Friday, November 16, 2018

Principal's Blog 11/16/2018

Friday Focus:  
After five months of digging, constructing, painting and cleaning, the day has finally arrived...the Field House is now open for business. Fight On!!

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to Divers Vivian Wilson and Gillian Karsten, who finished 3rd and 4th respectively at Sectionals. Vivian set a NEW SCHOOL RECORD for 11 dives (421.15), beating a record from 1986. Good luck at State this weekend, Vivian and Gillian!
  • Congratulations to 200 Medley Relay Swimmers Emilia Jedryka, Jillian Dombroski, Gabriela Surdyka, and Stefanie Surdyka with a season best 1:51.22 and a NEW SCHOOL RECORD (from 1999) and a 5th place finish at Sectionals this week!
  • Congratulations to Swimmer Emily Schulstad on her 5th place finish 500 freestyle at Sectionals this week!
  • Congratulations to the BG Math Team on their 1st place win at last night’s meet. Congrats to top scorers Sanskar Siddarth, Isaac Wahout, Rio Ondo & Harmony Sosa.
  • Congratulations to our talented choral students on their powerful performance at the Choral Extravaganza: Dear Evan Hansen in concert this week.
  • Congratulations to the BGHS ILMEA District VII Instrumental members Corey Lieu (violin), Spencer Sadler (cello), Sydney Paunan (violin), Meghan Griffin (bass), Janelle Finton (trumpet), and Sydney Sadler (violin) on an amazing festival last weekend!
  • Congratulations to Speech Team members Ethan De Guzman, Zoey Heinrich, Drew Levitt, Imaad Haqui, Rachel Platt, Hannah Greenspan, Allie Zyck, Nicole Dillie, Nolan Son, Kelly Duong, Aryahi Deorukhkar, Anjali Subash, Lizette Herrera, and Allyson Duong on a successful competition at Prospect this week!
  • Congratulations to Speech Team members Hannah Greenspan, Zoey Heinrich, Allie Zyck, Nolan Son, medalists at the Prospect tournament this week.
  • Congratulations to Carter Gledhill who was named Captain of the 2018-19 Baseball team this week by Head Coach Tim Miller. Carter joined Riley Rundquist as the two captains this year.

Upcoming Dates

November 21
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
November 22
Thanksgiving Day  - Building Closed
November 23
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
December 4
Hispanic Family Night:  Logra Tu Meta District Event 6:45 pm at FVEC
December 12
BGPA Meeting 7:00 pm in the Community Room
December 19
Final Exams - Periods 1, 2 and 6  Click Here for the Final Exam Schedule
December 20
Final Exams - Periods 3, 7 and 4  Click Here for the Final Exam Schedule
December 21
Final Exams - Periods, 8 and 5  Click Here for the Final Exam Schedule
Students Dismissed after Final Exams. Winter Break Begins.
December 22- Jan 4
Winter Break
January 7
Institute Day - Students Not in Attendance
January 8
First day of 3rd Quarter/2nd Semester

Get Involved!

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Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
November 16
7:00 pm
Faculty Follies
November 17
2:30 pm
Girls Bison Classic Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament
November 19
7:30 pm
Boys Bison Classic Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament
November 20
6:00 pm
Wrestling vs. Maine South
November 21
7:30 pm
Boys Bison Classic Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament
November 23
10:00 am
Girls Bison Classic Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament
7:30 pm
Boys Bison Classic Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament
November 24
9:00 am
Wrestling Triple Dual vs. Andrew, Bartlett, Niles North
10:00 am
Girls Bison Classic Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament
7:30 pm
Boys Bison Classic Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament
November 30
10:54-1:26 pm
Dance Mini-Concert during all lunch periods
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

Fontanetta's game-winner lifts Buffalo Grove over Barrington
The Daily Herald, November 15, 2018
Listed at 5-foot-3 in the program, Buffalo Grove junior Meghan Fontanetta was the smallest girl on the floor Thursday night. At the end, she had the biggest shot of all. With the score tied at 37 and 3.3 seconds left, Barrington had the ball out of bounds under the BG basket. Bison junior Kendra Lee swiped away the inbounds pass and it tipped off the hands of teammate Sydney Fortman right into the hands of Fontanetta.

