October 28, 2022
2022 - 2023 SCHOOL YEAR - SAVE THE DATES
10/31 - Special Schedule (see below)***
11/03 - MP2 ends
11/03 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/04 - In Service Day - NO SCHOOL
11/07 - Class of 2024 College Planning Program
11/08 - Election day - NO SCHOOL
11/23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
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
BHS Parent Teacher Conferences - 11.03.2022
More detailed information can be found on our web site, under the scrolling headlines.
Please have the latest version of ZOOM downloaded/updated prior to November 3rd.
STUDENT ID REQUIREMENTS
Beginning on Monday, October 31st all students entering Barrington High School will be required to have their ID’s immediately available in order to use our RFID scan technology. RFID is an acronym for “radio frequency identification” and refers to the scanning capabilities whereby a data encoded ID is captured by a reader via radio wave. This is similar to bar coding, but has several advantages designed to improve upon building safety and security, as well as to create a more efficient means for accessing various areas of the building throughout the day.
Students that arrive at school with their ID, will access the building at normal entry points, without any adjustments necessary. Students without an ID will be redirected to the Main Entrance for a replacement. Replacement IDs and lanyards will incur a $5 fee, added to Infinite Campus. Ongoing issues may result in further involvement with a school administrator.
Please encourage your student to have their ID ready each morning in order to begin their day without delay. Student cooperation is greatly appreciated.
MONDAY 10.31.2022 - SPECIAL BHS TV EPISODE
HALLOWEEN AT BHS
- Costumes are allowed
- Costumes can not depict anything violent
- Costumes can not depict drug or alcohol paraphernalia
- Masks are not allowed, faces must be recognizable
- Face paint is allowed but can not be excessive and render the student unrecognizable
- No accessories depicting weapons
- No accessories related to drug/alcohol
If your student plans to dress-up for the school day, please review these policies with them.
Transeo and YouScience
This month, after PSAT testing, Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors worked in Transeo and YouScience to learn more about themselves and their post-high school goals.
Please click this link for directions on what was completed in Transeo and YouScience.
Some students were unable to attend or complete everything in the time given so please encourage them to finish the YouScience and Transeo information.
YouScience is a great tool for students to learn more about themselves, explore careers that are a good fit for them, and gain a better understanding of how their unique talents are needed in the world. The results will be used for career research, staff writing letters of recommendation, and discussion points for future BHS courses. Additionally, BHS will be able to use the results to develop programs and experiences that directly align with our students' passions.
Transeo Journey is an online “planning tool” that allows students to share their passions, career interests, and more. This system also provides the following:
Students can track their progress toward graduation requirements, awards, and seals from the state.
Students can survey the many opportunities and programs available at BHS.
Staff will be able to use each student's goals to support counseling, class selections, and more.
Barrington High School thanks the Education Foundation for its financial support in bringing in a system to help students track their progress toward their goals after high school!
National Neurodiversity Acceptance Month
Have you noticed that everyone thinks, learns and processes information differently? Neurodiversity
is based on the idea that everyone has a differently-wired brain and their own unique way of thinking and experiencing the world. This month we are celebrating the strengths and talents of all types of learners and recognizing their hard work, resilience and determination. Celebrating neurodiversity is one way of reminding us of the importance of being kind, tolerant and accepting of everyone and that no matter what our differences and challenges, everyone also has their own strengths and talents.
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Clubs & Activities
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2022-2023 PTO MEETING DATES
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.
- November 14th
- 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:
Did you know that the BHS PTO funds many programs that benefit both students and staff each year? Without fundraisers, the PTO relies on your dues to fund these programs each year. Your annual dues provide the funds needed to pay for events and programs like:
- -College Night to bring in all the college reps to help students learn more about their options
- -Testing support for students with extended time on standardized tests
- -Freshman Orientation
- -Donation to the nurse's office to purchase items they need outside their budget
- -Student Health Fair
- -Staff grants for materials and programs teachers run that are the icing on the cake for students
- -Decision Day for Seniors
- -Staff hospitality