Thursday, April 21, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 04/22/2106

Friday Focus  -   BG Jazz Band in the community
In early April, our Jazz 1 students were able to perform at a professional venue, Durty Nellie’s, in downtown Palatine.  Some of the tunes played included Vine Street Rumble (Count Basie), My Romance, Groove Blues (Louis Bellson), When You're Smiling (composed by BG Assistant Principal Mark Schaetzlein's uncle, Larry Shay), and Time After Time.

If you are looking for some entertainment this weekend, on Sunday, April 24th, the Jazz 1 students perform again at FitzGerald's in Berwyn.  They will be playing many of the same tunes listed above from 5:00 - 5:40pm.  Fitzgerald’s is well-known for great jazz music, as the Stan Kenton Band played there this past Sunday and the Count Basie Orchestra played there 2 weeks ago.  Come support BG fine arts!  

Upcoming Dates

May 2-13
AP Testing
May 5
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
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!


Congratulations to senior bowler, Joanne Savage, on signing to bowl at Texas Southern University!

Congratulations to the our DECA students who will be competing at nationals in Nashville this weekend - seniors, Brian Grunst (right) and Logan Kilpatrick, and juniors Erika Jaszka, Danielle Allaire, and Eddie Walker.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Harper Financial  Accounting Contest Champions! 1st place!


Bison Tennis enjoys lunch together after a 2nd place finish in the Leyden Tournament.

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Girls Track & Field volunteered to help out at the Special Olympics last Sunday

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

April 22
Badminton Quad
Girls Soccer vs. Wheeling (4:00pm Senior Night Ceremony)
Girls Softball vs. Wheeling
Baseball vs. Palatine
Girls Water Polo vs. Barrington
April 23
Boys Tennis Invitational
April 25
Girls Water Polo vs. Wheeling
Girls Soccer vs. Rolling Meadows
April 26
Baseball vs. Notre Dame
April 27
Baseball vs. Rolling Meadows
Softball vs. Hersey
April 28
Boys Tennis vs. Hersey
Boys Volleyball vs. Prospect
April 29
Softball vs. Schaumburg
Boys Volleyball vs. Grayslake Central
April 30
Baseball Doubleheader vs. Stevenson

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

Florida trip helps Buffalo Grove baseball mature on, off the field
Chicago Tribune, April 16, 2016
Accountability is the philosophy of the Buffalo Grove baseball team this year. Team captains Ben Moran and Joey Pinakidis formed a plan and had it ratified by coach Tim Miller before the season began. But the team took a step forward during a trip to Florida in late March.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove's Emily Carnes relishes final softball season
Chicago Tribune, April 18, 2016
Emily Carnes had a weekend to remember.  The day after committing to play golf at Washington University in St. Louis, Carnes led the Buffalo Grove softball team to a 4-3 victory at Lake Zurich on Saturday, April 16, collecting three hits and scoring the winning run in the seventh inning.  Read Story

CN100 Game of the Week: Boys Volleyball - Rolling Meadows vs. Buffalo Grove
Chicago Tribune, April 18, 2016
The CN100 Game of the Week continues its coverage of the spring sports season with boys volleyball featuring Rolling Meadows taking on Buffalo Grove.  Game time is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at Buffalo Grove High School.  CN100, The Comcast Network, will playback the game at Noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 17. Visit for additional air dates and times. You can also watch it anytime in HD with Xfinity On Demand. Read Story

Boys volleyball: VanWazer, Buffalo Grove don't waver at Hersey

The Daily Herald, April 19, 2016
Buffalo Grove junior Ian VanWazer knows what drives the Bison boys volleyball team. “Our attitude," said VanWazer, who plays on the outside. "We try to come out every time with a positive attitude. We may not be the tallest team out there but when we play like we played tonight, no one can beat us."  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
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1.What is your name? Jeanne Gates

2. What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach?  I teach in the English Department.  This year I'm teaching Honors World Lit, American Lit and Written & Oral Communications, but I've taught all levels of English courses since I've been at BG.

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my 16th year.

4. Where did you go to high school?  Ridgewood High School in Norridge.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? I love having the chance to begin all over again on a daily basis. It's a continuous opportunity to change things up and try new ways of teaching and learning with my students.

6. What is something unique about you?  I had a chance to go to Woodstock, but I was in high school at the time and my mother wouldn't let me go!

7.What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I'm not currently sponsoring any clubs, but previously I've sponsored Future Educators of America and coached the Debate Team.