Bedford Junior High School (BJHS)

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WELCOME TO BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL!

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REPORT CARDS

Student and Parent Portals are now open to access Report Cards.



8th Grade Graduation

We wish the 8th graders the very best with their transition to high school.  Thank you to PTO for the sunglasses for the students.

Have a great summer!

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STAFF RECOGNIZED WITH ABOVE & BEYOND AWARDS

 The Human Resources Department is excited to share the Quarter 4 recipients of the Bedford Public Schools "Above and Beyond" employee recognition program! Principals and directors nominate employees who have exhibited exceptional dedication to our students and school community each quarter.  

The Human Resources Department visited each award recipient, providing a framed certificate, keychain, and lanyard. Please see the attachment with photos of this quarter’s award recipients. Congratulations to the following “Above and Beyond” award recipients for Quarter 4: Deb Green, Dave Majewski, and Kelli Kaden.

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SUMMER TEST OUT

Attention 8th graders: If you are interested in testing out of any of your high school courses, please pick up the Summer Test Out application in the counseling office. This application must be completed and turned into Ms. O’Neill by Friday, May 10th. Test-out dates will be July 15th-July 26th. See or email Ms. O’Neill if you have any questions. 

Bedford Junior High Girls Solve It Team

Congratulations to the Bedford Junior High Girls Solve It Team! Four of our Bedford Junior High School students (Brenyn H., Isabelle B., Leah M, and Phoenyx S.) participated in a competition sponsored by the Michigan Council of Women in Technology and Ford Motor Company. The girls met during their homeroom time for the past few months to program the Finch and Ozobot robots to complete four quests. The team was coached by Mrs. Hemry, 7th and 8th-grade Computer Science teacher. The team will find out their final standing in the competition during the second week of June. Cash prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Here is a link to Mrs. Hemry's YouTube channel to view their quest videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClaua3_QTLESCUxm6i9xgBg #GirlsSoveIT #FordGirlsinSTEM


NJHS 

Great Job NJHS helping add flowers to the retirement community of Aspen Grove yesterday.

8th GRADE GIRLS GOLF

8th Grade girls interested in golfing at the High School – there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 4th in the Junior High Media Center at 5:00PM. If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Reed in Room #32.

VOLLEYBALL

7th and 8th Graders interested in Volleyball please fill out jot form! https://form.jotform.com/241498287511160

TRYOUTS 
August 26-August 29
8th Grade 8am-10am
7th Grade 10am-12pm
*TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
See Jot form for Camp and Tryout information 

SOCCER

Boys soccer team informational meeting: SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST AT 1:00 PM IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA. We will review our off-season activities for June. Discuss our upcoming events for July and give people and idea of what to expect for the start of the season in August. In addition, we will go over our new uniforms, equipment items, and any open items that we need to plan for during the upcoming season. Please bring a parent/guardian to this meeting.

TRACK

8th grade girls interested in running high school cross country this fall:

Starting June 19, meet at the high school track on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00 am.

Friday and Saturdays meet at Wildwood by the main restrooms at 8:00 am.


K-8 Robotics Registration

                      Robtics Registration

BHS DANCERS

Join us for an informational meeting about an exciting new opportunity for 9th grade BHS students. Dancers and their parents/ guardians should attend the team meeting to review expectations for the upcoming season.


Track finishes season:

The track team wrapped up their season yesterday at SECs. It was a fast day of racing with lots of PRs.
Damion H. is the SEC champion in the 100m dash. Other top performers for the boys were Drew B., Youssif J., AJ V., and Owen S.
On the girls side, Tayah C., Kennedy V., Mackenzie D., Helen B., Alyssa M., Alaina B., Morgan S., Kennedy W., Audrey G., and Karys K. all had top 8 finishes.
Congratulations to all the athletes!


SOFTBALL

8th grade softball ended this weeks games with blowout wins in Lincoln 23-1 and 21-3. Multiple hit games by Kinzi B., Sophia S., Maddy K., Lily V., Wendy J., and Sydnee K. Kinzi B. swiped another 6 bags and leading the team with 31 steals. Maddy K. leads the way with a .513 batting average and Mackenzie K. and Sophia S. lead the way with pitching!   

