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Favorite thing to do ... 4 Ways to get kids excited about writing ... 8 Creative lunchboxes ... 10 School supply lists ... 12
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Seventh & Eighth Grades 3 24-count boxes crayons (two for class and 6 large or 12 small Elmer’s glue sticks (no Scissors 1 pack graphing paper
KJV Bible one for art class bottles) 2 glue sticks 1 pack assorted construction paper
Dictionary/Thesaurus 3 8 oz. bottles of Elmer’s school glue 3 rolls paper towels Markers Colored pencils or markers
6 pocket folders 2 rolls paper towels 1 bottle hand sanitizer Crayons Pens (black or blue)
College ruled notebook paper 1 yellow poly-pocket folder w/ prongs 4 24-count packs #2 pencils Ticonderoga 2 bar erasers Dictionary (needed at home)
Spiral notebook-for English class 1 box color markers (8 basic colors) or USA America’s pencils (No colored or 15 sheet protectors 2 bottles hand sanitizer
Pencils 1 tri-fold kinder mat (plastic) patterned pencils) 2 spiral notebooks 1 ruler with metric & standard measurement
Black pens only (no colored pens) 1 book bag (must hold 8.5”x11” notebook, 1 pair Fiskars scissors (Blunt) 1 pack notebook paper Master combination lock
Highlighters no rollers) 1 cloth zipper pouch or box to store crayons 6 3-prong folders
3X5 index cards 2 bottles hand sanitizer 1 carton Clorox wipes 2 pocket folders Seventh Grade
2 boxes of Kleenex 1 12-count pack Dixon pre-sharpened #2 2 plastic folders with pockets and 3 prongs 2 Highlighters Wide rule loose-leaf notebook paper
1 roll of paper towels pencils 1 package of expo markers (chisel tip) 1 binder Pencil pouch Pens (blue or black)
1 bottle of Germ-x 2 pink bar erasers 1 container of Clorox wipes #2 pencils
Simple calculator (8th only) 2 glue sticks Third Grade 2 binders (1 inch) 4 sets five-subject dividers
Steno pad (for homework assignments) 1 carton Clorox wipes 2 boxes Crayola crayons Boys—1 bottle of hand sanitizer 1 pack colored pencils or markers
Liquid paper 1 can Lysol 1 box washable Crayola markers Girls—1 box of Ziploc bags (quart or gallon) 1 box facial tissue
1 box Ziploc bags (boys-quart/girls-gallon) 24 #2 pencils Master combination lock
High School Supply List 1 box colored pencils Overstreet Elementary 1 pack assorted construction paper
Pencils First Grade Scissors Fifth Grade 1 1.5” 3-ring binder
Notebook Paper 2 pink bar erasers 1 bottle glue 12 pre-sharpened pencils 1 2” or 3” 3-ring binder (preferably zippered)
Scientific Calculator (adequate for Algebra I, 2 12-count pack #2 pencils (yellow) 2 glue sticks 1 roll paper towels 2 rolls paper towels
Geometry, and Algebra II 2 tablets (broken lines/white paper) 2 rolls paper towels 2 boxes Kleenex 2 bottles hand sanitizer
Graphing Calculator- TI 83 plus or TI 84 2 70-page wide rule composition books 1 box of Ziploc bags (Boys-gallon/ Girls-quart) 1 5” pointed scissors 1 pack graphing paper
(needed for Pre-calculus 2 24-count box crayons 3 large boxes Kleenex 2 Elmer’s glue sticks Calculator
Protractor & compass for Geometry 2 10-count boxes Crayola color markers 2 packs wide rule loose-leaf notebook paper 1 pack Crayola markers Dictionary (needed at home)
Graph paper 2 glue sticks 1 bottle hand sanitizer 1 150-count pack wide rule paper No spiral notebooks
3 ring binders 1 pair safety scissors (blunt) Book bag, not rollers 4 composition notebooks
Folders with pockets and 3 holes to be insert- 2 boxes facial tissue Bar or pencil cap erasers 1 2-hole pencil sharpener Eighth Grade
ed into binders 2 rolls paper towels 1 pack highlighters 1 35-count container Clorox wipes Wide rule loose-leaf notebook paper
Ink pens (blue or black) 1 can Lysol spray Pencil bag or pouch 1 bottle hand sanitizer Pens (blue or black)
Highlighters 1 container of Lysol/Clorox wipes 2 containers of Clorox wipes 1 1.5” 3-ring binder Pencils
Thesaurus 1 bottles hand sanitizer 6 plastic folders w/ brads & pockets 1 pack subject dividers w/pockets 4 sets five-subject dividers
Spanish Dictionary (Spanish Students) 1 Bottle of hand soap (red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple) 1 4-color set highlighters 1 pack colored pencils or markers
Notecards 1 box Ziploc bags (boys-quart/girls-gallon) 6 70-page wide rule notebooks 2 boxes facial tissue
Kleenex 1 Avery 3-ring binder (1 inch or 1.5 inch) Armstrong Middle School 1 pack assorted construction paper
Hand Sanitizer Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary Expo Markers No Spiral Notebooks 1 1.5” 3-ring binder
Clorox Wipes Second Grade Construction paper Sixth Grade 1 2” or 3” 3-ring binder (preferably zippered)
Paper Towels 3 boxes of facial tissue Index cards 1 2” or 3” 3-ring binder (preferably zippered) 2 roll paper towels
6 bar Erasers Pencils 2 bottles hand sanitizer
STARKVILLE 4 wide rule composition notebooks (no spirals) Fourth Grade 2 rolls paper towels 1 pack graphing paper
Sudduth Elementary 1 packs wide ruled loose-leaf paper 2 boxes Kleenex 2 boxes facial tissue Calculator
Kindergarten 2 24-count boxes Crayola crayons 2 rolls paper towels 4 sets five-subject dividers Master combination lock
2 boxes facial tissue 1 box of regular sized markers 24 pencils Wide rule loose-leaf notebook paper Dictionary (needed at home)
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What was your favorite thing to do this summer?
1 bottle of hand sanitizer Please label all supplies with your child’s 3 24-count packs #2 pencils sticks) 4 dry erase markers (chisel tip/big markers)
2 boxes of Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) name 2 bottles hand sanitizer (8 ounces) 2 packs #2 pencils 2 large bags of candy (no gum)
1 change of clothes (uniform w/ underwear Pre-Kindergarten 1 tub antibacterial wipes 6 8-count boxes skinny crayons (no 16,24,36, $5.00 classroom fee
and socks) 4 16-count boxes Crayola crayons 1 3-prong folder or 48 count)
2 plastic folders w/ pockets and prongs 1 small plastic school supply box 1 pack colored pencils 1 pair scissors Fourth Grade ($5 classroom fee due at open
1 composition notebook 2 boxes Kleenex tissue 2 one-subject spiral notebook 1 box Clorox disinfecting wipes house)
Photographs by Deanna Robinson 3 boxes Ziploc bags (2 gallon/1 quart) 1 pair of earbuds 2 boxes of wet wipes King James Version Bible
First Grade 1 Kindermat 1 pack washable markers Webster’s Dictionary
2 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads 1 pack #2 pencils Fifth Grade 1 box Ziploc bags (sandwich or gallon) 2-inch binder

Lowndes County Children 3 boxes of Kleenex
2 boxes of 24 count crayons
2 packs of #2 pencils
2 tubs antibacterial wipes
4 rolls paper towels or napkins
2 boxes Crayola markers
3 boxes Kleenex tissue
2 bottles Germ-X
4 packs #2 pencils (no mechanical 24 count)
1 nap mat (no pillow unless attached to mat)
1 labeled set of clothes (outerwear, under-
wear, socks) in labeled Ziploc bag
Pencil pouch with holes to hook in binder
4 packs of wide0ruled notebook paper
4 one-subject spiral notebooks
1 pack of 2-count Elmer’s glue sticks 1 bottle hand sanitizer 1 2” 3-ring zipper binder 2 bags candy for classroom rewards 1 pack of highlighters
4 large white Sanford erasers 1 box baby wipes 6 subject dividers 2 boxes facial tissue 3 packages of cap erasers that go on pencils
“I love playing with my “I had fun at the Slip-n-Dip “I enjoyed church camp 1 composition notebook 2 6-count pack Expo dry erase markers 10 packs loose-leaf paper l bag candy for naptime reward (if child stays 2 packages of Crayola colored pencils
new kitty.” with my friends.” in Florida with my 1 small plastic school supply box 2 bottles liquid soap 3 3-subject notebooks for nap) 1 pair of scissors
1 pack of dry erase Expo markers 1 primary writing journal 1 blue folder w/ prongs (Optional) $5 or $10 Walgreens gift card for 1 glue stick
cousin this summer.” 2 large bottles of hand sanitizer 1 pack Post-It notes 1 pencil case/pouch film processing; photos used in scrapbook 6 pocket folders with holes not prongs
—Delaney Nicely, 10, —Cale Dunn, 11, will be a 1 roll of paper towels Change of clothes (uniform, underwear, socks) 6 glue sticks and end-of-year video shown at graduation 2 boxes of tissues
1 tub of Clorox wipes 1 pair earbuds 2 packs colored pencils 2 packs of pencils please send Ticonderoga
will be a fifth grader sixth grader at New Hope —McKenzie McCabe, 1 box each Ziploc bags (gallon & quart) First Grade (not soft) (Not Dixon by Ticonderoga) Or USA
at Victory Christian in the fall. Cale is the son of 9, will be a fifth grader Second Grade Kindergarten 1 pack Post-It notes 50 Ticonderoga #2 (NOT Dixon by Ticond- GOLD
2 24-count boxes Crayola crayons 1 pair of Fiskars scissors 1 pencil sharpener eroga) or USA Gold pencils
Academy this Fall. Jenny LeBlanc. at Victory Christian 2 packs of wide ruled loose leaf paper 2 24-count boxes Crayola crayons 1 pack Clorox wipes 2 packs pencil cap erasers that go on pencils Fifth Grade ($5 classroom fee due at open
Delaney is the daughter Academy in the fall. 2 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads 4 Elmer’s glue sticks 2 packs 3.5” x 5” index cards (one lined, one 4 24-packs packs Crayola crayons house or 1st day; initial all items)
1 pair of Fiskars scissors, blunt tip 2 vinyl/plastic pocket folders w/ brads blank) 1 pair blunt-tip scissors 1 King James Version Bible (Study Bible OK as
of Tabitha and Doug McKenzie is the 3 composition notebooks, not spiral 2 boxes Kleenex tissue 1 pack washable markers 6 glue sticks long as KJV)
Nicely. daughter of Angela and 1 4-count pack of Elmer’s glue sticks 2 boxes Ziploc bags (2 gallon or 2 quart, 1 pack multi-colored construction paper or 6 folders w/pockets; no brads 1 book bag
1 box of 10-count markers zipper closure) card stock 1 pack construction paper 1 American Heritage Student Dictionary
Ryan McCabe. 3 packs of 24-count #2 pencils 4 packs #2 pencils 1 pair earbuds 1 large bag candy (NO GUM or Jawbreakers) 1 Roget’s Thesaurus
1 zippered pencil pouch 2 5/8” ruled writing tablet (Not spiral) 2 regular-sized zipper type pencil pouches 4 large erasers
1 large bottle of hand sanitizer 1 primary journal Victory Christian Academy 1 regular-sized book bag 1 small pencil pouch (no boxes)
1 tub of Clorox wipes 4 jumbo erasers K-2 3 boxes tissues 3 4-packs highlighters
3 boxes of Kleenex 1 tub Clorox antibacterial wipes 3 packs large Crayola crayons 1 container Clorox wipes 1 24-count box colored pencils
2 boxes Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 2 bottles hand sanitizer 3 boxes Kleenex 1 roll paper towels 1 handheld pencil sharpener w/cover
“I went to cooking camp “My favorite thing is “I rode a roller coaster 1 set of earbuds 1 packs Post-It Notes 1 pack construction paper 4 Dry Erase Markers (Black) 1 pointed tip scissors
1 jumbo pack of multi-colored construction 1 bottle Elmer’s school glue 1 small dry erase board (dollar Tree) 2 12-packs Ticonderoga or USA Gold #2
at the W! My favorite swimming! Can I get at Six Flags this Third Grade paper 1 carton wet wipes Change of clothes (shirt, pants/skirt, under- pencils
thing to cook was back in the pool?” summer.” 3 composition notebooks (not spiral) 1 small school supply box 1 bottle of baby lotion clothes and socks) in Ziploc bag; to be kept 1 standard clipboard (plastic or wood)
