Friday Focus: Student Drop-off
Thank you for your patience as we transitioned to a new drop off system this week. There was a long backup for the first few days, but it has gotten better. We are working with BGPD and Cook County (Dundee is a county road) on longer lights exiting the parking lot in the morning.
Here again is the map, reminder there is no car drop off in the bus lanes going to door 7 between 7:45 and 8:15. Please pull as far forward as you can when dropping off students along the theater.
Did You Miss Picture Day?
It’s not too late to order photos of your student. Visit mylifetouch.com 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.
JUNIORS! Register for PSAT/NMSQT
by Friday, September 13
This October 16th, every junior will have the option to take either the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) or a practice PSAT.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test measures skills in three academic areas: critical reading, writing and language, and math. This test also provides juniors entry into the prestigious National Merit® Scholarship Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, increased access to other scholarship and recognition programs, and the option to receive information from colleges and scholarship services and recognition programs, such as the National Hispanic Recognition Program.
Students wishing to take the PSAT/NMSQT test should register online. CLICK HERE to register or go to the BGHS website under “Trending” by Friday September 13, 2019. The cost is $30.00. Fee waiver information is available through the Assessment Center.
**No late registration will be accepted**
Juniors that do not register for the PSAT/NMSQT will automatically be taking a practice PSAT test during the same time frame. No registration is necessary for the practice test.
2019 Directions Special Needs College & Career Fair
October 2, 2019 6:00-8:00pm
The fair showcases post-secondary options for students with special needs hosted by High School District 214, Township High School District 211, Barrington Unit School District 220, Harper College, and St. Viator High School. Representatives from colleges and post-secondary institutions will be available to distribute literature and discuss their programs. The 2019 Directions College and Career Fair will be held at District 214 Forest View Educational Center at 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. To obtain further information or for special accommodations, please visit: www.directionscollegeandcareerfair.org
Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
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.
BGHS in the News
Boys soccer: Buffalo Grove bounces back to beat Glenbrook North
The Daily Herald, August 31, 2019
Buffalo Grove rebounded from its disappointing loss to Mid-Suburban League rival Barrington on Thursday to earn a hard-fought 2-1 boys soccer victory over Glenbrook North Saturday afternoon. Jakub Szydlowski provided the game-winner at 60 minutes, but it was the overall effort from teammate Brian Perez that made the difference at Robert Naughton Field in Northfield. Read Story
Buffalo Grove HS alumnus donates $1 million to support school's innovation lab
The Daily Herald, September 3, 2019
A Buffalo Grove High School alumnus has donated $1 million to support the creation of a state-of-the-art robotics, manufacturing and biomedical health care innovation lab at the school. Working with the District 214 Education Foundation, Class of 1988 alumnus Stephen Yacktman and his wife Ellyn donated the $1 million in June. Read Story
Buffalo Grove grad Ghim earns PGA Tour card with nail-biter finish
The Daily Herald, September 3, 2019
Wheaton's Kevin Streelman will have Chicago area company on the PGA Tour next season. Doug Ghim, former Arlington Heights resident and Buffalo Grove High School graduate, has earned playing privileges for the circuit's 2019-20 campaign. Ghim did it by finishing in the Top 25 money winners in the Korn Ferry Tour Playoffs, a three-tournament competition matching the top players on the Korn Ferry (formerly Web.com) circuit and the PGA Tour players who failed to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Read Story
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1. What is your name? Susan Sangwa
2. What department do you teach in/How long have you been teaching at BG? I work in the English and EL division as the Division head, and I teach World Literature to sophomores. This is my first year with the Bison family!
3. Where did you go to high school? Waubonsie Valley High School
4. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? Hands down, the best part of teaching is learning from students. Whether it's learning about technology, a new turn of phrase, or about them as people, I look forward to learning from them just as much, if not more, than they learn from me.
5. What is something unique about you? Early in my teaching career, I also worked as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. I'm a huge outdoors-woman, and feel we all need to connect more with the world and nature around us.
6. What are you currently reading, and/or do you have a favorite author or podcast? I am currently reading Whistling Vivaldi: how stereotypes affect us and what we can do by Claude M. Steele. It's a great nonfiction read that makes you reflect on your own unconscious biases and the world around us as well. My favorite author is toss up between Oscar Wilde and Henry David Thoreau. I genuinely think my life was changed after reading both Dorian Gray and Walden.
7. What activities or clubs do you coach/sponsor? I don't currently sponsor or coach, but I have started to attend the Harbor committee meetings and am looking forward to attending LASO once it gets started this year.