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• Who is your favorite teacher and why? ...............................................2


• School reopening plans still fluid as pandemic continues ...................4
• Homeschool remains viable option for students in 2020 ....................6
• Local students and parents preparing for transition to senior year .....8
• Balancing school, hobbies and stress ................................................10 Sunday, July 26, 2020
• School supply lists.............................................................................12
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Who is your favorite teacher and why?

“ Gibson’s
favorite teacher is
Ms. Miner because
“she always made
“ Deestarr’s
favorite teacher
was Ms. Covington
because “she
taught me
“ Willow’s
favorite teacher
was Ms. Bryant
because “she
made us feel like
me happy.” everything about school was the
science.” best place to be.”

Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Gibson Parks, 5, will be Deestarr Horsley, 11, Willow Gillespie, 9, will


a kindergartener at will be in sixth grade at be in fourth grade at
Sudduth Elementary. Partnership School in Henderson Ward Stewart
Starkville. Elementary.

“ Nader said
he has loved all of
his teachers, but
his favorite is Ms.
Jackson because “ Jamoiya’s
favorite teacher
is Mr. Lowrey
because “he
“ Jakayla’s
favorite teacher
is Ms. Greggs
because “she
always helped
“she taught me to
was sweet and when it was
count to 100 and
understanding.” needed and gave
about the life cycle
great advice.”
of a frog.”

Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Nader Alqhtani, 8, will be Jamoiya Givens, 15, will Jakayla Givens, 13, will
a third grader at Henderson be a sophomore at West be an eighth grader at
Ward Stewart Elementary. Lowndes High School. West Lowndes High
School.
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lPack of highlighters lZipper pencil pouch with 3 holes for
West Elementary Hebron Christian School Fourth Grade

Who is your favorite teacher and why?


l2-pack of red ink pens l2 reams of copy paper placement in binder
PreK Kindergarten
lBaby wipes l Pack of dry erase markers (Expo K-3 & K-4 l1 bag of cough drops Fourth & Fifth Grade
lPaper towels brand preferred) lBook bag l1 pack of tab dividers lBackpack (no wheels)
lBoys ONLY - Gallon ziplocs l4 journals/notebooks (no spirals, l2 boxes regular size crayons (8 count l # 2 pencils lSnack and/or lunch box
lGirls ONLY - Quart ziplocs wide-ruled) only) lCrayons or colored pencils lMiddle & High School
lFacial tissue lPack of wide-ruled loose leaf paper lPlastic school box (small) l1 small bottle of glue lPump hand sanitizer (6th - 8th grade)
lJumbo pencils lPack of pencil top erasers or 1 big lChildren Tylenol tablets l Ruler l3 large rolls of paper towels (9th
l Crayons bar eraser l4 rolls paper towels lPlastic box (shoe box size) grade)
l2 pocket folders with prongs l2 packs of loose leaf paper lClorox or Lysol disinfecting wipes
l Markers lNap mat (wide


l2 boxes of facial tissue (10th - 12th grade)
lCopy paper l1 coloring book rule)
l Cardstock l2 rolls of paper towels l1 set of watercolors l1 box of children Tylenol English Department
lConstruction paper l Scissors l1 folder with pocket lPlastic folder (no fastener) l$5 supply fee (6th - 9th grade)


lPack of construction paper l2 boxes of kleenex l$25 book fee (10th - 12th grade)
lGlue (bottle) l2 glue sticks
Madison’s


lGlue sticks lEarbuds / headphones l1 box of ziploc bags (gallon or qt size) lCap erasers l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets)
lPencil box l Pencils
l2 plastic folders - no prongs needed K-5 lGlue sticks favorite teacher is
lPlastic shoe box with lid for change lGirls ONLY - gallon size ziploc bags lBook bag l Scissors lBlack or blue ink pens
Samya’s
of clothes lBoys ONLY - quart size ziploc bags l1 ream of copy paper Fifth Grade l Highlighters Ms. Richardson Cassie’s
lFace covering (mask) lFace covering (mask) l2 boxes of kleenex l # 2 pencils lLoose leaf paper (college ruled) favorite teacher
lWater bottle lWater bottle l2 packs #2 pencils l1-in avery heavy duty notebook with Math Department because “she gave favorite teacher
Kindergarten Fourth & Fifth Grades l1 box of clorox wipes dividers l$5 supply fee is Mrs. Crockett
l1 zipper pouch l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets) out candy and ex- is Ms. Hanson
l1 plastic art box for supplies
l5 packs of yellow Ticonderoga pencils
lPlastic school box lFiskar scissors
lWide ruled loose leaf paper because “she
l2 boxes of 24 count crayons l8 pack of washable markers l1 bag of cough drops tra credit, and we because “she was
l1 pack of primary pencils l3 boxes of facial tissue l1 bag of cough drops lDividers with tabs lMechanical pencils
would share lots of
l2 packs of #2 pencils l1 pack of colored pencils l1 roll of paper towel l Crayons History Department were going to go nice to all of her
l1 pair of blunt tip children’s scissors l1 roll of paper towels l1 pack baby wipes l1 ream of copy paper l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets) interesting stories
l6 glue sticks l5 packs of lined wide ruled notebook l1 box of ziploc bags (quart) l Markers lCollege ruled paper on a trip to Spain students, but extra
l1 bottle of Elmer’s school glue paper l1 box of ziploc bags (gallon) lPlastic box (shoe box size) l5-tab dividers about her life with
l1 pack of page protectors l Pencils together through nice to me.”
l1 primary journal notebook
l4 wide rule composition books
l2 plastic folders without fasteners l2 packs of loose leaf paper
lBlack or blue ink pens us.”
l1 box gallon ziploc bags
l2 three prong folders
l2 packs of 24 ct. Crayons l2 inch 3 ring binder (no trapper
lPoster boards (per 9 weeks / 6th -
the school’s Span-
l1 box quart size ziploc bags l2 glue sticks keeper)
l3 rolls of paper towels l1 composition notebook
l1 pack of colorful index cards
lThin sleeping mat (plastic red/blue or l Bible 8th grade)
lComposition book (10th grade)
ish program.”
l3 boxes of facial tissue cloth mat) lColored pencils
l1 pack of dry erase marks l Highlighters lAny type calculator (economics)
l1 clean set of clothes (including First Grade
socks and underwear) in a gallon lFace covering (mask) lZiploc slider bags (1 gallon) l2 dry erase markers Science Department
lWater bottle l$ 25 lab fee (Anatomy, Physiology & Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff
ziploc bag with child’s name on it l1 pack dry erase markers Sixth Grade
lKing James Bible Biology)
lFace covering (mask)
lWater bottle Partnership Middle School
l1 dry erase white board
l3 plastic folders with pockets lCrayola colored pencils or crayons lTI-30 scientific calculator (Chemistry) Madison McCarter, 16, Samya Brooks, 16, will Cassie Lanier, 10, will
First Grade Sixth & Seventh Grades l2 packs of #2 pencils l2 packs of loose leaf paper (not l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets)
will be a junior at Victory be a junior at Golden be a fifth grader at New
l3 inch binder l Pencils
l1 pair of safety scissors l Scissors college rule)
lBoys ONLY - 1 box of quart size ziploc lBinder pouch
lColored pencils
l2 packs of erasers (pink bar eraser lCrayola markers lBlack or blue ink pens
l Highlighters
Christian Academy. Triangle Early College Hope Elementary.
bags 2 in) lPencil pouch
lGirls ONLY - 1 box of gallon size l Scissors l2 reams of copy paper l Scissors lLoose leaf paper High School.
ziploc bags lComposition notebook l2 boxes of crayons (24 count) l Protractor Art
l2 composition notebooks l Glue l1 tub of baby wipes l Ruler l$25 supply fee
l2 boxes of 24 count crayons lLoose leaf paper l1 box of markers lDividers with tabs Psychology
l2 pink bar erasers l Pencils l1 bag of cough drops lTiconderoga #2 pencils l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets)
l 2 packs of #2 USA gold pencils (24 l Pens l1 pack of colored pencils l Highlighters l Pencils
l Dividers lPink pearl erasers lBlack or blue ink pens
in a pack) lBinder hole reinforcement stickers
l2 boxes of kleenex
l Highlighters
l6 large or 12 small glue sticks l1 roll if paper towel l2 inch 3 ring binder
l2 packs of index cards (Used to repair a sheet of loose if it l1 box of clorox wipes lElmer’s glue sticks Spanish 1
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l2 plastic folders with prongs and rips so that students may put it back Second Grade l1 ream of copy paper l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets)
pockets in their binder notebook.) l Bible l1 pack of dry erase markers l Pencils


l1 pack of wide-ruled loose leaf paper l Highlighter lBook bag l1 bag of cough drops lBlack or blue ink pens
lErasers (pencil or bar) l Highlighters
l2 rolls of paper towels
l3 boxes of facial tissue lFacial tissue
l1 box of crayons (24 count)
l2 boxes of kleenex Oak Hill Academy
Korey’s
lFace covering (mask) lFace covering (mask) l2 rolls of paper towels lOak Hill will be purchasing most of Noxubee County High School favorite teacher Jeremiah’s
lWater bottle lWater bottle l1 pack of ziploc bags (qt) the classroom supplies in bulk. A$75 Required
Second Grade l1 box of baby wipes supply fee will cover most supplies l # 2 pencils / mechanical pencils was Ms. Meggs favorite teacher
l3 composition notebooks Armstrong Jr. High School l Scissors and leaves only few things to the lBlue and black ink pens
l2 packs of #2 USA gold pencils (24 Eighth & Ninth Grades lBox of markers parents: lLined notebook paper who taught math. was Ms. Nagy,
lLoose leaf paper – no spiral lBinders or pocket folders
pack)
l 1 pack of wide ruled loose leaf notebooks
l1 bottle of children Tylenol tablets
lPlastic folder with fasteners
Elementary
Pre-K & Kindergarten lSubject dividers Green hopes who taught
notebook paper lComposition notebook l1 pack of colored pencils lLabeled backpack Highly Recommended that he’ll be able Language Arts
l4 plastic folders lZippered binder 2 or 3 inch l1 box of clorox wipes lLabeled snack and/or lunch box lOral thermometer (for personal use
l3 boxes of facial tissue l Pencils lGlue stick lLabeled nap mat with blanket and at home) to finish out his because “She
lPens (blue or black) lFace mask
l1 roll of paper towels lBottle glue pillow (no plastic)
l6 large of 12 small glue sticks lGraphing paper
Third Grade lLabeled water bottle with secure top lPersonal bottle of hand sanitizer senior year with made me like
l Dividers lPersonal water bottle
l2 pink bar erasers
l2 packs of crayons - 24 count lConstruction paper
lBook bag
l1-3 ring binder with 1 pack of dividers
(Pre-K)
l Labeled ziploc bag with a change of lStudent planner a marching band English.” • Who is your favorite teacher and why? ...............................................2
• School reopening plans still fluid as pandemic continues ...................4

lColored pencils or markers lFlash drive


season.
• Homeschool remains viable option for students in 2020 ....................6
l1 pencil box lColored pencils clothes including socks & underwear • Local students and parents preparing for transition to senior year .....8

l Glue stick
• Balancing school, hobbies and stress ................................................10 Sunday, July 26, 2020
l1 pair of child’s scissors (blunt tip) l2 packs of loose leaf paper (wide (red, white, gray, black, tan or a spare • School supply lists .............................................................................12

l Highlighters
l1 pack (4 count) Expo markers ruled) uniform)
l Scissors
lGirls ONLY - 1 box sandwich size lKing James Bible First & Second Grade About the cover: Makinley Scott,
lFacial tissue lLabeled backpack (no wheels) Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff
ziploc bags lPaper towels
l1 pack dry erase markers (black)
lBoys ONLY - 1 box quart size ziploc
lTI-30XS Multi-view Scientific
l1 pack dry erase markers (color) lLabeled snack and/or lunch box
lLabeled durable 3-ring binder with Korey Green will be a Jeremiah Jethroe will be a Cline Kemp, and Luke Linhoss listen to
bags l1 box of kleenex
lEarbuds or headphones Calculator – 8th Grade ONLY
lFace covering (mask)
lLiquid glue bottle inside pockets (1st grade) senior at New Hope senior at New Hope their teacher, Rebecca MeCaskey, as she
lFace covering (mask) lPlastic box (shoe box size) Third Grade
lWater bottle lWater bottle l1 Highlighter lBackpack (no wheels) High School. High School. explains 3-D modeling at Henderson Ward
Third Grade lFiskars scissors lLabeled snack and/or lunch box
l1/2 inch binder Starkville High School l1 bag of cough drops l2 3-subject notebooks with wide
Stewart Elementary in Starkville on July
lAddress labels Tenth, Eleventh & Twelfth Grade l1 pack of crayons (24 count) ruled paper 14th during a summer class. (Photo by
l2 packs of #2 pencils (12 count) lFace covering (mask) l2 reams of copy paper l1-in 3 ring binder
lBox of crayons lWater bottle l1 pack of #2 pencils l3 plastic folders with pockets and 3 Antranik Tavitian)
l Box of markers holes
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lLow odor black fine tip dry erase lWashable markers of colored pencils l1 cloth zipper pouch or box to store
semester) Sudduth Elementary School

