Friday, February 17, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 02/17/2017


Friday Focus  -   Distinguished Service Award Winner Mike Schiestal
Every year Buffalo Grove High School honors a community member for their incredible service to the school.  This year’s Distinguished Service Award winner is Mike Schiestal.  Mike is an alum, and serves as a mentor, a coach, and a board member for Buffalo Grove High School's Entrepreneurship class.  He has been instrumental to the success of several high school start-up business, most notably Hoodie Hoop and Skunk Aid.  Thank you Mike and family for your dedication and service to Buffalo Grove High School!
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Sibling Day  
Today we welcome over 80 siblings to BGHS for Sibling Day!  Students will go on tours, spend time with their siblings in classes, and have lunch.  Looking forward to getting to know the entire class of 2021!  


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Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
February 18
Turnabout Dance
February 20
Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL
February 22
D214 Parent Night  “Depression & The Adolescent Brain” 7pm at Hersey
February 23
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
February 28
District Honors Music Festival 7:30pm at Rolling Meadows High School
March 2
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
March 24
Early Dismissal - 1:50pm
March 27-31
Spring Break
March 31
Last Day of 3rd Quarter
April 3
Teacher Inservice Day (students not in attendance)
April 4
First Day of 4th Quarter (classes resume after Spring Break)

Depression & The Adolescent Brain: Signs, Symptoms and Supports
February 22, 2017, 7:00pm at John Hersey High School
John Hersey High School is sponsoring a parent night entitled, “Depression & The Adolescent Brain: Signs, Symptoms and Supports.”  The presentation will include a keynote speaker from Insight Behavioral Health Centers. Topics will include adolescent brain development, recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression, how to support your teen and resources for parents. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. and will take place in Hersey's cafeteria. Staff and parents of District 214 and its sender schools are welcome to attend this event. Questions can be directed to:  jeffrey.bondora@d214.org


What’s New in the BGenius Collaboratory?
Click here to read the latest BGenius Collaboratory blog post.


Bison Boosters Las Vegas Night
The Bison Boosters are hosting their annual Las Vegas Night to be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Ditka's, 2000 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights at 7:00pm. Last year's event was a near sell out so get your tickets today at www.seatyourself.biz/buffalogrove and help support the 28 athletic programs of Buffalo Grove High School. Click here for the Booster Invite 2017


Celebrating Our Success!

  • Congratulations to Swimmers Dan Verdico, Kevin Carr, Mark Poirier and Andy Gontko on their 6th place finish in the 400 Free Relay at the MSL Conference! Swim400 FR.jpg
  • Congratulations to Divers Jack Delattre on 2nd Place and Matthew Misch on 7th place finishes at the MSL Conference!
  • Congratulations to our Boys Basketball Seniors celebrating Senior Night! Screen Shot 2017-02-13 at 11.45.32 AM.png
  • Congratulations to our Co-ed Cheerleaders celebrating Senior Night! Screen Shot 2017-02-13 at 11.46.30 AM.png
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    Congratulations to Georgette Topalis for winning the Chicago Tribune/Country Financial Athlete of the Month!














  • Good luck to Varsity Bowler Jessica Soskich as she competes at State this weekend!


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

Date
Time
Event
February 18
10:00am
Girls Track & Field vs. Mundelein
February 21
7:30pm
Boys Basketball vs. Conant
February 23
4:30pm
Boys Track & Field vs. Conant, Deerfield, and Round Lake
March 2
7:00pm
Orchesis Show
March 3
7:30pm
Orchesis Show
March 4
7:30pm
Orchesis Show
March 7
7:00pm
Winter Choral & Orchestra Concert
March 9
7:30pm
Concert Band Festival
March 10
7:00pm
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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

Teresa Riles a steady force for young Buffalo Grove gymnastics team
Chicago Tribune, February 3, 2017
Teresa Riles' gymnastics experience helped Buffalo Grove all season, but her leadership is especially pertinent in the postseason. Riles, a senior, made her high school gymnastics debut last season after two years of club competition at the Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center. The stark difference between the two — club gymnasts might compete three or four times all season, while varsity gymnasts compete up to twice per week — can be jarring initially. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

IMG_1081 - Version 2.jpg1. What is your name?  Jean Tripam
2. What department have you/ do you work in? I work in the Special Education department.

3. How long have you been working at BG? I've been at BG for 20 years.

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to Harold L Richards high school in Oak Lawn.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  Helping students succeed in their studies and in athletics.

6. What is something unique about you?  I have been a nationally recognized athlete for multiple sports during my lifetime.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I have been the Girls bowling coach for 18 years and I'm also an assistant softball coach.

8. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Twitter makes it easy to follow all the sports/clubs here at BG.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 02/10/2017



Friday Focus: Congratulations to senior Sabrina Kenoun, named IHSA Nominee for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Heart of the Arts Award!  

