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The following representatives are currently scheduled to be here to answer any questions you may have or just to talk with you about the university. Representatives will be in the Media Center unless otherwise noted. Students must sign up in the Counseling Office.

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MILITARY REP VISITS

The following representatives are currently scheduled to be here to answer any questions you may have or just to talk with you about military service. Representatives will be outside the cafeteria during lunch hours. Sign up is not necessary.

Army: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

Navy: 2nd Thursday of each month

Air Force: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Marines: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

MI National Guard:
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month


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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

DECA

Group photo of DECA participantsThe 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

Alexander JonesDECA 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.

BPS

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.

Congratulations to:

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!

HOSA presentationThe 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


Notice of Board of Education Vacancy

Bedford Public Schools is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the board of education. An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position through December 31, 2020, and will be replaced by the individual elected to the position (based upon the November 3, 2020, election results) on January 1, 2021.

An individual who meets the following criteria is eligible for a position on the board:
• At least 18 years old;
• A registered voter in the school district where he or she is a candidate;
• A citizen of the United States;
• A resident of the state of Michigan for at least 30 days; and
• A resident of the school district.

The term “residence” is defined as the “place at which a person habitually sleeps, keeps his or her personal effects, and has a regular place of lodging. If a person has more than 1 residence, or if a person has a residence separate from that of his or her spouse, that place at which the person resides the greater part of the time shall be his or her official residence.” MCL 168.11(1).

Property ownership is not a requirement for candidacy.

A person is ineligible for a board position if he or she was convicted of a felony involving dishonesty, deceit, fraud, or a breach of the public trust within the preceding 20 years, and the conviction was related to the person’s official capacity while holding any elective office or position of employment in local, state, or federal government.

All those interested in submitting their name for the Board seat should indicate by written application to:

Mr. Ronald Koch, Board Secretary
Bedford Public Schools Board of Education
1623 West Sterns Road
Temperance, Michigan 48182

Interested persons must submit applications which include the following:
(1) A resume, which includes the Applicant’s address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable), and
(2) A letter expressing interest in the board position and their qualifications for the position.

Applications must be received at the Board Office address listed above no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will schedule interviews with selected candidates. Not all candidates for the board vacancy will be interviewed. If you have any questions concerning the role of the board of education and the responsibilities of a board member, please contact Dr. Carl Shultz, Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, at 734-850-6001.

Thank You, Jenna Biggs, for Your Service

This vacancy is due to a resignation from the board. Jenna Biggs had served as a trustee on the board for the past 3 years. She has accepted a new position outside of the Bedford Township area. We wish her all the best in the future and with her new career. We appreciate the time she has shared with us over the last few years in service to the Board of Education, our staff, and our students and families.

Posted: January 21, 2020


Digital Empowerment thumbnailDIGITAL EMPOWERMENT--
FOR PARENTS!
Learn how to empower your child to make safe and healthy choices online.

January 28, 2020 at 7 pm

The Bedford Junior High School PTO is hosting a Digital Empowerment Project parent meeting in the Bedford High School Auditorium on January 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm. This is a parent only event, and open to the public. This event will not be livestreamed. You must attend in person.

Some of the topics to be covered:

CURRENT TRENDS: Dark Web, Popular Teen Apps, App Functionality, Covert Apps & Hidden Features

ONLINE RISKS: Establishing Cyber-Balance, Cyber-Respect Online Relationships, Pornography/Sexting

EMPOWERMENT: Understanding Risk Factors, Smart Empowerment Strategy, Invest/Inspire/Impact, Resources for Parents

Presenter: Captain Scott Frank

"After an amazing 36-year career in law enforcement, I retired to follow my passion to EMPOWER TEENS to make safe and healthy choices online and to EDUCATE PARENTS so they can support and guide their teens. As a former Internet Crimes Against Children Investigator my role was to traverse the internet posing as a child. The world I found myself in for over ten years was almost beyond descriptive words. I knew that my investigations were important, and they were making a difference - one predator at a time."

View Digital Empowerment Project Jan. 28th flyer

Learn More: https://digitalempowermentproject.com/

Updated: January 14, 2020


WINTER WONDERLAND DANCE

Student Council is planning a Winter Wonderland Dance on Saturday, February 1st following our two home basketball games on Friday, January 31st. We will nominate a court on Friday, January 17th. Court will be announced and the King & Queen will be crowned at the halftime of the boys basketball game on Friday, January 31st. Tickets will go on sale the week of January 27th thru January 31st. They are $8 single or $15 a couple. Tickets will be available at the door.

NEED A DRESS?
Are you going to the winter dance and need a dress? Stop by the media center during homeroom to check out a selection of free dresses. Dresses will be available through January 31st.

Posted: January 22, 2020


SPIRIT WEEK

January 27th - Monday - PJ Day
January 28th - Tuesday - Winter Hat Day
January 29th - Wednesday - Denim Day (wear all denim)
January 30th - Thursday - Flannel Day
January 31st - Friday - Spirit Day

Posted: January 22, 2020


Royal Flush logoTICKETS 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
ADOPT-AN-ENVELOPE
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

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 dumbell@mulemuscle.org or call Michelle German at 419-215-7600.

Next Planning Meeting: Sunday, January 27th at Sidelines (in the Basement) at 7:00 PM.

Updated: January 14, 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.

Jodi Manore AVCA 2019 Hall Of Fame

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

Collage of group pictures of students at UT Design CompetitionAP 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


BX Parade FloatROBOTICS TEAM SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER

Bedford Express robotics team participated in the Ida Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 7th. The team decorated a trailer and several robots with more than 10,000 lights. The 2019 robot drove along side of the trailer and students handed out candy and BX items to kids along the parade route.

New season starts right after the New Year! The 2020 build/competition season kicks off on Saturday, January 4th at 10 am! Bedford Express is accepting 2020 Robotics Season Applications. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Denny Costlow at 1023CoachBedfordExpress@gmail.com.

Posted: December 17, 2019


Planning on Getting a Yearbook?
Prices go up in January!

Yearbook prices will increase to $85 in January. Order now!

Posted: December 12, 2019


QUIZ BOWL TEAM RETAINS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

Quiz Bowl Team Group Photo with TrophyWhen 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


Eyeglasses Assistance

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


GIRLS TENNIS

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


Emma Mulder in mid golf swingBHS 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 members on fieldMarching 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

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

The Facebook group page that has been created is:
2020 Senior Send Off
Email: 2020seniorsendoff@gmail.com (all lowercase)

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


AWESOME ARTISTS!

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!

collage of 5 artists and their work

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

group photo of ladies' robotics team

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


SUBSTITUTES NEEDED

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.

BHS CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 11:00 AM.

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

Athletic Events Calendar

District Facilities Calendar

(ML Schedules is a searchable calendar for events at all Bedford Public Schools' facilities)

2019-2020 District Student
School-Year-At-a Glance? Calendar

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Note: Easter is the last day of Spring Break (April 12, 2020).


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Community & Adult Education programs, classes, leagues, and events for the current season.

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Winter 2020 Brochure

Register Online!


STUDENT HANDBOOK


Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


OK2SAY

If you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, you can submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY. OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools.

     TEXT: 652729 (OK2SAY)
     PHONE: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
     EMAIL: OK2Say
     ONLINE: www.ok2say.com

App available for iPhone and Android devices

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO SEEK HELP:

     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
     1-800-273-TALK (8255)

     DoSomething.org Crisis Text Line:
     741741


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Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Bond projects at: www.mybedford.us/bond.html


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