Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Principal's Newsletter 9/21/11

Good Afternoon!

Senior Project:

I want to remind parents of Seniors that on Thursday evening Sept. 22, beginning at 7pm in the theater
we are holding a Senior Project Information Night. This will be an opportunity to hear about the
requirements and expectations of Senior Project.

Welcome Back Dance:
On Friday evening Sept. 23, we are hold a "Welcome Back" dance for all students. The dance is
sponsored by the Model UN club. It will begin at 7pm and end promptly at 10pm. The cost is $5.00
per student.

IB Information Night:
On Tuesday Sept. 27, we are holding an IB Information Night for Parents and students interested in the
program. It will begin at 7pm and will be held in the theater.

Advisory Grade Entry:
Because Advisory is now a once per week meeting, the expectation for the input of grades for Advisory will be different than a typical course. Teachers will enter grades at the the quarter mark and again at the three quarter mark in every marking period. This will give parents an opportunity to address any issues with participation in Advisory by a son or daughter in advance of the report card grade.
I enjoyed seeing and talking with so many of you at Open House. The staff also appreciated the many
positive emails they received! Thanks for taking the time to write!

More later!
"It is ok to be where you are, but not ok to stay there!"
Bill Hagen
Bedford High School

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Open House 9/15/11

Good Afternoon,

This is a reminder that Open House is Thursday evening
beginning at 6:30. (Sorry for the confusion last week!) Parents
are asked to print your son(s) or daughter(s) schedules at home
and bring them with you to Open House. Upon arrival please
report directly to your son(s) or daughter(s) Advisory at 6:30.
(This is different from last year). You will find the room number
for Advisory on the schedule. If you have difficulty locating it,
we will have lists of students with their Advisory room numbers
at each entrance We will run an alternating red/silver period
schedule (see attached and below ). During the evening we
will use the intercom to direct class changes. We will be
posting signs around the building and will have some of our
NHS students available to help you navigate the building. If for
some reason you can not print a schedule at home, please
come by a bit early and schedules may be printed in the
Counseling office.

Open House Time Schedule September 15 2011
6:30-6:45 Advisory
6:50-7:00 R1
7:05-7:15 S1
7:20-7:30 R2
7:35-7:45 S2
7:50-8:00 R3
8:05-8:15 S3
8:20-8:30 R4
8:35-8:45 S4
8:50 Brief Staff meeting: Library

"It is ok to be where you are, but not ok to stay there!"
Bill Hagen

Friday, September 9, 2011

Principal's Newsletter 9/9/11

Happy Friday,

Today we observed the 10th Anniversary of September 11th. Teachers and students in
our Humanities classes engaged in a special lesson about 9/11 that was very powerful.
We also held a formal rally in which the entire campus, BHS and RAL, joined with
representatives from the local Fire and Police departments to observe the anniversary and
to be sure that we never forget! I have to report that the young people in this community
continue to impress us. I wish that the entire community could have witnessed the
reverent, respectful, and genuine manner in which the students participated in the event.
Close to 2500 people filed out of the building and stood together in the circle area and
not sound could be heard throughout the ceremony. I am comforted to know that in my
old age, it will be these young people who will be leading our country!

We will be holding an additional parking lottery at the close of school on September
13th. Students interested in purchasing a parking pass (cost$110.00). You will need a
completed packet including copy of drivers license and registration, parking form, along
with the payment. Forms are on-line and available in the front office.

I also want to remind you that next Wednesday is Open House at BHS, beginning at 6:30
pm. Please download your son(s) and/or daughter(s) schedule from Powershool to use as
you make your way to their classes.

Drop/Add Window
September 15th will be the last day to drop or add a course. After that date courses may
nor be added. Courses may be dropped, but will be recorded on a student transcript with
either a WP (withdrawn passing or WF(withdrawn failing) depending on the students
grade at the time of withdrawal. Please talk with your son or daughters counselor.

Our sports teams are in full swing making for some exciting afternoon and evening
activities! Even if you do not have someone involved on a team, come out and be part of
the "Bulldog Pride!" On a related sporting note, last year our school was selected to
receive the NHIAA (New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association) Sportsmanship
Award for Schools in our division. Mr. Whitmore and I will be present with a banner
later this month that we will proudly hang in our school!
enjoy the weekend!
"It is ok to be where you are, but not ok to stay there!"

Bill Hagen
Bedford High School