Monday, October 30, 2017

BHS News

10/27/17

 

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-ups

The parent portal will be available for conference signups from October 24th @ 8:00 am through November 4th @ midnight.

Conferences will be held:  Parent Teacher Conferences:     November 6- 3:00-6:30
                                                                                             November 8- 4:30-8:00

The link to get into the portal is:  https://sau25bhs.ptcwizard.com/parent/


 

8th Annual Witch Way to the 5K - REGISTRATION OPEN

Join us for the 8th annual Witch Way to the 5K  on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The kids 1K race starts at 9:30am and the adult race begins at 10am at Lurgio Middle School. Click here to register. We are also always looking for sponsors - for more information click here.

 
Bedford Education Foundation
The BEF is holding their annual fundraising event on November 17th from 7pm to 10pm at the Bedford Village Inn.  The theme is Nostalgic November.  For more information on the event and how to purchase tickets, clickHERE. Questions can be directed to info@befnh.org

Intersession
The Intersession page is live.  The April 2018 activities are listed.  Sign-ups for seniors (followed by the other classes) begins October 24th at 8pm.  Click here for more info or go through the high school website: Academics/Intersession.  The activities are listed down the left side of the page.

 
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:


 
From the Counseling Department:
Miss Financial Aid Night? Watch a NHHEAF presentation on filing the FAFSA here! Additional materials can be picked up in our office and also seen here.

 
From the Library:
YEARBOOK Information:
Order here:

You AND your student can add THEIR photos to the BHS yearbook by using the Replayit. Access it through the web www.replayit.com or download the app!

Did you know there was a parent only Facebook group? Upload photos and keep up to date with all yearbook information!

Purchasing the BHS yearbook includes:
  • a hardcover yearbook
  • 200+ pages
  • digital access to ALL photos uploaded forever!
Senior Information!
  • Seniors must submit a Hockmeyer photo for their senior portrait
  • Send your senior off with a Senior Recognition Ad! Start building your ad now before you run out of time. Work can be saved to complete at a later date.

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration has now ended. If you missed the October 20th deadline and would still like to register, please see Mr. Cannon as soon as possible. Payments for exams should be made by check made out to Bedford High School and should be submitted to Mr. Cannon as soon as possible. Receipts will be returned to students by the end of the first week of November.

Currently seniors are completing their History HIs and writing their final EE reflections.

For answers to all (or most) of your IB-related questions, check out the BHS IB Website.

 
From the Deans:
Grades close for the first quarter on Friday, November 3rd. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place on Monday, November 6th, from 3:00-6:30 and Wednesday, November 8th, from 4:30-8:00. The parent portal will be available for conference signups from October 24th @ 8:00 am through November 4th @ midnight.

On Thursday Oct 12, Maureen Mills, Chair of the Ceramics Dept at New Hampshire Institute of Art, visited 3 ceramics I classes. Maureen is a renowned Ceramic Artist and has written a Book on Decorating Ceramics which we have in the BHS library.
She helped students on the wheel and also taught how to make nesting bowls and whistles.
Student Activities:

Homecoming Dance is October 21st from 7:30pm-10pm in the Commons. Tickets are $7.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. You must arrive between 7:30- 8:30pm to enter the dance.

Performances of “Anything Goes” the fall musical will be: November 9, 10, 11 at 7:00pmNovember 12th at 2:00 pm, and November 17& 18 at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at: seatyourself.biz/bedfordhigh   or at the door.
 
In Sports:
Bulldog Athletics Fall Newsletter!

We Invite you to partner with us by volunteering time, donating food, or providing monetary support. Donations are tax deductible and can be made payable to: The Bedford Community Food Pantry

If you are in need of assistance the Food Pantry is located at:
4 Church Road in Bedford, NH

We are open the first Saturday of the month from 9 am to 11 am and the following Monday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm AND the third Saturday of the month from 9am to 11am and the following Monday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
If you wish to contact us please call 867-1445  Or visit our website at bedfordnhfoodpantry.org

The Bedford Community Food Pantry is a program of the Bedford Lions Club

 

PLAYOFF SEASON!
 
Saturday, October 28th
B/G Varsity XC @ Divisional Meet 1pm at Derryfield Park
Boys Varsity Soccer vs Central 2pm at BHS

Sunday, October 29th
Girls Varsity Soccer vs Nashua South 7:30pm at BHS
JV/V Spirit at Concord HS

Congrats to the JV Tournament Champions!
Boys JV Soccer and Girls JV Cross Country Teams
 

Winter Sports Coaches Meeting - Wednesday, November 1st 3pm
All student-athletes planning to play a winter sport should plan to attend to meet with Coaches!

