CLASSICAL ENGINEERS FTC ROBOTICS TEAM TO REPRESENT BJHS AT WORLD COMPETITION!
Photo used with permission and courtesy of GSK Creations.
The Classical Engineers (Team # 8579) performed strongly from the start at the Super Regional competition in Iowa. They ended up 6th ranked in their division on the TINKER field. Their performance at the Super Regional was strong enough to qualify them for the World Championship, which will be held in Detroit on April 25-28!
The North Super Regional in Iowa, is one of 4 Super Regionals in the United States. This regional includes teams from 11 states, including Michigan. The Classical Engineers were one of 19 Michigan teams competing in a world championship bid against other junior high and high school teams who compete at this level. (In Michigan, only middle schools host FTC teams. In other states, this program may include high school teams.) We are very proud of our Classical Engineers!
Good Luck at Worlds!
Posted March 19, 2018
There Will Be No Knitting Club, March 20, 2018
Community Education Updates:
Volleyball Leagues. Grades 3-12. Enjoy volleyball? Learn the game, hone your skills or looking for something fun to do with your friends? Register now for the Coed Volleyball League. Deadline has been extended to March 23.
Soccer Leagues. Grades K-8. Come out and enjoy spring on the field at Indian Creek. Deadline to register is March 23.
Stop in or sign up online at at Community Ed Website
Posted March 19, 2018
SPRING BREAK 2018-2019...
Heads Up for Planning Ahead!
For those of you who plan to travel on your break next year, and that travel may require making reservations a long time in advance at your destination, please take note of the dates for NEXT YEAR'S Spring Break below. Please note that these dates deviate from what you may be used to seeing. Easter is NOT included in the spring break for next year.
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 March 19, 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
Are you a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who likes to sing or dance? If you are, join the Bedford Junior Performers. Pick up a registration form and schedule from the main office or talk to Mr. Smith.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 18, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. There will be one performance held in the high school auditorium on Friday, March 23. Mr. Smith is looking forward to seeing you all there for an awesome week!
Posted March 14, 2018
NEW BOARD GAME CLUB
Do you want to have fun hanging out with friends? Do you like to compete? This Friday, after school, we will be having Board Game Club in room 131. We will be playing board games, collectible card games, chess, and many more. Bring any games you would like to play and a friend. We will be gaming until 4:00, so please make sure you have a ride.
Posted March 14, 2018
Boys lacrosse practices start Monday the 19th and will be Monday thru Thursday next week. Practices are from 5-7:00 each day. They will be held at the far North-East corner of Indian Creek park. If you are not sure where it is, get a hold of Coach Ullery before Monday.
For 7th and 8th Grade Girls
Reminder, your sports physical needs to be turned in before tryouts.
7th and 8th grade girls softball tryouts will be held in the junior high gym from 3-5:30 starting March 19th, you must bring an updated physical to be able to participate, please be prepared for either indoor or outdoor with equipment and clothes.
Posted March 13, 2018
March 21, 2018 from 3 - 8 PM in the Cafeteria
Each student who recruits one presenting donor will receive an American Red Cross blanket!
Two easy ways to schedule your appointment:
1. Visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: BEDFORDJH
2. Make your appointment on the American Red Cross Donor App.
Visit the App StoreSM or Goggle PlayTM store, or text BLOODAPP to 90999
For questions, please contact Sarah Enriquez or call 1-800-RED CROSS
Posted March 13, 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.
TRACK PRESEASON SIGN UP
BJHS Boys Track Season will begin on Monday, March 19. Practice will be held from 2:45 until 4:15 p.m. All interested boys in grades 6-8 please sign up outside of Mr. Muck's (Room 207) and Mrs. Vogel's (Room.206).
Attention all girls in 6th -8th grade interested in running track this spring. Practice will begin on Monday, March 19, 2018. Those interested in joining can sign up outside Mr. Davis's room # 217.
Everyone must have a sports physical completed before practice begins.
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. Regnier chose Grace C. as our Student of the Week. Grace is a sweet girl with a kind heart. She is a hard worker with a great attitude. She is always striving to do her best. She doesn't complain and is always willing to help others. She has a contagious smile and brings a positive attitude to class everyday. (3-20-2018)
BRONCO ROBOTICS HIGHLIGHTS
Congratulations to our Classical Engineers FIRST Robotics team for being the 6th ranked team after qualifications, and for advancing to the World Championship, which will be held at Cobo Hall in Detroit on April 25-28. (3-20-2018)
BRONCO SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
SWIM AND DIVE
Congratulations to the State Qualifiers who dove and swam this weekend in Lansing. Walking our halls, we have two MISCA STATE Champs, Micah S won the 50 free and finished 2nd in the 50 fly, and Ethan T won the 100 Breaststroke and finished 4th in the 100 IM. Two of the boys relays finished 4th as well.
For the Girls, Kaylee S finished 6th in the 100 IM and 100 Breaststroke. Lindy S finished 8th in both of her events, 100 Free and 100 backstroke. Ava B finished 7th in the IM and 15th in the Breaststroke. Two of the girls relays made the podium in 5th and 6th places.
Everyone performed great and represented Bedford Junior High extremely well! (1-30-2018)
Bedford red 8th grade overcame a 7 point deficit to beat Adrian 30-28. Jaime S. hit the game winning basket. Emilia M. and Brianna C. made clutch free throws down the stretch and Julia M. made a big 3-pointer to tie the game. Michaela U. had a career high 5 points. (3-2-2018)