Wednesday, October 26, 2016

BHS News

10/20/16
From the Principal:
I want to take this opportunity to say this has been a challenging week for everyone. I appreciate the attention, concern, and effort you have all put into dealing with the situation yesterday.  We will continue to keep our students safety our highest priority.    

 

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-ups

The PTC portal has changed this year.  The NEW parent portal will be available for conference signups until Nov 4th at midnight. The portal is easy to navigate by just following the on-screen instructions but here are some step-by-step instructions if needed ( goo.gl/XPM7bk )  The link to get into the portal is:  http://sau25bhs.ptcwizard.com/parent/

Intersession
Intersession activities are now posted on the Intersession website.  Here are a few important reminders:
  • Links to grading, payment, sign-up timeline, and other aspects are linked on the top right side of the website.  Please have a look.
  • If your activity is $300 or less then you must pay the full amount upon sign up.  If the cost of your activity is more than $300 then you are required to pay just the $300 deposit upon sign up to secure your spot.
  • Grant requests are due at the time of sign-ups.
  • If you use “Send Money to School,” be sure you click the link to the activity and not your lunch account!

Competency Recovery
Below is an explanation of how we will move forward with competency recovery this year.

  • Competency instruction will occur throughout the school year.  We will utilize a maximum of 85 minutes per class, per quarter (as determined by teacher) to provide instruction to students who are not demonstrating competency.  At the discretion of the teacher the allocated minutes may be used in multiple sessions or all at once depending on student need.  
  • Following instruction and improved student understanding of material, teachers will use their professional judgement to determine how and when students can demonstrate competency outside of this additional instruction time.  Examples of how teachers might reflect improvement include regular assessment during class time, or opting to exempt a poor score in the specific competency from a student’s grade. These practices will only be applied when a student has demonstrated an understanding of the material.
  • As has always been the case, students who are passing, but wish to seek greater understanding of the material as a way to improve their grades may take advantage of scheduling time with teachers before or after school as well as take advantage of our Academic Centers open every block of the day.     
  • Because competency assessment is typically cumulative throughout a course, we feel there is no need to lose four instructional days to schedule a mid-term. What that means is we will not be administer a mid-term assessment in classes.  Therefore, all students will continue with classes through the mid year.  However, based on feedback regarding the value of a “big test,” we plan on implementing a “finals schedule” the last four days of school during which time freshmen through juniors (and seniors not passing) will test.  All seniors passing semester and full year classes at the time grades close will not need to take course finals. Semester classes may administer a final during the regular eighty-five minute block school day schedule.
  • IB and AP teachers will design a schedule for IA’s, IB Labs and the two-hour AP exam when it is appropriate to do so within the curriculum.

We believe this is an improved approach to competency recovery because the primary focus is on specific instruction for students who need it.  As always we will be listening to feedback and looking at data throughout the year to determine the effectiveness of this effort.  

 
Important Dates and Events:

Parent teacher Conferences will be held on November 7, from 4:30 to 8:00pm and on November 9, from 3:00 until 6:30 pm.  The PTC Wizard scheduling tool will open at the start of November.
From the Counseling Department:

Did you miss our Financial Aid Night with the NHHEAF Network? Pick up helpful materials in our office and watch this video to learn more about filing the FAFSA form:

 
From the Library:

Yearbooks are on sale now for the lowest price of the year. Buy by 10/28/2016 with personalization to receive 4 free icons on the cover. Visit the library website for more yearbook information.

Senior quotes are now being collected for the yearbook. Please let your senior know they need to complete this form by 11/15/16

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration ends Friday October 21 at 6pm.  Payment for exam fees are due Monday October 24.  Registration information including the school policies regarding IB exams, registration instructions, cost and payment information, and FAQs can all be found on the Registration Letter.  Links to the Registration Form, the Exam Schedule, and other pertinent documents can be found on the IB at BHS website under the “Exam Information” tab.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jon Cannon, IB Coordinator at cannonj@sau25.net.

From the Deans:

October 22nd the Music Department will accompany students to All State Jazz auditions.

October 25th is the Annual Fine & Performing Arts College Day at BHS. The art classes and interested students will have an opportunity to hear presentations by the visiting colleges during blocks 2 & 3 with time for one on one conversations and a Q&A session with the presenters.  Students interested in having their portfolios viewed by college admissions personnel during block 4 can make an appointment through counseling and their art teachers.

