Sunday, March 21, 2021

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 03/19/21

 Friday Focus:  

BGHS Acting Students to Perform through Collaboration with Arlington Heights Memorial Library

The classic story Goldilocks and the Three Bears unfolds in unexpected ways in a multi-story video drama performed by theater students from Buffalo grove High School on Saturday, April 3, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Each exciting tale was scripted and skewed by the library’s Tween Advisory Group and Inklings, their teen creative writing club. At this virtual event, the teen and tween creators will lead an interactive view-along. Fun for all ages, the performance is appropriate for families with young children. Registration is required, but no library card is needed. Once registered, you will receive an invite to their virtual programming space. CLICK HERE to register.

The Bison Impact:  

  • Congratulations to the Boys' Swimming and Diving team on earning 2nd place at the MSL Conference Invitational and one of the best finishes in program history. At the invite, the Bison broke four MSL conference records, four pool records, and MANY school records!  Alex Santiago is now a school, pool and MSL Conference record holder in four events.  Tommy Tsifitils, Matt Stelmaszak and Luke Czeryba are also school, pool, and MSL Conference record holders in two relays!

  • Congratulations to the Coed Cheerleaders on placing 4th at the IHSA State Cheerleading Championships on Saturday! This is the tenth year in a row that the Bison finished in the top ten.

  • Congratulations to the Scholastic Bowl team on winning the IHSA Scholastic Bowl Sectional Championship! ⁦

  • Congratulations to the Bowling team on winning back-to-back MSL titles!

  • Congratulations to Divers Ryan Dumrauf and Holden Wheeler on placing 4th and 5th at the MSL Conference Invitational!

  • Congratulations to The Charger Editor-in-Chief, Zoey Heinrich! Zoey’s Charger article about Bipolar disorder was chosen as a Best of SNO article! (SNO = Student Newspapers Online). Best of SNO showcases the best student journalism from members of the SNO Network with the purpose of recognizing excellent student work and inspiring other students by giving them fresh ideas and showing them new approaches to traditional news material. You can view Zoey's article HERE.

  • Last Saturday's BGN-produced live stream of the IHSA Cheerleading State Finals had over 18,000 total viewers! WOW! Well done Student Directors Ryan Gledhill and Neko Heinrich; Student Crew Khushi Gandhi, Jesse Leon, Mikayla Kim, Emily Leuthy, Maxwell Shultz, Lennon Strauss; and BGN Sponsor Wil Hansen!

  • Congratulations to our Senior Gymnasts on performing at the Senior Showcase and ending your high school careers in such a wonderful way!

  • Congratulations to Gymnast Olivia Tangorra! Olivia placed 4th overall in the All Around and placed on all four events at the MSL Conference Championship!

  • Congratulations to Basketball player Kim Stuercke on being named MSL All-Conference! A great representative of our team and program.

  • Congratulations to Kam Craft on breaking the points per game average for a season with an average of 27.1!  The 45 year old record was held by Brian Allsmiller. Congrats Kam!

Upcoming Dates



March 22-26

Spring Break

March 29

Classes Resume after Spring Break

April 2

Non-Attendance Day - Building Closed

April 5

In-person learning begins

April 8

Access Testing for EL students only  -  All other students/classes are remote learning for the full day

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

April 13

State SAT Testing for all Juniors - no classes for students not testing

April 14

Buffalo Grove Parent Association meeting 7:00 pm

April 29

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

District 214 Scholarship Deadline April 2

The deadline to apply for District 214 scholarships is April 2. Click HERE for more information on District 214 Scholarships.

BGPA Scholarship Deadline March 31

The deadline to apply for the Buffalo Grove Parent Association Scholarships is March 31. Click HERE for the BGPA Scholarship application and more information on available scholarship opportunities.

Back Those Bison!

Did you know you can watch the Bison athletic events on the BGHS Athletics YouTube channel and Vimeo page?

CLICK HERE for the BGHS Athletics YouTube Channel

CLICK HERE for the BGN Vimeo Page

Staff Spotlight

What is your name? Alex Brown

What department have you/ do you work in? I have worked at Rolling Meadows High School as an AVID Tutor. Currently I am working at Buffalo Grove High School as a Library/Technology Assistant!

How long have you been working at BG? I have been working at BG for roughly 6 months & I have loved it!

Where did you go to high school? I went to Rolling Meadows High School.

What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? I have loved getting to create book trailers to promote our different collections along with having Brain Break Activities during lunch time for our students! Most of all the people here have been so welcoming to me. 

What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast? I am currently reading a graphic novel called Red Hulk. I absolutely love graphic novels, specifically anything Marvel. I might have seen Avengers: Endgame 6 times in the Movie Theater! I love being able to escape in those different worlds via a movie/graphic novel.

What is something unique about you? I've coached different ages of students ranging from 3-4 years old all the way to college age students. I have coached T-ball, Cross-Country and Track & Field. Currently I am coaching Track & Field at Harper College. 

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  What activities at BG do you follow?  After Spring Break I will be sponsoring an after school tutoring club (BG Buddies) for Elementary/Middle School students in our surrounding BG community. I've followed our swimming team to see how some of my students have been doing. I am also looking forward to following Track & Field when it gets started up in the near future at BG. 

BGHS In the News

Boys swimming: Barrington MSL champ on a record-setting day

The Daily Herald, March 13, 2021

No one was pretending that the Mid-Suburban League boys swimming and diving championship meet was just another day on the calendar. In a normal year, this meet would have been just the first of three at the end of the season where the athletes are trying to deliver their very best performances. Read Story


Buffalo Grove hangs on to down Schaumburg

The Daily Herald, March 12, 2021

Pride just wasn't a word for Schaumburg and Buffalo Grove Friday. Despite it being a Mid-Suburban League boys basketball crossover game with nothing really at stake other than the final game of the season, both teams battled like they did a year ago in the MSL championship game. When it was over, Buffalo Grove hung on to a 60-52 win over the Saxons. Read Story


Records Fall In MSL Boys Swimming Season Finale

Journal & Topics, March 21, 2021

Buffalo Grove’s Alex Santiago was picking up all the records he could. He won the 200-yard free in 1:41.13, breaking the MSL record of 1:42.96 set in 1997 by Fremd’s Jay Glenn and the pool record of 1:47.77 set in 2017. Santiago broke the 100-yard free record (45.62) to easily break the MSL and pool record of 46.49 previously held by Rolling Meadows’ Josh Dellorto. Santiago was also a part of two relay wins, with both also breaking records. Buffalo Grove’s 200-yard free relay team of Santiago, Matt Stelmaszak, Luke Czeryba and Tommy Tsiftilis won in 1:26.59, topping the MSL (1:26.78) and pool (1:28.7) records. The same four swimmers teamed to win the 400-yard free relay in a record 3:11.65, besting the MSL (3:12.42) and pool (3:17.86) records. Read Story


Ghim making his presence felt on PGA Tour

The Daily Herald, March 15, 2021

Doug Ghim is making progress as a PGA Tour rookie, no doubt about that. The 24-year old who grew up in Arlington Heights and attended Buffalo Grove High School before graduating from the University of Texas made the cut in five of his six tournaments in 2020, his best finish being a tie for 14th in the Bermuda Championship. Read Story


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