An Update from Barrington High School - December 13, 2019

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12/18 - 20 - Semester One Final Exams


01/07 - School Resumes for Students

01/08 - College Panel Night

01/20 - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

01/21 - Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience film @ 7pm

01/23 - 2nd Annual BHS Engineering Night

01/30 - 8th Grade Transition Night

02/14 - In-service Day - NO SCHOOL

02/17 - President's Day - NO SCHOOL

02/20 - 02/23 - BHS Presents "Footloose"

03/20 - In-service Day - NO SCHOOL

03/23 - 03/27 - SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOL

03/30 - College Night 2020

04/10 - NO SCHOOL

04/14 - PSAT/SAT State Testing

05/04 - 05/15 - AP Exams

05/16 - PROM

05/25 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

05/26 - 05/28 - 2nd Semester Final Exams (tentative)

05/29 - Class of 2020 Graduation


We have been keeping a close eye on the extended weather forecast for Barrington and they are not predicting any significant weather system towards the end of next week , so day one of final exams will be Wednesday, December 18th.

PLEASE NOTE: Some classes will have a project, paper, portfolio, or presentation as their final assessment or the final exam will be administered during regularly scheduled class time so those courses will not be listed on the chart.

Important information for finals week:

  • Cafeteria will be open during finals from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm for grab and go food only.
  • All hallways are closed during finals.
  • Students will NOT be released before the end of the testing period.
  • NO CELL PHONES are allowed in the testing rooms. Please have students leave cell phones at home or in their locker.
  • Testing center is open during each final exam period for students who miss an exam due to an excused absence (illness).
  • If a student has 2 exams scheduled at the same time or 3 exams in one day, please notify the teacher to make arrangements for taking the final in the testing center.
  • Final exam day, time and location can be found on the Infinite Campus portal, under assignments.
  • Students with extended time should communicate with their case manager about their schedules.
  • Busses will run at their regular scheduled time in the morning and depart from school at 3:00 pm .

Below is the schedule for the three days designated as final exams days.

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  1. Get a good night's sleep! It is important to get 8 - 10 hours of sleep in order to be rested and energized while studying and taking tests.
  2. Take breaks! Whether it is going for a quick run, grabbing a snack, or watching an episode of a favorite show, study breaks are important for good mental health.
  3. Make a playlist of music to get in the zone. (Classical music has been shown to help students retain information whole studying.)
  4. Ask for help! Don't be afraid to reach out to peers or teachers if your child is struggling.
  5. Eat balanced meals. Not being hungry will help with focus. Stick to water and herbal tea so sleeping will not be an issue.
  6. Plan something fun after the last final; anything from going to see a movie to treating yourself to ice cream. Having something to look forward to is a great motivator!
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Thanks to everyone who joined us at the PTO meeting on Monday, December 9th. A draft of the meeting minutes will be available online shortly; meeting minutes are a great resource if you can’t make a meeting. Mark your calendar for the next meeting on Monday, January 13th at 9:15am. Sign up here to be added to the PTO email distribution list before the next meeting. RSVP the week before for easier check-in at security on the 13th.

COLLEGE PANEL NIGHT! Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, 7pm, BHS Auditorium

Join us for insights from recent BHS graduates on the college application and selection process, as well as college life. Ask questions about their college experience, preparations for college while in high school, and transition to college or a gap year. It’s time to learn helpful, real-life tips, directly from kids who just went through the experience! All high school students and parents welcome.
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