Friday, March 4, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 03/04/2016

Friday Focus  -   March 10th Blood Drive

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The slogan for this year’s blood drive is “You’re Somebody’s Type”.  I’m always proud of the times when our student body steps outside of their own world to positively impact the world around them.  The slogan, You’re Somebody’s Type, is really a great perspective not only for a blood drive, but for each of us that desire to make a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors.  
The world population recently eclipsed 7 billion people, with no two exactly alike.  Which means that each of us are uniquely qualified to bring a perspective and support to family, colleagues, coaches, players, neighbors, or even strangers that no one else in the world can.  Who are the people in your life that need a spirit of hope and love from you?  Through a blood drive, or a cup of coffee, I hope we each of us take a moment to invest in someone else this month!  

Attention seniors: Applications for this year's BGPA scholarships are now available in the College & Career Center. All applications are due no later than Friday, April 1, 2016.

Attention Parents of Student Athletes:
This past November head coaches at Buffalo Grove High School attended a training by internationally known Human Performance Specialist, John Underwood.  Mr. Underwood has worked extensively with Olympic and Professional athletes, as well as the highest levels of military special operations, helping humans perform at their peak. He also works at schools locally and internationally to help student athletes achieve their maximum potential on and off the field.  He addressed such topics as sleep, nutrition, diet, recovery, the effects of blue light, drug and alcohol use, and injury prevention. We found his presentation extremely informative and we would like our students and parents to have the opportunity to benefit from this important information. On Thursday, April 14th John Underwood will be returning and spending the day at Buffalo Grove High School with our student athletes, parents, and coaches. You are invited to attend John Underwood’s presentation for parents the evening of Thursday, April 14th from 7 to 8:30PM in the gym - Registration is required

Upcoming Dates

March 9
District 214 Honors Dance Festival - 7:00PM Rolling Meadows High School
March 10
Late Start Blue Thursday - 8:30AM
March 17
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
April 1
Teacher Inservice Day - Students not in attendance

Celebrating Our Success!

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Congratulations to Scholastic Bowl MSL All-Stars, senior Akshay Garg and junior Colin Groh! They competed Tuesday night in a match that pit MSL East versus West.

State Champion bowler, Jessica Soskich, along with IMEA honoree Jake Hackl, and the Co-ed State Champion Cheerleading team, was honored at the District 214 board meeting last night.  Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to Girls Basketball players Natali Dimitrova, Sammy Stejskal, Georgette Topalis, and Maddie Welter on being named to the Northwest All-Area team and to Special Mention Amanda Kowalski!

Congratulations to Northwest All-Area Boys Basketball players Jack Vaselaney (All-Area), Joey Pinakidis (Honorable Mention), Colin Calcagno (Special Mention), and Mac Camardo (Special Mention).

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

March 4
Orchesis Dance Show (tickets $7.00)
March 5
Boys Track & Field Invitational
Orchesis Dance Show (tickets $7.00)
March 8
Girls Water Polo vs. Latin School (Chicago)
Boys Water Polo vs. Latin School (Chicago)
Concert Band Festival
March 9
Girls Water Polo vs. Fremd
March 10
Winter Orchestra and Choral Concert
March 11
Girls Track & Field vs. Cary Grove, Lake Zurich, Wauconda
Expressions Preview

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

7 District 214 students named candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Patch, February 23, 2016
Seven outstanding students from High School District 214 are among 800 nationwide chosen as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program, one of the country's highest honors for high schoolers. The prestigious program selects students for their merit in academic achievement, leadership and community service. Read story

Parents, volunteers among 11 Dist. 214 award winners
Journal & Topics, February 24, 2016
Township High School Dist. 214 honored 11 individuals at Thursday's (Feb. 18) board of education meeting with Distinguished Service Awards for their volunteer efforts.

Girls Basketball:  Northwest All- Area Team
The Daily Herald, March 3, 2016

Boys Basketball:  Northwest All-Area Team
The Daily Herald, March 3, 2016

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Staff Spotlight
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Mr. VanderArk takes a moment out of a Stoichiometry lesson
for a picture with his period 7 class. 

1.What is your name?  Brian Vander Ark

2. What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach? Math/Science Department - I teach  AP Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Physics.

3. How long have you been teaching at BG? This is my 17th year at BG, 23rd overall.

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

5. What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding? Connecting with kids  - hopefully helping them reach their potential.

6. What is something unique about you? I have thrown up in the White House.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Soccer Coach.