Friday, April 6, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 04/06/2018

Friday Focus:   Tuesday, April 10th - District-Wide PSAT/SAT State Testing

TIME: 8:15 AM to 1:35 PM

District-wide State PSAT/SAT testing will occur on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. There will be no classes conducted after testing, and testing is only for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Seniors will not report to school. We want your student to perform their very best. Please encourage your student to get a good night’s rest and to eat a nourishing breakfast. Make sure your student brings a permitted calculator with fresh batteries and #2 pencils with good erasers. Students will not be permitted access to cell phones and IPads in the testing room or to be used during breaks.

Buses will pick up students at the regular time in the morning and will leave the high school at 1:50PM to return students to their homes. Activity buses and athletic buses will run at the regular times.

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congrats to the BG/H/W Hockey team on winning the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 7-2 over Waubonsie!  You can watch video highlights of the win here.
  • Congrats to senior Tyler Lubbat on being named to the 2018 Bassmaster All State fishing team! Read more here.
  • Special congrats to Ben Morain for being named  to the All-State Debate team.
  • Congratulations to Pavle Stojakovic, Alfred Roberts, Brian Kimicata, Ghassan Shahatit, Jessy Syed, Scott Mahon, Tim Cooper, Tyler Lubbat who qualified for this year's 2018 Econ Challenge to be held April 13th at the Chicago Federal Reserve.
  • Congratulations to our Boys Gymnastics seniors celebrating Senior Night this week!
Summer school/summer camp registration now open
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Please note registration for Summer School is open until classes are filled.

Click here for BG 2018 Summer Athletic Camps Info and Fees
Click here to register for BG 2018 Summer Athletic Camps

Please note the deadline to register for Summer Athletic Camps is Friday, May 25, 2018.

Upcoming Dates

April 6
Bailando Unidos Dance 7:00-9:30 PM  $8 at the door
April 10
District 214 College Fair 6:00-8:30 pm at Forest View Educational Center
April 12
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
April 15
Girls Fight Back 12:00-1:30 pm followed by a Community Education Self Defense class 1:30-2:30 pm at FVEC. Open to all female D214 students, female guardians, and female staff members. FREE ADMISSION to both!
April 18
BGPA Meeting 7:00 pm in the Community Room
April 23
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
April 26
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
May 3
Caps and gowns distributed during lunch periods in the Cafeteria
May 16
BGPA Meeting 7:00 pm in the Community Room
May 17
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
May 21
Principal’s Awards 7:00 pm
May 23
Spring Sports Awards 7:00 pm
May 25
MANDATORY graduation rehearsal 7:15 am in the gymnasium
Prom 2018 An Enchanted Evening  6:30-11:00 pm
May 27
Commencement Exercises 1:00 pm (graduates report by 12:30 pm)
May 28
Memorial Day - No School
May 30 - June 1
2nd Semester Final Exams (click here for the final exam schedule)
June 1
Last Day of School

Click here to purchase tickets to BG’s production of Les Miserables

Attention Poe Families and Alumni!
Poe School welcomes you to join in celebrating their 50th year in the neighborhood. Please plan on stopping by their school on May 3, 2018 for the open house/tour of the building from 6:30-7:00 pm. At 7:15 they will have a short program celebrating 50 years! Light refreshments will follow. Come connect with your Poe community!

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

April 6
4:45 pm
Softball vs. Glenbrook South
6:00 pm
Boys Water Polo vs. Mundelein
April 7
10:30 am
Baseball Double Header vs. Glenbrook North
12:00 pm
Girls Track & Field Invite Canceled
April 9
5:45 pm
Girls Water Polo vs. Hersey
April 10
4:30 pm
Girls Track & Field Triangular vs. Barrington and Hersey
4:45 pm
Badminton vs. Hersey
4:45 pm
Boys Tennis vs. Hoffman Estates
April 11
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Prospect
4:45 pm
Softball vs. Conant
5:45 pm
Boys Water Polo vs. Elk Grove
6:00 pm
Softball vs. Fremd
April 12
4:45 pm
Boys Tennis vs. Palatine
6:00 pm
Boys Volleyball vs. Elk Grove
April 13
6:00 pm
Boys Volleyball vs. Grayslake Central
7:00 pm
Spring Musical: Les Miserables ($10 at
April 14
9:00 am
Boys Varsity Track & Field Meet
10:30 am
Baseball Double Header vs. Glenbrook South
7:00 pm
Spring Musical: Les Miserables ($10 at

