Hornet Blast

December 3, 2015

Haylee Wolf Commits to Indiana Wesleyan

Haylee Wolf (pictured below) committed to Indiana Wesleyan to play softball. The ceremony took place on Monday, November 23. Congratulations to Haylee and to Indiana Wesleyan!

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BGMS Ambassadors "Deck the Halls"

From Mrs. Eckstein . . .

"A special thanks to Kyle Aping, Collin Eckstein, Trent Eckstein, Dean Ehlert, Bella Foster, Andrew Galvez, Litzy Lopez Moreno, Alyssa Porter, Ashlie Rice, Seth Rumler, Payton Stanley, and Destiny Stockton for giving up their Saturday morning to decorate the middle school for the holidays. These Ambassadors' Club members put up Christmas trees and created seasonal displays."


Photos of the students and some of their handiwork is pictured below.

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PTO Holiday Game Night is Tonight!

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A Very Special Thank You!

Mr. Robin Winston and Mr. Pat Terrell provide a very special Thanksgiving Day for our BGMS students

Mr. Winston and Mr. Terrell, principals of the Winston Terrell Group, saw the Donors Choose posting of a student-led project to secure hoodies for students traveling to Washington, D.C. next year in last week's edition of the Hornet Blast. Being able to immediately identify our students in large crowds in our nation's capital is what initiated the student project. The project, eligible for one-half funding from Staples if the other half was donated by others, still needed over $500 to meet their goal. That's when Mr. Winston and Mr. Terrell made Thanksgiving Day very, very special for our students by donating ALL of the remaining dollars needed to fully fund the project! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your generous donation and support of our BGMS students!


BGMS teacher, Mrs. Wendy Eckstein, posted the following thank you to Mr. Winston and Mr. Terrell on the Donors Choose website:


Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We are so excited that you are providing us with a memory that will last a lifetime. Washington, D.C. is a city that allows for a living classroom experience. Your gift is giving my students a souvenir, safety, and warmth as they tour and learn about our great nation.

This idea started with a student who wanted to help his peers be able to afford a hoodie for our trip. He organized other D.C. Travelers to create a proposal to submit to Donors Choose. Our class motto is "What You Do Matters." Your gift to my students displays this motto in action. It is because of wonderful people like you that my students get to directly see kindness in action. I can't thank you enough for caring for my students. You are a blessing to us!

Thanks again for helping our dream become a reality!

With gratitude,
Mrs. Eckstein

LifeBridge Students Head to Downtown Indy!

On Tuesday, December 1, a generous donor provided an exciting adventure for 41 second and third grade Central Elementary students! The students, who attend the after-school program at LifeBridge, were whisked to a downtown Indy luxury hotel in limousines to decorate gingerbread houses. After they finished decorating, each student was provided with a gift card and taken shopping to purchase Christmas gifts for their parents! There wasn't a dry eye among the volunteers who accompanied our students on this memorable trip. Special thanks to the anonymous donor who helped to make the night so special!


(Photos from the evening are pictured below)

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This Week's Donors Choose Project

Help Mrs. Gray fund her project!

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A Sweet Collaboration

South Grove Intermediate School Principal, Mrs. Tonya Reid, is shown in the photo below working on an art/sewing project with student Jai'lah Gibson.
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Students: The Great Gatsby Auditions are Next Week!

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"Ugly" Holiday Sweater Season Has Begun!

Matthew Moore, 6th Grade student at South Grove Intermediate School, kicks off the "Ugly" Holiday Sweater Season!

The sweater is Matthew's creation. 'Tis the Season!
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Alumni Announcements

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From Hornet Park Elementary School . . .

"Ms. White's class earned a flower in the garden of kindness for being bucket fillers! Way to go, Hornets!"
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This little "Hornet" made great choices recently and landed on PINK! He earned a flower in our garden of kindess! Keep up the great work!

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Hornet Park Staff Create a Fun Holiday Treat!

The result of the team building project is pictured below. Yum!

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Credit Rescue Information

This information is also included as an attachment.

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BGMS VFW Essay Winners

VFW essay winners are pictured below:


(Left to Right): Seth Rumler, Payton Stanley, and Andrew Galvez


Congratulations!

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Attention: Middle School Parents

Running out of Christmas gift ideas? Your student's yearbook would make a great gift this holiday season! They're on sale for $30 and you can order online at www.yearbookforever.com or make checks payable to BGMS.


Don't be a Stormtrooper, buy the BGMS yearbook before Christmas Break!

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FAFSA and College Goal Sunday Information

This information is also included as an attachment.

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Community Events

Events at the BG Public Library

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Health Insurance Workshop at Hornet Park Community Center

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Come Visit with Santa at the BG Senior Citizens Center!

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City of Beech Grove's Swearing In Ceremony Set

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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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