October 25th, the National Art Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society will have their Induction night, beginning at 6pm.

 
Student Activities:

BHS Ski and Ride Club - Pats Peak​
Registration is now open for The Bedford High School Ski and Ride Club.  
Participants in the club travel together to Pat's Peak for 5 Fridays after school.  The dates for this year's session are January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3rd.  Informational meetings are held for all students interested in joining the Ski and Ride Club on Wednesdays after school in room 237 and in Room 218 during Monday Advisory.  Participants in the club receive 8 Real World Learning hours in the School Activity category.  The BHS club is separate from the town-wide carpool club, although the dates at Pat's Peak are the same.  This enables families to ski together that have students in multiple schools.

Questions about the BHS Ski and Ride Club should be directed to Betsy Doyle, Club Advisor:   DoyleB@sau25.net

Please visit the Ski and Ride Club Website for more information, registration forms and updates:  

The Drowsy Chaperone- The fall musical is fast approaching and director Tim Hackney and the students are hard at work putting together an astounding performance for you. Please plan on joining us on one of the following dates: November 10, 11, 12, 18 or 19 at 7:00pm or the 13th at 2pm.

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Winter Sports Sign-Ups are Wednesday, November 2nd.

Athletes cannot try-out, practice, and/or participate in any BHS sport without a current physical.  Physical exams provided by a physician are valid for two (2) years based on the actual date of the physical exam.  Physicals provided with athletic sign-up paperwork and/or that are on file in the Athletic Department must cover the entire timeframe of the current season in which sport participation occurs.  Please Note:  Athletes shall provide the Athletic Department a current copy of physical exam separate from the Nurse’s Office.


In preparation to for the Winter Sports season Eric Gelinas, our Athletic Trainer with Safe Sports Network is offering an option for BHS Winter Athletes (except Indoor Track) to take their mandatory C3logix test, which is the balance test portion that is additionally required now for athletes to take.  Athletes that participated last Spring (except Outdoor Track) and who are participating in sports this Fall (except Cross Country) have already taken their balance test do not need to sign up.   Click this link: https://goo.gl/d3XmKw

Safe Sports Network is again hosting their annual FREE sports physicals event. This year it will be on November 16 at the NH Orthopaedic Center in Bedford, NH. The event will run from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We ask that participants RSVP ahead of time. They can sign up using this link: https://goo.gl/rRrDjF  Walk-ins are also welcomed, just print off the form and bring it with you.

Alternative Programming:
Contact Information for any questions regarding Adult Diploma, School to Careers, Real World Learning Requirements or Community Education: Amy Woods, Dean of Alternative Programming woodsa@sau25.netor 310-9000 x33096

Find our Community Enrichment Program website here:

Upcoming RWL Opportunities:
Community Service
Volunteer to help at the McKelvie Intermediate School Move-a-Thon
Date:Thursday, October 27th   Rain date is Friday, October 28th
Time: 1st session - 12:15-1:30
Time: 2nd session – 1:30-2:45
Volunteers are needed to help out with various duties: water, helping out @ one of the stations – CrossFit, nature walk, jump rope/hula hoop station, capture the flag, basketball, rollerblading, scooter/ripstick/skateboarding or dodgeball.
See Ms. Woods in C114 for sign up information. Eligible students are those with Managed Time or Early Dismissal only.
Community Service/Career Exploration:
On November 8th, at the Future Ready! Tech Conference at McKelvie, 20 students will have an opportunity to earn 8 Career Exploration OR 8 Community Service hours. They will be helping to set-up, break-down, and help keep the conference running smoothly.
Students will be given a t-shirt and lunch will also be provided for them. There are 11 spots left!
Date: November 8th, 2016
Time: 7:30am-3:30pm
Location: McKelvie Intermediate School

Please send students to C114 for any questions!


