Monday, January 9, 2017

BHS News


1/6/17

From the Principal:

The PTC portal has changed this year.  The NEW parent portal will be available for conference signups from.  Parent signups will begin on December 27th @ 8am and close on January 18th @ 11pm. The portal is easy to navigate by just following the on-screen instructions but here are some step-by-step instructions if needed: (goo.gl/XPM7bk )  
  • The link to get into the portal is:  http://sau25bhs.ptcwizard.com/parent/
  • Parent-Teacher conferences are being held on Monday, January 23rd - 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm and Thursday, January 26th - 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

For students using the Chromebook loaner program: Due to the high number of students not returning Chromebooks at the end of the day, any student who does not return their loaned Chromebook for a fourth time loses the privilege of getting a Chromebook on loan for the next three school days.  This procedure started on January 3rd and students were informed as they picked up their Chromebook.
For second semester Early Release or Late Arrival, all students will need to fill out new form and turn it in to their guidance counselor by January 27th.
Host Families for the Danes: Our Danish sister school in Grenaa is sending students here for 4 days in March; March 25-29.  We are looking for host families.
There are 18 girls and 6 boys. This is a wonderful opportunity, and often with an exchange like this, you can become life-long friends with someone from across the world.
Please consider hosting a student in your home for the 4 days. Your responsibility would be to host them and provide a lunch each day while they are with us. They will be attending school a couple of days here at Bedford, and we have day trips planned for them around the local area and Boston. The itinerary is linked here.
If you are interested, please contact Mr. Jozokos (jozokosb@sau25.net) or Mrs. Tuttle (tuttlec@sau25.net)  

Important Dates and Events:
Quarter 2 grades close next Friday, January 13th.

From the Counseling Department:
This Monday (the 9th) and Tuesday (the 10th), a group of BHS alumni will be visiting the Theater during Advisory to discuss the application process and life in college. They will be talking to seniors on Monday and the juniors on Tuesday. This is always a hit with the students and can be really fun for us to see old faces! After the more formal discussion during Advisory the graduates will be in Bulldog Corner to chat individually with students during block 2. Welcome back alumni!

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!
BHS Library Accounts
  • Log into your library account anytime with your student ID and password to check your account.
Semester One is almost over! Please find and return all semester one books to the library that are no longer needed.

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration Update:
Earlier this week an email was sent out from bhsib@bedfordnhk12.net to all students registered for IB Exams in May.  Attached to that email was a PDF which includes several numbers and codes used for identification purposes on exams and essays.  Students will also use these numbers to access exam scores when they are released on July 6, 2017.  Please double-check your inboxes to ensure that you have received this important information.  If you did not receive an email, or if the information in it is incorrect, please contact Mr. Cannon, IB Coordinator at your earliest convenience.

From the Deans:
Seniors!  All Senior Project assignments for Quarter 2 are due Friday, January 13th at midnight.  Nothing is accepted late, as the extra late time for everyone was built into the schedule.  The assignments must pass according to the rubrics.  To ensure passing, get everything done by your Senior meeting next week so you can sort out lingering details with your Mentor before Friday.  The biggest issue is often getting your Outside Expert’s signature and uploading it to Forms with the correct privileges, so plan to get it done now!

 
Student Activities:
The FIRST Robotics kick off is Saturday, January 7th at SNHU.
The Film Honor Society is holding a movie night on Friday, January 13th. If you enjoy horror films, that evening 2 films will be shown with a break for pizza in between.
Band and chorus will be traveling to Disney World January 26-29 to attend music workshops and perform at various times in the park.  

In Sports:
Team Pictures on Thursday, January  11
  • Alpine Skiing @ 4pm @ Crotched Mtn
  • Swimming & Diving @ 8pm @ Allard Center
Team Pictures on Monday, January 23
  • Gymnastics @ 2:40 in Bulldog Gym
Nordic is TBD

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The Booster Club (BBABC) will be announcing on the Athletic page our raffle ticket winners each Monday through 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

 
Find our Community Enrichment Program website here:
Classes for the Spring session will be posted by January 15th- Check back for class offerings and registration information.

