Friday, April 13, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 04/13/2018

Friday Focus - New One Grove Gallery Exhibit:  
Four by One, Works by Nelson W. Armour

This exhibit shows four series of work of Nelson W. Armour, a Chicago artist whose work focuses on rural and urban landscapes, environmental portraiture, and photojournalism projects.

Nelson Armour has shown his artwork across the country. We are honored to have his work in One Grove Gallery.
Click here if you'd like to know more about Nelson W. Armour on his website.

Click here to learn more about the One Grove Gallery and upcoming exhibits.

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to our Varsity athletes who signed this week to continue their athletic careers in college:  Tommy Konwent - Football (University of Wisconsin Platteville), Evan Lindborg - Football (North Central College), Mac Camardo and Jack Vaselaney - Basketball (Case Western Reserve University), TJ Constertina - Baseball (University of St. Thomas in Minnesota), Lauren Beiersdorf - Softball (University of Wisconsin-Stout), Nya Carr - Track (University of Illinois-Champaign), and Briana Schanke - Track (Bethel College).
  • Congratulations to our Girls Track & Field athletes celebrating Senior Night this week!
Upcoming Dates

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
My 12
Prom Ticket Sales 8:00-10:00 am
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)

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 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
April 16
5:45 pm
Girls Water Polo vs. Prospect
6:00 pm
Girls Soccer vs. Glenbrook North
April 17
4:45 pm
Badminton vs. Prospect
April 18
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Hersey
5:45 pm
Boys Water Polo vs. Rolling Meadows
6:00 pm
Girls Soccer vs. Hoffman Estates
April 20
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Conant
4:45 pm
Softball vs. Hersey
7:00 pm
Spring Musical: Les Miserables ($10 at
April 21
9:00 am
Boys Tennis Varsity Meet
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

Buffalo Grove High School students return to middle school as volunteers
Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2018
Buffalo Grove High School student Bridget Helmstetter, 16, shared some sage advice Friday with middle schoolers during a return trip to her alma mater. “When you get to high school, don’t spend your time complaining about the work, but just get out there because it goes so fast,” said Bridget, one of 170 students from BGHS who spent the morning volunteering at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights as part of the high school’s “Make a Difference Day.” Read Story

What Arlington Heights' Doug Ghim did at the Masters was very special
The Daily Herald, April 9, 2018
Maybe a tie for 50th place doesn't sound great -- even if it came in golf's hallowed Masters tournament. Maybe a 74-74 finish in the weekend rounds and an 8-over 296 for the 72 holes wasn't worthy of much wild cheering at Augusta National. Make no mistake, though. What Doug Ghim did over four days in the first major golf championship of the year was something special. Very special.  Read Story

Doug Ghim Enjoys Breakout Performance At Masters
Journal-Topics, April 9, 2018
You always had a feeling Doug Ghim was a special player, but he proved it to the world this past weekend during the prestigious Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA. Ghim, a senior at University of Texas, is from Arlington Heights and graduated from Buffalo Grove High School. He turns 22 next week (April 16) and was the youngest golfer to compete Saturday and Sunday at the Masters.  Read Story

Arlington Heights golfer Ghim survives Masters cut
The Daily Herald, April 6, 2018
After struggling over his first nine holes Friday at Augusta National, Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights rebounded in his second round at the Masters and is set to make some history and the cut. Ghim, a college senior from the University of Texas, carded a 76 on Friday to become the first amateur golfer from Illinois to make the 36-hole cut at the Masters. The Buffalo Grove High School grad, thanks to Thursday's opening round of 72, sits at 4-over for the tournament, with the projected cut expected at 7-over. Read Story

Softball: Buffalo Grove's Maineville thrives in Dome debut
The Daily Herald, April 7, 2018
While most softball teams took Saturday off due to the frigid weather, St. Viator and Buffalo Grove went indoors to play their non-conference game. And Bison freshman pitcher Kylie Mainville, seeing her first varsity action, made herself right at home in the Rosemont Dome. Read Story

Boys water polo: Buffalo Grove extends MSL East lead
The Daily Herald, April 9, 2018
Mid-Suburban East boys water polo leader Buffalo Grove passed a big test Monday in earning a 6-3 victory at Hersey. The defending divisional Bison champion came up with 3 fourth-quarter goals on their way to a key win against their closest pursuer in the East Division. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Elizabeth Bennett (yep, just like Pride & Prejudice)

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? English/Fine Arts - I teach AP Music Theory and all levels of Orchestra.

3. How long have you been working at BG? 10 years!

4. Where did you go to high school?  I went to Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? The students - every part of helping them achieve their best selves is incredible.  They are making the world a better place, and I'm honored to help them do so along their journeys.
6. What is something unique about you?  My favorite colors are green and purple.  In 7th grade one of my teachers had a running tally of how many days in a row I wore green - it became a class event each day to mark the number, and the tally got quite high!  Now I have some purple in my hair and get to wear that color each day. (Go NU!)

7. What activities or clubs do you follow? My dear colleague, Eric Garneau, and I also get to be Fine Arts Co-Coordinators.  It's a great joy to advocate for and support the various amazing Fine Arts in our building.  Additionally, I am the building Press Release Writer - a new endeavor for me this year. Hey students, you will use writing every day of your life - pay attention to those English teachers!