Friday, May 25, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly BLog 05/25/2018

Friday Focus:
We have one last show in the One Grove Gallery this year that will go over into the first month of the new school year. The one woman show is the work of senior Lucie Greene. Lucie was not only the BG nominee, but was the 2018 District 214 winner of the Richard Calisch Arts Unlimited Award. Come check out her amazing artwork that highlights her four years of hard work here at BG.

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to Boys Track & Field athletes Zack Sheasby and Isaac Suh headed to State this week! Zack qualified for State in the long jump and triple jump, and Isaac Suh qualified for the high jump.
  • Congratulations to our Varsity Baseball team on winning the MSL Championship!!
  • Congratulations to BG Softball on winning their IHSA Regional game 12-2 over Waukegan.
  • A huge thank you Ed Moon for 10 years of service to the theater tech department of BGHS!! We thank you for your influence on our drama program.
  • Congratulations to Lucie Green, winner of the District 214 Richard Calisch Arts Unlimited Award!
  • Congratulations to Boys Volleyball, making it to the Regional Semi-final. They fell to Loyola, but battled well! Congrats on a great season!  
  • Congratulations to sophomores, Frank Adams and Nathan Finkelshteyn, who read their original poems at the Northwest Cultural Council Art and Poetry show. Thank you to English teacher, Kate Hutchinson!
  • BG Choirs had an outstanding performance at their last concert of the year this week. Bravo!

Upcoming Dates

May 25
Early Dismissal 2:10 pm (seniors dismissed after graduation rehearsal)
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 4
Online registration for the 2018-19 school year opens
June 11 - June 28
First Semester of Summer School, Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-12:30 pm
July 9 - July 26
Second Semester of Summer School, Monday-Thursday 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
August 6
Football Only Resumes Practice
August 8
All Fall Sports Resume Practice
August 10
Freshman Orientation 8:15 am - 11:30 am
August 15
First Day of School

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

Girls track notes: Nya Carr solidifies her spot in Buffalo Grove history
Chicago Tribune, May 20, 2018
Nya Carr allowed herself a sheepish smile when asked about the idea of being one of the best Buffalo Grove girls track athletes of all time. The Buffalo Grove senior owns the program records in the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as the long jump. A four-time state qualifier, the Arlington Heights resident has done more than most Bison sprinters who came before her.  Read Story

Boys track notes: Zach Sheasby makes a big leap to become state-qualifying jumper
Chicago Tribune, May 18, 2018
Zach Sheasby was productive enough catching passes on the gridiron last fall to earn the chance to play football at Wisconsin-Platteville. With that prominent order of business out of the way, the Buffalo Grove senior is finishing his prep sports career this spring as a standout in the triple jump and long jump. Read Story

Softball: Buffalo Grove, Hoffman, Schaumburg advance to regional semifinals
The Daily Herald, May 22, 2108
Freshman Kylie Mainville earned the win and Megan Fontanetta closed out the game on the mound for Buffalo Grove, which advanced to the semifinal of the Class 4A Palatine regional with a 12-2 five-inning win over visiting No. 18 Waukegan on Tuesday. The Bison (8-16) were led on offense by Sam Hansen (2 doubles), Bailey Williams (5 RBI) and Olivia Morini (3 RBI). Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? David Garst

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? Math/Science Department / AP Statistics and Algebra.

3. How long have you been working at BG? I have been at BGHS for 4 years.

4. Where did you go to high school? Rolling Meadows High School...class of '97!!!

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? I love the moment when something that seems so hard to understand for a student makes sense in a way that it never leaves them after they see it in such a clear way!
6. What is something unique about you? If I could be really good at something I'd choose long distance ski jumping because it looks so bold, controlled, thrilling, and freeing for them all at one time.  I'm not sure I'll ever try it, but it's a secret dream of mine!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Math team is my club of choice.