The Mission of the NEW 200 Foundation is to enhance the learning experience of District 200 students.  The Foundation can bridge the gap between CUSD200 budget limitations and the desire to expand educational opportunities for students through;   

  • Innovative teaching methods
  • New technology for instructional use
  • Recognizing excellence in teaching

Specific initiatives for this year can be found here;

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Dine & Shop to Support Our Schools

Many thanks to all the businesses that participated by donating on Shop & Dine Saturday, August 23!

Heidi’s Salon – 20%
Chipotle (4-7pm) – 50%
Potbelly (11-2pm) – 25%
Sweet Potato Café – 15%

Bella Roba
Carlson’s (all)
Cozymel’s Mexican Grill
Egg Harbor Café
Elements & Stars
Front Street Cantina
Genghis Grill
IL Sogno
Ivy Restaurant
Jeans & a Cute Top Shop
Moore Toys & Gadgets
Nancy’s Pizza
Next Yoga
Prairie Path Books
Strand Fitness
Yogli Mogli (20%)
Wok ‘n Fire

Cooper’s Corner

Businesses who would like to participate in Future SHOP & DINE for Our Schools Saturday can contact Pamela Paulsen at 630-474-1344 or

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NEW 200 makes $1,050 grant to robotics courses

vex-roboticsThe 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.

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Franklin Middle School wins Entrepreneurship Fair [updated]

As the capstone activity for the District 200 Entrepreneurship course, 170 8th grade students paentfair2014rticipated 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!

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Distinguished Teacher Awards announced

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
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