February 03, 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 - 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 Meetin 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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Beginning in early March, renovations will commence in BHS's Physical Education and Athletic wing. The renovations will focus on expanding the weight and cardio fitness rooms. These renovations are scheduled to be completed in June.

To complete these renovations, the Athletic Director’s Office will temporarily relocate to an existing office near the senior locker area. We anticipate that this move will happen during Presidents’ Day weekend. Additionally, the current Weight Room will be relocated to a portion of the Main Gym. This move is scheduled for the second half of February. These moves and the subsequent renovations should have a limited impact on day-to-day functions at BHS. However, the Weight Room may be closed for a few days while being relocated.

Build 220: BHS Front Atrium (Jan. 2023)


Staying on a good path for the second semester can be achieved by regularly monitoring grades, staying up to date on missing assignments, and having good attendance. By keeping a close eye on grades, parents can ensure that their child is on track and identify any areas where they may need additional support. Checking for missing assignments is important because it helps make sure all work is completed and nothing falls through the cracks. Good attendance is also key as it directly affects academic performance. Encouraging your child to attend all classes and be on time can help them make the most of their education.

There is also a lot of support available for students, including academic resources, the wellness office, and teacher office hours(M,T & TH from 7:50AM to 8:25AM). Parents can encourage their child to take advantage of these resources to help them succeed. The academic resources can provide additional support for subject matter, the wellness office can offer support for mental and emotional well-being, and teacher office hours offer individualized help. Encouraging your child to take advantage of these resources can help them stay on track and reach their full potential.


Current AP students taking the AP exams in May, are eligible to be exempt from their S2 final exams if they earn a score of C or better in their AP class.


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 for our monthly PTO meeting in room C271 at BHS, unless otherwise noted. The meeting starts at 9:15AM but please arrive early to make sure you have time to get through security.

Working parent who is unable to join our PTO meetings? Please join our email list to get all the news you need!

  • 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

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.