Monday, June 29, 2020

Book Return

 If you still have outstanding materials to be returned, you can do so in the main entrance of the school, Monday - Friday from 8am-2pm. 
Once a week throughout the summer books will be checked in. 

Monday, June 8, 2020

BHS News June 4, 2020

BHS News
June 4, 2020
 
Hi Parents, 
I’m sending this out one day early since graduation starts Friday. It’s been a pleasure to serve as Principal this year, and I enjoyed it immensely. You’ll hear from me every once in a while throughout the summer, but this will be the last official BHS News this year. Stay tuned as Superintendent Fournier’s task force and the State’s task force begin to make decisions about school next year. We’ll do our best for your kids as usual.
Bob
New 
 
All Parents
Below is the BCTV Channel 23 Streaming Link for the Graduation ceremonies. You can also watch them on BCTV Channel 23. Between live coverage, they will switch back to a graphic displaying the Advisories’ graduation times for the day. Class of 2020 Graduation Streaming Link.

If you are interested in purchasing a replacement Chromebook through the district, please complete this form by June 12th. The district is offering families two model options for purchase with the first year of insurance included. Details on final pricing, payment, and distribution will be emailed to parents in July. Devices will be available for pickup during Chromebook Distribution in August. If you already have a Chromebook device, more information will be coming about purchasing renewal insurance on June 15th.

Below is the schedule for grades 9-11 dropping off school materials (books, calculators, loaned Chromebooks, etc) and picking up any personal items from classrooms and lockers (seniors have already done this). We’ll also have all the gear and clothing from the locker rooms available for pickup. Drop-off and pick-up will all happen at the BHS main entrance. It’s going to be a busy campus because Lurgio drop-off and pick-up are the same days. Be patient with us.

Parents of Seniors
In defiance of all NHIAA noise maker rules, I encourage all families to make lots of noise when the seniors cross the stage! Whoop it up! Create a hoopla! Make some noise!
The Scholarship Awards Reception video is ready for viewing
Tonight the Graduation speeches and music air on BCTV at 7:00pm. Here is the link to watch it on the web: Graduation Speeches and Music Performances Streaming Link
In case you missed it last night or want to watch again, here is the Senior Awards Night YouTube link: Class of 2020 Senior Awards Night.
On the field tomorrow surrounding the stage, you will see a picture of every graduate. Seniors will be able to take their sign after all the ceremonies are complete. Leave the signs on the field until after every Advisory ceremony is complete. Hopefully that means they’ll be able to come and get them starting Monday morning.
Parents of Juniors
Last call for BHS and Town parking information! If juniors submit an application by 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 9th, they will receive a BHS parking permit. 
Yearbooks for any junior who ordered them will arrive in the mail. They were shipped on Monday.
Please ask your son/daughter if they have recently received an email from Mr. Sheil about their digital portfolio. We have 85 students who still have some work to do before their summer vacation begins. Thank you for your help with this.
Parents of athletes, please take a moment to have your son/daughter sign up for fall sports below. Although summer workouts, concussion testing, and the start of the fall sports season are still up in the air, gathering contact information is the first step in being able to keep you informed. Please sign up here.
Parents of Sophomores
Last call for BHS and Town parking information! If sophomores submit an application by 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 9th, they will be entered into the lottery for a BHS parking permit.
Yearbooks for any sophomore who ordered them will arrive in the mail. They were shipped on Monday.
Please ask your son/daughter if they have recently received an email from Mr. Sheil about their digital portfolio. We have 85 students who still have some work to do before their summer vacation begins. Thank you for your help with this.
Parents of athletes, please take a moment to have your son/daughter sign up for fall sports below. Although summer workouts, concussion testing, and the start of the fall sports season are still up in the air, gathering contact information is the first step in being able to keep you informed. Please sign up here.
Parents of Freshmen
Yearbooks for any freshman who ordered them will arrive in the mail. They were shipped on Monday.
Please ask your son/daughter if they have recently received an email from Mr. Sheil about their digital portfolio. We have 85 students who still have some work to do before their summer vacation begins. Thank you for your help with this.
Parents of athletes, please take a moment to have your son/daughter sign up for fall sports below. Although summer workouts, concussion testing, and the start of the fall sports season are still up in the air, gathering contact information is the first step in being able to keep you informed. Please sign up here.
Important Dates 
 
