Friday, October 19, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 10/19/2018

Friday Focus:  Fall Play Friday & Saturday 7:00 pm

Buffalo Grove High School Theater Arts Program presents 44 plays in 88 minutes in the Fall Play, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. Don’t miss the chance to see the beloved Chicago original!  Performances are scheduled for Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20 at 7pm.  Tickets cost $7.00 each and may be purchased at the door, or online in advance here.

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes), written by Chicago Neo-Futurist Playwright Greg Allen, is presented through special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. Allen collaborated with the high school ensemble to craft this experiment 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 is sure to entertain!

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Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to freshman Diver, Alli Scharf, who won 1st place in the Fresh/Soph MSL Conference 2018!
  • Congratulations to our varsity Girls Volleyball team - the MSL East Champions! They move on to Regionals next week. Fight On!
  • Congrats to our all-conference Volleyball players... Claire Ferriss (Player of the East), Nina Masciopinto, and Maggie Streckert!
  • Congratulations to the new D214/D211 Rebels team in the new Metro Girls High School Hockey League. The Rebels played their very first league game this week, and beat Lake Forest High School 1-0 in dramatic fashion with a goal by BG's Emmy Garcia in the last 30 seconds of the game.  The Rebels are a combined team consisting of players from BG, Hersey, Prospect, Fremd, Palatine, and St. Viator high schools. Each player wears her school's mascot on the right shoulder of her jersey. Fight on ladies!

Upcoming Dates

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 24
Career Nights: Heath and Natural Resources at Hersey 6:00-8:30 pm
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

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 22
3rd Period:  St. Mary’s College (IN)
4th Period:  Grand Valley State University (MI)
5th Period:  Valparaiso University (IN)
6th Period: University of Dayton (OH)
Tuesday, October 23
4th Period:  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
5th Period:  Kansas State University
6th Period:  National Louis University - Wheeling
Wednesday, October 24
4th Period:  University of Tampa
5th Period:  University of Vermont
6th Period:  Augustana College (IL)
Thursday, October 25
4th Period: Marquette University (WI)
5th Period:  Pennsylvania State University Main Campus
6th Period:  Creighton University (NE)

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
October 19
7:00 pm
Fall Play Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind More Info
7:30 pm
Football vs. Rolling Meadows (Theme Pink Out)
October 20
7:00 pm
Fall Play Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind More Info
October 24
7:00 pm
Fall Choral Concert
October 27
7:00 pm
40th Annual Pops Concert The American Songbook More Info
October 28
6:00 pm
District 214 Honors Orchestra Concert
For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

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

Girls volleyball: Previewing the Mid-Suburban League championship
The Daily Herald, October 16, 2018
Buffalo Grove is in this match for the first time in four decades. Its last and only other visit was in 1976 when the Bison lost to Forest View. At the time, the MSL's two divisions were the North and South. BG was the North champ and Forest View the South. "It's something really new for us," said seventh-year BG coach Matt Priban. "So I think that's one of the things we are focusing on. We're stepping into this like it is another match -- staying level headed, ready to play and execute." Read Story

Buffalo Grove now playoff eligible
The Daily Herald, October 13, 2018
Buffalo Grove became playoff eligible Friday night with a 17-7 Mid-Suburban East win over Elk Grove. The Bison (5-3, 2-2) can clinch a playoff spot next week with a win over undefeated Rolling Meadows. Read Story

Bison Win Their First Mid Suburban League Cup In 30 Years
Journal & Topics, October 15, 2018
Buffalo Grove boys soccer team celebrates its MSL boys soccer championship Oct. 11. (Photo by Christian Kallio).  Buffalo Grove was able to put last year’s Mid Suburban League Cup loss behind them as they defeated Fremd, 2-0, to win their first boys soccer championship in conference in 30 years.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Brian Hirschauer

2. What department have you/do you work in? Mathematics, Geometry 92/93 (Honors Freshmen)

3. How long have you been working at BG?  This is my first year at Buffalo Grove High School, and third year teaching altogether. My schedule is somewhat unique in that I begin everyday at BG, teaching first and second periods, and then travel to John Hersey High School for the remainder of the day.

4. Where did you go to high school?  Wheeling High School (Class of 2011)

5. What part of teaching at BG do you find the most rewarding? In general, I enjoy working with highly motivated students, which I am lucky enough to do on a daily basis at Buffalo Grove. More specifically I find reducing students’ anxieties and fears about mathematics very rewarding. Even though it is an unattainable goal for all my students to have a deep interest in math; I consider it an enjoyable challenge to convert as many as possible to this belief or at the very least have them say that math is not their worst period of the day.

6. What is something unique about you?  Before becoming a teacher I worked in a pizzeria for 6 years.I am fisherman, and enjoy fishing for lake and river sturgeon.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  I do not currently coach or sponsor any clubs or activities at Buffalo Grove. However, I am an assistant coach of the Hersey Math Team, and have been for 3 years.