Friday, January 15, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 1/15/2016

Friday Focus  -  BG’s ProStart Class top 50 in the country!  

Buffalo Grove High School's ProStart program has been named to the 2016 Elite 50, an annual selection of the top 50 secondary school hospitality programs in the nation by the National Center for Hospitality Studies.  
Teacher Ronna Pflanz has been teaching this course for over a decade, and most recently, they have been showcases at District 214’s Annual Golf Outing, serving food at the 10th hole, District 214’s Business Leaders Luncheon, they have served food to the Federal Department of Education, and the Illinois Department of Education this year during stopovers at Buffalo Grove, and countless other venues.  We are very proud of this program, the accomplishment of the students, and the opportunities for employment and scholarships that ProStart has given our students.  

Upcoming Dates

January 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
January 20-22
Final Exams, First Semester Ends on January 22
January 25
Institute Day - NO SCHOOL
February 15
Presidents’ Day - NO SCHOOL
March 18
Spring Break Begins at Close of Classes, 1:50pm Dismissal
March 28
First Day of Classes after Spring Break

Celebrating Our Success!
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BG Student Honored on Daily Herald Leadership Team
The Daily Herald, January 14, 2016
Congratulations to BG senior, Kristina Dominguez, on being named to the 2015-2016 Daily Herald Northwest Suburban Leadership Team.  Read Story

Cheer.jpgCongratulations to Coed Varsity Cheer for winning the MSL Coed Cheer Championship at Fremd Wednesday night.  They beat Conant to be named 2016 MSL Champions!

Bleacher Creatures.jpgCongrats to Varsity Boys Basketball for their exciting 63-58 win over Rolling Meadows last Friday night. The game was voted to be featured on Comcast High School Lites. The BG Bleacher Creatures were out in force to support the team!

Recently, Bison Wrestling was tied going into the last match. Jordan Brown earned the big win to give the Mat Rats a 3pt victory over Metamora!

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

January 15
Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving vs. Prospect
Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Prospect
January 16
Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Prospect
January 22
Boys Varsity Wrestling vs. Hersey
January 23
Boys Varsity Swimming & Diving Invitational vs. Cary Grove
Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Elk Grove

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

Buffalo Grove Student Gallery Builds Art Skills
The Chicago Tribune, January 12, 2016
Art students at Buffalo Grove High School are learning career skills such as curating, marketing and event planning with the recent debut of the student-operated One Grove Gallery. A fine arts component of High School District 214's Career Pathways program, the gallery also is intended to showcase student art work. Read story

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Staff Spotlight

FullSizeRender.jpg1.  What is your name?  Denise Caffarello  
2.  What department have you/do you work in?  Student Services
3.  How long have you been working at BGHS?   This is my 5th year at BG​
4.  Where did you go to high school?  Luther High School North in Chicago​
5.  What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  I enjoy helping students and staff with needs and issues that arise each day.  It's rewarding to know ​you've been of assistance to others and hopefully made a difference.

6.  What is something unique about you? I had the opportunity to live in Japan for three years.  My family moved there when I was nine and it was an incredible experience for me!   

7.  What activities or clubs to do you coach/sponsor?   I regularly attend or assist with ​various sports events and activities. I particularly enjoy football,  basketball, and water polo!