Friday, May 13, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 05/13/2016

Friday Focus  -  Gary Drake display at One Grove Gallery

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Please join Gary Drake, a former art teacher of 35 years at Hersey High School for "recent works". Opening reception is from 6:00 to 7:30 Friday, May 13th in the One Grove Gallery, and his showcase will be displayed through the end of the school year. His works are exquisite.

Upcoming Dates

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 8-10
Final Exams
June 10
Last Day of Classes

Celebrating Our Success!

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Ko and  Dhruvi Shah who have been named an Honorable Mention to the 2015-16 Northwest Suburban Daily Herald Academic Team! Watch for them to be included in a special Academic Team edition of the Neighbor section in the May 19th edition of The Daily Herald.

Congratulations to our two Badminton Doubles, Tori Appelt/Allison MacDonald and Katie Jarosz/Megan Gamber and two Singles Gabby Yordanova and Sarah Altieri competing at the State tournament today!


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The Math Team was overall 15th in state!  Congratulations to the following Math Team students:

Hanniel Malonzo (highest scoring BG freshman), Tyler Lubbat (tied - highest scoring BG sophomore), Olivia Cortopassi (tied - highest scoring BG sophomore), Linnea Rylander (highest scoring BG junior), Brandon Monsen (7th individual senior in state! AND highest scoring BG senior).  Jr/Sr 8-person team (4th in state) Gabriela Yordanova, Andrew Pocklington, Sebastian Uribe, Divya Bhati, Ilie Vartic, Jon Crummy, George Soutter, Brandon Monsen.  Jr/Sr Relay Team (7th in state) Sebastian Uribe, Andrew Pocklington, Jon Crummy, Brandon Monsen.


Congratulations to our NINE Boys Gymnastics individual State qualifiers - the most in school history - Josh Opperman, Jack Delattre, Carlo Cirrincione, Leo Cuellar, Michael Trandicosta, Zach Fickett, Dan Gerovoy, Colin Bush, and Sean Sparkowski!


Congratulations to our student athletes on their college signings this week:

Emily Carnes to play golf at Washington University.
Sammy Stejskal to play basketball at Olivet Nazarene University
Natali Dimitrova to play basketball at North Central College.

Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team on winning the MSL East title!

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Congratulations to the MSL Player of the East, Georgette Topalis, MSL Coach of the East Pat Duddle, and MSL All-Conference players Gina Bolis, Dani Bleichman, Courtney Lee, and Sabrina Guercio!

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Congratulations Michael Grabner & Tyler Lubbat on qualifying once again for the IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals finishing 2nd at Sectionals! Good luck this weekend at the State Tournament!


Congratulations to Anthony Murat and Ryan Lawson on being named Water Polo MSL All-Conference!

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Congratulations to the Boys Volleyball team for finishing the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record and as the MSL East Champions!

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

May 13
Girls Softball vs. Prospect
Girls Track & Field Sectional
Boys Water Polo Sectional Semi-Final - TBD
Girls Water Polo Sectional Semi-Final - TBD
Expressions Big Show (tickets online or at the door)
May 14
Boys Water Polo Sectional Finals - TBD
Girls Water Polo Sectional Finals - TBD
Expressions Big Show (tickets online or at the door)
May 16
Boys Baseball vs. Schaumburg
May 17
Boys Tennis Quad
Boys Baseball vs. Notre Dame
Girls soccer Regionals
May 19
Spring Orchestra concert.
May 20
Boys Baseball vs. Glenbrook North
Girls Soccer Regional Finals

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 wins Harper's Financial Accounting Contest
The Daily Herald, May 9, 2016
Buffalo Grove High School's Financial Accounting Team captured first place in a field of eight schools in the 31st annual Harper Area Accounting Contest at Harper College on April 15. Read story

Boys volleyball: Big finish vs. Hersey keeps Buffalo Grove perfect in MSL East

The Daily Herald, May 10, 2016
Buffalo Grove senior Daniel Rogowski stands 6-foot-1, a tad on the short side for a middle hitter. But he just might have the best vertical leap in the Mid-Suburban League.
Thursday night, Rogowski used his superior jumping ability to lead the Bison to a stunning MSL East boys volleyball victory over Hersey.  Read Story

Baseball: Carpinelli's productive effort lifts Buffalo Grove

The Daily Herald, May 5, 2016
John Carpinelli homered and drove in 2 runs, then provided effective relief of starter Jack Vaselaney as the Bison prevailed over Prospect 8-4 in Mid-Suburban East baseball Thursday.  Carpinelli earned a save after providing 1⅓ hitless innings to close out the game.  Read Story

Boys volleyball: Big comeback helps Buffalo Grove clinch in MSL East

The Daily Herald, May 5, 2016
Host Rolling Meadows didn't make it easy for Buffalo Grove, but ultimately the visiting Bison were able to clinch an outright East Division boys volleyball championship with a 25-19, 25-23 decision Thursday.  Buffalo Grove (19-9, 9-0) trailed 18-11 and 21-15 in the second set before fighting back to claim victory.  Read Story

Girls soccer: Floro's goal sends Buffalo Grove to MSL title game

The Daily Herald, May 6, 2016
Buffalo Grove will playing in the Mid-Suburban League's girls soccer championship game.  The Bison punched their ticket to the Soccer Bowl in overtime on Friday.
Playing against Elk Grove, the Bison's Alyssa Floro scored the golden goal with an assist from Courtney Lee. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Jeff Vlk
Coach Vlk leading the Women's World Football team in Austin TX!

2. What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach? I am an English teacher and the innovative technology facilitator for the school where I handle all of the instructional technology dealing with things such as grade books, iPad usage and innovative ways to use the technology in the classroom.

3. How long have you been working at BG? 10 years.

4. Where did you go to high school?  Montini Catholic high school.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  The most rewarding part of teaching is the relationships that you build in the classroom. There is no better feeling than getting kids to say "thank you" at the end of the year because they had such a good experience in your class.

6. What is something unique about you?  My last name means wolf in Czech. It's actually used to be six letters and no vowels. VLKCZK.  

7.What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I am the head football coach and an assistant wrestling coach.