School Supply Lists

Rachel Carson Middle School 2020-21 Supply List

All RCMS students will receive their FCPS-provided laptop at the start of the school year.

The following is a basic school supplies list for 7th and 8th grade students:

  • One pack of pencils
  • One pack of blue or black ink pens
  • A ruler with English and metric measurements
  • One pack of colored pencils or magic markers
  • One-two spiral notebooks
  • One pack of lined, loose-leaf paper
  • One pair of earbuds 
  • One binder with dividers (to organize any items that you may decide to print)
  • Small dry erase board (*optional, but helpful in interactive class settings)
  • Dry erase markers (*optional, but helpful)
  • Highlighters
  • One pack of graphing paper


Calculators:  Students in all math courses will access the online calculator throughout the school year.  This online calculator meets the needs for all math courses offered at RCMS.  For students taking Algebra, Geometry, or Algebra II, the purchase of a handheld calculator is strictly optional.   The recommended model is the Texas Instruments TI-84+ graphing calculator.


Certain elective courses do have fees for consumable items.  We will send information at a later date with more information about these fees and arrangements for pick-up of these items.