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Donna and Nicole,

I hope we can work together again to make our graduates feel welcome.


220 Initiatives

2022-2023 Theme 

Each school year Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Hunt launches a theme for the district. The theme for the 2022-23 school year is #WeBelong220. 

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"Countryside inspires all learners to achieve excellence every day. I am so thankful for our outstanding staff and community who support our students to make this a reality."

Dr. Micah KorbPrincipalCountryside Elementary

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Innovation 220

The Barrington 220 School District is a nationally recognized school district known for its rich history, sense of community and innovative curriculum.

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    Countryside Elementary

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    When you walk into Countryside you can't help but feel a strong sense of belonging. As a staff, we strive to instill positive self worth in each student. The highlight of my day is greeting students on the playground each morning. From the moment they arrive on campus, we want students to know just how much they matter to us. Kelly PintaiDAL Coach

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    The best place in the whole world to be in is my school, Countryside elementary. I feel safe and protected and at the same time I’m learning with the best teachers in the whole world. I have the most amazing friends. I have learned to be respectful and responsible. I am a wildcat.Blanca CastroStudent

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    The Chinese Immersion Program has brought so much diversity to Countryside both culturally and academically. Students in the program are inspired by the language and connections they are building every day with students across the world. I feel so lucky to be a teacher in the program, which has tremendous support from families and staff here at Countryside and across the district! Shu XanderChinese Immersion Teacher

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    Countryside is more than just a school. It is a second home where students and staff feel valued, loved, encouraged, and supported not just academically, but socially and emotionally as well. It is a place where voices are heard, relationships are formed, friendships are made, and cherished memories are created by staff and students alike. I have called Countryside my home for 20 years and I can't imagine working anywhere else. 


    Nicole GorgesTeacher

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    I love Countryside because the teachers do fun projects to help me learn, like when I solved a mystery in second grade and when I made a shirt with 100 poof balls glued to it for the 100th day of school in kindergarten. I really enjoy STEM because coding for Dash and Sphero is really fun. Also, the classrooms are amazing because they’re clean and organized.Hailey PritchardStudent

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    Everyday I have the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. Positive words and actions matter.Mark DomanicoMusic Teacher