3 200-count packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 1 pack of earbuds (in case the child has an accident). in student’s book bag 5 pocket folders (sturdy)
ravioli.” 3 24-count packs #2 pencils 3 full sets of clothes 1 standard 3-prong folder
—Noah Garrett, 12, will —Greg Moore Jr., 9, 1 24-count box Crayola crayons First Grade (top, bottom, socks, shoes, 3 panties/under- Second Grade ($5 classroom fee; label all 3 one-subject notebooks (sturdy)
— Amara Newman, 10, be a seventh grader and will be a third grader 3 boxes Kleenex tissue 4 plastic folders w/ pockets & brads (4 different wear) items) 1 1” binder
2 Elmer’s glue sticks colors) Bookbag (big enough for a folder) 1 King James Version Bible 1 composition notebook
will be a fifth grader at is homeschooled. Noah at Stokes Beard in the 1 1in. 3-ring binder 4 boxes Kleenex tissue If your child isn’t potty trained, they’ll need to 2-24 pack of #2 pencils (plain wooden) 5 packs wide rule notebook paper
2 boxes of cap erasers 3 packs #2 pencils bring pull ups 2 Packs of erasers 1 bottle Germ-X hand sanitizer (no green or
New Hope Elementary is the son of Julie and fall. Greg is the son of 1 pair of Fiskars scissors 4 Elmer’s glue sticks 2 boxes of 24 count crayons scented)
this fall. Amara is the Clint Richards and Jake Brittany Summerville 1 box of quart Ziploc bags 3 Composition books Pre-Kindergarten 4 packs of wide ruled paper 4 boxes Kleenex
2 bottles of hand sanitizer 3 pkg of notebook paper 1 bottle hand sanitizer 1 One inch binder 1 container of Clorox disinfecting wipes
daughter of Hannah Otts. and Kristen Garrett. and Greg Moore. 1 tub of Clorox wipes 1 tub Clorox antibacterial wipes 2 containers Clorox wipes 1 pair of blunt tip scissors 2 bags candy (NO GUM)
4 3-prong plastic folders w/ pockets 2 bottles hand sanitizer 3 boxes baby wipes 2 packs of 3 glue sticks 1 roll of paper towels
3 plastic folders w/ pockets 2 packs small index cards 3 boxes Kleenex 1 12-inch ruler with inches and centimeters 1 ruler
1 set of earbuds 2 packs Post-it Notes 2 rolls paper towels 4 pocket folders without prongs 1 stick of travel sized deodorant
2 boxes crayons 1 large pack small Styrofoam cups 2 five-subject notebooks
“I had fun at the play- “I went to Six Flags and “I like coming to the Fourth Grade 1 box of Ziploc bags (1 quart or 1 gallon) 1 pack washable markers 1 pack of construction paper *The dictionary and thesaurus recommended
3 boxes Kleenex tissue 1 pair earbuds 1 bag candy 1 pencil pouch to go in binder above are the ones that correspond with our
ground all summer.” I’m Batman for my birth- park.” 4 200-count packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 1 lunch box (if needed) 3 boxes of Kleenex language book pages and can be purchased
day.” 3 24-count packs #2 pencils Second Grade 4 8-count boxes large Crayola crayons 1 bottle of Germ X on Amazon.com/ These brands are not re-
1 pack highlighters 1 24-count box Crayola crayons 1 box Ziploc bags (quart-if last name starts 1 Roll of paper towels quired, but will be the most beneficial to you
—Jaylin Butler, 5, will — Ariel Jones, 7, will 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer 4 pack wide rule loose-leaf paper A-M/ 1 Bag of candy r student and are acceptable for use through
start kindergarten at —Chayden Stephenson, be a second grader at 2 3-prong plastic folders w/ pockets 3 boxes Kleenex tissue gallon-if last name starts N-Z) any brand the 10th grade.
2 2in. 3-ring binders 1 pair Fiskars scissors 1 backpack (large enough to put a folder in) Third Grade
Fairview in the fall. Jaylin 6, will be a first grader at Fairview Elementary 6 subject dividers 4 24-count packs #2 pencils 1 nap mat (if child is in extended care nap; no King James Version Bible Sixth Grade ($5 for compass/protractor kit due
lives in Columbus with Fairview Elementary in the in the fall. Ariel is the 2 composition notebooks 5 pocket folders w/ brads and pockets pillow unless attached to mat) Three ring binder (study only-no cloth/no zip by open house or 1st day; label all items with
1 box of 24 count crayons 4 composition notebooks Change of clothes (outerwear, underwear, binders) black permanent marker)
his grandmother, Vivkie fall. Chayden is the son of daughter of Virginia 1 pack of lined/white index cards 1 pack Post-It Notes socks), all labeled with student’s name in a 2 standard sized journal notebooks (composi- 1 King James Version Bible
Butler. Lafayette Stephenson and Jones. 1 pair of Fiskars scissors 4 Elmer’s glue sticks labeled Ziploc bag tion/non-spiral) 1 book bag
2 Elmer glue sticks 1 small plastic pencil box 5 one-subject spiral notebooks 1 pack of cap erasers
Chelsey Jones. 1 1 in. 3-ring binder 1 tub antibacterial wipes K-4 (label all items including clothes) 8 PLASTIC pocket folders 1 transparent plastic shoe-box (at least 5
1 set of earbuds 1 pack 3.5” X 5” lined note cards 1 Pack of pencil top erasers BOYS- 1 box of Ziploc bags (quart size) quarts)
1 tub of Clorox wipes 1 large pump bottle Germ-X 1 pair blunt-tip scissors GIRLS- 1 box of Ziploc bags (Gallon size) 3 packs of highlighters
1 pair earbuds 1 bottle Elmer’s glue BOYS- 1 Box of boyish Band-Aids; 1 tube 1 pack of colored pencils
“I had fun in the pool and “I like playing in the pool “I got to go to the water Fifth Grade 1 pack Crayola washable markers (primary Hydrocortisone 1 % cream (anti itch) 1 pair of pointed tip student scissors
playing with my baby at my house and going to park and have ice cream 3 boxes Kleenex tissue Third Grade colors only) GIRLS- 1 Box of girlish Band-Aids; 1 tube 1 one-inch binder
1 bottle hand sanitizer 3 packs loose-leaf college rule paper 5 packs skinny Crayola crayons (primary colors of Neosporin + pain (first aid antibiotic 8 subject dividers to use for binder
sisters this summer.” the beach.” this summer.” 4 24-count packs #2 pencils 3 24-count packs #2 pencils (pre-sharpened) only) ointment) 2 packs of #2 pencils (Ticonderoga or USA
4 packs of wide ruled loose leaf paper 3 jumbo erasers 2 boxes Kleenex ALL 3 large containers of Clorox disinfecting gold)
—Azalya King, 7, will be a —Rachael Shelton, 5, will —Diamond King, 6, will 2 rolls of paper towels 3 boxes Kleenex tissue 1 container Clorox wipes wipes (for cleaning desk daily) 2 packs of erasable pens in blue or black ink
1 pack of cap erasers 2 bottles Germ-X (8 ounces) 3 bags candy (No gum, Air Heads, Laffy Taffy ALL 3 boxes of Kleenex (Pilot Frixion Clicker)
second grader at Sale Ele- start kindergarten at Sale be a first grader at Sale 1 pack of 10 sheet protectors 1 pack Lysol wipes and Twizzlers) 1 box of 24 count crayons 2 packs of wide-ruled notebook paper
mentary in the fall. Azalya Elementary in the fall. Elementary in the fall. 1 1in. 3-ring binder 4 composition notebooks 1 regular-sized tan or light brown pillowcase 1 pack of Crayola washable markers 1 pack of graph paper
Rachael is the daughter 1 set of earbuds 1 1” binder 1 regular book bag (no small ones) 5 packs of 150 sheets wide ruled loose-leaf 2 five-subject notebooks with plastic covers
is the daughter of Renota Diamond is the daughter 1 pack of graph paper (girls-large grid/boys- 2 pocket folders Lunch box (if needed) paper 1 one-subject notebook with plastic cover
of Jessica and Jakode of Renota Jones. small grid) 2 24 count Crayola Crayons Nap mat (if needed; no pillow unless attached 3 packs of 12+ count YELLOW # 2 pencils 1 ruler (inches and centimeters)
Jones. Shelton. 1 zippered pouch 4 glue sticks to mat; no sleeping bags) (Ticonderoga) 2 packs of 3X5 notecards
1 pack of variety highlighters 1 pair Fiskars scissors 1 set of clothes (outerwear, underwear, socks) 2 packs of BIC mechanical pencils 2 boxes of facial tissue
1 pair earbuds in labeled Ziploc bag 1 pack of 4 highlighters 1 canister of disinfectant wipes
Stokes-Beard Technology 2 containers of baby wipes 2 packs of pencil top erasers 1 can of disinfectant spray
& Communication Magnet Fourth Grade 1 Elmer’s glue stick 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
All grades: $15 workbook fee & backpack (no 2 boxes Kleenex tissue Kindergarten 1 pair of scissors (blunt) 2 bags of candy (no gum)
wheels) 4 packs loose-leaf paper 2 bottles white liquid glue (no gel or glue 1 plastic 12” ruler (inches and centimeters) 1 pack of Expo markers
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2017-2018 School Supply Lists
2 large boxes of Kleenex 1 box of Clorox wipes Photographs by Luisa Porter
2 bottles of hand sanitizer 1 box of Ziploc bags (girls-gallon/boys-quart)
2 marble composition journals (no wire) 1 backpack, no rollers

Oktibbeha County Children
2 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads 1 navy or white sweater or jacket
1 24-count box of crayons
LOWNDES COUNTY 1 box antibacterial/Lysol wipes (boys) 1 handwriting tablet 1 backpack, no rollers Third Grade
Caledonia Elementary 1 4-count packs glue sticks 4 glue sticks 1 pack of pencil top erasers 2 pack of # 2 pencils
Book bag, no rollers (Pre-K-4th) 2 box Kleenex tissue 2 large boxes Kleenex 1 pack of dry erase markers 3 packs of wide rule loose leaf paper
Nap Mat (Pre-K & K) 1 pack wide ruled loose leaf paper 1 kindergarten rest mat 1 composition notebook, not spiral
$10 Supply Fee 2 folders w/ 3 prongs and plastic pockets 1 backpack, no rollers Fifth Grade 1 spiral notebook —Antwan Logan, 4, said —Klowi Scanlon, 6, said —Logan McCurdy, 9,
$25 Tech Fee 1 1” 3-ring binder 1 towel for nap 2 boxes of Kleenex 1 pair of Fiskars scissors, blunt tip
1 pack primary oversized pencils (Pre-K-1st) 1 zippered pencil pouch w/3-ring binder holes 1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer 1 pack of glue sticks he liked playing with she was gifted a Beauty and said he enjoyed riding
2 packs regular #2 pencils (1st-5th) 2 rolls paper towels 1 box Wet Ones or baby wipes
7/8” Primary writing tablet (Kindergarten) 1 pack baby wipes (girls) 1 bottle hand sanitizer
2 pack of #2 pencils 1 pack of colored pencils toys. “Like my water the Beast Lego set from her go carts on the beach
2 pack of wide-ruled loose-leaf paper 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer
5/8” primary writing tablet (1st) 1 bottle Germ-X 1 box Clorox wipes 2 yellow highlighters 2 box of Kleenex gun.” Antwan will start mom. “I’m not a little kid in Panama City, Florida,
Wide rule notebook paper (2nd-5th) Change of clothes (uniform, underwear, socks)
1” 3-ring binder w/ clear front pocket Second Grade
4 marble composition journals (no wire)
4 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads
1 box of Clorox wipes
1 box of Ziploc bags (gallon-girls/quart-boys)
kindergarten at West anymore and so I got to go this summer. “It’s where
2 boxes of #2 pencils Kindergarten 1 box of color pencils 2 large pink erasers Oktibbeha Elementary. in the big kid pool,” she my cousins live.” Logan
New Hope Elementary 2 packs pencil cap erasers 1 pair Fiskars scissors (blunt) 1 backpack, no rollers 1 1.5 in. 3-ring binder w/ pockets
Book bag, no rollers (Pre-K-4th) Plastic pencil box 2 pack of #2 Pencils 4 pink pearl erasers 1 pack of 6 subject dividers
added. Klowi will be a first will be a fourth grader at
Nap Mat (Pre-K & K) 2 boxes Crayola crayons 2 24-count boxes Crayola crayons 1 container of Clorox wipes 4 folders w/ pockets and brads grader at Grace Christian East Webster Elementary.
