Thursday, August 29, 2019

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 08/29/2019

Friday Focus:  

District 214 parents and students can explore careers through free events
High School District 214 students and their parents are invited to an information-packed lineup of free events this fall focused on career exploration.

The first trio of events, called Career Nights, will be held in September and October at various schools in the district. Career Nights provide a glimpse into a variety of careers, allowing students and parents to meet with industry professionals and hear about the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in each field. 

Career Nights are a great opportunity for District 214 students and their parents to get their questions about careers answered and make connections with professionals while simultaneously learning how the District’s Career Pathways program can help them reach their goals and gain skills to succeed.

Each night will focus on different career areas. On-site registration begins at 6 p.m. Each evening will conclude at 8:30 p.m.  Career Nights will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 17
"Careers in Arts & Communication/Human Services" at Prospect High School

Thursday, September 26:
"Careers in Health & Natural Resources" at Wheeling High School 

Tuesday, October 15: 
"Careers in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Business and Computers" at Rolling Meadows High School

Upcoming Dates

September 2
Labor Day - No School
September 4
Senior Parent Night 7:00 pm in the Theater
September 11
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm Community Room
September 12
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Education Center
September 17
D214 Career Nights - Arts, Communication & Human Services at Prospect
September 26
D214 Career Nights - Careers in Health & Natural Resources at Wheeling
September 30
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
October 3
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Education Center
October 9
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
October 14
Institute Day - Students not in attendance
October 15
2nd Quarter Begins
D214 Career Nights - Careers in Engineering, Industrial Technology, Business and Computers at Rolling Meadows
October 16
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm Community Room
October 23
D214 College & Career Ready! Night
4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center. Each session runs for 45 minutes and will be repeated after 6:30 p.m.

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
August 30
7:00 pm
Football vs. Downers Grove North
August 31
10:30 am
Boys Golf Varsity Tournament at BG Golf Club
September 3
3:30 pm
Girls Golf vs. Hoffman Estates and Prospect
5:15 pm
Boys Cross Country vs. Barrington
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Niles West
6:30 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Lyons Township
September 6
4:30 pm
Girls Tennis Quad vs. Fremd, Niles West, and Mundelein
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

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
Tuesday, September 3
4th Period:  The Ohio State University
6ther Period:  Savannah College of Art and Design
Wednesday, September 4
5th Period:  Purdue University
6th Period:  Lincoln College
Thursday, September 5
4th Period:  University of Missouri
5th Period:  University of Maryland
6th Period:  Aveda Institute Chicago
Friday, September 6
4th Period: National Louis University
5th Period:  Indiana University-Purdue University
6th Period:  University of Miami

BGHS in the News

Enhanced spaces, new program offerings greet School District 214 students as school year starts
Chicago Tribune, August 25, 2019
The new school year started Wednesday for Township High School District 214, with students walking into some new spaces and set to partake in enhanced course offerings – including at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights and Buffalo Grove High School in Buffalo Grove. Buffalo Grove High School is in the process of creating a state-of-the-art robotics, manufacturing and biomedical healthcare innovation lab, according to Principal Jeff Wardle. Read Story

Hit, hit, hit? Not at Buffalo Grove -- at least in practice, that is
The Daily Herald, August 28, 2019
By now, with a summer of preseason football practices under his belt, Tommy Dierbach's neck would already ache. His back would hurt, too. "I got to the point last year that my back hurt so bad that I couldn't get up after making a play. I'd have to have my teammates help me up," said Dierbach, a junior linebacker at Buffalo Grove who was on the varsity last year as a sophomore. "This year, I feel fresh. "I've been playing football my whole life, and this is a really different way of doing things." Actually, Buffalo Grove coach Jeff Vlk might call it a completely radical way of doing things. At Buffalo Grove, football suddenly involves a lot less hitting. Almost none, in fact. At least in practice. Read Story

Football Nuggets Entering 2019
Journal & Topics, August 29, 2019
With the high school football season here, it’s good for fans to know all the trends coming in, to prepare for the 2019 season. Here’s a look at some interesting tidbits on the local football scene:  Buffalo Grove is 14-7 over the last two seasons after going a combined 13-41 from 2011-2016. The Bison also made the playoffs the last two years after missing the postseason each year from 2004 to 2016. Buffalo Grove made the playoffs three years in a row from 2001-03 and they hope to make the playoffs for a third straight year in 2019. Read Story

Pioneer Press 2019 football preview: Buffalo Grove Bison
Chicago Tribune, August 25, 2019
First-and-10: Youth is the theme for the Bison offense. Only two players return that started in the first week of last season. Quarterback Mark Antonetti is slated to lead the offense, while wide receivers Noah Smith and Ayden Anderson have already made an impression. Vlk said Antonetti has to play within himself instead of trying to replace last season’s starting quarterback, Connor Adams, the all-time leading passer in school history. Running back Max Oberman is a player with a high upside, Vlk said. “Our offensive line is pretty solid, but we don’t have a lot of starters back on offense,” he said. “We are pretty young this year. We had so much experience the last two years. Mark is ready to take over the reigns at quarterback. He learned a lot last year and is ready to lead the team. He took last year as a time to learn under Connor. We are pretty skilled at some positions but just young.”  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Kathleen Becker

2. What department have you/do you work in? I am the College and Career Assistant in Student Services. I look forward to working with our students as they navigate the college application process.

3. How long have you been working at BG? 6 months (started at the end of January).

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to Palatine High School.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  I love meeting and interacting with the students and being part of a team that is so supportive and helpful to the student community.

6. What is something unique about you?  My family started going to South Haven, Michigan every summer when my mother was pregnant with me, and we are still going 52 years later.  We now have 4 generations of family with 28 members! It's the highlight of the year!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am joining the Theater Jury this year, and football is my favorite sport!