Friday, September 7, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/07/2018

Friday Focus:  What Every Parent Needs to Know.  

What Every Parent Needs to Know presented by Bob Leece, student assistance coordinator at Buffalo Grove High School, will be held on Tuesdays from September 11 through October 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. These sessions will help parents navigate and respond appropriately to their children’s growth and development, anticipate and prevent behavioral problems proactively, develop mutually respectful relationships, explore fair discipline, maintain effective communication and use productive problem-solving methods. This program is presented in partnership with Link Together Coalition.

The cost to attend the six week series is $30 per person, payable via cash or check on the first night of class. To register, contact Paula Volpe at Questions? Contact Bob Leece at 847-718-4027 or

The remaining Future Ready Parent courses are free. To register or learn more, call 847-718-7700 or visit

The Bison Way
New this year, each week we would like to recognize students and staff whose actions go above and beyond in their daily lives and epitomize the Bison Way. This week’s outstanding Bison are:
  • Adir Vardias - “I (Mr. Kosiek) was in the fitness center supervising and everyone left.  I then watched as a freshman young man, Adir Vardias, went around and picked up equipment that other individuals left lying around.  It was quite remarkable... I had never said anything.”
  • Marc Alejandro - While Principal Wardle was visiting Mr. Tschammer’s College Advanced Machine Technology class, freshman Marc Alejandro handed him safety goggles and reminded him to put them on.
  • Emi Amaral - Emi Amaral truly believes in the Bison Way.  Along with Lauren Godsell, the two of them led the team in creating a team creed.  They were able to get thoughts together from their teammates, but Emi went above and beyond and took the teams thoughts and put them altogether to create a creed.  She shows leadership every day in her great attitude and effort, but the Bison Way is about doing more than what is asked of you.

Celebrating Our Success!

  • The Marching Band, the Co-Ed Cheerleaders, and Poms had great performances in the Buffalo Grove Days Parade over Labor Day weekend!
  • Varsity Boys Golf defeated Elk Grove 167-170 as they celebrated our fine senior golfers on Senior Night!  
  • Another shout out to Boys Varsity Golfers, freshmen Dori Lee and Ryan Beerheide. Last week Ryan placed 6th and Dori placed 12th out of 78 boys in the tournament. Ryan shot a 74 and Dori 77. Great start to your high school golf career, boys.
  • Congratulations to Boys Soccer on their 6-0 win over Schaumburg this week!
  • Bison Girls Golf move to 7-3 on year with win over the tough Wheeling squad this week.

Upcoming Dates

September 10
Non-Attendance Day  (Building Closed)
September 11
What Every Parent Needs to Know series with presenter Bob Leece, Tuesdays from September 11 - October 16 from 7 to 9 pm. To register, contact Paula Volpe at
September 13
Conversation on the Governor’s Race nonpartisan event 7-8:30 pm at FVEC
September 19
Non-Attendance Day (Building Closed)
September 20
BGPA Meeting 7:00-9:00 pm in the D110
Board of Education Meeting 7:00-9:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
D214 Financial Aid Seminar for Seniors at Rolling Meadows H.S. Click Here
September 24
5 Things Great Students & Parents Do and The Growth Mindset with presenter Patrick Donohue, 7- 8 pm at the 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 1
District 214 College & Career Ready! Night at FVEC Click Here for Info
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 15
Institute Day - Students not in Attendance
October 17
BGPA 7:00-9:00 pm in the Community Room
Vaping: What Parents Need to Know 7:00 pm at Hersey, free  Register Here

Attention Juniors, Seniors and Parents!  Representatives from the following schools will be on campus to meet with students next week. Please pick up a pass from the College and Career Center to meet with a representative.
College Representative Visit Scheduled
Tuesday, September 11
4th Period:  Michigan Technological University
5th Period:  Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)
6th Period:  University of Cincinnati - Main Campus
Wednesday, September 12
4th Period:  Indiana University - Bloomington
5th Period:  University of Minnesota Twin Cities
6th Period:  Bradley University
Thursday, September 13
4th Period:  North Central College
5th Period:  St. Olaf College (MN)
6th Period:  Iowa State University
Friday, September 14
5th Period:  Grinnell College

