Friday, September 27, 2019

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/27/2019

Friday Focus:  Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus, the student information system used by District 214, is an extremely invaluable tool for parents. Through Infinite Campus, parents can view their student’s schedule, attendance, grades, and any missing assignments. Parents can see when upcoming assignments are due and receive notifications from teachers; pay outstanding fees and print fee statements; review their student’s academic plan, report cards, unofficial transcripts, health records, bus stops, locker number/combinations; update contact information, preferences, and more. It is the District expectation that ALL parents/guardians have access to Infinite Campus. If you do not have access or can no longer log in to your account, please contact the District 214 Parent Help Line at (847) 718-6565. 

You can always find the link to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal under “Quick Links” on the BGHS homepage or bookmark Parents can also download the Infinite Campus app for Android or iPhone. 

Now is a good time to make sure you have access to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. It is early enough in the semester to help your student get on top of their grades and identify any areas of concern.

The Bison Impact:  
  • What a great experience for BGHS American Law students that had the opportunity to learn about career pathways and the Federal Court System at the Dirksen Federal Building this week!
  • Congrats to the Swim and Dive Team, back-to-back champions of the Centennial Charger Invitational in Champaign with 7 first place finishes!
  • Congratulations to our Class of 2020 Girls Tennis athletes celebrating Senior Night this week!
  • Congratulations to our Freshmen A Girls Volleyball team on their second place finish at our home invite with a 4-1 record!
  • Congrats to our Cheerleaders on their performance at Northwestern last weekend, seen here with Principal Wardle waiting to take the field to perform at the Northwestern vs Michigan State Football Game.
  • Shout out to the good sportsmanship demonstrated by the Cheerleaders at the football game against Niles North last Friday.
Upcoming Dates

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 - Early Bird Tickets on Sale 9/25-9/27
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.

Bison Academy Wednesday, October 2nd
Our next Bison Academy is going to be Wednesday October 2nd from 3:15 - 5:45 pm.

Homecoming Tickets On Sale 10/1-10-4

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
September 27
7:00 pm
Fall Play The Amish Project Buy Tickets HERE or at door
September 28
1:00 pm
Varsity Football @ Rolling Meadows rescheduled from 9/27
7:00 pm
Fall Play The Amish Project Buy Tickets HERE or at door
October 1
5:15 pm
Boys Cross Country Triangular vs. Elk Grove & Prospect
6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Elk Grove
October 3
4:45 pm
Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Hersey
October 4
4:45 pm
Boys Soccer vs. Rolling Meadows *Homecoming*
7:30 pm
Football vs. Wheeling *Homecoming*
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

CLICK HERE to buy tickets to the Fall Play!

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, October 1
3rd Period:  University of Iowa
4th Period:  University of Michigan
5th Period:  Dominican University
Wednesday, October 2
4th Period:  Pennsylvania State
5th Period:  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
6th Period:  Quincy University
Thursday, October 3
4th Period:  Miami University, Oxford
5th Period:  Michigan State University
6th Period:  Drake University
Friday, October 4
4th Period:  Michigan Technological University
5th Period:  Luther College
7th Period:  Suffolk University

BGHS in the News
Buffalo Grove High to stage The Amish Project
The Daily Herald, September 24, 2019
Buffalo Grove High School's 2019 fall play, "The Amish Project," runs Thursday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Sept. 28. "The Amish Project" is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. Originally a solo show, "The Amish Project" has now been adapted for an ensemble. Read Story

District 214 Arts Update: First Place & Two School Plays
Journal & Topics, September 23, 2019
In other Township High School Dist. 214 news:  Buffalo Grove High School’s fall play “The Amish Project” debuts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Though fictional, viewer discretion is advised for “The Amish Project.” It tells the story of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community. It follows the aftermath and goes down a path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake.  Read Story

Girls volleyball: Buffalo Grove cruises past Rolling Meadows
The Daily Herald, September 24, 2019
Despite a closely-contested two-set loss at Stevenson on Monday night, Buffalo Grove girls volleyball coach Matt Priban was hardly disappointed with his team's play. And sure enough, it carried over into Tuesday's Mid-Suburban East match and it resulted in a two-set win this time. Read Story

Boys soccer: Buffalo Grove win over Hersey tightens MSL East race
The Daily Herald, September 24, 2019
The race is on in the Mid-Suburban East boys soccer season. Division-leading Hersey saw its lead over two others erased Tuesday night after falling 1-0 to rival Buffalo Grove at Roland Goins Stadium, while hard-charging Wheeling recorded a 2-0 away victory over Prospect. Read Story

Buffalo Grove offense lights it up in rout of Niles North
The Daily Herald, September 21, 2019
The one-two punch of quarterback Mark Antonetti and running back Max Obeman were too much for Niles North to handle Friday night in Skokie. Oberman scored 4 touchdowns and Antonetti threw 4 touchdown passes as the Bison dispatched the Vikings 51-29.  Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
1. What is your name? Cyndee Michelau 

2. What department do you work in?  I am the Food and Nutrition Supervisor at BGHS.

3. How long have you been working at BG? I’ve been at BG for 2 months and was previously at Rolling Meadows.

4. Where did you go to high school? I went to Forest View and then Prospect.

5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding?  Preparing food for the students and talking to them everyday as they come through the cafeteria.

6. What is something unique about you?  I love playing poker on Saturday nights!

7. What activities at BG do you follow? I Follow the football team and girls volleyball.