November 18, 2022

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11/23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

12/20 - 22 - Semester 1 Finals (see below)***

12/22 - Last day of Semester 1

12/23 - 01/08 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

01/09/2023 - Semester 2 begins

*** designates new calendar addition



The first-semester final exams are scheduled from December 19 through December 22. The final exam schedule will be similar to the spring semester (three final exam periods on days one and two, with two final exam periods and a make-up period on day three). Four days have been scheduled to accommodate potential winter weather issues. The exact schedule for final exams will be confirmed on December 15. See schedule below.

Most classes, with the exception of Physical Education classes, will have a concluding experience to end the semester such as portfolios, projects, end of unit exams, traditional final exams, AP practice exams, or performance assessments. By 11/28/2022 teachers will have communicated the course specifics to students. In order to give a more flexible format for students and teachers, each period will meet once for 90 minutes during the FINAL DAYS in order to wrap up the year in a format that is appropriate for that class.

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Barrington High School counseling department is currently supporting students through the course selection process for the 2023-24 school year. Using the students’ recent YouScience survey results in considering how courses match up with interests and talents and our new Digital Course Guide, we encourage all students to pick the courses based on their own interest, goals and post-secondary plans.

During the Thanksgiving Break please have conversations with your student to discuss interests, goals and secondary plans and how those connect to course selections and future plans. Students have until midnight on Monday 11.28.2022 to make selections in Transeo under Journey, My Plan in their 4 year planner. Priority are the courses for the 23-24 school year. Counselors will be meeting one-on-one with students during December and January to finalize course selections and make any changes.


As Thanksgiving approaches we wanted to be sure to let you know how grateful we are to you for all you do, day in and day out, to support our students.

The results from our survey are in and one of the questions we asked the students was who their trusted adult. The vast majority of students answered Mom, Dad, or Parents.


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Please join us for our monthly PTO meeting which will be held at BHS in room C271 at 9:15AM.

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

  • December 12th
  • January 23rd
  • 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:


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See Something, Say Something Reporting Method
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.