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Supply lists

Although some individual classes and teachers may need specific supplies not listed here, we've spoken with teachers in all departments and grade levels to compile this list.  Here's what a Hoover student needs - print this out if you need to take it to the store!  

Every day, students will need:  

  • a 3-ring binder
  • dividers or folders in the binder (at least one per class/subject, sometimes more)
  • 2 spiral notebooks for Math - for 8th graders, these should be quadrile-ruled (graph paper) notebooks
  • 1 spiral or composition notebook for Science
  • composition book for Language Arts & Social Studies
  • deoderant for Physical Education
  • shoes with laces for Physical Education
  • binder paper (keep a pack or two at home and just keep ~20 pages in your binder)
  • pencils and a hand sharpener 
  • blue or black pens
  • red, green, or purple pens for correcting work
  • a dry erase (white board) marker (black or another dark color)

We recommend packing a few more things to make life easier:

  • glue sticks (they run out or dry up quickly)
  • colored highlighters (pink, green, and yellow get used in class)
  • sticky tabs (really nice for marking planners and books)

At home, all students will need:  

  • a desk or table to write on
  • a quiet room to read and work
  • a shelf for books (textbooks and novels)
  • a folder for papers to keep at home
  • scissors and glue for projects 
  • art supplies of your choice (markers, colored pencils, crayons - we'll use these occasionally for projects)
  • access to a computer or tablet with internet access and a keyboard (so you can do internet research, take quizzes, watch videos, and type essays outside of class hours)

All teachers appreciate donations for the class at any time in the year:  

Also take a peek at the classroom wish lists page!
  • boxes of tissues (i.e. Kleenex)
  • hand sanitizer
  • disinfectant wipes
  • paper towels
  • art supplies (markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue sticks, etc.)
  • several teachers may use an account on DonorsChoose or another donation website for their class projects - ask if your class is fundraising!
  • extra individual supplies listed above to provide to students whose families have trouble purchasing supplies

A few teachers require a bit more:  

Mr. Laskowski asks students to bring:  

  • pleasure reading (a book, a magazine, a comic)

Having trouble getting the supplies you need?

We work very hard at Hoover to make sure that all students have the resources they need to learn.  Ask your teacher or any staff member how we might help you find the supplies you're missing.