Friday, September 22, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/22/2017

Friday Focus -  Congratulations to our 2017 homecoming court!
Just moments ago, our Homecoming 2017 Week was capped off by our annual Homecoming Assembly and coronation. It is a great honor to be part of the homecoming court, nominated by staff, and voted on by their peers.  
King Candidates: Tyler Abdishi, Mac Camardo, Scott Mahon, Monty Stevens & Brett Wilkinson (also pictured is 2016 homecoming king Daniel Ferris)
Queen Candidates: Shannon Brennan, Amanda Ewald, Erin Kleczynski, Olivia Morini and Naomi Torres

And congratulations to King Brett Wilkinson and Queen Amanda Ewald!!

First ever Educator Prep Higher Education Partner Night

District 214 is pleased to announce the first ever Educator Prep Higher Education Partner Night, an evening in which our students and parents will have the opportunity to engage with D214 staff and representatives from NEIU, NLU, and other program partners around Educator Prep.  

The event will take place at Forest View Educational Center on Thursday, October 5 from 7-8:30pm, beginning in the North Gym.  It will consist of a set of presentations, student panels, and breakout sessions.  The vision for the evening is that students and families who attend will be able to leave with a deep understanding of the opportunities made available to them at the secondary and post-secondary levels throughout Educator Prep and be able to make informed decisions as to their post-secondary options.

Celebrating Our Success!

  • Nice results for Girls Golf at Rockford. 7th of 24 teams w/ 328. Congrats to Haeri Lee for being medalist with a 1-under 71! girls golf.jpg
  • Congrats to our Girls Swimming & Diving team for coming in 2nd overall at the Centennial! girls swim.jpg
  • Congratulations to our UNDEFEATED Varsity Football team on their 49-0 win over Maine East last Friday. The Bison are now 4-0! An extra congratulations to our Senior Football players on Senior Night! Sr football.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Varsity Cheerleaders on Senior Night! sr cheer.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Varsity Poms on Senior Night! Sr poms.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Senior Bison Olympics Champions and the other class teams that participated! Sr Bison Olympics.jpg
  • Junior Bison Olympics team: Jr Bison Olympics.jpg
  • Sophomore Bison Olympics team:Soph Bison Olympics.jpg
  • Freshmen Bison Olympics team: Frosh Bison Olympics.jpg

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 23
Homecoming Dance 8:00pm-11:00pm
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 22
Boys Soccer vs. Rolling Meadows
Football vs. Prospect
September 23
Girls Swimming & Diving Varsity Invite
September 26
Girls Volleyball vs. Wheeling
September 28
Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Rolling Meadows
Girls Tennis vs. Prospect
Football vs. Elk Grove
September 29
Boys Soccer vs. Wheeling
October 10
Fall Play:  Peter and the Starcatcher *Gold Card Performance
October 12
Fall Play:  Peter and the Starcatcher
October 13
Fall Play:  Peter and the Starcatcher
October 14
Fall Play:  Peter and the Starcatcher

Fall Play:  Peter and the Starcatcher
October 17
Fall Choral Concert

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

Football Roundup: Buffalo Grove Gets Past Maine East; West Defeats Wheeling
Journal-Topics, September 16, 2017
Buffalo Grove 49, Maine East 0: To say Buffalo Grove (4-0) was fast and efficient at scoring against Maine East (1-3) might be too great of an understatement.  Read Story

Soucie: The biggest surprises and disappointments through 3 weeks of prep football
Daily Chronicle, September 12, 2017
Buffalo Grove: The Bison haven’t made the playoffs since 2003, but they’ve started strong in their case to snap that lengthy drought.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Claire MacDonald

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do?  I am a part of the English department and teach Honors Written and Oral Communication, World Literature, and Team World Literature

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my first year at BG and I am so excited to be here!

4. Where did you go to high school?  I am a graduate of Schaumburg High School.
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? As an English teacher, I enjoy watching students grow as readers and writers. It’s pretty amazing to see a writer find his or her voice while developing confidence and to see a reader find a new favorite book!
6. What is something unique about you? After high school, I moved to Colorado for college. I ended up staying for nearly eight years after graduation!
7.   What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I haven’t found a club to get involved with yet but I am on the lookout! I would love to start a book club if there is student interest.