                          

 


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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Bedford Junior High School John P. McHugh Banquet

Academic Banquet honoring students who earn 3.7 or higher GPA for the year.

There were:

101 - 6th graders

98 - 7th graders

102 - 8th graders

Congratulations to all!

Students at JHS Banquet 1   jhs banquet 2


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STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE PERFORMANCE EARNS INVITE TO INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FOR HOSA MEMBERS!

Congratulations to our BJHS HOSA team at the HOSA State Leadership Conference! Charlotte, Kylie, Ella, Madelyn, Chase, Abigail, Aubrey, and Kennedy! Each team member participates in a specific event scored by HOSA judges, and those that medal or place in the top 8 move onto the ILC (International Leadership Conference) in Texas this June.

Congratulations go to...
Chase M. - Gold!
Kylie H. - Silver
Ella J. - Silver
Sydney M. - Silver
Abigail and Aubrey P. - Silver
Madelyn K. - top 8
Charlotte B., and Kennedy W. - Honorable mention

EVERY HOSA MEMBER QUALIFIED FOR STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE!

Congratulations to our Bedford Junior High HOSA Team! Every one of our members qualified for the HOSA State Leadership Conference on March 16, 2024!

GOLD Winner:
Kylie H. in Prepared Speaking
Madelyn K. in Extemporaneous Poster
Chase M. in Health Career Preparation
Sydney M. in Health Career Preparation
Abigail P. in Public Health Technology Addiction
Aubrey P. in Public Health Technology Addiction

SILVER Winner:
Ella J. in Foundations in Medical Terminology

BRONZE Winner:
Kennedy W. in Life Threatening Situations

RIBBON Winner:
Charlotte B. in Life Threatening Situations

We had a great time this year, and Bedford High School was a GREAT Host to the 800 HOSA members that were present for this event!!!

To find out more about HOSA, visit hosa.org.


Essay winner group photoAmerica & ME ESSAY WINNERS

During the first quarter, the American Cultures students wrote an essay describing their personal hero as part of the Farm Bureau Insurance 55th Annual America & Me Essay Content. These essays were then submitted to a scholarship contest for the state of Michigan. Several thousand eighth graders from nearly 200 Michigan schools submitted entries in this "My Personal Michigan Hero" essay contest. We received the results of the first round of competition, and, for our school, Kennedy V. got third, Nolan G. got second, and Owen S. had the best essay from our school! They were presented with certificates in Mrs. Fozo's class on behalf of Ben Starr, Sara Steckmeyer and Kelsey Starr of our local Starr Insurance Agency. Owen’s essay will be advancing to the state competition where he will be in the running for one of the ten $1,055 cash awards. The state results will be announced in April. We are all so proud of all three student’s accomplishments!


PROUD OF OUR TALENTED MUSICIANS!

Our 7th and 8th grade musicians in Band, Orchestra, and Choir participated in District Festivals. For this event, each ensemble was required to perform several prepared pieces they have rehearsed since January. All groups were also required to sight read and perform a piece of music they had never seen before, with just a few minutes to prepare. The groups are then given a rating on a scale from one to five, with one being the best possible rating, Our results were as follows:

BAND

7th Grade Band: Rating of 2 Overall
8th Grade Band: Rating of 2 Overall

ORCHESTRA
7th Grade Orchestra: Rating of Straight 1s from each judge!
8th Grade Orchestra: Rating of 1 Overall

CHOIR
7th Grade Choir: Rating of 1 Overall (This qualifies them for State Festivals)
8th Grade Choir: Rating of 2 Overall

Congratulations!


group picture of girls at UT eventBJHS GIRLS LEARN ABOUT ENGINEERING CAREERS

Students work on a STEM challenge with PVC pipes

Thirteen BJHS students recently attended the award-winning University of Toledo College of Engineering’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

The program is designed to give middle school-aged girls a greater understanding of STEM-career fields through interactive programming. The girls worked with women engineers from local companies and engineering students on a variety of hands-on activities to better understand water treatment, transportation network designs, basic coding and programming, structural design principles, mechanics of propulsion, genetic engineering and cyber security.

It shows girls what the career path for women in engineering can look like, and encourages them to make a career out of their interest in science, technology and math.


