NOW REGISTERING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!
We are accepting new student registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. Stop in the office today!
For more information, please call 734-850-6028, or our school office:
Bedford High School and Bedford Virtual Academy: 734-850-6100
WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU REGISTER:
-- Bedford Public Schools Registration Form
-- Health Appraisal Form
-- Proof of Residency which must include:
-- Proof of homeownership (Property tax, deed) or rental/lease agreement
-- Current utility bill (water, gas, electric) or homeowner's insurance policy
-- Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID
with current Bedford address
-- Certified Birth Certificate *
-- Accurate Immunization Records
-- Hearing & Vision Screening Records (due 8/23/2019)
-- Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
-- Recommended: Your calendar to schedule a screening date in June
* If parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.
Updated: April 16, 2019
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Students will get pictures taken for student ID and yearbook, pick up schedules, books, Chromebooks*, and get their locker assignments. Seniors will make appointments (times available all week) to get senior pictures taken.
Seniors: August 19th from 8 - 11 and 12-3
Juniors: August 20th from 8-11 and 12-3
Sophomores: August 21st from 8-11 and 12-3
Freshmen: August 22nd from 12-3 and 4-7
Makeup Day for All Grades: August 23rd from 8-11 and 12-3
*Returning students may pick up their chromebooks if paperwork is complete in Myschoolbucks.com (see link under Quick Links)
BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Open House 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Senior/Senior Parent Meeting 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Auditorium
SMALL GROUP TOUR INVITE FROM SUPERINTENDENT FOR NEW 9TH GRADERS
As an educational leader and a parent, I know firsthand how difficult it can be when a child is transitioning to a new school building. In order to ease some of that difficulty, I would like to invite you and your child who will be entering the 9th grade in September to schedule a tour of their new building. I understand that as a district, BPS already has established activities to help acclimate transitioning students, but I know that some students are much more comfortable with smaller group opportunities.
If you or your student would like an opportunity to tour their new school building prior to the start of the year, please contact me at (734) 850-6002 to set-up a date and time. I will be glad to walk the building with your family and answer any questions that you may have regarding our programs and extensive opportunities. I am very proud of our district and I look forward to meeting more of our families as you successfully transition through our district!
Dr. Carl Shultz
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools
Updated: July 15, 2019
Help us "Stuff the Bus" with School Supplies!
Saturday, July 27th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Lambertville Kroger.
Your donations will help make sure every student has the supplies they need to start school! Thanks for helping our kids learn!
Posted: July 15, 2019
GETTING TO KNOW
MR. KEVIN WEBER:
NEW BHS PRINCIPAL
July 3, 2019
It is with great joy and excitement that I say greetings to all the families, students, staff, and community members. I officially started as the Bedford High School Principal this week. However, I had already been in and around the community and school and started to get to know some of the staff and students. I have been welcomed by the staff and students and I am truly glad that I have made my way to Bedford.
As we get to know each other, I figured I would share a little about myself. My wife, Arien, is also an educator and teaches elementary school. We have one child, Ava, who is a rising 5th grader and we live in Ypsilanti. Professionally, I graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelors in Special Education and earned my masters degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University- Ann Arbor. I have spent the last fifteen years in the Wayne-Westland Community School District where I was a special education teacher, teacher consultant, football coach, assistant principal, and principal. I have worn all those hats at Wayne Memorial High School, which is similar in size to Bedford High School.
As I start what I plan to be a long term relationship as principal of Bedford, I am spending much of my time getting to learn about Bedford. My agenda for the first year is to understand Bedford; it's traditions, the community, the staff, and of course, the students. My time in education has taught me the importance of understanding before making changes. I am asking a lot of questions and spending a lot of time listening. Long-term, my goal is to continue the many great things that exist at Bedford High School and look for opportunities to make our school better. As we do that work, you can expect me to always be student-centered with a passion for making sure our students are prepared for an ever changing world.
I am spending the 4th of July holiday camping. The following week I will be traveling with family and friends to Northern Michigan. I will be in the office regularly starting July 15th. I will spend a couple days beginning to learn all the different software programs and setting up my office. After that, you will start to hear and see me as we get set for a great 2019-20 school year.
In closing, I want to say thank you to the staff and students that have been so welcoming. I wanted to give a special thanks to the assistant principals who have been working to get me up to speed, and to Superintendent Dr. Shultz for assisting me with the transition to Bedford. I was excited to join Bedford, and I can already tell from the positive energy and hospitality, that this is a great community to serve.
Principal, Bedford High School
IMPORTANT DATES FOR HAC
(Home Access Center)
HAC will be available for final report cards for the 2018-2019 school year from June 18th until June 28th. If you wish to print off a copy of the grades for this school year, please do so before June 28th.
The Class of 2019 has until June 14th to access their HAC records. Any graduate needing to request a transcript can find instructions on the Counseling page and use the How to Request a Transcript link.
If you are unsure of your HAC login/password information, please contact the Help Desk at email@example.com or call 734-850-6095. The Help Desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.
After June 28th, HAC will be unavailable as the district works to update all of the information for the 2019-2020 school year. You will not be able to login during this time.
