Friday, September 30, 2022

Principal Wardle's Weekly Blog 09/30/22

 Friday Focus:  

Please join our talented students as they test their improvisational skills based on ideas from the audience. Each show will be unique!  Performances are on Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th at 7 pm in our theater.  Tickets can be purchased here.   Tickets are $7 if purchased online, $10 if purchased at the door.  We hope to see you when the curtain rises!

The Bison Impact: 

Congrats and good luck to Varsity Boys Golf as they advance to the IHSA Sectional Competition on Monday, October 3rd!

At the Deerfield Regional, freshman Courtney Beerheide rocked a 76 (T4) to advance to next week’s IHSA Sectional! Congrats and good luck Courtney!

Thursday’s Homecoming Bonfire and Pep Rally.  A great time was had by all who attended.  Fight On Bison!

Before and After:

The CTE/PE Department Staff getting into the Homecoming spirit on our “Golden Era in Sports” day.

School portrait info for all grades, including Seniors!

RETAKES / MAKE UPS FOR ALL GRADES is OCTOBER 27th from 8:30-3:00 at Buffalo Grove HS. There are no appointments. Students should report to the Community Room whenever their schedule allows. 


For those who were already photographed, you will soon be receiving emails from VIP Photo Studio regarding your BG Yearbook 2022-23 Portrait.  The email will have a direct link to your image to order your portrait package.  


If you do not receive an email...


Select, View and Order Photos

Search for Buffalo Grove High School

Click on Senior Portraits or 3k-12, depending on your year in school

Enter in the information requested, so the site can locate your image


SENIORS. If you are going to the Wheeling VIP Studio for your portraits, they must be scheduled and taken by November 30th to be in our Yearbook. 


If you signed up for a session after November 30th, please come to school dressed for portraits on October 27th or schedule an earlier sitting so we can get your image for the yearbook. 




Orchesis alumni please contact for information on the Alumni Performance to be held February 11, 2023 during Buffalo Grove High School’s 50th Anniversary!


Upcoming Dates



October 5 

Non-Attendance Day - All Buildings Closed

October 14 

End of First Quarter

October 17 

Institute Day - Students Not in Attendance

October 18 

Second Quarter Begins

October 27 

Picture Day Makeup - During School Hours Click HERE for more information

Parent Teacher Conferences (evening)

November 8 

Gubernatorial General Election Day - All Buildings Closed

November 23 

Non-Attendance Day - All Buildings Closed

November 24

Thanksgiving Day - All Buildings Closed

November 25 

Non-Attendance Day - All Buildings Closed

December 22

End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

December 22

Winter Break Begins at Close of Classes

January 9, 2023

In-Service Day - Students Not in Attendance

January 10

First Day of Classes - 3rd Quarter

January 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - All Buildings Closed

February 20

Presidents’ Day, Non-Attendance Day - All Buildings Closed

March 10

End of 3rd Quarter

March 13

First Day of Classes - 4th Quarter

March 24

Spring Break Begins at Close of Classes

April 3

Classes Resume After Spring Break

April 7

Non-Attendance Day - All Buildings Closed

April 10

Institute Day - Students Not in Attendance

May 24

Commencement Exercises

May 29

Memorial Day - All Buildings Closed

June 2

End of 2nd Semester/Last  Day of Classes


BGHS Fall 2022 College & Military Rep Visits

BGHS will be hosting college and military reps both in person and virtually. All rep visits, even the virtual visits, will be held in the College and Career Center (room G153). Please pick up a pass in the College and Career Center to attend any of these rep visits.

CLICK HERE for the full list of college rep visit opportunities

CLICK HERE for 20 Questions to Ask College Representatives

Click HERE for the College & Career Center resource page

October 3

11:25 AM

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

12:10 PM

Northern Michigan University

12:55 PM

Hofstra University

October 4

11:25 AM

University of St. Thomas

12:10 PM

University of Cincinnati

12:55 PM

University of Maryland, College Park


Staff Spotlight


What is your name? 

Manuel Aguirre-Garcia but everyone calls me "Manny"


What department have you/do you work in? 

I work in the fine arts department. The best department in my humble opinion. 


How long have you been working at BG? 

This is my first year working as a teacher at BG.


Where did you go to high school/ college?  

I actually graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in 2014. It's been so neat getting to work with some of my all time favorite teachers. It's also very nostalgic teaching in the same room where I had my art classes. I also went to Harper College for two years and then transferred to Elmhurst University. 


What part of working at BG do you find the most rewarding? 

Watching students become their own best cheerleaders! I teach my students to be kind to themselves. When they say "I can't do this" I reply with "you mean, I can't do this YET." It's something that they adopt in their way of speaking. When I catch them embracing the struggle instead of running away from it I get a huge burst of joy. 


What are you currently reading, and/ or do you have a favorite author or podcast?  I am currently re-reading Limitless by Jim Kwik. Amazing book about how to learn anything faster. 


What is something unique about you? 

Something unique about me is that I started thinking about retirement when I was 23. Not because I don't like teaching. I LOVE teaching. I started thinking about retirement and personal finance because it's my goal to change my family tree. I want to be the first person in my family to be excellent with personal finance. There were many people who made the right decisions in order for me to be here today. I want to keep that going for those who come after me. 


What’s a bucket list item for you? 

Skydiving! Perhaps meeting Gordon Ramsey as well. 


Back Those Bison!

Varsity Home Sports and Fine Arts for the Coming Week




Friday 9/30

4:45 PM

Boys Soccer vs Crystal Lake South

7:30 PM

Boys Football vs Wheeling   HOMECOMING

Oct 3

9:00 AM

Boys Golf IHSA Sectional - Dundee Crown

9:00 AM

Girls Golf IHSA Sectional - Huntley High School

October 4

4:45 PM

Boys Soccer vs Prospect 

October 6

6:45 PM

Boys Soccer vs Rolling Meadows

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