Monday, August 29, 2016

BHS News

8/26/16
From the Principal:
The Bedford High School community is excited to be celebrating its ten year anniversary; hard to believe!  I hope as a community member you feel as we do, a sense of pride for building and supporting this outstanding facility and program.  While we recognize there certainly have been bumps along the way and that there will always be room for growth and improvement, what we have accomplished as a community over the past nine years is something we should all take great pride in!  The entire staff at BHS is excited for the students return so they may begin the important process of relationship building, teaching and learning.  

The first official day of school students had the opportunity to meet all of their teachers and hear about course expectations.  The students met with administrators during which time school wide culture, student leadership and citizen expectations were discussed.  And, as many parents are already aware, the campus has been buzzing with student activity for the past two weeks as athletics and band have been in full swing.   We are looking forward to another fantastic year at BHS!!!

Below I have some of the upcoming events on the school calendar:
Thursday, September 1
6:00pm BHS Open House
Monday, September 5
Labor Day Observance - no school
Wednesday, September 7
6:00pm BHS Sr. College Info Night
Tuesday, September 13 RAL/BHS 2 hour delay - Primary

New Policy for Home Varsity Football games - Starting with opening football game on September 2nd, against Merrimack,  we will be charging adults an admission fee of $5.00 per person.  Anyone under 18 will be admitted FREE.  Students are encouraged to show their school ID when driving or entering BHS. Fees will be collected by cars as you drive up to the stadium.  To help ease any traffic congestion please try and have exact dollar amount if possible to expedite the process. Because this is  a new process, we encourage arriving early at the games.
The funds collected from admissions will be used to improve the stadium facilities to include additional bleachers/team-rooms.  The admission fee is one part of a larger fund raising initiative and is a joint effort between BFOR (Bedford Friends of Recreation) and our BHS Booster Club.  
Important Dates and Events:
Thursday, September 22 — 6:00-7:30pm: Junior IB Orientation Night — BHS Theater.  This evening will introduce families to the IB Diploma Programme at BHS, including the program philosophy and approach to teaching and learning, the scope and sequence of IB coursework, and student expectations. All families of Juniors enrolled in IB courses are welcome to attend.

From the Counseling Department:
Senior meetings will begin Tuesday, September 6th- come by and sign up!
Schedule Changes
  • Elective Add Day- Tuesday the 30th in Counseling Dept
    • Try to come during the block you want changed
    • Can only replace a “free block” (MT, Early Release, Late Arrival)
  • All dropped courses will be recorded on the transcript
    • Paperwork is necessary
    • WP or WF recorded
  • Four weeks allowed for level changes
    • Spots must be available



From the Deans:
We still need five host families for the annual Spanish Exchange.  Four boys and one girl still need homes.
The details:
  • You and your kids do not need to speak Spanish.  The exchange students are here to practice their English.
  • The students arrive on September 9th and leave on September 26th.
  • Families are mostly in charge of weekends and food; weekdays are covered by school events during the day.
  • Your son/daughter can be an athlete; the exchange students either attend practice to participate or watch, or they spend time with another host student and exchange student after school.
  • The genders do not have to match; a boy's family can host a girl and vice versa.
  • You can keep to your usual family routines; the students are here to experience high school and family life in Bedford, NH.
The remaining students are Marina, Gonzalo, Diego, Pablo, and Julian, and each needs a family.  If you are interested, please contact Bob Jozokos at jozokosb@sau25.net or at 310-9000 ext 33124.
Student Activities:
Freshmen elections will be held September 12th. If a student is interested in running for office, please see Mrs. Noe in the assistant principal’s office for the required paperwork by September 2nd.
Auditions for the fall production, The Drowsy Chaperone,  will be MondayFriday, August 29th- September 2ndMonday is an information meeting from 3-4pmTuesday and Wednesday are auditions. Thursday and Friday are call-backs.  Please make sure you are able to attend all five days.
In Sports:  
Fall sports are underway.  Team photos and Meet the Coaches Night have past.  We’ve already had football scrimmages, participated in soccer jamborees last weekend, and we have a volleyball jamboree this weekend.  Golf had their first match on Thursday and Bass Fishing had tryouts on Glenn Lake.  BHS sport contests will be in full swing starting Monday.  Please check our weekly schedule on the Athletics tab for details for all our Fall sports programs.
Reminder note to All athletes and our Freshman … Whenever student athletes dismiss early from classes to travel to a another school for their games - Please know that they are responsible to notify their teachers before class and dismiss themselves according to the bus departure schedule time.  The rule is to leave class six (6) minutes prior to the scheduled bus departure time during school hours.  We request that student athletes demonstrate courtesy to their teachers and fellow classmates when early dismissal occurs.  Thank you!
New Policy for Home Varsity Football games - Starting with opening football game on September 2nd, against Merrimack,  we will be charging adults an admission fee of $5.00 per person.  Anyone under 18 will be admitted FREE.  Students are encouraged to show their school ID when driving or entering BHS. Fees will be collected by cars as you drive up to the stadium.  To help ease any traffic congestion please try and have exact dollar amount if possible to expedite the process. Because this is  a new process, we encourage arriving early at the games.
The funds collected from admissions will be used to improve the stadium facilities to include additional bleachers/team-rooms.  The admission fee is one part of a larger fund raising initiative and is a joint effort between BFOR (Bedford Friends of Recreation) and our BHS Booster Club.  
William L. Whitmore, CAA
Director of Athletics Bedford High School
603-310-9010

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