 
From the SAU:

From the PTG:
GIFT CARDS are back! Gift giving and every day shopping is easy when you order Gift Cards through the PTG. We are excited to offer gift cards to locally owned businesses along with a wide variety of local and online retailers. There is NO expiration date on the gift cards and you receive the FULL value of the gift card while the retailers will give a portion of the sale to the Bedford PTG (see order form for details). Order by November 2nd for pre-Thanksgiving delivery and order by November 30th for pre-Christmas delivery. Order forms have gone home with students K-8 and are available to download at www.bedfordptg.org

COMMUNITY MEETING. Save the Date and please join the Bedford PTG along with guest speaker, Superintendent Chip McGee, at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford) on Thursday, November 3rd at 6p.m.. At this community event Mr. McGee will be speaking on important topics such as enrollments, current budget drivers/priorities, and academic performance. There will be discussion and Q&A, light refreshments will be served, and your children are welcome to attend.

The annual Ski & Skate sale will be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at BHS. Interesting in volunteering at this event? Email Maria Rocco at maria_rocco@yahoo.com.
Click Here for more information or visit www.bedfordptg.org

Are you interested in volunteering at BHS? Some events we need help with are Teacher appreciation events (bake or buy), Art room help, surprise treat days (next up, surprise cookie day), Senior Banquet and Senior BBQ. If you would like to be contacted about these and other volunteer opportunities at BHS, please email our Volunteer Coordinator Bonnie Greiner at blgreiner@earthlink.net.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

BHS

Dear Parents,

This morning we received a report about graffiti written in a bathroom stall alleging a threat.  We immediately contacted officer Donahue, the Bedford PD, and Superintendent McGee to assist in evaluating the credibility of the threat.  School officials and the Bedford PD determined the threat to be low level and therefore not actionable. This is a process we follow every time any type of threat is made.  Fortunately, these type of issues are few.  As a  precautionary measure the Bedford PD will be increasing their presence on campus tomorrow.  As we all know there are no guarantees in our world and for that reason please remember if you are uncomfortable sending your son or daughter to school, please keep them home.  Any absence called in will be considered excused and missed school work can be made up.

Sincerely,
Bill

Thursday, October 13, 2016

BHS News

1013/16

From the Principal:
Good Afternoon,
I am sending my note out a bit early so that parents and students are aware of the changes to our competency recovery initiative. In a meeting with our school board on Tuesday evening, I reported on the direction of our competency recovery initiative at BHS.  Having received the endorsement of our school board and superintendent regarding the direction, I am sharing our plan with you regarding competency recovery this year. We appreciated the feedback shared by students, parents and staff about last year’s competency recovery effort and feel that we are moving a more productive direction.  Below is an explanation of how we plan to move forward this year.
  • Competency instruction will occur throughout the school year.  We will utilize a maximum of 85 minutes per class, per quarter (as determined by teacher) to provide instruction to students who are not demonstrating competency.  At the discretion of the teacher the allocated minutes may be used in multiple sessions or all at once depending on student need.  
  • Following instruction and improved student understanding of material, teachers will use their professional judgement to determine how to reflect grade improvement.  Examples of how teachers might reflect improvement include assessment during class time, providing additional opportunities to a student to demonstrate competency, or opting to exempt a poor score in the specific competency from a student’s grade. These practices will only be applied when a student has demonstrated an understanding of the material.
  • As has always been the case, students who are passing, but wish to seek greater understanding of the material as a way to improve their grades may take advantage of scheduling time with teachers before or after school as well as take advantage of our Academic Centers open every block of the day.     
  • Because competency assessment is typically cumulative throughout a course, we feel there is no need to lose four instructional days to schedule a mid-term. What that means is we will not be administer a mid-term assessment in classes.  Therefore, all students will continue with classes through the mid year.  However, based on feedback regarding the value of a “big test,” we plan on implementing a “finals schedule” the last four days of school during which time freshmen through juniors (and seniors not passing) will test.  All seniors passing semester and full year classes at the time grades close will not need to take course finals. Semester classes may administer a final during the regular eighty-five minute block school day schedule.
  • IB and AP teachers will design a schedule for IA’s, IB Labs and the two-hour AP exam when it is appropriate to do so within the curriculum.
We believe this is an improved approach to competency recovery because the primary focus is on specific instruction for students who need it.  As always we will be listening to feedback and looking at data throughout the year to determine the effectiveness of this effort.  
BHS Ski and Ride Club - Pats Peak​
Registration is now open for The Bedford High School Ski and Ride Club.  
Participants in the club travel together to Pat's Peak for 5 Fridays after school.  The dates for this year's session are January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3rd.  Informational meetings are held for all students interested in joining the Ski and Ride Club on Wednesdays after school in room 237 and in Room 218 duringMonday Advisory.  Participants in the club receive 8 Real World Learning hours in the School Activity category.  The BHS club is separate from the town-wide carpool club, although the dates at Pat's Peak are the same.  This enables families to ski together that have students in multiple schools.
Questions about the BHS Ski and Ride Club should be directed to Betsy Doyle, Club Advisor:   DoyleB@sau25.net
Please visit the Ski and Ride Club Website for more information, registration forms and updates:  

