Hornet Blast Newsletter

December 13, 2018 - In Loving Memory of Coach Matt English

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Our District's Announcement of Matt's Passing

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Coach English's Obituary and Services

GREENFIELD – Matthew Allen English, age 45, of Greenfield, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Hancock Regional Hospital Hospice. He was born in Indianapolis on March 21, 1973 to William Allen and Elizabeth Ann (Thompson) English. He graduated from Greenfield Central in 1991 and went on to Bethel University in McKenzie, TN, where he graduated from in 1996. Matt married Angela Nicole (Jordan) on September 2, 2006 at New Life Christian Church in Fortville.

Since 2008, Matt has been a part of the Beech Grove City Schools. He began as a classroom teacher at the high school and in 2012, he was named the high school’s athletic director. He was also the boys’ basketball coach for many years. Matt’s “We Before Me” mantra resonated in everything he did – as a coach, teacher, mentor, husband, father, son, colleague, and friend. He enjoyed listening to records and watching sports on the television. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Matt is survived by his father, Allen (Rhonda) English; mother, Beth English; wife, Angela English; children, Kayla English, Taylor Hackett, and Addison English; one grandson, Gannon Lusk; sibling, Jill (Zach) Muegge; nieces, Katie and Alex; uncle, Michael Thompson; aunt and uncle, Kim & John Schmitz; aunt and uncle, Pam & Murry Beaver; aunt and uncle, Cindy & Scott Rickett; uncle, Jim Shirey; uncle, Mike Krodel; and numerous cousins and other family members. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray & Jean Thompson and Emma & Homer Leighty; grandfather, Douglas English; aunt, Pat Shirey; aunt, Norma Helms; and aunt, Jane Krodel.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Beech Grove High School Gym, 5330 Hornet Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at Park Chapel Christian Church, 1176 E McKenzie Rd, Greenfield, IN 46140. Pastor Danny Curry will be officiating. Burial will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Beech Grove High School Athletic Department, 5330 Hornet Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107. Envelopes will be available at the school and church. Friends may share a memory or a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com.

Arrangements are being handled by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield.


DEC 14. 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beech Grove High School Gym

5330 Hornet Ave

Beech Grove, IN, US, 46107

Funeral Service

DEC 15. 12:00 PM

Park Chapel Christian Church

1176 E. McKenzie Rd.

Greenfield, IN, US, 46140

A few important details re: the visitation for Coach English on Friday, December 14:

Hornets, we would like you to know a few important details about the visitation for Coach English on Friday, which will be held in the BGHS gym beginning at 4 p.m.: we ask that you do not arrive to the high school for the visitation before 3:30 p.m. and that you enter through the main entrance doors of the high school. At the request of the English family, the concession stand will be open, with all proceeds donated to the BGHS Athletic Department.

Memories of Matt

Every game (home and away) this season, Coach's chair will be in place on the sidelines. Coaches from opposing teams will be asked to sign the underside of the chair. The chair will be presented to Angela English at the end of the season.

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Kindergarten Winter Wonderland Programs

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Holiday Break

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Snow Make-Up Day

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Beech Grove Swimming

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Girls Basketball - County Tournament

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BGCS Dietician Wins National Award

Take a look at page 9 of The Southside Times (link below) for the story on Tarrah McCreary:

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This Week's Story from BGSN

Story by Madison Stratton

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Congratulations to our BGMS Smart Start Students!

Beech Grove Middle School recognized students that are model Hornets at the Smart Start breakfast yesterday morning. Students were nominated by teachers for their work ethic, behavior, and positive attitude in the classroom. These students make BGMS great!

A special thanks to Mayor Buckley, Dr. Kaiser, Dr. Keeley, and BGCS School Board Members, Mr. Lamb, Mrs. Laker, and Mr. Challis, for attending this event.
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Three Wonderful Holiday Concerts!

And, a tribute onstage to Coach English!

On Tuesday evening, the South Grove 6th Grade Band, the BGMS Band, and the BGHS Band performed in concert in the Mike McMorrow Auditorium at Beech Grove High School. The Beech Grove High School Choirs performed on Monday evening, and the Second Grade music students held their Holiday program last night.

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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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School Safety Meeting

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From Our Nursing Coordinator . . .

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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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