Thursday, March 4, 2021

Principal's Weekly Blog 03/05/2021

 Friday Focus:  

One Grove Gallery Pandemic Self Portrait

The One Grove Gallery premiered a new show this week titled Pandemic Self Portrait. BGHS Art 1, Photography 1, and Advanced Art students explored their experience of the pandemic. These works of art really capture the shared experience and feelings we have all had. You can view these works of art on the One Grove Gallery website.

The Bison Impact:  

  • Congratulations to the Model United Nations on winning Most Outstanding Delegation and clinching THREE 1st place finishes at LYMUN last weekend! Congratulations Justin Wytmar (Best Delegate Award – Red Scare USSR), Zach Duvel (Best Delegate Award – South Korea UNHRC), Holden Wheeler (Best Delegate Award – US Senate L. Alexander), Ari Duvel, Kevin Rabinak, Shawn (Paddy) Bateman, and Evan Sternberg. This is the best finish by Model UN in BGHS history!

  • Congratulations to the Chess Team on winning the team championship at the Rock River Chess Tournament this week!

  • Congratulations to our Varsity Coed Cheerleaders who competed live and won their third straight MSL Conference Championship at Rolling Meadows this week!   The  Varsity also had a very successful weekend competing, taking first at Lockport, Marian Catholic, Niles West and finishing second at Huntley and Oak Forest.  These were all  virtual competitions. Congratulations Victor Allen, Charlotte Anne, Nikki Argentine, Megan Beerhide, Austeja Dauneckis, Kate Ehrlich, Jon Fine, Mikey Grills, Troy Kowalski, Gabby Miljovik, Sarah Mora, Aliyanna Morales, Mackenzie Moore, Alex Mykelby, Mackenzie Mykelby, Sam Novak, David Rodriguez, Emily Rosenbloom, Lexi Samander, Josh Sierra, and Danny Simon.

  • Congratulations to the JV Cheerleading Team on taking Second Place at the Lockport Frost Invite on Saturday and First Place at Niles West on Sunday!

  • Congrats to the Bison Girls Gymnastics team on their 130.3 score and win over Wheeling on senior night!

  • Bison Bowlers celebrated the incredible career of Sara Clay at Senior Night this week! Sara is a three time State Qualifier, Conference Medalist, Team MSL, Regional and Sectional Champion! Sara has been an amazing role model for our BG community for 4 years.

  • On Saturday night, Kam Craft became the 2nd Basketball player in BG history to pass the 1,500 point number!  He is currently at 1515 for his two-and-a-half year varsity career.  We congratulate Kam on this wonderful accomplishment!

  • Congratulations to our Class of 2021 Gymnasts celebrating Senior Night this week!

  • Congratulations to our Class of 2021 Competitive Dance teammates celebrating senior night this week!

Upcoming Dates



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

April 14

Buffalo Grove Parent Association meeting 7:00 pm

April 29

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

Back Those Bison!

You can watch the Bison athletic events on the BGHS Athletics YouTube channel or the BGN Vimeo page.

CLICK HERE for the BGHS Athletics YouTube Channel

CLICK HERE for the BGN Vimeo Page

Staff Spotlight

What is your name? Joel Navarrete

What department have you/ do you work in? Technology Services

How long have you been working at BG? 2 weeks to be exact but this is my 5th year here at District 214

Where did you go to high school? Rolling Meadows High School - Mustang for life!

What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? Still being able to teach students and parents even though I am no longer in a classroom

What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast? I am currently reading Born For It by Carson Case and my favorite podcast is The Joe Rogan Experience". 

What is something unique about you? I get mistaken as a high school student everyday and yes I mean every single day.

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  What activities at BG do you follow? I currently don't coach/sponsor anything but I do follow BG's basketball team.

District 214 Education Foundation Scholarships

Deadline is April 2

The online portal is now OPEN for all District 214 seniors to apply for scholarships through the District 214 Education Foundation. The deadline is Friday, April 2, 2021. 

Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation is offering nearly $40,000 in scholarships, including specific opportunities for students pursuing certificates in the trades; females pursuing careers in STEM or law; students demonstrating leadership and involvement at specific high schools; and the annual Redefining Ready! competition that asks seniors to tell the world, in a 30-second video, how they are college, career and life ready. Awards range from $500 to $8,000. Every scholarship has unique criteria.

All seniors are encouraged to visit the Scholarship Portal –; also accessible at – to complete their brief profile, which takes just moments and will match them with scholarships for which they are eligible. Once matched, students can apply directly online.

A full list of available Foundation scholarships can be found at For scholarship questions or application issues, contact the Foundation at (847) 718-7699 or email or

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