Monday, March 23, 2015

BHS News

Good Afternoon,
 
BHS Ski and Ride Club - Spring Ski Outing to Loon Mountain
 
The Bedford High School Ski and Ride Club has planned an outing to Loon Mountain onSaturday, April 4th.  The trip is open to all BHS students and includes round trip motor coach transportation to and from BHS, a full day lift ticket at Loon, lunch voucher, a 1-hour zip-line ride, and pasta dinner.  Permission forms can be picked up in room 237 or Printed from the Ski and Ride Club website.  The all-inclusive cost is $135.  Checks should be made payable to BHS.  Please contact Betsy Doyleat: doyleb@sau25.net with any questions.  Payment is due by Monday March 30th.  Capacity is 55 students.
 
 
Smarter Balanced Assessment Information
News of Districtwide Interest
Starting in the 2014-15 school year, the state is shifting away from the October NECAP tests in reading, writing and math to a new form of test called Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA).  The SBA will be administered through computers each spring.  More information on these new tests can be found here:National PTA Guide to New AssessmentsNH Dept. of Education FAQs on Smarter... more info
 
The Week Ahead at BHS
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BSB Meeting
7:00 PM

Athletics
BHS: Winter Athletic Awards Night
6:30 PM

Cycle Days
BHS: Red
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Cycle Days
BHS: Silver
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Performing Arts
BHS: Concert
7:00 PM

Cycle Days
BHS: Red
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Cycle Days
BHS: Silver
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Performing Arts
BHS: Bedford Idol
7:00 PM

Cycle Days
BHS: Red
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Cycle Days
BHS: Silver
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Athletics
BHS: Spring Meet the Coaches Night
7:00 PM

Cycle Days
BHS: Red
   

Monday, March 9, 2015

BHS: News

COUNSELING NEWS-
Challenge Day- will take place next week on Monday and Thursday! If your student has been invited and you'd like him/her to attend, please sign the permission slip and return ASAP. Note that the event on Monday will take place at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish (due to voting set-up) so we require a permission slip for the bus ride as well. Thursday's event will take place in the BHS gym and requires only a participation permission slip. To learn more visit www.challengeday.org
The Advanced Placement (AP)- test registrations were due today March 6th. However, we will extend the deadline through next week. Please fill out the green registration form, make checks payable to "Bedford High School" and deliver to the Counseling Office. See school counselor with any financial concerns.
Senior Project- students should be aware that the end of Q3 is approaching. Students who fail two quarters (consecutive or not) will not earn their BHS diploma in June. Please be sure to hand in all missing assignments ASAP! Visit the Sr. Project website or contact your Sr. Project teacher with any questions. 

Seniors-
We want to celebrate you! Please We need to know which colleges admitted and denied students to be sure that our historical data is accurate. In addition, this month we will being to build our annual display that highlights acceptances!
BSD Voting Day – March 10
The Bedford School District election/voting is on Tuesday, March 10 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the Bedford High School Gymnasium. If you will not be able to vote on March 10, the application for an absentee ballot is available  on the Town of Bedford website. The process is very simple and straightforward. More information about the proposed budget is available  on the School District website.  Feel free to contact Superintendent McGee with any additional questions.  He can be reached at 472-3755 or .
Smarter Balanced –
Try out the new Smarter Balanced Test
You can try your hand at taking a practice version of the new Smarter Balanced test here.  You will find sample questions and tutorials on how the test works.  As mentioned last week, students in grades 3 - 8 and grade 11 will be taking these new state tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics this spring.  The Smarter Balanced tests replace the NECAP tests. Smarter Balanced will be used by 20 states including New Hampshire.  This will allow us to compare our students' performance to other high performing school districts across the country.  Students will take these tests on the computer over several days.  Over the coming weeks, we will continue to share information about Smarter Balanced, how it works, and what your child can expect.
2016 Spanish School Exchange
Next year we will be participating in our 2nd Spanish Exchange with a school in Valladolid, Spain.  After an extremely successful exchange this year we are excited about receiving new students from the same school.  In September, we will host a group of students from Spain for two weeks, and during the 2016 Intersession our host students will have an extended trip to Spain to stay with the Spanish families.      
Here is a link for more information on the program (hosting, the exchange, the school, Valladolid, etc): https://sites.google.com/site/sisterschoolexchangespain/cost
If you are interested in this reciprocal exchange, please reply to Mr Jozokos atjozokosb@sau25.net.
THE WEEK AHEAD AT BHS NEWS
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Meeting
BSB Meeting
7:00 PM

Cycle Days
BHS: Silver
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Meeting
Annual SD Election and Ballot Vote
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Info
No School for Students - District Workshop Day
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Athletics
BHS: Spring Sports Sign-ups
3:00 PM

Cycle Days
BHS: Red
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Performing Arts
BHS Theatre presents 'Twelve Angry Jurors'
(Mar 12-Mar 14)
7:00 PM

Cycle Days
BHS: Silver
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Performing Arts
BHS Theatre presents 'Twelve Angry Jurors'
(Mar 12-Mar 14)
7:00 PM

Cycle Days
BHS: Red
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Performing Arts
BHS Theatre presents 'Twelve Angry Jurors'
(Mar 12-Mar 14)
7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BHS: News

Good Morning,
 
BSD Voting Day – March 10
The Bedford School District election/voting is on Tuesday, March 10 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the Bedford High School Gymnasium. If you will not be able to vote on March 10, the application for an absentee ballot is available here on the Town of Bedford website. The process is very simple and straightforward. More information about the proposed budget is available here on the School District website.  Feel free to contact Superintendent McGee with any additional questions.  He can be reached at 472-3755 or mcgeec@sau25.net.
 
 
Try out the new Smarter Balanced Test
You can try your hand at taking a practice version of the new Smarter Balanced test here.  You will find sample questions and tutorials on how the test works.  As mentioned last week, students in grades 3 - 8 and grade 11 will be taking these new state tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics this spring.  The Smarter Balanced tests replace the NECAP tests. Smarter Balanced will be used by 20 states including New Hampshire.  This will allow us to compare our students' performance to other high performing school districts across the country.  Students will take these tests on the computer over several days.  Over the coming weeks, we will continue to share information about Smarter Balanced, how it works, and what your child can expect.
 
Regards
Bill