December 4, 2014
Happy Thursday, Hornets!
Beech Grove Middle School Student Ambassadors Decorate Their School for the Holidays!
Annual Holiday Show Presented by Beech Grove High School and The Dance Refinery
Beech Grove Police and Fire Department Members Honored on November 29
Thank you for your service to our city!
Annual Holiday Luncheon for Central Elementary Families
This Week's "Hornet Highlight"
Tasha Ramey, BGCS parent and friend of Kamsey's family writes, "I wanted to take a minute to tell you about an amazing young girl, Kamsey Schneider, a Freshman at BGHS. Every year, Kamsey collects items from local shops, sells candy bars, runs fundraisers, and takes donations and then turns around with the money/donations and helps the homeless. She goes to the streets (with parental guidance) and personally hand delivers items to the less fortunate. This year, she raised a lot of money and documented her journey. I wanted to let you know about her because she is an amazing 14 year old girl." Thanks, Kamsey, for your generosity and concern for others!
Help South Grove Students Spread Holiday Cheer to our Community!
Notes from Mr. Carney
1. The 6-12 instrumental concert will take place on Wednesday, December 10th beginning at 6:30 pm. There is no charge to attend the concert. For all students in grades 6-8, information should have come home to you already about your specific portion of the concert. Please contact Mr. Carney with any questions.
2. The 6-12 choral concert will take place on Monday, December 15th beginning at 7:00 pm. There is no charge to attend the concert. For all students in grades 6-8, information has been sent home about your specific portion of the concert. Please contact Mr. Barton with any questions.
3. All fundraiser money for 6th grade band and choir needs to be turned in as soon as possible to Mr. Carney and Mr. Barton.
4. Instrument step up night for any interested band student in grades 7-12 is Thursday, December 11th at BGMS from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Information is available at BGMS or through Mr. Carney or Mr. Wynn. Mouthpieces and instruments are available!
5. The parent meeting for the BGMS Swim and Dive team (open to all 6-8 students enrolled at South Grove or the Middle School) will take place Monday, December 8th in the BGHS pool beginning at 6 pm. Information is available at the front desk at both South Grove and at the Middle School.
Stuart Checks In at South Grove Intermediate School
This Week's Articles from the Beech Grove High School Publications Staff . . .
Parents Night Out: The BGHS Publications staff is hosting another Parents Night Out! With so much success with the last one, another event was bound to happen. We are currently planning it for December 12th, just in time to get some last minute Christmas shopping done. Keep a look out for more updates! A registration form is included below.
Fun on Black Friday: It's one of the most wonderful times of the year; the only time when everything is cheap and amazing! Black Friday is quickly becoming one of the nations favorite days because stores are full of great expectations and amazing sales. This year however, not many families seemed to participate in the madness. Places like Target, Wal-Mart, and the Greenwood Park mall were some of the only areas with decent discounts and cool products. Even with the lack of participation, people would still fight over various things and even stealing them from others' shopping carts. Although this year’s shopping was not as crazy as it has been in year's past, it was still a good and fun one and we hope everyone who did participate got what they wanted for a bargain!
- By: Francia Gonzalez
Q&A With Foreign Exchange Student Baptiste Leclarc
We secured an interview with Baptiste Leclarc, who is a 15 year old foreign exchange student from Strasbourg, France. Here's what he had to say:
Q: “What was your first impression of Americans?”
A: “Everyone was very friendly and always here to help”
Q: “What has been your favorite thing here so far?”
A: “I really enjoyed the Pacers and Colts games I have been to. Also a baseball
game, that was great too.”
Q: “So I have to ask, which sport did you prefer?”
A: “Darn, that’s a tough question. Let’s say I prefer to watch football because they
Q: “I can see that. Next question is, What is your favorite American food?”
A: Those good burgers from Five Guys.
Q: “What will you miss the most when you leave to go back home?”
A: “Definitely my host family, the friends I’ve made and this sweet daily life."
Q: “Finally, how do you feel the foreign exchange program has changed/helped
you as a person?”
A: “This experience has helped me be more of an adult by managing my money
and things like that. It’s also helped me be more open minded and has helped me
gain more self-confidence.
- By: Marisol Montes-Castro
Coaches Against Cancer
Beech Grove City Schools' Annual "Coaches Against Cancer" game night will be January 9, 2015, against the Roncalli Rebels. This is a girls/boys varsity double header so it promises to be a great night!
Food will be available, separate from the regular game concession stand, that will benefit the fundraiser. The menu includes nachos and walking tacos with all the fixings. The cost will be $5.00 for either nachos or walking taco, cookie and drink. Cake pops will also be available for purchase.
A "WALL OF HOPE" will be featured at the game. Anyone will be able to purchase a cancer ribbon for $1.00 and add it to the Wall of Hope.
If you would like to purchase a "Coaches Against Cancer" t-shirt, please contact Angela English at firstname.lastname@example.org. or by calling 780-5050. The cost of each shirt is $20. A photo of the shirt is pictured below. The deadline to order a shirt is Monday, December 8.
From Coach Vuskalns: Beech Grove High School Boys' Swim & Dive Results
Beech Grove at Southport
BG - 120
Sam Ulery - 200 & 100 Freestyle
Vilis Vuskalns - 100 Butterfly, 500 freestyle
1st - Chandler Ferrer
2nd - Michael Trebing
1st - Cody Carter
2nd - Avery Solomon
3rd - Chance Littlejohn
200 Free relay
1st - Michael Trebing, Chandler Ferrer, Jack Ulery & Sam Ulery
2nd - Isaiah Greene, Brenton Strahla, Patrick McKenzie, Tyler Eberhard
400 Free relay
Sam Ulery, Jack Ulery, Matt Dowell, Vilis Vuskalns
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