Friday, May 18, 2018

BHS News


Roses For a Senior??
Celebrate a Graduating Senior, simplify your Graduation morning, and support the BHS Music Boosters. Pre-Order Graduation Roses today! Limited Number of bouquets available - don't delay- pre-order today!


Beautiful rose bouquets will be prepared and available for pick-up on the morning of Graduation at BHS. If Graduation is outdoors, go to the covered tent behind the press box. If it is indoors (due to weather), pick up will be at the concessions booth in Bulldog Corner.
Available bouquets are a single rose or a dozen roses. There will be multiple colors for sale so arrive early for the best selection.
All payments need to be received by Friday, June 1 by 3pm. Checks can be made payable to BHS or cash is accepted.
If you have any questions, please contact the BHS Music Boosters at: bedfordhighmusicboosters@gmail.com


Parking

Bedford High School Campus Parking 2018 - ­2019
Parking applications will be accepted for rising Seniors (2019) from Monday, May 21st through Friday, June 15th. Applications can be found in the Main Office and online. Rising Juniors (2020) may submit their application during the parking lottery process in the summer.
Requirements:
                                
  • ●  return the parking application                    
  • ●  $125.00 payment ­ checks payable to ‘BHS’                           
  • ●  a copy of your driver’s license                          
  • ●  a copy of your car registration to the main office.                      
  • ●  applicants must have all other obligations (such as books and fees) settled.                               
  • Applications will not be accepted if any of the above items are missing. However, rising Juniors who turn 16 after lottery deadline may still enter the lottery. In this case, your license and registration are due at the time you claim your permit
  • Junior BHS Parking Lottery ­ Summer 2018                               
  • Completed applications must be turned in to the Main Office between June 18th and due by Wednesday, August 15th 2:00 PM. Late applications will not be accepted.                               
  • Rising Seniors who miss the early application deadline and rising Juniors may submit their campus parking application during this time to be entered into a lottery drawing.                               
  • All applicants selected for BHS on­campus parking will be mailed their parking permit and parking rules before the start of school. Please make sure your mailing address is updated in your PowerSchool account                                
  • If you have any questions, please call the BHS Main Office at 603­310­9000 or contact Ms. Cruz at cruzg@sau25.net or Mrs. Lamper at lamperk@sau25.net.                              
  • Bedford Town Lot Parking Process                                
  • Following the lottery, any applications not selected for BHS parking will be forwarded to the Bedford Town Offices. Checks to BHS will be voided and returned to the parent or guardian. Students will receive a letter explaining the town parking procedures.                              
  • Rising Sophomores (class of 2021) who anticipate securing their license should also contact the Bedford Town Offices to apply for a Town parking space                              
  • If you have any questions, please visit the Bedford Town Office located at 24 North Amherst Road or call the Finance Department at 603­472­9869                     
2018 ­ 2019 Bedford High School Campus Parking                    
                        
Return this form, $125.00 payment payable to ‘BHS’, and copies of your driver’s license and car registration* to the main office. These are due when you drop off your form.
Rising Seniors (class of 2019): Applications due May 21st through June 15th.
Rising Juniors (class of 2020) and rising seniors who missed deadline: Applications for the lottery will be taken starting June 18 and are due by August 15th, 2:00 pm.                        
*Rising Juniors who turn 16 after the school year starts may still enter the lottery. In this case, your license and registration are due at the time you claim your permit.
                        
Rules                                                             
  • ●  Students may only receive one permit.                          
  • ●  Parking permits (stickers) must be visible on the driver side front windshield, above the NH State                           Inspection sticker.           
  • ●  Permits are non­transferable; they cannot be given to other students or used on other vehicles.                         
  • ●  Seniors with parking permits may park in the upper lot on a first come, first serve basis                                
  • ●  The lower lot serves as overflow parking for seniors when the senior lot is full.                               
  • ●  Juniors with parking permits may only park in the lower lot.                                   
  • ●  If you drive a different car or use multiple cars, you must come to the Main Office each day that you do not      have your permitted car and sign out a temporary pass for the day. You will need to turn in your driver’s license and provide the make, model, and license plate number of the vehicle to the Main Office. The temporary parking pass must be returned by the end of the school day.                                    
  • ●  If you do not have the appropriate permit/temporary pass or are not parked in a designated student parking spot, your parking permit will be revoked for a week. With continued offenses, the permit will be revoked for the rest of the year.

