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COMMUNITY FORUMS SCHEDULED FOR A PROPOSED NOVEMBER BOND
Dr. Carl Shultz, Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, is excited to announce that, as a district, we have the opportunity this November to ask our community for support in updating our aging facilities and in ensuring that our students and staff have the safest possible learning environment. The district has been working tirelessly to construct a list of immediate facility needs that we need to upgrade. In addition, through surveys, building evaluations, and research, we have identified a number of safety concerns that we also would like to address.
The next step in the process is to engage our community in an open dialogue to determine if we have missed anything and to share where we are currently. To accomplish this step, the district will be holding two forums to outline our plan and to gather additional information from stakeholders. Please feel free to attend one of the two forums that will be located inside the Bedford High School Auditorium on the following dates:
Tuesday, May 29th
Bedford High School Auditorium
Thursday, May 31st
Bedford High School Auditorium
The Board of Education will also be discussing the proposal as an agenda item at their Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting on Thursday, May 31st at 7 pm in the BHS Media Center. All board meetings, including COW meetings, are open to the public to attend.
Posted May 16, 2018
TUTORING/TEST MAKE UPS
There will be NO TUTORING /or MAKE UP TESTS this Thursday, May 24th. We will be back in business on
Tuesday, May 29th.
Posted May 23, 2018
SENIOR ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK
There are two activities planned for you during your final week. Don't miss out on your final opportunities to make memories with the Class of 2018!
Your breakfast is Wednesday, May 23 during 1st and 2nd hours. Not only is the food free, but winners of the mock elections will be revealed!
The Senior Relays is Thursday, May 24 after your final exam. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and salads are provided. Students with last names A-L should bring a 2-liter of pop. Students with last names M-Z should bring a bag of chips or cookies. Prizes for the class who wins the Relays. Yard signs given out afterwards.
Posted May 21, 2018
LOOKING FOR LINK CREW MEMBERS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
Attention Underclassmen we are looking the 2018-19 Link Crew team. Link crew members help during freshman orientation and act as role models and mentors for the incoming freshman class. If you are interested please see Mrs. Avalos in room A25 for an application.
Posted May 21, 2018
BHS STUDENTS WRITING BUDDIES WITH 4th GRADERS
Our students will be writing mentors for Mrs. Hite's DRE 4th-grade class until the end of the year. They alternate which class writes a part of the story each day, and the high school students provide mentorship & suggestions. They did such a great job of making the elementary students feel welcome and comfortable & provided wonderful mentorship in writing.
Posted May 15, 2018
10th Annual Jenna Floss Memorial 5K Run/Walk
10th Annual Jenna Floss Memorial 5K Run/Walk presented by Francis Family YMCA and Young Life is Saturday, June 2nd. $15. Sign up by May18th. Sign up information is in the main office.
Posted May 7, 2018
SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR 2018-2019
All athletes in Grades 6-12 participating in any Bedford sports will need a physical completed AFTER April 15, 2018. (Students who just got one for a spring season sport would need to get it done again to participate in a fall sport.) All physicals done after April 15th would then be good for the entire 2018-19 school year.
You will need to the MHSAA physical form to be completed. Please take it with you to the physical to be filled out by the medical staff during your appointment.
Mercy Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has scheduled a few walk-in dates (dates and locations listed below) to get a physical.
All are from 5-7 pm (Last registration accepted at 6:45 pm.)
May 22 — Maumee Bay
June 19 — St. Vincent (This date has been corrected; it was originally listed as June 9th)
July 24 and July 31 — West Sylvania
Cost is $25 (cash or check only).
Posted May 8, 2018
INTERESTED IN PLAYING FOOTBALL IN 2018?
Attention Football Players and ANYONE interested in playing football next fall. Please register for the 2018 football season in Coach Wood's classroom in C-9. It will take you a short 2 minutes to register and we need your data to send you valuable information. Also, begin preparation for the Mandatory Pre-Season Player and Parent meeting which will be Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30 PM in the HS Auditorium.
Posted May 3, 2018
Sunday, June 3rd
3:00 pm at UT Savage Arena
Bancroft Street is closed for construction. You are not able to access Bancroft at Secor or cross Bancroft from Douglas to enter campus. It has been recommended to enter off of Douglas, at either the Fetterman Training Center or at the light at East Rocket Drive. This may add to the traffic congestion so please plan accordingly.
