Middle School Supply Lists for 2022-22

All Middle School students are assigned a combination locker and are encouraged to keep it organized and to utilize access to their locker to support self-management throughout the day. We will return to our regular practice of not allowing backpacks to be carried from class to class, but rather we will work with students to bring only what they need to each class. A backpack is essential to carry items from school to home and back again, and we also suggest having a pencil pouch or small pencil bag to hold pens, pencils, glue sticks, highlighters, and other small items that students may need to carry throughout the day.  Additionally, when selecting a binder for organization, please make sure that the binder can be easily carried. If selecting a smaller binder, or multiple small binders/folders (one for each class) is easier, we welcome students doing that as well.

We will also return to changing clothes before and after Physical Education (PE) classes for all students, grades 5-8.  Students are encouraged to bring clothing appropriate for activity to school to remain in their gym locker along with an extra pair of tennis shoes (no black soles, please). The following is appropriate and required clothing:

  • Short-sleeved t-shirt. Shirts must be standard length (fall below the belt-line when arms are raised) and be free of tears or holes. Any graphics or text must be school appropriate and not contain offensive or derogatory language, images, or symbols.
  • Athletic style shorts (inseam 4” or longer) or athletic pants/joggers.
  • Tennis shoes (to be left at school in locker)–please choose a non-marking sole.

Finally, we will continue to encourage students to drink water and remain hydrated and healthy. All water filling stations are available to students. We encourage your student to bring a water bottle with them to school that can be left in their locker for daily use. Please purchase a no-spill water bottle with a securely closing lid and/or straw.

GENERAL NOTES for Middle School Families

  • Please label everything clearly with the student’s full name.
  • All middle school students will receive an MPA student planner on the first day of school. There is no additional charge for this.
  • You do NOT need to purchase any textbooks, novels, or workbooks. If a school issued workbook or textbook is lost, the student may be asked to pay for its replacement.
  • Supplies specific to a project or disciplinary curriculum will be provided by MPA (i.e. art supplies, Microbits © kits, science materials, etc).
  • IMPORTANT: All students must have a personal pair of earbuds that can be used with their computer. We will not be able to loan/borrow earbuds.

A note about cell phones: Cell phone usage is not permitted during the day in Middle School at MPA. If your student has a cell phone, it should be turned off (powered complete down) before the start of Block 1 and not be utilized until after 3pm. It can and should be stored in their locker and/or backpack (which stays in the locker). If a student needs access to their phone for any reason, they must first speak with a teacher or adult to do so.

A note about individual organization: Much of what is included here is intended to support your student’s self-organization and management. If your student has a, efficient and effective organizational system (I.e., prefers binders over an accordion file), please feel free to stick with that system. If your child has not yet reached a point of managing multiple classes and teachers, we ask that you follow OPTION B for a system that reinforces positive executive function development to assist with their academic success.

  • Students should purchase ONE of the following: Option A: Three (3) 3-ring binders (1-inch) with two-pocket insertable plastic dividers for each, OR Option B: 1 zipped 3-ring binder with two-pocket insertable plastic dividers in 5 colors (Avery 11903 recommended to fit inside the binder) OR binder equipped with accordion folder
  • 4 spiral notebooks (with 100+ sheets)
  • 1 graph paper notebook-for Math 5 (Note: May need to purchase additional one during year)
  • 3 pocket folders (1 may be left in the music room)
  • 1 package loose leaf paper (wide-ruled)
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 4 highlighters in at least 2 different colors
  • 2-4 dry erase markers in different colors
  • Pencils, black and colored pens (for correcting) – please replenish throughout the year!
  • 1 box of colored markers and/or colored pencils
  • 2 black Sharpies
  • Earbuds in a labeled bag to stay at school (required)

Visual Art

  • scissors
  • small bottle of glue
  • 2B pencils (not mechanical)
  • black sharpie marker

Theatre I

  • 1 folder
  • Pencil(s)
  • 1 Notebook

World Language Supplies (all classes, all levels)

  • Spanish: 1 spiral notebook (with 100+ sheets), 1 pocket folder, index cards
  • French: 3-ring binder (1-inch) with dividers, 1 package of loose-leaf paper, index cards

A note about individual organization: Much of what is included here is intended to support your student’s self-organization and management. If your student has a, efficient and effective organizational system (I.e., prefers binders over an accordion file), please feel free to stick with that system. If your child has not yet reached a point of managing multiple classes and teachers, we ask your assistance in helping to find a system that reinforces positive executive function development to assist with their academic success.

