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Ms. Wellman from Pierre SD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cheer Your Hearts Out!

My students need hair ties, socks, leggings, bobby pins, and bows so they can look their best on the court during games and practices.

  • $404 goal

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My Students

One of the joys of middle school is being able to try new things and find what is of most interest to you. Our students are lucky enough to have many opportunities to see what might be the best fit for them, in terms of extracurricular activities. I am lucky enough to coach cheerleading to our middle school students. It is a rewarding experience to be the students and myself. They learn new cheers, dances, and most importantly, have improved confidence after the season.

Self-esteem and confidence is one area that every middle school student struggles with.

100% of my students are Native American and tend to struggle with self-esteem and confidence. As coaches, we try our hardest to encourage our students and provide chances for them to step outside of their comfort zones in a safe, responsible manner. Sports are great for learning sportsmanship, and cheerleading is no exception. As with many other schools, our budgets have been cut tremendously and we are left struggling to provide all the necessary resources to our students.

My Project

My students work hard all season long in practice. Just like many other schools, our funding for athletics has been cut drastically, and this has left my students lacking in the area of uniforms. As a cheerleader, you should be proud to stand in front of a crowd and look your best. It can be a struggle to do this as our uniforms are outdated, ill-fitting, and just plain over-used. To remedy this situation it would be wonderful if my students could have some hair accessories, including hair-ties, bobby pins, and brand new bows, to help make them feel their best on game days and at practices. Self-confidence is something all teenagers struggle with and being able to provide them a few things to help build their confidence will go a long way. Not to mention, when we are stunting (tumbling, mounts, etc.) it is imperative that the cheerleaders be able to keep the hair out of their face so they do not injure themselves or others.

As they say, 'Look good, feel good'.

When our cheerleaders feel good about themselves they can stop being self-conscious and focus on cheer on our basketball teams, getting the crowd involved, and dancing their hearts out. With this project, I hope to provide the 'typical' cheer experience for these girls with matching practice outfits, bows for practice and games, and all the necessary accessories to look their best and perform their activities safely.

Ms. Wellman
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CN 4Pcs Glitter Cheer Bows With Ponytail Holder Girls Sparkle Cheer Bow, Glitter Gold Cheer Bow, 7inch • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
Love Charm Women's Super Soft Full Length Basic Leggings, Black (3-pack) S/M (Ladies 4-8) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
ICObuty 12 Pcs 8“ Jumbo Cheer Bows Ponytail Holder Cheerleading Bows Hair Tie for Teens Girl (Golden) • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
ICObuty 12 Pcs 8“ Jumbo Cheer Bows Ponytail Holder Cheerleading Bows Hair Tie for Teens Girl (White) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
ICObuty 12 Pcs 8“ Jumbo Cheer Bows Ponytail Holder Cheerleading Bows Hair Tie for Teens Girl (Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Love Charm Women's Super Soft Full Length Basic Leggings, Black, 3-Pack,M/L (Ladies 8-12) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Love Charm Women's Super Soft Full Length Basic Leggings,Black (3-pack),L/XL (Ladies 14-16) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
MeliMe 50pcs/3 Colors Stretch Elastics Hair Ties Hair Bands Rope Ponytail Holders (5mm) (Brown Burgundy Blue) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fruit of the Loom Big Girls' Half Cushion Low Cut 10 Pack Sock, White Assorted, 4-10 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Diane 2" Bobby Pins, Black, 300 Count, D452 • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59

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