GIRLS BASKETBALL IN STATE QUARTERFINALS
On Tuesday, the Lady Mules are set to take on Wayne Memorial in the Division 1 Quarterfinal! Go Mules!
Posted: March 18, 2019
Dual Enrollment Meeting
Reminder that on Thursday, March 21, we will have a Dual Enrollment (DE) meeting at 8:30 am in the Media Center. This is only for NEW students of DE. Do not go to 2nd hour, just come to the Media Center and sign in. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Schultz in B2.
Posted: March 18, 2019
BHS Student Artwork in University of St. Francis
Art Exhibit in Indiana
Thirty schools from the tri-state area (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana) displayed 200 pieces in their largest show in University of St. Francis history. Seven students from Bedford High School had nine pieces selected for inclusion in this exhibit: Kendal S. (2 Pieces), Evan W.(2 Pieces), Hannah W., Torrie C., Sarah D., Donivan B., and Regan D.
Kendall Schreder also received an award for Outstanding Achievement for her pen and ink drawing titled "The Diver."
Three students also attended the University of St. Francis' annual high school workshop with art instructor, Mr. Jason Sanderson, and worked in one of the college's studios for a day of life drawing instruction. Mr. Sanderson enjoyed an opportunity to participate in a printmaking workshop held for teachers.
The University of St. Francis exhibit runs through March 20th.
Posted: March14, 2019
Bedford High School to Host Presentation:
Human Trafficking….It Happens in your Zip Code
Bedford High School Media Center
8285 Jackman Road Temperance
Please join us for a presentation on:
* What is Human Trafficking?
* What is happening specifically in Monroe County?
The Monroe County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition assisted 51 Survivors in Monroe in 2018!! They need your help.
Additional presentation locations:
MONROE: Elevate Church, 15269 S Dixie Hwy, July 15th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
MILAN: Milan Free Methodist Church, 950 E Arkona Rd, Oct 14th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted: March14, 2019
SIGN UP FOR AP TESTING
We have pushed the deadline for AP Exam deposit(s) to Friday, March 15, 2019. If you plan to take the AP Exam in May, be sure to get your deposit turned into the counseling office before the end of the day on Friday.
The deposit for each exam is $20 which is due by Friday. Or you may pay in full $94 for each exam. Any balance due will need to be paid by April 24. Checks should be made payable to Bedford High School.
Students that "pass" the test are awarded college credits. The passing mark depends on the particular college. A mark of "3" is required at most schools.
Updated: March13, 2019
SENIORS--Graduation Announcement Pickup
Graduate Services will be here during all lunches on Tuesday, March 19th to pass out your graduation announcements that you have ordered. If your account still has a balance, your total balance will be collected upon pick up. Any questions please call 734-725-5743.
Posted: March13, 2019
DECA COMPETES AT STATE CONFERENCE
This past weekend 15 DECA members competed at the state conference in Detroit. Congratulations to state finalists Weston Matlow, Maddy Andra, Kim Sparks and Josie Moore who all finished in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.
Posted: March11, 2019
BHS SWIMMERS MAKE A SPLASH AT STATES!
Nine Bedford Swimmers (Noah Scheffer, Thomas Zoldowski, Micah Scheffer, Ian Metter, Ethan Tennant, Gavin Guenther, Jeffery Pauli, Ross Thomas, and Alex Sancrant) competed at the D2 State Meet. As a team, they finished with a strong 10th place.
Individually, they had 3 All-State performers, 8 personal bests, and 4 new school records!
Senior Noah Scheffer set team records in the 100 Butterfly (6th place), 100 Freestyle, and was part of the 400 Free Relay Record along with Thomas Zoldowski, Micah S. and Ian Metter (4th Place).
Sophomore Thomas Zoldowski finished 10th in his 200 IM with a 1 second PR, and 6th in the 100 Backstroke with a 1 second PR.
Freshman, Micah Scheffer set a new 50 free record and finished 5th. He also finished 11th in the 100 freestyle.
Posted: March11, 2019
SUMMER ENGINEERING/SCIENCE PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR GIRLS
Junior girls can explore the fields of engineering and science at a 2-week summer program hosted by Kettering University. For more information, visit kettering.edu/lites.