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Sabrina Kenoun embodies all that it is good in the arts. She is a writer, a musician, and above all, a staunch advocate for the arts and pursuing your dreams. Sabrina was born with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy, but it hasn’t slowed her down in her pursuit of becoming a writer. “Sure I walk funny because of it (Spastic Diplegia),” Sabrina said. “But it’s really only ever prevented me from playing sports. I am aware of it, but I don’t let it affect me.” Sabrina is a four-year member of the Buffalo Grove High School newspaper, The Charger, where she has taken on a leadership role. In addition to writing news, opinion and features stories, she also has a recurring book review column in the newspaper entitled “Sabrina’s Book Nook.” She has also played the violin in the school orchestra for the past four years, but there is no doubt that writing holds a special place in her heart. She posts original fan fiction stories, often Harry Potter, on the website FanFiction.net under a pen name and her work has garnered her over 800,000 followers on the website. Sabrina is also a defender of the arts, as she penned an opinion piece in The Charger entitled “Why no one should judge you for following your dreams”, about why she wants to pursue a career in writing.



Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
February 16
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
Ask the College Night - FVEC 7:00pm
February 18
Turnabout Dance
February 20
Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL
February 23
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
March 2
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
March 24
Early Dismissal - 1:50pm
March 27-31
Spring Break
March 31
Last Day of 3rd Quarter
April 3
Teacher Inservice Day (students not in attendance)
April 4
First Day of 4th Quarter (classes resume after Spring Break)


What’s New in the BGenius Collaboratory?
Click here to read the latest BGenius Collaboratory blog post.


Bison Boosters Las Vegas Night
The Bison Boosters are hosting their annual Las Vegas Night to be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Ditka's, 2000 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights at 7:00pm. Last year's event was a near sell out so get your tickets today at www.seatyourself.biz/buffalogrove and help support the 28 athletic programs of Buffalo Grove High School. Click here for the Booster Invite 2017


Celebrating Our Success!


  • Bowl.jpgCongratulations to the IHSA Regional Champion Girls Varsity Bowling team! Congratulations to Jessica Soskich on being Regional Champion and Caitlin Howard on placing 4th! bowl2.jpg

  • On Friday the WYSE Team competed at the Oakton Regional in Des Plaines. The Team placed 2nd and will advance to the sectional competition on March 17th.
    Individual recognition goes to:

    Alex Morain - 3rd in chemistry
    Saru Garg - 2nd in biology
    Max Sharipov - 2nd in math
    Andrew Pocklington - 2nd in physics
    Erika Jaszka - 3rd in engineering graphics and 1st in chemistry

    Good luck at sectionals!

  • Congratulations to Danielle Allaire, nominated for the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen award.  Danielle won and received a scholarship from the Eli Skinner Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.  Her essay now moves on to the district level. IMG_1270.JPG

  • Congratulations to Freshman/Sophomore Boys Swimming on placing 4th in Conference, and to sophomore Divers Tyler Frank on placing 4th and Ben Goldberg on placing 5th!  Swim Conference.jpgDiving.jpg

  • Congratulations to our Varsity Girls Basketball team celebrating Senior Night Friday! seniors.jpg

  • Congratulations to our Competitive Dance Seniors on 4 great years! Dance.jpg

  • All Conf.jpgCongratulations to Varsity Girls Basketball players Georgette Topalis and Megan Gamber on being named MSL All-Conference!

















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

Date
Time
Event
February 10
7:30pm
Varsity Boys Basketball vs Rolling Meadows
February 15
7:00pm
Symphonic Band Festival (BGHS, WHS, JHHS) BGHS Theater
February 16
4:30pm
Boys Track & Field vs. Grayslake North, Waukegan
February 18
10:00am
Girls Track & Field vs. Mundelein

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

Social Norms Campaign Changes Perceptions of Teen Substance Use
Chicago Tribune, February 6, 2017
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Link Together Coalition partners with D214 high schools to show teens that most of their peers are not using drugs or alcohol. Many teens overestimate the number of their peers that are using alcohol and drugs; studies are showing that perceived use is much higher than actual use both by Wheeling Township students, as well as their counterparts across the state of Illinois.  Read Story


Conant, Buffalo Grove place second, third in state cheerleading finals
The Daily Herald, February 4, 2017
Two suburban cheerleading squads finished in the top three of their divisions in the state championships Saturday in Bloomington.  Read Story


Buffalo Grove's Merrill lines up big decision to play at Chicago
The Daily Herald, February 9, 2017
Buffalo Grove senior Jack Merrill passes the eye test as a potential Division I football recruit at 6-feet-6 and 240 pounds.  The two-year starting offensive lineman also made the grade to receive interest from D-I Football Championship Subdivision programs. Read Story


Girls Bowling: Buffalo Grove, Resurrection Win Regional Titles
Journal-Topics, February 6, 2017
Sectionals for girls bowling take place this Saturday and five full Journal-area teams will be competing with dreams of qualifying for the finals. Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Hersey, Leyden and Resurrection all qualified their teams for sectionals out of some tough regionals Saturday, Feb. 4. Also, individuals from 11 different Journal-area schools advanced to sectionals. Read Story


High schools to host Daddy Daughter Dances
The Daily Herald, February 2, 2017
Ready for some winter fun? Buffalo Grove and Prospect high schools are holding Daddy Daughter Dances in February and March.  Read Story

Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements


Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Kate Glass
2. What department have you/ do you work in? I am the school's Literacy Coach, but prior to this, I've been an English teacher.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  26 years!

4. Where did you go to high school? Arlington, until it closed.  Then I went to Prospect.
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  Seeing the lightbulb go on for kids.
6. What is something unique about you?  Despite years of practice, I have never learned to whistle.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am the writing contest sponsor.