HAC will reopen on Saturday, August 24th.
Student schedules will be given to high school students during Registration Week (Aug. 19-23).
Posted: June 12, 2019
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jackman Road Elementary
8008 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Free food package to the first 200 households
There is no need to preregister for this event. Must present a completed form (with Legal Name, Home Address, and Date of Birth) the day of the event and provide ID which shows Monroe County residency for every household that wishes to receive a food package (limit one per household).
Posted: June 14, 2019
END-OF-YEAR LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT
June 11, 2019
Dear Bedford Parents/Guardians,
As our district and community prepares to close another successful school year, I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity to share my thoughts on 2018-2019. As Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such talented students and dedicated staff each day. BPS started the year with a successful bond campaign and we are all looking forward to the positive changes that will result from our community's support. The bond team and I will be presenting updated information regarding our progress to the BPS Board of Education at our upcoming Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 20, 2019. This open, public meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the high school media center. The majority of the work associated with our November Bond will begin in the summer of 2020, but we do have some school safety and roofing projects that will start this summer.
In addition to the bond, BPS enjoyed a number of other successful events this year. District students participated and performed exceptionally well in academic, arts, and athletic events across the state. In addition, our students led a number of new community service activities that benefitted our local residents and those in the surrounding area. We are all very proud of our staff and students for the great number of accomplishments in the past twelve months.
While the summer months may be a great time for families and staff to relax and catch their collective breath, BPS Administration will be hard at work preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. We have many exciting initiatives taking place within the district and we will be seeking stakeholder input as we progress. One of my personal favorite initiatives will be to begin the rebranding of Bedford Public Schools. The process of rebranding BPS started earlier this year when the district bond team began trying to incorporate district colors and logos into our schematic drawings for the bond. BPS has gone away from district branding over time and the result is a district that currently does not have a strong sense of unity. Our new branding initiative will strengthen our district as a whole by focusing on the unique parts that are our individual school buildings. This process will include developing district specific color schemes that will of course tie into bond project updates throughout the district and a redesigned logo for community signage and marketing to be implemented for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. It is our vision that we welcome all of our students into the district as Kicking Mules and we graduate them as Mule Alumni! Bedford Public Schools is without a doubt the best educational system in our area and we want others to know it as well by displaying our pride for students and alumni. There will be opportunities coming up over the next few months to share ideas and help with this process of creating a stronger and more unified Bedford Public Schools and I hope that you will consider joining our efforts.
I truly hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing summer and we cannot wait to see you all in the Fall once again ready for another great year!
Dr. Carl Shultz
Carl Shultz, PhD
Bedford Public Schools
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
BHS Summer Office Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed from Noon - 1:00 pm for lunch.
Office is closed July 4th and 5th.
Posted: June 11, 2019
SCHOOL AND SPORTS PHYSICALS AVAILABLE
The Family Medical Center of Michigan, Inc. is offering School and Sports Physicals for $20. (Insurance is also accepted through this offer.)
Please bring documentation from school if necessary. A MHSAA PHYSICAL FORM is needed for participation in any 2019-2020 Bedford athletic program and must be dated after April 15, 2019 and it is then good for the entire school year.
Schedule an appointment:
Temperance Medical and Dental
8765 Lewis Ave
Temperance, MI 48182
Posted: June 11, 2019
Changes to AP Classes for the 2019-2020 School Year
In past years, students have had the ability to register for AP Exams in March. AP has implemented a new policy for the 2019/2020 school year that moves the AP Exam ordering deadline to fall. The AP Coordinator will be visiting AP classes within the first few weeks of the school year to go over the changes and the registering process for AP Exams.
Each exam will cost $94. Students must deposit $40 of the $94 by the fall deadline, November 1st. The remaining balance will not be due until April. Students will be able to sign up and/or cancel the test after the fall deadline but there will be a fee.
Here is a link for a handout regarding the new AP policy for students and parents: AP POLICY INFORMATION LINK 2019-2020
Posted: June 10, 2019
SEEKING 2019-2020 TUTORS
If you have a 3.0 GPA, consider becoming an after school tutor with Mrs. Mull! Tutoring sessions are held Monday thru Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 in our Media Center during the school year. This is also a great way to earn community service hours! Applications are in the Media Center as well as the Main Office.
Posted: June 7, 2019
Class Officers for 2019-2020 School Year:
President: Noah Bock
Vice President: Abby Beck
Secretary: Maggie Granata
Treasurer: Zach Warnke
Public Relations: Patrick Dotson
Class of 2020 Officers
President: Donald Nguyen
Vice President: Dayna Dec
Secretary: Alyssa Vandecaveye
Treasurer: Ryan Sullivan
Public Relations: Sarah Dettling
Class of 2021 Officers
President: Emily Schultz
Vice President: Morgan Decker
Secretary: Madison Weirich
Public Relations:Belle Easton
Class of 2022 Officers
President: Alex Ortiz
Vice President: Makena Beck
Public Relations:Lizzie Swaile
Posted: June 7, 2019
Technology Department Update
Please use this link to access the 1:1 parent newsletter. You will find information and timelines related to rollbacks, insurance, paperwork, and roll-outs.