Daily Herald teams with D214 Community Education to offer classes on fake news
In an era of fake news, how do you discern what information is factual? In a series of free classes, Daily Herald editors and District 214 journalism teachers will educate the community on how to identify lies, spin and bias that might masquerade as news. You'll learn how words, photos, audio recordings and even video can be faked, and why reputable journalists don’t do so. Hear how a news organization operates, and pretend you’re the editor weighing the day’s news. Click Here for more information

Blue Crew Weekly Update
🌺  Say "Aloha!" to this week's Blue Crew Weekly Update! Friday's football game at Deerfield will be a Hawaiian Out!  Good luck to all our athletic teams this week! 🌺 Click Here to watch the Blue Crew Weekly Update.
Blue Crew Sneak Peek - Next week’s theme & t-shirt for sale during lunches:

Back Those Bison - Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
September 8
8:00 am
Girls Varsity Tennis Invitational
September 11
6:00 pm
Girl’s Volleyball vs. Elk Grove
6:30 pm
Boy’s Soccer vs. Prospect
September 12
3:30 pm
Girls Golf vs. Conant
5:15 pm
Boys Cross Country Dual vs. Elk Grove
September 13
4:45 pm
Girls Tennis vs. Hersey
September 14
7:30 pm
Football vs. Niles West
For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

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BGHS in the News

Boys golf: Lee's fitting in just fine at BG
The Daily Herald, September 1, 2018
Buffalo Grove coach Pete Duffer has been very impressed this season with the play of freshman golfer Dori Lee. "I had heard about him over the years," said Duffer of his incoming frosh, "and really, he's better than I had heard. "He's got a great personality, his attitude is strong, he's a competitor and he does a nice job of keeping his emotions in check as he plays." Read Story

Buffalo Grove keeps a long-term approach after lopsided loss to Barrington
Chicago Tribune, September 1, 2018
Things started going poorly for Buffalo Grove on Friday night from the very first offensive snap. The Bison’s best playmaker, senior running back Tom Trieb, came up with a contested 35-yard catch on the left sideline on the first snap. After going to the ground awkwardly, he immediately paced the sideline gingerly and never fully recovered.  Read Story

Boys Golf Season Outlooks
Journal & Topics, August 23, 2018
“We have three freshman with a lot of competitive golf experience, a sophomore that has improved a lot and three seniors with high school golf experience. If they adapt a competitive mindset and couple that with skill development we will surprise some people. Dori Lee (Fr.) is our current No. 1 golfer and is a top player in the state of Illinois. He has the poise and desire to not only play great individual golf, but to push his teammates positively in the right direction. He is the strongest freshman since Doug Ghim (currently a PGA pro) played.” Read Story

Scouting Week 3, Northwest
The Daily Herald, September 6, 2018
Buffalo Grove (1-1) at Deerfield (1-1)When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Last year's result: Did not play
Outlook: It was a rough game for the Bison last week, as they lost Tom Trieb to a hip injury early in the game against Barrington and never recovered. Trieb is questionable for this week, and Buffalo Grove will need to lean heavily on its seniors to step up their play and bounce back. Read Story

Boys soccer: Peici's on target as Buffalo Grove handles Rolling Meadows
The Daily Herald, September 6, 2018
Two sensational goals by Jon Peici were enough to hold off a late charge by Rolling Meadows and help visiting Buffalo Grove to a 3-1 victory Thursday in Mid-Suburban League boys soccer. The Bison (5-3-1, 3-0-0) drew an emphatic line in the sand in the first full week of league play, following a 6-0 result over Schaumburg earlier to help the Bison keep pace with division rival Hersey. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Jennifer Vierneisel

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do?  I teach in the English department, and I teach Honors Written and Oral Communications, World Literature, and Contemporary Literature.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  This is my first year teaching at BG, and I am very excited to be here!

4. Where did you go to high school? I graduated from Glenbrook South High School, Class of 2002.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? The opportunity to work with adolescents as they navigate the world around them and those "aha" moments students experience as everything clicks are the most rewarding aspects of teaching. I also find it extremely rewarding that I am learning each and every single day on the job - the reciprocal learning relationship is one I cherish!

6. What is something unique about you? My fiance and I enjoy collecting art from all places we travel - near or far. My favorite piece is the one from New Zealand. We hope to get to Japan next!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? None yet, but I'd sure like to!