Monday, April 23, 2018

BHS News


4/21/18  

WISHING ALL OF OUR FAMILIES A WONDERFUL (AND WARM) SPRING BREAK!

National History Day
On April 7th, members from National History Day represented BHS at Plymouth State University in a statewide competition. Many of these students have worked tirelessly since the summer creating engaging websites, exhibits, papers and even group performances that presented their rich analysis of original research topics. BHS is proud of the senior group website (Fighting for Freedom:  The South African Struggle Against Apartheid), senior group performance (Demystifying the Dangers Of Lead: Clair Patterson's Role in Compromising a Worldwide Poison) and senior group exhibit (Conflict and Compromise Surrounding The Marshall Plan) will all be heading to Washington, D.C. to represent BHS at the National Contest. Congratulations and Good Luck!
BHS Kitchen News:
  • Come check out our new bento box lunches at the snack shop! They are filled with fresh fruit and veggies, a healthy protein like hummus and whole grain crackers. They are a great healthy alternative to the hot lunch.  
  • We will be featuring our own chicken teriyaki bowl, with homemade teriyaki sauce, brown rice, vegetable egg roll, ginger garlic edamame, spicy green beans, fresh fruit & milk.
  • The salad bar will be featuring a cobb salad theme with mixed lettuces, diced tomato, red onion, avocado, hard boiled egg, bacon, blue cheese, and homemade dressings for the month of May.

                                          
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:
April 23rd - 27th - Spring Vacation
May 4th - RWL for Seniors Deadline
June 16th - Class of 2018 Graduation 10am rain or shine

From the Counseling Department:
AP Exam Schedule:  https://goo.gl/tuDaJR
The mandatory AP registration session will take place after break on Wednesday, May 2nd in the Commons. All students who are taking one AP exam or more need to attend. Students need to go to Advisory for attendance first, then leave immediately to attend the session in the commons.
Students are expected to bring #2 pencils, CB approved calculators if required, and a pen to the exam.  NO CELLS PHONES, or Backpacks in the testing room. Students may bring a snack and a drink for breaks.
There will only be bussing for the following AP exams:  AP English Literature and AP US History. Bussing for both exams will leave BHS at 7:40 AM (main doors of BHS).   For all other AP exams, students are responsible for transportation to and from St. Elizabeth Seton Activity Center.  Students are expected to be in class when they are not testing (AM exams - come back for 4th block, PM exams - students should be attending 1st block, Advisory, and 2nd block, grabbing lunch at the start of third block, then leave for St. Elizabeth Seton).

 
Scholarship Season 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!!  

Attention Parents of Juniors:
Please encourage your son/daughter to apply for the Bulldog Community Excellence Grant. This grant is offered by the BHS Alumni Association to one Junior or a team of Juniors allowing them the opportunity to design their own non-profit charity project and run it this Summer/Fall. Recipients will be given a financial stipend to execute their project and a BHS Alumni mentor to pair with to help them succeed. Deadline to apply is May 7 - more information can be found on the BHS website under the "Alumni" tab or by emailing BedfordHighSchoolAlumni@gmail.com  

From the Library:
As we begin to wind down the school year, please check with your student for overdue library materials. All library accounts must be cleared before the end of school.
YEARBOOK Information
Only 72  yearbooks are left to buy! First come- first serve.
From the Nursing Department:

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exams start after April Vacation. A detailed explanation of exam policies, procedures and expectations, including the attendance expectations was emailed to all students registered for exams, their parents, and staff. Click here to view the IB Exam policies and expectations.

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:
May 3rd is the Concert and Chamber Choirs’ spring concert.
May 10th, the IB Art Show is at 5:30 before the spring play.

Global Coordinator:
Hosting Opportunity-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.  For families that would only like to host, the group from France often needs additional host homes.

If you would like to only host a French student in the fall or are interested in participating in the reciprocal exchange, please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at chenettel@sau25.net  with your student’s name to confirm you space.  For more information please see our French Exchange website.  

