Monday, November 13, 2017

BHS News

11/13/17

BEF NEWS
The Bedford Education Foundation is a community driven, non-profit organization that supports professional and program development in the Bedford School District.  Monies raised t is directly funneled back into our children's education by supporting innovative, out-of the box, professional and program development.  There is not one school or one teacher that has not benefited from the recent grants the BEF has provided.  Here are a few examples:

*  Seed money to support the formation of foreign language exchange programs at Bedford High School.
*  Seed money to support the development of the Morning News Show Program at Peter Woodbury School
*  Teacher education in mindfulness techniques and strategies at Memorial School.
*  Singapore Math Strategies Professional Development for faculty at Riddle Brook School.
*  The training for the development of an AP Comparative Government Class at BHS.
*  Best Practices of Literacy Instruction with Technology training for faculty at Lurgio.
*  Therapy Bunny "Noodle" and other mindfulness training programs for Guidance at McKelvie Intermediate School.
*  Base Camp for students transitioning from Lurgio to BHS.
*  District-wide Future Ready Professional Development Conference Day, Fall 2016
*  District-wide Special Education Professional Development Conference Day, Fall 2017

These are just a few examples of the program and professional development BEF has supported in the recent years.  

Please join us for our upcoming event on November 17th!  With the continued support of the community, the BEF will continue to enhance and support the efforts and dedication of the incredible faculty of the Bedford School District.

Purchase your tickets today:  BEF Fall Fundraiser Tickets
                    
                                                   
Intersession
The Intersession page is live.  The April 2018 activities are listed.  Sign-ups have begun for juniors.  Click here for more info or go through the high school website: Academics/Intersession.  The activities are listed down the left side of the page and the timeline for sign-ups and deposits is there too.

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:


From the Counseling Department:
Miss Financial Aid Night? Watch a NHHEAF presentation on filing the FAFSA here! Additional materials can be picked up in our office and also seen here.

The financial aid workshop in the Commons on November 15th is not associated with the high school. It is our understanding that a private individual rented the space through the town of Bedford.

From the Library:
YEARBOOK Information:
Order here:

You AND your student can add THEIR photos to the BHS yearbook by using the Replayit. Access it through the web www.replayit.com or download the app!

Did you know there was a parent only Facebook group? Upload photos and keep up to date with all yearbook information!

Purchasing the BHS yearbook includes:
  • a hardcover yearbook
  • 200+ pages
  • digital access to ALL photos uploaded forever!
Senior Information!
  • Seniors must submit a Hockmeyer photo for their senior portrait
  • Send your senior off with a Senior Recognition Ad! Start building your ad now before you run out of time. Work can be saved to complete at a later date.

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration has now ended. If you missed the October 20th deadline and would still like to register, please see Mr. Cannon as soon as possible. Payments for exams should be made by check made out to Bedford High School and should be submitted to Mr. Cannon as soon as possible. Receipts will be returned to students by the end of the first week of November.

For answers to all (or most) of your IB-related questions, check out the BHS IB Website.

From the Deans:

Math, Science and Technology in conjunction with School-to-Careers will be hosting TechWomen Ambassadors on November 16th as a part of Tech Week in NH! This initiative seeks to increase awareness of the opportunities available in STEM fields and encourage young women to seek and explore STEM career paths. More information about this valuable program can be found here: https://nhhtc.org/nhhtc-events/techwomentechgirls/


Student Activities:

Performances of “Anything Goes” the fall musical will be: November 9, 10, 11 at 7:00pm, November 12th at 2:00 pm, and November 17& 18 at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at: seatyourself.biz/bedfordhigh   or at the door.


December 1 is the student Talent Show the Leadership Club sponsors.

