Monday, May 23, 2016

BHS News


From the Principal:

Good Afternoon!
Due to the unfortunate event of last week (evacuation of our campus) we felt it prudent to reschedule the 8th Grade Parent Information Night (May 19) at the high school to May 25th.  I would like to apologize to those parents who have children in both the 8th grade and at McKelvie as I realize both evenings are important and you may have to make a decision where to spend your time.  Given the high school schedule of events it was the only available night that we could reschedule.  We will post the slide presentation on the BHS website for those parents unable to attend the rescheduled high school presentation.   If you still have questions regarding the slide presentation feel free to call the counseling department for clarification.  

Eighth Grade Parents!
On Wednesday, May 25th, at 6pm in the BHS theater we are holding our Eighth Grade Parent Information Night.  This an opportunity to hear about, and gain a better understanding of the transition your sons and daughters will be making as they make their way from the middle school to the high school.  

Hall of Fame
We are developing a Bedford High School Hall of Fame program.  The intent of the program is to recognize and honor alumni of the Bedford School District and/or individuals associated with the Bedford School District who have made a significant contribution to the school or society in general through their induction into the Bedford Hall of Fame.  An Oversight Committee is being formed and we are looking for three alumni of the Bedford School District (this includes Bedford residents who attended West High) and two “at large” Bedford residents.  I have attached the By-Laws and the Application documents for a little more detail regarding committee responsibilities for your review.  If you are interested please contact me via email

Celebrate a Graduating Senior!
Rose bouquets will be available for pick up the morning of Graduation at BHS.(If outdoors, go to the covered tent. If indoors, at the concessions booth in Bulldog Corner.)Available bouquets are single, 3 roses, 6 roses or a dozen roses.All payments need to be received by Friday, June 3 by 3pm. Checks can be made payable to BHS.  click here for the form:

How to Keep Your Kids Off Drugs
Wednesday June 1, 2016
Bedford High School Theater

Michael Nerney presents

Risky Business  Why Adolescents Love Risk-Taking, and How We Can Help Manage It
110 mph on the highway, music blaring, open containers, four teens in the car…why do adolescents find drinking alcohol and engaging in high-risk behaviors so attractive?  Recent research on the adolescent brain clearly demonstrates that adolescents perceive and process risk assessment in ways that are remarkably unlike adults.  Changes in receptor site numbers and sensitivity, neurotransmitter action, and social-emotional responses all combine to influence how teens evaluate risk.  In this program, Mr. Nerney will offer new ways to think about and talk about adolescent risk reduction, including access to structured risk taking, and the use of “gist” language.  These concepts can be applied across the spectrum of adolescent risky behaviors, including drug and alcohol use, sexual activity, and others.
Mr. Nerney is the former Director of the Training Institute of Narcotic and Drug Research, Inc. (NDRI).  He has been a consultant for two of the major television networks and most recently appeared on the ABC program “20/20”.   He is an internationally known lecturer, and has served as consultant to a number of federal and state agencies, including the federal Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the New York State Education Department, Department of Social Services, Division for Youth, Department of Correctional Services, Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives, Division of Parole, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Capital Defender's Office and Governor's Office of Employee Relations.  Mr. Nerney has provided consultation on drug courts and other areas of technical assistance to correctional systems across the country, including the states of California, Texas, Alabama, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Oregon.  He is the father of four children.
Please mark your calendar now.  You will not be disappointed!

Community Senator Needed
I am looking for a community member or parent to serve on the Community Senate for a two year term starting in September.  Janie Redman will be stepping down after fulfilling her two year term.  Applications will be accepted through the end of the month and the Senate will select the new Senator at their June meeting.  If you are interested, please apply here.  If you’d like more information, feel free to speak to any of theCommunity Senators.

Important Dates and Events:
5/25 - Eighth Grade Parent Info Night
5/26 - RWL deadline for Underclassmen (School Activities annual entry)
5/26 - World Language Induction - 6pm
5/27 - No School - Workshop Day
5/30 - No School Memorial Day
5/31 - Underclassman Awards - 6pm
6/03 - Adult Education Graduation - 6pm
6/09 - Scholarship Reception in Commons - 5:30pm
         Senior Awards Night - 7pm - Theater
6/11 - Graduation - 10am - rain or shine

From the Counseling Department:
Summer School Registration is live. If you elected to take Summer Personal Finance or Summer In Writing during the February course selection period, please also fill out the Summer School registration form. All Summer School information, including the registration form, can be found here.

From the Deans:
Intro to Computer Programming (Hybrid) is running this summer, and there are seats available!  Check out more information on the BHS website and scroll to Enrichment courses.  (0.5 credits, current RAL grade 8 students who are passing Algebra IA or higher are welcome and do earn high school credit!)
IB Students: IB results will be available via the website from July 6th, 2016. Transcripts can be requested through that forum.  Candidates will need their login information.  

Student Activities:
Any students needing RWL School Activity hours please see Mrs. Philbrick.

In Sports:search.jpg
June 1st is BHS Fall sports sign-ups!  All current 9, 10, and 11 grade athletes will meet coaches after school to sign up for their Fall sport.  Current Lurgio 8th graders will sign up for Fall sports on June 1st in designated areas at RAL around 3pm.   Details about paperwork due dates, concussion testing, and more is posted on the Athletic page of the BSH website … Go Bulldogs!

From the SAU:

From the PTG:
Hello Parents,
This spring the PTG is having a FUND RAISER to raffle off two parking spaces in the row closest to the front door of the high school.
-The raffle is open to rising juniors and rising seniors ONLY
-One parking space will be won by a rising senior and the other will be won by a rising junior.
-The drawing will take place in early June
-If the winning rising senior has already paid for a parking space, THEIR MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED
-tickets are $25.00 each
PTG will be selling the raffle tickets during high school sporting events, concerts, and online through PayPal. More details on how to use Paypal to buy your raffle tickets will be forthcoming.
We hope you will purchase a raffle ticket and support the efforts of PTG. The PTG sponsors many of the activities our children and their teachers have come to enjoy such as: Great Artist Series, Stand By Me, Winter Reading Night, Teacher Appreciation Week and Senior Barbeque just to name just a few.
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Bedford High School PTG:
Sheila Heald –
Anna Raike –
Bonnie Greiner –
Betsy Danes –

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