Friday, November 18, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 11/18/2016

Friday Focus  - Skunk Aid joins Mr. Fixit Lou Manfredini on WGN radio
20161112_083713.jpgThis past Saturday, one of our Entrepreneurship groups, the creators of Skunk Aid, and teacher Karen Roberts had the pleasure of being on the Lou Manfredini (Mr. Fixit) show on WGN radio. This was a great opportunity that opened many doors for these students. Their Skunk Aid product is now being sold in two Ace Hardware stores which are owned by Lou and his wife. The radio appearance gave them new exposure, and they have been filling many orders since. If you have a dog, this is a “must have” kit, as it really does work. The time and effort these girls have put into their business is unbelievable for 16,17, and 18 year olds who go to school everyday and participate in activities, as well.

What these students are able to do and experience would not be possible without the leadership, support and guidance of all the community members that work with the BGHS Entrepreneurship class, not to mention their fabulous mentor, Mike Schiestel who provides them daily and weekly advice and support.

If you are interested in learning more about their SkunkAid product, please visit their website


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 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!

A big shout out to the BGHS Speech Team that had four medalists at Prospect's tournament this past weekend: Juan Garcia placed 5th in his first-ever tournament in original oratory, Angella Lee placed 4th in poetry, and Nolan Son and Laurel Hart placed fourth as they placed for the second week in a row in Humorous Duet Acting! Great job!

Congratulations to Volleyball player Kiarra Akiyoshi who was named to the Daily Herald Northwest All-Area team for the second straight year! Kim Barton, Kanella Kalyviaris, and Hannah Schuler received Special Mention.

Congratulations to the Latino summit scholarship winners Miriam Ortiz and Victoriano Ambriz.


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

November 18
Girls Basketball Tournament
November 21
Boys Basketball Tournament
November 22
Wrestling vs. Maine South
Boys Basketball Tournament
December 2
Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a play” (Children’s Show) $5
December 3
Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a play” (Children’s Show) $5
December 4
Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a play” (Children’s Show) $5

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

The Daily Herald, November 17, 2016

To a certain extent, Georgette Topalis is the last one standing.The Buffalo Grove girls basketball team graduated its four other starters from last season's 24-win team. That class won three regional titles as its win total increased gradually from 10 to 15, then 21, then 24. Read Story

BG wins opener; Wachal gets 1,000th point
The Daily Herald, November 18, 2016
Coming off three straight Class 4A regional titles and a Mid-Suburban East title last winter, Buffalo Grove girls basketball coach Steve Kolodziej had his Bison ready for the start of this season as they topped Grayslake Central 58-51 on Thursday night.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

FullSizeRender (4).jpg1. What is your name?  Martha Kelly

2. What department have you/ do you work in?  I am in the Math/Science Department where I teach Geometry and Intermediate Algebra

3. How long have you been working at BG?  1 year at BG and the 10th year in District 214.

4. Where did you go to high school? Driscoll Catholic High School

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?   I enjoy seeing the light bulb go on.  That moment that you know they understand.  You see the joy in the students' faces, and (with Math especially) they find something that they may not have enjoyed before, but now they do.

6. What is something unique about you? Most people know that I enjoy running, and have run a number of marathons... but I come from a family of teachers.  I have 4 siblings, 3 of which are high school teachers.  One is Math, one is Math and French, and another is History.  I guess we bought into our parents' belief in the importance of an education.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am the Varsity Girls Cross Country Coach and an Assistant Girls Basketball Coach.