Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Open House

8/28/18  

Open House:
Well the new school year is finally here!  As the students rolled into BHS one could immediately sense the excitement that comes with the opening of school!  Today students are moving through an abbreviated schedule in order to locate rooms and meet their teachers. On Wednesday, we will begin the alternating schedule with a full red day.
Parents are reminded we are hosting our Open House on Thursday, August 30th, beginning at 6:00pm.  If you have a student taking a hybrid/on-line course, or are interested in hearing about senior project (in theater), you are invited to meet with the teachers  of the course at 5:30 pm. The Open House is an opportunity for you to meet teachers and get a sense of the classes your son or daughter is taking this year. Students are completing schedules in Advisory for you to follow during open house and should be sending/bringing one home for you to follow.   

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:
8/30 - Open House - 6:00 pm
9/03 - No School - Labor Day Observance
9/11 - No School - Primary
9/19 - College Information Night - 6:00 pm
9/25 - IB Diploma Junior Orientation - 6:00pm


From the Counseling Department:
Elective Add Day- Friday, September 7th
Students with open blocks in their schedule are welcome to visit the Counseling Dept to see what elective options have available spots. No paperwork required. Note that we will host a second Elective Add day on the 8th day of the second semester.
Level change period ends- Tuesday, November 20th
There will be no level changes after Thanksgiving break. We want students and teachers to be set on their path for the year by this point. Parents/guardians must complete the necessary paperwork before a student may change levels.

From the Library
  • All library resources from the 2017-2018 school year must be returned before new materials can be borrowed from the library.
  • Stay up-to-date with everything for the BHS Yearbook HERE Lowest price of the year is NOW, only $55!
  • Mark your calendars for the Bedford Handmade FairNovember 4th, 10-3 in the BHS Gym and Commons

From the Nursing Department:

IB Coordinator:

From the Deans:
Fine & Performing Arts College Day - October 2nd, silver day.
2nd & 3rd block college presentations. Block 4 portfolio reviews. Sign up with one of the art or music teachers.


Global Coordinator:
Opportunity - Taiwanese Exchange Spring 2019
All BHS students are invited to participate in the cultural exchange to Taiwan.  There is no language requirement. BHS students will stay with a family during Intersession and April vacation of 2019 and the Taiwanese will be hosted in May of 2019 in Bedford.  For families that would only like to host, we will need additional host homes as well.

Sign ups start now. If you are interested in participating in the reciprocal exchange or only hosting a Taiwanese student in the spring, please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at chenettel@sau25.net  with your student’s name to confirm your spot.  For more information please see our Taiwanese Exchange website.
French Exchange October 2018

26 students from Mazamet, France will stay with host families in Bedford from October 13-24.  These students will participate in a variety of activities in the community, with the school and with their host families.  For more information please see our French Exchange website.


Student Activities:
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Fall Musical- Fiddler on the Roof- Organization meeting Thursday, August 23. 3:15 pm in the theater.

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Freshmen Elections - Class Officer information is in Mrs. Noe’s office. Paperwork is due by Friday, September 14th. Speeches and elections are Monday, September 17th.

Club Fair- 3rd block September 28th.

Monday, August 27, 2018

BHS News & Opening Day Schedule

Good Afternoon Students and Parents,

The start of school is just around the corner! I imagine for some of you that is great news and others may be wishing for a few more beautiful days of summer to enjoy before the start of school.  I hope each of you and families have had an opportunity to recharge and spend quality time together. On Tuesday, August 28th, we are all looking forward to the yellow buses arriving at BHS!

Below you will find the schedule for the first day of school.  As has been the practice in the district, student schedules will be distributed in the morning Advisory period to those students whose parents have completed the UPDATE of information in INFOSNAP.   Parents, if you have not updated INFOSNAP we really need your help in completing the update of information.  

Additionally,  your son or daughter will be sharing their schedules with you for use during the BHS Open House on August 30th, at 6:00pm.  Parents of Seniors are invited to attend a Senior Project information session in the theater at 5:30pm.  Parents with students taking Hybrid or On-line courses are invited to meet with teachers at 5:30pm. Meeting rooms for these courses should be on your student’s schedule.  

1st Day Schedule
August 28, 2018
7:50          Warning Bell
7:55-8:25         All students report to Advisory
8:30-8:55         R1
9:00-9:25         R2
9:30-9:55         R3
10:00-10:25        R4
10:30-10:55        S1
11:00-1:00      Lunches
11:00-11:30
        Seniors                   Lunch
        Juniors                   Theater
        Sophomores           Advisory
        Freshmen             Gym for Photos
11:30-12:00
        Seniors                   Theater
        Juniors                   Lunch
        Sophomores           Gym for Photos
        Freshmen               Advisory

12:00-12:30
        Seniors                   Advisory
        Juniors                   Gym for Photos
        Sophomores         Lunch
        Freshmen             Theater
12:30-1:00
        Seniors                   Gym for Photos
        Juniors                   Advisory
        Sophomores          Theater
        Freshmen              Lunch
1:05-1:30         S2
1:35-2:00         S3
2:05-2:35         S4
      
Remind all students that tomorrow 8/29 will be a RED  Day

Friday, August 10, 2018

Clarification

Dear Parents,

I want to make all BHS parents aware that Superintendent Fournier has posted a letter to the community regarding the status of the independent review of the possible misconduct of employees on the District Website and Facebook page.  It is our hope that the independent investigator will be able to make recommendations to Mr. Fournier prior to the start of school.

I have received several emails from parents who are concerned that we plan to reorganize the counselor caseloads in order to accommodate those requests for a change in counselor.  We do not plan to reorganize caseloads. 
There is no need to contact us if you would like your child to stay with their current counselor.  Those parents and students who have requested a change in counselor will be informed of their new assignment next week.

This is, and has been a challenging situation for us all and I appreciate the patience you have had as we work to ensure we are doing what is appropriate.  


Regards,

Bill