SPAIN TRIP MEETING RESCHEDULED
The Spain Trip Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 4 at 6pm in room B4.
Posted: February 27, 2020
TECHNO DANCE TICKETS
Techno Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 2nd during all lunch periods. Tickets will be available all week. They are $8 single and $15 a couple.
Posted: February 25, 2020
MARCH SPIRIT WEEK
Here are the dates and themes:
Monday, 3/2: Holiday Day - dress to represent your favorite holiday
Tuesday, 3/3: Twin Day
Wednesday, 3/4: Neon Day
Thursday, 3/5: Throwback Day - dress as your favorite decade (90's, 80's, 70's, etc..)
Friday, 3/6: College Day - Wear your favorite college gear
Posted: February 21, 2020
PROM IS MAY 2nd
PROM PLANNING MEETING
There will be a prom planning meeting for any interested juniors on March 3rd, Tuesday at 7:00 AM in the media center. Please come and join us!
NEED A DRESS?
Are you planning to go to prom and need a dress? Stop by the media center to check out a beautiful selection of free dresses. There are many different colors, styles, and sizes to choose from. New dresses are being added every week, so please stop by often. If you have a dress you'd like to donate, please drop it off to Mrs. Maynard in D-7 or in the main office.
The junior class is selling alligator T-shirts at lunch and homeroom outside of the cafeteria for $10. This is a fundraiser to help with the Prom.
Posted: February 25, 2020
Wrestlers Heading to State!
Our wrestlers will be traveling to Kalamazoo next Friday and Saturday for the State Tournament! The became Regional Champs after defeating Westland John Glenn for the honor. Go Mules!
Congratulations to Coach Vogel: Regional Coach of the Year!
Updated: February 24, 2020
Bedford's FRC Robotics Teams Unveil Robots for 2020 Competition
Saturday afternoon, February 15, 2020, Bedford High School's Bedford Express robotics team unveiled their new robot they have been building since January 5th for the FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) 2020 season: Infinite Recharge. (View FIRST's game overview animation on YouTube) This year's robot has been designed to shoot 7" diameter power cells into a power port, manipulate a control panel and climb onto a field generator.
In addition to unveiling their 2020 robot, Bedford Express revealed a new team: Next Express Team 8423. Next Express is a rookie team of 8th graders that will participate in FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) this season against high school teams in the State of Michigan.
Bedford Express will be competing in Jackson, on March 6-7, 2020, and in Woodhaven on March 27-28, 2020. Next Express will be competing in Lincoln, March 20-21, 2020 and in Woodhaven on March 27-28, 2020.
Both teams will be at STEM night at the Toledo Walleye on March 11, 2020. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to attend and support the teams, please refer to their website for more information: BedfordExpress.org.
Posted: February 19, 2020
STUDENTS WIN TRIP!
Congratulations to the following students who won a free trip sponsored by the Odd Fellow organization to DC, Canada, and NYC this summer to visit historical sites and participate in leadership activities: Emily D. won the essay contest, and Kate C., Austin E., Emily H., and Analeigh M. won the speech competition. Thanks to Mr. Earl for providing students with this opportunity through the Odd Fellow service organization.
Posted: February 14, 2020
SPRING SPORTS INFORMATION
Reminder: You will need to have a current physical before you can try out or practice.
Any boys interested in trying out for high school baseball should pick up an information packet from Coach Trychel or the Athletic office by February 28th. There will be a mandatory informational meeting on March 2nd at 2:35 pm on the west shelf in the competitive gym.
Meeting after school on Thursday, February 27th, in Room A-29. Tryouts on March 9th.
Track starts Monday March 9th. Any boys interested in being part of the boys Track team this spring needs to sign up on Final Forms https://bedford-mi.finalforms.com/ If you weren't part of the team last year, you need to go to Coach Scheffer's room, G-3, and let him know you plan to join, so he can add you to the roster.
Updated: February 14, 2020
Bedford High School Writer Recognized
Ashley C., has received an Honorable Mention Award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in the memoir category. In her memoir “Pink,” Ashley writes about her mother’s battle with breast cancer.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program is the nation’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Over the past 90 years, the Awards have recognized and encouraged artists and writers, such as Sylvia Plath, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Tom Otterness, Zac Posen, among countless others.
