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BPS Seeks AdvancED Accreditation


EXTERNAL REVIEW TEAM VISIT

Bedford is in the process of updating our accreditation status as a district. We are working with AdvancED. AdvancED performs accreditation evaluations worldwide. For quite some time, our staff has been busy behind the scenes accumulating supporting documentation showing the work we put into providing a quality education to our community. This is followed by an External Review Team Visit to our district on March 30th, 31st and April 1st. This five member team, including regional members as well as national members, will be evaluating Bedford according to AdvancEd Standards.

REPORT TO BOARD OF EDUCATION OPEN TO PUBLIC
The External Review Team will present a preliminary report to the Board of Education at a Special Board Meeting on April 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm in the BHS Media Center. This meeting is open to the public. A formal written report will be provided to the district within 30 days.

 

 

Calling All Future Dolphins, Jaguars, and Mustangs!

Learn! Grow! Become Part of Our Family!

Sign up your child for Success at BPS!

Bedford Public Schools offers All Day Kindergarten, All Day Young Fives and the
Great Start Readiness Program and our entire staff is eager to welcome the
newest members of our Bedford family!

New kindergarten students registered will get a FREE t-shirt!


Complete your kindergarten registration and enter to WIN an iPad Mini 3!
Registration must be complete by April 1, 2015.

SAVE TIME...PRE-REGISTER ONLINE!
Use this link to get started: https://hac.lisd.us/eo_parent 
You will need to create a login and password of you own choosing to start online enrollment. 
Choose Bedford Public Schools from the drop down menu.

You will enter basic contact information and will need to complete the paper registration packet.   Click here to download the forms. They include a checklist page of all materials needed for complete registration.  Everything can be uploaded prior to submission of your pre-registration, however, the student's state certified birth certificate and parent driver's license must be submitted in person at the school office.

Required documentation must be submitted and verified by district staff before registration will be accepted.  Forms can be saved and continued at a later date if additional information or files needs to be gathered to complete the registration.

DON'T HAVE ONLINE ACCESS TO PRE-REGISTER?
Stop by the school office at Douglas Road Elementary, Jackman Road Elementary or Monroe Road Elementary, or the Administration Building's Office of Instructional and Student Services at 1623 W. Sterns Road, or at our Trade Fair Booth on March 14th and 15th to pick up a registration packet,.

Click here to find out what you need to register for Kindergarten!

Have questions? Call 734-850-6028.

 

 

 

Spring Student Assessments

This spring, students will begin taking the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP, as a replacement for the MEAP assessments that have been used for the past 44 years.M-STEP was developed by Michigan educators and assesses the Michigan's content standards that students are expected to know. All M-STEP assessments will be taken online. These are not timed tests and students may have access to online tools such as a calculator or highlighting tools, for example. Unlike the MEAP version, the M-STEP English Language Arts and Math assessments will include a computer test portion, an in-class activity, and a performance task.

GRADES 3-8
All students in grades 3-8 will be taking Mathematics and the English Language Arts (ELA). ELA will cover Reading, Writing, and Listening. Fourth and 7th graders will also be taking Science. Fifth and 8th graders will also be taking Social Studies. Testing will begin after Spring Break. Schedules will vary from building to building. More specific information on the exact dates and times will be coming from your child's principal.

 

GRADE 11
High school juniors will also be taking the M-STEP assessments in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies which will begin after Spring Break.

 

MI-ACCESS
The MI-Access is still available for students with disbalilities if their IEP requires an alternative assessment and may include a pencil/paper option.

 

RESOURCES
This website is a good resource for your child: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-22709_70117---,00.html and we encourage you to refer to it.

 

For more information, click here for a letter from Mr. Edward Manuszak, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Student Services. You may also contact your child's principal.

 

An Update to the Snow Day Update

The state gives us 6 days. We had 15 extra hours. We used them all. Plus four extra hours, which, if nothing changes, we will be required to make up as of February 26, 2015. A bill introduced this month by Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, proposes increasing the current six-day limit on closings to nine. We would be within that limit as long as Old Man Winter relaxes a bit! Mr. Kleinhans would like to give the weather and the legislature some time to go through their cycles! You will recall some legislative proposals last year that ended up not helping us out and we made up days at the end of the school year to comply with state law. So try to keep your plans flexible, if possible, until we find out what, if anything, the state legislature and the Michigan Department of Education decide upon. It is too soon to speculate or make assumptions! Stay tuned for more details. Will keep you posted as things change and decisions are made. Stay warm!

snow day graph

 

 

Measles Parent Information

 

 

HAC Mobile App Now Available

A new, free, mobile app for the Home Access Center in now available for parents and students! It is available for iOS, Android, and Kindle. The app makes accessing and viewing HAC much easier on a mobile device.

Here is a link to the user guide with further instructions. (Please note that not all components in the userguide are utilized by Bedford.)

Parents and students use the same login credentials for the app as they do for the HAC website.

 

 

Upcoming Dates

March 27...................1/2 Day for Elementary Students; Full Day for BJHS/BHS
                                     End of 3rd Quarter
April 1.........................Special Board Meeting; 3:45 pm, BHS Media Center
                                     Report to the Board from the AdvancEd External Review Team
April 2.........................Board Meeting; 6:30 pm, MRE Cafeteria
April 3-10...................No School; Spring Break
April 30.......................Board Committee of the Whole Meeting; 6:30 pm, BHS Media Center

 

Please check the webpages for each of the schools for additional activities or the District Calendar.

 

 

Job Postings at Bedford Public Schools

2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER NEEDED AT MrE click here
2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...SENIOR CENTER Interim Director click here
2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...K-12 Media Specialist click here
2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...ADULT EDUCATION mATHEMATICS INSTRUCTOR - click here
2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...Student Intervention pROVIDER (sip - 1 / Elementary) click here
2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...DRE Speech Language Pathologist click here
2014-2015.....BPS Job Posting...SUB Positions
                          - SECRETARIES NEEDED - $9.00 / hour
                          - CUSTODIANS NEEDED - $9.00 / hour
                          - SUB PARAPROFESSIONALS NEEDED - $9.00 / hour
                          - Food Service Substitute opening. click here
                          - SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS NEEDED - call (734) 850-6071
 
Email resumes to sally.lucarelli@mybedford.us or fill out the classified application
(under Human Resources) and mail or drop off at 1623 W. Sterns Rd.,
Temperance, MI 48182.

 

 

BPS Accreditation

NCA Accredited BPS has three Elementary Schools, one Junior High School, and one High School.
Our enrollment is about 4,600 students. All of our schools are accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and must meet stringent standards to remain accredited.

 

 

Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Bedford Public Schools has two Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary Schools and has earned the Coalition for Community Schools National Award of Excellence!

 

 

Our Vision & Mission Statement

BPS is committed to being:
Bedford Public Schools is committed to providing comprehensive educational opportunities that develop productive and responsible citizens in a changing world.

  • Student Centered
  • Learning Focused
  • Community Engaged
  • Globally Competitive

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Bedford Public Schools

1623 W. STERNS ROAD
TEMPERANCE, MI 48182

1-734-850-6000

askbps@mybedford.us


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