Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Principal's Weekly Blog 10/13/2017

Friday Focus -  District 214 Panel Previews 2018 Illinois Gubernatorial Election

District 214 Community Education will welcome political journalists and other experts in October for a conversation outlining issues at the heart of the Illinois gubernatorial election -- part of a continued effort to engage community members on topics of importance.
The free event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 17 in the theater at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.
Community members are invited to explore the trends and topics shaping the 2018 gubernatorial campaign in Illinois, and will have an opportunity to submit written questions.
Panelists include Jim Slusher, deputy managing editor for the opinion section at the Daily Herald; Natasha Korecki, senior reporter for POLITICO and author of Illinois Playbook; Bob Secter, director of investigations for the Better Government Association; and Constance Mixon, an associate professor of political science at Elmhurst College. Prospect High School journalism and American Studies teacher Jason Block will moderate.
Though the event is free, seats are limited. To secure your seat, visit

Celebrating Our Success!

  • Congratulations to our newly competitive Marching Band on earning 2nd place in the Robert Morris Marching Band Invitational!! Marching.jpg-small
  • Congratulations to Varsity Girls Golf senior Haeri Lee for her 6th place finish at the IHSA Sectional with a 75! Advancing to State on Thursday! Good luck Haeri!
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 13
End of First Quarter
October 16
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
October 17
Second Quarter Begins
D214 2018 Gubernatorial Election Panel Event 7:00pm at FVEC
October 18
BGPA Meeting 7:00pm in the Community Room - All are welcome
Career Night:  Engineering & Industrial Technology/Business & Computers 6:00-8:30pm at Rolling Meadows High School

Attention Juniors, Seniors and Parents!  Representatives from the following schools will be on campus to meet with students next week:
College Representative Visit Scheduled
Tuesday, October 17
3rd Period:  Drexel University
4th Period:  University of Missouri - Columbia
5th Period:  Ohio University
6th Period:  Harper College
Wednesday, October 18
4th Period:  DePaul University
6th Period:  Eckerd College
Thursday, October 19
3rd Period:  Illinois College
4th Period:  Juniata College
5th Period:  Kansas State University
6th Period:  University of Evansville

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

October 13
Girls Tennis Sectional
Fall Play:  Peter and the Starcatcher
Football vs. Wheeling
October 14
Girls Tennis Sectional
Fall Play:  Peter and the Starcatcher
Fall Play:  Peter and the Starcatcher
October 17
Fall Choral Concert
October 19
Girls Tennis State Competition
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!

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

A Passion To Dance:  15-Year-Old Promoted To Apprentice Of ‘Ensemble Espanol’
Journal-Topics, September 28, 2017
Samantha Micklewright was only 6 when she stepped into her mother’s dance shoes. She was already familiar with ballet and tap, but it was her mother’s interest in flamenco that led her to take classes when she was 7. At age 11, the Arlington Heights resident was accepted into — and received a full training scholarship for — the grade school division of Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater at Northeastern Illinois University. Founded in 1976 by Dame Libby Komaiko, the company is comprised by 40 dancers, singers, musicians and guest artists from Spain and the U.S. and is currently overseen by Artistic Director Irma Suarez Ruiz and Executive Director Jorge Perez.  Read Story

With playoffs looming, Buffalo Grove's O-line focused on 'big things'
Chicago Tribune, October 9, 2017
The Buffalo Grove backfield sustained hit after hit in Friday's loss at Hersey. Star running back Tom Trieb was limited to a few snaps — and only at linebacker — due to a back injury he suffered against Elk Grove in Week 6. Backup Tyler Abdishi left the game with an injury on a wheel route, while… Read Story

Buffalo Grove High School to present 'Peter and the Starcatcher'
The Daily Herald, October 10, 2017
Buffalo Grove High School Theater Arts Program presents a new adaptation of the classic "Peter Pan" in its fall play, "Peter and the Starcatcher."  This century-old story of how a miserable orphan becomes the "Boy Who Would Not Grow Up" is retold with limitless possibilities of imagination. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12-14 at 1100 W. Dundee Road, Buffalo Grove.  Read Story

The Daily Herald, October 9, 2017
Former all-area Buffalo Grove shortstop Jeff Perconte has been hired as assistant general counsel for the Major League Baseball Players Association, according to Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

IMG_9137.jpg1. What is your name?  Lea Ann Pitcher

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do?  I work in the Math/Science Department, and teach Algebra, Geometry, and Intermediate Algebra.

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my first year at Buffalo Grove High School.
4. Where did you go to high school?  Hannibal High School, Hannibal, MO

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  The most rewarding part of teaching is watching a student have an aha moment in their understanding of a math concept.  I enjoy seeing the pride on a student's face when they accomplish something they once saw as insurmountable.
6. What is something unique about you?  I biked across Missouri on Katy Trail with a group from my church.  It took us 4 days to bike 237 miles on the crushed limestone "rails to trails" path.  We spent the night at a hostel and churches along the trail which made this an unforgettable adventure.