Monday, January 9, 2017

BHS News


From the Principal:

The PTC portal has changed this year.  The NEW parent portal will be available for conference signups from.  Parent signups will begin on December 27th @ 8am and close on January 18th @ 11pm. The portal is easy to navigate by just following the on-screen instructions but here are some step-by-step instructions if needed: ( )  
  • The link to get into the portal is:
  • Parent-Teacher conferences are being held on Monday, January 23rd - 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm and Thursday, January 26th - 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

For students using the Chromebook loaner program: Due to the high number of students not returning Chromebooks at the end of the day, any student who does not return their loaned Chromebook for a fourth time loses the privilege of getting a Chromebook on loan for the next three school days.  This procedure started on January 3rd and students were informed as they picked up their Chromebook.
For second semester Early Release or Late Arrival, all students will need to fill out new form and turn it in to their guidance counselor by January 27th.
Host Families for the Danes: Our Danish sister school in Grenaa is sending students here for 4 days in March; March 25-29.  We are looking for host families.
There are 18 girls and 6 boys. This is a wonderful opportunity, and often with an exchange like this, you can become life-long friends with someone from across the world.
Please consider hosting a student in your home for the 4 days. Your responsibility would be to host them and provide a lunch each day while they are with us. They will be attending school a couple of days here at Bedford, and we have day trips planned for them around the local area and Boston. The itinerary is linked here.
If you are interested, please contact Mr. Jozokos ( or Mrs. Tuttle (  

Important Dates and Events:
Quarter 2 grades close next Friday, January 13th.

From the Counseling Department:
This Monday (the 9th) and Tuesday (the 10th), a group of BHS alumni will be visiting the Theater during Advisory to discuss the application process and life in college. They will be talking to seniors on Monday and the juniors on Tuesday. This is always a hit with the students and can be really fun for us to see old faces! After the more formal discussion during Advisory the graduates will be in Bulldog Corner to chat individually with students during block 2. Welcome back alumni!

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!
BHS Library Accounts
  • Log into your library account anytime with your student ID and password to check your account.
Semester One is almost over! Please find and return all semester one books to the library that are no longer needed.

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration Update:
Earlier this week an email was sent out from to all students registered for IB Exams in May.  Attached to that email was a PDF which includes several numbers and codes used for identification purposes on exams and essays.  Students will also use these numbers to access exam scores when they are released on July 6, 2017.  Please double-check your inboxes to ensure that you have received this important information.  If you did not receive an email, or if the information in it is incorrect, please contact Mr. Cannon, IB Coordinator at your earliest convenience.

From the Deans:
Seniors!  All Senior Project assignments for Quarter 2 are due Friday, January 13th at midnight.  Nothing is accepted late, as the extra late time for everyone was built into the schedule.  The assignments must pass according to the rubrics.  To ensure passing, get everything done by your Senior meeting next week so you can sort out lingering details with your Mentor before Friday.  The biggest issue is often getting your Outside Expert’s signature and uploading it to Forms with the correct privileges, so plan to get it done now!

Student Activities:
The FIRST Robotics kick off is Saturday, January 7th at SNHU.
The Film Honor Society is holding a movie night on Friday, January 13th. If you enjoy horror films, that evening 2 films will be shown with a break for pizza in between.
Band and chorus will be traveling to Disney World January 26-29 to attend music workshops and perform at various times in the park.  

In Sports:
Team Pictures on Thursday, January  11
  • Alpine Skiing @ 4pm @ Crotched Mtn
  • Swimming & Diving @ 8pm @ Allard Center
Team Pictures on Monday, January 23
  • Gymnastics @ 2:40 in Bulldog Gym
Nordic is TBD

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The Booster Club (BBABC) will be announcing on the Athletic page our raffle ticket winners each Monday through the end of January.

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!

Classes for the second semester of the Adult Diploma start January 30th 2017. We will be offering Sociology on Mondays, from 3-6pm, and Understanding Media on Wednesdays from 3-6pm. Please contact the Alternative Programming office for further questions or information.

From the SAU:
Parent Survey for Smarter Balance
The New Hampshire Department of Education is seeking feedback on the statewide mathematics and English language arts assessment, known as Smarter Balanced.  They want to hear from parent regarding their experiences with Smarter Balanced. Please take a minute to complete this Parent Survey.
Mental Health: A little knowledge can go a long way
​Former NH Supreme Court Justice John Broderick, will be speaking to our Bedford community on the evening of January 19th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. at the Lurgio Middle School Library.  We invite you and all those in our community to attend, to listen to his message, and to join in this effort to recognize that mental illness is a disease. Just like any other disease, it cannot be treated with silence and stigma, but instead with communication and active treatment. [The evening event will be most appropriate for parents. There is also a voluntary student event at the high school at 1:30 and a staff event at 3:30 at Peter Woodbury School.]
From the PTG:
Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a great 2017!
Please mark your calendars to join us on January 19th, 2017, 6p.m. - 8p.m. in the Lurgio Middle School Media Center. Retired NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick will present “Mental Health: A Little Knowledge Can Go a Long Way”. Chief Justice Broderick is leading a statewide campaign to bring mental illness out of the shadows. He will share his own story and will lead a discussion on ways to address this important issue here in Bedford. Space is limited, please come early. The PTG is proud to be co-sponsoring this must-see event with the Bedford School District and BeBOLD.
Our annual "Barnes and Noble Days" will be held January 26th - January 29th with family activities scheduled on the 27th and 28th. Look for informational flyers and the schedule of events coming out in a couple of weeks.

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