BHS News

5/18/18  

 
Now Accepting Bedford School District  “HALL of FAME” Nominations
The Bedford School District has been recognized as one of the most exceptional school districts in the state. This recognition and distinction would not be possible without the many citizens, educators, students and volunteers who over the years have built, maintained and enhanced the mission and the values of our school district. We invite you to nominate individuals who exemplify the spirit of our district along with those who have gone above and beyond in making Bedford an extraordinary school district in all aspects.   Please go to the Bedford Hall of Fame link here found on the BHS homepage for details and nominate someone who should be recognized for their contributions! Nominations for this year’s class will be accepted through July 15, 2018.  
Our inaugural class 2017 included:
William Greiner
Dennis Pope
Ann Remus
Tim Mayes
William Whitmore
Susan Mullen

8th Grade Parent Orientation Night
On Wednesday May 30th, BHS invites all parents and guardians of our 8th grade class to a Parent Orientation presentation.  The presentation will be held in the theater beginning at 6:00pm and should last about one hour.  This event will provide parents with an overview of the High School’s academic and non-academic culture, as well as provide resources for you to further engage with the High School community.  There will be a brief session for general questions and administrators will be available following the presentation for more specific questions.

BHS GRADUATION SEAT RAFFLE!!! The PTG is raffling off FOUR sets of four seats in the front two center rows of the bleachers. These seats will be reserved just for you. Winners will also receive one reserved parking space on campus! $20/Entry or 6 Entries for $100 Winners will be drawn & announced on June 7th. Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by JUNE 8th.
*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*

BHS Exam Packs
The BHS Student Council is doing an Exam Pack Fundraiser. Please fill out the attached Google Form if you are interested in purchasing an exam pack for your student. This will be delivered to your student in the couple of days before exams and will include some treats (snacks, water) and useful study supplies (flashcards, pencils, a good luck note). Please direct any questions to Jess Bennett (bennettj@sau25.net).

 
TO ALL BHS STUDENTS:

LIFE OF A BULLDOG (LOB)
  • LOB is geared toward empowering students to make positive choices to ensure a healthy lifestyle.
  • LOB is driven by the mission of Bedford High School to embody respect, self-discipline, pride and support for others.
  • LOB will provide a roadmap for clubs and organizations to strengthen school culture, expectations, accountability and spirit.
The goal of LOB is to connect with students in spreading the awareness, education and ultimately strengthen our high school community. IF, your son or daughter is interested in playing a larger role in implementing and bringing this program to Bedford please have them CLICK HERE !

BHS Kitchen News:
Bedford Food Pantry: May means canned fruit for the high school’s food drive.  Help us fill their shelves. You and your kids did good work with the tuna and juice drive.  Let’s finish the year strong with this last collection!

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:
End of Year Calendar  here
June 16th - Class of 2018 Graduation 10am rain or shine
\From the Counseling Department:
STUDENTS: Are you interested in learning more about Gap Years?
Counseling will be hosting an info session for students on Wednesday 5/23 (next week) at 12:30 p.m. (please RSVP to mattsona@sau25.net if you are interested). You will hear from a BHS alum who recently took a gap year, and from representatives from various gap year opportunities (travel programs, post graduate year programs, volunteer programs, outdoor adventure training, and more). If you are interested in learning more about gap year opportunities or have questions, please email Mrs. Mattson so that she can send you details and a pass (mattsona@sau25.net).

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. Parking passes will not be issued to students with an outstanding library account.

YEARBOOK Information
Only 60  yearbooks are left to buy! They must be purchased in the library, online ordering has ended. First come- first serve. Yearbooks can be picked up on June 7th and 8th in the BHS Library.

From the Nursing Department:
Attention Parents of Seniors-  Your son/daughter’s health records will be returned to them during graduation practice on June 13/14th. We have placed copies of all of the immunizations that we have on record.  Please be mindful that it may not be all of the immunizations that your son or daughter has received.

Wishing all of the students a strong finish on their senior year! Here is a prescription for managing “Senioritis.”


Reminder to all parents-  All medications and/or supplies kept in the nurse’s office must be picked up prior to or on June 20th. Please plan on picking these up between 8a.m. and 2:40 p.m. Any medications left after the last day of school will be discarded. Again, EpiPen’s, albuterol inhalers and diabetes supplies can be picked up by students.

