New Hampshire State Assessment Testing
JUNIORS- State testing will be made up of the SAT (pencil + paper) and the SAS (online) this year. The state mandated date to administer the SAT is on. Since the test should conclude around , students will not be required to attend 4th block. There is no fee for this exam. The SAS is a shorter exam and will take place the following day on . Please note that any student with approved testing accommodations will have a unique schedule which will be communicated to he or she individually. Students do not need to register with the CollegeBoard to take the SAT as this is done though the NH DOE. Also students will be taking the essay portion.
SAT-(BHS Gymnasium, arrive at )
Do bring: #2 pencils, calculator, BHS ID
Do NOT bring: backpacks, Chromebooks, phones, Smart watches, homework or novel
SAS-(BHS Gymnasium, arrive at )
Do bring: Fully charged Chromebook, headphones or earbuds, wireless mouse (if you prefer this to trackpad navigation), novel
Do NOT bring: backpacks, phones, Smart watches, homework
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
March 21, 22 SAT, SAS
From the Counseling Department:
2018 AP Exam Registration is underway through https://goo.gl/bAv7az. Each AP Exam is $94 (check made out to BHS) and dropped off at the Counseling Office. (If your student is part of the Free and Reduced Lunch program please stop by the Counseling Office after registering.) Google form registration found here:
Scholarship Season has arrived!!! We have created a instructional video for students applying to scholarships, as well as a google form that needs to be completed for each scholarship students apply to. These items are located here: https://goo.gl/flfyJW.
You will find a comprehensive list of scholarships on Naviance, HOWEVER, you cannot apply or request supporting documents through Naviance (this is informational only). Local scholarships tend to have better odds, so apply to them!!
From the Library:
DEADLINE TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK IS 2/23/18
From the IB Coordinator:
Teachers are currently in the process of administering, grading, and uploading Internal Assessments and uploading other externally assessed work. These are official IB assessments that contribute to students’ overall IB Exam scores. It is a busy time of year! Final IB deadlines for EE’s, TOK PTs, English Lit WITs and World Language WAs is.
If you’d like to know more about the IB Diploma Programme at BHS, check the BHS IB Website or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have.
From the Deans:
Bedford students are invited and encouraged to participate in the 2018 NH State House Bicentennial Essay Contest. Please click HERE for details. If students have any questions, they should see their social studies teacher or Mrs. O’Hara, the Dean of Humanities.
French Exchange 2018-2019
French teachers are currently sharing information in their classes about participating in the French Exchange next year. The students from France will be hosted in the fall of 2018 in Bedford and the BHS students will stay with the same family in the spring of 2019 during Intersession.
Please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at email@example.com, with your interest in participating in the reciprocal exchange and your student's name to confirm your spot. For more information please see our French Exchange website.
2/23- Tropical Friday- dress for where you’d like to be during vacation.
World Language Week Presentations
SPRING PRE-SEASON LIST
SPRING PRE-SEASON LIST
Spring sports Preseason Sign-Ups are required for ALL athletes. Please complete the Google Form no later than Friday, February 23 to get your name on your coach’s list. This is mandatory for All Spring sport athletes!
Spring sports paperwork schedule:
Note: Physicals are good for two years based on the date of examination and must cover the entire season. The nurse does not provide copies of physicals. If one is required, include it with your spring sports paperwork.
If you need a Concussion test, select this link to schedule an appointment.
We have 47 senior NHIAA Scholar Athletes that will be recognized onat the Capitol Center for the Arts. Letters from Mr. Parker have been hand-delivered from the Athletic Department to these deserving athletes that met the NHIAA criteria of obtaining a B+ average throughout their Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years - Plus, these athletes participate in two varsity sports during their senior year. Congratulations!!
Anyone interested in producing our Winter Awards Ceremony slideshow, please stop by the athletic department. We have all of the candid pics you need - And, you get RWL hours and tremendous appreciation from all of our Winter athletes, friends, and families.
Anyone interested in trying out for the Tennis team this Spring that has not tried out team before, please stop by the Athletic Department. Boys tennis players are organizing some workouts and want to include everyone who is interested and they need to be able to contact you!
Winter workouts for SOFTBALL will begin on firstname.lastname@example.org continue weekly through mid-March. Workouts will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton from Anyone interested in playing SOFTBALL in the Spring is invited to attend. The workouts will include throwing, fielding, pitching, catching and hitting drills. Please make sure to bring a bat, glove, sneakers and plenty of water. For additional information contact our Varsity Softball Coach Jay Brewster @ 603-377-0439 or
Morning workouts have begun! Anyone that plans to play and hasn’t emailed Coach Chapman, please have them do asap!
