BGHS Extra-Curricular Activities
Academic Team - The academic team is an extra curricular activity involving many of the scholastic subjects that BGHS offers. Students involved in the Academic Team use their knowledge to participate in many different activities.
Sponsor: Brian Wilson
A competition in Marion and surrounding counties with teams made up of four members and an alternate that compete in a jeopardy like game. Find out more information on the WTHR website.
Sponsor: Sharon Shockey
Book Club is open to all BGHS students. They meet once a month during Activity Period to discuss student selected books. Some after school activities may include: attending book related movies, a movie night at BGHS and field trips to other libraries. Love to read? Love to talk about what you have read? Join the BGHS Book Club. Happy Reading!
Sponsor: Katie Strzelecki
The cheer block shows school spirit by showing up in themed apparel for the basketball games and sitting in the student section of the gym. Follow The Hive (@TheHiveBGHS) on twitter to stay updated on what the theme is for the next game. Come to the game decked out in that night's decided gear and sit in the student section on the north side of the gym to cheer on your hornets! Join in on the cheers your BG cheerleaders lead and get LOUD when the other team is shooting free throws. The only requirements to be a member of the cheer block is to show good sportsmanship and to HAVE FUN!
Coaches: Gabriella Fangman, Kaitlin King, & Katie Strzelecki Sponsored by: Michael Dean
Jubilaires - This class teaches advanced techniques in the swing choir procedures of choreography, SATB singing, concert choir literature, as well as, popular and show music. The group travels extensively around the county entertaining various organizations, averaging one show every other week for the school year. Entry: Annual audition.
Elan - This select ensemble will offer an accelerated vocal experience for ladies. The class will focus on SSA, Barbershop, and show music as well as traditional styles of music. Entry: audition.
Chamber Ensemble - This is offered to 10th-12th grade students that have an interest in vocal music. The course works in a small group setting to highlight the students' voices through jazz, gospel, contemporary, and traditional styles of music. Entry: Appointment by Director
pdf BGHS Song & Dance Gazette
Sponsor: Scott Downs
Color Guard - The B.G.H.S. color guard is a year round activity, which is made up of two seasons. Fall guard is the guard that performs with the B.G.H.S. band. They start in the summer with workshops, then they have try outs. You are required to attend all contests, and practices to be in it. Winter guard starts two weeks after fall guard and is much different. Winter guard is a mixture of drama, dance, ballet, and flag and rifle work. You practice from November to January, then contests start from January to March. You are also required to try out for winter guard.
Sponsors: Brian Carter, Gabriella Fangman, & Lin Pugh
DECA is a co-curricular, international youth organization with emphasis on developing civic consciousness, leadership skills, social intelligence, and vocational understanding within the student members. DECA offers a comprehensive program of competitive events that contribute to the development of skills necessary for careers in marketing, merchandising, management, and entrepreneurship. The DECA Competency-Based Competitive Events Program facilitates effective integration of DECA as an integral component of the total marketing education instructional program. Events are designed to enable students to engage in activities that will extend their interests and skills for careers in marketing and to measure, via performance indicators, the degree to which skills have already been acquired.
Sponsor: Andrew Busch
The purpose of Drama Club is to promote the appreciation for theatre performing arts. It provides students with opportunities to participate in supervised, creative dramatic activities, including impromptu skits, improvisation games, vocal music, dance, costume design, set design, and tech crew. The club will work on creative thinking skills, encourage teamwork, and provide students with enriched learning experiences in the area of performing arts.
Sponsor: Tara Miller
FCCLA is a national student organization aimed at personal growth and leadership through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Students collaborate with peers and form partnerships to better address issues related to personal, family, work and societal issues.
Sponsor: Chris Kaufman
The FFA is a leadership organization that focuses on leadership development, personal growth and career success for the members. Any student enrolled in an Agriculture class can be in an FFA member and enjoy the rewards of membership including college scholarships, leadership camps and conventions, career development events, fun, food and friends. The Beech Grove FFA will look great on your resume!
Sponsor: Gina Hermann
The purpose of French club is to give students out of class experience in French culture and lifestyle that they can not get by just taking the class. Anyone currently enrolled in French class or anyone who has completed 4 semesters of French, but is not currently in a French class can join this club.
