You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $447 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Rivera
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Cougar Chronicle

My students need a printer/scanner and a digital camera to create and publish a school newspaper for distribution in our school community.

I teach a largely Hispanic population of 6th-8th grade students at a Charter School in an urban area. Most of the students that I teach (approximately 90%) receive reduced or free lunch. While I focus primarily on the 6th grade Humanities curriculum, my schedule has recently expanded to include 7th and 8th grade writing enrichment. I am excited about the opportunity to teach students varying in grade-level, however challenged with the fact that there is currently no writing enrichment curriculum in place.

I spent the summer thinking of possible solutions to address this concern, and came up with the idea of creating the Cougar Chronicles, or a school newspaper. My school doesn’t publish anything like a school newspaper, and I’m excited about the prospect of what this writing enrichment class could entail. A school newspaper will not only allow my students to practice, refine, and find voice in their writing, but also will create a sense of obligation and value inside the school community.

By donating a printer/scanner and a digital camera for my classroom, my students will be able to create and publish a newspaper to distribute to the students, faculty, and staff of our middle school and community. Right now, my students have access to computers, but no access to a printer. By donating a printer/scanner and digital camera to our classroom cause, you would really be helping to kick off a positive writing curriculum in our middle school.

With your support, my students would take ownership in creating a publication that their peers, family, teachers, and friends would read. With your help, I believe students will develop a love for reading and writing in a positive learning environment. If this project is funded, I would send you the very first publication of our school newspaper and pictures of my students working on the editorial staff. Thank you for your support!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KODAK EASYSHARE C813 DIGITAL CAMERA & G610 PRINTER DOCK -- Kodak EasyShare C813 Zoom Digital Camera and EasyShare G610 Printer Dock Bundle • Quill Corporation $199.99 1 $199.99
HP OFFICEJET 5610 ALL IN ONE PRINTER/FAX/SCANNER/COPIER -- HP OfficeJet 5610 All-in-One Printer/Fax/Scanner/Copier • Quill Corporation $109.98 1 $109.98

Materials cost

$309.97

Vendor shipping charges

$31.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$366.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.34

Total project goal

$446.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$446.34

1 Donor

-$430.59

Donations toward project cost

-$366.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[235794],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":201572,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/cougar-chronicle/201572/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Rivera","authorIds":{"235794":{"owner":"Mrs. Rivera","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[201572],"proposalHash":"-1373711194","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":54350,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":235794,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}