Friday, November 6, 2015

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 11/06/2015

Friday Focus  -  BG Orchestra connects with District 21
On Tuesday, BGHS hosted the District 21 and District 214 Orchestra Festival.  It was a great night to connect with District 21 fine arts and hear music from District 21, Wheeling HS, and our very own Buffalo Grove Orchestra.  I’m looking forward to tomorrow night’s POPS concert, showcasing our Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Jazz Ensemble, at 7:30 pm in the gymnasium.  
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Upcoming Dates

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
National Honor Society Induction, 7pm, BGHS Theatre
November 11
District 214 Career Night @ Wheeling High School, Engineering & Industrial Technology and Business & Computers, registration begins at 6:00pm
November 12
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
Listening sessions on the school calendar at 10:30am and 6pm, in the theater, Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road
Fall Sports Awards, 7pm, BGHS Gym
November 16
Advising the Student Athlete Night, 7:00pm, Forest View Educational Center Theatre, 2121 S. Goebbert Road
November 17
Freshman Parent Seminar, 7:00pm, BGHS Library.  Click here for more information.
November 19
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
November 25
Non-Attendance Day - NO SCHOOL
November 26
Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL
November 27
Non-Attendance Day - NO SCHOOL
December 3
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
December 10
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
December 17
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
December 18
Winter Break Begins at Close of Classes, 1:50pm Dismissal
January 4
First Day of Classes after Winter Break
January 7
Blue Late Start - 8:30am

Celebrating Our Success!

  • Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country Team on their 3rd place finish in Sectionals last Saturday.  The team is going to the state race this Saturday, November 7 in Peoria!

  • Congratulations to the NJROTC Drill Team as they placed 1st in Inspection, Color Guard and Unarmed Regulation; 2nd in Armed Regulation and Unarmed Exhibition, and 3rd in Marksmanship.  

    The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards.   Click here for a list of the BGHS AP Scholars.

  • Swimmer, Junior Alexa Jedryka, took 4th place at conference in the 200 free!  The Girls’ Swim and Diving Team will compete at Sectionals on November 14.

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

November 7
37th Annual Pops Concert, 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

District 214 recognized for digital curriculum excellence
Patch, November 3, 2015
High School District 214 has once again been recognized for being at the forefront of instructional technology and effecting change in its schools. District 214 has been named a "Top 10 District" by the Learning Counsel, a California-based organization that helps schools and districts transition to digital curriculum and gain awareness of new resources. Read story

District 214 high schools among the state's top performers on ACT
The Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2015
ACT scores at five of the six high schools in High School District 214 were among the highest in the Chicago area. While the northwest suburban district's 2015 composite ACT score of 23.1 was a couple tenths of a percentage point lower than the previous year, officials said the district's scores in all four subject areas remain well above the state average. Read story

Buffalo Grove's Jessy Schram lands role on 'Nashville'

The Chicago Tribune, October 28, 2015
Skokie native Jessy Schram, who starred in "Falling Skies," has earned a recurring role on ABC's "Nashville," Deadline reported Wednesday.  Read story

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Staff Spotlight

1.  What is your name?  Barb Sittner

2.  What department do you teach in/what courses do you teach?   I am an ESP, working as an Administrative Assistant with our Associate Principal of Instruction, Dr. Jill Maraldo.

3.  How long have you been teaching at BGHS?   January 1, 2016 will be my 15th year in District 214. I started out as a temp, answering phones at BG and then was hired in the Student Services Department. From there I became the Division Assistant in the English/Fine Arts department. In 2006 I was hired at Elk Grove H.S. as a 12 month employee taking on the position of the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Principal of Instruction. In July of 2008 I was fortunate enough to be hired as the Administrative Assistant back at Buffalo Grove H.S. where I continue in the same position.

4.  Where did you go to high school?  Alvernia High School in Chicago, IL.

5.  What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding?  As an ESP, I love helping to make the staff's life easier, by fulfilling their needs throughout the day.

6.  What is something unique about you?   I love to spend my spare time with my family and friends. I also enjoy listening to live music, cooking, sewing, decorating, gardening and card stamping.

7.  What activities or clubs to do you coach/sponsor?  None, but sometimes you'll find me behind the scenes, working at the football game in the ticket booth or at a basketball game or two.