Thursday, June 4
BCTV presentation of Graduation speeches and music selections, 7pm
Friday, June 5
Last day of classes for students (a make-up day so most students finished June 4th)
June 5, 6, 7
Graduation and Awarding of Diplomas by Advisory
June 8 & 9
Grades 9-11 return books and other school materials
 

Reminders
 
We had a blast seeing so many of the seniors last week. I want to acknowledge and say thank you to all the people who made that happen. First, for seeing the project through from concept to fruition, Sue Jennato and Joy Monfried. Without their vision and organization, it couldn't have happened. Thanks also to the volunteers that put the packages together, the Senior Class Officers, the business that donated items in the packages, the individuals that donated money to make purchases for the packages and signs, our transportation folks at the SAU and Goffstown Truck, and Corey Parker who handled the logistics. Well done everyone!
SAT information was sent to juniors and their parents this week from The College Board. It lists several dates that the SAT is being made available to students who were unable to take the SAT this fall. In addition to The College Board opportunities, BHS will have an in-school SAT for seniors (the juniors who missed it this year) in September. There is nothing students or parents need to do right now for the BHS test day.
The PTG is raffling off a parking spot at the high school and this year it is a free raffle! All students who apply for a parking pass by June 9 will be automatically entered in the raffle. If you are not applying for a parking pass but are eligible to park at the school and would like to be considered, email PTGparking@gmail.com by June 8 and give your first and last name, phone number, and email (only do this if you are not already applying for a parking pass) One entry per person.
The Underclassmen Awards Night is available for viewing. Congratulations to the students who were named as award winners, and I’m sorry we weren’t in person as usual. Certificates will be mailed home.

Monday, June 1, 2020

BHS News May 30, 2020

BHS News
May 30, 2020
 
Hi Parents, 
As we wrap up the school year, please help me by talking to your kids about the information I’m sharing. The students usually get lots of these details in person at school. They are receiving it all through email now so reminders from parents will be very helpful. Thank you.
Bob
New 


Parents of Seniors
Monday starts the drop off and pick up schedule for seniors. They need to complete all the required obligations listed on the senior week webpage. They’ll get yearbooks, caps and gowns, and personal items those days too. Please ask your son/daughter if they know their scheduled time and if they have completed all the things listed as required. We really need your help double checking everything they need to do since we aren’t with the seniors at our usual class meetings.
We had a blast seeing so many of the seniors yesterday. I want to acknowledge and say thank you to all the people who made that happen. First, for seeing the project through from concept to fruition, Sue Jennato and Joy Monfried. Without their vision and organization, it couldn't have happened. Thanks also to the volunteers that put the packages together, the Senior Class Officers, the business that donated items in the packages, the individuals that donated money to make purchases for the packages and signs, our transportation folks at the SAU and Goffstown Truck, and Corey Parker who handled the logistics. Well done everyone!
Parents of Juniors
SAT information was sent to juniors and their parents this week from The College Board. It lists several dates that the SAT is being made available to students who were unable to take the SAT this fall. In addition to The College Board opportunities, BHS will have an in-school SAT for seniors (the juniors who missed it this year) in September. There is nothing students or parents need to do right now for the BHS test day.
The PTG is raffling off a parking spot at the high school and this year it is a free raffle! All students who apply for a parking pass by June 9 will be automatically entered in the raffle. If you are not applying for a parking pass but are eligible to park at the school and would like to be considered, email PTGparking@gmail.com by June 8 and give your first and last name, phone number, and email (only do this if you are not already applying for a parking pass) One entry per person.
The Underclassmen Awards Night is available for viewing. Congratulations to the students who were named as award winners, and I’m sorry we weren’t in person as usual. Certificates will be mailed home.
Parents of Sophomores
The PTG is raffling off a parking spot at the high school and this year it is a free raffle! All students who apply for a parking pass by June 9 will be automatically entered in the raffle. If you are not applying for a parking pass but are eligible to park at the school and would like to be considered, email PTGparking@gmail.com by June 8 and give your first and last name, phone number, and email (only do this if you are not already applying for a parking pass) One entry per person.
The Underclassmen Awards Night is available for viewing. Congratulations to the students who were named as award winners, and I’m sorry we weren’t in person as usual. Certificates will be mailed home.
Parents of Freshmen
The Underclassmen Awards Night is available for viewing. Congratulations to the students who were named as award winners, and I’m sorry we weren’t in person as usual. Certificates will be mailed home.

