Hornet Blast

March 26, 2015

We hope you are enjoying Spring Break! School is back in session on Monday, April 6. Please note: the Hornet Blast will NOT be published again until Thursday, April 9.

Tommy Pich Named Kiwanis Academic All Star!

Beech Grove High School Senior Basketball star Tommy Pich has been announced as a Kiwanis Academic All Star. Pich will receive a $1,000 scholarship tomorrow at the Kiwanis Club luncheon. The Kiwanis-NextGear Capital Academic All-Star Awards are presented by the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis to recognize the importance of academic excellence in athletics. Nominees must: (1) be a Senior; (2) have at least a B (3.0) average; (3) qualify for an academic awards diploma as defined by the Indiana Department of Education or have met the requirements of their school's highest academic/college preparatory program; and (4) be a member of a Marion County high school boys' basketball team competing in the IHSAA tournament. The selection of the five All-Stars includes analysis of grade point average, SAT score and rank in class. Photos of Tommy Pich appear below. Congratulations!
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Be Safe During Spring Break!

BGCS Resource Officer addresses high school students

The week before Spring Break, School Resource Officer Mark Parker spoke to BGHS students about decision making. Officer Parker discussed several situations he has encountered as a BGPD officer where teens have not always made good decisions regarding their behavior during Spring Break, or at Prom or graduation time. Officer Parker urged the high school students to think carefully about their decisions. We want our Hornets to be safe!


A few photos of the presentation appear below. We apologize for the quality of the photos, as the lighting in our high school auditorium is poor.

Central Elementary's Intersession Activities

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High School Class Project

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Symphony in Color

South Grove Artists to be honored on March 29

Congratulations to Mrs. LouAnn Pieper and the art students at South Grove who competed in the 64th Annual "Symphony in Color" art contest. South Grove was among 51 other schools throughout Indiana who submitted seven entries each in the contest.


The contest is sponsored by The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Students are asked to interpret symphony music through their artwork.


The students winning gold awards will be honored at a tea luncheon on March 29th at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. The students who will be honored are Jaxon Fritch, Kristen Lamb, Michael Hittle, Cooper Fritch, and Hailey Ray.


Mrs. Pieper will receive the "Maestro" Award for sponsoring the school with the greatest number of winners.


All seven South Grove entries were winners; 5 gold winners and 2 finalists. Our finalists are Brooke Roessler and Emma McCollum.


All gold winners and finalists will have their artwork exhibited at the Indiana State Museum from April 6th through May 10th, 2015. Congratulations to Mrs. Pieper and our South Grove artists! Photos from the luncheon honoring South Grove's winners will be shared in a future edition of the Hornet Blast.

Last day for Free Spring Break meals is tomorrow!

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Accelerated Readers Earn Sweet Treat at South Grove

Stacy Johnson, Reading Intervention Specialist, proudly announced that 268 South Grove students received an ice cream sundae the last day of school before Spring Break! This is an increase of 30 students from the last A.R. event! Congratulations, students!


Many thanks to the Parent Volunteers who helped serve ice cream:

Jennifer Gearlds

Megan Garry

Susan Lanzter


A few photos from the event appear below.

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Call a Pacer!

During Spring Break, listen to a Pacers player read a story -- and, then check out the book from your library!

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Chorale Parents - Please note the change in meeting date!

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Indy Civil War Show to Benefit BGHS

Former BGHS Principal, Mr. Harvey Warrner, continues to support his Hornets! Thanks, Mr. Warrner!

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An Evening with an Artist - a great success!

Planned and coordinated by art teacher, Mrs. Jonee Sutton, the middle school hosted their first ever "Evening with an Artist" on March 19 with local Artist, Kellie Nowacki. She hosted a workshop with 12 students making hand-crafted leather bracelets. Students were able to cut/stain/stamp/snap and condition their very own leather hide to make an amazing finished wearable piece of art. Students participating in the "Evening with an Artist" include: Riley Judd, JayLee Clubs, Elizabeth Richardson, Donella Brown, Alexis Snead, Noah Drury, Hayleigh Ellis, Taylor Beasley, Adi Flores, Harley Taylor, Grace Salyers, and Cody Boone. Photos from the event are pictured below.

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Help our Marching Band!

The Beech Grove Band Boosters will be hosting a fundraiser event to support the Marching Band and all the ensembles. This event will be held Friday April 10th at Primo's Banquet Hall starting at 6:30 pm. This event will include dinner, entertainment, and prizes. The reverse raffle will have a cash prize up to $2,000. We will also have a silent raffle throughout the night with winners at the end of the night. Such prizes as an evening out bundle, sports packages, family fun, and much more. Come support our High School Bands and have a great time!
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South Grove Music Program

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Need a Prom Dress?

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South Grove Book Fair

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Community Service Day

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Save the Date!

For Hornet Park and Central Elementary Students and their families . . .

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Enjoy a night of Irish Dancing!

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Do you have your Hornet Gold Card?

For individuals 60 years and older . . .

To request a Hornet Gold Card, email Melody Stevens: mstevens@bgcs.k12.in.us.


What activities are available in April where I can use my Gold Card? See the schedule below.

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Need help with Household Budgeting?

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Just to make you smile!

Hornet Park Holds Staff Easter Bunny Cake Competition. . .and, the winner is: Nurse Lena Beard

Ms. Beard is pictured below with her winning cake!
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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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