Friday, September 20, 2019

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/20/2019


Friday Focus:  Careers in Health & Natural Resources


Students and their parents are invited to an information-packed lineup of free events this fall focused on career exploration.  The third in the series of District 214 Career Nights, Careers in Health & Natural Resources, will be held at Wheeling High School on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 pm. On-site registration begins at 6:00 p.m. The evening will conclude at 8:30 p.m. 


Career Nights provide a glimpse into a variety of careers, allowing students and parents to meet with industry professionals and hear about the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in each field. Career Nights are a great opportunity for District 214 students and their parents to get their questions about careers answered and make connections with professionals while simultaneously learning how the District’s Career Pathways program can help them reach their goals and gain skills to succeed.


CLICK HERE for more information on upcoming Career Nights


The Bison Impact:  
  • Congratulations to our Model UN members for an impressive performance at Stevenson Model UN Conference! It was a lively opening conference. Congrats to individual award winners Victoria Gauza (Outstanding Delegate) and Holden Wheeler (Honorable Mention)!
  • Congratulations to our Class of 2020 Boys Golf team members celebrating Senior Night this week!


Upcoming Dates


Date
Event
September 25
Early Bird Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale 9/25-9/27 $18/person
September 26
D214 Career Nights - Careers in Health & Natural Resources at Wheeling
September 30
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
October 2
Directions College & Career Fair 6-8:00 pm at Forest View Education Center
October 3
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Education Center
October 5
Homecoming Dance - Early Bird Tickets on Sale 9/25-9/27
October 9
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
October 14
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
October 15
2nd Quarter Begins
D214 Career Nights - Careers in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Business and Computers at Rolling Meadows
October 16
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm Community Room
October 23
Underclass Picture Day Retakes
D214 College & Career Ready! Night
4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center. Each session runs for 45 minutes and will be repeated after 6:30 p.m.


Did You Miss Picture Day?
It’s not too late to order photos of your student. Visit mylifetouch.com and use the Picture Day ID code EVTQCHB69. If your student was absent and did not have a photo taken or needs a retake, underclass retakes are scheduled for October 23.

Early Bird Homecoming Tickets On Sale 9/25-9/27


Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
Date
Time
Event
September 24
3:30 pm
Boys Golf vs. Hersey
4:45 pm
Girls Tennis vs. Wheeling
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Rolling Meadows
September 26
4:45 pm
Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Elk Grove
6:30 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Palatine
7:30 pm
Fall Play The Amish Project Click HERE to buy tickets
September 27
7:00 pm
Fall Play The Amish Project Click HERE to buy tickets
September 28
7:00 pm
Fall Play The Amish Project Click HERE to buy tickets
Please call our Sports/Weather Hotline at (847) 718-4213 for sports status updates.
For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar


CLICK HERE to buy tickets to the Fall Play!


Attention Juniors, Seniors and Parents!  Representatives from the following schools will be on campus to meet with students next week. Please pick up a pass from the College and Career Center to meet with a representative.
Date
College Representative Visit Scheduled
Tuesday, September 24
4th Period:  DePaul University
5th Period:  Columbia College Chicago
6th Period:  Butler University
Wednesday, September 25
4th Period:  Harper College
5th Period:  Lehigh University
6th Period:  Rutgers University
Thursday, September 26
4th Period: North Central College
5th Period:  Louisiana State University
6th Period:  University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, September 27
4th Period: Lewis University
5th Period:  National Louis University
6th Period:  Hofstra University




BGHS in the News


Boys soccer: Buffalo Grove blanks Conant
The Daily Herald, September 13, 2019
It's a measure of the quality of reigning Mid-Suburban League boys soccer champion Buffalo Grove that visiting teams can arrive at Grant Blaney Stadium in full knowledge of where the danger lies, but leave being unable to do anything about it. Read Story


Crossovers with CSL schools benefitting MSL East
The Daily Herald, September 11, 2019
That has helped spur a growth for football in the East. Since those matchups, the East has gained one team in the playoffs in each of the last three years and sent four teams last season."I think that the MSL/CSL crossover games have made a huge difference," Buffalo Grove coach Jeff Vlk said. "Most of the East is built like the CSL on a regular basis. We will get good classes here and there, but the West, partly due to their size in schools, have them more consistent.” Read Story


Max Oberman helps Buffalo Grove run past Highland Park
Chicago Tribune, September 11, 2019
Max Oberman knows how to make something out of nothing, and he did plenty of that Friday with his speed and agility for the Buffalo Grove football team. Oberman carried the ball 21 times, gaining 144 yards and scoring three touchdowns to lead the Bison to their first victory of the year, a 35-7 win against Highland Park in Buffalo Grove.


