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    Jun 16, 17, 09:54 PM
    Totally agree. Forgive those of us who have opinions and ask questions about situations that might form those opinions. What ever happened to healthy dialogue and nobody getting their feelings hurt? Oh wait, I believe that is called "the world we live in."
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    Jun 16, 17, 10:53 AM
    Is Curley finished playing ball? I assume you are referring to Chris.
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    Jun 15, 17, 06:25 PM
    No rumors started here, so you are way off base. All I have done is stated facts of situations that seem to be aligning very close to each other and have asked questions as to why. I even stated that it all could be pure coincidence which you conveniently failed to mention. I am looking at it from both sides because usually that's what makes up anything newsworthy and the impetus for further discussion which is why we are all on BGP.
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    Jun 15, 17, 04:58 PM
    That is a situation that happens and you wish them nothing but success in their new venture. He and his asst. will do great things at Ryle. However, I find it hard to believe that this is the case with the other departures. I thought BW jobs were coveted for the same reason parents go to great lengths to get heir kids enrolled there. Maybe not so much. I find it interesting that the baseball coaching vacancies include freshmen and JV as well,...
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    Jun 15, 17, 03:54 PM
    Well put. Since the Supt. and the Principals are relatively new, I am wondering if the Board and the Site Based Councils look to hire "moody" people. To your reference, it could be a cultural thing.
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    Jun 15, 17, 03:43 PM
    Baseball coach out. Girls head basketball coach out. Band director out. HS Principal leaves abruptly. I am hearing stories of parents pulling their kids out of BW because of the administration at all grade levels. Good staff members have left. Is this all a coincidence or an epidemic? I am all for change, but at what cost?
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    Jun 12, 17, 03:59 PM
    Great question. That would be a great research project as to the root causes. Beechwood should have the leverage of grade school feeder teams being on the same campus. Basketball starts now in the 2nd grade but competes with volleyball within the same grades. Softball, as far as I know, does not have a feeder system within the school grade levels. Coaches that are also teachers are present every day and the face of their programs. I would...
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    Jun 12, 17, 11:26 AM
    The pipeline was very lean a year ago (at the higher grades) so this was known before last season even began and patience was to be a virtue. There was an announcement on the first day of Coach Gramke's tenure at BW that the focus would be to build the pipeline starting in the grade schools, thus why 2nd grade teams were probably added. Now that one of the best players in BW history has graduated it will be tough sledding for a couple of years...
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    Jun 11, 17, 09:11 PM
    After just one season, Beechwood Girls Head Coach Chris Gramke has left to take the same position at Oak Hills HS across the river. The announcement came from Oak Hills and does not mention anything about Coach Gramke being at BW in the last year. There has been no announcement form Beechwood. The announcement came within a day after Coach Gramke's camp at Beechwood. What is going on in Tigerland? The HS Principal leaves abruptly and the band...
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    Jun 8, 17, 04:37 PM
    Yes, he played some CF but I believe RF was his primary position, especially his Senior year.
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