Monday, May 20, 2013
The team will take on Huntley High School tomorrow for the chance to compete in the sectional championships.
Barrington High School’s Girls Soccer Team is heading to the sectional semi-finals game tomorrow to take on Huntley High School, according to the IHSA website. The team beat Lake Zurich High School in the regional finals game to advance to the next level. The semi-finals game will be held May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Jacobs High School in Algonquin. The winner of the game will compete in the Algonquin (Jacobs) Sectional Championships on May 24. The Girls Soccer state finals are set for June 1.
The state finals will be held in Charleston next weekend, the IHSA reports.
Several Barrington High School athletes are heading to the Illinois High School Association Boys Track & Field state finals, the IHSA reports. The state meet is scheduled for May 23-25 at O’Brien Stadium in Charleston. Barrington High School State Qualifiers: Related Articles: Video: Barrington's Parker Wins High Jump, Qualifies for State
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Parents weighed in on possible changes to the school calendar at a recent Input 220 public meeting.
District 220 parents weighed in on potential changes to the school district’s calendar at a public hearing on Tuesday. The parents in attendance favored keeping the current schedule, which consists of 95 days in the first semester and 81 days in the second, the Daily Herald reports. The Input 220 committee held the meeting to discuss possibly changing the school calendar to ensure finals take place before winter break instead of afterwards, which is a cause of stress for many. Two other options considered at the meeting were having 88 days in each semester, and also flipping the calendar so there would be 80 days in the first semester and 96 days in the second.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Final days and dismissal times for the 2012-2013 school year.
Monday, June 3, is the final day of school for most District 220 students. The schedule that day will be: Kindergarten students' final day is Friday, May 31. Staff for kindergarten programs will work their final day on June 3. The final day of attendance for students at the Early Learning Center is Thursday, May 30. New student screening for the ELC is Friday, May 31. Staff for ELC programs will report to work on Friday, May 31, and Monday, June 3. Information from District 220
Friday, May 10, 2013
Two students were given the honor, the Daily Herald reports.
Two Barrington High School students have been given the Merit Scholar designation by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the Daily Herald reports. The students are three of 2,500 scholars nationwide. They were judged based upon “their abilities, skills, and accomplishments–without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference,” according to the National Merit website.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The newly elected school board members took their oath, while two others stepped down.
At its May 9 meeting, the Board of Education seated two re-elected members and two new members, who take their places for the next four-year term. In the April 9 consolidated election, incumbents Penny Kazmier and Sandra Ficke-Bradford were re-elected by voters to continue their service on the Board. Also elected were new members, Wendy Farley and Christopher Geier. After their oaths, the new members joined a reorganized Board led by President Brian Battle, Vice President Kazmier and Secretary Ficke-Bradford. Retiring Board Members Reflect As their terms on the Board of Education ended, members Tim Hull and Cara Richardson reflected on their experiences and service. Hull leaves the Board after serving since 2007, while Richardson …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The forum is scheduled for May 14 at the Early Learning Center.
A public forum is scheduled for May 14 with the Input 220 Advisory Council - a group of parents, community members and educators who are studying possible changes to the district's calendar. The public forum is Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Early Learning Center, 40 E. Dundee Rd., adjacent to the Prairie Campus Middle School campus. The forum will allow community members to hear, see and comment on the various options being considered. Input 220 is a 35-member advisory committee charged by the Board of Education to research and recommend whether the two semesters should be realigned so the first semester would end at the traditional winter vacation and the second semester would begin immediately following the vacation. Any changes to…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The video posted on Barrington 220's Facebook page has more than 300 Facebook "likes".
Tuesday, April 30
Barrington High School student Catherine Goetze received quite a surprise in her Spanish class last week, and it was all captured on video. Goetze was greeted at the entrance of her classroom with a musical act by several students including senior Nick Kosarek. Kosarek arranged the surprise as his way to ask Goetze to prom. After the music ended, Kosarek handed Goetze flowers and asked her to prom, to which she replied, “Si!” Watch the video on District 220’s Facebook page. The video has been popular on the school district’s Facebook page, receiving more than 300 “likes” and nearly 30 “shares” so far.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Andrea Schumann of Barrington High School is a finalists in the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards.
A Lake Barrington resident and Barrington High School student is among 24 finalists in the 2013 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards, the Daily Herald reports. Andrea Schumann will audition today at Broadway Playhouse in Chicago. One actor and one actress will then be selected to head to the national finals in New York this summer, the newspaper reports. The Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards (IHSMTA) began in 2012 to recognize outstanding student achievement in musical theater.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Students interested in bus service will pay an additional fee.
Wednesday, April 24
This summer, the District 220 plans to provide transportation for summer school students on an additional pay-to-ride fee basis. The state provides no funding to the district for this type of bus service and there is no legal requirement to offer summer school transportation. However, the Board of Education approved this service because it believes more students may take advantage of important summer learning programs if transportation is readily available. The fees, logistics and means of registering for summer school transportation will be available soon. Once interested riders are determined, summer school transportation can only be offered if a sufficient number of families register, to ensure the service is cost-effective and self-…