My students need one digital camera with memory stick and card reader, 36 reporters notebooks, one flash drive for saving pictures, green editing pens, as well as scissors, markers, and glue to design pages for our yearbook.
It’s the second act and the drama club is revving up for its big finale. The curtains swish apart and the star of the show hits a high note as the auditorium full of high school students erupts into applause. Flashes of light dot the air. The cast takes a final bow and poses for the group photo. Cheese! Pause. This is when the yearbook photographer should be capturing the scene on film, right? Well, unfortunately the art teacher needed the school camera for a field trip earlier that day and couldn't return it before the big show. How will the graduating, college-bound seniors on stage ever remember the bliss of the curtain call?
In a low-income, urban high school such as ours, it's nice to have even one camera for the campus. But as the adviser and teacher of our 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 second graduating class with our second annual 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 ready for college 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. The icing on the cake is that funding a project like this will help my students prepare for life after high school in college, where they will put to good use the writing, time management, and leadership skills they learned while on the yearbook staff. Your contribution will carry over from our high school newsroom into the college classroom and beyond!
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|COLORED MEMO BOOK,RULED,3"X5",60-SHEETS -- Ampad Pocket-Sized Notebook; 3x5" • Quill||$10.43||3||$31.29|
|BIC ROUNDSTIC MEDIUM POINT OFFICE PEN -- BIC Round Stic Pens; Medium Point, Green • Quill||$1.79||3||$5.37|
|FLASH DRIVE, IMATION, USB FLASH DRIVE - SWIVEL,8 GB -- Imation USB 2.0 Flash Drives; Swivel, 8GB • Quill||$26.99||1||$26.99|
|QUILL GLUE STICK, .74 OZ -- Quill Glue Sticks; .74-oz. • Quill||$1.16||10||$11.60|
|KLEENCUT KIDS STAINLESS 5" BLUNT SCISSOR PACK -- Acme United Kleencut Kid's Scissors; 5" Blunt Tip, 12 Per Pack • Quill||$12.95||1||$12.95|
|QUILL BRAND PERMANENT MARKERS CHISEL TIP -- Quill Brand Permanent Chisel-Tip Markers; Assorted Colors • Quill||$6.74||2||$13.48|
|FLIP CHART MARKER 8-COLOR SET -- Sharpie Flip Chart Markers; 8-Color Set • Quill||$7.64||2||$15.28|
|Memory Stick (4Gb) • Woodwind & Brasswind||$39.99||1||$39.99|
|SONY CYBER-SHOT W230 DIGITAL CAMERA -- Sony Digital Cameras; Cyber-shot DSC-W230, Blue • Quill||$199.99||1||$199.99|
|Emtec USB 2 0 Flash Card Reader • Lab Safety Supply, Inc. dba Highsmith Inc||$21.99||1||$21.99|
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