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

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.

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.
Mental Health: A little knowledge can go a long way
​Former NH Supreme Court Justice John Broderick, will be speaking to our Bedford community on the evening of January 19th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. at the Lurgio Middle School Library.  We invite you and all those in our community to attend, to listen to his message, and to join in this effort to recognize that mental illness is a disease. Just like any other disease, it cannot be treated with silence and stigma, but instead with communication and active treatment. [The evening event will be most appropriate for parents. There is also a voluntary student event at the high school at 1:30 and a staff event at 3:30 at Peter Woodbury School.]
From the PTG:
Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a great 2017!
Please mark your calendars to join us on January 19th, 2017, 6p.m. - 8p.m. in the Lurgio Middle School Media Center. Retired NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick will present “Mental Health: A Little Knowledge Can Go a Long Way”. Chief Justice Broderick is leading a statewide campaign to bring mental illness out of the shadows. He will share his own story and will lead a discussion on ways to address this important issue here in Bedford. Space is limited, please come early. The PTG is proud to be co-sponsoring this must-see event with the Bedford School District and BeBOLD.
Our annual "Barnes and Noble Days" will be held January 26th - January 29th with family activities scheduled on the 27th and 28th. Look for informational flyers and the schedule of events coming out in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy Holidays

12/23/16
From the Principal:

From the BHS family to yours, Our wish is for everyone to enjoy the wonderful holiday season with family and friends!  It is truly a special time of year!   

Giving Back!
At BHS, a variety of students are given opportunities to work and have experiences selling popcorn on Thursdays in Bulldog Corner and running the Bulldog Cafe for staff on Thursdays and Fridays.  Monies made have been used to support the Life Skills program.  For example, buying new hats to wear while running the Bulldog Cafe and/or replenishing needed supplies.  This year, a surplus was made and it was decided that the students would “give back to their community” with the extra funds.  The students prepared, shopped for and provided canned goods and dry food supplies to the Bedford Food Pantry at the Bedford Presbyterian Church in November.  They also supported a local family with presents for the holidays in December.  The students are proud of their work and what they have accomplished!  They are to be congratulated for their work, their generosity and their spreading of good cheer to those in need!  Happy Holidays!  

The PTC portal has changed this year.  The NEW parent portal will be available for conference signups from . The portal  Parent signups will begin on December 27th @ 8am and close on January 18th @ 11pm.   is easy to navigate by just following the on-screen instructions but here are some step-by-step instructions if needed (goo.gl/XPM7bk )  

The link to get into the portal is:  http://sau25bhs.ptcwizard.com/parent/

Conference are being held on Monday, January 23rd - 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm and Thursday, January 26th - 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

 
For students using the Chromebook loaner program: Due to the high number of students not returning Chromebooks at the end of the day, any student who does not return their loaned Chromebook for a fourth time loses the privilege of getting a Chromebook on loan for the next three school days.  This procedure will start on January 3rd.

 
Important Dates and Events:

 
From the Counseling Department:
PSAT results have arrived and counselors are reviewing them with students. If your test taker has missed their appointment please encourage them to come down to Counseling and reschedule to get this valuable information.

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!
BHS Library Accounts
  • Log into your library account anytime with your student ID and password to check your account.

 
From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration Update:
Earlier this week an email was sent out from bhsib@bedfordnhk12.net to all students registered for IB Exams in May.  Attached to that email was a PDF which includes several numbers and codes used for identification purposes on exams and essays.  Students will also use these numbers to access exam scores when they are released on July 6, 2017.  Please double-check your inboxes to ensure that you have received this important information.  If you did not receive an email, or if the information in it is incorrect, please contact Mr. Cannon, IB Coordinator at your earliest convenience.

From the Deans:

During this vacation, we wish you rest and family time.  We also would like to remind students that they may have some long-term assignments that they could get a head start on and have a less stressful end to Quarter 2.  There are only 9 school days (5 Red and 4 Silver) left in this quarter when students return from break. The semester ends on January 13, earlier than in past years, so please manage your time wisely!

