Bedford Junior High School (BJHS)

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WELCOME TO BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL!

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BJHS Round-Up August 23-25BJHS ROUND-UP:
AUGUST 23-25, 2022, 2-6 pm

Schedules, Lockers and Chromebooks will be available at Round-Up! Round-Up will start in the Media Center.


ROUND-UP SCHEDULE BY LAST NAME

Tuesday, August 23
     2-3 pm: A-Bo
     3-4 pm: Bp-Co
     4-5 pm: Cp-E
     5-6 pm: F-Har

Wednesday, August 24
     2-3 pm: Has-Jo
     3-4 pm: Jp-Li
     4-5 pm: Lj-Mil
     5-6 pm: Mim-Pe

Thursday, August 25
     2-3 pm: Pf-San
     3-4 pm: Sao-So
     4-5 pm: Sp-Vi
     5-6 pm: Vj-Z

If you are unable to come during your scheduled time, please come at a different time. Schedules that are not picked up at BJHS Round-Up will be mailed home. Schedules will be available in Infinite Campus after Round-Up is completed. Chromebooks that are not picked up at Round-Up will be given to the student after the start of school.

THINGS TO BRING
Please bring your completed Census Verification Report and Student Registration & Medical Information Signature sheet (two sided). This will be mailed to you prior to Round-Up.  Please marke any necessary changes and include student and parent signatures. Please make sure you have already paid for your Chromebook Insurance on-line at RevTrak as well. If you are unable to pay online, check or money orders payable to Bedford Public Schools will also be accepted.

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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2022.

The District 2022-2023 Year-at-a-Glance Calendar is now out. 

 

OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, September 7th at 7 pm starTing in the gym.


Summer Office Hours with sun

Summer Office Hours

Summer Office Hours at Bedford Junior High School will from 7 am until 2 pm. The office will be closed on Monday, July 4th. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, August 22nd.

ENROLLING A NEW STUDENT

Please call 734-850-6200 to make an appointment to enroll a new student for the 2022-2023 school year. 


Screenshot of ILC Award PresentationWORLD CLASS COMPETITORS!

HOSA is an extracurricular activity offered at Bedford High School and, for the first time this past year, at Bedford Junior High School, for students interested in health careers. There are over 14,000 students from around the world at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels that compete in one of the over 80 events to choose from.

These students competed against their peers in various events at the Regional level hoping for a coveted spot at the State Leadership conference. Then they took their skills on the road to Traverse City to see how they fare against the best in Michigan. Students that placed in the Top 3 of their events at the State Leadership Conference earned a spot at the International Leadership Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee on June 22-25, 2022. At this elite level, a team from Bedford Junior High School took 1st PLACE in their event!

Congratulations to the rookie team from the junior high, Iva R. and Hussein S. for winning the gold in Health Education at the International Leadership Conference!

Bedford Junior High High had an exceptional first year as a HOSA chapter with 7 of their members advancing all the way to the International Leadership Conference. In addition to Iva and Hussein S., these students competed for BJHS:

Aubrey M. and Sophia J. competed together as partners in Health Career Display
Riley M. competed in Math for Health Careers
Chloe W. competed in Health Career Preparation
Irelyn N. competed in Extemporaneous Health Poster

BJHS HOSA Advisor, Tina Kelly, looks forward to building on the success of their first year, “I am so proud of the hard work Iva and Hussein put into planning, presenting and WINNING their third GOLD medal in the HOSA International Competition! The whole team worked hard, on to another great year of HOSA accomplishments! Let’s fill that Mule Corral with more gold!!”

These students took the HOSA theme of “Shatter Expectations” and did exactly that! We are so proud of their accomplishments! They work hard, not only in their subject area chosen for competition, but also in community service efforts and fundraising to cover the costs of participating in these events. Go Mules!


Stadium closed for filed/lighting upgrades; caution tape with photo of stadiumSTADIUM TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO PUBLIC

The Bedford Community Stadium will be closed for construction as crews work on field and lighting upgrades. We look forward to welcoming the community back to see the results of this work at the end of summer!


Supplying our Future Backpacks for Kids with logoBACKPACKS FOR KIDS

Application Deadline has passed.