School reopening plans still fluid as pandemic continues


marker lFiscar scissors l2-4 yellow highlighters
PreK crayons
lDisinfectant air fresh Lysol spray lSupply box (no bags, please) l2 green 2-pocket folders l Small blanket/cover for nap time l 2 plastic folders with 3 prongs and
(bulk) lPack of wet wipes (per 9 weeks) lReam of copy paper
(cots are provided) pockets
Sixth Grade l4 packs of Clorox wipes l2 rolls of paper towels lChange of clothes l1 package of 4-count Expo markers
l3 packs of wide rule 8x10.5 filler l Bottle of anti-bacterial hand soap l4 packs of Clorox wipes l2 packs of baby wipes l1 package of sharpies

All three local districts will be prepared to switch back to online learning, superintendents say paper (200 count)
l 24 #2 pre-sharpened yellow pencils
(latex free)
(per semester)
l2 rolls of paper towels (per 9 weeks)
lBottle of germ-X (per semester)
lMerriam-Webster dictionary
l3-ring notebook
l12 in ruler (in & cm / not bendable or
l2 boxes of facial tissue
l 2 rolls of paper towels
l1 pack of jumbo pencils
l 2 pairs of earbuds (one pair for each
semester)
lZiploc bags
l2 rolls of Scott select-a-size paper lPlastic kindermat collapsible) l1 pack of crayons (Crayola 24 pack lFace covering (mask)
Story by Tess Vrbin towels l1 pack of copy paper l4 packs of wide-rule notebook paper preferred) lWater bottle

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l2 wide-ruled black marble l2 big pink erasers (bought in a packer, not from a l1 pack of markers (Crayola Classic Third Grade
composition books (100 count) l4 glue sticks notebook) 10 pack preferred) l2 boxes of Crayola crayons
lWestcott 5-in kid sharp scissors lGlue bottle l70-page spiral notebook l1 package of 24 #2 Pencils

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l2 glue sticks
l3 boxes of disinfecting wipes (35 lSmall pack of construction paper l Scissors
ntil the social distancing direc- lBox of ziploc bags (gallon) l2 three-prong plastic folders with
count / not for skin) lBox of band-aids lPencils (if mechanical - 7mm lead)
pockets l4 glue sticks
tive from the Centers for Disease l4 packs of pencil cap erasers (6 l Complete change of clothes in lSolid color backpack l1 package of construction paper l2 rolls of paper towels
Control and Prevention is lifted, count / latex free) labeled ziploc bag l Pencil case (not a box) l1 package of white copy paper l2 large boxes facial tissue
lCrayola ultra clean washable thick l Scissors l1 package bar erasers
“normal operations” for schools are a thing First Grade l1 box of zipper sandwich bags
markers (8-count) lSupplies are purchased by the l3-subject spiral notebook lGirls ONLY – 1 box of quart size l1 package of highlighters
of the past, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consoli- lCrayola 7-in colored pre-sharpened
teacher l2 boxes of Kleenex
zipper bags l4 plastic folders with prongs and
dated School District Superintendent Eddie pencils (12 count) Second Grade l2 bottles of hand sanitizer lBoys ONLY – 1 box of gallon zipper pockets
l2 Colorations purple wash glue stick l1 ream of copy paper lPack of 3x5 note cards l3 wide-rules notebooks
Peasant said on the district website. It’s bags
(small / .32 oz.) lTwo-pack of highlighters lSubject dividers lFace covering (mask) l2 packages of 4 count Expo markers
true for school districts both locally and lClear storage box with lid (6 quart / l 2 packs of wide-rule notebook paper Sixth Grade lWater bottle l1 – 1 inch binder and pack of dividers
nationwide as they make plans to try to 13.5 x 8.25 x 4.75) (please, do not open) lReam of copy paper
Kindergarten l1 package of sheet protectors
l2 boxes of Scotties tissue (185 l3 packs of pencil top erasers l2 rolls of paper towels l2 boxes of facial tissue l1 ear bud set
keep students, teachers and staff at a safe count) lFiscar scissors lSupply bag (no boxes) l1 black/white composition notebook lGirls ONLY – 1 box of gallon Ziploc
distance from each other in buildings and l4 Expo low odor black fine tip dry l3 boxes of Kleenex l4 packs of Clorox wipes l1 plastic pencil box bags
on buses. Public health data changes daily, erase markers l3 rolls of paper towels l4 packs of wide-rule notebook paper l1 pair blunt tip scissors lBoys ONLY – 1 box of quart Ziploc
lE xpo assorted fine tip dry erase l16 count crayola crayons (no l4 large pink erasers l3 boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons bags
so districts have to make adjustments on markers (4 pack) markers) l1 pack 3x5 white lined note cards l2 bottles of Elmer’s school glue (8 lFace covering (mask)
the fly if needed. lBlue 2-in zipper binder l2 green 2-pocket plastic folders lMechanical pencils lWater bottle
oz size)
Safety and sanitation are the first and
lPack of 5-tab multi-colored index l3 blue 2-pocket plastic folders lPack of tracing paper l4 glue sticks Fourth Grade
paper dividers lElmer’s glue (small) l8 yellow highlighters (no other color) l2 pink bar erasers l1 – 1 ½ inch binder (heavy duty
foremost priorities, said Cherie Labat, Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff l2 fluorescent yellow highlighters l12in ruler (in & cm) l2 bottles of hand sanitizer l2 rolls of paper towels preferred)
Rebecca MeCaskey virtually explains a 3-D modeling to Joe Foun- l2 large stretchable book covers lSubject dividers l2 packages of notebook paper
superintendent of the Columbus Municipal Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff
lWaterless hand sanitizer with pump
lSupply bag (no boxes)
l3 in 3-ring notebook
l1 box of Crayola markers (8 basic
l2 clear sleeves (page protectors)
Rebecca MeCaskey puts hand sanitizer on Cline Kemp’s hands tain at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary in Starkville on July l3 packs of pre-sharpened pencils colors)
School District. (8 oz.) l4 packs of Clorox cleaning wipes l2 boxes of tissue l1 package pre-sharpened Dixon #2 l1 zip binder pouch
“We understand that we have to have before he enters the classroom at Henderson Ward Stewart Ele- 14th. Virtual teaching is a possibility for many schools in the next l2 black medium stick pens l2 packs of napkins lBox of colored pencils l48 pencils
mentary in Starkville on July 14th. school year. l2 packs of 3x5 ruled white index lBox of Jr. Tylenol
pencils (1 dozen per package) l2 glue sticks
PPE (personal protective equipment) to lBox of children’s acetaminophen l2 yellow poly pocket folder with
cards (100 count) lBottle of hand sanitizer l Scissors
prongs l1 pack of markers
make sure that our parents are comfortable The superintendents of all three districts lBox of resealable bags (quart / 25
Third Grade l2 glue sticks l1 box of quart size zipper bags l1 pack of crayons
sending their children into the environment said they hope to be prepared to switch count) l4 packs of Clorox wipes lRed pens l1 box of gallon size zipper bags l1 pair of scissors
lBox of resealable bags (gallon / 20 l Highlighters l2 packs of 4x6 white lined note cards lFace covering (mask) l2 bar erasers or pack of eraser caps
that we select,” Labat said. “We’re being back to an entirely virtual learning environ- count) lFiscar scissors l2 one-subject composition book l2 highlighters
lWater bottle
very cautionary and we want to make sure ment if the pandemic makes a resurgence lDisinfectant air fresh Lysol spray l3 boxes of Kleenex lL arge plastic folder with closure for
First Grade l2 composition notebooks
we have what we need to comply with in the fall. (bulk) l3 rolls of paper towels research material lPencil box l2 pocket folders (plastic preferred)
lPack of 9x12 assorted construction lPack of colored-pencils (24 count) Seventh Grade l2 boxes of facial tissue l6 prong folders one of each color –
CDC guidance.” “We were so blindsided (in March) be- paper (50 count) l2 packs of wide-rule notebook paper lReam of copy paper l 2 pink bar erasers red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and
Mississippi Department of Education cause we left for spring break and we nev- lReam of copy paper l3 boxes of tissues l2 tablets (broken lines/white paper purple (plastic preferred)
put forth in June a list of three reopening er came back,” LCSD Superintendent Sam Starkville Christian School lPack of napkins l2 rolls of paper towels
writing tablet) l2 boxes of facial tissue
lPlease make sure to purchase a solid lBottle of hand sanitizer lBottle of hand sanitizer l1 wide ruled composition notebook l2 rolls of paper towels
options: a traditional school schedule, in Allison said. “I don’t think any of us ever color book bag (no wheels) for your lBox of children’s acetaminophen l2 packs of Clorox wipes l2 boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons l5 manila file folders for student work
which students are physically present at thought it was a possibility. We’re going to student (grades K4-12) for the first lEraser tops l2 1-in 3 ring notebooks l2 bottles of school glue (8 oz size) l1 box of gallon or quart sized Ziploc

