What is Your Legacy?

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the dinner for the 2014 BGHS Academic Hall of Fame.  It was a wonderful celebration of students who have worked hard and achieved top honors at BGHS and each student also honored a teacher that has made a difference in their lives.

Dr. James Comer says, “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.”  I know it’s true for me–that teachers impacted my life and inspired me to tackle great challenges.  It was awesome to sit and listen to these students talk about the difference their teachers have made in their lives.  In the words of the students, they stated that these teachers had prepared them for the future, shaped who they are today, learned more from them than any book can provide, that his class was the reason they wanted to go to school, influenced my character, believed in my when others didn’t, taught me valuable lessons, told me I could do anything I have my mind set on, teach you like you’re a person, that they aspire to be that caring, and that small amounts of human kindness can make a difference in a person’s life.

How awesome for these students to identify why the teacher they had chosen had made a difference in their lives and to share it with them.

We each have that opportunity every day.  I challenged the students to take what they had learned from these great teachers and not just keep it for themselves, but to be that type of person to those around them.  If we all take those lessons learned by these students from their teachers and share them in our own lives our community and world would start to look like a better place–and that’s pretty exciting!

PTSC Standouts:

Congratulations to the BGMS Interdisciplinary Team which were the Class 3 Indiana State Champions!  Members of the team included Samantha Williams (Captain), Erick Blank, Warren Glisk, Cory Bender, Linnaea Awdey, and Katarina Grant.  Outstanding!

BGMS had other students complete on academic teams as well.  The Science team members were Ethan Anderson, Connor Crowe, Cory Bender, Coit Dolhover, Nathan Buehrer, Samantha Williams, and Alex Reed    Competing on the English team were Warren Glisk, Samantha Williams, Linnaea Awdey, David Boner, Katie Brei, and Grace Beckham.   Representing BGMS on the Math team was Linnaea Awdey, Cory Bender, Nathan Buehrer, Dillion Richmond Walters, Katarina Grant, Kevin Burke, Katie Feero, and Angeline Moreno.     The academic teams were rounded out with the social studies team of Erick Blank, Peyton Darnell, Colin Poynter, Blake Bellar, and Warren Glisk.  Great job to all who participated!

Westville High School hosted the 2014 Westville Golf Invitational at Legacy Hills Golf Course in LaPorte on Saturday, May 17.  Boone Grove won the team championship with an over all score of 315!  Boone Grove (315): Brad Brobrowski (80), Jeremy Shaffer (77), Zach Wagner (77), Grant Stockwell (81), Logan Lucas (88).  Way to go!

Congratulations to the students who made the 2014 BGHS Academic Hall of Fame pictured below!

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Important Dates:

  • Now-May 30, 2014:  PTSC will be accepting applications for transfer students for the 2014-2015 school year until May 30, 2014.  There are openings in every grade level.  Please contact Linda Dusek at 219-477-4933 ext. 1000 if you are interested in applying and share this information with those you know who may be interested.
  • April 21-June 4, 2014:  ECA Algebra 1, English 10, and Biology 1 Testing Window
  • May 21, 2014:  The Porter County Substance Abuse Council is sponsoring a Town Hall meeting at the WaterBird Banquet Center in Chesterton starting at 5:15 pm with refreshments.  The program begins at 5:45 pm.  Register today by calling 219.462.0946.
  • May 22, 2014:  BGE Spring Choir Concert at 7 pm
  • May 23, 2014:  BGHS and BGMS Band Concert at 7 pm at BGHS.  The band will be premiering compositions written specifically for PTSC by a local composer as well as a piece written by one of our very own BGHS students!  You won’t want to miss this!  Come out and enjoy the last band concert of the year!
  • May 24, 2014:  The 7th annual Kent’s Run at 8:00am. If you would like to participate, please visit www.KentsRun.com for a link to online registration. If you would like to volunteer, please email KentsRun5K@gmail.com. Volunteers are needed for parking, course management, packet pick up, the water station, and assistance at the pancake breakfast. All volunteers will receive a Kent’s Run Event Staff t-shirt and free pancakes.
  • May 27, 2014:  BGHS and BGMS Choir Concert at 7 pm
  • June 2, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on January 27, 2014
  • June 3, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on January 28, 2014
  • June 4, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on February 5, 2014
  • June 5, 2014:  Regular day of school–to make up for our snow day on March 12, 2014
  • June 8, 2014:  BGHS Graduation

Things to Know:

  • Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start.  If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.
  • Now hiring substitute teachers!  Please contact Linda Dusek at the administration building if you are interested in substitute teaching and she will help you start the application process and discuss qualifications.
  • We are also looking for bus drivers to drive our extra-curricular runs.  If you are interested, please apply online.
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Comments
  1. tosha says:

    The food was pretty good too. The kitchen did an awesome job. Thank You

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