My school recently proposed eliminating ALL funding for field trips, so I plan to ask students to help cover the cost of the bus in order to attend the show. For anyone who knows me, I certainly don't want them to think they get to do this for free! In order to attend, I plan on having a lottery based on three key components: Overall attendance, overall grades, and overall behavior.
We have a diverse student demographic with up to two thirds of our students receiving free or reduced lunch in some schools. Some of these kids would never have the opportunity to see a live show if it weren't for the field trips, which is why the funding elimination is so crushing. With the cast of Hamilton being so diverse, I know this opportunity will be a huge inspiration to ALL of my kids, reaffirming part of my teaching philosophy: The arts are for everybody!
I can't thank you enough for your consideration to help fund this exciting opportunity for my students! I will be happy to send you a photo of us at the theater in January!!
- Monika Marczak
- Thomas Dixon
- Richard Helldobler
- Ebonie Mbeteni
- Kristen Rapp
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