Friday, September 13, 2019

Principal Wardle's Blog 09/13/2019

Friday Focus:  
Careers in Arts & Communication/Human Services

Students and their parents are invited to an information-packed lineup of free events this fall focused on career exploration.  The second in the series of District 214 Career Nights, Careers in Arts & Communication/Human Services, will be held at Prospect High School on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm. On-site registration begins at 6:00 p.m. The evening will conclude at 8:30 p.m. 

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.

Click HERE for more information on upcoming Career Nights

The Bison Impact:  
  • The D214 AASL National School Library Program of the Year award visited BGHS this week! It’s like the Stanley Cup: it even comes with its own gloves.
  • The BGHS Marching Band participated in the first ever marching festival at Hersey last weekend. All performed well and received great feedback! It was also a great opportunity for the different schools to bond! Drum majors from Rolling Meadows, Hersey, and BG are pictured below.
  • BGHS Band students visited Poe, Kilmer, and Longfellow elementary schools last week on their Mini Band Mini Tour!
  • BG Elevate visited Thomas Middle School students last week to speak about Mood and Mindset, and Values Driving Decision Making and Behavior.
  • Congrats to our Class of 2020 Girls Golfers celebrating Senior Night this week!
  • Congratulations to BGHS alum Doug Ghim embarking on his PGA career after earning a spot on the PGA Tour last week!

Upcoming Dates

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 2
Directions College & Career Fair 6-8:00 pm at Forest View Education Center
October 3
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Education Center
October 5
Homecoming Dance
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
Underclass Picture Day Retakes
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.

Did You Miss Picture Day?
It’s not too late to order photos of your student. Visit and use the Picture Day ID code EVTQCHB69. If your student was absent and did not have a photo taken or needs a retake, underclass retakes are scheduled for October 23.

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
September 13
7:00 pm
Football vs. Highland Park        Theme: Hawaiian Out
September 14
8:00 am
Girls Tennis Varsity Invitational
September 17
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Prospect
September 19
6:30 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Fremd
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

Fall Play Tickets on Sale Now!
Don’t miss The Amish Project
September 26-28 7:00 pm
CLICK HERE to buy tickets

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 17
4th Period:  Aurora University
5th Period:  University of Arizona
6th Period:  University of Illinois
Wednesday, September 18
4th Period:  University of Iowa
5th Period:  Case Western Reserve University
6th Period:  Washington University in St. Louis
Thursday, September 19
4th Period:  Creighton University
5th Period:  Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.
6th Period:  Augustana College
Friday, September 20
4th Period: University of Kentucky
5th Period:  University of Alabama
6th Period:  Knox College

BGHS in the News
Girls volleyball: Buffalo Grove notches first win
The Daily Herald, September 5, 2019
Buffalo Grove's girls volleyball team picked up its first win of the season by posting a 25-19, 28-26 decision at Grayslake Central on Thursday night. Read Story

Building Bison: Buffalo Grove points to positives after loss to Barrington
Chicago Tribune, September 7, 2019
Tyler Oddo expected some tough moments. After playing wide receiver last season, the Buffalo Grove senior moved to linebacker to fill a need for his team. The Bison defense, a collection of numerous young players, struggled to stop Barrington on Friday. The Broncos scored 21 points in the second quarter to cruise to a 42-0 victory in a Mid-Suburban League crossover game in Barrington. “We’re a very young team with a lot of guys in new places, a lot of guys moving around from last year,” Oddo said. “We’re just trying to get our camaraderie going. Our heart is what we really evaluate over the score. It was a tough game. We knew it was going to be tough, but we fought hard. That’s all we can ask for.” Read Story

Area Seniors Picked As National Merit Semifinalists, September 11, 2019
Several seniors from area high schools have been picked as semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The "academically talented high school seniors”  are among 16,000 nationwide picked to continue in the National Merit competition as they vie for 7,600 in scholarships totaling $31 million, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday. Nicholas C. Castaneda was the lone Buffalo Grove High School senior selected as a national merit scholarship semi-finalist. Read Story

Looking for More?
Click Here for BGHS’s Daily Announcements
Click Here for the First Quarter Parent Newsletter
Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger
Click Here for The oneBG Podcast
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? Sara Farrell

2. What department do you teach in/How long have you been teaching at BG?  This is my 15th year teaching in the CTE department here at BGHS. I teach graphic design and PLTW-IED classes. 

3. Where did you go to high school? Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville

4. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  This is too hard to pick just 1... I love when students tell me, "This is my favorite class." I also love seeing projects my students have worked on displayed around the school and when they are recognized for their hard work. This summer I received an email from a student letting me know she had won 2nd place in the GAERF contest we entered during class and was awarded with a check for $1500. Shout out to 2019 grad Lauren Horvath!

5. What is something unique about you?   I will be running the Disney Goofy Challenge in January with my dad, sisters and cousins. Half marathon Saturday + full marathon Sunday.

6. What are you currently reading, and/or do you have a favorite author or podcast? JK Rowling - sharing and reading her books with my son was the best!

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/sponsor?  I am the coordinator for our NGE - Next Generation of Engineers program. This is a set of classes we run after school for middle schoolers who will be attending BGHS. I just opened registration for our fall classes so if you have a 6th, 7th or 8th grader check it out!