In Sports:
Best of luck!  Carly Rinko competing in the New England Cross Country Championships this weekend in Belfast, Maine.
Tryouts start next week for Swim/Dive and Wrestling. CLICK HERE for schedule.
SAVE THE DATE!
Fall Sports Awards Night, Monday, November 20th, 7pm in Theater

Winter Sports Next Steps
Pre-SeasonSign-Ups Google form is completed! (This is required before you hand deliver paperwork).
Plan accordingly for concussion testing (if required).  Questions?  Please send our trainer, Eric an Emaileric@nhmi.net
Hand deliver sports paperwork PaperworkLink to Mrs. Romano and/or Mr. Parker in the Athletic Department only! Use this link DueDate to know what date to bring in your sports paperwork. If you need to provide an updated physical, please bring it with your paperwork.


Alternative Programming:
Real World Learning Opportunities

Community Service:
Organization: Bedford High School and New Horizons
Description: Handmade Holiday/Christmas cards are needed to brighten the holidays at New Horizons!
           Help us reach our goal of 300 cards by 12/15/17!
Dates: Cards will be collected until 12/15/17 by the Alternative Programming Office in 229 at BHS.
Location: Bedford High School

Community Service:
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Dates: Ongoing: Monday-Thursday 3:15-4:15pm
Location: McKelvie Intermediate School

For other opportunities, please see the RWL page on the BHS website: https://goo.gl/f12Cp2


From the SAU:

From the PTG:

SKI & SKATE SALE NOVEMBER 18TH - Save​ ​HUGE​ ​on​ ​new​ ​and​ ​used​ ​winter​ ​sports​ ​equipment​ ​&​ ​apparel!
Our annual Ski and Skate Sale will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 9AM-2PM at Bedford High School. Join​ ​local​ ​vendors​ ​bringing​ ​top​ ​name​ ​brand​ ​equipment​, ​both​ ​new​ ​and​ ​used, along​ ​with​ ​our​ ​tremendous​​consignment​ ​inventory​ ​of​ ​ski​ ​and​ ​boarding​ ​equipment,​ ​skates,​ ​and winter​ ​apparel​ ​and​ ​outfit​ ​your​ ​entire​ ​family​ ​for​​the​ ​upcoming​ ​season!  
Drop off items for consignment on Friday, November 17th from 5PM - 8PM.
Visit our Ski and Skate Sale  page to find out more information about the sale and how you can tag and consign your items.  
If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please email BedfordPTGSkiSkate@gmail.com.
Items are needed for the bake sale (homemade or store bought), click HERE to donate a baked good.

GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER – ORDERS DUE 11/29 A gift card is the perfect gift for any occasion! Purchasing gift cards through the PTG provides support for the Bedford schools with no additional cost to you! Final order due date is Wednesday November 29th.  To download an order form please click here…Gift Card Order Form.  For more information about this program, click here… Gift Card Program. HAPPY SHOPPING!

AmazonSmile!  Speaking of buying gifts, did you know that every time you buy on Amazon, you can support the Bedford PTG?  Simply visit AmazonSmile and select “Bedford NH PTG” as the organization that you’d like to support.  Now, every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage to the Bedford PTG.  


Monday, November 6, 2017

BHS News

11/3/17

 

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-ups

The parent portal will be available for conference signups from October 24th @ 8:00 am through November 4th @ midnight.
Conferences will be held:  Parent Teacher Conferences:     November 6- 3:00-6:30
                                                                                             November 8- 4:30-8:00The link to get into the portal is:  https://sau25bhs.ptcwizard.com/parent/

Intersession Payment Update
Juniors must pay a deposit by end of day the through the “send money to school” online payment option by November 6th until noon12:00 pm, or by check at the close of school on Monday Nov. 6th at 2:35 pm or they will be dropped from the activity.

