Friday, February 22, 2019

Principal's Blog 02/22/2019

Friday Focus:   Distinguished Service Award Winner Cheryl Griffin

Every year Buffalo Grove High School honors a community member for their incredible service to the school.  This year’s Distinguished Service Award winner is Cheryl Griffin. Cheryl has been on the parent orchestra board, Friends of the Orchestra (FOTO), for the past four years and has been a tremendous asset with unwavering support. Cheryl consistently goes above and beyond regular duties asked of her, and always has the success of the students and the program as her first interest. Cheryl is the first to offer assistance when a need arises and does so with enthusiasm. Thank you Cheryl and family for your dedication and service to Buffalo Grove High School!

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Congratulations to our JV and Varsity Scholastic Bowl MSL East Champions!
  • Congratulations to Baseball Coach Tim Miller on being recognized as the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association 4A area coach of the year!
  • Congratulations to our amazing Honors All-State Musicians, recognized last night by the D214 Board of Education.
  • Congratulations to Zoe Robertson, recognized last night by the D214 Board of Education for her selection to the 2018-19 Daily Herald All-Leadership team... one of only ten students in the Northwest suburbs.
  • Congratulations to BG’s Jazz Ensemble honored last night by the D214 Board of Education for their ILMEA selection in January.
  • Congratulations Art Club students: Kiersten O'Malley, Adar Imanilov, Veronika Chernik, & Diego Serratos. BG Art Club was awarded with third place at the Building STEAM benefit last night, and the piece auctioned off for $250!
  • Congratulations BGHS members of the District Honors Orchestra!
  • Good luck to Dan Verdico (swimming) and Ben Goldberg (diving) as they head off to State this weekend!
  • Congratulations to our MSL Boys Basketball All-Conference players, junior Nate Cole and freshman Kam Craft!
  • Congratulations to our Class of 2019 Boys Basketball players celebrating Senior NIght this week!
  • Congratulations to BG’s “Major Detour” on taking 1st place in the A Capella competition at the ICHSA Midwest at Vernon Hills High School last weekend!
  • Congratulations to our Bison Bowlers on finishing in the top 20 in the State!

Upcoming Dates

February 23
Turnabout Dance 7:30-10:30pm
February 27
Understanding Teen Stress & Anxiety: How to Raise a Healthy, Confident & Successful Adult with presenter Jacqueline Rhew 7 to 8:30 pm at Hersey
March 13
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm
March 15
End of 3rd Quarter
March 18
First Day of 4th Quarter
March 21
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
March 25-March 29
Spring Break
April 1
Classes Resume after Spring Break

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
February 26
4:45 pm
Girls Track & Field Triangular vs. Stevenson and Vernon Hills
February 28
7:00 pm
Variety Show
March 1
7:00 pm
Variety Show
March 2
7:00 am
Boys Track & Field Invite
March 4
7:00 pm
Winter Sports Awards
March 5
5:45 pm
Girls Water Polo vs. Maine West
7:00 pm
Symphonic Band Festival
March 6
5:45 pm
Boys Water Polo vs. Schaumburg
March 7
7:00 pm
Winter Choral & Orchestra Concert
March 8
4:45 pm
Girls Track & Field Triangular vs. Cary Grove and Lake Zurich
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

Buffalo Grove downs Hoffman
The Daily Herald, February 19, 2019
Michael Nowakowski scored 18 points and Matt Brunelli 15 Tuesday night as Buffalo Grove downed Hoffman Estates 61-45 in a Mid-Suburban League boys basketball crossover game. Read Story

Buffalo Grove downs Hersey in OT
The Daily Herald, February 16, 2019
The Mid-Suburban East boys basketball championship may have been decided last week, but try telling that to Buffalo Grove and Hersey and a packed house at Ken Carter Gym Friday night who were treated to a back-and-forth battle that had a championship game feel that after 35 minutes and 59 seconds was tied at 58.

Powerful Video Wins SAVE Challenge
Journal & Topics, February 20, 2019
Buffalo Grove High School has won the Arlington Heights Police Department’s Speed Awareness Education Challenge. In an effort to get the attention of local teens, Arlington Heights police created a contest last September for the best video production describing the dangers and consequences of speeding. The goal is to compel young drivers to follow posted speed limits. All schools in District 214 plus Christian Liberty Academy and St. Viator High School were invited to compete.

Looking for More?
Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements
Click Here for the Third Quarter Parent Newsletter
Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger
Click Here for The oneBG Podcast
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?
William (Wil) Hansen

2. What department have you/do you work in?  I work in the CTE Department teaching Business.  This year I only teach Personal Finance but in the past I have taught Intro to Business as well at Media Technology.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  This is my 4th year at BG.

4. Where did you go to high school?  Warren Township High School in Gurnee, IL

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? Hearing my students tell me stories about how the things they learned about in my classes have helped them in real life.

6. What is something unique about you? I am one of the few BG teachers who teaches at another District 214 school.  1st hour I teach College Accounting at Hersey and after that I drive over to BG for the rest of the day.  I love teaching at two different schools because of the different staff and students I get to collaborate and work with.  

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  CoEd Cheerleading, Investment Club, and Media Tech Club.