Winter Blast for Barrington 220 Educational Foundation

Barrington 220 Educational Foundation Winter Blast 2014 Fundraiser

Put on your warmest winter sweater and join us for “Winter Blast! A Night in the North Woods” to benefit the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation.  To be held Saturday, February 8 at 6 p.m. at the Biltmore Country Club, guests will enjoy activities both inside and out at this winter themed event! Chicago Motown and […]

112. Pranav Sivakumar’s Two Secrets to Spelling Bee Success

Pranav Sivakumar at the Barrington Area Library

We all watched on national TV last week as Station Middle School 8th grader, Pranav Sivakumar, sailed his way to the top, placing second in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.  It was Pranav’s third time competing in this bee, but his first time making it past the semi-finals.  I met up […]

27. Students Host Fashion Fundraiser for Guatemalan Family

Courtney Quigley in Guatemala

If you’ve been reading our posts here at for a while, you know we love to write about upcoming events and the people behind the many things to do in Barrington.  Today, we’re taking a new approach.  In a new series called Good Works, we’ll be inviting guest writers to share posts about people […]

23. “Smart Moves” and the New BHS Business Start-Up Incubator

Smart Moves - Barrington 220

We’re always working on projects behind-the-scenes here at to keep things fresh and new.  And we’ve had something special up our sleeves for the past few months.  We’ve decided to carve out a little space on this website where we feature cool things happening at District 220 schools.  We’re going to put all of […]

20. Barrington EATS: The Forbidden Fruit for Tasty Tuesday

Grapefruit is the Tasty Tuesday Ingredient of the Month for February

It’s Tasty Tuesday time again at District 220 schools, and the ingredient of the month for February is grapefruit.  Tasty Tuesday is a new healthy eating initiative in our elementary schools where students are served a sample of a fruit or vegetable on the first Tuesday of each month.  Then, the same food item will […]

12. Band Together “Give it Up for 220″ Music Fest

Dr. Tom Leonard Playing Piano for Students - Courtesy of Barrington Community School District 220

Mark your calendars for a brand new music festival happening at Wool Street in Barrington this February.  It’s called the Band Together Music Fest and will feature performances by six bands which include members who are students, alums or have other connections to Barrington District 220 schools. The fest will begin at 5 p.m. at […]

327. District 220 Tightens Security at All Schools for Holiday Events

Post - Tom Leonard Discusses Sandy Hook Shooting with District 220 Administrators

Security at Barrington’s schools has been at the forefront of conversations among District 220 administrators this week.  The District sent an email on Wednesday, urging families to “keep calm” as you notice “stringent security measures” for holiday events at all schools and the district is thanking area police for their visible presence at schools following […]

266. Barrington EATS: Lunch Lessons on “Tasty Tuesday”

Barrington 220 "Tasty Tuesday" Healthy Eating Initiative - Courtesy of Barrington School District 220

Have you heard about Tasty Tuesday? Wondering what’s going on that tastes so good? It’s the latest initiative in Barrington School District 220′s effort to better educate our students on healthy eating.  They’re turning lunchtime into a teaching opportunity by having fun with featured foods. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Sodexho Food Service and our school […]

214. Win Lunch with School Superintendent, Tom Leonard

Post - Tom Leonard 1

When we recently polled our readers in the “Best of Barrington Survey” about who they’d most like to have lunch with, one of the people who received the most votes was Barrington School District 220 Superintendent, Dr. Tom Leonard. Inspired, and with only days left until the first day of the new school year, I […]

161. Barrington High School Class of 2012 & Year of the VIP

Courtesy of Barrington School District 220

Today is graduation day for seniors at Barrington High School.  The graduating class of 2012 will walk across the stage and be honored in a ceremony at Willow Creek Church tonight with about 5,000 family and friends in the audience. I just made my quick annual call to Barrington School District 220 chief communications officer, […]

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