BHS Music Boosters Comedy FUNdraiser & Silent Auction

BHS Music Boosters is excited to be hosting a silent auction and interactive comedy show featuring Ace Hypnotist, Steve Coppola and local funnyman Dennis Fogg on Friday, December 8th in the Bedford High School Theater.  Doors open at 5:30 PM for Silent Auction and pre-show concessions at Bulldog Corner and the show starts at 6:30 PM.  For a sneak peak of the show, please click on the link below:

BHS band and chorus students are selling tickets NOW!-- $10 students $20 adults  To learn more, please contact Dee Chapman at d.chapmanpc@comcast.net or call (603) 361-5446
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BEF NEWS
The Bedford Education Foundation is a community driven, non-profit organization that supports professional and program development in the Bedford School District.  Monies raised t is directly funneled back into our children's education by supporting innovative, out-of the box, professional and program development.  There is not one school or one teacher that has not benefited from the recent grants the BEF has provided.  Here are a few examples:
*  Seed money to support the formation of foreign language exchange programs at Bedford High School.
*  Seed money to support the development of the Morning News Show Program at Peter Woodbury School
*  Teacher education in mindfulness techniques and strategies at Memorial School.
*  Singapore Math Strategies Professional Development for faculty at Riddle Brook School.
*  The training for the development of an AP Comparative Government Class at BHS.
*  Best Practices of Literacy Instruction with Technology training for faculty at Lurgio.
*  Therapy Bunny "Noodle" and other mindfulness training programs for Guidance at McKelvie Intermediate School.
*  Base Camp for students transitioning from Lurgio to BHS.
*  District-wide Future Ready Professional Development Conference Day, Fall 2016
*  District-wide Special Education Professional Development Conference Day, Fall 2017

These are just a few examples of the program and professional development BEF has supported in the recent years.  
Please join us for our upcoming event on November 17th!  With the continued support of the community, the BEF will continue to enhance and support the efforts and dedication of the incredible faculty of the Bedford School District.
Purchase your tickets today:  BEF Fall Fundraiser Tickets

Intersession
The Intersession page is live.  The April 2018 activities are listed.  Sign-ups have begun for juniors.  Click here for more info or go through the high school website: Academics/Intersession.  The activities are listed down the left side of the page and the timeline for sign-ups and deposits is there too.

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:

From the Counseling Department:
Miss Financial Aid Night? Watch a NHHEAF presentation on filing the FAFSA here! Additional materials can be picked up in our office and also seen here.
From the Library:
YEARBOOK Information:
Order here:
You AND your student can add THEIR photos to the BHS yearbook by using the Replayit. Access it through the web www.replayit.com or download the app!
Did you know there was a parent only Facebook group? Upload photos and keep up to date with all yearbook information!
Purchasing the BHS yearbook includes:
  • a hardcover yearbook
  • 200+ pages
  • digital access to ALL photos uploaded forever!
Senior Information!
  • Seniors must submit a Hockmeyer photo for their senior portrait
  • Send your senior off with a Senior Recognition Ad! Start building your ad now before you run out of time. Work can be saved to complete at a later date.

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration has now ended. If you missed the October 20th deadline and would still like to register, please see Mr. Cannon as soon as possible. Payments for exams should be made by check made out to Bedford High School and should be submitted to Mr. Cannon as soon as possible. Receipts will be returned to students by the end of the first week of November.

For answers to all (or most) of your IB-related questions, check out the BHS IB Website.

From the Deans:
Grades close for the first quarter on Friday, November 3rd. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place on Monday, November 6th, from 3:00-6:30 and Wednesday, November 8th, from 4:30-8:00. The parent portal will be available for conference signups from October 24th @ 8:00 am through November 4th @ midnight.
Math, Science and Technology in conjunction with School-to-Careers will be hosting TechWomen Ambassadors on November 16th as a part of Tech Week in NH! This initiative seeks to increase awareness of the opportunities available in STEM fields and encourage young women to seek and explore STEM career paths. More information about this valuable program can be found here: https://nhhtc.org/nhhtc-events/techwomentechgirls/

Student Activities:
Performances of “Anything Goes” the fall musical will be: November 9, 10, 11 at 7:00pmNovember 12th at 2:00 pm, and November 17& 18 at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at: seatyourself.biz/bedfordhigh   or at the door.
The Ski and Skate sale will be November 17, 3pm-9pm and November 18 7a.m. -6pm in the BHS gym.
December 1 is the student Talent Show the Leadership Club sponsors.



