P.O. Box 262 • Barrington, IL 60011

District 220 Educational Foundation Non-recurring Projects

 

Academic Year     Project                          Description

2001-02

T.R. Youngstrom Memorial High ropes Course and Climbing Wall

 

State of the art adventure course installed at Barrington High School. 

2001-02

Kyle Braid Leadership Camp Training

 

 

Funding for 2 students to attend the J.Kyle Braid Student Leadership Camp, bringing back program ideas and facilitation skills to enhance the BHS Pride programs at the high school.

2002-03

Sunny Hill Neighborhood Computer Lab

 

Provides after school access to computers for Sunny Hill students and their families

2002-03

Computers on Wheels at Middle Schools

 

 

 

 

The Computers on Wheels (C.O.W.s) project at the district’s two middle schools provided each middle school with two mobile wireless computer stations. These stations can be moved throughout the school and facilitate wireless connection to the school network and the Internet. 

2003-04

Jim Hicks-Joe Chung Physics Learning Lab

 

 

This outdoor physics lab, installed in a courtyard at Barrington High School, allows students to “ride the equation” using real slides, swings, and merry-go-round and analyze the results of their experiences.

2003-04

Beyond 220 Adult Enrichment Classes

 

Initial program funding for the district’s Community Education/Adult Enrichment Classes – Beyond 220

2004-05

Elementary Science Enrichment---STARLAB

 

Purchased StarLab – an inflatable, portable astronomy dome has made the virtual study of astronomy, as well as history, geography and cultures available to all grade school students.

2004-05

Kyle Braid Leadership Camp Scholarship

 

 

Funding for students to attend the J.Kyle Braid Student Leadership Camp, bringing back program ideas and facilitation skills to enhance the BHS Pride programs at the high school.

2004-05

BHS Pride

 

 

Student leadership program at Barrington High School.

2005-06

Low Tech Tool Boxes

 

 

 

Provided toolboxes at each district school which contain multiple low & mid tech devices that assist students.  Also provides onsite training and training video for teachers.

2005-06

BHS-TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provided the resources necessary to equip a digital video production studio at Barrington High School.  The studio allows students to learn the technical elements of filming, editing, and enhancing a variety of film productions as well as the journalistic and communications skills necessary to research, document and present newscasts and documentaries to viewers. 

2006-07

Sound Field Amplification Systems—K-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchased and installed Sound Field Amplification Systems in all district k-3 classrooms. The systems amplify the teacher’s voice evenly throughout the classroom so every student can hear every word every time.  This amplified voice overcomes background noise, poor room acoustics and mild hearing loss to make it easier for students to understand and concentrate on what the teacher is saying, providing all children with a much-improved opportunity to learn. 

2002-06

Project A.C.E. at Sunny Hill School

 

 

 

Established in phases since 2002, this project has provided innovative computer classrooms and interdisciplinary instruction for a consistent group of third, fourth and fifth grade students at Sunny Hill School.
 

2007-08

Middle School Technology

Laboratories

 

Provided all new equipment and curriculum modules, including computer software, for the Applied Technology Labs at both middle schools. 

2007-09

Sunny Hill High Achievers

Program

Funded a part-time teacher to work specifically toward enhancing programs for high achievers at Sunny Hill and insuring greater success of these students at both Sunny Hill and as they move on to the Barrington Middle Schools. 

2007-08

Project Speak

 

 

 

 

Purchased hi and low tech assistive technology to be used by the Special Education staff for the purpose of developing language and communication skills of special education students.

2007-09

Community Speaker Project

 

 

 

 

 

During the first year, provided partial funding for the PTO President's Council to bring author Madeline Lavine, to speak on "The Price of Privilege" for the community.  Given the success of the initial event, the Foundation has committed to fully funding a community speaker annually.

2007-09

BHS Math Lab Computers

 

 

 

 

Funded laptops for the BHS Math Lab.  This lab course provides targeted attention to students who struggle in math courses, with the objective of helping them improve skills and study habits, so that they may re-join the regular math curriculum.

2008-09

District 220 Strategic Planning

 

Funds to enhance the Districts' strategic planning consulting process.

2008-09

BHS TV Video Programming Enhancements

 

Funds to train and staff a class that will coordinate the use of video production and the use of the stadium scoreboard.

2008-10

Latino Student Leaders Program

 

Initial program funding for BHS Latino students' leadership development activities.

2008-10

Sunny Hill Activities Program

 

Initial program funding for an after school activities program for all Sunny Hill Students, including summer activities.

