Friday, May 14, 2021

Principal Wardle's Blog 05/14/2021

 Friday Focus:   

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Orchestra members honored at their concert last weekend. If you missed the concert, you can watch it HERE.

The Bison Impact:  

  • In the closest election in BG history, the student body has chosen next year's Student Council Executive Board officers.  Congratulations to Ariella Duvel (Corresponding Secretary),  Hailley Sullivan (Recording Secretary), Reilly Allen (Treasurer), Madeline Das (Vice President), and Hwando Jang (President).

  • Congratulations to our newly elected Class of 2022 officers for the 2021-22 school year:  Troy Kowalski (President), Alexis Kalamaris (Vice President), Zoyia Khan (Treasurer), and Jack Demirjian (Secretary)

  • Congratulations to our newly elected Class of 2023 officers for the 2021-22 school year:  Maya Semmelman (President), Erin Knauf (Vice President),  Aleksandra Oteana (Treasurer), and Christine Yuan (Secretary).

  • Congratulations to our newly elected Class of 2024 officers for the 2021-22 school year:  Maya Belorusski (president), Mahek Goel (Vice President), Kaden Khayyata (Treasurer), and Sachi Patel (Secretary).

  • Congratulations to the All Conference Soccer players Danny Alfaro (CB, Fr.), Alexis Escobar (F, Sr.), Charlie Mancilla (GK, Jr.), Brian Perez (MF, Sr.), Mario Torres (MF, So.) and Jakub Szydlowski (CDM/AM, Sr.)

  • Congratulations to Girls Lacrosse on their first-ever game this week! BG defeated Elk Grove for the first win in school history for girls lacrosse! Fight on!

  • Congrats to our All Area Football players Ian luyando and Ayden Anderson, as well as honorable mentions Pasquale Dellaquila, Tommy Dierbach, Trystan Anderson, Matthew Wolverton, and Scott Murray!

  • Congratulations to our Class of 2021 Boys Tennis players celebrating Senior Night this week!

Spring Orchestra Concert on YouTube  

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the Spring Orchestra concert last weekend, you can still watch it on YouTube HERE

Bison Academy - Extra Support to Finish Strong

Saturday, May 15th: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday, May 24th: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This Saturday will be our next installment of the Bison Academy, providing tutoring and extra support in a wide variety of classes.  We will have teachers and National Honors Society students that will be able to provide support in just about every class we offer at BGHS.

The Saturday Bison Academy will run from 8:30 am - 11:00 am in the Library or via Zoom HERE. Saturday Bison Academy is a drop-in service. Students can come and go as they see fit.  

Upcoming Dates



May 12

Buffalo Grove Parent Association meeting 7:00 pm

May 13

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

May 15

Bison Academy (academic support)  8:30-11:00 am BGHS Library 

or  via Zoom HERE

Spring Band Showcase 7:00 pm

May 19

Graduation rehearsal and awards ceremony. Live stream links:

Primary Link:


Commencement Ceremony 7:00 pm in Grant Blaney Stadium

May 20

Commencement Ceremony Rain Date 7:00 pm in Grant Blaney Stadium

May 21

Senior Activity Day

Theater Awards 7:00 pm in the Theater

May 22

Senior Prom Masquerade Grant Blaney Stadium Click HERE for Prom info

May 24

Bison Academy (academic support) 3:30-6:00 pm BGHS Library

or  via Zoom HERE

May 24-28

Final Exam Week

May 28

Last Day of School


Class of 2021 Calendar of Events

Click HERE for the Class of 2021 Calendar of Events


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

District 214 Honors Dance Concert 7:00 pm TONIGHT


Staff Spotlight

What is your name? Taylor Franzen


What department have you/ do you work in? I'm a police officer with the Buffalo Grove Police Department, assigned to Buffalo Grove High School as the Police Liaison/School Resource Officer.


How long have you been working at BG?  This is my first year as the Police Liaison at BG. I've been a police officer with Buffalo Grove Police Department since August of 2018. Prior to that, I was an officer with the University of Illinois Police Department for three years.


Where did you go to high school? I went to St. Joseph-Ogden High School, a school much smaller than BG in east-central Illinois.


What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? The most rewarding part of working at BG has been getting to know the staff and students here. The staff have all been so welcoming and supportive, and truly make this a great school to work for. As a police officer, the most rewarding part of my job has always been making a difference in the lives of others. At BGHS I've been able to make genuine connections with some students already, and I'd like to think I've positively impacted their lives.


What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast? Right now I'm reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Reading was something I didn't come to appreciate until the end of high school, so I've been reading the Harry Potter series for the first time this year. My absolute favorite podcast is Crime Junkie. I've listened to every episode (both the regular feed and the patreon feed) at least twice. I think everyone could learn valuable lessons on personal safety, and how we should treat each other, just by listening to the show. Fun fact, they've also covered a case I worked on when I was at UIPD!


What is something unique about you? I come from a very musical family--my dad's cousin was the drummer for Static-X, my sister was nominated for a Grammy, and both my younger siblings will be attending a Fine Arts high school in California this fall. I play guitar and ukulele, so that's my contribution to the fam.


What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor?  What activities at BG do you follow? I coach JV Softball at BG and follow softball the closest. Outside of softball season, I'm part of the Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club at BG.

BGHS In the News

Boys soccer: Mid-Suburban League all-conference team

Daily Herald, May 5, 2021

Buffalo Grove -- Danny Alfaro (CB, Fr.), Alexis Escobar (F, Sr.), Charlie (Mancilla (GK, Jr.), Brian Perez (MF, Sr.), Mario Torres (MF, So. Jakub Szydlowski (CDM/AM, Sr.)

Read Story


Meet the All-Area Football Team for the Northwest suburbs

Daily Herald, May 8, 2021

Read Story


Looking for More?

Click Here for the New BGHS Website

Click Here for the 4th 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 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