Friday, April 20, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 04/20/2018

Friday Focus - BGHS State Champions!!
Congratulations to Ghasson Shahatit, Paule Stojakovic, Alfred Robert, and Brian Kimicata on being the Illinois Econ Challenge State Champions!

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to Lucie Greene (center) on her second place award for the Arlington Heights Art Guild Scholarship!

  • Congratulations to Kayla Wasielewski (center) on winning second place in the 2018 Daily Herald Art Contest.

  • A HUGE congratulations to Emilija Davitkov and Alexandra Kirov, winners of the 2018 Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies! The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies and is awarded based on strong caddie record, excellent academics, and outstanding character.
  • Congratulations to senior Tyler Lubbat on being one of only twelve students in the United States selected to the Bassmaster All-American team! He’s the 1st student ever to be chosen two years in a row! Congratulations, Tyler!
  • Congratulations to Gymnast Vlad Varvaruk on earning 6th place on floor at Conant Invite with 9.1!

  • Congratulations to our Class of 2018 Girls Water Polo players celebrating Senior NIght!  Fight on!
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Badminton players celebrating Senior Night this week! Fight on!

Upcoming Dates

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 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 20
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Conant
4:45 pm
Softball vs. Hersey
7:00 pm
Spring Musical: Les Miserables
April 21
9:00 am
Boys Tennis Varsity Meet
7:00 pm
Spring Musical: Les Miserables
April 23
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Elk Grove
4:45 pm
Softball vs. Rolling Meadows
5:45 pm
Boys Water Polo vs. Wheeling
6:00 pm
Girls Soccer vs. Rolling Meadows
April 24
4:45 pm
Boys Tennis vs. Hersey
4:45 pm
Boys Track & Field Meet vs. Fremd and Schaumburg
April 26
Lunch Periods
Free Flow Dance performance during all lunch periods
April 27
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Schaumburg
4:45 pm
Softball vs. Schaumburg
6:00 pm
Girls Soccer vs. Wheeling
April 28
10:30 am
Baseball Double Header vs. Stevenson

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

Arlington Heights native Doug Ghim relives Masters experience, April 15, 2018
AUSTIN - University of Texas golfer Doug Ghim is an Arlington Heights kid. He went to Buffalo Grove High School and last week, played in the Masters. Ghim not only played, but was the only amateur to make the cut. He provided a couple of highlight reel shots with his dad carrying the bag. It doesn't get much better than that. His trip to Augusta ended with a chip-in from the bunker at the 18th on Sunday in front of a massive crowd. Dan Roan talked to Doug via Skype this week. He said it didn't take him very long to figure out he wasn't in Austin anymore. Watch the Interview

Deft defender Kendra Lee anchors Buffalo Grove's back line
Chicago Tribune, April 16, 2018
Kendra Lee is not looking forward to the day when she has to give up being a multi-sport athlete. But that day won’t arrive for some time. Even though Lee is only a sophomore, she’s set to earn her fourth varsity letter this spring. She already has played two seasons as a shooting guard on the Buffalo Grove girls basketball team, and she’s in the midst of her second season on the soccer team.  Read Story

Tyler Lubbat, Wheeling, IL.:  A senior at Buffalo Grove High School, Lubbat is the first repeat qualifier for the Bassmaster High School All-American team, having been selected for the honor in 2017. He placed in the Top 5 of nearly every tournament he has entered in the past 12 months. He won five of those events, including the Illinois High School Association State Championship.  Read Story

Boys water polo: Repeat MSL title matchup features Barrington, Buffalo Grove
The Daily Herald, April 16, 2018
It will be a rematch from last year in the Mid-Suburban League's boys water polo championship game. Barrington clinched its spot by defeating visiting Hoffman Estates 11-7, while Buffalo Grove notched another trip to the title game by pulling out an 8-7 double-overtime victory at Prospect. Read Story

State champs again, Stampede Hockey team receives recognition from Arlington Heights
Chicago Tribune, April 17, 2018
After winning a state championship in hockey for the second time in three years, student athletes from Buffalo Grove, Hersey and Wheeling high schools recently took another victory lap. Officials from Arlington Heights decided to honor the students who are a part of the Stampede Hockey team for their latest accomplishment during a village board meeting April 16, handing the team a special proclamation. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Caroline Wootton

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? I work in the Technology Department (Help Desk)

3. How long have you been working at BG? I have been here 5 years

4. Where did you go to high school?  Arlington High School (a District 214 School)

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? Working with the students and staff, whether it is helping with ipads, laptops, printers or projectors.  I love being busy and getting a lot of work done. Going home exhausted from being busy is very rewarding for me.
6. What is something unique about you?  I have been with the district 15 years, 10 of them were at Rolling Meadows High School. I worked as the Health Clerk for 5 years and then in the Library for 5 years.

7. What activities or clubs do you follow? I do not coach or sponsor any activities.  But I do follow Bowling and Badminton because I played these when I was in High School and so did my daughter.