Friday, January 12, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 01/12/2018

Friday, January 12, 2018
Happy New Year!

Friday Focus -   BGHS Orchestra on Chicago Tonight!

WTTW is currently planning to air a piece highlighting the BGHS Orchestra's performance of Solaces (written for BGHS after our losses last school year), which will air on Chicago Tonight on Wednesday, January 17.  Chicago Tonight is an hour-long news magazine show that airs from 7 pm – 8 pm.  The piece about Solaces would most likely run sometime after 7:30, though it will be promoted at the top of the show and in the middle of the show.

Poe is celebrating their 50th anniversary this spring with a commemorative tile wall display put together by our students, staff and alumni.  They would like to invite any former Poe students, families or staff that are at BGHS to contribute a tile to our wall to celebrate their time at Poe, or to honor someone who might have.  Tiles will be sold for $10, and packets with the directions, an order form, and special paper designed for the project are available in the Poe school office now for pickup.  Designs should be turned in by February 5, 2018 and the tile wall will be unveiled at their 50th celebration on May 3, 2018.   You can also save the date for their celebration on May 3, 2018 from 6:30-8:30, details will be out soon.  Questions to

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to Scott Mahon on being selected to the 2017-18 Northwest Suburban Daily Herald Leadership Team. The Leadership Team recognizes high school students who excel in volunteerism and community service. Scott was nominated for his outstanding community and school service, and for the leadership he has shown in those endeavors. A panel of judges selected the Team from a large number of high school students in the Northwest suburbs. Scott and other team members will be featured in a special edition of the Daily Herald’s Neighbor section on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The section will feature profiles of the winning Team members as well as the honorable mentions.

Upcoming Dates

January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Building Closed
January 16
CAF Night 5:30pm
January 17
BGPA Meeting 7:00 pm in the Community Room
D214 Parent Night:  "Beyond Sadness: Identifying Symptoms and Supports for Adolescent Depression" 7:00 pm at John Hersey High School Cafeteria
January 18
Board of Education Meeting at FVEC 7:00 pm
January 20
Winter Wonderland Tea presented by Orchesis 1:00-3:00 pm (see flyer below)
Turnabout Dance 7:30-10:30 tickets on sale now $17 single/$34 couple
January 22-26
Parent Teacher Conference Scheduling Open
February 1
Parent Teacher Conferences 6:00-8:30 pm
February 2
Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30-11:30 am

Save the date!

Bison Boosters Las Vegas Night
The Bison Boosters are hosting their annual Las Vegas Night on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Ditka's, 2000 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights at 7:00pm. Last year's event was a near sell out, so get your tickets today at and help support the 28 athletic programs of Buffalo Grove High School. Special discounted pricing ends Sunday, Jan. 15th. Click here for more details

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

January 10
7:00 pm
Night of Percussion
January 12
4:45 pm
Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Palatine
6:00 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Elk Grove
7:30 pm
Girls Basketball vs. Elk Grove
January 20
6:00 am
Boys Swimming & Diving Meet

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

Three-sport junior TJ West aids Buffalo Grove's wrestling resurgence
Chicago Tribune, December 27, 2018
Buffalo Grove's recent performance at the Rus Erb Invitational illustrated the program's progress under second-year head coach Kurt Kutska. Led by TJ West, the Bison collected five top-six medals and finished ninth of out 19 teams on Dec. 16 at Glenbrook South. Last year, the Bison placed 15th at the same tournament.

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? David Peight

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do?  I am the Technology Services Supervisor. I am part of the Library/ Technology Services Department that does a great job supporting all the BG Staff and Students.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  I have been working at BG for 8 1/2 years. I have been with the District for a little over 16 years.

4. Where did you go to high school?  I graduated from Necedah High School in Necedah, Wisconsin. My graduating class was a little smaller than here at BG, 28 students.
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  I really enjoy working with the Staff and Students at BG. As technology in the classroom has changed, I enjoy the challenge to accommodate Staff and Students as they adjust their classrooms, lesson plans and learning.

6. What is something unique about you? I am a big Chicago Bears and White Sox fan. I enjoy camping and cooking on a smoker, specialty Pulled Pork and Bacon Candy. I also make a real good homemade BBQ sauce.

7. What activities or clubs do you follow?  I enjoy following all the BG Boys and Girls sports. I also enjoy watching the Robotics Competition and seeing the cars that are built for the High Mileage Competition.