Friday, January 27, 2017

Principal's Weekly Blog 01/27/2017

Friday Focus  -  CAF (Curriculum and Activities Fair) night welcomes class of 2021!

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This past Monday, over 400 students and families of incoming 9th graders came out to CAF night to explore the activities, athletics, and elective options that Buffalo Grove High School has to offer.  We are thrilled to welcome you to BGHS and hope you had a wonderful evening and found something to be involved in while at our school. Research continues to show that involved students have higher GPA's, stronger emotional stability, and more opportunities for leadership and influence.

Upcoming Dates

February 2
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
February 9
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
February 16
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
February 18
Turnabout Dance
February 20
Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL
February 23
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
March 2
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
March 24
Early Dismissal - 1:50pm
March 27-31
Spring Break
March 31
Last Day of 3rd Quarter
April 3
Teacher Inservice Day (students not in attendance)
April 4
First Day of 4th Quarter (classes resume after Spring Break)

Bison Boosters Las Vegas Night
The Bison Boosters are hosting their annual Las Vegas Night to be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Ditka's, 2000 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights at 7:00pm. Last year's event was a near sell out so get your tickets today at and help support the 28 athletic programs of Buffalo Grove High School. Booster Invite 2017 Vegas Night vFinal1 copy.pdf

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to the huge success of our DECA students at the DECA Regional competition!  DECA Regionals 2017.JPG
  • Our DECA Regional Medal winners:DECA Regional Medal Winners 2017.JPG

The following DECA students qualified for State:

Buying & Merchandising Team Decision Making:
1st - Vlada Botsul & Nicole Dedes
2nd - Parul Kumar & Naomi Torres
3rd - Grace Martin & Claire McLoone

Marketing Management Team Decision Making:
1st - Alex Morain & Kyle Zyck
2nd - Tyler Lubbat & Adrian Gaucin

Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making:
1st - Chris Tsourmas & Eddie Walker
2nd - Matt Gontko & Rob Weede
3rd - Manny Mazariegos & Alberto Rivera
3rd - Aidan Dolan & Patrick McLoone

Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making:
1st - Danielle Allaire & Erika Jaszka

Hospitality Services Team Decision Making:
2nd - Alyssa DePhillips & Sweta Patel
3rd - Elisabeth Jaszka & Emily Jaszka

Human Resources Management:  2nd - Greg Harner

Retail Merchandising:  3rd - CJ Camporese

Principles of Finance:  2nd - Alfred Roberts

Principles of Marketing:
1st - Jessy Syed
3rd - Jacqueline Bickhaus

Apparel & Accessories Marketing:  3rd - Deirdra Day

DECA State Qualifiers:
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  • Teresa Riles caps off an amazing Girls Gymnastics conference meet with a 3rd place finish in the All-Around. 36.5. She also placed 5th on Beam, 8th on Floor, and 2nd on Vault! Congrats!!!riles.jpg

  • Congratulations to the UNDEFEATED first place MSL Conference champion JV Girls Gymnastics team!jv gym.jpg

  • Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Bowling Team for their 2nd place finish at the Wauconda Invite!

  • Congratulations to Girls JV Bowling team for finishing the MSL conference season in first place!jv bowl.jpg

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

January 27
Varsity Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Rolling Meadows
Variety Show (Theater) Tickets are $5 at the door
January 28
Varsity Girls Bowling Conference (Arlington Lanes)
January 30
Varsity Girls Gymnastics Regionals
January 31
Girls Bowling vs. Fenton (Arlington Lanes)
Varsity Girls Basketball vs Rolling Meadows
February 1
Choir & Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Festival
February 2
Expressions Preview Concert
February 3
Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Elk Grove
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Elk Grove

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 surges past Wheeling
The Daily Herald, January 25, 2017
Down 22-15 at half, Buffalo Grove's girls basketball team rallied for a 49-42 triumph on Senior night at Wheeling on Tuesday night. "We talked about energy at halftime and everyone embraced their individuals roles," said Bison coach Steve Kolodziej. "In order for us be successful, we need to bring energy and all 12 girls stepped up. Our bench players got into the game and sparked our defense."  Read Story

Buffalo Grove's big bet pays off as junior class leads improved basketball team
Chicago Tribune, January 20, 2017
The core four of Buffalo Grove's heralded junior class have always looked to the next level. As freshmen, varsity coach Keith Peterson and his staff asked how they could kick-start the growth of the incoming group. They decided to move the four — Jack Vaselaney, Mac Camardo, Zach Fricke and Caleb...Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

IMG_1228.JPG1. What is your name?  Eric Garneau
2. What department have you/ do you work in?  As BG's Data Processing Operator, my home base is Student Services where I create, maintain, and report on our data system records on students, teachers, grading, and master scheduling. I regularly work with fellow ESP, the Assessment Center, the Registrar, Counselors, Division Heads, and the Principals.

I share my time and energies serving as Fine & Performing Arts Co-Coordinator, House Co-Manager for the Theater Program, and BGHS Webmaster.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  This is my fifth year working at BGHS.

4. Where did you go to high school? I attended Highland Park High School.
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  The cycles of teaching and learning are not confined to the classroom at BGHS. They are found in every relationship. I find my greatest professional reward in learning & teaching so that I may help others to learn and to teach.
6. What is something unique about you?  I love designing sets & lighting, public speaking, attending meetings, taking standardized tests, and listening to Supreme Court arguments.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I am a major fan of the Fine & Performing Arts at BG! Theater, Speech, and Debate are my primary focus. It is also my great honor to serve with a team of instructors to the Freshman Leadership Academy.