Friday, August 17, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 08/17/2018

Friday Focus: Check out our new OneBG Podcast, hosted by counselor Brian Linhart!  Principal Wardle is the first guest, and Head Football Coach Jeff Vlk will be coming up soon in episode 2.  

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to our 2017-18 Varsity Baseball team on winning the MSL East, MSL, Regional, and Sectional Championships and making the Elite 8! We were thrilled to celebrate their achievements at the back-to-school assembly on Wednesday.
  • Congratulations to Senior Varsity Baseball player, Zach Fricke on receiving All-State recognition and being honored at a White Sox game this summer.

Upcoming Dates

August 23
Board of Education Meeting 7:00-9:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
August 29
Boosters Meeting 7:00-9:00 pm in the Community Room
August 30
Open House
September 3
Labor Day - No School (Building Closed)
September 5
Senior Parent Meeting 7:00 pm in the Theater
September 10
Non-Attendance Day  (Building Closed)
September 19
Non-Attendance Day (Building Closed)
September 20
BGPA Meeting 7:00-9:00 pm in the Community Room
Board of Education Meeting 7:00-9:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
September 25
Directions College & Career Fair 6-8:00 pm at FVEC (students with special needs)
September 26
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Parent Night w/Counselors 7:00 pm Theater
October 3
Boosters Meeting 7:00 -9:00 pm 7:00-9:00 pm in the Community Room
October 5
Dual Credit Night at Forest View Educational Center 5:30-8:00 pm
October 16
Institute Day - Students not in Attendance
October 17
BGPA 7:00-9:00 pm in the Community Room

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

August 20
6:30 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Maine West
August 22
3:30 pm
Boys Golf vs. Palatine & Schaumburg
4:45 pm
Girls Tennis vs. Glenbrook North
August 23
3:30 pm
Girls Golf vs. Fremd & Rolling Meadows
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Grayslake Central
August 24
6:15 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Wheeling (at Celtic Park)

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

Off and running: Northwest suburbs football teams excited to get going
The Daily Herald, August 6, 2018
Over at Buffalo Grove head coach Jeff Vlk moved up his team's outside workout in the afternoon due to the threat of rain. Vlk, who is in his third year as head coach, had his 65 varsity players going through drills as the Bison look to improve on its 9-2 season from last year. "We are super excited about the first day of practice," said Vlk, whose Bison qualified for the playoffs last year for the first time since 2003.  Read Story

Jacqueline Bickhaus preps for 'season to remember' at Buffalo Grove
Chicago Tribune, July 14, 2018
Jacqueline Bickhaus dealt with pain on and off the court last season. Bickhaus broke a bone in her right wrist during her junior basketball season. On top of that, the Bison played through a painful season in which they rarely won. Bickhaus, a 5-foot-5 guard, showed tremendous grit by finishing out the basketball season and then playing on the Buffalo Grove softball team. “I really wanted to finish the season and play softball, too,” she said. “I just wanted to play basketball and softball so bad. But last year was pretty rough in all facets for me.” Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Melissa Sang

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? Special Education/Student Services--I'm a social worker

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

4. Where did you go to high school? Downers Grove South High School

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? There are so many, I honestly don't know where to start. If I have to pick one, it's developing connections with students, families, and staff. I am truly grateful when students share their story and we embark on the high school journey together. The journey allows me to observe how much the students have matured over one, two, three, or four years. I am constantly in awe of the growth a student makes during this time and excited for what their future holds.

6. What is something unique about you? I am a master at negotiating a car sale.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am one of the Interact Sponsors. Additionally, I work with the Harbor Committee and the BG Gives Back Committee.