Friday, August 24, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 08/24/2018

Friday Focus:  
On Tuesday, we welcomed Mike Smith to speak to us about making a difference.  Mike is the founder of The Harbor, our school culture and climate  series. Mike spent time with some student leaders before speaking to the entire student body.  
My favorite quote from Mike was,
“The people who change the world wake up every single day and fight for someone of something bigger than your first and last name.”  

Celebrating Our Success!

Congratulations to CTE/PE Division Head, Jeff Bott, on being named the ISBE Those Who Excel Administrator Merit Winner!

The Illinois State Board of Education annually sponsors Those Who Excel to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to our state's public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools. Excellence, Meritorious Service and Special Recognition awards are presented in seven categories: classroom teacher, school administrator/principal, student support personnel (licensed), educational service personnel (unlicensed), school board member/community volunteer; team, and early career educator. Nomination materials are evaluated by a selection committee comprised of individuals who represent a variety of educational organizations. Local school district leaders and members of school communities nominate candidates.​​​​​​​​

Congratulations to our Girls Golf Seniors celebrating senior night this week!

School Lunch Information
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Upcoming Dates

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

Fall Play Auditions
Monday, August 27 3:30pm in the Community Room!
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is 30 plays in 60 minutes! No audition prep needed. Be yourself, take risks, have fun, bring friends! Questions? Ask Ms. Wells

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

August 24
6:15 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Wheeling (at Celtic Park)
August 28
3:30 pm
Boys Golf vs. Barrington @ Buffalo Grove Golf Club
5:00 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Lyons Township
August 29
3:30 pm
Boys Golf vs. Wheeling @ Buffalo Grove Golf Club
4:45 pm
Girls Swimming & Diving Schaumburg
August 31
4:45 pm
Girls Tennis Quad vs. Fremd, Mundelein, and Niles West
7:30 pm
Football vs. Barrington

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

Girls volleyball: BG tops St. Viator in three
The Daily Herald, August 22, 2018
Buffalo Grove's girls volleyball team split a pair of matches on Wednesday night at the Wheaton North tournament. Glenbard West defeated the Bison 25-15, 25-11, but BG came back to edge St. Viator 25-12, 23-25, 27-25. Read Story

Look for MSL East's growth spurt to continue
The Daily Herald, August 21, 2018
In the high school football world, the Mid-Suburban East has matured quite nicely recently. Thanks in part to an agreement that limited crossover games with the MSL West to just one per season, the East Division has begun to flourish. Last season, three of its members -- Hersey, Rolling Meadows and Buffalo Grove -- advanced to the state playoffs. It was the first time since 2013 that the conference had three teams advance. More importantly, two of those teams won first-round games, a feat that had not been accomplished since 2009. Read Story

Creating a culture: Area football teams make gameday unique
Chicago Tribune, August 18, 2018
Buffalo Grove has been working on its team culture for months. Coach Jeff Vlk wants the early bird to get the worm, so he’s created the #earntheworm hashtag and introduced a plush toy worm to reward players who work the hardest in the weight room each morning. Read Story

Scouting Buffalo Grove: Bison aim to maintain acceleration
The Daily Herald, August 17, 2018
It will be full speed ahead for Buffalo Grove this year. During the bus ride back from a state playoff loss in East St. Louis last November, Bison head coach Jeff Vlk, his staff and the underclass members of the team began to anticipate the 2018 season. Buffalo Grove was coming off its best season in 25 years with a 9-2 record and a second-place finish in team MSL East. And with a solid corps of returnees from that team, the Bison feel they can make a deep run this season. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Tara Braceros

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do? I teach in the Math/Science Department, and I am teaching Biology and Chemistry.

3. How long have you been working at BG? This is my first year at Buffalo Grove! I student taught at BG last Spring.

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to high school at Elk Grove High School.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? The most rewarding part of my day is getting the opportunity to connect and build relationships with my students. I also love being able to teach them about science and push their curiosities. My hope is that every student that walks into my classroom feels like they belong and that they are cared for.

6. What is something unique about you? Something that is unique about me is that I am a black belt in karate. I started taking karate when I was in fourth grade. I got my black belt my senior year of high school. Karate taught me so much about discipline and hard-work. It definitely helped shape the person I am today.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I coach Freshmen A girls volleyball.