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Mrs. Franzen from Oelwein IA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping It Clean!

Help me give my students a laptop mount, utility desk drawer to keep supplies in under the podium, and additional peg board baskets to keep equipment organized this school year.

  • $173 goal

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My Students

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono

The students involved in our school band program find themselves a member of a "band family" that supports, encourages and challenges each other on a daily basis.

My students are excited about music and the future of our middle school program is bright because of them!

While many of my students come from low-income families, I work hard to make band an opportunity that all students can participate in. Many of our students use school-owned instruments as they are unable to afford their own. The students who decide to participate in our band program work hard as they are challenged by their directors to always perform at their very best. In my sixth year as the middle school band director in our school district, I am proud to say that students are reaching new playing goals every year.

My Project

Approximately half of our 5-7th grade students are enrolled in my beginner and middle school band program. Last year our school district did some restructuring of our school buildings, which brought our 5th grade beginner band students into our middle school building. It was a very exciting time for our band program, as the move to the middle school allowed us to more than double the rehearsal time I get to spend with our 5th grade beginners!

Along with the 5th grade rehearsal gains during the move to the middle school, we now have space and organization needs within our band room that need to be addressed.

With more students using the band room throughout the day, it has become even more important for everyone to clean up and be held accountable to keeping equipment organized. We are in need of additional peg board organization tools for our percussion equipment, as well as a laptop mount and storage drawer for the director podium to keep small equipment at the director's and student's fingertips during rehearsals.

Mrs. Franzen
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EZM Notebook/Laptop Arm Extenstion Mount Desktop Stand Clamp with Grommet Mount Option (002-0005) • Amazon Business $45.95 1 $45.95
Qline Underdesk Pencil Drawer Organizer Tray 23" W slide out ball bearing slides • Amazon Business $35.65 1 $35.65
Pegboard Baskets Set of 4 Black - Hooks to 1/4" or 3/16" Hole Peg Board - Square Style Wire Shelf Baskets - Organize Tools, Workbench, Accessories, Garage Storage - Wall Organizer Attachments • Amazon Business $25.90 1 $25.90

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