school but follow a strict set of health and have an online (plan) ready so that we’re day of school. lSupply bag l4 packs of 3x5 lined note cards l2 glue sticks bags
Kindergarten l2 packs of Ticonderoga pencils l2 blue highlighters l2 rolls of paper towels l1 pair of earbuds with headphone
safety rules; a virtual schedule, in which prepared as a district if we do this again.” K4 lGlue stick (no bottle) lBottle of adult acetaminophen l 2 boxes of Crayola markers classic jack
l2 boxes of crayons (classic colors/8 lWooden ruler l 3 black dry erase chisel tip markers
teachers will present their entire curricu- All three districts are preparing to imple- l12 in ruler (in & cm) colors – 10 count
count) lGreen plastic folder with prongs lGraph paper l1 pair of safety scissors (blunt tip) (Expo preferred)
lum online for students to learn at home as ment safety measures such as temperature l2 packs of fat pencils with erasers lRed plastic folder with prongs l2 4-packs of fine tip black EXPO l2 packages #2 pencils plain yellow lFace covering (mask)
they did from March to May; and a hybrid screenings for everyone who enters the l2 boxes of kleenex lBlue plastic folder with prongs markers pencils (1 dozen per package) lWater bottle
lPlastic mat for sleeping (no cloth, l1 in binder (no zipper) lBox of paperclips
schedule, which combines online and buildings and routine disinfecting of all please) l2 packs of college rule notebook
lBoys ONLY - 1 box of quart size
Overstreet Elementary School
l1 ½ in binder zipper bags
in-person instruction. surfaces. SOCSD is placing decals em- lRound tip scissors (Fiscar)
Fourth Grade paper l Girls ONLY - 1 box of gallon size Fifth Grade
CMSD will open on a hybrid schedule blazoned with the Yellow Jacket mascot l6 rolls of paper towel l3 rolls of paper towels lMechanical pencils lJumbo glue sticks (6)
l2 packs of washable markers (basic l2 yellow highlighters
zipper bags lPocket folder with prongs (5)
l3 ring notebook (1 ½ in) lFace covering (mask)
and students will attend school three days six feet apart on some of the floors of its colors/fat) l2 packs of wide-rule notebook paper Eighth – Twelfth Grade lComposition notebooks (6)
lWater bottle
a week and learn from home two days a buildings to give students and parents a l4 glue sticks lMechanical pencil lSubject area teachers will give lRuler (to sixteenths)
lLarge pack of wet wipes students a list of additional supplies l Scissors
week. The Lowndes County School District visual aid for social distancing. Peasant said l4 packs of Clorox wipes
lMerriam-Webster dictionary Henderson Ward Stewart
l4 large pink erasers for special projects when needed Elementary lCrayons (24 count)
will start the school year with a hybrid protective face masks will most likely be lBottle of anti-bacterial hand soap l4 packs of Clorox wipes lBottle of hand sanitizer l Markers
Second Grade
schedule and return to a fully in-person available on site. lBig bottle of hand sanitizer lPlastic orange folder with prongs l4 packs of Clorox wipes l3 boxes facial tissue lIndex Cards – 100 Count (2 packs)
lBox of band-aids l4 boxes of Kleenex lNotebook with subject dividers of lWide Ruled Notebook Paper (2
traditional method by week three, and The districts will implement other safety lRed plastic double-pocket file folder individual notebooks per subject
l 3 rolls of paper towels
packs)
l Glue l6 bar erasers
families can sign up for an entirely virtual protocols, including requiring masks, limit- Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff (no prongs) lPack of dividers (8) with pockets lNotebook paper l4 packages of #2 pencils (24 count – lHighlighters – 1 pack
learning method if they prefer it. ing visitors’ access to school buildings and lReam of copy paper l2 packs of highlighters lMechanical pencils l Pre-sharpened pencils (24 count); NO
The class listens to their classmate, Jaden Claire Everett, present her 3-D model at Hen- lPack of plastic spoons lBlue or back pens
Ticonderoga or USA America’s Pencil)
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated encouraging parents to drive their children l Ream of copy paper l2 wide-ruled composition notebooks mechanical pencils
derson Ward Stewart Elementary on July 14th. Masks and hand sanitizer will be manda- lPack of colored construction paper lWooden ruler (cm & in) lRed pens lCap erasers – 1 package
(no spiral notebooks)
School District will allow families to to school in order to minimize the numbers tory at most schools for this school year. lComplete change of clothes in lSupply bag lReam of copy paper l2 packages of loose leaf wide-ruled lPaper Towels – 2 rolls
choose the learning environment they feel of students on buses. labeled ziploc bag l2 bottles of hand sanitizer lBox of tissue
paper lKleenex – 2 Boxes
K5 l Scissors lTracing paper (9th grade Geography l2 boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons lPersonal pencil sharpener
is best for their children. The hybrid option Classes will start Aug. 6 in all three develop more flexible course schedules. to move all classes entirely online again l2 boxes of tissue
Fifth Grade students) l1 box of Crayola markers lPencil pouch or pencil box
will be available for grades 10-12, but all districts. MDE reduced the number of SOCSD is removing three late start after Thanksgiving break if the virus is l2 boxes of 8 count crayons (per l2 red pens l Colored pencils (9th grade Geography l6 large glue sticks lBoys ONLY – 1 box of gallon ziplocs

other students have only the virtual and required daily instructional hours from five days from its calendar and might also get still spreading by then, according to the semester) l2 blue or black pens students) l1 bottle of glue lGirls ONLY – 1 box of quart ziplocs
lBox of #2 pencils lLarge pink eraser lUSB storage device (9th grade l1 pair of Fiskar scissors lFace covering (mask)
traditional options. and a half to four in order to help districts rid of fall break. The district might have website. l2 packs of classic color markers (per Keyboard/Data Processing students) lWater bottle
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l12 Elmer’s purple washable glue l2 large stretchable book covers

2020-2021 School Supply Lists


sticks (small / 21 oz.) l Pack of Crayola washable fine tip
l4 packs of Crayola crayons (24 classic markers (8 count)
count) lAssorted insertable paper dividers
lSubject wide ruled spiral notebook (8-tab)
(70 page) l2 fluorescent yellow highlighters
lBlue 5 star poly stay-put pocket and l2 fluorescent orange highlighters
Caledonia Elementary lHeadphones (no ear buds) Starkville Academy
l $10 supply fee lPlastic school supply box or bag Pre-K brad folder l Pack of Crayola 7-in colored pre-
lOrange 5 star poly stay-put pocket sharpened pencils (12 count)
l $25 tech fee Kindergarten l2 packs of unscented baby wipes
l Book bag (no rollers) lNo rest mats needed l4 packs of disinfecting wipes (35 and brad folder lPack of Ziploc/Glad zip-bags (quart /
l Nap mat (Pre-K & Kindergarten) lBox of Kleenex tissue lWhite 5 star mead poly stay-put 24 count)
count/not for skin)
l Headphones lPack of #2 pencils (24 count) l2 rolls of paper towels pocket and brad folder lDisinfectant air fresh Lysol spray
l 2 packs of primary (oversized) pencils lPack of Clorox/Lysol disinfecting lWaterless hand sanitizer with pump l2 boxes of tissue (bulk)
(Pre-K & Kindergarten) wipes (8 oz.) l2 rolls of paper towel Fourth Grade
l2 lPack of Crayola 7-in colored pre- lWide rule 8x10.5 filler paper (200
packs of #2 pencils (1st grade - l Zippered pouch l2 packs of Crayola ultra clean wash
5th grade) lHeadphones (no earbuds) thick markers (8 count) sharpened pencils (12 count) count)
l1 in 3 ring binder with clear front lPlastic school supply box or bag lFour-color pack of Play Doh (4 oz. l2 pink bevel erasers (latex free) l Yellow heavy duty plastic pocket &
l2 boxes of Lysol disinfectant wipes brad folder
pocket lChange of uniform clothes with cans)
lPrimary writing tablet (Kindergarten - underwear & socks l8 Elmer’s glue sticks (small/21 oz./6 (35 count) lGreen heavy duty plastic pocket &
lPlastic school box brad folder
1st grade) First Grade gram)
l2 packs of wide ruled notebook paper lPack of #2 pencils lBox of resealable bags (gallon/20 lCrayola ultra clean wash thick lBlue heavy duty plastic pocket &
(2nd - 5th grade) lComposition notebook (no spiral) count) markers (8 count) brad folder
lFace mask lPack of loose leaf paper (wide rule) lBox of resealable bags (quart/25 l4 low odor black fine tip dry erase lRed heavy duty plastic pocket & brad
lL arge pack of pink erasers count) markers folder
lAssorted highlighters (4-pack) l2 fluorescent yellow highlighters
New Hope Elementary lPlastic school supply box or bag lBox of 65 lb 8.5x11 white card-stock
l 2 of 10x8.5 ruled HBJ tablets (45 lPack of Crayola crayons (48 count)
l$10 supply fee lBox of Kleenex (25 sheets)
l$25 tech fee lPack of Clorox/Lysol disinfecting l2 bottles Elmer’s school glue (4 oz.) count / first grade) lPack of Crayola ultra clean washable
lBook bag (no rollers / Pre-K - 5th wipes l2-in Avery white economy view binder Second Grade thick markers (8 count)
lFiskars sharp scissors (5-in) l2 Elmer’s purple washable glue
grade) lHeadphones / Earbuds lDisinfectant air fresh Lysol spray
lNap mat (Pre-K & Kindergarten) lChange of uniform clothes with l 36 #2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre- sticks (small /.21 oz.)
(bulk)
lHeadphones / earbuds underwear & socks l9 -in paper plates (25 count) sharpened pencils lWestcott 5-in kid sharp scissors
l2 boxes of Scotties tissue (185 l4 8 #2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre-
l Pencils Second, Third & Fourth Grade l3 packs of 8.5x11 top load clear
l2 packs of primary pencils (laddie / lBox of Kleenex tissue sheet protectors (10 count) count) sharpened pencils
l2 pink bevel erasers (latex free) lClear storage box with lid (6 quart /
Pre-K & Kindergarten) lPack of loose leaf paper (wide rule) l2 packs of Crayola crayons (standard
l2 packs of #2 pencils (Kindergarten) lPack of #2 pencils l2 Elmer’s school glues (4 oz.) 13.5 x 8.25 x 4.75)
size, not large or jumbo / 24 count)
l2 packs of Crayola crayons (24 l2 boxes of scotties tissue (185
l4 packs of #2 pencils (1st - 5th lPlastic folder with pockets and brads Kindergarten
grade) (not paper) l2 rolls of paper towels count) count)
l 2 packs of wide rule notebook paper lL arge pack of pink erasers l2 boxes of Kleenex (144 count) l 5 one-subject wide rule spiral l2 rolls of Scott select-a-size paper
(2nd - 5th grade) lHeadphones / earbuds l4 packs of Crayola crayons (24 notebooks (70 count) towels
l1-in binder with clear front pocket lPlastic school supply box of bag l2 packs of Crayola ultra clean lPack of 3x5 ruled white index cards
count)
(Pre-K, Kindergarten & 3rd grade) l 1-in binder l2 packs of Crayola ultra clean wash washable thick markers (8 count) (100 count)
l2 rolls of Scott select-a-size paper l2-in 5 star zip binder
l2-in binder (1st grade) Fifth Grade thick markers (10 count)
l2 one-subject notebooks (5th grade) lBox of Kleenex tissue l4 bottles of Elmer’s school glue (4 towels lPack of Crayola 7-in colored pre-
l2 one-subject notebooks with lPack of #2 pencils (24 count) l 6 assorted plastic pocket folders with sharpened pencils (12 count)
oz.)
dividers (3rd grade) l3 composition notebooks (not spiral) l12 #2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre- 3 holes l2 wide ruled black marble comp
lGraph paper (3rd grade) lPack of loose leaf paper (wide rule) l2 packs of disinfecting wipes (35 books (100 count)
sharpened pencils
l3 one-composition notebooks (not lPack of dividers lF iskars scissors (5-in blunt) count / not for skin) lGerm-X hand sanitizer with pump (8
l2-in assorted hardback vinyl binder oz.)
spiral / 4th grade) l 1-in binder l4 packs of unscented baby wipes
l5 -pack of multi-color highlighters lPack of fun stickers (36 count) l 7.25x20.25 clear top pencil bag with lBox of resealable bags (quart / 25
West Lowndes Elementary lHeadphones / earbuds l4 packs of Lysol disinfectant wipes grommets count)
l$10 supply fee lPlastic school supply box or bag lWide rule 8x10.5 filler paper (12 l8 packs of latex free pencil cap
(35 count / not for skin)
l$ 25 tech fee Middle School l2 Elmer’s purple washable glue count) erasers (6 count)
lBook bag (no rollers lAssorted highlighters (4-pack) l2 packs of disinfecting wipes (35
/ Pre-K - 5th lYour child’s teacher may ask for sticks (small / 21 oz.)
grade) more specific items depending on lPack of 3x5 ruled white index cards Third Grade count / not for skin)
l Headphones lBox of Scotties tissue (185 count) lE xpo fine tip multi-color dry erase
the class (100 count)
l2 packs of primary oversized pencils lPermanent markers are not allowed lAssorted plastic pocket folder with l3 packs of wide rule 8x10.5 filler markers (4 count)
(Pre-K & Kindergarten) on campus 3 holes paper (200 count) Fifth Grade
l2 packs of #2 pencils (1st - 6th lNo book bags - students may lSchool box 8.5 x 5.75 x 2.5 inch l One-subject wide rule spiral notebook l3 packs of wide rule 8x10.5 filler
grade) purchase CMS clear backpacks for lBox of 65 lb 8.5x11 white cardstock (70 count) paper (200 count)
lBlue or black ink pens (6th grade) l24 #2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre- l36 #2 pre-sharpened yellow pencils
$10 (25 sheets)
l2 primary writing tablets l3 -ring zipped binder (2 ½ - 3 inch) lExpo low odor fine tip dry erase sharpened pencils (latex free)
lCrayola crayons (24 count) l3 rolls of Scott select-a-size paper
(Kindergarten & 1st grade) lLoose leaf notebook paper (wide or marker (4-pack)
l2 packs of wide ruled loose leaf l2 Elmer’s school glues (4 oz.) towels
college rule) l1-in Assorted hardback vinyl binder
l 2 Elmer’s purple washable glue stick l5 wide-ruled black marble
paper (2nd - 6th grade) l# 2 pencils (wooden or mechanical) lBox of Ziploc/Glad bag (gallon / 20
l7 pocket folders with brads (2nd - 6th lDividers with tabs count) (small / 21 oz.) composition books (100 count)
lWestcott 5-in kid sharp scissors l5 assorted plastic pocket folders
grade) lBlue or black pens lPurell hand sanitizer with pump (8
l2 composition journals (3rd - 6th lHandheld pencil sharpener lRoll of Scott select-a-size paper with 3 holes
oz.)
grade) lPencil pouch to fit in a 3-ring binder lL atex free pencil cap erasers (6- towels l 4 packs of pencil cap erasers (6
l2 2-in binders with dividers (4th - 6th l Face mask lClear storage box with lid (6 quart / count / latex free)
pack)
grade) l Gloves lPack of 7-in pre-sharpened colored 13.5 x 8.25 x 4.75) l2 boxes of Scotties tissue (185
l Hand sanitizer l Red mead 5 star poly 2-pocket folder count)
pencils (12 count)
Columbus Municipal Schools High School lDisinfectant air fresh Lysol spray with holes lPack of low odor chisel tip dry erase
lBlue mead 5 star poly 2-pocket folder markers (4 count)
Elementary lStudents will be provided a syllabus l7-25 x 10.25 inch pencil bag
lMandatory face masks and school on the first day of school. The lReam of copy paper with holes l2-in blue zipper binder
lBlack mead 5 star poly 2-pocket lWaterless hand sanitizer with pump
box for all students syllabus will list the necessary l8.5x11 top load clear sheet
l$10 supply fee supplies for each class. protectors (50-pack) folder with holes (8 oz.)
l4 packs of latex free pencil cap l3 boxes of disinfecting wipes (35
Pre-K lAll students will be required to wear a l1 pack of latex free band-aids (60
lNo rest mats needed mask each day of school. count) erasers (6 count) count / not for skin)
lBox of Kleenex tissues lThese supplies will be required for lCrayola washable watercolors (8 l2 boxes of disinfecting wipes (35 l2 large stretchable book covers
lPack of Clorox/Lysol disinfecting their first day of school: count) count / not for skin) lAssorted stretchable book covers
lBox of Curad band-aids (latex free / lPack of double pocket poly dividers
wipes Notebook Paper First Grade
lPack of large primary pencils Three ring binder l2 packs of pencil cap erasers (6 60 count) (5 count)
lCan of Lysol spray lSoft pack of unscented baby wipes lWide ruled 5-subject spiral notebook
Pencils and Pens count)
lChange of uniform clothes with Masks lF iskars scissors (5-in blunt) (80 count) (12 count)
lWaterless hand sanitizer with pump l2 colorations purple small wash glue
underwear & socks Hand Sanitizer l7.25x10.25 clear top pencil bag with
lF iskar scissors (blunt tip) Gloves grommets (8 oz.) sticks (.32 oz.)
l2-in blue zipper binder (bulk) lSharp 5-in scissors
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Homeschool remains viable option for students in 2020


