Tuesday, February 27, 2018

BHS News

2/23/18

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 Wednesday, March 21st. Since the test should conclude around 1:30 pm, 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 Thursday, March 22nd. 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- March 21st (BHS Gymnasium, arrive at 7:30am)
Do bring: #2 pencils, calculator, BHS ID
Do NOT bring: backpacks, Chromebooks, phones, Smart watches, homework or novel

SAS- March 22nd (BHS Gymnasium, arrive at 7:30am)
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:2/26 - 3/2/18 - Winter Vacation
March 21, 22  SAT, SAS
From the Counseling Department:
2018 AP Exam Registration is underway through March 9th.  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:   https://goo.gl/bAv7az

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:
YEARBOOK Information

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 March 15.

If you’d like to know more about the IB Diploma Programme at BHS, check the BHS IB Website or email me at cannonj@bedfordnhk12.net 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.

Global Coordinator:
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 chenettel@sau25.net, 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.  


Student Activities:
2/23- Tropical Friday- dress for where you’d like to be during vacation.
World Language Week Presentations  March 5-9

In Sports:
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.

March 7 @ 9:30am in the BHS Theater - after Spring athletes check in with their advisors for attendance.  Proceed to the theater for a meeting hosted by Mr. Parker for important information regarding Spring sports.

If you need a Concussion test, select this link to schedule an appointment.

SCHOLAR ATHLETES
We have 47 senior NHIAA Scholar Athletes that will be recognized on March 12 at 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!!

Volunteer(s) Needed
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.

Boys TENNIS
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!

SOFTBALL
Winter workouts for SOFTBALL will begin on Saturday, January 6th and continue weekly through mid-March.  Workouts will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton from 8:30 to 10am.   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 jaypbrewster@gmail.com

BASEBALL
Morning workouts have begun! Anyone that plans to play and hasn’t emailed Coach Chapman, please have them do asap!

Alternative Programming:

Community Enrichment
Another Fused Glass Workshop begins March 20th! 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
March 23rd, 2018. Please visit  http://mst.mansd.org/ for additional information.
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 2/17/18 in 2 hour shifts from 7:30am-5:30pm
Date: 2/17/18
Location BHS
Contact: Mr. Fowler at fowlerz@sau25.net

Community Service:
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Dates: Ongoing: 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:

Student Handbooks
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


​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 - Wednesday, March 28th from 7-8:15pm 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 Thursday, March 1st anytime between 4-8pm.  Be sure to bring your Panera Flyerwith you.  

COLOR BLAST FUN RUN COMMUNITY EVENT…Save the date Sunday, June 3rd! Registration opens in March. Check out  Color Blast Fun Run for more information.

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 NEWS:

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”

Wednesday, March 28th from 7-8:15pm at BHS Auditorium

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:
Monday, April 16th from 7-8pm at the Bedford Library in the McAllaster Room.
TOPIC DETAILS SOON TO FOLLOW

BEBOLD WISHES EVERYONE A SAFE & RELAXING FEBRUARY VACATION!

Monday, February 19, 2018

BHS News

2/14/18

BHS FIRST Robotics - Red Storm Team 509

FIRST Robotics, Bedford High School, and Red Storm Team 509 are proud to present the 2018 FIRST Power Up Week Zero event on Saturday, February 17th from 8am-3pm at Bedford High School. Team 509 will be hosting the event at which 30 other teams will be participating. This year's theme "FIRST Power Up" promises to be exciting  to watch. If you're free on Saturday the 17th, you are welcome to attend to cheer on our local team and see what all the excitement is about with STEM.
                                               
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:

2/15 - 2/17 Twelfth Night - BHS theater
2/26 - 3/2/18 - Winter Vacation

 
From the Counseling Department:

2018 AP Exam Registration is underway through March 9th.  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:   https://goo.gl/bAv7az

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!!  

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 Wednesday, March 21st. Since the test should conclude around 1:30 pm, students will not be required to attend 4th block. The SAS is a shorter exam and will take place the following day on Thursday, March 22nd. 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- March 21st (BHS Gymnasium, arrive at 7:30am)
Do bring: #2 pencils, calculator, BHS ID
Do NOT bring: backpacks, Chromebooks, phones, Smart watches, homework or novel

SAS- March 22nd (BHS Gymnasium, arrive at 7:30am)
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

 
From the Library:
YEARBOOK Information

DEADLINE TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK IS 2/23/18

Senior Information!

 
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 March 15.

If you’d like to know more about the IB Diploma Programme at BHS, check the BHS IB Website or email me at cannonj@bedfordnhk12.net 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.

