2019 Teacher Wishlist

Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to fund every item on this page. Our faculty and students will benefit greatly from these items which you have donated.


MD1 -- Uni High Senior Project
COST: $200 (for books, food, etc.)

MD2 -- Uni High Summer Enrichment Camp Scholarships
COST: $1,500 (6 scholarships @ $175 each, plus program costs)


red engraver
COM1 -- TEN-HIGH CO2 engrave machine, 40W 300x400mm Laser Engraving Machine with Exhaust Fan USB port
Good general purpose machine.
COST: $1,510

blue engraver
COM2 -- Orion Motor Tech 50W 110V CO2 Laser Engraving Machine Engraver Cutter Auxiliary Rotary Device (Dark Blue)
Has additional cutting features – works on curved surfaces like engraving on a coffee mug, etc.
COST: $1,799.99

canon lense
COM3 -- Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC Lens for Canon EF
Lenses to replace older cameras used by students learning photography.
COST: $199 - requesting 2 = $398

COM3 -- Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminum Tripod with SBH-100 Ball Head for Sony, Nikon, Canon DSLR Cameras.
COST: $123.87


montage lamp
E1 -- LED Floor Lamp for English Office- Montage
COST: $75 each - requesting 2-3

ava lamp
E2 -- LED Floor Lamp for English Office - Ava
COST: $80.99 each - requesting 2-3

skylite lamp
E3 -- SkyLite - LED Torch Floor Lamp for English Classrooms
After polling students at Uni on their preference for natural light vs florescent light for several years now, 19 out of a possible 20 twenty groups preferred natural light. When the natural light isn't strong enough to illuminate the classroom, our English Department would prefer 8 LED lamps that are bulb-free, where the lighting element is built into the lamp.
COST: $46.99 each - requesting 4-5

akata witch book
E4 -- Grade level set of Akata Witch (70 copies)
Affectionately dubbed "the Nigerian Harry Potter," Akata Witch weaves together a heart-pounding tale of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world. Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?
COST: approximately $95 (set of 10 – would need 7 sets)


silhouette cutter
FA1 -- Electronic Cutter (Silhouette Cutter preferred) (plus vinyl supplies and extra blades)
COST: $475

vacuum forming machine
FA2 -- Vacuum Forming machine (plus supplies)
COST: $950

FA3 -- Chauvet Intimidator Spot 475Z 250W LED Moving Head
Intimidator Spot 475Z is a powerful moving head designed for spotlighting large events.
Moving lights allow us to more fully experience current technology trends in the theatre today. Purchasing two of these instruments will allow us to greatly increase our abilities in lighting design.
COST: $1499.00 - requesting 2


charging kiosk
L1 -- Charging Kiosk for Tabletop, 10 Cables, Lightning & Micro-USB
This multi device charging station organizer is the perfect accessory for events, lobbies, and waiting areas. This fixture is compatible with Apple® cell phones, Galaxy tablets, or any other products that utilize either Lightning or micro-USB connectors.
COST: $165.90 ea.

canon camera
L2 -- Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Deluxe Kit
COST: $739.95

gimbal stabilizer
L3 -- Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
COST: $349.00

handy video recorder
L4 -- Zoom Q2n-4K Handy Video Recorder
COST: $199.99

L5 -- JVC HA-S160 FLATS On-Ear Stereo Headphones
COST: $12.85 each (requesting 10) = $128.50

button maker
L6 -- Button Maker
COST: $92.99

arduino kit
L7 -- Adeept Ultimate Starter Learning Kit For Arduino UNO R3 LCD1602 Servo Processing
COST: $47.99

wearable tech kit
L8 -- Wearable Tech Kit
blink blink Wearable Tech Kit provides the necessary tools to engineer sewable circuits into DIY arts, crafts and fashion tech projects.
COST: $59.99

video creator kit
L9 -- Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Video Creator Kit
COST: $849.00


double-sided whiteboard
M1 -- Double-Sided Dry Erase Lapboards w/ XY Axis Package of 24
To go along with the classroom whiteboards, each classroom would need the following:
  • Whiteboard markers
  • Caddies to hold markers (wall-mounted)

COST: $72.99 for set of 24 (requesting sets for 4-5 classrooms)

M2 -- Whiteboard Markers

M3 -- wall-mounted caddies

M4 -- Sponsorship for Math team t-shirts or other academic team “uniforms.”
COST: $300 - $500


bumper plates
PE1 -- Bumper Plates for Weight Room
COST: $200/pair; School requests 10 pair = $2,000

PE2 -- VertiMax Collection
COST: $4,000 with accessories

concept2 skierg
PE3 -- Concept2 SkiErg
COST: $1,050 with platform

PE4 -- Aluminum Benches – Backless – 6 ft
COST: $250/bench; School requests 7 benches = $1,750


google cardboard
SS1 -- A class set (24) of Google Cardboard (a virtual reality platform)
Virtual reality systems and applications are increasingly being used in secondary and post-secondary classrooms. Many systems, such as the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, allow for unprecedented levels of immersion in virtual spaces. However, these systems are expensive and do not allow for much virtual collaboration. On the other hand, Google cardboard headsets are relatively inexpensive and now allow students to easily collaborate with each other in the creation and exploration of a virtual space. Using a smart phone, these headsets allow students to curate virtual tours that they can then share with their peers.

In World History to 1500, the students will create tours of historic places using Google tour creator that they will then guide using Google Expeditions and Cardboard. Using a primary source as their reference point, students will act as the tour guides for their classmates as they explore a historical place in virtual reality using a cardboard headset. The student guides will gain important contextual knowledge about historic places while developing their public speaking skills and familiarizing themselves with an emerging technology. In addition, it will create an immersive experience for their classmates that facilitates peer education and engagement.

In the subfreshmen Introduction to Social Studies course, students study geography to understand the relationship between human populations and the physical world. Using Google Expeditions and Google Cardboard will allow students to experience foreign geographies – such as the Sahara Desert or the Andes Mountains – and consider how these landscapes impacted human civilization (and vice versa).
COST: $350


“Eric” is a junior. He works 20 hours a week while being a student at Uni High. His mom is a single parent. At home, “Eric” is also responsible for taking care of his younger siblings and contributing money to purchase food for the family. While Uni & our University community may be rich in academic & cultural opportunities, students like “Eric” may be excluded.
“Eric” is not the only one who may need this help. Your donation to this fund will support many Uni students, like “Eric”, who may have financial barriers.

SSO2 -- OUR GOAL IS TO BUILD AN ACCOUNT WITH A MINIMUM OF $3,000 – to support our low-income students with:
- Student programming that may require a registration fee
- AP Exam participation –if interested (these are $130 each)
- Supporting students with any ACT or SAT fees not covered by national testing agencies
- Supporting students with books or online software programs when they are taking college courses at UIUC or Parkland
- Academic support when outside tutoring is needed to supplement their instruction at Uni High