The Barrington 220 Board of Education will host the first of three Blueprint 220 community meetings this Saturday (May 12), from 9am-11am in the Guidance Resource Center at Barrington High School. Two other meetings are scheduled for next week:
Mon. May 14: 7pm, Grove Elementary Gym Thurs. May 17: 9:30am, Station Library
In the plan, the board prioritized building renovations for our high school, middle schools and elementary schools. The priorities are based upon community feedback from meetings last fall, projected costs and the district’s four academic focus areas (Fine, Visual & Performing Arts, Future-Ready Learning, Physical Health and Wellness and STEM).
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. Upgrades at the middle school level include everything in the $80, $150 and $200 million columns, plus additional work listed in the $250 million column. Upgrades at the elementary level include everything in the $80, $150 and $200 million columns, plus additional work listed in the $250 million column.
Once the board gathers community feedback, it will finalize the plan, then vote to approve the long term master facility plan. If the plan is approved, the board would then move forward with funding decisions, which will ultimately be up to the community through referendum.
Refreshments will be served at all meetings!
Watch Learning NOW in Barrington 220 and take the survey!
Have you had a chance to watch Barrington 220's new online web series? Learning NOW in Barrington 220 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 the first five episodes and take the parent/community survey (link at bottom of video). Episode 6 debuts Thursday, May 10, featuring students from Rose, Station and BHS!
Reminder: register your student for the 2018-19 school year
The last day of school for the 2017-18 school year is May 30, which means it's time to start planning ahead for next year! If you still have not registered your child for the 2018-19 school year, please do so by logging on to Infinite Campus. Online registration is open through May 30.
Save the Date: Innovation Showcase and INCubatoredu Pitch Night
The Barrington area community is invited to support BHS career and technical education students at the 2nd Annual Innovation Showcase on Tuesday, May 22 at BHS. Come see the innovative projects our graphic design, BHS-TV, engineering, Mobile Maker students and more have been working on all year! Following the Innovation Showcase, families are invited to view the annual INCubatoredu pitch night in the BHS auditorium. Our BHS Business Incubator students will pitch their ideas (ABC Shark Tank style) for a company or product, to a panel of investors. The Innovation Showcase will run from 5pm-6:30pm. Pitch night gets underway at 7pm.
Teacher Tributes are back for the end of the school year!
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and what better way to say thank you than by honoring your child's teacher with an end of the year Teacher Tribute, through the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation? Honorees will receive personalized cards, which will be delivered to all schools by May 29. Click here to make your summer send-off Teacher Tribute today! All donations must be received by May 18.
Now Hiring: Barrington Park District K.E.E.P. program
The Barrington Park District is looking for current BHS sophomores and juniors to work for its K.E.E.P. after school program during the 2018-19 school year. This is the perfect job for teens who love working with children, assisting with fun activities and homework time. Click here to learn more and apply today!