Thursday, October 22, 2015

BHS News

Good Morning,
Below you will find a few important reminders about upcoming events.
IB Registration  INFO
Registration for the May 2016 IB Examinations closes at 6 pm Friday, October 23rd.  Money for the exams is due on Monday, October 26th
Intersession INFO
Oct  26-28  12th graders sign up and grant applications due Oct 30.   Seniors must pay deposit by end of day the 30th or they will be dropped from the activity.
Nov 2-4 11th graders sign up and grants applications due Nov 6.   Juniors must pay deposit by end of day the 6th or they will be dropped from the activity.
Nov 9-12  10th graders sign up and grants applications due Nov 13.   Sophomores must pay deposit by end of day the 13th or they will be dropped from the activity.
Nov 16-18  9th graders sign up and grants applications due Nov 20.   Freshmen must pay deposit by end of day the 20th or they will be dropped from the activity.
1.  Each grade level will have 3 days to sign up.
2.  Students must pay their deposit by the end of their assigned sign-up days.
3.  New this year: deposits are $300 or less. If your intersession is $300 or less then you must pay the full amount upon sign up.  If the cost of your intersession is  more than $300 then you are required to pay just the $300 deposit upon sign up to secure you spot in that program. Students who have not paid the deposit during sign ups will be removed from the trip and will not be able to sign  up until all other grades have gone.
4.  Students who are looking for grants to cover deposits must complete the Grant Request Form by the end of their assigned sign-up days otherwise the student is responsible for the deposit.  Grants to cover a portion of the intersession program cost should also fill out the Grant Request Form upon initial sign up.
The link to the Grant Proposal form is now online on the Intersession website.
All of the above information is on the Intersession website.
On Tuesday 10/27 BHS will be holding a Fine and Performing Arts College Day.
Representatives from 
Plymouth State
The Longy School of Music of Bard College
University of Southern Maine
The Boston Conservatory
University of New Hampshire
Lesley University
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Maine college of Art
will be on hand for general informational meetings.  If your son or daughter would like to schedule a 15  minute individual meeting with a specific representative please have them see their art or music teacher to sign up.  Please contact Mr. Dempsey if you have any questions about the day.

Traffic at BHS/RAL​
Principals ​Ed Joyce and Bill Hagen, along with Superintendent Chip McGee​ continue to hear concerns raised by parents about traffic at the Middle School High School.  It is a busy place with many pedestrians and cars, especially at the beginning and end of the day.  We ask that everyone who drives be extremely cautious and follow these rules:
  1. Follow the new traffic pattern.
  2. Yield to pedestrians.
  3. Take turns at the main intersections.
In addition, we are working on ways to ease congestion. We have already taken these actions: 
  • ​Had coaches 
    remind players to follow the specified safe paths to their sports fields after school.
  • Reminded all students to use the crosswalks and sidewalks when available.
  • Reviewed these expectations with the teachers who monitor students at the end of the day. 
Later this fall, we will post additional signs to assist traffic flow during the busiest times of day.  In the longer term, we are taking these additional actions:​
  • Exploring traffic flow options suggested by parents and community members.
  • Working with the Town of Bedford Highway Safety Committee to research the challenges faced at the intersection of Nashua and County Road and possible solutions.
​If you have questions or concerns, feel free contact any of ​us.  Ed Joyce, Bill Hagen, and Chip McGee

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