This year, students submitted nearly 340,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; nearly 90,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies.
Honorable Mention is awarded to the top 10-15% of all entries.
Posted: February 11, 2020
Congratulations Boys Bowling SEC Red Champions!
Posted: February 11, 2020
If you missed voter registration by the cafeteria, please pick up an application in the Main Office. Please return it by Wednesday, February 26th in order to get your application processed.
Updated: February 21, 2020
Bedford Community Foundation is launching a gently worn, used or new shoe drive. There will be a box in the front lobby for the collection of shoes. Please clean your closet and bring in your used shoes. The drive will run February 12th thru March 20th. The shoes collected will help micro-enterprises in developing nations.
Posted: February 10, 2020
Summer 2020 Trip to Hofu, Japan
MIFA has sponsored a three-week student exchange with Hofu City, Japan, Monroe’s Sister City for over 25 years. They are proud to have been exchanging students since 1992 and to provide this unique educational and cultural opportunity to the high school students of Monroe County. They believe that a program like this is very important for high school students to have opportunities to understand other cultures while keeping great relationships with other countries.
Posted: February 10, 2020
Scheduling for Next Year
Students will turn the Course Request Card in during their math class. (Students without a math class will be contacted individually.) Copies of the course request card are also available in the counseling office and math classes.
Course Request Card for 9th Grade (Current 8th Grader)
Course Request Card for 10th Grade (Current 9th Grader)
Course Request Card for 11th Grade (Current 10th Grader)
Course Request Card for 12th Grade (Current 11th Grader)
Updated: February 5, 2020
BHS STUDENT NAMED LLS HONORED HERO
Congratulations to BHS student Camryn R., who has been selected as a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Honored Hero, a leadership role in which she works to inspire others and raise funds for blood cancers. Team Mission Tackle Cancer is holding a fundraiser in conjunction with BHS to put together a special gift to honor and support Camryn while raising funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
When Cameron was 10 years old, she was diagnosed with ALL, or Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She then underwent 2.5 years of treatment, consisting of chemotherapy, blood and platelet transfusions, which included prolonged inpatient stays. Camryn loves painting and playing basketball and is a sophomore. In remission now, she credits her dog with helping her through the tough parts of cancer treatment. Always with a positive outlook, Camryn says, “There will be tougher parts than normal when you have cancer, but if you have someone or something to distract you, it isn’t as bad.”
Students and staff, thank you for contributing to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the fundraiser honoring our ALL hero, Camryn. Thanks to the leadership class for leading this fundraiser. Together, we raised $650 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Updated: February 21, 2020
Congratulations to State Champion Sylvia P.! She is the first female Bedford wrestler to capture the Girls State Wrestling title. Last year as a sophomore, she took 5th place. This year she is a champion and next year she plans to "work even harder!'
She grew up watching her brother practice, started wrestling at age 5 and never looked back! She gets her inspiration from her mom, family, and world champion US female wrestler, Adeline Gray.
She is thankful for her coaches for pushing her to be the best and says she is proud of where I come from and the support she gets from Bedford.
Coach Vogel is impressed with her work ethic, "With the long history of Bedford Wrestling, it is pretty hard to set new records. Sylvia is doing just that. She is blazing new trails in one of high school's fastest growing sports. (Women's wrestling) Sylvia is one of the hardest workers on my team. She set a goal for herself and did the work to achieve it. I am so proud of her."
Her advice to any young ladies that want to follow in her footsteps on the mat? Never dwell on your losses. Every one is scared to lose. Her trick to get past that anxiety? She uses meditation to relax and get past that mental part of wrestling.
She hopes to compete in a national event in a couple of months and we have no doubt that she will do Bedford proud! Good Luck, Sylvia!
Posted: February 3, 2020
Planning on Getting a Yearbook?
Get $5 off this week only!
The price of the yearbook has just increased to $85.00. But this week only, during the Cyber Week Sale, use the discount code cyberweek2020 at checkout to get $5 off.
Go to yearbookforever.com and search for Bedford High School and select the Temperance, MI one.
Get yours today! No extra books will be ordered!
Updated: February 3, 2020
NEW FOOTBALL COACH ANNOUNCED
Congratulations to John Phillips, the new head football coach of the Bedford Kicking Mules!
