Friday, June 2, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 06/02/2017


Friday Focus -  Spending quality family time together over the summer.
Summer is a time personally for me to reconnect with my kids and my wife Laura.  I came across a few tips on encouraging communication in the home, and want to share them here.  This will be my focus this summer!   

  1. Eat together - one of the best ways to hear about what is going on and have a time to interact daily.
  2. Ask Questions - and be relentless when you get the “nothing” answer.  Once they start talking, you may be late to your next appointment!
  3. Say Yes whenever possible - give them freedom and choice when you can.  
  4. Listen - it’s simple, but when they feel like talking and sharing - drop everything and listen. Cherish those times.  
  5. Just be together - do things as a family, go out for ice cream, watch a show together.  Let them know, “You are worth my time”


Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to our very own Varsity Baseball Regional Champions!  DA2v-cWWsAA2eBV.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to the Bison Booster Scholarship winners, Lauren Komrska and Chris Tsourmas.
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  • Set your DVR! Mr. Fixit, Lou Manfredini, will be on The Today show Thursday, June 8th, discussing SkunkAid, which was created by our very own BGHS students! Skunk Aid Today.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to our BG students who picked up another first place win at the Harper College Financial Accounting Contest! Accting.jpg-small
  • Our very talented Marching Band students marched in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day parade last Monday. Band.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Little Bison graduates moving on to Kindergarten in the fall.  lb.jpg-small



Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
June 2
Prom 6:30 pm Westin Chicago Northwest (Itasca)
June 4
Graduation 1:00 pm (tickets required for gym seating) Doors open at noon.
June 7
Finals - Periods 1, 2, and 6
June 8
Finals - Periods 3, 7, and 4
June 9
Finals - Periods 8 and 5     Last Day of School
June 12
First Semester of Summer School Begins (6/12-6/29 7:30 am-12:00 pm)
July 10
Second Semester of Summer School Begins (7/10-7/29 7:30 am - 12:00 pm)
June 15
Board of Education Meeting (FVEC) 7:00 pm
July 20
Board of Education Meeting (FVEC) 7:00 pm (If needed)
August 10
Board of Education Meeting (FVEC) 7:00 pm
August 16
First Day of School


Back Those Bison - Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week

Date
Time
Event
June 5
3:00pm
Fall Play Auditions (Community Room)

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 High School guard, 84, connects with students
The Daily Herald, May 27, 2017
Though his life has spanned several countries, continents, and careers, Buffalo Grove High School security guard Sven Cederberg, 84, finds his work in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 to be his gold star. Read story

Shout Out: Eric Duenser, a Boy Scout working with Arlington Heights Park District
Chicago Tribune, May 25, 2017
For 15-year-old Eric Duenser, his project with the Arlington Heights Park District to create a butterfly garden is more than just a way to earn his Eagle Scout badge. Pioneer Press recently caught up with Eric, a freshman at Buffalo Grove High School, who took a break from his busy schedule and shared how he decided to help the park district bring a butterfly garden to Heritage Park in the village. Read Story


Baseball:  It’s settled -- BG tops Grayslake North for regional title
The Daily Herald, May 27, 2017
With John Lundgren settling down on the hill and Buffalo Grove providing some early offense, the Bison were able to knock off Grayslake North 5-1 Saturday in the Class 4A baseball regional final in Buffalo Grove.  Read Story


Buffalo Grove Wins 7th Regional, Looks For 30th Win Wednesday
Journal-Topics, May 30, 2017
The Bison of Buffalo Grove were able to keep their dream season alive Saturday by breezing past Grayslake North, 5-1, and winning their first regional title since 2008.
Buffalo Grove (29-4-1) had little trouble with Grayslake North, only allowing 1 run in the first before immediately scoring 4 runs to put the Bison in front and keep them there all day. Read Story


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Staff Spotlight
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1. What is your name?  April Wegrzyn

2. What department have you/ do you work in and what do you do?  I began my career at BG working in the attendance office.  Since then I have worked as the PE Division Assistant and the Athletic Assistant.  I currently work in the main office as the Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant for Student Activities.

3. How long have you been working at BG? I am completing my 21st year at BG.

4. Where did you go to high school? I attended Luther North High School in Chicago.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  I always describe my job as the "fun" job.  I get to work planning student activities such as Homecoming and Prom - the "fun" part of school.  I am able to interact with students in all areas as well as multiple staff members.  I see many projects from the planning stages to the final outcome.  It's great to be involved.

