March 2, 2022
Board recognizes BHS fine arts students
At the March 1 Barrington 220 Board of Education meeting, the Board recognized 14 BHS fine arts students for their achievements and dedication in the areas of music, theater and art. Congrats to the following students who have earned the prestigious All-State recognition from the Illinois Music Education Association:
  • Evelina Chiambas, All-State Choir
  • Evan Cui, All-State Orchestra
  • Jeremiah Gascho, All-State Choir
  • Matthew Hur, All-State Orchestra
  • Teagan Larson, All-State Orchestra
  • Fae Logan, All-State Choir
  • Annalisa Nardiello, All-State Chorus
  • David Rha, All-State Orchestra
  • Olivia Son, All-State Orchestra
  • Jeeven Srivastava, All-State Choir
  • Jason Wu, All-State Band
  • Jimmy Zhang, All-State Band
  • Margaret Higgins, All-State Theater
In addition, the Board recognized Tiya Madhavan, whose painting took first place in the 2D Harper College Art Show. Click here to watch the recognition.
 North Barrington student selected "Star-Spangled Student"
At the March 1 Board meeting, North Barrington Elementary student Ben Maxey led meeting attendees in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. This is part of a new initiative at Board meetings called the "Star-Spangled Student" which recognizes exemplary students. Ben was nominated by the North Barrington staff who say he is a leader in the classroom. He thinks of others, is helpful, and is a great friend to his peers. Congrats Ben! Click here to watch the recognition.
Barrington 220 needs your input!
At the March 1 Board meeting, Dr. Hunt shared that the district has embarked on a strategic planning process called Framework 220, which will define the school district’s future vision and initiatives over the next three to five years. Gaining feedback from the entire Barrington 220 community is critical in this process, which is why the district is asking everyone who resides in the Barrington 220 boundary area to fill out this online questionnaire. To learn more about the process and other ways to participate, click the button below.
During his Superintendent's Report at the March 1 Board meeting, Dr. Hunt discussed several topics:
  • COVID: Dr. Hunt shared that Barrington 220 still has many mitigation strategies in place at all schools, even though the district has shifted to a mask-optional environment. District leaders will be discussing the appropriate time to reduce certain mitigations. That being said, Dr. Hunt reiterated that it is possible the district will have to bring back certain mitigations if there are significant increases in transmission rates in D220 schools. Click here to listen to the discussion.

  • COMPETENCY-BASED WAIVER: Dr. Hunt shared that Barrington 220 has been awarded a Competency-Based Waiver by the Illinois State Board of Education. This waiver will allow the district to redefine a "unit" as credit accrued by demonstrating proficiency/mastery of the competencies associated with the content and skills of a course. The waiver goes into effect for the 2022-2023 school year. Click here to listen to the discussion.
District to sell mobiles at Grove Avenue Elementary
At the March 1 Board meeting, the Board authorized the sale of the mobile classrooms at Grove Avenue Elementary. The new classroom addition at Grove is scheduled to be completed this summer, which will eliminate the need for the mobile classrooms at that school. The mobile classrooms will not be needed elsewhere in the district throughout Build 220 construction.The district plans to sell the mobiles to a company that sells new and used mobiles.