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BJHS 2018-19 Parent Survey Open Until December 3rd.
Please take a few minutes to fill out our Online BJHS Parent Survey to help us in our ongoing School Improvement efforts with your input. The survey will be available until December 3rd. Thank you!
Posted: November 14, 2018
STUFF A STOCKING
Share joy this holiday through the Bronco Charity Club's "stuff a stocking" this holiday season. Donate socks, gloves, and mittens to give to people in need. There are stockings to stuff by the front door monitor. Please help if you can!
Posted: November 15, 2018
ALL MULES MATTER
All Mules Matter is set to begin during 5A homeroom on Monday, Nov. 12th.
Posted: November 6, 2018
2019 BOYS 12 AND UNDER VOLLEYBALL TEAM
We are looking to build a boys 12 and under volleyball team this winter. The team will play in the Northwest Ohio Juniors League on Mondays at the Paragon. The league begins January 21st and will last for 6 weeks with 2 matches per night. The players will also receive 10 team practices and 10 skills practices. Practice dates TBD. Sign up sheets are in the office.
Posted: November 6, 2018
BJHS ROBOTICS TEAM EARNS TRIP TO STATE
A Bedford Junior High School robotics team, The Turning Gears, earned a trip to the Michigan State competition last weekend as a finalist in a FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Qualifying Tournament! They will be traveling to the State Championship, which will be held in Battle Creek, MI, on Dec 14th-15th. Along with the coveted state invitation, they picked up a couple of extra awards during the day: the Motivate Award and Inspire Award!
If you are interested in seeing the Turning Gears, plus 4 more BJHS robotics teams, in action, they will be competing this weekend right here in Bedford!
On November 9-10, Bedford Express will be hosting a few robotics events in the gyms at Bedford High School. Beginning Friday night, 38 FTC teams from around Michigan will arrive for the Bedford FTC Qualifying Tournament. Opening Ceremonies for the competition is at 10:30 am on Saturday and matches begin right after that and will run throughout the day. Alliance selections for final matches is at 4:45 pm and elimination matches begin at 5:00 pm and awards announced in Closing Ceremony at 6:30 pm.
Also on Saturday, FIRST Lego League Junior Expo highlighting the efforts of elementary robotics students will kick off at 8:30 and run until noon.
All events are free and open to the public. Come and see these amazing kids in action and cheer them on!
For More Info:
The FTC event information: http://www.firstinmichigan.org/FTC/Bedford/
FLL, JFLL event information: http://www.bedfordrobotics.org/bedford-express-expo.html
Details on the FIRST Robotics program: www.firstinspires.org
Posted: November 6, 2018
DETROIT PISTONS SCHOOL FUNDRAISER
The Detroit Pistons came to BJHS on Monday, October 29, for an assembly. They are offering a fundraiser for all BJHS students and their family. Attend one or both of the home Piston games on Friday, December 7, with the Philadelphia 76ers or Saturday, December 15, with the Boston Celtics. The cost for a ticket is $30 for the 200 level seating and $60 for the 100 level seating. Tickets for the games can be purchased directly from the Pistons.
Posted: October 19, 2018
Wacky Wednesday has started at the public library next door from 3:00-4 p.m.
Posted: October 18, 2018
LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT ON
ELECTRONIC DELIVERY DEVICES FOR NICOTINE...
Dear Bedford Public Schools Parents,
In recent years there has been an emerging trend in the use of various nicotine and cannabis/THC based products and electronic delivery devices among school age children. As a parent and educator, I have witnessed countless incidents that have resulted in ill students or law enforcement intervention related to these types of products. Bedford Public Schools, like every other district in the country, is affected by this epidemic and we continue to search for better ways to keep our students safe both while in school and out in the community. The first step in ensuring our students safety is to educate and inform our community on the existence and dangers of nicotine and cannabis/THC related products and devices. National and regional authorities are also working to intensify the education and prevention programs associated with electronic nicotine devices by addressing the root source. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out warnings to producers and retailers regarding the penalties for targeting minors through advertising and retail displays. One of the true dangers with these products is the packaging and design which are made to resemble everyday objects, such as USB flash drives, credit cards, and writing pens. Device designs can make it very difficult for school leaders and parents to easily identify prohibited devices.
