Friday, June 2, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 06/02/2017

Friday Focus -  Spending quality family time together over the summer.
Summer is a time personally for me to reconnect with my kids and my wife Laura.  I came across a few tips on encouraging communication in the home, and want to share them here.  This will be my focus this summer!   

  1. Eat together - one of the best ways to hear about what is going on and have a time to interact daily.
  2. Ask Questions - and be relentless when you get the “nothing” answer.  Once they start talking, you may be late to your next appointment!
  3. Say Yes whenever possible - give them freedom and choice when you can.  
  4. Listen - it’s simple, but when they feel like talking and sharing - drop everything and listen. Cherish those times.  
  5. Just be together - do things as a family, go out for ice cream, watch a show together.  Let them know, “You are worth my time”

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to our very own Varsity Baseball Regional Champions!  DA2v-cWWsAA2eBV.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to the Bison Booster Scholarship winners, Lauren Komrska and Chris Tsourmas.
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  • Set your DVR! Mr. Fixit, Lou Manfredini, will be on The Today show Thursday, June 8th, discussing SkunkAid, which was created by our very own BGHS students! Skunk Aid Today.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to our BG students who picked up another first place win at the Harper College Financial Accounting Contest! Accting.jpg-small
  • Our very talented Marching Band students marched in the Arlington Heights Memorial Day parade last Monday. Band.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Little Bison graduates moving on to Kindergarten in the fall.  lb.jpg-small

Upcoming Dates

June 2
Prom 6:30 pm Westin Chicago Northwest (Itasca)
June 4
Graduation 1:00 pm (tickets required for gym seating) Doors open at noon.
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
June 12
First Semester of Summer School Begins (6/12-6/29 7:30 am-12:00 pm)
July 10
Second Semester of Summer School Begins (7/10-7/29 7:30 am - 12:00 pm)
June 15
Board of Education Meeting (FVEC) 7:00 pm
July 20
Board of Education Meeting (FVEC) 7:00 pm (If needed)
August 10
Board of Education Meeting (FVEC) 7:00 pm
August 16
First Day of School

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

June 5
Fall Play Auditions (Community Room)

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

Buffalo Grove High School guard, 84, connects with students
The Daily Herald, May 27, 2017
Though his life has spanned several countries, continents, and careers, Buffalo Grove High School security guard Sven Cederberg, 84, finds his work in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 to be his gold star. Read story

Shout Out: Eric Duenser, a Boy Scout working with Arlington Heights Park District
Chicago Tribune, May 25, 2017
For 15-year-old Eric Duenser, his project with the Arlington Heights Park District to create a butterfly garden is more than just a way to earn his Eagle Scout badge. Pioneer Press recently caught up with Eric, a freshman at Buffalo Grove High School, who took a break from his busy schedule and shared how he decided to help the park district bring a butterfly garden to Heritage Park in the village. Read Story

Baseball:  It’s settled -- BG tops Grayslake North for regional title
The Daily Herald, May 27, 2017
With John Lundgren settling down on the hill and Buffalo Grove providing some early offense, the Bison were able to knock off Grayslake North 5-1 Saturday in the Class 4A baseball regional final in Buffalo Grove.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove Wins 7th Regional, Looks For 30th Win Wednesday
Journal-Topics, May 30, 2017
The Bison of Buffalo Grove were able to keep their dream season alive Saturday by breezing past Grayslake North, 5-1, and winning their first regional title since 2008.
Buffalo Grove (29-4-1) had little trouble with Grayslake North, only allowing 1 run in the first before immediately scoring 4 runs to put the Bison in front and keep them there all day. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
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1. What is your name?  April Wegrzyn

2. What department have you/ do you work in and what do you do?  I began my career at BG working in the attendance office.  Since then I have worked as the PE Division Assistant and the Athletic Assistant.  I currently work in the main office as the Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant for Student Activities.

3. How long have you been working at BG? I am completing my 21st year at BG.

4. Where did you go to high school? I attended Luther North High School in Chicago.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  I always describe my job as the "fun" job.  I get to work planning student activities such as Homecoming and Prom - the "fun" part of school.  I am able to interact with students in all areas as well as multiple staff members.  I see many projects from the planning stages to the final outcome.  It's great to be involved.

6. What is something unique about you? Not super unique - my birthday is in April and I'm named April.  My mom says it had nothing to do with my birth month - she just liked the name.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  All - it's part of my job!   I have a special interest in cheerleading since I've been actively involved in the cheer competition season and have attended their state competition with them for four years, however, I enjoy supporting all activities and athletics at BG.  My position enables me to work with all sports teams and clubs whether it is arranging transportation for them, ordering their apparel, assisting with fundraising and being an assistant for all their needs. I love the atmosphere at football games combining football with our blue and orange spirit groups and the marching band.  I also enjoy the Fine Arts presentations and Orchesis shows.