Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BHS News

2/24/17

From the Principal
Wishing everyone a restful and enjoyable winter break!  

Greeting Ski and Ride Club Students and Parents!
At our Ski and Ride Club meeting today I distributed Real World Learning Hour sheets and the Free Ski Day coupons to qualifying students for Gunstock and Mount Cranmore.
The club officers and I also introduced the 2 exciting spring ski days we have planned for March:
March 18th - Gunstock Trip :
Cost -  $59* includes:  
Round trip transportation
Lunch voucher
Raffle prizes!
Cost of $119 also includes 1 full day lift ticket.
*  Use your free lift ticket voucher with your Pat’s Peak ski club pass.
This trip is open to all BHS students and adults.
For more information and forms contact: Mrs. Doyle @ DoyleB@sau25.net    (or Room 218 during Advisory)
* Permission forms are available on the Ski and Ride Club website and   also in Room 218.  Payment due to Mrs. Doyle by Tuesday  3/14  *
March 25th - Bretton Woods Trip :
Cost -  $135 includes:  
Round trip transportation via motor coach
Weekend Lift ticket at Bretton Woods
Dinner at local restaurant
Apres ski - Tubing at Loon Mountain!
Raffle prizes!
Discounted rentals ($35) or Lessons ($45)
This trip is open to all BHS students and adults!
For more information and forms contact: Mrs. Doyle @ DoyleB@sau25.net    (or Room 218 during Advisory)
* Permission forms are available on the Ski and Ride Club website and   also in Room 218.  Payment due to Mrs. Doyle by Friday 3/17  *
Thank you for a great Ski and Ride Season!
Betsy Doyle

 
Bedford Community Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame Committee, consisting of ten school personnel and community members, is seeking nominations for Bedford’s inaugural appointments to the newly formed Bedford Hall of Fame.
The mission of the Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those residents who have attended the Bedford School District (including West High) who have made truly exceptional contributions to the school, community,  or society in general.  
We are planning a formal recognition dinner for the induction of our inaugural class in the fall of 2017, on the evening before the Homecoming football game at the High School. Each inductee will also be recognized at the half-time of the Homecoming football game as well.  Inductees will be honored for their unique contributions, awarded a plaque recognizing their contributions, and have a permanent commemoration placed in the “Hall of Fame” located in the main hallway at the High School.
You can access the Hall of Fame nomination information and application on the schools and SAU websites under the “Community” tab.  There is also a button on the front page of the BHS website. There you will find more specific information about the process.  Nomination applications can be submitted online or in hard copy and sent care of Chip McGee Superintendent of Schools in Bedford. Applications must be completed in full and received by the end of May 2017 to be considered for this class.  Applications not chosen this year will be kept on file and automatically considered for subsequent classes along with all new applications.  
We are excited to have this recognition program in place and look forward to reviewing the many applications we hope to receive.  Should you have questions please direction them to Bill Hagen at  hagenw@sau25.net or Mark Elmendorf at elmendorfm@sau25.net.  
Lost and Found
Parents, Students, and Staff, If you have lost something be sure to check the lost and found!
  • If you have lost clothing, coats, bags, books, etc. please look in the bins located by the concession stand in the Gym hall.
  • If you have lost smaller items such as a wallet, keys, calculator or phone stop in the main office and we will assist you.  
Important Dates and Events:
Winter Vacation - 2/27 - 3/3/17
District Workshop Day - 3/14/17

From the Counseling Department:
Advanced Placement exams will take place in the first two weeks of May. Any students wishing to take an AP exam must register with the Counseling Office by Friday, March 10th. Students must complete this form:
All checks should be made out to “BHS” and dropped off in the Counseling Office. Any students who are struggling to make the payment are encouraged to speak with his or her school counselor or meet with Mrs. Blaney.
Additional information about the exam dates, policies, etc can be found here:
From the Library:
Visit the library website for ALL yearbook information.
  • Last day to purchase your yearbook is February 27, 2017
BHS Library Accounts
  • Log into your library account anytime with your student ID and password to check your account.

From the IB Coordinator:
Exam Update:
We are continuing to upload written assignments for some Exam-terminus IB classes.  Students and parents should be advised to check their email regularly to make sure that no uploading deadlines are missed!
From the Deans:
February 28th, BHS student work will be shown at the Red River theater for Youth Art Month.
March 9th 7pm. BHS theater- Band Project (a concert with Lurgio 8th graders and high school mentors) will perform along with the BHS Jazz band.
Seniors and Senior parents:  There are several items due on March 24 for your senior project, but don’t wait until then. Take this week to reflect on where you are in your AOK, and if there is anything you can do to move forward.  Remember to take pictures, screenshots, video of yourself at work and upload to your SPOP!

Student Activities:
The robotics team, Red Storm, will host a FIRST Robotics competition March 24-26.

In Sports:
The Athletic Department is looking for a student/athlete to produce our Winter Awards slide show for our ceremony on Monday, March 20.  This really is a fun way to earn a lot of RWL hours and help out with making the Winter sports season a more memorable one!  If you are interested, please stop by the Athletic Department.
ALL Spring Athletes should have completed the Pre-Season Sign Ups form FormLink.  Spring coaches need this information for their team meeting on March 8.
Paperwork for tryouts is not due to Athletics until March.  Paperwork is completed online, printed out, and hand-delivered to Mrs. Romano on corresponding due dates by sport. Paperwork that is handwritten will not be accepted.  Coaches team meeting locations for each sport, paperwork due dates, and concussion testing dates are currently available under our Spring Sports portal … Just reference this box  Spring Sign Up Info

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 have started!
Intro to Italian, Intro to Photography, and Watercolor Painting are all being offered and registration is ongoing!
We are looking to expand offerings for Community Enrichment. A survey is in the works for the next Principal’s Notes. We want your input!
Upcoming RWL Opportunities are posted under the Academics tab of the BHS website. Please send students to C114 for any questions!

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.
From the PTG:
NOTICE: Online ordering for the Yankee Candle Fundraiser is available through February 24th (BHS group code #999965479) Enjoy the same quality candles in a variety of scents and other great products from Yankee Candle while 40% of the sales go back to the PTG. Yankee Candles make great gifts for any occasion and are made right here in New England. Online orders will be shipped directly to the purchaser and is free on purchases over $100.

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