Hornet Blast Newsletter

May 12, 2022

Students of the Month


Top Row: Quinton Myers - Beech Grove Middle School, Oc'Kayla Davis - Beech Grove High School

First Row: Shelby Trimble, South Grove Intermediate, Reese Gindling, Hornet Park Elementary, and Princeton Ruth - Central Elementary

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Congratulations to our 2022 Retirees!

Thank you for your dedication to Beech Grove City Schools!

Enjoy your retirement!

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End of Year Podemos Celebration

From Mrs. Bass. . .

"We had over 100 people have the opportunity to taste exquisite foods from nine different countries. The two hour experience was seriously INCREDIBLE! Our families enjoyed great food, talked together as families, laughed, and celebrated their cultures. I cannot thank everyone who had a part in the evening for the time, effort, and passion you put into preparing this event. You and your talents are appreciated and admired!!!!

We also had the adult learner representative from C-9 talk to our families to share career and educational opportunities available to them for free. We have several families interested in learning English and others interested in certification work-force classes. That will be our next step in empowering our families and creating equitable opportunities. Good things to come!"

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District Art Show

Sponsored by the Beech Grove Education Foundation

Please join us:

Tuesday, May 17

4-7 p.m.

Hornet Park Community Center

Free admission

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A Fun and Fabulous BGMS Dance!

From Mrs. Sutton. . .

BGMS held a very successful Bright Lights and Neon Night end of the year dance and celebration party. With over 258 students in attendance, it was definitely a night to remember! The kids had such a great time dancing, playing ball, socializing and enjoyed just being a kid again! What a great event after the past two years of distancing. Thanks to our School Board President, Janis King for coming and helping with student check in and all the teachers and staff for their help in promotion, and running the night's event. I know coming in on a Saturday at the end of a very full year takes special teachers and staff that are super invested in our students-we have a great tribe here who just love our students and love to see them thrive! It was a spectacular night!

"I can't forget to mention the huge generosity of DJ Jason Hammer from WIBC who came out and made this party rock! He donated his time and awesome talent so these kids could have a great experience......"

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Spring Spectacular 2022

This wonderful musical tradition continues!

The BG Show Choirs invite you to join us for an evening of song and dance at the return of the 2022 Spring Spectacular. The award-winning Jubilaires and Elan & Co., along with the Chamber Choir will dazzle and entertain audiences of all ages. Get your tickets soon as a sell-out crowd is expected!

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show will start at 7:00 pm on May 21st!

Here is the link to purchase tickets: https://secure.payk12.com/school/beechgrovehighschool/703/item/220339

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Garden Planting Time at Central!

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Our Preschoolers Visit the Zoo!

We aren't "lion" - our preschoolers had a great field trip visiting giraffes, chimpanzees, penguins, and so many more animals!

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Athletic Trainer Palma Runs Mini in Memory of His Mom

And, also completes the Boston Marathon!

Carl Palma, our athletic trainer extraordinaire, wears pink as he ran the Mini Marathon in memory and in honor of his Mom, who passed away of breast cancer.

And, read all about Mr. Palma's story on our athletic website, detailing his participation in the Boston Marathon. Click on the link below to read the story:


Indy Mini Marathon

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Boston Marathon

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Celebrating our "Lunch Ladies"

Our Chartwells staff were celebrated on "School Lunch Hero Day" on May 6 at Hornet Park and Central Elementary.

Thank you for all you do!
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Army Combat Fitness Testing

From Mr. Wickliff. . .

Day one of the Army National Guard facilitating the Army Combat Fitness Test at BGMS!
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Looking for News from BGMS?

Take a look at the May 6th edition of the "Buzzing Hornet."

To open and read the Buzzing Hornet, click on the link below:


Did You Know?

Our Band Boosters are offering concessions at quite a few of our home baseball and softball games.

The profit from these concessions directly benefit our students.

Be sure to stop by and purchase some snacks to enjoy during the game!

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Registration for the HPECC is Open!

Registration is open for the new Hornet Park Early Childhood Center! Currently, we are accepting registrations from Beech Grove residents and BGCS staff. For more information, complete the contact form on the webpage: https://www.bgcs.k12.in.us/o/hpecc

GREAT NEWS! Our Hornet Park Early Childhood Center has been designated as a Paths to QUALITY, Level 3 provider. Congratulations to our HPECC Team!

Vouchers are available. Contact our HPECC Team for more information: kcomado@bgcs.k12.in.us

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Thank you, Indianapolis Colts and United HealthCare!

Both organizations recently donated a total of $5,000 to benefit our BGHS athletics!

The "big check" presentation is pictured below.

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Kindergarten Registration

Register today!

