REMINDER FOR UPCOMING DAYS OFF AND HALF DAYS 

 

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Graduation:                              Class of 24

University of Toledo Savage Arena
Sunday, June 2, 2024
2:00 pm.

Doors open at 1:00 pm. Graduates must be in the University of Toledo’s Savage Arena by 1:00 pm.

 

SENIOR HONORS NIGHT

May 30, 2024 at 6:30
Bedford High School Gym


This is not a ticketed event. Students are invited to attend if they are graduating with honors, have been awarded a university or local scholarship and have informed the school and if they are getting a departmental award.


WE RECOGNIZED AND HONORED OUR 2023-24 BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS RETIREES

We recognized and honored our 2023-24 Bedford Public Schools retirees at May 2nd's, Board of Education meeting. We wish you all the very best in your retirement! 

This year's retiree group has 546.5 years of dedicated service to Bedford Public Schools!
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We look forward to honoring the following individuals:
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Above and Beyond AwardsSTAFF RECOGNIZED WITH ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARDS

Mr. Chapman, our Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, has spent some time visiting the schools and departments across the district to recognize staff nominated by the building principals, department heads and central administration for going above and beyond. Congratulations to the following staff who were recognized with the Third Quarter’s Above & Beyond Awards:

Douglas Road Elementary School: Amy Kochendoerfer, John Bills
Jackman Road Elementary School: Erin Edwards, Kendra Swy
Monroe Road Elementary School: Kelly Kohlhofer, Katie Schoch
Bedford Junior High School: Anita Newman, Tara Wood
Bedford High School: Debbie McMahon, Linda Buehler, Dan Przeniczny
 Facilities Department: David Ray, Sarah Adams
Food Service Department: Cassie Burkey, Beverly Kang
Transportation Department: Kristyn Sparks, Keith Godlewski
Administration Building Staff: Shelly Haise, Pam May

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Open House Y5's/Kindergarterners new registersCOME TO OUR OPEN HOUSE

FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL Wednesday August 28th

DOUGLAS ROAD ELEMENTARY  -
5:00-8:00 p.m: Yearbook pictures in gym
5:00-6:00 p.m: Young Fives/Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2 Open House
5:30-6:30 p.m: Grades 3-5 Open House

 JACKMAN ROAD ELEMENTARY  -
5:00-6:00 p.m: Young Fives/Kindergarten Open House
5:30-6:30 p.m: Grades 1-5 Open House


MONROE ROAD ELEMENTARY -
5:00-5:30 p.m: Young Fives/Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2 Open House
5:30 - 6:00 p.m: Grades 3-5 Open House

 This event is for students and their families for a sneak peak of their new school. 

 Use this link: What to Bring with you, if you are registering a new student and also if you need to complete a started registration:  Offices will be open. 

(If you have a current Young Fives student, you do not need to register again for Kindergarten next year. They are automatically scheduled for the next grade for Fall.)

Registration appointments can also be scheduled by calling the school office after April 15, 2024: 
   Douglas Road Elementary: 734-850-6700
   Jackman Road Elementary: 734-850-6600
   Monroe Road Elementary: 734-850-6800

The Difference between Young Fives and Kindergarten

This video on YouTube helps explain the differences between Young Fives and Kindergarten at Bedford.


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MAY 6TH - 10TH WAS NATIONAL EDUCATOR APPRECIATION WEEK

 

Bedford Public Schools believes that all district staff members play an important role in the education of our students. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your dedication to our students and community.  During this national week of celebrating educators, there are many wonderful opportunities for staff members to take advantage of discounts and celebrations (a quick google search will generate a list). We know that many of our parent groups are also planning to celebrate you in their own special way throughout the week. 

As a district, there is little that we can do to show just how much you all mean to our community.  We will, however, be passing out a small token of our appreciation to each staff member later this week. I hope that everyone has an incredible week and a successful end to what has been another great school year. On behalf of the Board of Education, our district cabinet level administrators, and myself, we appreciate you!

Carl

BPS Staff Appreciation Week

District News

05/07/2024
Potential Hazardous Weather
Potential Hazardous Weather Arriving this Afternoon
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02/27/2024
Monday, April 8th is Now a Half Day
April 8, 2024 is being changed from a full day to a half day due to the solar eclipse.
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01/24/2024
Dr. Shultz Explains Impact on BPS
Dr. Shultz explains where Bedford is at with school cancellations, potential future options, and our focus on safety.
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12/11/2023
Ohio Schools Experiencing Swatting Incidents
While Bedford has not been affected in the number of swatting incidents in Ohio, BPS works closely with local authoritie...
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12/06/2023
BPS Students Can Get a Head Start In UT Engineering Program
A new partnership with the University of Toledo allows BPS students to earn college credit with dual enrollment in pre-e...
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11/08/2023
Judges Needed
HOSA is looking for help to host a Regional Leadership Conference at BHS on Dec. 2nd.
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Board of Education Meeting, gavelBedford Public Schools Board of Education Meetings

ALL MEETINGS START AT 6:30 PM IN THE BOARD ROOM AT SMITH ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Board of Education Meeting Schedule

The public is welcome to attend and opportunities for public commentary will be offered as part of the meeting agenda. This meeting will be streamed live on our Bedford Public Schools YouTube ChannelAll previously streamed meetings are also available to view on YouTube under the "Live" tab.

