Friday, April 28, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 04/27/2017


Friday Focus -   Spring Musical Spamalot brings down the House!

Congratulations to our incredibly talented student performers, tech crew, pit band, and staff on this amazing performance! spamalot.jpg


First Annual “Java Jive" - a Night of Poetry and Acoustic music
This week we hosted the very first Java Jive concert. Students shared their talents with family and friends by performing original poetry and acoustic music in the library during lunch hours and in the evening.
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Celebrating Our Success!

  • Congrats to the Free Flow dancers who showcased their talents this week! FFC2017 and guests.jpg Nicole whips her hair.jpg  Draelin 1.jpg
  • Congratulations to our journalism students Angelica Cannata, Parul Kumar and Adiba Shakeel headed to State! Journalism.jpg
  • Congratulations to our students placing 1st in the Harper College Accounting Contest! Accounting.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Varsity Badminton team on placing 2nd at East Aurora, to our JV team winning at Hersey, and our Freshmen winning at Wheaton North! Badminton.jpgbadminton 2.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Girls Water Polo players celebrating Senior Night! G WP Seniors.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Softball players celebrating Senior Night! softball.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Bass Fishing Team on placing 3rd at the Lakes High School tournament. Fishing.jpg



Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
May 4
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 11
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 13
Prom Tickets on Sale 8:00-10:00am
May 18
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
May 25
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 29
Memorial Day - No School
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
April 27
6:00 pm
Boys Volleyball vs. Wheeling.
May 1
4:45pm
Softball vs. Palatine
May 2
4:45pm
Boys Tennis vs. Elk Grove
6:00pm
Boys Volleyball vs. Rolling Meadows
May 3
4:30pm
Baseball vs. Rolling Meadows
6:00pm
Girls Soccer vs. Elk Grove
May 5
4:30pm
Baseball vs. Barrington
May 6
10:00am
Softball Doubleheader vs. Antioch Community
11:00am
Baseball Double Header vs.

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

Township High School District 214 students join forces to build home for veteran and his family
Chicago Tribune, April 24, 2017
Students at Buffalo Grove High School recently put their geometry lessons to work by constructing walls for a new home being built for a disabled local veteran, who has a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. The wall-building project, which also enlisted students from Rolling Meadows High School, was bolstered by teens from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. They raised more than $16,000 to help build a new home in Spring Grove in northern McHenry County for U.S. Army Spc. Tony Chobanov, his wife Abbey and their four children. Read Story


Shout Out: Rhyan Shanker, Buffalo Grove High School alumna studying chemistry at Lake Forest College
Chicago Tribune, April 21, 2017
Rhyan Shanker, an alumna of Buffalo Grove High School, realizes the challenges with developing new compounds to try and make a longer lasting battery. Explaining the concept to people not versed in science can be even more challenging. "It's not like every day we're just coming up with a new compound," the 18-year-old Shanker said. "Sometimes, it can take months, or even years, to discover something new." After graduating from Buffalo Grove High School in 2016, Shanker, now a chemistry major at Lake Forest College, recently was accepted into the school's Richter Scholar Summer Research Program. Read Story


Baseball: Four-hit day for Fricke as Buffalo Grove handles Wheeling
The Daily Herald, April 26, 2017
The hits kept coming for Zach Fricke and Buffalo Grove's baseball team on Wednesday. Fricke had 4 of Buffalo Grove's 12 hits as the Bison knocked off Wheeling 10-5 in Buffalo Grove. Read Story


High school hockey: Well worth the trip for Team Illinois
The Daily Herald, April 25, 2017
The seven-hour bus ride Monday afternoon from Pittsburgh was extra special for Team Illinois, which returned home with the championship trophy once again from the annual America's Showcase hockey tournament…."We came out slow (in the championship game), but our skill and determination helped us take over," said Nicholas Christianson, a senior at Buffalo Grove High School who skated all four years for the co-op BG/H/W Stampede varsity, including the team's 2016 state championship season. "It meant a lot to me to go out with the championship. It was awesome getting to play with so many great players from different teams." Read Story


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Staff Spotlight

FullSizeRender (16).jpg1. What is your name?  Laura Heissel or as most students call me "SeƱora"

2. What department have you/ do you work in?  World Language/Social Studies/ESL department

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my fourth year at BG, previously I was at Elk Grove High School for 16 years.
4. Where did you go to high school? I attended Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois.  My high school Spanish teacher was outstanding and he inspired me to pursue a degree in Spanish and Education!
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? I love being in the classroom with the students.  I learn so much from them and truly want them to be life long language learners.

