24TH ANNUAL DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE ON FEB 2ND!
The popular Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 2, 7-9 pm in the high school gym.
Tickets are on sale now for $15 in the Community Ed Office at 1623 W. Sterns Road. Our hours are Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4 pm. On Tuesday, January 22, only, the office will be open from 4-6 pm.
Deadline for ticket sales is Friday, January 25. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.
NOTE to moms and grandmothers: we are looking for a few special volunteers for the event. Interested, call 734-850-6036.
Posted January 11, 2019
ALL MULES MATTER
The next All Mules Matter is January 28th during 5A homeroom.
Posted: January 22, 2019
Letter from the Superintendent
and Related Resources
Dear Bedford Public Schools Parents,
As you may or may not be aware, our district has recently experienced the loss of a recent graduate which has deeply impacted us as a community. We have implemented our school's Emergency Response Plan in an effort to provide appropriate support to staff and students within our buildings. Students and staff will react in different ways to crises of this nature, so it will be important to continue to have support available to assist individuals in need. Counselors and mental health professionals, along with building administration, are available in the school setting to assist students as they express their feelings related to loss. In addition, we have worked with the Monroe County Intermediate School District (MCISD) to provide additional on-site social workers for Bedford High School as needed.
The Bedford Public Schools plan is also designed to provide assistance to our students and their families when deemed necessary outside of the traditional school day. Please observe your child closely over the next several days and weeks to watch for signs of distress, which may indicate a need for additional support and guidance. I have included a list of references for available resources to help you recognize possible reactions you may observe in your child. Children that have advanced stages of grief or who suffer from severe depression may already be exhibiting warning signs for potential self-risk including withdrawal, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts. If you feel your child is in need of special assistance or is having a great deal of difficulty coping with their emotions, please do not hesitate to call or reach out to district staff or one of the professional resources listed. While it is important to deal with grief, loss, anger and fear reactions, we believe it is essential to resume as normal a routine as possible regarding home and school activities. Also, utilize frequent and honest conversations with your child to let them know that we all need assistance at some point. Please feel free to contact one of our district staff members or myself if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child, or the steps being taken by the school. I cannot stress enough the importance of working collaboratively to ensure the safety and proper care of our families and students.
1) National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Addressing Grief - http://tinyw.in/dvZ3
2) National Alliance for Grieving Children: About Childhood Grief - http://tinyw.in/oYsF
3) Oakland County Health Department (Parent Toolkit) - http://tinyw.in/9Dx2
4) Monroe County Mental Health Resources Guide (Promedica Health) - http://tinyw.in/t4jD
Dr. Carl Shultz
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
Congratulations to the Classical Engineers for winning the Mason District Tournament. Additionally, they won the Rockwell Collins Innovate Trophy, were the runner up winner for the Promote Award, and won the Compass Award. The team also secured a bid to the State Championship, making them the third BJHS team to qualify, joining the Loose Screws and the Turning Gears. Our two remaining teams will head to Oxford this weekend to try to join our team at States. Congratulations Classical Engineers!
HOME TOURNAMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The Loose Screws, FTC Team 5237, earned a trip to the Michigan State FTC Championships in a battle the knocked out their fellow BJHS team, the Bionic Broncos at our home tournament. The Bionic Broncos were awarded Finalist Trophies for finishing 2nd.
Other noteworthy accomplishments from the tournament included:
* Coach Sandra Wachowiak, of FTC 8579, the Classical Engineers, was awarded the Compass Award. This award is given to the top coach and is based on nomination videos that the student team members provide. Sandra has been an inspiration to her team and our Bedford program.
* The Loose Screws were also awarded the Connect Award for "Connecting the dots between community, FIRST, and the diversity of the engineering world. ", and second place Controls Award for "Mastering Robot intelligence. " for their autonomous programming.
* The Classical Engineers were awarded the Motivate Award for "Sparking others to embrace the culture of FIRST! "
* Team F.L.A.G - Fight Like A Girl was awarded the second place Think Award for "Removing engineering obstacles through creative thinking. "
* The Turning Gears, who qualified for states on Nov. 3rd at the Canton Qualifier, was awarded the third place Motivate Award.
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!
Posted: November 6, 2018
Wacky Wednesday has started at the public library next door from 3:00-4 p.m.
Posted: October 18, 2018
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
Reed is a pleasure to have in the classroom. He is always on task and knows what is expected of him. Reed's attitude and work ethic is to be commended. No matter what I ask of him he does it without question.Thank you Reed for always bringing a smile to my face. (1/16/2019)
BRONCO SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
The boys 7th grade white team lost at Lincoln last night 28 - 15. Gabe B. led the team in scoring with 6 points; Cameron B. and Eli E. added 4 points each, Lucas T. had 3 points; and Adam K., Aidan S., Owen K. and Ryan K. all scored 2 points. The white teams will conclude their seasons on Wednesday with a home game against Monroe. (12/19/2018)
Bedford red 7th grade lost to Adrian 33-7. Brandon R. and Aiden Z. led the broncos. Bedford 8th grade red lost at home to Adrian 29-19. Evan C. led the scoring. Connor G. and Camden C. also played well. (12/19/2018)
8th grade white wins big over Lincoln, 34 -18.
Jonny H. leads the way with 16. Josh S. chipped in 4 and Kayden K. added 9. Cayden C. and Ben Web both chipped in 5 apiece. Tristan H. led the team in assists. (12/19/2018)
Bedford 8th grade red squeaked out a victory over Chelsea Gold 21-17. Solid defense by the entire team helped seal the win. Tommy H. and Simon E. led the scoring. Evan C. led on the boards. (12/5/2018)
SWIM & DIVE
The Swim and Dive team defeated Pinckney last night 106-58! Winning their individual races were Hannah S., Lindy S., Nick Z., Austin C., Gabby P., and Rebekah A. Austin C., Gavin G., Mia T., and Anabelle H. all had personal bests in their events. Great job team! One more duel meet on Wednesday against Lincoln. (1/16/2019)
Congrats to the BJHS Swim and Dive team. They finished 3rd at an invitationals this weekend. Lindy S. broke a pool record for Middle School Girls in the Erie Mason Pool for the 50 free. Dylan H., Austin C., and Alexa F. all qualified for States in new events as well. Many personal bests were swam at this meet too. Great job swimmers. Also, Today, Swimmers need to have an early release at 2:20 to attend a meet in Pinckney. Compete Well, Broncos! (1/16/2019)
The Bronco wrestlers started the season this past weekend at Dundee. Outstanding performances were turn in by several wrestlers including; Champions Zach J., Carter W., Tyler B., Caleb K. and Ethan M. The following wrestlers finished the day as runners-up; Noah B., Brock J., Nathan G., Chase N., Caleb J., Tyler V., Austin M., Evan F. and Gavin. Ted G. finished 3rd and Nathan D. finished 4th.
Great start everyone. (1/16/2019)