Friday, March 11, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus  -   Fine Arts at Buffalo Grove

Congratulations Emily Sidlow (left) and Lucie Green (right) for winning scholarships at the IHSAE art show!

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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.

Reminder - Parents of Student Athletes:
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 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 4
Teacher Inservice Day - Students not in attendance
April 5
First Day of Classes - 4th Quarter
May 30
Memorial Day - All Buildings Closed
June 3
Junior/Senior Prom
June 5
Commencement Exercises
June 10
Last Day of Classes

Celebrating Our Success!


Thursday, we celebrated Anthony Murat signing to play Water Polo for the Bearcats of McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. Congratulations Anthony!

Congratulations to freshman, Karina Palffy, winner of the Consumer Science category at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science  competition last week!

Congratulations and good luck to our DECA state qualifiers as they head off to the state competition this weekend.


Congrats to Girls Basketball players Maddie Welter for being named to the IBCA 4th Team All-State and to Sammy Stejskal for Special Mention!

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

March 11
4:30 PM
Girls Track & Field vs. Cary Grove, Lake Zurich, Wauconda
7:00 PM
Expressions Preview Concert
March 14
5:30 PM
Girls Water Polo vs. Hersey
March 15
4:30 PM
Girls Badminton vs. Naperville North
March 16
5:45 PM
Boys Water Polo vs. Elk Grove
March 17
4:30 PM
Boys Baseball vs. Dundee Crown
6:00 PM
Boys Gymnastics vs. Elk Grove, Hersey
6:30 PM
Girls Soccer vs. Vernon Hills
March 18
4:30 PM
Girls Badminton Invitational

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's famed band director Jacobi to retire

The Daily Herald, March 7, 2016
Buffalo Grove High School band director Ed Jacobi was just 14, around the same age as his current students, when he made a decision that changed the course of his life. Encouraged by his dad to give summer band camp at Lane Tech High School in Chicago a try, Jacobi -- who had never picked up a trumpet -- joined the band and found his passion.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove H.S.'s band director Ed Jacobi to retire

The Daily Herald, March 7, 2016
Deep Roots in Music: Ed Jacobi comes from a musical family. His dad was a professional violinist, his mom was an accomplished pianist, his four younger siblings played instruments throughout college (two also are school band directors) and his two sons graduated with music education degrees from University of Illinois.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
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Mrs. Wodka prepares herself for another busy
day in the nurse's office

1.What is your name?  Stacy Wodka

2. What is your role at BG?  I am the Certified School Nurse

3. How long have you been working at BG?  I have been at BGHS for 16 years and a Registered Nurse for 34 years.

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

5. What part of your job do you find the most rewarding?  Helping student's understand healthy choices and seeing them improve their health.

6. What is something unique about you?  I was on a team the won first place in a sand modeling contest in Chicago.  We made a lion.

7. What outside interests do you enjoy?  Traveling, biking and walking my dogs....