Golden Triangle residents advocate for in-home schooling
Story by Garrick Hodge Easy Peasy and Discovery K12.
ghodge@cdispatch.com Meanwhile, Melissa Shields is much
more of a homeschool veteran and has

W
ith uncertainty surrounding been homeschooling her three children
public and private schools located in the Lowndes County School
alike in the Golden Triangle District for the last 10 years. As part of a
this fall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, military family, Shields said homeschooling
homeschooling could be a real option for made transitions from one duty station to
parents. No stranger to being new to a dif- another easier and enhanced relationships
ferent learning method, Columbus resident in the family. Other benefits, according
Michelle Remson started homeschooling to Shields, include “witnessing the ‘Aha!’
her two children last year. moments when ideas click” and being able
“It took a few weeks for the kids to get to customize learning to fit the individual
used to not waking up and going right to needs of each child.
school,” Remson said. “But they really To register for homeschool, a parent
enjoyed it.” must file an annual certificate of enrollment
She advocated while parents new to (on or before Sept. 15th) that includes your
homeschooling might be nervous about and your child’s names, address, and tele-
teaching their kids, homeschooling can let phone number, your child’s date of birth,
children have a say in their curriculum. and a “simple description” of the type of
“I want parents to know even though education your child is receiving. Photo courtesy of Melissa Shields
it sounds intimidating to homeschool, To request a certificate of enrollment Caledonia resident Melissa Shields, center, works with her children (l. to r.) Colsyn, 8,
don’t let that hold you back,” Remson said form, one must contact the school atten- Brayden, 14, and Trevyn, 12, at their home. Shields, whose husband Brent is an Air
“There are tons of resources out there to dance officer at the public school district Force veteran, has been homeschooling her children for 10 years.
help. Mississippi is one of the few states where your child lives. When submitting
that make it really easy to homeschool. the form in person, it is important to ask for
Asking the kids what they would like to a document receipt to keep for your own
learn and how is important. Let them have records.
a say in the process. If your child likes an- The state of Mississippi requires no
imals and wants to be a vet, you can gear teacher qualifications, standardized testing
your learning more towards that.” requirements, required subjects or days of
Remson said she plans her lessons instruction.
through textbooks through two different A more detailed explanation on how to
online homeschool suppliers, Rainbow Re- enroll a child in homeschool in Mississip-
source Center and Homeschool SuperCen- pi can be found at https://hslda.org/post/
ter. Free online curriculums can be found how-to-comply-with-mississippi-s-homes-
using websites such as Khan Academy, chool-law

Michelle Rem-
son has been
homeschooling
her daughters
(left to right)
Cassidy (13)
and Ashlyn
(17) since last
year. They cur-
rently attend
8th and 12th
grade.
Photo by Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff
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Balancing school, hobbies and stress


Help your kids cope with stress during back-to-school season
Story by Yue Stella Yu
syu@cdispatch.com

S
tudents returning to school this fall may finally find
a sense of normality in their classroom routines and
reunite with familiar faces.
But the back-to-school season
may also bring stress for many
students as they worry about their
academic performance and after-
school programs, area counselors
say. Parents can help kids cope
with it through effective commu-
nications.
Academic performance
is one of the regular stresses
students may feel when they
return to school, said Christina
Shumpert-Chapman, behavioral
specialist at Columbus Municipal Christina
School District. Many students Shumpert-Chapman
may be concerned with their
grades or the credits they will
need to graduate, she said. Some
are met with challenges such
as food, clothing shortage and
homelessness.
“Going back into that type of
routine can be stressful,” she said.
Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff
“Making the grades, passing the
Christina Shumpert-Chapman, a behavior specialist for Columbus Municipal School District, works in her office at Bran-
tests, peer pressure, sometimes don Elementary School in Columbus.
anxiety, the need to fit in with
peers … that can also be stress- Give positive affirmation to the kids and encourage another school building or campus could be overwhelm-
ful.” them to accomplish their tasks, but also know their limits, ing and would take time to adjust to.
On top of academic stress, Shumpert-Chapman said. “I would encourage parents to talk about how school is
students may have a hard time Anna Guntharp “(Tell them) they can do this [...]. If they are struggling going to look different,” said SOCSD Assistant Superinten-
juggling between schoolwork with Math, talk to that Math teacher about getting some dent Anna Guntharp. “If parents can start role-modeling
and afterschool programs, such as tutoring and athletic extra help,” she said. by [...] wearing a mask and talking about handwashing,
practices. To help alleviate the stress that may come from both social distancing and what that looks like, [...] all of that
So how can parents help their kids cope with the stress schoolwork and afterschool programs, she said, parents will help us start the school year for kids to be comfortable
they feel? can create a routine for kids, make sure they get enough and reassured.”
Look for early signs of distress. If your kids demonstrate sleep and encourage them to take deep breaths and med- SOCSD will share a reopening plan at the end of July
low energy, feel sad or withdrawn, or have problems itate. Seeking peer support or even professional help from and set up virtual tours in advance for students who switch
controlling their behaviors, those are warning signs that counselors would also help. Extracurricular activities may to a different school building in the fall to prepare them for
warrant parent attention, according to the U.S. Depart- help distract students from their academic performance as the coming school year, said SOCSD spokeswoman Nicole
ment of Health and Human Services. Create a safe and well. Further their interest in their hobbies and therefore Thomas.
comfortable environment for kids to express their feelings reduce the stress they feel. “Talking about those things, letting your kids experience
when they feel overwhelmed. Set aside time to listen to On top of the regular anxiety students experience that before they get to the school building is good,” Young
them, be honest and focus on what they are truly worried with their school work, the pandemic, which has brought said.
about, Shumpert-Chapman said. about changes in school operations as well as students’ Counselors also point to various school district pro-
“One of the things with parents, caregivers and other personal lives, may also add to the uncertainty students grams, such as group sessions and counseling resources,
adults involved in these children’s lives is to listen,” she feel, said Katie Young, an elementary school counsel- for parents in need of professional help for their kids.
said. “Family meals are a great opportunity to allow stu- or at Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Directing their kids to these resources, counselors say, can
dents to express how they are feeling.” (SOCSD). For young students, Young said, switching to also prove helpful.
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Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff


Clare Seo is going to be a senior at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science East Mississippi Community College’s Communiversity.
this year and is beginning to look at colleges.

Local students and parents preparing for transition to senior year


Story by Theo DeRosa ing area.
tderosa@cdispatch.com ‘I’m looking forward to everything: She planned to take tours of several campuses in the
summer, but the COVID-19 put a stop to in-person visits
the classes, the accomplishments, the
L
ast year, as a junior at the Mississippi School for and will make it hard for Seo to get a full picture of the
Mathematics and Science, Clare Seo stayed up late
often, working on research papers or studying for dances, even the failures. Most of all, schools she’s considering.
“As great as virtual tours are, they can only do so
tests. Meanwhile, she remembers, the school’s seniors
merely had to touch up their college applications before
however, I’m excited to see my friends much,” Seo said.
For now, she’s working on improving her SAT and
hanging out with friends or going to bed early. Naturally,
Seo was envious — and ready to enjoy the very same
and make more memories with them.’ ACT scores, which can be key factors in the admissions
process. Though she’s not sure what schools to apply to
Abby Strain, MSMS senior
privilege in a year’s time. yet, Seo plans to write application essays and apply for
“It was just like, ‘Wow, I’m so ready to experience scholarships this fall, hoping to submit applications before
that,’” Seo said. “[...]senior year is meant to be lived to the fullest ex- several schools’ Early Decision deadlines, which are typi-
When Seo and fellow MSMS senior Abby Strain start tent,” she said. “It’s about the days you spend with your cally in November. If she’s accepted to a school via Early
their final year of high school in August, they’ll get to. friends and the nights that you don’t sleep.” Decision, she would have to enroll there.
Despite the pressure of tough classes, the stress of college Jason Chrest, whose son Brandon will be a senior at Most schools’ regular application deadlines are be-
applications and apprehension for what’s to come, Strain Caledonia High School this fall, says he’s well aware of tween Jan. 1 and March 1.
said she can’t wait to experience senior year. the major transition senior year will be for students. Chrest Tammy McCool said her son Bryant, a senior at Caledo-
“I’m looking forward to everything: the classes, the ac- said his son hopes to graduate high school in December; nia, will likely attend East Mississippi Community College
complishments, the dances, even the failures,” Strain said as soon as January, Brandon could end up as far away as before transferring to Ole Miss or Mississippi State and
in an email. “Most of all, however, I’m excited to see my Kansas, where he’s received an offer to play football for is hoping to major in forensic science. To achieve that,
friends and make more memories with them.” Bethel College. Bryant will have to excel in his classes this year, including
On top of a difficult course schedule, Strain will be “Not only are you focused on the classes that you’re chemistry, composition and college algebra. Some of his
president of three clubs: the Student Environmental Aware- taking right now; you’re focused on everything at the high courses are dual-enrollment classes, which will help Bry-
ness League, Plant Club, and a club dedicated to philan- school level coming to an end, and you’re also thinking ant get college credit before even enrolling.
thropy called Forgotten Stories. She’ll also be “scavenging” about that next chapter, where you’re going to end up One final year of high school sports, too, is something
college websites, hoping to attend school in a big city and going,” Chrest said. many rising seniors can’t wait to experience. April Cole-
majoring in environmental science and possibly chemistry Seo said that her eventual college decision will depend man, the mother of Caledonia outside linebacker Ayden
as well. Given that workload, Strain is well aware senior on whether a school offers the courses she plans to take — Coleman, said her son and his teammates are more than
year will be “incredibly busy,” but she said she can’t wait she plans to double major in psychology and biology — as ready to get on the field for their last high school season.
for it. well as how much she likes the campus and the surround- “They look forward to it so much,” Coleman said.
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Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff


Clare Seo is going to be a senior at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science East Mississippi Community College’s Communiversity.
this year and is beginning to look at colleges.

