Friday, May 4, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 05/04/2018

Friday Focus - Student-made cars compete at the Autobahn!
On Monday, April 30th, a group of students and teachers had the opportunity to compete in the high mileage car contest at The Autobahn in Joliet.  Several teams from across Illinois and Wisconsin were present. Congratulations to students Dominic Domain, Rostyslav Hrushetskyy, Matthew Misch, Alexander Lozuk, and Matthew Metzger.

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Good luck to our Math Team heading to state this weekend!
  • Congratulations to the BG staff members who were honored by the D214 Board of Education this week: Jose Soto, Elizabeth Bennett, Danielle Branch, Michelle Price, Melissa Sang, Julie Santeford, Maria Dzien, Kevin Miller, Jeff Siegal, April Wegrzyn, and Kathy Klaczek!
  • Congrats to our MSL East Champion Bison Boys Water Polo team!
  • Congratulations to junior Karina Palffy who won and award Top Paper at the Paper Session (as well as a Gold award) with her project, A Comparison of the Reliability of Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science competition. Congratulations to freshmen Ella Palffy and Wedad Osman who won the Gold Award at the Poster session with their project, The Effect of Cinnamon and Ginger Tea on the Growth of E. coli.
  • Congratulations to Nancy Conlin, celebrating her retirement and honoring her 33 years of amazing dedication to our athletic programs.
  • Congratulations to Varsity Badminton Doubles Conference Champions Claire McLoone and Sydney Fortman!
  • Congratulations to JV Badminton Doubles Conference Champions Rebecca Howard and Annie Wenzel and to Alisa Patel and Ella McBride also on the podium! The team also brings home the Championship!  
  • Congratulations to the Senior Honors Band celebrating the year in music at their concert this week.
  • Congratulations to our Bison Boys Tennis players celebrating Senior Night!
  • Congratulations to Girls Water Polo All-Conference players for the 2018 GWP season, junior Shanelle Cadle (Goalie) and senior Katie Wasilewski (Wing)!
  • Congratulations to Tom Trieb on committing to Northern Illinois football!

Upcoming Dates

May 7-May 18
Advanced Placement Testing
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 18
Theater Awards Night 7:30 pm
May 21
Principal’s Awards 7:30 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)

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

May 4
4:45 pm
Softball vs. Wheeling
6:00 pm
Girls Soccer vs. Palatine
May 5
9:00 am
Baseball Double Header vs. Wheeling
May 7
4:45 pm
Softball vs. Prospect
May 8
6:00 pm
Boys Volleyball vs. Prospect
May 9
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Rolling Meadows
5:00 pm
Boys Water Polo Sectionals
7:00 pm
Choral Pop Spectacular
May 10
5:00 pm
Girls Water Polo Sectionals
7:00 pm
Acting 1 Showcase
May 11
4:45 pm
Baseball vs. Palatine
5:00 pm
Girls Soccer vs. Glenbrook North
5:00 pm
Boys Water Polo Sectionals
7:00 pm
Girls Water Polo Sectionals
May 12
10:00 am
Boys Water Polo Sectionals Finals
11:30 am
Girls Water Polo Sectionals Finals
May 17
7:00 pm
Spring Orchestra Concert
May 22
7:00 pm
Spring Choral Concert

For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

Bison Boosters 21st Annual Golf Outing
The Bison Boosters are proud to invite you to their

Buffalo Grove Golf Course
Friday, June 15th
Scramble Format/Shotgun Start 8:30 a.m.

Please make plans now to join your friends and Bison coaches for a day of fun while supporting the Bison Boosters in their annual golf outing. In addition to 18 holes of golf, all golfers will receive lunch at the turn, soft drinks, snacks throughout the day, a delicious buffet dinner, plus a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes. If you are not a golfer, you are welcome to join us for dinner and all of the other fun that comes after a day on the links. If you are unable to make it to the event, you can still offer your support by purchasing "Split the Pot" tickets on the link provided below. (The winner of this cash prize does NOT need to be present to win.) Sponsorship opportunities are also available.  Click here for more information.

BGHS in the News

Boys volleyball: Hersey completes East repeat
The Daily Herald, May 1, 2018
Kyle Orton earned 5 assists for BG as the Bison honored long-time educator and coach Nancy Conlin before the match. "Nancy is just an awesome person," said BG coach Tim Kosiek. "She exemplifies the best of Buffalo Grove High School and she's made so many incredible contributions to our school. "She bleeds blue and orange, and has made a lasting impact on so many lives." Conlin, who started teaching biology in 1985 at BG and has been involved in numerous sports over the years in various capacities, including coaching, is retiring this year.  Read Story

Buffalo Grove's Tom Trieb commits to Northern Illinois football
Chicago Tribune, April 30, 2018
Tom Trieb’s football career has been defined by his versatility. Last season, the Buffalo Grove junior played running back, safety, outside linebacker and defensive end. In college, Trieb is slated to play a new position: Tight end. Trieb gave an oral commitment to Northern Illinois on Saturday. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Trieb picked Northern Illinois over Indiana State. The Arlington Heights native said he is excited for the challenge of playing tight end.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Joan Dabe

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? I work as a Technology Assistant in the library.

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my 16th year at Buffalo Grove High School.

4. Where did you go to high school?  Notre Dame High School

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  Being part of the library staff, I have the opportunity to work with both staff and students on a regular basis.  It's a great feeling to leave at the end of the day knowing that you've helped them with whatever task they're trying to accomplish.
6. What is something unique about you? My last name.  It seems that the shorter the name, the more complex people want to make it.  Mine is like Abe with a D in front of it (Dabe). It makes for some very interesting and awkward introductions.

7. What activities or clubs do you follow? I'm always amazed at the talented individuals at BG.  The plays, and the music which accompanies them, are so well done that they are truly a tribute to the staff and students who make them so remarkable.