Friday, April 29, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 04/29/2016

Friday Focus  -  Salute to Staff!
This past Wednesday evening, several Buffalo Grove staff members were recognized at Forest View Educational Center for their outstanding contributions to education.  These staff members are (left to right) Jeff Bott, Bruce French, Sharon Heart, Stephen Kolodziej, Cristina Lopez, Tim Podulka, Stephanie Ramos, Karen Roberts, and Tim Kosiek (not pictured).  Congratulations to all our Salute to Staff members!!  

Upcoming Dates

May 2-13
AP Testing
May 5
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 12
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 19
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
May 26
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 30
Memorial Day - All Buildings Closed
June 2
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
June 3
Junior/Senior Prom
June 5
Commencement Exercises
June 10
Last Day of Classes

Celebrating Our Success!

Congratulations to the following students on their performance at the IHSA Journalism Sectionals:


Kaitlin Gloria - 3rd Info Graphics (State Bound!)
Lindsey Hammel & Sarah Cottone - 1st Yearbook Theme Development (State Bound!)
Erik Hernandez - 3rd Copy Editing (State Bound!) and 4th Yearbook Copy Writing
Jasmine Mendez - 6th Photo Storytelling
MIchelle Raytman - 4th Broadcast News
Jessy Syed - 6th Newspaper Design
Jack Williams - 5th Sports Writing, 6th Yearbook Caption Writing
From the left top: Miriam Ritter, Jack Williams, Michelle Raytman, Bernie, Ana Uribe, Erik Hernandez Bottom row from left: Jessy Syed, Payton Lira, Kaitlin Gloria


Congratulations to Orchesis students Katie Payne, Tuei Yelinek, (Bernie)  Annee Welbel, and Krysta Wentland as they head to state!


Congratulations to Lindsey Hammel and Sarah Cottone (pictured with Bernie and Yearbook sponsor Matt Branham) heading off to the state competition for Yearbook- Theme


Girls Softball teamed up with Help USA Troops to box donations that will be shipped overseas.

CgxOqx1UoAAEjZP.jpgCongratulations to our Boys Gymnastics team.  Varsity floor team took 3rd, horse team 2nd, and pommel bars 3rd place at the Glenbard West Invite.CgxOqx6U8AIzsod.jpgCgxOqxrUUAQhIqy.jpg


And congratulations to the JV Boys Gymnastics team for WINNING the Niles North Invite!

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

April 29
Girls Softball vs. Schaumburg
Boys Volleyball vs. Grayslake Central
April 30
Boys Baseball Doubleheader vs. Stevenson
May 2
Girls Water Polo Crossover vs. Palatine
May 4
Boys Baseball vs. Prospect
Girls Softball vs. Hoffman Estates
Girls Soccer vs. Conant
May 5
Boys Tennis vs. Rolling Meadows
May 6
Boys Baseball vs. Conant
Girls Track & Field Conference
May 7
Girls Track & Field Conference
Boys Baseball Doubleheader vs. Vernon Hills

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 area high schools ranked best in state
Patch, April 19, 2016
Adlai Stevenson and Buffalo Grove high schools were ranked among the top 50 best high schools in the state, according to annual rankings released Wednesday by U.S. News and World Report. Read story

District 214 schools rank best in the state
The Daily Herald, April 20, 2016
Three schools from Northwest Suburban High School District 214 placed in the top 20 in the rankings, which put Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago as Illinois' best high school. Read story

District 214 high schools ranked among the best in the U.S.
Chicago Tribune, April 28, 2016
All six Township High School District 214 high schools were recently honored with gold or silver medals in the U.S. News and World Reports annual rankings – an accomplishment officials said is achieved by only 13 percent of schools nationwide.
In addition, all six District 214 high schools were named among the state's top 35 open enrollment high schools, District 214 Supt. David Schuler said.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
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1.What is your name? Kurt Kutska

2. What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach? I am a Special Education teacher in the Student Services Department.

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my 15th year

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

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? I really enjoy building relationships with my students and getting to learn about them.   

6. What is something unique about you?  My wife and I were featured on MTV's True Life.  The program documented are struggles with infertility and they followed us through and entire IVF cycle and the birth our son.

7.What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I am an Assistant Varsity Football Coach and the Head Wrestling Coach.