Friday, September 15, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/15/2017


Friday Focus -  Vienna Exchange
This week we welcomed 36 students from our sister school in Vienna, Austria.  The school’s name is Kundmanngasse, and this year marks the 27th year of our cultural exchange!  Thank you to our host families, and our fine arts staff of Elizabeth Bennett, Henry Kappler, and Deb Utley for their hard work on this exchange.  
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Celebrating Our Success!

  • Congratulations to our Cross Country Seniors and for the win over the Wildcats on Senior night! Sr Cross Country.jpg Sr Girls Cross Country.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Girls Tennis Seniors! Tennis Sr.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to our Boys Soccer Seniors! Sr Soccer.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Girls Volleyball Seniors! Sr Volleyball.jpg
  • Kudos to our BG Coed Cheerleaders helping with the Cancer Foundation, Hair For You. Raising funds for wigs for cancer patients. Cheer.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to our Varsity Football team, now 3-0 for the first time in 15 years after their 30-7 victory over Maine West!

News from the BGPA

The student directory is now available to all Buffalo Grove Parent Association members using DirectorySpot. It's easy to use and very secure. Not yet a member? Contact debbie.morris@comcast.net.


Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
September 18-23
HOMECOMING WEEK!
September 19
Financial Aid Seminar (Seniors) 7:00pm at Rolling Meadows High School
September 21
Non-Attendance Day - NO SCHOOL
September 23
Homecoming Dance
September 26
Special Needs College Fair 6:00-8:30pm at Forest View Educational Center
October 4
Career Night: Health & Natural Resources 6:30-9:00pm (BGHS)
October 13
End of First Quarter
October 16
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
October 17
Second Quarter Begins
October 18
BGPA Meeting 7:00pm in the Community Room - All are welcome


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

Date
Time
Event
September 15
7:30pm
Boys Football vs. Maine East
September 20
3:30pm
Boys Golf vs. Hersey (at Buffalo Grove Golf Course)
September 22
**Homecoming**
4:45pm
Boys Soccer vs. Rolling Meadows
7:30pm
Football vs. Prospect
September 23
8:00am
Girls Swimming & Diving Varsity Invite

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 trips up Maine West
The Daily Herald, September 11, 2017
Buffalo Grove was golden Friday night in Des Plaines. Justin Gold had 5 sacks and Connor Adams threw 3 touchdown passes, all to Matt Prawica, as Buffalo Grove rolled past Maine West 30-7 in a battle of unbeaten high school football teams. Read Story

Buffalo Grove Sacks Maine West, 30-7
Journal-Topics, September 11, 2017
Maine West (2-1) had high hopes against visiting Buffalo Grove, but the Bison quickly dashed those hopes on their way to 30-7 win Friday night giving West its first loss of the season.  Buffalo Grove’s Justin Gold lived up to his last name with 7 sacks and 13 tackles to help the Bison improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2002. The Bison recorded at least 8 sacks in the game, but depending on how you classify a sack, it could have been 10. Maine West ran 12 plays for negative yardage against the Bison after scoring 82 points combined over their first two games.  Read Story


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Staff Spotlight

FullSizeRender.jpg.jpeg1. What is your name?  Dan Sanchez

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do?  I work in the Maintenance/Custodial Department.

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my 32nd year working in District 214. I have been at BG for 24 years, and I was at Prospect for 8 years before that.

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to Rolling Meadows High School for my freshman year, and then we moved and I went Round Lake Beach High School.
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  I really enjoy working with the kids, assisting the students as well as the teachers is very rewarding.

6. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I really enjoy camping and watching baseball, especially the Cubs!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/08/2017


Friday Focus -   College Representative Visits

BGHS hosts over 100 college representative during first semester for students to gain first hand knowledge and have conversations about a wide variety of colleges and universities.  All rep visits are posted on students’ Naviance account, displayed on the daily announcements, and seniors and parents will receive direct emails periodically throughout the year about upcoming visits.  Below is the University of Illinois representative talking to seniors this week.  Questions regarding the college process?  Contact Paul Genovese at paul.genovese@d214.org or (847) 718-4067.  


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Celebrating Our Success!

  • Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team on a huge 3rd place finish at Fenton!  Atta boys!
  • Congrats to our Varsity Football team! 2-0 after defeating Conant 14-8 last Friday night. Fight on!  Tonight’s game at Maine West is the Comcast Game of the Week!  
  • Congratulations to our Girl’s Golf Seniors on Senior Night, and the Bison win 186-199 over Wheeling!Girls Golf.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to our Girls Volleyball team on their great play this week with a win over Hoffman Estates on Tuesday and a strong finish last night over Meadows (16-25, 25-21, 25-17)!
  • Congrats to our 2017 Homecoming Court Queen Candidates: Shannon Brennan,  Amanda Ewald, Erin Kleczynski, Olivia Morini and Naomi Torres!! And congrats to our 2017 Homecoming Court King candidates: Tyler Abdishi, Mac Camardo, Scott Mahon, Monty Stevens & Brett Wilkinson!!
  • Congrats to junior, Tom Trieb, on his nice write-up in the Daily Herald this week. Trieb.jpg-large

News from the BGPA

The student directory is now available to all Buffalo Grove Parent Association members using DirectorySpot. It's easy to use and very secure. Not yet a member? Contact debbie.morris@comcast.net.


Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
September 12-15
Homecoming Dance Ticket Sales - $12/Single $24/Couple
September 13
BGPA Meeting 7:00pm in the Community Room - All are welcome
September 18-23
HOMECOMING WEEK!
September 19
Financial Aid Seminar (Seniors) 7:00pm at Rolling Meadows High School
September 21
Non-Attendance Day - NO SCHOOL
September 23
Homecoming Dance
September 26
Special Needs College Fair 6:00-8:30pm at Forest View Educational Center
October 4
Career Night: Health & Natural Resources 6:30-9:00pm (BGHS)
October 13
End of First Quarter
October 16
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
October 17
Second Quarter Begins
October 18
BGPA Meeting 7:00pm in the Community Room - All are welcome


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

Date
Time
Event
September 9
8:00am
Girls Tennis Bison Invitational
11:00am
Boys Soccer vs. Lake Forest
September 12
3:30pm
Boys Golf vs. Conant (Buffalo Grove Golf Course)
4:45pm
Girls Tennis vs. Wheeling
September 13
3:30pm
Boys Golf vs. Prospect and Hoffman Estates (BG Golf Course)
4:45pm
Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Hersey
4:45pm
Girls Tennis vs. Deerfield
September 14
5:45pm
Girls Cross Country vs. Wheeling

6:00pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Elk Grove

6:15pm
Boys Cross Country vs. Wheeling

6:30pm
Boys Soccer vs. Hoffman Estates
September 15
7:30pm
Boys Football vs. Maine East

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’s golden after passing test at Conant
The Daily Herald, September 2, 2017
On Friday night, both Buffalo Grove and Conant encountered a golden opportunity of sorts, as the winner of their contest would improve to 2-0, with both squads headed into consecutive weeks of play against teams from the Central Suburban League. Thanks to a pair of quick second-half scores and a defense that rose to the occasion when it needed to, the visiting Bison took advantage. Read Story


Girls volleyball: Collectively, Buffalo Grove is taking the lead
The Daily Herald, September 5, 2017
For the first time in six seasons directing the Buffalo Grove girls volleyball program, coach Matt Priban did not appoint captains. It's leadership by committee --and so far, so good. The Bison are off to their best start in Priban's tenure, going 6-3 after Tuesday's 25-10, 25-14 triumph over visiting Hoffman Estates in the Mid-Suburban League crossover.  Read Story


Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements

Click Here for the First Quarter Parent Newsletter


Staff Spotlight

FullSizeRender.jpg1. What is your name?  Brian Foecking

2. What department have you/ do you work in and what do you do?  The best department in the world...Math/Science!  I currently teach Accelerated Honors Geometry, Geometry in Construction, & AP Calculus AB.

3. How long have you been working at BG? just started my 15th year at Buffalo Grove High School.

4. Where did you go to high school? I was a Schaumburg Saxon.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  Personally, I love the "aha" moments!  Especially in math, when a concepts suddenly clicks for a student.  It's fun to help lead them to that point of understanding.  
6. What is something unique about you? Well.....I'm a rock star!  I've played in & out of  bands since high school, and still play with a group now (when I'm not busy with the other stuff below).

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I sponsor Scholastic Bowl and Fishing here at the school, and coach youth basketball, softball, and baseball for my son and daughter's teams outside of school.