Thursday, May 17, 2018

Principal's Weekly Blog 05/18/2018


Celebrating Our Success!
  • News from IHSA State Journalism... congrats to Adiba Shakeel 3rd in state - Copy Editing and Casey Duong 4th in state - Broadcast News.
  • We are excited to announce the selection of our All-Conference players for the 2018 Girls Water Polo season! Shanelle Cadle (Goalie, Jr.) and Katie Wasilewski (Wing, Sr.)
  • Congratulations to Girls Water Polo athletes Katie Wasilewski and Dasha Yermol for their selection to the All-Sectional team. Hard work and dedication for four years!
  • Congratulations to our Class of 2018 Baseball players celebrating Senior Day
  • Congratulations to our Class of 2018 Girls Soccer players celebrating Senior Night
  • Congratulations and good luck to Girls Track & Field athlete, senior Nya Carr, and Bass Fishermen senior Tyler Lubbat, junior Tyler Frank, and freshman Jakub Szydlowski heading to State competitions this week! Seniors Nya Carr and Tyler Lubbat are FOUR TIME State qualifiers!!!
  • A big congratulations to the Varsity Boys Water Polo team on their school best 26-6 record, winning back to back East Division championships, and making the Sectional Final for the first time in school history!!! Fight on!
  • Congrats to Boys Water Polo athletes Kevin Carr, Carlos Salgado, Billy Wade and Tim Gerling on being selected to the All Sectional team!!
  • Congratulations to our 7 All-Conference players! Zach Fricke, Mac Camardo, Andy Greenberg, Rio Komatani, Riley Rundquist, Carter Gledhill, and TJ Constertina!  Zach Fricke is also your MSL East Player of the Year!   


Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
May 18
Theater Awards Night 7:30 pm
May 21
Principal’s Awards 7:30 pm
May 23
Spring Sports Awards 7:00 pm
May 25
MANDATORY graduation rehearsal 7:15 am in the gymnasium
Early Dismissal 2:10 pm (seniors dismissed after graduation rehearsal)
Prom 2018 An Enchanted Evening  6:30-11:00 pm
May 27
Commencement Exercises 1:00 pm (graduates report by 12:30 pm)
May 28
Memorial Day - No School
May 30 - June 1
2nd Semester Final Exams (click here for the final exam schedule)


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

Date
Time
Event
May 18
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Joliet Catholic Academy
May 19
10:00 am
Baseball Double Header vs. Niles West
May 21
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Huntley
May 22
7:00 pm
Spring Choral Concert

For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar


Bison Boosters 21st Annual Golf Outing
The Bison Boosters are proud to invite you to their

21st ANNUAL BISON BOOSTER GOLF OUTING
Buffalo Grove Golf Course
Friday, June 15th
Scramble Format/Shotgun Start 8:30 a.m.

Please make plans now to join your friends and Bison coaches for a day of fun while supporting the Bison Boosters in their annual golf outing. In addition to 18 holes of golf, all golfers will receive lunch at the turn, soft drinks, snacks throughout the day, a delicious buffet dinner, plus a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes. If you are not a golfer, you are welcome to join us for dinner and all of the other fun that comes after a day on the links. If you are unable to make it to the event, you can still offer your support by purchasing "Split the Pot" tickets on the link provided below. (The winner of this cash prize does NOT need to be present to win.) Sponsorship opportunities are also available.  Click here for more information.

BGHS in the News

Baseball: Scouting the MSL title game
The Daily Herald, May 16, 2018
When: 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Barrington
Records: Buffalo Grove (24-5, 15-1), MSL East champions. Barrington (19-6-2, 13-3), MSL West champions.
History: Buffalo Grove has not been in the MSL title game since 2002. The Bison shared the East title in 2003, but did not advance to title game. Barrington has appeared in five of the last six MSL championship games and is the defending champion after beating Prospect last year. Read Story

Baseball: MSL title game preview is a classic
The Daily Herald, May 15, 2018
The prelude was a masterpiece, and now it is on to the main event for Buffalo Grove and Barrington. The two teams, which are scheduled to battle for the Mid-Suburban League baseball title on Thursday, completed their rain-delayed regular-season game Tuesday with Buffalo Grove holding off host Barrington 2-1. Both teams will be at it again on Thursday at Barrington, this time with the MSL title at stake. Read Story

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Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger

Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? David Haubrich

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? I split time during my day between the Student Services department and the Dean's Office working with our intervention programs.

