Friday, February 5, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 02/05/2016

Friday Focus  -   Harlem Renaissance

Student Trevor North brings the music of the Harlem Renaissance to BG
Today, we once again honored the many contributions of African Americans through BG’s very own Harlem Renaissance Forum. All juniors join together in the theater to attend an exploration of history, music, song, dance and literature from the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance celebrates the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s. During this period Harlem was a cultural center, drawing black writers, artists, musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars.  Under the direction of Debora Utley, our Expressions will perform, Mr. Jacobi will lead the Jazz Band, and several of our History and English teachers and students will educate the junior class in this true interdisciplinary experience.

Upcoming Dates

February 8
Class of 2017 College Planning Night Program at BGHS 7:00-9:00 PM
AP Exam Registration Begins (open through March 1, 2016)
February 11
Late Start Blue Thursday - 8:30AM
February 15
Presidents’ Day - NO SCHOOL
February 18
Late Start Blue Thursday - 8:30AM
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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Congratulations to our Varsity Coed Cheerleaders on being 2016 Sectional Champions! Good luck to them as they compete at State this weekend!

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Congratulations to Nolan Fortman for signing to play football at Valparaiso University and Amanda Kowalski to play soccer at Butler University!

Congratulations to Varsity Girls Basketball MSL East Champions! Cheer them on Wednesday as they battle for the Mid-Suburban League Championship vs. Fremd at Fremd.

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Congratulations to senior Gymnast Diandra Duenser, Regional beam, floor, and all-around medalist; and junior, Teresa Riles, regional vault medalist!

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

February 5
Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Wheeling
Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Wheeling
February 12
Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Hersey

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 still perfect in MSL East
The Daily Herald, February 2, 2016
Buffalo Grove's girls basketball team is one win away from an accomplishment that hasn't happened at the school for almost 10 years.  After Tuesday's 45-27 win at Prospect, the Mid-Suburban East champs will be looking for their first undefeated conference season since coach Tom Dineen's 2006-07 club.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1.  What is your name?  Kelly Vanderstappen

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2. What department have you/do you work in? Athletics Administration - Athletic Trainer Supervisor, this is a brand new position that was introduced in July 2015

3.  How long have you been working at BGHS?   As a Buffalo Grove employee, I started in July 2015, but for the last 4 years I have worked at BG contracted by Athletico.

4.  Where did you go to high school?  Alden-Hebron High School in Hebron, IL. Yes, that is town with the basketball water tower for the 1952 State Basketball Champs. :)

5.  What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  I get to help rehab injured athletes back to the sports they love to play! It's rewarding to watch them get back on the court or field!

6.  What is something unique about you?  I grew up on a diary farm and our cows' milk goes to Oberweis. I also have duel-citizenship, I'm an American citizen and Dutch citizen.

7.  What activities or clubs to do you coach/sponsor?   What activities at BG do you follow? Being an Athletic Trainer, I'm involved with all IHSA sports and feel very much a part of and involved in each team!