Friday, November 20, 2015

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 11/20/2015

Friday Focus  -  Map Making

Kate Hutchinson reads from her
new book, "Map Making"
This past Wednesday, One Grove Gallery served as the backdrop for a new book release by Buffalo Grove english teacher Kate Hutchinson.  The book is entitled “Map Making”, a collection of poems describing the lives of suburbanites.  It was a wonderful celebration of the arts, of pursuing one’s dreams, and of Kate Hutchinson.  

Upcoming Dates

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
Ask the College Night - 7:00pm, Forest View Theatre, 2121 S. Goebbert Road
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
January 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
January 20-22
Final Exams, First Semester Ends on January 22
February 15
Presidents’ Day - NO SCHOOL

Celebrating Our Success!
  • The Speech Team was very successful at the Fremd HS Viking Varsity Challenge!  Valeria Perez-Martinez received a 5th place finish in Impromptu Speaking, and Nabia Khan received  6th place in Radio Speaking.

  • We have many accomplished singers participating in the IMEA All-District Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. They were selected by a rigorous audition process. The All-District Choir, Band and Orchestra Festival took place on Saturday, November 7, at Glenbrook South HS and features Katie Altieri and Jake Hackl. The All-District Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday, November 21, at Niles West HS and features Henry Allan, Lidija Babic, Jake Hackl and Carter Weiss. We are extremely proud of all of our BGHS musicians!

  • Congratulations to the NJROTC Orienteering Team.  Team Captain Matt Hufano, and sophomore Ian Yambao had a first place finish in the Pulaski Woods Winter Fun Run last weekend.  The District 214 team dominated the 9 school competition with four finishing in the top ten.

  • Congratulations to Kevin Salvano, who signed a letter of intent to run cross country at the University of Notre Dame!

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

November 21
Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament Game vs. Maine South
November 23
Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament Game vs. Grayslake Central
November 25
Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament Game vs. Marmion Academy
November 27
Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament Game vs. Christian Liberty Academy
November 28
Boys Varsity Wrestling vs. Andrew, Bartlett & Niles North
Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament Game vs. Niles North
November 30
Girls Varsity Bowling vs. Rolling Meadows @ Arlington Lanes
December 2
Girls Varsity Bowling vs. Hoffman Estates @ Arlington Lanes
December 3
Winter Play,  “Almost Maine”, BGHS Theatre
December 4
Boys Varsity Wrestling vs. Wheeling
Winter Play,  “Almost Maine”, BGHS Theatre
December 5
Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Wheeling

Winter Play,  “Almost Maine”, 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

Time is on the side of Buffalo Grove swimming
Buffalo Grove Countryside, November 18, 2015
Four members of the Buffalo Grove girls swimming and diving team stood near a hospitality area at the Barrington Sectional on Saturday, Nov. 14, with huge smiles on their faces. Read story

Girls basketball season preview:  Buffalo Grove Bison
Buffalo Grove Countryside, November 18, 2015
Breaking down the 2015-16 Buffalo Grove girls basketball team. Read story

D214 mulls tweak to traditional calendar, students might get more sleep
The Chicago Tribune, November 13, 2015
Students in High School District 214 might be getting a bit more sleep in the coming years, with officials saying they are considering a later start time to the school day. The district's decision to re-examine its current start and end times to the school day was prompted by the results of a recent school calendar survey, with only about half of the parents responding. Read story

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Staff Spotlight

Ms. Stock teaching Geometry!
1.  What is your name?  Laura Stock

2.  What department do you teach in/what courses do you teach?   I am a Special Education Teacher, and I teach Algebra 61-62-63 Freshman Block with Mr. Priban, Geometry 64-65 with Mr. French, and Strategies for Learning.  I also have about 20 students with IEP's that I oversee throughout their four years of high school.

3.  How long have you been teaching at BGHS?  This is my 24th year at BG.​

4.  Where did you go to high school?  Prospect High School

5.  What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding?  I always root for the underdog (I'm a Cub fan), so I really enjoy helping students with disabilities or other obstacles to realize that with hard work and perseverance, they can achieve any goal they set their mind to.

6.  What is something unique about you?    I love animals, nature and the outdoors. Growing up, I spent a great deal of time at my grandparents' cabin in northern Wisconsin. Now as an adult, I own my own lakeside log cabin.

7.  What activities or clubs to do you coach/sponsor?  Currently, my after school time is dedicated to helping students.