Dr. Brian Harris is among just 21 superintendents nationwide elected to serve on the executive committee of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
In July, Dr. Harris will be sworn in as an AASA executive committee member during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. He will serve a three-year term.
The 21-member committee, elected by AASA’s governing board, represents each region of the country. The committee meets quarterly and conducts the ongoing business of the organization.
Dr. Harris has been a member of AASA, as well as the Illinois Association of School Administrators since 2010. He has also been a member of the AASA governing board since 2014. Founded in 1865 and headquartered in Alexandria, Va., AASA serves as the premier organization for our nation’s school superintendents serving thousands of education leaders throughout the United States.
Watch the latest episode of Learning NOW in Barrington 220!
This week's episode of Learning NOW in Barrington 220 features a discussion about entrepreneurship opportunities in the district. Special guests include students from Countryside Elementary and Barrington High School. The weekly online web 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. Click here to view this week's episode, along with the series premiere from last week. Remember to subscribe to the "Learning NOW" YouTube channel!
Barrington 220 named best school district in Illinois
The Barrington 220 School District has been named the best school district in Illinois, according to a report published by 24/7 Wall St. To determine the best school district in every state, 24/7 Wall St. developed an index based on various measures of child poverty, per-pupil expenditure, graduation rate, teachers per student, the percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree, preschool enrollment and AP enrollment.
D220 teachers and student receive "Character Counts!" award
Four Barrington 220 teachers and one BHS student have received the 2018 Character Counts! award from the Barrington Junior Women's Club. The award is given to community members who exemplify core values such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Congratulations to Jeff Price (BMS-Station), Jeanne Morgan (BMS-Station), Kevin Kienzle (Arnett C. Lines), Andrew Carter (Roslyn Road) and BHS senior Isaac Cheek! An award ceremony will be held at Barrington Village Hall on Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
BHS physics teacher wins prestigious science award
Congratulations to Stephanie Hawkins who was awarded the prestigious Harald Jensen Award! The award is named for the late Harald Jensen, a Lake Forest College physics professor. It goes to an aspiring teacher early in his or her career who emulates Jensen's enthusiasm for a phenomenological teaching approach and his philosophy that a teacher is an inspiring friend who shows care and love toward students. Mrs. Hawkins has been teaching at BHS for five years.
Local businesses invited to community job placement open house
Local businesses are invited to attend an open house, hosted by the Barrington 220 Transition Program, to learn more about how they can employ students with varying disabilities. The Barrington 220 Transition Program serves students who are 18-22 years old at Barrington High School. The goal is to provide unique, individualized and authentic experiences for each student to prepare them for adult life once they graduate. The open house is Thursday, April 19 from 9am-11am, at the Campus Life Center located at 150 Lageschulte Street.
BHS seniors to participate in 2nd Annual Senior Walk
All BHS seniors are invited to wear their caps and gowns and walk the halls of their home elementary schools, as younger students and staff cheer them on! Seniors who are interested in participating can sign up here. Be sure to pick up your cap and gown before May 24. The walks will take place during the following days and times:
Thursday, May 24 9:15am: North Barrington 10:15am: Grove Avenue and Arnett C. Lines 1:00pm: Barbara B. Rose and Roslyn Road
Friday, May 25 9:15am: Countryside and Sunny Hill 10:15am: Hough Street School
Coming Soon: end of year Teacher Tributes!
Give your child's teacher a summer send-off by honoring them with a Teacher Tribute through the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. Honorees will receive personalized cards to commemorate your donation. Cards will be delivered to all schools by May 25. A link to make your donation will be made available on the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation website later this month.