At its June 5 meeting, the board of education recognized the Barrington High School Varsity Girls Soccer Team, which recently beat New Trier to win the Class 3A state championship.
This is the second year in a row the team beat New Trier to win the title. It is the only athletic team in BHS history to win two state titles.
The team is coached by Ryan Stengren, who teaches P.E. at Sunny Hill Elementary. "I really believe Barrington is a special place to coach and a special place to play because you get such community support," Stengren said. "It's our administrative staff, it's our parents, it's the entire community."
BMS-Prairie student wins track state championship
At its June 5 meeting, the board of education recognized BMS-Prairie student Kathleen Baker, who won the Class 8AA 200 & 400-Meter Dash in Track and Field. While a student at BMS-Prairie, Kathleen was a member of the National Junior Honor Society and participated in volleyball and track and field. She was also one of just four 8th grade students awarded the American Legion Award, which recognizes top students. Kathleen will be a freshman at BHS for the 2018-19 school year.
Board approves name for new district headquarters
At its June 5 meeting, the board of education approved the name "District Administrative Center" for the district's new headquarters at 515 W. Main Street. The office, which is located directly across from Barrington High School, was acquired from Pepsico. It was used most recently as a facility for Gatorade. The district plans to move to the new location in winter 2018-19.
Board approves more 2018 summer projects
At its June 5 meeting, the board of education approved the following summer projects: school security camera upgrades, school fire alarm upgrades, school restroom renovations, and electrical work and security system installation for six mobile classrooms that will be added to Grove Avenue Elementary for the 2018-19 school year. In April the board also approved the installation of a key system in all classrooms that will enable teachers to lock the door from inside the classroom during an emergency situation.
Board discusses Blueprint 220 community feedback
At its June 5 meeting, the board of education began discussing the feedback received at three informational community meetings held in May. Community members were able to review this draft master-facilities plan, in which the board prioritized building renovations for our high school, middle schools and elementary schools. Priority levels build upon each other for a cumulative effect. For example, in the $250 million column, upgrades at the high school level include everything in the $80, $150 and $200 million columns. The board will continue reviewing the feedback this summer. To view the video from each of the three meetings and send in your feedback, click here.