October 3, 2021
Community comes together to celebrate Homecoming in Barrington
Students, alumni, staff members and community members came together this past week to celebrate Homecoming 2021 in Barrington! The week kicked off with an outdoor pep rally at Barrington Community Stadium, followed by the annual Alumni Legends event on Thursday evening, which featured live musical performances from BHS alumni Eric Slingo ('13), Anne Trenning ('83), David Mazzie ('80), and Inderjeet Sidhu ('86). On Friday night the BHS seniors beat the juniors at the annual Filly football game. On Saturday the day kicked off with the annual Andy Anderson Pancake Breakfast at BHS, followed by the parade, football game and Homecoming dance at BHS. Congrats to this year's student Homecoming Ambassadors:

  • Jack Bradley
  • Luke Rosenzweig
  • Bella Short
Members of the BHS Class of 1966 celebrate their 55th reunion during the Homecoming parade down Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 2.
The Broncos beat the Schaumburg Saxons 28 to 12 at the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 2. Photo by Jeff Doles
BHS students kicked off the week with a pep assembly outside at Barrington Community Stadium.
Inderjeet Sidhu (BHS '86) performs with his daughter, a current BHS student, at the annual Alumni Legends event. Sidhu is a percussionist who specializes in both Western style drum kits and Indian tablas.
Dr. Hunt and Board of Education members Sandra Ficke Bradford, Steve Wang and Leah Collister-Lazzari get ready to participate in the Homecoming parade.
BHS seniors celebrate their victory at the Filly Football game on Friday, Oct. 1. Photo by Bob Lee
Construction ramps up at Prairie, Station and Grove
September was a busy month at Prairie, Station and Grove, as Build 220 construction ramped up at all three schools! Click the links below to view the progress made during the month of September at each school.

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. You can learn more about the Build 220 initiative by reading this interview with Dr. Hunt, featured in the September/October issue of Quintessential Barrington.
BHS earns national recognition from Apple Inc.
Barrington High School has been named an Apple Distinguished School for 2021–2024. BHS previously earned the recognition for 2018-2021. Apple Distinguished Schools are centers of leadership and educational excellence that demonstrate Apple’s vision for learning with technology. Apple Distinguished Schools:

  • Use iPad and Mac products to inspire student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.
  • Cultivate environments in which students are excited and curious about learning.
  • Have a clear vision for how their technology-rich environments support learning goals among leaders, faculty, and the extended community. 
  • Innovate in areas of culture, team, capacity, community, finance, and measurement.

There are currently only 532 schools around the world that have been named Apple Distinguished Schools.
Visit our new Equity 220 webpage
In case you missed it, at the Sept. 21 Board of Education meeting, Nate Rouse, the district's Director of Equity, Race and Cultural Diversity Initiatives, gave a presentation to the Board about the district's ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. This included the debut of the new Equity 220 webpage, which includes resources, upcoming events and an "Ask a Question" form.
Now Hiring: substitute teachers
Are you interested in working as a substitute in Barrington 220 during the 2021-22 school year?
Click here to fill out an application today! Please note, a valid licensure through the Illinois State Board of Education is required to work as a substitute teacher in the classroom. The daily rate for all substitute teachers is $110. Questions? Contact Monica Shore at mshore@barrington220.org.
BStrong Together Virtual 5k or 1-Mile Run/Walk
Join BStrong Together and its partners at Broncos Committed for the 5th Annual Joe Kelsch Memorial Run/Walk to support children, youth and families throughout the Barrington area. This year's virtual event means that you can participate anytime, anywhere between now and October 10 and still make a difference. Proceeds benefit BStrong Together. Click here to register!
BCGT hosting virtual Monthly Wisdom program
The Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented (BCGT) invites students, parents and educators for its October Monthly Wisdom Program, "CollegeWise For the Future of Learning and Success." Speakers include:
  • Chris Kim, Ed-Tech innovator, STEM talent leader and College Consultant
  • Raj Shah, SC Wealth Advisors, Co-Founder & Wealth Management Advisor

The virtual event will take place on Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m. Click here to register.