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CLUB MEETINGS

Students must arrange for a ride home from any club meetings.

MONDAYS
Art Club
Room # 134
2:30-3:30 pm on the following days:
March 30th
April 20th
May 11th

TUESDAYS
Card Club for 6th graders
Room # 206
2:30-3:30 pm

Math Counts
Room # 32
2:30-3:30 pm

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Science Olympiad
Room # 218

THURSDAYS
Bible Fellowship Club
Room # 23
2:30-3:30 pm

Book Club
Room # 206
2:30-3:30 pm

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ALL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
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BJHS 6th/7th GRADE VIRTUAL ART SHOW

Due to the COVID closures, our students lost the opportunity to have their artwork displayed at the library for the annual show. Please enjoy this Virtual Art Show put together by Ms. Copley, who taught 6th and 7th grade this year.

Posted: June 5, 2020


FALL SPORTS

We are still awaiting the lifting of current restrictions and guidance on any accommodations that may have to be made to safely resume our athletic activities (including use of our facilities, conditioning, summer practices, etc.). In the meantime, we would like to begin gathering information from the student-athletes interested in participating in our Fall Sports at BPS to ensure we can quickly contact them when we know more.

2020 FALL SPORTS INTEREST SURVEY
Please fill out this survey for all sports other than football.

FOOTBALL
Please fill out the Bedford Football Registration 2020 Form by June 5.
We need to get summer information to you as quickly as we can.
A mandatory football meeting will be held when we are permitted to hold a meeting.
Any questions can be sent to Coach Phillips: john.phillips@mybedford.us

Go Mules!

Updated: June 1, 2020


UPDATE ON STUDENT BELONGING PICK UP/SCHOOL ITEM DROP OFF

BJHS student belonging pickup/school item drop off will be June 8-10th from 1-7 pm with time slots alphabetically by last name. If you cannot make it between during those times, please email or call (734-850-6201) Mr. Hurley.

Please complete the Rollback Form for your chromebook online before coming to turn it in. And don't forget to bring your charger!

Bring a bag for to take all of your excess materials/papers home.

Unfortunately, we have limited parking during the rollback due to bond construction work. We have some parking in the depot and front of the building. We also have some parking at the township library. We ask that you drop off the student and either park or drive around and wait to be contacted by the student.

Monday, June 8th
1:00-1:30 PM: A Last Names
1:30-2:30 PM: B Last Names Bair-Black
2:30-3:30 PM: B Last Names Bloomer-Byrne
3:30-4:30 PM: C Last Names
4:30-6:00 PM: D, E Last Names
6:00-7:00 PM: F & G Last Names

Tuesday, June 9th
1:00-2:00 PM: G Last Names
2:00-3:30 PM: H, I, J last Names
3:30-4:30 PM: K Last Names
4:30-5:30 PM: L Last Names
5:30-6:30 PM: M Last Names
6:30-7:00 PM: N &O Last Names

Wednesday, June 10th
1:00-2:00 PM: P Last Names
2:00-3:00 PM: Q & R Last Names
3:00-4:00 PM: S Last Names Sa-Simmons
4:00-5:00 PM: S Last Names Simpson-Sz
5:00-6:00 PM: T, U & V Last Names
6:00-7:00 PM: W, X, Y, Z Last Names

STOP AT:
Locker: Make sure locker is clean and leave locker door open. All items and garbage will need to be taken home.
Chromebook return in Media Center: Please
     -- Cleaning station will be provided, take off CB cover and wipe thoroughly.
     -- Wrap Chromebook charger according to demonstrations in this video.
     -- Return red bag, if you were given one.
Media Center to return any library books checked out.
Yearbook Pickup at Concession Stand (if ordered)
Table for your grade to:
     6th Grade in the cafeteria: Receive Awards, Return Books, Class Novels, Drop Off Packets
     7th Grade in the gym: Receive Awards, Return Books, Drop Off Packets
     8th Grade in the gym: Receive Awards, Shirts, Return Books, Drop Off Packets

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
-- Classroom books to return must have a piece of paper with your name and your teacher’s name sticking out of it. Link to example.
-- Pick up projects from classes that teachers have contacted you about.
-- Return musical instruments/music per music teacher’s instructions.

