This month Barrington 220's Department of Technology and Innovation has been working on a new educational web series for the community.
"Learning NOW in Barrington 220" is an online video series highlighting how our students learn. The series aims to create a better understanding about how the classroom environment has changed, with the addition of a technology device in the hands of every student. Each episode will focus on one topic and feature discussions with students from across different grade levels.
The first episode of Learning NOW in Barrington 220 will premiere online on Thursday, April 5. One episode will be released per week, for a total of eight episodes.
Congressman honors D220 elementary STEM teacher
Congressman Peter Roskam recently visited Hough Street Elementary School to honor one of Barrington 220's STEM teachers, Mrs. McDowell. Over the summer Mrs. McDowell participated in the United States Patent and Trademark Office 4th Annual National Summer Teacher's Institute on Innovation and Intellectual Property (NSTI). The NSTI is a week-long program designed to provide teachers with a comprehensive understanding of intellectual property, innovation and entrepreneurship. The USPTO reviewed more than 500 applicants for the program and accepted only 44 participants!
BHS girls soccer coach named IHSA "Coach of the Year"
In February the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) named Ryan Stengren "Coach of the Year" for girls soccer. Coaches of the Year are selected based on the results of the 2016-17 school year, as well as other elements such as career success, sportsmanship and contributions to the sport. Coach Stengren has been the BHS varsity girls soccer coach for the past 11 years. The team won the Class 3A state championship during the 2016-17 school year.
Reminder: turn in health forms for 2018-19 school year
If you have an incoming kindergarten, 2nd grade, or 6th grade student, please turn in their dental exams before May 15. Incoming kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade students should schedule a mandated physical and turn in forms as soon as possible. All incoming 12th grade students are required to turn in proof of the meningococcal vaccine given on or after their 16th birthday. Please email all forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also turn in any forms to your current school nurse. For more information, click here.
Barrington 220 looking for BHS grads who served in military
Are you a Barrington High School graduate who is currently serving or who has served in the military? Barrington 220 is working on a project to commemorate the service of BHS graduate veterans. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.
Help transform Sunny Hill library to 21st century learning space
The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation is supporting an effort to transform the current Sunny Hill Library Media Center from a “book warehouse” into a 21st Century learning space. The goal is to improve student literacy and technology proficiency, with an additional benefit of serving the local community. The Foglia Family Foundation is pledging its support to this project through a $100,000 challenge grant! To donate to this project or to learn more about the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, click here.
Save the Date: 5th Annual Barrington Family Expo
The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce invites Barrington area residents to connect with local businesses and community organizations at the 5th Annual Barrington Family Expo. The event will feature business, community and education vendors, as well as activities for the kids. It is set for Sunday, April 8 from 11-3 at Barrington High School. There will be free parking and admission.
BStrong Together to host parent coffee about underage drinking
BStrong Together is hosting a panel of experts which will include local area judges, school personnel and students, who will provide advice on how to talk to your kids about underage drinking and how to support your child in making healthy choices. BStrong will also share important information about Public Act 097-1049, the Illinois Social Hosting Law that holds adults accountable for underage drinking that occurs in the home. The discussion is set for Thursday, April 5 from 7 to 8:30pm in the BHS Guided Resource Center.