Newell High School is known for a few things: its agriculture department, it’s welding department, and it’s award-winning art department.
Mr. Duran Chambers runs the art department. A charming man, and himself a talented artist, Mr. Chambers has been teaching grades 6-11 for the past five years, the time during which Newell has made a name for itself as a place where young artists flourish. Mr. Chambers teaches about 250-300 children a year.
General School Supplies:
Chalk, *Colored Construction Paper, *Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, and Pens
*Acrylic Brushes and Paints, Beads for Bead Work, Buttons, Craft Glue, Craft Scissors, Fashion Magazines, Sewing Needles, Thread, and *Watercolor Brushes and Paints
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.