Steps to Winter Sports Sign-Ups
1.    Complete the Pre-Season Google form for Winter sports.  Use this link
Pre-SeasonSign-Ups (Thank you to over 400 of you that have already signed up!)
2.    Attend Winter Sports meeting for Teams and Coaches on November 1st.  See this link:
3.    All teams except Indoor Track require concussion testing.  If you need concussion
testing plan according to these links: ImPACTTestingSchedule   
4.    Hand deliver the sports paperwork to Mrs. Romano and/or Mr. Parker in the Athletic
Department only!  Use this link PaperworkDueDate to know what date your sports paperwork is due.

National Letter of Intent (NLI) - Attention All Senior Athletes!
The Athletic Department sent out an Email Friday morning to all seniors asking them to complete a quick Google form questionnaire for anyone who has received a National Letter of Intent for college.  We will host a “media” celebration for all athletes this applies to on campus on November 14.  Please take a moment and complete this link National_Letter_of_Intent  More details to follow ...

College Visits Protocol
Step One
  • Athlete completes form and obtains a parent/guardian signature
  • Athlete brings completed form from parent to their coach for approval, then
  • Athlete brings form to Athletic Department for approval
  • Once approved, Athletic Department will retain the copy
Step Two
  • Athlete takes original (signed) form to the College Admission Office and gets date and signature from college representative during visit
  • Athlete returns the original executed form back to Athletic Department immediately upon return from College visit
Important Note ~ College Visits are excused absences from school, but are not     excused absences from sports without an approved form signed by college representative.

Alternative Programming:
Real World Learning Opportunities
Community Service:
MAKING STRIDES OF MANCHESTER
Arms Park
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Registration - 9:30 am
Ceremony – 11:00 am/Walk to follow

Community Service:
Organization: Adaptive Soccer through Bedford Rec
Description: Volunteers are needed for buddies to help with the adaptive program.The adaptive program provides the opportunity for kids 7-18 with physical, developmental and emotional challenges, to be able to play the game of soccer.  We utilize the buddy system where we pair each player with one or more buddies as needed to provide on field support, encouragement and friendship.
Dates: Tuesdays 5:30-6:15, Saturdays from 12:00-1:00 (Now until November 4th)
Location:  at the SAU Field

Community Service:
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Dates: Monday-Thursday 3:15-4:15pm
Location: McKelvie Intermediate School

For other opportunities, please see the RWL page on the BHS website: https://goo.gl/f12Cp2


 
From the SAU:

 
From the PTG:
MEADOW FARMS GIFT WRAP FUNDRAISER - DEADLINE EXTENDED! - Thank you to all who participated in our annual Meadow Farms Gift Wrap Fundraiser. If you missed the chance to place an order, you are in luck! Online orders will be available until December 16th. As we embark on the gift-giving season, please take a moment to check out the online link for some fabulous gift ideas.   
** 40% of the sales are donated back to the schools! **

HELP THE PTG - Help the PTG continue to bring exciting programs/speakers to our schools like Eyes on Owls, Abenaki Story Tellers, T.I.G.E.R. Anti-Bullying performance, Ed Gerety Youth Speaker, and Chris Herren Motivational Speaker. These events cannot happen without the support from parents and teachers in the Bedford community. There is still time to help, simply click on the PayPal link at www.bedfordptg.org to make a donation or send in a check payable to Bedford PTG in an enveloped marked “PTG Support” with your name, email address and child’s school. Bedford PTG appreciates your support.

SAVE THE DATE - COFFEE WITH SUPERINTENDENT CHIP MCGEE - Thursday, November 2nd 9:30 – 10:30am.  Join us at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford), with our special guest Superintendent Chip McGee, for a brief overview of current happenings in the district followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served and your children are welcome to attend.


ANNUAL GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER -  A gift card is the perfect gift for any occasion! For every gift card you buy, a percentage of the value of the card is donated by the sponsoring retailer to our schools while 100% of the value of the card that you purchased is available for you to spend! Order forms will be sent home with children in grades K-8 on October 20th.  For those students attending BHS, or for those who would like to download an order form, one will be available on our website at www.bedfordptg.org.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

BHS Evacuation Today

Dear Parents,

This afternoon the High School evacuated the building because of threat written on a bathroom stall.  Police were immediately called in and the situation was evaluated for credibility.   Although it was determined to likely be non-credible, student and staff safety are always our first priority and therefore, an evacuation was called.  With the assistance of the Bedford Police, the gymnasium and surrounding spaces were searched and deemed safe to re-enter.  Students and staff were allowed back in the gym for the balance of the afternoon while the common areas of the school and classrooms were cleared.  Once accounted for upperclassmen with keys in hand were able to be dismissed directly to their cars. Following the all clear, we moved to dismissal as it was close to the end of the day.
I want to thank all of our students and staff for the tremendous cooperation and assistance as we managed the situation.  I also want to thank parents for your patience as we worked through this unfortunate incident.  Finally, the prompt assistance of the Bedford Police department allowed us to manage this situation in a safe and purposeful manner.  

