Friday, December 21, 2018

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 12/21/2018

Friday Focus:   Hello? Anyone listening?

Buffalo Grove High School’s One Grove Gallery is pleased to present it's latest art show: Hello? Anyone listening?. This exhibition is an exploration of the environmental issues facing us today.

Advanced Art students and beginning Graphic Arts students explored environmental issues of their choosing.  These artworks reveal the student's wishes to mitigate environmental disasters. Two views are depicted, one of devastation and one of solution and of human impact. AP Biology students also provided commentary on the works and larger issues at hand. We hope this furthers the dialogue and discussion of environmental issues.

The exhibition will run through January 19th, 2019. Click Here for more information on the One Grove Gallery.

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations our Varsity Coed Cheerleaders on taking first place at the Rolling Meadows Roundup, and to our JV Cheer team for taking 2nd Place!
  • Congratulations to Varsity Girls Gymnastics on finishing 3rd at the Addison Trail Invitational, led by Olivia Tangorra finishing 3rd All Around and Leah Oyen finishing 7th All Around! Three Bison also placed in in the top 3 on Bars. Congrats Olivia Tangorra, Leah Oyen and Hannah Greenspan!
  • Congratulations to Varsity Wrestlers Alejandro Mejia on finishing 2nd, Andrew Polk on finishing 3rd, and Michael Goubine on finishing 6th at the Glenbrook South Tournament last weekend.
  • Congratulations to the talented cast and tech crew from the Winter Play Noises Off! The hilarious performances last weekend and the incredible rotating set were outstanding!
Upcoming Dates

December 22- Jan 4
Winter Break
January 7
Institute Day - Students Not in Attendance
Class of 2023 CAF Night 5:15-9:00 pm
January 8
Classes Resume, First day of 3rd Quarter/2nd Semester
January 16
BGPA Meeting 6:00 pm
January 17
BOE Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
January 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Building Closed
January 31/Feb 1
Parent Teacher Conferences - Thurs 1/31 5:30-8:30 pm and Fri 2/1 8:30-11:30 am
February 1
In-Service Day  - Students Not in Attendance
February 18
President’s Day - Building Closed

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
December 21
6:00 pm
Wrestling vs. Prospect
December 22
4:30 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Maine East
January 5
4:30 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Grayslake North
January 7
7:00 pm
Boys Basketball Varsity Crossover vs. Schaumburg
January 9
4:30 pm
Bowling vs. Hoffman Estates
January 11
Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Schaumburg
6:00 pm
Boys Basketball vs. Hersey
Girls Basketball vs. Hersey
January 12
2:00 pm
Girls Basketball vs. Glenbrook North
For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

BGPA Scholarship Applications Now Available
Applications for the Buffalo grove Parent Association (BGPA) $1,000 scholarship are now available online on Naviance or a hard copy can be picked up in the College & Career Center through April 1, 2019. Any Class of 2019 graduating senior planning to attend a baccalaureate or technical program is eligible to apply. The scholarship value is $1,000 per selected applicant. The signed application with all of the attachments is due at the end of the school day on April 2, 2019. Applications submitted after April 2, 2019 will not be accepted. The scholarships will be distributed at the Principal’s Awards Ceremony on May 14, 2019.

What Every Parent Needs to Know
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – February 20, 2019
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Fee $30 per person
D214 Future Ready Parent is an engagement series dedicated to providing comprehensive community topics and education to ensure parent readiness for tomorrow’s challenges. We believe in providing relevant topics that can enrich and engage our community. The next class offered in the series is What Every Parent Needs to Know led by Bob Leece, the Student Assistance Coordinator at Buffalo Grove High School.  With over 30 years experience, Bob has trained thousands of parents through his lecture series giving them practical tools to deal with issues facing today’s middle and high school students. These sessions 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. Buffalo Grove High School Library (enter through Door 7)

BGHS in the News

State-Bound Buffalo Grove Jazz Ensemble Featured In Second Annual Showcase
Journal & Topics, December 21, 2018
The Buffalo Grove High School Music Dept. will host its second annual Jazz Showcase Dinner on Friday, Jan. 18 in the Buffalo Grove High School cafeteria. The evening will feature classic and newer jazz works performed by the Buffalo Grove High School Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Combos, By Popular Demand Vocal Jazz, Inversion Vocal Jazz, and the Cooper Middle School Jazz Ensemble. This performance will also serve as a fundraiser for the band program. Read Story

Composed Buffalo Grove knocks off Stevenson
The Daily Herald, December 17, 2018
After a tough Mid-Suburban East loss three days earlier, Buffalo Grove was eager to get back on the floor. Regardless of a conference or nonconference match, the Bison justed wanted to get back in the winning frame of mind. And that's exactly what they did against a winning girls basketball program from the neighboring town of Lincolnshire. Read Story

Buffalo Grove, St. Viator earn wins
The Daily Herald, December 15
Nate Cole scored 20 points and Tom Trieb added 16 Friday night as Buffalo Grove defeated Wheeling 69-49 in a Mid-Suburban League East boys basketball game. Kam Craft added 12 points for the Bison and Michael Nowakowski had 11. Read Story

Looking for More?

Click Here for The oneBG Podcast

Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements

Click Here for the Second Quarter Parent Newsletter

Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger

Click Here for the Fine Arts Calendar

Click Here for One Grove Gallery exhibits and information

Click Here for the detailed daily BG Activity/Athletics Calendar

Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name?  Rob Hartwig

2. What department have you/do you work in? I am the Associate Principal of Student Services and Operations.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  This is my 13th year at Buffalo Grove High School and my 30th in education.

4. Where did you go to high school? I attended Elk Grove High School

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? The part of my job that I enjoy the most are the interactions with students and getting them the supports they need when necessary.

6. What is something unique about you? This is not necessarily unique, but something I am very proud of...I completed my third Chicago Marathon in October and am an avid runner.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? As an administrator, I enjoy attending different sports and activities.  It is always nice to see students in a different light than just the classroom.