Friday, October 16, 2015

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus  -  One Grove Gallery Grand Opening!
BG’s fine arts department proudly opened “One Grove Gallery” this past Friday, the first dedicated Art Gallery in the district.  One Grove Gallery is located in the theater foyer, across from the student services area.  Please stop by anytime you are in the building!  We are currently showcasing artwork from BG alum.   

PARENTS:  Do you have questions concerning teen curfews, driving laws and social hosting? Buffalo Grove Police Officer, Malcolm Baker, will address these issues at the next BGPA meeting on Wednesday October 21 at 7pm in the Community Room (next to the front circle drive doors). Please join us for this important informational session!

Upcoming Dates

October 28
PSAT Test for Juniors and Sophomores, during Periods 1-4, lunch Period 5
District 214 Career Night @ Prospect High School, Health & Natural Resources, registration begins at 6:00pm
October 30
End of First Quarter
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 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 Haeri Lee (74) and Emily Carnes (79) for qualifying to the IHSA State Golf Tournament!  It is the first time in school history that BGHS qualified two girls to IHSA State Girls Golf Finals.  Also, Katie Fontanetta got a Hole in 1 on #10 at the IHSA Sectional!

  • Congratulations to the Buffalo Grove HS MSL Soccer All-Conference players: Alex Alfaro, Drew Brauner, Hans Haller, Ryan Drum, Christobal Damian, Colin Doyle & Player of the East - Drew Brauner!

  • Congratulations to Buffalo Grove Boys Soccer coach, Brad Abel, who was named the MSL East Coach of the Year!


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

October 16-17
Fall Play, “Taste of Sunrise”, BGHS Theatre
October 21
Fall Choral Concert, BGHS Theatre
October 22-24

Girls Tennis State
October 23
Boys Varsity Football vs. Prospect
Multicultural Show, 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
17 District 214 students named National Merit semifinalists
The Chicago Tribune, October 11, 2015
Fifteen High School District 214 students have been named semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program and now will compete with 16,000 students nationwide in the 61st annual academic competition. "We usually have eight to 10 students, so this is a really big group, which is just terrific," Superintendent David Schuler said. Read story

MacDonald, Goggin team up for tennis success at Augustana
The Daily Herald, October 13, 2015
Former Mundelein tennis player Aileen MacDonald and junior Dana Goggin, a graduate of Buffalo Grove High School, turned in Augustana's best performance at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region Championships at Kalamazoo College.  Read story

Survey seeks answers on school calendar options
The Chicago Tribune, October 14, 2015
Families in High School District 214 are being asked to answer an on-line survey about changing the school calendar to options ranging from a year-round schedule to earlier start and end dates with final exams before or after winter break. In an Oct. 9 email to parents, Supt. David Schuler said alternatives are being considered following decisions by other districts to shift their calendars. Read story

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Staff Spotlight

1.  What is your name? Jordie Field

2.  What department do you teach in/what courses do you teach?   I teach in the English Fine Arts Division.  I teach beginning Art 1 and Art Survey; as well as all the Advanced Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Jewelry Making and it all comes together in A/P Art.

3.  How long have you been teaching at BGHS?  Almost 20 years.

4.  Where did you go to high school?  I attended John Hersey High School.

5.  What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding?   I very much enjoy the classroom experience, it is very dynamic seeing students express themselves as individuals and then come together to help one another. We have such an incredibly talented bunch of students who are a privilege to work with every day!  All the students’ abilities stem from the great headstarts their parents give them.

6.  What is something unique about you?  Well…I bike most days to school from Lake Forest, Illinois.  It is a twenty mile ride one way, so it is a 40 mile round trip.  It takes only an extra 10 minutes to cycle as opposed to driving.

7.  What activities or clubs to do you coach/sponsor?   I sponsor the Buffalo Grove H.S. Art Club.