Friday, January 12, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 12/21/2017

Friday Focus -   ProStart students provide lunch for veteran
Eric Morante, this year’s recipient of the house through A Soldier's Journey Home, visited BG last Thursday.  During 6th period he gave his "No Limitations" presentation in the theater.  The presentation focused on his time in the service, his injury, and how it has not limited him.  You can read more about Eric’s story by clicking here.
Celebrating Our Success!

  • We’d like to recognize our Freshman Biology students in Paige Fullhart’s class for making and distributing blankets to all of the cancer patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago last Saturday. Great work!
  • Congratulations to our very talented band, orchestra, and choir students on their extraordinary combined performance at their Winter Celebration of the musical storytelling of The Polar Express last weekend.
  • Congrats to BG Coed Cheer on taking 4th Place  at Rolling Meadows Invite!
  • Congratulations to our Varsity Girls Gymnasts on their new high team score of 137.4 and their 3rd place finish at the Addison Trail Invite!
  • Congratulations to varsity gymnasts Madison Morelli and Dagmara Sobolak 1st and 2nd on Uneven Bars at the Addison Trail Invite!
  • Congrats, as well, to All-around Medalists Madison Morelli and Kara Tyner!
  • Congratulations to our Freshman Girls Gymnastics team on their 2nd place finish at the Conant Invite!
  • Congrats to BG Entrepreneurship students Jackie Molloy & Nicole Relias and local businessman, Kenneth Huff, on their latest deal! Starting in January 2018, Congratulations to our Acting 1 students who showcased their talents last week in our Acting Showcase.  
  • A HUGE thank you to all who came out to participate in the 2nd Annual GingerBuild night to raise money for wounded veteran, Sgt. Eric Morante. You can read about Eric’s journey here.
  • Orchesis students gave back this holiday season by adopting a family!
  • Congratulations to our Blue Crew, recognized by Wheeling Township for volunteering to deliver Meals on Wheels to seniors on Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Dates

December 21
Final Exams - Periods 8, 5
Winter Break Begins at the close of classes
January 8
First Day of Classes - 3rd Quarter Begins
January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Building Closed
January 16
CAF Night
January 17
BGPA Meeting 7:00 pm in the Community Room
January 18
Board of Education Meeting at FVEC 7:00 pm

Middle Schools Boys Volleyball Skills Clinic
January 3 & 4  6:00 - 7:30 pm
Join Bison head coach and varsity athletes for two nights of skills training, team drills, games, and fun! No experience necessary! $40 cost covers both nights and t-shirt (checks payable to Buffalo Grove High School).  Click here to register or email to (please include athlete's name and t-shirt size).

Save the date!

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

December 21
6:00 pm
Wrestling vs. Hersey
December 22
7:00 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Glenbrook North
January 7
8:00 am
Buffalo Grove Cheerleading Invitational
January 9
7:30 pm
Girls Basketball vs. Conant
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

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

Students mourn teachers’ deaths through music
The Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus, December 8, 2017
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. -- When Emily Bondarenko first played through her piano part in her high school chamber orchestra’s newest piece, the jagged melody and chaotic measures did not seem to go together at all.  “It made no sense whatsoever,” said Bondarenko, a junior at Buffalo Grove High School who landed the coveted seat in the orchestra after a decade of piano lessons and persistent practice. “It sounded like the ugliest piece in the world.”  Read Story

Buffalo Grove High School orchestra, December 5, 2017
The Buffalo Grove High School chamber orchestra performs a piece composed specifically to help the school memorialize and mourn teachers who died. (Buffalo Grove HS).  Listen to the Piece

2017 High School All-American: Tyler Lubbat, August 8, 2017
A junior at Buffalo Grove High School, Lubbat has placed in the Top 5 of nearly every tournament he has entered in the past 12 months. He won eight of those events and earned a second-place finish in the 322-field Bassmaster High School Southern Open on Lake Guntersville. Lubbat set a new record for the five-fish limit in the Golden Sabre High School tournament series. “From the start of this year, being named a Bassmaster High School All-American has been one of my biggest goals,” Lubbat said. “So, to finally make it is crazy. I don’t think it’s even settled in yet that I’m one of 12 high school anglers in the country to make it.”  Read More

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Celia Rothschild

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? I'm a speech-language pathologist, and I work in special ed and student services. I help students to develop their communication skills.

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my first year at BG. I interned in District 214, and I feel really lucky to work at BG now!

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to New Trier High School.
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? It's extremely rewarding to give students confidence to become stronger communicators. Students have demonstrated a significant amount of growth within a single semester. I also really enjoy collaborating with other staff members to find ways to best meet students' needs. I'm happy to work with such motivated, positive students and staff members!

6. What is something unique about you? I taught preschool in Tanzania after college. While I was living there, I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro!

7. What activities or clubs do you follow?  I don't sponsor or coach any activities/clubs at the moment. I'm passionate about social justice and community outreach, and I'd love to sponsor a club or activity that is related to those areas. This year, I'm focused on attending extracurricular activities to see the many talents of BG students.