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Members of the Barrington High School Class of 1966 rode on a float during the school’s homecoming parade Oct. 2, 2021, which stepped off from the Metra train station and rolled through downtown to the high school in Barrington.

The homecoming theme this year at Barrington High School was “Around the World,” and officials reported that scores of students took part in what is a celebrated high school tradition.

Homecoming week kicked off Sept. 27 with a pep assembly. Other activities included a parade Saturday that stepped off from the Barrington Metra commuter train station and rolled through downtown to the school. That was followed by the football game at the stadium where the Broncos hosted Schaumburg in a conference match up.

BHS won the game 28-12, giving the school even more to celebrate at the homecoming dance that followed that night.

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From the Barrington High School Alumni Association (BHSAA):

“Homecoming weekend in Barrington will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. The theme is ‘Around the World’! Since we did not get to celebrate last year, we are encouraging the classes ending in 0, 5, AND 1, 6 to come home to Barrington for a wonderful reunion of our school years past. It will be time well spent and certainly a time where we could use a few laughs and some treasured companionship. The 2021 Homecoming Parade will have the Classes of 1970 and 1971 as the parade grand marshals, along with our valued BHSAA leaders, Don Thompson (’61) and Jim Potter (’65). Check out the slate of events listed below!

Alumni Legends 2021

BHS 2021

Please help us kick off homecoming weekend on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the annual Alumni Legends event! ‘Sweet Home Barrington’ will feature musical performances from the following four gifted BHS grads turned professional musicians: Eric Slingo (BHS’ 13)Anne Trenning (BHS ’83)David Mazzie (BHS ’80) and Inderjeet Sidhu (BHS ’86). The event starts at 7pm in the BHS auditorium and is sponsored by the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation. Tickets are $10 each.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Annual Andy Anderson Pancake Breakfast

PancakesOn Saturday, Oct. 2 join us from 8am-Noon at Barrington High School for the Annual Andy Anderson Pancake Breakfast! Carry on the tradition of eating pancakes at Homecoming! Encourage your family and friends to join you. Sponsored by the Barrington Football Quarterback Club. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children.

Homecoming Parade

HomecomingThe BHS Homecoming Parade gets underway at 10am on Saturday, Oct. 2. All participants will leave from the METRA Station and march down Main Street to BHS. Alumni floats line up behind all the high school student entries, with the exception of the 50th Reunion Class which will take their place in the front of the parade. Alumni Floats must register with BHS. Call BHS at: 847-381-1400. The theme for the parade is ‘Around the World’.

Alumni Tailgate at Chessie’s

ChessiesFrom 11am to 4pm on Saturday, Oct. 2 join us at the annual BHSAA Tailgate Party for ALL alumni and friends. The tailgate will take place in the Chessie’s parking lot at 200 Applebee Street. A shuttle bus will be running from noon to 2pm from Chessie’s to Barrington Community Stadium.

Homecoming Football Game

BHS FootballThe Homecoming football game will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 1pm at Barrington Community Stadium. Come cheer on the Broncos as they take on Conant High School!

Stop by the 9/11 exhibit on display at BHS

911On Saturday, Oct. 2 alumni can stop by the Clair E. Smith Gallery at BHS to view the 9/11 exhibit, created by BHS alumnus Gary Suson. Suson served as the official FDNY Ground Zero photographer in the aftermath of the World Trade Center Attacks. In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, he worked with the school district to bring his rare images and artifacts to BHS. The exhibit features 100 Images and artifacts along with BOSE audio stories narrating the history behind each display. It is a recreation of Suson’s 9/11 Museum Workshop in New York, a two-time winner of Trip Advisor’s prestigious “Top 25 Museums in the USA” Award. Tours are taking place in half hour increments.

Click here to reserve your free ticket.

Please note, on Saturday night (Oct. 2) Reunion Classes plan their own events around the area. On Sunday morning (Oct. 3) many Reunion Classes plan a brunch or meet up for coffee at local sites.

*Please note, the Class of 1965 has canceled its reunion”


The BHSAA website can be found here.

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Chicago native Gary Marlon Suson, an FDNY Hon. Battalion Chief who served 7 months as the official photographer at Ground Zero for the FDNY is donating a large cache of his image collection for the 9/11 Museum set to open at Barrington High School in Illinois.

