Monday, February 20, 2017

BHS News

2/17/17
From the Principal:

Bedford Food Pantry – Items Needed for Children
Food Insecurity is a growing concern across the nation and right here in our own backyard.  Nearly 350 adults and children in Bedford qualify for food stamps and more than 167 families in Bedford meet the income standards for the government’s free school lunch program.

In light of these numbers, the Bedford Food Pantry has started a new program, School Lunch Plus, to provide students in Bedford who face food insecurity two lunches each weekend (with complete privacy/anonymity).  In order to provide two lunches for each student in need, the Food Pantry is looking for donations of these specific items.  

If you are able to donate these items (these are ongoing donations), please bring them by the Bedford Food Pantry at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, Bedford, NH.

Parents/guardians, please contact the school guidance counselor or school nurse if you would like your child to participate in this program.
BEDFORD FOOD PANTRY - SCHOOL LUNCH PLUS PROGRAM For more information on the School Lunch Plus program please contact Rachel Higgins at rclhig84@hotmail.com or visit the Bedford Food Pantry website here. The Bedford Food Pantry is located at the Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Road, Bedford, NH 03110 School Lunch Plus Items needed: Cans of fruit Cans of pasta - Beefaroni, Meat Ravioli, Spaghetti and Meatballs Cans of chicken soup Tuna Small juice bottles (no juice pouches please) Microwaveable Mac and Cheese Sleeves of crackers - saltines, ritz Ramen Noodles soup Granola bars or fruit bars Sample Weekend Lunch Bag: Your Community Food Pantry, NUMBERS THAT MATTER 167 Families (279 Children) who qualify for “Free School Lunch” programming 189 Adults who qualify for Food Stamps 159 Children who qualify for Food Stamps 721 Adults who qualify for Medicaid 498 Children who qualify for Medicaid

Bedford Community Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame Committee, consisting of ten school personnel and community members, is
seeking nominations for Bedford’s inaugural appointments to the newly formed Bedford Hall of
Fame.

The mission of the Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those residents who have attended the Bedford School District (including West High) who have made truly exceptional contributions to the school, community,  or society in general.  

We are planning a formal recognition dinner for the induction of our inaugural class in the fall of 2017, on the evening before the Homecoming football game at the High School. Each inductee will also be recognized at the half-time of the Homecoming football game as well.  Inductees will be honored for their unique contributions, awarded a plaque recognizing their contributions, and have a permanent commemoration placed in the “Hall of Fame” located in the main hallway at the High School.

You can access the Hall of Fame nomination information and application on the schools and SAU websites under the “Community” tab.  There is also a button on the front page of the BHS website. There you will find more specific information about the process.  Nomination applications can be submitted online or in hard copy and sent care of Chip McGee Superintendent of Schools in Bedford. Applications must be completed in full and received by the end of May 2017 to be considered for this class.  Applications not chosen this year will be kept on file and automatically considered for subsequent classes along with all new applications.  

We are excited to have this recognition program in place and look forward to reviewing the many applications we hope to receive.  Should you have questions please direction them to Bill Hagen at  hagenw@sau25.net or Mark Elmendorf at elmendorfm@sau25.net.  

Lost and Found
Parents, Students, and Staff, If you have lost something be sure to check the lost and found!
  • If you have lost clothing, coats, bags, books, etc. please look in the bins located by the concession stand in the Gym hall.
  • If you have lost smaller items such as a wallet, keys, calculator or phone stop in the main office and we will assist you.  

Important Dates and Events:
Spirit Week - 2/20 - 2/24/17  Spirit Day Themes: Monday - America Day Tuesday - 70's Day Wednesday - Pajama Day (within school dress code) Thursday - Super Hero Day Friday - Class Colors (Freshmen = white, Sophomores = gray/silver, Juniors = black, and Seniors = red).   

Winter Vacation - 2/27 - 3/3/17

From the Counseling Department:

Advanced Placement exams will take place in the first two weeks of May. Any students wishing to take an AP exam must register with the Counseling Office by Friday, March 10th. Students must complete this form:
All checks should be made out to “BHS” and dropped off in the Counseling Office. Any students who are struggling to make the payment are encouraged to speak with his or her school counselor or meet with Mrs. Blaney.

Additional information about the exam dates, policies, etc can be found here:

From the Library:

Visit the library website for ALL yearbook information.
  • Last day to purchase your yearbook online is February 27, 2017
  • Buy a yearbook during spirit week and spin the prize wheel in Bulldog Corner during block 3! $75 each
BHS Library Accounts
  • Log into your library account anytime with your student ID and password to check your account.
Semester One is over! Please find and return all semester one books to the library that are no longer needed.

