July 7, 2021
D220 welcomes new Superintendent of Schools
On July 1 Barrington 220 welcomed Dr. Robert Hunt, who officially began his duties as Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Hunt comes to Barrington from the Chagrin Falls School District in Ohio, where he was recently named Ohio Superintendent of the Year. He and his wife Shannon recently bought a home in Barrington and two of their children will be attending Grove Avenue Elementary in the fall. Learn more about Dr. Hunt by watching the video below and click here to read an interview with him in the July/August issue of Quintessential Barrington.
Construction underway at Prairie, Station and Grove
Construction is underway at BMS-Prairie, BMS-Station and Grove Avenue Elementary as part of the Build 220 projects! The mobile classrooms at both middle schools were removed last month, in order to begin construction of a classroom addition on each campus. Construction is also underway at Grove on a new front entrance vestibule, which will provide a more secure entrance to the building. Construction of a new classroom addition at Grove will also get underway in August, in order to replace the current mobile classrooms on that campus.

As much work as possible is being done over the summer in order to minimize disruptions during the school year. Construction at both middle schools is expected to last through November 2022. Construction at Grove Avenue Elementary is expected to last through December 2022. Project work across all D220 schools is expected to last through 2025. 
Construction crews are on site at Prairie, beginning work on the new classroom addition that will replace the mobile classrooms. Click here to view a time-lapse from last week!
Construction crews are building a new front entrance vestibule at Grove Avenue Elementary School. Click here to view video from the inside!
Construction crews are on site at Station, beginning work on the new classroom addition that will replace the mobile classrooms. Click here to view a time-lapse from last week!
BHS student headed to Olympics in Tokyo
Incoming BHS senior Gergana Petkova will be heading to Tokyo later this month to be an Olympic Reserve for the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics Team. Rhythmic gymnastics is an event in which gymnasts perform on a floor with a rope, hoop, ball, clubs or ribbon accompanied by music, in individual or group events. As an Olympic Reserve, Gergana will be available to compete if one of the five gymnasts in the group event is unable to compete. Click here to learn more about the gymnast.
Home internet security summer break reminder
Summer is a good time to review your home internet security plan and discuss responsible tech use with your student. With a break from school, students are likely to spend more unsupervised time using their iPad. If you’ve not already done so, using the iPad’s Screen Time feature to establish web content restrictions, such as limiting adult content, is a great place to start. Click here to view instructions for setting up content restrictions using screen time.
Former district office up for sale
Barrington 220 is working with Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services in order to sell the former district office located at 310 E. James Street in Barrington. Over the past couple of years, the district has made two attempts to sell the building by public auction. Click here to learn more about the property. Interested buyers can email Jason Kowitt at Jason.Kowitt@marcusmillichap.com.
D220 celebrates opening of Dreamway Trail
On Saturday, June 26 Barrington 220 joined many community organizations to celebrate the newly refurbished Joe Kelsch Sr. Dreamway Trail. The bike and pedestrian path runs from Langendorf Park to Barrington High School and was made possible through several community partnerships. It is named after Joe Kelsch Sr., who served on the Barrington 220 Board of Education from 1980 to 1991. Click here to learn more about the project.
NOW HIRING: K.E.E.P before/after school program
Attention incoming BHS juniors and seniors! Do you love to work, play and interact with kids? Come join the Barrington Park District’s K.E.E.P. after school team! Hours are Monday-Friday from 1:30pm-6:00pm when school is in session. BHS students must have the last two periods of the day free. Click here to apply today!
NOW HIRING: school bus drivers
Barrington Transportation is hiring school bus drivers! Earn $19-$23 per hour based on experience. Five hours per day guaranteed. If you are interested, please email: lbundy@barringtontrans.com or call 847-381-1043.
Barrington 220 in Photos
BHS students Caroline Turnbull and Morgan Smith perform in the district's summer musical "Dear Edwina Jr." last month. Incoming 6th grade students through incoming BHS sophomores participated in the production at BHS.
Construction crews tear down the mobile classrooms at Station Middle School last month. Click here to view Station Principal Jim Aalfs and former Station Principal Dr. Craig Winkleman take part in the demo!
Roslyn teacher Gina Weis teaches a student how to make French toast in the Master Chef summer school course at Roslyn, which was held June 7 - July 1.