Monday, November 21, 2016

BHS News

From the Principal:

This past weekend the Bulldogs showed a “never quit” attitude and came from behind to beat a very talented Merrimack football team.  That semi-final win places the Bulldogs in the NH Division I State Final game in Durham at 6:00pm on November 19th against rival Exeter Hawks.  Promises to be another great game!  Hope to see you there!

From the BHS Student Council:
This year's Winter Semi-Formal Dance is a masquerade theme!  Details:
  • BHS Commons on Friday, December 16th from 8:00-10:30pm
  • Tickets will be sold in Bulldog corner the week leading up to the dance for $7
  • Tickets will also be sold at the door for $10
  • Please keep in mind students are not allowed into the dance after 9:00pm
  • Bring your Student ID
  • We encourage all classes to attend!

The Drowsy Chaperone-
The fall musical has been a big success!  Audiences have thoroughly enjoyed the experience!  This weekend is your last chance to get in on the fun. The final two performances November 18 and 19, at 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

“DEA 360 Strategy”
A student at BHS is leading an effort to make students and parents aware of a program called the “DEA 360 Strategy”.   The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation has received funding through this initiative and is holding an opium awareness summit in Lowell MA on Dec. 6. This event features a keynote speaker, student engagement with combating opioid abuse, and the showing of the short film, If Only.  For information about the summit go the the website,, there you will find information focused on why students should attend this important summit.  This summit is meant to inform teachers, parents and students about how to avoid the dangerous path to addiction.

“DEA 360 Strategy” is a national program focused on tackling the rising problem of prescription opioid and heroin abuse.  New Hampshire has been selected as the next DEA 360 state and will benefit from funding to put toward combating the opium and fentanyl problem in NH. The local DEA office is working to create an opium/ fentanyl summit much like the one in Lowell sometime in March.  The focus of the summit will be on how to implement strategies and programs that can have an impact on the problem.   

Informational websites: Partnership for Drug Free America/ Kids:                        DEA 360 Information
2016 BHS Toys for Tots Campaign
Toy collection is underway here at Bedford High School and will continue through December 15th.  Seniors from Betsy Doyle's and Govan Baird's Advisories are in their 4th year collecting toys throughout the school.  Additionally, there are collection boxes located in Room 218, the Library, Counseling Office, Bulldog Corner, the Commons and the Main Entrance.  Our goal is 500 toys this year!
Students and Staff are asked to attached a small slip of paper with their name to each toy donated.  All names will be entered into a prize raffle drawing to be held the Friday December 16th.  Last year we collected nearly 603 toys and with an earlier deadline for collections we are aiming for at least 500 this year!  If every student and staff member brought in just 1 toy each we would triple our goal and have 1500 toys for children and teens in need!
Thank you in advance for your participation in this very worthy charity!

Important Dates and Events:
Thanksgiving Recess - 11/23 - 11/25

From the Counseling Department:
On Thursday BHS participated in another remarkable and powerful Challenge Day! Once again, our adult volunteers were truly impressed by the students’ fearlessness and compassion. We are encouraged by the day’s events, that the students will take the positive messages and new connections made into their daily lives in our greater community. Learn more about this important program at

From the Library:

Visit the library website for ALL yearbook information.
  • Last day to purchase your yearbook online is February 27, 2017
  • Senior parent send-off Ads can be purchased now, don’t miss the opportunity to send your senior off!
IB Extended Essay Seniors
  • Final draft of the EE is due December 16th

From the IB Coordinator:
Exam Registration Update:
Exam registration is now closed.  If you missed the registration window and would still like to take IB exams in May, please see Mr. Cannon as soon as possible.

IA Season:
Now that the Nov. 1st ‘early action’ deadline for colleges and university applications has passed, students in ‘terminus’ IB classes will start the process of completing Internal Assessments.  Some have already begun, many start in December.  It is important that students do not get behind in their studies, as the workload is due to ramp up shortly.

From the Deans:

Student Activities:
Save the date:
Friday, December 2nd is the Talent Show. Don’t miss all of the wonderful acts from our students.

December 7th is the BHS Holiday Concert.

In Sports:
State Championship Game @ UNH
Saturday, 11/19 @ 6pm
You can also purchase tickets online using this link NHIAA State Championship

FOOTBALL NHIAA Rules for the BIG Game
Artificial noisemakers are not allowed.   No "rally sticks" allowed.  No body painting in the facility.  If your student fans need to paint their bodies they must do it prior to coming to the games.  No stakes on signs.

FALL Sports Awards Ceremony
Monday, November 21
Pizza Dinner in the Commons @ 6:30pm
Ceremony in the Theatre @ 7:05pm

Paperwork for all Winter sport programs is now due to the Athletic Department. Upon turning in paperwork - Every athlete must have received back an “Approval Stamp” on their Emergency Medical Form.  Athletes give coaches this form, which is required to tryout and/or participate in sports.

Athletes cannot participate in sports without a current physical exam. Physical exams provided by a physician are valid for two years based on the actual date of the physical exam and must cover the entire timeframe of the current season in which sport participation occurs.

BHS Winter Athletes must take a mandatory C3logix test, which is a  required concussion balance test - Click this link to sign up: Balance Test Sign-Up
Important Note:  All Winter athletes season must have completed both their baseline test, which is done on the computer here at BHS and the balance test (link above) before tryouts.  Baseline testing is done typically for freshman and juniors.  If you have not participated in sports this Fall or last Spring you must also take the balance test.

Alternative Programming:
Contact Information for any questions regarding Adult Diploma, CAS Requirements for the IB Diploma, School to Careers, Real World Learning Requirements or Community Education: Amy Woods, Dean of Alternative Programming or 310-9000 x33096

Find our Community Enrichment Program website here:
Classes for the Spring session will be posted by January 15th- Check back for class offerings and registration information.

Upcoming RWL Opportunities are posted under the Academics tab of the BHS website. Please send students to C114 for any questions!

College, Career, and Professional Pathways Parent Info Night:
Coming December 13th from 6-8 in the BHS Theater! Please join us for an evening to showcase the programs and opportunities available at Manchester School of Technology. Students and instructors will be on hand to display and discuss the particulars and opportunities that exist within their courses and programs. Opportunities for college credit and apprenticeships will also be a focal point of the evening!

From the SAU:

From the PTG:
SKI & SKATE SALE - THIS SATURDAY at BHS, 9 a.m. - 2p.m.!! Get all your winter gear and delicious baked goods for the holidays, November 19th at our annual Ski & Skate sale. Consignors, volunteers and bakers wanted. Gear drop-off is Friday, November 18th 5p.m. - 8p.m. @ BHS.

Did you miss the first round of GIFT CARD ordering? Gift cards are perfect for any occasion and there is still time to order!! Orders are due November 30th. Simply print your order form and return, with payment, to school with your student. Gift cards will be delivered the week of December 12th.

It's STAR WARS NIGHT at the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday, December 3rd, at 6p.m.. Join the PTG for a community night out at the Monarchs while enjoying discounted ticket prices, family fun, and even get your picture taken with your favorite Star Wars characters! Orders are due Monday, November 28th.
**Proceeds from this event will support the "Fan Clubs" at BHS and RAL.