Friday, March 3, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 03/03/2017

Friday Focus  -  Salute to our Staff!
We truly have an amazing and innovative staff at Buffalo Grove HS.  Yesterday morning we spent time honoring and celebrating many of our incredible staff.  Congratulations to the following award winners:

  • Kate Glass - Liz Ennis Innovator Award
  • Barb Meyer - Principal’s Award
  • Kip North - Principal’s Award
  • Matt Myers - Principal’s Award
  • Danielle Ossman - Outstanding Contribution to Education - EA
  • Ronda Whippo - Outstanding Contribution to Education - EA
  • Stephanie McCleish - Outstanding Contribution to Education - EA
  • Robin Christie - Outstanding Contribution to Education - ESP
  • Tammy Pozniak - Outstanding Contribution to Education - ESP
  • Patricia Preissing - Outstanding Contribution to Education - ESP
  • Laura Stock - Sue Moon Service to Others Award


Upcoming Dates

March 9
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
D214 Board of Education Meeting 7:00pm    Forest View Educational Center
March 15
Buffalo Grove Parent Association Meeting (BGPA) 7:00pm Community Room
March 16
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
March 23
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
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)

Celebrating Our Success!

  • Congratulations to our staff celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service at Buffalo Grove High School (pictures in order of years of service)BG-1.jpgBG-4.jpgBG-5.jpgBG-7.jpgBG-9.jpg

  • Congratulations to our Varsity Boys Basketball team on an outstanding season, playing all the way through to Regionals!
  • Congratulations to Megan Gamber and Georgette Topalis on being named to the Northwest All-Area Girls Basketball Team!

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

March 3
Orchesis Show

March 4
Boys Varsity Track & Field Meet
Orchesis Show
March 7
Concert Band Festival
March 8
Boys Varsity Water Polo vs. Conant
March 9
Winter Choral & Orchestra Concert
March 10
Varsity Girls Track & Field vs. Cary Grove and Lake Zurich
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For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

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BGHS in the News

Northwest all-area girls basketball team
The Daily Herald, March 2, 2017
Megan Gamber, Buffalo Grove:  Gamber put together a stellar senior season, averaging 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assist per game. Gamber also led the Bison with her 48 3-pointers and her 84.1 percent free throw shooting. Gamber also led the MSL East in free throw percentage (88.6 percent).

Georgette Topalis, Buffalo Grove:  Topalis, also a talented soccer player who will play that sport at Winona State, was a factor both offensively and defensively for the Bison girls basketball team. She also played a key role in helping BG win the Mid-Suburban East last season. Read Story

Northwest all-area team
The Daily Herald, March 2, 2017
Mac Camardo Buffalo Grove:  Camardo led the Bison in scoring with 13.4ppg, rebounding (7 per game) and in blocked shots. He also shot 67 percent from the floor and 71 percent from the free throw line.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Ronda Whippo
2. What department have you/ do you work in? Math - I currently teach Honors Advanced Algebra.

3. How long have you been working at BG? I have been at BG for 10 years but have been in the district for 18 years.

4. Where did you go to high school?  Urbana High School: Urbana, IL
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? The most rewarding aspect of my job is the relationships I form with my students. Helping them see their potential and guiding them to become the best version of themselves is what I aspire to do daily. I love the challenges that each day brings and how together we conquer them. Sometimes it's a difficult mathematics problem, but often it's the daily challenges of life that we work through together. I learn so much from my students and I hope that when they leave me, they leave with a better understanding of the academic material and with a better sense of how they can contribute to making the world a better place by their actions.

6. What is something unique about you?  I have been fortunate enough to travel to Vietnam twice. My mother was born there and after marrying my father moved to the U.S. It was almost 30 years before she was able to go back to see her family. It was an honor and a privilege to be by her side when she was reunited with her siblings. It was such an amazing experience that I went back a few years later. I am looking forward to the day when my girls, along with their grandmother, make the journey to Vietnam to meet our family and to experience the wonders of our heritage for themselves.