$10 supply fee 2 boxes Crayola markers 4 large glue sticks 1 pair of earbuds 1 pack of variety highlighters
$25 technology fee 1 1” 3-ring binder w/pockets 1 school supply box 1 pack of graph paper 1 pair of earbuds
School.
1 pair of headphones 4 plastic pocket folders with brads & pockets 1 backpack, no rollers 2 2-count packs of glue sticks 1 backpack, no rollers
1 pack primary oversized pencils (Pre-K-1st) 4 packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 2 large box Kleenex 1 navy or white sweater or jacket
1 pack regular #2 pencils (Pre-K) 1 subject notebook 1 box West Ones or baby wipes Franklin Academy
2 packs regular #2 pencils (1st-5th) 1 Fiskars scissors (blunt) 1 large bottle hand sanitizer Medical Sciences & Wellness Magnet Fourth Grade
2 packs wide ruled loose leaf paper (1st-5th) 3 large boxes Kleenex tissue 1 carton Clorox or Lysol wipes Pre-Kindergarten 2 pack of 24-count # 2 pencils
1 1.5” or 2” binder (1st-5th) 1 pack Lysol wipes 4 large erasers 2 boxes of Kleenex 1 box of 24-count crayons
4 pocket folders w/ brads (2nd) 2 rolls paper towels 1 plastic travel soap holder 2 packs of Clorox/Lysol wipes 1 pair of Fiskars scissors, blunt tip
1 1” binder (2nd) 2 boxes Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 box ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 pack of large primary pencils 2 pack large pink erasers
2 1-subject spiral notebooks (3rd-5th) 1 pack white paper plates (boys: large, girls: 1 kindergarten composition notebook 1 box of 24-count crayons 2 box of Kleenex tissue —Julia Mae Baker, 6, —Jadin Virgil, 8, said, —Maddie Dill, 9, said,
1 1” 3-ring binder w/ clear front pocket small) 1 kindermat 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer said her favorite part of “So I went on a trip to “I loved going to Baton
1 large bottle hand sanitizer First Grade
West Lowndes Elementary 2 4-count packs glue sticks 2 Boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons
1 small blanket
1 pack of wet wipes
1 pack of Clorox wipes
4 pack of wide ruled loose leaf paper
the summer was jumping Atlanta, to go to the Rouge, Louisiana. We
Book bag, no rollers (Pre-K-4th) 1 pair of headphones 1 pair of Fiskars Scissors 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue 2 rolls of paper towels (girls) into the deep end of the aquarium, I saw lots rented a house with my
Nap Mat (Pre-K &K) 3 glue sticks 4 glue sticks 1 can of Lysol spray (boys) Moncrief Pool. “I loved of fish that I’ve never family and it had a pool.
$10 Supply Fee Third Grade 1 package of pencil top erasers 1 primary handwriting tablet 2 pack of glue sticks
$25 Tech Fee 3 packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 2 packs of #2 pencils 1 change of uniform clothes w/ underwear 1 pack of index cards
jumping!” Julia will be even seen before.” Jadin I have an older brother,
1 pair of headphones 4 packs #2 pencils 1 pkg of Clorox wipes and socks 1 pack of sticky notes a first grader at Suddeth will be a third grader we played a lot.”
2 packs #2 pencils (Pre-K-5)
2 primary writing tablets (K-2)
3 pocket folders with brads
1 24-count box Crayola crayons
2 boxes of Kleenex
2 bottles of hand sanitizer
1 backpack, no rollers 5 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads Elementary School. at Henderson Ward Maddie will be a fourth
1 navy or white sweater or jacket 1 pack of 2-count highlighters
3 packs of wide rule loose leaf paper (2nd-5th) 1 pair Fiskars scissors (blunt) 1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 pencil pouch Stewart. grader at Starkville
7 pocket folders w/ brads (2nd-5th) 3 large boxes Kleenex tissue 1 backpack, no rollers Kindergarten 1 box of Ziploc bags (quart-girls/gallon-boys) Academy.
2 1-subject spiral notebooks (1st-3rd) 1 pack glue sticks 1 spiral notebook w/ 120 sheets NO Rest Mats Needed 1 pair of earbuds
2 2” binders and dividers (4th-5th) 1 box markers 1 pack of wide-ruled loose leaf paper 1 pair of Fiskars scissors (blunt tip) 1 backpack, no rollers
2 rolls paper towels 3 3 prong folders w/ pockets 2 boxes of crayons 1 navy or white sweater or jacket
Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet 1 pack disinfectant wipes 1 roll of paper towel 1 8-count pack of markers
Pre-Kindergarten 1 bottle of hand sanitizer 1 set of earbuds or headphones 4 glue sticks Fifth Grade
3 boxes 16-count jumbo crayons 1 pack colored construction paper 2 composition notebooks (wide ruled, not 2 boxes of Kleenex
1 box Classic Color markers 1 pack pencil-tip erasers Second Grade spiral) 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer —Emma Pruitt, 8, said, —Elliot James, 10, said,”I —Jordan O’Briant, 10,
3 packs glue sticks 1 box Ziploc bags (girls-gallon/boys-quart) 2 dozen #2 lead pencils 3 boxes of Kleenex 1 pack of glue sticks
“I went on vacation to liked going swimming, said, “I liked being here
3 boxes Kleenex tissue 1 plastic pocket folder w/o brads 2 glue sticks 2 pack 24-count #2 pencils 1 pack of colored pencils
1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 2 spiral notebooks 1 pair Fiskars scissors (blunt) 1 pack of construction paper 1 pair scissors, blunt tip Atlanta to see my cousins visiting one of my at Moncrief Pool the
1 Kindermat (plastic, folding) 2 composition notebooks 1 pack of Clorox/Lysol wipes 1 box of Clorox wipes and went on a tour for grandfathers in Alabama, most, I come here all
2 packs #2 jumbo pencils Fourth Grade (label supplies with child’s name) 2 large boxes Kleenex 1 bottle of hand sanitizer (10 oz. or larger) 2 large pink erasers
1 pack multi-color construction paper #2 pencils 2 24-count boxes crayons 1 pack of 2 Expo dry erase markers 4 packs of #2 pencils my favorite show, ‘The and I’m reading ‘Maniac the time!” Jordan will
2 tubs Clorox antibacterial wipes-boys 3 pocket folders with brads 1 pack wide ruled loose leaf paper 2 boxes of Ziploc bags (gallon, quart, or snack 2 1-subject spiral notebooks Walking Dead.’” Emma Magee.’ It’s sort of an be a fifth grader at East
3 rolls paper towels 2 boxes Kleenex tissue 2 folders w/ pockets size) 4 packs of wide rule loose leaf paper will be a third grader at adventure book. He runs, Webster Elementary.
1 pack card stock 2 pack small index cards 1 roll paper towels 1 pack large pink erasers 2 composition notebooks, not spiral
2 packs baby wipes-girls 1 pack colored pencils 2 bottles sanitizer 1 backpack, no rollers 1 2 in. 3-ring binder Henderson Ward Stewart. runs, runs, and runs!”
1 backpack 1 pack Expo dry erase markers 1 pair earbuds 1 navy or white sweater or jacket 1 pack of 6 subject dividers Elliot will be a fifth grade at
Complete set of clean clothes to keep at school
for emergencies
1 pair of scissors
1 box Clorox wipes (boys)
1 backpack, no rollers
1 pack of markers
3 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads Overstreet Elementary.
First Grade 1 pair of earbuds
Wide rule loose-leaf notebook paper 1 highlighter 2 pack of #2 pencils 1 backpack, no rollers
Kindergarten 1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 pack of pencil top erasers 2 boxes of 24-count crayons 1 navy or white sweater or jacket
1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 bottle hand sanitizer (girls) 1 plastic pencil box 4 glue sticks
2 packs Clorox wipes 1 roll paper towels
1 pack glue sticks
1 pack of dry erase markers 3 boxes of Kleenex Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet ­—John David Lajeune, 9, —Ana Medeiros, 10, —Skyler Mcilwain, 7,
1 bottle Lysol spray 1 pair of Fiskars scissors, blunt tip All grades: backpack (no rollers); label all
2 boxes Papermate Classic #2 pencils Third Grade 2 composition books (not spiral) supplies with your child’s name; plain uni- said, “I went to Florida said, “I went to Sea Lab in said, “My favorite part
1 pack Wet Ones or baby wipes Fifth Grade 3 boxes of Kleenex 2 packs of wide-ruled loose leaf paper form-colored jacket for classroom Merriett Island to see my Dolphin Island. You get to this summer was going
2 boxes Kleenex tissue 3 boxes Kleenex tissue 2 packs #2 pencils 1 pack of Clorox wipes Pre-Kindergarten
1 roll paper towels 2 rolls of paper towels 2 packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 1 box Ziploc bags (girls-gallon/boys-quart) 1 box of 8-count large crayons, not jumbo
MiMi. We went to the see all types of creatures to Memphis to see my
1 box Classic Crayola color markers 1 large bottle hand sanitizer 1 box of crayons 4 large pink erasers 1 box of Kleenex beach and I like both that are in the ocean, like GiGi, my grandmother.
1 bottle Elmer’s liquid glue Pair of scissors (blunt) 1 pair Fiskars scissors (blunt) 1 bottle of hand sanitizer 1 kindermat w/ 1 king size pillowcase to cover the water and the sand.” jellyfish and octopus.” We went to the zoo. I
4 4-count packs glue sticks 3 packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 1 pencil bag 1 plastic school supply box 1 towel or small blanket
1 box Crayola watercolor paint 5 packs #2 pencils 1 pair earbuds 1 backpack, no roller 2 tubs of antibacterial wipes John David will be a third Ana will be a fifth grader loved the elephants.”
2 16- or 24-count boxes Crayola crayons 1 pack pencil cap erasers 4 folders w/ brackets 1 navy or white sweater or jacket 2 glue sticks grader at Henderson Ward at Starkville Academy. Skyler will be a second
1 pack cardstock 1 box colored markers 1 pack of highlighters 1 change of clothes (uniform w/ underwear Stewart. grader at Henderson
1 large nylon pencil pouch (no boxes, please) 1 box crayons 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer Second Grade and socks)
Complete set of clean clothes for emergencies 3 folders w/pockets & brads (one red) 1 marble composition journal 2 box of Kleenex Ward Stewart.
1 bottle GermX 1 yellow plastic folder 1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 2 glue sticks Kindergarten
2 spiral notebooks 1 backpack, no rollers 2 boxes of 16-count crayons 4 large erasers
First Grade 1 pack disinfectant wipes 1 pair of Fiskars scissors, blunt tip 1 pencil box
2 packs of 24-count #2 pencils 1 box Ziploc bags (girls-gallon/boys-quart) Fourth Grade 4 packs of wide rule loose leaf paper 2 box 24-count crayons
2 packs of crayons 1 pack of glue sticks 2 packs #2 pencils 2 24-count #2 Ticonderoga pencils 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue
1 package Crayola markers (girls) 1 Pair Fiskars scissors 2 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads 3 boxes of Kleenex
1 box Crayola colored pencils (boys) Fairview Elementary 2 glue sticks 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer 1 pack of #2 pencils
1 pack of dry erase markers Pre-Kindergarten 4 packages of wide-ruled loose leaf paper 4 large pink erasers 1 K-2 primary writing journal
1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 8-count boxes Crayola crayons 2 yellow highlighters 2 spiral notebooks 1 tub of antibacterial wipes
1 pair scissors 1 box Crayola markers 1 pair of earbuds 2 composition notebooks, not spiral 1 box of baby wipes
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Custodians play key role in prepping facilities for fall
BY DEVIN EDGAR AND INDIA everything goes smoothly.”
