College and Career Ready! Night: A Virtual Event
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Current and future District 214 students and their families are invited to learn about the myriad opportunities available to them:
◼ explore careers while in high school
◼ simultaneously earn high school and college credits
◼ participate in work-based learning experiences and internships
Please join us as we engage in moderated panel discussions with industry professionals, university and college partners, and D214 faculty, students and staff. Each session will run for 45 minutes and will be recorded for those who are unable to attend. We look forward to seeing you!
CLICK HERE for more details on the College & Career Ready! Night: A Virtual Event
The Bison Impact:
Big congratulations to our very own Orchestra Director, Elizabeth Bennett, on her second Grammy nomination for Music Educator of the Year! Ms. Bennett is one of 25 semi finalists from around the country, chosen from a pool of 2,000 nominees. Last year, she was one of the 10 finalists.
Congratulations to junior Dori Lee on 4th place at the IHSA Golf Sectional in Rockford. Dori shot a 3 over par 74 against some great competition. An excellent end to another great season.
Congratulations to Ryan Beerheide on 14th place with an 8 over par score of 79 in the IHSA Golf Sectional in Rockford. Great end to a great season!
BGHS Theater Program Season Opener
Friday 10/16 & Saturday 10/17
Yes, even in the time of CoVid, the Buffalo Grove High School Theater Arts Program will present their 2020 Fall Play! This year, the season opens with John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK. Performances run Friday & Saturday, October 16 & 17 at 6:30 pm. There are two ticket options available to the public:
$5 general admission ticket OR
$8 general admission ticket plus popcorn and hot chocolate!
Tickets are available at tickets.d214.org CLICK HERE. Masks and social distancing are required for all audience members throughout their time on the BGHS campus.
LOVE/SICK is a darker cousin to Cariani’s Almost, Maine. LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.
The New York Times explains, “The ratio of laughs to eye rolls runs about three to one in the whimsical romantic comedy LOVE/SICK. A pessimist would say, that’s a lot of eye rolls. An optimist would say, it’s just a play, shut up and stop keeping score.” No matter your side, the Times concludes with, “a pessimist might rightly say that LOVE/SICK doesn’t reach for much, while an optimist could counter that it achieves what it sets out to do — deliver a few laughs and some cleverness. It all depends on how — or if — you’re keeping score.”
AP Exam Registration - October 1 - 27, 2020
Registration for all Advanced Placement Exams is open now through October 27, 2020. Even though Advanced Placement exams are scheduled for May 3-21, 2021, all registration must be completed this month. Any AP students that are taking the AP Exams must register by October 27.
* Go to the Buffalo Grove HS webpage
* Select the Trending Tile -> Advanced Placement
Please note that College Board imposes a late fee of $40 that will be applied to exam registration received after the 10/27/20 deadline. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact our Assessment Supervisor, Julie Chybicki-Zimmer (847) 718-4030 or Assessment Assistant, Robin Christie (847) 718-4036.
Attention Seniors and Parents!
Virtual College Visits for Seniors
The District 214 Post-Secondary Counselors are offering virtual college representative visits for seniors. The representatives available next week are listed on the schedule below. Students check your email, or please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org in the College & Career Center for the Zoom links if you are interested in attending any of these sessions.
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
1. What is your name? Darren Llewellyn
2. What department have you/ do you work in? Attendance Office - Attendance Interventionist
3. How long have you been working at BG? 3rd year Boys Soccer Coach; 2nd year in the Building.
4. Where did you go to high school? Urbana High School, Urbana, IL Grad 1978
5. What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? Over my many years in Education, whether it be in athletics or in the classroom. I have grown to enjoy helping students in their quest to maximize their talents and potential and to develop the skills to overcome their weaknesses and difficulties they face. I have found that all of the lessons that I have learned through my mistakes and victories in life can be used by others in their quest as well.
6. What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast? I am reading two books at this time -
1. The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
2. Daniel by PCF - Green Key Books
7. What is something unique about you? I don't really know.
8. What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? What activities at BG do you follow? I coach the Boys Varsity Soccer Team and follow track and field because of my love for the sport.
BGHS in the News
Buffalo Grove teacher up for Grammy Award two years in a row
The Daily Herald, October 14, 2020
Months after she was one of 10 nationwide finalists for the 2020 Grammy Music Educator Award Award, Buffalo Grove High School teacher Elizabeth Bennett is now a semifinalist for the 2021 edition of the prize. The school's director of orchestras is among 25 people vying for the award, which recognizes those who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools, officials said. Read Story
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