Posted: June 4, 2019
WELCOME LETTER FROM DR. SHULTZ INTRODUCING NEW PRINCIPAL: MR. KEVIN WEBER
May 30, 2019
I am writing this evening to share some exciting news regarding the district's comprehensive search for our next principal of Bedford High School. The process to identify the most qualified candidate to assume the recently vacated position was one designed to select a candidate who embodies the professional and personal characteristics indicated by students, parents, and staff. After receiving a large number of applicants, including several current high school principals from districts throughout the state, all backgrounds and credentials were
vetted and the top five applicants participated in a formal interview. A representative committee of stakeholders including district and building leaders as well as BHS staff members, parents, and students conducted these interviews and unanimously recommended Mr. Kevin Weber as the top candidate. I met with Mr. Weber at length during the final interview and much like the committee, I am thoroughly impressed with his experience, demeanor, and professionalism. I am pleased to share that Mr. Weber was offered and accepted the position.
Bedford Public Schools is excited to be able to announce that Mr. Kevin Weber will be joining our team as the new principal of Bedford High School beginning July 1, 2019. Mr. Weber brings an outstanding record of student and staff leadership with him to BPS. His previous professional positions include high school teacher, assistant principal, and principal all within Wayne-Westland Community Schools. As principal of Wayne-Memorial High School, Mr. Weber led many new student programs and helped to guide their staff through major changes in the teaching and learning process.
As superintendent, I look for many characteristics in our district leaders. In fact, to be a dynamic leader, it takes the right combination of these traits, but none more so than integrity. Without integrity, a leader's ability to carry out a vision, reach goals, or establish necessary connections is in constant jeopardy. Mr. Weber's current students, staff, and parents raved about his ability to lead with honesty and integrity as they described him as a principal. While Mr. Weber clearly demonstrates a strong understanding of what it means to be a successful high school principal, we were all impressed by his openness and honesty throughout the interview process. As an example of this strength, Mr. Weber shared details during his interview of an event from earlier this year when a student made a false allegation toward him as the building principal. Although Mr. Weber could have chosen to leave out this allegation as he was completely exonerated including the student recanting the statement, his professionalism and high character would not allow it. This is one example of many outstanding accounts of Mr. Weber's leadership and willingness to always do what's right for students and best for the district.
Once again, please help me welcome Mr. Kevin Weber as our new principal of Bedford High School. I look forward to working alongside Mr. Weber and the rest of our leadership team as we continuously strive to offer the best educational experience in our area.
Carl Shultz, Ph.D
Superintendent of Schools
Summer Test Out
Week 1: July 22 - July 26
Week 2: July 29 - August 2
Updated: May 28, 2019
"Supplying Our Future" Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County
This is program run by a group of caring people and our friends at the Salvation Army and the United Way of Monroe County who are working to make sure every child K-12 has the school supplies necessary to start school. It is that time of year again we are seeking applicants to receive backpacks and school supplies in August to make sure they start next school year off on the right track. Deadline to return the Backpack Referral Form is July 19th.
Backpack Pick Up date is Friday, August 9th from 4-6 pm at the Francis Family YMCA at 2000 W. Dean Road, Temperance Michigan 48182. Students can bring swimsuits and enjoy the YMCA pool, too, but parents MUST swim with their children!
Posted: April 29, 2019
BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR
Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Monroe County Health Department has scheduled their annual Back to School Health Fair at 2353 South Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161. Free services for children ages 5-19 will be offered there! Limited appointments are available. Please call 734-240-7800 for more information.
-- Hearing & Vision Screenings
-- School/Sports Physicals
-- Nutrition Education
-- Recycling Education
-- Medication Takeback
--And Family Fun & Games!
Posted: May 15, 2019
Pets at Events
Please be reminded that pets are not allowed inside Bedford athletic facilities. This is a liability and safety issue. Service dogs are an exception.
Posted: April 23, 2019
FALL ACTIVITIES & SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENTS
The first day of practice will be August 14th at Green Hills Swim Club pool from 6-8 am. There will be a Swim Team Season Kick off meeting in August before the first practice. Check back for more details. Kayla DeHaan is the new girls swim coach. Please contact her with any additional questions.
MARCHING BAND/COLOR GUARD
Marching Band payments can be made through MySchoolBucks.
Additional program information can be found in the Marching Band Handbook.
SUMMER TENNIS PRACTICE
Both Boys and Girls Tennis will be on the courts on Tuesday mornings beginning June 25th from 8-10 am. No practice on July 2nd.
Quick Note about Sports Physicals and Tryouts:
A MHSAA physical is required for participation in any of our district's athletics activities and would be required for tryouts and before practice begins. A physical must be dated after April 15th prior to the start of the respective year but is then good for that entire school year. (So after April 15, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year.)
MHSAA physical deadlines are based on a school year and not a calendar year. An athlete that only does a spring sport and gets a physical for that may assume that they would then be covered for a fall sport in the following school year. This doesn't meet the MHSAA requirements because, while both sports are part of the same calendar year, they are in different school years.
Updated: July 1, 2019
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
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.