Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy Holidays

12/23/16
From the Principal:

From the BHS family to yours, Our wish is for everyone to enjoy the wonderful holiday season with family and friends!  It is truly a special time of year!   

Giving Back!
At BHS, a variety of students are given opportunities to work and have experiences selling popcorn on Thursdays in Bulldog Corner and running the Bulldog Cafe for staff on Thursdays and Fridays.  Monies made have been used to support the Life Skills program.  For example, buying new hats to wear while running the Bulldog Cafe and/or replenishing needed supplies.  This year, a surplus was made and it was decided that the students would “give back to their community” with the extra funds.  The students prepared, shopped for and provided canned goods and dry food supplies to the Bedford Food Pantry at the Bedford Presbyterian Church in November.  They also supported a local family with presents for the holidays in December.  The students are proud of their work and what they have accomplished!  They are to be congratulated for their work, their generosity and their spreading of good cheer to those in need!  Happy Holidays!  

The PTC portal has changed this year.  The NEW parent portal will be available for conference signups from . The portal  Parent signups will begin on December 27th @ 8am and close on January 18th @ 11pm.   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/

Conference 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 will start on January 3rd.

 
Important Dates and Events:

 
From the Counseling Department:
PSAT results have arrived and counselors are reviewing them with students. If your test taker has missed their appointment please encourage them to come down to Counseling and reschedule to get this valuable information.

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.

 
From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration Update:
Earlier this week an email was sent out from bhsib@bedfordnhk12.net 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:

During this vacation, we wish you rest and family time.  We also would like to remind students that they may have some long-term assignments that they could get a head start on and have a less stressful end to Quarter 2.  There are only 9 school days (5 Red and 4 Silver) left in this quarter when students return from break. The semester ends on January 13, earlier than in past years, so please manage your time wisely!

Student Activities:
The FIRST Robotics kick off is Saturday, January 7th.

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.

 
In Sports:
Forty-four NHIAA Scholar Athletes have been called to the Athletic Department to pick up their recognition letters. 43 have received them … Scholar athlete recognition is for SENIORS only that maintained a B+ average or higher during their 9, 10, and 11 grade academic years.  And, they have a history of sports participation, including participation of two Varsity sports during their senior year.

These NHIAA / BHS scholar athletes will be recognized at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in February amongst their peers from other NH schools.  This is an excused absence from classes on February 6th.  Mr. Whitmore is the chaperone of this event and it is his tradition to celebrate them at lunch immediately following the ceremony.  Parents are welcome to attend the recognition ceremony at the CCA.  They are responsible for their own transportation.  The lunch is exclusive to Mr. Whitmore and the scholar athletes.

Please peruse the Weekly Game and Practice Schedule during the Holiday Recess for Wrestling and Basketball Tournaments, Outdoor Track Meet/Races, and Ice Hockey game details that will be taking place ... Holiday Schedule

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Please remember to take a peek at our Athletic Bulletin on the BHS website - Athletic section for a variety of announcements and information that occur throughout the year.

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 woodsa@sau25.net 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 31st, 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:

From the PTG:
The PTG spread a little holiday cheer by surprising students and staff with holiday cookies on Wednesday. Thank you to all the families that donated cookies. We had a huge variety to select from and everyone was thrilled with the little break during their day!
Thank you to everyone that supported the PTG through our annual Gift Card fundraiser. Gift Cards were delivered this week. If you have any questions please contact Kim Hastey at kimhastey@hotmail.com
The PTG is excited to announce that Amazon.com shoppers can support the PTG by shopping through smile.amazon.com and selecting "Bedford Parent Teacher Group”. Amazon will donate .5% on eligible purchases to our organization. There are no fees or added costs to you, special offers and Amazon Prime benefits still apply.
SAVE THE DATE: 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 event with the Bedford School District and BeBOLD.
Happy Holidays!

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