March 17, 2023

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03/24 - Inservice Day - NO SCHOOL -No High School Conferences

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

04/06 - World Language Honor Societies Induction Ceremony (7 pm-Auditorium)

04/07 - NO SCHOOL

04/10 - PTO Meeting in C271

04/10 - College Fair

04/12 - SAT (Juniors) & PSAT 10 (Sophomores)**

04/20 - Illinois Science Assessment (Juniors) & PSAT 8/9 (Freshmen)**

04/20 - MP4 Grades Available

04/22 - Disco Dance ** (see below)

05/01 - 05/12 AP Exams

05/04 - Decision Day Celebration

05/08 - PTO Meeting in CRC

05/20 - PROM**

05/29 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

05/30 - Finals**

05/30 - Senior Walk

05/31 - Finals**

05/30 - Senior Walk

06/01 - Finals**

06/02 - Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony

06/05 - S2 Grades Available

** Denotes new addition to the calendar



We are excited to announce that on April 12 and 20, 2023, students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be taking the state-sponsored SAT suite of exams and the Illinois requires science assessment.

For our juniors and sophomores, the exams will take place on Wednesday, April 12. Sophomores will be taking the PSAT 10 exam with D220 Essay, while juniors will be taking the SAT with Essay. This is an important step for Juniors towards achieving your state graduation requirements!

On Thursday, April 20, freshmen and juniors will be taking the PSAT 8/9 and the Illinois Science Assessment, respectively.

We want to remind all students to arrive at school early on their testing days, prior to 8:30 AM, to give themselves time to prepare and ensure they have all the necessary supplies. Please bring #2 pencils (non-mechanical), your student ID, and a calculator. If you need more information regarding the SAT Suite, please visit this link. It's important to remember that College Board guidelines prohibit electronic devices from testing rooms.

Please note that students will be on an altered schedule on both April 12 and 20. Buses will be leaving BHS at 1:30 PM on April 12 and noon on April 20, morning routes will run as usual. Lunch will not be provided, so make sure to bring snacks and stay hydrated.

We also want to remind our students that we are here to support you in any way we can. The Support Service Department Chair will be reaching out with communication regarding students testing with accommodations.

For students not testing, we encourage all of our students to do their best and to make use of the asynchronous lessons and activities provided. Students not testing, do not attend BHS on that day and complete the assigned asynchronous work from home.

We believe in you and know you will do great on these exams!


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Many states, including Illinois, have passed a law with the intent of increasing awareness of child sexual abuse. You may have heard of this legislation under its more common name, Erin’s Law, in honor of Erin Merryn, a young woman who has traveled across the country advocating for laws that will increase awareness of this crime against children. One of the requirements of this law is that schools provide an age-appropriate curriculum to all students relating to sexual abuse prevention. The purpose of the lessons is to provide students with the tools they need for personal safety and to help them build confidence in advocating for themselves.

Developmentally appropriate lessons will be conducted with Barrington High School students on the following dates: March 15th & 16th (freshmen), March 20th & 21st (juniors), and April 5th & 6th (seniors.) The lessons will be taught by our social workers, psychologists, counselors, and wellness staff. Your child’s English teacher will also be present during this presentation. The presentations will discuss the following topics in 40 – 45 minute sessions:

  • Understanding sexual violence

  • Identifying healthy relationships

  • Consent vs. compliance

  • Finding resources for support.

We will encourage students that when they need to talk to someone about themselves or a friend, it is important to connect with a trusted adult. If a student is concerned about their own safety or the safety of someone they know, we instruct them to follow one of these steps:

  • Tell a trusted adult immediately. Trusted adults who are available at school are: Teachers, Coaches, School Counselors, School Nurses, School Administrators, a member of the Student Services Team (Social Worker, Psychologist, or Wellness Staff)

  • Access this LINK to connect to additional resources or to report concerns

  • Should your student be experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911


Together we can make sure our children have the right to be safe and know where to go if they are not. District 220 believes that all of our students will benefit from participating in these lessons. If you do not wish for your child to participate, please complete THIS FORM and send it back to the main office before their scheduled lesson date.

If you have any questions about Erin’s Law or the content of the lessons, please feel free to contact me at

Yours truly,

Steve McWilliams

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Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. See the BHS TV special Women's History Month episode below.
Women's History Month 2023
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Irish-American Heritage Month was first celebrated by proclamation of the President in 1991. For the month-long recognition, we celebrate the contributions that Irish immigrants and their descendants have made to U.S. society. Virtually every realm of American endeavor, from steelworking to biotechnology to literature, has seen improvement through Irish-descended hands and minds.

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Please join us for our monthly PTO meeting in room C271 at BHS. The meeting starts at 9:15AM but please arrive early to make sure you have time to get through security.

Working parent who is unable to join our PTO meetings? Please join our email list to get all the news you need!

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

  • 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 PTO is seeking donations for testing snacks, staff appreciation week, and senior activities because we are running at a planned deficit of $3,659, please visit:


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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.