At ThisWeekinWorcester.com, we are lucky to have the continued support of so many teachers in Worcester — both in the public and private school systems.

Additionally, we are proud to have two Worcester school committee members — Molly McCullough and Brian O’Connell — share their knowledge, opinions and the goings-on of Worcester Public Schools, especially with a regular look at state funding for the Worcester school district.

As part of our effort to help continue the discussion of what our school system needs, here we will take a look at what the teachers in Worcester need for their classrooms.

Donorschoose.org – an online crowdfunding organization that connects teachers in high-need communities with independent donors that want to help – is a popular tool to raise money for much needed classroom equipment and programs, as requested by individual classroom teachers.

We will have a growing list of Donorschoose.org projects from Worcester teachers here. We encourage our readers to donate if and when they can. When a project is fully funded, we will make a special announcement.

Since there are nearly 200 active projects from Worcester teachers on Donorschoose.org, we will publish 20 at a time and update the list each week. Some of the projects below are partially funded and some are currently doubling donations. Please take a look at each project!

This page will be updated constantly, will be shared at least once a week via social media and can be found in the Public Schools section of ThisWeekinWorcester.com.

Active Projects

Self-Regulation Kits to Help Students Get Ready to Learn: Ms. Ly, Quinsigamond Community School – Goal: $793 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Interactive Notebooks: Mrs. McGovern, Wawecus Road School – Goal $470 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Creators Gonna Create: Ms. Shea, Belmont Street Community School – Goal: $288 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Get Rid of Those Classroom Germs!: Mrs. Smith, Belmont Street Community School – Goal: $420 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Basic Classroom Needs: Ms. Fluet, Gates Lane School of International Study – Goal: $354 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Bingo for Books: Ms. Hedvig, Gates Lane School of International Study – Goal: $988 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Crafty Creations: Ms. Ford, Gates Lane School of International Study – Goal: $416 (FULLY FUNDED!)

No More Hunger!: Mrs. Kiritsy, Quinsigamond Community School – Goal: $738 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Picture Books for Comprehension and Social Skills!: Ms. H, Goddard School of Science and Technology – Goal:$170 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Achoo! Help Us Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season: Mrs. McMahon, Belmont Street Community School – Goal: $388 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Dialogues, Dialects, and Discovery…Oh My!: Mrs. Sargent, Doherty Memorial High School – Goal: $609

Digital Learning is Key!: Mrs. Wheeler, Burncoat Street Prep – Goal: $645 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Envision an ELMO for Math: Ms. Coyne, Tatnuck Magnet School – Goal: $1,114

Bringing Science and Art Together in the Classroom!: Ms. Servideo, Mill Swan Head Start – Goal: $915 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Digitizing My Classroom: Mrs. Perez, Doherty Memorial High School – Goal: $1,313

Goodbye Germs: Mrs. Morin, Gates Lane School of International Study – Goal: $413

Early Childhood Technology: Ms. J, Belmont Street Community School – Goal: $613

Ms. C’s Horrible No Good Math Manipulative: Ms. Carlson, Belmont Street Community School – Goal: $1,531

We Need Lower Case Letters for Our Die Cut Machine: Ms. Devito-Hoey, Vernon Hill School – Goal: $309 (FULLY FUNDED!)

Communicate Your Way to Success: Ms. Duffy, Clark Street Development Learning School – Goal: $658

About Patrick Sargent

Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.

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