Saturday, October 21, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 10/20/2017

Friday Focus -  BGHS Football charges into the playoffs
Congrats to head coach Jeff Vlk and the Varsity football team on their victory over Rolling Meadows and an 8-1 regular season record.  Buffalo Grove football will be in the IHSA football playoffs for the first time in 14 years!  Fight On!!  

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to Kina Tamai! Kina competed this weekend at the IHSA Girls Tennis State Finals hosted by BGHS. Kina Tamai.jpg
  • Congratulations to senior Haeri Lee for her 10th place finish at IHSA State. She shot 73-76 for a two day total of 5-over. Haeri becomes the third BG girls golfer to become an all-stater, joining Grace Kil (2010-2012) and Shannon Byrne (1999)!Haeri Lee.jpg-smalli!
  • Congratulations to Boys Cross Country runners Mitchell Guittar and Zach Gazda earning All-Conference honors for @BG_Bison at MSL meet. Cross Country.jpg-small
  • Congrats to Coach Jeff Siegal who has been selected by the IHSA for the NFHS Cheer Coach of the Year. Best of luck at the national level!
  • Congrats to our amazing senior swimmers and divers. Thank you for your dedication to BGHS! Good luck next year. Remember to always Fight On! sr swim.jpg-small
News from the BGPA

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Upcoming Dates

November 2
Board of Education Meeting at Forest View Educational Center 7:00pm
November 9
Fall Sports Awards 7:00pm
November 10
Faculty Follies (Staff Talent Show) 7:00pm
November 15
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00pm Community Room
November 16
Board of Education Meeting at Forest View Educational Center 7:00pm
November 22
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
November 23
Thanksgiving Day - Building Closed
November 24
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed

Attention Juniors, Seniors and Parents!  Representatives from the following schools will be on campus to meet with students next week:
College Representative Visit Scheduled
Monday, October 2
3rd Period:  Michigan Technological University
4th Period:  Augustana College
5th Period:  Bradley University
6th Period:  Columbia College - Chicago
Tuesday, October 24
3rd Period:  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
5th Period:  Northern Illinois University
6th Period:  North Park University
Wednesday, October 25
4th Period:  Miami University, Oxford
5th Period:  Pennsylvania State University
6th Period:  Monmouth College
Thursday, October 26
3rd Period: IDC Herzliya
4th Period:  The University of Alabama at Birmingham
5th Period:  University of Michigan
6th Period:  University of St. Francis

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

October 20
Girls Tennis State Competition
Multi-Cultural Show
October 25
A Night of One-Acts
October 28
39th Annual Pops Concert, On the Radio!
November 1
D214 Orchestra Festival
November 5
D214 Honors Orchestra Concert
November 7
Fall Band 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

Bass fishing tournaments, bobcats, oak trees and inland trout fishing
Chicago Tribune, October 16, 2017
Some local high school kids have been tearing up the state bass fishing circuit. This month two members of the Libertyville High School Bass Fishing Team, Joey Bissing and Jackson Paden, both of Libertyville, went to Springfield for a Bass Pro Shop-sponsored tournament run by Fishing League Worldwide with 20 other teams Oct. 7.  What made it sweet for the two was that rival Buffalo Grove High School Bass Fishing Team members were also in attendance — Tyler Lubbat of Wheeling and Tyler Christy of Bolingbrook.  Read Story

Kyle Adams, Kevin Eloiza give Buffalo Grove soccer an offensive boost
Chicago Tribune, October 16, 2017
With only three goals allowed in conference play, stout defense was certainly instrumental as the Buffalo Grove boys soccer team ended the regular season on a 13-game unbeaten streak.  But the offense was equally important in driving the Bison to the Mid-Suburban East title.  That's where forwards Kyle Adams and Kevin Eloiza come in.  Read Story

From the community: ‘What Every Parent Needs to Know’ Lecture Prepares Parents of Teenagers
Chicago Tribune, September 26, 2017
Bob Leece, the current student assistance coordinator at Buffalo Grove High School, gives parents tools to deal with issues facing today's middle and high school students. Over the past 30 years, Bob Leece, the current student assistance coordinator at Buffalo Grove High School, has trained thousands of parents through his lecture series, titled, 'What Every Parent Needs to Know'. Leece's sessions assist parents in navigating and appropriately responding to the growth and development of today's young people.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

IMG_9194.jpg1. What is your name?  Tammy Pozniak

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? I work in the Attendance/Dean's Office.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  I have been working at BG for 15 years. I am currently in my 16th year.
4. Where did you go to high school?  E.T.H.S./Evanston Township High School

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? I love working with the kids. Since I'm not a Teacher, being able to assist them with different day-to-day situations can be very rewarding. If there's a situation they need help with, the kids know they can count on me to give them positive feedback or direction. I'm kinda considered the school "Mom" and that's okay! = )
6. What is something unique about you? I'm a avid Gardener! I do container gardening as well as perennials. I used to work at Pesche's part time in the summers. It's my passion outside of school.

7.   What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I don't coach/sponsor, however, I do try to physically support the kids by going to their games, activities, and sometimes club activities.