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Ms. Fortgang from Wyandanch NY is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Can You See Me? I'm Here and I'm Singing!!!

Help me give my students the opportunity to have an amazing performance. By standing on real choral risers every student can be seen by the audience.

  • $2,661 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Working in a low-income school district, my students are faced with several challenges both inside and out of the classroom. Due to the many challenges they face, I strive to keep a high energy and fun learning classroom, allowing them to experience new things.

As their music teacher, I am constantly providing them with upbeat, fun and exciting opportunities they may not necessarily experience otherwise.

They love to sing, dance and play instruments, but we are very limited with our resources. I would love to be able to improve their music education and performance experience by giving them basic tools to help them succeed.

“Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it.”

– Aristotle

My Project

Throughout the course of the year, my students perform at least seven times... Different assemblies, concerts, recruitment strategies, it's great! Most importantly, these students are SO animated and SO in to performing. It is so amazing to experience and I won't lie... eight times out of ten it even makes me tear up.

The worst part of having my 60-70 piece chorus however, is that I have no where to fit them.

I mean yeah, they fit comfortably enough in my music classroom to rehearse, but when they get to perform for others they are either squished on the "stage" or awkwardly standing in lines where too many of their faces are covered up, they can't see my to conduct and their sound easily gets muffled.

By giving them the opportunity to stand on risers to both practice AND perform, I feel that they would have a much higher confidence level, look and act more professional and be even more proud of their end results in front of their peers, teachers and families.

Ms. Fortgang
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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This project will reach 600 students.

27 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RISER 3 LEVEL TAPERED TRANS-PORT FOLDABLE NPS CHORAL RISER 18WX72L • School Specialty $667.07 3 $2,001.21

Materials cost

$2,001.21

Vendor shipping charges

$200.12

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$30.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,261.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$399.06

Total project goal

$2,660.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,660.41

16 Donors

-$1,746.06

Donations toward project cost

-$1,521.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$224.26

match offer

-$870.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$739.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.29

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$0.00

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