Posted: March11, 2019
ROBOTICS TEAM WINS FIRST TOURNAMENT
This weekend, at the Gibraltar District, Bedford Express seeded first during qualifications and won the tournament. They went through the tournament, with a 16-2-0 record overall and their alliance was undefeated in playoffs. Additionally, they were awarded the Gracious Professionalism trophy. They are currently tied for 1st rank in Michigan and ranked 23rd in the world!
Posted: March 5, 2019
April 12 New End of Third Quarter
Due to the number of days off due to the weather and road conditions, the end of 3rd quarter has been adjusted. Third quarter will now conclude on April 12th.
Posted: March 4, 2019
SPRING SPORTS TRYOUTS
NOTE: All athletes will need to have a current MHSAA physical before trying out!
Short, mandatory meeting Tuesday, March 5th after school on the Shelf.
The first day of tryouts is March 11, 2019.
Track starts on Monday, March 11th. Boys will meet in Coach Scheffer's room G-3 on that Monday. See Coach Scheffer in room G-3 or Coach Earl in G-4 if you have questions.
Tryouts at the Soccer Stadium March 11-15th. Please dress for cold weather.
Softball tryout times will be from 6-8:15 PM Monday, March 11th thru Thursday, March 14th. Please meet in the new gym. Girls need to be present at school all the days of tryouts!
Tryouts will be March 11th.
Season will begin Monday, March 11, 2019. If you have any other questions please email Coach Davis.
INTERNET SAFETY LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT
February 28, 2019
A recent social media challenge targeting children and young adults called the "Momo Challenge," has created concern throughout the country due to its disturbing nature. The purpose of this letter is to make you aware of this challenge, provide you with information about it, and urge you to monitor your children's use of social media and the Internet. The "Momo Challenge," a game reportedly found on Facebook, YouTube, Kids Tube, WhatsApp, and various other games and apps features a frightening avatar who asks its viewers to perform various tasks and provide photos as proof. The "Momo" threatens those who do not perform the tasks. Technology companies have released statements pointing out that there is no evidence supporting claims that the challenge actually exists within their sites. These companies believe that the word of mouth and viral images being passed around are perpetuating the concerns across the nation. Nevertheless, we are taking a proactive approach by asking parents to please be vigilant in monitoring your child's social media and internet interactions.
It's important that children know that they should not be trying to contact strangers online, regardless of the method. Setting privacy systems on devices with your child is a great way to have this conversation and agree on automatic precautions. Fostering an atmosphere of openness and transparency about online activity ensures that children can thrive. If you do notice them switching screens on their devices when approached or new numbers or email addresses on their devices, it's worth checking in with them.
We send this letter with caution because talking about the Challenge can cause alarm and fear in more students than those actually exposed. However, because many students are aware and discussing this at school, we wanted to address the issue. Thank you and we appreciate your continued partnership in ensuring a safe and protected learning experience. There are several prominent media sources that have completed reports on the topic of "Momo" and can easily be found by parents looking for further information on the topic. Please reach out to your child's principal if you have any questions or information to share.
Dr. Carl Shultz
Bedford Public Schools
WRESTLERS COMPETING AT STATES THIS WEEKEND!
Bedford will be represented at the Wrestling State Finals this Friday to Saturday by:
Cade Sutterfield – 125
Rollie Denker – 130
Randy Boisselle – 135
Colin Jagielski – 171
Blake Wingate – 215
Posted: February 26, 2019
BHS WRITERS RECOGNIZED!
We have another published student author! A poem by Hannah W. was selected to be published in the Spring 2019 River Raisin Review, a local writing magazine published by the Monroe County Libraries. This brings the number of published authors at Bedford High School to six!
Updated: March 14, 2019
Five students at Bedford High School have previously received accolades for their writing.
Two of them were recognized as Scholastic Art and Writing Awards winners. Since this program started in 1923, many teens have been honored and you may recognize some of the past recipients names: Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Tom Otterness, Richard Avedon, Philip Pearlstein, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, Richard Linklater, Zac Posen, and Lena Dunham. Now, Bedford High School students, senior Mackenzie G., and junior Kendal S., can be added to that list with their Honorable Mention Awards in the poetry and memoir/personal essay categories, respectively.
