Friday, September 21, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/21/2018

Friday Focus: Link Together reinforces positive messages for our students

YOU are your teen’s #1 influence. The PARENT tab on the Link Together website,, shares information from the Talk They Hear You national campaign provided by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).  

The Link Together Coalition provides prevention efforts to all D214 high schools and feeder middle schools within Wheeling Township. Social Norms is an evidence-based campaign aiming to change student behavior by correcting misperceptions of peer norms. It is typical for most high school students to think more of their peers are using alcohol than actually are. Data from our schools supports this. If a student believes this misperception, they are more likely to try drugs or alcohol.

Link Together Coalition provides students with education and programming that helps create a healthier culture at our school. This year’s poster series was developed by staff from Link Together and approved by the State of Illinois Department of Human Services. They surveyed a large quantity of students from our schools to choose the most appealing and effective series.

Thank you for empowering our youth to be drug and alcohol free.
Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to our Bison Marching Band on a solid third place finish at the Chicagoland Marching Band Festival!
  • Congratulations to the Girls Swimming and Diving team on taking 1st place at the 2018 Centennial Invite. Every single swimmer earned a top 6 finish in at least one event!
  • Congrats to BG JV Girls Golfers who finished tied for the MSL East title, defeating an always classy Hersey squad. Way to go Bison Golfers!
  • Congrats to Boys Soccer on their 4-1 victory over Hersey this week! Big 3 points picked up for the MSL leading Bison. Fight On!
  • Congratulations to Girls Cross Country freshman, Sydney Jacobs, on finishing 20th in the Varsity race at the Warren Invitational!
  • Shout out to our Cheerleaders volunteering at the Hair For You Foundation last weekend, helping to raise money for wigs for cancer patients.

Upcoming Dates

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 10
Career Night Arts & Communication @ Elk Grove High School 6:00-8:30 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

Calling all students! New Current Events Fridays!

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
Monday, September 24
4th Period:  Arizona State University
5th Period:  Lake Forest College
6th Period:  Millikin University (IL)
Tuesday, September 25
4th Period:  St. Norbert College (WI)
5th Period:  University of Illinois at Springfield
6th Period:  Kent State (OH)
Wednesday, September 26
4th Period:  DePaul University
5th Period:  Suffolk University (MA)
6th Period:  University of Louisville (KY)
Thursday, September 27
4th Period:  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY)
5th Period:  George Williams College of Aurora University (WI)
6th Period:  Coastal Carolina University (SC)

Back Those Bison - Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
September 22
8:00 am
Girls Swimming & Diving Varsity Invite
10:30 am
Boys Soccer vs. Libertyville
September 24
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Stevenson
September 25
4:45 pm
Girls Tennis vs. Rolling Meadows
5:15 pm
Girls Cross Country Divisional Meet
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Rolling Meadows
6:30 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Elk Grove
September 27
4:45 pm
Girls Swimming vs. Wheeling
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Hersey
September 29
10:30 am
Boys Soccer vs. Crystal Lake South
For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

Start Your Engines!!!!!!!!! Drive 4 UR School Event 9/25 3:45-8:00 pm
Many of you will recall a fun event we have hosted at BG twice in the past years.... Drive 4 UR School! This is the event where Arlington Heights Ford brings over 20-25 brand new Ford cars (essentially one of every kind) to the school for free test drives.  For every person (one per household) who takes or participates in a test-drive in a Ford vehicle during our event at BGHS, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Buffalo Grove High School. In total, as much as $6,000 could be raised! There is no charge to take a test drive. There is no hassle, just tons of fun. A test drive takes about 10 minutes.

On behalf of the Buffalo Grove HS Athletic Department and Bison Boosters, we HIGHLY encourage you to take a small amount of your time to help us raise easy funds for the athletes of BGHS. Please mark your calendars and invite family, friends and neighbors to join in supporting Buffalo Grove High School athletics.

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
                      From 3:45 PM to 8:00 PM

Your tax-deductible donation is used to support continuing student opportunities for learning, exploration, and growth, under the spotlight and behind the scenes of the BGHS Theater Arts Program! Perks of joining include tickets to performances, t-shirts, posters and more!

BGHS in the News

Boys soccer: Buffalo Grove knocks off Hersey in MSL East showdown
The Daily Herald, September 18, 2018
In the biggest boys soccer match of the season in league play it was Buffalo Grove stealing the show from visiting Hersey Tuesday afternoon at Grant Blaney Stadium. Jon Peici smashed a spectacular equalizer four minutes after the Huskies (4-1-2, 4-1-1, 13 points) scored the opener and before the Bison took control to claim an eventual 4-1 win to go five points clear of Hersey in the race for the MSL East Division crown.

Scouting Week 5/Northwest
The Daily Herald, September 20, 2018
Buffalo Grove (3-1, 0-0) at Wheeling (2-2, 0-0)When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last year's result: Buffalo Grove 27, Wheeling 20
Outlook: Nobody was better than Wheeling quarterback Michael Best last week. The senior quarterback is coming off a career game where he threw for 374 yards and 5 touchdowns. After losing its first two games, Wheeling has roared back to even its record on the season. Buffalo Grove has also won its last two games. Read Story

Buffalo Grove, Hoffman, Leyden earn wins
The Daily Herald, September 15, 2018
Buffalo Grove's football team had an easy time with Niles West Friday. The Bison piled up 429 yards of offense as they rolled to a 51-14 victory in Buffalo Grove. The Bison (3-1) got a 4-touchdown performance from Vinni Hoffman. The senior had touchdown runs of 1, 4, 1 and 31 yards and finished with 77 yards on 12 carries. Connor Adams had his best day at quarterback, completing 14-of-17 passes for 262 yards. He tossed a 51-yard touchdown pass to Max Oberman. Adams also had touchdown runs of 1 and 6 yards. Read Story

Hot off the Press!
The latest edition of The Charger was released today.

The newest episode of The oneBG Podcast is up!
This is the first time our main interview is with students, as we get to learn more about our new Mental Health Committee @ BG!  Listen wherever you get your podcasts!
Click Here for The oneBG Podcast

Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements

Click Here for the First Quarter Parent Newsletter

Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger

Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Pat Dudle

2. What department have you/do you work in and what do you do?  I teach Drivers Ed. and Physical Education.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  I started at Buffalo Grove High School coaching girls basketball in 2000-01. My 1st year teaching at BG was 2007.

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to Rolling Meadows High School

5. What part of teaching at BG do you find the most rewarding? In Drivers Ed, I love to see students progress from bouncing off curbs in their 1st lesson to successfully merging on an expressway with confidence.

6. What is something unique about you?  As a high school junior, I was assigned by my coach to man-mark Brian McBride in our soccer game vs. Buffalo Grove HS.  One of his three goals was not my fault. The task was easier in the 2nd half when McBride played goalkeeper.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am the Head Girls Soccer Coach and an Assistant Boys Soccer Coach.