Friday, November 11, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 11/11/2016

Friday Focus  -  The lasting effect of co-curricular sports and activities.

The majority of Buffalo Grove students are involved in co-curricular activities.  Recent additional research continues to support student involvement in activities, clubs, and athletics as an avenue for developing well-rounded adults.  Involved students grow more than their non-involved peers in self-expression, acceptance, long term memory, reading, and the value of team over self, and many other areas.  Please encourage your student to give a BG club, activity, or sport a chance this year!  

We’ve Got Spirit!
The BGPA is selling spiritwear! You can find the link on the BGHS website homepage under “Quick Links” or click here.

The BGPA is selling 2016-17 BGHS Student Directories for $5.00.  They are available for sale in the Main Office.  See Mrs. Jacks if you would like to purchase one.

Upcoming Dates

November 15

District 214 Career Night:  Engineering/Industrial Technology/Computers/Business at Buffalo Grove High School 6:00pm
November 16
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting - 7:00pm Community Rm
November 17
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
November 23-25
Non-attendance days/Thanksgiving Break
December 1
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
December 8
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
December 15
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
December 16
Early Dismissal at 1:50pm
Winter Break begins at close of classes
January 3
First day of classes after Winter Break
January 16
Martin Luther King Day - Building Closed
January 18-20
Semester 1 Final Exams

Celebrating Our Success!
Congratulations to Boys Varsity Soccer player, Alex Alfaro, on being named Northwest All-Area team! Alex was also named All-MSL and All-Sectional! Congratulations to Tyler Nieman for receiving Special Mention, and Kevin Elioza, Manny Mazariegos, and Cullen O’Doherty for receiving Honorable Mention.

Fontant.jpgCongratulations to Softball player, Katie Fontanetta, who signed this week to be a Titan Softball player for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh!


Congratulations to Bowler, Jessica Soskich, who signed this week to bowl at Valparaiso University!

Cw0uAkpXgAAbHaD.jpgCongratulations to Baseball Player, John Carpinelli, who will be attending University of Indianapolis to play baseball!

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

November 17
Girls Basketball Tournament
November 18
Girls Basketball Tournament
November 21
Boys Basketball Tournament
November 22
Wrestling vs. Main South
Boys Basketball Tournament

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 High School group Elevate encourages student to make smarter choices
Chicago Tribune, November 7, 2016

A new student group at Buffalo Grove High School believe they have some of the answers to why teenagers experiment with vices — drugs, alcohol use, bad eating and sleeping habits. The eight students who helped start the group, called Elevate, also like to talk with their peers and share a new understanding about the effects sleep, nutrition and drug use can have on teenagers' minds and bodies.  Read Story

Teachers leave their political views at the door:  Many say students are better served by having space to form own opinions
Chicago, Tribune, November 6, 2016
Every year, Zack Crandall asks his students at Buffalo Grove High School if they can guess his political leanings. The results, he said, are typically an even split between Democrat and Republican. "That's my goal," he said. "They don't know where I come from."  Crandall, who teaches mostly seniors in advanced placement history and government classes, said he has a strict policy of keeping his political beliefs out of the classroom, focusing solely on providing balanced, impartial lessons. "I don't want (them) to feel any information I'm presenting is in a biased way," he said. Read Story

Chicago Tribune, November 6, 2016

Thomas Kelly caught the first touchdown pass in the career of sophomore quarterback Connor Adams in the Bison's 28-25 season-opening loss Aug. 26 at Niles West.
In retrospect, that connection signified the start of a new era. "(Adams) stepped into a position that not many seniors can play, and he moved into a leadership role and did very well with it," Kelly said. Seven games later, Adams completed 16 of 20 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns in the Bison's 42-12 victory against Elk Grove on Oct. 14. Buffalo Grove ended its first season the first under new coach Jeff Vlk, the longtime defensive coordinator, with a 3-6 mark. The Bison went 2-3 in Mid-Suburban East play. That might not be impressive in many programs, but the Bison were coming off a one-win season the year before. Read Story

Buffalo Grove show choir to hold fundraiser Saturday
The Daily Herald, November 3, 2016

Buffalo Grove High School's Expressions Show Choir, under the direction of Debora Utley, will present its "Cabaret Night" at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The Expressions, an award-winning show choir that has been in existence for over 40 years, is composed of 42 singer/dancers, 16 band members and six crew members. Read Story

21 District 214 Students Named 2017 National Merit Semifinalists
The Daily Herald, November 8, 2016

Twenty-one High School District 214 students have been named Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The program also announced 72 students from District 214's six comprehensive high schools received Commended Scholars status and three were also named National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

FullSizeRender (3).jpg1. What is your name?  Joe Gonzalez

2. What department have you/ do you work in?  BG Technology Department

3. How long have you been working at BG?  This is my first year at BG and my eighteenth year in District 214

4. Where did you go to high school? Adolfo V Hall (Guatemala CA)

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  When a staff or student have a problem with their technology device and I can fix it instantly and see their happy smile.  

6. What is something unique about you? I love photography.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I love all sports and theater. I was a Tech Director at EGHS for 10 years .