February 10, 2023

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02/13 - PTO Meeting in the CRC

02/17 - Inservice Day - NO SCHOOL

02/20 - President's Day - NO SCHOOL

02/23 - PTO Parent Panel - 9:30AM @ Barrington Area Library**

02/23 - Skilled Trades Fair - lunch hours (see below)**

02/23 - 02/26 - Winter Musical - Fiddler on the Roof (see below)

02/24 - MP3 Grades Available

03/02 - Ask the Experts - College Admissions Panel

03/04 - Turnabout Dance**

03/13 - PTO Meeting in C271

03/24 - Inservice Day - NO SCHOOL

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

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

04/20 - MP4 Grades Available

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 (see below)**

05/31 - Finals**

05/30 - Senior Walk (see below)**

06/01 - Finals**

06/02 - Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony

06/05 - S2 Grades Available

** Denotes new add to the calendar


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5ESSENTIALS Survey - Parents

Students and teachers across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the eleventh annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered to parents online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

The Parent Survey is available by visiting: and select the appropriate survey to begin. See the steps below.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or to view previous years’ reports, please visit If you have any questions or concerns, please contact UChicago Impact Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or


Please join us for a virtual Parent University, Raising Resilient Learners: Understanding School Refusal, Avoidance & Anxiety, on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 7pm to 8pm. During this virtual session, Jacqueline Rhew, Co-Founder of the Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest Suburbs, will lead an interactive discussion around interventions and strategies to promote active school engagement. There will be a special emphasis placed on supporting students who have struggled during this past year with mental health, medical or pain management concerns, leading to issues with attendance, work completion, and building healthy relationships in the school environment. Click here to learn more and register!


As soon as the Girls' Gymnastics and Wresting seasons end in February, construction will begin in the physical education area. Notably, the Athletic Director’s Office will be relocated to the old Credit Union office, by the senior locker bank, during Presidents’ Day weekend. Additionally, the Weight Room will be relocated to a portion of the Main Gym during that same time period. Finally, construction will require the temporary relocation of the Training Room in early May.

For those of you looking ahead to the summer, there will be a significant amount of renovation done at BHS starting in June. To that end, academic summer school courses have been moved to Station Middle School this summer.


The 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.

The five indicators that positively affect school success are:

  1. Effective Leaders
  2. Collaborative Teachers
  3. Involved Families
  4. Supportive Environments
  5. Ambitious Instruction

Research derived from the Five Essentials for School Success has proven that schools strong on at least three of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by Chicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. Data and indicators are a result from an anonymous administration of the survey instrument.

BHS will administer the 5Essentials survey on Friday, February 24th. We will be running a special schedule that day to facilitate the administration. If you would like your high school student to NOT participate in the survey, please print out the attached opt out form and return to the BHS main office by noon on February 22nd.



Senior walks at the elementary schools have been scheduled! More information to follow, but save the date!

Tuesday, May 30

  • 9:15am: Grove Avenue & North Barrington
  • 10am: St. Anne's
  • 1pm: Sunny Hill Elementary

Wednesday, May 31
  • 9:15am: Countryside & Barbara Rose
  • 1pm: Hough Street, Arnett C. Lines, Roslyn Road


Barrington High School will host its 6th annual Skilled Trades Fair. The event will be held in-person during lunch periods on February 23rd. Students will learn about careers and apprenticeships! This year we will have folks from unions and/or organizations representing Aviation Technicians, Carpentry, Laborers, Electrical, Pipe Fitters, Construction, ICATT Advanced Manufacturing, Cosmetology & Esthetics, Elite Ambulance-Emergency Medical Services and Chicago Glue & Machine Manufacturing/Mechatronics and Agriculture. Students can explore diverse career pathways and meet field experts to discover how you can gain the skills they need - for the career they want! Click here for more information! Contact Marie Mirabella with questions. Check out the Career Trek website for other career exploration events.
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Please join us Monday 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.

If you can not make the meeting in-person, here is a zoom link, passcode: 729477

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.

  • 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:


Are you a parent of an 8th grader who will attend BHS this fall? After the high school counselors talked to you, do you have questions only another BHS parent can answer?

Join the BHS PTO for an informal Q&A session is designed especially for current 8th-grade parents and others new to BHS. The veteran BHS parents panel who can give you the low down on what you really need to know and answer questions about life at BHS. Whether it's questions about how lunch works, if kids really use their lockers, AP classes, IEPs/504s, different fine arts, or athletic extracurriculars, we have parents who can answer these questions and more. Join us for an informational session at the Barrington Area Library on Thursday, 2/23, from 9:30-11:00 AM.


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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.