brown paper for covering textbooks
  • No trapper keepers, white out, or book socks please. (Book socks stress the bindings of expensive textbooks and trapper keepers don’t fit in lockers easily.)

* Also check Special Subject Supply List.

Have fun organizing and enjoy the remainder of the summer!

Printable List of Beginning of the Year Middle School Supplies