Friday, February 16, 2018

Bedford High School Theatre Company Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Bedford High School Theatre Company

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
February 15, 16, &17 2018
@ 7:00PM

Tickets can be purchased online at http://seatyourself.biz/bedfordhigh or at the door.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Snowball Dance - Friday, 2/9/18



Time: 7-10pm 
Place: Commons
Tickets: pre-sale $7  At the door $10

You must arrive before 8pm.
Bring your ticket and ID 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

School Closed Wednesday 2/7/18

Bedford School District
School Closed Wednesday 02.07.18

Parents and Staff,
Schools are closed today due to the coming snow storm. The storm will arrive too quickly this afternoon to allow for the planned early release. Be careful if you need to drive in it this afternoon. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Chip McGee
 
The mission of the Bedford School District is to develop a community of learners who are intellectually curious, resourceful, and respectful of self and others. Academic achievement, through constantly improving standards, is the district's highest priority.
Chip McGee, Superintendent of Schools
Bedford School District, 103 County Road, Bedford NH 03110
P: (603) 472-3755, F: (603) 472-2567, www.sau25.net
Parents - If your cell phone number is in the District's PowerSchool Information System and you wish to receive alerts via text, you can text YES to 67587.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Early Release - Wednesday - February 7th, 2018

Good Afternoon,

We have received word from Superintendent McGee we will have an EARLY RELEASE from school tomorrow due to the pending storm.  At the high school this means we will be dismissing at 12:35pm.  We have adjusted our schedule by shortening each class and beginning lunches earlier.  The schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 7th is below.  
ALL after school activities are cancelled and the school. Given the predicted intensity of the storm, all students are asked to head for home at 12:35 pm as the building will be closed.


Be Safe,  
Bill

Monday, February 5, 2018

BHS News

2/2/18

The Bedford High School course request portal for the 2018-2019 school year is NOW open through Friday, February 9thuntil noon. Watch THIS VIDEO for assistance with the process. You can also get a great deal of information about each course on the BHS website and visiting the Program of Studies. Please strongly consider teacher recommendations.    

Bedford School District Deliberative Session February 6
All registered voters in Bedford are invited to participate in the Bedford School District Deliberative Session on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Bedford High School Theater. Voters will discuss the Bedford School Board's Warrant, which included the proposed budget and a special article that would authorize an Energy Efficiency Feasibility Study of all six schools in the district. There is also a Citizen’s Petition Warrant Article regarding school lunch trays. The voters will either affirm or revise the School Board Warrant at this meeting. For reference, here is the full budget webpage.      
                                         
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:
2/5/18 - Mandatory Intersession Meeting - 10:47 am - 11:12 am
2/8/18 - Semi Formal Dance - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm in the Commons
2/26 - 3/2/18 - Winter Vacation

From the Counseling Department:
The course request portal for the 2018-2019 school year is NOW open through Friday, February 9th until noon. Watch THIS VIDEO for assistance with the process. You can also get a great deal of information about each course on the BHS website and visiting the Program of Studies. Please strongly consider teacher recommendations.

From the Library:
YEARBOOK Information:
DEADLINE TO ORDER IS 2/23/18 Order here:
Senior Information!
From the IB Coordinator:
Course selections for the 2018-2019 school year begins February 2. Every year I get lots of questions about IB and the IB Diploma Programme. If you have questions about IB or your child’s schedule as it may concern IB, you can check the BHS IB Website or email me at cannonj@bedfordnhk12.net with any questions you have, or to schedule a time to come in and meet in person!
There will be a meeting for IB Diploma SENIORS Wednesday Feb. 7 in the Theater during Advisory. Mrs. Woods and I plan on going over CAS requirements for the remainder of the year. All Diploma Candidates in the class of 2018 are expected to attend.

From the Deans:
17 of our 25 students won Scholastic Art Awards. There were a mixture of Honorable Mentions, Silver Keys, and Gold Keys. We also had a student win Best in Show for the sculpture “Mankind”.
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:
The Danes are coming to Bedford! Host Families needed.  
We are still looking for some more families willing to be hosts for students from Denmark for a very short visit on Saturday, March 10th until Wednesday, March 14th.  This is a great opportunity to get to know a student from another culture and share the Bedford community with them.  
Please email the Global Coordinator, Laura Chenette at chenettel@sau25.net, with your interest in hosting, your student's name and more information will be shared with you.  

Student Activities:
February 15-17 our very talented students will perform “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare, directed by Tim Hackney.

FIRST Robotics, Bedford High School, and Red Storm Team 509 are proud to present the 2018 FIRST Power Up Week Zero event on Saturday, February 17th from 8am-3pm at Bedford High School. Team 509 will be hosting the event at which 30 other teams will be participating. This year's theme "FIRST Power Up" promises to be exciting  to watch. If you're free on Saturday the 17th please plan on attending to cheer on our local team and see what all the excitement is about with STEM.

In Sports:

SPRING Sports is Ramping Up ...
Concussion testing starts Wednesday, February 7.  Please see link for complete details.  Concussion testing is required every two years. If you are a freshman and have not participated in an impact sport this year and/or a first-time athlete - You need to test.  Only pole vaulters are required to take the concussion tests otherwise Outdoor Track athletes do not take concussion tests.
BHS has two, separate mandatory concussion test known as ImPACT and Balance.  Athletes must complete both tests.  If you have any questions - Please ask our trainer, Eric Gelinas.
ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY!
Reminder to all student-athletes, the end of Q2  (January 19th) will determine athletic eligibility for the remainder of the winter season AND eligibility for spring sports!

