Friday, December 16, 2016

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 12/16/2016

Friday Focus  -  Santa Claus came to BG!!
IMG_1196.JPGSanta made an early visit to Little Bison Pre-school yesterday, and ALL our Little Bison made the NICE LIST!!  The joy and anticipation were palpable, what a joy this program brings to our school.  In the background is a large gingerbread house, built by our students in Geometry in Construction class.  This was the backdrop for our Gingerbread house fundraiser last week, which raised $2,000 for a local Veteran, through A Soldier’s Journey Home program.  This Spring, our Geometry in Construction class will build the walls for veteran SPC Anthony Chobanov’s brand new home, and help with the on-site construction in May, giving him the keys when they are finished!    

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 16
Early Dismissal at 1:50pm
Winter Break begins at close of classes
January 3
First day of classes after Winter Break
January 5
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
January 12
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
January 16
Martin Luther King Day - Building Closed
January 18-20
Semester 1 Final Exams

Celebrating Our Success!

Congratulations to the Girls Bowling team on winning the Streamwood Invite!


Congratulations to Boys Swimming on their 2nd Place finish in the Wild Stallion Jamboree and to Diver Jack Delattre on his 2nd place finish at the Diving Invite!

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

December 16
Varsity Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Elk Grove
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Hersey
Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Hersey
December 17
Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Wauconda
January 6
Varsity Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Hoffman Estates
Varsity Wrestling Dual vs. Elk Grove
January 7
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Elk Grove
Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Grayslake North

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's Kurt Kutska puts Prospect wrestling roots to good use
Chicago Tribune, December 11, 2016

With his former high school coach just a few feet away at the scorer's table, Kurt Kutska enjoyed the experience of coaching his Buffalo Grove squad Friday night against Prospect. The mere mention of Gary McMorrow, Kutska's former coach at Prospect in the mid-90s and a recent Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame inductee, still brings a quick smile to Kutska's face. Prospect defeated Buffalo Grove 47-19. "(McMorrow) always reminds me of what I could have been if I had come back to wrestle my senior year for him in 1996," said Kutska, who took over for Jeff Vlk this season when Vlk became the head football coach for the Bison. Read Story

Buffalo Grove gymnast Teresa Riles is all smiles, even while competing
Chicago Tribune, December 6, 2016
When Teresa Riles does a gymnastics routine, she has a clear intention in mind. The Buffalo Grove senior wants the audience to witness the joy she experiences when performing. "I want them to see that I'm having fun," she said. "I want them to say, 'No matter what happens, she enjoyed her routine.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove boys basketball team weathers series of tough tests
Chicago Tribune, December 8, 2016
Buffalo Grove had been in this position before. On Feb. 23 of this very year, in fact. The boys basketball team was visiting Mid-Suburban League rival Barrington on that date and trailed by double digits after the first half. The Bison never recovered and lost 63-47. Comparisons end there, however.  Read Story

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FullSizeRender (5).jpgStaff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Steve Kolodziej

2. What department have you/ do you work in?  I am a Dean of Students.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  This is my 12th Year.  7 Years as math teacher, 5th as Dean.

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to Schaumburg High School and graduated in 2001.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  The knowledge that I'm playing a little part in shaping a better future and changing people's lives.

6. What is something unique about you? I have 3 daughters, I have 3 older sisters, on my father's side of the family there are 30 total cousins and only 3 boys.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I'm the head Girls Basketball Coach here at BGHS and I'm an Asst. Varsity Football Coach.