Friday, October 11, 2019

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 10/11/2019

Friday Focus:  College & Career Ready! Night
We are excited to invite you to College and Career Ready! Night, open to all current and soon-to-be District 214 students and their parents, to learn how District 214’s students can discover their future and earn college credits through D214’s Career Pathways program.  District 214 offers many exciting opportunities for students to learn about careers through coursework, internships, other work-based learning experiences, industry credentialing, and more!

College and Career Ready! Night
Wednesday, October 23rd
4:30 pm - 8:20 pm
Forest View Education Center
2121 S. Goebbert Rd., Arlington Heights  

Come hear about exciting opportunities in these Career Pathways: Architecture & Construction, Aviation, Automotive Technology, Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Education, Fine Arts & Graphic Arts, Health Science, Hospitality, Informational Technology & Cybersecurity, Legal Services, Manufacturing and Engineering, and Media.

Please join one of our welcome sessions (repeated hourly) for an introduction to District 214’s Career Pathways program, followed by as many career pathway discussions as you’d like.

Welcome Sessions                Career Pathway Sessions*
4:30-4:40 pm Welcome         4:50-5:35 pm Career Pathway Session 1
5:25-5:35 pm Welcome         5:45-6:30 pm Career Pathway Session 2
6:20-6:30 pm Welcome         6:40-7:25 pm Career Pathway Session 3
7:15-7:25 pm Welcome         7:35-8:20 pm Career Pathway Session 4

*Note: Each Career Pathway session will run twice (either in the 1st and 3rd sessions or the 2nd and 4th sessions) and the Early College Credit session will run during all 4 sessions.  The schedule of which specific career pathways will be presented in each particular time block will not be available until the week of the event.

Please click here to register!  Registration is not necessary in order to attend the event.

The Bison Impact:  
  •  Congratulations to Golfer Dori Lee on 5th place at the IHSA Class 3A Boys Regional tournament. Next stop Sectionals!
  • Congratulations to sophomore Bass Fishing Team members Michael Iantorno and Michael Baumeister, known as Team Mike! They caught the big bass of Saturday's tournament (4.97 lbs).  They finished 6th overall for the 3-day SHS Tournament Series, hosted by Stevenson and Streamwood High Schools. They advanced to the championship on Saturday, October 26th.  Only the top 10 teams out of 21 advanced to the final day.
  • It was an exciting Saturday for BGHS Model UN at CSMUN. Congrats to award winners: Justin Wytmar (Outstanding Delegate), Ariella Duvel (Outstanding Delegate), Quentin Kagan and Holden Wheeler (Honorable Mention).
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Boys Soccer teammates celebrating Senior Night this week!
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Girls Volleyball players celebrating Senior Night this week!
  • Congratulations Golfers to Eva Ruterschmidt and Alisa Patel in qualifying for the Girls Golf Sectional Tournament.

District 21 Parents Invited
District 21 parents are invited and encouraged to attend and be a part of focus groups at each of the middle schools.  Six focus groups are scheduled for the coming days where participants will review the District 21 draft SWOT analysis and provide feedback -- items that resonated with them or items that they would like to see reflected within the analysis. 

Focus groups are scheduled for: 
Monday, October 14th - Cooper Middle School
Wednesday, October 23rd - London Middle School
Thursday, October 24th - Holmes Middle School

Faculty and Staff Focus Group - 4:00 to 5:30 PM
Parent and Community Focus Group - 6:30 to 8:30 PM 

We are also collecting feedback on the SWOT Analysis through ThoughtExchange. We are encouraging participants to review our SWOT Analysis first and then share through the Exchange. CLICK HERE to review the District 21 SWOT Analysis. The Exchange is open through Wednesday, October 16.

We need to hear as many voices as possible in order to gather and incorporate all feedback in our work.

Upcoming Dates

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
PSAT/NMSQT testing for all juniors *All juniors dismissed at completion of testing
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm Community Room
October 22
Presidential Race Discussion Panel 7pm at Forest View Educational Center
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.

AP Exam Registration Now Open!
New this year, registration for ALL AP exams is in October. Registration began on October 1, and will be open until October 22, 2019. CLICK HERE to register or go to the BGHS webpage, click on “Trending”, and then on “AP Registration”. A late fee will be applied to all registrations after October 22, 2019.

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
October 11
7:00 pm
Football vs. Hersey **Pink Out**
October 17
4:45 pm
Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Rolling Meadows

6:00 pm
Girls Volleyball vs. Hersey
October 22
7:00 pm
Fall Choral Concert
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, October 15
4th Period:  University of Louisville
5th Period:  Texas A&M University
6th Period: University of Chicago
Thursday, October 17
4th Period:  Allegheny College
5th Period:  Loyola University
6th Period:  University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Friday, October 18
4th Period:  Robert Morris University
5th Period:  Ohio Wesleyan University
6th Period: Grand Canyon University

BGHS in the News

Buffalo Grove offense racks up 485 yards in win against Wheeling
The Daily Herald, October 5, 2019
Friday night, the Buffalo Grove offense became a little more dynamic thanks to sophomore running back Cole Nixon. Nixon scored two of his season-high 3 touchdowns in the Bison's 48-20 Homecoming win. Read Story

Buffalo Grove's Oberman not deterred by being small in stature
The Daily Herald, October 10, 2019
He may be a senior in high school, but Max Oberman has been repeating elementary school gym for the last six years. Well, kind of. Oberman, a senior do-everything player for the Buffalo Grove football team who has 12 total touchdowns on the season so far, works out religiously with his dad, Rich. Rich Oberman is an elementary school gym teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School in Wheeling and will train with his sons as many as six days a week in the offseason. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight
1. What is your name? Kyle Pichik 

2. What department do you teach in/ How long have you been teaching at BG? I teach in the CTE Dept.  I have been teaching for 12 years all here at BG

3. Where did you go to high school? I went to St. Charles (East) High School

4. What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding? The part of teaching that I find most rewarding is getting to work day in and day out with students.  More rewarding than that is when I get those students year after year with the different classes I teach

5. What is something unique about you?  I can whistle very loud. This is very helpful for my students and athletes when I need to get their attention.  This also works for my 3 children.

6. What are you currently reading, and/or do you have a favorite author or podcast? When I am not reading a technology manual, I primarily read children’s books with my 3 children. I am new to podcast game so no favorites, and I am open to suggestions.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am currently the Head Robotics coach.  I am an assistant boy’s track coach working with the throwers, and I have coached football in the past, but I still currently help the Varsity Team on Friday nights working with camera/instant replay and general equipment.