My students need one digital camera and one memory stick to capture yearbook photos, one external hard drive to backup photos, 12 red editing pens, 39 reporter's notebooks for interviews, one flash drive to store articles, as well as 12 scissors and 12 glue sticks to design yearbook layouts.
It's the fourth quarter and we're down by three points. Our star shooter steps up to the free-throw line and the crowd of social studies teachers, student government leaders, and two-year-old little brothers takes a collective breath—and holds it. Whoosh! The ball glides off the captain’s fingers, modeling impeccable form for the freshman girls itching for their chance to sub in. Pause. This is when the yearbook photographer should be capturing the scene on film, right? Well, unfortunately the science teacher needed the school camera for a lab earlier that day and couldn't return it before the big game. How will we ever remember if that shot turned into a championship-winning basket?
In a low-income, urban high school such as ours, it's nice to have even one camera for the campus. But as the advisor and teacher of our first-ever yearbook class this year, it's heartbreaking to think of these precious memories fading away because of a gaping whole in our technology resources. We are a new school and this year we will honor our first graduating class with our inaugural yearbook! As I send out students to cover events, I regularly run into a bottleneck of teachers, students, and yearbook staff members all reaching for the camera simultaneously.
Fortunately, I see a light at the end of this tunnel! With an extra camera dedicated solely to use in our yearbook class, my photographers could avoid this traffic jam entirely.
We are also short of other yearbook supplies. By helping us with these items you’ll inspire squirmy sophomores to turn into sophisticated seniors as they interview sources, edit stories, design mock-ups of our pages, and back up our work on the computers. Your support will help my budding high school photojournalists and reporters grow from the responsibility of taking care of technology, meeting deadlines, and ultimately compiling a book of priceless memories of a successful year.
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|2GB HP USB FLASH DRIVE -- HP USB 2.0 Flash Drive; 2GB • Quill||$10.79||1||$10.79|
|SONY DSCW150B DIGITAL STILL CAMERA (BLACK) -- Sony Digital Cameras; Cyber-shot DSC-W150B, Black • Quill||$206.99||1||$206.99|
|SONY 2GB MEMORY STICK PRO DUO -- Sony Memory Sticks; Pro Duo, 2GB • Quill||$22.49||1||$22.49|
|IOMEGA 250GB PORTABLE USB 2.0 JET BLACK HARD DRIVE -- Iomega Hard Drives; eGo Portable, USB 2.0, 250GB, Jet Black • Quill||$98.99||1||$98.99|
|BIC ROUND STIC GRIP BALL PEN -- Bic Ultra Round Stic Pen; Medium Point, Red • Quill||$2.06||1||$2.06|
|Office Depot(R) Brand Wirebound Memo Books 6 x 4, 1 Subject, College Ruled, 40 Pages (20 Sheets) Per Pad, Pack Of 3 Pads • Office Depot Inc.||$1.28||13||$16.64|
|KLEENCUT KIDS STAINLESS 5" POINTED SCISSORS PACK -- Acme United Kleencut Kid's Scissors; 5" Pointed Tip, 12 Per Pack • Quill||$12.95||1||$12.95|
|MINI GLUE STICKS 4 IN 12/PKG • Highsmith||$2.06||1||$2.06|
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