Monday, May 8, 2017

BHS News


From the Principal:

Six More Host Families Needed for Students from Taiwan!
BHS is hosting students from our sister school in Taiwan from Saturday May 13th through Friday May 26th.  We need 6 more host families.  You do not need to worry about Prom for these students. The students from Taiwan will have a separate event on the Saturday evening of Prom.   
If you're interested, have a look at the items linked below and then complete the form to be a host family.

On June 3rd the entire Bedford community is welcome to join us as we celebrate Bedford High School’s 10 year anniversary with a music festival on the field! BulldogFest is a day for us all to come together in recognition of everybody’s efforts to make BHS such a special place. So grab your family and a blanket and help us celebrate years of hard work and great students and staff at this free event! Food trucks, artisans, vendors, and music played by professional musicians that are BHS alumni! More acts will be announced as time gets closer, but check out the headliners here:

New Online School Store!
Order from a wide variety of BHS apparel, customizable apparel, and
accessories (water bottles, lanyards, blankets, scarves etc.).
Orders can be picked up in our school store or shipped directly to your house.
ALL apparel orders before the end of the school year will receive a
complimentary Dog Pound cookie when picked up from our store.

Attention 8th Grade Parents
The 8th Grade Parent Information Night has been rescheduled to May 22nd, at 6:00pm in the BHS theater.  This is an opportunity for the parents of rising 9th graders to hear about life as a ninth grader and ask questions about the high school experience.

Community Senate
The Community Senate is looking for three community members for positions next year: two 2-year positions and one 1-year position.  The Community Senate meets once per month and includes students, staff, a school administrator, and a school board member.  If you are interested, please complete the Community Senate Application located on the Senate page of the school website:

Bedford Community Hall of Fame
The Bedford Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for induction into the newly formed Bedford Hall of Fame. This is your opportunity to recognize those individuals who have made a positive impact on yourself, your family, your children and your community.  Graduates, Teachers and Bedford Community members are eligible for consideration into the HOF.  Nominations are due in May 2017. Please see  or for hard copies of the applications forms or for more information.
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 or Mark Elmendorf at  

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:
Bedford High School ​Graduation set for June 10
We are proud to announce that the students in the class of 2017 at Bedford High School will be graduating on Saturday, June 10, at 10:00am rain or shine!
Chris Herren- Please join us at 7pm on May 23rd at the BHS Theater for a presentation given by former NBA athlete and recovering addict, Chris Herren. This is a community event and all are invited to attend. Click here to visit Chris’ website to learn more about his life and his journey through treatment and recovery or here to learn about Chris’ initiative, Project Purple.

From the Counseling Department:
Summer Program- If you elected to take one of the Summer Personal Finance courses (Enrichment or Hybrid Enrichment), please register for summer school! This is the second step of registration, after selecting a summer course during course selection in February. Course dates, times, payment information, and the online registration form can be found here.
From the Library:
  • Yearbooks can no longer be ordered online. There 73 yearbooks left to purchase. They are first come, first serve. $75 check or cash can be brought to the library to secure a 2017 yearbook.
  • Follow the Bulldogs of Bedford to keep up on the exciting community art project!
  • Log into your library account anytime with your student ID and password to check your account.

From the IB Coordinator:

Exam Update:
We are knee deep in IB Exams! Students have taken and completed IB Exams in Business, Biology and English. All pertinent IB Exam information was sent out in this email to students and families last week. If you have any IB Exam-related questions or concerns, please email Mr. Cannon at As a reminder, students are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled exam start time. We are doing great so far, let’s keep it up!

From the Deans:
End of year final exams are scheduled for the mornings of June 13-16.  The rotation will be R1 and R2 on Tuesday, R3 and R4 on Wednesday, S1 and S2 on Thursday, and S3 and S4 on Friday.  Make-up exams are scheduled for Monday, June 19, and must have the approval of the Assistant Principal.  Note: All competency recovery occurs during summer school.  Please visit the Counseling website for more information.
Seniors will be expected to attend classes during the week of June 5-9.  They will be called out of classes for graduation practice and other senior week activities, so they won’t miss a thing!
Senior Project presentations are set for June 1 and 2.  The schedules will be available early next week!  You can find it on the BHS website.  All BHS students will be attending presentations during those days, so there will be no regular classes held.  Please plan on joining us for part or all of those days to listen to the great experiences our Seniors have had!  This is always open to the community, and friends and relatives from all around often come to support the seniors.
IB Art Show: The IB Art Show will be Thursday, May 11th, at the opening of our spring play.
The Spring Band Show will be May 17th at 6pm.

Student Activities:
May 11, 12, and 13 the Bedford High School Theater Company will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Please come and join us for the 7:00 pm show!
Come enjoy a movie under the stars. French movie night in the courtyard on Friday, May 19th. Lurgio students are welcome to attend.