You will notice that there will be a colorful variety of cords that the seniors may be wearing with their caps and gowns. The following colors have academic performance significance:
Orange cord: Summa Cum Laude - GPA of 3.9 to 4.0
Purple cord: Magna Cum Laude - GPA of 3.7 to 3.89
Green cord: Cum Laude - GPA of 3.5 to 3.69
White cord: Honors - GPA of 3.0 to 3.49
SUMMER TEST OUT
Summer Test Out dates and paperwork is out and online now. If you are interested in testing out of a class, please fill out the paperwork and hand in to the main office by Friday, May 25. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Schultz in B2.
Posted May 1, 2018
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Need help with mental health questions or substance abuse and do not know where to start looking? Check out the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website for programs/resources in your area.
Posted May 1, 2018
BHS ROBOTICS TEAM DIVISION QUARTERFINALISTS AT WORLDS!
Bedford High School's FRC Robotics team, Bedford Express, competed at the FIRST Robotics World Championship at Cobo Hall in Detroit this past weekend. They qualified for their competition spot in two ways: through winning the Engineering Inspiration Award at last year's World Championship, and also by finishing 28th out of 508 Michigan Teams at the State Championship Tournament. The robot and team performed very well. Their qualifying record was 6-4, but they were individually the 4th highest scoring robot on the scale. This individual performance was crucial in getting picked in the play-offs in a division of 67 teams. Bedford Express was the 6th selected robot. The Roboteers, from New York, selected us to join the number 6 alliance. That alliance forced a tie breaker match in the Curie division quarter finals before being eliminated.
The World Championship will return to Detroit, Michigan next April and Bedford Express looks forward to continuing their appearance at FIRST World Championships streak. Bedford Public Schools students interested in participating in this "Varsity Sport for the Mind" can register at www.bedfordrobotics.org. Bedford has all 4 levels of FIRST Robotics programs to serve students in grades K-12!
We are proud of all of the hard work, dedication and commitment of all of the BX members, volunteers, mentors, and coaches, as they represent Bedford Public Schools to the world! Great job!
Posted April 30, 2018
SENIOR SEND-OFF FORM IN OFFICE
Senior Send Off is fast approaching, come into the Main Office to pick up your permission slip that MUST be completed before graduation. This is for the University of Toledo party after graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 3rd.
Posted April 25, 2018
BHS Junior Wins 2018 MI Aspirations in Computing Award!
Hillary is a junior at Bedford High School and was recently presented with the 2018 Michigan NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award during an awards ceremony at Michigan State University. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing; leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education. She was one of the 70 talented students from across the state of Michigan to be honored there.
Hillary's experience in various programs offered at Bedford Public Schools, and other outside opportunities, have helped hone her skills, "I received the NCWIT Aspirations award for the state of Michigan for my skills and pursued interest in information technology and computation. After participating in FIRST robotics, I gained a passion for computer science. Since then I have driven myself to seek out opportunities to grow in my knowledge of this topic: attending Hackathons and camps at different universities, practicing digital art, participating in BPA, and exercising my understanding through different computer applications and programming. Bedford High School's FIRST robotics program, BPA chapter, Virtual Academy, and STEM classes have been instrumental in my success."
She also credits Bedford's Programming and Game Design Instructor, Mr. Pettrey, with inspiring her efforts, "This year, I was fortunate to meet Mr. Pettrey, a new computer science teacher who serves on the board for the community's new cyber security center [Bedford Advanced Cybersecurity Development Center located at the Monroe County Community College Whitman Center]. His instruction and insight led me to dual enroll at MCCC for computer science and inspires me to reach my goals after high school: to enroll in college to research artificial intelligence and machine behaviors."
Mr. Pettrey, meanwhile, is excited about the opportunities available at Bedford High School, "Bedford High School is a new Cisco Academy for 2018, using training materials from Cisco, the largest and most well-known networking company in the world. This fall, Bedford High School will be using Cisco Academy materials to teach a new Cybersecurity class, as well as continuing to teach existing programming classes with the most popular and widely-used programming languages in the industry." His goal is for students interested in computing to become job-ready by obtaining industry certifications before they graduate.
