BRONCO BLAST

An Update from Barrington High School - October 30, 2020

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR - S1 SAVE THE DATES

Monday, November 2nd - Virtual BHS Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, November 3rd - Election Day - NO SCHOOL

Friday, November 6th - Regular school day for staff & students (calendar change)

Monday November 9th - 13th - Yearbook Pictures (see below)**

Monday, November 16th - PTO Meeting (zoom meeting) 9:15AM

Wednesday, November 25th - Friday November 27th - THANKSGIVING BREAK - No School

Monday, December 14th - PTO Meeting (zoom meeting) 9:15AM

Tuesday, December 22nd - Last day of semester 1


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A Message from Student Services

The current school year continues to be a challenge for many members of the 220 community. The on-going pandemic has been difficult for everyone and an election, especially a national election, can be a time of strong thoughts and intense emotions even during a more typical school year. As we prepare to adapt to our ever-changing school year it seemed prudent to acknowledge the 220 community as a whole. One of the strengths of our K-12 district is the diversity of our students and staff. We continue to respect and value differences of opinion. District 220 is in this together and will get through it together. As always, buildings have counseling staff available to help support any social/emotional needs. As we continue to negotiate times of challenge and intense feelings please click here for more resources.

Facinghistory.org

Commonsensemedia.org

BHS New Career TREKS Website

Does your child know what career is right for him or her?? Do they have a plan??

If not, have them join us on a Career TREK! What is a Career TREK? Career TREKS are “career field-trips,” which connect students with employers in the employer’s real-world work setting! Students receive a “behind the scenes” look at organizations and the variety of careers that exist within them! These supervised, virtual events, help students learn from, interact with, and question professionals in job settings related to possible career fields.

Please visit the new Career Treks Website where you will find the following:

  • First Semester Virtual Career Treks- Live & On Demand events including the ability to sign up

  • Independent Career Exploration Opportunities/Information- Independent opportunities, career exploration tools and program/apprenticeship information

  • Semester 2 Career Treks- Live & On Demand events

  • Past Career Treks- Browse through all past Career TREKS

VIRTUAL ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER

We are pleased to offer students the opportunity to get help from content experts via our virtual academic resource center. Check the schedule for subject specific times here.

AP Classroom & Exam Fee Deadline

All AP students should have joined their College Board AP Classrooms by now. Reminder emails were sent to all students this week. AP Exam Fees were uploaded to student Infinite Campus accounts. The payment deadline is November 9th. Any AP Exams not paid for by November 9th will be cancelled. Contact Kimberly Priola (kpriola@barrington220.org) with questions.

NCAA Information Night - 11.10.2020

Join us virtually for a live information session for prospective college-bound student athletes. You will hear from Jackie Slaats, VP of Career Advancement and Athletics at Lake Forest College, and Maureen Harty, Exec. Director at College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW). Learn about the NCAA Eligibility Center, recruiting timelines, and much more!


All BHS students and families are welcome to join Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00pm. The link to the webinar and password will be provided on the BHS Counseling & Athletics website the week of the event. The link will also be available on your student's Schoology account.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Jennifer Stroh - BHS College Counselor (JDStroh@barrington220.org)

Mike Obsuszt - BHS Athletic Director (MObsuszt@barrington220.org)

BHS Yearbook Picture Days

Barrington High School picture days are scheduled for November 9th through the 13th in room C-271. All Stuart-Rodgers photographers will be masked and following safety protocols.


Here is the photo schedule:

Monday, November 9: Photos from 8 AM - 3:30 PM.

Tuesday, November 10: Photos from 8 AM - 5:30 PM

Thursday, November 12: Photos from 8 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday, November 13: Photos from 8 AM - 3:30 PM

SEL / Mental Health Resources

The META app is a free mobile app that connects students directly to their school counselors via voice or video chat during the school day. Parents can download the secure app for K–5 students, while middle/high school students can download the app on their own phones. See attached documentation on how to download the app.
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