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  • Barrington 220 to host Chinese New Year performance Jan 21, 2015 6:26 PM
    To celebrate the start of Chinese New Year, the Barrington Area Unit School District 220 will host a traditional Chinese dance performance Jan. 29 featuring the professional dance company Yellow River Dancers, as well as some district students.

     
  • Task force to study later start times at Barrington High Jan 14, 2015 5:30 AM
    The Barrington Area Unit School District 220 Board of Education Tuesday night decided to organize a community task force, called Input 220, to take a closer look at moving the start time at Barrington High School to later in the morning. Currently, first period classes at the high school begin at 7:20 a.m. and district officials said their initial research suggests that may be negatively affecting high school students.

     
  • Three Barrington High classrooms transformed Jan 13, 2015 5:10 AM
    Some Barrington High School students returned to school Monday to discover that their traditional classroom had been replaced with a modern space featuring new furniture and a new design that the district hopes will promote better, more collaborative learning. “We got real positive reactions from the students, and teachers are enjoying the new opportunities," Principal Steve McWilliams said.

     
  • Barrington Dist. 220 to prep parents for full-day kindergarten Jan 6, 2015 5:30 AM
    Barrington Area Unit School District 220 will host a series of informational sessions for parents of children beginning kindergarten next school year, when a full-day option will be available for the first time. In addition to the full-day kindergarten, which was approved by the school board in November, parents can choose among the Chinese Immersion program, the Spanish Dual-Language Learning program and the half-day kindergarten program.

     
  • Editorial: Later school start times deserve study Jan 6, 2015 10:41 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says local schools are wise to begin working with parents to study later times for beginning the school day.

     
  • Would later start times mean better high school students? Jan 5, 2015 5:19 AM
    Would starting school later in the day help make students more productive and safe? That discussion is taking place in some suburban districts, including those based in Barrington, Elgin and Naperville. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends schools delay start times for middle school and high school students until 8:30 a.m. or later. “If their brain is still sleepy, then it’s much harder for them to be able to pay attention in class," one expert said.

     
  • ‘Operation Click’ getting results among teens Jan 5, 2015 1:52 PM
    Operation Click, the incentive-based program to encourage high schoolers to buckle up while driving, reports that nearly every Northwest suburban school reporting has 93 percent seat belt usage, or higher, by students.

     
  • Dist. 220 goes through with land buy next to Barrington High Dec 31, 2014 8:08 PM
    The Barrington Area Unit School District 220 Board of Education voted to approve the purchase of 20.75 acres of land adjacent to Barrington High School for $2.35 million at an emergency board meeting Wednesday morning. The acquisition nets the district 7.7 usable acres from Flint Creek Crossing, a commercial subdivision, and 13.8 acres of the Flint Creek Conservation Area west of Hart Road

     
  • BHS-TV releases newest winter video, ‘School Alone’ Dec 22, 2014 8:20 PM
    The Barrington High School students who run BHS-TV released the latest of their annual winter videos on Monday. “School Alone” features student Sean Dolan who gets locked inside of Barrington High School after every one has left for Winter Break.

     
  • Barrington High School alum in ‘Amazing Race’ final four Dec 19, 2014 7:06 AM
    For 12 weeks, millions of viewers have watched Amy DeJong as she navigated a boat at Oxford University in England, crossed a canyon on a rope bridge in Morocco, and plowed a rice paddy in the Philippines. On Friday, viewers might see the 24-year-old Barrington High School alum win a share of a $1 million prize. DeJong has made it to the final episode of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race,” which will air at 7 p.m. Friday night.

     
  • Barrington 220 nearing $2.35 million land acquisition deal Dec 18, 2014 11:42 AM
    Barrington Area Unit School District 220 has until the end of the year to finalize a $2.35 million deal to buy 21 acres of open land across Hart Road from Barrington High School. The school board this week authorized a 15-day extension of the deadline.

     
  • Barrington player’s mock highlight reel goes viral Dec 16, 2014 11:05 PM
    Jack Lenihan may not be destined for the NFL, but the backup wide receiver for the Barrington High School varsity football team might have a future in comedy. A mock “recruiting” video Jack made highlighting his junior season — mostly showing him standing on the sidelines watching his teammates in action — went viral this week, earned him national attention and even a pair of college offers.

     
  • Dist. 220 seeks donations for Barrington-area family who lost house in fire Nov 27, 2014 4:20 PM
    Barrington Area Unit School District 220 is seeking clothing donations for a district family who lost most of their belongings in a house fire last week, according to the district’s Facebook page. The family is living in temporary housing and will be able to move back into their home in five to six months, according to the district.

     
  • Harper College summit inspires area Latinos Nov 22, 2014 7:30 AM
    Ernesto Mejia posed tough questions to the roughly 450 Northwest suburban high school freshmen and sophomores gathered Friday at Harper College for the 13th annual Latino Summit. Mejia, a college administrator turned motivational speaker, had to overcome discrimination, modest beginnings and a disease that left him temporarily paralyzed.

     
  • 3 suburban school districts recognized at White House Nov 21, 2014 9:20 AM
    Barrington District 220, Elk Grove District 59 and Gurnee District 56 were among about 100 school districts across the country recognized at the White House Wednesday by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan for helping transition their schools to digital learning. “Having a robust digital environment is certainly the message here today from the president," said District 220 Superintendent Brian Harris.

     
  • District 220 to offer full-day kindergarten in the fall Nov 18, 2014 5:22 AM
    The Barrington Area Unit School District 220 boardapproved a plan Monday night to offer full-day kindergarten starting next school year. Full-day students will have an enhanced version of the half-day curriculum as well as gym class every day and music and art classes twice a week. “This is a great option for parents. If you’d talk to kindergarten teachers they’d tell you, it’s really difficult doing all the things you need to do in a 2.5-hour window,” said board member Wendy Farley.

     
  • Suburban school districts honored at White House Nov 18, 2014 7:34 PM
    Three suburban superintendents will be at the White House Wednesday to be recognized for helping transition their school districts to digital learning, officials said. Barrington High School District 220, Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 and Gurnee Elementary District 56 are among 100 districts being recognized by President Barack Obama

     
  • North Barrington 5th grader in national art competition Nov 13, 2014 8:49 PM
    An art project made by a fifth-grader from North Barrington Elementary school named Mya has been entered in a national competition against 11 other 4th, 5th and 6th graders from across the country. “Mya had an idea of a wavy shape,” Mya's art teacher Alexis Siddons said. “That was one of the challenges she had to overcome and she did a great job.”

     
  • BHS students to sell ornaments for senior trip Oct 30, 2014 6:08 PM
    Barrington High School students are selling holiday ornaments to raise money for the upcoming Senior Celebration outing. The Senior Celebration Committee is selling red shatterproof glass ball ornaments featuring Bronco Billy for $10. The money raised will go toward lowering the price of an evening boat cruise at Navy Pier in Chicago for members of the class of 2015.

     
  • Gas station plan fuels Lake Barrington controversy Oct 29, 2014 7:36 PM
    Plans for a Speedway gas station in Lake Barrington have fueled anxiety among village residents, who’ve posted dozens of signs and circulated petitions urging village leaders to reject the proposal. Opponents of the gas station planned for the intersection of Northwest Highway and Kelsey Road say they worry it will attract criminals, snarl traffic, damage the environment and hurt the village’s character.

     
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