Friday, October 10, 2014

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus
Do you have questions about the technology your students have?
BGHS is excited to welcome Dr. Devorah Heitner for a special parent information evening on November 18 at 7pm in the Theater.

Devorah Heitner PhD offers insights for high school parents on growing up in a connected world with a focus on digital footprint for college and career. Dr. Heitner will also address communication etiquette, technology, "executive function" and managing distractions when studying. Are your kids using social media to enhance opportunities and minimizing potentially embarrassing media blunders? How can they prevent (or repair) problems in their lives that could undermine future opportunities?

Come learn about these questions and more on Tuesday November 18th at 7pm in the Theater.  We look forward to seeing you then!

BGPA Communication
Please join us for the next BGPA meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 15th at 7 pm in the Community Room. Jeff Vlk (Instructional Technology Facilitator) and Jill Maraldo (Assistant Principal for Instruction) will both be at next week's meeting to talk about what's going on in the world of technology and instruction at BG. They are both great!

Upcoming Dates/ Big Events Semester 1
October 12 Canadian Brass Master Class, 2:00 pm, Theater
October 14 Junior Parent Meeting, 7:30 am, Theater
October 14 Underclassmen Yearbook Picture Retakes
October 15 BGPA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Community Room
October 15 Resource Fair, 4:30-7:15 pm, Forest View Educational Center
October 16 “So You Want to Go to College” for Class of 2017 and 2018, 7:00 pm, Forest View Educational Center
October 21 Career Night-Health/Natural Resources, Prospect High School, Registration 6:00 pm, Program 6:30 pm

October 13 Columbus Day - No School
October 27 Institute Day - Students Not in Attendance
November 26 Non-Attendance Day  - No School
November 27 & 28 Thanksgiving Vacation - No School
December 19 Winter Vacation Begins at Close of Classes
January 5 First Day of Classes after Winter Vacation
January 16 End of First Semester

Back Those Bison - Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the coming week
October 10 Girls Tennis at Conference, 4:30 pm, Location TBA
October 10 Football vs. Rolling Meadows, 7:30 pm, Stadium
October 11 Girls Tennis at Conference, 8:30 am, Location TBA
October 13 Boys & Girls Golf at Sectionals (Time/Location TBA)
October 16 Fall Play “Steel Magnolias”, 7:00 pm, Theater
October 17 & 18 Fall Play “Steel Magnolias”, 7:30 pm, Theater
October 17 & 18 Girls Swimming/Diving at Conference (Fri 6:00 pm, Sat 11:00 am)
October 18 Boys & Girls Cross Country at Conference (Time/Location TBA)
October 18 Girls Tennis at Sectionals (Time/Location TBA)

For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for B.G. activities, please go to:

BG in the news
Hispanic pride on display at Buffalo Grove High School

Daily Announcements Link
Buffalo Grove High School provides daily announcements to the students to keep them informed of current and upcoming events. To provide you with more information, the Student Announcements are now online. The announcements will be online for 10 days.    
Cindy Igyarto on Wild West Day for Homecoming

Staff member/ student of the week
What is your name?  Cindy Igyarto

What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach   I was originally hired as the Division Assistant in the Math/Science Department and now I work in the Main Office as the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Principal - Mr. Rob Hartwig.

How long have you been teaching at BG?  I have been working as an educational support staff member here for 17 great years!

Where did you go to high school?   Morton West High School in Berwyn, IL

What part of working in a school do you find the most rewarding?  The most rewarding part of working in a high school is seeing the emotional and social growth that the students experience from their freshman year to their senior year.  As an ESP staff member it is also rewarding to be able to help the teachers and administrators.

What is something unique about you?  I love everything Disney.  Walt Disney World is my "happy place".

How else are you involved in BGHS?  I work at the sporting events at BG and I attend the plays and concerts.  I try to support the activities at Buffalo Grove High School in any way that I can.  There is a special energy in a high school with the change of the seasons, sports and activities and it is great to be a part of that.