Student Activities:
PROM TICKETS are still available on a first come first serve basis.
Please see Mrs. Noe. $65.00 per ticket. “Under the Stars” at Atkinson Country Club, May 5th, 6pm -11pm.
The BHS spring play “Tracks” will run May 10, 11, and 12 at 7:00 pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2 pm. Adults are $10.00. Students are $5.00.

In Sports:
Fall 2018 Pre-Seasons Sign Ups “go-live” on Monday, May 7. Every athlete that is planning to participate in sports for the Fall season must complete the pre-season Google form.  This is a first-step, separate from completing paperwork that is hand delivered to Mrs. Romano in the Athletic Department starting on May 31.  More details are already available in the Fall Season portal on the Athletics tab of the BHS website. Our individual team schedules are not updated yet. A cumulative glance at the Fall season is on this link.
For up-to-date daily schedules for the Spring season game events/practices use this link:  

Alternative Programming:
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
Any student interested in being eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award must have their Community Service hours submitted to their Advisors by April 20th, 2018.

Manchester School of Technology
Parents and Guardians of MST students are encouraged to turn in the request for Aspen login to MST in order to gain access to their students grades on a daily basis. Please contact Amy Woods Dean of Alternative Programming at woodsa@bedfordnhk12.net or Tim Otis, Assistant Principal at MST totis@mansd.org if there are additional questions.

RWL DEADLINE FOR SENIORS IS MAY 4th, 2018
All hours required for graduation must be submitted and verified by May 4th, 2018.
Community Service/Career Exploration
Organization: Bedford Police Department and CERT
Description: Volunteers are needed for a shelter drill
Date: April 24th, 2018 5pm-8pm
Location: Bedford High School

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:
2018-19 School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2018-19 School Calendar. Please note that there is a substantial change for 2018-19. The district will shift from tracking days to tracking hours. As a result, the last day of school for 2018-19 will be no later than June 13 and could be as early as June 6. The first five snow days, if needed, will be made up by students at the end of the year. Any snow days beyond five days will not need to be made up by students. This should bring some more predictability to the end of the year for families.
​​
Gsuite Information for Parents
Some of our parents have asked for an explanation of our Gsuite, the tools within Chrome our students now use for much of their school work​. Our technology
​ teachers​ have developed this Gsuite Information for Parents.
​ ​
For parents/guardians who are interested in seeing the work of their child, just ask your son/daughter to log in with their account or provide you with their password to showcase the work completed.
 
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
  • Student Use of Electronics on Buses (in ​the ​Transportation H​andbook)
​The handbook for each school can be found on the school website under School Info.

From the PTG:
COLOR BLAST SUNDAY JUNE 3RD 9:30AM - Don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun. This year our route is shorter and great for everyone in your family! Click here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities. Register by Friday, May 4th to take advantage of our reduced pricing and purchase a Color Blast t-shirt and swag bag including drawstring bag, sunglasses, bandana, and your own color bag to throw at the start of the race!
FISHER CATS DISCOUNTED TICKETS - Join the PTG for a fun family afternoon with the Fisher Cats on May 20th. Arrive early for the High Five Tunnel and stay late to run the bases.
Click  HERE for more information and to order tickets. Return order form with check payable to NH Fisher Cats to school by May 11th. Tickets will be available at the Will Call window on 5/20.

BeBOLD NEWS:
MAY SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, May 21st from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.
This event is open to all adults only.

“ADDICTION CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE:  A BEDFORD FAMILY’S PERSONAL STORY”
Think addiction can’t happen to you or someone you love?  Think again. Hear from parents in our community who are dealing with a loved one’s substance abuse.  Learn about the stigma and the isolation of dealing with addiction. Gain a better understanding of addiction and how it affects families.  

JUNE SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, June 11th from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.
This event is open to all youth age 6th-12th grade and adults.