Regards,

Bill

Monday, October 23, 2017

BHS News

10/20/17

Suicide Prevention Training
Bedford School District professionals will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Training, open to all community members, on Thursday, October 26th, 5:30-8:30 at BHS in room B133. Please contact Zanna Blaney at blaneyz@sau25.net with any questions regarding this workshop.

8th Annual Witch Way to the 5K - REGISTRATION OPEN
Join us for the 8th annual Witch Way to the 5K  on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The kids 1K race starts at 9:30am and the adult race begins at 10am at Lurgio Middle School. Click here to register. We are also always looking for sponsors - for more information click here.

Bedford Education Foundation
The BEF is holding their annual fundraising event on November 17th from 7pm to 10pm at the Bedford Village Inn.  The theme is Nostalgic November.  For more information on the event and how to purchase tickets, clickHERE. Questions can be directed to info@befnh.org

Intersession
The Intersession page is live.  The April 2018 activities are listed.  Sign-ups for seniors (followed by the other classes) begins October 24th at 8pm.  Click here for more info or go through the high school website: Academics/Intersession.  The activities are listed down the left side of the page.

Driver’s Ed Information
Sharing the Road Driving School, is no longer contracted with Bedford High School.  I would like to have all inquiries addressed to keckles307@comcast.net about Driver’s Education.  The school will no longer take paperwork or questions regarding Driver’s Education at the Main Office.
The SAU and Bedford High School, have been kind enough to allow Sharing the Road Driving School, LLC, space at the high school to teach the driver’s education classes and drive students out of the high school.

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 School District professionals will be conducting a suicide prevention training, open to all community members, on Thursday, October 26th, 5:30-8:30 at BHS. Please contact Zanna Blaney at blaneyz@sau25.netwith any questions regarding this workshop.

From the Counseling Department:
Miss Financial Aid Night? Watch a NHHEAF presentation on filing the FAFSA here! Additional materials can be picked up in our office and also seen here.
Seniors- November 1st is a very popular application deadline for colleges. Note that your school counselor needs to be notified two weeks in advance of a due date to ensure that the high school’s portion of your application is submitted on time.

From the Library:
YEARBOOK Information:
Order here:
You AND your student can add THEIR photos to the BHS yearbook by using the Replayit. Access it through the web www.replayit.com or download the app!
Did you know there was a parent only Facebook group? Upload photos and keep up to date with all yearbook information!
Purchasing the BHS yearbook includes:
  • a hardcover yearbook
  • 200+ pages
  • digital access to ALL photos uploaded forever!
Senior Information!
  • Seniors must submit a Hockmeyer photo for their senior portrait
  • Send your senior off with a Senior Recognition Ad! Start building your ad now before you run out of time. Work can be saved to complete at a later date.


From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exam Registration is happening now! The registration window will close on October 20. Students in IB “terminus” classes wishing to register for IB Exams need to do so through the IB Coordinator’s office using the form found at www.tinyurl.com/IBExamReg2018. Registration instructions, cost information and FAQs can be found here. Upon submission of the registration form, students and parents will receive a confirmation “invoice” via email. Please verify the information in that email for accuracy. Payments for exams should be made by check to BHS and should be submitted to me, Mr. Cannon, by October 25. This information, as well as an up-to-date IB Exam schedule can be found on the Exam Information page on the IB at BHS website. If students and/or families have questions, send me an email or stop by my office in the library.
And as always, for answers to all (or most) of your IB-related questions, check out the BHS IB Website.

From the Deans:
Grades close for the first quarter on Friday, November 3rd. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place on Monday, November 6th, from 3:00-6:30 and Wednesday, November 8th, from 4:30-8:00. The parent portal will be available for conference signups from October 24th @ 8:00 am through November 4th @ midnight.
On Thursday Oct 12, Maureen Mills, Chair of the Ceramics Dept at New Hampshire Institute of Art, visited 3 ceramics I classes. Maureen is a renowned Ceramic Artist and has written a Book on Decorating Ceramics which we have in the BHS library.
She helped students on the wheel and also taught how to make nesting bowls and whistles.