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my 15th year at BG

4. Where did you go to high school? I am a graduate of Deerfield High School

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? I really enjoy the positive impact we as staff can have on students on a daily basis. Looking beyond the day-to-day grind, it's special to see students grow their talents and abilities, realizing that growth, and seeing their time and efforts translating into their successes both here at BG, and beyond.  It's incredibly rewarding to see students find success as they move on to jobs and careers, starting families, and taking on active roles in their communities.
6. What is something unique about you? I am an Eagle Scout.  My experiences as a scout cultivated a passion for the outdoors and I try to visit a National Park every summer.  My hope is to check Glacier National Park in Montana off of my bucket list this summer.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am currently a coach for both our Boys and Girls Soccer Programs.  I also work the scoring table for all of the home Boys and Girls Basketball games during the off-season.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 05/11/2018


Friday Focus -
We are proud to announce that two of our AP Photo students have had their work accepted into the Perspectives Gallery Student Perspectives Show in Evanston. Nora Turnowski (who was also in last year's show) and Misael Ruiz beat out 700 other entries to have their work selected for this prestigious show. Come check out the show if you get the chance!
Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to BG students Lauren Godsell, Sean Jacobs, Elnora Rasulova, Megan Fleming, Lillian Justie, Kajol Karwal, Katariena Leazer, Gabrielle Lifsheetz, Gianna LoVerde, Claire McLoone, Evan Nguyen, Jessica Rinaldi, Madeleine Schanke, Hannah Sternberg, Elizabeth Xanthopoulos, Marissa Fauci, Amanda Goldfarb, Victoria Kalyviaris, Iskra Popova, Angela Rose, and Kaila Robinson on being part of the 150 District 214 students signing their intent to be future educators and part of the D214 Educator Prep program.
  • Congratulations to our Boys Water Polo team on defeating Highland Park 9-3 to advance to the IHSA Sectional Semi Final Friday at BG 6pm. Fight On!!
  • Congrats and good luck to our IHSA State qualifying Gymnasts and Badminton athletes heading to state this weekend.
  • Congratulations to our Bass Fishing Team on being Sectional champions for the second year in a row! Congrats to Tyler Lubbat & Tyler Frank on catching 11 lbs!
  • Congratulations to Macy Floro, Savannah Larsen, Kendra Lee, Quinlan Libit on being named MSL Girls Soccer All Conference!




Upcoming Dates

Juniors and Seniors... don’t forget.. Prom Ticket Sales will take place tomorrow (Saturday, May 12) from 8-10 am in the cafeteria. You must be pre-registered!

Date
Event
May 7-May 18
Advanced Placement Testing
May 12
Prom Ticket Sales 8:00-10:00 am
May 16
BGPA Meeting 7:00 pm in the Community Room
French Honor Society Induction Ceremony 7:00 pm in the Library (B110)
May 17
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
May 18
Theater Awards Night 7:30 pm
May 21
Principal’s Awards 7:30 pm
May 23
Spring Sports Awards 7:00 pm
May 25
MANDATORY graduation rehearsal 7:15 am in the gymnasium
Prom 2018 An Enchanted Evening  6:30-11:00 pm
May 27
Commencement Exercises 1:00 pm (graduates report by 12:30 pm)
May 28
Memorial Day - No School
May 30 - June 1
2nd Semester Final Exams (click here for the final exam schedule)


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

Date
Time
Event
May 11
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Palatine
5:00 pm
Girls Soccer vs. Glenbrook North
5:00 pm
Boys Water Polo Sectionals
7:00 pm
Girls Water Polo Sectionals
May 12
10:00 am
Boys Water Polo Sectionals Finals
11:30 am
Girls Water Polo Sectionals Finals
May 14
4:45 pm
Softball vs. Elk Grove
May 15
4:45 pm
Tennis Meet vs. Lake Zurich, Marmion Academy and St. Viator
May 16
4:45 pm
Softball Crossover TBD
May 17
7:00 pm
Spring Orchestra Concert
May 18
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Joliet Catholic Academy
May 19
10:00 am
Baseball Double Header vs. Niles West
May 22
7:00 pm
Spring Choral Concert

For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar


Bison Boosters 21st Annual Golf Outing
The Bison Boosters are proud to invite you to their

21st ANNUAL BISON BOOSTER GOLF OUTING
Buffalo Grove Golf Course
Friday, June 15th
Scramble Format/Shotgun Start 8:30 a.m.