“IT HAPPENED TO ME:  A PERSONAL STORY OF ADDICTION FROM A FORMER BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT”

Addiction is everywhere; no family is immune; no community is immune; NO SCHOOL is immune, including Bedford.  Join us for a SPECIAL presentation from one of our OWN former Bedford students who courted death but SURVIVED. Hear her story and LEARN what you need to know from someone from our community who started drinking at age 14 and by age 16 was injecting heroin. This is a POWERFUL story for ALL Bedford TEENS and PARENTS.
Please note that most of our Speaker Series events are videotaped and can be found on our website at:

Monday, April 16, 2018

BHS News

4/13/18  

Bedford DI Rocked at the Destination Imagination State Tournament
Bedford DI took home 9 of the top spots at the State Destination Imagination tournament in Bedford High School on

April 7th.  Teams had already presented at regional tournaments in Hampton, Swanzey and Goffstown to qualify for States. Teams presented solutions to challenges in many areas of STEM, as well as arts and community services projects.  DI of the Storm from, took 1st place in the Project Outreach challenge, Inside Impact.  This group of freshman were successful in getting the yes vote for the warrant article on the ballot, to replace the styrofoam trays with compostable trays in the Bedford school cafeterias. They also received the seldom given Torchbearer's Award.  
"This award is given for Project Outreach projects that have had an extraordinary impact in and beyond their local community."
BHS had two other wins by The Sit Down Commedians and O' D'Irony. Teams are now organizing many fundraisers to help offset the cost of getting to the Global Finals in Knoxville, TN next month and appreciate your support.

Attention Parents of Juniors:
Please encourage your son/daughter to apply for the Bulldog Community Excellence Grant. This grant is offered by the BHS Alumni Association to one Junior or a team of Juniors allowing them the opportunity to design their own non-profit charity project and run it this Summer/Fall. Recipients will be given a financial stipend to execute their project and a BHS Alumni mentor to pair with to help them succeed. Deadline to apply is May 7 - more information can be found on the BHS website under the "Alumni" tab or by emailing BedfordHighSchoolAlumni@gmail.com  

BHS Kitchen News:
                                         
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:
April 18th - 20th - Intersession
April 23rd - 27th - Spring Vacation
May 4th - RWL for Seniors Deadline
June 16th - Class of 2018 Graduation 10am rain or shine

From the Counseling Department:
AP Exam Schedule:  https://goo.gl/tuDaJR
The mandatory AP registration session will take place after break on Wednesday, May 2nd in the Commons. All students who are taking one AP exam or more need to attend. Students need to go to Advisory for attendance first, then leave immediately to attend the session in the commons.

Students are expected to bring #2 pencils, CB approved calculators if required, and a pen to the exam.  NO CELLS PHONES, or Backpacks in the testing room. Students may bring a snack and a drink for breaks.

There will only be bussing for the following AP exams:  AP English Literature and AP US History. Bussing for both exams will leave BHS at 7:40 AM (main doors of BHS).   For all other AP exams, students are responsible for transportation to and from St. Elizabeth Seton Activity Center.  Students are expected to be in class when they are not testing (AM exams - come back for 4th block, PM exams - students should be attending 1st block, Advisory, and 2nd block, grabbing lunch at the start of third block, then leave for St. Elizabeth Seton).

 
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:
As we begin to wind down the school year, please check with your student for overdue library materials. All library accounts must be cleared before the end of school.

YEARBOOK Information
Only 72  yearbooks are left to buy! First come- first serve.

From the Nursing Department:  Please make sure that your son/daughter has their emergency medications with them for intersession. For example, asthma inhalers, EpiPen’s, medication and supplies for diabetes management. These medications are the only medications that a student may carry.

Please provide prescription medications for intersession teachers in a clearly labeled prescription medication bottle.  Clear instructions by a parent regarding the medication should be written on the field trip form for the teacher, as well.  Please make arrangements with the designated teacher to drop off the medication directly to them. The nursing office will not accept medication for field trips dropped off by parents.

As a reminder, any student with a severe life threatening allergy should have their allergy action plan and EpiPen in the nurse’s office. If your son/daughter carries their EpiPen please remember to check the expiration date.  Allergy action plans need to be updated each school year.

Any student who has asthma should have an asthma action plan filled out by the doctor.  If they are carrying their inhaler, please check the expiration date on the inhaler periodically. Please provide an extra inhaler for the nursing office, if possible. Asthma action plans also need to be updated each year. All forms can be found in the nursing office or on any of the school websites.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Marianne Schalk-Glassman RN, MSN and Rene Mastrodicasa RN, BSN

From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exams start after April Vacation. A detailed explanation of exam policies, procedures and expectations, including the attendance expectations was emailed to all students registered for exams, their parents, and staff. Click here to view the IB Exam policies and expectations.

