Hornet Blast

May 7, 2015

Thank you!!!!

Beech Grove City Schools won BOTH of our referendum questions in Tuesday's primary election! Over 70% of our community voted Yes for Beech Grove City Schools! We sincerely appreciate your support!
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Gabriela Rosales-White Named to Prestigious Drum and Bugle Corps

Gabi will perform with the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps as a member of their Color Guard!

A proud "Hornet Highlight" from Gabi's parents, Steven and Shelley White: "We are proud to announce that Gabriela has been accepted as a Color Guard member in the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2015 season. Music City will be taking the field this summer with Drum Corps International’s elite during a tour that will take them throughout an eight state area with a completion of the season at Lucas Oil Stadium for DCI’s World Class Finals, August 6-8. The Corps is under the direction of David Boggs, former member of the Cavaliers; he has taught at both Indiana University and Purdue University, and is the marching band director for McKendree University in Illinois.

Not only is this an opportunity of a lifetime for Gabriela to march drum corps during her Senior year of high school, this also a chance to utilize a scholarship program to attend McKendree University. Gabriela has worked hard for the last eight seasons for the Beech Grove Marching Hornets and Winter Guard. She will tour this summer, representing Beech Grove, “With Pride!” Gabriela will be inducted into the National Honor Society on May 14, 2015 and has maintained high honors with a current GPA of 3.79. She also is a member of the National Technical Honor Society through Central Nine Career Center.

As most of you know, this a quite an accomplishment, but one that comes with fees. If you are able to donate to her experience and color guard education, go to www.musiccitydrumcorps.org, select at the top of the page “Sponsor A Member” and follow the instructions to help her start the next phase of her exciting journey. PayPal account registration is not needed, as payment can be made by selecting the “Pay with debit or credit card” option. Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You!"


Congratulations, Gabi!

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District Art Show is Next Week: Wednesday, May 13

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Spring Spectacular!

Please join us for a memorable evening!

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Another Great Week of "Career Connect" at BGHS


On Monday, May 4, three professionals came to the high school; and one visited via Skype: Kerm Yau, Dow AgroSciences Human Resource Manager, Lisa McCormick Accountant for Finish Master Inc., (Lisa serves as a parent representative on the Applied Life Science Board and is Meghan McCormick's mother) and Nicole Davis, Editor of The SouthSide Times. Discussion by Skype took place with Blaire Hensley-Marschand, an archaeologist from Indiana University.


On Tuesday, May 5, two professionals visited with students: Brandee Beikman, RN, BSN, who serves as the Nursing Coordinator for Beech Grove City Schools, and Laura James, Adayana (an agricultural consulting group) who held her discussion by Skype.



On Wednesday, May 6, three professionals spoke with students:

Anthony Hammack, Biomedical Engineer, Cook Medical, Bloomington (Dr. Hammack's husband), Dr. Amanda Miller, Sociology Professor at University of Indianapolis, and Rick Rarick, MetLife Financial Planner.


Thanks to all of our visiting professionals for meeting with our students!

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PTO Says Thank You to South Grove Teachers!

Gifts and Cards Provided by PTO for "Teacher Appreciation Week"

And, scrumptious cupcakes provided by South Grove Mom, Monica Bowden!


Thank you Ms. Bowden and the South Grove PTO, under the leadership of Chrystal Hammer, for recognizing the efforts of our teachers!

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BGHS PTO and Students Recognize Teachers

PTO Provided Breakfast and Students (Pictured Below) Provided Desserts for BGHS teachers!

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Middle School Track Photos from May 5 Meet

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7th Grade Softball

The 7th grade Lady Hornets improved their record to 5-2 this week. The ladies beat rival Franklin Township Middle School West 6-5, in a close game that came to the bottom of the 7th. Haven Price had a great hit to left field to get the ladies on base in the first inning. Abbie David and Sarina Long both had good hits for the Hornets. Starting the fourth inning the ladies dominated the bases with a great bunt by Mahayla Thompson, a hit to center field by Ariel Keown, and a double by Jaylee Clubs. Franklin came back early in the 6th inning to tie things up and the Hornets had to hold strong to keep them from scoring. Lexi Ham pitched a great game with 11 strikeouts. Closing out the game, Alyssa Gindling had a great hit to center field making it to second base. With a dropped ball by their catcher, the Hornets were able to score the game winning run needed to capture the victory!
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A Wonderful "Hornet Highlight"

A "Hornet Highlight" from proud Mom, Brenda Wilson: "Within these last two weekends, BGHS student Hunter Wilson placed Overall First in two of the Feis (fesh) Competitions that he competed in! That qualified him for NATIONALS and he will be competing in Rhode Island on July 4th.


Hunter competed in Columbus and Dayton Ohio April 25/ 26.

He placed Overall First on Saturday in Columbus and Overall Second on Sunday in Dayton.

He needed two Overall Firsts to qualify for Nationals. So, we did not think he made it.


His instructor, Heather Timm, found out that last weekend's Milwaukee Feis would count towards The Nationals. We were able to sign him up to compete, last minute, and drove to Milwaukee Friday night.


Saturday, Hunter placed Overall First for the second time!


Not only did this qualify him for The Nationals; this moved him from the Preliminary Championship Competition level to the Open Championship Competition level of Irish Dance. Open Championship is the highest competition level for the dancers and this is a HUGE accomplishment for Irish Dancers competing in Solos!


Go, Hunter!!!"


Congratulations, Hunter!

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Important Information from our Nurse Coordinator

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"Bucket Filling" at Hornet Park Elementary

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Free Comic Book Day Was a Huge Success at BG Public Library!

"Free Comic Book Day" took place at the Beech Grove Public Library on Saturday, May 2. Pictured below is Andrew, the BG Library's Children's Librarian, who distributed the comic books, and a photo of some of the comic books.
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BGHS Credit Rescue Begins June 3

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Help Support our Hornet Enrichment Academy!

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Community Events

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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, atmstevens@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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