Three other BHS students have been selected for publication in the national print magazine Teen Ink. A half-million Teen Ink readers will see the memoirs of Lexus I., Caitlyn S., and Jessica T. in the pages of their January/February 2019 issue.
Congratulations to all of our creative writers!
Posted: February 25, 2019
UPDATE ON INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS FROM SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Bedford Public Schools Community Members,
I know that many of you (as am I) are concerned about the number of inclement weather days that the district has utilized this winter. I can only share with you that this winter has been very unique in the weather patterns that we have experienced in our area. The extreme temperature conditions along with the high levels of ice on our roadways have made my job as superintendent much more difficult over the past month or so. In addition, instances such as today when forecasts show a wide array of dangerous conditions landing at various times throughout the day make the decisions even more difficult. As I have stated in previous communications, our district goal is to hold school every day that we are scheduled. We absolutely understand the burden that changes to the schedule place on families and also our ability to teach effectively. With this in mind, we will continue to make the best decisions with the information that we have at our disposal. I can assure everyone that it is much easier and safer for the district to cancel classes for the day than it is for us to be forced into potentially dangerous dismissals if the weather lands as predicted throughout the day.
As of today, Bedford Public Schools has utilized eleven inclement weather days. The State of Michigan provides six days up front and allows for an appeal for up to three additional days if needed. In addition, Bedford Public Schools has one additional day built-in to our 2018-2019 school calendar. In total, if the district receives our appeal, we would have ten available days bringing our current situation to needing one make-up day at the end of the year (as of today). There is currently legislation in both chambers of the State of Michigan Legislature that would make any missed days of school during a State-level emergency period such as this month's polar vortex automatically forgiven and not counted toward the required number of days/hours. If this legislation passes, BPS would not need to make up the current one-day deficit. This is a long and detailed letter but should help to answer any questions that may exist. I will keep the community posted on any further information as it becomes available. The accompanying graphic shows the district's current position in regards to inclement weather.
Dr. Carl Shultz
Carl Shultz, PhD
Bedford Public Schools
Posted: February 20, 2019
Bedford's First Female All-State Wrestler!
Bedford's wrestling program has a number of reasons to be proud. They are now the 2019 District Champs! But one wrestler has already earned All-State Honors: Sylvia Pierce became Bedford's first Female All-State Wrestler! Sylvia went 3-1 and took 5th place at the first annual all girls State Championship! Way to go, Sylvia!
Posted: February 7, 2019
HOSA STUDENTS EXCEL AT REGIONAL EVENT
The HOSA Regional Leadership Conference (event competition) was at the Lenawee County Tech Center on January 12th. There were over 550 students competing from several schools, many of the schools are consortiums or tech centers. Bedford had 53 students (96% of our participants!) place in the top 10 in their events, which qualifies them to attend the State Leadership Conference on March 21st and 22nd. Of the 53, we had 22 students won medals by placing in the top 3 in their events. HOSA-Future Health Professionals (formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America), is a national career and technical student organization. Bedford's chapter is in their 3rd year and is under the guidance of Mr. John Groll.
Posted: February 7, 2019
First Honors for CTE CyberSecurity Program Students
Bedford High School CTE Department has some exciting news to share. Twenty-six Bedford High School students earned a "Certified Security Awareness" certificate from Mile 2, a certifying agency for the Cyber Security industry. These students are the first group to take Bedford's new Cyber Security course led by instructor Rob Pettrey. Students will be able to take this industry recognized certification right from high school into the workplace.
Posted: February 5, 2019
DECA Students Advance to State Conference Event
DECA competed at the District Conference on January 11th. Just over 40 students competed and fifteen qualified for the State Conference, which will be held March 8-10 in Detroit.
The following were state qualifiers: Madison Andra, Abigail Armstrong, Hannah Bobroski, Meghan Chmiel, Noah Driehorst, Kaylin Eighmey, Elizabeth Geer, Nikole Hawkins, Morgan Kelly, Weston Matlow, Chase McHugh, Josie Moore, Riley Nichols, Kimberly Sparks, and Ivan Stretten.
Posted: January 24, 2019
SENIOR PANORAMIC PICTURES
If you would like to purchase the panoramic picture, there are a few extras. First come, First receive, the cost is $15. If you would like one, please come to the main office to purchase.