Local students and parents preparing for transition to senior year


Story by Theo DeRosa ing area.
tderosa@cdispatch.com ‘I’m looking forward to everything: She planned to take tours of several campuses in the
summer, but the COVID-19 put a stop to in-person visits
the classes, the accomplishments, the
L
ast year, as a junior at the Mississippi School for and will make it hard for Seo to get a full picture of the
Mathematics and Science, Clare Seo stayed up late
often, working on research papers or studying for dances, even the failures. Most of all, schools she’s considering.
“As great as virtual tours are, they can only do so
tests. Meanwhile, she remembers, the school’s seniors
merely had to touch up their college applications before
however, I’m excited to see my friends much,” Seo said.
For now, she’s working on improving her SAT and
hanging out with friends or going to bed early. Naturally,
Seo was envious — and ready to enjoy the very same
and make more memories with them.’ ACT scores, which can be key factors in the admissions
process. Though she’s not sure what schools to apply to
Abby Strain, MSMS senior
privilege in a year’s time. yet, Seo plans to write application essays and apply for
“It was just like, ‘Wow, I’m so ready to experience scholarships this fall, hoping to submit applications before
that,’” Seo said. “[...]senior year is meant to be lived to the fullest ex- several schools’ Early Decision deadlines, which are typi-
When Seo and fellow MSMS senior Abby Strain start tent,” she said. “It’s about the days you spend with your cally in November. If she’s accepted to a school via Early
their final year of high school in August, they’ll get to. friends and the nights that you don’t sleep.” Decision, she would have to enroll there.
Despite the pressure of tough classes, the stress of college Jason Chrest, whose son Brandon will be a senior at Most schools’ regular application deadlines are be-
applications and apprehension for what’s to come, Strain Caledonia High School this fall, says he’s well aware of tween Jan. 1 and March 1.
said she can’t wait to experience senior year. the major transition senior year will be for students. Chrest Tammy McCool said her son Bryant, a senior at Caledo-
“I’m looking forward to everything: the classes, the ac- said his son hopes to graduate high school in December; nia, will likely attend East Mississippi Community College
complishments, the dances, even the failures,” Strain said as soon as January, Brandon could end up as far away as before transferring to Ole Miss or Mississippi State and
in an email. “Most of all, however, I’m excited to see my Kansas, where he’s received an offer to play football for is hoping to major in forensic science. To achieve that,
friends and make more memories with them.” Bethel College. Bryant will have to excel in his classes this year, including
On top of a difficult course schedule, Strain will be “Not only are you focused on the classes that you’re chemistry, composition and college algebra. Some of his
president of three clubs: the Student Environmental Aware- taking right now; you’re focused on everything at the high courses are dual-enrollment classes, which will help Bry-
ness League, Plant Club, and a club dedicated to philan- school level coming to an end, and you’re also thinking ant get college credit before even enrolling.
thropy called Forgotten Stories. She’ll also be “scavenging” about that next chapter, where you’re going to end up One final year of high school sports, too, is something
college websites, hoping to attend school in a big city and going,” Chrest said. many rising seniors can’t wait to experience. April Cole-
majoring in environmental science and possibly chemistry Seo said that her eventual college decision will depend man, the mother of Caledonia outside linebacker Ayden
as well. Given that workload, Strain is well aware senior on whether a school offers the courses she plans to take — Coleman, said her son and his teammates are more than
year will be “incredibly busy,” but she said she can’t wait she plans to double major in psychology and biology — as ready to get on the field for their last high school season.
for it. well as how much she likes the campus and the surround- “They look forward to it so much,” Coleman said.
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Balancing school, hobbies and stress


Help your kids cope with stress during back-to-school season
Story by Yue Stella Yu
syu@cdispatch.com

S
tudents returning to school this fall may finally find
a sense of normality in their classroom routines and
reunite with familiar faces.
But the back-to-school season
may also bring stress for many
students as they worry about their
academic performance and after-
school programs, area counselors
say. Parents can help kids cope
with it through effective commu-
nications.
Academic performance
is one of the regular stresses
students may feel when they
return to school, said Christina
Shumpert-Chapman, behavioral
specialist at Columbus Municipal Christina
School District. Many students Shumpert-Chapman
may be concerned with their
grades or the credits they will
need to graduate, she said. Some
are met with challenges such
as food, clothing shortage and
homelessness.
“Going back into that type of
routine can be stressful,” she said.
Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff
“Making the grades, passing the
Christina Shumpert-Chapman, a behavior specialist for Columbus Municipal School District, works in her office at Bran-
tests, peer pressure, sometimes don Elementary School in Columbus.
anxiety, the need to fit in with
peers … that can also be stress- Give positive affirmation to the kids and encourage another school building or campus could be overwhelm-
ful.” them to accomplish their tasks, but also know their limits, ing and would take time to adjust to.
On top of academic stress, Shumpert-Chapman said. “I would encourage parents to talk about how school is
students may have a hard time Anna Guntharp “(Tell them) they can do this [...]. If they are struggling going to look different,” said SOCSD Assistant Superinten-
juggling between schoolwork with Math, talk to that Math teacher about getting some dent Anna Guntharp. “If parents can start role-modeling
and afterschool programs, such as tutoring and athletic extra help,” she said. by [...] wearing a mask and talking about handwashing,
practices. To help alleviate the stress that may come from both social distancing and what that looks like, [...] all of that
So how can parents help their kids cope with the stress schoolwork and afterschool programs, she said, parents will help us start the school year for kids to be comfortable
they feel? can create a routine for kids, make sure they get enough and reassured.”
Look for early signs of distress. If your kids demonstrate sleep and encourage them to take deep breaths and med- SOCSD will share a reopening plan at the end of July
low energy, feel sad or withdrawn, or have problems itate. Seeking peer support or even professional help from and set up virtual tours in advance for students who switch
controlling their behaviors, those are warning signs that counselors would also help. Extracurricular activities may to a different school building in the fall to prepare them for
warrant parent attention, according to the U.S. Depart- help distract students from their academic performance as the coming school year, said SOCSD spokeswoman Nicole
ment of Health and Human Services. Create a safe and well. Further their interest in their hobbies and therefore Thomas.
comfortable environment for kids to express their feelings reduce the stress they feel. “Talking about those things, letting your kids experience
when they feel overwhelmed. Set aside time to listen to On top of the regular anxiety students experience that before they get to the school building is good,” Young
them, be honest and focus on what they are truly worried with their school work, the pandemic, which has brought said.
about, Shumpert-Chapman said. about changes in school operations as well as students’ Counselors also point to various school district pro-
“One of the things with parents, caregivers and other personal lives, may also add to the uncertainty students grams, such as group sessions and counseling resources,
adults involved in these children’s lives is to listen,” she feel, said Katie Young, an elementary school counsel- for parents in need of professional help for their kids.
said. “Family meals are a great opportunity to allow stu- or at Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Directing their kids to these resources, counselors say, can
dents to express how they are feeling.” (SOCSD). For young students, Young said, switching to also prove helpful.
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Homeschool remains viable option for students in 2020


Golden Triangle residents advocate for in-home schooling
Story by Garrick Hodge Easy Peasy and Discovery K12.
ghodge@cdispatch.com Meanwhile, Melissa Shields is much
more of a homeschool veteran and has

W
ith uncertainty surrounding been homeschooling her three children
public and private schools located in the Lowndes County School
alike in the Golden Triangle District for the last 10 years. As part of a
this fall, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, military family, Shields said homeschooling
homeschooling could be a real option for made transitions from one duty station to
parents. No stranger to being new to a dif- another easier and enhanced relationships
ferent learning method, Columbus resident in the family. Other benefits, according
Michelle Remson started homeschooling to Shields, include “witnessing the ‘Aha!’
her two children last year. moments when ideas click” and being able
“It took a few weeks for the kids to get to customize learning to fit the individual
used to not waking up and going right to needs of each child.
school,” Remson said. “But they really To register for homeschool, a parent
enjoyed it.” must file an annual certificate of enrollment
She advocated while parents new to (on or before Sept. 15th) that includes your
homeschooling might be nervous about and your child’s names, address, and tele-
teaching their kids, homeschooling can let phone number, your child’s date of birth,
children have a say in their curriculum. and a “simple description” of the type of
“I want parents to know even though education your child is receiving. Photo courtesy of Melissa Shields
it sounds intimidating to homeschool, To request a certificate of enrollment Caledonia resident Melissa Shields, center, works with her children (l. to r.) Colsyn, 8,
don’t let that hold you back,” Remson said form, one must contact the school atten- Brayden, 14, and Trevyn, 12, at their home. Shields, whose husband Brent is an Air
“There are tons of resources out there to dance officer at the public school district Force veteran, has been homeschooling her children for 10 years.
help. Mississippi is one of the few states where your child lives. When submitting
that make it really easy to homeschool. the form in person, it is important to ask for
Asking the kids what they would like to a document receipt to keep for your own
learn and how is important. Let them have records.
a say in the process. If your child likes an- The state of Mississippi requires no
imals and wants to be a vet, you can gear teacher qualifications, standardized testing
your learning more towards that.” requirements, required subjects or days of
Remson said she plans her lessons instruction.
through textbooks through two different A more detailed explanation on how to
online homeschool suppliers, Rainbow Re- enroll a child in homeschool in Mississip-
source Center and Homeschool SuperCen- pi can be found at https://hslda.org/post/
ter. Free online curriculums can be found how-to-comply-with-mississippi-s-homes-
using websites such as Khan Academy, chool-law

Michelle Rem-
son has been
homeschooling
her daughters
(left to right)
Cassidy (13)
and Ashlyn
(17) since last
year. They cur-
rently attend
8th and 12th
grade.
Photo by Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff
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l12 Elmer’s purple washable glue l2 large stretchable book covers