6. What is something unique about you? Not super unique - my birthday is in April and I'm named April.  My mom says it had nothing to do with my birth month - she just liked the name.


7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  All - it's part of my job!   I have a special interest in cheerleading since I've been actively involved in the cheer competition season and have attended their state competition with them for four years, however, I enjoy supporting all activities and athletics at BG.  My position enables me to work with all sports teams and clubs whether it is arranging transportation for them, ordering their apparel, assisting with fundraising and being an assistant for all their needs. I love the atmosphere at football games combining football with our blue and orange spirit groups and the marching band.  I also enjoy the Fine Arts presentations and Orchesis shows.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 05/26/2017


Friday Focus -   Senior Teach Day
On Wednesday we celebrated Senior Teach Day, where seniors are able to give back by helping to teach class with a favorite teacher.  Some really got into the spirit of pretending to be their chosen teacher!  

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Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to Nya Carr! 7th in state in the 100 and 12th in state in long jump!
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  • Congratulations Bison baseball as they advance to Saturday's Regional Championship at home after defeating Hersey 9-3. Game at 11:00am.
  • Congratulations to our talented students who performed at Wednesday’s Spring Choral Concert DAoYAprWsAAs99j.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to our talented seniors who performed last night at the Senior Honors Band Concert! DAtoh8AXsAAXmnD.jpg



Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
May 29
Memorial Day - No School
May 31
Spring Sports Awards 7:00pm
June 1
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
June 2
Prom 6:30 pm Westin Itasca
June 4
Graduation 1:00 pm (tickets required)
June 7
Finals - Periods 1, 2, and 6
June 8
Finals - Periods 3, 7, and 4
June 9
Finals - Periods 8 and 5     Last Day of School


Back Those Bison - Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week

Date
Time
Event
May 27
11:00am
Baseball Regional Finals TBA
May 30
7:00pm
Expressions Senior Night
May 31
7:00pm
Spring Sports Awards
June 5
3:00pm
Fall Play Auditions (Community Room)

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

Honorable mentions: Northwest Suburban Academic Team, 2016-2017
The Daily Herald, May 23, 2017
Buffalo Grove High School students Alexander Morain and Andrew Pocklington are named Northwest Suburban Academic Team Honorable Mention.  Read Story

Girls track notes: Plenty of medals for northwest suburban schools
The Daily Herald, May 23,02017
Nya Carr joined an endless line of competitors who have had to battle emotions and the competition on Eastern Illinois' blue track.  The Buffalo Grove junior keep churning throughout the two-day Class 3A state track meet at O'Brien Field last weekend.   Read Story

Gymnastics state notes: Buffalo Grove seniors shine one more time
Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2017
Spearheaded by an all-around leader and deep senior class, the Buffalo Grove boys gymnastics team accomplished something it hadn't done in close to 40 years.  The Bison finished seventh in the team competition at the state meet Friday and Saturday at Hinsdale Central with a score of 149.25. Glenbard West (160.95) and Lyons (160.75) finished atop the team standings. The seventh-place finish was the highest team achievement in decades. The Bison had reached state as a team only once since 1980, and the team hadn't placed better than eighth since 1978.  Read Story
Buffalo Grove's Arturo Bautista uses wit to win 800 sectional title
Chicago Tribune, May 21, 2017
Buffalo Grove senior Arturo Bautista trained for the 800 meters all season. He trained for every possible scenario. Even with all that training, he had to get a little creative May 18 at the Class 3A Fremd Sectional.  Read Story


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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Tom Arseneau

IMG_1789.JPG2. What department have you/ do you work in and what do you teach?  I work with the Custodians, Maintenance, and Grounds Staff. My title is Building and Grounds Supervisor.

3. How long have you been working at BG? 5 years.

4. Where did you go to high school? I am a proud Cardinal. Arlington High School Class of 1982.
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  Having a clean and comfortable facility and not having anyone realize what it takes to have our great school run well. I have 21 CMA (Custodial Maintenance Association) staff. 1st shift 3 Maintenance, 2 Groundskeeper, 1 Custodian. 2nd shift 1 Lead Custodian, 5 Custodian. 3rd shift 1 Lead Custodian, 8 Custodian. We have someone In our building 24/7. Seeing the Students and Staff having a great time here at BG

6. What is something unique about you?  I am learning how to fly fish.


7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I love them all. But Basketball is my favorite.