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School supply lists for Cook County and Grand Portage schools (22-23 school year)

Aug 11, 2022 08:47AM ● By Laura Durenberger
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By Laura Durenberger-Grunow - Boreal Community Media - August 11, 2022

The supply lists for all Cook County and Grand Portage schools are now available for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Don't forget that the Cook County Council on Aging is hosting a school supply drive, where they are collecting supplies (or monetary donations for supplies) and donating them to all local schools. 

Finally, here are some retailers offering big sales on school supplies. 

Birch Grove Community School



District 166 Public Schools

Elementary School List
Middle School List
High School List 

Great Expectations School

At GES, we actually request a supply fee from families and purchase items centrally, so we don’t have a supply list.  There are some items that are always needed, though!:
  • Pens
  • Flair markers – mostly black and red
  • Sharpies – black
  • Dry erase Full-size
  • Full size scissors
  • Rulers
  • Glue sticks
  • Pink erasers
  • Folders
  • Wide-lined notebooks
  • Wide-lined Loose leaf paper
  • Ziploc type bags – any size


Oshki Ogimaag Community School

Students in Kindergarten/1st grade 

1. Backpack (labeled with name) 

2. Tennis Shoes for Phy Ed. (labeled with name) 3. Extra warm shirt or jacket (labeled with name) 4. 1 box of pencils 

5. 1 bottle school glue 

6. Crayola Washable Markers 

7. 4 erasers

8. 1 box of kleenex-tissue 

9. Pencil box 

10. 3 notebooks-wide ruled 

11. 2-2 pocket folders.  

12. extra shirt, pants, socks, underwear (labeled  with name to stay at school) 

Students in 2nd and 3rd Grades 

1. Backpack (labeled with name) 

2. Tennis Shoes for Phy Ed. (labeled with name) 3. Extra warm shirt or jacket (labeled with  name) 

4. 1 box of pencils 

5. Crayola Washable markers  

6. 1 bottle school glue  

7. 4 erasers 

8. 1 box of kleenex-tissue 

9. Colored pencils 

10. 4 notebooks-wide ruled 

11. Pencil box 

12. 4-2 pocket folders 

13. extra shirt, pants, socks, underwear (labeled  with name to stay at school) 

Students in 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades  

1. Backpack (labeled with name) 

2. Tennis Shoes for Phy Ed. (labeled with name) 3. Extra warm shirt or jacket (labeled with  name) 

4. 1 box of pencils 

5. Crayola Washable Markers

6. 1 bottle school glue 

7. 4 erasers 

8. 1 box of kleenex-tissue 

9. Pencil box 

10. 4 notebooks 

11. Colored pencils 

12. 4-2 pocket folders



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