A lesson taken from Rosh Hashanah: Taking time to reflect.
Slowing down is so hard for us to do, I believe we can all take something away from the spirit of Rosh Hashanah, even if we do not celebrate the Jewish new year ourselves. Taking time to reflect on the past and look forward to the new is always to our benefit. I decided to take advantage of the day at home and take some time to reflect and think ahead. A few ideas I am committing to incorporate more into my professional life this year:
- Be open to change and new ideas
- Listen more and talk less
- Prioritize people and conversation over duties and to do lists.
Whatever it is for you, I hope you have a wonderful “New Year”
BGHS Daily Announcements Link Weblink: http://bghs.d214.org/daily_announcements.aspx
Tonight, Friday, Sept. 26th, is McTeach Night! Come to see BG administrators and staff taking your order or working the Drive Thru. Bring in this Flyer (Click on Flyer) and 15% of your order will go back to Buffalo Grove Student Government.
The Staff at BG know that we teach students, not subject areas. This article, sent to all teachers this past week, highlights the attitude of the staff and administration and how we view teaching students.
Upcoming Dates / Big Events Semester 1
October 1 Bison Boosters Meeting, 7:00 pm, Community Room
October 6 - 10 HOMECOMING WEEK
October 10 Homecoming Football Game
October 11 Homecoming Dance
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 Break - No School
December 19 Last Day of classes before Winter Break
January 5 Classes Resume (Monday)
January 16 End of First Semester
Back Those Bison - Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the coming week
September 27 Girls Swimming/Diving-Bison Invite, 8:00 am, Pool
September 29 Girls Volleyball vs. Stevenson, 6:00 pm, Gym
September 30 Boys and Girls Golf Conference
September 30 Girls Tennis vs. Rolling Meadows, 4:30 pm, Tennis Courts
September 30 Boys Soccer vs. Palatine, 6:30pm, Stadium
October 1 Boys Soccer vs. Hoffman Estates, 6:30pm, Stadium
October 2 Girls Swimming/Diving vs. Hersey, 4:30 pm, Pool
October 2 Girls Volleyball vs. Wheeling, 6:00 pm, Gym
October 2 Football vs. Hersey, 6:30 pm, Stadium
For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for B.G. activities, please go to: http://il.8to18.com/buffalogrove/calendar
BG in the News
Josh Golden, BG alum, is doing some big things!
Congratulations to the Girls Golf team who won the Mundelein Invite this past weekend. Freshman Haeri Lee took 1st place with a 4-over 76 and was joined by Junior Emily Carnes in 2nd place and Freshman Jasmine Yi in 3rd.
What is your name? Ed Jacobi
What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach? English/Fine Arts / Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Instrumental Ensemble
How long have you been teaching at BG? This is my 30th year
Where did you go to high school? Lane Tech my first 3 years and Fremd for my senior year
What part of teaching to you find the most rewarding? The feeling we all get as a musical ensemble when we achieve our musical outcome together in a public performance and in essence, making the music with my students. To me, there is no greater joy.
What is something unique about you? I have proudly led the BG Band on ten Concert Tours to Europe and performed in some of the most amazing concert venues in the world. I also directed the IMEA All-State Jazz Band in 2007.
What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Band crosses over the curricular line so it's often a gray area. Basically anytime you see the band performing at school, in the community, or overseas, we cross into the activity/club aspect of school. We perform almost weekly outside of our designated class time.