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:
May 3rd is the Concert and Chamber Choir’s spring concert.

Global Coordinator:
Hosting Opportunity-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.  For families that would only like to host, the group from France often needs additional host homes
If you would like to only host a French student in the fall or are interested in participating in the reciprocal exchange, please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at chenettel@sau25.net  with your student’s name to confirm you space.  For more information please see our French Exchange website.  

Student Activities:

PROM TICKETS SALES: Tuesday, April 3 - Tuesday, April 17, $65.00 per ticket. “Under the Stars” at Atkinson Country Club, May 5th, 6pm -11pm.

Model UN
From Friday, 4/6 through Sunday, 4/8, 16 students from BHS Model UN participated in Dartmouth College's Model United Nations program (DartMUN XIII). Delegates collaborated, compromised, and utilized the numerous opportunities available to highlight their public speaking skills. These students worked very hard in preparation for the conference as well, writing position papers that detailed their country's position on the issues at hand in the committee and using researched information and thoughtful analysis. During the time students spent both in and out of committee, they continued that hard work. As always, they represented BHS well, demonstrating maturity, enthusiasm, and dedication.

We had several Bulldogs who received special recognition at the conference. They earned:
Verbal Commendation: Honduras, Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN)
Best Position Papers in the World Health Organization Committee: Norway
Best Position Paper in the UN Environmental Programme: Norway
Best Delegate: Mario Damato of Greenpeace, The East and South China Seas
Best Delegate: Petro Poroshenko, The Ukrainian Cabinet.
In all they were Gold-en

SCAN- Save the Children Action Network is having a movie night Friday, 4/13 @ 6pm in the theater.
In Sports:
A typical New England Spring with cold rain, wind, and still snow … Yep - during our first home outdoor track meet on Tuesday, the Bulldog track and turf turned white quickly!  With temperature elements seemingly well below average our athletes would attest that it certainly makes all of it a slow start for sports, but our Spring season is fully underway!  Please come out and support our teams despite the capricious behavior of Mother Nature or is it Old Man Winter who is really holding on?
For up-to-date daily schedules for game events and practices use this link:  

Alternative Programming:
Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
Any student interested in being eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award must have their Community Service hours submitted to their Advisors by April 20th, 2018.

Manchester School of Technology
Parents and Guardians of MST students are encouraged to turn in the request for Aspen login to MST in order to gain access to their students grades on a daily basis. Please contact Amy Woods Dean of Alternative Programming at woodsa@bedfordnhk12.net or Tim Otis, Assistant Principal at MST totis@mansd.org if there are additional questions.

RWL DEADLINE FOR SENIORS IS MAY 4th, 2018
All hours required for graduation must be submitted and verified by May 4th, 2018.
Community Service/Career Exploration
Organization: Bedford Police Department and CERT
Description: Volunteers are needed for a shelter drill
Date: April 24th, 2018 5pm-8pm
Location: Bedford High School
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:
2018-19 School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2018-19 School Calendar. Please note that there is a substantial change for 2018-19. The district will shift from tracking days to tracking hours. As a result, the last day of school for 2018-19 will be no later than June 13 and could be as early as June 6. The first five snow days, if needed, will be made up by students at the end of the year. Any snow days beyond five days will not need to be made up by students. This should bring some more predictability to the end of the year for families.​​

Gsuite Information for Parents
Some of our parents have asked for an explanation of our Gsuite, the tools within Chrome our students now use for much of their school work​. Our technology
​ teachers​ have developed this Gsuite Information for Parents.
​ 
For parents/guardians who are interested in seeing the work of their child, just ask your son/daughter to log in with their account or provide you with their password to showcase the work completed.