Important Dates and Events:
Picture retake day is October 18th from 9-11. Senior quick pics will be this day too.  
All senior portrait photo choices must be made and submitted to Hockmeyer by September 30th.
Parent teacher Conferences will be held on November 7, from 4:30 to 8:00pm and on November 9, from 3:00 until 6:30 pm. The PTC Wizard scheduling tool will open at the start of November.

From the Counseling Department:
Financial Aid Night for students and families will be in the Theater on October 20th at 6:00pm
Miss a visit from a college admission rep? Check this out: BHS College Visit Page
Follow us on Twitter (@BHSCounselingNH), Instagram (BHS Counseling NH) or Facebook (BHS Counseling Dept. NH) to get info throughout the week about what is going on at BHS and in the Counseling Office!

From the Library:
Yearbooks are on sale now for the lowest price of the year. Buy by 10/28/2016 with personalization to receive 4 free icons on the cover. Visit the library website for more yearbook information.
Senior quotes are now being collected for the yearbook. Please let your senior know they need to complete this form
If you made a level change, please return the textbooks you no longer need to the library.

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration begins Friday Sept. 30 and runs through Friday October 21.  Registration information including the school policies regarding IB exams, registration instructions, cost and payment information, and FAQs can all be found on the Registration Letter.  Links to the Registration Form, the Exam Schedule, and other pertinent documents can be found on the IB at BHS website under the “Exam Information” tab.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jon Cannon, IB Coordinator at cannonj@sau25.net.

From the Deans:
Come and support the Bedford High School Marching Band & Colorguard at the 47th Annual Dover Band Show! The BHS Marching Band will be one of 11 high school bands (Prospect Mountain, Bedford, Somersworth, Exeter, Milford, Monadnock, Laconia, Spaulding, Salem, Timberlane, and Dover) performing in the show this year. The show runs from 6-9:30 pm on Saturday, October 15th with a rain date of Sunday, October 16th at 1:00pm. The gates open at 5pm. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students (children under 4 are free). Usually over 1000 spectators fill the arena. Concessions and parking are available.
October 25th is the Annual Fine & Performing Arts College Day at BHS. The art classes and interested students will have an opportunity to hear presentations by the visiting colleges and have time for one on one conversations and a Q&A session with the presenters.  Students interested in having their portfolios viewed by college admissions personnel can make an appointment through counseling.
October 25th will also be the evening that the National Art Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society will have their Induction night, beginning at 6pm.

Student Activities:
Girls Ice Hockey is holding a Dodgeball Tournament on October 17th. Come join the fun and competition! Contact Jeff Lukach at Lukachj@bedfordnhk12.net or Meg Uliasz at uliaszm@bedfordnhk12.net  for more information.
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Winter Sports Sign-Ups are Wednesday, November 2nd.
WINTER sports concussion news:  In preparation to for the Winter Sports season Eric Gelinas, our Athletic Trainer with Safe Sports Network is offering an option for BHS Winter Athletes (except Indoor Track) to take their mandatory C3logix test, which is the balance test portion that is additionally required now for athletes to take.  Athletes that participated last Spring (except Outdoor Track) and who are participating in sports this Fall (except Cross Country) have already taken their balance test do not need to sign up.   Click this link:https://goo.gl/d3XmKw
Safe Sports Network is again hosting their annual FREE sports physicals event. This year it will be onNovember 16 at the NH Orthopaedic Center in Bedford, NH. The event will run from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We ask that participants RSVP ahead of time. They can sign up using this link: https://goo.gl/rRrDjF  Walk-ins are also welcomed, just print off the form and bring it with you.
Congratulations to our Golf Team in winning the NHIAA DI State Championship!

