Barrington 220 School District

An update from Barrington 220: May 30, 2019

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We moved!

The Barrington 220 School District officially moved into its new headquarters this week at 515 West Main Street, right across from Barrington High School. If you're trying to reach someone at the District Administrative Center, all phone numbers will remain the same. Parking at the new location should be finalized next week.


The district acquired the building from Pepsico, which it most recently used as a facility for Gatorade. It is nearly double the size of Barrington 220’s former district office at 310 James Street. This additional space provides many benefits, including the ability to house all district level staff in the new building, which will free up space in our schools for additional educational needs.

BHS students participate in annual Senior Walks

On May 28 and May 29 BHS graduating seniors participated in the 3rd Annual Senior Walks. Seniors returned to their home elementary schools to walk the halls in their caps and gowns, as younger students and staff cheered them on. Click here to view the video.

Important end of year dates

The last day of school is Tuesday, June 4. All schools will follow a Wednesday schedule.

  • BHS Graduation: Friday, May 31 at Willow Creek Community Church

  • BMS-Station 8th Grade Recognition: Monday, June 3 at BHS

  • BMS-Prairie 8th Grade Recognition: Tuesday, June 4 at BHS

  • Elementary/Middle summer school: begins Thursday, June 6

  • BHS summer school: begins Monday, June 10

    *Summer school registration is open until June 10. Click here to register.

Register for the 2019-20 school year

The deadline for online registration for the 2019-20 school year has been extended to Tuesday, June 4. Click here to log in to the Infinite Campus parent portal and begin online registration. If you need help, please call 847-842-3580.

Veronica Roth visits BMS-Prairie

The Catlow, the former Baloney's Sandwich Shop and the historic homes are three of Veronica Roth's favorite things about Barrington. On Friday, May 10 the New York Times bestselling author and 2006 BHS graduate returned home to Barrington, to hold a nationwide live stream from her middle school alma mater, BMS-Prairie. "Curiosity is hands-down the best quality you can have if you want to be a writer," Roth told students during the live stream.

Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent Series (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection) and the Carve the Mark series (Carve the Mark, The Fates Divide). Her short stories and essays have appeared in the anthologies Summer Days and Summer Nights, Shards and Ashes, and Three Sides of a Heart. The Divergent Series was developed into three major motion pictures. After graduating from BHS, she attended Northwestern University. Click here to watch a short video of her visit.

A Journey from Student to Principal

Did you know BHS Principal Steve McWilliams is also a BHS graduate? Click here to read his journey from student to principal and his advice for the Class of 2019, featured in the May/June issue of Quintessential Barrington.

#Binspired in Barrington 220

In Barrington 220 we inspire all learners to achieve excellence. Click here to read our latest #Binspired story, featuring Dr. Mary Marks, a Teacher Librarian at Hough Street Elementary.

Vote for Barrington 220!

Barrington 220 has the chance to win $20,000 worth of radio communications equipment in a nationwide contest! All you have to do is VOTE for our "Barrington Unsung Heroes" video created by BHS-TV! We are currently in 3rd place and we need your help to get back up to 1st. You can vote once per day through June 15.

Village adds more commuter parking

Attention all Barrington 220 parents who take the train! The Village of Barrington has unveiled a new commuter parking program that will become effective on October 1. It features a new Premium Commuter Parking Permit as well as daily access to both the North and South Commuter lots. Applications for premium parking must be received by June 28. Click here for more information.