Important Dates 
 
June 1-4
Senior Week 
Monday, June 1
Blocks S1 and S2 (7:55-9:15 & 9:40-11:00)
Tuesday, June 2
Blocks S3 and S4 (7:55-9:15 & 9:40-11:00)
Wednesday, June 3
Blocks R1 and R2 (7:55-9:15 & 9:40-11:00)
Thursday, June 4
Blocks R3 and R4 (7:55-9:15 & 9:40-11:00)
BCTV presentation of Graduation speeches and music selections, 7pm
June 5, 6, 7
Graduation and Awarding of Diplomas by Advisory
Monday, June 8
Juniors return books and other school materials
Tuesday, June 9
Sophomores return books and other school materials
Deadline for BHS and Town parking permit applications
Wednesday, June 10
Freshmen return books and other school materials
 

Stay Connected 
 
Every night at 7pm, BCTV replays a BHS game 

BHS Instagram: bhsbulldogsnh 

Mrs. Noe’s BHS Instagram: bhsnoe 

BHS Athletics Instagram: gobhsbulldogs 

BHS Athletics Twitter: @gobhsbulldogs  

BHS Seniors Instagram: bedfordbulldogseniors2020 

Reminders
 
If any student is ready to turn in any of their school books or other school property that they are done with, we have a table set up just inside the main doors. Formal collection of all materials will happen for seniors on the 1st and 2nd, and for underclassmen on the 8th and 9th, but students can drop off school materials starting now. Details for the 1st/2nd and 8th/9th will come later.
Intersession refunds are still being processed, however, it is a slow process. Two examples highlight why. In order to send refunds back to the correct person (some students have parents living in separate households), we need to review our records to see who made the original payment. This includes money received through Send Money to School as well as by check. I have one teacher (whose full time job is teaching) and one clerk (who is part-time) working on collecting that data. A second example comes from outside vendors. The clearest example is a ticket voucher we received from an airline in the school’s name which was the only way the airline would provide a “refund.” While the students on the trip are the ones that need the money back, BHS is in possession of the value of 20 airline tickets. We will work through these, but it will take time. 
The Summer School website will be updated on Tuesday. It will include information about enrichment courses, credit recovery, competency recovery, and BASE Camp. 
The Class of 2020 website is the best place to find senior week and graduation information. I will send targeted emails for specific events as we get closer to them. And please remember, everything is still tentative due to the nature of the pandemic. 
Seniors who signed up for one or more IB exams received an email from Mr. Cannon, our AP and IB Coordinator. The email explains how to go about requesting exam scores being sent to a college or university. 
I’m including BHS and Town parking information again because it is important not to miss. If juniors submit an application by 3:00pm on June 9th, they will receive a BHS parking permit. 
Class schedules for 2020-2021 were released in Powerschool on Tuesday, May 26. This slideshow explains the details and also explains under what circumstances students can request changes.