Posted: January 24, 2020
COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE & GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
There are a couple of new course offerings in this year's Course Description Guide (find link in Quick Links column on left). Under the Business Technology Department, you will see a couple of new Computer Science related courses on page 13. The Computer System Engineering will teach skills needed to support IT networks and students can earn industry recognized CompTIA's A+ certification. Computer Systems Applications will focus on IT infrastructure and prepare students for the CompTIA's Network+ industry certification.
The Math Department's option on page 27 now include new support classes: Algebra Foundations and Geometry Foundations. These elective classes do not count as math graduation credits but are meant to be taken along with the Algebra or Geometry class that does. The additional time and resources in the Foundations classes are meant to help students successfully meet the content expectations of the required course to earn that math credit.
These classes are part of the 162 individual classes listed in the Course Description along with the 71 Bedford Virtual Academy options. College credit opportunities exist in 9 AP classes offered, 11 CTE courses with Articulation Agreements and through Dual Enrollment. Thirteen different CTE programs offer experiences from Accounting to Welding. Our Visual and Performing Arts are well known and respected for the strength of their respective programs. We are proud to be able to offer so many opportunities to our students!
Posted: January 24, 2020
CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATION DAY:
June 7, 2020, 2 pm, UT Savage Arena
EXTRA CURRICULAR CAREER GROUPS AT REGIONAL EVENTS
The following DECA members attending the District Conference earlier this month at Eastern Michigan University.
Hannah B.*, Alexis C., Jack C.*, Joelle D., Hannah D., Joey D., Kaylin E.*, Lauren F., Tyson G., MacKenzie G.*, Austin L.*, Eli L.*, Weston M.*, Miranda M., Luci N., Ilana R., Emily S., Lindy S.*, Lindsay S.*, Ivan S.*, Jaylynn Z.
Ten of the 21 participants qualified to attend the State Conference in Detroit, March 5th-7th. Good Luck!
* Qualified for State Conference
DECA ALUM HONORED AT BGSU
Recent BHS Grad (Class of '19) and BHS DECA Alum, Alexander Jones, was selected as distinguished Student Ambassador for the Bowling Green State University College of Business.
Thirty two members from Bedford participated at their Regional Leadership Conference. By the end of the event, our BPA students placed in the Top Ten 29 times! Twenty-four students total will be attending the State Leadership Conference, March 19-22, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ryan S.: 1st Place, Advanced Accounting
Ivan S.: 1st Place, Digital Marketing Concepts (Open); 3rd Place, Digital Communication & Design Concepts (Open); 10th Place, Management, Marketing and Human Resource Concepts (Open)
Lucas W.: 1st Place, Fundamental Accounting; 3rd Place, Advanced Spreadsheet Applications
Gabe K., Derek P., Lukas S, Ryan S.: 2nd Place, Financial Analyst Team
Zachary W.: 2nd Place, Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications
Zachary B. and Trevor B.: 3rd Place, Economic Research Team
Evan H.: 3rd Place, Fundamental Accounting
Weston M.: 3rd Place, Management, Marketing and Human Resource Concepts (Open)
Lukas S.: 3rd Place, Personal Financial Management
Kendra B., Victoria B., Kendall C., Payton M.: 3rd Place, Small Business Management Team
Mitchell Z.: 4th Place, Advanced Accounting
Kendall C.: 4th Place, Entrepreneurship
Hannah V.: 4th Place, Payroll Accounting; 9th Place, Prepared Speech
Derek P.: 4th Place, Personal Financial Management
Mitchel D., Evan H., Landon L., Joey N.: 4th Place, Presentation Management Team
Tori B.: 5th Place, Advanced Accounting
Elizabeth M.: 5th Place, Digital Communication & Design Concepts (Open); 6th Place, Parliamentary Procedure Concepts (Open); 6th Place, Administrative Support Concepts (Open); 6th Place, Business Meeting Management Concepts
Logan S.: 6th Place, Advanced Accounting
Joey N.: 6th Place, Fundamental Accounting
Payton M.: 7th Place, Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications
Jessie C.: 7th Place, Graphic Design Promotion
Austin H.: 7th Place, Personal Financial Management
BPA presents awards for service to their chapter, school, and community with Torch Awards. Nine students also earned the Statesman Torch Award: Kendra B., Kendall C., Wesley M., Bianca P., Lukas S., Ryan S., Logan S., Hannah V., and Emma W.
