School Supplies for Middle and High School Years {What to have on hand & how to keep it organized!}

It was so much easier in elementary school when my kids were sent home with a list of school supplies they needed for the year. Our Parent-Teacher organization even took it a step further making the entire process completely pain-free by sending parents a link to a school-supply ordering website where you could just click a few buttons and the entire “3rd grade package” of supplies could be purchased and delivered to your child’s classroom prior to the 1st day of school! Talk about winning! Of course there were always a few parents who preferred to go school-supply shopping the old-fashioned way- with a list in hand and a child or two in tow who would inspect each and every folder to make sure they chose the perfect color! (And then it was always a surprise when the parent later learned that all school supplies were turned into the classroom to become “community property” of the class!) But the game changes when your kids get older and you don’t necessarily receive a school supply list for middle and high school so that you know what your kids need for the year. So here are my suggestions on what you should have on hand, and how to keep it all organized!The game changes when kids get older- you don't necessarily receive a school supply list for middle and high school so that you know what your kids need for the year. So here are my suggestions on what you should have on hand, and how to keep it all organized!

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