Friday, April 28, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 04/27/2017

Friday Focus -   Spring Musical Spamalot brings down the House!

Congratulations to our incredibly talented student performers, tech crew, pit band, and staff on this amazing performance! spamalot.jpg

First Annual “Java Jive" - a Night of Poetry and Acoustic music
This week we hosted the very first Java Jive concert. Students shared their talents with family and friends by performing original poetry and acoustic music in the library during lunch hours and in the evening.
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Celebrating Our Success!

  • Congrats to the Free Flow dancers who showcased their talents this week! FFC2017 and guests.jpg Nicole whips her hair.jpg  Draelin 1.jpg
  • Congratulations to our journalism students Angelica Cannata, Parul Kumar and Adiba Shakeel headed to State! Journalism.jpg
  • Congratulations to our students placing 1st in the Harper College Accounting Contest! Accounting.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Varsity Badminton team on placing 2nd at East Aurora, to our JV team winning at Hersey, and our Freshmen winning at Wheaton North! Badminton.jpgbadminton 2.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Girls Water Polo players celebrating Senior Night! G WP Seniors.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Softball players celebrating Senior Night! softball.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Bass Fishing Team on placing 3rd at the Lakes High School tournament. Fishing.jpg

Upcoming Dates

May 4
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 11
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 13
Prom Tickets on Sale 8:00-10:00am
May 18
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
May 25
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
May 29
Memorial Day - No School
June 1
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
June 2
Prom 6:30 pm Westin Itasca
June 4
Graduation 1:00 pm (tickets required)
June 7
Finals - Periods 1, 2, and 6
June 8
Finals - Periods 3, 7, and 4
June 9
Finals - Periods 8 and 5     Last Day of School

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

April 27
6:00 pm
Boys Volleyball vs. Wheeling.
May 1
Softball vs. Palatine
May 2
Boys Tennis vs. Elk Grove
Boys Volleyball vs. Rolling Meadows
May 3
Baseball vs. Rolling Meadows
Girls Soccer vs. Elk Grove
May 5
Baseball vs. Barrington
May 6
Softball Doubleheader vs. Antioch Community
Baseball Double Header vs.

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

Township High School District 214 students join forces to build home for veteran and his family
Chicago Tribune, April 24, 2017
Students at Buffalo Grove High School recently put their geometry lessons to work by constructing walls for a new home being built for a disabled local veteran, who has a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. The wall-building project, which also enlisted students from Rolling Meadows High School, was bolstered by teens from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. They raised more than $16,000 to help build a new home in Spring Grove in northern McHenry County for U.S. Army Spc. Tony Chobanov, his wife Abbey and their four children. Read Story

Shout Out: Rhyan Shanker, Buffalo Grove High School alumna studying chemistry at Lake Forest College
Chicago Tribune, April 21, 2017
Rhyan Shanker, an alumna of Buffalo Grove High School, realizes the challenges with developing new compounds to try and make a longer lasting battery. Explaining the concept to people not versed in science can be even more challenging. "It's not like every day we're just coming up with a new compound," the 18-year-old Shanker said. "Sometimes, it can take months, or even years, to discover something new." After graduating from Buffalo Grove High School in 2016, Shanker, now a chemistry major at Lake Forest College, recently was accepted into the school's Richter Scholar Summer Research Program. Read Story

Baseball: Four-hit day for Fricke as Buffalo Grove handles Wheeling
The Daily Herald, April 26, 2017
The hits kept coming for Zach Fricke and Buffalo Grove's baseball team on Wednesday. Fricke had 4 of Buffalo Grove's 12 hits as the Bison knocked off Wheeling 10-5 in Buffalo Grove. Read Story

High school hockey: Well worth the trip for Team Illinois
The Daily Herald, April 25, 2017
The seven-hour bus ride Monday afternoon from Pittsburgh was extra special for Team Illinois, which returned home with the championship trophy once again from the annual America's Showcase hockey tournament…."We came out slow (in the championship game), but our skill and determination helped us take over," said Nicholas Christianson, a senior at Buffalo Grove High School who skated all four years for the co-op BG/H/W Stampede varsity, including the team's 2016 state championship season. "It meant a lot to me to go out with the championship. It was awesome getting to play with so many great players from different teams." Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

FullSizeRender (16).jpg1. What is your name?  Laura Heissel or as most students call me "Señora"

2. What department have you/ do you work in?  World Language/Social Studies/ESL department

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my fourth year at BG, previously I was at Elk Grove High School for 16 years.
4. Where did you go to high school? I attended Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois.  My high school Spanish teacher was outstanding and he inspired me to pursue a degree in Spanish and Education!
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? I love being in the classroom with the students.  I learn so much from them and truly want them to be life long language learners.

6. What is something unique about you? My students tell me that it is the amount of energy and enthusiasm I have!!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Currently I am the senior class board sponsor.  I have been with this class since they were freshman and it has been so fun to watch them mature and grow.