Thursday, May 6, 2021

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 05/07/2021

 The Bison Impact:  

  • Congratulations to Boys Water Polo on defeating Hersey to clinch the MSL East Championship! They will face Conant in the conference championship next week. 

  • Congratulations to Brian Perez on being selected ALL STATE by the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association! 

  • Congratulations to Gymnast Ben Valak on winning floor and parallel bars at Sectionals. Ben qualified for State on floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and the all-around!

  • Congratulations to Boys Gymnastics on finishing 3rd in the IHSA Sectional with a season high score of 140.2!

  • Congratulations to Football players Ayden Anderson (Sr., DB/WR), Trystan Anderson (Jr., DL/OL), Ian Luyando (Sr., QB), Pasquale Dellaquila (Sr., DB/QB), Thomas Dierbach (Sr., LB/OL), Matthew Wolverton (Jr., LB/OL), Scott Murray (Jr., DB/QB) named to the MSL All-Conference Team!

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Boys Water Polo players celebrating Senior Night last week!

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Boys Gymnasts celebrating Senior Night last week!

Orchesis Show 2021 Iridescent

In case you missed the amazing performance of the  2021 Orchesis Show Iridescent, you can still watch it on the BGNetwork Vimeo page 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

The Bison Academy is a service provided by Buffalo Grove High School to help students raise a grade, make up missing work due to absences, or just find a quiet place to complete work. A small selection of BG staff and National Honor Society tutors are available at The Bison Academy. Though help at the honors and AP level is not always available, the Bison Academy can provide an environment for collaboration, guidance, and support. Students will also have access to the computer lab and other school supplies that they may need to complete projects. 

If you or your student are interested, please make contact through your child's teachers so they can leave the appropriate work to be completed and provide additional guidance. Contact can also be made through counselors, who can then share the plan with your child's teacher. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Raucci (847-718-4269) for more information or clarification. We look forward to helping your BG student!

Upcoming Dates



May 8

Spring Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm

May 11

Spring Choral Showcase 7:00 pm

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

Spring Band Showcase 7:00 pm

May 19

Graduation rehearsal and awards ceremony. Live stream links:

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Commencement Ceremony 7:00 pm in Grant Blaney Stadium

May 20

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

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

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

Staff Spotlight

What is your name? Isabel Rodriguez

What department do you teach in/ How long have you been teaching at BG? I have been a long-term sub in the World Language department in BG where I taught different levels of Spanish, both native speakers and non-native speakers. Currently, I work as an instructional assistant in the EL department. This is my second year in the district.

Where did you go to high school?  I went to high school in Spain. I had a very different experience than the one my students have. I love the fact that students here have so many options of activities including sports and performance art. There is truly a sense of community and I am glad to be part of it.

What part of teaching do you find the most rewarding?  In my new position, as an instructional assistant, being able to work with students one-on-one and seeing their progress in the different subjects has been the most rewarding aspect of teaching. Also, I work with a very caring team of assistants and together we have communicated with families and we have taken care of our students’ needs, not only educational but also emotional, during this difficult year. This is a very rewarding job.

What new thing have you learned this year teaching remotely? Teaching remotely has taught me that we are social beings and students need to feel part of the high school community in order to be successful. I know it sounds obvious now, but I think we used to take that for granted prior to Covid. Even in this challenging year, we educators have learned how to connect with students via Zoom and we have tried our best to make them feel they were part of our classes and that they were still the most important piece of the school puzzle.

What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast?  I love reading! I don’t really have a favorite author, but I do have a very long list of books that I still need to read. I am currently reading The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. I don’t normally listen to podcasts, or even the radio. If I listen to something other than music it is probably going to be an audiobook. I’m currently listening to This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith.

What activities or clubs do you coach/sponsor?  I am not currently sponsoring any activities, but in the past, I have co-sponsored Spanish Club and Human Rights Club. 

What is something unique about you?  Even though I come from a place with warm weather, I don’t like summer and I much prefer winter. 

CrossStitch - BG’s Fashion/Art/Literary Magazine

Student Submissions Wanted 

Attention students interested in submitting entries to CrossStitch, our Fashion, Art, Literary magazine, we are accepting art, photos, short stories, poems, original music, and short movies. Please CLICK HERE to submit works by the May 11th deadline.

BGHS In the News

District 214 honors 2020-21 Distinguished Service Award winners

The Daily Herald, May 3, 2021

Kathy Cole was honored for her leadership in the Buffalo Grove High School Parent Association, Friends of the Orchestra, Buffalo Grove Instrumental Association and in her service as the Bison Booster Vice President. Whether it be setting up restaurant fundraiser nights, collecting and distributing donations for the Summer Break Bach program or helping organize the BGPA fundraising events, Cole is always eager to help. Read Story


Mid-Suburban League all-conference team

The Daily Herald, May 4, 2021

All-Conference Team Buffalo Grove -- Ayden Anderson (Sr., DB/WR), Trystan Anderson (Jr., DL/OL), Ian Luyando (Sr., QB), Pasquale Dellaquila (Sr., DB/QB), Thomas Dierbach (Sr., LB/OL), Matthew Wolverton (Jr., LB/OL), Scott Murray (Jr., DB/QB). Read Story


Save the Date!

For more information please contact: Rich Oberman


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