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
  • Student Use of Electronics on Buses (in ​the ​Transportation H​andbook)
​The handbook for each school can be found on the school website under School Info.
From the PTG:

COLOR BLAST SUNDAY JUNE 3RD 9:30AM - Don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun. This year our route is shorter and great for everyone in your family! Click here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities. Register by Friday, May 4th to take advantage of our reduced pricing and purchase a Color Blast t-shirt and swag bag including drawstring bag, sunglasses, bandana, and your own color bag to throw at the start of the race!

FISHER CATS DISCOUNTED TICKETS - Join the PTG for a fun family afternoon with the Fisher Cats on May 20th. Arrive early for the High Five Tunnel and stay late to run the bases.
Click  HERE for more information and to order tickets. Return order form with check payable to NH Fisher Cats to school by May 11th. Tickets will be available at the Will Call window on 5/20.

BeBOLD NEWS:
APRIL SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, April 16th from 7-8pm at the Bedford Public Library in the McAllaster Room.  This event is open to all adults.

“YOU’VE BEEN SERVED:  SOCIAL LIABILITY & TEEN ALCOHOL USE”
Attention Parents! -  Hosting a teen party? Your teen promised you there would be no alcohol; but did you check?  What about those teens attending the party; did you check to see if they brought alcohol? Or, are you hosting a teen party and allowing alcohol?  Think it’s okay if teens have a few beers while you take their keys? Going away on a short vacation and leaving your responsible high schooler at home? Do you keep alcohol in your home?
Find out about these scenarios and how you could be putting yourself at risk for lawsuits or even criminal prosecution.  

This presentation will be led by Chief John Bryfonski, of Bedford Police Department and will also feature Prosecutor Bill Thornton and LT Michael Bernard, of Bedford Police Department.

Also in this presentation you will "learn the numbers" of teens who reported they regularly consumed alcohol or rode in a motor vehicle with someone who consumed alcohol.  You will also find out how current Bedford teens "stack up" against previous youth risk behavior surveys. Learn about the "markers" for alcohol abuse and addiction and find out if you could be "flipping the switch" by serving alcohol to a young teen.  Don’t miss this informative presentation!

MAY SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, May 21st from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.
This event is open to all adults only.

“ADDICTION CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE:  A BEDFORD FAMILY’S PERSONAL STORY”
Think addiction can’t happen to you or someone you love?  Think again. Hear from parents in our community who are dealing with a loved one’s substance abuse.  Learn about the stigma and the isolation of dealing with addiction. Gain a better understanding of addiction and how it affects families.  

JUNE SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, June 11th from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.
This event is open to all youth age 6th-12th grade and adults.
“IT HAPPENED TO ME:  A PERSONAL STORY OF ADDICTION FROM A FORMER BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT”
Addiction is everywhere; no family is immune; no community is immune; NO SCHOOL is immune, including Bedford.  Join us for a SPECIAL presentation from one of our OWN former Bedford students who courted death but SURVIVED. Hear her story and LEARN what you need to know from someone from our community who started drinking at age 14 and by age 16 was injecting heroin. This is a POWERFUL story for ALL Bedford TEENS and PARENTS.

Monday, April 9, 2018

BHS News

4/6/18  
Attention Parents of Juniors:
Please encourage your son/daughter to apply for the Bulldog Community Excellence Grant. This grant is offered by the BHS Alumni Association to one Junior or a team of Juniors allowing them the opportunity to design their own non-profit charity project and run it this Summer/Fall. Recipients will be given a financial stipend to execute their project and a BHS Alumni mentor to pair with to help them succeed. Deadline to apply is May 7 - more information can be found on the BHS website under the "Alumni" tab or by emailing BedfordHighSchoolAlumni@gmail.com  

Assassins (game):
I want to make the community aware that a game known as Assassins is being played by students out in the community.  It is a live-action game in which players try to eliminate one another using mock weapons, in an effort to become the last surviving player. The very nature of the game makes it look suspicious to anyone who doesn't know you're playing a game.
This is not a school sponsored or endorsed game and we strongly discourage student involvement because of the potential for accidents and the heightened anxiety about recent shootings. This has typically been a Junior class game.  

BHS Kitchen News:
Check out our new exciting menu item next Friday 4/13
Build Your Own Burrito Bowl! Choose from lots of options - whole grain brown rice, Seasoned chicken strips or beef, shredded cheese, our own pico de gallo, cilantro lime black beans, corn & fresh avocado. All lunches come with fresh strawberries or fruit cup and milk.

