Friday, September 4, 2015

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus - US Department of Education visits BG!
On Thursday, two members of the Department of Education come to tour Buffalo Grove High School.  Their interest was in the unique industry-recognized certification programs offered to students at Buffalo Grove.  The U.S. Department of Education is determining the best way to help students be both college and career ready, and have found a successful model at Buffalo Grove!

The courses that they specifically came to see started with our Athletic Training Certification course, offered to seniors as a PE course.  At the end of this course, students can take the A.C.E. (athletic trainer certification), which is widely recognized and respected throughout the healthcare industry.  
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ProStart instructor Ronna Pflanz speaking with
Department of Education representatives

In addition, they toured our ProStart Foods program, which has resulted in every student in the past 10 years receiving a partial or full scholarship to culinary school!  They also saw our Fashion pathway, in which students receive up to 6 college credits, the new Art Gallery, in which alumni are currently sending artwork for display, and our new Entrepreneurship class, partnering with several local business leaders.  
All of these courses fall into a career pathway for students with interest and aptitude in these areas.  

Upcoming Dates

September 7
Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
September 9
Parent Open House – 7:00pm
September 10
Blue Late Start – 8:30am
September 12
Back to School Bash at Forest View Educational Center, 10am-2pm
September 14
Rosh Hashanah – NO SCHOOL
September 17
Orange Late Start – 9:30am
Hispanic Parent Night - BGHS Community Room - 6:45pm
September 21
District 214 Education Foundation Golf Outing & Dinner - Rolling Green Country Club
September 23
Yom Kippur – NO SCHOOL
September 24
Blue Late Start – 8:30am
October 1
Blue Late Start – 8:30am
October 8
Orange Late Start – 9:30am
October 10
Homecoming Dance
October 12
Columbus Day – NO SCHOOL


Back Those Bison - Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week

September 6
Marching Band @ Buffalo Grove Days Parade
September 8
Girls Varsity Golf vs. Barrington @ Buffalo Grove Golf Course
Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Fremd @ Home
Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving vs. Schaumburg @ Home
Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Conant @ Home
September 10
Girls Varsity Golf vs. St. Viator @ Buffalo Grove Golf Course
Girls & Boys Varsity Cross Country vs. Elk Grove @ Willow Stream Park
Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Hoffman Estates @ Home
September 11
Varsity Football vs. Schaumburg @ Home
September 12
Girls Varsity Tennis Invitational @ Home

For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

BGHS in the News

Buffalo Grove’s Salvano Motivated by the Moment
The Daily Herald, September 3, 2015
For Buffalo Grove senior Kevin Salvano, the time is now.  Getting to this moment has been a steady process for Salvano, who worked in the shadows his freshman year, emerged as a team leader his sophomore season and blossomed into one of the state's top runners last season.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove Rotary Names 2015 Scholarship Winner
The Daily Herald, September 1, 2015
Anna Klipstein, a recent graduate of Buffalo Grove High School, is the recipient of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove 2015 Academic Scholarship Award in the amount of $1,000, the club announced Tuesday.  Read Story  

BGHS Earns Grant for After-School Science Program
Buffalo Grove Countryside, August 31, 2015
Jeff Bott, the head of the career and technical education division at Buffalo Grove High School, said he has corralled a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, which he will use to fund an after-school technology program for junior high students in the BGHS facilities.  Read Story

Staff Spotlight

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Wil Hansen collaborates with colleague Debbie Oshita
1. What is your name?  William (Wil) Hansen

2. What area of the building do you work in?  CTE- Media Tech 1, 2, 3, 4, and Personal Finance.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  One week!  I just started at the beginning of this school year.

4. Where did you go to high school?  Warren Township High School in Gurnee

5. What part of your job to you find the most rewarding?  Getting to teach students skills that I know they will use for the rest of their lives after they leave high school.

6. What is something unique about you?  I can wiggle my ears and I just learned how to whistle for the first time this summer.  I also love snowboarding and going to concerts / music festivals!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/sponsor?  What are your outside interests?   I coach cheerleading and will be starting a media tech club later this semester.