Thursday, April 2, 2015

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus
Buffalo Grove works closely with Omni Youth Services to provide insightful information to parents, coaches and students regarding teenage issues.  I’m excited to pall this along from Omni Youth Services:

Dear Parent,

Last fall Link Together brought John Underwood to Rolling Meadows High School. This Spring we are pleased to bring you another outstanding speaker! Milton Creagh will be presenting"Parenting in 2015 - Tell It Like It Is"

Milton Creagh is a dynamic, well respected, nationally recognized speaker and media personality with a common sense message to aid parents in instilling strong values in our teens. Hear inspirational, humorous and straight-talking strategies from the author of 'Nobody Wants Your Child' and host of the PBS television award winning series 'Parenting Works.

This event is free and will take place on Wednesday, May 27th from 7PM to 9PM at Rolling Meadows High School.
Space is limited!

Special communication for 8th Grade parents regarding summer camps
We’ve had a few questions regarding summer camp dates and the addition of snow days to the end of the middle school calendars in some districts.  I want to assure those students who are registering for summer camps that there will be no penalty whatsoever for missing a day or two of camp due to the last day of school being pushed back in the middle school district.  Additionally, we strongly support junior high students finishing the school year in school as a priority over camp.  As sports camp dates are district dates, and many of the middle school districts that feed into D214 have completed their school year by June 8th, we are not changing the start of summer camp dates.

Summer camp information and registration, athletic and academic, can be found along the left hand side of our homepage

BGPA Post Prom Communication
**The BGPA is sponsoring something new, different, and REALLY FUN for AFTER Prom.  Start planning NOW for a fantastic POST Prom event at Pinstripes in Northbrook.  For $35 students will be picked up by coach buses at BGHS and transported directly to the Prom.  After the Prom you will be transported to the Northbrook Pinstripes via the coach buses.   Pinstripes offers:
  • fire pits to relax by and hang out with your friends...
  • Bocce ball
  • Bowling
  • Music
  • Great food and drinks
  • Photo booth
Whatever you are feeling like doing is what you'll be doing.  2 hours later you'll be transported safely back to BGHS.  Tickets will be on sale Saturday, May 9 when Prom tickets are sold.  This event is subsidized by the Buffalo Grove Parent Association for a safer, funner post prom event.

Thank you!

Daily Announcements Link (Peg)
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.    

Back Those Bison
For all sporting events and the most current information for B.G. activities, please go to:

BG in the news
Sven Cederburg - 100 years of D214
District 214 to lose 7.6 Million in state funding if Senate Bill 1 passes

Staff member/ student of the week  
Francesca Pecoraro - 2015 Illinois Counselor of the Year!!!

1.What is your name? Francesca Pecoraro

2. What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach? School counselor grades 9-12

3. How long have you been teaching at BG? 5 years

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to Hersey!

5. What part of teaching to you find the most rewarding? I feel very fortunate helping students navigate freshman year to then guiding them towards their future aspirations.  It's very rewarding to see them grow along the way.

6. What is something unique about you? I am first-generation as my parents were born and raised in Italy.