Hornet Blast Newsletter

January 24, 2019 - Celebrating and Informing Our Hornets!

DECA Winners

From Mr. Carter . . .

On January 16, four of our BGHS DECA members (business club) traveled to Brownsburg High School to compete in our district competition. These students had to take a written exam and then compete in a business scenario role-play.


All four members advanced to the Indiana DECA state competition!!!


Congratulations to:


Myaa McKee (senior) 1st place finish in Food Marketing.


Alyssa Hockett (junior) state qualifier in Accounting


Jake Weller (senior) and Madeline Adamson (senior) 3rd place in Sport and Entertainment Marketing.

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7th and 8th Grade Academic Pursuit Teams

From Mrs. Eckstein . . .

"The 7th grade Academic Pursuit Team is now 5-1 after beating Southport by a score of 25-18 on January 16. The score was tied 12-12 until the 4th round where Vardaan Srivastava was on fire scoring 11 of his 14 points and securing the team victory. Also adding points for the win were Corwin Lashbrook, Conor Preer, Taylor Hines, and Holly Garrett. The team is off this week and will resume action on Wednesday, January 30th at Speedway. Great job, Hornets!"
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From Mr. Winton . . .

The Grade Eight Academic Pursuit team has opened the second half of the season with a tie to Warren Central and a loss to the Southport Cardinals. Luke Gillaspy (7 points) and Chase Alford (5 points) led the team against Warren Central. The close match ended in a tie - 26 to 26. Also scoring for the Hornets were Alex Johnson, Caitlin Wynne, Jack Broadwell, and Brooke Roessler. This week, the Hornets came up short against the Southport Cardinals. The team was led by the quartet of Luke Gillaspy, Chase Alford, Gavin Stinson, and Alex Johnson. Also scoring were Gage Foernzler, Erica Settles, and Ava Lantzer. Following a bye week, the team will end the regular season against Speedway and Franklin Central. Good luck against Speedway and Franklin Central!
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The BGHS Blood Drive is Today!

Give the gift of life!

Beech Grove High School's Student Leadership Team will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, January 24th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We encourage all community members to participate and give the gift of life to a patient in need. The Red Cross has an emergency need for donated blood and you can help fulfill that need. Your donation will have an even greater impact as it will help raise money for the Student Leadership Team's Riley Dance Marathon. For each pint collected the Red Cross will donate $10 to the BGHS Riley Dance Team to support Riley Children's Hospital.


To sign up please visit the link below:

https://tinyurl.com/BGHSBLOODDRIVE


or visit https://www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: beechgrovehs


The event will be held at Beech Grove High School in the Main Gym. Community members can park in the west lot and enter through the athletic lobby stadium doors on the south side of the building. Students will be there to greet community members and escort them to check in.

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BGMS Spelling Bee

Beech Grove Middle School's school-wide spelling bee was held on Wednesday, January 23. The bee was proctored by Dr. Steve Bair, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum. Runners-up were Jeda Howard and Shanah Morelock. Miranda Underwood won the bee by correctly spelling the championship word, dismissal. Miranda now advances to the South District Spelling Bee at Franklin Township Middle School West on February 20. Congratulations to Miranda and all of our BGMS spelling bee participants!
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Our BG Wrestlers!

Photos from the first meet of the season!

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Save the Date!

Come find out who is responsible for murdering Mr. Boddy of Tudor Mansion in his own home!

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Honor Roll Pizza at BGHS

Honor Roll students were treated to pizza at lunch last Friday. Congratulations, students!
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Lucky Tray Winners

From BGCS Dietician, Tarrah McCreary . . .

South Grove and Central Elementary students participated in a Lucky Tray promotion last week. If a student found a blue "You Win" sticker on the bottom of a parfait, fruit, or something similar, then they won a prize. The purpose of the contest was to promote healthy choices for our students. Congratulations to the winners pictured below!

Central Elementary Winners . . .

South Grove Winners . . .

Central Families: Time to Order A Yearbook!

Deadline to order is March 1.

