Friday, October 5, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 10/05/2018

Friday Focus: Homecoming Schedule
Soccer vs. Barrington @ 4:45 pm
Celebration of Class of 1988 Boys Soccer State Champions
Football vs. Prospect @ 7:30 pm

Congrats to the 2018 Homecoming Court nominees: Emily Amaral, Jacqueline Bickhaus, Elise Boudart, Claire McLoone, Patrycja Sobolak, Vincent Hoffman, Antonio Laverd, Benjamin Morain, Christian Puga, and Jacob Schwartz.

If you plan to attend any of tonight’s festivities, parking will be at a premium.  Consider our Auxiliary parking!

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to senior Janelle Finton, named to the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2018 All-National Honor Ensemble! This is the second year in a row that Janelle has been named to the All-National Honor Ensemble. Last year was for concert band, this year she will play second trumpet in the jazz ensemble.
  • Congratulations to our BGHS District 7 selectees: Janelle Finton in Orchestra and Jazz Combo, Sean Ouimet in Jazz Ensemble 1, Andy Gontko in Jazz Ensemble 4!
  • Congratulations to Varsity Girls Golfer, junior Alisa Patel, on qualifying for Sectionals after shooting an 86 in loaded Regional in some seriously blustery conditions!
  • Congratulations to two Boys Golfers, senior Michael Speer and freshman Dori Lee, advancing to the IHSA Sectional at Palatine Hills!
  • Congratulations to Divers, Gillian Karsten and Vivian Wilson on taking 3rd and 4th at the 1st Annual Rob Lindgren Jamboree!!! Way to make a splash, ladies!
  • Congrats to this year’s Homecoming Bison Olympics Champion Seniors!

The Bison Way
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:
  • Javier Guerrero - Javier is one of the top Varsity Cross Country runners. Everytime he finishes his race, he supports the rest of the team as they finish their race too - up to the very last guy who many times is the last guy in the entire race. He also supports every runner in all the other lower level races.
  • Eric Tejeda - Eric found a wallet in the halls of BG and immediately went out of his way to bring it to the Main Office to be returned to its rightful owner.

Upcoming Dates

October 5
Dual Credit Night at Forest View Educational Center 5:30-8:00 pm
October 6
Homecoming Dance 7:30-10:30 pm
October 10
PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT Practice Test for all juniors 8:15 am-12:30 pm
Career Night:  Arts & Communication @ Elk Grove High School 6:00-8:30 pm
October 15
Institute Day - Students Not in Attendance
October 17
BGPA Meeting 7:00-9:00 pm in the Library
Vaping: What Parents Need to Know 7:00 pm at Hersey, free  Register Here
October 27
8th Grade Testing 8:00 am  Click Here for 8th Grade Enrollment/Info
November 3
8th Grade Testing Make-Up Date 8:00 am  Click Here for More Info

Saturday School On Tuesday!
On Tuesday, October 9, there will be a Saturday School session on Tuesday!  Students will be able to stay after school and get support in the Library from teachers and NHS students.  It will run from 3:15 - 5:45 pm. Please let your students know about this, and encourage those students that need a little extra support to come!!

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, October 8
4th Period:  University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
Tuesday, October 9
4th Period:  Hope College (MI)
5th Period:  Roosevelt University
6th Period:  Syracuse University (NY)
Wednesday, October 10
4th Period:  Providence College (RI)
5th Period:  The University of Toledo (OH)
6th Period:  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
Friday, October 11
6th Period:  Vanderbilt University (TN)

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
October 5
4:45 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Barrington **Homecoming** Color Rush
7:30 pm
Football vs. Prospect **Homecoming** Color Rush
October 9
4:45 pm
Boys Soccer Crossover vs. TBA
October 11
4:45 pm
Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Prospect
7:00 pm
Boys Soccer Championship TBA
October 16
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball Crossover TBA
October 17
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball Championship TBA
October 19
7:00 pm
Fall Play Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind More Info
7:30 pm
Football vs. Rolling Meadows
October 20
7:00 pm
Fall Play Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind More Info
For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

Fall Play Tickets on Sale NOW!

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind is an ensemble experiment in presenting 44 Plays in 88 Minutes. Each two-minute play is performed in random order with an interactive audience. An onstage timer keeps everyone honest. This collection of comic, tragic, political, personal, and abstract Neo-Futurist plays are sure to entertain!

Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20 at 7:00pm  Click Here to Buy Tickets

Attention BG Fine & Performing Arts Students!
Want to perform or present your art at BG's Fine Arts Cabaret on December 1st? Fill out this form ASAP!

BGHS in the News
Buffalo Grove Student Named To National Ensemble For Second Straight Year
Journal-Topics, October 3, 2018
During the 2017-18 school year, along with other music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools, Buffalo Grove High School senior Janelle Finton practiced with dedication to gain a chair or part in her local, district, and state music honor ensembles. Now, she will join the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles from Nov. 25-28 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

Overlooked by recruiters, Sean Jacobs keeps churning at Buffalo Grove
Chicago Tribune, September 29, 2018
Sean Jacobs’ goal is to play football in college. Based on his statistics, leadership and knack for making plays, the Buffalo Grove senior linebacker is on track to reach his goal. As a junior, Jacobs racked up 150 tackles, five sacks, two fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown to be named the Mid-Suburban East Defensive Player of the Year. Those kind of numbers in a competitive conference usually would merit plenty of recruiting attention. But Jacobs is coming up short in one vital category: height.

Girls swimming: Jamboree honors Lindgren as Hersey wins championship
The Daily Herald, September 29, 2018
Swimming is a sport that brings athletes from different teams together. The Mid-Suburban League especially emphasizes friendly and fast competition, good sportsmanship, and most importantly, having fun. The Hersey Jamboree has long been the embodiment of these principles and is a meet most athletes look forward to. At the Jamboree the competition is good, but the laughs and cheers are even better. Saturday the Hersey Jamboree honored coach Rob Lindgren, who was influential in inspiring many athletes across the MSL to achieve their goals, while just having fun and a positive attitude. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Jeffrey Siegal

2. What department have you/do you work in?  Special Education

3. How long have you been working at BG?  24 years

4. Where did you go to high school?  Deerfield High School

5. What part of teaching at BG do you find the most rewarding?  Working with the outstanding students I have in class, sports and activities along with working with such an amazing staff.

6. What is something unique about you? I am an amazing cook.  Anyone who knows me, knows that is false. However, I am the best at finding great places to eat here in the Chicago area and when I am on vacation.
7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I am the Head Cheerleading Coach and Blue Crew Sponsor.  I try to follow as many Buffalo Grove High School Sports and Activities as I can.  It is great to see the students that I work with participating in their co-curricular activities.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeff is very modest and did not mention that he is the winningest high school coach in IHSA cheerleading history, and in 2018 was named National Coach of the Year for Spirit by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Jeff has led Buffalo Grove and Elk Grove high schools to an impressive collective eight state championships.  Jeff was not only recognized for the accomplishments he has received as a coach, but also for what he has given back to countless student-athletes.