Bedford Junior High School (BJHS)

Bedford Junior High with logo and building


 
WELCOME TO BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL!

KEEP INFORMED

BJHS Daily Announcements--Note NEW LINK! Please bookmark or sign up to get each day's announcements sent to your email!

Set Schoology Parent Account Notification Settings to see additional announcements shared with students. Learn how here!

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SNOW DAYS TO DELAY RELEASE OF 2nd QUARTER GRADES

Due to the snow days, teachers will be given extra time to submit their 2nd quarter grades. This will delay the release of the grades cards and transcripts until late next week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


BJHS Chrome Crew shield logoCHROME CREW

We will be starting the BJHS Chrome Crew soon! Flyers are displayed through out the school; students can scan the QR code with their Chromebook camera or fill out this application if interested.

Application deadline is next Friday, January 27th at 2:30pm.


Ride 360 App IconNEW MOBILE APP AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES

“Where’s My Bus?” is now a separate mobile app you will need to download to follow route status for your students in real time.

The Traversa Ride 360 app is now active for families for bus route information and bus locations.

There are a few key features that are different from our previous provider.

INCREASED SECURITY & PRIVACY PROTECTION
Traversa Ride 360 is customized specifically for your student(s). To get started you will need the Student ID number.
(If you do not know your student’s ID number, and cannot find it in Infinite Campus, please call the school office during school hours.)

With Traversa Ride 360, your student’s information will only be visible to you and those you choose to share access with. You have the ability to share or remove access with anyone at any time within the app.

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS
Ride 360 can send messages directly to your mobile device to proactively communicate with you—whether it is a 2 hour delay impacting the entire district or something affecting just your student’s specific bus route.

Detailed instructions on how to access and use the Traversa Ride 360 app
You can also use the “Where’s the Bus?” link from our website to access the instructions.

Questions about the app? Please call the Transportation Department at 734-850-6070.


Quiz Bowl

BJHS QUIZ BOWL

Congrats to our 6th Grade Quiz Bowl Champs! Gwendolyn S., Oliver H., Drew A., and James G.


Photo Collage: Outside Capitol, Heritage Hall, BJHS students with displayBJHS Students Chosen to Present at Student Technology Showcase at State Capitol

Three students from Bedford Junior High School were chosen to participate in the 21st annual AT&T/MACUL Student Technology Showcase and to highlight the work they are doing with technology in their classroom: Owen S., Sophya C. and Ryan S.

Presented by the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL), and underwritten by AT&T, the 2022 Student Technology Showcase featured demonstrations from students representing nearly 25 schools across Michigan. The Lansing showcase was held in the state Capitol’s new Heritage Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 7, giving students opportunities to demonstrate and display technology projects they have created for state lawmakers, elected officials, and other visitors.

All 7th-grade students at Bedford Junior High School take a 9-week course in Computer Science where they learn the problem-solving process, code a website using HTML and CSS, and create an idea for an app to solve a real-world problem. All 8th-grade students at Bedford Junior High School take a 9-week course in Computer Science where they learn JavaScript to program interactive animations and video games. Students also have the option to take an all-year Computer Science elective where they learn about jobs in Cybersecurity, Cryptography, Web Design, Data and Society, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and Physical Computing with the Adafruit Circuit Board.

Jennifer Hemry, a 7th and 8th-grade Computer Science teacher at BJHS, trained during the summer for the past few years through Code.org, Cyber.org, and GenCyber to teach the curriculum. “Our students were excited to demonstrate their hands-on technology-based learning at the Student Technology Showcase,” said Mrs. Hemry. “Incorporating technology into how our students learn has been a game-changer that has opened up their minds to new opportunities as they learn.”

Said David Lewis, president of AT&T Michigan: “Michigan youth are the leaders of tomorrow and watching them use technology to expand their learning continues to amaze us every year. AT&T is proud to continue sponsoring this event and teaching us about the amazing things technology is helping them learn at school.”

“Every year, the projects students bring to the Capitol for the Student Technology Showcase exceed our expectations,” said Mark Smith, MACUL executive director.

AWARDS & TRIP TO STATE TOURNAMENT FOR BJHS ROBOTICS TEAMS!

Collage of robotic team pictures and logos

The FIRST FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) PowerPlay Robotics Season was an amazing one for the 5 teams at BJHS! Bedford hosted a tournament in November and two teams, the Turning Gears and the Bionic Broncos, qualified for Michigan State FTC Tournament (SE). They were joined by the Classical Engineers who qualified at the Troy tournament as part of the winning alliance. In addition to their prowess on the competition field, the teams also caught the eye of the judges and were included in deliberation discussions for various awards! We are so proud of all the efforts all of our Robotics students put into this season!

Turning Gears #7215
    Bedford Qualifier:
          Design Award Winner
          Think Award Finalist
          Inspire Award: 2nd Place
    Troy Qualifier:
          Semifinalist Alliance Captain
          Collins Aerospace Innovate Award Finalist
   State Tournament (SE):
          Design Award: 2nd Place

Bionic Broncos #6079
    Bedford Qualifier:
          Winning Alliance (2nd Pick)

Classical Engineers # 8579
    Bedford Qualifier:
          Collins Aerospace Innovate Award Finalist
    Troy Qualifier:
          Winning Alliance (1st Pick)
          Inspire Award Winner
   State Tournament (SE):
          Promote Award Winner
          Motivate Award: 3rd Place


Loose Screws #5237
    Bedford Qualifier:
          Design Award Finalist

F.L.A.G. (Fight Like a Girl) #7085
    Kettering Qualifier:
          Motivate Award: 3rd Place


Get Involved! Clubs at BJHSCLUBS AT BJHS

We encourage students to get involved in extracurricular activities available at the junior high. Please make arrangements for a ride home for any after school activities.

