LEARN MORE AT A "COFFEE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT"
Stop by at a "Coffee with the Superintendent" and chat with the superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, Dr. Carl Shultz, to learn more about the bond proposal and ask any questions you may have. He will be at DaCapo, located at 7370 Lewis Ave in Temperance, MI, on the following dates and times:
Thursday, September 27th at 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 11th at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 1st at 5:30 p.m.
FIND MORE BOND INFORMATION AT www.mybedford.us/bond.html
INCLUDING: More Detailed Information, Frequently Asked Question List, Property Tax Calculator
PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS FOR BJHS:
* Replace Damaged Asphalt and Sidewalks
* Reconfigure Traffic Flow/Drop-Off Areas/Parking Lots for Safety
* Add Air Conditioning & Upgrade Heating/Ventilation System
* Rest Room & Locker Room Upgrades
* New Windows & Doors
* Secure Entry
* Security/Surveillance/Access Control/Mass Notification Systems
* New Fire Alarm
* New Roof
* New Gym Floor & Bleachers
* New Lockers
* New PA/Clock System
* Fence & Gate Replacements
Total investment at Bedford Junior High School: $8.8 million.
Remember to vote on November 6, 2018!
START WITH HELLO 2018
NJHS will be leading our school in participating in "Start With Hello Week". Start With Hello Week is organized by Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit organization led by several family members who lost loved ones at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14th, 2012. Based in Newtown, Connecticut, Sandy Hook Promise's mission is to prevent gun violence BEFORE it happens by teaching youth and adults how to recognize the signs, intervene and get help for individuals who may be at-risk of hurting themselves or others. Start with Hello teaches students, grades 2-12, the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school. Please join us this week as we work to help ALL students at BJHS feel connected by starting with hello and participating in our activities. Each day of the week starting Monday will be a theme.
Monday will be "Hey Day" -- NJHS students will be wearing "Hello my name is" tags. Students will wear name tags all day and say hello to someone new! If you are not a NJHS student and want to participate say hello to a NJHS student and ask for a name tag so you can participate too! NJHS students will also talk to homerooms about Start With Hello Week using the presentation.
Tuesday "No One Eats Alone Day" -- make sure to include everyone at lunch. If you see someone who is sitting alone invite them to join you for lunch and try out some icebreakers on the table to get the conversations going!
Wednesday "Green Out "-- wear green to show your support for including others and preventing violence before it takes place!
Thursday "Random Acts of Kindness Day" -- do something nice for someone! Be the reason someone smiles today and be kind without being prompted!
Friday "Compliments Day" -- compliment someone today! Let someone know how much you appreciate them, how amazing they are, or thank someone for all they do! Tell them or write a note!
During the week in the lunchroom students can take the pledge to include others and help stop violence before it takes place by writing your name on a hand and adding it to our tree.
Posted September 25, 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
Football t-shirts will be sold for $5 starting Wednesday outside of the cafeteria.
Posted September 12, 2018
Forms are in the main office for any 6th grade girls interested in Bedford Volleyjuniors.
Posted September 12, 2018
CLUB MEETINGS STARTING UP FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR
8th grade Coding Club will begin Friday, September 21st from 2:30-3:30 in Ms. May's room. All 8th graders are welcome! Make sure your chromebook is charged and with you. Come and have fun while expanding your coding skills.
KNIT AND CROCHET CLUB
Learn to knit and crochet on Tuesdays at the Knit and Crochet Club with Mrs. Adkins in room # 29. The club will meet from 2:30 to 3:30. Please arrange a ride home. Bring a friend along!
BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CLUB
Bible Fellowship Club will be meeting on Thursday after school in room # 23 until 3:30. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please arrange a ride home. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brown in room # 23.
Updated September 17, 2018
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!
Early Bird Special Price until September 30th: $30
After October 1st, the price goes up to $35.
After Nov. 9th, the price goes up to $40.
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 September 27, 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 the week of September 24th is Mya O.
She was nominated by Mrs. Jakubowski and here's what she had to say...
Mya is a creative and intelligent student with a positive attitude. She works hard in and out of the classroom, and is a role model based on her actions. Mya is not afraid to ask questions and always strives for excellence in Spanish. (9/25/2018)
TEACHER OF THE WEEK
Mrs. Mihalec is teacher of the week! She is a Language Therapist at both BJHS and MRE. She has been married for 6 years and has 2 amazing daughters, Myla (age 4) and Layla (age 2). She enjoys volleyball, swimming, cooking/baking, roller blading, and doing crafts with her girls. Her favorite foods are Italian and Mexican. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family. (9/25/2018)
BRONCO SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
The junior high boys took 2nd place at the Dave's XC Invite on Saturday. The boys continue to improve, with almost everyone on the team running a personal best over the 3200 meter course. Leading the way was Josh G. who placed 5th overall with a great race and a solid time of 12:07. Behind Josh were Jonny H., Simon V., Jordan B. and Kyle R. who rounded out the top 5 for the team. All of the following ran personal best times as well to help the team, Gabe B., Sawyer U., Braiden W., Aiden O., Jake Y., Logan H., Anthony K., Braxon L., Noah C., Jonas E., Nathan K., John B., Caleb M. and Grant S. Amazing job guys. For their next race, they will run at Maumee Bay State park next Saturday. Wish them luck. (9/18/2018)
Fighting illness, injury, and cold weather, the girls cross country team placed second at the Cardinal Stritch Invitational on 9/22. Scoring for our team were Bekah A., Sydney D., Ally B., Katelyn D., Mya O., and Zita L. Our team had a massive eleven PRs with impressive times from Harmony M., Izzy L., and Hannah S. The girls will look to remain undefeated in the SEC at their second conference Jamboree this Tuesday. Congratulations to all of our runners. Go Broncos! (9/25/2018)
The 7th grade white volleyball team won their game against Chelsea last night with scores of 25-20, 25-10, 25-11. Ryan M led the team with 9 aces. Sophia G and Madison G each had 8 aces. Camille S did a great job passing. Macy M had an overall excellent game with 7 serving points, 8 passes and 4 sets! The girls will travel to Tecumseh on Monday. (9/21/2018)
On Saturday, the 8th grade volleyball teams dominated at the SEC tournament at Lincoln High School. All of the girls on both teams played great with a combined total record of 9-1 for the day. The red team plays at home today and the white team is home on Wednesday. Come out and support your Broncos! (9/25/2018)
The seventh grade red volleyball team defeated their rival Monroe all three sets with the scores of 25-17, 25-10, and 25-15. The team was led by Kate W and her awesome serves. Mya K and Alexa F did a terrific job on defense and Audrey K was stellar on offense. (9/21/2018)