Friday, January 16, 2015

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus - Special Communication to Parents
This week I would like to highlight the Community Education Department of District 214.  I have been amazed at the number and variety of daytime, evening, and online classes offered through community education.  I wish I could take one every session!   I have taken a Community Ed. course myself (kayaking), I continue to tell my own friends to look into this! Here are just a few of the HUNDREDS of options this spring:

  • Intro to Guitar
  • Learn to Dance
  • 2D and 3D art
  • Computer IT
  • All kinds of Cooking classes
  • Finance and Law classes
  • Zumba/ Pilates/ Yoga
  • Scuba Diving
  • Net Sports
  • Interior Design
  • International Travel

Community ed offers an incredible variety of options - 84 pages worth in this brochure:

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
February 16 Presidents’ Day - No School
March 20 Spring Vacation Begins at Close of Classes
March 30 First Day of Classes after Spring Vacation
April 3 Non-Attendance Day - No School
May 25 Memorial Day - No School
May 31 Commencement Exercises
June 5 Last Day of Classes

Upcoming Dates/ Big Events Semester 2
January 20 CAF 2019
January 21 BGPA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Community Room

Back Those Bison - Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the coming week
January 16 Boys Swimming/Diving vs. Rolling Meadows, 4:30 pm, Pool
January 16 Boys Wrestling vs. Rolling Meadows, 6:00 pm, Gym
January 16 Pom Pons MSL Competition, Palatine High School
January 17 Girls Bowling, JV Invite, 8:30 am, Arlington Lanes
January 20 Girls Bowling vs. Fremd, 3:30, Arlington Lanes
January 21 Cheerleading MSL Competition, Elk Grove High School
January 22 Girls Bowling vs. Hoffman Estates, 4:30 pm, Arlington Lanes
January 23 Boys Wrestling vs. Elk Grove, 6:00 pm, Gym
January 24 Boys Swimming/Diving Bison Invite, 8:30 am, Pool
January 24 Boys Basketball vs. Prospect, 6:00 pm, Gym
January 24 Pom Pons at Sectionals, Lake Park High School

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
Buffalo Grove sophomore wins Model United Nations award

Staff member/ student of the week
Kip North keeps us safe!

What is your name?  My given name is Christopher Andrew North - most people know me as Kip

What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach?  I am part of the PE/CTE  Department.  This past Semester I taught three sections  - Net Sports and Two of our Athletic PE classes

How long have you been teaching at BG?   Since 2002 - 12 years

Where did you go to high school?  I was fortunate to be part of the last graduationg class at Arlington High School

What part of teaching to you find the most rewarding?   The relationships - both with students and colleagues - the opportunity to be influential

What is something unique about you?   I enjoy creating costumes for COSPLAY

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?   I am the Boys Athletic Director