Friday, September 1, 2017

Principal's Weekly Blog 09/01/2017

Friday Focus -  Color Guard and Feature Baton Twirler return to BG!

After almost 4 decades without a Color Guard, the Bison Color Guard returned to Grant Blaney Stadium this past Friday night.   They were amazing, and added such an incredible visual element to what we do.   Additionally, freshman Janelle Vossel brings Buffalo Grove High School a featured baton twirler performance.  A special thanks to new coach Emily Bettencourt.

Late 70’s into Early 80’s

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This past weekend

Celebrating Our Success!

  • A big CONGRATULATIONS to our Varsity and JV Football teams on their HUGE wins last Friday against Niles West, Varsity 40-7 and JV 48-0, to kick off the 2017 football season!
  • Congratulations to Varsity Football player, Matt Majeski, on being selected to wear the #1 jersey this year.  
The #1 jersey in our program is used to recognize the young man on our team who truly embodies what it means to be a Bison football player and live his life at 212. This is a person who puts the team before his teammates and his teammates before himself. He has the values that we expect out of our athletes on and off the field and is always a positive representation of our program with the school and the community. It is more than just a flashy number. It is a way of life for the Bison.” Way to go Matt! Matt Mejewski.jpg
  • Congratulations to our Boys Cross Country team on their victory over Schaumburg on Tuesday! Special shout out to Mitchell Guittar, "new course" record holder at the Willow Stream course!

  • Awesome atmosphere in the gym as Varsity Girls Volleyball won over Niles West in decisive 3rd set (25-16, 24-26, 25-14) on Tuesday!
  • 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 4
    Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
    September 5
    Freshmen Parent Meeting - 8:15-9:03am in the BGHS Theater
    September 6
    Career Night:Arts & Communication/Human Services 6:30-9:00pm (Prospect)
    September 7
    Picture Day! Click here for order form (scheduled by English classes)
    September 8
    Picture Day! Click here for order form (scheduled by English classes)
    September 13
    BGPA Meeting 7:00pm in the Community Room - All are welcome
    September 19
    Financial Aid Seminar (Seniors) 7:00pm at Rolling Meadows High School
    September 21
    Non-Attendance Day - NO SCHOOL
    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

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

    September 1
    Girls Tennis Quad vs. Fremd, Mundelein, and Niles West
    September 2
    Boys Golf Invitational (Buffalo Grove Golf Course)
    September 5
    Girls Golf vs. New Trier
    Girls Tennis vs. Palatine
    Girls Volleyball vs. Hoffman Estates
    September 7
    Girls Golf vs. Wheeling
    Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Hoffman Estates
    Girls Volleyball vs. Rolling Meadows
    Boys Soccer vs. Fremd
    September 9
    Girls Tennis Invitational
    Boys Soccer vs. Lake Forest

    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 running back Tom Trieb has breakout game
    Chicago Tribune, August 30, 2017
    After the way he played against Niles West, Tom Trieb isn't likely to remain a secret much longer. A former offensive lineman, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Trieb is still learning how to play running back. But the junior showcased his potential in the 40-7 season-opening victory over the Wolves on Friday in Buffalo Grove. Read Story

    Let’s Golf! BG Coach Excited, Proud To Face Son, Freshman At Meadows, On Links
    Journal-Topics, August 23, 2017
    Buffalo Grove boys golf head coach Peter Duffer has a unique challenge to face six times this fall, something he has never done before: coach against his son.
    Luke Duffer, a freshman golfer at Rolling Meadows, is Peter’s son.  Read Story

    Buffalo Grove starts -- and finishes -- fast against Niles West
    The Daily Herald, August 25, 2017
    Just like in last season's opener, Buffalo Grove's football team took an early 10-point lead against Niles West.  This time, the Bison didn't let the Wolves rally. Instead, they nearly posted a shutout while zooming away to a 40-7 rout Friday night.  Read Story

    Girls swimming: Scouting Northwest
    The Daily Herald, August 31, 2017
    Buffalo Grove:  Participation isn't just up at Buffalo Grove -- it's way, way up. The Bison are certainly taking full advantage of their pool space. "We are blessed with a large number of athletes, with 72 girls listed on the roster," says coach Tom Mroz.  Read Story

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    Staff Spotlight

    IMG_8612.JPG1. What is your name?  Joanna Augsburger

    2. What department have you/ do you work in and what do you do?  I teach in the English and the ELL department. I am teaching ESL 2, World Literature, and AP Seminar. My schedule adds a lot of variety to my day which is fantastic.

    3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my first year teaching at BG. I was at Elgin High School previously, and I'm really looking forward to getting to know the school and my students better. Everyone has been so welcoming.

    4. Where did you go to high school? I graduated from Rolling Meadows High School. I may find my loyalties challenged when the BG Hitmen take on the Mustangs in a few weeks... but I'll be wearing BG orange and blue!

    5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  I love witnessing those lightbulb moments for kids and then seeing them confidently teach and collaborate with their peers.

    6. What is something unique about you? I had the opportunity to try zebra when I was in South Africa a few years ago. It was surprisingly delicious.

    7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  So far I'm involved with The Harbor, but I'm hoping to coach or sponsor another activity/club this year too.