Back to School Supplies

Updated: September 1, 2022  

Back to School


Back to School Supplies for Middle & High School Students

Note: This is not a complete list of supplies that your student will need. To be sure your student has everything for the start of the school year, be sure to check the syllabi for each of their classes. Some teachers may have specific books or materials they would like students to have which may not be included in this list.

All students in grades 6-12 will need a basic level chromebook every day at school. See the section near the bottom of this page for more information.


Grade 5

All 5th graders will be supplied with all materials they need, including computers for school use. Students may purchase and bring their own pencils, pens (black or blue), crayons, colored pencils, and markers if they choose. No other materials will need to be purchased. A chromebook or laptop device to use at home will be helpful if a student is absent or we have a remote learning day due to weather.


Grade 6

General Supplies
• 2.5 inch ring binder
• Pocket dividers
• 3 ring cloth pencil case
• Loose leaf paper
• Blue or black pens
• Red pen (for correcting/editing)
• Mechanical pencils
• Highlighter
• Colored pencils/crayons
• Scissors
• Glue stick
• Ruler
• Digital Device (Chromebook highly suggested) 
• Headphones with microphone

Math
• Basic 4 function calculator
• Notebook/Binder
• Pencils
• Ruler
• Colored Pencils
• Dry Erase Markers
• Scissors
• Glue
• Highlighters

History
• 1 subject notebook (spiral or composition

Science
• Safety goggles (Scroll to bottom of this page for specifications)

English
Gilgamesh the Hero by Geraldine McCaughrean (2003)
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1986)
The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds (2010)
Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona a Young Slave by Richard Platt (2014)
• Free Read Book of your Choice
• Notebook (For Notes)

Computer Science
• Keyboard Cover (Example: Speedskin Ultra Slim)

Art
• Scissors
• Pencils (Number 2)
• White Eraser (Pentel Hi-Polymer)
• Sketchbook hardbound, no glued pages
• 12” sturdy ruler 
• Small plastic sturdy cup for paint water (yogurt/sour cream cup)
• Paper towels (1 Roll a Semester)
• Glue Stick
• Black fine point sharpie
• Watercolor Paint 16 colors (Crayola)
Optional:  Sta-Wet Palette Keeps Paints Fresh For Days With Airtight Lid 857 (Amazon)
• Large White Poster Board for constructing Art Portfolio
• Laptop/Chromebook
• Headphones/Earbuds


Teacher Supply List

Ms. Cote

Spanish 1 
• Laptop/chromebook with charge cord
• 2-subject notebook (college ruled) for daily notes and vocabulary
• 3-ring binder and loose leaf paper
• Pen (blue or black) or #2 pencil
• 
Personal pencil sharpener
• Eraser
• Colored pencils
• 2-pocket folder to keep together papers as needed Example 
•100-count pack of index cards (white-lined)
• Spanish-English Dictionary 


Mr. Fernandes 

English 2 European Literature
Beowolf by Michael Morpurgo ISBN # 978-0-7636-7297-3


Ms. Minor

Supplies for Art 6 and Art 7 
• Pencils
• Sketchbook (of your choice)
• Glue sticks
• 12 pack of Colored Pencils (Prismacolors highly recommended but not required)
• Black Fine Point Sharpie
• Black Ultra Fine Point Sharpie or Micron Pen
• Pencil Sharpener
• Paint brushes set
• 1 Roll of Paper Towels 
• Individual materials may be needed throughout the semester for student driven art projects

Supplies for High School Ceramics
• Half gallon plastic bucket
• Quart plastic bucket
• Small plastic container and lid (i.e. sour cream container or similar)
• 1 Roll of Paper Towels 
• Larger air tight storage bin with lid
• Sketchbook
• Colored pencils or markers
Optional: Apron
Optional: Old towel for cleaning hands
Optional: Inexpensive paint brush set
Optional: Amaco Velvet Underglaze
Optional: Kemper Pottery Tool Kit

Supplies for High School Photography 1
• Digital camera (or phone that has a camera)
• Computer
• Individual props and materials may be needed throughout the semester for student driven projects

