Monday, October 26, 2015

BHS News

Just a reminder that BHS grades close at the end of next week.
 
Drug & Alcohol Prevention - Education & Discussion
WednesdayOctober 28, 2015 - 6:30 - 8:30pm
Ross A Lurgio Media Center
 
Presenters
Tym Rourke - NH Charitable Foundation & Chair, Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (and Bedford resident) 
Mary Forsythe Taber - Executive Director, Makin' It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth
Donna LaRue - Youth Counselor, Lurgio Middle School & Bedford High School
 
Tym and Mary will talk about what is happening in NH and HOW they know what is happening. They will answer questions and lead discussion about what we can do as parents and a community.
 
Also in attendance:
Chief Bryfonski, Bedford Police Department
Bill Kassler, Chair, Bedford School Board and parent
Terry Wolf, State Representative and parent
Local pediatricians
 
Note: The presentation is for adults. All parents and community members are welcome.

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
 
Timeline:   
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.
Reminders:
SIGN UPS WILL LAST THREE DAYS FOR EACH GRADE AND WILL END ON THE THIRD DAY AT 9PM.
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
Emerson
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 joycee@sau25.net, Bill Hagen hagenb@say25.net, and Chip McGee mcgeec@sau25.net

Friday, October 16, 2015

BHS News

Good Afternoon,
The Fall has arrived and things are busy at BHS!

The Bedford PTG would like to announce the kickoff to our
2015 Holiday Gift Card Fundraiser

“2 Gifts for the Price of 1”


Finish your holiday shopping early this year by purchasing gift cards through the Bedford PTG to provide support for ALL the Bedford schools with no additional cost to you!  
How does it work? For every gift card you buy, a percentage of the value of the card is donated to the PTG while 100% of the value of the card that you purchased is available for you to spend!  Click here to print order form.


Order by Monday, November 9, 2015 for Pre-Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Delivery
Order by Friday, December 4th, 2015 for Pre-Christmas Delivery


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Ski Program - Pats Peak​
Bedford students in grades 1 – 12 are invited to take advantage of discounted ski/snowboard lessons at Pat’s Peak Ski Area in Henniker, NH.  This parent run program is geared to give kids the opportunity to learn to ski and snowboard at a ski area perfect for all levels.  This five-week Friday night program includes 1-hour lessons and free ski time until closing each week and costs less than the price of a regular lift ticket.  Discounted lift tickets are available for students who do not need lessons.  The 2016 Bedford Ski Program begins on Friday, January 8th and runs for 5 weeks.  Go to www.patspeak.com.  Click on “Learn to Ski & Ride Program”, “Register Here”.  The username for the 3:30 lesson is bedfordski330 and for the 4:30 lesson the username is bedfordski430.  The password is “carpool”.  More details are available atwww.patspeak.com.  Please contact Carolyn John at ekkoswife@comcast.net if you have questions.​



Ski Program - Crotched Mountain
Attention Skiers and Riders!  Registration for the Bedford
Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride program is OPEN!
​ ​
To get your discounted lift passes to a mountain full of great skiing, check out Crotched’s website,www.crotchedmountain.com, and navigate over to Groups & Clubs, then click on school programs. After logging on (using BSD Ski & Ride Club as the club name and bsdmember as the password), you can click on “go shopping” to see the options offered this year.
​ ​
IMPORTANT! Season Pass prices increase Monday, October 12, 2015!
​ ​
Club Passes increase October 31, 2015!
​ ​
The Bedford Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride program is available to anyone interested. Our program’s designated night is Fridays, beginning the first Friday after New Year’s and running for 5 consecutive Fridays. Your passes will be available for pick up in December, just in time for gift giving! For more information, contact Isabelle Grenier at isabelleg@comcast.net.  ​

​Recreational Basketball​
This is a friendly reminder that the 2015-2016 Recreational Basketball is NOW open for registration for Boys and Girls in grades 1st through 8th.  Bedford Recreational Basketball focuses on FUNdamentals of basketball and learning through game play.  This is a great way to keep busy during the winter and allow your child to learn the great game of basketball!  To register go to:  www.bedfordbl.com.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the court!  Also be sure to check your email regarding our “clinic series” that will be hosted on Saturdays leading up to the season!  Once registered you will receive emails on clinic schedule and times.​