While the time slot structure will reduce the number of people present, we also want to ensure everyone takes the now standard precautions. We ask that:

-- Only students come into the building and should wear a mask
-- Maintain six feet of distance
-- Don’t attend if you are ill or if you have had contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19.
-- Wash your hands before and after the event.
-- Cover your mouth/nose if coughing/sneezing with your elbow.

More directions regarding where to go and times for each student will be sent closer to the date.

Updated: June 1, 2020


FOOD SERVICE DRIVE THRU PICK UP REMINDER

The last scheduled date for the 2019-2020 school year for this service is Monday, June 8th.

Posted: May 23, 2020


ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Bedford Public Schools will be making the following modifications to the registration process. Registration, at this time, will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments will be scheduled after June 2nd (or the first business day after the expiration of any additional Executive Orders).

PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Please call Linda Brieschke at 734 850-6203 to make your appointment. Please leave a message with your name and phone number and your call will be returned within 2 business days.

When we call you back to set up your appointment, we will:
-- Inform you of the documentation that is required at the time of registration. We will not be able to accept partial registration.
-- Inform you of the location and safety procedures that will be in place for the appointment time

Parents will be strongly encouraged to email their documentation ahead of time, if possible, and it will be printed off prior to the appointment. Please email them to linda.brieschke@mybedford.us. However, parents MUST BRING THE ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE to the appointment with them.

Anyone that started this process prior to the school closure, but did not have complete documentation, will need to submit any outstanding items to complete the registration process. Please call 734-850-6028 to set up an appointment to finish that process or email any outstanding documents (except birth certificates; an appointment will be needed to bring those in) to linda.brieschke@mybedford.us.

Note: Any students finishing their first year at BPS do not need to go through this process again if there has been no change to your residential information. Your information will automatically be updated in our records for the next grade this fall.

APPOINTMENT TIMES

A​ll a​ppointments will be scheduled ​at the Administration Building (1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182) ​during the following hours beginning Tuesday, June 2 (or the first business day after the expiration of any additional Executive Orders):

TIMES FOR JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL​ STUDENTS​:
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Those needing a notary should come this day.)
Wednesdays: 12:30-4:30 PM
Thursdays: 7:30 AM-12:00 PM

ITEMS NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION:

Registration Packet
1. Complete packet prior to registration appointment.
-- Packets available online (http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/Registration.html)
-- Packets available for pickup, 24/7, outside of the Office of Instruction in the Administration Building, 1623 West Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182

2. Proof of Residency includes the following three items:
A. Proof of homeownership (Deed, current tax statement or closing documents; OR a lease/rental agreement with occupancy date and list of occupants.)

B. One piece of additional proof of residency. (current utility bill which includes gas, electric and water; OR homeowner's insurance policy. We Do Not accept a bill from a cell phone provider.)

C. Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID with current Bedford address.

3. Birth Certificate
-- Official state certified birth certificate. Photo copies or hospital certificates are not accepted.
-- If a parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.

4. Accurate Immunization Records
-- Updated immunization records must be submitted prior to the start of school if there are any required immunizations are missing.

5. Hearing & Vision Screening
-- A hearing and vision screening is required for Kindergarten students prior to the start of school.

6. Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
-- Current custody papers for students not residing with both biological parents listed on the birth certificate.
-- Legal guardianship papers for students not residing with either biological parent.

Updated: May 21, 2020


UPDATE LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

A long update letter from the Superintendent has been emailed to families and posted on the BPS District website and District Facebook Page. It includes info on the rest of 2019-20 (At Home Learning, Graduation, Food Service), looking at 2020-21 (Setting, Registration), COVID-19 School Funding Impact, and Bond Work. Please refer to the District website to read it in its entirety.

Posted: May 17, 2020


FAMILIES ELIGIBLE FOR FREE/REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS TO GET PANDEMIC EBT PROGRAM BENEFITS

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) provides temporary funding to address emergency food needs for families affected by the pandemic. P-EBT food assistance benefits will go to families with students ages 5-18 that are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. This includes families currently receiving Food Assistance Program benefits as well as those not currently enrolled in the program.

