Hornet Blast Newsletter

May 30, 2019 - Celebrating and Informing our Hornets!

Our Top Two Graduates!

Julia Reel and Lillian Ferguson

Julia Reel - Valedictorian

Lillian Ferguson - Salutatorian

Scroll to the bottom of the Hornet Blast to see Julia and Lillian pictured in front of Beech Grove High School!

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Baccalaureate and Commencement

Tickets are required for the Commencement ceremony and will be distributed to our graduates at practice on Friday, May 31. The ceremony will be live streamed in the Mike McMorrow Auditorium, with no tickets required.
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Bye Scholar Athlete Awards

Janis Vuskalns and Emily Leak

Janis and Emily will each receive a $4,000 scholarship from the Bye Family Scholarship Fund - $1,000 per year for four years. Congratulations!
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Front Row: Taylor Harmon, Mackenzie Poindexter, Emily Leak, Nat Mamot, Myaa McKee

Back Row: Jordan Smith, Janis Vuskalns, Gavin Hess, Breanna Small

Not pictured: Haven Price

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Front Row: Payton Stanley, Rebecca Lamb, Bella Foster

Back Row: Hannah Chandler, Isaac Stennett, Josh Copenhaver, Trent Eckstein, Collin Eckstein

Not pictured: Jacob Ball, Josh Fryar

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Front Row: Carlos Garcia, Paige LaMar, Cheyenne Boone, Hannah Roe

Back Row: Cody Sheppard, Phenix Carney, Alyssa Harrell, Hope Ballinger, Madison Stratton

Not pictured: Erika Sussman

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Front Row: Maya Coker, Matthew Pettigrew, Kristen Lamb, Sophie Simon

Back Row: Kaleah Estep, AnnaMarie Pasyanos, Robyn Warrner, Allison Gearlds, Jace Hodge

Not pictured: Lakota Alanis

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BGHS Collegiate Signing Event

Not pictured: Jordan Reel, Football, Wabash University

Congratulations to all of our Student Athletes!

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Perfect Attendance Seniors

Congratulations to Griffin, Cierra, and Devin!

We have three Seniors who have had perfect attendance for a number of years (not an easy feat!). The number of years of perfect attendance and their quotes on the subject are listed below.

6 years: 7th-12th
(2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
"I'm tired. I'm glad I finally get to sleep in this Friday." - GW

9 years: 4th-12th
(2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
"I've been going to school for too long. I'll be back at it next year....cross your fingers I can keep this up!" -CR

4 years: 9th-12th
(2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
"I just showed up." -DB

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Senior Class Drone Photo

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Penny War Goal Exceeded!

Congratulations, students!

All Beech Grove schools participated in the contest to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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South Grove Awards Program

Larry Williams Community Award

Lincoln Shockley and David Carney

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David Carney with his Dad and his teacher, Mr. Vondielingen, who nominated him . . .

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Mayor's Award

Thaddeus Hulsman

Mayor Dennis Buckley, Thaddeus Hulsman, and Dolan Monroe
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Nutrition Club Award

Derek Barnhill

Derek is pictured with Bryan Keeley.
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6th Grade Graduation

Alyvia Perdue and her mom

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Mrs. Keeley with Mia Thornburg

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Congrats to South Grove's Stock Market Experts!

Mrs. Ray's math classes had another successful Stock Market Game this spring. For the Southern Region:

1st place winning $35.00 each

Tristin Neel

Jamie McKinney

Na'kiah Gossett

3rd Place winning $20.00 each

Sophia Malone

Serenity Weaver

Sophia White

4th Place winning $10.00 each

Jovi Storms

Princess Profitt

Janelle Owens-Grimes

A Wonderful Spring Spec!

Bravo, students!

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Free Summer Meals

Free Meals for Youth 18 Years and Younger!

The high school is now open for Summer Meals; the other sites will open on June 3rd.

Please note: there are NO income requirements to take advantage of a free meal from this program. You do NOT have to be enrolled in the Federal Lunch Program (Free/Reduced) to participate.

We welcome ALL! Adult meals (19 and older) may be purchased for $3.

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Transportation Department Awards

Thank you for keeping our students safe!

One of our New BGCS Buses

Safety for our students is our #1 Goal!

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Girls Summer Youth Camp

From Coach Raker . . .

Youth Camp begins next week! Walk-ins and registration on the first day are absolutely fine! Shirts may be limited, but another order can be placed if needed! Hope to see many of our young athletes there!

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Have a Great Summer, Hornet Park!

Mrs. Probus (in costume), Principal, Bids Farewell to Hornet Park Elementary Students on the Last Day of School!

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2019-2020 Registration

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A Tribute to Mrs. Bennett!

Mrs. Theresa Bennett, Hornet Park Elementary's Art Teacher, retired at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. One of her additional responsibilities was to oversee the Learning Garden at Hornet Park. Her sweet co-workers and friends wanted to be sure she is forever recognized for her work with the garden and our Hornet Park students, so they had a plaque commissioned to place in the Learning Garden. How sweet is this? Enjoy your retirement, Mrs. Bennett!
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Summer Swim Lessons

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BGHS Baseball Team in Sectionals

Although our Hornets lost 5-1 against Indian Creek, we're still Hornet Proud!
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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!

"Only the Best. Only Beech Grove."
Small Schools. Big Opportunities.