Student Activities:
The FIRST Robotics kick off is Saturday, January 7th.

The Film Honor Society is holding a movie night on Friday, January 13th. If you enjoy horror films, that evening 2 films will be shown with a break for pizza in between.

 
In Sports:
Forty-four NHIAA Scholar Athletes have been called to the Athletic Department to pick up their recognition letters. 43 have received them … Scholar athlete recognition is for SENIORS only that maintained a B+ average or higher during their 9, 10, and 11 grade academic years.  And, they have a history of sports participation, including participation of two Varsity sports during their senior year.

These NHIAA / BHS scholar athletes will be recognized at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in February amongst their peers from other NH schools.  This is an excused absence from classes on February 6th.  Mr. Whitmore is the chaperone of this event and it is his tradition to celebrate them at lunch immediately following the ceremony.  Parents are welcome to attend the recognition ceremony at the CCA.  They are responsible for their own transportation.  The lunch is exclusive to Mr. Whitmore and the scholar athletes.

Please peruse the Weekly Game and Practice Schedule during the Holiday Recess for Wrestling and Basketball Tournaments, Outdoor Track Meet/Races, and Ice Hockey game details that will be taking place ... Holiday Schedule

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Please remember to take a peek at our Athletic Bulletin on the BHS website - Athletic section for a variety of announcements and information that occur throughout the year.

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 will be posted by January 15th- Check back for class offerings and registration information.

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

Classes for the second semester of the Adult Diploma start January 31st, 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.

 
From the SAU:

From the PTG:
The PTG spread a little holiday cheer by surprising students and staff with holiday cookies on Wednesday. Thank you to all the families that donated cookies. We had a huge variety to select from and everyone was thrilled with the little break during their day!
Thank you to everyone that supported the PTG through our annual Gift Card fundraiser. Gift Cards were delivered this week. If you have any questions please contact Kim Hastey at kimhastey@hotmail.com
The PTG is excited to announce that Amazon.com shoppers can support the PTG by shopping through smile.amazon.com and selecting "Bedford Parent Teacher Group”. Amazon will donate .5% on eligible purchases to our organization. There are no fees or added costs to you, special offers and Amazon Prime benefits still apply.
SAVE THE DATE: January 19th, 2017, 6p.m. - 8p.m. in the Lurgio Middle School Media Center
Retired NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick will present “Mental Health: A Little Knowledge Can Go a Long Way”. Chief Justice Broderick is leading a statewide campaign to bring mental illness out of the shadows. He will share his own story and will lead a discussion on ways to address this important issue here in Bedford. Space is limited, please come early. The PTG is proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the Bedford School District and BeBOLD.
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 19, 2016

BHS News

12/16/16
From the Principal:

Tonight is the Night!
This year's Winter Semi-Formal Dance is a masquerade theme!  Details:
  • BHS Commons on Friday, December 16th from 8:00-10:30pm
  • Tickets will be sold in Bulldog corner the week leading up to the dance for $7
  • Tickets will also be sold at the door for $10
  • Please keep in mind students are not allowed into the dance after 9:00pm
  • Bring your Student ID
  • We encourage all classes to attend!

2016 BHS Toys for Tots Campaign
Toy collection is underway here at Bedford High School and will continue through December 15th.  Seniors from Betsy Doyle's and Govan Baird's Advisories are in their 4th year collecting toys throughout the school.  Additionally, there are collection boxes located in Room 218, the Library, Counseling Office, Bulldog Corner, the Commons and the Main Entrance.  Our goal is 500 toys this year!
Students and Staff are asked to attached a small slip of paper with their name to each toy donated.  All names will be entered into a prize raffle drawing to be held the Friday December 16th.  Last year we collected nearly 603 toys and with an earlier deadline for collections we are aiming for at least 500 this year!  If every student and staff member brought in just 1 toy each we would triple our goal and have 1500 toys for children and teens in need!
Thank you in advance for your participation in this very worthy charity!