FAMILIES CURRENTLY RECEIVING FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FAP) BENEFITS WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE BENEFITS

Additional benefits will be issued directly to your Bridge Card and can be used in the same way to purchase food items. P-EBT benefits can also be used in the Double Up Food Bucks program.

March and April combines benefits: $193.80 per eligible student will be loaded on the family's Bridge Card by the end of April.

May and June combined benefits: $182.40 per eligible student will be loaded on the family's Bridge Card at a later date yet to be determined.

ELIGIBLE FAMILIES NOT CURRENTLY RECEIVING FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FAP) BENEFITS CAN ALSO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM

Q. We recently lost our job or took a significant loss in income. What should I do to receive the benefit?
A: Please reach out to your local school/district to learn how to complete an application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals. Your child’s school/district will have to report the change in Free and Reduced-Price Meal eligibility to the state of Michigan to make you eligible for P-EBT.

How to apply for Bedford Public Schools' Free and Reduced School Meals:

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online at: https://www.lunchapp.com/
Applications can be printed using this link: http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/files/2019-20-Free_and_Reduced-price_application.pdf
Applications will also be available at the MRE and BHS "Drive Thru" pickups. Completed applications can also be returned at these locations as well.

Then register on MI Bridges to get the EBT process started: https://newmibridges.michigan.gov/

Eligible families not currently receiving food assistance benefits will receive a pre-loaded Electronic Benefits Transaction (EBT) card in the mail. It will be issued under the name of the oldest student in the household. Benefits for all eligible school-aged children in the home will be loaded onto this one EBT card. Families will also be getting a letter from MDHHS describing how to use their EBT card, how to set up their PIN, and other information about food assistance benefits. This EBT card can be used to purchase food items only, in-person, at any SNAP retailer. The P-EBT card may look different from the Bridge Card but can be used in the same way.

March and April combines benefits: Families will receive an EBT card in the mail pre-loaded with $193.80 per eligible student by the end of the first week in May. Please keep this card to use for ongoing benefits you may receive.

May and June combined benefits: $182.40 per eligible student will be loaded on the family's EBT card at a later date yet to be determined.

If you have any questions about this Pandemic EBT Program, please refer to these online resources:

     Pandemic EBT Program

     MDE Office of Health & Nutrition Services Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) Frequently asked Questions

     Or call: 1-833-905-0028

Posted: April 29, 2020


At-Home Learning Plan Information

Our Continuity in Learning Plan has been approved. Dr. Mark French, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Student Services, has emailed families with a Letter and Overview of our At-Home Learning Plan. Building principals will also be sending more detailed information specific to their schools home as well.

Posted: April 14, 2020


BJHS AT-HOME LEARNING SCHEDULE

New Content posted on assigned days by 9:00 am.

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Elective
Office Hours: 12:30 pm-2:30 pm. Teachers will be online, responding to emails or Schoology Groups.

TUESDAY/THURSDAY
Math
Science
Computer/PE/Health
Office Hours: 12:30 pm-2:30 pm. Teachers will be online, responding to emails or Schoology Groups.

FRIDAY
Brief review activities

Posted: April 14, 2020


YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW

To Purchase go to: www.yearbookforever.com enter our school name Bedford Junior High School.
Absolute last day to order: May 23, 2020!

Thumbnail of 2020 BJHS yearbook coverThis will definitely be a school year to remember forever, and the 2020 BJHS Yearbook will have all those memories for you!!! You can still purchase a 2020 yearbook online until May 23rd. Our yearbook company is adding a special 8 page section on the Covid-19 Pandemic in the yearbook for you to remember this unique crisis. You can purchase a yearbook for $40.The yearbooks are being printed in Missouri, and they have not shut down at this time. Once the yearbooks are printed and delivered to school, we will set up a time to pick them up after the governor has lifted the "stay at home" ordinance. DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME YEARBOOK MEMORY!!!

