Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Graduation Information 2018

Graduation Information 2018

Graduation will be held rain or shine on June 16th at 10:00am.  Weather permitting the outdoor ceremony will be in Bulldog Stadium.  If it rains we will hold the ceremony in the Gymnasium. The BHS website will be our primary source for disseminating information regarding the location of the ceremony.

The following information pertains to a 10:00am outdoor graduation
•       Each senior will be given one parking pass for the upper lot that they can use either for
         themselves or for their family.  There will be spots reserved for our handicapped guests located
         next to the concession stand.
•       The parking and Stadium lot will open at 7:30 sharp.
•       Seniors will need to be in the high school by 8:45.
•       Seating for guests will be on a first come first serve basis.
•       No tickets are necessary for an outside event.
•       All guests are asked to be seated by 9:45.
•       The Theater will be open for those choosing to watch the graduation streamed into the
        Theater. (FYI the Theater is air-conditioned, and no ticket will be required)
•       The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.
•       A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate receiving their diploma.
•       We ask that all guests remained seated for the entire graduation ceremony.
•       Graduates will receive their diplomas from their Advisors.  The distribution of the
         diplomas will be determined by their advisors last name.  

The following information pertains to a rain indoor event at 10:00am.
•       The parking lot will open at 7:30 sharp
•       Seniors will need to report to the main office by 8:45
•       Tickets are required for this event.  Each senior will be given 8 tickets at the rehearsal
        on June 15th, (6 tickets for the Gymnasium and 2 for the Theater).
•       Everyone is asked to be in your seats by 9:45.
•       We ask that all guests remained seated for the entire graduation ceremony.
•       Graduates will receive their diplomas from their Advisors.  The distribution of the
        diplomas will be determined by their advisors last name.

Parking
Upper Parking Lot Opens at 7:30am and closes at 9:00 am sharp

      Only people with approved parking passes are allowed to park in the upper lot. This includes
      Seniors (1 each), VIP, Handicap Parking (must have handicap tag) & Faculty
      
Lower Campus is open on a first come, first serve basis


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BHS News

5/25/18  

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

From the Senior Project Committee:

Seniors will have a full class meeting on Thursday, 5/31 during Advisory to go over student expectations for the 2 Celebration Days. ALL Seniors are expected to attend!!
The daily schedule for 6/7 & 6/8 can be found on the SP Website under the header "Celebration Days." As you know, these 2 days are extremely busy with additional traffic from family and community members. We ask that students try to carpool as best as possible. Also, we encourage everyone to allow ample time to wade through traffic and find a parking space so everyone arrives to their presentations on time!
If you have any questions, please email seniorproject@bedfordnhk12.net.

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*


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:
The Breakfast Program is offering lots of yummy homemade baked goods that are filled with different fruits, vegetables and healthy whole grains a couple times a week. Some of our new breakfast options are applesauce muffins, banana bread, blueberry coffee cake and overnight oats with fresh fruit. Students can start their day with nutritious, brain boosting foods!

The Salad Bar will be featuring a refreshing caprese salad with sliced tomatoes, sliced fresh mozzarella, basil and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Come enjoy a delicious refreshing summer salad!

The Hot Lunch will be serving a spinach & mushroom salad with fresh baby spinach, sliced white button mushrooms, hard boiled eggs, Parmesan cheese and a homemade vinaigrette. This protein and vitamin D packed salad will be featured on Tuesday 5/29!


Bedford Food Pantry: May means canned fruit.  Send it in! We’re ready to take it.
                                          
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

May 31 - Underclassmen Awards
June 14th - Scholarship Night and Senior Awards
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).

BHS Scheduling Procedures 2017-18

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 (five for rising seniors) 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 current 8th grader 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 his/her 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.

Spring Adjustment Schedule 2018:
June 14th (afternoon) schedules can be viewed on PowerSchool
June 15th only rising seniors can visit counseling to discuss schedule adjustment requests.
June 18th-21st rising seniors, rising juniors and rising sophomores can visit counseling to discuss schedule adjustment requests.
*Between the 18th and 21st rising freshmen can complete a schedule change request form they can access from the Ross A. Lurgio Principal Notes

Please note the the last day of the 2017-2018 school year is Wednesday, June 20th. However, the BHS Counseling Office will be open to students with schedule change requests on that day.

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 50 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:
The beautiful  weather has arrived, but so have seasonal allergies! If your son/daughter has seasonal allergies requiring medication please remember to administer it at home. We do not stock seasonal allergy medication in the nurse’s office. If your child forgets to take their medication at home then you are always welcome to come and administer it to them in the nursing office. If your child has asthma that is triggered by seasonal allergies please have them carry their inhalers with them, or leave an extra one in the nursing office.

We have also been seeing students for tick removal. Please remember to have your child do daily tick checks, and www.tickfreenh.org is a great resource for prevention of ticks, tick removal and tick-related illness.

The classrooms can become very warm as the weather warms up. Please remind your child to bring a refillable water bottle to help prevent heat-related illness, and to dress appropriately for the weather.

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.

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:
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:

Thursday, May 31, the Underclassmen Awards begin at begin at 6pm.
June 8th is the French Festival in the BHS library.

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:


Note: Your name should already be on the pre-season list!

Spring Awards Ceremony is Tuesday, June 12 @ 6pm in the BHS Theater.  All our welcome to celebrate our Spring season athletes!

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!

All fall sports tryouts begin on Monday, August 13th!  If your son/daughter plans to tryout for a team and has a conflict, please Email coach and Mr. Parker asap.

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.
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  • 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 SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD, 9:30AM at the BHS campus
VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER VOLUNTEER! If you’re not participating in the fun run/walk, you can still come and be part of our Color Blast event!  Click here for volunteer opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun!  All event information can be found on our website.   

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, BCTV Principal Meeting


BHS GRADUATION SEAT RAFFLE!!! The PTG is raffling off FOUR sets of four seats in a prime picture taking spot! 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 6th.

*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:

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 MARK YOUR CALENDARS IN THE FALL FOR OUR...
SEPTEMBER SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, September 24th from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.  This event is open to all youth age 6th-12th grade and adults.

“VAPING:  AN UPDATE”
As we return to school, find out the latest information about vaping.  More details to follow.

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:




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.