JOURNEYS IN JOURNALISM
The 8th Annual Alumni Legends at BHS on Thursday, Oct 3rd. It was an impressive panel of seven distinguished journalists in the fields of broadcasting, print and photography. Stories and insights into the fast-paced, competitive and ever-changing world of journalism were shared.
A special thank you to Chuck Thyfault and Don Thomas from the Barrington Alumni Board for putting together such a lovely evening.
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.
ELEMENTARY STEM VIDEO
Thank you Becky Gill & the elementary STEM teachers for sharing this video highlighting the 220 program that we support.