Friday, October 23, 2015

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus  -  

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as Student of the Month for October!
  • Katharine Hanner - PE/Health
  • Sarah De La Torre -  World Language/Social Science/ELL
  • Jordan Hasek -  Career & Technical Education
  • Michelle Raytman -  English/Fine Arts
  • Jennifer Chau -  Student Services
  • Kaitlyn Nagler - Math/Science
Congratulations to our staff member of the month, Jeff Skalon, from the Physical Education Department!

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 the NJROTC Orienteering Team and Bison cadets, Matt Hufano, Ksenia Kusnetzow, and Ian Yambao.  Team captain and senior, Matt Hufano, led the team to a 3rd place finish, while placing 4th out of 135 cadets.  Sophomore, Ian Yambao finished 7th.  Senior Ksenia Kusnetzow finished 9th overall and was the top female competitor.  The next Orienteering competition is November 15.

  • Congratulations to Haeri Lee and Emily Carnes on a great golf season!  Haeri finished 12th and Emily 26th at the IHSA State Tournament.

  • Congratulations to the Bass Fishing team. They finished 1st and 3rd place this past weekend at Bang's Lake, and 1st place overall for Streamwood High School's 3 day Golden Sabre Series.  The other two days were at Long Lake (9/26) and Diamond Lake (10/10).  Special recognition goes to Tyler Lubbat, Michael Grabner, & Steven Buchholz for completing a strong fall fishing season!

  • Buffalo Grove senior Kaitlyn Ko (18:32.88) took 11th place, and senior CJ Kaplan (19:10.90), placed 25th in the Girls Cross Country MSL Conference meet on October 17 at Heritage Park in Wheeling.


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

October 23
Multicultural Show, BGHS Theatre
Boys Varsity Football vs. Prospect HS

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

Boys Cross Country:  MSL firsts for Salvano, Buffalo Grove
The Daily Herald, October 17, 2015
It was a day of firsts for the Buffalo Grove boys cross country team.
Senior Kevin Salvano, senior Tom Cleary and sophomore Mitchell Guittar went 1-2-3 in helping Buffalo Grove edge Prospect 49-52 for its first Mid-Suburban League title at Heritage Park in Wheeling.  Read story

Buffalo Grove's Connor Burhop at his best on regional stage
Chicago Tribune, October 15, 2015
Few golfers experience a thrill better than shooting in the 70s for the first time, and doing it in an Class 3A regional made it even better for Buffalo Grove's Connor Burhop. Read story

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Staff Spotlight

1.  What is your name?  Rich Mele

2.  What department do you teach in/what courses do you teach?   I teach in the Math/Science Department.  I currently teach Honors Precalculus and College Algebra.

3.  How long have you been teaching at BGHS?   This is my 3rd year at BGHS.  I previously taught 14 years in the district at Elk Grove High School.

4.  Where did you go to high school?   I graduated from St. Viator High School in 1984.

5.  What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding?   Even though it is a great feeling to see the light bulb turn on in a student's head when the understanding of a new or challenging mathematical concept takes place, it is even more rewarding when I am able to create an environment where students feel comfortable no matter what their ability level is.  Helping a student become a better person is quite often as important and sometimes more important than making them a better math student.

6.  What is something unique about you?   The thought of being a teacher never crossed my mind while growing up.  I graduated college the first time with an Economics degree.  Then at age 30 it hit me.  I need to be on the classroom.  I went back to school and got a teaching degree in Mathematics.  Almost 20 years later here I am, very happy to be teaching at BGHS.

7.  What activities or clubs to do you coach/sponsor?   As of now, I am not coaching at BGHS.  While at EGHS I coached Boys Golf for 10 years and was a Math Team coach for 5 years.  I am looking forward to the right coaching opportunity at BGHS.  I currently help out in the Lit Lab after school and offer my time to help students during lunch hour and after school.