Thursday, December 1, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 12/02/2016

Friday Focus  - Academic Competitions find success!
Congratulations to the following Math Team students on their outstanding performance at the Wednesday, November 16th competition:
  • Freshman team placed 1st!
  • Oralist, Gabby Yordanova, placed 2nd
  • Highest scoring Freshman:  Sanskar Siddarth
  • Highest scoring sophomore:  Matt Jakimovski
  • Highest scoring senior:  Divya Bhati

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Congratulations to Eddie Moder for being for being selected to the All Tournament Team at the Scholastic Bowl kickoff.

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

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 senior, Henry Johnston, on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in Boy Scout Troop 140.  Less than 2% of all boys in scouting achieve the rank of Eagle. Henry demonstrated leadership and commitment to Scouting by earning at least 21 merit badges, becoming proficient in life skills, showing strength in character and holding leadership positions within the troop. Henry’s final achievement toward completing this rank was to organize and lead a project for the betterment of the community. Henry’s project of building racks for the supply of mattresses that are used by the homeless at a local church is evidence not only of his dedication and hard work, but more importantly, his compassion for humanity. Congratulations Henry!

Congratulations to Jorge Jaime Rivera for being selected as a National Hispanic Scholar by College Board! Jorge scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in our region.

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

December 2
Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Wheeling
Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a play” (Children’s Show) $5
Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Wheeling
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
December 5
Girls Bowling vs. Conant (Arlington Lanes)
December 8
Girls Bowling vs. Schaumburg (Arlington Lanes)
December 9
Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Hersey
Wrestling Dual vs. Prospect
December 10
Boys Swimming & Diving Meet
Varsity Wrestling Tournament
December 12
Winter Choral Concert
December 13
Winter Band Concert
December 14
Senior Art 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

Girls basketball season preview: Buffalo Grove Bison
Chicago Tribune, November 18, 2016
Coach: Steve Kolodziej, entering fourth season
Projected starters (2014-15 stats): Sr. G Maddie Welter (13.7 ppg), Jr. F Sammy Stejskal (12.5 ppg), Sr. Amanda Kowalski (4.0 ppg), Jr. F Natali Dimitrova, So. G Alyssa Floro   Last season: 21-11, lost in a Class 4A sectional semifinal to Fremd, 63-47
By the numbers  Read Story

Buffalo Grove High musical lets orchestra run wild
The Daily Herald, November 22, 2016
The Buffalo Grove High School Theater Arts Program presents an all-age showstopping performance of "Elephant & Piggie's We are in a Play!" from Friday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 4.  Read Story

Boys basketball season preview: Buffalo Grove Bison
Chicago Tribune, November 23, 2016
With plenty of returning talent, the Buffalo Grove boys basketball team will implement a new offensive system in 2015-16. Pioneer Press broke down the Bison for our season preview:  Read Story

Buffalo Grove's Topalis will take her speedy skills to Winona State
The Daily Herald, November 28, 2016
Georgette Topalis might be even quicker this season than she was a year ago when she made two big dashes down court and scored baskets that iced wins over Hersey's state-ranked girls basketball team. That's because a weight has been lifted from the shoulders of the Buffalo Grove senior. Read Story

Chicago Tribune, November 28, 2016
Buffalo Grove boys basketball coach Keith Peterson wants to alter how the Bison play the game.To be clear, he still values points. But what he values more this season is point prevention."People see us as an offensive team, but we have to change our focus," Peterson said. "Offense is easy, but…  Read Story

Girls bowling: Expect more of the same from Buffalo Grove's Soskich
The Daily Herald, November 26, 2016
Looking back, it all seems so surreal for Buffalo Grove bowler Jessica Soskich. It was turning out to be a stellar season for Soskich, as she was near the top of the Mid-Suburban league in individual average all year long, and as a matter of fact she wound up finishing third overall in the conference when all was said and done. Unfortunately though, bad luck interfered in what is now a well-known story.

Gamber gets career-high 23 to lead BG
The Daily Herald, November 25, 2016
A year from now Megan Gamber plans to be studying elementary education at Illinois State University classrooms.  On Friday, she showed she can already give teaching lessons in scoring points on the basketball floor.Gamber tossed home a career-high 23 points, including four 3-pointers in the second quarter, to help lead Buffalo Grove's girls basketball team to a 63-51 triumph over Barrington in the penultimate round of the Bison Classic. Read Story

Buffalo Grove improves to 3-0
The Daily Herald, November 25, 2016
Buffalo Grove is ready for Stevenson.
They better be. The Bison meet the talented Patriots at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for the championship of the Bison Classic.  Both come in 4-0, with Buffalo Grove's most recent win a 66-38 effort against Christian Liberty on Friday night.  "We wanted to make (Saturday) night a championship," said Buffalo Grove coach Keith Peterson of the match-up between schools that are natural geographic rivals.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove thrives on inside-outside attack
The Daily Herald, November 23, 2016
Buffalo Grove junior guard Jack Vaselaney said the plan for his team was to go inside Wednesday night against Glenbrook South.  "We wanted to pound the ball down to number 54," said Vaselaney in reference to 6-foot-6 center Mac Camardo, "and that would open up the floor for our shooters."  Read Story

Buffalo Grove pulls away from Grayslake Central
The Daily Herald, November 21, 2016
Make no mistake: Buffalo Grove can run; Buffalo Grove can shoot; Buffalo Grove can press, force turnovers and play defense.  Now, can the Bison win consistently?  This young varsity basketball team, sprinkled with many returning veterans, showed experience, savvy and no panic in rallying to a 65-43 win over Grayslake Central to open the season at home in the Bison Classic.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
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1. What is your name?  Jim Wizniak

2. What department have you/ do you work in? I have had a variety of jobs in District 214 which include substitute teaching, security at BG, and also as an aide in Special Ed. at BG.  I am currently an Instructional Assistant for Student Services.  In this role, I work with students in referred study hall and compass learning.  

3. How long have you been working at BG?  I am currently in my 3rd year at BG.

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to Buffalo Grove H.S.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  The part of my job I find most rewarding is being able to assist students in finding success in their classes.  Many students in referred study and compass learning might need extra resources or assistance with their schoolwork and being able to provide them with that brings me great satisfaction.  I also love being able to give back to the community in which I was once a part of as a student.

6. What is something unique about you? I played on the 2008 BG boys volleyball team that took 2nd place in state.  I was also a collegiate volleyball player at Quincy University.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I coach JV girls volleyball and freshman boys volleyball.