Bedford Backpack Pick-Up Site: Friday, August 19th from 4-6 pm
Francis Family YMCA, 2000 West Dean Road, Temperance, MI 48182
“Bring swim suits” Swimming Available – Parents MUST Swim with Children.

If you are able to assist them with donations to this program, they would be happy to accept them. If you want further information on this program, you may call The Salvation Army at 734-241-0440, ext 103.


Monroe County Spelling Bee 2nd Place Sophia S.MONROE COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Congratulations to Sophia S. for competing in and coming in 2nd place in the Monroe County Spelling Bee!! Great Job!!


INTERESTED IN JOINING ROBOTICS? 

Bedford Public Schools has a strong K-12 robotics program. At the junior high, there are 5 teams that participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge. Three of those teams made it all the way to the state championship this year!

FIRST Tech Challenge with robotFIRST TECH CHALLENGE

For kids in 6th-8th grade.

Students learn CAD, create 3D printed items, and design and build a robot (out of mostly metal parts) and program it to score as many points as possible in a 2 1/2 minute competition.

 

HOW TO SIGN UP

Registration is now open for the Fall 2022 Robotics season.

Cost: Don’t delay in registering! Space is limited. Early bird discounted cost is $55 per child by June 1. Beginning June 2, cost increases to $75 per child.

Don’t delay in registering! Space is limited.

Register online at https://www.bedfordexpress.org/pre-k-to-8th-grade/sign-up-page.html today!


BJHS MAthCounts Team; 4 advance to States!4 GO To STATE COMPETITION!

Bedford Junior High School MathCounts team of Kellen G., Isaac H., Aaron M., Teddy F., Andy N., Sawyer P., and Riley M. had an impressive showing at the Chapter Competition. Kellen, Sawyer, Andy, and Riley all earned spots in the State Competition that was held on Saturday, March 12th at Saginaw Valley State University!


Good Luck! 8 From BJHS Swim & Dive Head to MISCA Meet, group photo2022 BOYS & GIRLS MISCA MIDDLE SCHOOL MEET RESULTS

The last weekend in January, 8 of our BJHS students competed in the State Swim and Dive competition in Battle Creek.

Congratulations to 8th grader, Brayden M. for an amazing 6 second personal best in the 100 Breaststroke that earned him MISCA state champ. He was also 8th in the 100 IM.
Diver Macy V. finished out her season with a 2nd place finish at the state meet.
Avery H. had a 5 second personal best in the 100 Backstroke and tied for 5th place in the state.
Lily L. had a personal best in the 50 free and finished 14th.
Aaron M. finished 12th in the 100 Breaststroke.
Andy N. finished 19th in the 50 Fly.

The boys' 200 Medley Relay (Eli K., Brayden M., Andy N., and Aaron M.) finished 8th and the 200 Free Relay (Eli K., Andy N., Aaron M. and Ryan S.) finished 13th.

The team represented BJHS very well!


HOSA Michigan Future Health Professionals logoJunior High’s Rookie HOSA Team Enjoys Success!

HOSA’s theme for this year is “Shatter Your Expectations” And the rookie members of the Bedford Junior High’s new HOSA chapter certainly did just that in their competition at the State Leadership Conference in Traverse City.

group photo of HOSAIrelyn N.: Extemporaneous Health Poster, 1st Place
Iva R.: Health Education, 1st Place
Hussein S.: Health Education, 1st Place
Aubrey M.: Health Career Display, 1st Place
Sophia J.: Health Career Display, 1st Place
Chloe W.: Health Career Preparation, 2nd Place
Riley M.: Math For Health Careers, 1st Place
Emmalee I.: Health Career Preparation, 1st Place

Each of these students qualify for the International Leadership Conference this summer in Nashville, Tennessee.

BJHS HOSA Chapter Advisor, Tina Kelly, could not be more thrilled, “Our team was determined to be successful, they stayed focused and worked hard...AND, brought home the Prize! I could not be more proud of these kiddos!”