Student Activities:
Homecoming Dance is October 21st from 7:30pm-10pm in the Commons. Tickets are $7.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. You must arrive between 7:30- 8:30pm to enter the dance.
Performances of “Anything Goes” the fall musical will be: November 9, 10, 11 at 7:00pmNovember 12th at 2:00 pm, and November 17& 18 at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at: seatyourself.biz/bedfordhigh   or at the door.

In Sports:
Steps to Winter Sports Sign-Ups
1.    Complete the Pre-Season Google form for Winter sports.  Use this link
Pre-SeasonSign-Ups (Thank you to almost 400 of you that have already signed up!)
2.    Attend Winter Sports meeting for Teams and Coaches on November 1st.  See this link:
3.    All teams except Indoor Track require concussion testing.  If you need concussion
testing plan according to these links: ImPACTTestingSchedule   
4.    Hand deliver the sports paperwork to Mrs. Romano and/or Mr. Parker in the Athletic
Department only!  Use this link PaperworkDueDate to know what date your sports paperwork is due.
National Letter of Intent (NLI) - Attention All Senior Athletes!
The Athletic Department sent out an Email Friday morning to all seniors asking them to complete a quick Google form questionnaire for anyone who has received a National Letter of Intent for college.  We will host a “media” celebration for all athletes this applies to on campus on November 14.  Please take a moment and complete this link National_Letter_of_Intent  More details to follow ...
College Visits Protocol
Step One
  • Athlete completes form and obtains a parent/guardian signature
  • Athlete brings completed form from parent to their coach for approval, then
  • Athlete brings form to Athletic Department for approval
  • Once approved, Athletic Department will retain the copy
Step Two
  • Athlete takes original (signed) form to the College Admission Office and gets date and signature from college representative during visit
  • Athlete returns the original executed form back to Athletic Department immediately upon return from College visit
Important Note ~ College Visits are excused absences from school, but are not     excused absences from sports without an approved form signed by college representative.

Alternative Programming:
Real World Learning Opportunities
Community Service:
MAKING STRIDES OF MANCHESTER
Arms Park
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Registration - 9:30 am
Ceremony – 11:00 am/Walk to follow

Community Service:
Organization: Adaptive Soccer through Bedford Rec
Description: Volunteers are needed for buddies to help with the adaptive program.The adaptive program provides the opportunity for kids 7-18 with physical, developmental and emotional challenges, to be able to play the game of soccer.  We utilize the buddy system where we pair each player with one or more buddies as needed to provide on field support, encouragement and friendship.
Dates: Tuesdays 5:30-6:15, Saturdays from 12:00-1:00 (Now until November 4th)
Location:  at the SAU Field
Community Service:
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Dates: Monday-Thursday 3:15-4:15pm
Location: McKelvie Intermediate School

For other opportunities, please see the RWL page on the BHS website: https://goo.gl/f12Cp2

From the SAU:

From the PTG:
MEADOW FARMS GIFT WRAP FUNDRAISER - DEADLINE EXTENDED! - Thank you to all who participated in our annual Meadow Farms Gift Wrap Fundraiser. If you missed the chance to place an order, you are in luck! Online orders will be available until December 16th. As we embark on the gift-giving season, please take a moment to check out the online link for some fabulous gift ideas.   
** 40% of the sales are donated back to the schools! **
HELP THE PTG - Help the PTG continue to bring exciting programs/speakers to our schools like Eyes on Owls, Abenaki Story Tellers, T.I.G.E.R. Anti-Bullying performance, Ed Gerety Youth Speaker, and Chris Herren Motivational Speaker. These events cannot happen without the support from parents and teachers in the Bedford community. There is still time to help, simply click on the PayPal link at www.bedfordptg.org to make a donation or send in a check payable to Bedford PTG in an enveloped marked “PTG Support” with your name, email address and child’s school. Bedford PTG appreciates your support.
SAVE THE DATE - COFFEE WITH SUPERINTENDENT CHIP MCGEE - Thursday, November 2nd 9:30 – 10:30am.  Join us at BCTV (10 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford), with our special guest Superintendent Chip McGee, for a brief overview of current happenings in the district followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served and your children are welcome to attend.

ANNUAL GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER -  A gift card is the perfect gift for any occasion! For every gift card you buy, a percentage of the value of the card is donated by the sponsoring retailer to our schools while 100% of the value of the card that you purchased is available for you to spend! Order forms will be sent home with children in grades K-8 on October 20th.  For those students attending BHS, or for those who would like to download an order form, one will be available on our website at www.bedfordptg.org.