February 1, 2024

Summer school course guides now available!

Summer school in Barrington begins on Monday, June 3, 2024 for all grade levels. Course guides are now available on our summer school webpage. Registration for all levels will open on March 1. Please note that due to construction happening this summer, there are a few location changes:

  • Elementary summer school programs will be held at Roslyn Road Elementary and Barbara B. Rose Elementary.
  • The middle school summer school program will be held at Prairie Campus.
  • The high school academic summer school program will be held at Station Campus. Please note, BHS Athletic Camps will remain at BHS.
  • The Jump Start and Dual Language programs traditionally held at Sunny Hill Elementary will be held at Hough Street Elementary.
  • The early childhood Extended School Year (ESY) program will be held at the Barrington Early Learning Center.
  • TBA: elementary, middle, and high school Extended School Year (ESY) location


Kindergarten information sessions this month

Do you have a child entering kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year? Barrington 220 is implementing free full-day kindergarten at all of our elementary schools in August 2024. As a reminder, our elementary principals are holding in-person information sessions on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 6:00pm at your neighborhood elementary school. This is an informational meeting intended for parents.

Information sessions are also being held this month for our three optional kindergarten programs. These include our innovative new Kindergarten Lab Program or "K-Lab" at Barrington High School, the Spanish Dual Language Program, and the Chinese Immersion Program.


Mary Poppins playing Feb.22-25 at BHS

The BHS Fine Arts Department proudly presents Mary Poppins, playing Feb. 22-25 at BHS! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences with more than 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible stories, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft.


STEM labs completed at Barbara B. Rose and North Barrington Elementary Schools

In January students and staff moved into the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) labs at Barbara B. Rose Elementary and North Barrington Elementary!

Please join us in March for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the end of construction at each school and view the new spaces!

  • Barbara B. Rose: March 13, 2024 from 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • North Barrington: March 14, 2024 from 3:30pm-4:30pm

NEW VIDEO: Culinary Arts Lab at BHS

The 3,000-square-foot Culinary Arts Lab at BHS consists of two kitchens with professional-grade equipment. Each student cooking station has a range that includes a stovetop, oven, grill top, and flat top. In addition, the space includes an AV system that enables cameras to project what is happening at the teacher's cooking station on TV screens throughout the lab. The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation granted the district $111,000 to fund equipment, supplies, and other materials to develop a BHS Culinary Internship Program. The program will teach students professional culinary skills and techniques such as proper knife use, food safety, menu planning, cooking techniques, and more. Students will also learn about front-of-the-house operations like staffing, hospitality management, the economics of food, and marketing. Check out the video above, which was filmed by BHS-TV!

Join us for a secondary arts showcase at the Barrington White House

In honor of Barrington 220's 50th anniversary, the district is partnering with the Barrington Cultural Commission to host a secondary arts showcase. The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 5pm at the Barrington White House. It will feature artwork from students at Prairie Middle School, Station Middle School, and Barrington High School. There will also be student performances, interactive experiences, and a panel discussion. Click here to register to attend!

As part of our 50th anniversary, we're also sharing alumni stories! Read more about Ashley Villagomez (BHS '14) and her journey from student to teacher at Sunny Hill Elementary School. Click here to read Ashley's story.

Special Olympics basketball game on Friday

The Barrington 220 Special Olympics basketball team will take on Hersey for their annual matchup, which has been rescheduled for Friday, February 2 at 7pm at BHS. T-shirts will be sold for $5 to raise money for the Special Olympics program. Come out, wear red, and support our athletes!

Take the 5Essentials Survey

This year all students in grades 4 through 12, as well as teachers and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. Please note, Barrington 220 is under the Lake County Regional Office of Education, therefore parents must select Lake County to find your school. This applies even if a school is not located in Lake County. Click here to take the survey.

Get the latest update/tips from BStrong Together

BStrong Together is a community coalition organization that brings together stakeholders including students, parents, educators, experts, community members and organizations to enhance the health and well-being of Barrington area children and youth in mind, body and spirit from early childhood through high school and beyond. Click here to subscribe to BStrong e-newsletters.

Register for the BACC Annual Economic Summit

You're invited to join the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) to hear first-hand updates from area village leaders on the state of the Barrington region. The BACC Annual Economic Summit will be held at the Barrington White House on Wednesday, February 14 starting at 8:30am. Click here to register.

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