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Mrs. Hinthorn from Bonners Ferry ID is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Road Not Yet Traveled...Exploring Colleges and Careers

Help me give my students incentives to explore and think about college options and other post high school possibilities.

  • $596 goal

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My Students

Our school is a small, rural 6th to 8th-grade middle school in northern Idaho. We are several hours away from a 4-year university, and the nearest junior college live-on campus is 1.5 hours away. Middle school is the perfect opportunity for students to begin exploring possibilities for their futures. It is our responsibility as a school to expose them to a variety of options after they graduate from high school.

In February and March, I will be teaching a unit on careers, colleges, and other options after high school.

This unit will be important at this time of year for a few reasons. First, our school has already implemented “March Madness” where advisory classes are assigned a college who has been selected to participate in the NCAA basketball tournament. Students research their college, decorate doors and enjoy friendly competition as they follow their school throughout the tournament. Students have had some exposure in 6th and 7th grade, but as 8th graders it’s time to go a little deeper. During these weeks, we have daily college trivia contests and hand out prizes.

My Project

During the months leading up to March Madness, our 8th graders will be exploring and planning for possibilities after high school. They will participate in activities that cover who they are, where they are going, and how they will get there.

Since the closest four-year college is over two hours away from our town, we spend the month of March bringing the college experience close to home.

We jump on the spirit of March Madness and help students explore colleges in a fun, competitive way. All 14 of our advisory classes in grades 6-8 draw a college to "represent" in the NCAA March Madness tournament. The class is responsible for researching that college, and then they decorate the outside of their classroom hall area.

What began as a simple door contest, has evolved into literally an experience of amazing "Madness." Approximately 20 judges from the community (local School Board members, law enforcement, the city mayor, Boarder Patrol, U.S. Customs, retired teachers, business owners, etc.) score the doors on creativity, knowledge of the college, 3D elements, songs, presentation, and overall experience. Our school comes alive during these weeks, and kids really start to think about possibilities outside our small community.

I am requesting prizes (college shirts, water bottles, socks, and beanies from colleges) to help students get excited about college possibilities. Each day there is a college trivia contest, and daily prizes will be handed out to students. Having something new from a college just might be the starting point to get students thinking seriously that college might be a possibility for them.

Mrs. Hinthorn
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 350 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elite Fan Shop Washington Huskies Socks 3-Pack - Mens (8-12) - Purple • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Elite Fan Shop Washington Huskies Long Sleeve Tshirt Varsity Purple - Medium • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Elite Fan Shop NCAA Men's Kentucky Wildcats Long Sleeve Shirt Dark Heather Arch Kentucky Wildcats Dark Heather Medium • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Elite Fan Shop NCAA Men's Ohio State Buckeyes Long Sleeve T Shirt Charcoal Vintage Ohio State Buckeyes Charcoal Medium • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Elite Fan Kansas Jayhawks Men's Short Sleeve Arch Tee, Dark Heather, Small • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
NCAA Notre Dame Fighting Irish Male Short Sleeve T-Shirt Charcoal Gray, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Dark Heather, Medium • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Elite Fan Shop Michigan State Spartans Men's Short Sleeve Arch Tee Shirt, Dark Heather, Medium • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
NCAA Stanford Cardinal Men's Short Sleeve T-Shirt, Charcoal Gray , Medium • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Elite Fan Shop 16853_DH_ARCH Air Force Falcons Men's Short Sleeve Arch Tee Shirt, Dark Heather, Medium • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Elite Fan Gonzaga Bulldogs Men's Short Sleeve Arch Tee, Dark Heather, Medium • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Elite Fan Texas Tech Red Raiders Men's Short Sleeve Arch Tee, Dark Heather, Medium • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
TCK Oregon Ducks Heathered Crew Socks (Dark Green/White, Small) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Elite Fan Shop NCAA Men's Baylor Bears T Shirt Dark Heather Arch Baylor Bears Dark Heather Small • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Elite Fan Shop NCAA Men's Virginia Cavaliers T Shirt Dark Heather Arch Virginia Cavaliers Dark Heather Small • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Idaho State T shirt. University Colors T shirt • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
UGP Campus Apparel Purdue Boilermakers Distressed Circle Logo Mens T-Shirt - Small - Black • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
NCAA Indiana Hoosiers 20oz Clip-On Clear Plastic Water Bottle • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
For Bare Feet NCAA 4 Stripe Deuce Crew Men Socks-Montana Grizzlies-Large • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Michigan Wolverines Distressed Circle Logo Mens T-Shirt - Small - Navy • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
MadSportsStuff Bulldogs Logo Athletic Crew Socks (Black/Scarlet, Small) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Top of the World Stanford Cardinal Men's Winter Knit Hat Icon, Maroon, One Fit • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Top of the World Oregon Ducks Men's Winter Knit Hat Icon, Green, One Fit • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Top of the World Michigan State Spartans Men's Winter Knit Hat Icon, Green, One Fit • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
NCAA Michigan State Spartans 20oz Plastic Infuser Sport Bottle • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Champion College Washington State Cougars Jersey Tee Cardinal 2 LG • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Champion College Washington State Cougars University V-Neck Tee Cardinal 1 XS • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
NCAA Washington State Cougars Adult NCAA Stenciled Short sleeve Triblend T-Shirt,Medium,AthleticGrey • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34

Materials cost

$443.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.39

Total project goal

$595.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.93

9 Donors

-$294.88

Donations toward project cost

-$255.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.98

match offer

-$294.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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