6. What is something unique about you? My students tell me that it is the amount of energy and enthusiasm I have!!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Currently I am the senior class board sponsor.  I have been with this class since they were freshman and it has been so fun to watch them mature and grow.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 04/21/2017


Friday Focus -   Focus on Impact through Action at BGHS
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  • PE Leaders class focuses on others through the Lindbloom Fun Run today, raising funds to support the education fund for Mrs. Lindbloom’s two boys, Ryan and Josh.  If you would like to join us in support of Ryan and Josh, you may contribute to the Lindbloom boys education fund at:
EACL LLC
5424 W Devon
PO Box 46189
Chicago, IL 60646

Checks can be made out to LPL Financial, with Ryan and Joshua Lindbloom’s education fund written in the memo.

  • Congratulations to Assistant Principal Mark Schaetzlein, who received the Illinois Educator’s Award from the Illinois Director of Student Activities (IDSA) last night!
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  • Students Jeff, Ryan and Connor learn Leadership through presentation skills in our Auto Diagnostics class.   FullSizeRender (15).jpg


  • Community Build Day!  Geometry in Construction students work alongside Bosch Tools employees to build a home for Veteran Tony.  This project works in conjunction with A Soldier’s Journey Home.  In May the home will be built onsite in Spring Grove.  
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Celebrating Our Success!

  • Congratulations Alex Morain, Max Sharipov, and Eddie Moder competing in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) State Finals. Special congratulations to Alex Morain for taking second place at the State Finals for Chemistry at the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering. File_000.jpeg



Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
April 27
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 4
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 11
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 13
Prom Tickets on Sale 8:00-10:00am
May 18
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
May 25
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 29
Memorial Day - No School
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
April 21
4:30pm
Baseball vs. Hoffman Estates
7:00pm
Spring Musical - “Spamalot” Tickets online: bghs.d214.org/tickets/
April 22
9:00am
Boys Tennis Invitational
10:00am
Softball vs. Wauconda
10:30am
Baseball Doubleheader vs. Evanston
11:00am
Boys Gymnastic Freshman Conference Meet
7:00pm
Spring Musical - “Spamalot” Tickets online: bghs.d214.org/tickets/
April 24
4:30pm
Softball vs. Prospect
5:30pm
Girls Water Polo vs. Rolling Meadows
April 25
4:30pm
Boys Tennis vs. Wheeling
April 26
4:30pm
Baseball vs. Wheeling
6:00pm
Girls Soccer vs. Hersey
April 27
6:00pm
Boys Volleyball vs. Wheeling

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

Making of an All-American: Tyler Lubbat, bass fisherman/student
Chicago Sun-Times, April 16, 2017
Check off All-American for Tyler Lubbat. Lubbat was one of 12 named to the the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. But the junior at Buffalo Grove High School may be an even better student than fisherman. Read Story

'Spamalot' gallops into the Buffalo Grove High School theater
The Daily Herald, April 13, 2017
The award-winning Broadway musical "Spamalot" will play on the Buffalo Grove High School theater stage from Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22. With book and lyrics by Monty Python member Eric Idle and score created by Idle and John Du Prez, "Spamalot" is the highly irreverent retelling of the Arthurian legend. The show was the winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, among other accolades.  Read Story

Student Spotlight: Class helps Buffalo Grove entrepreneur launch and co-run business
214 Ready! Blog, April 11, 2017
Jackie Molloy took her first entrepreneurship class as a sophomore. Now, the Buffalo Grove High School junior is co-running a startup that is selling its product in stores across Chicago. Jackie and her classmates created Skunk Aid – a deskunking kit for dogs – in their entrepreneurship course, which is part of a District 214 entrepreneurship program that engages students in all aspects of building a business, from identifying and solving a problem to creating a business model and testing their product in the real world. Read Blog Post

Buffalo Grove looks to expand Choral Program
Chicago Tribune, April 17, 2017
In an announcement that stunned some Township High School District 214 students and parents, the final curtain call for the award-winning Buffalo Grove Expressions show choir will be later this school year, putting an end to a program that has been running for more than 40 years. Read Story


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Click Here for the 4th Quarter Parent Newsletter

Staff Spotlight

IMG_6718.JPG1. What is your name?  Glenn Gotrik
2. What department have you/ do you work in? Library

3. How long have you been working at BG? I have been at BG for 23 years
4. Where did you go to high school? I went to East Side High School in Madison, Wisconsin
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? Helping students with their research projects

6. What is something unique about you? I speak Norwegian

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Since the library is open from 7:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday, it doesn't leave me anytime to coach