WEATHER MEANT PLAN B FOR HOSA!
The HOSA Regional Conference was cancelled due to weather. Plan B was students testing and presenting on January 22nd in the Media Center. We are thankful that Mark Burley, Director of Michigan HOSA, was here to administer and judge. The students appreciated the opportunity to participate and get some feedback after all of their hard work getting ready for the original event.
Stay tuned for results.
Posted: January 23, 2020
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR MARCH 13th!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
FUNdraiser Events for New Restrooms at Bedford Community Stadium
Visit www.mulemuscle.org for details on the:
ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT/REVERSE RAFFLE
MEGA 50/50 RAFFLE
Event will be held at Forest View Lanes beginning at 5:30 pm.
All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new, permanent restrooms in the stadium. All tickets and sponsorships are available online at their website. For more information, you can email email@example.com or call Michelle German at 419-215-7600.
Final Planning Meeting: Tuesday, March 3rd at Sidelines at 7:00 PM.
Updated: February 25, 2020
BHS VOLLEYBALL COACH INDUCTED
INTO AVCA HALL OF FAME
In December, BHS volleyball coach, Jodi Manore was inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame along with a few of her college level colleagues. Over her career, she has encouraged the development of our own athletes locally and enjoyed record success as a high school coach, but she has also worked at state and national levels as a tireless advocate for the sport and its athletes.
Watch the video of her introduction at the awards ceremony and acceptance speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AARhDko4zTY
Congratulations, Coach Manore!
Posted: January 6, 2020
Community Ed Online Registration Changes
In January 2020, BEDFORD COMMUNITY EDUCATION is moving to a new convenient, mobile‐friendly, online tool to register from any device, including your smartphone or tablet. You will need to create a new account profile the first time you use this new service before registering for any classes, activities or leagues. Our Account Profile Help Sheet has further instructions on how to do so.
The online registration link has changed to https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com/. Please update your saved links/bookmarks!
Posted: January 2, 2020
BHS STUDENTS AT UT ENGINEERING'S DESIGN COMPETITION
AP Physics attended the annual Design Competition at UT Engineering. The students were in groups of four and were asked to build a car that would have the highest momentum but not break an egg that was to be placed inside the car.
Bedford had 16 students compete in 4 teams. There were 34 teams total with over 130 students from 12 area high schools.
They also attended a discussion on the future of automated cars held by ODOT and visited the senior engineering student expo where we saw a few Bedford alumni presenting their senior projects in the engineering school.
Posted: December 19, 2019
A Reminder from Our Nurses:
This is the time of year when we start to see the typical seasonal increase in the number of viral illnesses reported. All of our schools are taking extra precautions to help minimize the spread of those germs that commonly appear now. Extra cleaning is being performed and all hard surfaces are being disinfected.
You can help, too! Remind your student to practice good hand hygiene and cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Please be vigilant in watching your student for signs and symptoms of illness, including fever, rash, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, etc. As always, seek the guidance of a health care professional if necessary. It's also not too late to get a flu shot!
As we head into winter break, this would also be a great time to remind your child to bring gym clothes, and any other extra clothing items stashed away in their lockers, home to launder.
Here's to a happy and HEALTHY holiday season!
Posted: December 19, 2019
QUIZ BOWL TEAM RETAINS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY
When a team wins the Monroe County ISD Quiz Bowl tournament, the trophy travels back to the winning school with them where it stays until it is time for the next tournament. For the high school trophy, it was a round trip this year. The Bedford High School Quiz Bowl team repeated as champions and the trophy stays here for another year! Congratulations Patrick, Noah, Arpan, Tyson, Sam, Joey and Coach Mr. Denniss!
Posted: December 5, 2019
Swimmers Make Splash at States!
The MHSAA Girls Swim State Finals featured 5 young ladies from Bedford High School: Lindy, Sydney, Tina, Ava and Hannah!
This team of 5 placed 19th overall at the State meet. They worked well together to place in a couple of relay events: Sydney, Tina, Ava and Hannah took 17th place in the 200 Medley Relay and Ava, Hannah, Sydney and Lindy took 16th place in the 200 Freestyle Relay at the State meet.
