Hornet Blast

March 12, 2015

Happy Thursday, Hornets!

Settle in, Hornets! There are a lot of great photos and stories in this week's edition of the Hornet Blast! One more week before Spring Break! Spring Break begins Monday, March 23 - Friday, April 3. Enjoy!

A Generous Donation

TCC (The Cellular Connection) through "Culture of Good" provides supplies for Hornet Park teachers

TCC, the largest Verizon Wireless premium retailer in the US, has stores in over 30 states. The Culture of Good is a cultural movement, launched in 2013, of TCC doing good in its local communities where stores are located.

All efforts of good happen on a local level by the employees who help lead what has become a grass roots movement changing lives and communities in the US.

Local is what the Culture of Good is all about. Partnerships happen with local organizations by Donate a Dollar; TCC's in-store donations that are given by customers. Each dollar given goes right back into that community to further efforts to do good. Employees are encouraged to give their time to volunteer with any local organization that are provided quarterly donations.


Emerson Avenue and Southport Road Manager, JD McClary, a BGHS alum, led the effort to give back to BGCS. TCC and the Culture of Good donated supplies last year to South Grove Intermediate School, with Hornet Park Elementary the lucky recipient this year. Many thanks to JD and his staff for their generosity to Beech Grove City Schools!


Pictured Below: Left to right: George Ezell, JD McClary, and Marcus Gordon.

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Don't Miss "Charlotte's Web"

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Free Meals Available During First Week of Spring Break

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Menu for free meals during first week of Spring Break

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Fun with ISTEP at South Grove

To help relieve some of the stress of ISTEP, students and staff were encouraged to have some fun with special ISTEP dress days. South Grove took the letters in ISTEP to decide what to wear each day:


Monday - I - I'm ready to go - wear green.

Tuesday - S - Be a Superhero and fly high on ISTEP - wear superhero shirt.

Wednesday - T - Take your Time and knock the socks off ISTEP - wear silly socks.

Thursday - E - Education is the key - wear college shirt.

Friday - P - School Pride - wear orange and black.


Students in Ms. Stephenie Hodge's class, Room 117; and students in Mrs. Mary Johnson's class, Room 118, are pictured below in their ISTEP wear.

I'm ready to go! Wear Green Day . . .

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Be a Super Hero!

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Take your time and knock the socks off ISTEP!

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Education is the Key - College Shirt Day

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School Pride Day - wear your orange and black!

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BGHS Alum Katie Gearlds' Marian Knights Earn Bid to Play in NAIA Division II Tournament

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To access the March 11 Indianapolis Star Story on Katie . . . click on the link below . . .

BG Girls Softball Sign-Ups on Saturday, March 14

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Edward Jones Scholar Athletes of the Month

Evan and Ethan Smiley (Pictured below with Edward Jones financial advisor, Joy Wallace) named as this month's Scholar Athletes

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HS English Academic Team Earns Third Place

The high school English academic team, led by Coach Beth Wolfe, placed third on Tuesday evening at the Indiana Crossroads Conference competition. Team members (pictured below, Left to right) are Alyssa Alford, Ashley Renken, and Jocelyne Whyde.

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Community Service Day Scheduled

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PJ Day at Hornet Park Elementary

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Project Prom Available to BGHS Students

Local Beech Grove business owner, Kim Browning, continues generous program

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Sign up for Driver Education Course

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Central Indiana Regional Science Fair

Three BGHS students competed at the Central Indiana Regional Science Fair at Marian University over the March 6 weekend. The three students have been working since last summer with Dr. Clark Gedney, Purdue University professor, on their projects. The three students who competed were Olivia Malone, Brent Strahla and Shelby Wright. Each chose projects that they researched at the Purdue labs. Their topics are as follows:


  • Decreasing the Development of Carcinogenic Cells in Brain Cancer (Glioblastoma)-Olivia Malone
  • Harnessing Energy from Methane Gas- Brent Strahla
  • Pausing the Production of Leukemia with Bee Venom- Shelby Wright


While none of the students placed, Mr. Kevin Banks, Science Department Chair, and Advisor, was proud of what they were able to accomplish. All three students continue to work on their projects and will be presenting their findings later in the semester.

We apologize for the quality of the photos below - the camera used to take the photos was not cooperative the day of the Science Fair!

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Visit YOUR Beech Grove Library

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Low Cost Internet Available

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A note from Mr. Bradford . . .

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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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