Good Works: Parents Surprise Roslyn School Teachers with Lounge Makeover

 We have all seen the shows on TV where an unsuspecting homeowner is surprised with a kitchen or bathroom makeover. That’s exactly how the teachers at Roslyn Elementary School felt when they returned to work after spring break. A small group of Roslyn parents spent spring break transforming the tired-looking teachers’ lounge into a comfortable space where the teachers can ... Read more...

12. Educational Alternatives in Barrington Presentation

 It’s school registration time for the 2015/2016 academic year and, if you’re considering alternatives to public schools, there’s a great presentation coming up the evening of Monday, January 26th.  A panel of educators from Barrington area schools will share info and answer your questions about the difference between Waldorf and Montessori education, the value of Catholic schools and the option ... Read more...

255. “We Are Carnival” – 28th Annual Grove Avenue School Carnival Opens Friday!

 What do the Super Shot, Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, 1001 Naughts, Swings and Windjammer have in common? They’re all awesome rides ready to thrill attendees of all ages at the Grove Avenue Carnival this weekend. This is your second-to-last chance to enjoy the Carnival, a fun-filled event that supports District 220 schools and offers a great time for the whole ... Read more...

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

 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 with our local “spellebrity” and ... Read more...

27. Students Host Fashion Fundraiser for Guatemalan Family

 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 helping others and ways we ... Read more...

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

 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 these school-related stories in a ... Read more...

20. Barrington EATS: The Forbidden Fruit for Tasty Tuesday

 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 be offered intermittently on the ... Read more...

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

 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 Wool Street Grill & Sports ... Read more...

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

 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 last Friday’s school shooting in ... Read more...

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