Friday, November 15, 2019

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 11/15/2016

Friday Focus:  
Last week we honored our athletes at Fall Sports Awards. Check out the video highlights celebrating our athletes. Click HERE to watch the Fall Sports highlight video.

The Bison Impact:  
  • Congratulations to Alex Berg, Michael Lollino, and Brian Perez named to the Northwest Suburbs Boys Soccer All-Area Team!
  • Congratulations to our BG athletes on NCAA Signing Day! Megan Fontanetta will attend Illinois Wesleyan University to play softball, and Kendra Lee will attend Lindenwood University to continue her basketball career. Fight On!
  • Congratulations to Vivian Wilson and Gillian Karsten on taking 10th and 12th respectively at the Palatine Diving Invite last weekend to earn medals. Sectionals is next for these outstanding Bison!

Upcoming Dates

November 21
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm
*Date changed from 11/20
November 27
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
November 28
Thanksgiving Day - Building Closed
November 29
Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed
December 11
Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA) Meeting 7:00 pm
December 12
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center
December 18
First Semester Final Exams Periods 1, 2, 6 (Dismissal at 12:25 pm)
December 19
First Semester Final Exams Periods 3, 7 ,4 (Dismissal at 12:25 pm)
December 20
First Semester Final Exams Periods 8, 5 (Dismissal at 11:00 am)
December 23 - Jan 3
Winter Break

CLICK HERE to sign up for Holiday Shopping Babysitting on December 8. Please sign up by November 29.

Back Those Bison!
Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week
November 15
7:00 pm
Winter Play The Heidi Chronicles - Tickets  HERE or at door 
November 16
2:45 pm
Day with the BGHS Band - All day event. Concert at 2:45pm
7:00 pm
Winter Play The Heidi Chronicles - Tickets  HERE or at door 
November 18
7:30 pm
Girls Basketball vs. Palatine
November 19
7:00 pm
Choral Extravaganza - The Greatest Showman FREE!
November 21
6:00 pm
Girls Basketball Tournament
November 22
7:00 pm
Faculty Follies
November 23
10:00 am
Girls Basketball Tournament
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 for tickets to The Heidi Chronicles

Attention Juniors, Seniors and Parents!  Representatives from the following schools/military branches 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
Wednesday, November 26
5th Period:  Florida State University (Lev Simon, 2018 BGHS Grad)

BGHS in the News
Northwest suburbs Boys Soccer All-Area Team
The Daily Herald, November 7, 2019
Alex Berk Buffalo Grove This two-year player's talent went unrealized last year but not this season, according to BG coach Darren Llewellyn. "Alex was the unknown quantity to most opponents in that he wasn't flashy or loud in his actions but he posed a threat because of his speed, dribbling skills, high soccer IQ, tactical awareness and a tenacious style that helped him help others," Llewellyn said.
Michael Lollino Buffalo Grove Out injured for most of 2018, this first time all-MSL, all-area center back returned to become one of the best at his position. "Michael is a player who is as tough as they come, but he's disciplined, intelligent and has the ability to read the play coming forward, and anticipate an event," said BG coach Darren Llewellyn. 
Brian Perez Buffalo Grove  This silky smooth junior enjoyed a breakout year after a secondary role a year ago by leading the regional champion Bison in overall scoring with 13 goals and 10 assists. "Brian is a highly skilled and athletic player who was our biggest threat because he forced every opponent to be aware of his presence and had to account for his every move on the field," said BG coach Darren Llewellyn

The Northwest Suburbs' Girls Volleyball All-Area Team
The Daily Herald, November 14, 2019
Shannon Coglianese Buffalo Grove  For the past two seasons, Coglianese has been one of the best offensive weapons coach Matt Priban has put on the floor. The junior outside hitter has accumulated 233 kills, a 0.228 hitting efficiency and 30 blocks. "Shannon's strong swing on the outside, competitive nature, and leadership on the court have played a large role in our team's success," Priban said. "Shannon is always ready to go on game day. Her drive and enthusiasm have helped her to improve throughout the season."
Megan Mitsunaga Buffalo Grove  Going from a defensive specialist on the 2018 Mid-Suburban co-championship team to a six-rotation outside hitter this fall, Mitsunaga enjoyed a stellar junior season. "Megan's hard work and dedication to the sport have helped her take huge steps this year as a junior," said Bison coach Matt Priban, who watched Mitsunaga contribute 229 kills (0.171 hitting efficiency), 20 aces and 208 digs this fall. "She is one of the more vocal players on the court, constantly encouraging her teammates and leading by example."

Girls swimming and diving: Barrington sectional field extremely competitive
The Daily Herald, November 14, 2019
At Deerfield, Buffalo Grove, which finished third in the MSL, has talented divers Vivian Wilson and Gillian Karsten looking for state trips. Wilson is looking for her third state appearance and Karsten her second. Coach Mike McPartlin noted the Bison medley relay of Emilia Jedryka (back), Jillian Dombroski (breast), Reese Frighetto (fly) and Stefanie Surdyka (free) has a shot, as does the 200 relay of Jedryka, Gabriela Surdyka, Stefanie Surdyka and Frighetto, Jedryka in the back, Frighetto in the 50 and Stefanie Surdyka in the 50 and 100. Read Story

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Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Jamie Domaracki

2. What department do you work in/how long have you been teaching at BG? I teach in the PE Department. This is my 14th year of teaching at BG.

3. Where did you go to high school? I went to Joliet West HS.

4. What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding? When I see my students become aware of their own health and hearing how they make healthy lifestyle choices. Also, hearing how they encourage their friends and families to do the same.

5. What is something unique about you? I participate in workout classes that feel like adult PE classes!

6. What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast?  I enjoy reading/hearing information from thefoodbabe and drmarkhyman.

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/sponsor?  What activities at BG do you follow?  I sponsor the Greek Club.