From the IB Coordinator:
Exam Update:
We have begun uploading written assignments for some Exam-terminus IB classes.  Students and parents should be advised to check their email regularly to make sure that no uploading deadlines are missed!

From the Deans:
February 28th, BHS student work will be shown at the Red River theater for Youth Art Month.

March 9th 7pm. BHS theater- Band Project (a concert with Lurgio 8th graders and high school mentors) will perform along with the BHS Jazz band.

Student Activities:
Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare) will be directed by Tim Hackney and performed by BHS students February 17, 18, 19. Tickets are sold at the door. 7pm. Adults $10.00, Students $5.00.

In Sports:
Bulldog Athletics has been celebrating a lot this Winter season - and, we’re still not done!  Congratulations goes out to the following NHIAA State Champions:  Girls’ Indoor Track, Girls’ Swimming & Diving, and Boys’ Alpine Ski.  Best of luck to our Girls’ Alpine Ski team who compete today (2/17) for their State Championship and Wrestling compete for States on Saturday morning.

The Athletic Department is looking for a student/athlete to produce our Winter Awards slide show for our ceremony on Monday, March 20.  This really is a fun way to earn a lot of RWL hours and help out with making the Winter sports season a more memorable one!  If you are interested, please stop by the Athletic Department.

We’ve announced to all Spring Athletes to access the Sports Sign Ups section on the Athletic page of the BHS website and complete the Pre-Season Sign Ups form.  Spring sport athletes must complete this form before attending the Spring coaches team meeting on March 8.  We’d especially appreciate our Spring athletes to complete this before we go on Winter break.  Thanks to you who’ve already signed up.

Paperwork for tryouts is not due to Athletics until March.  Paperwork is completed online, printed out, and hand-delivered to Mrs. Romano on corresponding due dates by sport. Paperwork that is handwritten will not be accepted.  Coaches team meeting locations for each sport, paperwork due dates, and concussion testing dates are currently available under our Spring Sports portal … Just reference this box  Spring Sign Up Info

Alternative Programming:
Contact Information for any questions regarding Adult Diploma, CAS Requirements for the IB Diploma, School to Careers, Real World Learning Requirements or Community Education: Amy Woods, Dean of Alternative Programming woodsa@sau25.net or 310-9000 x33096

Find our Community Enrichment Program website here:
Classes for the Spring session have started!
Intro to Italian, Intro to Photography, and Watercolor Painting are all being offered and registration is ongoing!

We are looking to expand offerings for Community Enrichment. A survey is in the works for the next Principal’s Notes. We want your input!

Upcoming RWL Opportunities are posted under the Academics tab of the BHS website. Please send students to C114 for any questions!


From the SAU:
Parent Survey for Smarter Balance
The New Hampshire Department of Education is seeking feedback on the statewide mathematics and English language arts assessment, known as Smarter Balanced.  They want to hear from parent regarding their experiences with Smarter Balanced. Please take a minute to complete this Parent Survey.

From the PTG:

NOTICE: Online ordering for the Yankee Candle Fundraiser is available through February 24th (BHS group code #999965479) Enjoy the same quality candles in a variety of scents and other great products from Yankee Candle while 40% of the sales go back to the PTG. Yankee Candles make great gifts for any occasion and are made right here in New England. Online orders will be shipped directly to the purchaser and is free on purchases over $100.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Course Selection

Good Afternoon,

The BHS Course Selection portal will close tomorrowWednesday the 15th at the close of the school day- 2:35pm. Please be sure that your child has completed this process. 

Course Selection News

Oh boy, here we go again!    In the event that Monday's snow causes a cancelation of school, we will push the course selection deadline to Wednesday, February, 15th.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Students Check Classroom and Teacher Websites

Good Morning Everyone!

What a crazy week!  However, we do have to remember it's Winter and we live in New England!    
Because of the loss of instructional time this week, teachers have asked that you look at your Classroom links or Teacher web pages and spend some time working on assignments posted.  This will be helpful in order to continue to make some progress on your course curriculum.  We do realize that this may not be possible for all students, but where possible please make your best effort!   Stay safe and warm!  Hope to see you tomorrow!

Mr. H

BHS Course Selection News

Good Afternoon,

Due to yesterday's snow day, the Course Selection deadline has been moved to Monday the 13th to allow more time for students to discuss and consider their options. If there is a snow day tomorrow as well, the deadline will be firm for Tuesday the 14th at the end of the school day. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

BHS News

2/3/17
From the Principal:

BHS Scheduling Procedures 2017-18
We are heading toward the creation of student schedules for next year.  Scheduling procedures have been designed to maximize teaching and learning at the start of the year, determine courses/sections based on student requests, utilize teacher resources to the best of our ability, and maintain the integrity of transcripts.
Schedule Adjustment Period: During the four days following the release of the schedules in June, current BHS students may meet with their counselor only for necessary adjustments (as defined below) to a schedule.  The only exception to this process remains with level changes during the first four weeks of school.  Any 8th grade requests for adjustments are completed using a written communication process with the BHS Counseling Office. Information regarding how to utilize the written communication will be shared via the middle school Principal’s Notes.     

Scheduling Process and Procedure:
Schedules are final unless the following is the case:
Reasons for a schedule adjustment:
  • Graduation requirements are missing
  • Prerequisite requirements have not been met for scheduled courses
  • Duplication of courses
Adding a Course:
  • A student may add a course if they have an open block created by Late Arrival, Early Release, Managed Time, or level change, and there is an open seat in the course desired. (A withdrawal from a course does not create an open opportunity in that student’s schedule).
Withdrawing from a Course:
  • Students may withdraw from a course only during the designated dates for schedule changes before the course begins and the course will be removed from the schedule without a withdrawal designation on their transcript. Once the Schedule Adjustment Period (the four days in June) has ended, the student will receive the appropriate designation of “WP”(withdrawn pass) or “WF” (withdrawn fail) on their permanent transcript. Withdrawals are permitted in year-long classes until the end of quarter three and until the quarter break in semester classes.  
  • All withdrawal forms will require parent/guardian signatures since the result will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
Fall “Level Change Period”
  • This period is the first 4 weeks at the start of school (specific date will be determined annually) and will be for course level changes only. Given that there are no leveled semester courses, no Level Change Period is necessary in semester two.  
  • Level changes are defined only as changes between PSP, Honors, AP/IB
Semester “Add Day”
  • There will be one day at the start of each semester during which students may add courses.  The rules for adding a course (as described above) apply.  

Lurgio Players Present - Beauty and the Beast
Please join us as the Lurgio Players proudly present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” on Friday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 11 at both 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the BHS Theater. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door or online at http://www.seatyourself.biz/rosslurgio. We hope to see you there!

The Five Signs
Thanks to BCTV, we have a recording of The Five Major Signs of Emotional Distress with Former Supreme Court Justice John Broderick. Justice Broderick spoke to students, teachers and parents in Bedford about his own experience with mental illness in his family and the need to change our perceptions of mental illness. The show will start running on both the public (16) and school (23) channels starting on January 27. The show will be available on Video on Demand at www.bedfordtv.com.

Bedford Community Hall of Fame
The mission of the Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those residents who have attended the Bedford School District or worked in the Bedford School district who have truly made an exceptional contribution to the school, community,  or society in general.  We are seeking nominations of individuals from any and all vocations.  
You can access the Hall of Fame nomination information and application on school and SAU websites under the “Community” tab.  There is also a button on the front page of the BHS website. There you will find more specific information about the process.  Nomination applications can be submitted online or in hard copy and sent care of Chip McGee Superintendent of Schools in Bedford. Applications must be completed in full and received by the end of May 2017 to be considered for this class.  Applications not chosen this year will be kept on file and automatically considered for subsequent classes along with all new applications.  
We are excited to have this recognition program in place and look forward to reviewing the many applications we hope to receive.  Should you have questions please direction them to Bill Hagen at hagenw@sau25.net or Mark Elmendorf at elmendorfm@sau25.net.  

Prom Dress Drive!  
Sponsored by BHS's Acts of Random Kindness Club.  Help someone in need buy an affordable dress by donating your secondhand prom dresses to Families in Transition's OutFITters Thrift Store.  Bring your dress by BHS's main office until 2/24 or sign up to have your dress picked up on 2/24 or 2/25 with this google form https://goo.gl/forms/1DrXxxuU3v0IIpzo1
Try the attendance email address.  It’s an easy way to report an absence.  BHSattendance@sau25.net

Important Dates and Events:
Mandatory Intersession Mtg. for all students
Mon, February 6th, 9:20am – 9:50am

From the Counseling Department:
The Course Selection Portal is open the afternoon of Friday the 3rd to Friday the 10th of February. Parents and students can go in as many times as they wish, but the final selection will be what is used. Remember that courses are given to students by seniority so it doesn't matter what time your family goes into the portal to requests courses, but what grade they are in school (rising seniors, rising juniors, rising sophomores and then rising freshmen/current 8th graders).
If you were not able to attend last night's presentation from the leadership team, you can view it here:
View this short video to best understand how to navigate the course selection portal:

From the Library:
Visit the library website for ALL yearbook information.
  • Last day to purchase your yearbook online is February 27, 2017
  • Senior parent send-off Ads can be purchased now, don’t miss the opportunity to send your senior off! Deadline is February 12th
BHS Library Accounts
  • Log into your library account anytime with your student ID and password to check your account.
Semester One is over! Please find and return all semester one books to the library that are no longer needed.

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Course Selection for 2017-2018:
Every IB Diploma Candidate’s path to the IB Diploma is unique.  If you have a question about the IB Diploma whether or not your schedule meets the requirements, please email Mr. Cannon at cannonj@sau25.net.
May 2017 Exams update:
Students in IB English II classes have begun uploading their IB Assessments and to the IB eCoursework system.  
From the Deans:
With course selections due by Friday, February 10, please review teacher recommendations, which will be available in your PowerSchool portal.  Teachers know your student’s strengths and how to match those to future course work.  A key factor in student success is balance, so consider balancing course rigor, extracurricular activities, sports, Real World Learning hours, family and social time while leaving some down time to refresh.  The counseling office and the Deans are also here to help with planning one year or all four years of high school.
The BHS Program of Studies website (listed under Academics) has all the course descriptions and course progressions for students and parents to read when discussing what courses to take next year.

Student Activities:
French Club movie night is February 3rd.
Reserve the date: The winter play, Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare, will be directed by Tim Hackney and performed by BHS students February 17, 18, 19.
In Sports:
The Athletic Department is looking for a student/athlete to produce our Winter Awards slide show for our Athletic ceremony on Monday, March 20.  This is a fun way to earn a lot of RWL hours and help out with making the Winter sports season a more memorable one!  If you are interested, please stop by the Athletic Department.
The NHIAA Scholar Athlete ceremony is quickly approaching.  Scholar athletes don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday, February 6th.  Mrs. Romano will issue an excused absence from classes for everyone.  Bus transportation is provided for scholar athletes only and this event is chaperoned by Mr. Whitmore.  The requested attire is business style (collar shirt, blouse, khakis/dress pants, skirts/dresses - NO sneakers or jeans!)

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Alternative Programming:
Contact Information for any questions regarding Adult Diploma, CAS Requirements for the IB Diploma, School to Careers, Real World Learning Requirements or Community Education: Amy Woods, Dean of Alternative Programming woodsa@sau25.net or 310-9000 x33096

Deadline to enroll in the 20 Credit Adult Diploma Program for 2017 graduation is February 1st!!
Classes for the second semester of the Adult Diploma start January 30th 2017. We will be offering Sociology on Mondays, from 3-6pm, and Understanding Media on Wednesdays from 3-6pm. Please contact the Alternative Programming office for further questions or information.
Find our Community Enrichment Program website here:
Classes for the Spring session start January 25th!
Intro to Italian, Intro to Photography, and Watercolor Painting are all being offered and registration is ongoing!!
Upcoming RWL Opportunities are posted under the Academics tab of the BHS website. Please send students to C114 for any questions!

From the SAU:
Bedford School District Deliberative Session February 7
All registered voters in Bedford are invited to participate in the Bedford School District Deliberative Session on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Bedford High School Theater. Voters will discuss the Bedford School Board's Warrant, which included the proposed budget and articles for contracts with teachers, paraprofessionals, and custodians. The voters will either affirm or revise the School Board Warrant at this meeting. For reference, here is the full budget webpage and the 2017 Warrant.

Parent Survey for Smarter Balance
The New Hampshire Department of Education is seeking feedback on the statewide mathematics and English language arts assessment, known as Smarter Balanced.  They want to hear from parent regarding their experiences with Smarter Balanced. Please take a minute to complete this Parent Survey.
From the PTG:
The PTG is hosting a “New Family Welcome Coffee” for all families that are new to the Bedford School District this school year. The event is being held on Monday, February 6th at the Bedford Town Library (lower level). Representatives from each school will be available to answer questions. Your children are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in attending this event or if you would like more information please contact Aneesa Fallon at aa4f@comcast.net
Announcing an exciting new fundraiser…. Yankee Candle is here!! Enjoy the same quality candles in a variety of scents and other great products from Yankee Candle while 40% of the sales go back to the PTG. Families K-6 will be receiving a color brochure in backpacks this week; Lurgio and BHS families can find brochures in the front offices or simply shop online using this link  (use Group #999965479 to be taken to the BHS page). Please feel free to share the link with family and friends that enjoy Yankee Candle, anywhere in the US. Yankee Candles make great gifts for any occasion and are made right here in New England. Online orders will be shipped directly to the purchaser and is free on purchases over $100.
Thank you to everyone that came out to Barnes and Noble on South Willow Street this weekend to support the PTG.

COMMUNITY EVENT, SAVE THE DATE:  PTG 5K COLOR RUN/WALK - SUNDAY, JUNE 4th (more info coming soon)

Monday, January 30, 2017

BHS News

1/27/17
From the Principal:

Bedford School District Deliberative Session February 7
All registered voters in Bedford are invited to participate in the Bedford School District Deliberative Session on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Bedford High School Theater. Voters will discuss the Bedford School Board's Warrant, which included the proposed budget and articles for contracts with teachers, paraprofessionals, and custodians. The voters will either affirm or revise the School Board Warrant at this meeting. For reference, here is the full budget webpage and the 2017 Warrant.

The Five Signs
Thanks to BCTV, we have a recording of The Five Major Signs of Emotional Distress with Former Supreme Court Justice John Broderick. Justice Broderick spoke to students, teachers and parents in Bedford about his own experience with mental illness in his family and the need to change our perceptions of mental illness. The show will start running on both the public (16) and school (23) channels starting on January 27. The show will be available on Video on Demand at www.bedfordtv.com.

 
Bedford Community Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame Committee, consisting of ten school personnel and community members, is seeking nominations for Bedford’s inaugural appointments to the newly formed Bedford Hall of Fame.
The mission of the Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those residents who have attended the Bedford School District (including West High) who have made truly exceptional contributions to the school, community,  or society in general.  
We are planning a formal recognition dinner for the induction of our inaugural class in the fall of 2017, on the evening before the Homecoming football game at the High School. Each inductee will also be recognized at the half-time of the Homecoming football game as well.  Inductees will be honored for their unique contributions, awarded a plaque recognizing their contributions, and have a permanent commemoration placed in the “Hall of Fame” located in the main hallway at the High School.
You can access the Hall of Fame nomination information and application on the schools and SAU websites under the “Community” tab.  There is also a button on the front page of the BHS website. There you will find more specific information about the process.  Nomination applications can be submitted online or in hard copy and sent care of Chip McGee Superintendent of Schools in Bedford. Applications must be completed in full and received by the end of May 2017 to be considered for this class.  Applications not chosen this year will be kept on file and automatically considered for subsequent classes along with all new applications.  
We are excited to have this recognition program in place and look forward to reviewing the many applications we hope to receive.  Should you have questions please direction them to Bill Hagen at  hagenw@sau25.net or Mark Elmendorf at elmendorfm@sau25.net.  

 
For second semester Early Release or Late Arrival: all students looking for early release and late arrival need to fill out new form and turn it into their school counselor.  

Try the attendance email address.  It’s an easy way to report an absence.  BHSattendance@sau25.net

Important Dates and Events:
20 Credit Adult Diploma Class of 2017 Deadline for Enrollment
Wed, February 1st
BHS: Course selection night
Thu, February 2nd, 6pm – 9pm,  Theater
Mandatory Intersession Mtg. for all students
Mon, February 6th, 9:20am – 9:50am

From the Counseling Department:
Course Selection for the 2017-2018 school year will take place from February 3rd-10th. If you would like to learn more about how registration works you’re welcome to attend a presentation this Thursday the 2nd at 6:00pm in the BHS Theater. The BHS principals and academic deans will be on hand to discuss graduation requirements, curriculum progressions, and how to navigate the process via PowerSchool. This video will help as well:

From the Library:
Visit the library website for ALL yearbook information.
  • Last day to purchase your yearbook online is February 27, 2017
  • Senior parent send-off Ads can be purchased now, don’t miss the opportunity to send your senior off! Deadline is February 12th
BHS Library Accounts
  • Log into your library account anytime with your student ID and password to check your account.
Semester One is over! Please find and return all semester one books to the library that are no longer needed.

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Course Selection for 2017-2018:
On Thursday February 2 the BHS Counseling Department will be hosting its Course Selection Night starting at 6pm in the BHS Auditorium.  The IB Coordinator, Jon Cannon, will briefly present on the benefits of IB courses as well as an overview of the IB Diploma Programme.  This will be incredibly beneficial to any families considering taking IB classes, and especially so for students currently in 9th and 10th grade who might be considering becoming an IB Diploma Candidate.  Mr. Cannon will be on-hand to answer your questions.

From the Deans:
Coming soon to Barnes & Noble, BHS student art work will be on display.
With course selections on the horizon, please review teacher recommendations, which will be available in your PowerSchool portal.  Teachers know your student’s strengths and how to match those to future course work.  A key factor in student success is balance, so consider balancing course rigor, extracurricular activities, sports, Real World Learning hours, family and social time while leaving some down time to refresh.  The counseling office and the Deans are also here to help with planning one year or all four years of high school.
The BHS Program of Studies website (listed under Academics) has all the course descriptions and course progressions for students and parents to read when discussing what courses to take next year.

Student Activities:
French Club movie night is February 3rd.
Reserve the date: The winter play, Comedy of Errors by Shakespeare, will be directed by Tim Hackney and performed by BHS students February 17, 18, 19.

In Sports:
The Athletic Department is looking for a student/athlete to produce our Winter Awards slide show for our Athletic ceremony on Monday, March 20.  This is a fun way to earn a lot of RWL hours and help out with making the Winter sports season a more memorable one!  If you are interested, please stop by the Athletic Department.
The NHIAA Scholar Athlete ceremony is quickly approaching.  Scholar athletes don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday, February 6th.  Mrs. Romano will issue an excused absence from classes for everyone.  Bus transportation is provided for scholar athletes only and this event is chaperoned by Mr. Whitmore.  The requested attire is business style (collar shirt, blouse, khakis/dress pants, skirts/dresses - NO sneakers or jeans!)
The Booster Club (BBABC) will be announcing on the Athletic page our raffle ticket winners each Mondaythrough the end of January.

Alternative Programming:
Contact Information for any questions regarding Adult Diploma, CAS Requirements for the IB Diploma, School to Careers, Real World Learning Requirements or Community Education: Amy Woods, Dean of Alternative Programming woodsa@sau25.net or 310-9000 x33096
Deadline to enroll in the 20 Credit Adult Diploma Program for 2017 graduation is February 1st!!
Classes for the second semester of the Adult Diploma start January 30th 2017. We will be offering Sociology on Mondays, from 3-6pm, and Understanding Media on Wednesdays from 3-6pm. Please contact the Alternative Programming office for further questions or information.
Find our Community Enrichment Program website here:
Classes for the Spring session start January 25th!
Intro to Italian, Intro to Photography, and Watercolor Painting are all being offered and registration is ongoing!!
Upcoming RWL Opportunities are posted under the Academics tab of the BHS website. Please send students to C114 for any questions!

From the SAU:
Parent Survey for Smarter Balance
The New Hampshire Department of Education is seeking feedback on the statewide mathematics and English language arts assessment, known as Smarter Balanced.  They want to hear from parent regarding their experiences with Smarter Balanced. Please take a minute to complete this Parent Survey.
From the PTG:
Looking for a good winter read? Join the PTG at Barnes and Noble on South Willow Street January 26th - January 29th. Shop books, games, music, puzzles and more, and simply let them know you support the Bedford PTG or show this flyer at checkout and the PTG will receive a portion of the sales. We will also have a district wide art show on Friday - Sunday, the McKelvie chorus will perform Friday evening, and elementary school staff will be leading story times Friday - Saturday (click here for schedule). Can’t make the sale? Visit bn.com/bookfairs from January 27th - February 2nd and enter Bookfair ID 12075552 at checkout. We appreciate your support!
The PTG is hosting a “New Family Welcome Coffee” for all families that are new to the Bedford School District this school year. The event is being held on Monday, February 6th at the Bedford Town Library (lower level). Your children are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in attending this event or if you would like more information please contact Aneesa Fallon at aa4f@comcast.net
We would like to thank NH Supreme Court Justice Broderick for speaking to our community on January 19th about the importance of knowing the "5 Signs" that may mean someone needs help, and of ending the stigma surrounding Mental Illness. For more information about this initiative please visit www.changedirection.org/nh  The Bedford PTG was a proud co-sponsor of this event with BeBOLD and the Bedford School District.
Got cabin fever? Our next “First Thursday's at Shorty’s” on Route 101 in Bedford will be on February 2nd. If you are eating in or dining out, please let your server know that you support the PTG or show them this flyer and we will receive a portion of the total sales (including beverages), good all day long.