Wednesday, December 18, 2013

IB INFORMATION NIGHT January 15, at 6:00pm in the BHS Theater
This evening is designed for parents/students who are underclassmen interested in learning about the IB program and course selection path.  Andrew Mezeske- IB Coordinator will be presenting along with selected IB teachers.  


Join us for an a cappella concert!
Tuesday, December 17th 
7:30-9:00 PM  
McKelvie Intermediate School  
Rhythm and Jews, the University of Chicago's premier Jewish student a cappella group, will perform along with Achording to Us, the BHS a cappella group.
Tickets at the door or reserve tickets at acappellaconcert@gmail.com.
Adults  $7 Students  $5 Children Under 5--Free
Proceeds to benefit the BHS Music Boosters Club.



BEDFORD STUDENTS MAKE LAST MINUTE PUSH FOR “TOYS”

BEDFORD, NH, December 11, 2012 –– Many Bedford students are expected to join McKenzie Brown, Junior Ambassador for the McKeryn Bridge Foundation onSaturday, December 22nd for a last minute push for the Toys for Tots Christmas drive. “Our plan is to park a big truck in the lower lot of the Bedford Middle School/High School property.  We are asking everyone who has not yet donated to please bring a new, unwrapped toy(s) to this Foundation event between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Brown said.” Miss Brown, a high school junior and varsity basketball player is leading this one day push and coordinating volunteer students from Bedford High School, Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, and McKelvie Intermediate School. Brown is joined by her brothers, Ryan and Erik, also foundation junior ambassadors, in asking the town residents to donate to those less fortunate during this holiday season.

If your Bedford student would like to volunteer for a shift, they can sign up by visiting www.mckerynbridgefoundation.organd click the Toys for Tots volunteer button. High school students can earn community service hours toward their Real World Learning requirement for Bedford High School.
The McKeryn Bridge Foundation is a not for profit organization that helps individuals and families that have fallen on difficult times. Toys for Tots is a trademark of the United State Marine Corps.
Contact: Haden Edwards (603) 661-4705



NHS INDUCTION CEREMONY has been postponed until after the mid-term exams.


MID-TERMS are coming!

BHS Misterm Exams are January 15,16,17, and 21.  Exams are held in the morning during the first two blocks.  Lunch is available.  School is dismissed at 12:55.


No School on January 20th - MLK


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

BHS News

Bedford High School is looking for a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) advisor for the 2013-14 school year.  Candidates with knowledge of the FIRST program, along with the skills necessary to work with students from design to construction of the FIRST robot are encouraged to call Gary Dempsey at 310-9000 ext 3104.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

BHS: Lottery Parking

Parking Lottery for Seniors and Juniors!!!

Beginning Tuesday, September 3rd, Juniors and Seniors may enter the parking lottery.   The Main Office will  accept forms until September 6th, until the close of the school day.

Requirements:  Parking form must be filled out completely and be accompanied by a copy of your license, registration, and payment of $110.00. Also, any obligations such as book fines, lock fines….must be satisfied in order to enter the lottery.

Winners will be posted outside the Main Office, Tuesday September 10th.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

BHS: Counseling News


On behalf of the Counseling Team:

Hello,

We hope this message finds you all enjoying a nice summer break and you’re rejuvenated and  (almost!) ready for the new school year to begin!

There have been some changes in the Counseling Department this summer and we want to make all of our returning students and families aware of these changes. We are thrilled to inform you that last winter the School Board approved an additional School Counselor position, which means that student caseloads have decreased and the school counselors will have more time for each of their students. With this change comes movement in the caseload assignments, so please be look at the list below and see if you/your student will be working with a new counselor this year. Please know that the department works as a team to ensure that the transition from one counselor to another is as seamless as possible. We are especially sensitive to the fact that this is a big year for our Seniors and college application process will continue to be followed closely.

Also, Zanna Blaney has begun her new position as Dean of Student Services for Bedford High School. She leaves behind a beloved caseload, but is excited for a different kind of work for the entire student population! With her change in roll came an opportunity to hire another new School Counselor. Therefore, we are welcoming two, fantastic people to the counseling team, Joe Rider and Ali Puffer. They both come to us with a great deal of experience (working in places like Detroit and Harvard!) and will be strong advocates for you or your son/daughter.

Granted, the caseloads aren’t as easy to remember as in the past, but they are much smaller!

A-Cl: Kristie Torbick
Cm-Gi: Ali Puffer
Gj-K: Nadine Palmer
L & M: Joe Rider
N-Sc: Christine Mulcahey
Sd-Z: Lisa Jacques

We thank you for your support and welcome any questions.