IB Coordinator:
IB Exams are nearly complete! Click here to view the IB Exam policies and expectations. Additional information can be found on the IB at BHS Website Exam Information page.
Please note, due to scheduling conflicts the IB Diploma Celebration originally scheduled for Wednesday May 30 has been cancelled. IB Diploma students will receive their medals on Senior Awards Night on Thursday June 14.

Students wishing to have their IB exam scores to the college or university of their choice can make the request using THIS FORM. Students must be logged into their school gmail accounts to access the form.
If you’d like to know more about the IB Diploma Programme at BHS, check the BHS IB Website or email me at cannonj@bedfordnhk12.net with any questions you have.

From the Deans:
Global Coordinator:
Opportunity - Taiwanese Exchange Spring 2019
All BHS students are invited to participate in the cultural exchange to Taiwan.  There is no language requirement. BHS students will stay with a family during Intersession and April vacation of 2019 and the Taiwanese will be hosted in May of 2019 in Bedford.  For families that would only like to host, we will need additional host homes as well.
Sign ups start now. If you are interested in participating in the reciprocal exchange or only hosting a Taiwanese student in the spring, please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at chenettel@sau25.net  with your student’s name to confirm your spot.  For more information please see our Taiwanese Exchange website.  

Student Activities:
The Film Honor Society Induction and Film Awards are this Saturday 5/19.
Thursday, May 31, the Underclassmen Awards begin at begin at 6pm.
Prom: Hockmeyer Studios is providing a link to the candid pictures they took at prom. If you would like to order any of these pictures, they are available using the following information.
Use the: Medley Login
Password: BedfordProm18

In Sports:
Fall sport athletes should sign up now by completing the pre-season online Google Form found on the Athletic section of the BHS website.  This is a mandatory requirement to complete and must be done no later than May 24.  Please note that this is the first step to participation of Fall sports.  Paperwork due dates start on May 31.
Spring Award Slide Show Producers Wanted!  Please stop by the Athletic Department if you are interested in helping us put the slide show together to highlight our Spring Athletes.  This is a fun way to earn lots of RWL hours!
 
UPCOMING SENIOR NIGHTS!
Boys Tennis vs Derryfield- Monday, May 14th 4pm
Track and Field Meet w/ Merrimack, North- Tuesday, May 15th, 4pm
Girls Lacrosse vs Central- Wednesday, May 16th, 5:30pm
Baseball vs Pinkerton- Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:30pm
Boys Lacrosse vs Merrimack- Thursday, May 24th, 5:30pm
Softball vs Alvirne- Friday, May 25th, 4pm
 
Alternative Programming:
RWL DEADLINE FOR UNDERCLASSMEN IS JUNE 1st, 2018
All hours required for School Activity for the year are due- verified and put into the database-
by June 1st, 2018.
Community Service:
Organization: Parent Teacher Group (PTG)
Description: Color Blast Fun Run/Walk, Volunteers needed to set-up, help organize and break down event. Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f45acaa22a2f49-bedford2
Date: June 2nd and 3rd, 2018
Location: McKelvie Intermediate 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:


Bedford School District
Tick Management
Parents, Staff and Community Members,
Now that spring has really arrived, our students are spending more time outside - both at home and at school. Mostly that is a great thing. At the same time, we need to be thinking about safety.
In particular, I am writing to you about tick management. Here are a few items I want to share with the community on the subject.
  • The most effective measure for limiting ticks on our property is keeping grass cut short and removing leaf litter since that is where they prefer to live.
  • We are also providing selective tick treatments on district properties based on recommendations from our pest services contractor. This is the same approach the town of Bedford is using for sports fields.
  • Families can find additional recommendations for tick bite prevention and treatment in this excellent New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Resources notice.
Of course no approach will eliminate every potential risk. That is why we ask families to help. Please remind your children to avoid tick-infested areas such as overgrown grass, brush, and leaf litter, to use an insect repellent when spending time outdoors, and to do daily tick checks after being outdoors.
As always, thank you for trusting us with the care of your children.
Sincerely,
Chip McGee
Student Handbooks
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


​The handbook for each school can be found on the school website under School Info.


 
From the PTG:

BEDFORD PTG COLOR BLAST REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 24THREGISTER NOW
Our event is scheduled for SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD, 9:30AM at the BHS campus – Over 680 runners registered, don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun.
Have you signed your kids up to run and are planning to be there to cheer them on? We could use your help as a volunteer!   Click here for volunteer opportunities.
Check out our website for our new shorter 2 mile course and all things Color Blast!