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

BHS News

BHS NEWS

Ski Program - Pats Peak​
Bedford students in grades 1 – 12 are invited to take advantage of discounted ski/snowboard lessons at Pat’s Peak Ski Area in Henniker, NH.  This parent run program is geared to give kids the opportunity to learn to ski and snowboard at a ski area perfect for all levels.  This five-week Friday night program includes 1-hour lessons and free ski time until closing each week and costs less than the price of a regular lift ticket.  Discounted lift tickets are available for students who do not need lessons.  The 2016 Bedford Ski Program begins on Friday, January 8th and runs for 5 weeks.  Go to www.patspeak.com.  Click on “Learn to Ski & Ride Program”, “Register Here”.  The username for the 3:30 lesson is bedfordski330 and for the 4:30 lesson the username is bedfordski430.  The password is “carpool”.  More details are available atwww.patspeak.com.  Please contact Carolyn John at ekkoswife@comcast.net if you have questions.​

Ski Program - Crotched Mountain
Attention Skiers and Riders!  Registration for the Bedford Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride program is OPEN!
​ ​
To get your discounted lift passes to a mountain full of great skiing, check out Crotched’s website,www.crotchedmountain.com, and navigate over to Groups & Clubs, then click on school programs. After logging on (using BSD Ski & Ride Club as the club name and bsdmember as the password), you can click on “go shopping” to see the options offered this year.
​ ​
IMPORTANT! Season Pass prices increase Monday, October 12, 2015!
​ ​
Club Passes increase October 31, 2015!
​ ​
The Bedford Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride program is available to anyone interested. Our program’s designated night is Fridays, beginning the first Friday after New Year’s and running for 5 consecutive Fridays. Your passes will be available for pick up in December, just in time for gift giving! For more information, contact Isabelle Grenier at isabelleg@comcast.net.  ​

​Recreational Basketball​
This is a friendly reminder that the 2015-2016 Recreational Basketball is NOW open for registration for Boys and Girls in grades 1st through 8th.  Bedford Recreational Basketball focuses on FUNdamentals of basketball and learning through game play.  This is a great way to keep busy during the winter and allow your child to learn the great game of basketball!  To register go to:  www.bedfordbl.com.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the court!  Also be sure to check your email regarding our “clinic series” that will be hosted on Saturdays leading up to the season!  Once registered you will receive emails on clinic schedule and times.​

NH Supreme Court to hear oral arguments at Bedford High School for the 2015 “On the Road” Series
(This event is for students at BHS students and is and not open to the public.)
CONCORD, NH -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued the following information today:

What:              All five NH Supreme Court justices will hear two oral arguments at
                      Bedford High School as part of the Court’s “On the Road” Series for 2015

When:             Wednesday,  October 14
Where:            Bedford High School, 47B Nashua Road, Bedford


·         Case #1:  9:30am – 10:00am
              State of NH v. Albert Boutin, III (2014-0528), regarding possession of marijuana.
                         
·         Case #2: 10:15am – 10:45am
              State of NH v. Marianne King (2014-0576), regarding theft by unauthorized taking from
                                                                                a daycare center.
          Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice will visit
    Bedford High School on Friday, October 9 at 9:00am to brief students on both cases.
          Members of the media are welcome to attend.
This is an extremely exciting opportunity for our 9th and 10 grade students in Roots and American Dream classes.  

PSAT’S   - Just a reminder that PSAT’s are being held at BHS on the morning of Oct 14th. Encourage your test taker to get a good night sleep and nutritious breakfast!

Parent/Teacher Conferences  -  Nov. 10, 4:30 -8:00, and Nov. 12, 3:00-6:00
Sign-ups in the PTC Wizard open on Oct 13 and run through Nov. 5th.  

Picture Retakes and Senior Pictures are Oct. 20th, at 9:00 am.

Fall Musical -  The Fall Musical is Nov. 12-15 and 20, 21.  More details to follow on the website.