 
The PTC portal has changed this year.  The NEW parent portal will be available for conference signups from . The portal  Parent signups will begin on December 27th @ 8am and close on January 18th @ 11pm.   is easy to navigate by just following the on-screen instructions but here are some step-by-step instructions if needed ( goo.gl/XPM7bk )  

The link to get into the portal is:  http://sau25bhs.ptcwizard.com/parent/

Conference are being held on Monday, January 23rd - 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm and Thursday, January 26th - 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm.


 
Important Dates and Events:

12/16/16 - Semi Formal - 8:00 pm

From the Counseling Department:
PSAT results have arrived and counselors are reviewing them with students. If your test taker has missed their appointment please encourage them to come down to Counseling and reschedule to get this valuable information.

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!
IB Extended Essay Seniors
  • Final draft of the EE is due December 19th (an extension has been given due to IOCs)
BHS Library Accounts
  • Log into your library account anytime with your student ID and password to check your account.

 
From the IB Coordinator:
Class of 2017 Diploma candidates:
Extended Essays are due Friday December 16, 2016.  Students must share their EEs with their supervisors as well as with Mrs. Gilcreast by 11:59pm

IA Season:
Now that the Nov. 1st ‘early action’ deadline for colleges and university applications has passed, students in ‘terminus’ IB classes will start the process of completing Internal Assessments.  Some have already begun, many start in December.  It is important that students do not get behind in their studies, as the workload is due to ramp up shortly.

From the Deans:


 
Student Activities:


 
In Sports:
NHIAA Scholar Athletes will be verified with Mrs. Romano next week (before the holiday break).  Scholar athlete recognition is for SENIORS only that maintained a B+ average or higher during their 9, 10, and 11 grade academic years.  And, they have a history of sports participation, including participation of two Varsity sports during their senior year.  

These NHIAA scholar athletes will be recognized at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in February amongst their peers from other NH schools.  Mr. Whitmore is the chaperone of this event and it is his tradition to celebrate them at lunch immediately following the ceremony.  Parents are welcome to attend the recognition ceremony at the CCA.  They are responsible for their own transportation.  The lunch is exclusive to Mr. Whitmore and the scholar athletes.

Please remember to take a peek at our Athletic Bulletin on the BHS website - Athletic section for a variety of announcements and information that occur throughout the year.
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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

Find our Community Enrichment Program website here:
Classes for the Spring session will be posted by January 15th- Check back for class offerings and registration information.

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

College, Career, and Professional Pathways Parent Info Night:
Coming December 13th from 6-8 in the BHS Theater! Please join us for an evening to showcase the programs and opportunities available at Manchester School of Technology. Students and instructors will be on hand to display and discuss the particulars and opportunities that exist within their courses and programs. Opportunities for college credit and apprenticeships will also be a focal point of the evening!

From the SAU:

From the PTG:
The PTG spread a little holiday cheer by surprising students and staff with holiday cookies on Wednesday. Thank you to all the families that donated cookies. We had a huge variety to select from and everyone was thrilled with the little break during their day!
Thank you to everyone that supported the PTG through our annual Gift Card fundraiser. Gift Cards were delivered this week. If you have any questions please contact Kim Hastey at kimhastey@hotmail.com
The PTG is excited to announce that Amazon.com shoppers can support the PTG by shopping through smile.amazon.com and selecting "Bedford Parent Teacher Group”. Amazon will donate .5% on eligible purchases to our organization. There are no fees or added costs to you, special offers and Amazon Prime benefits still apply.
SAVE THE DATE: January 19th, 2017, 6p.m. - 8p.m. in the Lurgio Middle School Media Center
Retired NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick will present “Mental Health: A Little Knowledge Can Go a Long Way”. Chief Justice Broderick is leading a statewide campaign to bring mental illness out of the shadows. He will share his own story and will lead a discussion on ways to address this important issue here in Bedford. Space is limited, please come early. The PTG is proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the Bedford School District and BeBOLD.
Happy Holidays!