Week 3 Football Roundup
Journal & Topics, September 17, 2019
Buffalo Grove 35, Highland Park 7: Buffalo Grove (1-2) proved the third time, or game in this instance, was the charm. After starting 0-2, the Bison earned a much needed win to prevent digging themselves in a deep hole. Mark Antonetti (10-for-16 passing, 121 yards, 2 TD) kept hitting Ayden Anderson (7 catches, 111 yards, 2 TD) over and over and the duo couldn’t be stopped.  Read Story


Looking for More?
Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements
Click Here for the First Quarter Parent Newsletter
Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger
Click Here for The oneBG Podcast
Click Here for One Grove Gallery exhibits and information
Click Here for the detailed daily BG Activity/Athletics Calendar


Staff Spotlight
1. What is your name? Joe Impastato 


2. What department do you work in?  Technology Services


3. How long have you been working at BG? About 3 months here at BG, but I was at Rolling Meadows for 5 years before coming here and at Vanguard for 9 years before that.


4. Where did you go to high school? Elk Grove HIgh School


5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  Walking into a situation where something isn't working and I get to make it work. Being able to make other peoples' lives just a little bit easier is very rewarding to me.


6. What is something unique about you?  I have been a musician for over 20 years.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/sponsor?  I am currently the V-Show and Fine Arts Tech Director at Rolling Meadows High School. Since coming to BGHS, I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Tschammer and have been able to get some of his perspective and wisdom in the world of the Theater Tech. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Principal Wardle's Blog 09/13/2019


Friday Focus:  
Careers in Arts & Communication/Human Services

Students and their parents are invited to an information-packed lineup of free events this fall focused on career exploration.  The second in the series of District 214 Career Nights, Careers in Arts & Communication/Human Services, will be held at Prospect High School on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm. On-site registration begins at 6:00 p.m. The evening will conclude at 8:30 p.m. 

Career Nights provide a glimpse into a variety of careers, allowing students and parents to meet with industry professionals and hear about the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in each field. Career Nights are a great opportunity for District 214 students and their parents to get their questions about careers answered and make connections with professionals while simultaneously learning how the District’s Career Pathways program can help them reach their goals and gain skills to succeed.

Click HERE for more information on upcoming Career Nights

The Bison Impact:  
  • The D214 AASL National School Library Program of the Year award visited BGHS this week! It’s like the Stanley Cup: it even comes with its own gloves.
  • The BGHS Marching Band participated in the first ever marching festival at Hersey last weekend. All performed well and received great feedback! It was also a great opportunity for the different schools to bond! Drum majors from Rolling Meadows, Hersey, and BG are pictured below.
  • BGHS Band students visited Poe, Kilmer, and Longfellow elementary schools last week on their Mini Band Mini Tour!
  • BG Elevate visited Thomas Middle School students last week to speak about Mood and Mindset, and Values Driving Decision Making and Behavior.
  • Congrats to our Class of 2020 Girls Golfers celebrating Senior Night this week!
  • Congratulations to BGHS alum Doug Ghim embarking on his PGA career after earning a spot on the PGA Tour last week!

Upcoming Dates

Date
Event
September 17
D214 Career Nights - Arts, Communication & Human Services at Prospect
September 26
D214 Career Nights - Careers in Health & Natural Resources at Wheeling
September 30
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
October 2
Directions College & Career Fair 6-8:00 pm at Forest View Education Center
October 3
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Education Center
October 5
Homecoming Dance
October 9
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
October 14
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
October 15
2nd Quarter Begins
D214 Career Nights - Careers in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Business and Computers at Rolling Meadows
October 16
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm Community Room
October 23
Underclass Picture Day Retakes
D214 College & Career Ready! Night
4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center. Each session runs for 45 minutes and will be repeated after 6:30 p.m.