Another Fused Glass Workshop begins! Registration begins 2/16/18! See
for more information!
Manchester School of Technology
Applications for MST are available in the Counseling and Alternative Programming Offices. Students electing to take classes at MST for the 18-19 school year must complete their course selection forms and fill out the application. The can be turned in to the Counseling Office or Alternative Programming Office by
http://mst.mansd.org/ for additional information.. Please visit
NOTE: Sophomores can access MST courses starting the 2018-19 school year.
Real World Learning Opportunities
Community Service/Career Exploration:
Organization: Red Storm FIRST Robotics
Description: Volunteers are needed to help run competition on 2/17/18shifts from
Contact: Mr. Fowler at email@example.com
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Dates: Ongoing: Monday-
Location: McKelvie Intermediate School
For other opportunities, please see the RWL page on the BHS website: https://goo.gl/f12Cp2
From the SAU:
Over the course of this fall, the Bedford School District made several additions to our student handbooks.
- Notice of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
- Teaching about Human Sexuality
- Volunteers in the Bedford School District
- Use of Personal Vehicles for School Business
- Student Use of Electronics on Buses (in the Transportation Handbook)
The handbook for each school can be found on the school website under School Info.
From the PTG:
The PTG and BeBOLD ARE EXCITED TO CO-SPONSOR A PRESENTATION FOR ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS -at BHS Auditorium
“Understanding How to Parent So that Children Can Succeed: Addressing Childhood Anxiety and its Potential Pathway towards Substance Abuse”
Special guest speaker Jessica Lahey veteran teacher, journalist, and author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.
Jessica Lahey will provide insight on how to raise kids who are happy and healthy and less likely to turn to destructive coping strategies, including ways to prevent childhood addiction. Lahey will also share research on the most effective ways to parent and support the psycho-social and emotional needs of our children. Additionally, she will outline risk factors, explain which positive interventions can overcome those risk factors, and offer parents and teachers actionable, useful tools for raising happy, resilient children who will be less likely to turn to unhealthy behaviors when faced with the increasingly toxic stress and anxiety they face at home, in school and in our society. This event is open to all parents/guardians.
The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.
PANERA & PTG – Planning a stay-cation next week…take a night off from cooking and join us at our Bedford PTG Night at Panera (Colby Court) on Panera Flyerwith you.anytime between Be sure to bring your
COLOR BLAST FUN RUN COMMUNITY EVENT…Save the date Color Blast Fun Run for more information.! Registration opens in March. Check out
STAY CONNECTED to PTG: Please visit our PTG WEBSITE and be sure to “like” our FACEBOOK PAGE to see all the exciting things happening at our schools. Thank you for your support!
HAVE A WONDERFUL FEBRUARY VACATION!
BeBOLD & THE BEDFORD PTG ARE EXCITED TO CO-SPONSOR A PRESENTATION FOR ALL PARENTS & GUARDIANS:
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER JESSICA LAHEY
AUTHOR OF “THE GIFT OF FAILURE”
TOPIC: “Understanding How to Parent So that Children Can Succeed: Addressing Childhood Anxiety and its Potential Pathway towards Substance Abuse”
Jessica Lahey, veteran teacher, journalist, and author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, will present “Understanding How to Parent So that Children Can Succeed: Addressing Childhood Anxiety and its Potential Pathway towards Substance Abuse”.
Jessica Lahey will provide insight on how to raise kids who are happy and healthy and less likely to turn to destructive coping strategies, including ways to prevent childhood addiction. Lahey will also share research on the most effective ways to parent and support the psycho-social and emotional needs of our children. Additionally, she will outline risk factors, explain which positive interventions can overcome those risk factors, and offer parents and teachers actionable, useful tools for raising happy, resilient children who will be less likely to turn to unhealthy behaviors when faced with the increasingly toxic stress and anxiety they face at home, in school and in our society.
This Jessica Lahey event will take the place of BeBOLD’s regularly scheduled MARCH monthly Speaker Series Event.
BEBOLD’S APRIL SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
SAVE THE DATE:
TOPIC DETAILS SOON TO FOLLOW
BEBOLD WISHES EVERYONE A SAFE & RELAXING FEBRUARY VACATION!