Sponsor: Lin Pugh
Hornet Mentors is a group of BGHS juniors and senior students who volunteer to assist the freshman class in their transitioning to becoming high school students. The Mentors participate in monthly programs with the freshmen activity groups that are designed to assist the students in areas such as school spirit, issues facing teens, registering for classes, and preparing for exams.
The Mentors also assist with various activities such as school tours and the Beech Grove City Schools student registration. Students must apply to become a Hornet Mentor and need to display a strong commitment to academics, extra and co-curricular involvement, and a willingness to serve and mentor.
Sponsor: Gina Hermann
This club participates in many activities to give the exchange students a feel for our city. Every May we take a train to Chicago and take a tour of the city. This is our biggest event, and it is always a lot of fun.
Sponsor: Lin Pugh
To be considered for membership in the National Honor Society, students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.25 based on five semesters for juniors and seven semesters for seniors. Activity points and character ratings are also important components to meet requirements for membership. Although you must have reached junior status to be eligible for membership, it is important to realize that the requirements are accumulative and all semester grades are important beginning with those earned as a freshman. National Honor Society also has four officers on the leadership team.
Sponsor: Karen Matthews
People for Acceptance (PFA) Club promotes understanding and acceptance for everyone who is discriminated against for being different. This is promoted not only within the club, but also throughout the school and community while also having fun, learning and making new friends.
Sponsors: Gabriella Fangman & Tara Miller
When: May 7, 2016
Where: Indianapolis Central Library
Ticket Sales: TBA
Sponsor: Brian Wilson
Quiz Bowl is an academic team that competes in events that require a broad knowledge base of all subject areas. From mathematics, to literature, to sports trivia, anything is a potential question at a match. We currently compete in the White River Academic League, as well as the WTHR Brain Game and ICC Brain Game tournament.
Sponsor: Kevin Banks
The Robotics Team builds and programs a robot that can perform both autonomously and by a driver to complete differendy types of tasks in competition using the VEX robotics system. Competitions are held on weekends for teams to compete for honots and for a place a the state competition. Teams are paired randomly with other teams at the competitions in order to score points to qualify for the Championship rounds. In addition, teams may compete in programming challenge and/or driver challene to score points to qualify gor the state and world competitions.
Sponsor: Kevin Banks
The purpose of Science Olympiad is to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge of science in a hands-on way. Students participate in events that vary in difficulty. A group project and various individual events make up the student's participation in Science Olympiad.
Sponsor: Arlena Cook
In order to be a member of Sociedad Honorario Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society), Beech Grove High School students must demonstrate a high level of achievement in Spanish language courses over a period of three consecutive semesters and maintain this throughout their high school career. This national honor society is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Visit the National Sociedad Honorario Hispánica website.
Sponsor: Arlena Cook
All students currently enrolled in Spanish or who have completed two years of Spanish are eligible for membership in this club. Its purpose is to offer an appreciation of Hispanic culture through films, games, arts and crafts, and food.
Sponsor: Beth Wolfe
The Spell Bowl Team has 3 competitions in the fall of each year. The team consists of 10 members who compete in a written spelling contest. The list for the following year is posted mid-April so students can study the list of approximately 3,000 words over the summer to prepare for the following year's competition.
Sponsors: Lori LaMar & Paige Anderson
Student Council is a group of students that put on dances, assemblies, community service projects, and help establish school spirit. Cabinet, class officers and class representatives are elected at the end of each school year for the following year. Cabinet is an elected group of students who have specific jobs. A Student Body President, Vice President, and a President's cabinet are elected by members of the student council to oversee the responsibilities of the student council. If you are interested in becoming a part of Beech Grove High School Student Council, please contact Mrs. LaMar or Mrs. Anderson.
Sponsor: Larissa Davids
This organization is a support group for the Beech Grove High School wrestling program. Selection for membership is based on a written essay and personal interview. Projects are aimed to create revenue as well as offer a service.
Sponsors: Mark Folger & Katie Wolfe
Jackson Plank, Co-Editor In Chief
Breanna Parry, Co-Editor In Chief
Molly Payne, Promotions Manager
Cameron Cox, Business Manager
Caleb Goldsby, Marketing Director
Courtney McFarland, Creative Director/Morale Chair
Lexus Spicer, Photography Editor/Morale Chair
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Jakob Nelson, Staff Writer (Photography Focus)
Daulton Mitchell, Staff Writer (Design Focus)
Richard Clayton, Staff Writer (Advertising Focus)
Ilona Papashvill, Staff Writer (Writing Focus)
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