June 30, 2012


Wildcat News is a publication to connect you with what's going on in the classroom and around campus.

Make a Difference Today

We are grateful for the generosity shown to BGA this year by the hundreds of parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alums, and friends of the School who support our Mission by giving to the Annual Fund.  We are still working hard in the final hours to reach our goal of $400,000 by our fiscal year end – Saturday, June 30 (today). To make a difference today, you may give in two simple ways:
  1. Give online by 11:59 p.m. CDT, on Saturday, June 30.
  2. Mail your check-made out to Battle Ground Academy and postmarked by today, June 30 to:
Battle Ground Academy
P.O. Box 1889
Franklin, TN 37065
Thank you for supporting our students, faculty and staff.
With Gratitude,
Patrick Roberts
Associate Head of School and
Head of Advancement

Thank you to the following recent donors for their new or increased gifts to the Annual Fund (received as of 6/28/12):
Mr. and Mrs. Harrell L. Abbott 1984
Mr. and Mrs. John Abbott
Mr. and Mrs. Wail A. Abu-orf
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Akers
Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Alday, Jr. ( Tiffany Hall 1985 )
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. James O. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. P. Roger Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Arvizu
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Baisden
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bauer
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen P. Brock 1992
Mr. Anthony D. Cameron 1980
Mr. and Mrs. William Carter
Mrs. Tina K. DeBoer
Mr. Ward DeWitt, III 1977
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Dillard, Jr. 1989
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Foster
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Garrison
Mr. and Mrs. David Hanchrow
Dr. and Mrs. Michael D. Hawkins 1984
Mr. Harmon J. Hays, Jr. 1966
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Higgins
Rev. and Mrs. Don E. Johnson 1967
Mr. And Mrs. Bruce Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Mark D. Mattson
Mr. and Mrs. William L. May
Mr. and Mrs. Navery C. Moore, II
Mr. Thomas P. Moran & Mrs. Laura Paluch Moran, Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Morss 1981
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pacconi, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Phipps 1975
Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Price
Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Puryear, III 1985
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Reader
Mr. F. Christian Reynolds 1980
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Rodgers 1966
Dr. and Mrs. Robert V. Russell, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Sebastian 1983
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Sohr
Mrs. Elizabeth Crutcher Southern 1991
Mr. and Mrs. Hillious Sullivan
Mr. James W. Turner 1953
Ms. Helen K. Wade 2017
Mr. Jacob T. Wade 2009
Mr. Samuel J. Wade 2012
Mr. Harry G. Walters, III 1962
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. White
Mr. W. Tom Windham, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Zimprich
   So, remember...BGA's Annual Fund:
-goes toward the operating budget for the year.
-is spent within the current academic year.
-covers costs that tuition does not.
-provides our students and faculty with the best possible tools needed to create an exceptional learning environment. 

Thank You to Annual Fund Leadership Team

We appreciate these volunteers who have helped throughout the year to secure gifts to the 2011-2012 Annual Fund.  These individuals have spent countless hours calling on their friends, colleagues or fellow parents to work to reach our goal.  Thank you all!

Annual Fund Campaign Chairs - The Class of '58 (100% Participation)
Trustee Chair - Tyler Berry '87
Grandparent Chair - Tiger Grimes '53
Alumni Chair - Eric Schultenover '92
Parents of Alumni Chairs - Johnnie Kay & Doug Hood
Lower School Faculty - Kevin Wells
Middle School Faculty - Abby Kropp
Upper School Faculty - Brad Dennis '87
Kindergarten - Shelley '93 & Brent McLay
1st Grade - Kimberly & Kevin Wells
2nd Grade - Heather & Tom Paconni
3rd Grade - Madeline Crosby Jewell '87 & Elizabeth Spooner
4th Grade - Ashley & Preston Morris
5th Grade- Kathy & Jon Yarbrough
6th Grade - Holly Merrell & Chelsey Shearer
7th Grade - Nancy & Graham Cowie
8th Grade - Vivian & David Garrett '80
9th Grade - Karen & Hal Abbott '84
10th Grade - Dudley Berry & Charlotte Geraughty
11th Grade - Robin & Cary Pulliam
12th Grade - Beth & Kurt Winstead

