Mississippi Monday | Magnolia Speech School

Today, for so many kids across the state is their first day back to school! In honor of Back to School season and spreading the love for our community, this Mississippi Monday we are highlighting Magnolia Speech School right here in Jackson, MS, and we're shedding light on ways you can get involved to help these kids get off to a great start this year!


MSS is a non-public, special purpose school accredited by both the Mississippi State Department of Education (K to 8th grade) and by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. The mission of Magnolia Speech School, Inc. is to enable children with communication disorders (without regard to race, creed or color) to develop their full potential through spoken language and literacy.

Started in Jackson in the 50's as a charter school for children with hearing impairments, MSS has grown to over the last five decades in great strides and provides a wealth of services to children with various hearing and speech impairments and well as language disorders. Each learning program and timeline is customized to the needs of the child with the goal of reintegration to mainstream classrooms. MSS also joins other "Option" auditory/oral programs nationwide in serving children with cochlear implants. In addition, they are one of this country's pioneer programs in coupling sensory integration and classroom instruction.

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Though the program is tuition based, a great deal of Magnolia's funding is donor based. This year, Thimblepress® is proud to assist by accepting school supply donations at our Thimblepress® storefront location by way of hand delivery or mail. We'll be compiling all donations and delivering them to MSS in the coming weeks.

If you'd like to contribute, please see the list of requested supplies below:

For quick shopping, click the links below to navigate directly to Amazon to shop these items!

Black Sharpie Markers

Red Sharpie Markers

Basic Pens

Dry Erase Markers


3x5 Index Cards

Poster Board (all colors)

Colored Cardstock

Stickers : Girls & Boys


Crayola Crayons

Crayola Washable Markers

Crayola Colored Pencils

Elmer's Glue Sticks

Fiskars Blunt Tip Scissors

#2 Ticonderoga Pencils

Five Star One Subject Spiral Notebook

Stage 3 Primary Journals

Single Hole Punch

Please bring or mail all donations by August 17th to:


ATTN: MSS Donation

113 N. State Street

Jackson, MS 39201

And, to learn more about Magnolia Speech School, find them in these places:


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