Stand By Me presents Dr. Robin Bruck

A free presentation for Parents and Community Members

Stand By Me is proud to present Dr. Robin Bruck from the NH nonprofit group called Personal Responsibility Organization. Dr. Bruck will present techniques that will help:
  • Manage worry and stress
  • Decrease conflict
  • Increase teamwork and cooperation
  • Increase motivation
This free community presentation for parents and students will take place Monday, April 9 from 7-8 PM in the BHS Theater. Click here to learn more.
                                               
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:
April 18th - 20th - Intersession
April 23rd - 27th - Spring Vacation
June 16th - Class of 2018 Graduation 10am rain or shine

 
From the Counseling Department:
State SAT Make-up Info
For those students who are making up the SAT please note the following- They will take place this Tuesday, the 10th at the SAU office at 103 County Rd. In order for the testing environment to remain uninterrupted by the sounds of a typical school day (i.e. bells, announcements, etc.) we will administer the assessment at this off-site location. We will meet in the conference room- the door is on the right.

The mandatory AP registration session will take place after break on Wednesday, May 2nd in the Commons. All students who are taking one AP exam or more need to attend. Students need to go to Advisory for attendance first, then leave immediately to attend the session in the commons.
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:
As we begin to wind down the school year, please check with your student for overdue library materials. All library accounts must be cleared before the end of school.
YEARBOOK Information
The yearbook has $10 off coupons in the library! Come and pick one up to receive a discount when purchasing your yearbook. Only 72  yearbooks are left to buy! First come- first serve.


From the IB Coordinator:
IB Exams start after April Vacation. A detailed explanation of exam policies, procedures and expectations, including the attendance expectations was emailed to all students registered for exams, their parents, and staff. Click here to view the IB Exam policies and expectations.
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:
Hosting Opportunity-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.  For families that would only like to host, the group from France often needs additional host homes
If you would like to only host a French student in the fall or are interested in participating in the reciprocal exchange, please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at chenettel@sau25.net  with your student’s name to confirm you space.  For more information please see our French Exchange website.  

Student Activities:
PROM TICKETS SALESTuesday, April 3 - Tuesday, April 17, $65.00 per ticket. “Under the Stars” at Atkinson Country Club, May 5th, 6pm -11pm.
Friday, April 6  Battle of the Bands is at 6pm. Contact Ms. Gaudet for more information.
Congratulations to the Math Team!  Second place in our league and second place for the state!
Bedford DI is excited to welcome teams from across the state to the Destination Imagination State Tournament at Bedford High School this Saturday, April 7th.  Over 100 teams will bring their solutions to STEM challenges, including the Arts and Community Service Projects. BHS has 4 teams participating on Saturday including, DI of the Storm, who will present their service project, Inside Impact.  This team worked tirelessly over these past few months on replacing the styrofoam trays in the cafeteria with compostable trays. They laid the groundwork that prompted a warrant article that appeared in the recent town election and their initiative got a huge yes vote.  Everyone is welcome to come support the 10 teams from Bedford DI. Admission is FREE! For a full tournament schedule see http://nh-di.org/nh/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-State-Tournament-Schedule.pdf


In Sports:

 
Alternative Programming:

Manchester School of Technology
Parents and Guardians of MST students are encouraged to turn in the request for Aspen login to MST in order to gain access to their students grades on a daily basis. Please contact Amy Woods Dean of Alternative Programming at woodsa@bedfordnhk12.net or Tim Otis, Assistant Principal at MST totis@mansd.org if there are additional questions.

RWL Opportunities:
Career Exploration:
An Open House for Empire Schools is happening at their Hooksett campus on April 7th. See our MST/RWL bulletin board on the 2nd floor or contact Ms. Woods for more information.

