Friday, November 21, 2014

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus

Veteran’s Day 2014 - As you know, last Tuesday, November 14th, we celebrated Veteran's Day with all of the students in the building. I am so glad of this change, as it gave us a chance to discuss, learn about, and appreciate our veterans and Veteran's Day. We had an incredible display case put together by our Sandy Beguin, English Division Head (it is still up in the main office foyer if you come by the building). In addition, Special thanks to Jeff Bott and Sara Farrell, Media Tech and student Nate Woten who put the video together for us. Also shout outs go to Jarred Maddox for his interview of Bill Dussling; Stefanie Pehr for her work with publicity and the Charger article; student Kate Schneider for her editorial about Veterans Day featured in the Charger online; Stacey Baylen for her time finding our alumni who served, and all of you who contributed memorabilia for our students to see.  Finally, the most important thanks goes out to our veterans throughout the building and its extended community.  Your service and sacrifices go well beyond our momentary tribute.

Also, a special recognition to our students and staff member for the month of November!
Cesar Quilantan, Social studies, World Languages, ELL
Sydney Mann, Career Technical Education
Adam Apel, Math&Science
Dhruvi Shah, English and Fine Arts
Nikita Dolgikh, PE and Health
Kenneth Bernales, Student Services
Staff member Allison Holysz, PE/ Health (who will be featured in our staff spotlight)

Upcoming Dates / Big Events Semester 1
November 21 Multi-Cultural Club Show, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria
November 23-December 2 District 214 Community Education 2014 Online Auction, go to to bid
December 2 “Ask the College” Night, 7:00 pm, Forest View Educational Center
December 4-6    Winter Play, The Boys Next Door, Thursday-7:00 pm, Friday & Saturday-7:30 pm, Theater

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
January 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
January 20 Institute Day, Students NOT in Attendance
January 21 Beginning of Second Semester

Back Those Bison - Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the coming week
November 21 & 22 Girls Swimming/Diving at State (Evanston High School)
November 22 Bison Classic Girls Basketball vs. Grayslake Central, 2:30 pm, Gym
November 24 Bison Classic Boys Basketball vs. Niles North, 7:30 pm, Gym
November 25 Boys Wrestling vs. Maine South, 6:00 pm, Fieldhouse
November 26 Bison Classic Boys Basketball vs. Grayslake Central, 7:30 pm, Gym
November 28 Bison Classic Boys Basketball vs. Christian Liberty, 7:30 pm, Gym
November 29 Boys Wrestling vs. Niles North-Andrew-Bartlett, 9:00 am, Fieldhouse
November 29 Bison Classic Boys Basketball vs. Marmon, 7:30 pm, Gym
December 1 Girls Bowling vs. Rolling Meadows, 4:30 pm, Arlington Lanes
December 2 Girls Basketball vs. Palatine, 7:30 pm, Gym
December 3 Girls Gymnastics vs. Conant, 6:00 pm, Gym
December 4-6 Winter Play, The Boys Next Door, 7:00 pm, Theater
December 5 Girls Basketball vs. Wheeling, 6:00 pm, Gym
December 5 Boys Basketball vs. Wheeling, 7:30 pm, Gym
December 6 Boys Basketball vs. Palatine, 6:00 pm, Gym

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

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
BG Staff Member for the month of November Allison Holysz

What is your name? Allison Holysz
What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach? I am part of the PE/Health Department.  I teacher regular and LEP Health classes as well as the gymnastics PE classes.
How long have you been teaching at BG?  This is my 3rd year teaching at BG.
Where did you go to high school? I went to Fremd High School.
What part of teaching to you find the most rewarding?  I find it rewarding to see my students grow throughout their high school careers.  It is great to have students as sophomores in Health and be able to see them mature and change throughout their time at BG.  It is also rewarding when past students/athletes come back to visit and share how their experiences at BG have positively impacted who they are today.
What is something unique about you?  I am a very adventurous person. I have gone sky diving twice and jumped off a cliff into ocean.

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I coach girl’s swimming and girl’s gymnastics.