School Supplies

We are often asked what supplies will help students be prepared for the start of school.  As a general rule, students should be supplied with basic items throughout the year. See below for information regarding support for school supplies from the Northshore Schools Foundation.

As a general rule, students should be supplied with basic items throughout the year:

  • Blue or black pens (.5 or .7)
  • Pencils (#2)
  • Highlighters (various colors)
  • College ruled loose-leaf lined paper
  • Binder with a divider for each class
  • Spiral or composition notebooks
  • Flash drive
  • Ruler

WHS Student ID Card – Required, free:

  • All students will be photographed and will be issued an ID card free of chargeStudents must carry photo ID at school and at extra-curricular activities
  • Students are encouraged to convert the ID card to an ASB card by paying the ASB membership fee that provides benefits such as reduced or free admission to school activities
  • ASB membership is required to participate in athletics or clubs

Student Handbook/Planner – Required, free:

  • Students will be provided with a Student Handbook/Planner for their use during the school year

Individual teachers will provide information for any additional supplies for their class. Look for a syllabus to come home with your student once school begins.

English Classes (common items used across all English classes):

  • Blue/Black pens (.5 or .7)
  • Pencils (#2)
  • Commonplace Notebook -- teachers will specify
  • Loose-leaf lined paper
  • Sticky Notes (small and medium size) for annotating text*
  • Highlighters of various colors*
  • Writing Analytically 7th Edition, Rosenwasser and Stephen, ISBN-10: 1285436504 (not available for purchase at WHS)*

*Items with a star indicate suggested purchases

Mathematics Classes:

  • All math classes: Graphing paper
  • Algebra 1: A scientific calculator or a TI-84 graphing calculator
  • Geometry: A scientific calculator or a TI-84 graphing calculator, compass and protractor
  • Algebra 2 or above: a TI-84 graphing calculator

Science Classes:

  • Composition notebook
  • Colored pencils
  • Ruler
  • Highlighter
  • Calculator (no preference)

Health & Fitness – PE Attire:

  • Do’s: athletic shoes (with laces); dress code appropriate athletic shorts, sweat pants, warm up pants, and/or yoga pants; t-shirts
  • Don’ts: non-athletic shoes (heels, sandals, boots, flats, etc.), jeans, skirts, dresses, slacks, button down shirts, tank tops, jackets (unless outside and it’s cold), revealing clothing

World Language Classes: Optional workbooks will be available for purchase at the Cashier's Office after teachers have distributed syllabi

  • 3-ring binder w/dividers
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Black or blue pens
  • #2 pencils
  • Notecards
  • Dry erase marker

Northshore Schools Foundation: School Supplies Support and Donations

Many of our families have received a little extra help with school supplies from the Northshore Schools Foundation. NSF has collected, organized, and distributed school supplies to families who have needed them.  That support will continue this year. Thanks are expressed to NSF as well as the many businesses, families, and individuals who have contributed. Use this link to request supplies from the NSF. Visit this link if you would like to contribute to their school supply drive.