Friday, September 16, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/16/2016

Friday Focus  -  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

Buffalo Grove Parent Association
You are cordially invited to the next Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00pm in the Community Room. The BGPA is focused on enhancing the educational experience of all students at Buffalo Grove High School. All are welcome to attend the BGPA meetings.  At our next meeting, take a mini-tour of the fine and performing arts area of the building.  Join the conversation on the exciting plans and projects for the upcoming school year. Don’t miss this opportunity! See you there!

September 21
BGPA Meeting - 7:00pm (Community Room)
September 22
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
September 29
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
District 214 Financial Aid Night 7:00pm (Rolling Meadows High School)
October 3
NON-ATTENDANCE DAY - Building Closed
October 6
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
October 10
COLUMBUS DAY - Building Closed
October 12
NON-ATTENDANCE DAY - Building Closed

Celebrating Our Success!

Congratulations to our Freshman/Sophomore Girls Swimming & Diving for earning 3rd place at our very own Stampede Invite!

Congratulations to Coach Vlk & our Varsity Football Team on their first win of the season, defeating Deerfield 21-7!

Congratulations to our Cross Country team on their dual meet win over Rolling Meadows on Thursday!

Congratulations to our Girls Golf team on their win over Hoffman Estates yesterday, on the heels of their win against Rolling Meadows and their huge win over Conant and Prospect, making them 8-1 in the MSL!

Congrats 2016 BG Homecoming King court candidates: Dan Ferriss, Thomas Kelly, Jacob Kloes, Jack Pontarelli and Chris Tsourmas!!

Congrats 2016 BG Homecoming Queen court candidates: Kiarra Akiyoshi, Nicole Gerovoy, Grace Gran, Brittany Lee and Courtney Lee!

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

ATTENTION:  Football Time Change!
Tonight’s away varsity football game at Vernon Hills has been changed to a 6:00pm start.

September 16
Varsity Football at Hoffman Estates - Note time change!
September 17
Girls Golf vs. Glenbrook North and Hersey (BG Golf Course)
September 19
Girls Tennis vs. St. Viator
September 20
Boys Golf vs. Wheeling (BG Golf Course)
Girls Tennis vs. Rolling Meadows
September 21
Girls Golf vs. Stevenson (BG Golf Course)
September 22
Girls Golf vs. Palatine (BG Golf Course)
Girls Volleyball vs. Prospect
September 22-24
Fall Play-  On Stars not Falling
September 24
Girls Swimming - Bison Invite
Boys Soccer vs. Stevenson
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
Northwest roundup
The Daily Herald, September 12, 2016
Buffalo Grove 21, Deerfield 7:
Host Buffalo Grove got its first football victory for head coach Jeff Vlk -- along with the Bison's first win this season -- in a 21-7 decision over Deerfield on Friday in nonconference play. Chase Marsh scored on touchdown runs in the first and fourth quarters for Buffalo Grove, and Bison quarterback Connor Adams hooked up with Jimmy Trieb on a TD pass in the second quarter. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

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Mrs. Genova works with a student during World Lit class
1. What is your name?  Toni Genova

2. What department do you teach in/ what courses do you teach? I team teach World Literature in the English department with Tom Foster. Also, I am a special education teacher/case manager and teach Strategies for Learning.

3. How long have you been working at BG? I have been teaching at BG for four fabulous weeks.

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to high school at Plainfield Central 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 I have the opportunity to build with students. Whether in the classroom or through coaching, there is no better feeling than experiencing a student discover who they are and who they want to become over four years.   

6. What is something unique about you?  I am a reality TV star...not really, but my husband and I were on the show Kitchen Crashers this past year on the DIY Network.

7.What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  Currently, I am coaching the poms squad at Hersey.