Friday, December 6, 2019

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 12/06/2019


Friday Focus:  

This week, the multicultural clubs of BGHS kicked off the holiday season with a multicultural party this week. The event brought the various cultural clubs at BGHS together to celebrate the holiday season. The clubs that attended this year were Multicultural Club, French Club, and LASO.  The students brought food, games, and activities from their various cultures for everyone to enjoy. 


The Bison Impact:  
  • Congratulations to the cast and crew of BG’s fall play The Amish Project, selected to perform at the Illinois High School Theater Festival on the campus of ISU in January!
  • Congratulations to the entire Freshman Boys Basketball blue team on winning the Grayslake Central Championship against Lakes High School!
  • Congratulations to the Freshman Boys Basketball Orange Squad on winning the Palatine Holiday Classic!
  • Congratulations to Sophomore Gymnast Leah Oyen on winning floor and tied for 1st in the All-Around Wednesday at Palatine!
  • Sophomore Gymnast Anna Lang starts the season off with a 2nd place finish on balance beam at Palatine! Congratulations!
  • Shout out to the Jeff Siegal and the Blue Crew for their annual work delivering Meals on Wheels for Thanksgiving to the Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights, and Wheeling areas.

Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
December 12
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
December 18
First Semester Final Exams Periods 1, 2, 6 (Dismissal at 12:25 pm)
December 19
First Semester Final Exams Periods 3, 7 ,4 (Dismissal at 12:25 pm)
December 20
First Semester Final Exams Periods 8, 5 (Dismissal at 11:00 am)
December 23 - Jan 3
Winter Break
January 6
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
CAF Night - Class of 2024 Curriculum and Activities Fair 5:30-8:30 pm
January 7
Classes Resume - First Day of 3rd Quarter

CLICK HERE for tickets to the Winter Celebration

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
Date
Time
Event
12/6/19
6:00 pm
Girls Basketball vs. Wheeling
7:30 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Wheeling
12/7/19
4:30 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Maine West
12/11/19
4:45 pm
Bowling vs. Conant at Arlington Lanes
12/13/19
6:00 pm
Wrestling vs. Prospect
7:00 pm
Winter Celebration Concert - Musical Interpretation of Elf
12/14/19
9:00 am
Wrestling Rex Lewis Tournament

4:00 pm
Winter Celebration Concert - Musical Interpretation of Elf
Please call our Sports/Weather Hotline at (847) 718-4213 for sports status updates.
For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

BGHS in the News
Buffalo Grove squeaks past Grayslake Central
The Daily Herald, November 25, 2019
Shooters shoot. That's what they do. Even when they're 4-for-14. That was the line for Buffalo Grove sophomore guard Kam Craft through three quarters in the Bison's season opener against Grayslake Central on Monday. "I shot terrible today," said the 6-foot-5 Craft, who averaged more than 20 points per game last year as a freshman. "I've always been a shooter. I don't care how many I miss. I'm going to shoot the next one that's open. That's my mentality." Read Story

Buffalo Grove holds off Grayslake Central
The Daily Herald, November 30, 2019
Playing its final game against Grayslake Central in its own Bison Classic, Buffalo Grove's girls basketball team showed its composure when it counted. Megan Fontanetta's second 3-pointer in the fourth quarter tied the game at 49-49 with under four minutes left. Read Story

Joe Henricksen’s preseason Top 85 Chicago-area high school basketball teams
Chicago Sun Times, November 24, 2019
31. Buffalo Grove  Don’t be surprised if this team climbs the rankings. The Bison can shoot the basketball and have a lot of individual talent returning. Nate Cole, a 6-4 senior who averaged 13 points a game last year, provides a veteran presence, while 6-5 sophomore Kam Craft is back after a breakout freshman season where he averaged 20.3 points and 6.4 rebounds a game. When you add point guard Tyler Kipley and shooter Matt Brunelli to the mix, you’re talking arguably the best team in the Mid-Suburban League. Read Story

High school carolers bring holiday spirit to Long Grove
The Daily Herald, November 24, 2019
The Buffalo Grove High School Choir helped bring some early holiday spirit to historic downtown Long Grove on Sunday as the town's Vintage Holidays celebration kicked off this weekend. The young singers performed holiday carols at stores, restaurants and elsewhere around town to help launch the yearly celebration, which this year runs every weekend through Dec. 22. Read Story

Looking for More?
Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements
Click Here for the Second Quarter Parent Newsletter
Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger
Click Here for The oneBG Podcast
Click Here for One Grove Gallery exhibits and information
Click Here for the detailed daily BG Activity/Athletics Calendar

Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Danielle Ossman, better known as "SeƱora".

2. What department do you teach in/ How long have you been teaching at BG? I teach Spanish in the SS/WL department. This is my 14th year teaching and my 5th year at BG!

3. Where did you go to high school? Streamwood High School

4. What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding? I love working with my students and getting to know them and their interests. I just really love helping my kids and it's the best when a graduate comes back and tells you how they are still using the language in their life!

5. What is something unique about you? My youngest brother is 17, a junior in high school! Also, the best souvenir I ever brought home from Spain was my husband! We met our junior year of college living in Barcelona, but he's from Crystal Lake, Illinois and went to the same college as I did! We just had to travel halfway across the world to meet!

6. What are you currently reading, and/or do you have a favorite author or podcast?  I'm currently reading AP Spanish journals and essays, but love all kinds of books. I can't pick just one!