In Sports:
Believe it or not … Fall sports PRE-season sign-ups is on May 30 after school for rising Lurgio freshman and current BHS Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors.  Please go to the sign-up portal, which is found on the Athletic section of the BHS website and sign-up for Fall Sports now through May 25.
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More details will be forthcoming about specific sign-up locations, mandatory, concussion testing, etc.  Special Note for rising Lurgi freshman - You will need a current physical exam from your physician to include with your paperwork.  Physicals are good for two years based on the date of the exam and must cover the entire Fall season (August 9 - November 20).

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

RWL DEADLINES ARE: 5/5/17 for Seniors. 5/25/17 for Underclassmen.
In support of a Senior Project, we will be running a free, two part Intro to American Sign Language class. BHS students are eligible for Cultural Enrichment or Career Exploration hours.
Description: 20 participants will meet for 2 evenings of an introduction to Sign Language with a BHS American Sign Language teacher in support of a Senior Project adventure! Come learn simple and easy signs. You will have the opportunity to learn proper introductions, correct ASL grammar, the ASL alphabet and more! The biggest gain you will receive from this senior project course is the chance to learn how to communicate with the deaf!
Event Dates: May 23rd and 25th at 6pm at Bedford High School in room 113/115. (Limit 20 students)

Upcoming RWL Opportunities are posted under the Academics tab of the BHS website. Please send students to C114 for any questions! Here are some that are timely:
Community Service/Career Exploration/Cultural Enrichment
Organization: Bedford Historic Society and Stevens-Buswell Community Center
Description: Volunteers are needed to help plan, participate in and host “Design Through the Decades”,  a vintage fashion show! Proceeds from the show will go towards the efforts to renovate the Stevens-Buswell Community Center. Tickets are $10.00 and available in C114!
Organizational Meetings: Wednesdays at 2:45 in 133
Event Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in the BHS Theater at 6pm.
Contact: Ms. Woods in C114.

Community Service
Organization: Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), Greater Manchester
Description: Join the Kids’ Fun Committee and Volunteering at NH PMC Kids Ride. Volunteers are needed to both plan and help out at the event. Activities to include helmet decorating, face painting, photo booth, etc. The Fun Committee will plan and coordinate the activities!!
Dates: Kids Ride Event: June 4th, 2017 7am-1pm (including set-up/break down)
Locations: Bedford High School for meetings, St. Anselm College for the event.
Contact: Ms. Woods in C114 and or

From the SAU:
Camp Invention -
Does your child like to take things apart, and design, color and create? Are you interested in unlocking your child's potential this summer?  Camp Invention may be a great fit. This year's camp will be held at McKelvie Middle School July 10 - July 14 from 8:30 am - 3:00 PM. Camp Invention is the only nationally acclaimed summer enrichment day experience for children entering grades K through 6th Grade taught by certified teachers. Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for this years camp. Click here to register online, or here to view our paper flyer. You can save $15 by registering on or before May 1st with the promo code DISCOVER15. If you have any questions, please contact the director, Courtney Cheetham at

First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids
Please come and Ride the First Annual Greater Manchester, NH PMC Kids Ride on June 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM – Noon, at St. Anselm College.  Bring your bikes and helmets and ride to Cure Cancer. A full morning of entertainment is planned with special guests arriving for all the fun.  Register online at and choose to ride in the Greater Manchester NH Kids Ride. This year’s ride is in honor of Emma Bechert, a 14 year old Bedford resident who lost her life to cancer. Emma was a PMC Kids rider.
Attachments area
Calendar  2017-18 ​
As families start planning for next year, we thought it would be helpful to share the 2017-18 School Calendar. The first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 29.

From the PTG:
Haven’t signed up for the PTG Color Blast 5K yet? All participants that register BEFORE May 5th will be entered to win raffle prizes including a $100 gift card to Copper Door Restaurant. In addition, if you register by May 5th you can purchase a race kit for only $10. A race kit comes in a reusable drawstring bag and includes a Color Blast 5K t-shirt in your size, sunglasses to keep the powder out of your eyes and an individual powder packet to use at the race start “color explosion”. Register today for the most colorful, family friendly, fun run around! June 4th @ 10:00 a.m. at BHS/RAL campus, event presented by Derry Medical Center.

YANKEE CANDLE: Due to parent interest we have reopened our Yankee Candle sale for online ordering only. Yankee Candle offers a variety of quality products and ship direct. Feel free to share the online shopping link with friends and family, near and far, that love Yankee Candle. Shipping is free on orders $100 or more and 40% of sales go back to the PTG. Online ordering is available through June 1st. Group Code #999965479

Upcoming PTG Event: Save the date for our annual spring "Year in Review, Coffee with the Principals” on May 9th @ 9:30a.m. at BCTV.  

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