Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Principal's Newsletter 12/21/11

Mid-term and Final Summative Assessment Schedule

See attached PDF Mid-term Schedule & Guidelines.pdf

Alternative Intersession Proposals:

All Alternative Intersession proposals should be written and presented to Mr. Hagen by
January 13th, 2012. You may find guidance on writing the proposal in the Student/Parent
Handbook which can be found on-line on the school web page.
January 4th- BHS Course Selection Information Night for 8th Grade Parents.
Parents of
January 5th- BHS Course Selection Night for Parent of 9th-11th Grade
January 17th- BHS Principal's Coffee at 7:00pm in the school library. For Parents of
9th and 10th Graders: "The IB Diploma" If you are interested in your son or daughter
securing an IB diploma, the IB Coordinator will provide a brief overview and be
available to answer questions.

Counseling News: Below are some important date and events of which you should be

Jan. 4 - During Advisory and Block 3, Counselors will be in the library
conference room available for student scheduling requests for
second semester electives.

Jan. 9 - Parent portal opens for course selection

Weeks of Jan. 10 through Jan 20, BHS counselors visit RAL pods to give
brief informational sessions about scheduling.

Jan. 12 - Representatives from NHHEAF will be visiting BHS to assist
families in completing the FAFSA form by appointment from
3pm-8pm. Availability is limited and a sign up sheet will be posted in the
Counseling office beginning Tuesday 1/3. More information will
be sent to students and parents via Naviance.

Jan 20 - Course selections due, parent portal closes.
"It is ok to be where you are, but not ok to stay there!"
Bill Hagen

Monday, December 12, 2011

News from Counseling

A couple of exciting notes from the BHS Counseling Department;

Financial Aid Information Night:

To date, nearly 60% of Bedford High School Seniors have submitted their applications to
colleges and universities across the country! The question now is...HOW DO YOU PAY

Join the BHS Counseling Department and NHHEAF (New Hampshire Higher Education
Assistance Foundation)this Wednesday evening at 6:30pm for Financial Aid Information
Night. The presentation will be held in the theater and help answer your questions about
scholarships, grants, how to apply for financial aid, deadlines and many other topics.
For those unable to attend, NHHEAF offers free webinars for parents and students who
miss their school's Financial Aid night presentations.
There are two upcoming webinars:
Thursday 12/15 at 6:15pm
Thursday 1/12 at 6:15pm
You can register by going to the "Events & Resources" folder on their website

Office Hours:

Has your student told you about BHS Counseling Office Hours yet? They will! Each
Thursday during block three, the counseling office has open office hours for students to
come down and visit with their counselor, get information and updates, or just say hello!
No appointment is necessary for students during this time and wen encourage all students
to stop in and visit with their counselors.

PSAT Results:

Counselors will be distributing PSAT results starting this week. Junior students will have
the opportunity to get their results tomorrow after their class meeting. Sophomore
students will be meeting in small groups with their counselor to discuss what the scoring
and next steps.
"It is ok to be where you are, but not ok to stay there!"
Bill Hagen

Monday, December 5, 2011

Principal's Newsletter 12/5/11

Intersession News

1) Deposits of 10% for Intersession are due by December 13th to Mr. Jozokos'
Office. Students are welcome to deposit more than the 10%; that is the
minimum. Students who do not pay the deposit will be removed from the activity
in order to make room for students on wait lists.

2) Add/Drop period from Dec. 7 - Dec 13. This is primarily for students who
missed the sign-ups first time around. Students can also change their present
Intersession activity. Add/drop will happen through the Intersession sign-up

3) Mandatory Intersession meetings will take place during school
on December 14th for all students. Meeting rooms are announced in the
Intersession activity web page.


The students will hear the following information from me in a class meeting
this week regarding attendance at the semi-formal dance.
The dance runs from 7 to 10 p.m.
Students must arrive by 8:00 p.m.
Appropriate dress is required. The school dress code will be enforced.
Appropriate dancing is required. Any couples grinding will be asked to leave
the dance. No refunds. You will be informed.
If a student brings a guest from another school, the BHS student is responsible
for the guest’s behavior.
As always all other school rules apply at this school function.
Other news!

BHS YEARBOOK - Don't miss the "Green Light" price!
YEARBOOK is currently on sale, online for a "Green Light" price of $60.00 don't wait
online line prices will end. They will go on sale again on Wed. Dec. 7 & 8th and will be
sold in Bulldog corner for $65.00 still a great price this will be your LAST CHANCE
before they go up to $75.00.... Hurry and get your 5th year anniversary yearbook.....
On-line you can purchase your 2011 yearbook @"It is ok to be
where you are, but not ok to stay there!"


Meet the Coaches night is Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 7:00pm in the theater.

Bill Hagen