Friday, September 4, 2020

Principal Wardle's Weekly BLog 09/04/2020

 Friday Focus:  

Free & Reduced Lunch Meal Bag Pickup

Balanced nutrition contributes to student success throughout the day, District 214’s Food and Nutrition Services is offering five-day meal bags for weekly curbside pickup during remote learning this fall. These meal bags are only available for District 214 students. If you are eligible for free meals, bags are free. If you receive reduced price meals, meal bags are $3.50. If you would like to purchase a meal bag, the cost is $27.50 per bag. Meal bags can be paid for by adding funds to your student lunch account at

Each meal bag will include five complete breakfast and five complete lunch meals containing proteins, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and milk. Instructions for storing and cooking meals will be included in each bag. 

Students or parents must pick up the meal bag at the school the student is currently enrolled in and show student ID.

All pickups will be on Wednesdays, beginning August 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will contain meals for five school days, Wednesday through Tuesday. 

Please note that our Food Services team is practicing social distancing and offering contactless drive-up service. In addition, these meals will be prepared following strict food safety standards and as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for COVID-19 meal preparation.


  • Enter lot off Dundee Rd or Arlington Heights Rd and line up near Door #6 (See attached map below)

  • Pull into the parking lot as if you are doing drop-off/pickup for your child.  Have your student's last name and ID# written on a sheet of paper attached to the passenger side window

  • Remain in the car and a Food Service team member will come to you. Please have your student ID ready to show.

  • Pop your trunk so the Food Service team member can place the meals in your trunk and you can then drive home.

  • Your bag may contain a mixture of refrigerated and frozen meals. Please store items in a refrigerator/ freezer within one hour of pickup. Please refer to the cooking instructions of various items that may be in your bag.

  • Frozen meals will need to be heated to at least 165 degrees before consuming.

Please contact your school’s Food and Nutrition service manager with any questions:

Buffalo Grove High School: Cyndee Michelau


Click HERE for the BGHS Meal Pickup Map

The Bison Impact:  

  • The Girls Cross Country race season has officially begun! BG starts with a win, beating Conant 20-32 as they finish 1-2-3!

  • BG Varsity Golfers have their best day of the year at Schaumburg Golf Club, shooting 186.  Eva Ruterschmidt was the medalist, shooting 40. Caroline Branas, Sofia Neswold and Marisa Kurowski round our scorers for the Bison.  Great job BG golfers!

  • BG JV Golfers have a big day knocking off the Saxons and Wildcats. Chloe Wintergerst, Lily Wintergerst, Alyssa Fontanetta, Lauren Benjamin, Eliana Rogers and Beverly Flores shoot some of their personal bests contributing to the victories!  Way to go Bison golfers!

  • Congratulations to Boys Cross Country! On Wednesday, the JV and Varsity teams traveled to Conant High School for the MSL crossover meet.On the JV level, Conant claimed the first five places of the 2.35 mile race to sweep the Bison 15-50. JV was led by Charlie Kummerow (SO) and Dominik Berrios (JR). On the Varsity Level, BG ran up five underclassmen and won with a score of 23-32. The Bison ran an aggressive first mile with Mario Torres (SO) going through the mile in 4:47. Behind Torres’s win, the Bison claimed places 3,4,7, and 8 with Albert Szewczyk(JR), Jack Bank(SO), Spencer Sadler(JR), and Tyler Lieu(SO). The Bison race Prospect on Tuesday 9/8 at Prospect. Fight on!

Upcoming Dates



September 7

Labor Day - Building Closed

September 10

D214 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at FVEC

September 16

BGPA Meeting 7:00 pm

September 28

Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed

October 8

D214 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 pm at FVEC

October 9

End of the First Quarter

October 12

Institute Day - Students Not in Attendance

October 13

First Day of Second Quarter

Back Those Bison!

Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week




September 4

5:00 pm

Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Prospect

September 5

10:30 am

Boys Golf Bison Invite at Buffalo Grove Golf Course

September 8

4:45 pm

Girls Tennis vs. Elk Grove

5:15 pm

Girls Cross Country vs. Prospect

September 9

3:30 pm

Girls Golf vs. Hoffman Estates at Buffalo Grove Golf Course

September 10

3:30 pm

Boys Golf vs. Schaumburg at Buffalo Grove Golf Course

For underlevel and away sporting events and the most current information for BGHS activities, please go to: Buffalo Grove High School Comprehensive Calendar

Staff Spotlight

1. What is your name? Tom Sullivan.  Many students and staff really just know me as Sully.

2. What department do you teach in/ How long have you been teaching at BG?  I teach in the Physical Education department.  I am currently in my 18th year at Buffalo    Grove.

3.  Where did you go to high school?  Lockport Township High School 

4. What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding? Definitely the connection and impact I can have on students.  There is no greater feeling than having a student thank you and let you know you made an impact.  

5. What new thing have you learned this year teaching remotely?  I have learned several new apps to assist with learning, but with some of the assignments I am having students do, I am learning a great deal about them and how they think.

6. What are you currently reading, and/or do you have a favorite author or podcast?  I am not much of a reader, and never have been.  My reading is typically a form of professional development.  I am constantly looking for scientific articles to help promote physical activity and physical fitness to use in class.  I currently have two home study books to read to enhance my professional knowledge (Muscle Mechanics and Strength Training for Fat Loss).

7. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am one of the athletic trainers at Buffalo Grove High School, and I have been doing that for all of my 18 years.  I spent 6 years coaching freshman baseball.

 8. What is something unique about you? I have a tendency to clean when I am stressed, not on purpose, it just happens.  Good to know, helps me recognize when I am stressed.

BGHS in the News

Girls Golf Season Previews

Journal-Topics, August 26, 2020

Buffalo Grove Bison

Coach: Jeff Grybash

Last year’s record: 6-6; Eva Ruterschmidt and recent alum Alisa Patel qualified for sectionals; finished seventh in regionals (376 score) 

Home course: Buffalo Grove Golf Course

Key returnees: Eva Ruterschmidt (Jr., sectional qualifier in 2019, 14th in MSL meet in 2019), Caroline Branas (Jr.), Hannah Mueller (Sr.), Susie Kirsh (Sr.)

Key newcomers: Marisa Kurowski (So.), Alysa Fontanetta (So.), Eva Mason (So.), Sofia Neswold (Jr.)

Coach’s keys to success: “Short game is where we can make some improvements with practice and experience. That encapsulates a couple of our goals this year: gain valuable experience with a bit of a young team and keep working to get better through practices and competitions.” Read Story

Who’s Coaching This Fall

Journal-Topics, August 19, 2020

The following is a refresher on who’s coaching high school athletics this fall in the Journal-area:

Buffalo Grove:

Boys Cross Country: Mike Stokes and Bryan Quesea

Boys Golf: Pete Duffer 

Girls Cross Country: Martha Kelly

Girls Golf: Jeff Grybash

Girls Swimming/Diving: Michael McPartlin 

Girls Tennis: Stephanie Mats 

Read Story

Looking for More?

Click Here for the New Block Schedule

Click Here for the Blue & Orange Day Calendar

Click Here for the First Quarter Parent Newsletter

Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger

Click Here for the oneBG Podcast

Click Here for One Grove Gallery exhibits and information

Click Here for the detailed daily BG Activity/Athletics Calendar

Click Here for the BGPA Bison Spiritwear online store