Scouting the Mid-Suburban East
The Daily Herald, November 15, 20118
Outlook: Things might have been brighter for the Bison had one senior not sustained a broken hip in the second game of the football season. Trieb, an all-around basketball player, hopes to be playing in the latter stages of December. "With Trieb not playing it kind of changes what our rotation would be," said Buffalo Grove coach Keith Peterson, now at the helm for his sixth season. "The players are coming along. They are learning the different defenses that we'll show and what my expectations of them are." Read Story

Scouting the Mid-Suburban League East
The Daily Herald, November 15, 2018
Outlook: As he begins his seventh season, Bison coach Steve Kolodziej returns five players (Lee, Bickhaus, Floro, Ramos and Fortman) who have each started more than 25 career games. Three have been two-year starters. "We're super excited about the potential this season," Kolodziej said. "We went through a lot of growing pains last season that should give us good experience and perspective for this season." Read Story

Buffalo Grove High technology programs honored
The Daily Herald, November 13, 2018
Buffalo Grove High School was recently awarded the Technology Education High School Program of the Year through the Technology Education Association of Illinois. Each year, the Technology Education Association of Illinois awards individuals and programs at the Illinois Technology Education Conference that are making significant contributions to the field of technology education. Read Story

Boys soccer: Buffalo Grove's Eloiza has one up on family now
The Daily Herald, November 9, 2018
No boys soccer player has ever reached the level of absolute brilliance in the Northwest suburbs or, arguably, the state than Brian McBride. The 1989 Buffalo Grove grad achieved greatness at every level, first as an All-American at St. Louis University, then starring roles along the way with the U.S. National Team, Columbus Crew, and Fulham of the English Premier League before returning to finish out his career with the Chicago Fire. Kevin Eloiza will be the first to admit he's not to be compared to one of the best ever, but the Buffalo Grove senior does have one thing in common with McBride that he's proud to say he can share with the former Bison icon. That would be a Mid-Suburban League championship. Read Story

Buffalo Grove artists raise awareness of environmental issues through art
District 214 Blog, November 07, 2018
When student artists at Buffalo Grove High School chose to highlight environmental issues in the school’s student-run art gallery this year, they wanted the artwork to go beyond pointing to the world’s climate problems. They wanted the art to start a dialogue. And so, the artists are connecting with different student groups, such as the Environmental and Aquarium clubs, to collaborate further. They reached out to individuals in the school – from security guards to teachers and students – to incorporate their belongings in the first environmental show. They talked to their teachers and encouraged them to bring their classes to the One Grove Gallery to get involved in the conversation. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Kim Miklusak

2. What department have you/do you work in? I’m the new Library Media Specialist.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  This is my first year at BG, but I have been working in education for 15 years: 9 years teaching in the English Department at Elk Grove HS, 2 years in suburban Philadelphia, and 5 years in Chicago Public Schools.

4. Where did you go to high school?  Mount St. Joseph Academy in suburban Philadelphia.

5. What part of teaching at BG do you find the most rewarding? I find it most rewarding when students get that spark, when they’ve realized they understand something or made a new connection or find that book or topic they enjoy the most.  It’s that kind of thing that will stick with them even outside the classroom walls.

6. What is something unique about you? My original major in college was Radio/TV/Film.  Because of this, in college I was a concert photographer and photographed bands like The Roots, A Perfect Circle, Sleater-Kinney, Robyn Hitchcock, and more at places like the UIC Pavilion and Metro.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  Right now I am hoping to start up Current Events Fridays and build even more ways to get involved.  In the past I have coached varsity and junior varsity girls soccer and sponsored the TED-Ed club.