COFFEE WITH SUPERINTENDENT CHIP MCGEE- Join the Bedford PTG for a “Year in Review” with Superintendent McGee on Wednesday, 5/30 starting at 9:30am at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Rd – behind the Town Hall).  This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you have about the Bedford School District. Children always welcome to attend.

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPALS VIDEO LINK – If you were not able to attend our Coffee with the Principals event, you can watch the presentation by following this link, https://tinyurl.com/PTG-Mtg-with-Principals5-15-18


BHS GRADUATION SEAT RAFFLE!!! The PTG is raffling off FOUR sets of four seats in the front two center rows of the bleachers. These seats will be reserved just for you. Winners will also receive one reserved parking space on campus! $20/Entry or 6 Entries for $100 Winners will be drawn & announced on June 7th. Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by JUNE 8th.

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*


BHS PARKING SPACE RAFFLE!!! $10 Donation Per Entry The PTG is raffling off TWO prime guaranteed parking spaces in the top lot for the 2018-2019 school year. You must have a valid license and a vehicle sometime during the 2018-2019 school year to be eligible to WIN! Simply fill out the number of entries you'd like to make and return with cash or check payable to “Bedford PTG” to BHS school office by June 13th. Winners will be notified before the end of the year.

*All funds raised through this raffle support programming & events in Bedford schools*



 
BeBOLD NEWS:

MAY SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, May 21st from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.
This event is open to all adults only.

“ADDICTION CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE:  A BEDFORD FAMILY’S PERSONAL STORY”
Think addiction can’t happen to you or someone you love?  Think again. Hear from parents in our community who are dealing with a loved one’s substance abuse.  Learn about the stigma and the isolation of dealing with addiction. Gain a better understanding of addiction and how it affects families.  

 
JUNE SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, June 11th from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.
This event is open to all youth age 6th-12th grade and adults.

“IT HAPPENED TO ME:  A PERSONAL STORY OF ADDICTION FROM A FORMER BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT”
Addiction is everywhere; no family is immune; no community is immune; NO SCHOOL is immune, including Bedford.  Join us for a SPECIAL presentation from one of our OWN former Bedford students who courted death but SURVIVED. Hear her story and LEARN what you need to know from someone from our community who started drinking at age 14 and by age 16 was injecting heroin. This is a POWERFUL story for ALL Bedford TEENS and PARENTS.

Students can receive RWL hours for attending BeBOLD events.  Students should bring their RWL forms to each event to be signed.

Please note that most of our Speaker Series events are videotaped and can be found on our website at:


Monday, May 14, 2018

BHS News

5/14/18  

8th Grade Parent Orientation Night

On Wednesday May 30th, BHS invites all parents and guardians of our 8th grade class to a Parent Orientation presentation.  The presentation will be held in the theater beginning at 6:00pm and should last about one hour.  This event will provide parents with an overview of the High School’s academic and non-academic culture, as well as provide resources for you to further engage with the High School community.  There will be a brief session for general questions and administrators will be available following the presentation for more specific questions.



 
TO ALL BHS STUDENTS:

LIFE OF A BULLDOG (LOB)
  • LOB is geared toward empowering students to make positive choices to ensure a healthy lifestyle.
  • LOB is driven by the mission of Bedford High School to embody respect, self-discipline, pride and support for others.
  • LOB will provide a roadmap for clubs and organizations to strengthen school culture, expectations, accountability and spirit.
The goal of LOB is to connect with students in spreading the awareness, education and ultimately strengthen our high school community. IF, your son or daughter is interested in playing a larger role in implementing and bringing this program to Bedford please have them CLICK HERE !


BHS Kitchen News:

Bedford Food Pantry: May means canned fruit for the high school’s food drive.  Help us fill their shelves. You and your kids did good work with the tuna and juice drive.  Let’s finish the year strong with this last collection!
                                          
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:
End of Year Calendar  here

June 16th - Class of 2018 Graduation 10am rain or shine

 
From the Counseling Department:
Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen will be hosting the 2018 NH Military Service Academy Day, tomorrow, 5/12/18 at 9:00 - 11:30am at the NH Army National Guard Regional Training Institute in Pembroke, NH. Students who are considering a nomination to any one of the country's service academies are encouraged to attend. 


