November 8, 2021
Winter Wonderfest returns to BHS Dec. 3 through Dec. 5
The Barrington High School Fine Arts Department is proud to present the 2nd Annual Winter Wonderfest! Tickets for this district-wide event are now on sale. Winter Wonderfest runs December 3-5, and it will be a spectacular walk through event with lights, decorations, trees and performances from across the district. This year, the walking tour and hands on experiences will occur both outside and inside of BHS. Please arrive during your time slot with your printed or electronic ticket to ensure that the event runs smoothly. All tickets are $10 per person.
Upcoming vaccination clinics for D220 students
Barrington 220 is partnering with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health Vaccination Programs to offer OPTIONAL vaccination clinics for all students ages 5 and up who are enrolled in the Barrington 220 School District. The first two clinics will be held on Friday, Nov. 12 at Sunny Hill Elementary and Saturday, Nov. 13 at BHS. Click here for more information.
D220 named "Top Workplace" for third straight year
Barrington 220 is proud to announce it has been named one of the 2021 Top Workplaces in the Chicago area by the Chicago Tribune. This is the third year in a row Barrington 220 has made the list. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey, which measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. Click here to see the full list.
BHS grad Michelle Wu wins Boston mayoral race
Congratulations to Michelle Wu (BHS '03), who won the Boston mayoral race earlier last week. Michelle is Boston's first woman and first Asian American mayor-elect. At BHS Michelle was one of two valedictorians for the Class of 2003. She was also named "Biggest Brainiac" in the senior superlative section of the yearbook. She went on to attend Harvard as an undergraduate and law student. The quote underneath her senior photo in the BHS yearbook reads: "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
Countryside and Roslyn to begin construction next month
Preliminary construction is set to begin at Countryside and Roslyn Road Elementary Schools next month, after the Board of Education approved construction bids for each school at the Nov. 2 Board of Education meeting. Most work will be done in the summer months in order to minimize classroom disruption.

October was a busy month at Prairie, Station and Grove, as Build 220 construction continued at all three schools! Click the links below to view the progress made during the month of October 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.
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
BStrong to host virtual panel about eating disorders
Join BStrong's multidisciplinary panel of experts from AMITA’s Center for Eating Disorders and Fitzgerald Nutrition for a presentation on eating disorders, risk factors and how to support loved ones who struggle. Bring your questions on body image, diet culture, how and when to find specialized treatment and how to support healthy relationships with food for ourselves and our children. The panel will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 7pm to 8pm. Click here to register and submit questions.
Legislators Virtual Town Hall Forum
The Barrington 220 School District, Barrington Chamber of Commerce, and the Barrington Area Council of Governments invites you to the annual Barrington Area State Legislators Virtual Town Hall Forum. The forum will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8:30am. For more information and to register, click here.
BCGT hosting virtual Monthly Wisdom program
The Barrington Council for the Gifted and Talented (BCGT) invites students, parents and educators for its November Monthly Wisdom Program, "WiLD Leaders." What would you do if you knew why you are here and what you should do next? What would change if you knew what motivates you? Speakers include Rob McKenna, CEO of WiLD Leaders and Daniel Hallak, CCO of WiLD Leaders. The virtual event will take place on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Click here to register.
Prairie Middle School students rehearse for their fall play, "A Lighter Shade of Noir", which ran this past weekend.
Dr. Hunt reads a book to students in Ms. Darnell's class at Countryside Elementary School.
[Eight BHS students have been named 2022 National Merit Semifinalists! The nationwide pool of semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.