All student-athletes MUST pass AT LEAST 4 classes to be eligible.  Unsure or have questions?  Email Mr. Parker  ASAP!

SCHOLAR ATHLETES
We have over 45 senior NHIAA Scholar Athletes that will be recognized in March at the Capitol Center for the Arts.  Letters from Mr. Parker have been hand-delivered from the Athletic Department to these deserving athletes that met the NHIAA criteria of obtaining a B+ average throughout their Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years - Plus, these athletes participate in two varsity sports during their senior year.  Congratulations!!
WINTER SPORTS Slideshow Producers Needed

Volunteer(s) Needed
Anyone interested in producing our Winter Awards Ceremony slideshow, please stop by the athletic department.  We have all of the candid pics you need - And, you get RWL hours and tremendous appreciation from all of our Winter athletes, friends, and families.
Boys TENNIS
Anyone interested in trying out for the Tennis team this Spring that has not tried out team before, please stop by the Athletic Department.  Boys tennis players are organizing some workouts and want to include everyone who is interested and they need to be able to contact you!
SOFTBALL
Winter workouts for SOFTBALL will begin on Saturday, January 6th and continue weekly through mid-March.  Workouts will be held at St. Elizabeth Seton from 8:30 to 10am.   Anyone interested in playing SOFTBALL in the Spring is invited to attend.  The workouts will include throwing, fielding, pitching, catching and hitting drills.  Please make sure to bring a bat, glove, sneakers and plenty of water.  For additional information contact our Varsity Softball Coach Jay Brewster @ 603-377-0439 or jaypbrewster@gmail.com

BASEBALL
Morning workouts have begun! Anyone that plans to play and hasn’t emailed Coach Chapman, please have them do asap!

Alternative Programming:
Adult High School Diploma Program: Enrollment Deadline February 1st, 2018
Students who are interested in graduating with the Adult High School Diploma in June of 2018 must commit to this pathway by February 1st. Information regarding the Adult High School Diploma Program and the registration for the Spring course can be found here: https://goo.gl/pkptvB

Community Enrichment
Courses for the Spring term of Community Enrichment are posted! Please join us for Introduction to Italian,, Elements of Art or Introduction to Photography!! Course descriptions and registration information are listed here: https://goo.gl/1byvaY
UPDATE: Fused Glass Workshop is full. Elements of Art needs 2 more students to run- register soon!!

Manchester School of Technology
Applications for MST are available in the Counseling and Alternative Programming Offices. Students electing to take classes at MST for the 18-19 school year must complete their course selection forms and  fill out the application. The can be turned in to the Counseling Office or Alternative Programming Office by
March 23rd, 2018. Please visit  http://mst.mansd.org/ for additional information.
NOTE: Sophomores can access MST courses starting the 2018-19 school year.
Real World Learning Opportunities
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:
Bedford School District Deliberative Session February 6
All registered voters in Bedford are invited to participate in the Bedford School District Deliberative Session on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Bedford High School Theater. Voters will discuss the Bedford School Board's Warrant, which included the proposed budget and a special article that would authorize an Energy Efficiency Feasibility Study of all six schools in the district. There is also a Citizen’s Petition Warrant Article regarding school lunch trays. The voters will either affirm or revise the School Board Warrant at this meeting. For reference, here is the full budget webpage.

Student Handbooks
Over the course of this fall, the Bedford School District made several additions to our student handbooks.
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  • 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

​The handbook for each school can be found on the school website under School Info.


 
From the PTG:
THANK YOU From PTG: Thanks to everyone that came out to enjoy stories read by our Principals and Assistant Principals at Principal Winter Reading Night and to those that stopped by Barnes and Noble last weekend to listen to story time with staff from our elementary schools, enjoy an amazing art show, and hear the sounds of singers and musicians from our schools.

YANKEE CANDLE: Yankee Candle fundraiser starts February 2nd and ends February 16th .  
Renowned for their quality and true-to life scents, Yankee® candles are America’s Best Loved gift to give and get! Full color brochures should have come home in backpacks (K-6) or are available in the front offices at Lurgio and BHS. Visit Bedford PTG Yankee Candle for more information and to order online to have it ship directly to your home, 40% of sales go back to the schools!

COLOR BLAST 2018 COMMUNITY EVENT…Save the date Sunday June 3rd! Get Ready for the Most Colorful, Fun-Filled Day of Your Life as PTG hosts another Color Blast Fun Run. Stay tuned for more exciting details.

STAY CONNECTED to PTG: Please visit our PTG WEBSITE and be sure to “like” our  FACEBOOK PAGE to see all the exciting things happening at our schools. Thank you for your support!


BeBOLD News
BeBOLD invites you to their next Speaker Series Event!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST
from 7-8PM at the BEDFORD LIBRARY in the MCALLASTER ROOM

“MARIJUANA”

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Presenters:  Marty Boldin, PhD – NH Drug Policy Advisor to Governor Sununu With Focus on Recovery; Diane Vaccarello, of Bedford Family Therapy; Bedford Police Chief John Bryfonski; and a special guest
This 40 minute presentation will be followed by a 20 minute question & answer session.