Friday, February 20, 2015

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.  In that tumultuous time in our history, a great leader stood strong in his beliefs and vision for a united America.  I have a picture of Abe Lincoln in my office, reminding me of the importance of standing firm in my vision and beliefs for Buffalo Grove High School.  One of my favorite quotes of President Lincoln, as he addressed congress in 1862, rings true to me today:

“Still the question recurs, ‘Can we do better?’ The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”

This quote challenges me to think of the future of our students and where that demands we change as an educational institution.  I love this challenge, and look forward to leading our building down the road of thinking and acting anew in the years ahead.  

This idea rings true for me not only at Buffalo Grove, but in my personal life also.  I’m sure it does for you as well.  I hope we never stop asking, “Can we do better?”  

Check out our updated Student Services Blog:

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!

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 20 Boys Basketball vs. Rolling Meadows, 7:30 pm, Gym
February 20 Girls Basketball at Regionals, TBA
February 20 & 21 Speech/Debate at State, TBA
February 21 Boys Swimming at Sectionals, Glenbrook North H.S.
February 21 Girls Track & Field vs. Mundelein, 10:00 am, Fieldhouse
February 23 Girls Basketball at Sectionals, TBA
February 24 Boys Basketball vs. Crossover, 7:30 pm, Gym
February 26 Boys Track vs. Conant, Deerfield, Round Lake, 4:30 pm, Fieldhouse
February 27 & 28 Boys Swimming at State, TBA

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

Academic Competitions for the coming week
February 20 & 21 Speech/Debate at State
February 28 Math Team at Regionals

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
Red Out Honors Officer Bob
BG looks to be first to go 1:1
Junior Bison Parent/ Athlete clinic

Staff Spotlight

What is your name?  Jose Jimenez

What department do you work in?  Security Team

How long have you been teaching at BG?  15 years

Where did you go to high school?  Hersey High School

What part of security to you find the most rewarding?  Helping out students with whatever they need, seeing students grow up.

What is something unique about you?  I won 2nd place in the Mr. Mexico competition of Gaudalajara as a youth!

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I coach soccer, wrestling, and am a member of the Latino Summit.