Divers on podiumBJHS STUDENTS COMPETE AT STATE MEET

Congratulations to our MISCA State Swim and Dive team!

This weekend, Diver Jack A. came home with the Gold Medal as top Diver! It was a 3 hour competition, but he persevered and made the top 20 All-time diving score with a 196 after 6 dives. Jack also had a personal best in the 50 fly and finished 20th.

Parker W. finished 5th in his 100 Breaststroke and 9th in the 100 IM. Both were personal bests with big drops in times.

Samantha S. finished 3rd in the 50 Fly and 5th in the 50 Free with a personal best.

Sydnee K. was 18th in the 50 free with a 1 second personal best, and 20th in the 50 fly.

Group photo of BJHS Swim and Dive state qualifiersThe Boys Medley relay of Jack, Parker, Jackson R. and Ryan N. improved by 9 seconds and finished 10th overall.

The Girls Medley of Samantha, Sydnee, Ella S. and Kat W.  had a 4 second improvement and finished 16th overall.

We are proud of you and your hard work!


FTC Robotics Teams

TWO TEAMS TOOK CENTERSTAGE AT FTC ROBOTICS STATE TOURNAMENT

Bedford Junior High had 2 robotics teams competing in the 2023 Michigan State Championship-SE: Team # 7085 F.L.A.G. Fight Like A Girl and Team # 8579 the Classical Engineers!

They were among 72 teams competing in 2 divisions before the division winners battled it out to see who the winning alliance was. They began the competition in the Marie Curie Division.

Classical Engineers finished the qualification matches in 3rd place and advanced into the Division Finals as captains of their alliance. Their alliance finished as finalists in the Marie Curie Division.

The Classical Engineers also earned 3rd Place in the Innovate Award sponsored by RTX. The Innovate Award celebrates a team that thinks imaginatively and has the ingenuity, creativity, and inventiveness to make their designs come to life.

During the competition, the judging panel may meet a team whose unique efforts, performance, or dynamics merit recognition, but does not fit into any of the existing award categories. To recognize unique teams, FIRST offers a customizable Judges Choice Award. Team F.L.A.G. was selected as a Judges’ Choice Award Winner at this state competition.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS FOR BJHS TEAMS:
6079 Bionic Broncos: Think Award Finalist, Design Award Finalist, Bedford Qualifier Semifinalist

7085 F.L.A.G. Fight Like A Girl: 
Judges’ Choice Award at State Competition, Inspire Award Third Place, Think Award Finalist, Motivate Award Finalist, Bedford Qualifier Semifinalist, State Qualifier

7215 Turning Gears: Design Award Finalist

8579 Classical Engineers: State Competition Division Finalist Alliance Captain, Innovate Award Third Place at State Competition, Ann Arbor Qualifier Winning Alliance, Inspire Award Second Place, Bedford Qualifiers Semifinalist, State Qualifier


BJHS 8th HOUR

8th Hour is our after school tutoring/homework help program. It is beginning next week, October 3rd. 8th hour is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 2:30 - 3:30 PM and is always in RM #214. This is Mrs. Mitchell's classroom. Students can drop in, you will just sign in with the teachers once you are there. Come prepared with questions you need answered and don't be afraid to ask questions when you are in there.

8th Hour Interest Form


BJHS SPORTS NEWS

FOOTBALL REGISTRATION IS UNDERWAY

If you have not signed up yet, please complete the form at the link below. We will be announcing meetings and schedules soon. 
 
https://forms.gle/LALi4cJAUhaENBns7

Attention students interested in becoming football managers, please click the link below.
Come out and have fun supporting our football program.
 
https://forms.gle/wbgaomVH8c3MeNDS9
 
If you have any questions, see Coach Phillips in A24, or Coach Wilhelm in A 16

WINTER SPORTS 
Gofan ticket over football fieldGOFAN TICKET PURCHASES

Some sporting event tickets can be purchased ahead of time online on GoFan. 

GENERAL SPORTS INFORMATION

SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
Sports physicals must be dated April 15, 2023 or after this date to be in compliance for the 2023-2024 school year! A current physical is also required to participate in conditioning programs.

