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Mr. Sensor from Du Bois PA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help us start a DJ club!

My students need stage lighting so we can DJ dances at our school.

  • $191 goal

This project expired on May 17, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Dances are an important social outlet for adolescents. Being able to host appropriately chaperoned social dances is positive way for middle school students to learn how to interact with their peers.

My students have a true love for performing.

They want desperately to be a part of something, but we need help acquiring what they need. Our school budget can only go so far. Therefore, we need to find creative new sources for acquiring equipment. Our school is in a rural area that unfortunately suffers from a high unemployment rate and many broken families. Our district is innovative and has excellent teachers and administrators but unfortunately, like so many other districts, budgetary cut backs have been unavoidable... we still want to try to get what is best for our students, opportunities that cannot be funded through the regular budget.

My Project

We will use these lights, along with other equipment (some of which we acquired from donors choose) to start a DJ club at our school. We can train students to set up the equipment, develop playlists of appropriate (clean!) music and then run school dances for a fraction of what a local DJ would charge. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel dances in the past if they didn't have at least 75 students attend as otherwise they would not make enough money to pay a DJ. We will no longer have to worry about that! Also, the students we train will get valuable experience working for the dances, learning how to set up and run sound equipment and lights, as well as how to play music that keeps the crowd having fun and dancing!

Having dances about school will give a positive and appropriate outlet for their social needs.

Hosting the DJ part through our school will make these dances more affordable and having students doing the DJ'ing will make the whole experience a lot more meaningful for both the DJ's and the students.

Mr. Sensor
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Color Burst LED • Woodwind and Brasswind $69.99 1 $69.99
Asteroid E143 Multicolor Effect Light • Woodwind and Brasswind $59.95 1 $59.95

Materials cost

$129.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$161.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.57

Total project goal

$190.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$190.46

5 Donors

-$176.14

Donations toward project cost

-$161.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.32

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$0.00

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