Friday, November 10, 2017

Wardle's Weekly Blog 11/10/2017

Friday Focus -  Greenbrier Reading Day
This morning, several BGHS students spent the morning at Greenbrier Elementary school to read and interact with future Bison.  This is our third annual visit to Greenbrier, and was a great benefit to both schools!

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to Boys Soccer seniors Kyle Adams and Daniel Sempoch and junior, Kevin Eloiza named Northwest All-Area by the Daily Herald. Congratulations, as well, to seniors Michael Botello and Jack Keady and sophomore Ryan Kim, who were Honorable Mention.
  • Congratulations to Girls Volleyball juniors Claire Ferriss and Maggie Streckert named Northwest All Area by the Daily Herald. Congratulations as well to seniors Riley Cross and Mary Nowlan named Special Mention.
  • Congratulations to the Varsity Football players and coaches on a truly memorable and historic 10-2 season. Well done!
  • Congratulations to Speech Team’s Allie Zyck, a first time competitor with a first place win in Informative for her compelling speech on CRISPR at WHS.BG Speech.jpg

Upcoming Dates

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:  College Rep Visits  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 13
4th Period:  Lawrence University
5th Period:  Iowa State University

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

November 16
Girls Varsity Basketball Bison Classic Tournament
7:00 pm
Choral Extravaganza Wonderful World of Disney (audience is encouraged to dress as their favorite Disney character) $5
November 18
Girls Varsity Basketball Bison Classic Tournament
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

East St. Louis turns back Buffalo Grove's challenge
The Daily Herald, November 4, 2017
EAST ST. LOUIS -- On the sidelines for most of the season with a high ankle sprain, East St. Louis sophomore DeMonta Witherspoon continued to make up for lost time Saturday at Clyde Jordan Stadium.  Witherspoon rushed for 219 yards and 3 touchdowns as East St. Louis defeated Buffalo Grove 40-18 in a Class 7A second round playoff game. Seeded 10th, the Bison (9-2) stunned the Flyers just 19 seconds into the game when quarterback Connor Adams connected with Matthew Prawica on a 55-yard touchdown pass to take a 7-0 lead.  Read Story

Boys soccer: Northwest all-area team
The Daily Herald, November 2, 2017
Buffalo Grove High School Boys Soccer seniors, Kyle Adams and Daniel Sempoch, and junior Kevin Eloiza were named Northwest All-Area. Seniors Michael Botello and Jack Keady, and sophomore Ryan Kim were named Honorable Mention.  Read Story

Girls volleyball: Northwest all-area team
The Daily Herald, November 2, 2017
Buffalo Grove High School juniors Claire Ferriss and Maggie Streckert were named Northwest All-Area. Seniors Riley Cross and Mary Nowlan were named Special Mention. Read Story

Buffalo Grove's football season ends with loss in East St. Louis
Chicago Tribune, November 6, 2017
The Buffalo Grove football season ended on Saturday, but what the team accomplished this season will long be remembered at the school. The Bison fell 40-18 at East St. Louis in the second round of the Class 7A state playoffs. "I've never experienced a team sport where everyone is as close as we were," said senior Max Merriott, one of four Bison captains along with seniors Tommy Konwent and Zachary Sheasby and junior Andrew Polk. Read Story

BG’s Magical Run Ends At East St. Louis
Journal-Topics, November 8, 2017
Buffalo Grove went a combined 4-14 over the two previous seasons entering this fall, so fans on the outside might not have expected much. But the Bison sure did.
Buffalo Grove used a strong defense and their best offense since 2002 to finish 9-2 and a second place showing in MSL East (4-1). Their only losses this year were to Hersey (9-2 record) and East St. Louis (10-1), the latter of which is defending state champions in Class 7A. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

IMG_9456.jpg1. What is your name?  Mike Garofola

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? I am in Security.

3. How long have you been working at BG? I have been at BG for 14 months.

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to John Hersey High School (class of ‘71).

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? The daily interaction with staff, students, and even the kids from Little Bison make the day for me both interesting, and enlightening.

6. What is something unique about you? I have been a freelance preps sportswriter for the Daily Herald for over 22 years. During this time, I cover boys soccer (fall), wrestling (winter), and girls soccer and boys tennis during the spring sports season.

7.   What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? The Charger and
Girls and Boys Sports in all seasons.