Alternative Programming:
Contact Information for any questions regarding Adult Diploma, School to Careers, or Community Education: Amy Woods, Dean of Alternative Programming woodsa@sau25.net or 310-9000 x33096
Check out our Fall Offerings for Community Enrichment Education! Find us under the Community tab of the Bedford School District website!
Course Updates:
Due to low enrollment, Ceramics and Italian have both been cancelled. Please continue to check the Community Education website for registration information and new course descriptions!

From the SAU:

From the PTG:
Help the PTG continue to bring exciting programs to our school, for instance at BHS an all school presentation by Chris Herren, who will educate students on the dangers of substance abuse.  Programs like this cannot happen without support from parents and teachers in the Bedford community. There is still time to help, simply click on this link to make a donation via credit card or PayPal or send in a check payable to Bedford PTG in an enveloped marked “PTG Support” with your name, email address and child’s school. We sincerely appreciate your support.
DID YOU KNOW that the PTG receives 40% of the sales from our Gifts, Wrap & More Fundraiser? You will find quality wrapping paper, delicious snacks, gifts, gadgets and more through Meadow Farms. This fundraiser ends Monday, October 3rd and ALL proceeds go right back into our schools. Click Here to start shopping. If you’d like to support the PTG but don’t need wrapping paper feel free to make a straight donation atwww.bedfordptg.org
YOU’RE INVITED to join the PTG at Shorty’s in Bedford on Thursday, October 6th! On the first Thursday of every month the Bedford PTG will receive 15% of all sales, beverages included, dine in or take out, all day long. Simply print or show them this flyer or just let them know to give a copy of your receipt to the hostess.
Are you interested in volunteering at BHS? Some events we need help with are Teacher appreciation events (bake or buy), Art room help, surprise treat days (next up, surprise cookie day), Senior Banquet and Senior BBQ. If you would like to be contacted about these and other volunteer opportunities at BHS, please email our Volunteer Coordinator Bonnie Greiner at blgreiner@earthlink.net.

Monday, October 3, 2016

BHS News

9/30/16
From the Principal:
We have been hard at work reviewing feedback and discussing the next iteration of competency recovery at BHS.  The most important aspect of competency recovery has been providing instruction in a smaller setting to students who are struggling.  To that end, we have been working on how to improve upon last year’s model.  I hope to report on our direction in next week’s notes.  
Important Dates and Events:
Picture retake day is October 18th from 9-11. Senior quick pics will be this day too.  
All senior portrait photo choices must be made and submitted to Hockmeyer by September 30th.

From the Counseling Department:
SENIORS- The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) becomes available tomorrow- October 1st. This is a big change from previous years when this process began on January 1st. Learn more about these changes here: https://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/announcement-detail.jsp?id=2017-18-fafsa-changes
Please plan on attending our Financial Aid Night in the Theater on October 20th at 6:00pm
Follow us on Twitter (@BHSCounselingNH), Instagram (BHS Counseling NH) or Facebook (BHS Counseling Dept. NH) to get info throughout the week about what is going on at BHS and in the Counseling Office!
PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualification Test FALL 2016 INFORMATION!
The PSAT/NMSQT administration has moved back to a Saturday test date!
The date for this year's test is Saturday October 15th, please arrive at 7:45, test will take place from 8-noon(approximate). Students can sign up in the COUNSELING OFFICE. Fee is $25 made payable to Bedford High School.

We encourage our 10th and 11th graders to take part! Questions? Email the site supervisor Jessica Croft atcroftj@sau25.net

From the Library:
Yearbooks are on sale now for the lowest price of the year. Buy by 10/28/2016 with personalization to receive 4 free icons on the cover. Visit the library website for more yearbook information.
If you made a level change, please return the textbooks you no longer need to the library.

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration begins Friday Sept. 30 and runs through Friday October 21.  Registration information including the school policies regarding IB exams, registration instructions, cost and payment information, and FAQs can all be found on the Registration Letter.  Links to the Registration Form, the Exam Schedule, and other pertinent documents can be found on the IB at BHS website under the “Exam Information” tab.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jon Cannon, IB Coordinator at cannonj@sau25.net.