Posted: January 22, 2019
BPA Members Participate in
Regional Leadership Conference
Nearly 50 members of Bedford High School's chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) attended the Regional Leadership Conference that was held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Henry Ford College in Dearborn.
They competed in a variety of Finance, Management, Marketing, Computer Programming, and Digital events that day, and the following members are eligible to compete at the State Leadership Conference in March 2019:
Advanced Accounting: Lukas Stevens and Ryan Sullivan
Fundamental Accounting: Victoria Brubaker
Entrepreneurship: Kendall Comer
Presentation Management Team Event: Cade Nelson, Austin Malabanan, Haydan Manger and Coby McManaman
Several students were recognized for leadership and service by receiving the Diplomat Torch Award: Katelyn Dobson, Kaylin Eighmey, Hillary Hemry, Grace Johnson, Madison Kerley, Bianca Pezzino, Bailey Pudlowski, Anthony Schulte, and Lily Varney.
Updated: January 16, 2019
BHS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN UT DESIGN COMPETITION
Bedford High School teacher, John Groll, took students from his Physics class on a field trip to the University of Toledo where they competed in a design competition at the School of Engineering.
In teams of 4, the students were given the task of building a boat that would sail down a trough carrying washers. When the boat touched the far end, they could unload the washers, each was worth 1 point. If the boat got stuck, you could not touch it. The students were given 1 minute to transport as many washers as they could. The students were given the materials in a bag and had 1 hour and 30 minutes to design, build, and test their boats.
"The Design Competition is an awesome experience for our physics students." Mr. Groll shared. "University of Toledo Engineering does a great job hosting this event at their School of Engineering. The students get to visit the campus and School of Engineering as well as meet a few UT students and staff members. The Design Competition coincides with the School of Engineering's Senior Expo, where senior engineering students display their final projects. Our students also get to see the projects and prototypes college students are creating. A few of the UT seniors are Bedford alumni. That is a nice benefit to see former students and their projects."
Posted: January 4, 2019
Warning Signs Presentation
This is a link to the Warning Signs Presentation given to each of the classes in an assembly on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. It discusses various risk factors to be aware of, how to respond, and where to seek help. At school, counselors, teachers, administrators, or any adult, are people you can reach out to for help. The important part is that someone makes the effort to reach out for help. It may save a life. Here are the additional resources included in the presentation:
In an emergency: call 911.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
DoSomething.org Crisis Text Line: 741741
OK2SAY (School Bullying/Crisis): Call: 1-855-565-2729, Text 652729 (OK2SAY)
Posted: December 11, 2018
Letter from the Superintendent
and Related Resources
Dear Bedford Public Schools Parents,
As you may or may not be aware, our district has recently experienced the loss of a recent graduate which has deeply impacted us as a community. We have implemented our school's Emergency Response Plan in an effort to provide appropriate support to staff and students within our buildings. Students and staff will react in different ways to crises of this nature, so it will be important to continue to have support available to assist individuals in need. Counselors and mental health professionals, along with building administration, are available in the school setting to assist students as they express their feelings related to loss. In addition, we have worked with the Monroe County Intermediate School District (MCISD) to provide additional on-site social workers for Bedford High School as needed.
The Bedford Public Schools plan is also designed to provide assistance to our students and their families when deemed necessary outside of the traditional school day. Please observe your child closely over the next several days and weeks to watch for signs of distress, which may indicate a need for additional support and guidance. I have included a list of references for available resources to help you recognize possible reactions you may observe in your child. Children that have advanced stages of grief or who suffer from severe depression may already be exhibiting warning signs for potential self-risk including withdrawal, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts. If you feel your child is in need of special assistance or is having a great deal of difficulty coping with their emotions, please do not hesitate to call or reach out to district staff or one of the professional resources listed. While it is important to deal with grief, loss, anger and fear reactions, we believe it is essential to resume as normal a routine as possible regarding home and school activities. Also, utilize frequent and honest conversations with your child to let them know that we all need assistance at some point. Please feel free to contact one of our district staff members or myself if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child, or the steps being taken by the school. I cannot stress enough the importance of working collaboratively to ensure the safety and proper care of our families and students.
