Friday, November 7, 2014

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus - D214 Centennial Celebration Information!
During the 2014-2015 school year, High School District 214 will celebrate 100 years of innovation in education. You are all invited to celebrate with us at the District 214 Centennial Celebration Events. Starting Sunday, November 9, through Sunday, November 23, 2014 there will be a district-wide food drive. The District’s six comprehensive high schools and three alternative programs will collect food to benefit local food pantries. You may find a collection bag on your door. We hope you’ll participate by filling it, or bringing in food items to your neighborhood high school. With more than 12,000 students, 1,500 staff and residents of eight communities participating, we can have a significant impact. Please check throughout the year for more information on centennial events that are open to the community.  

Upcoming Dates / Big Events Semester 1
November 8 Placement Test for Class of 2019 (current 8th graders), 7:45 am-12:00 noon
November 9-23  District 214 Centennial Community Food Drive
November 12 Career Night-Engineering & Industrial Technology, Business, and Computer Careers, 6:00 pm, Wheeling H.S.
November 13 Fall Sports Awards, 7:00 pm, Gym
November 17 Advising the College Bound Student-Athlete for Grades 9, 10, 11 - 7:00 pm, Forest View Educational Center Theater
November 18 Parent Information Evening, BGHS welcomes Dr. Devorah Heitner. Dr. Heitner offers insights on growing up in a connected world. 7:00 pm, Theater.
November 19 BGPA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Community Room
November 23-December 2 District 214 Community Education 2014 Online Auction, go to to bid

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
November 8 Boys Cross Country at State (Time/Location TBA)
November 8 Expressions “Cabaret”, 5:30 pm, Cafeteria
November 15 Girls Swimming/Diving at Sectionals (Time/Locations TBA)

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

BG in The News
BGHS Charger Website launched

BG Students debate e-cigarettes in local forum

Social Media and Literary skills

Senate BIll 16 brings fear to local school districts

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.    

Staff Member / Student of the Week

What is your name?  Dr. Jill Maraldo

What department do you teach in/ what is your position/ responsibilities:  Associate Principal for Instruction

How long have you been working at BG? This is my first year at BG, but I started in education 17 years ago.

Where did you go to high school?  Clarkstown North HS in New York - Go Rams!

What part of teaching/ leading to you find the most rewarding? Bringing innovative teaching and learning to both students and staff through technology, curriculum and professional development opportunities.

What is something unique about you? I just started taking piano lessons a couple of months ago...proving to myself that it's never too late to learn something new!

What's been a surprise thus far in your role at BG?  That I can finally find my way around the building!  No, really, the most pleasant surprise is just how warmly everyone in the BGHS community has welcomed me in this new role and into the BG family :)