News from the BHS Innovation Fund


Browse through our past communications to find out more about the Fund.

Meet Roger Grande, Innovation Fellow

Meet Roger Grande, the BHS Innovation Fund 2019-2020 Innovation Fellow who is taking on climate change at BHS: Roger Grande has been teaching social studies for 20 years at BHS and was named the BHS Innovation Fund Innovation Fellow for 2019-2020. The Innovation...

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2019-2020 Funded Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, the BHS Innovation Fund launches these new programs that foster the culture of innovation throughout the school:Experiential Physics for 9th grade, a robust, new physics course that develops scientific, engineering, and entrepreneurial...

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Q&A: Drawing for Understanding in Field Science

BHS Visual Arts teacher Donna Sartanowicz describes the evolution of the Innovation Fund Class, “Drawing for Understanding in Field Science.” How did you come up with the idea for the course?It came from a workshop that Jill Sifantus, a since retired biology teacher...

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Pathways to Success

BHS 2013 alum Siena Fried describes the impact of Innovation Fund class, “Drawing for Understanding in Field Science,” on her career. In 2012, Siena Fried was a student in the pilot class of “Drawing for Understanding in Field Science,” supported by the BHS Innovation...

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Genesis of the Fund

First, came a tragedy. In 1980, Andrew Warren Lurie, a Brookline High School graduate in his freshman year at the University of Chicago, died of an infection at school. Years later, his parents, Bob and Syrul Lurie, came to Bob Weintraub, the headmaster of the high...

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C-SPAN’s StudentCam 2018 Video Documentary Competition

The Brookline High School Innovation Fund is proud to announce national recognition in C-SPAN's StudentCam 2018 Video Documentary Competition for BHS students Chloe Janes, Bryan Zhu, and Romy Meehan for their film, Under Siege. Responding to the...

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Interview with Superintendent Andrew Bott

February 16, 2017 Jessica Eber: As a high school parent, I’m most interested in hearing you talk about your vision for BHS. I’d like to start by asking you to describe it. Andrew Bott: The Education Plan for the high school spelled out a vision for BHS through a...

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