The link to our Kindergarten Round Up at Hornet Park Elementary School is NOW OPEN! To learn more about the best kindergarten in the state of Indiana, click on the link below. Beech Grove and transfer students are all welcome to register. Your child must be five years of age by August 1, 2022 to attend kindergarten at Hornet Park Elementary.


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Online Registration is Now Open!

For the 2022-2023 School Year:

Online Registration is NOW OPEN!

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open! Every returning student must be re-registered online between May 1st and July 13th. The First Day of School is July 27th.

**Failure to re-register online may delay your child’s start of school and/or bus transportation.**

To re-register your student(s), log into Skyward Family Access using your own username and password, not your student’s. Click here Family Access (https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsedubeechgrovein/fwemnu01.w), log in and then click on the link "Returning Student Registration" The areas for Registration will be listed down the right side and you will need to open and save each area to complete registration.

If you do not remember your password, click on the “Forgot your Login/Password?” link.

To register Siblings of current students who are new to the district, click on the “New to District” Enrollment tab while in Family Access.

A Computer Lab will be available to families who do not have access to a computer/Internet.
This will be held at each school upon return from the summer vacation, the first 2 weeks of July.

“New to District” Enrollment: Families with students who live within our district boundaries and are new to our district may enroll online between (May 1st – July 8th). For Families who need help or do not have internet access, each school will post days and times they will be open to help. Please be sure to bring all required documentation at that time (listed below)

Out of District Students (Transfer Students): Out of District students may enroll after they have applied and been accepted. Contact Steph Alford at the Administration Building to apply. 317-788-4481. You will need to provide attendance records at the time you apply.

Required Documentation for new students: (to be brought to Registration or uploaded thru Skyward application:
Immunization Record
Legal Birth Certificate
Social Security Number (as long as you provide the number, we do not need to copy the card.
3 Proofs of Residency (also required if you have moved) A deed/lease/mortgage statement & 2 bills with the address matching the deed/lease/mortgage statement
Legal Guardianship Paperwork (if applicable)
IEP or 504 Plan documents (if applicable)
Transcript from Previous High School (for high school students and can be brought in when meeting with the counselor for schedules)
Letter of Promotion (for incoming Freshmen)

If you have any questions, please email us at salford@bgcs.k12.in.us

Bus Info Available in Mid-July

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Central Elementary - Third Grade Programs

Hope for our World

Football Camp

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Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony

Baccalaureate: Friday, June 3 - 7:00 p.m.
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Little Dribblers

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Get Your Hornet Spirit Wear!

An end-of-the-year sale!

Hey, BEECH GROVE H.S. fans!

Another school year may be wrapping up, but our savings are just getting started. Start your summer break early with this 72-hour FLASH SALE! For two days only, take 20% OFF everything on the site! Custom t-shirts, hoodies, caps and accessories are all included. Visit our BEECH GROVE H.S. Sideline Store and use code MAY20 at checkout. Don't wait--sale ends 5/13!

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Physical Night

Sports physical screenings provided by Community Health Network. Visit beechgrove-athletics.com to download the IHSAA physical form under the "more" tab.
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BG Basketball Camp

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Basketball Camp Registration Form (also attached)

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Last Day of School

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From the City of Beech Grove. . .

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Volunteer Opportunity from Servant's Heart:

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From Nicole Norton, Children's Librarian, The Indianapolis Library - Beech Grove Branch

Visit www.indypl.org/srp for more information on the program. Summer Reading begins June 6 and goes through July 30.


Upgrade your skills in the kitchen and build on the cooking knowledge you already have! Join Nutrition Services in a hands-on cooking workshop that merges healthy eating with culinary skills. Registration required.

Most Thursdays at 11:00. Check out our website for exact dates and times at www.indypl.org.
Babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun! No registration required.


On your next visit, check out our table at the information Desk for different children’s kits (crafts and other activities) to take home! Limited supply available, no registration required. Ask about our kits if you would like to know what they are to pick up through our curbside service as well.


Register at any IndyPL location or on the Beanstack app. You can record your reading on a paper tracking sheet you get from the library or online by logging your account on Beanstack or by using the Beanstack app. Books can be from your home or the Public Library and can be read repeatedly. If you read The Very Hungry Caterpillar five times, that counts for 5 books! After completing the first 100 books, return to the library to receive a progress sticker and a prize. Prizes will be awarded for levels of 100, 500 and 1,000 books read.


This reading program is for students in grades 7-12. Students can register at indypl.beanstack.org or you can call the library or stop and visit and we can get you registered. There are prizes at 10, 25, 50. 75, and 100 books and we can do prize pick up through curbside as well. We do have a bookmark tracker if you do not wish to utilize the Beanstack website or app.

Summer Reading Program

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Summer Reading Program - Spanish Translation

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LifeBridge Registration

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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/Communications 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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