My students need a digital camera in order to take pictures for the Purple Newsflash, the first student newspaper in our high schools history.
This project expired on April 27, 2011.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Create future journalists! Twelve students, ranging from freshman to seniors signed up to create the first student newspaper at our school. They will write all the stories, do all the layout, and take all the pictures. The only problem? We have no camera for them to use.
Our students attend a charter college prep high school in Illinois.
They take double blocks of math and reading, and participate in 20 hours of community service each year. Students wear uniforms and follow a strict code of conduct designed to promote scholarship, discipline, and honor.
Our students are budding journalists. They want to interview teachers about why they teach, do a section on college application advice tips, cover school sports, and share their opinions about school policy. This camera will allow them to experiment with photojournalism, add to the newspaper, and help them prepare for a career in media after they graduate.
I remember the long nights I spent working on my high school newspaper as editor in chief.
The chance for independence I received through school newspaper have shaped my life ever since. I will always be grateful to my own newspaper adviser, Ms. Smith, for teaching how to be a leader. I hope that with your help this is something I can pass on to my students!
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Rosman.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Rosman and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.