The opening on September 10, 2021 will honor the 20th anniversary of the attacks on The World Trade Center. The 9/11 Museum at Barrington will feature 100 Images and Artifacts along with BOSE audio stories narrating the history behind each display. It is a recreation of the 5-star rated 9/11 Museum Workshop in New York, a two-time winner of Trip Advisor’s prestigious “Top 25 Museums in the USA” Award.

The new Museum and 1.5-hour BOSE audio tour will initially be open only to students in the Barrington school district. Suson — who suffered lung damage from his extensive time served at WTC — called upon 9/11 families and firefighters he is close with to assist him with creating the exhibit by way of loaning rare artifacts culled from Ground Zero.

“This exhibit is high-enough caliber to be in any major city but I chose Barrington, Illinois because it’s where I spent my childhood and have so many special memories. I want to give back to the Chicago area which I so dearly love and I want the next generation of kids to learn first-hand about this historical event that inspired true bravery,” says Suson.  “Just as there are Anne Frank education centers around the world — I don’t see why there cannot also be education centers for September 11 around the USA.”

Suson was raised in Barrington Hills and attended Barrington High School. He began conversations with the Barrington School District about creating a Museum after they presented him with the 2019 Distinguished Graduate Award for Humanitarianism for his photographic work at the World Trade Center as the only photographer in the world granted full 24/7 access to every area at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. His image collection has raised charitable monies for FDNY and 9/11-related charities, garnishing him support from numerous victims’ families and FDNY firefighters.

Read more here. To reserve a performance date and time at Barrington High School, click here.

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Barrington High School alumnus and official FDNY ground zero photographer Gary Marlon Suson will be on display at Barrington High School, with tours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, Sept. 11, Oct 2, and Nov. 6.

Here’s a partial list of 9/11 remembrances taking place this week:

  • Rare artifacts and images from ground zero: Artifacts and images taken by Barrington High School alumnus and official FDNY ground zero photographer Gary Marlon Suson will be on display at Barrington High School, with tours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, Sept. 11, Oct 2, and Nov. 6. This will mark the first public display of the Islamic Steel Crescent & Moon, a 120-lb artifact cut from World Trade Center steel in 2001 in honor of the Muslim office workers who perished in the collapse. Reserve free tickets at arts-people.com/index.php?show=129461.
  • Barrington 9/11 Ceremony: 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Memorial Park, 610 Dundee Ave., Barrington. The village of Barrington commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a solemn ceremony. For information, barrington-il.gov.
  • American String Quartet in Barrington: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Barrington’s White House, 145 W. Main St., Barrington. The string quartet will perform Robert Sirota’s Triptych, written to commemorate the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. For tickets and information, click here.
  • Men’s Breakfast — 9/11 20th Anniversary Memorial Ride: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Willow Creek Community Church, 67 Algonquin Road, South Barrington. HighRoad Riders host the memorial ride, starting in Willow Creek parking Lot E. Event will include a brief devotion, ride to Rockford for breakfast at the Stockholm Inn, and visits to the 9/11 Emergency Responders Memorial and the Heroes of Freedom Memorial in Wauconda. The ride ends at the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Firefighter’s Memorial. Total distance is 150 miles. For information, click here.

An expanded list can be found here.

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In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, rare artifacts and images taken by Barrington High School alumnus and official FDNYGround Zero photographer Gary Marlon Suson will be on display in the Clair E. Smith Gallery at BHS until early November.

The exhibit will feature 100 Images and artifacts along with BOSE audio stories narrating the history behind each display. It is a recreation of Suson’s 9/11 Museum Workshop in New York, a two-time winner of Trip Advisor’s prestigious “Top 25 Museums in the USA” Award. The exhibit will be open to the public on the dates below.

Tours will take place in half hour increments. Space will be limited and all COVID protocols will be followed.

  • Saturday, Sept. 11: 9 AM – 1 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 2: 9 AM – 1 PM (prior to Homecoming football game)
  • Saturday, November 6: 9 AM – 1 PM

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2021 Nutcracker

Barrington Dance Ensemble celebrates more than 25 years of presenting the classic Nutcracker ballet to Barrington area audiences. Area dancers are invited to audition to become part of the magic of The Nutcracker.