1) National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Addressing Grief - http://tinyw.in/dvZ3
2) National Alliance for Grieving Children: About Childhood Grief - http://tinyw.in/oYsF
3) Oakland County Health Department (Parent Toolkit) - http://tinyw.in/9Dx2
4) Monroe County Mental Health Resources Guide (Promedica Health) - http://tinyw.in/t4jD
Dr. Carl Shultz
QUIZ BOWL CHAMPIONS!
Congrats to the Quiz Bowl team. They took 1st place. Noah Bock, Patrick Dotson, Cameron Robinson, Natalie Robinson, Cameron Guy,and Sam Travis.
Posted: December 5, 2018
BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL PARENT SURVEY
As part of our ongoing school improvement efforts, we conduct an annual Parent Survey. Please take a few minutes to add your input to help us improve our schools.
Posted: November 15, 2018
ALL MULES MATTER NOW AN OPTION FOR 4B HOMEROOMS
Great news! Mrs. Heartz has graciously offered to run All Mules Matter during 4B homeroom in addition the the 5th hour with Mrs. Maynard. If you have 4B homeroom, and would like sign up, permission slips are available in the Main Office, in Mrs. Maynard's room A-45 or in Mrs. Heartz's room E34. Students must have a signed permission slip to participate. Please put signed permission slips in Mrs. Maynard's mailbox in the main office. Please be sure to check in with your homeroom teacher before coming to the meetings every week.
Posted: November 6, 2018
Look for the Mule Mart school store to be open during lunches. The Mule Mart is across from the cafeteria and has school supplies and snacks including Dippin' Dots. You can also buy Bedford spirit wear and black out shirts next week at the Mule Mart.
Posted September 18, 2018
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING/TESTING
We are open every Monday thru Thursday 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM.
Posted September 11, 2018
The easiest way to order school pictures is online at mylifetouch.com.
Use Picture Day ID: LM758006Y0
Posted August 7, 2018
COLLECTING BOX TOPS & FOOD TOWN RECEIPTS
We are once again collecting box tops. Please bring your box tops to your homeroom teacher. Save your Temperance Food Town receipts for the High School. You can bring them in or drop them in the box at the store check outs. These will help to purchase items for the high school. Thank you for saving!
Posted September 7, 2018
FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Free & Reduced Meal Applications Now Available for 2018-19 School Year
Applications for free/reduced meals for 2018-2019 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, and in all the school offices.
This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 12, 2018 if a new application is not submitted. Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year.
Participation is confidential and anonymous to use. All student transactions at the cafeteria cash register appear identical regardless of whether students are paying full price, receiving reduced prices, or free meals, to protect the confidentiality of program participation.
This program provides the obvious benefit of providing nutritious meals as well as qualifying the school for additional benefits and access to additional resources based upon the level of participation. We encourage all eligible families to fill out the application regardless of whether or not you intend to use them. A win-win all the way around!
Food Service Donations Accepted
In the past, Bedford Public Schools has been fortunate to have received donations to help pay off students' negative food service balances. Accounts have been set up at each school to receive donations from anyone else interested in ensuring that all of our students can enjoy a healthy meal every day at school. Stop by the school office if you wish to make a similar donation.
Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year. Online applications can be completed through MyMealtime, and paper forms are available in each school office, or can be printed here. All student transactions at the cafeteria cash register appear identical regardless of whether students are paying full price, receiving reduced prices, or free meals, to protect the confidentiality of program participation. It's a win-win situation: the students benefit from the healthy food at breakfast and lunch with families keeping more of their hard earned money, and schools can benefit from federal funding and programs that become available based on family participation in the school meal program.
Posted July 10, 2018
FIRST Robotics at BHS
To register and/or find out more information about our program, visit http://www.bedfordrobotics.org/frc.html, or contact the coordinator the Bedford Public Schools FIRST Robotics Coordinator for 9-12th Grades: Debbie May
Bedford Public Schools has substitute teaching opportunities for those with 90+ credit hours from a four-year accredited college or university. Substitute teachers have the opportunity to choose the grade levels or subjects they prefer to teach and even how often you would like to work. If you are interested in this opportunity, our substitute teachers also referred to as “Guest Teachers” are hired through EDUStaff. Start your application today..
Para Professional, Lunchroom, Secretarial, Bus Driver and Playground Substitutes Throughout the District Also Needed
Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.