  • Students should purchase ONE of the following: Option A: Three (3) 3-ring binders (1-inch) with two-pocket insertable plastic dividers for each or Option B: 1 zipped 3-ring binder with two-pocket insertable plastic dividers in 5 colors (Avery 11903 recommended to fit inside the binder) OR binder equipped with accordion file folder
  • 2 spiral notebooks (with 100+ sheets for Social Studies and Math)
  • 5 pocket folders (Music, English, Social Studies, Math, and Science)
  • 2 glue sticks
  • TI-30X IIS Calculator
  • Ruler and Protractor
  • 1 graph paper notebook (Note: May need to purchase additional one during year)
  • Pencils, black and colored pens (for correcting) – please replenish throughout the year!
  • Colored Pencils (12pk)
  • 2 thin tipped black Sharpies (Social Studies)
  • 1 package dry erase markers
  • 4 highlighters (in 4 different colors for annotating!)

Visual Art

  • scissors
  • small bottle of glue
  • 2B pencils (not mechanical)
  • black sharpie marker

Theatre II

  • 1 folder
  • Pencil(s)
  • 1 Notebook

World Language Supplies (all classes, all levels)

  • Spanish: 1 spiral notebook (with 100+ sheets), 1 pocket folder, 4 packages index cards, a ziplok baggie or pencil bag to hold them.
  • French: 3-ring binder (1-inch) with dividers, 1 package of loose-leaf paper, 4 packages index cards, and a ziplok baggie or pencil bag to hold them.

6th grade Orchestra

  • Violin- Essential Elements for Strings Book 2: violin ISBN-10 : 0634052659 & Fiddle Time Runners ISBN: 9780193386785
  • Viola- Essential Elements for Strings Book 2: viola ISBN-10 : 0634052667 & Viola Time Runners ISBN: 9780193221185
  • Cello- Essential Elements for Strings Book 2: cello ISBN-10 : 0634052675 & Cello Time Runners ISBN: 9780193220850
  • Bass- Essential Elements for Strings Book 2: bass ISBN-10 : 0634052683 & Suzuki Bass School: Bass Part, Vol.2 ISBN-10 : 0874873711 ISBN-13 : 978-0874873719
  • Students should purchase ONE of the following: Option A: Three (3) 3-ring binders (1-inch) with two-pocket insertable plastic dividers for each or Option B: 1 zipped 3-ring binder with two-pocket insertable plastic dividers in 5 colors (Avery 11903 recommended to fit inside the binder) OR binder equipped with accordion folder
  • 3 spiral notebooks (with 100+ sheets, for Social Studies and two other classes)
  • 4 pocket folders (For Social studies and three other classes)
  • 1 package loose leaf paper
  • Ruler and protractor (Optional for Math with Mr. Peterson)
  • 1 graph paper notebook (Note: May need to purchase additional one during year)
  • Honors Algebra and Honors Geometry students: TI-84 graphing calculator (any version)
  • Pre-Algebra and Algebra students: TI-30X IIS Calculator
  • 1 pencil bag (for binder)
  • Scissors
  • Pencils, black and colored pens (for correcting) – please replenish throughout the year!
  • 1 package dry erase markers
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 4-6 highlighters (in at least 4 different colors for annotating!)
  • 2 black Sharpies (Social Studies)
  • Colored Pencils (12pk or 24pk for Social Studies)
  • Grade 8 Only: Picture postcard of somewhere you visited during the summer for Art (pick postcards with images only, if possible. Few to no words.)

8th Grade MATH – both ALGEBRA and HONORS GEOMETRY

  • 2” three-ring binder
  • Notebook and/or loose leaf page
  • 1 package of 5 dividers

7th and 8th grade Art Supplies 

  • 1 set of 12 colored pencils
  • 2 B pencils (not mechanical) soft erase
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 small Elmer’s glue
  • Plastic bag to put all of the above in it to have at the ready!
  • 8 ½” X 11” blank sketchbook OR  9” x 12” blank sketchbook (no lines)

Theatre III & IV

  • 1 folder
  • Pencil(s)
  • 1 Notebook

 World Language Supplies (all classes, all levels)

  • Spanish: 1 spiral notebook (with 100+ sheets), 1 pocket folder, 4 packages index cards, a ziplok baggie or pencil bag to hold them.
  • French: 3-ring binder (1-inch) with dividers, 1 package of loose-leaf paper, 4 packages index cards, and  a ziplok baggie or pencil bag to hold them.

7th and 8th grade Orchestra

  • Violin- Essential Technique for Strings: violin ISBN-10 : 0634069292 & Third Position Study Book for Violin, Book One  ISBN-10 : 0615768555
  • Viola- Essential Technique for Strings: viola ISBN-10 : 0634069306 & Third Position Study Book for the Viola, Book One ISBN-10 : 0615768563
  • Cello- Essential Technique for Strings: cello ISBN-10 : 0634069314 & Position Pieces for Cello, Bk 1.  ISBN-13: 978-0874877625
  • Bass- Essential Technique for Strings: bass ISBN-10 : 0634069322 & Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass - Vol. 1 ISBN-10 : 0825833299

 

3-ring binder
3-ring binder

accordian binder
accordian binder

z-binder
z-binder