In Sports:
Bulldog Athletics Fall Newsletter!

PLAYOFFS THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday- Football @ Winnacunnet at 3pm
Sunday- V. Spirit @ Pinkerton for Division Championships at 10:36am
G Soccer STATE FINALS 4pm @ Exeter HS

THANK YOU!
Our tackle for hunger football game last Friday was a great success in raising 736 lbs. of food to donate! CLICK HEREfor more information about the Bedford Community Food Pantry.
 
Winter Sports Next Steps
Pre-SeasonSign-Ups Google form is completed! (This is required before you hand deliver paperwork).
Plan accordingly for concussion testing (if required).  Questions?  Please send our trainer, Eric an Email eric@nhmi.net
Hand deliver sports paperwork PaperworkLink to Mrs. Romano and/or Mr. Parker in the Athletic Department only! Use this link DueDate to know what date to bring in your sports paperwork. If you need to provide an updated physical, please bring it with your paperwork.

National Letter of Intent (NLI) - Attention All Senior Athletes!
The Athletic Department sent out an Email Friday morning to all seniors asking them to complete a quick Google form questionnaire for anyone who has received a National Letter of Intent for college.  We will host a “media” celebration for all athletes this applies to on campus on November 14.  Please take a moment and complete this link National_Letter_of_Intent  More details to follow ...



Alternative Programming:
Real World Learning Opportunities
Community Service:
Organization: Adaptive Soccer through Bedford Rec
Description: Volunteers are needed for buddies to help with the adaptive program.The adaptive program provides the opportunity for kids 7-18 with physical, developmental and emotional challenges, to be able to play the game of soccer.  We utilize the buddy system where we pair each player with one or more buddies as needed to provide on field support, encouragement and friendship.
Dates: Tuesdays 5:30-6:15, Saturdays from 12:00-1:00 (Now until November 4th)
Location:  at the SAU Field

Community Service:
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Dates: Monday-Thursday 3:15-4:15pm
Location: McKelvie Intermediate School

For other opportunities, please see the RWL page on the BHS website: https://goo.gl/f12Cp2

From the SAU:

From the PTG:
MEADOW FARMS GIFT WRAP FUNDRAISER - DEADLINE EXTENDED! - Thank you to all who participated in our annual Meadow Farms Gift Wrap Fundraiser. If you missed the chance to place an order, you are in luck! Online orders will be available until December 16th. As we embark on the gift-giving season, please take a moment to check out the online link for some fabulous gift ideas.   
** 40% of the sales are donated back to the schools! **

HELP THE PTG - Help the PTG continue to bring exciting programs/speakers to our schools like Eyes on Owls, Abenaki Story Tellers, T.I.G.E.R. Anti-Bullying performance, Ed Gerety Youth Speaker, and Chris Herren Motivational Speaker. These events cannot happen without the support from parents and teachers in the Bedford community. There is still time to help, simply click on the PayPal link at www.bedfordptg.org to make a donation or send in a check payable to Bedford PTG in an enveloped marked “PTG Support” with your name, email address and child’s school. Bedford PTG appreciates your support.
SAVE THE DATE - COFFEE WITH SUPERINTENDENT CHIP MCGEE - Thursday, November 2nd 9:30 – 10:30am.  Join us at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford), with our special guest Superintendent Chip McGee, for a brief overview of current happenings in the district followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served and your children are welcome to attend.
ANNUAL GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER -  A gift card is the perfect gift for any occasion! For every gift card you buy, a percentage of the value of the card is donated by the sponsoring retailer to our schools while 100% of the value of the card that you purchased is available for you to spend! Order forms will be sent home with children in grades K-8 on October 20th.  For those students attending BHS, or for those who would like to download an order form, one will be available on our website at www.bedfordptg.org.