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE RESULTS

First Place winners were:
Iva R., Hussein S., Irelyn N. in the Health Education Event
Aubrey M., Sophia J. in Health Career Display
Riley M. in Math for Health Careers
Emmalee I. in Health Career Preparation

Second Place Winners were:
Sawyer P. in Math for Health Careers
Chloe W. for Career Preparation

Advisor Ms. Kelly remarked on how proud she is of this rookie team’s efforts, “These kids had tons of fun, and did well! I am so glad to be a part of this group, they work hard and have such determination to do well and be a part of HOSA and our team.”


FIRST Tech Challenge and Freight Frenzy logosBJHS Robotics Teams Compete in FIRST Tech Challenge

MICHIGAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Three BJHS teams qualified for the Michigan Championship on December 17-18 at Macomb Community College. The Classical Engineers, the Loose Screw and the Turning Gears all competed. The Loose Screws finished the elimination rounds as the #4 seeded alliance captain and selected the Turning Gears as one of their 2 alliance partners. They alliance narrowly lost their first match by only 6 points. They were beat again in the second round of their division quarterfinal matches.  

BJHS FTC mentor, Ravindra Vaikunthanathan (Ravi) was nominated for the Compass Award for his mentorship with programming, build and outreach efforts. He came in 3rd place in that award category. Congratulations, Ravi, and thank you for helping our robotics students have such a successful season!

NOVI QUALIFIER RESULTS

Classical Engineers won the First Place Think Award and advanced to States!
Turning Gears earned the Second Place Motivate Award.

BEDFORD QUALIFIER RESULTS

Turning Gears: Ended the qualifying matches in 2nd place was the 1st place winner of the Motivate Award
Classical Engineers: 1st place winner of the Control Award and 2nd place winner of the Inspire Award
Loose Screws: 1st place winner of the Innovate Award

These 3, of the 5 Bedford FTC Teams, are advancing to the State Championship at Macomb Community College on December 17-18, 2021. Good Luck! 


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COMMUNTY EDUCATION NEWS

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 FALL BROCURE COMING SOON!

Coming in early August
Check out the fall line up - Cross country, soccer, and a special Father-Son event and more. Registration will open in August for these programs and more. Check it out and register online at https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com.

 

Don't see a class that you would be interested in? Email us your interests - [email protected] or call our office 734-850-6036.

Adult enrichment classes are also offered. Check out the adult fitness classes: cardio & tone, karate, line dancing, tai chi, yoga and zumba as well as art classes and more. Ed2Go offers a full array of online Career Training programs in multiple fields. Go to www.ed2go.com/bedfordae for a complete list.

Follow Community Ed on Facebook for updates on their new programs and activities: facebook.com/bedfordcommunityeducation


BJHS SPORTS NEWS  

2022-2023 SPORTS INFORMATION

SPORTS PHYSICALS
Remember sports physicals must be dated April 15, 2022 or after this date to be in compliance for the next school year! Anything dated before the April 15, 2022 date will no longer be valid once the school year ends. A current physical is also required to participate in summer conditionings.

     Link to MHSAA Physical Form 

VOLLEYBALL

Clinic: Monday, August 22, 9-11:30 AM in the high school’s Auxiliary Gym

For 6th, 7th, 8th grade girls
Only $10, payable at the door!

The clinic is put on for 6th, 7th, 8th grade girls by the high school volleyball coaching staff and varsity players to give you a head start on try-outs, give you some pointers, and go through several drills.

Tryouts: August 22-25

Tryouts are two weeks BEFORE school starts – you MUST have a physical (dated after April 15, 2022) to try out. MHSAA forms are available in the high school Athletic Office, junior high office and online on the MHSAA website. Take the form to your Doctor, have them fill it out, then upload it to Final Forms. You must attend all sessions of tryouts!

There will be one 7th and one 8th grade team with 18 spots on each. All 7th and 8th grade girls are eligible to try out. The times are listed below. If a change would become necessary it will be posted on Schoology and on the bedfordsports.com website.