Posted April 20, 2018
DISTRICT CALENDAR FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR NOW AVAILABLE
Click on the link on the left to view the calendar for next school year. Please take note of the dates for NEXT YEAR'S Spring Break below. These dates deviate from what you may be used to seeing. Easter is NOT included in the spring break for next year, however, Good Friday is a day off.
SCHOOL YEAR : 2018-2019
Spring Break Begins: April 1st
School Resumes: April 8th
(Easter is April 21st and is NOT a part of the break)
Winter and Spring Break dates through 2020-21 can be found on our website on the District's Calendar page. look in the column on the left side of the page.
Posted May 14, 2018
8 State Qualifiers for Bedford Swim and Dive
Seniors DJ A., Logan C., Kyler S., and Zak S., Juniors: Noah S. and Ross T., Freshman: Ty S. and Thomas Z.
This Weekend the whole team will compete at EMU for the title of SMISL Champs against 11 other teams. The 8 State Qualifiers will compete on March 9-10th at Oakland University! Go Mules!
WRESTLERS AT STATE!
Kicking Mule Wrestling results at the Ford Field in the MHSAA Individual Tournament:
Austin Emerson - State Champ
Blake Wingate - Runner Up
Neil Antrassian - Finalist
NEW SWIM & DIVE RECORDS
Last weekend, the Bedford Mules Swim and Dive competed at the SECs in Skyline and set 3 new School Records!
200 Medley Relay (T. Smith, Schreder, Scheffer, Z. Smith) - 1:36.03
100 Fly- N.Scheffer - 53.20
100 Breaststroke- K. Schreder - 59.06
RECOGNITION FOR BHS WRITERS!
Teen Ink's National Print magazine, which has a circulation of over a half-million readers and represents the best pieces submitted across the country, has published pieces by 2 of our students. Previously Cami R. had her memoir published. Now Clark G. has a poem appearing in their pages! Congratulations!
Several students were also recognized by Scholastic for their writing: Receiving a Poetry Silver Key:
Receiving Honorable Mention for Personal Essay/Memoir:
Taylen A., Kelsea C., Justin C., and Cheyenne R.
BOWLING OVER THE COMPETITION!
Austin LaVigne was the Champion in the inaugural Monroe Region Singles Bowling Championship!
Megan Helpman was a top five girls qualifier for the event.
State Unveils New Parent Dashboard
Parents now have their own online dashboard that shows the performance of all K-12 public schools in Michigan and represents a new, improved level of transparency
The Parent Dashboard for School Transparency, available at https://www.mischooldata.org/ParentDashboard, is a combined effort of MDE and the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) – based on significant parent feedback on its planning, content, and design.
The dashboard allows deeper dives into the performance of various groups of students, such as gender, race, subject, and services to students.
You can always find the direct link for Bedford High School's information on the left under "School Data" for the "MI Parent Dashboard for School Transparency."
Getting Your School Closing/Delay and Emergency Alerts?
Keep your phone numbers/email current by contacting the school office if any changes are needed to the contact information that appears in HAC. It is important that this information is up-to-date so you can be reached if necessary. It is used by our Honeywell Instant Alert system which is the official means of communication with families in the event of an emergency.
Did you know? BHS has a Facebook Page
Math Lab Help Available During Homeroom
Anyone needing help on their math homework or help preparing for a math test can come. Get a pass from your math or homeroom teacher. Check in with your homeroom teacher first then come down to A-17.
Tutoring Center/Test Makeups
Just a reminder that the after school tutoring in the Media Center is OPEN. We are open every Monday through Thursday from 2:30 until 3:30 PM.
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
We are saving BOX TOPS again this year for the high school. Please clip and bring into your homeroom teacher or main office. We would like all homerooms to participate if you can. Just put your homeroom teacher's name on the baggie. Happy Clipping!!!
Food Service News
Bedford Public Schools has been fortunate to have a donor pay off all students' negative food service balances through January 22, 2018. Inspired by this person's generosity, accounts have been set up at each school to receive donations from anyone else interested in ensuring that our students can enjoy a healthy meal every day at school. Stop by the school office if you wish to make a similar donation.
Please be sure to check your student's account via My MealTime (use the link on the left) on a weekly basis so we can prevent further excessive charging. (Tip: Set a low balance alert in your profile!)
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.
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.