  

REMEMBERING MR. EARL SCOTT W. EARL

MEMORIAL SERVICES AT BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL February 2, 2024 BHS Memorial Service Slide Show Scott Earl's Spotify Playlist from the Memorial "In Loving Memory of Coach Earl" video by Aidan Ortiz YouTube Link Earl's Pearls SCOTT EARL MEMORIAL FUND The impact of Mr. Earl was tremendous, and the outpouring of love and support has been appreciated. The Earl family is establishing a memorial scholarship fund in Mr. Earl’s name. This scholarship will be awarded to Bedford High School students to continue their education and continue the legacy of Mr. Earl. The family has asked that gifts and donations be sent towards this fund at the high school. Checks can be made out to Bedford Public Schools and sent to:      Bedford High School      Scott Earl Memorial Fund      8285 Jackman Road      Temperance, MI 48182  OBITUARY Here is the link to Mr. Earl's obituary: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556185406081 SHARING MEMORIES There is also another Facebook page to share your thoughts: Memories of Scott Earl: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556185406081 Click on the mentions tab on that Facebook page. Memories can also be emailed to: [email protected]


The Bedford Varsity Band and Bedford Symphonic Band

The Bedford Varsity Band and Bedford Symphonic Band, led by Mr. Cory Meggitt, participated in the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association’s (MSBOA) State Band and Orchestra Festival at Flat Rock High School this evening. Our talented student musicians from both bands provided the judges and audience with very strong performances! The Bedford Varsity Band earned a second-division Outstanding rating. The Bedford Symphonic Band earned a first-division Superior rating, the highest overall rating possible!

Way to go! #BedfordStrong #imwiththeband

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The Bedford High School Red Orchestra and Bedford Junior High School 7th and 8th grade Orchestras 

The Bedford High School Red Orchestra and Bedford Junior High School 7th and 8th grade orchestras, led by Mr. Bill McDevitt, participated in the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association’s (MSBOA) State Band and Orchestra Festival at Flat Rock High School over the weekend. Our talented student musicians from each orchestra provided the judges and audience with very strong performances! The Bedford High School Red Orchestra earned a first-division Superior rating, the highest overall rating possible! The Bedford Junior High School 7th and 8th grade orchestras earned second-division Outstanding ratings, respectively. Way to go!

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Mr. Peace presents for parentsMR. PEACE PARENT SESSION

Mr. Peace's Parent Session on Cyberbullying and Social Media

Did you miss Mr. Peace’s Cyberbullying & Social Media Parent Presentation? He did an excellent job relaying a LOT of information. Even if you were there, you may wish to go through some of the materials at a more leisurely pace! Mr. Peace was kind enough to share a Google folder with all of his presentations, resources and videos from the evening.

For more information on National Youth Speaker Kevin “Mr. Peace” Szawala (and links to his social media, etc.) visit: mrpeace.org

Hands holding heartMR. PEACE SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES

We will have an assembly featuring Mr. Peace who is a motivational speaker that educates and inspires children to be their best. The Assembly Theme is “Bullying: Look at the Heart First!”


Back-to-School Newsletter Thumbnail2023 NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

Our Back-to-School Newsletter is a great resource to use year round!


New signs being installedNEW SIGNAGE AROUND THE DISTRICT

You may notice some new signs being installed around our district. These new signs are meant to reinforce to district visitors that our grounds and facilities are closed to the general public when school is in session. This is not a new policy (9150 - SCHOOL VISITORS), however, we are stepping up our enforcement of these rules to help ensure the safety of students and staff. Anyone that has school related business during published school hours, is welcome to enter through each building's main entrance and check in as a visitor.

This same School Visitor Policy also addresses animals on our school grounds: “Except as set forth in District policy, canines brought on the premises by law enforcement personnel for law enforcement purposes, or in the case of "service animals" required for use by a person with a disability, no other animals may be on school premises at any time.”


NOTICE OF SCHEDULED PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS

pesticide alert with silhouette of bug and weed  The Bedford Public Schools Facilities Department will treat outdoor areas (weather permitting) throughout the months of April - September. The areas to be treated will be announced at least 48 hours in advance on the District website using this Notice of Pesticide Application Link and the main entrance to the facility being treated. The notice document and postings details dates, times, area to be treated, the target pest, the product to be used, the applicator, and reentry guidelines of any scheduled pesticide applications.


ABOUT BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Bedford Public School District is proud to offer a high quality education to the residents of Bedford Township, Michigan!

OUR MISSION: All learners will be prepared for lifelong success through:

  • High quality instruction
  • Diverse experiences
  • A supportive environment
  • Strong community engagement.

OUR VISION: Educating for Life!  

Bedford Public Schools continues a tradition of educational excellence that starts with early childhood education in our award winning Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP) program. Our three elementary schools: Douglas Road Elementary, Jackman Road Elementary, and Monroe Road Elementary, provide an excellent foundation for students to grow from Young Fives to Grade 5. Bedford Junior High School offers a softer transition from the elementary atmosphere with a school-within-a-school for 6th graders before moving to more independent learning and students switching classes for grades 7 and 8 in preparation for high school. The many academic options available at Bedford High School, along with our Bedford Virtual Academy, means every student can thrive with classes based on their interests or potential choice of college studies or career path. Our Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses teaches real world, hands-on skills in 13 different career pathways. A wide variety of courses, a strong visual and performing arts program, competitive athletics, and extracurricular opportunities all contribute to a well-rounded education for our graduates. Many graduates leave with college credits and/or industry recognized certifications. Lifelong learning continues beyond high school and graduation with our Adult Education programs and other enrichment options in our outstanding Community Education program. 

Bedford Public Schools has an enrollment of over 4,000 students that routinely exceed state averages in assessments such as the M-STEP, MME and SAT thanks to the efforts of our dedicated staff, the hard work of our students, and the support of parents and our community. We are proud to be the Kicking Mules!

STRATEGIC PLAN 2022-2027

 

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