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Ms. Rodrigues from Kailua HI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Speak Up! Stage Needs a Sound System

My students need a new sound system - speakers and a mixer board for the cafeteria stage.

  • $978 goal

This project expired on June 27, 2018.

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My Students

Kailua Intermediate students are an eclectic mix of low income, middle class, old money, and military families. Despite the high number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, the student have a strong sense of what it means to share and willingness to support each other.

We have a strong sense of community and family.

What makes them special is their willingness to work together across all perceived group boundaries - socioeconomic, cultural, or whatever. As far as they are concerned, they are all just teenagers trying to survive middle school.

My Project

Students in our school have multiple academic and extra curricular activities which happen on our school cafeteria stage. These activities include TEDTalk style presentations, Drama performances, assemblies, and talent shows. They all need a reliable sound system.

Our current sound system was so old that it could have registered to vote.

It died on the 25th of February and we are now relying on karaoke machines and "good projection" for our stage needs. I am requesting a Behringer Sound Mixer and VocoPro Floor Speakers. A reliable in-place system would reduce the teacher stress of trying to find a system to borrow and improve the sound of every staged performance and event.

Ms. Rodrigues
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 700 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Behringer - XENYX Premium 24-Input 4/2-Bus Mixer • BestBuy $399.99 1 $399.99
VocoPro - 8'Powered Floor Speakers (Pair) - Black • Best Buy Education $300.00 1 $300.00

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