~The BHS Counseling Team

Thursday, August 8, 2013

BHS: Updated information regarding InfoSnap

Good Morning,

I want to thank the many parents who completed the Infosnap forms on-line.  And, as you should have expected (because I told you) your son or daughter's schedule should have been available.  I have come to learn this morning through receipt of many calls and emails that schedules were not available.  I have communicated with our IT department and it seems I have misinterpreted the "turn-around time" for the system.  Without going into the technical points, it will take two days to process the information once you have completed the forms.  Once you have completed the information in Infosnap, schedules should be available on the third day.
I apologize for my misunderstanding of the new system, and for any frustration you have had as a result.  

Bill 

Monday, August 5, 2013

BHS News


Good Morning!

Please don't panic, Summer is still in session!!  I hope it has been an enjoyable one for you and your family.  It does seem to go by faster and faster each year.   There are a few things happening at the high school I wanted you to be aware of in a timely manner.  Below I have listed the events happening before the opening of school:

Athletics:   The Athletic office will be open from 8am until noon through August 19th
For complete information about "everything" Fall athletics go to: http://www.sau25.net/bedfordHigh.cfm?subpage=257431

Band Camp:  Camp this year will be on Aug. 12 - 16, at school, Mon. - Fri., 9 AM - 3 PM each day.

Senior Pictures:  
Class of 2014 - Senior Pictures
You can contact Hockmeyer Studios to set up your senior pictures at Hockymeyer Studios:  http://hockstudio.com/
Dates they will be at BHS:  6/27 & 6/28     ~   8:00am to 2:00pm,  7/31  - 8/07     ~   8:00 am to 2:00pm

Schedule Adjustments:
  • August 7th-August 20thFocus on registering new students. For current students, counselors will only change what is required for graduation (i.e. make adjustments for failed Summer School classes, double-check Seniors work towards graduation & athletes meet NCAA reqs., ensure underclassmen have what they need for core courses.) 
  • August 21st-August 29th-  Counselors review individual student schedules for any missing electives.
  • August 27th- First day of school!
  • FridayAugust 30th- The Counseling Office is open only to SENIORS to make course change requests. These meetings will happen in the office, not the library, so that counselors have all materials they need for reference (student folder and credit counts).
  • MondaySeptember 2nd- The Counseling Office will be in the Library to see underclassmen regarding Silver day course change requests.
  • TuesdaySeptember 3rd- The Counseling Office will be in the Library to see underclassmen regarding Red day course  change requests.

InfoSnap and Student Schedules (Aug. 7th)
The  new online registration system (InfoSnap) will be activated on August  7th. Parent/guardians will be notified via email with instructions on how to access the registration system for their child. The email notification will support a link that contains a secure “snapcode” that connects you directly to their child’s information. Parent/guardians will be required to create an account that will be used for this process. A form must be submitted for each child in your family, thus an email notification will be generated for each child. Once you have successfully submitted one registration, parent/guardians will have the opportunity to begin another from the “Confirmation” page and the option to copy family information and emergency contacts to other children in your family.
The email address that we have on file at BHS will be used for the notification. Please contact the school’s main office if we do not have your most recent email address or if you do not receive the infosnap registration email.
We would appreciate all families to take action and complete the online registration as soon as possible after receiving the email. Your child’s registration will not be complete until the online forms have been submitted.  As soon as you complete this process your son or daughter's course schedule for the 13-14 school year will be available.
If you do not have access to the Internet, contact the school and you can make an appointment to use a school computer to complete the process. If you have any further questions, please contact your child’s school office.
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING:

I know as you head out for back-to-school shopping what is "fashionable" is always part of the conversation for shopping decisions.  Please keep in mind that we do not permit clothing that is too short, too low, or that represents poor taste.  Please take a moment to refer to the Student Handbook (online) on the BHS website.  
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

BHS: Infosnap


Dear Parent/Guardian,

The Bedford School District is excited to announce an online student registration and student data validation system for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, powered by infosnap.  The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to quickly obtain up to date accurate information on your student. The online system will be used to verify all student demographic, emergency and medical information for your child and allow you to update that information prior to the start of the new school year. The system will also allow you to electronically sign the annual permission forms for school district policies such as the Technology Use Policy, School Handbooks and PowerSchool Parent Portal.  This online process replaces the hard copy student registration and permission forms that your child brings home on the first day of school.

In early August, you will receive an email from the Bedford School District with instructions on how to access the system for your student. You will create an account that you will use each year for this registration process. The email will contain a link that contains a secure “snapcode” that links directly to your student’s information. A form must be submitted for each student in your family, thus you will receive an email for each student. Once you have successfully submitted one registration, you will have the opportunity to begin another from the “Confirmation” page and the option to copy family information and emergency contacts to other students in your family.

We will be using the current email address that we have on file at your child’s school. Please contact the school’s main office if we do not have the most recent email address or if your email address changes over the summer. We would appreciate all families to take action and complete these forms as soon as possible after receiving the email. Your student’s registration will not be complete until the forms have been submitted.

If you do not have access to the Internet, contact your child’s school and you can make an appointment to use a school computer to complete the process. If you have any further questions, please contact the school office.

