The Grover

All Things Beech Grove High School

Spring Break Is Here

Beech Grove City Schools will be observing Spring Break starting Monday, March 23 through Friday April 3. Students will resume classes on Monday, April 6. The high school office will be open Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 26 from 10:00am-3:00pm, as well as Tuesday, March 31 from 8:00am-1:00pm.


Over the past week, Officer Parker has spoken with the students at BGHS about being safe and smart over their Spring Break and in their travels. We wish to extend the same well wishes for all members of the extended Beech Grove community in their Spring Break endeavors.

Credit Rescue

Beech Grove High School will offer three different opportunities for credit rescue for all students who received a letter grade of FR on their report card for the recently completed 3rd Quarter. Students can participate for Credit Rescue on Tuesday, March 24 and Thursday March 26 from 10:00am-3:00pm. Students also have an opportunity on Tuesday, March 31 from 8:00am-1:00pm. Students should report to the high school during these hours to try and rescue their credit.

Art Students Visit Indianapolis Museum of Art

On March 19th, the students of Ms. Tingle's Art Appreciation class took a trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. There, they were able to delve deeper into the art world and open their minds to new experiences. Some exhibits included Contemporary art as well as Impressionism. From big names like Van Gogh, Seurat, and Picasso to esoteric artists like Alexander Calder, students were able to get just a glimpse of what art and its aesthetic experience can do. I sat down with senior Leah Heath to hear what she had to say. "It really opened my eyes," Heath explained, "Not just to the beauty of art but to the aesthetic feeling as well."


The museum contained interactive pieces in which the viewer becomes the art. The students left the museum feeling as though they themselves were the artist. The students hope to return again in order to broaden their horizons more to the world of art. A big thank you to Ms. Tingle for allowing an enlightening experience and to Mrs. Higgins and Mr. Adamson for accompanying the students on their trip.


-Erica Tetrick

Mrs. Wolfe and Mrs. Pfister Host Student Teacher

Mrs. Lauren Patterson is earning her Bachelor's degree in English teaching from IUPUI. She is currently working with Mrs. Wolfe's 9th grade classes and Mrs. Pfister's AP English 12classes. She graduated from Lawrence North High School in 2008 and hopes to secure a teaching position in the central Indiana area. Welcome to Beech Grove Mrs. Patterson.

White Selected as Student of the Month for March

Congratulations are in order for Kimberly "Kimbo" White. She was your selection as the high school's Student of the Month for March. She will be recognized at the board meeting on April 14.

BGHS Athletic Trainer Carl Palma in the News

Winter Athletes Recognized

Science Students Participate in the Central Indiana Regional Science Fair

Three Beech Grove High School students competed at the Central Indiana Regional Science Fair at Marion College recently. The three students have been working since this summer with Dr. Clark Gedney, Purdue University professor, on their projects. The three students who competed were Olivia Malone, Brent Strahla and Shelby Wright. Each chose projects that they researched at the Purdue labs.


Their topics are as follows:

  • Decreasing the Development of Carcinogenic Cells in Brain Cancer (Glioblastoma)-Olivia Malone
  • Harnessing Energy from Methane Gas- Brent Strahla
  • Pausing the Production of Leukemia with Bee Venom- Shelby Wright


While none of them placed, BGHS Science Department Chair Kevin Banks was proud of what they were able to accomplish. All three are still working on their projects and will be presenting their findings later towards the end of the semester

Senior Basketball Player Tommy Pich Honored

The Beech Grove High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce that senior athlete Tommy Pich has been named a Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis Academic All Star.


This is a great honor, as only 5 athletes in all of Marion County are chosen for this award.

The criteria for the award is based on a combination of athletics, academics, and service.


Tommy will receive his award next Friday, March 27th at the Kiwanis Club State Finals Luncheon. Along with receiving a plaque next week, he will be awarded a $1000 scholarship to his school of choice.


Congratulations to Tommy and his family; he has been a wonderful representative of our school, our community and our programs during his time at BGHS!


Congratulations are also in order for Tommy as he was selected as Student of the Month at Beech Grove High School.

Cardenas Name 3rd Team All-State

Freshman guard Cameron Cardenas was recently named to the Indiana Coaches of Girl's Sports Association All-State Team. Cameron was selected as 3rd Team All-State for her performance this past basketball season. The Lady Hornets finished the season with an overall record of 11-12 and an ICC record of 5-2. Congratulations to Cameron on her accomplishment and to Head Coach Mark Parker and the Lady Hornets on their season. The future looks bright.

The ENL Class Challenges YOU!

Beech Grove High School’s ENL class has representation from six different countries counting the USA. Can any other class make that boast? Please let us know if you can match or beat this much international flavor!


Saul Toxqui (Mexico) Baptiste Leclerc (France) Luca Stroppiana (Brazil)

Antonio Garcia (Mexico) Mr. Butch Mozingo (USA)

Jissel Gomez (Honduras) Cristiana Candenado (Mexico and Canada)*

Dalia Diaz (Mexico) Isabella Candenado (Mexico and Canada)*


This class is designed to help these students understand, speak and write better English. Much work is done in this class along with much laughter; it is great fun for both teacher and students.

*We cheated a bit on this one as these two sisters lived 4 years in Montreal, Canada after leaving Mexico.

Academic Team Performs Well at ICC Competition

The Beech Grove High School English academic team recently placed third at the Indiana Crossroads Conference competition. The team is coached by English teacher Beth Wolfe and is made up of Alyssa Alford, Jocelyne Whyde, and Ashley Renken. Nice job ladies.
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