SUNNY HILL LEARNING COMMONS UPDATE
Work is underway! We are thrilled to bring this innovative space to the students and parent community of Sunny Hill Elementary School, opening this fall. Thank you to our sponsors including The Foglia Foundation, BJWC and many individuals and businesses for donating to this cause. For project details, please visit Major Projects.
Thank you Becky Gill & the elementary STEM teachers for sharing this video highlighting the 220 program that we support.
The Foundation recently announced two
new Major Projects.
MIDDLE SCHOOL INCUBATOR
The Middle School Business Incubator curriculum, called mxINC, will help 8th grade students build on the entrepreneurial experience they had in 5th grade with freshINC. Serving as a capstone project, mxINC will give students the opportunity to build and test prototype products and eventually work toward manufacturing those products to be sold in an online marketplace. We have committed $27,000 to fund the Middle School Business Incubator project, which will launch in the 2019 - 2020 school year.
The second major project the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation has committed to support is the District’s efforts to develop an outdoor science laboratory. This innovative space, which will be located on the conservation area of the district owned property on Hart Road, will address science curriculum in a holistic and authentic way and bring science to life for all Barrington 220 students.
Foundation Launches the Community Partnership Program
The Foundation also announced that it piloted a community partnership program this spring with four organizations whose missions align closely with the Foundation’s to encourage, inspire and enrich the students of District 220.Leaders from Barrington Area Conservation Trust, BStrong Together, Citizens for Conservation, and Mindful Waste joined the Foundation to learn more about our future and share the goals of their 220EF sponsored projects.
Major Donor Appreciation Evening Successful
The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation recently hosted its major donors to thank them for their support of the Foundation over the last twenty years. Supporters of the Foundation including donors, current and former trustees, sponsors as well as liaisons gathered at the Barrington White House for a lovely evening showcasing what the Foundation has accomplished over the last twenty years and its future plans. Since it began in 1999, the 220 Educational Foundation has granted more the $3.5 million to the Barrington 220 School District.
A Wonderful Day on the Course to Support the Students of 220
Thank you Hank Wisniewski for 9 years of service!
At the May Board meeting, the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation Board of Trustees recognized and thanked Hank Wisniewski for his nine years of service. Hank was heavily involved with the development and success of the Business Incubator program at BHS and played a critical role when it restructured. We will miss Hank's leadership and wisdom on all topics and are grateful for his dedication to the Foundation.