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

District 214's ProStart program cooks up new culinary expertise
The Daily Herald, April 4, 2018
On the outside, it looks like a suburban high school. But inside, Buffalo Grove High School is home to The Bison Grill, a student-run restaurant that handles an average of 20 catering jobs a year for community outreach events, school meetings and professional luncheons that host local and state officials. The Bison Grill is part of Northwest Suburban High School District 214's Culinary Arts Career Pathway, a series of courses that teach students the skills they need to pursue culinary and hospitality careers through a program called ProStart. Read Story

BG coaches corner
The Daily Herald, April 2, 2018
With Tom Mendoza becoming the head women's volleyball coach at South Carolina in January, there at now at least three Buffalo Grove graduates serving as Division I head coaches. The others are women's basketball coach Allison Guth (Yale) and Valparaiso softball coach Kate Stake. Read Story

Hockey: Buckley, BG/H/W stop Waubonsie Valley co-op
The Daily Herald, March 25, 2018
Junior Brendan Buckley had one of those games Saturday night at the United Center he said he "never would have imagined." He scored 4 consecutive goals, all assisted by senior Conner Kelly, in leading Buffalo Grove/Hersey/Wheeling to a convincing 7-2 win over the co-op Waubonsie Valley team for the Illinois high school Combined Division state championship. It's the second title in three seasons for BG/H/W.

Brendan Buckley's 4 goals help BGHW rout Waubonsie to win state title
The Chicago Tribune, March 25, 2018
Connor Kelly, a Buffalo Grove senior from Arlington Heights, assisted on all four of Buckley's goals and scored a goal of his own. Kelly said that it's easy to pass the puck to a teammate who has a hot scoring hand. Read Story

Champions Crowned at the United Center
Amateur Hockey Association Illinois, March 25, 2018
Move over, Jack Raith; you have some company on that bench-of-awesomeness. Two years ago, as a junior for New Trier Green, Raith scored 4 goals in the Trevians’ 5-2 win over Providence Catholic to claim the Illinois High School Hockey State Championship (Red Division). New Trier coach Bob Melton said at the time that it was, “the best single-person performance I’ve seen in a state championship game.” Raith is now a freshman at the University of Denver. Well let’s meet Brendan Buckley, a junior forward for co-op BG/H/W, the team filled with players from Buffalo Grove, Hersey and Wheeling. Read Story

Next stop for Arlington Heights golfer Doug Ghim -- the 82nd Masters
The Daily Herald, March 28, 2018
While every Masters golf tournament is special, next week's 82nd version will mean even more to Chicago golf fans as Doug Ghim will be playing. Ghim, an Arlington Heights native and senior at the University of Texas, received a Masters invitation after finishing as the runner-up last August in the U.S. Amateur. Five other amateurs are in the Masters field, which represents the world's best players. Read Story

Doug Ghim Competing In Masters
Journal-Topics, April 3, 2018
Arlington Heights native Doug Ghim qualified to compete in this week’s (April 5-8) Masters pro golf tournament at Augusta National in Augusta, GA. Ghim is a Buffalo Grove High School alum who was born in Des Plaines. He is currently a senior at University of Texas. He has moved up to the No. 4 amateur ranking in the U.S.

Buffalo Grove Rotary offers college scholarships
The Daily Herald, March 23, 2018
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is again offering one-time grants of up to $2,000 to assist prior graduates or graduating seniors from Buffalo Grove and Stevenson high schools with college expenses. Students who qualify must be accepted into a bachelor's degree college program and be pursuing a four-year degree.  Read Story

Boys track and field: Scouting Northwest
The Daily Herald, March 29, 2018
Outlook: Coach Tim Podulka is eager to see where this group can end up -- ideally with several competing downstate. In addition to the core of senior returners, the Bison add Andriy Mykulyanych, who made it to state last year in both the 100 and 200 and has transferred to BG. Sophomore high jumper Isaac Suh has also impressed and will be a difference-maker. Podulka hopes an abundance of top-level competitors can offset a general numbers challenge.  Read Story

Girls track and field: Scouting Northwest
The Daily Herald, March 29, 2018
Outlook: Carr will pace the Bison attack once again this season. The Illinois-bound senior advanced to the Class 3A state meet in three events after winning the 100, 200, and long jump at the Grayslake sectional. She then earned a seventh-place medal at the state meet. Carr enters the outdoor season on a high note after taking first at the MSL indoor meet in the 55 and 200, setting records in both events.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Michael Barnes

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

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

4. Where did you go to high school?  I went to St. Patrick High School in Chicago.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  Engaging with the students and watching their growth from freshman year to graduation day.
6. What is something unique about you?  I’ve run three Chicago Marathons.

7. What activities or clubs do you follow? I love working all the different athletic events because I get to see the students shine outside the normal classroom hours.