Friday, December 12, 2014

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus - Special Communication to Parents
Have you seen our signs by the pickup/drop off entrance of our school?  "Talk They Hear You" Is a national campaign that empowers and reminds parents to talk to their children about the dangers of underage drinking.  Although it may not seem like it, when parents talk about underage drinking, their children do hear them. The   “Talk They Hear You” campaign is provided to us by the Link Together Coalition to:
·           Equip parents with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to prevent underage drinking
·               Increase parents’ actions to prevent underage drinking
Three out of four youth say parents are the number one influence in their life when it comes to making decisions about drinking, however 45% of our teens say their parents have “not talked to them” or they “do not remember having a conversation” about not using alcohol.* Starting the conversation can be challenging! Click here for an interactive tool that can help you get started.

Wishing you a healthy and happy New Year,
Jeff Wardle, Principal and Social Norms Team Members

Amy Silverman, Special Education Teacher
Bob Leece, SAPP Coordinator
Christy Azriel, Pshychologist
Danielle Strauss, Link Together Coalition
Erin O’Donnell, Physical Education Teacher
Francesca Pecoraro, Guidance Counselor
Jarred Maddox, English Teacher
Jeanna Boros, English Teacher
Jeff Kondrad, Guidance Counselor
Karin Stoltz, Individual Resources Assistant
Kathy Fox, Guidance Counselor
Kevin Trow, Science Teacher
Mark Schaetzlein, Assistant Principal
Milan Vuckovich, Student Services
Roger Mills, Outreach Counselor
Scott Kopecky, Science Teacher
Stefanie McCleish, English Teacher
Jorie Ouimet, Link Together Coalition

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 weeks
December 12 Boys Swimming/Diving vs. Wheeling, 4:30 pm, Pool
December 12 Boys Wrestling vs. Prospect, 6:00 pm, Fieldhouse
December 13 “Day with The Expressions”, 9:00 am Cafeteria, 7:00 pm Theater
December 13 Boys Wrestling Rex Lewis Tournament, 9:30 am, Gym
December 16 Senior Art Show, 7:00 pm, Cafeteria
December 16 Winter Choral Concert, 7:00 pm, Theater
December 16 Girls Basketball vs. Cary Grove, 7:30 pm, Gym
December 17 Girls Bowling vs. Wheeling, 4:30 pm, Arlington Lanes
December 18 Boys Wrestling vs. Ida Crown, 6:00 pm, Fieldhouse
December 18 Winter Band Concert, 7:30 pm, Theater
December 19 Girls Basketball vs. Elk Grove, 7:30 pm, Gym
January 2 Boys Wrestling Triple Dual, 9:00 am, 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.    

BG in the news
Article on the fall play 

Staff member/ student of the week

What is your name?  Cori White

What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach?  English/Fine Arts Department.  I currently teach AP Language and senior elective courses.

How long have you been teaching at BG? This is my 25th year. . . .yikes!

Where did you go to high school? Alexander Ramsey High School in Roseville, Minnesota - Go Ramsey Rams. . .

What part of teaching to you find the most rewarding? Hearing kids say, "It was a lot of work Ms. White, but I really learned how to think and write. . . "

What is something unique about you? I've hiked the Grand Canyon twice.

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Back in the day I was the "BGettes" poms sponsor.  And yes, those who know me, find this hard to believe:)