Monday, April 4, 2016

4/1/16
From the Principal:
Bedford Robotics Team, Red Storm 509!
Congratulations to the Bedford Robotics team, Red Storm 509! This past week at UNH, there were 40 robotic teams from the New England area that competed in conquering the medieval castle of their opponents. Red Storm demonstrated great skill at breaching their opponents defense, scoring high autonomous points and scaling the castle wall with their " ingenious" tape measure robotic arm.  Red Storm was also chosen to be on the #6 seed team in the Quarter Finals.  It was a thrilling, challenging two days where the Bedford Robotics Team 509 graciously saw all their long hours and hard work come to fruition! Great job!

Whole Foods Preview Day to support the Bedford Education Foundation!
The Bedford Education Foundation (BEF) is honored to be the recipient of donations from Whole Foods tours on Tuesday April 4th from 10-4.
Please stop by the BEF table and say hello to our board members and learn about the work we do on behalf of our teachers and students.  in 2016 the BEF is funding well over $20,000 in grants supporting innovative professional development and program development in the Bedford School District!

Lite It Up Blue- Autism Awareness Week!
A huge thank you goes out to our entire LIUB team at BHS!  Autism awareness was the focus all week long at BHS and it was a big success!. We are very proud of the students and staff for supporting the school-wide theme of wearing blue to raise awareness along with speakers and day-long fundraisers to support Autism research.  

Important Dates and Events:
4/01 - BHS Idol - 7:00pm
4/15 - Battle of the Bands - 7:00pm
4/20 - 4/22 - Intersession
4/25 - 4/29 - Spring Vacation

From the Counseling Department:
All students- Real World Learning entries for this year should be logged and approved by the 5/6 deadline for Seniors and the 5/26 deadline for Underclassmen. Democracy in Action, Community Service, Cultural Enrichment, and Career Exploration hours can be logged over 4 years. Students are required to log at least one 8 hour entry for the School Activity category (BHS clubs and athletics) each year.
Summer School- All of the offerings are listed on the BHS Website under the “Academics” tab. Dates and times are listed for the credit and competency recovery courses. Be sure to check out all of the new enrichment courses that will be offered this summer if enough students chose to register. We will continue to offer In Writing and Personal Finance and new this year are Creative Writing, Public Presentations, Intro to Statistics Hybrid, and Intro to Computer Programming Hybrid! Earn important graduation requirements over the summer!

From the Deans:
Math Summer Enrichment
The Math Department will be offering two additional opportunities for students to take courses and earn BHS credit over the summer! Check out more information on the BHS Summer School Page; scroll down for Enrichment courses.
  • Introductory Statistics Hybrid (0.5 credits, Algebra I & Geometry prerequisite)
  • Intro to Computer Programming (0.5 credits, current RAL grade 8 students who are passing Algebra IA or higher are welcome!)
English Summer Enrichment
Exciting news! The Humanities Department will be offering two additional opportunities for students to take courses and earn credit over the summer. If enough students sign up, we will offer a section of Creative Writing and a section of Public Presentations during the summer school session in July. Please see the Counseling page on the website or follow this link for more information. If a student has requested one of these courses for next year and chooses to enroll over the summer, the course will be deleted from the student’s schedule for next year, creating an open spot for either Managed Time or another elective with open seats. Remember, that the summer course will only run if enough students register. Register by the May 15th deadline to secure your spot! After that, students will be enrolled in the course only if a seat remains available.

Student Activities:
Parents Pre-Prom Party  May 6th 7-9  All parents are invited to attend.  The prom committee is still looking for sponsors as well as items to auction off at the silent auction.  Parents will also be able to purchase a prom gift for their student.  Questions should be directed to Mr. Dempsey at dempseyg@sau25.net
Prom May 7th 6-11
Need RWL hours?  If the answer is yes please see Mr. Dempsey  asap.

In Sports:
Spring teams are preparing for their upcoming regular season games and matches.  This weekend and next - Bulldog boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, baseball, and softball teams will continue to scrimmage opponents from around the Granite State, including Maine and Massachusetts.  Starting Monday, our tennis teams will be in full swing for their first three matches of the regular season at home and away against Keene, Memorial, and Nashua North.  Please visit the Athletic page of our BHS website for daily and weekly Spring sport season details: https://sites.google.com/a/bedfordnhk12.net/bhs/athletics

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.​
Spotlight on Special Education in Bedford
Are you the parent or guardian of a child who accesses special education services in Bedford?  Join us for an informational session to learn about special education services in our Bedford schools!  Meet representatives and gain insight into the different programming at each school through this panel presentation. Tuesday April 19th6:00-7:30 p.m. at the SAU Board Room, 103 County Road.  RSVP to Robin Palis palisr@sau25.net or 472-3755 (option 2).

From the PTG:
Principal Year in Review - Monday, May 9th 9:30 am - BCTV

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