Friday, February 5, 2021

Principal Wardle's Blog 02/05/2021

 Friday Focus:  

Buffalo Grove High School is extremely proud to announce that sophomore art student, Audrey Yang has been awarded the very prestigious Scholastic Silver Key Award.  This is Audrey’s second National art award. 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Founded in 1923, the Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards give students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America entered nearly 320,000 original works in 2020 in 28 different categories of art and writing. Well-known previous Scholastic Art & Writing award recipients include Andy Warhol, Robert Redford, and Amanda Gorman. You can learn more about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards HERE.

The Bison Impact:  

  • Congratulations to the following BGHS students who were selected to be part of the CBO (College Bound Opportunities) Class of 2026. They are: Diana Gaucin, Marisol Hernandez, Fatima Lopez, Ximena Mata, Daniela Morales, Iskra Nikolaeva, Adriana Rios, and Cristhian Sanchez!

  • Both BG Varsity and JV Scholastic Bowl Teams went 2-0 this week to bring both levels to 6-0 in the MSL at just halfway through the season. Great job Bison! 

  • Good luck to the 41 DECA students competing at State this week and next: Matthew Allaire, Milly Amesquita, Emily Antonetti, Peter Baker, Maya Belorusskiy, Brooke Bickhaus, Pam Bolis, Kyle Brosnahan, Austeja Dauneckis, Dan Feder, Allison Finn, Lola Geraghty, Matthew Greenberg, Angelica Groszek, David Hill, Katya Iliescu, Zoyia Khan, Minjin Khuchitbaatar, Audrey Kim, Patrick Knauf, Katrin Kostanyan, Anna Lang, Bella Larkowski, Olivia Larkowski, Allison Liigsoo, Veronika Manukian, Anusha Patel, Anny Poltinnikov, Jaclyn Rende, Audrey Ro, Ally Robertson, Robert Roy, Chris Stefani, Kyle Stefani, Jimmie Strege, Anjali Subash, Tommy Tsiftilis, Sophie Veytsman, Alyssa Weede, Andi Yeverino, Christine Yuan!

  • Good luck to the Model UN students who will participate in their annual and largest conference of the year, Chicago International Model UN, for three days this weekend: Justin Wytmar, Reenie Deckowitz, Ari Duvel, Zach Duvel, Mia Roque, Kevin Rabinak, Holden Wheeler, Maya Belorusskiy.

  • Congratulations to the newly elected officers for the Class of 2024 Board: Maya Belorusskiy (President), Mahek Goel (Vice President), Charles Eidson (Treasurer),  and Sachi Patel (Secretary).

4 & 7 Semester Honor Roll Lists

The 4 and 7 Semester Honor Roll lists are posted on the Main Office window. Students who are remote learning can view the lists using the link below. If you think you qualify for either the 4 semester or 7 semester honor roll and are not listed, or if you have any questions, please contact our Registrar, Mrs. Martin, at by Friday, February 26, 2021.

CLICK HERE for the 4 and 7 Semester Honor Roll Lists

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 the goals of 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 group with this code: Q7VK-7ZB6-CNWWT for more information.

Back Those Bison!

Please use the links below to watch the basketball live stream as our Bison take on the Mustangs of Rolling Meadows!

Vimeo - Varsity Game as well as Freshman A & Freshman B

RMHS Streaming Mustangs

YouTube, via the Focus Camera - Sophomore

RMHS YouTube

Staff Spotlight

What is your name? Griselda Lobato

What department have you/ do you work in? I worked in the social science department for 1 year, and now I am going on my second year in the English department.

How long have you been working at BG? I am going on my third year at BG.

Where did you go to high school? Buffalo Grove High School! GO BISON!

What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? The opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of our students. I truly enjoy conversing with the students about the things that matter to them and understanding how I can best support them.

What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast? I just finished reading, I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez and am about to get started reading Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario. 

What is something unique about you? Summer & spring are my favorite seasons. I have lived in the Chicagoland area my entire life and am not a fan of our cold weather.

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? What activities at BG do you follow? I sponsor the Latin American Student Organization, all students are welcome to join. We usually meet Thursdays @ 9 am or 3:30 pm via zoom. If you have any questions about the club, please reach out to me via email

BGHS In the News

D214 develops Multimedia Communications Pathway for a Multimedia World

The Daily Herald, February 3, 2021

"Journalism is not going away; it's evolving. But so many districts have gotten rid of media or journalism programs," said Buffalo Grove English and Multimedia teacher Stefanie McCleish, who was drawn to D214 in part because of the District's commitment to updating its teaching of multimedia communications.

Where District 214 students once progressed through a sequence of journalism or broadcast courses, they now begin with foundational writing skills paired with an introduction to multimedia communication and then advance to working with all contemporary communication platforms. Read Story

Looking for More?

Click Here for the New BGHS Website

Click Here for the 3rd Quarter Parent Newsletter

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 BGPA Scholarship Application and Information

Click Here for BG's student newspaper, The Charger

Click Here for the NEW Unspoken Herd Podcast

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