YARBOROUGH |dedgar@cdispatch.com, Harris has worked in Heritage’s senior
iyarborough@cdispatch.com
high and elementary schools for about a year.
“I do see the kids, and they’re always
B renda Ferguson’s summer workday begins at
6 a.m. sharp, as it has for 23 years.
While students and teachers break for the
speaking to me,” Harris said. “It makes my day
to see them smiling and having a good time.”
Beyond the mopping, waxing and mov-
summer from their normal routines at New ing, said 17-year SOCSD employee Nathan
Hope High School, Ferguson stays behind to Ward, is the opportunity to form a unique
ensure the school building is fit for learning bond with many of the students — something
come August. that makes his job worthwhile.
She and the rest of the custodial staff comb “I think at a young age, many students
through each classroom, office, hallway and might be a little scared to talk to the principal
bathroom, picking up trash, dusting shelves and or teachers, so many of them gravitate to-
books and mopping and waxing floors — tasks wards the custodians,” said Ward, who works
often overlooked or forgotten in back-to-school at Overstreet Elementary School where fifth
preparation. graders attend. “I am always trying my best to
“We try to make sure everything is clean guide them in the right direction.”
before school starts,” Ferguson said. Because of these relationships, Ward
The Columbus native and now New continued, his work never goes unnoticed.
Hope resident is one of two full-time janitors “A lot of these students really respect our
the school hires through Baucom Janitorial Brenda Ferguson prepares for school to start by lining desks in rows in a classroom at New Hope High School job,” he said. “It feels really good to be appre-
Services. However, none of Ferguson’s partners Thursday morning. Photograph by Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff ciated for our work.”
can match her almost quarter-century of service
to the Lowndes County school. more. I just love coming to work, period.”
According to Principal Mark Smith, Fergu- Elvis Kinard, maintenance director for
son is family, and she feels the same way. the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School
During the summer, when few other District, said each summer his staff stays “on
people visit the school, Smith and Ferguson are their toes,” because the heavy workload doesn’t
there, completing their work with occasional level out until at least a month into the new
friendly banter. school year.
“I’ve been here a long time,” Ferguson said. “My workers have to be multi-talented,
“Since the time I’ve been out here, I feel like because they are always doing a little bit of ev-
this is my family. New people come in, and they erything,” Kinard said. “I really do have a great
just fit right in.” group of people working under me, and they
always do a great job.”
A JOB WELL DONE
Even after physically taxing days, Ferguson FORMING BONDS
said she finds satisfaction in a job well done. Ferguson, who cleans year-round, said
While she doesn’t know exactly how she she likes the quiet atmosphere of working
wound up in the cleaning business, Ferguson at New Hope during June and July, but it
takes pride in her work, treating the school Charles Jefferson scrubs the floor of a Starkville
doesn’t compare to her favorite part of the
High School classroom on Tuesday morning as part
through which she sent three of her children job.
of the custodial preparatory work he and other
like she would her own home. “What I enjoy most is seeing friendly
maintenance employees do throughout the
“I get frustrated when it’s not going right,” faces every day,” Ferguson said. “The kids
summer before the new school year begins.
Ferguson said. “Doing what I do, I like to do it know me, and I know them. Some of the kids
Photograph by Sarah Dutton/Dispatch Staff
at my best.” tell me I’m like a mother figure.” Nathan Ward pauses as he waxes the Overstreet
While many people may think custodi- “I have always been welcomed with open Like Ferguson, Heritage Academy Elementary hallway floor with a scrubber on Tuesday
ans’ work isn’t hard, Charles Jefferson, 11-year arms, which is why I enjoy working for this dis- maintenance employee Channon Harris looks morning before continuing the stripping process he
employee at Starkville High School, said each trict,” Jefferson said. “Even though I have been forward to the smiles on kids’ faces when they and other custodians are in charge of completing
has a long list of responsibilities and duties to doing the same job for a while now, each day I return to school. He said it means he’s doing before the new school year begins Aug, 7.
tend to each year. still experience something new and learn even his job of “helping others and making sure Photograph by Sarah Dutton/Dispatch Staff

ON THE COVER
From left: Bernice Cockrell and Willie Mae Bush, both of Columbus and Nanette Wilson of Crawford are part of the four-person janitorial staff at West Lowndes High School responsible for keeping
the floors mopped, windows washed and bathrooms clean. The women are busy getting the school spic and span for the return of students on Aug. 7. Photograph by Luisa Porter
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Cool, creative and easy-
to-care-for lunchboxes
By KIM COOK  | The Associated Press Cicero also likes Packit: The whole bag is
lined with a gel material, so you can freeze it

A fun part of back-to-school shopping is the
search for the perfect lunch container.
Should it be square with a zip, with space
the night before and food stays chilled all day.
There’s a peppy buffalo check, and a tie-dye
pattern in the collection.
for lots of tasty items? A smart little purse-like “Our school has a zero-waste policy, so we
affair? A sack? And what about the pattern? try to pack most food in a thermos or contain-
When you’re going to be spending every lunch ers. Snap lids are easiest for the kids to open,”
hour with it, it’s important to get it right. says Toronto mom Amy Tse.
This fall, there are lots of new designs for
students old and young, with thoughtful details TRENDING TOPICS
and add-ons meant to make lunchtime pleasant “What’s new is that you’ll see a lot of girls
and palatable. with traditional boy designs,” says Cicero. “Gen-
der-neutral options include geometric patterns,
FORM AND FUNCTION stars and animals.”
Karen Cicero, contributing editor at Par- Unicorns are trending strongly with girls,
ents magazine, reminds parents and caregivers she says. A lot feature rainbows, too. Target has
to keep kids’ ages and grade levels in mind when
the Skip Hop Zoo unicorn-shaped bag, and
shopping for lunchboxes.
Gymboree offers a unicorn-printed box that
“If you have a preschooler or kindergart-
clips to a matching backpack.
ener, you’ll want a box that’s easy to open and
Other popular patterns? Cute cats and fun
close,” she says.
food.
“For middle schoolers, you want to make
Photo-printed lunch boxes and bags stand
sure it’s large enough to hold their lunch, an ice
out from the crowd; some are even 3-D. Check
pack, and snacks they’ll need for after-school
out www.aliexpress.com.
practices.”
Also consider how easy the box is to clean, For younger kids, dinosaur, galaxy,
and whether it hooks on your child’s backpack, mermaid and camouflage patterns in glow-in-
“which is a good feature so it doesn’t get lost or the-dark inks are popular. Cicero also mentions
separated,” Cicero said. quintessential favorites like superheroes and
Many lunch-kit collections can be coordi- sports themes. Nike has lunch-size versions of
nated with backpacks, water bottles, and hot or its classic duffel bag.
cold insulated containers. Crocodile Creek has designs with jungle,
robot and backyard animal themes. And Hanna
BENTO BOXES Andersson offers soft lunchboxes in whimsi-
Bento boxes are big among elementary and cal designs including a galaxy and spaceship,
middle school kids, says Cicero. Popular for fluttery butterflies, race cars, and smiling suns
years in Asia, bento boxes are made of plastic with rainbows.
or steel fitted with various-size compartments. For older boys, consider video-game refer-
That separation keeps foods from becoming a ences like Minecraft or Halo 5 lunchboxes.
pile of crumbs or mush. Licensed characters are perennial lunchbox
And with just one container to wash and favorites. This year, a Wonder Woman lunchbox
re-use, there’s often less waste. No more zip- picks up on the movie’s popularity. And the
pered baggies, plastic wrap or foil to pollute the front of a Star Wars Chewbacca lunchbox is
environment. covered in washable fake fur at www.lunchbox.
There are built-in bento containers in many com.
of this season’s lunchboxes.
FASHION FORWARD
DITCH THE DISPOSABLES Allison Spampanato, senior vice president
Other environmentally friendly options for product development at Pottery Barn Kids
include Russbe’s sturdy, gusseted reusable bags, and PBTeen, is betting on a few stylish designs:
which come in a bunch of designs and sizes. All “Our Emily & Meritt gear features neon pink
have leak-resistant double-lock closures; they’re and oversize florals, bringing two trends togeth-
alternatives to plastic bags. er,” she says.
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7 ways parents can get their kids excited about writing GET
© The Dispatch

By MOLLY SPRAYREGEN |
The Associated Press
to writing papers. Journals, diaries and short the Missoula Writing Collaborative in Mon- shares motivational speeches and inspirational YOUR CAR
READY
stories are other ways they can express their tana. “Several times we’ve had students who songs to demonstrate how good writing can
interests. hear work by kids their own age and go, ‘Well, I communicate powerful messages. He even had
Whether you’re writing an email or a nov-
FOR
could do that,’” she said. his students write letters to their senators about
el, it’s vital these days to understand the craft
BEGIN VISUALLY a bill that would affect the food served in their
of telling a story and telling it well. For kids,
Help kids learn to create new worlds out of AVOID CRITICISM cafeteria.
writing well helps not only at school but with
many off-the-page skills, from confidence to
pictures — ones they draw themselves or ones
they find. Amy Rosenbluth, co-founder and
“Be an ally to your writer — celebrate and
love whatever they’re writing,” said Rebecca CHANGE THE QUESTIONS
CARPOOL
SEASON!
creative problem solving.
What children may not understand is that executive director of Lake Erie Ink, an Ohio- Wallace-Segall, executive director of Writopia. Parents can use writing prompts that might
writing can also be fun. Educators say there are based youth writing center, said her organiza- Parents should be “laughing when the child be more effective than starting with a direct
many things parents can do at home to get kids tion’s comic-making camps are among its most is trying to be funny, being moved when there question. Ask young writers, for example, to list
excited about writing. popular. is something emotional. These are very sensitive 10 things they would save from their home if it
“When you’re writing a comic, you’re moments. These are high stakes moments when were on fire, and then have them pick one item
USE WHAT THEY LOVE learning all the elements of writing a short story, a child is sharing their writing.” from their list and write about why they chose
Those are important, yes, but the first step or really writing anything,” she explained. “We Don’t focus on spelling and grammar when it. That might remove the daunting feeling of
to helping kids enjoy writing is giving them teach them storyboarding. They start out with children are working on creative writing. Work staring at a blank page.
freedom to write about what they love. character development, then setting, conflict, on the mechanics of writing later.
Tim Whitaker, founder and executive
director of Mighty Writers, in Philadelphia,
all the same elements, but you get to draw your
character first before you add the words.” DEMONSTRATE THAT THE PEN HAS
WRITE WITH THEM
Several experts said sitting down to write
Tires • Struts • Lube • Oil Changes
said his group listens to what kids are inter-
SHARE PEERS’ WRITING
POWER
Brian Townsend, a Chicago-based fifth-
beside your child can be a powerful technique.
As Whittlesey said, “By doing it alongside
Alignments • Brakes • Shocks
ested in — from superheroes to girl power to
basketball — “and we build our writing topics
around that.”
And they don’t need to limit themselves
Kids may feel more motivated to write
when they’re exposed to work by their peers,
said Caroline Patterson, executive director of
grade writing teacher in the Kipp Charter
Schools network, tries to show his students how
they can use writing to make a difference. He
them, I think we’re demonstrating that we’re
excited about writing too, and that it’s accessible
to everyone.”
LOWNDES COUNTY RADIAL TIRE
1512 Hwy. 45 N. • Columbus • 662-327-3311

THE DISPATCH EDUCATION PAGE
Each Monday, The Commercial Dispatch publishes its Education Page — a
page dedicated to letting our readers know what is happening in Golden Triangle
schools.
Fun field trips, informative speakers, student recognitions, worthwhile class or
school projects — anything positive and of note — The Dispatch wants to know
about it. The submission of photographs is welcome and appreciated.
Time-sensitive submissions are given top priority and the rest are published as
space permits. Submissions must come from school personnel and include
all pertinent information, including names and titles of everyone featured in a
photograph (left to right). Email your submission to education@cdispatch.com.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES
AT THE DISPATCH
The Dispatch extends a warm invitation
to area groups and school classes to take
a tour of our Columbus facility. Six days a
week, nearly 100 people come together
to produce and deliver this newspaper.
Groups will learn a brief history of our
135-year tradition and get to see the inner
workings of print and digital journalism
— from the way ads and news come together to the printing press as it runs. To
schedule a tour, call Beth Proffitt at 662-328-2424 x 137.
