The Buzzing Hornet

Mr. Gearhart, Principal

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SMART START BREAKFAST

We had our semi-annual Smart Start Breakfast and had a wonderful turnout! The Smart Start Breakfast is made up of students who exemplify the positive characteristics of Beech Grove Middle School and who were nominated by Beech Grove Middle School staff. We would like to thank all of the parents, students and staff that attended the breakfast! We would especially like to send a big thank you to Mayor Buckley and Dr. Kaiser who so graciously came to our breakfast! It was such a privilege to have them join us!

Below are pictures from the event. Each student received a certificate with the signature of Mr. Gearhart and the staff member who nominated him/her, a placemat with positive adjectives submitted from our staff describing the student and a T-Shirt with a hornet made up of the words "I am the change."

We are so proud of our students! The students honored are listed below.
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7th AND 8TH GRADE ACADEMIC PURSUIT TEAM UPDATES

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DECEMBER'S CHARACTER TRAIT - PERSEVERANCE

This month's character trait is "Perseverance." Perseverance is the steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success; success is no accident. Success is hard work - including perseverance - as well as learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. The following students are this month's winners of the character trait, perseverance.


CANDY GRAMS

WHAT: Candycane TREAT WITH A NICE MESSAGE TO A FRIEND


WHEN: SOLD Dec. 5TH - 16TH


WHERE: CAFETERIA

COST: (PER PURCHASE)

1 Candycane = 50 CENTS 6 Candycanes = $2.50

2 Candycanes = $1.00 7 Candycanes = $3.00

3 Candycanes = $1.50 8 Candycanes = $3.50

4 Candycanes = $1.75 9 Candycanes = $3.75

5 Candycanes = $2.00 10 Candycanes = $4.00

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FRIENDS & FELLOWSHIP

If you want to participate in a faith-filled group with the assistance of Ms. Doyle and Mrs. Hammer, then Friends & Fellowship is a can’t miss group! You'll want to attend each Monday after school starting January 9th. Time is 3:35 pm and will end for students to ride the late bus at 4:10 pm.


Friends & Fellowship is a group which meets after school to pray for their school, students, teachers, families, churches, government officials, and our nation. It's a place to gain support while attempting to overcome any adversity that may be in your life on a daily basis. Friends & Fellowship offers a place to connect with others of a similar set of conviction and values; to grow in our understanding of faith based education, to spiritually lift up others in your group, to become able to spread positive messages through faith, and to worship through practicing faithfulness, love and behavior.


If you would like to be a part of this fun group, please stop by the Media Center to sign up before Christmas break. We would like to get an idea of how many will be in the group to be sure to have enough materials. Everyone is welcomed to join and we hope to see you soon. Making the world a better place is a tough job, but we are just the people to do it!



(This group is not affiliated or sponsored by Beech Grove City Schools. Ms. Doyle and Mrs. Hammer will be volunteering their time to run the group’s activities.)

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STUDENTS OF SCIENCE

Students of Science is a 10 meeting program designed for those students interested in science. Meetings will be held on Thursdays after school from 3:35-4:10. Applications need to be complete and submitted to Mrs. Keller by Friday December 16 for consideration. Space is limited so be sure to stop by Mrs. Keller's room to pick up an application.

Our Fearless BGMS Ag Teachers Remove a Hornets Nest!

Mr. Bullock and Mr. Lawrence save the day in the courtyard at the middle school!
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It's Not Too Early To Think About Immunizations for Next School Year!

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BOX TOPS

The middle school is collecting Box Tops to raise money for snacks for the 2017-2018 school year Washington, D.C. trip. Please send the box tops in with your child. Thanks for your help.

PARENT/VISITOR INFORMATION

Just a reminder to all Parents and Visitors to the school. Please make sure to check in at the office before, during and after school.


All doors will be locked during the day. Please press the intercom system on the south brick wall at Door 1W and state your name, your child's name and please show your id. The office will check and make sure you are on the student's emergency list before letting you in the building.


Parents, if you need to see a teacher at any time, please make an appointment by calling the office at 784-6649. Thank you for your cooperation.

HOMEROOM REMINDERS

Parents, please help us out and remind your child to please always report to homeroom first before running other errands in the morning. Attendance is taken during homeroom and if students are not in homeroom at 8:35, he or she will be marked absent and a call will be made to the parent/guardian.


Please encourage your child to check his or her email several times during the day. The staff emails information to the students throughout the day.



Thank you very much for your help.

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Beech Grove Polar Express

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Trolley Tours at "BG Our Place"

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Our School Menus are Easy to Access

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K & K STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE COVERAGE 2016-2017

Fast, Affordable Coverage Online Purchasing insurance is easier than ever! K&K now offers quick and convenient coverage for sports camps, clinics, teams, and instructors, STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE at our website at :

www.studentinsurance-kk.com

(Choose the National Plan, where Indiana is a member)


Receive Proof of Coverage Instantly

Affordable premiums (with no extra fees for additional insureds certificates) and great coverage make K&K the preferred choice for nearly 100,000 clients. Coverage documents are provided immediately when using a credit card.


