An Update from Barrington High School - August 23, 2019

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09/02 - Labor day - NO SCHOOL

09/10-13 - Picture Days for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Staff

09/11 - Sophomore Advisory

09/12 - BHS Back to School Night (more information to follow)

09/19 - Financial Aid Program - Class of 2020 (more information to follow)

10/02 - Senior Advisory - Graduation Information

10/04 - Filly Football

10/05 - Homecoming

10/16 PSAT/NMSQT Testing (only Juniors will be testing)

10/17 - 18 - In-Service Days - NO SCHOOL

10/23 - Picture Retakes

10/23 - Junior Advisory

10/30 - Class of 2021 College Planning Program

11/06 - Junior Advisory

11/07 - BHS Parent Teacher Conference

11/08 - In-Service Day - NO SCHOOL

11/13 - Sophomore Advisory

11/14 - Freshmen Advisory

12/05 - "Putting the Pieces Together" Program for Freshmen Parents

12/18-20 - Semester One Final Exams (tentative)


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We had a great first week!

On Tuesday we distributed new ID Cards and lanyards, introduced the new food service program, and highlighted a few procedural adjustments for the year. Students in grades 9-12 will be asked to scan on and off the bus each day using their ID Card and school-issued lanyard. Students will also be required to scan their ID Card when entering BHS and wear the school-issued ID/lanyard throughout the school day.

Due to weather, we rescheduled our Building Community assembly to this afternoon. Students moved to the stadium for an all school assembly. During the assembly, we highlighted upcoming activities and events, introduced teams captains and student leadership, and celebrated our interconnectivity. Principal McWilliams gave a motivational message highlighting #WEAREBARRINGTON.

We hope to see you tonight for our “Stars under the Stars” event. Barrington 220 is excited to partner with the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation to celebrate the start of the 2019-20 school year with a back to school movie night at BHS! Barrington 220: To Infinity and Beyond! will feature a showing of "Toy Story" on the big screen at Barrington Community Stadium. Admission is FREE and refreshments will be available for purchase. The event takes place tonight. The movie will begin at 8:30 pm, after the Red and White Scrimmage. All families are welcome. Feel free to bring chairs, sleeping bags, or blankets.

BHS Student Apps

Please help us make sure your student is prepared to make the most of their educational experience by ensuring that they have downloaded the following apps onto their iPad:

  • Google Docs/Slides
  • Keynote
  • Notability
  • Pages
  • Schoology

If they have not, please have them download the apps now. If they are having issues downloading any apps, please have them stop by the library for assistance.

Registration Changes for Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

College Board is making changes to the Advanced Placement (AP) testing in the 2019/20 school year. Students must decide about taking AP Exams in the fall. This is a change from early spring registration.
August 20th - September 3rd ~ Students "join" online classroom in their AP class (directions)
October 1st ~ Last day for students to indicate "yes" to taking each AP exam in their college Board Account

More information about registration and payment forthcoming.

To help students be successful in their AP classes, new resources are available for students. New digital tools that provide daily support for every AP course, will give personalized feedback to students. Their teachers will be able to track their performance throughout the year using an online bank of real AP practice questions and monthly personal progress checks.

More information: English or Spanish


To help make the first few days of the new school year run smoothly, we wanted to remind everyone that students can only be dropped off at the east (behind the auditorium) entrance and the west (by the main gym) entrance. Students may enter the building at the west, east, greenhouse and front entrances. Seniors who have purchased a parking sticker, can enter at the senior locker bank and field of dreams entrances. All entrances will be locked after the first bell at 8:30 am. Students arriving late, must enter at the front of the building.

Only Seniors who have purchased a parking sticker can park in the high school lots, please make sure to follow the parking rotations.

PLEASE NOTE: We have been notified by the Barrington Jewel-Osco that they are partnering with the Barrington Police Department to ensure that their parking lot is used for only short term parking for patrons of the Jewel and surrounding establishments.

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Barrington High School PTO Gears Up For 2019-2020!

Have a teen who isn’t reliable passing along key info, such as deadlines to sign up for classes or upcoming events? PTO meetings are a great way for parents to hear about upcoming events, meet faculty members, connect with other awesome parents, and learn about action items from school counselors for kids in each grade.

The Barrington PTO raises money and provides support for school initiatives like the library renovation, teacher grants, health and wellness events, key speakers, and senior celebrations. Volunteer help, of any size and at any time, is always welcome. Check out the website here for more information.

FIRST PTO MEETING OF THE YEAR: Monday, September 9th, 9:15am in room C-271 at BHS. Please enter the building at the doors to the left of the main entry stairway, and bring your driver’s license and allow time to sign.
Can’t make it? Follow us on Facebook (“Barrington High School PTO”) and/or email a PTO board member and ask to be added to the distribution list for future meetings and announcements.

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