Friday, May 12, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 05/12/2017

Friday Focus -   High Mileage Car Competition 
On Monday, Buffalo Grove students competed in Joliet at the AutoBahn against several other schools.  These students’ vehicles averaged well over 250 mpg!!  Well done!
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BG Athletic Directors Matt Myers and Kip North present "BG Elevate" at the Illinois Athletic Directors conference. #OneBG

Freshman Leadership Academy Students Speak at Thomas Middle School
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Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to our MSL East Champion Girls Soccer team! C_l0qXcXUAAbrmt.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to our State qualifying Badminton team, Gymnastics team & Illinois State Dance Fest qualifiers. Good luck! C_jmFtaUwAAfhH6.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to Danny Zickert, a member of the football, cheerleading, and volleyball team, who tried out for the cheerleading squad at the University of Kentucky over the weekend and made the team. The University of Kentucky is the current Coed Cheerleading National Champion and have won 22 times.  Danny is the first Buffalo Grove Cheerleader to make the University of Kentucky cheerleading team.  Danny joins Milena Laera (University of Kansas) on making college cheerleading teams this year. Congratulations to Danny & Milena!Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 9.15.53 AM.png
  • Congratulations to our Boys Water Polo team on their victory over Vernon Hills at Sectionals!
  • Congratulations to our Girls Soccer players named All-Conference, Georgette Topalis, Kendra Lee, Alyssa Floro, and Courtney Lee. Special congratulations to Georgette Topolis named MSL Player of the Year and to Coach Pat Dudle namedMSL Coach of the Year! Image-1.png

  • C_VZfryW0AUqE5O.jpgCongratulations to Bass Fishing Sectional Champions Tyler Lubbat and Michael Grabner!

  • Congratulations to our Boys Gymnastics team for being MSL East Champions and placing 3rd overall in the MSL!  C-jVjOLXYAAKsvC.jpg
  • And Congratulations to Boys Gymnastics earning their season high score of 152.55 at Sectionals and winning 2nd place! Congratulations to the 8 individual STATE QUALIFIERS: Daniel Gerovoy, Jack Delattre, Vlad Varvaruk, Jorge Jaime-Rivera, Kyle Zyck, Sean Sparkowski, Michael Trandicosta, Paul Domian. C_BzVEOXYAEBaGQ.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Boys Gymnastics Sectional medalists: Sean Sparkowski, Michael Trandicosta, Jack Delattre, Daniel Gerovoy. Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 7.36.09 AM.png
  • Congratulations to our IHSA Sectional Champion Badminton team and to Sectional champs Megan Gamber/Katie Jarosz and runners up Gabriela Yordanova/Sarah Katz. The entire team is headed to state. Congratulations! C_CCnlKXcAIZ6zd.jpg

  • C_JJlJLXcAABnIT.jpgCongratulations to Girls Track & Field Conference Champ in the 100 (12.18) and 2nd in long (17-2) AND IHSA Girls Track Sectional Champion in the 100M, 200M and long jump, Nya Carr! Congratulations, Nya!

Upcoming Dates

May 13
Prom Tickets on Sale 8:00-10:00am
May 15
Principal’s Awards Ceremony 7:30pm
May 17
BGPA Meeting 7:00pm Community Room
May 18
Orange Late Start - 9:30am
May 25
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
BOE Meeting at FVEC 7:00pm
May 29
Memorial Day - No School
May 31
Spring Sports Awards 7:00pm
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

May 12
Expressions Big Show - See for tickets
May 13
Baseball Doubleheader vs. Grant
Expressions Big Show - See for tickets
May 16
Boys Tennis Varsity Quad vs. Lake Zurich, Marmion, St. Viator
Boys Volleyball vs. Fremd
May 17
Baseball vs. TBA
Softball vs. TBA
May 18
Boys Volleyball vs. Warren
Spring Orchestra Concert
May 19
Boys Tennis Sectional

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

After 43 years, Buffalo Grove High show choir to take final bow
The Daily Herald, May 11, 2017
Buffalo Grove High School seniors Kira Damo and Jake Hackl are heirs to a legacy. Growing up, Damo of Arlington Heights and Hackl of Buffalo Grove watched their older sisters perform in The Expressions, BGHS' award-winning show choir. They imagined following in their siblings' footsteps. And they did. But that legacy ends with them and the 59 other members of the show choir when The Expressions gives their final performance Saturday.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove, Stevenson High Among 'Most Challenging' Schools: Washington Post
Grayslake Patch, May 12, 2017
Many students can skate by in high school with good grades when they choose less-challenging courses. But, more challenging courses, such as Advanced Placement classes, are what really help teens grow and learn and even earn college credits. With that in mind, the Washington Post recently released its 2017 list of the Most Challenging High Schools in the U.S. Several suburban schools made this year's list, and College Prep School of America, a private school in Lombard, was ranked as the most challenging in the state. The school ranked as the 53rd most challenging nationally. Adlai Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire came in at No. 3 on the list and Buffalo Grove High School was No. 8. Read Story

A chance to pay it forward for the Lindbloom clan
The Daily Herald, May 8, 2017
In honor of Christine Lindbloom, the Math/Science Department at Buffalo Grove High School and the District 214 EA Education Association Circle of Caring are holding a bowling fundraiser to celebrate her life and raise funds for her children.  Read Story

Volunteers start building house for Naperville veteran
The Daily Herald, May 12, 2017
More than two dozen American flags provided a patriotic backdrop Thursday as Northwest suburban high school students, police, firefighters and other volunteers began building a house in Spring Grove for a military veteran and his family.

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Staff Spotlight

IMG_1745.JPG1. What is your name?  Nicole D’Ugo

2. What department have you/ do you work in?  I am the foodservice and nutrition manager.

3. How long have you been working at BG? I have been working at BG for 12 years.

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to high school in France

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  What I find rewarding is being able to work with such a fantastic group of people.  Also watching all the students coming into the cafeteria enjoying the food we prepare for them.

6. What is something unique about you? I am fluent in French, Italian and English.