Community Service:
Organization: Bedford Women’s Club
Description: Set Up/Breakdown/ general help for the Annual Whale of a Sale
Date: April 7th from 9am-3pm
Location: Bedford Town Hall

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:
2018-19 School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2018-19 School Calendar. Please note that there is a substantial change for 2018-19. The district will shift from tracking days to tracking hours. As a result, the last day of school for 2018-19 will be no later than June 13and could be as early as June 6. The first five snow days, if needed, will be made up by students at the end of the year. Any snow days beyond five days will not need to be made up by students. This should bring some more predictability to the end of the year for families.
Gsuite Information for Parents
Some of our parents have asked for an explanation of our Gsuite, the tools within Chrome our students now use for much of their school work​. Our technology
​ teachers​ have developed this Gsuite Information for Parents.
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For parents/guardians who are interested in seeing the work of their child, just ask your son/daughter to log in with their account or provide you with their password to showcase the work completed.
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
  • Student Use of Electronics on Buses (in ​the ​Transportation H​andbook)
​The handbook for each school can be found on the school website under School Info.

From the PTG:

THANKS! - Thank you to all the volunteers who provided brownies and to those volunteers who helped hand them out for our annual Brownie Surprise Day on April 3rd! The students and staff really enjoyed them.

COLOR BLAST REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!   Over 175 runners registered so far. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the colorful fun. This year our route is shorter and great for everyone in your family!  Our Color Blast is scheduled for Sunday, June 3rd at 9:30AM. Click here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities.  Be sure to register by May 4th if you wish to purchase a “swag bag” that includes a Color Blast t-shirt, individual bag of color, sunglasses, and a bandana!


INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE INVOLVED WITH PTG AND BEDFORD SCHOOLS?
PTG has some exciting District and Board positions open for next school year (2018/19). Open roles include District Support, Gift Wrap, School Supplies, and Co-Barnes and Noble; along with Board roles including Secretary; and shadows for Treasurer and VP Publicity. If you have interest in any of these roles or would like to learn more please email bedfordnhptg@gmail.com by April 9th.

STAND BY ME COMMUNITY PRESENTATION - PTG is a proud sponsor of Lurgio’s Stand By Me program. All families are invited to the Stand Tall and Stand Together kick off presentation at BHS theater on Monday, April 9th at 7pm.  Click HERE  for details.

YANKEE CANDLE - ONLINE EXTENSION UNTIL MAY 15TH - Thank you to all who participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser. If you missed it, no need to worry! We are extending the fundraiser online until May 15th. Candles make a great gift for Mother's Day or any fun Spring gathering! Click here and enter 999965479 in the Group # Box to shop.*** 40% of sales go back to our schools! ***

BeBOLD NEWS:
APRIL SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:

“YOU’VE BEEN SERVED:  SOCIAL LIABILITY & TEEN ALCOHOL USE”

Monday, April 16th from 7-8pm at the Bedford Public Library in the McAllaster Room.  
This event is open to all adults.
Attention Parents! -  Hosting a teen party? Your teen promised you there would be no alcohol; but did you check?  What about those teens attending the party; did you check to see if they brought alcohol? Or, are you hosting a teen party and allowing alcohol?  Think it’s okay if teens have a few beers while you take their keys? Going away on a short vacation and leaving your responsible high schooler at home? Do you keep alcohol in your home?
Find out about these scenarios and how you could be putting yourself at risk for lawsuits or even criminal prosecution.  
This presentation will be led by Chief John Bryfonski, of Bedford Police Department and will also feature Prosecutor Bill Thornton and LT Michael Bernard, of Bedford Police Department.
Also in this presentation you will "learn the numbers" of teens who reported they regularly consumed alcohol or rode in a motor vehicle with someone who consumed alcohol.  You will also find out how current Bedford teens "stack up" against previous youth risk behavior surveys. Learn about the "markers" for alcohol abuse and addiction and find out if you could be "flipping the switch" by serving alcohol to a young teen.  Don’t miss this informative presentation!
The 40-minute presentation will be followed by a 20-minute question and answer.
For additional information on BeBOLD, please check out our Facebook page or our website at www.beboldbedford.org.  
MAY SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, May 21st from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.
Hear a personal story from Bedford Parents.  Details to follow.

JUNE SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
Monday, June 11th from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Bedford Library.
Hear a personal story from a former Bedford High School student.  Details to follow.