Supplies for High School Introduction to Fibers

• Canvas stretcher bars or extra- large old picture frame (at least 12 inches in all directions)
• Finishing nails or Panel board nails (Available at Home Depot, Lowes, etc.)
• Various yarns for weaving and knitting
• 5x7 Speedball Premium Linoleum Block
• Knitting needles 
• Needle Felting Kit (You can search these on amazon something like this)
• 2 yards white cotton fabric 
• Sketchbook
• Colored pencils and/or markers
• Small embroidery hoop, needles, and embroidery floss any color(s)
• White t-shirt in desired size

Recommended Supplies for High School PE I/II
• Comfortable clothes
• Sneakers
• Water bottle

Appreciated Donations
• Printer Ink (Canon CLI-42)
• Computer Paper
• Prismacolor Brand Colored Pencils
• Sharpies (fine and ultra fine point)
•Metal, cork backed rulers
• Murphy’s Oil Soap
• Clorox Wipes
• Hand Soap
• Dawn Soap


Mr. Morse

All students need:
• Laptop/Chromebook with charge cord
• Notebook
• Pen/pencil
• Sticky notes
 
Check the syllabi on Mr. Morse's faculty page for each class to see which texts will be read. Students only need to purchase texts if they wish to have a physical copy. A digital copy of each work will be provided. 


Ms. Perrella

Level 2 Science 
• Laptop/Chromebook with charge cord
• Composition notebook for daily notes and labs
• Pen (blue or black) or #2 pencil
• Personal pencil sharpener
• Eraser
• Colored Pencils
• A few binders clips (medium to large) to keep together papers as needed 
• Calculator
• Safety goggles (Scroll to bottom of this page for specifications)

Biology
• Laptop/Chromebook with charge cord
• Composition notebook for daily notes and labs
• Pen (blue or black) or #2 pencil
• Personal pencil sharpener
• Eraser
• Colored Pencils
• A few binders clips (medium to large) to keep together papers as needed 
• Calculator
• Safety goggles (Scroll to bottom of this page for specifications)

Level 3 Science
• Laptop/Chromebook with charge cord
• Composition notebook for daily notes and labs
• Pen (blue or black) or #2 pencil
• Personal pencil sharpener
• Eraser
• Colored Pencils
2-subject notebook (college ruled) for daily notes and labs 
• Calculator
• Safety goggles (Scroll to bottom of this page for specifications)


Chemistry & Physics
• Laptop/Chromebook with charge cord
• Composition notebook for daily notes and labs
• Pen (blue or black) or #2 pencil
• Personal pencil sharpener
• Eraser
• Colored Pencils
• 2-subject notebook (college ruled) for daily notes and labs 
• Calculator
• Safety goggles (Scroll to bottom of this page for specifications)

Ms. Stevens

Art Class supplies for Grades 6, 7, and High Sch. Art 1 & Art 2
• Pencils
• Sketchbook (of your choice)
• Glue sticks
• 12 Pack of colored pencils (Prismacolors highly recommended but not required)
• Black fine point sharpie
• Black ultra fine point sharpie or Micron pen
• Pencil sharpener
• Paint brush set
• 1 Roll of paper towels

Note: Individual materials may be needed throughout the semester for student driven art projects.


What Electronic Device is Needed at Founders?


Recommended Devices for Students (BYOD):
  
At The Founders Academy, we recommend that students have a personal device to use to support academic learning across all content areas. Students are asked to access academic work digitally in Google Classroom on a regular basis. It is our recommendation that students have a base level Google Chromebook to support their academic learning. 

Students can have a traditional laptop, however, the battery doesn’t last a full school day and these are typically heavier to transport. In addition, they should also have a wired headset with recording capabilities to support their learning in computer science classes. We advise selecting one that has a battery life of 6 or more hours so it will last through the school day. Also, it is good to look for one that has "gorilla glass" as these are more durable given wear and tear of going to and from school.


All students will need standard headphones with a 3.5 mm jack. Bluetooth and AirPods will not work in the computer lab.

If high school students are taking AP Computer Science or Python programming course a standard laptop is recommended over the Chromebook.    

If you have multiple children enrolled at the school we recommend that each child have their own device to use. Please keep in mind the weight of the device when purchasing as your child will need to transport their device from each class in their bag along with their binders and textbooks.    


Learn more about Google Chromebooks on Amazon. Prices vary on quality and sales.


Science Lab Eye Protection


Required Science Goggles:

All students are required to have their own pair of chemical goggles that meet ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 standards. See an example here. Please note that carpentry goggles, glasses, and others may not meet the safety requirements. Students who already own proper goggles in good working condition may continue to use them. 

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