December 09, 2022
S1 SAVE THE DATES
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
S2 SAVE THE DATES
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
FINALS SCHEDULE FOR S1
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.
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.
SAFTEY & SECURITY SYSTEM TRIAL
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.
Who should I contact if I have further questions?
Heath McFaul, Associate Principal; firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-842-3208
Austin Johnson, Director of Safety & Security, email@example.com or 847-842-3209
BHS College Panel
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!
Click here for important dates and try-outs
Clubs & Activities
Click here for information on BHS clubs & activities
Click here for Fine and Performing Arts
2022-2023 PTO MEETING DATES
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:
PTO DUES UPDATE
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.