March 30, 2022
Participate in the Framework 220 Summit!
Barrington 220's strategic planning process Framework 220 is well underway and we are looking for more stakeholders to share their feedback to help define the district’s future vision and initiatives over the next three to five years. Barrington 220 will be hosting a two-day summit on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. A large group of participants will work to develop a mission, vision, core values, and strategic priorities for the district. The results will be brought back to the Board of Education for input. Attendance is required on both days.
Two years since $147 million referendum passed
March 17, 2022 marked exactly two years since the Barrington 220 community came together to pass a $147 million referendum to improve our school buildings. We are now 10 months into construction of the new classroom additions at Prairie Middle School and Station Middle School, and eight months into construction of the new classroom addition at Grove Avenue Elementary. These new classroom additions, which are expected to be ready for students this fall, eliminate the need for mobile classrooms at each school. Click the links below to to get an INSIDE look at the progress at each school during the month of March!

A few weeks ago Station and Prairie teachers participated in professional development exercises to learn how to best utilize the new spaces they will be teaching in when the classroom additions are ready this fall. Check out the photos below!
Community members raise $1.1 million to enhance BHS athletic fields
While the Build 220 projects will accomplish numerous repairs and improvements to the current athletic facilities at BHS, a group of community members has formed the Friends of the Fields (FOTF) Committee to raise additional funds for specific upgrades to the Fields of Dreams complex and Varsity Baseball stadium. Over the past few months they have raised $1.1 million. Special thanks to Anna Ensign, Burke Groom, JP Hills, Dave Jacobs, Bob Jensen, Kevin Pokorny, Glenn Reed, Brad Sparesus, Jon Stickney, John Sciaccotta and Bob Sturgis. Donations are still being accepted. Click here to learn more.
D220 partners with Sodexo to educate students about nutrition
Barrington 220 is partnering with Sodexo to educate students in grades K-8 about nutrition. The "Fresh Picks" program will begin the week of April 11 during the lunch hour in each elementary and middle school cafeteria. The program will introduce students to unique fruits and vegetables on a weekly basis. Students will be able to participate in a taste test and learn fun facts about the food such as origin, seasons available, and methods of preparation. This will continue until the end of the school year. Barrington 220 elementary and middle schools participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The district contracts with Sodexo North America to implement this program.
Dr. Hunt to speak at Barrington's White House
Join Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Hunt for a discussion at Barrington's White House about the future of education and lessons learned from the global pandemic. The discussion will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Students 18 and under can register for a FREE ticket with the purchase of a paid general admission ticket. Click here for more information and to register.
BYFS hosts "Coffee with a Counselor"

Barrington Youth and Family Services is hosting two upcoming mental health sessions for middle and high school age parents and students. Join counselor Veronica Avedician for a cup of coffee to further explore how to invest in your mental wellness. Both sessions will be held at 118 Applebee Street in Barrington. Click here to register.

  • April 9: This session is for parents of middle and high school students. Learn strategies to manage stress, navigate difficult discussions with your teen, and model healthy self care.

  • April 23: This session is for students in middle and high school. Learn coping strategies, wellness exercises, and effective communications skills.
Registration for Safety Town opens April 11
Safety Town is a one-week educational summer program for children sponsored by the Barrington Junior Women's Club. Participants learn vital safety lessons through activities and demonstrations. Children who will be five years old by September 1, 2022, who are entering kindergarten or first grade, and who have never participated in Safety Town before are eligible to register. Click here for more information and to register.
Participants wanted for young adult focus group
The Healthier Barrington Coalition is looking for people ages 19-24 who live in the 60010 zip code to participate in an upcoming virtual focus group. The discussion will be facilitated by the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford and it will aid in the creation of new programs, initiatives, and positive change throughout the Barrington area. The discussion will be held via zoom on Tuesday, April 5 from 6pm to 7pm. All participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. To register, contact Keeley Gallaugher, Community Health Coordinator at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, at keeley.gallaugher@aah.org.
BACC hosting virtual town hall forum
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to a virtual town hall forum to hear updates from many local taxing bodies. Participants include representatives from Barrington 220, Barrington Area Library, Barrington Park District, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District, Barrington Hills Park District, South Barrington Park District and Harper College. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 20 from 9am to 10:30am. Click here to register.
Law Enforcement Career Fair at Harper College
The Harper College Law Enforcement and Justice Program is hosting its first annual Police Career fair on Thursday, April 7 from 4pm to 7pm in Building A. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with more than 25 law enforcement agencies, including the Barrington Police Department. The target age group is 16+. Click here to register.
Tickets on sale for Barrington Children's Choir spring concert
Barrington Children's Choir announces its 2022 Spring Concert under the artistic direction of Tom Vendafreddo. We Are the World will feature an exciting program of cultural music from around the globe. The show will be held on Saturday, May 14. Tickets are $25. Click here to purchase tickets.