 
Global Coordinator:
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 chenettel@sau25.net, 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.  


 
Student Activities:
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

“Come and support Bedford’s Theatre Company and their production of Twelfth Night.  This fun, accessible production will be  great for parents and students alike.”

February 15, 16, &17, 2018      @ 7:00PM
Tickets can be purchased online at  http://seatyourself.biz/bedfordhigh or at the door.

In Sports:

SPRING PRE-SEASON SIGN UPS ARE LIVE!
(Please have your son/daughter sign up TODAY!)


 

SPRING Sports are Ramping Up ...
Concussion testing starts Wednesday, February 7.  Please see link for complete details.  Concussion testing is required every two years. If you are a freshman and have not participated in an impact sport this year and/or a first-time athlete - You need to test.  Only pole vaulters are required to take the concussion tests otherwise Outdoor Track athletes do not take concussion tests.

BHS has two, separate mandatory concussion test known as ImPACT and Balance.  Athletes must complete both tests.  If you have any questions - Please ask our trainer, Eric Gelinas.


 
ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY!
Reminder to all student-athletes, the end of Q2  (January 19th) will determine athletic eligibility for the remainder of the winter season AND eligibility for spring sports!

All student-athletes MUST pass AT LEAST 4 classes to be eligible.  Unsure or have questions?  Email Mr. Parker  ASAP!

SCHOLAR ATHLETES
We have over 45 senior NHIAA Scholar Athletes that will be recognized in March at 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!!
WINTER SPORTS Slideshow Producers Needed

Volunteer(s) Needed
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.

Boys TENNIS
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!

SOFTBALL
Winter workouts for SOFTBALL will begin on Saturday, January 6th and continue weekly through mid-March.  Workouts will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton from 8:30 to 10am.   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 jaypbrewster@gmail.com

BASEBALL
Morning workouts have begun! Anyone that plans to play and hasn’t emailed Coach Chapman, please have them do asap!

Alternative Programming:

Community Enrichment
Another Fused Glass Workshop begins March 20th! 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
March 23rd, 2018. Please visit  http://mst.mansd.org/ for additional information.
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 2/17/18 in 2 hour shifts from 7:30am-5:30pm
Date: 2/17/18
Location BHS
Contact: Mr. Fowler at fowlerz@sau25.net

Community Service:
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
Dates: Ongoing: 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:
Bedford School District Deliberative Session February 6​
All registered voters in Bedford are invited to participate in the Bedford School District Deliberative Session on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Bedford High School Theater. Voters will discuss the Bedford School Board's Warrant, which included the proposed budget and a special article that would authorize an Energy Efficiency Feasibility Study of all six schools in the district. There is also a Citizen’s Petition Warrant Article regarding school lunch trays. The voters will either affirm or revise the School Board Warrant at this meeting. For reference, here is the full budget webpage.

Student Handbooks
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


​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 - Wednesday, March 28th from 7-8:15pm 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 – Take a night off from cooking and join us at our Bedford PTG Night at Panera (Colby Court) on Thursday, March 1st anytime between 4-8pm.  Be sure to bring your Panera Flyer with you.  

COLOR BLAST 2018 COMMUNITY EVENT…Save the date Sunday June 3rd! Get Ready for the Most Colorful, Fun-Filled Day of Your Life as PTG hosts another Color Blast Fun Run. Registration opens soon. Stay tuned for more exciting details.

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!


 

BeBOLD News
BeBOLD has TWO upcoming events you won’t want to miss!
  1. FEBRUARY SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST from 7-8PM at the BEDFORD LIBRARY in the MCALLASTER ROOM

TOPIC:  “MARIJUANA - THE GATEWAY DEBATE”
There’s so much talk in the news about marijuana, especially the legalization of marijuana.  But what exactly does this mean?  Does it mean marijuana is safe? How does it relate to addiction?  What impact does marijuana have on the brain? Learn more about today’s marijuana.  This event is open to all youth ages 6th-12th grade and adults.

Presenter Marty Boldin, NH Drug Advisor to Governor Sununu with Focus on Recovery will lead the discussion about marijuana followed by a panel discussion including Diane Vaccarello of Bedford Family Therapy & BeBOLD Board Member; Chief John Bryfonski of the Bedford Police Department & Vice President of BeBOLD; and a mom and nurse who will share her personal story.

2) MARCH SPECIAL EVENT:

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”

Wednesday, March 28th from 7-8:15pm at BHS Auditorium

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”.  This event will take the place of BeBOLD’s regularly scheduled monthly Speaker Series Event.

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.