Straight from Station

The Newsletter of Barrington Middle School - Station Campus

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Important Dates!

February 17 - In-Service Day, No School

February 20 - President's Day - No School

March 3 - 7th Grade Social Event -see info. below

March 22 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (Info. coming soon)

March 23 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (Info. coming soon)

March 24 - In-Service Day, No School

April 6 - 8th Grade Social Event -info. coming soon

April 7 - No School

May 12 - 8th Grade Dance at Station

May 29 - Memorial Day - No School

May 31 - 8th Grade Recognition, 7 PM

Station - 5 Essentials Survey!

Please be sure to complete the 5 Essentials Survey as soon as possible!! The survey is accessible through the following link: Illinois 5 Essentials Survey.

We will continue with reminders to please complete the survey, here in the Straight from Station newsletter through the month of February.

Thank you!

Station Activities & Athletics!

Tuesday 2/21:

  • 3:45 pm - Robotics Club
  • 4:15 pm - 8/7 Boys Volleyball HOME vs LZS
  • 4:30 pm - Wrestling HOME vs West Oaks

Wednesday 2/22:

  • 7th & 8th Girls Volleyball SMSC Tournament - TBD
  • 3:15 pm - Winter Running Club
  • 3:45 pm - Bowling Practice

Thursday 2/23:

  • 7th & 8th Girls Volleyball SMSC Tournament - TBD
  • 3:45 pm - Guitar Club
  • 4:15 pm - Scholastic Bowl AWAY vs Quest Academy

Upcoming Parent University - Raising Middle School Kids in the Digital Age

There will be an upcoming Parent University on raising middle school kids in the digital age. The focus will be on the unique opportunities and challenges of technology in the early teenage years. This event will be held Monday, March 6, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM via Zoom. Please see links below for more information along with a link to register.

Information Links:

Registration Link:

Speech Tournament Information!

Speech Tournament

We need YOU to help judge at this year’s Speech Tournament! This is a wonderful way to give back to the community and see some talented students perform as well! Speech Tournament will be held at Prairie Middle School on Wednesday, March 8th. We are in need of judges from around 4-8pm; no experience is necessary and dinner will be provided! BHS juniors/seniors and college students are also welcome (a great way to earn service hours!). Please contact Mrs. Lobb with your name, phone number, and email at, if you would like to participate in this fun and rewarding event!

Morning Drop - In Help (Math & English)!

If students need help or another resource for Math & English subjects there is MORNING DROP IN HELP!

NEW: MORNING ENGLISH DROP IN HELP - Every Monday, Tuesday & Friday with Ms. Galin in Room A11 from 8:25 am - 8:45 am

REMINDER MORNING MATH DROP IN HELP - Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday with Mrs. Holman in Room A10 from 8:25 am - 8:45 am

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Station P T O Meetings!

The Station PTO would love for you to join them at upcoming meetings here at Station. They are always excited to share upcoming fun events, fundraisers and year long details. Meetings begin at 9:15 AM and last approximately one hour.

PTO Meeting Schedule 2023

March 14 - Location Station LMC

April 11

May 9

P T O Sponsored, 8th Grade Parent, BHS Info. Session

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?

This informal Q&A session is designed especially for current 8th grade parents and others new to BHS. Join a 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. Due to space limitations, sign-up is restricted to 60 spots - first come, first served. We will also do a livestream on the BHS PTO Facebook page.!/showSignUp/9040e4fa5a72ca31-askthe2

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Station PTO 2022-2023 Fundraiser

Station families, we need your support! This year’s school fundraiser is to upgrade the sound system in our multi-purpose area. This area gets tremendous daily use! During lunch, there are announcements that get made to the students; we have our plays and musicals on the stage, student socials and dances, sports activities, award ceremonies, and staff meetings, in addition to other schools that use our stage.

Station PTO is a 501c3 organization. Your donation is tax-deductible. Simply print your RevTrak receipt. Our EIN is 36-3972641. Thank you for your generosity!

AM Arrival at Station!

Just a quick reminder with winter weather here that Students are not allowed to enter the school until 8:25 AM each morning! Please plan accordingly. Thank you!

Absence Requests ~ Sign Out Procedures!

If you plan to pick up your child early from school. We ask that you please put in an Absence Request in the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus before picking up your child. Your student will receive an early release pass in order to meet you up at the front entrance within 5 min. of your arrival. When you arrive to pick up your child, please come to the front door with your cell phone. Ms. Jarva or Ms. Shannon will buzz you in and you will scan a QR Code (located on table near front door) that is linked to a Sign-Out Form that you complete while you wait for your child to come down from class. Please note only individuals listed on Infinite Campus (IC) will be allowed to pick up your child. If you need assistance with the parent portal, please contact the Infinite Campus Hotline at (847)-842 3580.

Thank you!

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