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7 ways parents can get their kids excited about writing GET
© The Dispatch

By MOLLY SPRAYREGEN |
The Associated Press
to writing papers. Journals, diaries and short the Missoula Writing Collaborative in Mon- shares motivational speeches and inspirational YOUR CAR
READY
stories are other ways they can express their tana. “Several times we’ve had students who songs to demonstrate how good writing can
interests. hear work by kids their own age and go, ‘Well, I communicate powerful messages. He even had
Whether you’re writing an email or a nov-
FOR
could do that,’” she said. his students write letters to their senators about
el, it’s vital these days to understand the craft
BEGIN VISUALLY a bill that would affect the food served in their
of telling a story and telling it well. For kids,
Help kids learn to create new worlds out of AVOID CRITICISM cafeteria.
writing well helps not only at school but with
many off-the-page skills, from confidence to
pictures — ones they draw themselves or ones
they find. Amy Rosenbluth, co-founder and
“Be an ally to your writer — celebrate and
love whatever they’re writing,” said Rebecca CHANGE THE QUESTIONS
CARPOOL
SEASON!
creative problem solving.
What children may not understand is that executive director of Lake Erie Ink, an Ohio- Wallace-Segall, executive director of Writopia. Parents can use writing prompts that might
writing can also be fun. Educators say there are based youth writing center, said her organiza- Parents should be “laughing when the child be more effective than starting with a direct
many things parents can do at home to get kids tion’s comic-making camps are among its most is trying to be funny, being moved when there question. Ask young writers, for example, to list
excited about writing. popular. is something emotional. These are very sensitive 10 things they would save from their home if it
“When you’re writing a comic, you’re moments. These are high stakes moments when were on fire, and then have them pick one item
USE WHAT THEY LOVE learning all the elements of writing a short story, a child is sharing their writing.” from their list and write about why they chose
Those are important, yes, but the first step or really writing anything,” she explained. “We Don’t focus on spelling and grammar when it. That might remove the daunting feeling of
to helping kids enjoy writing is giving them teach them storyboarding. They start out with children are working on creative writing. Work staring at a blank page.
freedom to write about what they love. character development, then setting, conflict, on the mechanics of writing later.
Tim Whitaker, founder and executive
director of Mighty Writers, in Philadelphia,
all the same elements, but you get to draw your
character first before you add the words.” DEMONSTRATE THAT THE PEN HAS
WRITE WITH THEM
Several experts said sitting down to write
Tires • Struts • Lube • Oil Changes
said his group listens to what kids are inter-
SHARE PEERS’ WRITING
POWER
Brian Townsend, a Chicago-based fifth-
beside your child can be a powerful technique.
As Whittlesey said, “By doing it alongside
Alignments • Brakes • Shocks
ested in — from superheroes to girl power to
basketball — “and we build our writing topics
around that.”
And they don’t need to limit themselves
Kids may feel more motivated to write
when they’re exposed to work by their peers,
said Caroline Patterson, executive director of
grade writing teacher in the Kipp Charter
Schools network, tries to show his students how
they can use writing to make a difference. He
them, I think we’re demonstrating that we’re
excited about writing too, and that it’s accessible
to everyone.”
LOWNDES COUNTY RADIAL TIRE
1512 Hwy. 45 N. • Columbus • 662-327-3311

THE DISPATCH EDUCATION PAGE
Each Monday, The Commercial Dispatch publishes its Education Page — a
page dedicated to letting our readers know what is happening in Golden Triangle
schools.
Fun field trips, informative speakers, student recognitions, worthwhile class or
school projects — anything positive and of note — The Dispatch wants to know
about it. The submission of photographs is welcome and appreciated.
Time-sensitive submissions are given top priority and the rest are published as
space permits. Submissions must come from school personnel and include
all pertinent information, including names and titles of everyone featured in a
photograph (left to right). Email your submission to education@cdispatch.com.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES
AT THE DISPATCH
The Dispatch extends a warm invitation
to area groups and school classes to take
a tour of our Columbus facility. Six days a
week, nearly 100 people come together
to produce and deliver this newspaper.
Groups will learn a brief history of our
135-year tradition and get to see the inner
workings of print and digital journalism
— from the way ads and news come together to the printing press as it runs. To
schedule a tour, call Beth Proffitt at 662-328-2424 x 137.
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Cool, creative and easy-
to-care-for lunchboxes
By KIM COOK  | The Associated Press Cicero also likes Packit: The whole bag is
lined with a gel material, so you can freeze it

A fun part of back-to-school shopping is the
search for the perfect lunch container.
Should it be square with a zip, with space
the night before and food stays chilled all day.
There’s a peppy buffalo check, and a tie-dye
pattern in the collection.
for lots of tasty items? A smart little purse-like “Our school has a zero-waste policy, so we
affair? A sack? And what about the pattern? try to pack most food in a thermos or contain-
When you’re going to be spending every lunch ers. Snap lids are easiest for the kids to open,”
hour with it, it’s important to get it right. says Toronto mom Amy Tse.
This fall, there are lots of new designs for
students old and young, with thoughtful details TRENDING TOPICS
and add-ons meant to make lunchtime pleasant “What’s new is that you’ll see a lot of girls
and palatable. with traditional boy designs,” says Cicero. “Gen-
der-neutral options include geometric patterns,
FORM AND FUNCTION stars and animals.”
Karen Cicero, contributing editor at Par- Unicorns are trending strongly with girls,
ents magazine, reminds parents and caregivers she says. A lot feature rainbows, too. Target has
to keep kids’ ages and grade levels in mind when
the Skip Hop Zoo unicorn-shaped bag, and
shopping for lunchboxes.
Gymboree offers a unicorn-printed box that
“If you have a preschooler or kindergart-
clips to a matching backpack.
ener, you’ll want a box that’s easy to open and
Other popular patterns? Cute cats and fun
close,” she says.
food.
“For middle schoolers, you want to make
Photo-printed lunch boxes and bags stand
sure it’s large enough to hold their lunch, an ice
out from the crowd; some are even 3-D. Check
pack, and snacks they’ll need for after-school
out www.aliexpress.com.
practices.”
Also consider how easy the box is to clean, For younger kids, dinosaur, galaxy,
and whether it hooks on your child’s backpack, mermaid and camouflage patterns in glow-in-
“which is a good feature so it doesn’t get lost or the-dark inks are popular. Cicero also mentions
separated,” Cicero said. quintessential favorites like superheroes and
Many lunch-kit collections can be coordi- sports themes. Nike has lunch-size versions of
nated with backpacks, water bottles, and hot or its classic duffel bag.
cold insulated containers. Crocodile Creek has designs with jungle,
robot and backyard animal themes. And Hanna
BENTO BOXES Andersson offers soft lunchboxes in whimsi-
Bento boxes are big among elementary and cal designs including a galaxy and spaceship,
middle school kids, says Cicero. Popular for fluttery butterflies, race cars, and smiling suns
years in Asia, bento boxes are made of plastic with rainbows.
or steel fitted with various-size compartments. For older boys, consider video-game refer-
That separation keeps foods from becoming a ences like Minecraft or Halo 5 lunchboxes.
pile of crumbs or mush. Licensed characters are perennial lunchbox
And with just one container to wash and favorites. This year, a Wonder Woman lunchbox
re-use, there’s often less waste. No more zip- picks up on the movie’s popularity. And the
pered baggies, plastic wrap or foil to pollute the front of a Star Wars Chewbacca lunchbox is
environment. covered in washable fake fur at www.lunchbox.
There are built-in bento containers in many com.
of this season’s lunchboxes.
FASHION FORWARD
DITCH THE DISPOSABLES Allison Spampanato, senior vice president
Other environmentally friendly options for product development at Pottery Barn Kids
include Russbe’s sturdy, gusseted reusable bags, and PBTeen, is betting on a few stylish designs:
which come in a bunch of designs and sizes. All “Our Emily & Meritt gear features neon pink
have leak-resistant double-lock closures; they’re and oversize florals, bringing two trends togeth-
alternatives to plastic bags. er,” she says.
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Custodians play key role in prepping facilities for fall
BY DEVIN EDGAR AND INDIA everything goes smoothly.”
YARBOROUGH |dedgar@cdispatch.com, Harris has worked in Heritage’s senior
iyarborough@cdispatch.com
high and elementary schools for about a year.
“I do see the kids, and they’re always
B renda Ferguson’s summer workday begins at
6 a.m. sharp, as it has for 23 years.
While students and teachers break for the
speaking to me,” Harris said. “It makes my day
to see them smiling and having a good time.”
Beyond the mopping, waxing and mov-
summer from their normal routines at New ing, said 17-year SOCSD employee Nathan
Hope High School, Ferguson stays behind to Ward, is the opportunity to form a unique
ensure the school building is fit for learning bond with many of the students — something
come August. that makes his job worthwhile.
She and the rest of the custodial staff comb “I think at a young age, many students
through each classroom, office, hallway and might be a little scared to talk to the principal
bathroom, picking up trash, dusting shelves and or teachers, so many of them gravitate to-
books and mopping and waxing floors — tasks wards the custodians,” said Ward, who works
often overlooked or forgotten in back-to-school at Overstreet Elementary School where fifth
preparation. graders attend. “I am always trying my best to
“We try to make sure everything is clean guide them in the right direction.”
before school starts,” Ferguson said. Because of these relationships, Ward
The Columbus native and now New continued, his work never goes unnoticed.
Hope resident is one of two full-time janitors “A lot of these students really respect our
the school hires through Baucom Janitorial Brenda Ferguson prepares for school to start by lining desks in rows in a classroom at New Hope High School job,” he said. “It feels really good to be appre-
Services. However, none of Ferguson’s partners Thursday morning. Photograph by Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff ciated for our work.”
can match her almost quarter-century of service
to the Lowndes County school. more. I just love coming to work, period.”
According to Principal Mark Smith, Fergu- Elvis Kinard, maintenance director for
son is family, and she feels the same way. the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School
During the summer, when few other District, said each summer his staff stays “on
people visit the school, Smith and Ferguson are their toes,” because the heavy workload doesn’t
there, completing their work with occasional level out until at least a month into the new
friendly banter. school year.
“I’ve been here a long time,” Ferguson said. “My workers have to be multi-talented,
“Since the time I’ve been out here, I feel like because they are always doing a little bit of ev-
this is my family. New people come in, and they erything,” Kinard said. “I really do have a great
just fit right in.” group of people working under me, and they
always do a great job.”
A JOB WELL DONE
Even after physically taxing days, Ferguson FORMING BONDS
said she finds satisfaction in a job well done. Ferguson, who cleans year-round, said
While she doesn’t know exactly how she she likes the quiet atmosphere of working
wound up in the cleaning business, Ferguson at New Hope during June and July, but it
takes pride in her work, treating the school Charles Jefferson scrubs the floor of a Starkville
doesn’t compare to her favorite part of the
High School classroom on Tuesday morning as part
through which she sent three of her children job.
of the custodial preparatory work he and other
like she would her own home. “What I enjoy most is seeing friendly
maintenance employees do throughout the
“I get frustrated when it’s not going right,” faces every day,” Ferguson said. “The kids
summer before the new school year begins.