2008-10

Middle School Activities Program

Initial program funding for an expanded after school activities program for the middle schools.

 

2009-11

 

 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

 

 

All grade levels:

·         BHS

·         BMS

·         Elementary

·         Pre-K

Science

Elementary Science Projects

A collaborative effort between District 220, Citizens for Conservation, and Vehe Farm provides an opportunity for children to engage in the authentic work of “doing science” in Barrington’s distinctive environment of prairie and marshlands.  Along with classroom curriculum, students will have the opportunity to be “citizen scientists” and be more connected to the natural world.

 

 

Technology

BMS Media and Technology

Technology and equipment will be provided so that students and staff may use visual communication tools for academics as well as school community development.

 

Sound Field Amplification Systems for Pre-K/Early Learning Classes and Elementary Music Rooms

Purchase and install Sound Field Amplification Systems for Pre-K/Early Learning classes and elementary music rooms. The systems amplify the teacher’s voice evenly throughout the classroom so every student can hear every word every time.  This amplified voice overcomes background noise, poor room acoustics and mild hearing loss to make it easier for students to understand and concentrate on what the teacher is saying.  The equipment will be installed at the current Early Learning Center, Woodland School, and may be easily transported when the new Early Learning Center is completed in 2010.

 

Project SPEAK

Additional hi and low tech assistive technology to be used by the Special Education staff for the purpose of developing language and communication skills of special education students.  This program benefits students with special needs at all grade levels.

 

Engineering

BHS Project Lead the Way

Supplies and equipment will be provided to enhance a new curriculum offering at BHS, “Project Lead the Way.”  This new class offers a nationally recognized pre-engineering curriculum.  The program integrates math, science, technology, and English language arts skills to solve complex problems.

 

Math

BHS Math Academy

Provide additional laptops so that more students may participate in the Math Academy, a program that helps struggling students improve their math skills and allow these students to succeed in the regular math curriculum.

       

2010-2011BHS "Project Lead the Way"   
Supplies and equipment for the second year of the nationally recognized pre-engineering curriculum at BHS.   
   
2010-011      Middle School Interactive Cameras  
Interactive cameras, together with existing classroom SMART boards, can visually and actively engage students in a large group setting.  The camera can project and record any image for all to see clearly, without advance need to prepare transparencies.  Student work can be displayed on a moment's notice.   
 
2010-2011   Elementary School Leveled Literacy Libraries   
Development of Leveled Literacy Libraries at each elementary school will enhance small group reading instruction and student access to appropriate literature by allowing teachers across all elementary grade levels to share sets of books that have been rated for a broad range of reading skill levels.
 
2010-2011   

Hands-On Science

Elementary Schools (Second Year Funding)   

A collaborative effort between District 220, Citizens for Conservation, and Vehe Farm provides an opportunity for children to engage in the authentic work of “doing science” in Barrington’s distinctive environment of prairie and marshlands. Along with classroom curriculum, students will have the opportunity to be “citizen scientists” and be more connected to the natural world.
 
2010-2011   Early Learning Center Playground   
Purchase and installation of a playground sized for pre-school children and appropriate for children with special needs. 
 
2011-2012   BHS Project Lead the WayThe Educational Foundation is in the third year of funding all the supplies and equipment to help establish this nationally recognized pre-engineering curriculum at BHS.

The program prepares students for college majors in engineering fields. “Project Lead the Way” helps address our nation’s need for math and science talent and the Foundation’s support has enabled the program to expand to a three year course of study.


2011-2012Barrington Middle School Interactive CamerasFor the 2010-2011 project year, the Educational Foundation
purchased one camera per department, and in 2011-2012, we hope to complete the installation of these
cameras in every middle school classroom.
The interactive camera can project and record any image or document for all to see clearly on the Smart Board, and teachers may visually demonstrate how to actively notate a text or solve a math problem in real time. The camera can even record the entire teaching lesson for students to review later on the teacher’s web site.
 
2011-2012   Elementary School Digital Cameras
The purchase of digital cameras will enable the elementary art teachers to incorporate photography as another vehicle of expression within the art program for all grades.
 
2011-2012Elementary School "Second Step" CurriculumThe purchase of this curriculum for all levels up to 5th grade will enable our district to offer a comprehensive and age-appropriate Social and Emotional Learning program for our children. Social and Emotional Learning stresses the importance of individual behaviors that will lead to personal resiliency and academic success. The “Second Step” curriculum is an approach that has been proven to contribute to students’ academic success. (Source: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning 2008)