Check out the Summer Camps in July

Check out the Summer 2012 Brochure or the Summer Camps section of the website for details and to register.
Contact: Roc Batten, Summer Camp Director, 615-567-8363  

Student Summer Hours (Revised) in Athletic & Wellness Center

Student-Athletes playing team sports in the 2012-2013 school year have designated times to workout in the new weight room this summer. 
REVISED strength and conditioning schedule for July:
Workouts will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Wednesday will be a day off from lifting and conditioning in the A&W program.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Only
7:00-9:00 a.m.     Boys
8:30-10:00 a.m.   Girls
10:45 a.m.-Noon   Freshman Boys
1:00-3:00 p.m.     Summer School and Injured
1:00-3:00 p.m.     Reserved for recent graduates
Tuesdays and Thursdays Only
11:00 a.m.-Noon   Middle School

Contact: Robert Jemison, Athletic Director.

Save the Date

Please mark your calendar for some major events coming up and stay tuned for details.
Friday, August 17 
New Family Welcome
Glen Echo Campus
5:00 p.m.  This is a special event for our newest families at BGA to further help you ease into life at BGA.  Following the brief program, Parent Ambassadors will greet our new families and join the Wildcat Welcome in progress.
Wildcat Welcome
In the Quad, Glen Echo Campus
5:15 p.m.  This all-school, back-to-school tailgate will jumpstart the evening of our first home football game (verses Smyrna).

Friday, September 14 
Glen Echo Campus
Saturday, September 15
Alumni Reunion Events (Classes ending in 7s and 2s)
Various Locations
Saturday, September 22
BGA Hall of Fame Induction

Divisional News 

Lower School
No News is Good News!
Middle School
Stay Cool this Summer!
Divisional News is also located on the portals.

August Uniform Consignment Sale

Drop Off
July 29: 1-4 p.m.
July 30: 5-7 p.m.
Uniform Sale
August 3: 1-4 p.m.
August 4: 9-11 a.m.

Tour the Athletic & Wellness Center This Summer

Contact: Anne M. Locke '90, 615-567-8323

Enrolling Students Now for 2012-2013

BGA is accepting applications for the following points of entry: 
5th and 6th Grades
9th Grade
Limited space is available in other grades as well.  Please call Robin Goertz in the Admissions Office if you have questions or if you know of a family who might be interested in BGA.
Contact:  Robin Goertz, 615-567-9014

Happy Birthday!

 We wish our Faculty & Staff a very Happy Day in the month of June!
Sandra H. Cooke  6/2
Charles Carlisle  6/4
Michael Wills  6/6
Alison Kidney Logan '90  6/7
Rayna Stewart  6/18
Charlotte Scholl  6/21
Terry Whitehill  6/23
Kathleen Swanton  6/25
Angela Green  6/26
Michelle Keith  6/28
Nora Hood  6/30

Contact Us

Dr. John Griffith
Head of School 
Associate Head of School 
& Head of Advancement
Head Football Coach; Director of Summer/Special Programs & Advancement
Director of Admissions
Director of Alumni Relations
Becky Jones
Gift Accountant 
Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Admissions Assistant
Director of Annual Giving
NOTE:  All BGA emails have changed. You can reach us using the following:

Support BGA 

 Battle Ground Academy
P.O. Box 1889
Franklin, TN 37065
Contributions to BGA for the annual fund, capital projects, and to the endowment are tax-deductible.
to your Address Book/Contacts list and "Safe Senders" list.

Battle Ground Academy | P.O. Box 1889 | Franklin, TN 37065 | 615-794-3501