Ferguson said. “Doing what I do, I like to do it know me, and I know them. Some of the kids
Photograph by Sarah Dutton/Dispatch Staff
at my best.” tell me I’m like a mother figure.” Nathan Ward pauses as he waxes the Overstreet
While many people may think custodi- “I have always been welcomed with open Like Ferguson, Heritage Academy Elementary hallway floor with a scrubber on Tuesday
ans’ work isn’t hard, Charles Jefferson, 11-year arms, which is why I enjoy working for this dis- maintenance employee Channon Harris looks morning before continuing the stripping process he
employee at Starkville High School, said each trict,” Jefferson said. “Even though I have been forward to the smiles on kids’ faces when they and other custodians are in charge of completing
has a long list of responsibilities and duties to doing the same job for a while now, each day I return to school. He said it means he’s doing before the new school year begins Aug, 7.
tend to each year. still experience something new and learn even his job of “helping others and making sure Photograph by Sarah Dutton/Dispatch Staff

ON THE COVER
From left: Bernice Cockrell and Willie Mae Bush, both of Columbus and Nanette Wilson of Crawford are part of the four-person janitorial staff at West Lowndes High School responsible for keeping
the floors mopped, windows washed and bathrooms clean. The women are busy getting the school spic and span for the return of students on Aug. 7. Photograph by Luisa Porter
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2017-2018 School Supply Lists
2 large boxes of Kleenex 1 box of Clorox wipes Photographs by Luisa Porter
2 bottles of hand sanitizer 1 box of Ziploc bags (girls-gallon/boys-quart)
2 marble composition journals (no wire) 1 backpack, no rollers

Oktibbeha County Children
2 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads 1 navy or white sweater or jacket
1 24-count box of crayons
LOWNDES COUNTY 1 box antibacterial/Lysol wipes (boys) 1 handwriting tablet 1 backpack, no rollers Third Grade
Caledonia Elementary 1 4-count packs glue sticks 4 glue sticks 1 pack of pencil top erasers 2 pack of # 2 pencils
Book bag, no rollers (Pre-K-4th) 2 box Kleenex tissue 2 large boxes Kleenex 1 pack of dry erase markers 3 packs of wide rule loose leaf paper
Nap Mat (Pre-K & K) 1 pack wide ruled loose leaf paper 1 kindergarten rest mat 1 composition notebook, not spiral
$10 Supply Fee 2 folders w/ 3 prongs and plastic pockets 1 backpack, no rollers Fifth Grade 1 spiral notebook —Antwan Logan, 4, said —Klowi Scanlon, 6, said —Logan McCurdy, 9,
$25 Tech Fee 1 1” 3-ring binder 1 towel for nap 2 boxes of Kleenex 1 pair of Fiskars scissors, blunt tip
1 pack primary oversized pencils (Pre-K-1st) 1 zippered pencil pouch w/3-ring binder holes 1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer 1 pack of glue sticks he liked playing with she was gifted a Beauty and said he enjoyed riding
2 packs regular #2 pencils (1st-5th) 2 rolls paper towels 1 box Wet Ones or baby wipes
7/8” Primary writing tablet (Kindergarten) 1 pack baby wipes (girls) 1 bottle hand sanitizer
2 pack of #2 pencils 1 pack of colored pencils toys. “Like my water the Beast Lego set from her go carts on the beach
2 pack of wide-ruled loose-leaf paper 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer
5/8” primary writing tablet (1st) 1 bottle Germ-X 1 box Clorox wipes 2 yellow highlighters 2 box of Kleenex gun.” Antwan will start mom. “I’m not a little kid in Panama City, Florida,
Wide rule notebook paper (2nd-5th) Change of clothes (uniform, underwear, socks)
1” 3-ring binder w/ clear front pocket Second Grade
4 marble composition journals (no wire)
4 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads
1 box of Clorox wipes
1 box of Ziploc bags (gallon-girls/quart-boys)
kindergarten at West anymore and so I got to go this summer. “It’s where
2 boxes of #2 pencils Kindergarten 1 box of color pencils 2 large pink erasers Oktibbeha Elementary. in the big kid pool,” she my cousins live.” Logan
New Hope Elementary 2 packs pencil cap erasers 1 pair Fiskars scissors (blunt) 1 backpack, no rollers 1 1.5 in. 3-ring binder w/ pockets
Book bag, no rollers (Pre-K-4th) Plastic pencil box 2 pack of #2 Pencils 4 pink pearl erasers 1 pack of 6 subject dividers
added. Klowi will be a first will be a fourth grader at
Nap Mat (Pre-K & K) 2 boxes Crayola crayons 2 24-count boxes Crayola crayons 1 container of Clorox wipes 4 folders w/ pockets and brads grader at Grace Christian East Webster Elementary.
$10 supply fee 2 boxes Crayola markers 4 large glue sticks 1 pair of earbuds 1 pack of variety highlighters
$25 technology fee 1 1” 3-ring binder w/pockets 1 school supply box 1 pack of graph paper 1 pair of earbuds
School.
1 pair of headphones 4 plastic pocket folders with brads & pockets 1 backpack, no rollers 2 2-count packs of glue sticks 1 backpack, no rollers
1 pack primary oversized pencils (Pre-K-1st) 4 packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 2 large box Kleenex 1 navy or white sweater or jacket
1 pack regular #2 pencils (Pre-K) 1 subject notebook 1 box West Ones or baby wipes Franklin Academy
2 packs regular #2 pencils (1st-5th) 1 Fiskars scissors (blunt) 1 large bottle hand sanitizer Medical Sciences & Wellness Magnet Fourth Grade
2 packs wide ruled loose leaf paper (1st-5th) 3 large boxes Kleenex tissue 1 carton Clorox or Lysol wipes Pre-Kindergarten 2 pack of 24-count # 2 pencils
1 1.5” or 2” binder (1st-5th) 1 pack Lysol wipes 4 large erasers 2 boxes of Kleenex 1 box of 24-count crayons
4 pocket folders w/ brads (2nd) 2 rolls paper towels 1 plastic travel soap holder 2 packs of Clorox/Lysol wipes 1 pair of Fiskars scissors, blunt tip
1 1” binder (2nd) 2 boxes Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 box ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 pack of large primary pencils 2 pack large pink erasers
2 1-subject spiral notebooks (3rd-5th) 1 pack white paper plates (boys: large, girls: 1 kindergarten composition notebook 1 box of 24-count crayons 2 box of Kleenex tissue —Julia Mae Baker, 6, —Jadin Virgil, 8, said, —Maddie Dill, 9, said,
1 1” 3-ring binder w/ clear front pocket small) 1 kindermat 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer said her favorite part of “So I went on a trip to “I loved going to Baton
1 large bottle hand sanitizer First Grade
West Lowndes Elementary 2 4-count packs glue sticks 2 Boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons
1 small blanket
1 pack of wet wipes
1 pack of Clorox wipes
4 pack of wide ruled loose leaf paper
the summer was jumping Atlanta, to go to the Rouge, Louisiana. We
Book bag, no rollers (Pre-K-4th) 1 pair of headphones 1 pair of Fiskars Scissors 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue 2 rolls of paper towels (girls) into the deep end of the aquarium, I saw lots rented a house with my
Nap Mat (Pre-K &K) 3 glue sticks 4 glue sticks 1 can of Lysol spray (boys) Moncrief Pool. “I loved of fish that I’ve never family and it had a pool.
$10 Supply Fee Third Grade 1 package of pencil top erasers 1 primary handwriting tablet 2 pack of glue sticks
$25 Tech Fee 3 packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 2 packs of #2 pencils 1 change of uniform clothes w/ underwear 1 pack of index cards
jumping!” Julia will be even seen before.” Jadin I have an older brother,
1 pair of headphones 4 packs #2 pencils 1 pkg of Clorox wipes and socks 1 pack of sticky notes a first grader at Suddeth will be a third grader we played a lot.”
2 packs #2 pencils (Pre-K-5)
2 primary writing tablets (K-2)
3 pocket folders with brads
1 24-count box Crayola crayons
2 boxes of Kleenex
2 bottles of hand sanitizer
1 backpack, no rollers 5 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads Elementary School. at Henderson Ward Maddie will be a fourth
1 navy or white sweater or jacket 1 pack of 2-count highlighters
3 packs of wide rule loose leaf paper (2nd-5th) 1 pair Fiskars scissors (blunt) 1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 pencil pouch Stewart. grader at Starkville
7 pocket folders w/ brads (2nd-5th) 3 large boxes Kleenex tissue 1 backpack, no rollers Kindergarten 1 box of Ziploc bags (quart-girls/gallon-boys) Academy.
2 1-subject spiral notebooks (1st-3rd) 1 pack glue sticks 1 spiral notebook w/ 120 sheets NO Rest Mats Needed 1 pair of earbuds
2 2” binders and dividers (4th-5th) 1 box markers 1 pack of wide-ruled loose leaf paper 1 pair of Fiskars scissors (blunt tip) 1 backpack, no rollers
2 rolls paper towels 3 3 prong folders w/ pockets 2 boxes of crayons 1 navy or white sweater or jacket
Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet 1 pack disinfectant wipes 1 roll of paper towel 1 8-count pack of markers
Pre-Kindergarten 1 bottle of hand sanitizer 1 set of earbuds or headphones 4 glue sticks Fifth Grade
3 boxes 16-count jumbo crayons 1 pack colored construction paper 2 composition notebooks (wide ruled, not 2 boxes of Kleenex
1 box Classic Color markers 1 pack pencil-tip erasers Second Grade spiral) 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer —Emma Pruitt, 8, said, —Elliot James, 10, said,”I —Jordan O’Briant, 10,
3 packs glue sticks 1 box Ziploc bags (girls-gallon/boys-quart) 2 dozen #2 lead pencils 3 boxes of Kleenex 1 pack of glue sticks
“I went on vacation to liked going swimming, said, “I liked being here
3 boxes Kleenex tissue 1 plastic pocket folder w/o brads 2 glue sticks 2 pack 24-count #2 pencils 1 pack of colored pencils
1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 2 spiral notebooks 1 pair Fiskars scissors (blunt) 1 pack of construction paper 1 pair scissors, blunt tip Atlanta to see my cousins visiting one of my at Moncrief Pool the
1 Kindermat (plastic, folding) 2 composition notebooks 1 pack of Clorox/Lysol wipes 1 box of Clorox wipes and went on a tour for grandfathers in Alabama, most, I come here all
2 packs #2 jumbo pencils Fourth Grade (label supplies with child’s name) 2 large boxes Kleenex 1 bottle of hand sanitizer (10 oz. or larger) 2 large pink erasers
1 pack multi-color construction paper #2 pencils 2 24-count boxes crayons 1 pack of 2 Expo dry erase markers 4 packs of #2 pencils my favorite show, ‘The and I’m reading ‘Maniac the time!” Jordan will
2 tubs Clorox antibacterial wipes-boys 3 pocket folders with brads 1 pack wide ruled loose leaf paper 2 boxes of Ziploc bags (gallon, quart, or snack 2 1-subject spiral notebooks Walking Dead.’” Emma Magee.’ It’s sort of an be a fifth grader at East
3 rolls paper towels 2 boxes Kleenex tissue 2 folders w/ pockets size) 4 packs of wide rule loose leaf paper will be a third grader at adventure book. He runs, Webster Elementary.
1 pack card stock 2 pack small index cards 1 roll paper towels 1 pack large pink erasers 2 composition notebooks, not spiral
2 packs baby wipes-girls 1 pack colored pencils 2 bottles sanitizer 1 backpack, no rollers 1 2 in. 3-ring binder Henderson Ward Stewart. runs, runs, and runs!”
1 backpack 1 pack Expo dry erase markers 1 pair earbuds 1 navy or white sweater or jacket 1 pack of 6 subject dividers Elliot will be a fifth grade at
Complete set of clean clothes to keep at school
for emergencies
1 pair of scissors
1 box Clorox wipes (boys)
1 backpack, no rollers
1 pack of markers
3 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads Overstreet Elementary.
First Grade 1 pair of earbuds
Wide rule loose-leaf notebook paper 1 highlighter 2 pack of #2 pencils 1 backpack, no rollers
Kindergarten 1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 pack of pencil top erasers 2 boxes of 24-count crayons 1 navy or white sweater or jacket
1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 bottle hand sanitizer (girls) 1 plastic pencil box 4 glue sticks
2 packs Clorox wipes 1 roll paper towels
1 pack glue sticks
1 pack of dry erase markers 3 boxes of Kleenex Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet ­—John David Lajeune, 9, —Ana Medeiros, 10, —Skyler Mcilwain, 7,
1 bottle Lysol spray 1 pair of Fiskars scissors, blunt tip All grades: backpack (no rollers); label all
2 boxes Papermate Classic #2 pencils Third Grade 2 composition books (not spiral) supplies with your child’s name; plain uni- said, “I went to Florida said, “I went to Sea Lab in said, “My favorite part
1 pack Wet Ones or baby wipes Fifth Grade 3 boxes of Kleenex 2 packs of wide-ruled loose leaf paper form-colored jacket for classroom Merriett Island to see my Dolphin Island. You get to this summer was going
2 boxes Kleenex tissue 3 boxes Kleenex tissue 2 packs #2 pencils 1 pack of Clorox wipes Pre-Kindergarten
1 roll paper towels 2 rolls of paper towels 2 packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 1 box Ziploc bags (girls-gallon/boys-quart) 1 box of 8-count large crayons, not jumbo
MiMi. We went to the see all types of creatures to Memphis to see my
1 box Classic Crayola color markers 1 large bottle hand sanitizer 1 box of crayons 4 large pink erasers 1 box of Kleenex beach and I like both that are in the ocean, like GiGi, my grandmother.
