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Middle School, Music Teacher

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Ms. Whitson from Havana AR is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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A Small Rural School with Big Dreams

My students need access to better materials such as watercolor pencils, colored pencils, and heavyweight bristol paper.

  • $1,582 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The best thing about our school is the students. Located in an agricultural community, our student body is comprised of down to earth, friendly students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Being small, the students tend to all know one another and work together to make the culture of our school unique and wonderful.

For such a small community, the talent and creativity within our high school are awe-inspiring Students are encouraged to think outside the box and they constantly amaze me with their ideas.

To be able to provide better supplies and equipment to such an imaginative group will only further their development.

My Project

Students interested in furthering their studies in art need to be able to access decent supplies. Supplies such the Kimberly class pack drawing pencils would allow students to see different types of drawing pencils they otherwise would not. Lyra Polycolor Oil Pencils would offer them a much nicer quality of colored pencil than they have currently. We are in desperate need of a new sharpener. The X-Acto sharpener would meet our needs perfectly. Tag Board is used for mixed media projects as well paper arts. Pacon produces a nice quality tag board that the art students have never seen. While every school wants the best for their students, often it is the fine arts departments that feel the pinch of budgets. Kids in small rural schools should have the same opportunities afforded students in larger districts. By funding my classroom, I will be able to bring a higher quality material into my class.

Students who are looking into graphic design, animation, illustration, or art education need to have basic knowledge of what is available to them.

Through Donors Choose, I will be able to introduce my classes to materials they otherwise might never get a chance to see. This opportunity could help decide what career path they choose as they work toward graduation and their future.

Ms. Whitson
Grades 9-12
    Nearly all students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 85 students.

    7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
22049-0729-Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Premium Oil-Based Colored Pencil Set - Set of 72 • Blick Art Materials $91.51 2 $183.02
13313-1005-Strathmore Bristol Pad - 11" x 14", 2-ply, Plate, 15 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $15.80 10 $158.00
20421-2009-General''s Kimberly Graphite Classroom Art Pack • Blick Art Materials $153.17 1 $153.17
07526-1114-Blick Super Value Canvas Pack - 11" x 14", Pkg of 7 • Blick Art Materials $18.39 8 $147.12
10014-1002-Bienfang Student Watercolor Paper - 22" x 30", Single Sheet • Blick Art Materials $1.23 100 $123.00
21417-1002-X-Acto X-Acto Teacher Pro Pencil Sharpener • Blick Art Materials $43.92 2 $87.84
13100-1022-Pacon Posterboard Pack - 22" x 28", White, Pkg of 50 • Blick Art Materials $17.17 5 $85.85
20589-2409-Sargent Art Watercolor Pencil Set - Assorted Colors, Class Pack of 240 • Blick Art Materials $36.46 1 $36.46
10209-1033-Blick Sulphite Drawing Papers - 9" x 12", White, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $11.10 3 $33.30
13111-1009-Pacon Tag Board - 18" x 24" x 2 Ply, White, 100 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $16.59 2 $33.18
22784-1005-Bienfang Mixed Media Pad - 14" x 11", 90 lb, 40 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $6.45 5 $32.25
21554-0000-Helix Automatic Cordless Eraser • Blick Art Materials $7.99 3 $23.97

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