Thursday, October 20, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 10/18/2016

Friday Focus  -   BGHS Multicultural Show

On October 14th students from Buffalo Grove High School organized our annual Multicultural Show.  There were dances and songs from different parts of India, Ukraine, Greece, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Korea, Bulgaria, Mexico, Philippines, Uganda, and Sudan.  We also had Free Flow performing an American modern dance, and a Ukrainian Couple dancing the Ballroom dances.  Students invited a Turkish artist to showcase the Turkish Art, called -  “Marble Painting.”  The show ended with a Fashion Show, and the “Imagine” song by John Lennon sang by all participants showing the unity and understanding of different cultures.  It was a great celebration of the diversity of our student body!  

Upcoming Dates

John Underwood is coming back to our community! John, founder of the Human Performance Project and Life of an Athlete program, will be joined by veteran Navy SEAL, Jason, who is an Applied Performance Sciences expert. Together they will be presenting to staff and students across the district on how sleep, nutrition, substance use, blue light, motivation, and accountability impact a student's body and ability to perform at their best.Nov. 1 JU Parent Night Flyer.jpg

November 1st is your time to hear this message as John Hersey High School hosts a district wide parent presentation by John and Jason from 7-9pm. Come learn more about this new Human Performance Project being initiated throughout our community.

See the attached flyer for more details or register here.

October 25
D214 Career Night (Health & Natural Resources)- at Hersey 6:00-8:30pm
October 27
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
October 31
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
November 1
Second quarter begins
Parent Night - Human Performance Project/Life of an Athlete Program
7:00-9:00pm at Hersey (See information above. Registration required.)
November 2
Parent Teacher Conferences
November 3
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
November 10
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
November 17
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
November 23-25
Non-attendance days/Thanksgiving Break

Celebrating Our Success!
Congratulations to both the JV1 and JV2 Boys Soccer teams on earning the title of MSLConference Champions!JV2.jpg

Congratulations to Boys Cross Country runners on their 7th place MSL finish, with Mitchell Guittar placing 15th overall!


Congratulations to our Varsity Football team on their dominating win 42-12 over Elk Grove last Friday!

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

October 21
Varsity Football vs. Rolling Meadows
October 24
Girls Volleyball Regional vs. Wauconda
October 25
Girls Volleyball Regional - TBA
October 27
Girls Volleyball Regional - TBA
October 29
38th Annual Pops Concert
November 1
District 214 Orchestra Festival

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

Girls volleyball: BG fights off Conant for three-set comeback win
The Daily Herald, October 19, 2016
Buffalo Grove and Conant's girls volleyball teams started out Tuesday's third set tied on every point from four to 14.  Tight sets have not exactly been easy for the Bison to win."We've been fighting it a bit mentally when things have been close," said Bison coach Matt Priban.  Read Story

Trieb's terrific as Buffalo Grove wins at Elk Grove
The Daily Herald, October 14, 2016
The Hail Mary catch at the end of the first half wasn't a new experience for Buffalo Grove's Jimmy Trieb, but returning a blocked punt for a touchdown was.
And his 5 total TDs, that was also something unprecedented for the senior and led the Bison to a 42-12 victory at Mid-Suburban East opponent Elk Grove on Friday night.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
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1. What is your name?  Kelly Martin

2. What department have you/ do you work in?  I am the College and Career Assistant & Registrar in Student Services.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  Since July, 2016

4. Where did you go to high school?  A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Tx (approx. same size as BGHS) and Wesclin High School in Trenton, IL, where I graduated in a class of 117 students.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?   Working with students on their post-high school plans.

6. What is something unique about you? I was raised in a military family attending, seven different elementary schools, two junior high schools and two high schools.  I have moved 15 times living in a total of 8 states.   I am comfortable being the “new kid” and am pretty adaptable.  In my role as Registrar, I have a soft spot for transfer students!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Currently, I am digging into my new roles, and hope to increase my involvement in co-curricular activities in the future.  Basketball, soccer and the fine arts are areas of interest for me.