Sincerely,

Bill

Friday, June 7, 2013

BHS: Senior Week Activities


SENIOR WEEK ACTIVITIES 7/10-7/14
DETAILED ITINERARY

  • These days are scheduled school days, attendance is mandatory.
  • All times stated are START TIMES. Please arrive at school at least 15 prior to start time listed.


MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:00 AM
GRADUATION REHEARSAL REVIEW
in Theater

9:00 AM
HYPNOTIST PRESENTATION
in Theater

DRESS:
none specified

SENIOR PROJECT MAKE UPS

END: 11:00 AM
10:30 AM
BACCALAUREATE
BANQUET
in Gym

Class Slideshow, Student and Faculty memory addresses, musical performance

11:30 AM
Catered Banquet by Purple Finch
in Gym

12:30 PM
MURDER MYSTERY
THEATER PLAY
in Gym

DRESS:
Dress/skirt/slacks for ladies, collared shirt/tie/slacks for gentlemen.
No shorts or t-shirts.

END: 2:30 PM
10:30 AM
SENIOR MEETING
in Theater

11:30 AM
SENIOR BBQ
at Town Pool Fields

BBQ will be provided by the PTG. A variety of inflatables will be available, a few of which will have water.

DRESS:
Please wear your Senior Shirts, and bring change of clothes.
9:00 AM
GRADUATION REHEARSAL, CLASS PICTURE, AND PRESENTATION
in Theater

END: 12:00 PM

5:30
SCHOLARSHIP RECEPTION

7:00 PM
SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT
in Theater

END: 9:00 PM

DRESS:
Graduation Gown
1:00 PM
FINAL GRADUATION REHEARSAL
Bulldog Stadium

END: 3:00 PM
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Bill Hagen
Principal
Bedford High School
Bedford,NH
hagenw@sau25.net

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Monday Senior Finals

Good Morning,

On June 3rd, senior finals are scheduled only for students who are failing a class.  If a senior does not have a final to complete or work to complete, they are not required to be at school.  Any senior may certainly take advantage of our library should they need access to resources.  Senior athletes who do not need to take finals are not required to be in school in order to be eligible for play Monday afternoon.

We are getting closer! 

Bill

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BHS: Co-curricular/Athletic Survey


Hi,

The BHS Community Senate has discussed the "Athletic Tardy" policy found in the Co-Curricular Handbook this year . The question being debated; "Should athletes be held to a different standard than other students when it comes to being tardy to school?" As a way to generate student/staff/parent feedback on this issue we would like your participation in a very brief Google Survey which will be open to the public on Wednesday.  Also, please encourage your Advisees to use any device (school computer, personal device, or phone) to complete the survey during the next three long advisory days.  Because the survey is open to the public they may also complete the survey from home.   The two tardy procedures are spelled out on the survey for comparison purposes.  The link is below.  It will also be on our web site under News.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Principal's Coffee

Good Morning,

The final Principal's Coffee will be held at 9;00 a.m. on Tuesday morning in the Principal's Conference room.  The agenda for the meeting is open so bring any questions or concerns.  I you wish to attend please email Deb Delahunty at
delahuntydeb@gmail.com

Bill

Friday, May 10, 2013

BHS News

Good Afternoon!

Dress Code: 

The arrival of the warm weather (finally) prompts me to remind the students of the difference between school wear and beach wear!   We will be reminding all students they are to keep a sense of modesty in mind as they plan their daily attire.   We do realize that the building can become very warm at this time of year so lighter weight clothing is understandable.  Below I have shared some guidelines you may use to assist your son or daughter as they select clothes for the day.  

For the Guys the issue is pants being worn too low.  If the underclothing shows they probably need to pull up their pants and tighten the belt.

For the girls the issues are tops too low and shorts/skirts to short.   For shorts and skirts; if the arms are held relaxed at their sides finger tips should touch cloth.  For tops cleavage should not show.  

We made announcements explaining the dress expectations to all students last week.  We have policed the dress code this week and allowed students to change without consequence.  As we did last year, today students will be reminded that if they are in violation of the dress code as of May 13th, they will be sent home for the day, and an "unexcused absence" will be recorded. Any work missed during that day will receive a zero.   Any athlete who is sent home for a dress code violation will be ineligible for athletics.    

We believe the students have been given a fair and reasonable amount of time to understand the dress expectations. 
Thanks for your support

Bedford Crew!
The Bedford Crew Club is holding a Pasta Dinner fundraiser on Friday night, May 17th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at the Old Town Hall.  For only$10/person ($12 at the door, $5 for under 5 years) you get Pasta, Meatballs in Marinara Sauce, Salad, Rolls, Boneless Chicken Breast, Dessert, and a Beverage!  All the food is cooked and prepared by the fabulous Denise Ricciardi.  In addition to the best meatballs in town, there will be music and door prizes!  For more information or to purchase tickets, email Lori Ashooh at lashooh@comcast.net