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
Volleyball camp flyer has details for any young lady interested in a volleyball camp this summer.
Posted May 15, 2018
8th GRADERS: SIGN UP NOW FOR MARCHING BAND NEXT YEAR
Registration for the 2018-19 BHS Marching Band is underway for students going to the high school next year!
For students interested in twirling, tryouts will be held at United Methodist Church from 5:00 until 6:30 on Tuesday the 22nd and Thursday the 24th. Prior experience is recommended.
For students interested in joining the color guard flag unit, there will be a clinic and tryouts on Wednesday the 23rd after school until 4pm. Please meet at the high school band room by 2:45. No prior experience necessary. This is a perfect group for orchestra and choir students looking to get involved with the marching band!
Please email or see Mr. Meggitt or Mr. Glover with any questions!
Posted May 21, 2018
May 21st-25th is our Scholastic Book Fair from 10:30-12:30 daily. We will be setup in our Media Center. There will be a big Buy One, Get One sale as well! Parents are welcome to come in and shop during our book fair.
Posted May 15, 2018
Teachers and Students, we are making one final push for Box Tops before the end of the year. We will collect until May 24, 2018.
Please bring them in a ziplock baggies with their name clearly marked along with their HR teacher and the number of Boxtops inside. Teachers please ask a students to tally the number of boxtops and then bring them to the office.
The winning homeroom will be able to eat treats outside on a 'picnic' during homeroom!!
Posted May 15, 2018
YOUNG WRITERS' DAY, MAY 24, 2018
The Junior high will be holding a Young Writer's Day on May 24th, during 5th, 6th, and 7th period. This event celebrates creative writing and allows students to share and develop an original work of fiction in a safe and structured environment. This is open to all grade levels. If you are interested, see Mrs. Matlow (room 35) or Mr. Lorenz (room 38).
Posted May 14, 2018
Young Arts For Our Future Show
Attention BJHS Art students letters have been emailed to students chosen for the Young Arts For Our Future Show. If you received an email from Mrs. Copley Sansom please share the information with your families. The awards will take place on Thursday, May 24th at 7:30pm. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Copley Sansom.
Posted May 14, 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 Orthopaedics & 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
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
ALL MULES MATTER DONATION FOR AUTISM RESEARCH
All Mules Matter students raised $400 to donate to Autism Research and the Henry A. Quin Foundation will match our donation another $400, so that's a total of $800! Great Job students! Thank you to everyone who helped out at the bake sale and float sale!
Posted May 1, 2018
CLASSICAL ENGINEERS FINISH IN 10TH PLACE IN THEIR DIVISION AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
Bedford Junior High School's FTC Robotics team, the Classical Engineers, competed at the FIRST Robotics World Championship at Cobo Hall in Detroit this past weekend. They earned their competition spot through excellent performances at Districts, then States, and then Super-Regionals. The team performed very well at Worlds, even against many high school students! Their robot performance earned them an amazing 7-2 record and a 10th place finish in their division of 64.
The World Championship will return to Detroit, Michigan next April. 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 Classical Engineers members, volunteers, mentors, and coaches, as they represent Bedford Public Schools to the world! Great job!
Posted April 30, 2018
BJHS NOW A MICHIGAN GREEN SCHOOL!
Bedford Junior High School has been awarded the distinction of being a Michigan Green School! This certificate of achievement is for outstanding performance and lasting contribution and preservation of the environment. A White Cedar tree was planted on Earth Day to celebrate the occasion! Mrs. Quinlan's class is responsible for collecting recycling throughout the building on a weekly basis. Bedford Junior High also collects old markers for recycling and has bulletin boards focused on the importance of being green! Way to go, Broncos!
Posted April 25, 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
Congratulations to our spelling bee participants! All students did an excellent job. Our 3 winners are:
Lucy C. for 6th grade
Ilana R. for 7th grade
Matthew S. for 8th grade.
Our all school bee will take place next Friday, March 23rd. Nice job, guys!!
Posted March 14, 2018
MATH LEAGUE TEST RESULTS
Congratulations 2017/2018 Math League Competitive Test Participants. All students who participated are commended; they were very challenging tests. The top scores belong to:
1st place: Jayda N.
2nd place: Cooper M.
3rd place: Gabby P.
1st place (tie): Nathan D. and Joshua S.
2nd place: Lindy S.
3rd place (tie): Elizabeth B. and Caleb K.
1st place: Braden G.
2nd place: Noelle A.
3rd place: Alex B.
RECYCLING AT BJHS
Stop.... don't throw away your old, dried up markers!
We are excited to participate in collecting and converting our markers into clean energy. This also includes dry erase markers. There is a container behind the door monitor, please put all old markers in this container! Together, we are helping our planet one handful of markers at a time!
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.
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 Junior 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.
8th Hour runs from 2:35 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the media center. (Forms can be picked up in the office.) Meet in the front lobby by the door monitor and you will be walked to the media center.
Don't miss out on this year's memories! The 2018 Bedford Junior High yearbook is on sale for $40. You can order your yearbook online at this link: yearbookforever.com
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Enroll in Kroger Community Reward Program to help benefit BJHS students every time you shop! Select the Bedford Junior High School PTSA # 81894 when you sign up. Your enrollment needs to be renewed annually after April 30th.
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.
Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Mrs. Fletcher chose Griffin W. as our Student of the Week.
Griffin not only meets the demands of school, he accomplishes it while participating in sports. Griffin has a positive attitude and is considerate of others. Griffin stays focused and participates in class discussions. His good nature and humor is appreciated and he can be relied on to work well in a group. Griffin is a leader among his peers and is a great addition to any class. (5-23-2018)
BRONCO SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
JHS track postponed Monday, May 14th. Make-Up - TBD
Girls' Track Results
The girl's track team won last night against Monroe 79-58. Great job last night Lady Broncos and good luck on Monday against Lincoln. (5-7-2018)
Boys' Track Results
Boys Track Results - Vs Tecumseh
The Bedford boys team had a comeback win last Thursday night vs the Tecumseh Tribe, who they defeated by 38 points 83-45.
Thank you to all of the 6th graders that participated in track this season and best of luck to the 7th & 8th graders as they have 2 more track meets this week to end the season.
*Reminder the Boys Track banquet will be Thursday May 17th 2:45 - 3:45 pm (5-15-2018)
Our 7th grade softball team took two wins from Mason last night. Maddie H. pitched for the first with a mercy win 16-2. Offense was an awesome team effort, lead by Camryn P. and McKenna D.. Patrina M. got the win in the second, defeating Mason 7-4. Offense was lead by Nadya V., Patrina M. and Alexia M.! (5-14-2018)
8th grade game vs IDA rescheduled to Thursday, May 17, 2018 (5-15-2018)