May 2, 2024

Second round of community feedback underway

Earlier this week Barrington 220 began a second phone survey throughout the district as part of our six-month referendum community engagement process. This survey is important to gather your feedback on many of the projects the community is considering as we look at the future of our schools.

Please complete the entire survey, as your feedback will help determine our plan for the future. You will receive phone calls from (224) 848-5297. To take the survey you simply need to answer the call and participate until the end. Your response will not count unless you complete the entire survey. 

You are also welcome to call (224) 848-5297 at any time to participate at your convenience by Saturday, May 4.

In addition to the phone survey, you can share your feedback by viewing this presentation and completing this feedback form. The feedback form will remain active through Wednesday, May 8.

Thank you for participating in our community engagement process. Together, we will develop a community-driven plan to ensure that all Barrington 220 students have access to the quality education they deserve.

Extended Services virtual information session

Please join us for a virtual family engagement event on May 13 about Barrington 220 Extended ServicesDuring this virtual session, Jordan Anderson, Director of Learning Services, will discuss Extended Services offered across the district. Click here to register! To learn about additional upcoming informational events for families, please visit our family engagement webpage.

BHS Culinary Arts Lab open house

Join Barrington 220 and the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation for an open house inside the new culinary arts lab at Barrington High School on May 14 from 6pm to 8pm! This new space was made possible by the Build 220 initiative that the community voted to support in March 2020.

The Educational Foundation granted the district $111,000 to fund equipment, supplies, and other materials to develop a BHS Culinary Internship Program. The program teaches students professional culinary skills and techniques such as proper knife use, food safety, menu planning, cooking techniques, and more. Students also learn about front-of-the-house operations like staffing, hospitality management, the economics of food, and marketing. 

Innovation Showcase & INCubator Pitch Night at BHS

Join Barrington 220 and the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation at the annual Innovation Showcase at Barrington High School on May 22 from 5pm-6pm! BHS students enrolled in Career Technical Education (CTE) courses will feature their portfolios, and attendees will learn more about the innovative spaces and career programs offered at BHS.

Following the showcase, head to the BHS auditorium, where the 11th annual Business INCubator Pitch Night will begin at 6pm. Student groups will pitch their companies to investors during a "Shark Tank"-style presentation. Believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, the Business INCubator program was started at Barrington High School during the 2013-14 school year. Since the program’s inception, it has grown nationally and internationally.

BADC receives $15K grant to send students to summer program

The Barrington Area Development Council has received a $15,000 grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation to help Barrington 220 students who live in Carpentersville attend Harper College's InZone summer program. The program is an enrichment and sports camp for ages 6 to 14. This is the second time the BADC has received a grant to fund this opportunity for students. BADC received its first grant in 2022 for $10,000 from the Harper College Educational Foundation. Photo: Penny Kazmier and Brian Battle of the Barrington Area Development Council

Did you know that the period between prom and graduation is perhaps Steve McWilliams’ (BHS '93) favorite time of the school year? Click here to read more about his journey from BHS student to BHS principal in our last edition of "50th Alumni Stories" for the year!

Thanks to Barrington resident Todd Sholeen, who planted these tulips in front of the District Administrative Center to recognize Barrington 220's 50th anniversary!

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