Need Assistance? Please Call 1-855-742-3135

Ask us a question.


FATCA Notice: Please click http://www.aon.com/FATCA to obtain the appropriate W-9.

K&K Insurance Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aon

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE COVERAGE

Worried about paying for your child’s medical care if an accident should happen?

K&K’s student accident insurance can help. If you don’t have health care coverage, student accident insurance is vital. If you are covered by a health care plan, student accident insurance can fill the gap by paying deductibles and copays that may cause financial harm to your family.


K-12 Accident Plans available

through your school:

• At-School Accident Only

• 24-Hour Accident Only

• Extended Dental

• Football


How to Enroll Online

Enrolling online is easy and should

take only a few minutes. Go to www.studentinsurance-kk.com

and click the “Enroll Now” button.


1. Start by telling us the name of the school district and state where your child attends

school.

2. We’ll request each student’s name and grade level.

3. You’ll see the available plans and their rates. Select your coverage and continue to the

next step.

4. We’ll request information about you, like your name and email address.

5. Next, you’ll enter information about the child or children to be covered.

6. Enter your credit card or eCheck payment information.

7. Finally, print out a copy of the confirmation for your records.


For further details of the coverage including costs, benefits, exclusions, any reductions or limitations and the terms under which the policy may be continued in force, please refer to www.studentinsurance-kk.com.


Student is able to purchase the coverage only if his/her school district is a policyholder with the insurance company.

ATHLETIC EVENT INSTRUCTIONS

1. Students must be at school in order to participate or attend a sporting activity.

2. Students must stay in the stands unless going to the concession or the restrooms. Please wait until a time out or between quarters to leave the stands.

3. Students please show school spirit, cheer for the Hornets and not against the other team.

4. THERE ARE NO STUDENT PASS OUTS. Once you leave the building, you will not be allowed back in the building.

5. No horse playing, or running in the gym lobby or the restrooms.

6. No balls of any type will be allowed in the lobby.

7. AT THE END OF THE THIRD QUARTER OF THE 8TH GRADE GAME, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PARENTS FOR A RIDE. ANY STUDENT WHO IS STILL HERE 20 MINUTES AFTER THE GAME HAS ENDED WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO THE NEXT SPORTING EVENT.

EARLY RELEASE DAY FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

Please make note that Beech Grove Middle School will release students early every Wednesday this year at 2:50 p.m. The early release day allows the staff to participate in curriculum development and training to benefit our students.

HELPFUL LINKS ON THE WEBSITE

The following helpful links are on the Beech Grove City Schools website. These are a quick and easy way to find out necessary information for parents and students.


Student handbook:

www.bgcs.k12.in.us


click home

click Beech Grove Middle School

click BGMS Information

click student handbook or

http://goo.gl/d8qpWy


Athletics: http://www.bgcs.k12.in.us/athletics-bgms/athletics-information

Skyward Family Access: https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsedubeechgrovein/fwemnu01.w


Skyward Family Access: https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsedubeechgrovein/fwemnu01.w

21ST CENTURY SCHOLARS

Indiana started the 21st Century Scholars Program in 1990 to ensure that every student can afford a college education. Income-eligible 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship can receive up to four years of undergraduate tuition at a participating Indiana college. (The scholarship amount is based on the family's ability to contribute to a college education.)



How to apply

The 21st Century Scholars application is only available online. Eligible 7th and 8th grade students and their parents or legal guardians access the online application at www.Scholars.IN.gov. Applications must be submitted by June 30 of the student's 8th grade year. Please review income eligibility requirements online before applying by visiting http://www.in.gov/ssaci/2380.htm.

CANVAS

We are excited to offer parents the opportunity to become more involved in our digital learning community. At South Grove, BGMS, and BGHS teachers use a program called CANVAS to provide curriculum, assign work, and assess their students. Parents now have two different options to look into those courses and help your child stay on track. The first option is the CANVAS Parent Mobile App. For user instructions please click here. The second option is by signing up as a parent observer via our BGCS CANVAS homepage. Go to the website, https://bgcs.instructure.com. Click on "Parent of a Canvas user?" and enter the necessary information. You will need to have your child's username and password available, so you may want to have them nearby when you are signing up.


All doors will be locked during the day. Please press the intercom system on the south brick wall at Door 1W and state your name, your child's name and please show your id. The office will check and make sure you are on the student's emergency list before letting you in the building.


Parents, if you need to see a teacher at any time, please make an appointment by calling the office at 784-6649. Thank you for your cooperation.


MARSH FRESH IDEA

Parents: Please register at Marsh for the the Fresh Idea points. Please list BGMS as your school of choice. Please enter the code 28520.


Thanks for your support.

SUICIDE PREVENTION WEBSITE

www.havehope.com This website has resources for teens, parents, & educators. The site lists warning signs, risk factors, and ways to help all of us talk about the topics of suicide and suicide prevention.


Students having suicidal thoughts can text “HELPNOW” to 20121 & instantly connect with a trained mental health responder.

BEECH GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Principal: Tom Gearhart

Assistant Principal: Ryan Morgan

Guidance Counselor: Leigh Lux

Athletic Director: Richard Peak