Friday, February 26, 2021

Principal Wardle's Weekly Update 02/26/2021

 Friday Focus:  National Technical Honor Society

Buffalo Grove High School is proud to congratulate 18 students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) this week. The mission of the NTHS, since its establishment in 1986, is to honor student achievement and leadership in Career and Technical Education, promote academic excellence, and enhance career opportunities for its members. The Career and Technical Education Divisions of District 214’s six comprehensive high schools join over 2,500 schools and colleges throughout the United States to host chapters. Nomination for NTHS recognizes exemplary accomplishments in career education – Business, Technology, or Life Studies classes – as well as exceptional character and good citizenship. Buffalo Grove High School is proud to congratulate the following students who were honored this week at the NTHS induction ceremony: Robert Allen, Brandon Bowers, Braidyn Castle, Jillian Dombroski, Ryan Gledhill, Lucas Irwin, Luis Ramirez Leon, Megan Mitsunaga, Joseph Morain, Robert Roy, Christopher Stefani, Kyle Stefani, Anjali Subash, Sophie Veytsman, and Alyssa Weede.

The Bison Impact:  

  • Congratulations to the BG Coed Varsity Cheerleaders on winning the Skyhawks Challenge at Johnsburg High School!

  • Congratulations to our Class of 2021 Boys Swimming and Diving teammates celebrating Senior Night last week!

  • Congratulations to the MSL East on winning the All-Star Match versus the MSL West in Scholastic Bowl!

Upcoming Dates



February 26

In-Service Day - Students Not in Attendance

March 4

Board of Education Workshop at Forest View Educational Center 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

April 2

Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed

Back Those Bison!

You can watch the Bison athletic events on the BGHS Athletics YouTube channel.

CLICK HERE for the BGHS Athletics YouTube Channel

DECA Trick Shot Video Contest Winners

DECA is pleased to announce the winners of the Trick Shot Video Contest! We thoroughly enjoyed all of the creative, unique, and AWESOME videos and know how much fun was had creating them. Through this event, DECA was able to raise money for the Good Sports charity to help further their mission to help impoverished neighborhoods gain greater access to sports equipment and education. For those who could not join us this year, we encourage you to try our event next year and have some fun making amazing videos! This year’s Trick Shot Video Contest winners and the link to watch the compilation video are below. Make sure to check it out! Once again, thank you for participating in the 2020-2021 Virtual Trick Shot Contest!


1st: Hole in One - Ben Alport

2nd: Bowling Trick Shot - Mr. VanGrondelle 

3rd: Mission Possible - Mr. Pierce 

Watch the DECA Trick Shot Contest compilation video HERE 

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? MaGuadalupe Gnutek 

What department do you work in/ How long have you been at BG? I work in the Attendance Office, and this is my third year. 

Where did you go to high school? In Mexico, Monterrey N.L.  

What part of working at BGHS do you find the most rewarding? The most rewarding for me is to be able to help my Spanish speaking community here in BG. 

What new thing have you learned this year teaching/working remotely? I learned that almost everything can be done remotely, but we need human touch and interaction with each other, particularly students in any grade and walks of life. 

What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast? I just finished reading Biography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda and I just started reading Power vs. Force by David R. Hawkins. My favorite author is Wayne W. Dyer.  

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? Right now I only sponsor my two daughters' activities. 

What is something unique about you? I had to leave home and be on my own since I was 15 years old. 

BGHS In the News

Craft, Buffalo Grove cruise past Palatine

The Daily Herald, February 20, 2021

Buffalo Grove's Kam Craft draws attention when he is on the basketball court. And rightfully so. The Division-I prospect scored 29 points to help lead the Bison past Palatine 65-43 Saturday in a Mid-Suburban League crossover game in Buffalo Grove. 

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BGPA Scholarship Application Now Available

Deadline is March 31

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.

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