8th grade tryouts – Mon., 8/22, 2-4 PM; T,W,Th, 8/23-25, 8-10 AM
7th grade tryouts – Mon., 8/22, 4-6 PM; T,W,Th, 8/23-25, 10-12  

MORE ATHLETIC NEWS ON BEDFORDSPORTS.COM


Mobile phones displaying app screens, confettiBPS APP AVAILABLE

Download the BPS APP on your phone to have access to the school website, bus finder, menus, Schoology, and more! Here are the direct links to the Bedford Public Schools app:

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bedford_public_schools/id1560189448?ls=1&mt=8

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.relianceco.cma.BedfordPS

Sign Up for Text Message Alerts with Infinite CampusHow to Request Text Message Alerts and Manage Your Contact Preferences in Infinite Campus

Bedford Public Schools will begin utilizing Infinite Campus' ability to send out Emergency Notifications. You can manage your contact preferences within your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. (If you have not set up your Parent Portal Account yet, please look for an email sent this past Monday for instructions and an activation key code.)

You can choose how you want to receive our messages: email, phone calls, and now text messages. The default setting is email and phone options. If you wish to add text messages, you will have to add that as an option in your Parent Portal Settings. Please use this link for Instructions on How to Set Your Contact Preferences and to Receive Text Message Alerts

You can edit your phone numbers within the portal, but if you need to change your email, you will need to contact the school office.

Location pin with busBUS ROUTES

Find the stop nearest to your house

You can follow the progress of your route using our "Where's the Bus? link to see how close the bus is to your stop.

Note: There is a lag in the app in displaying the location of the bus that could be up to a couple of minutes. The bus is actually further along its route than what the app is showing.
Times will fluctuate at the start of a new school year until everyone settles down into a routine. 


ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TRAFFIC FLOW

Mega-Loop Map

You will enter the north drive on the side of the junior high closest to the Bedford Public Library as in the past. You will travel behind the junior high and then continue towards the stadium, you will follow the new drive that circles around the north side of the high school building, runs parallel with the bus depot parking lot, turns to run along the south side of the junior high before passing behind the junior high and finally exiting out onto Jackman Road on the same drive that you entered on. You can drop off students at both the high school and the junior high using the Mega-Loop. A gate located in front of the stadium will be closed during the arrival and dismissal times that will prevent thru traffic from the junior high and high school. Please follow the direction of school personnel.


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COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR BEDFORD FAMILIES

Find details with this Community Assistance Opportunities for Bedford Families Link including information about food assistance programs, Eye Exams/Glasses, Parent Support Group and more. New information will be added to that document as it comes in. Some programs are seasonal but past details are included for future reference.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY  

Link to Mobile Food Pantry dates/locations in Monroe County 


HOW YOUR PURCHASES CAN HELP FUND BJHS ACTIVITIES

BJHS COLLECTING BOX TOPS VIRTUALLY!
Redeeming Box Tops is now available using a free app that scans your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and automatically applies the 10 cents per participating item to the school you choose. Look for the new Box Tops scan logo on the package. More information on this new app for box tops can be found at btfe.com.

See https://www.boxtops4education.com/ for more details on how to scan your receipts.

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.


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WELCOME BACK! 

DISTRICT 2021 BACK TO SCHOOL NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

It's been a busy summer at BPS! Find out what is going on around the district as we get ready to start a brand new school year! Keep it handy as a year round informational resource!


Now hiring Sub Bus drivers call 734-85-6071 with bus pictureNOW HIRING SUB BUS DRIVERS

BPS Transportation Department is hiring new substitute bus drivers! Paid training is available if needed and conducted onsite here in Bedford. Flexible schedules are available. 

For more information, please contact the Transportation Director, Cari Dupree, at 734-850-6071.


COVID-19 UpdatesBPS COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID Screening Tool for Bedford families. 

 


Bedford Junior High School Mission Statement

OUR MISSION IS TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO LEARN:
Bedford Junior High School prepares our students of today for the world of tomorrow. Our school community provides an environment in which all students are able to learn to their full potential intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, and for life-long learning.

OUR VISION:
BJHS Students...
Organized...
Responsible...
Respectful...
Proficient.

THE BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH FACULTY AND STAFF BELIEVE:

  •  All students will learn.
  • Success breeds success.
  • Learning is a life-long process.
  • We as a school community control the educational environment and the conditions for each student to be successful while in our care.
  • Education is the shared responsibility of our school, students, families and community.

Bedford Junior High School
8405 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI 48182
Phone: 734-850-6200, Attendance: 734-850-6210, Fax: 734-850-6299

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