Updated: April 17, 2020


A NOTE ABOUT FOOD SERVICE ACCOUNT BALANCES

Normally at the end of a school year, we put out a quick note about food service balances and what your options are, especially for families with a graduating senior. But since we are no longer holding classes in our buildings and kids are no longer eating lunches in our cafeterias, we are putting this notice out a bit earlier this year.

Do you owe money?
You can continue to use the Meal Magic Cloud's SendMoneyToSchool link: https://sendmoneytoschool.com/Dashboard/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/ to pay online (Note: Vendor service fee will apply to the amount paid.) or you can send a check to cover the balance owed to: Bedford Public Schools, 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182. Please include Food Service and student(s) names in the memo line of the check. If you need assistance to find out the balance owed, please email the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler at meaghan.eckler@mybedford.us.

Do you have a senior graduating but still have money in their account?
You have 3 options:
1) Request a refund.
2) Request a transfer of remaining balance into the account of a younger sibling.
3) Request remaining balance be transfered to a Food Service account set up to accept donations to ensure all students can enjoy healthy meals at school every day.
Please email the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler at meaghan.eckler@mybedford.us and let her know what option you would like.

Do you have returning student(s) next year with funds in their account but need the money now?
Generally balances are left in the student accounts to carry over until the next school year, but we realize that families may need those funds sooner rather than later. If you need a refund, please email the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler at meaghan.eckler@mybedford.us to request one.

All food service refund checks will be issued out of the district's administrative offices and will take longer to process than it normally would given the restrictions on building access right now. Refunds will not include any online vendor service fees paid. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We also encourage families to apply for Free and Reduced School Meals that cover both breakfast and lunch meals on school days. It takes about 10-12 days to process the application. You can apply during the closure so benefits are available for students to use as soon as school resumes.

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online or
can be printed. Applications will also be available at the MRE and BHS "Drive Thru" pickups. Completed applications can also be returned at these locations as well.

Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127, with any questions.

Posted: April 13, 2020


LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT ON "LEARN AT HOME" PLAN

April 3, 2020
Dear BPS Families,

As I shared with all of you yesterday in my brief email, Governor Whitmer’s signing of Michigan Executive Order 2020-35 immediately suspends face-to-face learning in all K-12 Schools for the remainder of the current school year. While this is an unprecedented event for our state, I believe that for the safety of our students and staff, it was needed for our district to be able to move forward. By signing this latest Executive Order, Governor Whitmer has also made it possible for Michigan Public Schools to transition from our traditional mode of in-classroom learning to a newly allowable and flexible “Learn at Home” instructional model. Bedford Public Schools will now have the opportunity to create and submit a continuity of education plan that will allow the district to continue providing educational services to our families for the remainder of the year. This plan, which must be approved by Monroe Intermediate School District (MISD) and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), will outline our plan for at-home learning, continued food service programs, and the continuation of any additional services that we currently hope to offer. Once approved, BPS will be able to once again provide educational instruction for state-approved credit for all grade levels.

The submitted BPS Continuity of Education Plan will focus on engaging ALL students in their personalized learning and academic growth, providing families with consistent support and guidance, and offering flexibility for staff and students to overcome the inherent challenges of at-home learning. Student participation in the learn-at-home instructional program is mandatory for all students and failure to engage in the learning process can/will lead to a loss of academic credit toward graduation or grade-level progression. Myself, and the district leadership team fully understand that there will be an exorbitant amount of potential obstacles in seamlessly implementing any new plan. This means that timely communication to teaching staff and building administration will be key in helping our team to better understand your needs and challenges. BPS has been successfully engaged in utilizing state-of-the-art educational technology and digital learning resources for a number of years. Each grade-level will look different in our plan but there will be consistency and support to assist students and families along the way. The district began creating a version of our plan in the early stages of the current closure in case our state elected to move in this direction. We feel that based on initial feedback, our plan will be ready for initial submission based on the finalized Executive Order by the middle of next week. Once approved, our district goal would then be to begin plan implementation the following week (tentatively around April 16th). We will, of course, keep everyone up-to-date on our progress as we navigate through this approval process.

