The Mission of the NEW200 Education Foundation is to enhance the learning experience of District 200 students. These are programs we are trying to fund to supplement what our tax dollars cannot provide;
- Innovative teaching methods
- New technology for instructional use
- Recognizing excellence in teaching
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The NEW 200 Foundation awarded $1,050 to support robotics education at the middle school level across the district. The $1,050 will fund the purchase of replacement VEX Robotics kits, which will be used in the courses and shared among the schools.
As the capstone activity for the District 200 Entrepreneurship course, 170 8th grade students participated in the 2014 Spring Entrepreneurship Expo held at the Illinois Institute of Technology- Rice Campus this week. Students from the four middle schools presented their business models to judges from the NEW 200 Foundation, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club of Wheaton.
The NEW 200 Foundation awarded a $1,500 cash prize toward the purchase of technology to Franklin Middle School, who won the competition.
The top student presenters from each middle school were:
Edison Middle School
1st Place: Dakota Tameling and Jackson Hicks – Chicago Winter Sports Exchange
2nd Place: Rachel Raser – Sew Cute
3rd Place: Justin Seymour and Hayden Fischer – Seymour Fisch / Super Spooler
Franklin Middle School
1st Place: Rachel Janiak and Bain Thames – Front Street Kids
2nd Place (tie): Jacob Fisco – Green and Clean Lawn Service; Issy Keup, Kate Kortenhoeven, and Rose Quinn – IKR Bakery
3rd Place (tie): Drew Ogilvie – Drew’s Lawn Care; Paxton Kocher and Matt Frank – Frank and Koch’s Tackle Shop
Hubble Middle School
1st Place: Thomas Gordon and Benjamin Schlegel – Robot Town, Inc.
2nd Place: Bryan Kuhter – American Digital Repair
3rd Place: Julia Daniel – Footprint LLC.
Monroe Middle School
1st Place: Drew Stoneburner – StoneHard Stringing and Dyeing
2nd Place: Emily Barnhorst – The Tail Wag-Inn–Pet Daycare and Resort
3rd Place: Vincent Invergo – Just Football – Football Supply Store
Congratulations to all the students and teachers who participated in this amazing and inspiring event!
NEW200 (Network for Educational Excellence in Wheaton-Warrenville) Foundation is excited to announce the Distinguished Teacher Awards for this school year. Awards were given out on May 14 at the Board of Education meeting. We had many excellent applicants and it was difficult to pick just one for each education level. Congratulations go to:
- Maryanne Minser at Lowell Elementary
- Katelyn Lewis at Monroe Middle School
- Betty Basista-Ronaldson at Wheaton North
This has been a successful year and here is a look back at a few highlights:
- Received a $6,000 grant from Boeing’s Global Corporate Citizenship program to fund a training program for District 200 teachers. The program focused on advanced methods for incorporating science and technology into classrooms.
- Awarded five grants to District 200 teachers totaling $2,500 to support classroom reading, science and technology projects and materials. Schools/programs that received grants this year include:Bower: Purchase of LEGO Simple Machines packet to provide materials for devising and analyzing simple physics problems ($637.95)
Emerson: Purchase of five iPod Touch with apps for use in educational therapy and engagement improvement ($498.00)
Franklin: Purchase of iPad for use in familiarizing low income and ELL students with available technology and using app to improve English language ability and comprehension ($424.00)
Longfellow: Purchase of textbooks and literature for Let’s Practice! An At-Home Reading Program ($499.00)
Lowell: Purchase of fiction and nonfiction materials suitable for multiple reading levels to provide increased language arts options for students at all levels ($495.30)
- Sponsored the annual Distinguished Teacher Awards.
- Raised money for CUSD 200 schools by partnering with area restaurants Suzette’s Creperie, Ivy Restaurant, and Genghis Grill for “dine out” days.
- Launched a new online donation portal and developed a new logo for the foundation.
While this has been a great year, we hope to do even more going forward with your support. We will continue to offer grants that go directly to classrooms for innovative teaching methods and new technology – such as robotics kits, audio-visual technology, and tablet computers.