From the Deans:
The Art department will have student art highlighted at the Deerfield Fair September 29-October 2.
We invite you to support and explore our very own art teacher, artist Catherine Tuttle’s, work. A showing of her work will be at the McGowan Fine Art Gallery in Concord. Hikes and Travels is open from October 11-November 11, 2016.
Student Activities:
Tryouts for the Talent Show are next week, October 4th and 5th. The Talent Show is in early December.
The marching band is holding its third annual mattress sale fundraiser on October 9th from 10am-4pm. They offer name brand twin, full, queen, and king size mattresses, pillow top, orthopedic, latex & gel memory foam sets, pillows, and adjustable beds. If you are in the market, come on down and support the BHS band.

In Sports:

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Bedford High School Athletic Department received the NHIAA Sportsmanship Award for 2015-16!  Annually, one school from each Division is presented this award for recognition of demonstrating a high degree of sportsmanship throughout every season during home and away athletic contests.  This is a great honor because we receive report grading from our opponents.

WINTER sports announcement:  In preparation to for the Winter Sports season Eric Gelinas, our Athletic Trainer with Safe Sports Network is offering an option for BHS Winter Athletes (except Indoor Track) to take their mandatory C3logix test, which is the balance test portion that is additionally required now for athletes to take.  Athletes that participated last Spring (except Outdoor Track) and who are participating in sports this Fall (except Cross Country) have already taken their balance test do not need to sign up.   Click this link:https://goo.gl/d3XmKw

Safe Sports Network is again hosting their annual FREE sports physicals event. This year it will be onNovember 16 at the NH Orthopaedic Center in Bedford, NH. The event will run from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We ask that participants RSVP ahead of time. They can sign up using this link: https://goo.gl/rRrDjF  Walk-ins are also welcomed, just print off the form and bring it with you.

Alternative Programming:
Contact Information for any questions regarding Adult Diploma, School to Careers, or Community Education: Amy Woods, Dean of Alternative Programming woodsa@sau25.net or 310-9000 x33096

Check out our Fall Offerings for Community Enrichment Education! Find us under the Community tab of the Bedford School District website!

Watercolor Painting: “A Brush with Kevin Dadoly”  Instructor: Kevin Dadoly Starting 9/28 Wednesdays 6pm-8pm Cost: $110 + $25 materials fee
This watercolor class is designed to offer something for everyone, from the exhibiting artist to the very beginner!  Each week students will explore techniques that reveal the exciting options watercolor can provide. The class environment is positive and fun, and is all about developing your personal style as an artist!  If you have ever wanted to try painting, or if you are an artist that needs motivation and a challenge, this class is for you. It is also a great night out!
Course Updates:
Due to low enrollment, Ceramics and Italian have both been cancelled. Please continue to check the Community Education website for registration information and new course descriptions!

From the SAU:

From the PTG:
Help the PTG continue to bring exciting programs to our school, for instance at BHS an all school presentation by Chris Herren, who will educate students on the dangers of substance abuse.  Programs like this cannot happen without support from parents and teachers in the Bedford community. There is still time to help, simply click on this link to make a donation via credit card or PayPal or send in a check payable to Bedford PTG in an enveloped marked “PTG Support” with your name, email address and child’s school. We sincerely appreciate your support.

DID YOU KNOW that the PTG receives 40% of the sales from our Gifts, Wrap & More Fundraiser? You will find quality wrapping paper, delicious snacks, gifts, gadgets and more through Meadow Farms. This fundraiser ends Monday, October 3rd and ALL proceeds go right back into our schools. Click Here to start shopping. If you’d like to support the PTG but don’t need wrapping paper feel free to make a straight donation atwww.bedfordptg.org

YOU’RE INVITED to join the PTG at Shorty’s in Bedford on Thursday, October 6th! On the first Thursday of every month the Bedford PTG will receive 15% of all sales, beverages included, dine in or take out, all day long. Simply print or show them this flyer or just let them know to give a copy of your receipt to the hostess.

Are you interested in volunteering at BHS? Some events we need help with are Teacher appreciation events (bake or buy), Art room help, surprise treat days (next up, surprise cookie day), Senior Banquet and Senior BBQ. If you would like to be contacted about these and other volunteer opportunities at BHS, please email our Volunteer Coordinator Bonnie Greiner at blgreiner@earthlink.net.