Hearts for the Arts Coffee Contest

Posted on:Monday, October 26th, 2020 @ 3:06 pm

Our annual membership campaign Hearts for the Arts is in full swing and we thought it would be fun to offer a little something extra for our members. All 2020-2021 HFA members will be entered into a drawing to have their favorite Cannon Coffee beverage named after them for a month. The rules are simple:  If you haven’t …

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Can’t Stop the Beat: Introducing the New Lead Teacher

Posted on:Monday, October 5th, 2020 @ 3:13 pm

by Kelsi Maddock, BISFA Foundation 2020 Summer Intern / BISFA Alum   “One of my biggest passions is just helping,” said Jonathan Beattie, the new lead teacher at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. “As a lead teacher, we help with the new technologies…. [and] new curriculum, but also help those that are masters in the …

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Washington County Gives 2020 Recap

Posted on:Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 @ 5:10 pm

  We wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who supported the BISFA Foundation during Washington County Gives! We are humbled by the generosity of our donors for supporting arts education in our community: The Anders Family Justin & Katie Anderson Peter & Brittany Arizmendi Carol Becker Pieter Bickford Samantha Bodnar Austin Britner Mary …

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Black Box in the Air: BISFA’s New Theatre Department Head

Posted on:Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 @ 9:53 am

by Kelsi Maddock, BISFA Foundation 2020 Summer Intern Lead Theatre Teacher Niki Lewis remembered her first performance on her parents’ bed. Equipped with a tambourine and endless imagination, the audience was her own eyes in the bureau mirror. Lewis, who joins the Barbara Ingram family from Allegany County Public Schools, hopes to show her students they …

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Phones, Funds, Foundation: My Summer as the Alumni Intern

Posted on:Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 @ 9:49 am

  A Reflection by Kelsi Maddock BISFA Foundation 2020 Summer Intern The conference table became my desk. I had a window to my right and a faux plant behind my laptop screen. Outlook lost itself in the open tabs of my internet browser. Every week from early May to late August, I returned to South …

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New at BISFA: Four Instructors + Two Disciplines

Posted on:Friday, July 31st, 2020 @ 1:11 pm

By Kelsi Maddock, BISFA Class of  2017 and 2020 Foundation Summer Intern   Barbara Ingram School for the Arts welcomes two new art disciplines and lead instructors from Washington County Technical High School.   Kristen Green, lead digital communications instructor, and Keon Billings, lead computer game design and animation teacher, will be teaching their classes in …

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(Virtual) Summer Arts 2020 Recap

Posted on:Monday, July 27th, 2020 @ 3:01 pm

July ZOOMED by … and our first ever virtual Summer Arts Academy was a success! As expected, there were some minor technical difficulties, but the instructors and students powered through to make it a great experience. We hope you enjoy this compilation of photos, videos, and written work, courtesy of our talented student artists.   …

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Check out our June newsletter!

Posted on:Thursday, June 4th, 2020 @ 5:37 pm

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Check out our May 2020 newsletter!

Posted on:Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 @ 8:46 pm

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BISFA Ranks #8 in Maryland Schools

Posted on:Monday, April 27th, 2020 @ 3:44 pm


  U.S. News and World Report released their 2020 U.S. NEWS HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS. Thanks to the wonderful students and staff at BISFA, the school is now listed as the 8th best high school in the state (up from 10th last year) The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 24,000 public high schools in 50 states …

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