Friday, May 19, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 05/19/2017

Friday Focus -  Congratulations to our Senior Awards winners and Scholarship winners this past Monday Night.  We will miss you!!

  • Principal’s Awards Danielle Allaire
Alexander Morain
  • Scholarships Awarded
    • Norman Geske Memorial Scholarship: Jack Pontarelli
    • KatSo Scholarship:  Alex Apostolopoulos and Sabrina Kenoun
    • Buffalo Grove Fire Department Scholarship:  Linnea Rylander
    • Class of 1984 Memorial Scholarship:  Linnea Rylander
    • District 214 Redefining Ready! Scholarship:  Jake Hackl
    • BGPA and Jackie Sell Scholarships:
Jennifer Paul Chris Tsourmas
Danielle Allaire Jake Hackl
Sweta Patel Lynnea Rylander
Lauren Komrska Erika Jaszka
Chris Pecoraro Jordan Lawrence
  • Activities Award: Sarah Harner
    Arts Unlimited Award: Michael Sauer
    Male Athlete Award: Jack Pontarelli
    Female Athlete Award: Georgette Topalis
    School Spirit Award: Patrick McCloone

  • Senior Division Award Winners

Business Education: Vladislava Botsul & Greg Harner
Technology: Ryan Horvath
Computer Science: Deepan Venkatesh
Family & Consumer Sciences: Steven Buchholz
English: Andrew Reitman
Journalism: Ariana Santilli
Yearbook: Lindsey Hammel
Art: Bianca Dobra
Choral Music: Jacob Hackl
Instrumental Music-Band: Alyanna Monk
Instrumental Music-Orchestra: Jorelle Dancel
English Language Learners: Alexandros Apostolopoulos
French: Elisabeth Jaszka
Spanish: Andra Tecusan
German: Sebastian Uribe
Mandarin: Tyler Stejskal
History: Edward Moder
Social Science: Colin Groh
Biology: Danielle Allaire
Chemistry: Alexander Morain
Mathematics: Andrew Pocklington
Physics: Maxim Sharipov
Dance: Victoria Yelinek
Physical Education (Female): Brittany Lee
Physical Education (Maile): Sean Sparkowski

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to Boys Track Sectional Champions Dimitri Lomnick in long jump with a 23’ 11” jump and and a state qualifying triple jump of  44’7”, and Arturo Bautista with a time of 1:56.38 in the 800 Meter Dash. State bound!! Track.jpg-small
  • Congrats to Boys Water Polo players Nick Roberts and Kevin Carr on being selected to the All-Sectional team!
  • Congratulations to Girls Water Polo players Sarah Harner (1st team), Dasha Yermol (2nd team), and Bianca Dobra for All-Sectional selections!
  • Congratulations to Boys Gymnastics on finishing 7th in State! Gym.jpg-small
  • Congrats to Michael Trandicosta for qualifying for Parallel Bar finals!
  • BG Badminton finished 6th in State! Congrats to Megan Gamber/Katie Jarosz finishing 4th in State and Gabby Yordanova/ Sarah Katz for finishing top 8. unnamed (3).jpgunnamed (1).jpg
  • Congratulations to BG Volleyball All-Conference athletes Greg Schneider, Ian Van Wazer, and Chris Tsourmas!DAEOqNDUwAAvGr6.jpg
  • Congratulations to our many students who showcased their talents in the Expressions Big Show last weekend! Expressions Big Show.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to our senior Baseball players celebrating Senior Night! Sr Baseball.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to our senior Volleyball families on Senior Night! Sr Volley.jpg

Upcoming Dates

May 25
Blue Late Start - 8:30am
Bison Boosters Meeting 6:00pm Community Room
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 19
Boys Tennis Sectional
May 20
Boys Tennis Sectional vs. Fremd
May 22
Baseball vs. Geneva
May 23
Spring Jazz Band Concert
May 24
Baseball Regionals TBA
Spring Choral Concert
May 25
Baseball Regionals vs. Grayslake, Palatine
Spring Honors Band Concert
May 27
Baseball Regional Finals TBA
May 30
Expressions Senior Night
May 31
Fall Play Auditions

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

Students, alumni of Buffalo Grove Expressions show choir take final curtain call
Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2017
When Buffalo Grove High School freshman Ryan Eriksen decided to join the school's well-known show choir, Expressions, at the start of the school year, he did so reluctantly. He said his friend, fellow freshman Jon Olbur, kept nagging him to check out a rehearsal for Expressions, which included many girls but needed more guys. "I finally said I'd do it — just to shut him up," Eriksen recalled. Now, as the final curtain closes on the entire show choir, Eriksen said he wishes he had more time to perform with the award-winning group.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove fisher plays the angles, wins national recognition
Lake County Gazette, May 19, 2017
Tyler Lubbat has learned to go with the flow when he goes fishing.  “If you have a closed mindset, you won't catch them," the Buffalo Grove High School junior told the Lake County Gazette recently. "So I think it's the sheer difficulty of adjusting every single day to catch fish that more times than not, leave you stumped."  Lubbat has conquered the challenges so well that he has been reaping honors for his angling. He recently was named to the Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
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1. What is your name?  Kevin Trow​

2. What department have you/ do you work in and what do you teach?  Math/Science Department

Honors Chemistry
General Chemistry
Underwater Basket Weaving
Prep Physics
General Physics​
The Meaning of Life

3. How long have you been working at BG?
This is my 15th year in the building, but my 14th as a full time staff member.  I student taught at BG in the Fall of 2002 under the illustrious leadership and dynamic tutelage of ​Mr. Brian Vander Ark.
4. Where did you go to high school?
1998 graduate of Schaumburg HS... Fight on Saxons!​ ​2002 graduate of Monmouth College... home of the Fighting Scots... where real men wear kilts!​
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  
Developing a connection with my students on a higher level than just imparting curricular knowledge.  I really enjoy being able to find time in my lessons to talk about and explore some of the intangibles associated with being a teacher.  My most rewarding moments have not centered around chemistry or physics, but around the relationships that I have had with classes as a whole or with individual students.

6. What is something unique about you?  
I am an Aquarius ;-)
I am terribly color blind and my students make fun of me all the time when I get mixed up. ​I am always singing and generally just making noise around the building... ask anyone!​

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?
​I have been coaching football at BG for 11 years.  I love announcing and working the scorer's table for volleyball matches and basketball games and running the high jump pit for track meets.  ​I have been a member of the Social Norms committee at BG for the past 5 years.  Other than that I just love attending all types of co-curricular events and showing support for all of the students who find time in their schedules to compete in sports and participate in clubs and activities.  Go Bison!