Hornet Blast Newsletter

December 19, 2019 - Celebrating and Informing our Hornets!

Happy Holidays, Hornets!

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No Hornet Blast on December 26

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Holiday Cheer at Central Elementary!

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Second Grade Program Rescheduled

From Ms. Cotter. . .

Because of the inclement weather on Monday, December 16, the 2nd Grade Holiday Music Program has been rescheduled to:


Friday, December, 20th @ Central Elementary


Group A--9:00 A.M.

Mrs. Nulliner, Mrs. Zellar, Mrs. Romo, Mrs. Wiesjahn, Mrs. Dobbs


Group B--10:00 A.M.

Miss Pugh, Miss Krause, Mrs. Duncan, Miss Lents


We understand many parents or grandparents may not be able to attend, but are welcome to join us if you are available. We encourage students to dress in Christmas attire.

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JAG Celebration

The Beech Grove High School Job's for America's Graduates (JAG) Career Association Members participated in the Initiation and Installation Ceremony on December 11. The students are now inducted members into the JAG program. The JAG students were recognized and celebrated by their families, friends, supporters, and BGHS staff members. The ceremony was student led and highlighted several JAG members' public speaking skills.


To learn more about JAG or to become a member, please visit www.jag.org or contact Beech Grove JAG Specialist, Courtney Blunk at cblunk@bgcs.k12.in.us

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A Hornet Highlight!

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Congratulations to our BGMS VIP's!

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Our BG Hornets and Brebeuf Go Back in Time

Reserve your tickets now!

https://beechgrove-athletics.com/2019/12/18/bg-and-brebeuf-to-go-back-in-time/


Tickets to this game would make a great Holiday gift!

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5th Grade Holiday Program

From Mrs. Agee . . .

"Mrs. Addie Alkire worked her magic once again at South Grove’s Holiday Program on Tuesday, December 17! Our fifth graders rocked the house with songs both new and unfamiliar! Also performing was the 6th grade band, under the direction of Mr. Goodman. Most impressive was the talent displayed in the band, since most of the kids just picked up an instrument for the first time in August! Bravissimo to our 5th and 6th graders, Mrs. Alkire, our 5th grade teachers, and Mr. Goodman!"
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More South Grove Holiday Cheer!

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Robotics Club at Central Elementary

From Mrs. Nulliner. . .

"Students have really enjoyed robotics club! We have built a robot spy, a moving satellite and more!


Thank you so much to the Beech Grove Education Foundation for allowing our students the chance to learn through play!"

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Retired Educators Luncheon

The Beech Grove Education Foundation hosted the Beech Grove Retired Educators group for lunch on Friday, December 13. This wonderful group remains committed to Beech Grove City Schools and its teachers and students. Don't they look great? Donna Joyce, former guidance department chair at Beech Grove High School, serves as chair of the group. Dr. Keeley, Dr. Walters, and Mr. Gearhart provided an update for the group on the high school's tornado damage and construction to repair the damage.
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Congratulations to Dawn Whalen!

Mrs. Dawn Whalen was presented with the Centennial Award, sponsored by Eckstein Shoes and Repair, on Friday, December 13. The Centennial Award was presented to Dawn in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Beech Grove City Schools and Beech Grove High School, in particular. Dawn has been a generous donor to numerous Beech Grove High School and Beech Grove City Schools projects and she is also deeply devoted to the Beech Grove community. Thank you for all you do, Dawn! We appreciate you!


Mrs. Whalen is pictured below with Jim Coffman, owner of Eckstein Shoes and Repair, who sponsors the Centennial Award.

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Hornet Park Magic by Miss Joan

Every year, Hornet Park's fabulous custodian, Joan Shaw and her husband create holiday magic for students and staff by decorating the entire school. The two photos below show just a small part of her holiday magic! Thank you, Joan, for all of your hard work to make the holidays so special!
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"Family" Holiday Photos from Hornet Park Elementary

"Ugly" Holiday Sweater Day . . .

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Boys II Men

Boys II Men is a special boys youth group that meets weekly on Friday evenings at Beech Grove Middle School. Founded in 1995, the Boys II Men program challenges boys to mature into young men by teaching them to be responsible for their actions, reducing instant self-gratification, and increasing academic awareness. A Holiday Reception was held on Friday, December 13, at the Hornet Park Community Center, where a chili cook-off was held. Our own Dr. Tom Keeley won the chili cook-off contest, with his son, Bryan Keeley, awarded second place. Bryan serves as one of the mentors for the group. Several BGCS staff members attended the event to support the boys enrolled in the program. For additional information on the Boys II Men program, please email Dr. Lars Rascoe III, Co-founder and President of the organization, at lars.rascoe@boysiimen.org.
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Save the Date!

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Hornet Park's Classroom "Students of the Month"

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Have a Great Holiday Break, Hornets!

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

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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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