AP Exam Schedule:  https://goo.gl/tuDaJR

There will only be bussing for the following AP exams:  AP English Literature and AP US History. Bussing for both exams will leave BHS at 7:40 AM (main doors of BHS).   For all other AP exams, students are responsible for transportation to and from St. Elizabeth Seton Activity Center.  Students are expected to be in class when they are not testing (AM exams - come back for 4th block, PM exams - students should be attending 1st block, Advisory, and 2nd block, grabbing lunch at the start of third block, then leave for St. Elizabeth Seton).

 
Scholarship Season 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. Updated video here


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. Parking passes will not be issued to students with an outstanding library account.

YEARBOOK Information
Only 60  yearbooks are left to buy! They must be purchased in the library, online ordering has ended. First come- first serve. Yearbooks can be picked up on June 7th and 8th in the BHS Library.

 
From the Nursing Department:
Attention Parents of Seniors-  Your son/daughter’s health records will be returned to them during graduation practice on June 13/14th. We have placed copies of all of the immunizations that we have on record.  Please be mindful that it may not be all of the immunizations that your son or daughter has received.

 
Wishing all of the students a strong finish on their senior year! Here is a prescription for managing “Senioritis.”

 

Reminder to all parents-  All medications and/or supplies kept in the nurse’s office must be picked up prior to or on June 20th. Please plan on picking these up between 8a.m. and 2:40 p.m. Any medications left after the last day of school will be discarded. Again, EpiPen’s, albuterol inhalers and diabetes supplies can be picked up by students.

 
IB Coordinator:
IB Exams have begun! Click here to view the IB Exam policies and expectations. Additional information can be found on the IB at BHS Website Exam Information page.

Please note, due to scheduling conflicts the IB Diploma Celebration originally scheduled for Wednesday May 30 has been cancelled. IB Diploma students will receive their medals on Senior Awards Night on Thursday June 14.

If you’d like to know more about the IB Diploma Programme at BHS, check the BHS IB Website or email me at cannonj@bedfordnhk12.net with any questions you have.

 
From the Deans:


 
Global Coordinator:
Opportunity - Taiwanese Exchange Spring 2019
All BHS students are invited to participate in the cultural exchange to Taiwan.  There is no language requirement. BHS students will stay with a family during Intersession and April vacation of 2019 and the Taiwanese will be hosted in May of 2019 in Bedford.  For families that would only like to host, we will need additional host homes as well.

Sign ups start now. If you are interested in participating in the reciprocal exchange or only hosting a Taiwanese student in the spring, please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at chenettel@sau25.net  with your student’s name to confirm your spot.  For more information please see our Taiwanese Exchange website.  

Student Activities:
May 10th 7pm
May 11th 7pm
May 12th 2pm and 7pm
Bedford High School 47 Nashua Road Bedford, NH 03110
Adults are $10.00. Students are $5.00.

Destination Imagination - Shoes, Bags & Belt Drive

Bedford DI are having a special drive through Ecosmith Recyclers.  From now until May 30th, you can donate all your old shoes, bags and belts (any condition) in the marked box in our school lobby.  This items must be placed in a special blue bag, but we will do that to you. This is a great way to get your spring cleaning under way, while helping raise funds for the teams heading to Global Finals in Knoxville, TN.  Reminder, clothing, fabrics, stuffed animals etc can always be donated in the bin in the parking lot. We appreciate your support. For more info, contact bedfordrocksdi@gmail.com

Prom: Hockmeyer Studios is providing a link to the candid pictures they took at prom. If you would like to order any of these pictures, they are available using the following information.
Use the: Medley Login
Password: BedfordProm18

In Sports:
FALL SPORTS SIGN UPS ARE LIVE!
Fall sport athletes should sign up now by completing the pre-season online Google Form found on the Athletic section of the BHS website.  This is a mandatory requirement to complete and must be done no later than May 24.  Please note that this is the first step to participation of Fall sports.  Paperwork due dates start on May 31.

Spring Award Slide Show Producers Wanted!  Please stop by the Athletic Department if you are interested in helping us put the slide show together to highlight our Spring Athletes.  This is a fun way to earn lots of RWL hours!
 
