Friday, September 29, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog

Friday Focus -  National Merit Scholars Announced

Thirteen BGHS students are among the 34,000 National Merit Commended Students in the nation: Gabrielle Arland, Deyana Atanasova, Evan Cochrane, Olivia Cortopassi, Ryan Fulmer, Brian Furman, Saru Garg, Emma Hartnett, Tyler Lubbat, Scott Mahon, Eduardo Morelli, Matthew Rivard, and Julianne Roser.  These students placed in the top five percent of the more than 1.6 million students who took the 2016 PSAT/NMSQT.  These students "show outstanding potential for academic success" in educational opportunities beyond high school and are "a valuable national resource," according to a spokesperson for NSMC.

Additionally, Jaseena Syed has been named a National Merit Semifinalist, placing her among the top 16,000 students in the nation and in the top one-half percent of students in Illinois.

These students will be recognized at a National Merit Recognition Breakfast at Buffalo Grove High School in late October.  Students will be invited to bring a teacher who has had a significant impact on their academic career while at BGHS to share in the recognition.

Celebrating Our Success!

    An outstanding student has been selected from each academic division as Student of the Month. The September students honored are Cassandra Petersen (CTE), Gabriella Miljkovic (Student Services), William Matt (Math/Science), Brian Angeliu (PE/Health), Mauricio Ruiz (WL/SS/ELL), and Samantha Goodmanson (EFA). Our staff member of the month is Michelle Price! Read More
  • Congratulations to our Girls Tennis team on being MSL East Conference Champions! Tennis.jpg
  • Congratulations to our both Varsity and JV Girls Golf teams on being 4th in Conference! V Golf.jpg JV Golf.jpg-smallJV Golf 2.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to TJ Constertina, Boys Golf Conference Medalist with a 79 and 3rd in MSL Player of the Year points for the season! TJ.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

October 4
Career Night: Health & Natural Resources 6:30-9:00pm (BGHS)
October 10
FAFSA Completion Night 6:30-9:00pm (at Wheeling)
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

Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Representatives from the following schools will be on campus to meet with you next week:
College Representative Visit Scheduled
October 2
3rd Period:  University of South Carolina
4th Period:  University of Louisville
5th Period:  Illinois Wesleyan University
6th Period:  Cornell College
October 3
3rd Period: Illinois Institute of Technology
4th Period:  The University of Akron
5th Period:  Concordia University-Chicago
6th Period:  The Ohio State University
October 4
3rd Period:  The University of Alabama Huntsville
4th Period:  Lewis University
5th Period:  Butler University
6th Period:  Drake University
October 5
3rd Period:  Ferris State University
4th Period:  Hope College
5th Period:  University of Oregon
6th Period:  Cedarville University

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

September 29
Boys Soccer vs. Wheeling
October 3
Girls Volleyball vs. Hersey
October 5
Girls Varsity Tennis Conference Meet
Girls Swimming/Diving vs. Prospect
Boys Soccer vs. Palatine
October 6
Girls Varsity Tennis Conference Meet
October 7
Girls Varsity Tennis Conference Meet
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

Buffalo Grove crowns seniors with Down syndrome king, queen
The Daily Herald, September 26, 2017
In the end, it was a slam dunk. When the names of Amanda Ewald and Brett Wilkinson were announced Friday as homecoming king and queen at Buffalo Grove High School, very few were surprised.  Students and faculty alike erupted in cheers, while their grateful families hugged one another in joy. Read Story

Turning the page: Urban Meyer's book elevates Buffalo Grove football
Chicago Tribune, September 25, 2017
Hitting the weight room is part of the offseason routine for just about every high school football team.  Buffalo Grove was no different, but the Bison also hit the books.  Specifically, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's book, "Above the Line." For scores of Buffalo Grove football players, analyzing pages of text with no correlation to school curriculum or grades was an unexpected departure from the norm.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove rolls, clinches playoff berth
The Daily Herald, September 28, 2017
Buffalo Grove 44, Elk Grove 7: Buffalo Grove's football team had already become eligible for the playoffs after Week 5. In Week 6, the Bison cemented a spot in the postseason, improving to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-Suburban East by handling visiting Elk Grove 44-7 on Thursday.  Read Story

It's a win-win for Trieb's tribe, Buffalo Grove
The Daily Herald, September 23, 2017
Buffalo Grove running back/linebacker Tom Trieb and his family had a big night, at visiting Prospect's expense, at the Bison's Grant Blaney Field on Friday. Trieb ripped off touchdown runs of 80 and 61 yards in the second quarter to help lead Buffalo Grove to a 5-0 overall start and a 1-0 conference record in both teams' Mid-Suburban East opener.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Gia Georgiades

IMG_2667.JPG2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do?  I am in the Student Services department as an Interim School Counselor.

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my first year at BG.

4. Where did you go to high school?  I am a Bison and excited to be back!!!

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? The most rewarding part of being a school counselor is watching the seniors grow into independent young adults. I love being a part of the college application process and helping seniors think about the next chapter after high school, it is an incredible feeling.
6. What is something unique about you? I am Cypriot so I spend almost every summer visiting my family in the island of Cyprus.
7.   What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Freshman Advisory