Thursday, February 12, 2015

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus
BG State Champs Showing off the hardware from the past 4 years!
Finish Strong.  These two words were engrained into my being as an athlete and person growing up.  How many good intentions die at the hand of apathy, indifference, or just plain laziness.  
As the BG State Champion cheerleading team was finishing their routine on Saturday night in the State Finals in front of a packed house at The Coliseum in Bloomington, these words: Finish Strong, flashed before my memory.  This team in front of me had finished 1st in only 1 tournament all year, including a third place finish at the MSL meet.  No one, but the team themselves, thought they would be back on the podium at State just two weeks later.  But they went on to win the sectional, finish as the top scoring team for the prelims on Friday at State, and repeat that feat on Saturday to earn the State Championship trophy.  I am so proud of this team for the way they Finished Strong.  Congrats Cheerleaders!!!

Link to Daily Herald article from Monday’s assembly

State Tournament Routine on Youtube

Bison Booster’s Vegas Night
The Bison Boosters are hosting their annual Las Vegas Night to be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Fox and Hound 910 West Dundee Road at 7:00pm. Last year's event was sold out so get your tickets today at and help support the 28 athletic programs of Buffalo Grove High School. Fight On!

BGPA Communication and Link
February 18 BGPA Meeting, 7:00 pm, Community Room

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
April 6 Institute Day - Students NOT in Attendance
May 25 Memorial Day - No School
May 31 Commencement Exercises
June 5 Last Day of Classes

Back Those Bison - Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the coming week
February 13        Boys Basketball vs. Elk Grove, 7:30 pm, Gym
February 13 & 14 Boys Swimming/Diving at Conference, 6:00 pm, Barrington High School
February 13 & 14 Chess Club at State, TBA
February 14 Bowling at Sectionals, TBA
February 14 Speech/Debate at Sectionals, TBA
February 18 Dist 214 Symphonic Band Festival, 7:30 pm, Theater
February 19 Boys Track & Field vs. Marian Catholic, Waukegan, Grayslake North, 4:30 pm, Fieldhouse
February 19 - 21 Speech/Debate at State, TBA
February 20 & 21 Bowling at State, Rockford
February 20 & 21 Girls Gymnastics at State, TBA
February 21 Boys Swimming at Sectionals, Glenbrook North H.S.
February 21 Girls Track & Field vs. Mundelein, 10:00 am, Fieldhouse

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

Centennial Celebration

BG Talent Show Returns:

Washington Post article on delaying the PARRC Test

1995 BG graduate, Cory Smythe wins a Grammy Award!!!
The violinist Hilary Hahn and the pianist Cory Smythe shared a Best Chamber Music Grammy for “27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores,” a two-CD set of 27 short, diverse pieces that the violinist commissioned and performed with Cory Smythe on piano.
Hear Cory Smythe Speak about his Grammy Award

Staff member/ student of the week

What is your name?  Lisa Raucci

What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach?  Math/Science- Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry & Human Physiology

How long have you been teaching at BG? 12 years

Where did you go to high school? Prospect High School

What part of teaching to you find the most rewarding?  Being able to work with kids everyday and be a positive influence on their lives.  Every day is unique and different and that is what makes coming to school each day so fun!  Even when you teach the same lesson from period to period, the dynamic of each class can make the lesson completely different. I love that about teaching......working with teenagers is NEVER boring!

What is something unique about you?  I love sports, both playing and watching.  I played softball in college and still play in a league with my friends.  I also love to work out!

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I am a co-sponsor of the Science Olympiad Team, and have been for all my years at BG!