Friday, March 18, 2016

BHS News

From the Principal:
Bedford Robotics Team
The next Bedford Robotics team 509 competition will be held at UNH on Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th.  It is a long but incredibly exciting day of competition with the team leaving at 7:00 am and returning after after 8:00 pm each day. The 30 member team coached by Mr.  Fowler and several volunteer parents promise a truly exciting event!  So if you have the time and want to be “wowed” don’t miss this opportunity!
Heirloom Histories
BHS is looking for your family stories!!
As any good historian knows, without the stories, history is lost. It is the people, the places, the memories and the connections that create the fabric of history. The idea behind Heirloom Histories is to preserve the history of our BHS families by sharing the stories. Each story is a piece of who we are, individually and collectively.
We wanted our stories to be accessible throughout the world. Thus, the historian and the librarian came together to create a database containing our stories. Our hope is to grow our database, instill a sense of pride and community within our students, and share great stories of significant lives.
We hope you enjoy and encourage others to preserve and share their heirloom stories.  You can access the website here:  Heirloom Histories

Important Dates and Events:
3/18 & 3/19 - BHS Varsity Improv - A Night of Comedy -  7:00pm   Produced by the BHS Theater program
3/21 -  BHS Winter Athletic Awards -  6:30pm
3/29 -  BHS Meet the Coaches - 6:30pm
3/30 - Understanding Financial Aid Letter - 6:00pm
4/01 - BHS Idol - 7:00pm

From the Counseling Department:
SENIORSplease bring all of your college admission decision letters into the Counseling Office as soon as you receive them. These results strengthen the data that we have in Naviance to help other students when they go through the process. In addition, we’ll be celebrating all of your acceptances soon and want to be sure to include as many of you as possible!
Alex Higgins Space Camp Scholarship program: All NH residents ages 9 - 18 are eligible to apply. Three young people are chosen each year for five days of immersive simulated astronaut or pilot training at the U.S. Space and Rocketry Camp in Huntsville, AL. The scholarship covers the full cost of housing, meals and tuition; travel costs are not included. The application deadline is April 1; the awards will be announced at the annual family aerospace festival (Sat., May 7).
This program started in 2001; this year they'll be sending the 50th award winner to space camp! Applications can be downloaded from their website,; there's a link right on the home page.  

From the Deans:
Math Summer Enrichment
The Math Department will be offering two additional opportunities for students to take courses and earn credit over the summer. If enough students sign up, two new summer enrichment courses are now being offered!   Check out more information on the BHS Summer School Page; scroll down for Enrichment courses.
  • Introductory Statistics Hybrid (Algebra I & Geometry prerequisite)
Meets at BHS Wednesday & Thursday mornings plus work at home
  • Intro to Computer Programming (Algebra IA prerequisite)
    Meets at BHS Tuesdays & Thursday mornings plus work at home
BAE FOCUS offering a local program
Is your student interested in a STEM career?  Consider this opportunity from BAE Systems.  It is open to any high school student in the Southern NH/Northern MA area and the sessions run on Wednesday nights from 6-8pm.  Registrations for the next session are due March 30.  
BAE Systems FOCUS (Fostering Opportunities and Careers Utilizing STEM) engages high school aged students in the Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts areas in activities to help promote interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The FOCUS Program centers on creating hands-on learning opportunities in the areas of technology, information management, manufacturing, and engineering. Students also learn about BAE Systems through guest speakers and visitors.

Student Activities:
Seniors- if you have not filled out the form for your diploma please see Mrs. Lamper in the main office by the end of the day on Monday 3/21/16.     
Any film students wishing to assist in the production of a music video please see Mr. Dempsey asap.  The date of the event is Saturday March 26th at 7:30 am.
Destination Imagination-  Good luck to all of our teams and the Bedford School District students who are competing this weekend at the Destination Imagination Regional Tournament at Goffstown High School.   

In Sports:
Bulldog ICE HOCKEY will match-up against Bishop Guertin Saturday, March 19 @ 4:30pm at the Verizon Wireless Arena for the NHIAA DI Championship.  The Verizon has new security rules everyone will encounter upon entering their venue. Visitors walk through metal detectors as opposed to doing visual and pat down searches. NO bag (including backpacks) any larger than 14” by 16” are allowed.  ANY bag will be physically searched. “Leathermen Tools” and pocket knives of any size are not allowed.  NO outside food or drinks allowed.  And, per the NHIAA, NO Noise makers!!

Spring Sport tryouts and/or practices begin after school on Monday, March 21 (see weekly sport schedule on the Athletic page for specific sport times and locations).
Winter Awards ceremony is Monday, March 21.  Pizza dinner will be provided in the Commons @ 6:30pm.  Awards ceremony begins @ 7:05pm in the theater.   Appropriate attire is requested - No jeans or sneakers.

From the SAU:
Opt in to Text Messages
If you have not signed up for text messages from the District's School Messenger system, you still can!  Just text "yes" to 68453.
​2016-17 Calendar ​
​The Bedford School Board has approved the 2016-17 School Calendar.  It can be found here.​
From the Border to Our Corner - A Law Enforcement Perspective on Substance Abuse
On behalf of the Bedford Police Department, we are pleased to let parents know about a
screening of a video produced jointly by FBI and DEA entitled “Chasing the Dragon” concerning the many aspects of substance abuse.  
​The screening w​ill be followed by a round table discussion and Q and A from audience.   Panelists will include Bedford Police Chief Bryfonski; NH Senator Kelly Ayotte; DEA Special Agent in Charge, Jon DeLena; FBI Special Agent in Charge, Scott O’Donnell; NH State Police Chief, Robert Quinn; and President, NH Chiefs of Police, Robert Cormier.
  • DATE:    March 24, 2016
  • TIME:    7 PM – 9 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM – space is limited)
  • PLACE:  SERESC (Southeastern Regional Education Service Center) ​
  • 29 Commerce Drive, Bedford NH 03110​

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