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Mrs. Hastings from San Antonio TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Safe Student is a Thriving Student

My students need the assurance of additional classroom security. Our school is well-prepared for an on-campus intruder, but I would like to offer my students additional security that Barracuda Defense system offers.

  • $181 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students are creative, curious, and hungry for learning. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many of our students are identified as economically disadvantaged, many receive student services, and many have had previous negative school experiences.

Our students use inquiry as their primary route to learning.

Our teachers are called "academic coaches" because we embody the role of mentor and guide (or coach, if you will) rather than the "Sage on a Stage" roll. The difference between a teacher and a coach is that the coach is on the field, cheering her team on, offering encouragement, and helping each individual teammate improve from where he or she is.

My Project

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is one of the most universally accepted understandings of the whole-child development. One of its key statements is that students must feel safe before they can be ready to learn effectively. Given the frequency of school shootings and other on-campus violence in the past few years, many students struggle to feel safe at school, despite the love and support their teachers pour into them.

The Barracuda Defense System is an additional security measure on top of the others our school has in place that is a visible reminder to our students of our commitment to keeping them safe.

Mrs. Hastings
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK15581293T Intruder Defense System For Use With 36 Vertical Doors • Grainger $110.59 1 $110.59

Materials cost

$110.59

Vendor shipping charges

$11.06

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$153.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.05

Total project goal

$180.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$180.36

1 Donor

-$179.48

Donations toward project cost

-$153.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

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$0.00

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