Please make plans now to join your friends and Bison coaches for a day of fun while supporting the Bison Boosters in their annual golf outing. In addition to 18 holes of golf, all golfers will receive lunch at the turn, soft drinks, snacks throughout the day, a delicious buffet dinner, plus a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes. If you are not a golfer, you are welcome to join us for dinner and all of the other fun that comes after a day on the links. If you are unable to make it to the event, you can still offer your support by purchasing "Split the Pot" tickets on the link provided below. (The winner of this cash prize does NOT need to be present to win.) Sponsorship opportunities are also available.  Click here for more information.

BGHS in the News

Big goals: Mac Camardo's hot bat has Buffalo Grove aiming for state
Chicago Tribune, May 7, 2018
Mac Camardo is used to the questions. By now, the Buffalo Grove senior first baseman expects to be asked about his large frame, especially when he’s playing baseball. At 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, Camardo is larger than most high school tight ends, but the quiet two-sport athlete hasn’t played tackle football in his life. Still, the questions come from everyone. Even umpires. Read Story
District 214 Pathway helps students get down to business
The Daily Herald, April 11, 2018
For Deirdra Day and Renee Portenlanger, participating in District 214's Business Management and Administration Career Pathway is adding up to a promising future as the two pursue careers in business. For Day, a 2017 Buffalo Grove High School graduate now at the University of Illinois, it was a high school business class and field trip that solidified her love of business. Read Story

IHSA bass fishing: A recap and notes from sectionals, delayed to Monday UPDATED
Chicago Sun-Times, May 8, 2018
Tyler Lubbat, an All-American , became the first Chicago-area high school bass fisherman to qualify for state in bass fishing all four years of high school. He’s one of a very few statewide to quality all four years. [UPDATED] Lubbat just messaged that he is All-American again this year and will not be able to attend state because it conflicts with All-American fishing stuff in Texas during the state finals on May 18-19 at Carlyle Lake. [UPDATED] This will be the 10th state finals held by the Illinois High School Association. In 2017, Lubbat notched another piece of history when he paced the Bison as Buffalo Grove became the first Chicago-area team to win state in bass fishing.

Well, on Monday, Lubbat led the Bison to the title at the Chain O’Lakes sectional with 11 pounds. Crystal Lake Central was second with 9.74.  Read Story
Girls track and field: Long takes the lead as Barrington wins at Palatine
The Daily Herald, May 10, 2018
Buffalo Grove's Nya Carr qualified downstate in three events. The Bison senior took second in the 100 (12.14), the 200 (25.01) and the long jump (16-09.5). "Each year I get more and more confident," said Carr. "It was great competition, and I think they really pushed me tonight." Read Story

District 214 programs pathway to IT success
The Daily Herald, May 9, 2018
For Buffalo Grove High School senior Troy Nelson, a 2017 summer internship at Shultes Precision Manufacturing in web development gave him real-world exposure to IT work. Read Story

District 214 students pledge to become next generation of teachers as interest wanes in education careers
Chicago Tribune, May 10, 2018
More than 150 students from Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214 recently signed pledges expressing their determination to become the next generation of teachers. Read Story

Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements

Click Here for the Fourth Quarter Parent Newsletter

Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger

Staff Spotlight


1. What is your name? Paige Fullhart

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? Math/Science, Prep Biology, Prep ELL Biology, Honors Biology, and next year will teach General Biology too.

3. How long have you been working at BG? 15 years

4. Where did you go to high school? Glenbard North High School

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? There are too many things to mention.  I love connecting with kids and finding out about their many talents and gifts...every student I have ever had has taught ME SOMETHING, just as much as I have taught them, if not more.  I love instilling a love and passion for biology and teaching about all of the amazing discoveries and techniques that are being used in the scientific and health community today...it is truly astounding!  I love motivating kids to seek out careers that involve biology and/or education. It truly fills me up inside to see the community of students and teachers we have at BG and how everyone pitches in to help everyone else, student helping students and students helping teachers.
6. What is something unique about you? I LOVE dogs...I love to volunteer my time at a dog shelter and I enjoy taking my two dogs to the local nursing home to visit with residents.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Class Board