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:
From the Counseling Department:
AP Exam Schedule: https://goo.gl/tuDaJR
The mandatory AP registration session will take place after break onin 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(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 BedfordHighSchoolAlumni@gmail.- more information can be found on the BHS website under the "Alumni" tab or by emailing
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.
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 email@example.com with any questions you have.
From the Deans:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your student’s name to confirm you space. For more information please see our French Exchange website.
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,
The BHS spring play “Tracks” will run May 10, 11, and 12 atwith a matinee on Saturday at Adults are $10.00. Students are $5.00.
Fall 2018 Pre-Seasons Sign Ups “go-live” on . 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 . 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:
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 email@example.com or Tim Otis, Assistant Principal at MST firstname.lastname@example.org if there are additional questions.
RWL DEADLINE FOR SENIORS IS
All hours required for graduation must be submitted and verified by.
Community Service/Career Exploration
Organization: Bedford Police Department and CERT
Description: Volunteers are needed for a shelter drill
Location: Bedford High School
Organization: Smart Buddies
Description: Peer tutors are needed at McKelvie to work with students with their homework.
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 and could be as early as . 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.
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:
COLOR BLAST here to register and visit our Color Blast Fun Run website for event details including sponsorship and volunteering opportunities. Register by 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!- 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
FISHER CATS DISCOUNTED TICKETS - Join the PTG for a fun family afternoon with the Fisher Cats on. 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 . Tickets will be available at the Will Call window on 5/20.
MAY SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
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:
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: