Friday, April 3, 2020

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 04/03/2020

Friday Focus
Help D214 Students and Families in Need
Those wishing to support our D214 students and families directly amid the C-19 pandemic should do so using the official D214 Foundation online giving page at, or CLICK HERE.

The Foundation has committed to a dollar-for-dollar $10,000 match for the initial $10,000 raised, and we know we'll go beyond.

Funds will assist with needs at many levels, and distribution will be coordinated in part through the Foundation's Student Needs Task Force, a group of volunteers who help meet student needs throughout the year. These allocations will be made based on requests from principals in consultation with counselors. This effort is focused on addressing direct, real, pressing needs of students who need assistance now. Funds collected will be prioritized based on need.

Please spread the word and invite neighbors, friends, parents and others to use this Foundation page to give here. You can share the link directly via social media. All donations are tax-deductible.

Resources for D214 Families
A Comprehensive List of Local Food Supplies:

Remote Learning:

Additional Resources:
Here are some resources that I’ve found helpful from Deb Heitner, author of Raising Digital Natives:
The Bison Impact:  
  • Congratulations to Girls Basketball player Kendra Lee on being named to the All Journal Area First Team and to Macy Floro All Journal Area Third Team!
  • Congratulations to Buffalo Grove’s Justin Wytmar on being named to the Illinois State All-Sectional Scholastic Bowl Team!

Need a Laugh?
Click HERE to check out the April Fools’ Day edition of The Charger.

Upcoming Dates

April 10
Building Closed - Non-Attendance Day
April 16
Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm Forest View Educational Center

BGPA Scholarship Application Deadline Extended
BGPA Scholarship UPDATE:  Due to the current coronavirus situation, we are extending the deadline for the 2019-2020 BGPA Scholarship applications.  The applications will now be due April 7, 2020, by 3:00 pm.  They can be submitted via Naviance or you can send them to Kathleen Becker at Any Class of 2020 graduating senior planning to attend a baccalaureate or technical program is eligible to apply. The scholarship value is $1,000 per selected applicant.
CLICK HERE for a paper copy of the BGPA Scholarship Application.
CLICK HERE for the link to the Naviance page. Login is required.

BGHS in the News
District 214, Harper College making face shields for health care workers
The Daily Herald, April 1, 2020
Northwest Suburban High School District 214, Harper College and other community partners are working together to produce much-needed personal protective equipment for hospital personnel and volunteers assisting public safety workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Story

Teachers and students create protective gear for essential workers in coronavirus battle: ‘I realized ... I have the exact skill that people are calling out for’
Chicago Tribune, April 1, 2020
Troubled by a shortage of protective gear for essential workers, several Chicago-area educators are stepping up this week to create face shields for those on the front lines of the coronavirus battle. Career and Technical Education teachers from Buffalo Grove and Wheeling high schools spent their recent spring break designing a prototype for a protective face shield that they began producing this week in their homes with 3D printers, said David Schuler, superintendent at Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214. Read Story

All Journal Girls Basketball Team 2020
Journal-Topics, March 27, 2020
The Journal & Topics combed through all the area stats to put together its first, second, third and honorable mention teams, consisting of 64 players including the Journal Player of the Year. 
First Team: Kendra Lee, Buffalo Grove: 400 points, 132-of-329 total FG, 48-of-134 three-point shooting, 88-of-111 FT, 266 rebounds, 47 assists, 46 steals, 14 blocks Read Story

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