Friday, October 30, 2015

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 10/30/2015

Friday Focus  -  Multicultural Show
Last Friday was our multicultural show.  Several of our own students, as well as a number of local enterprises performed traditional songs, dances, and traditions.  It was a great way to celebrate the cultural diversity at Buffalo Grove High School!  Did you know that over 40 home languages are represented within the student body at Buffalo Grove?  

Upcoming Dates

November 2
Institute Day - NO SCHOOL
November 3
Practice ACT Test for Juniors, during Periods 1-4, lunch Period 5
November 4
Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 7
District 214 Engage Technology Conference for Parents, 9:00am - 12:00pm, John Hersey High School.
November 10
Listening sessions on the school calendar at 10:30am and 6pm, in the theater, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road
November 11
District 214 Career Night @ Wheeling High School, Engineering & Industrial Technology and Business & Computers, registration begins at 6:00pm
November 12
Listening sessions on the school calendar at 10:30am and 6pm, in the theater, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road
November 25
Non-Attendance Day - NO SCHOOL
November 26
Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL
November 27
Non-Attendance Day - NO SCHOOL

Celebrating Our Success!             

  • Congratulations to the Girls Tennis team who clinched the MSL East & brought the title back to BGHS!

  • Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team who finished the regional race on Saturday in a close second place with 71 points.  The team will run in Saturday’s Schaumburg Class 3A sectional race to be held at Busse Woods.  Senior Tom Cleary (15:21) and sophomore Mitchell Guittar (15:22) went 4-5 to pace the Bison attack. Junior Josh Hellyer (15:39) supplied a 12th-place finish, with junior Arturo Bautista (16:03) adding a 19th-place finish.  Tom Cleary and Mitchell Guittar earned All-Regional honors at the Palatine Regional.

  • Senior Kaitlyn Ko (18:49) and senior Natalie Lezama (19:03) finished in 13th and 19th place in the cross country regional on Saturday, combining to help lead Buffalo Grove to a fifth-place finish.  The team advances to the Schaumburg Class 3A sectional race to be held at Busse Woods on October 31.

  • Congrats to all of our Bison who participated last Saturday in the Illinois All State Show Choir performance!!!
    • All State Show Choir - Lena Conlon, Dylan DeWitt, Jake Hackl, Courtney Lee, Joshua Levinson, Domingo Morales, and Cami Rier
    • All State Show Band - Brandon Altieri, Dan Champagne, Sam Fernandez, Janelle Finton, Joey Graziano, and Brianna Maciel

  • Thank you Ed Jacobi for 31 wonderful years as our marching band director!  Mr. Jacobi received a special recognition at the halftime of our home football game this past Friday, as dozens of alumni came back to celebrate and play some familiar tunes after the game.  



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

November 1
District 214 Honors Orchestra Concert, BGHS Theatre
November 3
District 21 & 214 Orchestra Festival, BGHS Theatre

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

Reflejos presents Reader choice excellence awards to District 214 students
The Daily Herald, October 22, 2015
Four suburban Latino students and various community groups, businesses and individuals were recognized Wednesday at Reflejos' fourth annual Reflecting Excellence Awards at Elgin Community College.  Reflejos' readers chose the award recipients based on nominations. Among them were four outstanding Northwest Suburban High School District 214 students chosen for the Latino Student Leadership Award -- Kristina Dominguez of Buffalo Grove High School…  Read story

Successful season ends early for Buffalo Grove soccer

Buffalo Grove Countryside, October 28, 2015

The boys soccer season at Buffalo Grove ended well before the Bison were ready.  Read story

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Staff Spotlight

1.  What is your name?  Barbara Meyer

2.  What department do you teach in/what courses do you teach?   I am the Division Head of the Social Science/World Language/ELL Department, and I teach the French 4/AP class as well.

3.  How long have you been teaching at BGHS?   I have been teaching at BG for 17 years.

4.  Where did you go to high school?  I attended Buffalo Grove High School!!

5.  What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding?  I truly enjoy building relationships with my French students and their families.  I have been privileged to have been the teacher of some students in the French program for four years and this has given me the opportunity to get to know not only them but also, their parents and siblings.  

6.  What is something unique about you?   I love languages and travel!!  My mom is from Switzerland and she taught me the Swiss-German dialect as a child, so that I would be able to communicate with my grandparents.  This began my love of language-so I then went on to learn Spanish and French-both of which I have taught at BG.  

7.  What activities or clubs to do you coach/sponsor?    Currently, I sponsor the French Club and French Honor Society at BG.  In the past, I have coached both poms and cheer and have been a class board sponsor.