Friday, January 29, 2021

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 01/29/2021

 Friday Focus:  Celebrating our Student Diversity

Thanks to the work of our English/EL Division, we now proudly display more than 200 flags celebrating our diverse student population. The flags are displayed throughout the first and second floor main hallways. It is fascinating to see so many different flags you might not be familiar with, and it’s fun to try to learn which country they represent.

IHSA update news? Or Emergency texts?

As you may be aware, the District added text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the District's communications system, allowing text notifications for emergency announcements.

The system is configured to send text alerts to cell phone numbers of district families who agree to receive them. You must opt in to receive these notifications. You may do so now by sending a text message to 67587 with "Y" or "Yes" to subscribe. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY "Y" or "Yes" TO THIS EMAIL as it will not opt you in; you must TEXT to subscribe. If you're not sure if you've previously opted in, you still can follow these instructions without causing any issues.

SchoolMessenger, our District communications system, does not charge recipients for text messages sent to or from your mobile device; however, you may incur a charge from your wireless carrier.

Upcoming Dates



February 9-11

Picture Days - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors *check email to schedule

February 11

Board of Education meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center

February 17

Buffalo Grove Parent Association meeting 7:00 pm

February 12

Non-Attendance Day

February 15

President’s Day - No School, Building Closed

February 26

In-Service Day - Students Not in Attendance

March 4

Board of Education Workshop at Wheeling H.S. 6:30 pm

March 10

Buffalo Grove Parent Association meeting 7:00 pm

March 12

End of 3rd Quarter

March 15

4th Quarter Begins

March 18

Board of Education meeting 7:00 pm at Forest View Educational Center

March 22-26

Spring Break

March 29

Classes Resume after Spring Break

Join the V-Show!

Student Council is hosting its annual Variety Show this Spring! One of our goals with this year's show is to feature talent from across the broad spectrum of cultures and backgrounds at BG. Dance, ventriloquism, magic, comedy, singing, lip synching, weird pet tricks... (almost) all talents are welcome. We will be doing a hybrid performance, so students will have an opportunity to perform live or create a video performance from home with our assistance. 

If you're interested in performing (virtually), please join the V-Show Schoology with this code: Q7VK-7ZB6-CNWWT for more information.

Staff Spotlight

What is your name? Kristin Oversmith

What department do you teach in/ How long have you been teaching at BG? CTE/ART. I have been teaching Art, Photography and Graphic Arts at BG for 6 years. 

Where did you go to high school? I went to a small high school called Hawken in Cleveland, Ohio

What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding? I love seeing the students’ creativity and when they take pride in their work. There are so many amazingly talented students at BG and their artwork is inspiring. I also love getting to know the students. Each one brings an energy and unique perspective to the classroom.

What new thing have you learned this year teaching remotely? I have learned a ton of new technology this year but the thing that I have most enjoyed and will keep as a resource for students after remote learning is making instructional art and design videos for students. 

What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast?   I’m currently reading The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett.

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I host the Art Club and One Grove Gallery Committee. 

What is something unique about you? I was in the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan for two years. I taught English and also opened a community/art center in the town I was in. 

Looking for More?

Click Here for the BGPA Scholarship Application and Information

Click Here for the New Block Schedule

Click Here for the Blue & Orange Calendar

Click Here for the D214 School Calendars

Click Here for the 3rd 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