     Link to MHSAA Physical Form

BJHS UNDEFEATED ATHLETIC TEAMS

MORE ATHLETIC NEWS ON BEDFORDSPORTS.COM


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COMMUNTY EDUCATION NEWS

SPRING/SUMMER 2024 BROCHURE IS HERE!

Many of the spring/summer leagues and programs are now open for registration; soccer, t-ball, Summer Parks, Summer Latchkey Camp, Safe Sitter and more! 

SEARCH PROGRAMS & REGISTER ONLINE AT:
HTTPS://BEDFORD.CE.ELEYO.COM.

Families can also stop in at our offices, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:00 pm, at 1135 Smith Road (Smith Road School). Questions? Give us a call at 734-850-6036.

Adult enrichment classes are also offered. Check out the adult fitness classes: cardio & tone, karate, line dancing, and yoga 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

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

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


GENERAL INFORMATION

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TRAFFIC FLOW

Mega Loop map thumbnailMega-Loop Map

You will enter the north drive on the side of the junior high closest to the Bedford Public Library. 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.

MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM
Parents can drop off any medication that will be given at school in the health room. A Medication Authorization Form, signed by a physician, must accompany the medication. This includes many common over-the-counter medications, such as cough drops.

UNIVERSAL SCHOOL MEALS ARE BACK!
FREE & REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS APPLICATION STILL WORTH FILLING OUT!

We encourage families in need to fill out a Free and Reduced School Meals Application. Other programs that may benefit families may also require this form to be completed in order to be considered such as potentially waived or discounted Chromebook Fees. Family participation in the program may also qualify the school to receive additional funding to support our students. This form can be filled out online: https://bedfordps.familyportal.cloud/.

BUS ROUTE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON TRAVERSA RIDE 360 MOBILE APP

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Link to detailed instructions on how to access and use the Traversa Ride 360 app and website
The “Where’s the Bus?” link on our website also links to these instructions.

Please note that the staff is continuing to make adjustments to the routes as last minute student registrations come in. Please double check before the first day of school. Times will fluctuate at the start of a new school year until everyone settles down into a routine. 

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2023-2024 DISTRICT SCHOOL-YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE CALENDAR

Note: Easter Sunday is March 31, 2024. It is the last day of Spring Break.

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2023 NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

The BPS District Back-to-School Newsletter is a great resource to use year round!

 


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 uses 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 check you email for 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.

NEW TO INFINITE CAMPUS?
Each parent who is listed as a student guardian in Infinite Campus will receive an email on Monday. This email will include their personal parent activation key (a long string of letters and numbers) that will connect the parent to all of the students in their household that attend BPS. A parent will use that special key to set up their Infinite Campus parent account.


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.”


Mobile phones displaying app screens, confetti

BPS MOBILE APP AVAILABLE

APP STORE LINK
GOOGLE PLAY STORE LINK

BPS PARENT NEWS FOR 1:1 STUDENTS INFO FOR CURRENT 1ST THRU 11TH GR FAMILIES FOR 2023-24TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT UPDATES

Please see the latest Tech Department Newsletter with information for current 1st-11th grade families as we wrap up the 2022-23 school year and get ready for 2023-24!

It includes details on:

  • End of Year Chromebook & Charger Collection
  • 2023-24 Chromebook Insurance for 2nd-12th Grade
  • Optional Protective Chromebook Messenger Bag Available
  • Chromebook Distribution for 2023-24
  • Google Drive & Gmail Summer Access for Students
  • Like the Bedford Ed Tech Facebook Page

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Parents Guide: How to View Child Information on Schoology & Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus: Resources for Parents to Get Started


Community AssistanceCOMMUNITY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR BEDFORD FAMILIES

Find details with this Community Assistance Opportunities for Bedford Families Link.

Link to Mobile Food Pantry dates/locations in Monroe County 


Now hiring, jobs at BPS, see website for details

BPS IS HIRING!

Among the available openings are several Parapro positions. These are great for people looking for part time work that fits within the same times as their child’s school days!

Use the “Jobs at BPS” link to see what is available and for details on applying.

A variety of substitute positions are also available. Substitute bus drivers are in demand. (If you are interested in being a bus driver, please call Transportation Director, Cari Dupree, at 734-850-6071 to ask about paid training if needed.)

NOW 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.


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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