Finally, we are continuously working to keep our families informed throughout this process and have created a new FAQs based on the questions from last evening's District Zoom Update and Discussion as well as emails and other sources. If you do not see a topic that you are searching for answers on, please email building administration, department/program directors, or myself. As always, I am asking our families to rely on official district information channels to get accurate and timely answers to your questions.

Thank you and I wish all of you a safe and hopefully relaxing weekend.

Dr. Carl Shultz
Superintendent, Bedford Public Schools
734-850-6001 Office
Follow me on Twitter: Dr. Carl Shultz @BedfordSupt
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All Bedford school district athletic facilities are closed until further notice.

All athletic fields, track, and stadiums are now closed for safety and health reasons due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted: April 3, 2020


WIFI AT INDIAN CREEK PARK

In an attempt to help families that may not have reliable internet services available from home, BPS now has functioning WiFi available at Indian Creek Park off of Douglas Road. The wifi's best reception will be the areas near the BPS bus garage extending to the pavilion in Indian Creek. At this point, the wifi signal is available for BPS issued student chromebooks only. Personal laptops and other mobile devices will not be unable to connect. Students using their chromebook inside of a vehicle or outside will be able to connect using their regular login as if they are at school.

If students have issues connecting they should try to reboot their chromebook and if that doesn't help, they may need to adjust where they are located within the park to get a better signal.

Students should continue to adhere to the 6 ft. social distancing guideline when outside at the park. If outside, students are asked to be mindful about using their chromebook in a clean and dry area and to not leave their chromebook unattended.

The BPS helpdesk is still operating and students can enter helpdesk tickets if needed. If students enter a helpdesk ticket they MUST check their email in order to receive help or answer questions the tech dept. may have about their issue. If this school closure is extended and the current statewide restrictions are altered, we will communicate the process that will be used to turn in chromebooks in need of repair and check out a loaner.

Posted: April 1, 2020


FOOD ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS "DRIVE THRU"
FOOD ASSISTANCE OFFERED

The last scheduled date for the 2019-2020 School Year for this service is Monday, June 8th.

We have "drive thru" service options for families who need continued food service support during the stay-at-home order and while school buildings are closed. All children 18 and under and special education students under the age of 26 are eligible for these free meals. Students do not need to be enrolled at Bedford Public Schools to receive these federally funded benefits. All meals are free of charge and students do not need to be present for pick-up by an adult.

DAYS/TIMES:
Monroe Road Elementary School (7979 Monroe Rd., Lambertville, MI 48144)
Near the Gym Entrance
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bedford High School (8285 Jackman Rd., Temperance, MI 48182)
Behind the school at the kitchen doors near the Gym Entrance
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Northtowne Meadows Community (6255 Telegraph Rd., Erie MI 48133)
Look for the bus near the clubhouse/pool area.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 11:00 am - 11:30 am*
*Times are slightly different and reduced at this location to ensure proper food temperature maintenance

A free, boxed lunch will be provided along with breakfast for the next day. These will be cold meals consisting of:
Breakfast: Fruit, Whole Grain Item (such as cereal or muffin) & Milk
Lunch: Fruit, Vegetable, Milk, Whole Grain, and Meat/Meat Alternative

If alternate pick up times need to be arranged, please contact the Food Service department at 734-850-6127.

CONTINUING ASSISTANCE AFTER SCHOOL RESUMES

Coronavirus may cause some families to experience unanticipated financial hardships. Families can apply for Free and Reduced School Meals that cover both breakfast and lunch meals on school days. It takes about 10-12 days to process the application. You can apply during the closure so benefits are available for students to use as soon as school resumes.

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online at: https://www.lunchapp.com/
Or can be printed using this link: http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/files/2019-20-Free_and_Reduced-price_application.pdf
Applications will also be available at the MRE and BHS "Drive Thru" pickups. Completed applications can also be returned at these locations as well.

Please call the Food Service Director, Meaghan Eckler, at 734-850-6127, with any questions about this program.

