Every year, Intel honors U.S. schools demonstrating excellence in math and science education through innovative teaching and learning environments. To be considered as an Intel School of Distinction, schools must develop an environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks put forth by national mathematics and science content standards.
Under the direction of Mrs. Julie Baile, NBMS submitted an application for this very competitive contest. Our application was focused on science. We have received notification that NBMS is one of the three finalists from the middle school level.
Three schools at each level-elementary, middle, and high school-were named as finalists in the science category. These 9 schools (along with 9 schools entered for math) will receive a cash grant of USD 5,000 from the Intel Foundation and a trip to Washington, D.C., for a four-member team from their school and district. Six winners will be selected from the finalists and receive a USD 10,000 cash grant. One of these winners will be selected as the "Star Innovator" and will receive a USD 25,000 grant. All five winning schools and the Star Innovator will also receive products and services from program sponsors.
Successful math and science programs serve as models for schools across the country. By replicating proven programs, schools everywhere can reinvigorate their own mathematics and science programs to inspire the next generation of scientists and mathematicians. New Bridge Middle School is happy to serve as a model for science education. Go Bears!