Friday, March 17, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 03/17/2017

Friday Focus  -  BG Gives Back
On Tuesday, March 14th, BG put into practice the ideas of service that students came up with during our February Harbor curriculum.  Below are a few pictures of what and where our students served on Tuesday
  • Writing letters to troops and making cards for sick kids: Kids and Troops.jpgTroops.jpg
  • Making 100 blankets for critically ill children for Project Linus: Linus.jpg
  • Making toys for the dogs in animal shelters: Dog Toys.jpgdog toys 2.jpg
  • BG students visiting Longfellow to get the future Bison excited about high school as part of their Day of Inspiration: Longfellow.jpg
  • BG students receiving instructions and understanding the need for literacy at Bernie’s Book Drive Bernies Book Drive.jpgScreen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.00.16 AM.png
  • Students and staff at Feed My Starving Children packed 35,000 meals that will feed 97 children for a year!Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 10.51.55 AM.png
  • Working with students at Ivy Hill Elementary School: Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 10.54.35 AM.png
  • Making care packages for the troops overseas using donated products: Care Pack.jpg
  • Students getting ready to volunteer at Community Threads: threads.jpg
  • Volunteering at Thomas Middle School: Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.01.28 AM.png
  • Students building walls for a Soldier’s Journey Home: Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.19.51 AM.png
  • Orchestra students perform for the senior residents of the Lutheran Home. Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 3.50.37 PM.png
  • A St. Patrick’s Day party for the students at Kirk School: Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 3.53.04 PM.png
  • BG students complete a Lorado Taft mural at Thomas Middle School: C643x-0W0AAiHNI.jpgC646hB5VAAANBZv.jpg
  • 1500 food boxes packed! food boxes.jpg

Upcoming Dates

BGPA Scholarship Application Due April 4th
The BGPA scholarship application is available in the College and Career Center and on Naviance. ALL BG class of 2017 seniors are eligible. There is no minimum GPA requirement. Applications are due no later than April 4.

March 23
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
Board of Education Meeting at Forest View Educational Center 7:00pm
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 ICCA Coach of the Year, Jeff Siegal! The Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association Coach of the Year is someone who has coached for 7+ years and has made a significant impact in cheerleading, their school, and the lives of those they have coached. Among just a few of Jeff Siegal’s coaching achievements in the Coed Division include: finishing 4th in 2011, 3rd in 2012 and 2017, 2nd in 2014, and winning the State Championship in 2013 and back-to-back in 2015 and 2016 – that’s winning 6 straight IHSA State trophies! Congratulations ICCA Coach of the Year, Jeff Siegal! IMG_1528.JPG
  • Congratulations to also DECA students Eddie, Chris, Sweta, Alyssa, & Alfred on their 2nd place finish at State! Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 2.22.36 PM.png
  • Congratulations to Jack Vaselaney on qualifying for the IHSA State 3-point shooting competition in Peoria! Vaselany.jpg
  • Congratulations to the BGHS Choir and Orchestra students on their fine performances to a packed house at Northwestern University Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on Wednesday.Danse Macbre.jpgchoir.jpg
  • Congratulations to the Frosh/Soph Boys Water Polo team, the Glenbard North Tournament Champions!

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

March 17
Girls Badminton “Lucky Clover” Invitational
Girls Softball vs. Cary Grove
Boys Water Polo Invite
March 18
Badminton “Karen Douglas” Invitational
March 20
Badminton vs. Hoffman Estates
Softball vs. Glenbard East
Boys Water Polo vs. Elk Grove
March 21
Girls Water Polo vs. Libertyville
Girls Soccer vs. St. Viator
March 22
Girls Water Polo vs. Prospect
Boys Gymnastics vs. Hersey
March 23
Girls Soccer vs Nazareth Academy
Boys Water Polo vs. Vernon Hills

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

Upstart Buffalo Grove hones confidence, expectation to win
Chicago Tribune, March 4, 2017
This season, the Buffalo Grove boys basketball team took the first step. And for a team filled with talented juniors, the next step could be even more interesting. Read Story

Borenstein helps Israel to 4-0 start
The Daily Herald, March 13, 2017
Former Buffalo Grove standout Zach Borenstein is playing right field for Israel, which has now moved into the second round. After three straight wins to top Pool A in Seoul, Israel opened Pool E at the Tokyo Dome on Sunday with a 4-1 win over Cuba. Read Story

Mensch at the plate: Borenstein part of exciting Team Israel run in WBC
The Athletic, March 15, 2017
Josh Borenstein, a 30-year-old screenwriter originally from Arlington Heights, Ill., has a screenplay for a movie about Hank Greenberg that he’s shopping around Hollywood. “It’s called “Tiger in the Lion’s Den,” he said. “A couple agencies are looking it. I wrote it a couple years ago.”  Now Borenstein, who used to write a blog about Jewish baseball players, could have a more personal story about an upstart group of Jewish baseball players who took the world by storm.....Josh’s younger brother Zach Borenstein, a 2008 Buffalo Grove High School graduate, was the right fielder for Team Israel in the WBC. Israel bowed out of the tournament Wednesday morning, losing to Japan, 8-3 in the Tokyo Dome. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
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1. What is your name?  Mike Naughton

2. What department have you/ do you work in? CTE/PE/Health/Driver's Ed

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my 4th year at Buffalo Grove
4. Where did you go to high school? Elk Grove High School

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? The potential you have as an educator working with a community that can help shape the future of an individual.
6. What is something unique about you?  My post-high school education has taken me to several different colleges and universities in Illinois.  I attended Harper my Freshman year, then finished my undergraduate degree at Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Health/Physical Education.  I earned a certification in Driver's Education at Olivet Nazarene University.  I am also currently in two Master's Programs, one in Special Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the other one in The Principalship at North Park University.  That is 5 colleges/universities and counting!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am the Head Boy's Tennis Coach and also a Football Assistant Coach.