Individually, Lindy took 2nd Place in State 50 Freestyle and 3rd Place in State 100 Freestyle and Sydney finished in 37th Place in State 100 Backstroke. Both Sydney and Lindy earned All State honors for their efforts.
Updated: January 6, 2020
The Monroe Exchange Club can provide eyeglasses to Monroe County students of parents that do not have insurance or are unable to provide their children with eyeglasses due to financial hardship. An eyeglass assistance application is available online or if you need a printed application form, please contact our office at 734-850-6100 and we'll send one home with your child.
Posted: November 5, 2019
Congrats Girls Cross Country Team Takes 10th Place at State!
Congratulations to our runners! This is a great accomplishment!
Updated: December 9, 2019
Any girl interested in playing tennis this spring should stop and see Coach Cukierski in the new gym for opportunity to play tennis indoors this winter.
Posted: October 28, 2019
BHS GOLFER PLACES AT STATE TOURNAMENT!
Congratulations, Emma Mulder! She took 15th place at the MHSAA State girls golf tournament.
MHSAA GIRLS GOLF FINALS
Updated: October 21, 2019
Marching Band Does It Again!
The Kicking Mules Marching Band earned a superior rating with straight 1's by all adjudicators for the 6th straight year at MSBOA Marching Band Festival in Flat Rock on Monday, October 14th. The theme of the show was "TV Time" and featured theme songs from Friends, Hawaii Five-o, Spongebob Squarepants, Hannah Montana, and Star Trek.
Posted: October 15, 2019
Writing lab is open and operating in room C-6 for 4th hour and room A-24 for 5th hour. The concept is similar to Math Lab in that it is homeroom help requiring a referral/pass from a teacher for attendance. However, Writing Lab is available for any student in any content area who needs help with a reading or writing issue. We would ask students bring rubrics for projects to help us guide them. We would also be happy to review student writing for college and job applications.
Posted: October 7, 2019
SENIOR SEND OFF
Posted: September 17, 2019
TUTORING CENTER NOW OPEN
Tutoring is now available in the Media Center Monday-Thursday right after school.
Posted: September 11, 2019
There is an annual juried art show for high school students in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio. This year we are pleased to announce that 5 of our high school students have had their entries selected for inclusion in the 2019 FOCUS show!
Congratulations to Zoe M., Sarah D., Torrie C., Kendal S., and Savanna B.!
Torrie, Kendal and Zoe will have their pieces displayed in the American Frame Show in January.
Updated: September 30, 2019
Bedford High School All-Girl Robotics Team Reaches Finals in All-Girl Competition
Bedford High School's Bedford Express FRC Robotics Team sent a squad of ladies to the Goonettes Invitational, an all-girl FIRST Robotics Competition held in Woodhaven on Saturday, September 14th. Captains Layni R. and Alexis F. successfully drove through the qualifications matches with a 7-0-1 record, earning a second place ranking. Freshman Savannah F., Jessica S. and Sarah B. did an incredible job maintaining the robot in our pit in addition to filling roles of human player and technician. The team advanced through the quarter-finals and semi-finals before falling to the top ranked alliance in the finals. This is the first time Bedford Express has attended an all-girls event since 2015 and we are hopeful that a strong class with seven freshman girls will allow us to continue to compete in the future.
Bedford Express is preparing now for fall/winter classes and the start of build season in January. Students interested in joining the co-ed 2020 team (and mentors interested in helping) can register on the Bedford Express website.
More information about the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) can be found on the FIRST FRC website.
Updated: September 23, 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
ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES ONLINE
You can place your school picture order online at mylifetouch.com.
Use Picture Day ID: LM759003Y0
ORDER YEARBOOKS ONLINE
Yearbook orders are all placed online at yearbookforever.com Cost: $75 until January 11, 2020; and then $85 after that. Personalization is an additional $10 and order must be placed by January 25, 2020.
*Note: There will be NO extra yearbooks ordered, and once the yearbook sales end, there will be NO wait list for any overruns.
**Select past volumes of BHS Yearbooks and Spring Supplements are available from when extra quantities were ordered. Click here to view surplus issues available and details to purchase.
Updated: October 7, 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 for 2019-20 School Year
Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, in all the school offices, or can be printed here.
This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 11, 2019 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. 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.
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.
Posted July 29,2019
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.