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Mr. Newman from Clifton NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lock It Up: Escape Rooms

My students need combination locks for the new Escape Rooms we are creating at the high school.

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My Students

My students are an incredibly diverse population. They come from many different cultures and backgrounds. I have many students that have a primary language other than English.

Many of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch; this allows them to have free or reduced cost breakfast as well, but they are not able to actually get to school early enough every day to utilize this opportunity.

They work incredibly hard and are very attentive. Most of my students are preparing for college, some directly for a career, and a few for the military. We have team members who have parents, relatives, or siblings who have been deployed overseas. We have an award winning JROTC in our school with over 250 members. We are very proud of our military and support our troops with fundraisers, mailings, and packages.

We are trying to create a community of tolerance, acceptance, and compassion within our school and our teams/clubs. The school is so incredibly diverse (religion, ethnicity, socio-economic, single-parent homes, grandparent homes, etc.), with many immigrants.

My Project

This project is for our escape room series where we are going to set up various escape rooms throughout our school and district where the students answer a set of questions and then they can open the combination locks. We need so many locks because we have over 3000 students in our school and 200 teachers and we want all of the teachers to be able to create an escape room or escape box if they want to for their classes.

We are going to also pass them onto our middle or elementary schools once we have used them successfully, so these combination locks will be used many many times over the next few years.

We envision an escape room night where parents can come and escape with their students in the elementary schools and have a wonderful time with their children.

Thank you so much for sponsoring our project for these locks for our escape rooms.

Mr. Newman
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK16994766T Combination Padlock Center-Dial Location 34 Shackle Height • Grainger $4.25 170 $722.50

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