 7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I used to coach soccer and cross country but currently I am the Spanish club and Spanish National Honor society sponsor.

  

Friday, November 22, 2019

Principal's Weekly Blog 11/22/2019


Friday Focus:  

Art students Caitlyn Conroy, Marta Bonderenko, Anabel Jones, and Nikki Nassis just completed painting the mural of the newly unveiled BGHS crest in the main foyer, just outside the Main Office. Their outstanding work will be enjoyed for many years to come.


The Bison Impact:  
  • Congratulations to the Bison Girls’ Swim and Dive Team on taking 2nd overall at sectionals! Every single swim was either a season best, lifetime best, school record, or state qualifier!
  • Congratulations to Divers Vivian Wilson and Gillian Karsten on qualifying for State. Vivian goes back for her third consecutive appearance and Gillian Karsten is going back-to-back! 
  • Congratulations 200 medley Swimmers Emilia Jedryka, Jillian Dombroski, Reese Frighetto and Gabriela Surdyka who finished in a time of 1:47.78 - a new school record - to advance to State!
  • Congratulations to the 200 free relay team of Emilia Jedryka, Gabriela Surdyka, Stefanie Surdyka and Reese Frighetto who finished in 1:37.31, setting a new school record and qualifying for State!
  • Congratulations to Stefanie Surdyka and Reese Frighetto on qualifying for state in the 50 Free! Stefanie with a time of 24.33, and Reese Frighetto with a time of 24.29!
  • Congratulations to Stefanie Surdyka on qualifying for State in the 100 Freestyle with a 4th place finish and a time of 52.84!
  • Congratulations to Swimmer Gabriela Surdyka with a 3rd place finish in the 200IM and a lifetime best time of 2:14.32 at Sectionals!
  • The BGHS Chamber Orchestra enjoyed offering a performance for community members at the Prospect Heights Library last weekend. Thanks to all of those who came out to listen.  Music brings so many together!
  • Congrats to the cast and crew of The Heidi Chronicles on their outstanding performances of the winter play last weekend!
  • Congratulations to our 48 DECA medal winners at last week’s District 214 DECA competition!
  • BG Speech Team competitors, who have been putting in the long hours, had a great day at the Prospect Speechapalooza!
  • Our extremely talented students brought down the house at the Choral Extravaganza performance of music from The Greatest Showman on Tuesday.

Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
November 27
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
November 28
Thanksgiving Day - Building Closed
November 29
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
December 12
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm
December 12
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
December 18
First Semester Final Exams Periods 1, 2, 6 (Dismissal at 12:25 pm)
December 19
First Semester Final Exams Periods 3, 7 ,4 (Dismissal at 12:25 pm)
December 20
First Semester Final Exams Periods 8, 5 (Dismissal at 11:00 am)
December 23 - Jan 3
Winter Break
January 6
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
January 7
Classes Resume - First Day of 3rd Quarter

CLICK HERE to sign up for Holiday Shopping Babysitting on December 8. Please sign up by November 29.

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
Date
Time
Event
November 22
7:00 pm
Faculty Follies
November 23
10:00 am
Girls Basketball Tournament
November 25
7:30 pm
Boys Basketball Tournament Game vs. Grayslake Central
November 26
6:00 pm
Boys Basketball Tournament
November 27
1:00 pm
Boys Basketball Tournament (Games at 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm)
November 29
10:00 am
Girls Basketball Tournament
6:00 pm
Boys Basketball Tournament (Games at 6:00 pm & 7:30 pm)
November 30
9:00 am
Wrestling Triple Dual vs. Bartlett, Niles North, 
Marian Central Catholic
10:00 am
Girls Basketball Tournament
6:00 pm
Boys Basketball Tournament (Games at 6:00 pm $& 7:30 pm)
Please call our Sports/Weather Hotline at (847) 718-4213 for sports status updates.
For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar


BGHS in the News
Girls swimming
The Daily Herald, November 16, 2019
Buffalo Grove will send its 200 medley relay team and its 200 free relay team to New Trier for state next weekend after both teams finished second on Saturday. The Bison's 200 medley team of Emilia Jedryka, Jillian Dombroski, Reese Frighetto and Gabriela Surdyka finished in a time of 1:47.78 to advance, while the 200 free relay quartet of Jedryka, Gabriela Surdyka, Stefanie Surdyka and Frighetto finished in 1:37.31. Other advancers for BG included Frighetto and Stefanie Surdyka in the 50 free, Vivian Wilson and Gillian Karsten in diving and Stefanie Surdyka in the 100 free. Read Story

Looking for More?
Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements
Click Here for the Second Quarter Parent Newsletter
Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger
Click Here for The oneBG Podcast
Click Here for One Grove Gallery exhibits and information
Click Here for the detailed daily BG Activity/Athletics Calendar

Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Robin Christie 

2. What department do you work in/how long have you been working at BG? I work in the Student Services department in the AC.  The Assessment Center is the place where we organize and implement all the large standardized tests that BGHS provides. Everyday we help students work toward College and Career Readiness. 

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my 7th year at BGHS.   

4. Where did you go to high school? I am a proud graduate of Elk Grove High School.  I wear Blue and Orange now though!

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? I believe we work toward inclusivity everyday. BGHS is diverse, and we work hard to accept and include everyone into our community and its support systems. Sharing kindness, resources, and the occasional giggle are all things that make my day complete.

6. What is something unique about you? I love 1970's movie musicals ❤

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/sponsor?  What activities at BG do you follow?  I root for everyone!