Sunday, May 19, 2019

Principal Wardle’s Weekly Blog 05/17/2019

Friday Focus: Class of 2019 Principal’s Awards
This week at the Principal’s Awards Ceremony, we had the pleasure of recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of the Class of 2019, including 7 Semester Honor Roll students, Illinois State Scholars, AP Scholars, National Merit Scholars, Academic Division Awards, scholarships and more. The Class of 2019 has some impressive statistics:

248    7 Semester Honor Roll students
118     Illinois State Scholars
59     AP Scholars
28     AP Scholars with Honor
39     AP Scholars with Distinction
8     National AP Scholars
14     National Merit Commended Scholars
2     National Merit Finalists
2     SAT 800 score Math Level 2
2     SAT 800 score Chemistry
2     SAT 800 score Physics

Don’t miss next week’s Senior Edition of The Charger which will highlight all of the award recipients.

Celebrating Our Success!
  • Good luck to our Bass Fishing team members Eric Boyd and Tyler Frank competing at State this week!
  • Congratulations to Jon Peici, Track & Field Sectional Champion, State Qualifier, and new school record holder in the 400m dash with a time of 49.84!
  • BG Girls Soccer took down Highland Park 5-2 in the IHSA Regional! Cheer on the Bison as they take on Stevenson TONIGHT at Stevenson at 6:00 pm for the regional Championship. Fight On!
  • Boys Volleyball All-Conference honors to Marty Gross, Ethan Soifer and Teddy Patlak.  Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to our Boys Water Polo players named to the All Sectional Team: Andy Gontko (1st team), Carlos Salgado (2nd team), and Brandon Newman (honorable mention)!
  • Congratulations to our Girls Water Polo players named to the All Sectional Team: Cecelia Carlson (1st team), Shanelle Cadle (1st team), Emma Schwager (2nd team) and Diana Morosan (honorable mention)!
Upcoming Dates

May 17
Theater Awards 7:30 pm
May 20
Senior Finals
Deadline for seniors to pay all outstanding fees and obligations
(Seniors owing fees and obligations will not receive their graduation tickets)
May 22
Spring Sports Awards 7:00 pm
May 24
Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal 7:30 am (seniors dismissed after rehearsal)
Early Dismissal for all students at 2:10 pm
Prom 6:30-11:00 pm at the Westin Itasca
May 26
Commencement Ceremonies 1:00 pm (doors open at 12:00 pm)
May 27
Memorial Day  - All Buildings Closed
May 29
Final Exams periods 1, 2, 6
May 30
Final Exams periods 3, 7, 4
Mat 31
Final Exams periods 8, 5 - Last Day of School
June 3
Online registration for 2019-20 school year opens
July 31
Last day for reduced 2019-20 school registration fees

Need Extra Help? Saturday School Tomorrow!
Two more Saturday Schools left! Our next Saturday School will be tomorrow from 8:30-11:00 am in the Library. Our last one before finals will actually be a Wednesday School, on Wednesday, May 21, 2019, from 3:15-5:45 pm.  Students should enter through Door #1. Saturday School is a service provided by Buffalo Grove High School to help students raise a grade, make up missing work due to absences, or just find a quiet place to complete work. A small selection of BG staff and National Honor Society tutors are available at Saturday School. Though help at the honors and AP level is not always available, Saturday School can provide an environment for collaboration, guidance, and support.


Celebrate the 2018-19 theater season and  learn what’s in store for 2019-20!

THE 2018-19 BERNIES!
BGHS Theater Awards Night
Friday, May 17 at 7:30 pm
In the BGHS Miller Theater

The BGHS Theater Arts community, including production staff, teachers, directors, Theater Jury members, classroom students, co-curricular participants, and their families, are invited to attend the BGHS Theater Awards Ceremony: The Bernies, on May 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Theater.

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
May 17
4:30 pm
Boys Track & Field Sectionals vs. Barrington
May 18
7:00 pm
Night of Percussion
May 21
5:00 pm
Girls Soccer Sectionals - TBD 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Spring Choral Concert
May 25
11:00 am
Girls Soccer Sectionals - TBD
Please call our Sports/Weather Hotline at (847) 718-4213 for sports status updates.
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

Water Polo Playoff Roundup
Journal & Topics, May 15, 2019
Mundelein 7, Buffalo Grove 6: Buffalo Grove was closer than a year before when they lost 9-0, but it was still a tough end to a record breaking year for the Bison. Buffalo Grove (21-6-1) broke the school win record this year. In the loss, the Bison were led by Cecilia Carlson (4 goals), Stefanie Surdyka (1 goal) and Emma Schwager (1 goal).  Read Story

Buffalo Grove High School senior wins coveted music composition award
Chicago Tribune, May 13, 2019
Buffalo Grove High School senior Janelle Finton was recently named one of six winners in the annual NextNotes High School Composition Awards, officials at High School District 214 announced. “NextNotes is a national program designed to nurture the next generation of creative voices in music composition inclusive of all musical styles. Awards encourage and recognize the creative and talented composers with mentorship, scholarship funds, and a performance of their work by professional musicians,” according to the school district announcement distributed in April. Nearly 200 submissions were entered in the competition and were evaluated by a panel of composers, the announcement stated. Read Story

Girls soccer: Buffalo Grove downs Highland Park
The Daily Herald, May 15, 2019
No. 9 seed Buffalo Grove hit 3 second-half goals to break open a tight girls soccer regional semifinal contest and defeat No. 8 Highland Park 5-2 Wednesday in Lincolnshire. The win sends the Bison (6-7-4) into the Stevenson regional final Friday against top-seeded Stevenson (19-1-2) at 6 p.m. Read Story

Softball: Quick start propels Buffalo Grove past Rolling Meadows
The Daily Herald, May 10, 2019
Buffalo Grove senior Sam Hansen is still looking to play softball in college. Things were sure looking up for Hansen and the Bison on Friday. In her second at-bat, Hansen had the Bison fans looking high into the sky when she launched her second home run of the season over the right field fence. Hansen's blast to lead off the bottom of the third inning gave Buffalo Grove a 7-0 lead and it went on to post a 9-1 Mid-Suburban East triumph over visiting Rolling Meadows. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
1. What is your name? Colette Warden

2. What department have you/do you work in? I work in Campus Security.

3. How long have you been working at BG?  I have been at BG almost 10 years, 6 as a substitute teacher and 4 as security.

4. Where did you go to high school?  I attended Rolling Meadows High School, was in the class of the first four year graduates.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  I find it rewarding to witness students grow and mature into young adults.

6. What is something unique about you?  I am a rule follower and expect our students to follow the rules too!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am not a sponsor or coach but I do belong to the Theater Jury.  I try to attend as many concerts, performances and sports events as my schedule allows.