When calling your child out sick on the attendance line, please include the following: symptoms of influenza-like illness, which is defined as a fever AND cough or sore throat. Fever is a temperature greater than or equal to 100 degree fahrenheit or fever-like symptoms such as chills. Please continue to include any diagnosis and reason for absence.
From the Library
Please remind students who used a book for a Semester I course to please return it to the library for Semester II students to borrow
The last date to purchase a senior parent send-off ad is February 16th
The last date to purchase a yearbook online will be April 16th
Stay up-to-date with everything for the BHS Yearbook HERE
Hosting Taiwanese Student Exchange Spring 2019
We are looking for additional families to host a Taiwanese student May 11-May 22, 2019. The students will attend school and excursions during the week and will spend time with your family after school and on the weekend. Please please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your spot. For more information please see our Taiwanese Exchange website.
As we look beyond the holidays and into January, it is time to begin thinking about course selection for the 2019-2020 school year. Students wishing to set up a time to review their IB Diploma plans for next year should feel free to stop by my office any time.
Important January Dates:
January 22: Film Textual Analysis (Film Studies) and Portfolio (Film Making) Due
January 22: English WIT papers (Juniors) Due
IB Assessment Calendar. This document contains all of the due dates for Internal and External IB Assessments for all IB classes.
Fine Arts: New class for 2019-2020, Music in Film.
STEM new classes for 2019-20: IB Design Technology (SL), AP Computer
Humanities new class for 2019-20: Current Events
Over 40 art students have entered the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest.
Food and Nutrition Department:
The breakfast program will be featuring a delicious and nutritious tropical orange smoothie. It’s loaded with vitamin C, the powerful antioxidant beta carotene and probiotics. This smoothie will help boost the immune system, provide some healthy gut bacteria, nourish the skin and promote good eye health. In addition to breakfast combo meals, the kitchen will be offering a homemade banana streusel muffin. This lovely, healthy treat will keep you feeling satisfied with lots of long lasting energy and a boost of potassium to help with muscle strength and reduce stress and anxiety. Start the school day off with a bang and don't miss out on these healthy, wholesome new breakfast items.
The hot lunch program is featuring an exciting new meal on Tuesday, January 22nd! The kitchen will be showcasing a French toast bar with whole grain French toast sticks. Your choice of toppings will include fresh berries, walnuts, dried fruit and real local maple syrup from Ben’s Sugar Shack in Temple, NH. Pairing with the french toast will be hashbrowns, a sausage patty, and a green monster smoothie made in house and filled with fresh fruits and vegetables! This tasty meal is too good to pass up. Come down to the cafe and try it out!
January 22nd- A Presentation on Consent, in partner with they YWCA. This is the 2nd in a series of three presentations. 3pm-4pm in the Library Conference room. Students receive an RWL hour for attending.
January 31-February 2- Bedford Theatre winter performance. Tickets on sale soon!
February 15th- For”WORD” Momentum’s Literacy Night in the BHS library. 5:30-7:30
GRADUATION: Caps & gowns:
If you are only interested in your cap & gown go to the following link:
All Wellness I & II classes participated in a t-shirt design contest in anticipation of Chris Herren coming to present to the Freshman & Sophomore classes in February. If anyone would like to purchase a shirt for $10 please see the google form below!
MST: The MST Field Trip is on MONDAY January 7th (Form says Friday). Students planning on going must turn in their permission slips by January 3rd, 2019 to Ms. Woods in 229.
RWL: Students can find RWL activities requiring volunteer sign-ups under the “Opportunities” tab when they log into their X2VOL accounts. Students may also continue to log hours on the X2VOL site.
From the SAU:
From the PTG:
PRINCIPAL WINTER READING NIGHT - REGISTER BY JANUARY 18TH : Dress in your PJ’s, bring a blanket and come listen to all the Bedford Principal’s read you a story. This fun filled family event will be held on Thursday, January 24TH (Snow Date January 31st) at the McKelvie Intermediate School cafeteria. Choose between two session times 4:30pm or 6:30pm, click HERE for more details. If you plan to attend, be sure to REGISTER for this event by January 18th, by filling out this REGISTRATION FORM
BARNES AND NOBLE EVENT: Join PTG January 25th – 26th at the Barnes and Noble Manchester for a great family event. See amazing student art projects from all Bedford Schools, enjoy a performance by the McKelvie Music Department and listen to stories read by Bedford’s elementary teachers and MORE. A portion of all sales that weekend will benefit Bedford schools, so be sure to mention PTG at check out. For more information click HERE . Event schedule coming soon.
HANNAFORD HELPS REUSABLE BAG PROGRAM: Hannaford on Kilton Road has chosen Bedford PTG to be the beneficiary of the Community Bag program in January. For every green Community reusable bag purchased at Hannaford, on KILTON ROAD, in January, the PTG will receive a $1.00 donation.
OUR NEXT SPEAKER SERIES EVENT:
“BREAKING DOWN THE NUMBERS -
THE 2017 YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY EXPLAINED”
MONDAY, JANUARY 28th FROM 7-8PM AT THE BEDFORD LIBRARY
FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
Find out the most recent 2017 data from Bedford High School’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Back in September of 2016, Bedford Police Chief John Bryfonski, VP of BeBOLD, kicked off BeBOLD’s first Speaker Series event with a presentation entitled “Bursting Bedford’s Bubble – It’s Our Problem Too”, which summarized activity on the substance abuse front at Bedford High School. He shared data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), which is conducted every two years, as a jumping off point for his talk.
“Based on the 2015 survey of students at Bedford High School, 56 had indicated they have used heroin. That’s about three full classrooms of students. The number is staggering.” Another surprising statistic that Bryfonski cited is that 5% of Bedford students surveyed have tried marijuana before age 13. “This means that 68 students in Bedford tried pot at age 12 or earlier,” he adds.
Now the most recent 2017 data is in from Bedford High School’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Chief Bryfonski as well as Diane Vaccarello, of Bedford Family Therapy and a BeBOLD board member, will break it down for us. What has changed? What has improved? Is heroin use up or down among Bedford teens? Are more Bedford teens smoking pot? Find out the answers to these questions by attending BeBOLD’s (Bedford - Building Our Lives Drug-free) monthly speaker series event on Monday, January 28th from 7-8pm at the Bedford Public Library in the McAllaster Room.
If you were unable to attend any of our previous Speaker Series Events, most of them are posted on our website. Check them out at BeBOLDbedford.org!