1 bottle Elmer’s liquid glue Pair of scissors (blunt) 1 pair Fiskars scissors (blunt) 1 bottle of hand sanitizer 1 kindermat w/ 1 king size pillowcase to cover the water and the sand.” jellyfish and octopus.” We went to the zoo. I
4 4-count packs glue sticks 3 packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 1 pencil bag 1 plastic school supply box 1 towel or small blanket
1 box Crayola watercolor paint 5 packs #2 pencils 1 pair earbuds 1 backpack, no roller 2 tubs of antibacterial wipes John David will be a third Ana will be a fifth grader loved the elephants.”
2 16- or 24-count boxes Crayola crayons 1 pack pencil cap erasers 4 folders w/ brackets 1 navy or white sweater or jacket 2 glue sticks grader at Henderson Ward at Starkville Academy. Skyler will be a second
1 pack cardstock 1 box colored markers 1 pack of highlighters 1 change of clothes (uniform w/ underwear Stewart. grader at Henderson
1 large nylon pencil pouch (no boxes, please) 1 box crayons 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer Second Grade and socks)
Complete set of clean clothes for emergencies 3 folders w/pockets & brads (one red) 1 marble composition journal 2 box of Kleenex Ward Stewart.
1 bottle GermX 1 yellow plastic folder 1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 2 glue sticks Kindergarten
2 spiral notebooks 1 backpack, no rollers 2 boxes of 16-count crayons 4 large erasers
First Grade 1 pack disinfectant wipes 1 pair of Fiskars scissors, blunt tip 1 pencil box
2 packs of 24-count #2 pencils 1 box Ziploc bags (girls-gallon/boys-quart) Fourth Grade 4 packs of wide rule loose leaf paper 2 box 24-count crayons
2 packs of crayons 1 pack of glue sticks 2 packs #2 pencils 2 24-count #2 Ticonderoga pencils 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue
1 package Crayola markers (girls) 1 Pair Fiskars scissors 2 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads 3 boxes of Kleenex
1 box Crayola colored pencils (boys) Fairview Elementary 2 glue sticks 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer 1 pack of #2 pencils
1 pack of dry erase markers Pre-Kindergarten 4 packages of wide-ruled loose leaf paper 4 large pink erasers 1 K-2 primary writing journal
1 box Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 1 8-count boxes Crayola crayons 2 yellow highlighters 2 spiral notebooks 1 tub of antibacterial wipes
1 pair scissors 1 box Crayola markers 1 pair of earbuds 2 composition notebooks, not spiral 1 box of baby wipes
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What was your favorite thing to do this summer?
1 bottle of hand sanitizer Please label all supplies with your child’s 3 24-count packs #2 pencils sticks) 4 dry erase markers (chisel tip/big markers)
2 boxes of Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) name 2 bottles hand sanitizer (8 ounces) 2 packs #2 pencils 2 large bags of candy (no gum)
1 change of clothes (uniform w/ underwear Pre-Kindergarten 1 tub antibacterial wipes 6 8-count boxes skinny crayons (no 16,24,36, $5.00 classroom fee
and socks) 4 16-count boxes Crayola crayons 1 3-prong folder or 48 count)
2 plastic folders w/ pockets and prongs 1 small plastic school supply box 1 pack colored pencils 1 pair scissors Fourth Grade ($5 classroom fee due at open
1 composition notebook 2 boxes Kleenex tissue 2 one-subject spiral notebook 1 box Clorox disinfecting wipes house)
Photographs by Deanna Robinson 3 boxes Ziploc bags (2 gallon/1 quart) 1 pair of earbuds 2 boxes of wet wipes King James Version Bible
First Grade 1 Kindermat 1 pack washable markers Webster’s Dictionary
2 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads 1 pack #2 pencils Fifth Grade 1 box Ziploc bags (sandwich or gallon) 2-inch binder

Lowndes County Children 3 boxes of Kleenex
2 boxes of 24 count crayons
2 packs of #2 pencils
2 tubs antibacterial wipes
4 rolls paper towels or napkins
2 boxes Crayola markers
3 boxes Kleenex tissue
2 bottles Germ-X
4 packs #2 pencils (no mechanical 24 count)
1 nap mat (no pillow unless attached to mat)
1 labeled set of clothes (outerwear, under-
wear, socks) in labeled Ziploc bag
Pencil pouch with holes to hook in binder
4 packs of wide0ruled notebook paper
4 one-subject spiral notebooks
1 pack of 2-count Elmer’s glue sticks 1 bottle hand sanitizer 1 2” 3-ring zipper binder 2 bags candy for classroom rewards 1 pack of highlighters
4 large white Sanford erasers 1 box baby wipes 6 subject dividers 2 boxes facial tissue 3 packages of cap erasers that go on pencils
“I love playing with my “I had fun at the Slip-n-Dip “I enjoyed church camp 1 composition notebook 2 6-count pack Expo dry erase markers 10 packs loose-leaf paper l bag candy for naptime reward (if child stays 2 packages of Crayola colored pencils
new kitty.” with my friends.” in Florida with my 1 small plastic school supply box 2 bottles liquid soap 3 3-subject notebooks for nap) 1 pair of scissors
1 pack of dry erase Expo markers 1 primary writing journal 1 blue folder w/ prongs (Optional) $5 or $10 Walgreens gift card for 1 glue stick
cousin this summer.” 2 large bottles of hand sanitizer 1 pack Post-It notes 1 pencil case/pouch film processing; photos used in scrapbook 6 pocket folders with holes not prongs
—Delaney Nicely, 10, —Cale Dunn, 11, will be a 1 roll of paper towels Change of clothes (uniform, underwear, socks) 6 glue sticks and end-of-year video shown at graduation 2 boxes of tissues
1 tub of Clorox wipes 1 pair earbuds 2 packs colored pencils 2 packs of pencils please send Ticonderoga
will be a fifth grader sixth grader at New Hope —McKenzie McCabe, 1 box each Ziploc bags (gallon & quart) First Grade (not soft) (Not Dixon by Ticonderoga) Or USA
at Victory Christian in the fall. Cale is the son of 9, will be a fifth grader Second Grade Kindergarten 1 pack Post-It notes 50 Ticonderoga #2 (NOT Dixon by Ticond- GOLD
2 24-count boxes Crayola crayons 1 pair of Fiskars scissors 1 pencil sharpener eroga) or USA Gold pencils
Academy this Fall. Jenny LeBlanc. at Victory Christian 2 packs of wide ruled loose leaf paper 2 24-count boxes Crayola crayons 1 pack Clorox wipes 2 packs pencil cap erasers that go on pencils Fifth Grade ($5 classroom fee due at open
Delaney is the daughter Academy in the fall. 2 plastic folders w/ pockets and brads 4 Elmer’s glue sticks 2 packs 3.5” x 5” index cards (one lined, one 4 24-packs packs Crayola crayons house or 1st day; initial all items)
1 pair of Fiskars scissors, blunt tip 2 vinyl/plastic pocket folders w/ brads blank) 1 pair blunt-tip scissors 1 King James Version Bible (Study Bible OK as
of Tabitha and Doug McKenzie is the 3 composition notebooks, not spiral 2 boxes Kleenex tissue 1 pack washable markers 6 glue sticks long as KJV)
Nicely. daughter of Angela and 1 4-count pack of Elmer’s glue sticks 2 boxes Ziploc bags (2 gallon or 2 quart, 1 pack multi-colored construction paper or 6 folders w/pockets; no brads 1 book bag
1 box of 10-count markers zipper closure) card stock 1 pack construction paper 1 American Heritage Student Dictionary
Ryan McCabe. 3 packs of 24-count #2 pencils 4 packs #2 pencils 1 pair earbuds 1 large bag candy (NO GUM or Jawbreakers) 1 Roget’s Thesaurus
1 zippered pencil pouch 2 5/8” ruled writing tablet (Not spiral) 2 regular-sized zipper type pencil pouches 4 large erasers
1 large bottle of hand sanitizer 1 primary journal Victory Christian Academy 1 regular-sized book bag 1 small pencil pouch (no boxes)
1 tub of Clorox wipes 4 jumbo erasers K-2 3 boxes tissues 3 4-packs highlighters
3 boxes of Kleenex 1 tub Clorox antibacterial wipes 3 packs large Crayola crayons 1 container Clorox wipes 1 24-count box colored pencils
2 boxes Ziploc bags (boys-gallon/girls-quart) 2 bottles hand sanitizer 3 boxes Kleenex 1 roll paper towels 1 handheld pencil sharpener w/cover
“I went to cooking camp “My favorite thing is “I rode a roller coaster 1 set of earbuds 1 packs Post-It Notes 1 pack construction paper 4 Dry Erase Markers (Black) 1 pointed tip scissors
1 jumbo pack of multi-colored construction 1 bottle Elmer’s school glue 1 small dry erase board (dollar Tree) 2 12-packs Ticonderoga or USA Gold #2
at the W! My favorite swimming! Can I get at Six Flags this Third Grade paper 1 carton wet wipes Change of clothes (shirt, pants/skirt, under- pencils
thing to cook was back in the pool?” summer.” 3 composition notebooks (not spiral) 1 small school supply box 1 bottle of baby lotion clothes and socks) in Ziploc bag; to be kept 1 standard clipboard (plastic or wood)
3 200-count packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 1 pack of earbuds (in case the child has an accident). in student’s book bag 5 pocket folders (sturdy)
ravioli.” 3 24-count packs #2 pencils 3 full sets of clothes 1 standard 3-prong folder
—Noah Garrett, 12, will —Greg Moore Jr., 9, 1 24-count box Crayola crayons First Grade (top, bottom, socks, shoes, 3 panties/under- Second Grade ($5 classroom fee; label all 3 one-subject notebooks (sturdy)
— Amara Newman, 10, be a seventh grader and will be a third grader 3 boxes Kleenex tissue 4 plastic folders w/ pockets & brads (4 different wear) items) 1 1” binder
2 Elmer’s glue sticks colors) Bookbag (big enough for a folder) 1 King James Version Bible 1 composition notebook
will be a fifth grader at is homeschooled. Noah at Stokes Beard in the 1 1in. 3-ring binder 4 boxes Kleenex tissue If your child isn’t potty trained, they’ll need to 2-24 pack of #2 pencils (plain wooden) 5 packs wide rule notebook paper
2 boxes of cap erasers 3 packs #2 pencils bring pull ups 2 Packs of erasers 1 bottle Germ-X hand sanitizer (no green or
New Hope Elementary is the son of Julie and fall. Greg is the son of 1 pair of Fiskars scissors 4 Elmer’s glue sticks 2 boxes of 24 count crayons scented)
this fall. Amara is the Clint Richards and Jake Brittany Summerville 1 box of quart Ziploc bags 3 Composition books Pre-Kindergarten 4 packs of wide ruled paper 4 boxes Kleenex
2 bottles of hand sanitizer 3 pkg of notebook paper 1 bottle hand sanitizer 1 One inch binder 1 container of Clorox disinfecting wipes
daughter of Hannah Otts. and Kristen Garrett. and Greg Moore. 1 tub of Clorox wipes 1 tub Clorox antibacterial wipes 2 containers Clorox wipes 1 pair of blunt tip scissors 2 bags candy (NO GUM)
4 3-prong plastic folders w/ pockets 2 bottles hand sanitizer 3 boxes baby wipes 2 packs of 3 glue sticks 1 roll of paper towels
3 plastic folders w/ pockets 2 packs small index cards 3 boxes Kleenex 1 12-inch ruler with inches and centimeters 1 ruler
1 set of earbuds 2 packs Post-it Notes 2 rolls paper towels 4 pocket folders without prongs 1 stick of travel sized deodorant
2 boxes crayons 1 large pack small Styrofoam cups 2 five-subject notebooks
“I had fun at the play- “I went to Six Flags and “I like coming to the Fourth Grade 1 box of Ziploc bags (1 quart or 1 gallon) 1 pack washable markers 1 pack of construction paper *The dictionary and thesaurus recommended
3 boxes Kleenex tissue 1 pair earbuds 1 bag candy 1 pencil pouch to go in binder above are the ones that correspond with our
ground all summer.” I’m Batman for my birth- park.” 4 200-count packs wide ruled loose leaf paper 1 lunch box (if needed) 3 boxes of Kleenex language book pages and can be purchased
day.” 3 24-count packs #2 pencils Second Grade 4 8-count boxes large Crayola crayons 1 bottle of Germ X on Amazon.com/ These brands are not re-
1 pack highlighters 1 24-count box Crayola crayons 1 box Ziploc bags (quart-if last name starts 1 Roll of paper towels quired, but will be the most beneficial to you
—Jaylin Butler, 5, will — Ariel Jones, 7, will 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer 4 pack wide rule loose-leaf paper A-M/ 1 Bag of candy r student and are acceptable for use through
start kindergarten at —Chayden Stephenson, be a second grader at 2 3-prong plastic folders w/ pockets 3 boxes Kleenex tissue gallon-if last name starts N-Z) any brand the 10th grade.