Did You Miss Picture Day?
It’s not too late to order photos of your student. Visit mylifetouch.com and use the Picture Day ID code EVTQCHB69. If your student was absent and did not have a photo taken or needs a retake, underclass retakes are scheduled for October 23.

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
Date
Time
Event
September 13
7:00 pm
Football vs. Highland Park        Theme: Hawaiian Out
September 14
8:00 am
Girls Tennis Varsity Invitational
September 17
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Prospect
September 19
6:30 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Fremd
Please call our Sports/Weather Hotline at (847) 718-4213 for sports status updates.
For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

Fall Play Tickets on Sale Now!
Don’t miss The Amish Project
September 26-28 7:00 pm
CLICK HERE to buy tickets

Attention Juniors, Seniors and Parents!  Representatives from the following schools will be on campus to meet with students next week. Please pick up a pass from the College and Career Center to meet with a representative.
Date
College Representative Visit Scheduled
Tuesday, September 17
4th Period:  Aurora University
5th Period:  University of Arizona
6th Period:  University of Illinois
Wednesday, September 18
4th Period:  University of Iowa
5th Period:  Case Western Reserve University
6th Period:  Washington University in St. Louis
Thursday, September 19
4th Period:  Creighton University
5th Period:  Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.
6th Period:  Augustana College
Friday, September 20
4th Period: University of Kentucky
5th Period:  University of Alabama
6th Period:  Knox College

BGHS in the News
Girls volleyball: Buffalo Grove notches first win
The Daily Herald, September 5, 2019
Buffalo Grove's girls volleyball team picked up its first win of the season by posting a 25-19, 28-26 decision at Grayslake Central on Thursday night. Read Story

Building Bison: Buffalo Grove points to positives after loss to Barrington
Chicago Tribune, September 7, 2019
Tyler Oddo expected some tough moments. After playing wide receiver last season, the Buffalo Grove senior moved to linebacker to fill a need for his team. The Bison defense, a collection of numerous young players, struggled to stop Barrington on Friday. The Broncos scored 21 points in the second quarter to cruise to a 42-0 victory in a Mid-Suburban League crossover game in Barrington. “We’re a very young team with a lot of guys in new places, a lot of guys moving around from last year,” Oddo said. “We’re just trying to get our camaraderie going. Our heart is what we really evaluate over the score. It was a tough game. We knew it was going to be tough, but we fought hard. That’s all we can ask for.” Read Story

Area Seniors Picked As National Merit Semifinalists
Patch.com, September 11, 2019
Several seniors from area high schools have been picked as semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The "academically talented high school seniors”  are among 16,000 nationwide picked to continue in the National Merit competition as they vie for 7,600 in scholarships totaling $31 million, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday. Nicholas C. Castaneda was the lone Buffalo Grove High School senior selected as a national merit scholarship semi-finalist. Read Story

Looking for More?
Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements
Click Here for the First Quarter Parent Newsletter
Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger
Click Here for The oneBG Podcast
Click Here for One Grove Gallery exhibits and information
Click Here for the detailed daily BG Activity/Athletics Calendar

Staff Spotlight
1. What is your name? Sara Farrell

2. What department do you teach in/How long have you been teaching at BG?  This is my 15th year teaching in the CTE department here at BGHS. I teach graphic design and PLTW-IED classes. 

3. Where did you go to high school? Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville

4. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  This is too hard to pick just 1... I love when students tell me, "This is my favorite class." I also love seeing projects my students have worked on displayed around the school and when they are recognized for their hard work. This summer I received an email from a student letting me know she had won 2nd place in the GAERF contest we entered during class and was awarded with a check for $1500. Shout out to 2019 grad Lauren Horvath!

5. What is something unique about you?   I will be running the Disney Goofy Challenge in January with my dad, sisters and cousins. Half marathon Saturday + full marathon Sunday.

6. What are you currently reading, and/or do you have a favorite author or podcast? JK Rowling - sharing and reading her books with my son was the best!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/sponsor?  I am the coordinator for our NGE - Next Generation of Engineers program. This is a set of classes we run after school for middle schoolers who will be attending BGHS. I just opened registration for our fall classes so if you have a 6th, 7th or 8th grader check it out! https://bghsnge.weebly.com/