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Middle School Supply Lists and Summer Reading for 2020-21

Sixth Grade Supply List

  • Book Bag
  • Sturdy Ear Buds/Head Phones
  • (1) 2” Binders with Dviders
  • 18 Tabbed Dividers
  • (1) Zipper pouch that can clip into a binder for pencils
  • (1) Composition Notebook
  • (1) 3-subject Spiral Notebook
  • (6) Pocket Folders (different colors, if possible)
  • Blue/Black Pens/Pencils/Colored Pencils/Highlighters
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • 3 x 3 Post It Notes
  • Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator (Available at Wal-Mart or Target)
  • Optional: Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, plastic crate or cloth storage cube (so students can leave most materials in school)

Sixth Grade Summer Reading

Dear Incoming 6th Graders,
We are so excited to welcome you to the middle school. Sixth grade is a big transition, and we know you want to be ready! One of the expectations we have for our new sixth graders is that you read a book over the summer. It can be any book of your choice that has not been made into a movie. All you have to do is choose one (Choose lots more, if you’d like!) and come to school in September ready to share your thoughts on it.

Here are a few great choices for 6th graders:

  • The Crossover, K. Alexander
  • New Kid, J. Craft
  • The Benefits of Being an Octopus, A. Braden
  • Resistance, J. Nielsen
  • The One and Only Bob, K. Applegate
  • Real Friends, S. Hale
  • The Hidden Oracle, R. Riordan
  • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, D. GemeinhartSo choose a great book, find a shady spot, and enjoy!
    We’ll see you in September!
    Mrs. Decker, Ms. Fridholm, Ms. Ovsak, Mrs. Wlazlo

Seventh Grade Supply List

  • Book Bag
  • Sturdy Ear buds/headphones

Social Studies

  • Highlighters
  • Pens (blue or black ink)
  • Pencils/Colored Pencils


  • No supplies needed


  • Folder with loose leaf paper
  • Dry Erase Board with Marker
  • Pens (blue or black)
  • Index Cards


  • Folder with loose leaf paper
  • Dry Erase Board with Marker
  • Pens/Pencils


  • Pencils/Pens (blue & black ink only)

Math & Accelerated Math

  • Scientific Calculator (must have square root & pi button)
  • 1 to 2” Binder with 3 Dividers with paper to share with Science
  • Pencils/Highlighters (2 different colors)


  • ½ or 1” Black Binder with 5 Dividers
  • Pencils


  • ½” Black Binder
  • Pencils

General Music

  • Sturdy Pocket Folder
  • Pencils

7th Grade Summer Reading

For summer reading this year, choose one book and read it over the summer. You may choose any genre including fiction of any kind, non-fiction, or a graphic novel. Fill in the form you received and be ready to discuss your book in September.

8th Grade Supply List

  • Book Bag
  • Sturdy Ear buds/headphones

Social Studies, ELA, Science & Math

  • 5 subject notebook with pockets OR 4 single subject notebooks with 4 pocket folders
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Pens/Pencils/Colored Pencils/Highlighters
  • Sticky Notes


    • Loose leaf paper with a folder
    • Small dry erase board with dry erase marker
    • Pens (blue or black ink ONLY)
    • Index Cards


    • Loose leaf paper with a folder
    • Small dry erase board with dry erase marker
    • Pens/Pencils/Scissors/Scotch tape and rubber bands
    • 4×6 Index Cards (speaking practice)

      Algebra 1 CC

      • 3 ring binder
      • Pencils
      • TI-84 plus or TI-84 plus CE (graphing calculator) to be kept at home (We have a class set for daily use)


      • ½ or 1” Black Binder with 5 Dividers
      • Pencils


      • ½” Black Binder
      • Pencils


      • Composition Notebook
      • Pencils

        8th Grade Summer Reading

      Welcome to the 8th grade! In order to gain an understanding of your reading comprehension skills, I am asking that you select a book to read over the summer. The book is your choice, but it should be a book you have not read before. 

      I encourage you to stay away from poetry anthologies and short story collections; however, you are welcome to choose any other genre: memoir, novel, graphic novel, Manga, nonfiction, etc.  Aim to find a book that is suited to your reading level and your interests. It should be something you can enjoy! 

      If you don’t have access to a physical book at home or via a library, our e-library is available to you. See SORA Instructions below to find out how. 

      When you come into class on Sept. 18, I will be asking you to summarize your book. If you need to take notes in order to do that, please do. I will only be grading your in-class writing on Sept. 18, not any notes that you take prior. 

      If you have questions in regards to the summer reading, feel free to email me at I am so excited to meet you in the fall. Happy reading! 


      Ms. Daley

      SORA Instructions

      1. Install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to
      2. In Sora, find your school (or enter your school’s setup code), then sign in. Stillwater Middle/High (use your email and password to sign in)
      3. Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.
      4. Close the book and go to your Shelf to see all your books (including assignments). From there, you can: 
        • Tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to read or listen to the book. 
        • Tap Options to renew or return the book, get to your notes and highlights, and more.

      Please contact Mrs. Carpenter at with any questions.