2020-2021 School Supply Lists


sticks (small / 21 oz.) l Pack of Crayola washable fine tip
l4 packs of Crayola crayons (24 classic markers (8 count)
count) lAssorted insertable paper dividers
lSubject wide ruled spiral notebook (8-tab)
(70 page) l2 fluorescent yellow highlighters
lBlue 5 star poly stay-put pocket and l2 fluorescent orange highlighters
Caledonia Elementary lHeadphones (no ear buds) Starkville Academy
l $10 supply fee lPlastic school supply box or bag Pre-K brad folder l Pack of Crayola 7-in colored pre-
lOrange 5 star poly stay-put pocket sharpened pencils (12 count)
l $25 tech fee Kindergarten l2 packs of unscented baby wipes
l Book bag (no rollers) lNo rest mats needed l4 packs of disinfecting wipes (35 and brad folder lPack of Ziploc/Glad zip-bags (quart /
l Nap mat (Pre-K & Kindergarten) lBox of Kleenex tissue lWhite 5 star mead poly stay-put 24 count)
count/not for skin)
l Headphones lPack of #2 pencils (24 count) l2 rolls of paper towels pocket and brad folder lDisinfectant air fresh Lysol spray
l 2 packs of primary (oversized) pencils lPack of Clorox/Lysol disinfecting lWaterless hand sanitizer with pump l2 boxes of tissue (bulk)
(Pre-K & Kindergarten) wipes (8 oz.) l2 rolls of paper towel Fourth Grade
l2 lPack of Crayola 7-in colored pre- lWide rule 8x10.5 filler paper (200
packs of #2 pencils (1st grade - l Zippered pouch l2 packs of Crayola ultra clean wash
5th grade) lHeadphones (no earbuds) thick markers (8 count) sharpened pencils (12 count) count)
l1 in 3 ring binder with clear front lPlastic school supply box or bag lFour-color pack of Play Doh (4 oz. l2 pink bevel erasers (latex free) l Yellow heavy duty plastic pocket &
l2 boxes of Lysol disinfectant wipes brad folder
pocket lChange of uniform clothes with cans)
lPrimary writing tablet (Kindergarten - underwear & socks l8 Elmer’s glue sticks (small/21 oz./6 (35 count) lGreen heavy duty plastic pocket &
lPlastic school box brad folder
1st grade) First Grade gram)
l2 packs of wide ruled notebook paper lPack of #2 pencils lBox of resealable bags (gallon/20 lCrayola ultra clean wash thick lBlue heavy duty plastic pocket &
(2nd - 5th grade) lComposition notebook (no spiral) count) markers (8 count) brad folder
lFace mask lPack of loose leaf paper (wide rule) lBox of resealable bags (quart/25 l4 low odor black fine tip dry erase lRed heavy duty plastic pocket & brad
lL arge pack of pink erasers count) markers folder
lAssorted highlighters (4-pack) l2 fluorescent yellow highlighters
New Hope Elementary lPlastic school supply box or bag lBox of 65 lb 8.5x11 white card-stock
l 2 of 10x8.5 ruled HBJ tablets (45 lPack of Crayola crayons (48 count)
l$10 supply fee lBox of Kleenex (25 sheets)
l$25 tech fee lPack of Clorox/Lysol disinfecting l2 bottles Elmer’s school glue (4 oz.) count / first grade) lPack of Crayola ultra clean washable
lBook bag (no rollers / Pre-K - 5th wipes l2-in Avery white economy view binder Second Grade thick markers (8 count)
lFiskars sharp scissors (5-in) l2 Elmer’s purple washable glue
grade) lHeadphones / Earbuds lDisinfectant air fresh Lysol spray
lNap mat (Pre-K & Kindergarten) lChange of uniform clothes with l 36 #2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre- sticks (small /.21 oz.)
(bulk)
lHeadphones / earbuds underwear & socks l9 -in paper plates (25 count) sharpened pencils lWestcott 5-in kid sharp scissors
l2 boxes of Scotties tissue (185 l4 8 #2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre-
l Pencils Second, Third & Fourth Grade l3 packs of 8.5x11 top load clear
l2 packs of primary pencils (laddie / lBox of Kleenex tissue sheet protectors (10 count) count) sharpened pencils
l2 pink bevel erasers (latex free) lClear storage box with lid (6 quart /
Pre-K & Kindergarten) lPack of loose leaf paper (wide rule) l2 packs of Crayola crayons (standard
l2 packs of #2 pencils (Kindergarten) lPack of #2 pencils l2 Elmer’s school glues (4 oz.) 13.5 x 8.25 x 4.75)
size, not large or jumbo / 24 count)
l2 packs of Crayola crayons (24 l2 boxes of scotties tissue (185
l4 packs of #2 pencils (1st - 5th lPlastic folder with pockets and brads Kindergarten
grade) (not paper) l2 rolls of paper towels count) count)
l 2 packs of wide rule notebook paper lL arge pack of pink erasers l2 boxes of Kleenex (144 count) l 5 one-subject wide rule spiral l2 rolls of Scott select-a-size paper
(2nd - 5th grade) lHeadphones / earbuds l4 packs of Crayola crayons (24 notebooks (70 count) towels
l1-in binder with clear front pocket lPlastic school supply box of bag l2 packs of Crayola ultra clean lPack of 3x5 ruled white index cards
count)
(Pre-K, Kindergarten & 3rd grade) l 1-in binder l2 packs of Crayola ultra clean wash washable thick markers (8 count) (100 count)
l2 rolls of Scott select-a-size paper l2-in 5 star zip binder
l2-in binder (1st grade) Fifth Grade thick markers (10 count)
l2 one-subject notebooks (5th grade) lBox of Kleenex tissue l4 bottles of Elmer’s school glue (4 towels lPack of Crayola 7-in colored pre-
l2 one-subject notebooks with lPack of #2 pencils (24 count) l 6 assorted plastic pocket folders with sharpened pencils (12 count)
oz.)
dividers (3rd grade) l3 composition notebooks (not spiral) l12 #2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre- 3 holes l2 wide ruled black marble comp
lGraph paper (3rd grade) lPack of loose leaf paper (wide rule) l2 packs of disinfecting wipes (35 books (100 count)
sharpened pencils
l3 one-composition notebooks (not lPack of dividers lF iskars scissors (5-in blunt) count / not for skin) lGerm-X hand sanitizer with pump (8
l2-in assorted hardback vinyl binder oz.)
spiral / 4th grade) l 1-in binder l4 packs of unscented baby wipes
l5 -pack of multi-color highlighters lPack of fun stickers (36 count) l 7.25x20.25 clear top pencil bag with lBox of resealable bags (quart / 25
West Lowndes Elementary lHeadphones / earbuds l4 packs of Lysol disinfectant wipes grommets count)
l$10 supply fee lPlastic school supply box or bag lWide rule 8x10.5 filler paper (12 l8 packs of latex free pencil cap
(35 count / not for skin)
l$ 25 tech fee Middle School l2 Elmer’s purple washable glue count) erasers (6 count)
lBook bag (no rollers lAssorted highlighters (4-pack) l2 packs of disinfecting wipes (35
/ Pre-K - 5th lYour child’s teacher may ask for sticks (small / 21 oz.)
grade) more specific items depending on lPack of 3x5 ruled white index cards Third Grade count / not for skin)
l Headphones lBox of Scotties tissue (185 count) lE xpo fine tip multi-color dry erase
the class (100 count)
l2 packs of primary oversized pencils lPermanent markers are not allowed lAssorted plastic pocket folder with l3 packs of wide rule 8x10.5 filler markers (4 count)
(Pre-K & Kindergarten) on campus 3 holes paper (200 count) Fifth Grade
l2 packs of #2 pencils (1st - 6th lNo book bags - students may lSchool box 8.5 x 5.75 x 2.5 inch l One-subject wide rule spiral notebook l3 packs of wide rule 8x10.5 filler
grade) purchase CMS clear backpacks for lBox of 65 lb 8.5x11 white cardstock (70 count) paper (200 count)
lBlue or black ink pens (6th grade) l24 #2 Dixon Ticonderoga pre- l36 #2 pre-sharpened yellow pencils
$10 (25 sheets)
l2 primary writing tablets l3 -ring zipped binder (2 ½ - 3 inch) lExpo low odor fine tip dry erase sharpened pencils (latex free)
lCrayola crayons (24 count) l3 rolls of Scott select-a-size paper
(Kindergarten & 1st grade) lLoose leaf notebook paper (wide or marker (4-pack)
l2 packs of wide ruled loose leaf l2 Elmer’s school glues (4 oz.) towels
college rule) l1-in Assorted hardback vinyl binder
l 2 Elmer’s purple washable glue stick l5 wide-ruled black marble
paper (2nd - 6th grade) l# 2 pencils (wooden or mechanical) lBox of Ziploc/Glad bag (gallon / 20
l7 pocket folders with brads (2nd - 6th lDividers with tabs count) (small / 21 oz.) composition books (100 count)
lWestcott 5-in kid sharp scissors l5 assorted plastic pocket folders
grade) lBlue or black pens lPurell hand sanitizer with pump (8
l2 composition journals (3rd - 6th lHandheld pencil sharpener lRoll of Scott select-a-size paper with 3 holes
oz.)
grade) lPencil pouch to fit in a 3-ring binder lL atex free pencil cap erasers (6- towels l 4 packs of pencil cap erasers (6
l2 2-in binders with dividers (4th - 6th l Face mask lClear storage box with lid (6 quart / count / latex free)
pack)
grade) l Gloves lPack of 7-in pre-sharpened colored 13.5 x 8.25 x 4.75) l2 boxes of Scotties tissue (185
l Hand sanitizer l Red mead 5 star poly 2-pocket folder count)
pencils (12 count)
Columbus Municipal Schools High School lDisinfectant air fresh Lysol spray with holes lPack of low odor chisel tip dry erase
lBlue mead 5 star poly 2-pocket folder markers (4 count)
Elementary lStudents will be provided a syllabus l7-25 x 10.25 inch pencil bag
lMandatory face masks and school on the first day of school. The lReam of copy paper with holes l2-in blue zipper binder
lBlack mead 5 star poly 2-pocket lWaterless hand sanitizer with pump
box for all students syllabus will list the necessary l8.5x11 top load clear sheet
l$10 supply fee supplies for each class. protectors (50-pack) folder with holes (8 oz.)
l4 packs of latex free pencil cap l3 boxes of disinfecting wipes (35
Pre-K lAll students will be required to wear a l1 pack of latex free band-aids (60
lNo rest mats needed mask each day of school. count) erasers (6 count) count / not for skin)
lBox of Kleenex tissues lThese supplies will be required for lCrayola washable watercolors (8 l2 boxes of disinfecting wipes (35 l2 large stretchable book covers
lPack of Clorox/Lysol disinfecting their first day of school: count) count / not for skin) lAssorted stretchable book covers
lBox of Curad band-aids (latex free / lPack of double pocket poly dividers
wipes Notebook Paper First Grade
lPack of large primary pencils Three ring binder l2 packs of pencil cap erasers (6 60 count) (5 count)
lCan of Lysol spray lSoft pack of unscented baby wipes lWide ruled 5-subject spiral notebook
Pencils and Pens count)
lChange of uniform clothes with Masks lF iskars scissors (5-in blunt) (80 count) (12 count)
lWaterless hand sanitizer with pump l2 colorations purple small wash glue
underwear & socks Hand Sanitizer l7.25x10.25 clear top pencil bag with
lF iskar scissors (blunt tip) Gloves grommets (8 oz.) sticks (.32 oz.)
l2-in blue zipper binder (bulk) lSharp 5-in scissors
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lLow odor black fine tip dry erase lWashable markers of colored pencils l1 cloth zipper pouch or box to store
semester) Sudduth Elementary School

School reopening plans still fluid as pandemic continues


marker lFiscar scissors l2-4 yellow highlighters
PreK crayons
lDisinfectant air fresh Lysol spray lSupply box (no bags, please) l2 green 2-pocket folders l Small blanket/cover for nap time l 2 plastic folders with 3 prongs and
(bulk) lPack of wet wipes (per 9 weeks) lReam of copy paper
(cots are provided) pockets
Sixth Grade l4 packs of Clorox wipes l2 rolls of paper towels lChange of clothes l1 package of 4-count Expo markers
l3 packs of wide rule 8x10.5 filler l Bottle of anti-bacterial hand soap l4 packs of Clorox wipes l2 packs of baby wipes l1 package of sharpies

All three local districts will be prepared to switch back to online learning, superintendents say paper (200 count)
l 24 #2 pre-sharpened yellow pencils
(latex free)
(per semester)
l2 rolls of paper towels (per 9 weeks)
lBottle of germ-X (per semester)
lMerriam-Webster dictionary
l3-ring notebook
l12 in ruler (in & cm / not bendable or
l2 boxes of facial tissue
l 2 rolls of paper towels
l1 pack of jumbo pencils
l 2 pairs of earbuds (one pair for each
semester)
lZiploc bags
l2 rolls of Scott select-a-size paper lPlastic kindermat collapsible) l1 pack of crayons (Crayola 24 pack lFace covering (mask)
Story by Tess Vrbin towels l1 pack of copy paper l4 packs of wide-rule notebook paper preferred) lWater bottle

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l2 wide-ruled black marble l2 big pink erasers (bought in a packer, not from a l1 pack of markers (Crayola Classic Third Grade
composition books (100 count) l4 glue sticks notebook) 10 pack preferred) l2 boxes of Crayola crayons
lWestcott 5-in kid sharp scissors lGlue bottle l70-page spiral notebook l1 package of 24 #2 Pencils

