Friday, May 28, 2021

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 05/28/2021

 Friday Focus:   

This week we celebrated the careers of nine BGHS 2021 retirees: Teresa Deal (Special Education Teacher), Jordie Field (Art Teacher), Kimberley Gach (English Teacher), Cindy Igyarto (Administrative Assistant to the Associate Principal of Operations), Chet Pierce (Math/Science Teacher), Daniel Sanchez (1st Shift Building Maintenance), Arlene Sikora (Math/Science Division Assistant), Stacy Wodka (Nurse), and Carlos Valdez (2nd Shift Maintenance). Their many years of dedication and service to Buffalo Grove High School are greatly appreciated and we will miss them all.

The Bison Impact:  

  • Buffalo Grove and Barrington Scholastic Bowl teams head to the NAQT National Quiz Bowl Tournament this weekend and CBS 2 Chicago shared the excitement! You can watch the interview HERE. Good luck at Nationals! 

  • Congratulations to the Baseball team, your 2021 MSL East champs! The Bison defeated Prospect 8-2 and will represent the east in the MSL title game tonight against Barrington HS.

  • Once again talented BGHS photography students’ work will be included in the 2021 Perspective Gallery Student Perspectives exhibit. The students' works were chosen from over 270 images that were submitted and were juried by Sasha Phyars-Burgess from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Congratulations to student photographers Kiersten Hung and Khushi Gandhi! You can view their work HERE.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Softball players who celebrated Senior Night this week.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Volleyball players who celebrated Senior Night this week!

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Girls Lacrosse players who celebrated Senior Night this week and Boys Lacrosse who will celebrate tomorrow!

  • Congrats to our Athletes of the Year... Alex Santiago and Stefanie Surdyka!

  • Congrats to Bison Booster Scholarship winners Pam Bolis & Kyle Brosnahan!

Upcoming Dates



May 28

Last Day of School

June 7

2021-22 school year mandatory online registration opens

Summer School 1st Session begins

June 28

Summer School 2nd Session begins 

July 31

Deadline to complete 2021-22 student registration (all students)

August 3-4

2020-21 Yearbook Distribution at Main Foyer concessions stand

August 11

First Day of the 2021-22 School Year


Staff Spotlight

What is your name? Kymberly B. Corbett

What department have you/ do you work in? I currently work in the Athletic Office, but I started in the Attendance Office.

How long have you been working at BG? 23 years

Where did you go to high school? Notre Dame Academy in Waterbury, Connecticut

What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? I love working with the student athletes.  It is busy and fun all year, but the best is when our teams go to regionals, sectionals, and state. They work so hard all season and then to have it all payoff with a trophy. There is always an excitement in the air the day of a big game. 

What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast?  

Keeping with Asian/Pacific Islander Month, I am reading Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan. She is also the author of The Joy Luck Club.

What is something unique about you? I am from New England. I drink from a "bubbler" not a water fountain.

What activities or clubs do you coach/ sponsor? I coach JV2 Bowling. I have been scoring water polo matches since its first year in 2003.

BGHS In the News

Barrington And Buffalo Grove High Schoolers Excited For Return Of National Quiz Bowl Championships

CBS 2 Morning Insiders, May 28, 2021

CBS 2 Morning Insider Tim McNicholas met with two local teams that will compete, and he put them to the test. Watch Interview


Buffalo Grove High School held live ‘masquerade’ prom at campus football stadium to give Class of 2021 a ‘proper send off’

Chicago Tribune, May 24, 2021

Buffalo Grove High School held the senior prom outdoors Saturday, with scores of teens dressed up for the “Masquerade” held at Grant Blaney Stadium on the school campus. May 22. The live red-carpet event also included a catered dinner, a DJ and dancing, and fireworks after dark. Some students wore festive masquerade ball masks with their formalwear. Read Story


Buffalo Grove Football Players Receive All-State Honors

Journal & Topics, May 24, 2021

BUFFALO GROVE, IL — Few people understand football players more than their coaches. That's why the honor of being named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State Teams is a special one. Football players from across the state of Illinois were recently voted to the list following a shortened spring campaign, which was preceded by a postponed fall season for 2020-2021. Read Story


D214 entrepreneurs inspire in Startup Showcase

Daily Herald, May 27, 2021

"Wow! High school students just did that! I couldn't have done that in high school!" "Remarkable! It was the best year ever!"

These are just a few of the quotes we heard from the panel of judges for District 214's Startup Showcase, the annual event highlighting the work of students in D214's Entrepreneurship Program. Read Story


Baseball: Buffalo Grove topples Prospect to become unlikely MSL East champ

Daily Herald, May 26, 2021

Left for dead so many times this season, Buffalo Grove's baseball team looked to trade its bats for shovels to get out of an early grave. The Bison dug themselves all the way to the top Wednesday, winning the Mid-Suburban East title with an 8-2 win over Prospect in Buffalo Grove. Read Story


Looking for More?

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Click Here for the Blue & Orange Calendar

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Click Here for the NEW Unspoken Herd Podcast

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Click Here for One Grove Gallery exhibits and information

Click Here for the detailed daily BG Activity/Athletics Calendar

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