November 29, 2020
Don't miss Winter Wonderfest at BHS Dec. 11-13!
During this difficult year BHS fine arts students and staff have been inspired to create a special experience for the community and to provide students with an opportunity to share their talents. Winter Wonderfest is a drive-thru event that will be held outside Barrington High School during the evenings of Dec. 11-Dec. 13. The event will feature an extensive light show set to music, live outdoor performances by BHS students, video projections on the side of the building, and fun winter-themed decorations celebrating various groups, clubs, sports, activities, and each of the schools in our district. All of it will be experienced from the safety of your own car!

Tickets are $25 per car and spaced in 15 minute intervals in order to make sure Winter Wonderfest is enjoyable and safe. 
BHS teacher receives distinguished language award
Congrats to Dr. Kathryn Wolfkiel, BHS World Language Department Chair, for earning the Distinguished Service to Foreign Language Learning Award! The Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) presented the award to Dr. Wolfkiel for her substantial contributions to the enhancement of the profession of foreign language teaching in Illinois. Dr. Wolfkiel has taught multiple levels of French and has served on numerous committees at BHS. In addition, from 2011-2013 she served as Director of Barrington 220's Chinese Immersion Program. Dr. Wolfkiel is a long-time member of ICTFL and is now serving as the Region I Associate Director and is a candidate for 2nd Vice President.
Get to know the district's first ever Director of Equity, Race, and Cultural Diversity Initiatives
After graduating from Northern Illinois University as an English major, Nate Rouse’s first job was building squeegees for $4.25 an hour. “I was living in my parent’s basement at the time, had applied for various jobs in the City of Chicago and I wasn’t getting any offers,” Rouse said. It was a bump in the road that would end up shaping his career.

Read more about the district's first ever Director of Equity, Race, and Cultural Diversity Initiatives in the November/December issue of Quintessential Barrington.
ICYMI: Board of Education approves equity statement
At its Nov. 17 meeting, the Board of Education approved an equity statement that will support Barrington 220's plans to create a more equitable and inclusive school system. The statement will be fluid, meaning it will be revisited as the district continues learning and growing as an organization to ensure that it continues to support its vision for equity work. Click here to read the statement.
Honor a D220 staff member with a holiday Teacher Tribute
Looking for help with your holiday shopping list? Consider honoring your child’s teacher, or any district staff person, with a Teacher Tribute from the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. The Honoree will receive a personalized card delivered prior to winter break, acknowledging your donation to the Foundation. Orders must be received by December 14. Click here to make your donation today!
Need someone to talk to? Download the META app.
To provide easy access to counseling services, Barrington 220 counselors are available to all students through the META mobile app. The app is FREE to download on Apple and Android devices. Counselors can be reached during school hours on the secure platform via voice, video, or chat. We welcome all students to connect with school counselors on META. Click here to download the app.
Barrington 220 in Photos: November 2020
Mrs. Parise, the librarian at Hough Street School, carts around a wagon full of books to neighborhood spots around Hough in order to make it easier for students to check out books while learning from home.
Honors Human Biology students had the chance to come in to class this month to learn about the anatomy of the heart using the new anatomy table at BHS. Thanks to the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation for providing us with this innovative tool! Click here to read more about it in the Daily Herald.
Mrs. Ullrich-Sherman, a special education teacher at Barbara B. Rose Elementary, received quite the surprise when Chairman of the Chicago Bears, George McCaskey, personally popped in to her zoom class to tell her she has been named a Chicago Bears Classroom Champion! The program honors educators when they go above and beyond their normal duties. Click here to watch her reaction to the news.