Thursday, November 2, 2017

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 11/03/2017

Friday Focus -  ELEVATE students influence Thomas student body
Earlier this week, several ELEVATE students led seminars and instructed Thomas middle school students in the BG’s Human Performance Project.  Topics included best physical training and recovery practices, effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain, and the commitment to team and to teammates.  This was a great learning experience for both parties, and I couldn't be more proud of our student leaders!  #OneBG
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Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to our Varsity Football team on their first round playoff win over Belleville West 17-7! Moving on to round 2 at East St. Louis on Saturday at 2:00pm. Record of 9-1 for only the 9th time in school history! Fight on! football.jpeg
  • Congratulations to Diana Morosan, Stefanie Surdyka, Gabriela Surdyka, and Emily Schulstad 4th in the 400 Free Relay, to Rachel Hanna 6th in the 100 Breaststroke, Emily Schulstad 4th in the 500 free, and Emily Wilson taking 2nd at MSL Conference! Congratulations to all of  Varsity  Girls Swimming & Diving on their 6th place finish in the MSL! Great season!  
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  • Congrats Girls Cross Country runners at sectionals Kaylin Hellyer & Rylee Bers! DNPMc4dWAAATRHi.jpg
  • Congratulations to the Dusters the 2017 Mad Man Dodgeball Champions. Madman.jpg

Upcoming Dates

November 4
Make-up 8th Grade Testing (Class of 2022) 7:45 am
November 6
Sophomore Parent Meeting 8:15-9:03 am BG Theater
November 8
Parent Night:  Warning: Enter At Your Own Risk...A Presentation On Signs of Teenage Substance Abuse and Its Impact  7:00 pm at Hersey
November 9
Fall Sports Awards 7:00 pm
November 10
Faculty Follies (Staff Talent Show) 7:00 pm
November 15
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm Community Room
November 16
Board of Education Meeting at Forest View Educational Center 7:00 pm
November 20
Advising the Student Athlete at Forest View Educational Center 7:00-8:00 pm
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.  Students who wish to visit with a Representative should pick up a College Representative Visit Pass in the College and Career Center, fill it out and bring it to the CCC at the time of the visit. Questions? Come to the College and Career Center!
College Representative Visit Scheduled
Monday, November 6
3rd Period:  Missouri State University
4th Period:  University of Tennessee, Knoxville
5th Period:  University of Cincinnati
Thursday, November 9
3rd Period:  Syracuse University

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

November 5
3:00 pm
D214 Honors Orchestra Concert
November 7
8:00 pm
Fall Band Concert
November 16
7:00 pm
Choral Extravaganza (Disney Theme)
November 29
7:00 pm
Harper Art Show Reception
December 1
Lunch Periods
Dance Mini-Concert
7:00 pm
Winter Play:  Comedy Sportz
December 2
7:00 pm
Winter Play:  Comedy Sportz
December 8
7:00 pm
Winter Play :  Comedy Sportz

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

Maroons can’t clear first-round bar, fall to Buffalo Grove
Bellville News-Democrat, October 28, 2017
It took Buffalo Grove coach Jeffrey Vik 13 years with the program before experiencing his first taste of the postseason.  The Bison won their first playoff game since 2002 by defeating Belleville West 17-7 in the opening round of the Class 7A playoffs. Buffalo Grove advances to a second-round game at No. 7 seed East St. Louis, which handily defeated Libertyville in its first-round game Saturday. Read Story

O’Brien: Week 10’s four downs
Chicago Sun-Times, October 29, 2017
FOURTH DOWN: Buffalo Grove made the playoffs for the first time since 2003 and it didn’t let the opportunity go to waste, beating Belleville West 17-7 in Class 7A. Read Story

It's for real: Buffalo Grove in playoffs -- and winning
The Daily Herald, October 28, 2017
It took Buffalo Grove coach Jeffrey Vik 13 years with the program before experiencing his first taste of the postseason. And it was quite satisfying  Read Story

Bison ‘D’ Comes Up Big In Win Over Belleville
Journal-Topics, October 30, 2017
It had been 14 years since Buffalo Grove last made the playoffs and 15 years since they won a playoff game. This year’s team ended both of those droughts with an emphatic 17-7 victory in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs over visiting Belleville West in front of a packed house at Grant Blaney stadium.  Buffalo Grove wide-out Zack Sheasby (20) makes an incredible one-handed catch for the Bison.  Read Story

Stampede, Patriots Look To Regain Winning Form
Journal-Topics, October 13, 2017
There were certainly plenty of wins to go around last season between Buffalo Grove/Hersey/Wheeling (BG/H/W) and Stevenson. They just did not come at the right time: when it counted in March.  This season, both teams look to get closer, if not all the way to the United Center for the state championship.  Read Story

EDGY: Which under-the-radar coaches are worthy of honors?, October 31, 2017
What other Chicagoland IHSA football coaches are worthy of awards this season? Obviously, every team in the IHSA state playoff field can make a strong case for their coach. While we still have a few more weeks of IHSA football left to play, here are some more under-the-radar head coaches for award consideration:  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

IMG_9410.jpg1. What is your name?  Jill Hamilton

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? I am a counselor in Student Services.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  I have been at BG for 17 years.

4. Where did you go to high school?  I went to Conant High School.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? Watching students grow, academically, socially and gaining a sense of self.
6. What is something unique about you? I like to rearrange furniture and rearrange the furniture in my house every 6-8 weeks. It drives my family crazy!