Barrington 220
School District
An update from Barrington 220: October 28, 2020
Superintendent Search online questionnaire due Friday!
The Barrington 220 Board of Education is seeking community input on who should be the district's next leader. Dr. Brian Harris will be retiring at the end of June, after serving more than 30 years in public education. The Board is working with search firm School Exec Connect to find his replacement. Community members have two upcoming opportunities to provide feedback.

  • Online Questionnaire: First, the Board is asking community members to fill out an online questionnaire. It should only take about five minutes to complete and it will be available until Oct. 30, 2020. Click here to complete the online questionnaire.

  • Virtual Community Forum: In addition to the questionnaire, if you would like to provide input on the district’s strengths, the district’s challenges, and the characteristics the next superintendent should possess, the Board of Education and School Exec Connect consultants invite you to attend a virtual forum on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7pm. Please click here to register for the forum.

Findings from the questionnaire, the virtual forum, and several focus group conversations will be used to develop a New Superintendent Profile that will be reported to the Board at its November 17 regularly scheduled meeting.
Weekly COVID-19 updates every Monday afternoon
As we begin the adaptive pause of our Hybrid mode, Barrington 220 will continue providing weekly COVID-19 email updates to the community on Monday afternoons. You can also always view the latest information on our coronavirus webpage.
BHS Fall Play: An evening of Edgar Allan Poe
The Barrington High School Fine Arts Department invites you to its fall play, "An evening of Edgar Allan Poe" playing this weekend at BHS. Community members can attend the drive-in performance to view it on screen from the BHS parking lot on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7pm. In addition, the performance will be streaming online on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Click here to purchase tickets.
19 BHS students named National Merit Semifinalists
Barrington 220 is proud to announce 19 BHS seniors have been named 2021 National Merit Semifinalists. They represent one of the largest groups of semifinalists BHS has ever had. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. The students now have the opportunity to compete for about 7,500 scholarships, worth more than $31 million. Click here to learn more about these outstanding students!
Two BHS teachers receive award from University of Chicago
Two Barrington High School teachers have been selected to receive the Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Chicago. Award recipients are selected by the university, which receives letters from hundreds of admitted students, who share the names of teachers who have inspired them. Congrats to Julie Baylor, BHS Science Department Chair and Brandon Pemberton, BHS Choir Director!
Asst. superintendent named Harper distinguished alum
Congrats to Dr. Craig Winkelman, Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Schools & Operations, who was recently named a Harper College 2020 Distinguished Alumni Honoree! Since July 2017 Dr. Winkelman has been responsible for supervising and evaluating principals, overseeing district operations, tracking policy updates, leading safety and security efforts, strategic planning, and numerous other efforts throughout Barrington 220. Previously, he spent more than a decade as principal of BMS-Station. After earning his associate of arts degree from Harper, Dr. Winkelman went on to receive a bachelor of science in special education from Illinois State University, master of science in educational administration from Northern Illinois University, and doctoral degree in educational leadership from National Louis University.
Hate has no place in Barrington 220
Barrington 220 is aware of an ongoing investigation by the Barrington Police Department regarding a hate crime that took place in our community last week. The Barrington Police Department has asked us to share this video related to the investigation. 

Please know that Barrington 220 stands in support of our LGBTQ community. Let us be clear: hate has no place in our school district. As a school community, we stand for respect and inclusion. As described in ​Board Policy 7.20 “Harassment of Students Prohibited​, harassment, bullying, or intimidation of any kind will not be tolerated. Please know that we have trusted adults in all of our schools who students can go to if they have a concern. Students who don’t feel comfortable reaching out to an adult can submit concerns by visiting our ​Safety 220 webpage​ and submitting a bullying and harassment form.
Support for Students
BYFS offering drop in counseling for students on Mondays
If you're a middle or high school student who needs someone to talk to, Barrington Youth and Family Services will be offering virtual and in person drop in counseling services beginning on Monday, November 9. Students can visit the BYFS office between 3pm and 5pm every Monday afternoon that school is in session until winter break. The BYFS office is located at 118 Applebee Street, right across from Jewel. Students who wish to do a virtual session can call 847-381-0345.
Download the META app today!
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 (October 2020)
BHS students perform their fall experimental, an adaptation of the 1938 radio play "War of the Worlds". The performance was held outside BHS and audience members tuned into a radio station from their parked cars to listen. Photo Courtesy: Jeff Doles
A student at the Early Learning Center learns all about the shape of pumpkins and what's inside!
A kindergarten student at Hough Street School works on a Halloween project in Mr. George's class.
Samantha Ptashkin
Director of Communications
515 W. Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010