In addition to the BPS Food Service Program above, there are several food pantries that are available for assistance. Please see the list below:

MOBILE FOOD PANTRIES

Unless otherwise noted, mobile food pantries will:
-- not require you to register for the event.
-- give one food package to the first 250 households.*
-- require you to provide ID showing Monroe County residency for every household that wishes to receive a free food package.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dundee Assembly of God
13790 S Custer Rd
Dundee, MI 48131

Saturday, June 13, 2020
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Milan Vault
10475 N Ann Arbor Rd
Milan, MI 48160

Saturday, June 13, 2020
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Luna Pier Water Tower Park
11355 Harold Dr.
Luna Pier, MI 48157

Saturday, June 20, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00PM
Northbrook Church
12000 Jones St.
Carleton, MI 48117
(First 250 Households)

Saturday, June 27, 2020
2:30PM – 5:30PM
St Michaels Church
5790 W. Temperance Rd
Ottawa Lake, MI 49267

Updated: June 1, 2020


BJHS Team to Compete in High School FRC Robotics Competition

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. 

On Saturday afternoon, February 15, 2020, Next Express, and Bedford High School's Bedford Express, robotics team unveiled their new robots 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)

Next Express team photo Next Express 2020 robot

Posted: February 19, 2020


New Class Option at BJHS for Next Year's 8th Graders

Bedford Junior High School is getting a new Computer Science class for 8th graders next year! We are excited to offer this new option to a school with so many students interested in technology and active in our robotics programs!

Posted: January 24, 2020


Mr. Stalker is a Classroom Hero!

Scott Stalker presentation of BCSN Classroom Hero Award

Each month, BCSN and BCAN recognize outstanding educators for their efforts in and out of the classroom. They can be nominated by parents, students, teachers and community members. The winning Teacher/Educator receives $300 for their classroom plus BCAN will make a surprise visit to their school and do feature story on why they have been chosen as the Classroom Hero!

Today, they stopped by Bedford Junior High School to surprise Mr. Scott Stalker!

He was nominated by Sam B. and this is what she had to say about him in her nomination: "Mr. Stalker is a classroom hero because he understands and wants to educate our generation on the true meaning and purpose of education. He believes that you don’t need to teach children what to think, you need to teach them how to think on their own. He is always willing to offer his help or knowledge to any student or teacher in need. He is a very gentle person and treats people with such a kindness that needs to be recognized. Mr. Scott Stalker is a true classroom hero because he truly wants to make a difference in children’s lives and he does a great job of it. He has opened my eyes by explaining to me that school is not a game, I am very privileged to be able to attend such a great school with phenomenal teachers like Mr. Stalker."

Visit the BCSN webpage to learn more about this program, https://bcsnnation.com/heroes/, or to nominate another Classroom Hero!

Congratulations to Mr. Stalker!

Posted: January 21, 2020


ROBOTICS TEAMS AT STATES!

Group photo of BJHS FTC teams at States with FIRST banner

The FIRST Tech Challenge State Championships took place on Dec 13-14. Three Bedford Jr High School teams were among the 72-teams competing at Macomb Community College.

     Loose Screws finished 3-2-1, ranked #11 and were a finalist for the Design Award.
     Turning Gears finished 3-3, ranked #20 and won the Judges Award.
     Classical Engineers finished 3-3, ranked #21.

The BJHS robotics teams have officially finished their 2019 season and we are so proud of all of their accomplishments. Registration for the 2020 seasons will be opened on February 15.

Posted: December 17, 2019


KellenBJHS STUDENT WINS PATRIOT PEN ESSAY CONTEST

Congratulations to Kellen G! He earned first place for his Patriot’s Pen essay. This is a national project promoted by our local VFW hall.

Posted: November 15, 2019


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BJHS ROBOTICS TEAMS COMPETE!

WEEK 4 RESULTS
On Saturday, November 23, Loose Screws and Classical Engineers competed at Oxford Middle School at a week #4 qualifying event.

Loose Screws finished 3-2, ranked 13. They were selected by the #3 Alliance and finished the runner-up. They were an Event Finalist, finalist for the Collins Aerospace Innovate Award, and advanced to the Michigan State Championship.

Plagued with software issues, Classical Engineers had a rough day on the competition floor. They did earn the Connect Award which advanced them to the State Championship.

Meanwhile, FLAG, our all-girls team, competed at Rochester Hills High School that same day. They finished 3-2 and ranked 18th. They were a finalist for the Motivate Award.

