December 09, 2022

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12/20 - 22 - Semester 1 Finals (see below)***

12/22 - Last day of Semester 1

12/23 - 01/08 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

01/09/2023 - Semester 2 begins

*** designates new calendar addition


01/09/2023 - School Resumes

01/10 - College Student Panel (see below)

01/16 - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

02/17 - Inservice Day - NO SCHOOL

02/20 - President's Day - NO SCOOL

02/23 - 03/26 - Winter Musical - Fiddler on the Roof

02/24 - MP3 Grades Available

03/02 - Ask the Experts - College Admissions Panel

03/24 - Inservice Day - NO SCHOOL

03/27 - 03/31 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

04/07 - NO SCHOOL

04/10 - College Fair

04/20 - MP4 Grades Available

05/01 - 05/12 AP Exams

05/04 - Decision Day Celebration

05/29 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

06/02 - Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony

06/05 - S2 Grades Available



The first-semester final exams are scheduled from December 19 through December 22. The final exam schedule will be three final exam periods on days one and two, with two final exam periods and a make-up period on day three. Four days have been scheduled to accommodate potential winter weather issues. The exact schedule for final exams will be confirmed on December 15. See schedule below.

Most classes, with the exception of Physical Education classes, will have a concluding experience to end the semester such as portfolios, projects, end of unit exams, traditional final exams, AP practice exams, or performance assessments. By now teachers should have communicated the course specifics final experience expectations to students. In order to give a more flexible format for students and teachers, each period will meet once for 90 minutes during the FINAL DAYS in order to wrap up the year in a format that is appropriate for that class.

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Today we kicked off our de-stress week with a pop up event on stress prevention sponsored by Advocate Aurora Health and B Strong Together.

we have events all next week to help students end the first semester strong.

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As part of a continued effort to improve the safety and security of our Barrington High School learning environment, the District has approved the trial use of a concealed weapon detection system. The trial period will occur Wednesday, December 14 - Friday, December 16.

The system we will be utilizing is provided by Evolv Technology, an innovative, touchless, weapons screening system. Evolv detects concealed weapons without the need to hand over personal belongings. The technology is low-profile, and can handle over 60 individuals per minute without the need to adjust the walking pace. For that reason, we look forward to a seamless entry into the building each day during the pilot. Please see the FAQs below for further information.

  • Is Evolv a metal detector?

    • No. Unlike metal detectors, manual checks, wanding, or other traditional solutions, Evolv offers a touchless screening system through the use of safe, ultra-low frequency electromagnetic fields and advanced sensors.

  • Is this technology safe?

    • Yes. Evolv has been safety tested and meets all FCC, UL, and ADA requirements. The extremely low-frequency waves are similar to the electronic anti-theft systems, widely used in retail settings for loss prevention.

  • What does the system look like?

    • The Evolv system screens individuals as they pass between two columns, similar in size to systems you might see at local retail stores.

BHS College Panel

The BHS PTO is hosting its annual College Panel on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 7PM in the BHS auditorium.

All BHS students, along with their parents, are invited to learn more about college and post high school life and experiences from recent BHS alums. This is a candid and invaluable discussion!

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Please join Monday, December 12th us for our monthly PTO meeting which will be held at BHS in room C271 at 9:15AM.

NOTE: Visitor parking is in the west lot, the spaces facing the tennis courts.

If you are unable to join us in-person, here is a zoom link

Passcode is 932276

  • January 23rd
  • February 13th - in CRC
  • March 13th
  • April 10th
  • May 8th - in CRC

Please check out our new BHS PTO website -- where you can find our meeting minutes, meeting dates, how to pay dues and what the PTO does:


The district has removed PTO dues from Infinite Campus, but you can still contribute at The BHS PTO relies on dues for all of the programs we support for students and staff -- we appreciate your contribution!


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See Something, Say Something

Barrington 220 is now partnering with an Illinois school safety helpline aimed at providing students a place to report information that might prevent bullying, suicide, and campus violence. Safe2Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It allows students to confidentially share school safety issues via a mobile app, text, email, or phone call. You will notice that the "See Something, Say Something" button on our district and school website now links directly to the Safe2Help contact page. We are asking that all students, parents, staff, and community members now use this platform to report safety concerns. In the case of an emergency, call 911.