UPCOMING SENIOR NIGHTS!
Boys Tennis vs Derryfield- Monday, May 14th 4pm
Track and Field Meet w/ Merrimack, North- Tuesday, May 15th, 4pm
Girls Lacrosse vs Central- Wednesday, May 16th, 5:30pm
Baseball vs Pinkerton- Wednesday, May 23rd, 6:30pm
Boys Lacrosse vs Merrimack- Thursday, May 24th, 5:30pm
Softball vs Alvirne- Friday, May 25th, 4pm
 

Alternative Programming:
RWL DEADLINE FOR UNDERCLASSMEN IS JUNE 1st, 2018
All hours required for School Activity for the year are due- verified and put into the database- by June 1st, 2018.

Community Service:
Organization: Parent Teacher Group (PTG)
Description: Color Blast Fun Run/Walk, Volunteers needed to set-up, help organize and break down event. Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f45acaa22a2f49-bedford2

Date: June 2nd and 3rd, 2018
Location: McKelvie Intermediate 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:

Bedford School District
Tick Management
Parents, Staff and Community Members,
Now that spring has really arrived, our students are spending more time outside - both at home and at school. Mostly that is a great thing. At the same time, we need to be thinking about safety.
In particular, I am writing to you about tick management. Here are a few items I want to share with the community on the subject.
  • The most effective measure for limiting ticks on our property is keeping grass cut short and removing leaf litter since that is where they prefer to live.
  • We are also providing selective tick treatments on district properties based on recommendations from our pest services contractor. This is the same approach the town of Bedford is using for sports fields.
  • Families can find additional recommendations for tick bite prevention and treatment in this excellent New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Resources notice.
Of course no approach will eliminate every potential risk. That is why we ask families to help. Please remind your children to avoid tick-infested areas such as overgrown grass, brush, and leaf litter, to use an insect repellent when spending time outdoors, and to do daily tick checks after being outdoors.
As always, thank you for trusting us with the care of your children.
Sincerely,
 
Chip McGee
Student Handbooks
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


​The handbook for each school can be found on the school website under School Info.


 
From the PTG:

HAPPY STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK - A BIG SHOUT OUT to all the amazing staff that work in the Bedford School District! Thank you to all the teachers, administrative support staff, custodial staff, kitchen staff, nurses and paraprofessionals that all contribute to making our schools great!!

BEDFORD PTG COLOR BLAST FUN RUN/WALK  SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD, 9:30AM  – Over 630 runners registered, don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun. REGISTER NOW …Registration closes Thursday, May 24.
Have you signed your kids up to run and are planning to be there to cheer them on? We could use your help as a volunteer!   Click here for volunteer opportunities.
Check out our website for our new shorter 2 mile course and all things Color Blast!

DISTRICT YEAR IN REVIEW COMMUNITY MEETINGS - Join the Bedford PTG for two upcoming community meetings, first with Principals from all six of our schools on the Tuesday, 5/15 and then with Superintendent McGee on Wednesday, 5/30. Both meetings will be held at BCTV starting at 9:30AM.  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STAND BY ME - Lurgio Middle School is hosting the 29th year of Stand By Me on Friday, May 18th @ SNHU. This event, for all seventh grade students and their parents/guardians, is in need of volunteers to help the day run smoothly. Since 7th grade families are participating in the event we are looking for volunteers from other grades to help. Various shifts and volunteer opportunities available, please click HERE for more information and to sign up to volunteer.



 
BeBOLD NEWS:

MAY SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, May 21st from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.
This event is open to all adults only.

“ADDICTION CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE:  A BEDFORD FAMILY’S PERSONAL STORY”
Think addiction can’t happen to you or someone you love?  Think again. Hear from parents in our community who are dealing with a loved one’s substance abuse.  Learn about the stigma and the isolation of dealing with addiction. Gain a better understanding of addiction and how it affects families.  

 
JUNE SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, June 11th from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.
This event is open to all youth age 6th-12th grade and adults.

“IT HAPPENED TO ME:  A PERSONAL STORY OF ADDICTION FROM A FORMER BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT”
Addiction is everywhere; no family is immune; no community is immune; NO SCHOOL is immune, including Bedford.  Join us for a SPECIAL presentation from one of our OWN former Bedford students who courted death but SURVIVED. Hear her story and LEARN what you need to know from someone from our community who started drinking at age 14 and by age 16 was injecting heroin. This is a POWERFUL story for ALL Bedford TEENS and PARENTS.

Please note that most of our Speaker Series events are videotaped and can be found on our website at: