We would like to thank the voters of the Bedford community for the continued support of our schools. Your approval of the resources needed to support teaching and learning is greatly appreciated and we will continue to do our best by your sons and daughters. Thank you.
Student Walk Out
I want to report to you how proud we are of every student at BHS! On March 14th, every student at BHS made a thoughtful decision regarding how they wanted to participate in the national student movement to walk out in support of the victims of the Parkland shooting. Some students chose to walk outside (to the circular drive in front), some students chose to assemble in the gymnasium, and other students decided staying in class was the best decision to honor victims. Although the substantial portion of the walk out focussed on honoring the victims, a consistent message that resonated among all speakers was students feeling unsafe in their school and their desire for the adults to join together to make schools safer. After 17 minutes students quietly re-entered classrooms and school continued.
New Hampshire State Assessment Testing
JUNIORS- State testing will be made up of the SAT (pencil + paper) and the SAS (online) this year. The state mandated date to administer the SAT is on. Since the test should conclude around , students will not be required to attend 4th block. There is no fee for this exam. The SAS (science assessment) is a shorter exam and will take place the following day on . Please note that any student with approved testing accommodations will have a unique schedule which will be communicated to he or she individually. Students do not need to register with the CollegeBoard to take the SAT as this is done though the NH DOE. Also students will be taking the essay portion.
SAT-(BHS Gymnasium, arrive at )
Do bring: #2 pencils, calculator, BHS ID
Do NOT bring: backpacks, Chromebooks, phones, Smart watches, homework or novel
SAS (science assessment)-(BHS Gymnasium, arrive at )
Do bring: Fully charged Chromebook, headphones or earbuds, wireless mouse (if you prefer this to trackpad navigation), novel
Do NOT bring: backpacks, phones, Smart watches, homework
Bedford Food Pantry
During the month on March, Advisories are collecting juice for the Bedford Food Pantry. Please remind your son/daughter to bring a juice donation.
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:
March 19th - Winter Athletic Awards -- Theater/classrooms
March 21, 22 SAT, SAS
From the Counseling Department:
Scholarship Season has arrived!!! We have created a instructional video for students applying to scholarships, as well as a google form that needs to be completed for each scholarship students apply to. These items are located here: https://goo.gl/flfyJW.
You will find a comprehensive list of scholarships on Naviance, HOWEVER, you cannot apply or request supporting documents through Naviance (this is informational only). Local scholarships tend to have better odds, so apply to them!!
From the Library:
As we begin to wind down the school year, please check with your student for overdue library materials. All library accounts must be cleared before the end of school.
100 extra yearbooks have been ordered for those that have missed the deadline. First come- first serve.
From the IB Coordinator:
There is a mandatory meeting for all students registered for IB Exams onduring advisory in the BHS Theater. At this meeting Mr. Cannon will go over IB Exam policies, procedures, and expectations. Please mark your calendars.
Teachers are continuing to administer, grade, and upload Internal Assessments. These are official IB assessments that contribute to students’ overall IB Exam scores.
If you’d like to know more about the IB Diploma Programme at BHS, check the BHS IB Website or email me at email@example.com with any questions you have.
From the Deans:
Bedford students are invited and encouraged to participate in the 2018 NH State House Bicentennial Essay Contest. Please click HERE for details. If students have any questions, they should see their social studies teacher or Mrs. O’Hara, the Dean of Humanities.
French Exchange 2018-2019
French teachers are currently sharing information in their classes about participating in the French Exchange next year. The students from France will be hosted in the fall of 2018 in Bedford and the BHS students will stay with the same family in the spring of 2019 during Intersession.
Please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your interest in participating in the reciprocal exchange and your student's name to confirm your spot. For more information please see our French Exchange website.
Tryout Location Change - Boys and Girls LACROSSE
@ The Derryfield School TURF
@… Bus departs @
Another Fused Glass Workshop begins! We have 3 seats left! See
for more information!
Manchester School of Technology
Applications for MST are available in the Counseling and Alternative Programming Offices. Students electing to take classes at MST for the 18-19 school year must complete their course selection forms and fill out the application. The can be turned in to the Counseling Office or Alternative Programming Office by
http://mst.mansd.org/ for additional information.. Please visit
NOTE: Sophomores can access MST courses starting the 2018-19 school year.
An Open House for Empire Schools is happening at their Hooksett campus on. See our MST/RWL bulletin board on the 2nd floor or contact Ms. Woods for more information.
Organization: Bedford Women’s Club
Description: Set Up/Breakdown/ general help for the Annual Whale of a Sale
Location: Bedford Town Hall
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Location: McKelvie Intermediate School
For other opportunities, please see the RWL page on the BHS website: https://goo.gl/f12Cp2
From the SAU:
Over the course of this fall, the Bedford School District made several additions to our student handbooks.
- Notice of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
- Teaching about Human Sexuality
- Volunteers in the Bedford School District
- Use of Personal Vehicles for School Business
- Student Use of Electronics on Buses (in the Transportation Handbook)
The handbook for each school can be found on the school website under School Info.
From the PTG:
COLOR BLAST REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!! Come out for a colorful day of fun in support of the Bedford PTG and the Bedford School District! Our 2018 Color Blast is scheduled for here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities.Click
THE PTG AND BeBOLD ARE EXCITED TO CO-SPONSOR A PRESENTATION FOR ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS onat BHS Auditorium
“Understanding How to Parent So that Children Can Succeed: Addressing Childhood Anxiety and its Potential Pathway towards Substance Abuse”
Special guest speaker Jessica Lahey veteran teacher, journalist, and author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.
Jessica Lahey will provide insight on how to raise kids who are happy and healthy and less likely to turn to destructive coping strategies, including ways to prevent childhood addiction. Lahey will also share research on the most effective ways to parent and support the psycho-social and emotional needs of our children. Additionally, she will outline risk factors, explain which positive interventions can overcome those risk factors, and offer parents and teachers actionable, useful tools for raising happy, resilient children who will be less likely to turn to unhealthy behaviors when faced with the increasingly toxic stress and anxiety they face at home, in school and in our society. This event is open to all parents/guardians.
The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.
YANKEE CANDLE - ONLINE EXTENSION UNTIL here and enter 999965479 in the Group # Box to shop.*** 40% of sales go back to the schools! ***- Thank you to all who participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. If you missed it, no need to worry! We are extending the fundraiser online until . Candles make a great gift for Easter, Mother's Day or any fun Spring gathering! Click
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BeBOLD & THE BEDFORD PTG ARE EXCITED TO CO-SPONSOR A PRESENTATION FOR ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS:
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER JESSICA LAHEY
AUTHOR OF “THE GIFT OF FAILURE”
TOPIC: “Understanding How to Parent So that Children Can Succeed: Addressing Childhood Anxiety and its Potential Pathway towards Substance Abuse”
Jessica Lahey, veteran teacher, journalist, and author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, will present “Understanding How to Parent So that Children Can Succeed: Addressing Childhood Anxiety and its Potential Pathway towards Substance Abuse”.
Jessica Lahey will provide insight on how to raise kids who are happy and healthy and less likely to turn to destructive coping strategies, including ways to prevent childhood addiction. Lahey will also share research on the most effective ways to parent and support the psycho-social and emotional needs of our children. Additionally, she will outline risk factors, explain which positive interventions can overcome those risk factors, and offer parents and teachers actionable, useful tools for raising happy, resilient children who will be less likely to turn to unhealthy behaviors when faced with the increasingly toxic stress and anxiety they face at home, in school and in our society.
This Jessica Lahey event will take the place of BeBOLD’s regularly scheduled MARCH monthly Speaker Series Event.
BEBOLD’S APRIL SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
SAVE THE DATE:
STAY TUNED FOR PRESENTATION TOPIC