As a district, we have addressed the possession, use, and distribution of these types of products in our Board of Education Bylaws and Polices (5512) and our student handbook. The consequences for violating the policy can be severe and include up to, and including, expulsion from school. In accordance with State of Michigan Law, BPS follows restorative practices when determining student consequences and works to ensure that students have an opportunity to participate in county-wide assistance programs to help families better understand the dangers of recreational and additive use. We have been able to accomplish this goal, while maintaining the necessary privacy for students and their families as required by state law, and, more importantly, do the right thing to ensure assistance programs are followed.
The best way for Bedford Public Schools to combat this rising epidemic is to partner with our parents and community resource providers to ensure a well-rounded prevention model. BPS will continue to present information regarding trends and available resources. Informed parents know what to look for and can be prepared to take appropriate action if the need arises. Parents can be the eyes and ears when our students are outside of our buildings. Together, we can keep our students safe. Please, take the time to speak to your children about the dangers of electronic nicotine and cannabis/THC use. Share the available resources with them and keep an eye out for possession of the types of devices that are becoming increasingly popular. Below are some links to available resources that parents can use to become better educated on this topic: including facts on JUUL, the most popular product currently being sold in the country; and images of some examples of electronic nicotine/THC devices.
Carl Shultz, PhD
Dr. Carl Shultz
Bedford Public Superintendent
Our 8th hour program is now available. This is an opportunity for students to get one-on-one help from teachers to complete their homework. It meets on Tuesdays through Thursdays after school from 2:35 to 3:30. To take advantage of this opportunity, parents need to fill out a permission slip provided by the office and sent to parents by e-mail. Students are to have work to do for the hour and will be dismissed at 3:30. Please arrange a ride home.
Posted September 20, 2018
PICTURE DAY: Order online at mylifetouch.com
Use BJHS Picture Day ID: LM758014Y0
ORDER YOUR 2018-19 YEARBOOK ONLINE!
Our Bronco Yearbook Staff is working to capture this year's friends, classes, teams, and many fun memories in a yearbook you will cherish for years to come!
ORDER YOURS TODAY!
Basic Package: $46 (Yearbook with namestamp with one line of text and one icon, and clear book protector)
Deluxe Package: $55 (Yearbook with namestamp with one line of text and three icons, and clear book protector)
ORDER DEADLINE: JANUARY 26, 2019!
Updated November 14, 2018
FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Free & Reduced Meal Applications Now Available for 2018-19 School Year
Applications for free/reduced meals for 2018-2019 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, and in all the school offices.
This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 12, 2018 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.
This program provides the obvious benefit of providing nutritious meals as well as qualifying the school for additional benefits and access to additional resources based upon the level of participation. We encourage all eligible families to fill out the application regardless of whether or not you intend to use them. A win-win all the way around!
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.
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.
Posted July 10, 2018
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!
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.
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 for 11/12 is Carter R. nominated by Mrs. Soltesz and here's what she had to say...
Carter is an outstanding student and friend. Each morning he comes in with a smile, ready to take on the day. He is always willing to help and is a friend to everyone! BJHS is a better place because of Carter :) (11/14/2018)
BRONCO SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
Bedford red 7th grade lost to Lincoln Blue 22-9. Caleb O. led the way scoring with 6 points. Parker E. and Michael D. led the defense. (11/19/2018)
Bedford 8th grade red took down the rail splitters of Ypsilanti Lincoln Blue 27-13. Evan C. and Griffin W. led the scoring. Dylan H. and Trey B. led in rebounds. Zack S. and Simon E. also played well. (11/19/2018)