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Big Win for Boys Basketball at Southport

Our boys basketball team won their game against Southport on January 16 in quadruple overtime! Congrats to Coach Renfro and our boys! Great job, Hornets! #standingtalltogether
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Senior Night for Girls Basketball

Marissa Hancock, team manager, with her Dad, Brad Hancock, and Coach Kristin Raker

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Te'Ara Webber with Mom, Teah Carpenter, Dad, Damon Thompkins and her little brothers.

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Emily Johnson with Mom, Meridith Whittaker, Dad, Andrew Johnson, little brother Alex Johnson and sister Bailey Whittaker

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Alexiana Blakely with Mom, Amanda, and Dad, Chris Blakely

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Senior Night for Swim Team

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Emily Leak with Mom, Valerie Leak, Dad, Jeff Leak, and Sister, Erika Leak

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Karla Mones-Gaspar with Mom, Felipa Gaspar

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Cierra Ray with Mom and Dad - Katrina and David Ray

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South Grove is Holding a Read-A-Thon!

From Reading Intervention Specialist, Stacy Johnson . . .

South Grove Intermediate School is holding a Read-A-Thon January 21-February 1. South Grove needs individual or corporate sponsors. To sign up, see the information below. The school's goal is to raise $1,000. Thank you for your support!
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Swimmers of the Meet

From the Warren Central/Warrior Invite Meet:

The Swimmers of the Meet were Cierra Ray, Dezmond Marion, and Caiden Shipley! These three swimmers fought hard and cheered their teammates on the entire night!
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Hornet's Cupboard at BGHS

From Teacher, Ms. Cassie Davidson . . .

"My students held a grand opening last week for a new project called the Hornet's Cupboard! This is a small shop run by the certificate track students to help teach them "job skills" and responsibilities they will hold after high school graduation. The students sell a variety of packaged food and drinks to teachers and staff at the high school. The Cupboard operates from 7:45-8:15 a.m. on Fridays."


Great job, students!

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Chick-Fil-A Challenge

The challenge ends at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 25!

Hornets, it is time for the Chick-Fil-A Winter Challenge! The competition ends tomorrow (Friday, January 25) at 2 p.m. BE SURE TO TELL THE CHICK-FIL-A STAFF YOUR ORDER IS FOR BEECH GROVE!


While this challenge is really fun for the kids, it is also a HUGE fundraiser for our BGHS Champions Together Program. Champions Together is an organization that partners IHSAA and Special Olympics of Indiana together to provide an opportunity for our students of all ability levels to play, learn, and love athletics. A part of our role as a Champion School is to raise at least $1,500 for Special Olympics of Indiana. This is a goal we have surpassed for the last three years and hope to raise even more again this year. So, let's eat chicken! Thanks for your support!

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Several photos of the decorated windows at Chick-fil-A are pictured below:

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Time to Order Yearbooks, Hornet Park Families!

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Thanks, DAR!

DAR Members Suzanne Smock and Deb Perkins are pictured below as they put up this month's billboard at South Grove Intermediate School. Thanks, ladies!

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Hornet Park Families: Family Movie Night at Hornet Park

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Coaches Vs. Cancer Spirit Week

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Save the Date - and Help our Band!

This event is the Band's largest fundraiser of the year!

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Winter Weather Tips

Tips to stay warm, because we love you, Hornets!

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See Something, Say Something!

If you or your student see Facebook/Instagram/Twitter posts, overhear a conversation that is of concern, observe behavior that could be deemed dangerous, or any of the other situations listed below, please report it immediately to your child's school administrator or counselor, or to the Beech Grove Police Department. The online reporting system is available 24/7/365 days a year and is immediately transmitted to the appropriate building principal. You can remain anonymous when reporting. We appreciate your assistance in helping our schools to remain safe.
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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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From Senator Aaron Freeman's Office . . .

INDIANA SENATE PAGE PROGRAM

Did you know you can take a day off from school to serve as a page for the Indiana Senate? State Senator Aaron Freeman invites students in grades 6-12 to come to the Statehouse and spend an exciting day seeing our state government in action. You will have the opportunity to tour the Statehouse, meet Senator Freeman, and observe the legislative session from the Senate floor. Siblings and friends can sign up together, too! Interested students can apply online at the Indiana Senate Republicans homepage:https://www.indianasenaterepublicans.com/page-program

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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!


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