So I'm still looking for white board solutions. I've come up with these:
1. Mark-R Board
I found Mark-R Board at Lowes. It seems like the best option (other than a REAL white board of course). This stuff come is smaller sheets but appears to be higher quality than the other stuff that I have in my room now which is white painted board.
Georgia Pacific makes this stuff and has a brochure that includes it. Check it out here.
2. Con-Tact brand dry erase memo surface
This is what it looks like I will actually use on my wall this year. It's Contact paper specifically made to be used as a dry erase surface. The clear Contact paper I tried didn't work out in a real test. I mounted it on the useless whiteboard I have now, but it didn't work.
This stuff works! Video of it in action coming soon.
3. Plastic film
I found this stuff in A.C. Moore (or Michael's). Its a clear sturdy film that if mounted on a flat surfce, makes a great dry erase surface.