Barnstable High School Innovation Learning Library
With a $3.5M investment from the Town of Barnstable, the district has created a state-of-the-art learning center at the Barnstable High School library modeled after collegiate learning and media centers. The new BHS Innovation Learning Library includes energy-saving climate control using solar panel windows, student work environments that promote collaborative project development, and quiet single work spaces—all with the latest in ergonomic seating and leading-edge technology support equipment.
Updates to Athletic Fields & New Athletic Complex
With a $5.3M investment from the Town of Barnstable, the district is creating a new athletic complex, including a synthetic turf baseball and multi-purpose field with lights, press box, concession stand, restrooms, and 80 additional parking spaces. The new complex complements the recently renovated stadium field project, and supports Barnstable’s Division I athletic programming.
David Cole Observatory
With an initial grant from David Cole (Enoch Cobb Trustee) in 2006 and ongoing investment from the Town of Barnstable, the observatory on the BHS campus provides students with leading-edge technology to conduct astronomical research and astrophotography. This state-of-the-art facility provides students the opportunity to capture, process, and publish deep space objects within our Milky Way Galaxy and distant galaxies millions of light years away.
Upgrades to Safety & Security Systems
The district has invested in new protocols and upgrades to each school’s security systems to ensure that district schools utilize best practices for safety and security. In partnership with the chief of police, school resource officers are also on-site at a number of district schools to develop a relationship with students and promote a safe learning environment for students and staff.
Kevin Harrington, Barnstable Alumni
Kevin Harrington, a 2011 graduate of Barnstable High School and a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was recently credited with discovering the most luminous galaxies ever seen in the universe. His research was published in the prestigious Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the oldest and one of the world’s leading primary research journals on the topics of astronomy and astrophysics.