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l2 glue sticks
l3 boxes of disinfecting wipes (35 lSmall pack of construction paper l Scissors
ntil the social distancing direc- lBox of ziploc bags (gallon) l2 three-prong plastic folders with
count / not for skin) lBox of band-aids lPencils (if mechanical - 7mm lead)
pockets l4 glue sticks
tive from the Centers for Disease l4 packs of pencil cap erasers (6 l Complete change of clothes in lSolid color backpack l1 package of construction paper l2 rolls of paper towels
Control and Prevention is lifted, count / latex free) labeled ziploc bag l Pencil case (not a box) l1 package of white copy paper l2 large boxes facial tissue
lCrayola ultra clean washable thick l Scissors l1 package bar erasers
“normal operations” for schools are a thing First Grade l1 box of zipper sandwich bags
markers (8-count) lSupplies are purchased by the l3-subject spiral notebook lGirls ONLY – 1 box of quart size l1 package of highlighters
of the past, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consoli- lCrayola 7-in colored pre-sharpened
teacher l2 boxes of Kleenex
zipper bags l4 plastic folders with prongs and
dated School District Superintendent Eddie pencils (12 count) Second Grade l2 bottles of hand sanitizer lBoys ONLY – 1 box of gallon zipper pockets
l2 Colorations purple wash glue stick l1 ream of copy paper lPack of 3x5 note cards l3 wide-rules notebooks
Peasant said on the district website. It’s bags
(small / .32 oz.) lTwo-pack of highlighters lSubject dividers lFace covering (mask) l2 packages of 4 count Expo markers
true for school districts both locally and lClear storage box with lid (6 quart / l 2 packs of wide-rule notebook paper Sixth Grade lWater bottle l1 – 1 inch binder and pack of dividers
nationwide as they make plans to try to 13.5 x 8.25 x 4.75) (please, do not open) lReam of copy paper
Kindergarten l1 package of sheet protectors
l2 boxes of Scotties tissue (185 l3 packs of pencil top erasers l2 rolls of paper towels l2 boxes of facial tissue l1 ear bud set
keep students, teachers and staff at a safe count) lFiscar scissors lSupply bag (no boxes) l1 black/white composition notebook lGirls ONLY – 1 box of gallon Ziploc
distance from each other in buildings and l4 Expo low odor black fine tip dry l3 boxes of Kleenex l4 packs of Clorox wipes l1 plastic pencil box bags
on buses. Public health data changes daily, erase markers l3 rolls of paper towels l4 packs of wide-rule notebook paper l1 pair blunt tip scissors lBoys ONLY – 1 box of quart Ziploc
lE xpo assorted fine tip dry erase l16 count crayola crayons (no l4 large pink erasers l3 boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons bags
so districts have to make adjustments on markers (4 pack) markers) l1 pack 3x5 white lined note cards l2 bottles of Elmer’s school glue (8 lFace covering (mask)
the fly if needed. lBlue 2-in zipper binder l2 green 2-pocket plastic folders lMechanical pencils lWater bottle
oz size)
Safety and sanitation are the first and
lPack of 5-tab multi-colored index l3 blue 2-pocket plastic folders lPack of tracing paper l4 glue sticks Fourth Grade
paper dividers lElmer’s glue (small) l8 yellow highlighters (no other color) l2 pink bar erasers l1 – 1 ½ inch binder (heavy duty
foremost priorities, said Cherie Labat, Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff l2 fluorescent yellow highlighters l12in ruler (in & cm) l2 bottles of hand sanitizer l2 rolls of paper towels preferred)
Rebecca MeCaskey virtually explains a 3-D modeling to Joe Foun- l2 large stretchable book covers lSubject dividers l2 packages of notebook paper
superintendent of the Columbus Municipal Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff
lWaterless hand sanitizer with pump
lSupply bag (no boxes)
l3 in 3-ring notebook
l1 box of Crayola markers (8 basic
l2 clear sleeves (page protectors)
Rebecca MeCaskey puts hand sanitizer on Cline Kemp’s hands tain at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary in Starkville on July l3 packs of pre-sharpened pencils colors)
School District. (8 oz.) l4 packs of Clorox cleaning wipes l2 boxes of tissue l1 package pre-sharpened Dixon #2 l1 zip binder pouch
“We understand that we have to have before he enters the classroom at Henderson Ward Stewart Ele- 14th. Virtual teaching is a possibility for many schools in the next l2 black medium stick pens l2 packs of napkins lBox of colored pencils l48 pencils
mentary in Starkville on July 14th. school year. l2 packs of 3x5 ruled white index lBox of Jr. Tylenol
pencils (1 dozen per package) l2 glue sticks
PPE (personal protective equipment) to lBox of children’s acetaminophen l2 yellow poly pocket folder with
cards (100 count) lBottle of hand sanitizer l Scissors
prongs l1 pack of markers
make sure that our parents are comfortable The superintendents of all three districts lBox of resealable bags (quart / 25
Third Grade l2 glue sticks l1 box of quart size zipper bags l1 pack of crayons
sending their children into the environment said they hope to be prepared to switch count) l4 packs of Clorox wipes lRed pens l1 box of gallon size zipper bags l1 pair of scissors
lBox of resealable bags (gallon / 20 l Highlighters l2 packs of 4x6 white lined note cards lFace covering (mask) l2 bar erasers or pack of eraser caps
that we select,” Labat said. “We’re being back to an entirely virtual learning environ- count) lFiscar scissors l2 one-subject composition book l2 highlighters
lWater bottle
very cautionary and we want to make sure ment if the pandemic makes a resurgence lDisinfectant air fresh Lysol spray l3 boxes of Kleenex lL arge plastic folder with closure for
First Grade l2 composition notebooks
we have what we need to comply with in the fall. (bulk) l3 rolls of paper towels research material lPencil box l2 pocket folders (plastic preferred)
lPack of 9x12 assorted construction lPack of colored-pencils (24 count) Seventh Grade l2 boxes of facial tissue l6 prong folders one of each color –
CDC guidance.” “We were so blindsided (in March) be- paper (50 count) l2 packs of wide-rule notebook paper lReam of copy paper l 2 pink bar erasers red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and
Mississippi Department of Education cause we left for spring break and we nev- lReam of copy paper l3 boxes of tissues l2 tablets (broken lines/white paper purple (plastic preferred)
put forth in June a list of three reopening er came back,” LCSD Superintendent Sam Starkville Christian School lPack of napkins l2 rolls of paper towels
writing tablet) l2 boxes of facial tissue
lPlease make sure to purchase a solid lBottle of hand sanitizer lBottle of hand sanitizer l1 wide ruled composition notebook l2 rolls of paper towels
options: a traditional school schedule, in Allison said. “I don’t think any of us ever color book bag (no wheels) for your lBox of children’s acetaminophen l2 packs of Clorox wipes l2 boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons l5 manila file folders for student work
which students are physically present at thought it was a possibility. We’re going to student (grades K4-12) for the first lEraser tops l2 1-in 3 ring notebooks l2 bottles of school glue (8 oz size) l1 box of gallon or quart sized Ziploc

school but follow a strict set of health and have an online (plan) ready so that we’re day of school. lSupply bag l4 packs of 3x5 lined note cards l2 glue sticks bags
Kindergarten l2 packs of Ticonderoga pencils l2 blue highlighters l2 rolls of paper towels l1 pair of earbuds with headphone
safety rules; a virtual schedule, in which prepared as a district if we do this again.” K4 lGlue stick (no bottle) lBottle of adult acetaminophen l 2 boxes of Crayola markers classic jack
l2 boxes of crayons (classic colors/8 lWooden ruler l 3 black dry erase chisel tip markers
teachers will present their entire curricu- All three districts are preparing to imple- l12 in ruler (in & cm) colors – 10 count
count) lGreen plastic folder with prongs lGraph paper l1 pair of safety scissors (blunt tip) (Expo preferred)
lum online for students to learn at home as ment safety measures such as temperature l2 packs of fat pencils with erasers lRed plastic folder with prongs l2 4-packs of fine tip black EXPO l2 packages #2 pencils plain yellow lFace covering (mask)
they did from March to May; and a hybrid screenings for everyone who enters the l2 boxes of kleenex lBlue plastic folder with prongs markers pencils (1 dozen per package) lWater bottle
lPlastic mat for sleeping (no cloth, l1 in binder (no zipper) lBox of paperclips
schedule, which combines online and buildings and routine disinfecting of all please) l2 packs of college rule notebook
lBoys ONLY - 1 box of quart size
Overstreet Elementary School
l1 ½ in binder zipper bags
in-person instruction. surfaces. SOCSD is placing decals em- lRound tip scissors (Fiscar)
Fourth Grade paper l Girls ONLY - 1 box of gallon size Fifth Grade
CMSD will open on a hybrid schedule blazoned with the Yellow Jacket mascot l6 rolls of paper towel l3 rolls of paper towels lMechanical pencils lJumbo glue sticks (6)
l2 packs of washable markers (basic l2 yellow highlighters
zipper bags lPocket folder with prongs (5)
l3 ring notebook (1 ½ in) lFace covering (mask)
and students will attend school three days six feet apart on some of the floors of its colors/fat) l2 packs of wide-rule notebook paper Eighth – Twelfth Grade lComposition notebooks (6)
lWater bottle
a week and learn from home two days a buildings to give students and parents a l4 glue sticks lMechanical pencil lSubject area teachers will give lRuler (to sixteenths)
lLarge pack of wet wipes students a list of additional supplies l Scissors
week. The Lowndes County School District visual aid for social distancing. Peasant said l4 packs of Clorox wipes
lMerriam-Webster dictionary Henderson Ward Stewart
l4 large pink erasers for special projects when needed Elementary lCrayons (24 count)
will start the school year with a hybrid protective face masks will most likely be lBottle of anti-bacterial hand soap l4 packs of Clorox wipes lBottle of hand sanitizer l Markers
Second Grade
schedule and return to a fully in-person available on site. lBig bottle of hand sanitizer lPlastic orange folder with prongs l4 packs of Clorox wipes l3 boxes facial tissue lIndex Cards – 100 Count (2 packs)
lBox of band-aids l4 boxes of Kleenex lNotebook with subject dividers of lWide Ruled Notebook Paper (2
traditional method by week three, and The districts will implement other safety lRed plastic double-pocket file folder individual notebooks per subject
l 3 rolls of paper towels
packs)
l Glue l6 bar erasers
families can sign up for an entirely virtual protocols, including requiring masks, limit- Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff (no prongs) lPack of dividers (8) with pockets lNotebook paper l4 packages of #2 pencils (24 count – lHighlighters – 1 pack
learning method if they prefer it. ing visitors’ access to school buildings and lReam of copy paper l2 packs of highlighters lMechanical pencils l Pre-sharpened pencils (24 count); NO
The class listens to their classmate, Jaden Claire Everett, present her 3-D model at Hen- lPack of plastic spoons lBlue or back pens
Ticonderoga or USA America’s Pencil)
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated encouraging parents to drive their children l Ream of copy paper l2 wide-ruled composition notebooks mechanical pencils
derson Ward Stewart Elementary on July 14th. Masks and hand sanitizer will be manda- lPack of colored construction paper lWooden ruler (cm & in) lRed pens lCap erasers – 1 package
(no spiral notebooks)
School District will allow families to to school in order to minimize the numbers tory at most schools for this school year. lComplete change of clothes in lSupply bag lReam of copy paper l2 packages of loose leaf wide-ruled lPaper Towels – 2 rolls
choose the learning environment they feel of students on buses. labeled ziploc bag l2 bottles of hand sanitizer lBox of tissue
paper lKleenex – 2 Boxes
K5 l Scissors lTracing paper (9th grade Geography l2 boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons lPersonal pencil sharpener
is best for their children. The hybrid option Classes will start Aug. 6 in all three develop more flexible course schedules. to move all classes entirely online again l2 boxes of tissue
Fifth Grade students) l1 box of Crayola markers lPencil pouch or pencil box
will be available for grades 10-12, but all districts. MDE reduced the number of SOCSD is removing three late start after Thanksgiving break if the virus is l2 boxes of 8 count crayons (per l2 red pens l Colored pencils (9th grade Geography l6 large glue sticks lBoys ONLY – 1 box of gallon ziplocs

other students have only the virtual and required daily instructional hours from five days from its calendar and might also get still spreading by then, according to the semester) l2 blue or black pens students) l1 bottle of glue lGirls ONLY – 1 box of quart ziplocs
lBox of #2 pencils lLarge pink eraser lUSB storage device (9th grade l1 pair of Fiskar scissors lFace covering (mask)
traditional options. and a half to four in order to help districts rid of fall break. The district might have website. l2 packs of classic color markers (per Keyboard/Data Processing students) lWater bottle
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lPack of highlighters lZipper pencil pouch with 3 holes for
West Elementary Hebron Christian School Fourth Grade

Who is your favorite teacher and why?