NEW! HOT PEPPER CLUB
Hot Pepper Club will begin Wednesday, February 1, 2023 in Room 30.

NEW! MATH LEAGUE
Like to compete? Like a challenge? Try the Math League Competition. See your MATH teacher to get the sign up information. Registration ends: Wednesday, February 1st.

COMMON INTEREST CLUB
C.I.C. is for anyone interested in making new friends based on common interests. Come hangout & talk with friends. Tuesdays from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM in room #134.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS CLUB
Consider joining us if you have some creative and fun ideas on how to spread some kindness around our school and community! "RAK" Club will meet every other week from 2:30-3:30 PM in Room 25 on the following Wednesdays:
      Jan 18; Feb. 1, 15; Mar. 1, 15; Apr. 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31
See Ms. O'Neill in the counseling office if you have any questions.

GAME CLUB
Game Club returns! Please join Mr. Balazs in the Media Center from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM on the following dates: 
      
January 12, 30; February 13; March 13; April 10, 17; May 1, 22

MAKERSPACE CLUB
Every Tuesday and Thursday during homerooms in the Media Center.
Join the JHS Schoology Library Group for more info.

BOOK CLUB
Every Wednesday during homerooms in the Media Center.
Join the JHS Schoology Library Group for more info.


8th Grade Washington DC Trip with Washington Monument8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip

Tuesday, May 30th - Friday, June 2nd

Community Education logo

COMMUNTY EDUCATION NEWS

You can see our full list of Community Education programs and register online at HTTPS://BEDFORD.CE.ELEYO.COM/

  


Winter 2023 Community Ed Brochure Cover Thumbnail2023 WINTER BROCHURE IS NOW OUT!

 

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

 UPCOMING PROGRAMS

More programs and activities will be added for this winter as they become available.

Winter Wonderland Daddy Daughter Dance Feb 11th Tickets online til 2/3Daddy Daughter Dance
February 11, 2023

Tickets are on sale online at HTTPS://BEDFORD.CE.ELEYO.COM until February 3rd, for girls in grades K-8 and their dads, uncles and/or grandfathers. Must pre-register. No tickets will be available after February 3rd.

Looking for a gift idea?
Gift certificates are available for any upcoming Community Ed class or program. Check out the current catalog online at https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com/ for ideas. The Winter classes are coming soon - look for the brochure in December. It will be filled with exciting programs and classes for any age; everything from art to yoga. There is sure to be something for you or your family member to enjoy.

Ed2Go offers a full array of online Career Training programs in multiple fields. Go to www.ed2go.com/bedfordae for a complete list

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.

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


BJHS SPORTS NEWS

BOYS BASKETBALL
Bedford 7th grade basketball team defeated Saline 31-14. Jaxson L. and Drew B. led the way. Chase A. and Kyle S. played well off the bench. The team finished the season 13-1.

Bedford 8th grade stung the hornets of Saline 28-17 to end the season. Evan G. led the scoring. Cashton S. had a good floor game. Corbin M. and Jackson H. ruled on the boards. 8th grade finished the season 13-1.

SWIM & DIVE

Last week as we were preparing for exams, the Bedford Junior High Swim and Dive team took to the pool to oxygenate their brains! They were victorious over Lincoln Middle School and Green Hills Middle School. At the meet, Peyton P. won the 100 Backstroke and earned her 2nd qualification to MISCA this coming weekend. Other winners for the evening were Jack A. in Diving, Ryan S. in the 50 Fly and Samantha S. in the 100 Free. Brodie B.had a personal best and finished 2nd in the Backstroke. Lily J. and Ryan N. also had personal bests in the 100 Free.

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 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
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

BJHS UNDEFEATED ATHLETIC TEAMS

MORE ATHLETIC NEWS ON BEDFORDSPORTS.COM


Smile! School picture day with girl holding up a smiley faceSCHOOL PICTURES

To order school pictures online, please go to lifetouch.com and use Picture Day ID: EVTB4WW84

PICTURE RETAKES: October 27th


ONLINE BJHS SPIRIT SHOP

The BJHS Spirit Shop closed on September 18th. Please allow 3 weeks after the shop closes for orders to be delivery to the school.

Manufacturing Day Oct 6MANUFACTURING DAY

OCTOBER 6, 2022
Students visited 3 Bedford businesses to learn more about Manufacturing & Trades Careers in the area! Thank you to MTS Seating, Ort Tool & Die, and Rolled Alloys for hosting our students!

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.)

Update from Superintendent Dr. Carl ShultzLetter from the Superintendent

Dr. Shultz and the Monroe County Prosecutor have released letters about the seriousness of the consequences for making threats. Families have been emailed the letters and they will be shared with BPS students at the secondary level on Monday, November 21st.  

Read the Superintendent and Prosecutor Letters Here


Superintendent Update NovemberNOVEMBER UPDATE FROM DR. SHULTZ

See highlights from the past month at Bedford Public Schools! Dr. Shultz’s November Update is now available!


Location pin with busBUS ROUTES

Find the stop nearest to your house

You can check for delays affecting your route using our "Where's the Bus? linkPlease note the link has changed. If you have it bookmarked, it will take you to something that we are no longer connected to.

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 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.


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.

Mobile phones displaying app screens, confetti

BPS MOBILE APP AVAILABLE

APP STORE LINK
GOOGLE PLAY STORE LINK

2022 Newsletter Cover Thumbnail Image2022 NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

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


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.


Community AssistanceCOMMUNITY 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 


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.


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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