2 2in. 3-ring binders 1 pair Fiskars scissors 1 backpack (large enough to put a folder in) Third Grade
Fairview in the fall. Jaylin 6, will be a first grader at Fairview Elementary 6 subject dividers 4 24-count packs #2 pencils 1 nap mat (if child is in extended care nap; no King James Version Bible Sixth Grade ($5 for compass/protractor kit due
lives in Columbus with Fairview Elementary in the in the fall. Ariel is the 2 composition notebooks 5 pocket folders w/ brads and pockets pillow unless attached to mat) Three ring binder (study only-no cloth/no zip by open house or 1st day; label all items with
1 box of 24 count crayons 4 composition notebooks Change of clothes (outerwear, underwear, binders) black permanent marker)
his grandmother, Vivkie fall. Chayden is the son of daughter of Virginia 1 pack of lined/white index cards 1 pack Post-It Notes socks), all labeled with student’s name in a 2 standard sized journal notebooks (composi- 1 King James Version Bible
Butler. Lafayette Stephenson and Jones. 1 pair of Fiskars scissors 4 Elmer’s glue sticks labeled Ziploc bag tion/non-spiral) 1 book bag
2 Elmer glue sticks 1 small plastic pencil box 5 one-subject spiral notebooks 1 pack of cap erasers
Chelsey Jones. 1 1 in. 3-ring binder 1 tub antibacterial wipes K-4 (label all items including clothes) 8 PLASTIC pocket folders 1 transparent plastic shoe-box (at least 5
1 set of earbuds 1 pack 3.5” X 5” lined note cards 1 Pack of pencil top erasers BOYS- 1 box of Ziploc bags (quart size) quarts)
1 tub of Clorox wipes 1 large pump bottle Germ-X 1 pair blunt-tip scissors GIRLS- 1 box of Ziploc bags (Gallon size) 3 packs of highlighters
1 pair earbuds 1 bottle Elmer’s glue BOYS- 1 Box of boyish Band-Aids; 1 tube 1 pack of colored pencils
“I had fun in the pool and “I like playing in the pool “I got to go to the water Fifth Grade 1 pack Crayola washable markers (primary Hydrocortisone 1 % cream (anti itch) 1 pair of pointed tip student scissors
playing with my baby at my house and going to park and have ice cream 3 boxes Kleenex tissue Third Grade colors only) GIRLS- 1 Box of girlish Band-Aids; 1 tube 1 one-inch binder
1 bottle hand sanitizer 3 packs loose-leaf college rule paper 5 packs skinny Crayola crayons (primary colors of Neosporin + pain (first aid antibiotic 8 subject dividers to use for binder
sisters this summer.” the beach.” this summer.” 4 24-count packs #2 pencils 3 24-count packs #2 pencils (pre-sharpened) only) ointment) 2 packs of #2 pencils (Ticonderoga or USA
4 packs of wide ruled loose leaf paper 3 jumbo erasers 2 boxes Kleenex ALL 3 large containers of Clorox disinfecting gold)
—Azalya King, 7, will be a —Rachael Shelton, 5, will —Diamond King, 6, will 2 rolls of paper towels 3 boxes Kleenex tissue 1 container Clorox wipes wipes (for cleaning desk daily) 2 packs of erasable pens in blue or black ink
1 pack of cap erasers 2 bottles Germ-X (8 ounces) 3 bags candy (No gum, Air Heads, Laffy Taffy ALL 3 boxes of Kleenex (Pilot Frixion Clicker)
second grader at Sale Ele- start kindergarten at Sale be a first grader at Sale 1 pack of 10 sheet protectors 1 pack Lysol wipes and Twizzlers) 1 box of 24 count crayons 2 packs of wide-ruled notebook paper
mentary in the fall. Azalya Elementary in the fall. Elementary in the fall. 1 1in. 3-ring binder 4 composition notebooks 1 regular-sized tan or light brown pillowcase 1 pack of Crayola washable markers 1 pack of graph paper
Rachael is the daughter 1 set of earbuds 1 1” binder 1 regular book bag (no small ones) 5 packs of 150 sheets wide ruled loose-leaf 2 five-subject notebooks with plastic covers
is the daughter of Renota Diamond is the daughter 1 pack of graph paper (girls-large grid/boys- 2 pocket folders Lunch box (if needed) paper 1 one-subject notebook with plastic cover
of Jessica and Jakode of Renota Jones. small grid) 2 24 count Crayola Crayons Nap mat (if needed; no pillow unless attached 3 packs of 12+ count YELLOW # 2 pencils 1 ruler (inches and centimeters)
Jones. Shelton. 1 zippered pouch 4 glue sticks to mat; no sleeping bags) (Ticonderoga) 2 packs of 3X5 notecards
1 pack of variety highlighters 1 pair Fiskars scissors 1 set of clothes (outerwear, underwear, socks) 2 packs of BIC mechanical pencils 2 boxes of facial tissue
1 pair earbuds in labeled Ziploc bag 1 pack of 4 highlighters 1 canister of disinfectant wipes
Stokes-Beard Technology 2 containers of baby wipes 2 packs of pencil top erasers 1 can of disinfectant spray
& Communication Magnet Fourth Grade 1 Elmer’s glue stick 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
All grades: $15 workbook fee & backpack (no 2 boxes Kleenex tissue Kindergarten 1 pair of scissors (blunt) 2 bags of candy (no gum)
wheels) 4 packs loose-leaf paper 2 bottles white liquid glue (no gel or glue 1 plastic 12” ruler (inches and centimeters) 1 pack of Expo markers
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Seventh & Eighth Grades 3 24-count boxes crayons (two for class and 6 large or 12 small Elmer’s glue sticks (no Scissors 1 pack graphing paper
KJV Bible one for art class bottles) 2 glue sticks 1 pack assorted construction paper
Dictionary/Thesaurus 3 8 oz. bottles of Elmer’s school glue 3 rolls paper towels Markers Colored pencils or markers
6 pocket folders 2 rolls paper towels 1 bottle hand sanitizer Crayons Pens (black or blue)
College ruled notebook paper 1 yellow poly-pocket folder w/ prongs 4 24-count packs #2 pencils Ticonderoga 2 bar erasers Dictionary (needed at home)
Spiral notebook-for English class 1 box color markers (8 basic colors) or USA America’s pencils (No colored or 15 sheet protectors 2 bottles hand sanitizer
Pencils 1 tri-fold kinder mat (plastic) patterned pencils) 2 spiral notebooks 1 ruler with metric & standard measurement
Black pens only (no colored pens) 1 book bag (must hold 8.5”x11” notebook, 1 pair Fiskars scissors (Blunt) 1 pack notebook paper Master combination lock
Highlighters no rollers) 1 cloth zipper pouch or box to store crayons 6 3-prong folders
3X5 index cards 2 bottles hand sanitizer 1 carton Clorox wipes 2 pocket folders Seventh Grade
2 boxes of Kleenex 1 12-count pack Dixon pre-sharpened #2 2 plastic folders with pockets and 3 prongs 2 Highlighters Wide rule loose-leaf notebook paper
1 roll of paper towels pencils 1 package of expo markers (chisel tip) 1 binder Pencil pouch Pens (blue or black)
1 bottle of Germ-x 2 pink bar erasers 1 container of Clorox wipes #2 pencils
Simple calculator (8th only) 2 glue sticks Third Grade 2 binders (1 inch) 4 sets five-subject dividers
Steno pad (for homework assignments) 1 carton Clorox wipes 2 boxes Crayola crayons Boys—1 bottle of hand sanitizer 1 pack colored pencils or markers
Liquid paper 1 can Lysol 1 box washable Crayola markers Girls—1 box of Ziploc bags (quart or gallon) 1 box facial tissue
1 box Ziploc bags (boys-quart/girls-gallon) 24 #2 pencils Master combination lock
High School Supply List 1 box colored pencils Overstreet Elementary 1 pack assorted construction paper
Pencils First Grade Scissors Fifth Grade 1 1.5” 3-ring binder
Notebook Paper 2 pink bar erasers 1 bottle glue 12 pre-sharpened pencils 1 2” or 3” 3-ring binder (preferably zippered)
Scientific Calculator (adequate for Algebra I, 2 12-count pack #2 pencils (yellow) 2 glue sticks 1 roll paper towels 2 rolls paper towels
Geometry, and Algebra II 2 tablets (broken lines/white paper) 2 rolls paper towels 2 boxes Kleenex 2 bottles hand sanitizer
Graphing Calculator- TI 83 plus or TI 84 2 70-page wide rule composition books 1 box of Ziploc bags (Boys-gallon/ Girls-quart) 1 5” pointed scissors 1 pack graphing paper
(needed for Pre-calculus 2 24-count box crayons 3 large boxes Kleenex 2 Elmer’s glue sticks Calculator
Protractor & compass for Geometry 2 10-count boxes Crayola color markers 2 packs wide rule loose-leaf notebook paper 1 pack Crayola markers Dictionary (needed at home)
Graph paper 2 glue sticks 1 bottle hand sanitizer 1 150-count pack wide rule paper No spiral notebooks
3 ring binders 1 pair safety scissors (blunt) Book bag, not rollers 4 composition notebooks
Folders with pockets and 3 holes to be insert- 2 boxes facial tissue Bar or pencil cap erasers 1 2-hole pencil sharpener Eighth Grade
ed into binders 2 rolls paper towels 1 pack highlighters 1 35-count container Clorox wipes Wide rule loose-leaf notebook paper
Ink pens (blue or black) 1 can Lysol spray Pencil bag or pouch 1 bottle hand sanitizer Pens (blue or black)
Highlighters 1 container of Lysol/Clorox wipes 2 containers of Clorox wipes 1 1.5” 3-ring binder Pencils
Thesaurus 1 bottles hand sanitizer 6 plastic folders w/ brads & pockets 1 pack subject dividers w/pockets 4 sets five-subject dividers
Spanish Dictionary (Spanish Students) 1 Bottle of hand soap (red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple) 1 4-color set highlighters 1 pack colored pencils or markers
Notecards 1 box Ziploc bags (boys-quart/girls-gallon) 6 70-page wide rule notebooks 2 boxes facial tissue
Kleenex 1 Avery 3-ring binder (1 inch or 1.5 inch) Armstrong Middle School 1 pack assorted construction paper
Hand Sanitizer Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary Expo Markers No Spiral Notebooks 1 1.5” 3-ring binder
Clorox Wipes Second Grade Construction paper Sixth Grade 1 2” or 3” 3-ring binder (preferably zippered)
Paper Towels 3 boxes of facial tissue Index cards 1 2” or 3” 3-ring binder (preferably zippered) 2 roll paper towels
6 bar Erasers Pencils 2 bottles hand sanitizer
STARKVILLE 4 wide rule composition notebooks (no spirals) Fourth Grade 2 rolls paper towels 1 pack graphing paper
Sudduth Elementary 1 packs wide ruled loose-leaf paper 2 boxes Kleenex 2 boxes facial tissue Calculator
Kindergarten 2 24-count boxes Crayola crayons 2 rolls paper towels 4 sets five-subject dividers Master combination lock
2 boxes facial tissue 1 box of regular sized markers 24 pencils Wide rule loose-leaf notebook paper Dictionary (needed at home)
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