All Things Beech Grove High School
WELCOME TO THIS EDITION OF THE GROVER
END OF THE 3RD QUARTER IS APPROACHING
Jubilaires Have Strong Performance at Franklin Central Hoosier Classsic
Wrestling Smileys Finish Strong
Congratulations are in order to brothers Evan and Ethan Smiley for their representation of Beech Grove at the IHSAA Wrestling State Finals this past weekend at Banker's Life Fieldhouse. Senior Evan finished 4th in the State at the 145 lb weight class. Evan has been an excellent representative for the Beech Grove community for his hard work and dedication, as well as his willingness to conduct himself with great dignity and maturity, not only Saturday, but throughout his career.
Freshman Ethan Smiley also qualified for the state championships over the weekend, however he was defeated by the eventual state champion in the 113 lb weight class. Ethan had a tremendous freshman season, winning the Marion County tournament and advancing all the way to the state finals; We are excited about his future and look forward to seeing his growth in the coming seasons!
Congratulations to Evan, Ethan, and the entire Beech Grove Wrestling Program
FAFSA and College Fair Reminders From Guidance
Seniors and parents: Have you filed your FAFSA? Don't miss out on grants, scholarships, and other financial aid that can help you pay for college! Make sure you go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and get your 2015-16 FAFSA filed by March 10th. Don't forget that you can estimate your family's income information now on the FAFSA because you have until May 15th to make corrections.
Come to the Greater Indianapolis Southside College Fair on Tuesday, March 10th, 6:30-8:00 pm at the University of Indianapolis! Representatives from 75 colleges from Indiana and out of state will be in UIndy's dome (called the ARC) ready to answer your questions about academics, admissions, scholarships, athletics, etc.
Students Teachers Learning From the Best
This semester Beech Grove High School is hosting four student teachers in our building as they prepare for their career as educators.
Guidance counselor Karen Matthews is working with Cody Johnson in our Guidance Department. Cody is a graduate of Franklin Community High School and Wabash College. He is currently working as an admission counselor at Butler University, working towards Master's degree in School Counseling. He and his wife, Steff, are expecting a daughter in early April. Cody enjoys working out, spending time with my friends, family, and dogs, reading, playing video games, and watching sports.
Mr. Bradford is hosting student teacher Daniel Scott Watson in the Music Department. Daniel is a Senior Choral Music Education major at the University of Indianapolis and he is currently completing his Student Teaching and studying piano with Dr. Richard Ratliff. As a an active performer, Watson also accompanies and teaches at schools and communities throughout central Indianapolis. Watson’s passion for music education stems from an enthusiasm for music making, an eagerness for personal development, and the desire to inspire. His performance of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 earned him the 2014 Madge Cathcart Gerke Music Performance Award. As an avid composer, he has worked with William Bolcom, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and StaceyGarrop, in composition lessons and masterclasses. Watson was recently recognized at the state level with the Indiana Music Educator's Association Outstanding Future Music Educator Award of 2015.
Mr. Kaufman is hosting student teacher Samantha Paschal in the Agri-Science Department. Samantha is a graduate of Huntington North High School and is currently attending Purdue University, where she is majoring in Agricultural Education.
Our final student teacher is Beech Grove Alum ('11) Katie Wolfe. Katie is working with Julie Bryant in our Language Arts Department. Katie is currently attending the University of Indianapolis and will graduate in May with a BA in English Education, with a minor in Reading and Literary Studies.
Welcome to Beech Grove. You are good hands with your Beech Grove Mentor.
FFA Displays Strong Performance at Districts
Our High School team placed 3rd in the Senior Division with team members consisting of: Abby Strahla, Lizzie Strahla, Brindin Parrot, Mollie Weisenbach, David Tolan, Allison Merritt, and Emily Arnold.
Boys Basektball in Sectionals
ACT to be Given on March 17
See Karen Matthews if you have questions.
BGHS Athletics Will Hold Fundraiser For the Kurt Aping Family
Athletic Director Matt English has announced that the Athletic Department will hold a fundriaser for the the Kurt Aping Family. As many of you probably know Kurt:...he is a Beech Grove graduate and since his graduation he has been actively involved in many aspects of Beech Grove athletics. He has served on the youth baseball and basketball boards of directors, while also serving as coach, umpire, and filling numerous other roles within the youth programs. In addition, Kurt has coached numerous travel teams in both basketball and baseball. Kurt has two sons actively involved in athletics in Beech Grove City Schools; son Kyle is an athlete at BGMS while older son, sophomore Kole, is involved in both basketball and baseball here at BGHS.
Unfortunately, last year Kurt was diagnosed with cancer. Due to his sickness he has been unable to work for many months, while undergoing a rigorous treatment regimen. We will be selling drinks, snacks and other items in the lobby tomorrow evening to help the Aping family as they work through this process.
On Sunday March 22nd we will be holding a larger, more extensive fundraiser for the family; as details for that event become clear we will make you aware.
Attention All Senior Parents
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Senior Parents: A Note From Guidance Counselor Karen Matthews
Dear Parents/Guardians of Seniors,
A few items concerning seniors as their last semester of high school speeds by:
1. Indiana’s deadline for submitting the FAFSA is March 10th. Be sure to file this form if your student is considering attending college during the 2015-2016 school year. The FAFSA is the major form used to apply for financial aid and should be filed at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
2. Seniors’ Jostens orders will be available for pickup on Tuesday, March 3rd during lunch periods. Seniors received their Jostens statements from me yesterday or today and should bring their remaining balance in the form of cash, check, or money order on 3/3. Seniors will be given all of the items they ordered except for caps and gowns, which will be distributed May 15th.
3. There are many local scholarships that only BGHS seniors are eligible to apply for. A flyer detailing the scholarships available was given to seniors yesterday or today in English class and is attached to this message. If your student is planning to attend college in the fall, please encourage him or her to apply for any local scholarships for which he or she might be qualified. The odds of being awarded one of these scholarships are better than with other scholarships, because only BGHS seniors can apply for these. Applications for local scholarships must be returned to the Guidance Office by Wednesday, March 18th.
Have a great day and stay warm!
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DECA Students to Compete at State Competition
The Beech Grove High School Chapter of DECA will be attending the Indiana DECA State Career Development Conference and Competition running Sunday, March 8th through Tuesday, March 10th. The competition is held in downtown Indianapolis.
The following students will be competing in a variety of events, as well attending workshops on marketing, business, and DECA related topics, as well listening to speakers, and electing state officers for the next academic year.
The DECA students who will be in attendance are as follows: Evan Smiley, Tia Ramsey, Allison Richart, Andrew Wiggins, Elizabeth Armstrong, Elizabeth Pich, Abigail Myers, Kylee Gann, Brandon Traas, Zachary Capps, Avery Solomon, Jessica Kaiser, Blake Bragg.
Wish them luck in their competitions.