Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Dr. Scott S. Dooley offers some important advice.
We can all remember those days when we'd leave school with several books in our backpacks, barely able to move under the weight of all of that paper. Dr. Scott S. Dooley of Advanced Neck & Back Pain Clinic, INC. in Vernon Hills offers these tips on how to get the best backpack for your child: Have a safe and happy return to school!
Xia Du came to District 220 from Minnetonka, Minn.
Barbara Rose Elementary School welcomed a new Chinese Immersion teacher this school year. Xia Du came to Barrington 220 School District from Minnetonka, Minn. where she was involved in a similar program. She hails from Beijing and is excited to be a part of District 220. “I heard Barrington is a good school district,” Xia said. Barbara Rose principal Scott Carlson welcomed Xia in a new teacher orientation in early August. “We’re growing our program and we’ve added another rockstar teacher,” Carlson said. Xia got her Bachelor of Arts in Teaching at Capital Normal University in Beijing where she is from. She got her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Morgan State University and completed her student teaching in Portland. “For those of you who …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Today is the first day back to school for kids in grades 1-12 in District 220.
District 220 welcomed back students in grades 1-12 today for the 2012-2013 school year. Did the summer fly by for you or are you ready to head back to the classroom? Share your back to school photos with Patch but uploading them to this article. Have a safe and happy school year!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Barrington 220 School District welcomes LeeAnn Taylor and Robynne Ross-Green this year.
LeeAnn Taylor Barrington 220 School District welcomes a new Director of Media Services this school year. LeeAnn Taylor comes to Barrington from Grayslake High School District 127 where she was the Career and Technical Education Department Chair. Taylor will be based at Barrington High School and is excited to get to work in District 220. “I’m excited about getting to know all of the friendly faces…I love the idea of a K-12 district relationship where there are many opportunities available,” she said. “I look forward to getting to know the community and the kids.” Robynne Ross-Green Robynne Ross-Green is a new hire in Barrington 220 School District in the Special Services Department. Ross-Green will be a Vocational Coordinator in the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Pamela Blue will be a first-grade teacher at Lines Elementary School this year. She is one of 42 new teachers in District 220 in the 2012-2013 school year.
Pamela Blue is one of 42 new Barrington 220 School District teachers this year, but this isn’t her first go-round in District 220. Not only did Blue attend Lines Elementary School as a child, but she was also a third grade teacher at the school for nine years before deciding to take a break from teaching to raise her daughter. Now that her daughter is entering Lines as a Kindergartener, Blue decided it was time to come back to the classroom. “I get a little choked up,” Blue said of her daughter entering the same school she once attended. “It’s overwhelming.” Blue will be back at Lines Elementary as a first-grade teacher this year. She said the timing just worked out that an opening was available when she was ready to return to work. …
This year, all sixth- and ninth-graders in Illinois must show proof that they received the Tdap vaccine for whooping cough.
Health officials and organizers from around the State of Illinois are partnering up to raise awareness about the importance of protecting children against deadly diseases by getting vaccinated. With kids headed home from overnight camp, and the beginning of the school year just around the corner, parents are being urged to make sure their children are up-to-date with vaccinations. This year, four prominent health organizations in Illinois are partnering to send the message that making sure children are fully vaccinated is especially important in preventing deadly diseases. The Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium (NIPHC), which is made up of 11 public health departments including the Lake County Health Department, is joining with…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The new educators were greeted to the district at a new teacher orientation on Aug. 7.
There are 42 new teachers coming to the classrooms of the Barrington 220 School District this year. The district welcomed these new educators in a special orientation on Aug. 7. Some of them are veteran teachers with many years of experience and wisdom behind them, while others are recent college graduates, eager to take on their first job. They all have stories to share, and Barrington Patch will tell some of them over the next couple of weeks. We’ll introduce you to some of the people who will be teaching your children during their time at District 220. Dr. Tom Leonard, Superintendent of Barrington 220 School District, gave a warm welcome to the new teachers at the orientation. He emphasized the fact that everything the district does…
JcPenney offers free haircuts for children in kindergarten to 6th grade. The only condition is to call your local salon for an appointment.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
JCPenney is offering free haircuts to children in kindergarten to 6th grade in August. The closest JCPenney salons to the Barrington are area are in Schaumburg at Woodfield Mall, 3 Woodfield Drive; and Algonquin, 800 S. Randall Road. To make an appointment, call 855-JCP-KIDS.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Four new administrators will be at the school for the 2012-2013 school year.
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Monday, August 6, 2012
As the high school prepares to register students Aug. 13-16 before opening the new school year on Aug. 21, a flurry of summer selections have resulted in quality additions to the already-strong Barrington High School leadership team. Among new faces at the high school this year will be Grant Sahr, the recently named head of the Fine Arts Department. Sahr comes to Barrington after 15 years at Westmont High School in Westmont, Ill., where he was the Fine Arts coordinator and director of vocal music, including extensive experiences in choral direction, theater production, various visual arts and curricula development. Lesley Roberts, a veteran educator in Barrington 220, is the new head of the Special Services Department, with Laurel Grogger …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Just a few more days left for this week's school supplies sales.
Kohl’s flyer this week is advertising sales on Levi’s Jeans as well as other brands of jeans; girls fashions are 30 to 50 percent off and backpacks are reduced by 20 to 40 percent. The sale runs through Aug. 5. Walmart Supercenter has deals on school supplies: pencil cases, 97 cents, 24-count pencils, $3.77; Fiskars scissors, $1.47. Sale runs through Aug. 4. Target’s back to school sale includes $5 for Cherokee t-shirts and $12 for Cherokee skinny jeans. Kids shoes are buy one, get on 50 percent off. Sale prices run through Aug. 4. Walgreen’s deal of the week for back to school are Mead Five Star notebooks. Buy one, get one free. Ruler bracelets are $1.99 and a Swiss backpack is $14.99 after rebate. Sale prices good through Aug. …