2015 - 2016 Major Projects
Bringing Still More To the Classroom ...
Thanks to generous donors like you, the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation has granted over $2.6 M to enhance learning over the last 15 years.
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Middle Schools: Project Lead the Way Gateway to Technology
We will grant the final funding for the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Gateway to Technology Program at both middle schools. The Foundation previously funded the implementation of Project Lead the Way, a four-year pre-engineering program, at Barrington High School. Gateway to Technology, the middle school version of Project Lead the Way, introduces all students to engineering design and modeling as well as robotics and coding. Click here to read more details.
High School: INCubatoredu@bhs
The Foundation will continue to fund the nationally recognized entrepreneurial program, INCubatoredu@bhs. This program, now being adopted by other school districts throughout the U.S., provides juniors and seniors an authentic entrepreneurial experience, which includes the opportunity to earn grants to fund their new businesses into viable enterprises. Click here to read more details.
Elementary Schools: Pilot K-5 STEM program
The Foundation is announcing its largest STEM initiative yet--a commitment of up to $230,000 over the next four years to support a K-5 STEM program. Click here to read more details.
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How the Process Works
The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation works with administration, staff, and community members of Barrington 220 to identify, prioritize, and ultimately fund one-time major projects that enhance the student experience; in brief, "bring more to the classroom."
To complement the process of identifying those projects, the Foundation also seeks ideas and input from Barrington 220 community members. The ideas are first reviewed by District 220 administration, then reviewed and prioritized by the Projects Committee, comprised of Foundation trustees, two community members-at-large, the district superintendent, and other selected members of district administration.