Male and female dancers who will be at least 6 years old by September 1st are invited to audition for BDE’s Nutcracker, to be performed November 26-28. Rehearsals are held every Sunday from September 12-November 14 at Barrington Dance Academy. Tech and dress rehearsals will be held November 21-24 at Barrington High School. If cast, dancers must be available for all scheduled rehearsals and performances. $20 audition registration fee applies, and dancers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their audition time to register. Audition attire consists of solid color leotard and pink tights for girls, and black pants/shorts and white t-shirt for boys. Please register at least 24 hours in advance by visiting barringtondance.org.

Please call 847-382-6333 or visit barringtondance.org for more information.

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59 Closed Monday

The Union Pacific railroad crossing on Route 59 near Catlow Court in Barrington will be closed to traffic from August 23 to September 1.

A busy section of Route 59 in Barrington will be closed in both directions for over a week starting Monday so crews can repair a railroad crossing.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced the closure will take place on Route 59, also known as Hough Street, north of County Line Road (Main Street).

IDOT said repairs to the Union Pacific Railroad crossing will require a full closure of the southbound and northbound lanes.

Route 59 will be closed from Catlow Court to Franklin Street during the project, which officials said is for “crossing improvements.”

A detour will direct motorists to County Line Road, Hart Road and Northwest Highway (Route 14).

The work is expected to be completed, weather permitting, by 9 a.m. on September 1.

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Students at Wheeling High School and the five other high schools in District 214 won’t have to wear masks when classes resume Aug. 11.

Teachers, staff, students and visitors in District 214 schools will not be required to wear masks.

However, the district is following updated guidance from the CDC by recommending masks regardless of vaccination status.

That was the recommendation announced by Superintendent David Schuler, based on advice from legal counsel, and approved by the school board Thursday night at a special meeting.

District recommendations may change according to the COVID-19 metrics in the area.

“It is important to note that I am not recommending required, universal mask-wearing by all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools,” Schuler said. “I am recommending that we adopt the public health language from the CDC.”

This week, the CDC added a recommendation of universal indoor masking for teachers, staff, students and school visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

“I believe at the high school level that is a very prudent and responsible approach to take,” Schuler said.

During the meeting, public sentiment for the most part was against mandating mask wearing.

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Editorial note: District 214 includes Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, John Hersey, Prospect, Rolling Meadows and Wheeling High Schools.

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Lake Zurich High School graduates wore masks to their commencement ceremony on May 22. The Lake Zurich Area Unit 95 board adopted mask rules at its meeting Thursday night. If the number of new COVID-19 cases rises above 50 people per 100,000, then all students will be required to wear masks indoors. (John Starks | Staff Photographer)

Provided the number of people infected with COVID-19 remains at a low to moderate level, students at Lake Zurich Area Unit 95 schools will have some choice when it comes to wearing masks indoors under rules adopted by the school board Thursday at their meeting.

But if cases rise locally, the district would require every student to mask up regardless of vaccination status.

The plan calls for all students to receive in-classroom education but allows for families to apply for remote learning.

District mitigation efforts will vary in intensity based on the number of cases in the 60047 ZIP code. If the number of new COVID-19 cases is above 50 people per 100,000, then all students will be required to wear masks indoors.

There are currently 26.7 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000, which the plan identifies as a moderate level. Under moderate levels, masks are not required for fully vaccinated students. Grade 7 and older students who aren’t vaccinated will be encouraged to wear masks, but younger students will be required to.

Regardless of the number of COVID-19 cases in the community, all students will be required to wear masks when on school buses and during large gatherings like assemblies where social distancing would not be possible.

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The 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 6:30 PM at Barrington High School located at 616 W Main St.  A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

Please note the agenda states the following:

“Public Comment can be made in one of two ways:

  • By 12:00 pm (noon) on July 21st leave a voicemail message at 847-842-3576. This will be played during the public comment portion of the January 21st board meeting.
  • By making a public comment in person at the meeting.

This meeting will also be transmitted virtually at bit.ly/220schoolboardlive. Please click on the July 21st meeting, which will appear on the site when the meeting actually begins.”

As “public comment averse” as some on the board are, it should not be assumed comments communicated by email or print will be accepted by this board.

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