Friday, September 8, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/08/2017

Friday Focus -   College Representative Visits

BGHS hosts over 100 college representative during first semester for students to gain first hand knowledge and have conversations about a wide variety of colleges and universities.  All rep visits are posted on students’ Naviance account, displayed on the daily announcements, and seniors and parents will receive direct emails periodically throughout the year about upcoming visits.  Below is the University of Illinois representative talking to seniors this week.  Questions regarding the college process?  Contact Paul Genovese at or (847) 718-4067.  


Celebrating Our Success!

  • Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team on a huge 3rd place finish at Fenton!  Atta boys!
  • Congrats to our Varsity Football team! 2-0 after defeating Conant 14-8 last Friday night. Fight on!  Tonight’s game at Maine West is the Comcast Game of the Week!  
  • Congratulations to our Girl’s Golf Seniors on Senior Night, and the Bison win 186-199 over Wheeling!Girls Golf.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to our Girls Volleyball team on their great play this week with a win over Hoffman Estates on Tuesday and a strong finish last night over Meadows (16-25, 25-21, 25-17)!
  • Congrats to our 2017 Homecoming Court Queen Candidates: Shannon Brennan,  Amanda Ewald, Erin Kleczynski, Olivia Morini and Naomi Torres!! And congrats to our 2017 Homecoming Court King candidates: Tyler Abdishi, Mac Camardo, Scott Mahon, Monty Stevens & Brett Wilkinson!!
  • Congrats to junior, Tom Trieb, on his nice write-up in the Daily Herald this week. Trieb.jpg-large

News from the BGPA

The student directory is now available to all Buffalo Grove Parent Association members using DirectorySpot. It's easy to use and very secure. Not yet a member? Contact

Upcoming Dates

September 12-15
Homecoming Dance Ticket Sales - $12/Single $24/Couple
September 13
BGPA Meeting 7:00pm in the Community Room - All are welcome
September 18-23
September 19
Financial Aid Seminar (Seniors) 7:00pm at Rolling Meadows High School
September 21
Non-Attendance Day - NO SCHOOL
September 23
Homecoming Dance
September 26
Special Needs College Fair 6:00-8:30pm at Forest View Educational Center
October 4
Career Night: Health & Natural Resources 6:30-9:00pm (BGHS)
October 13
End of First Quarter
October 16
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
October 17
Second Quarter Begins
October 18
BGPA Meeting 7:00pm in the Community Room - All are welcome

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

September 9
Girls Tennis Bison Invitational
Boys Soccer vs. Lake Forest
September 12
Boys Golf vs. Conant (Buffalo Grove Golf Course)
Girls Tennis vs. Wheeling
September 13
Boys Golf vs. Prospect and Hoffman Estates (BG Golf Course)
Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Hersey
Girls Tennis vs. Deerfield
September 14
Girls Cross Country vs. Wheeling

Girls Volleyball vs. Elk Grove

Boys Cross Country vs. Wheeling

Boys Soccer vs. Hoffman Estates
September 15
Boys Football vs. Maine East

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’s golden after passing test at Conant
The Daily Herald, September 2, 2017
On Friday night, both Buffalo Grove and Conant encountered a golden opportunity of sorts, as the winner of their contest would improve to 2-0, with both squads headed into consecutive weeks of play against teams from the Central Suburban League. Thanks to a pair of quick second-half scores and a defense that rose to the occasion when it needed to, the visiting Bison took advantage. Read Story

Girls volleyball: Collectively, Buffalo Grove is taking the lead
The Daily Herald, September 5, 2017
For the first time in six seasons directing the Buffalo Grove girls volleyball program, coach Matt Priban did not appoint captains. It's leadership by committee --and so far, so good. The Bison are off to their best start in Priban's tenure, going 6-3 after Tuesday's 25-10, 25-14 triumph over visiting Hoffman Estates in the Mid-Suburban League crossover.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

FullSizeRender.jpg1. What is your name?  Brian Foecking

2. What department have you/ do you work in and what do you do?  The best department in the world...Math/Science!  I currently teach Accelerated Honors Geometry, Geometry in Construction, & AP Calculus AB.

3. How long have you been working at BG? just started my 15th year at Buffalo Grove High School.

4. Where did you go to high school? I was a Schaumburg Saxon.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  Personally, I love the "aha" moments!  Especially in math, when a concepts suddenly clicks for a student.  It's fun to help lead them to that point of understanding.  
6. What is something unique about you? Well.....I'm a rock star!  I've played in & out of  bands since high school, and still play with a group now (when I'm not busy with the other stuff below).

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I sponsor Scholastic Bowl and Fishing here at the school, and coach youth basketball, softball, and baseball for my son and daughter's teams outside of school.