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50 Years in Photos

Photo of newspaper article

A newspaper article from the Barrington Courier-Review (March 7, 1974) details the district's plan to purchase the former district office on James Street in Barrington. 

Photo of Dr. Joseph Zoeller

Dr. Joseph Zoeller served as Barrington 220's Superintendent of Schools from 1973-1979. 

Cover of BHS course guide in 1973

The cover of the 1973-74 Barrington High School course guide. 

BHS students perform in musical

Barrington High School students perform in the 1973-74 musical, The Pajama Game. 

Photo of Richard C. Johnson

A photo of longtime BHS Theater Teacher Richard C. Johnson in the 1970s. The current BHS auditorium was named after him in 1986. 

Photo of band in parade

Barrington 220 band students march in a Memorial Day parade down Main Street in 1975. 

Photo of Lines staff

A photo of Arnett C. Lines Elementary staff members from the 1976-77 school year. Mr. Snow was the Principal. 

Photo of Barrington High School

The front of Barrington High School in 1976. 

Photo of Barbara Rose

A photo of Barbara Blanchard Rose, who Barbara B. Rose Elementary is named after. She served on the Barrington 220 Board of Education from 1977-1981. 

ELC opening day ribbon cutting ceremony

Board of Education members and students participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in October 2010 to celebrate the opening of the new state-of-the-art Barrington Early Learning Center on Dundee Road. 

Photo of Rhianna at BHS

Superstar Rihanna visits Barrington High School in 2013. Her visit came after BHS-TV students won a video contest in which Rihanna asked schools to produce videos that would highlight charitable work set to her "Diamonds" single. 

Photo of students at Pitch Night with check

BHS students participate in the first ever Business INCubator Pitch Night in May 2014. Believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, the Business Incubator course was started at Barrington High School during the 2013-14 school year. The innovative class teaches entrepreneurship to high school sophomores through seniors. It is now in more than 200 high schools across the country, as well as schools in Australia and Spain. 

BHS football coaches with Gary Fencik

BHS alum and former Chicago Bears player Gary Fencik presents the BHS football coaches with a commemorative Golden Football to mark BHS entering the NFL's Super Bowl High School Honor Roll. The Honor Roll celebrates high schools and communities that have contributed to Super Bowl history. Fencik was part of the 1985 Bears team that won the franchise's first Super Bowl title. (Photo: October 2015)


Brad Paisley at BHS graduation

Country singer Brad Paisley surprises the crowd by appearing on stage for a performance during the 2017 BHS graduation ceremony.

The concert was the prize in a contest promoting Paisley's new song, "Last Time For Everything." BHS-TV students created a video for the contest that asked students to answer the question: What "Last Time" are you going to miss most about school?

Photo of Station mobile demolition

Construction crews demolish the mobile classrooms at BMS-Station Campus in June 2021. The demolition marked the beginning of major facility upgrades across all Barrington 220 schools, thanks to the community's support of a $147 million referendum on the ballot on March 17, 2020. 

Marching band in London New Year's Day Parade

The BHS Marching Band participates in the London New Year's Day Parade on January 1, 2023. This marked the band's third appearance in the iconic parade.

If you would like to share a historical Barrington 220 photo taken between 1973-2023, please email it to Samantha Scheinman, Director of Communications, at