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Mrs. Shoemaker from Chicago IL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Celebrate High School, College, and Beyond

Help me give my students Amazon Fire, balloons, and snacks to celebrate #bettermakeroom.

  • $415 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a school counselor, I proudly support 570 students K-8 in discovering themselves through social-emotional wellness. A large part of this population is Spanish speaking English learners. I am here to support all students, and they come to me for support with everyday life and guidance.

Many of my students lack a strong support system at home, therefore they need all of the resources they can get when they are in school.

Students come to me from different backgrounds asking for help with their problem-solving and educational decisions. My students represent a wide variety of socioeconomic levels, learning styles, and cultural backgrounds. Our urban school services 570 students, 76% of whom come from low-income families.

Last year as a counselor, I held individual, classroom guidance, and small group sessions. Examples of issues students had included family problems, grades, death, bullying, friendship problems, anxiety, career interests, social issues, behavior, and anger.

My Project

Our students have been working tirelessly toward their education. Starting with career and college exploration in the 6th grade and working up to their high school applications.

We are pushing students to achieve more in high school and preparing them for college #bettermakeroom.

This is the start of multi-generational change and transformation for our students, their families, and our communities. This is a celebration for our entire school and for future generations to come.

In our school system students have the opportunity to apply to high schools across the city. This makes the high school process very competitive. I want to celebrate that 100% of our students have qualified and applied to high schools all over the city.

We will have a high school signing day to reveal the students' choices for the next 4 years. These materials will help support students in making their Decision Day reveal. The students will use the Amazon Kindles to log onto their accounts and show their acceptance letters. They will have cookies and balloons to show underclassmen how much fun it is to succeed.

Mrs. Shoemaker
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon - Fire 7 - 7'- Tablet - 16GB 7th Generation, 2017 Release - Marine Blue • Best Buy Education $74.28 2 $148.56
Grandma's Cookies Variety Pack, 30 Count • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
Nabisco Cookies Sweet Treats Variety Pack Cookies - with Oreo, Chips Ahoy, & Golden Oreo - 30 Snack Packs • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
IDAODAN Portable Dual Nozzle Rose Red 110V 600W Electric Balloon Blower Pump/Electric Balloon Inflator for Decoration • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Obstal Rectangle Table Cloth, Oil-Proof Spill-Proof and Water Resistance Microfiber Tablecloth, Decorative Fabric Table Cover for Outdoor and Indoor Use (Navy Blue, 60 x 84 Inch) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
JETech Case for Amazon Fire 7 Tablet (7th Generation 2017 Release Only) Smart Cover with Auto Sleep/Wake (Black) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
FUNPRT 40 Inches Latex Spiral Balloons,100 Count,Assorted Boys Girls Birthday Party Balloon • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
NFL Football Mini Pennants Collector Set (32) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Everest Party Supplies Balloon Sticks with Cups 100 Pcs, Plastic Centerpiece Balloon Holder Sticks • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
MLB Mini Pennant Set (all 30 Teams) by Rico Tag • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
SEC Mini Pennant Set (all 12 Teams) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39

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