Turning Gears, Loose Screws, and Classical Engineers will all be competing at the Michigan State Championship on December 12-14 at Macomb Community College in Warren MI.

Posted: November 26, 2019

Bionic Broncos and Turning Gears competed in Novi at the Frog Force Frenzy on November 16th.

Bionic Broncos finished qualifying ranked #5, moved up to be the #4 Alliance Captain and were eliminated in the semi-finals. The were a finalist for the Motivate Award and winner of the Control Award.

Turning Gears was selected to play in the elimination rounds and eliminated in the finals. They were Event Finalist (2nd place) and winner of the Motivate Award.

Posted: November 18, 2019

TEAMS IN HOME FTC ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT

Picture collage of BJHS FTC teams and robots

Bedford Junior High School had 5 FTC teams competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge SKYSTONE robotics competition at the Bedford Qualifying Tournament on November 9th. The Loose Screws (#5237), Bionic Broncos (#6079), FLAG (#7085), Turning Gears (#7215), and Classical Engineers (#8579) all did well.

In the competition, the Turning Gears finished the qualifying matches ranked #3 and became the captain of the #3 alliance for the elimination rounds. They selected Loose Screws and Bionic Broncos to work together with them. This All-Bedford alliance was defeated in the semi-finals by the alliance that ultimately won the event.

Meanwhile, the Classical Engineers were selected to join the #1 ranked alliance for the elimination rounds. This alliance made it into the finals before being defeated.

Beyond the actual robotics competitions, event judges are also evaluating participants for consideration for awards. Each of the BJHS teams was selected as an award recipient:

Turning Gears: Motivate Award, State Qualifiers
Classical Engineers: Think Award, Event Finalist.
Bionic Broncos: Design Award
Loose Screws: Collins Aerospace Innovate Award
FLAG: Judges Award.

Check out the basics of this game's details!

Updated: November 15, 2019


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 734-850-6200 and we'll send one home with your child.

Posted: November 5, 2019


ONLINE SCHOOL PICTURE ORDERS

You can place your school picture order online at mylifetouch.com.
Use Picture Day ID: LM759002Y0

Updated: October 14, 2019


BOX TOPS GO HIGH TECH!

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Redeeming Box Tops is now available using a free app that scans your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and automatically applies the 10 cents per participating item to the school you choose. Look for the new Box Tops scan logo on the package. More information on this new app for box tops can be found at btfe.com.

If you see the familiar, traditional Box Tops logo as the packaging is being phased out of production, you may continue to clip and send them to school before the expiration date printed on the box top. During the transition, you can actually double dip by clipping and scanning the receipt so the school will get 20 cents per item during that time!

Friends and family, near and far, can also participate using the app and selecting their preferred Bedford Public School building to support. School selection can be changed in the app settings if you need to share the wealth between an elementary school for the first semester and the junior high for the second semester, for example.

This is a great way to provide your favorite school with additional resources without any additional expense to you! We appreciate your time in supporting our schools in this manner! Thank you!

Posted: September 30, 2019


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


KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Enroll in Kroger Community Reward Program to help benefit BJHS students every time you shop! Select the Bedford Junior High School PTO # 81894 when you sign up. Your enrollment needs to be renewed annually after April 30th.


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 Also Needed Throughout the District.

Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.


STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Student of the week is Vincent (Vinny) C. Vinny is a hard worker who always has a smile on his face. He is respectful, caring, and compassionate to others. He is an excellent athlete and brings a positive attitude to everything he does. This Bedford Bronco shows others what it means to have Bedford pride. Vinny is Nominated by Mrs. Hemry. (3/10/2020)


MORE BEDFORD ATHLETIC NEWS

BJHS CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

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

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

Athletic Events Calendar

BJHS School Year 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).

2020-2021 District
School-Year-At-A-Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Easter is the first Sunday of Spring Break. (April 4, 2021)


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Register Online!


STUDENT HANDBOOK

Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


OK2SAY

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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 Bedford Junior High School Bond Projects!

Or check here for more general information about the Bedford Public Schools Bond: www.mybedford.us/bond.htm