Hornet Blast

March 17, 2016

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Enjoy Spring Break!

Please note: Abbreviated editions of the Hornet Blast will be published over the two weeks of Spring Break. Be sure to check them out!
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Free Meals - March 21 - 25 for Everyone 18 Years or Younger

All meals will be served at South Grove Intermediate.


Breakfast served: 8 - 9 a.m.

Lunch served: 11 a.m. - Noon

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Thank you, Herbert Simon Family Foundation and Pacers Foundation!

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Some of our BGCS teachers and students who benefited from the #BestSchoolDay funding say thanks in the photos pictured below!

Mrs. Eckstein's Class - Beech Grove Middle School

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Mrs. Pfister's Class - Beech Grove High School

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Miss Wolfe's Class - Beech Grove High School

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Ms. Murphy's Class - South Grove Intermediate

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A video depicting the story behind #BestSchoolDay on the Stephen Colbert Show appears below . . .

Best School Day

Regional Science Fair

From BGHS Science Department Chair, Mr. Kevin Banks . . .

"Ethan Smiley & Ted Hardesty competed at Marian University on Saturday, March 12, in the Regional Science Fair. They both did an excellent job in presenting their research. Ethan walked away with two awards: the Purdue Agricultural Award and second place in Biochemistry."


Congratulations!

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The link to the story on our band's parade participation is below . . .

Richardson, Vuskalns and Weidner Sign Letters of Intent

Vilis Vuskalns will attend Trine University in the fall and plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. Vilis' coaches spoke to his great work ethic and his role as a silent leader. Vilis indicated that he "will treasure my friendships at Beech Grove High School for the rest of my life."


Morgan Weidner will attend Indiana Tech in the fall and major in Accounting. She was named the soccer team's MVP and Captain for the last two years. The Indiana Tech representative said that "we have been recruiting Morgan for well over a year."


LaMonte Richardson will attend Wabash College in the fall and plans to major in Athletic Training or Pre-Law. LaMonte was characterized by BGHS' football coach, Mr. Mark Weller, as having a "quiet confidence, leading by example and letting his performance speak for him." At the conclusion of LaMonte's signing, BGHS Science Department Chair and Wabash alum, Mr. Kevin Banks, proudly sang the school's song!


Congratulations to Vilis, Morgan and LaMonte! (Pictured below)

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A Championship for Katie Gearlds and Team!

Congrats to BG's own Katie Gearlds, Mark Parker, and the Marian University Knights!

The No. 9-ranked Marian University women's basketball team used its stifling defense and opportunistic offense to earn the program's first-ever NAIA Division II National Championship with a 59-48 victory over No. 3-ranked Southern Oregon University at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa on Tuesday, March 15.


The Knights closed the 2015-16 season with their best-ever record of 32-6.


Congratulations!!!!

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Army STEM Truck Visits BGHS

For more information on this program, visit the link below . . .

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Credit Rescue at BGHS

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Special Program at South Grove

South Grove's Art Teacher, Mrs. LouAnn Pieper, arranged to have Adzook Puppetry group at the school on Monday, March 14 for a special program. The group was also at South Grove all day Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16 for a workshop for all 4th and 5th grade classes in the art room. Adzook presented different ways for students to make their own puppets by using everyday household materials. A fun and educational program!
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Mr. Winton Interviewed by WISH-TV

Reporter Elizabeth Choi interviewed Beech Grove Middle School teacher, Mr. Kevin Winton and Mr. David Roth, Chairman of the Board, Helping Hands for Freedom, regarding their walk across the United States to raise donations to assist veterans and their families. To learn more about their trek, which begins April 28, visit https://www.helpinghandsforfreedom.org/


Watch for more information on Mr. Winton's walk in future editions of the Hornet Blast!


(Photos of the interview, which took place at our Beech Grove Middle School track, are pictured below.) In addition, the full story, as aired on WISH-TV last night, is also included below.

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BGHS Community Service Day

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High School Students: An additional community service opportunity . . .

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Math Night at Central Elementary

A lot of learning and fun took place!

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Middle School Parents & Students

Today is the last day of the Book Fair!

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From Coach Matt Irwin . . .

"The Beech Grove Wrestling Club (BGWC) had a great weekend! They finished second in the state for the small team division. Brooklyn Dibbern was a girls state champ, Kylie Challis earned second place. On the boys side, Jacob Skinner finished third, and Phenix Carney seventh in the biggest schoolboy division bracket! Youth coach, Ryan Williams, even competed and won a veterans division state title! It was a great day to be a Hornet!"
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Get Your Middle School Yearbook!

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It's Not Cool To Be Cruel!

From South Grove Buzz Club Teacher, Mrs. Stacy Johnson . . .

"On Thursday, March 10, South Grove Buzz Club students participated in the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center program It's Not Cool to be Cruel. The presenter was amazing, keeping the students engaged and providing them with a lot of important information to help them learn about skills to handle bullying, how to be a helpful bystander, and how to appreciate others' differences."

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Great Gatsby

Another great success for the BGHS Drama Department!

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Click on the link below to access information on voter registration . . .

Community Events

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Summer Camp Opportunities

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Send Us Your Hornet Highlights!

We know there are many, many positive stories about Beech Grove City Schools involving our students, teachers, staff, and programs that we don't always hear. If you have a positive story to share, please send the details to Melody Stevens, Community Relations Director, at mstevens@bgcs.k12.in.us. We also encourage you to send stories that include personal achievements of your child such as: attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, performing in a community play, earning Girl Scout badges, serving as a volunteer in a non-profit organization, etc., etc. You might just see your story in a future edition of the "Hornet Blast" or in one of our local south side newspapers. We want to celebrate our Hornets!


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