Friday, September 9, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/09/2016

Friday Focus  -  ELEVATE works with Food Services to provide Brown Bag program for all students
The vast majority of BGHS students are involved in athletic sport, academic activity, fine and performing arts, or a club.  Research points to the correlation of involvement in high school outside of the classroom with academic performance and overall emotional health.  
In order to support our students, the BGHS food service, working with our new ELEVATE student performance group, has begun the Brown Bag program.  During lunch, students can pay $5 to have a nutritious snack made to pick up after school.  The snack consists of a sandwich, fruit, and extra carbohydrate to energize our students for their after school activity.   If your student needs a snack after school, I hope they take advantage of this healthy and convenient option! Forms are available in the lunch lines during all lunch hours.

What Every Parent Needs to Know
Link Together Coalition and High School District 214 are both pleased to offer this exciting lecture and discussion program.  These sessions will help parents navigate and respond appropriately to their children’s growth and development, anticipate and respond correctly to their children’s behavior, proactively prevent problems, develop mutually respectful relationships, explore fair discipline, maintain effective communication and use problem-solving strategies with their children.  Bob Leece, Student Assistance Coordinator at Buffalo Grove High School, has trained thousands of parents over the past thirty years.  

Tuesdays  9/20-10/25 (no class 10/11)  7:00-9:00pm
Rolling Meadows High School Library
5 sessions $20

To register:  email your name and phone number to

Upcoming Dates

September 14
District 214 Fall Blood Drive 8:00-2:00pm (Forest View Educational Center)
September 15
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
September 22
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
September 29
District 214 Financial Aid Night 7:00pm (Rolling Meadows High School)
October 3
NON-ATTENDANCE DAY - Building Closed
October 10
COLUMBUS DAY - Building Closed
October 12
NON-ATTENDANCE DAY - Building Closed

Celebrating Our Success!

Congratulations to Varsity Boys Soccer on their 2-1 win against Palatine last Tuesday!


Congratulations to Boys Cross Country runner Grant Wasielewski on his 6th place finish at the Early Bird Invite at Fenton High School!

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

September 9
Varsity Football vs. Deerfield
September 10
Girls Tennis Varsity Bison Invite
September 13
Boys Golf vs. Rolling Meadows (BG Golf Course)
Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Schaumburg
Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Schaumburg
September 15
Boys Golf vs. Hoffman Estates (BG Golf Course)
Girls Swimming vs. Wheeling
Boys Cross Country vs. Rolling Meadows
Girls Cross Country vs. Rolling Meadows
Girls Volleyball vs. Hersey
September 17
Girls Golf vs. Glenbrook North (BG Golf Course)
September 22-24
Fall Play-  On Stars Not Falling
September 27
Expressions Fall Show

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

Marching bands set the beat for Buffalo Grove Days Parade

The Daily Herald, September 4, 2016

Music was in the air and children clapped and danced while marching bands from Stevenson and Buffalo Grove high schools led Sunday's Buffalo Grove Days Parade. Former band directors Jeff Slepak of Stevenson High School and Ed Jacobi of Buffalo Grove High School were co-grand marshals for this year's 32nd annual parade along Bernard Drive.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Michael McPartlin

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Mike McPartlin teaches scientific literacy in the BGenius Lab.
2. What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach? I currently teach physics and biology in the Math/Science department.

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my second full year teaching at BG.

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

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  So much of my passion for teaching comes in the connections that I build with my students and the impact I make in their lives on a daily basis. Through teaching biology, physics, and all the sciences, we have a responsibility to educate the students on the issues we face and ensure they have the scientific literacy to make informed decisions. As a teacher, I ask difficult questions and challenge the students to collaborate and come with answers. The reward comes when the students finally reach a conclusion and I get to see the "ah hah!" moment.

6. What is something unique about you?   I love being outside, hiking trails whenever I have some free time, and traveling. I've spent a lot of time traveling and have been to a total of 6 countries. Growing up, I lived in Washington D.C. and my father worked with Bill Clinton's presidential administration.

7.What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I am the Environmental Club sponsor and a water polo coach at Prospect High School. Additionally, I work with teachers in the CTE department to help teach the Next Generation of Engineers (NGE) Program.