l2-pack of red ink pens l2 reams of copy paper placement in binder
PreK Kindergarten
lBaby wipes l Pack of dry erase markers (Expo K-3 & K-4 l1 bag of cough drops Fourth & Fifth Grade
lPaper towels brand preferred) lBook bag l1 pack of tab dividers lBackpack (no wheels)
lBoys ONLY - Gallon ziplocs l4 journals/notebooks (no spirals, l2 boxes regular size crayons (8 count l # 2 pencils lSnack and/or lunch box
lGirls ONLY - Quart ziplocs wide-ruled) only) lCrayons or colored pencils lMiddle & High School
lFacial tissue lPack of wide-ruled loose leaf paper lPlastic school box (small) l1 small bottle of glue lPump hand sanitizer (6th - 8th grade)
lJumbo pencils lPack of pencil top erasers or 1 big lChildren Tylenol tablets l Ruler l3 large rolls of paper towels (9th
l Crayons bar eraser l4 rolls paper towels lPlastic box (shoe box size) grade)
l2 pocket folders with prongs l2 packs of loose leaf paper lClorox or Lysol disinfecting wipes
l Markers lNap mat (wide


l2 boxes of facial tissue (10th - 12th grade)
lCopy paper l1 coloring book rule)
l Cardstock l2 rolls of paper towels l1 set of watercolors l1 box of children Tylenol English Department
lConstruction paper l Scissors l1 folder with pocket lPlastic folder (no fastener) l$5 supply fee (6th - 9th grade)


lPack of construction paper l2 boxes of kleenex l$25 book fee (10th - 12th grade)
lGlue (bottle) l2 glue sticks
Madison’s


lGlue sticks lEarbuds / headphones l1 box of ziploc bags (gallon or qt size) lCap erasers l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets)
lPencil box l Pencils
l2 plastic folders - no prongs needed K-5 lGlue sticks favorite teacher is
lPlastic shoe box with lid for change lGirls ONLY - gallon size ziploc bags lBook bag l Scissors lBlack or blue ink pens
Samya’s
of clothes lBoys ONLY - quart size ziploc bags l1 ream of copy paper Fifth Grade l Highlighters Ms. Richardson Cassie’s
lFace covering (mask) lFace covering (mask) l2 boxes of kleenex l # 2 pencils lLoose leaf paper (college ruled) favorite teacher
lWater bottle lWater bottle l2 packs #2 pencils l1-in avery heavy duty notebook with Math Department because “she gave favorite teacher
Kindergarten Fourth & Fifth Grades l1 box of clorox wipes dividers l$5 supply fee is Mrs. Crockett
l1 zipper pouch l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets) out candy and ex- is Ms. Hanson
l1 plastic art box for supplies
l5 packs of yellow Ticonderoga pencils
lPlastic school box lFiskar scissors
lWide ruled loose leaf paper because “she
l2 boxes of 24 count crayons l8 pack of washable markers l1 bag of cough drops tra credit, and we because “she was
l1 pack of primary pencils l3 boxes of facial tissue l1 bag of cough drops lDividers with tabs lMechanical pencils
would share lots of
l2 packs of #2 pencils l1 pack of colored pencils l1 roll of paper towel l Crayons History Department were going to go nice to all of her
l1 pair of blunt tip children’s scissors l1 roll of paper towels l1 pack baby wipes l1 ream of copy paper l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets) interesting stories
l6 glue sticks l5 packs of lined wide ruled notebook l1 box of ziploc bags (quart) l Markers lCollege ruled paper on a trip to Spain students, but extra
l1 bottle of Elmer’s school glue paper l1 box of ziploc bags (gallon) lPlastic box (shoe box size) l5-tab dividers about her life with
l1 pack of page protectors l Pencils together through nice to me.”
l1 primary journal notebook
l4 wide rule composition books
l2 plastic folders without fasteners l2 packs of loose leaf paper
lBlack or blue ink pens us.”
l1 box gallon ziploc bags
l2 three prong folders
l2 packs of 24 ct. Crayons l2 inch 3 ring binder (no trapper
lPoster boards (per 9 weeks / 6th -
the school’s Span-
l1 box quart size ziploc bags l2 glue sticks keeper)
l3 rolls of paper towels l1 composition notebook
l1 pack of colorful index cards
lThin sleeping mat (plastic red/blue or l Bible 8th grade)
lComposition book (10th grade)
ish program.”
l3 boxes of facial tissue cloth mat) lColored pencils
l1 pack of dry erase marks l Highlighters lAny type calculator (economics)
l1 clean set of clothes (including First Grade
socks and underwear) in a gallon lFace covering (mask) lZiploc slider bags (1 gallon) l2 dry erase markers Science Department
lWater bottle l$ 25 lab fee (Anatomy, Physiology & Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff
ziploc bag with child’s name on it l1 pack dry erase markers Sixth Grade
lKing James Bible Biology)
lFace covering (mask)
lWater bottle Partnership Middle School
l1 dry erase white board
l3 plastic folders with pockets lCrayola colored pencils or crayons lTI-30 scientific calculator (Chemistry) Madison McCarter, 16, Samya Brooks, 16, will Cassie Lanier, 10, will
First Grade Sixth & Seventh Grades l2 packs of #2 pencils l2 packs of loose leaf paper (not l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets)
will be a junior at Victory be a junior at Golden be a fifth grader at New
l3 inch binder l Pencils
l1 pair of safety scissors l Scissors college rule)
lBoys ONLY - 1 box of quart size ziploc lBinder pouch
lColored pencils
l2 packs of erasers (pink bar eraser lCrayola markers lBlack or blue ink pens
l Highlighters
Christian Academy. Triangle Early College Hope Elementary.
bags 2 in) lPencil pouch
lGirls ONLY - 1 box of gallon size l Scissors l2 reams of copy paper l Scissors lLoose leaf paper High School.
ziploc bags lComposition notebook l2 boxes of crayons (24 count) l Protractor Art
l2 composition notebooks l Glue l1 tub of baby wipes l Ruler l$25 supply fee
l2 boxes of 24 count crayons lLoose leaf paper l1 box of markers lDividers with tabs Psychology
l2 pink bar erasers l Pencils l1 bag of cough drops lTiconderoga #2 pencils l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets)
l 2 packs of #2 USA gold pencils (24 l Pens l1 pack of colored pencils l Highlighters l Pencils
l Dividers lPink pearl erasers lBlack or blue ink pens
in a pack) lBinder hole reinforcement stickers
l2 boxes of kleenex
l Highlighters
l6 large or 12 small glue sticks l1 roll if paper towel l2 inch 3 ring binder
l2 packs of index cards (Used to repair a sheet of loose if it l1 box of clorox wipes lElmer’s glue sticks Spanish 1
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l2 plastic folders with prongs and rips so that students may put it back Second Grade l1 ream of copy paper l1 ½ in binder (with interior pockets)
pockets in their binder notebook.) l Bible l1 pack of dry erase markers l Pencils


l1 pack of wide-ruled loose leaf paper l Highlighter lBook bag l1 bag of cough drops lBlack or blue ink pens
lErasers (pencil or bar) l Highlighters
l2 rolls of paper towels
l3 boxes of facial tissue lFacial tissue
l1 box of crayons (24 count)
l2 boxes of kleenex Oak Hill Academy
Korey’s
lFace covering (mask) lFace covering (mask) l2 rolls of paper towels lOak Hill will be purchasing most of Noxubee County High School favorite teacher Jeremiah’s
lWater bottle lWater bottle l1 pack of ziploc bags (qt) the classroom supplies in bulk. A$75 Required
Second Grade l1 box of baby wipes supply fee will cover most supplies l # 2 pencils / mechanical pencils was Ms. Meggs favorite teacher
l3 composition notebooks Armstrong Jr. High School l Scissors and leaves only few things to the lBlue and black ink pens
l2 packs of #2 USA gold pencils (24 Eighth & Ninth Grades lBox of markers parents: lLined notebook paper who taught math. was Ms. Nagy,
lLoose leaf paper – no spiral lBinders or pocket folders
pack)
l 1 pack of wide ruled loose leaf notebooks
l1 bottle of children Tylenol tablets
lPlastic folder with fasteners
Elementary
Pre-K & Kindergarten lSubject dividers Green hopes who taught
notebook paper lComposition notebook l1 pack of colored pencils lLabeled backpack Highly Recommended that he’ll be able Language Arts
l4 plastic folders lZippered binder 2 or 3 inch l1 box of clorox wipes lLabeled snack and/or lunch box lOral thermometer (for personal use
l3 boxes of facial tissue l Pencils lGlue stick lLabeled nap mat with blanket and at home) to finish out his because “She
lPens (blue or black) lFace mask
l1 roll of paper towels lBottle glue pillow (no plastic)
l6 large of 12 small glue sticks lGraphing paper
Third Grade lLabeled water bottle with secure top lPersonal bottle of hand sanitizer senior year with made me like
l Dividers lPersonal water bottle
l2 pink bar erasers
l2 packs of crayons - 24 count lConstruction paper
lBook bag
l1-3 ring binder with 1 pack of dividers
(Pre-K)
l Labeled ziploc bag with a change of lStudent planner a marching band English.” • Who is your favorite teacher and why? ...............................................2
• School reopening plans still fluid as pandemic continues ...................4

lColored pencils or markers lFlash drive


season.
• Homeschool remains viable option for students in 2020 ....................6
l1 pencil box lColored pencils clothes including socks & underwear • Local students and parents preparing for transition to senior year .....8

l Glue stick
• Balancing school, hobbies and stress ................................................10 Sunday, July 26, 2020
l1 pair of child’s scissors (blunt tip) l2 packs of loose leaf paper (wide (red, white, gray, black, tan or a spare • School supply lists .............................................................................12

l Highlighters
l1 pack (4 count) Expo markers ruled) uniform)
l Scissors
lGirls ONLY - 1 box sandwich size lKing James Bible First & Second Grade About the cover: Makinley Scott,
lFacial tissue lLabeled backpack (no wheels) Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff Antranik Tavitian/Dispatch Staff
ziploc bags lPaper towels
l1 pack dry erase markers (black)
lBoys ONLY - 1 box quart size ziploc
lTI-30XS Multi-view Scientific
l1 pack dry erase markers (color) lLabeled snack and/or lunch box
lLabeled durable 3-ring binder with Korey Green will be a Jeremiah Jethroe will be a Cline Kemp, and Luke Linhoss listen to
bags l1 box of kleenex
lEarbuds or headphones Calculator – 8th Grade ONLY
lFace covering (mask)
lLiquid glue bottle inside pockets (1st grade) senior at New Hope senior at New Hope their teacher, Rebecca MeCaskey, as she
lFace covering (mask) lPlastic box (shoe box size) Third Grade
lWater bottle lWater bottle l1 Highlighter lBackpack (no wheels) High School. High School. explains 3-D modeling at Henderson Ward
Third Grade lFiskars scissors lLabeled snack and/or lunch box
l1/2 inch binder Starkville High School l1 bag of cough drops l2 3-subject notebooks with wide
Stewart Elementary in Starkville on July
lAddress labels Tenth, Eleventh & Twelfth Grade l1 pack of crayons (24 count) ruled paper 14th during a summer class. (Photo by
l2 packs of #2 pencils (12 count) lFace covering (mask) l2 reams of copy paper l1-in 3 ring binder
lBox of crayons lWater bottle l1 pack of #2 pencils l3 plastic folders with pockets and 3 Antranik Tavitian)
l Box of markers holes
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Who is your favorite teacher and why?

“ Gibson’s
favorite teacher is
Ms. Miner because
“she always made
“ Deestarr’s
favorite teacher
was Ms. Covington
because “she
taught me
“ Willow’s
favorite teacher
was Ms. Bryant
because “she
made us feel like
me happy.” everything about school was the
science.” best place to be.”

Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Gibson Parks, 5, will be Deestarr Horsley, 11, Willow Gillespie, 9, will


a kindergartener at will be in sixth grade at be in fourth grade at
Sudduth Elementary. Partnership School in Henderson Ward Stewart
Starkville. Elementary.

“ Nader said
he has loved all of
his teachers, but
his favorite is Ms.
Jackson because “ Jamoiya’s
favorite teacher
is Mr. Lowrey
because “he
“ Jakayla’s
favorite teacher
is Ms. Greggs
because “she
always helped
“she taught me to
was sweet and when it was
count to 100 and
understanding.” needed and gave
about the life cycle
great advice.”
of a frog.”

Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff Claire Hassler/Dispatch Staff

Nader Alqhtani, 8, will be Jamoiya Givens, 15, will Jakayla Givens, 13, will
a third grader at Henderson be a sophomore at West be an eighth grader at
Ward Stewart Elementary. Lowndes High School. West Lowndes High
School.
Back to School
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• Who is your favorite teacher and why? ...............................................2


• School reopening plans still fluid as pandemic continues ...................4
• Homeschool remains viable option for students in 2020 ....................6
• Local students and parents preparing for transition to senior year .....8
• Balancing school, hobbies and stress ................................................10 Sunday, July 26, 2020
• School supply lists.............................................................................12

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