Friday, February 19, 2021

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 02/19/2021

 Friday Focus:  

Teens & Screens: The Impact of Popular TV

February 24th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Have you ever wondered what your child is learning from shows like Queen's Gambit, Stranger Things & Euphoria? Psychologist Dr. Aaron Weiner shares how popular, trending shows may impact your child's choices and what you can do to help them stick to their values. Join us on February 24th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm for “Teens & Screens: The Impact of Popular TV.” Receive the webinar link upon registration. Event is free. 

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This event is co-sponsored by four local organizations: Community the Anti-Drug (CTAD) Coalition, Stand Strong Coalition, LEAD, and Link Together Coalition.

The Bison Impact:  

  • Congratulations to the Chess Team on going 5-2 and placing 23rd in State. Led by Sanjay Manoj on Board One scoring a perfect 7-0, along with Lucas Pasdo 7-0 on Board Three. This is only the second time in school history that Board One goes undefeated! 6 wins and 1 draw led the team to a 5-2 record and 23rd place overall. Kevin Dumiter on Board Four went 6-1 to play lights out.

  • Congratulations to Scholastic Bowl player Rohan Ganeshan on being named the top individual player out of 140 players in the varsity Scholastic Bowl tournament last weekend with 98.86 points per game! 

  • Congratulations to our Bison JV Cheerleaders! They kicked off their competitive season by placing First at the Lincoln-Way East Virtual Invite.

Watch the Bison LIVE Tonight!

Tonight BGN will be live streaming their first ever athletics double feature! An incredible night of BG athletics starting with Varsity Boys Swim and Dive vs. Wheeling at 5:00 followed by Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Elk Grove at 7:30. Tune in anytime using the link below.


You can also catch other Bison athletic events on the BGHS Athletics YouTube channel. CLICK HERE for the BGHS Athletics YouTube Channel

Upcoming Dates



February 24

Teens & Screens: The Impact of Popular TV  7:00 PM Register HERE

February 26

In-Service Day - Students Not in Attendance

March 4

Board of Education Workshop at FVEC 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

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.

Staff Spotlight

What is your name? Amy Zaba 

What department do you teach in/ How long have you been teaching at BG? This is my 7th year teaching at BG in the CTE Department.

Where did you go to high school?  I went to Conant High School, home of the Cougars. 

What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding? My absolute favorite part of teaching is watching students apply what they have learned to make and do amazing things. 

What new thing have you learned this year teaching remotely? Students adapt easily. Remote learning has become a new norm this year and students have adapted well. 

What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast? One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is eMarketer. They talk about current trends and studies in marketing and I can relate a lot of what I learn to the curriculum for my Sports and Entertainment Marketing students. 

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I am a co-sponsor for DECA, a professional business club. I am also the sponsor for our coding club here at BG. 

What is something unique about you? I have been in grad school on and off since I graduated college. I will finish my last class this summer. 

BGPA Scholarship Application Now Available

The Buffalo Grove High School Parent Association (“BGPA”) and donor Mrs. Jackie Sell are pleased to award scholarships to recognize the achievement of our students. The winners will be selected based on school and community involvement, leadership, motivation, and academics, as well as a compelling personal essay. All graduating BGHS Class of 2021 seniors are eligible for this scholarship. Additionally, scholarship Applicants must plan to attend a post-secondary or technical school as a full-time or part-time student and must meet District 214’s requirements to participate in and to be awarded a diploma at commencement in 2021. The Scholarship is an outright gift and will be announced and disbursed at the Principal’s Awards Assembly on May 6, 2021.

The BGPA Scholarship application  is posted in Naviance, as well the College and Career Website.  CLICK HERE for the link to the scholarship page

All applications will be reviewed with complete anonymity. The completed application (stapled with required attachments and signatures) must be received in the BGHS College/Career Center by the end of school on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. All decisions made by BGPA will be final. Any application not submitted with all attachments or unsigned by the end of school on March 31, 2021, will be rejected.

BGHS In the News

Chicago Cubs Announce 2021 Minor League Managers, Coaching Staffs, and Coordinators

Bleacher Nation (, February 15, 2021

Steven Pollakov starts his second season as assistant coordinator, Dominican hitting analytics. He served as a hitting apprentice in the Houston Astros farm system in 2019, integrating technology and biometrics into hitting programs. In 2018, he served as catching coordinator in the Boston Red Sox Dominican Republic Academy. Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2016 by the Chicago White Sox, Pollakov is a graduate of Buffalo Grove High School in Illinois. 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