Friday, February 12, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 02/12/2016

Cheer Champs.jpegFriday Focus  -   Co-Ed Cheerleading Team are State Champions!  
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Co-Ed Cheerleaders on the 2nd consecutive state title!  Just as impressive is the IHSA awarding our parents, friends, and fans the SAWA (Sporting A Winning Attitude) award because of our sportsmanship. 

 #OneBG !!

BGPA is looking for parent volunteers to help with the Turnabout Dance coat closet on Saturday February 27th. The night is broken into 2 shifts: 7:45-9:15 and 9:15-11:00. The only duty is to exchange tickets for coats, etc. There is no setup or teardown involved. Please contact Janet Reed at if you'd like to join the fun.

The Bison Boosters are hosting their annual Las Vegas Night to be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Fox and Hound, 910 West Dundee Road.  Doors open at 7:00pm and you must be 21 to attend.  Tickets include 3 hours of gaming, appetizers and awesome silent auction and raffle prizes.  Last year's event was sold out so get your tickets today at and help support the 28 athletic programs of Buffalo Grove High School. Fight On!

Upcoming Dates

February 15
Presidents’ Day - NO SCHOOL
February 18
Late Start Blue Thursday - 8:30AM
February 25
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!


Congratulations to Varsity Wrestlers Samuel Haro (at 195 lbs.) and Jonathan Toriumi (at 160 lbs.) for each placing 2nd at regionals in their weight class.

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Junior diver, Jack Delattre, set a new school record with a total score of 456.75 in the 11 dive contest!

Congratulations to Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Steve Kolodzeij, on being named Mid-Suburban League East Coach of the Year!

Congratulations to our Girls Varsity Bowling on being Regional Champions! The ladies advance to sectionals this weekend in Round Lake at Lakes Bowling Alley.

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

February 12
Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Hersey
February 16
Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Glenbrook North
February 18
Boys Varsity Track and Field vs. Marian Central Catholic
February 20
Girls Varsity Track and Field vs. Mundelein

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 High team wins third state cheer title in 4 years

Daily Herald, February 7, 2016
Be a Sharpie -- not a pencil. That may seem like an unusual rallying cry for a cheerleading squad, but Buffalo Grove Coach Jeff Siegal says it captures the mental toughness of a coed team that won the school's third state title in four years.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove Wins State Again in Cheerleading
Journal & Topics Newspapers Online, Monday, February 8, 2016
When it comes to cheerleading, Buffalo Grove coach Jeffrey Siegal is the high school version of NBA legend Phil Jackson.  All that Siegal’s teams do is win state or at least challenge for a state championship.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
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Mrs. Lala with a favorite student
1.What is your name?  Jamie Lala

2. What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach?  I am part of the Special Education department. I teach a Strategies for Learning course and co-teach two Human Geography classes and one U.S. History class.

3. How long have you been teaching at BG? This is my 16th year teaching in District 214.  I have been here at BG for 12 years.

4. Where did you go to high school? I grew up in Arlington Heights and went to Prospect High School.

5. What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding? Building positive relationships with students and making personal connections with them is the most rewarding to me.

6. What is something unique about you? I was considered a tomboy growing up.  I played many sports throughout my childhood and also in high school.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? This is my 2nd year being a sponsor for Interact.  In the past, I was also involved with Upward Bound and coached softball for one year here at BG.