Monday, November 9, 2015

Sophomore & Freshman Intersession Time Line

Nov 9-12       10th Graders sign up and grants applications due

Nov 13          Sophomores must pay deposit by end of day the 13th or they will be dropped from the activity

Nov 16-18     9th Graders sign up and grants applications due

Nov 19          Freshmen must pay deposit by end of day the 19th or they will be dropped from the activity. 

Please note that these dates are not the same as the email that went out before the website went live.  

Please go by the dates on the timeline on the website.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Empty Bowls is Wednesday, 11/17

Our third annual Empty Bowls fundraiser is on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 6:00-8:00pm in the BHS commons.

 Lovely Bowls have been made by ceramic students and art teachers. Delicious soups donated by local vendors and Panera bread. Music by Plot Twist! Art work will be on display.

$10 donation and you keep your bowl!

Proceeds go to New Horizons, Manchester and the BHS art dept.

Reserve your bowl now by emailing emptybowlsbhs@gmail.com

Bedford High School’s Fall Musical, “All Shook Up”


“C’mon Everybody” and join us for Bedford High School’s Fall Musical, “All Shook Up,”  starting Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bedford High School Auditorium.  This hilarious, jukebox musical features 25 of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits and tells the story of how a hip-swiveling, motorbike riding roustabout comes to a small, Midwestern town and transforms it with love and rock n’ roll.  It’s family friendly and fun for people of all ages!

Show dates are November 12, 13, and 14 @ 7 p.m.; November 15 @ 2p.m.; November 20@ 7 p.m. and November 21 @2 p.m.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased online at seatyourself.biz/bedfordhigh or at the door.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Juniors & Seniors allowed to bring Chromebooks beginning January 4th, 2016

This fall, Bedford High School implemented a 1-to-1 Chromebook program for all Freshman and Sophomore students.  Already, we have found that access to a device at anytime/anywhere during the school day helps improve teaching and learning.

Now that the program is launched, we believe upperclassmen will benefit from having a Chromebook device in school as well.  As a result, we have decided to allow Juniors and Seniors to bring a Chromebook device to school starting January 4th. 

Families can either purchase a Chromebook device through the district (no higher than $177) or provide their own. With either option, the device must be enrolled into our Chromebook management system so that it can be activated on our wireless network.  This allows us to manage our school-provided Google accounts to push down content to students.

It is important that families understand that not all juniors and seniors are required to have a Chromebook.  As a result, we do not have the same expectation that chromebooks will be integrated into instruction for juniors/senior classes as do have for freshman/sophomore classes. It will be up to each teacher to decide if and how the devices can be used in class. 

Please visit our 1-to-1 Chromebook Program website for information about the program (BHS Chromebook 1-to-1 Website).

If you would like your Junior or Senior student to be able to bring a Chromebook device to school, please submit this form no later than November 13th. After November 13th, we will confirm your selection and provide the final discounted price for those opting to purchase a device through the district. Families will also have the option to purchase accidental breakage/theft insurance for devices purchased through the district.

For current specifications of the device that the district would purchase on your behalf, click here.

November 10 Community Meeting

Parents and Staff,

In response to the threat posed to our community by the substance abuse epidemic, the Bedford Police Department in conjunction with the Bedford School District will host a community-wide meeting on Tuesday, November 10th, from 7P to 10P at the Manchester Christian Church, 56 Old Bedford Road, Bedford (across from Memorial School).  We want to thank Manchester Christian Church for graciously donating the use of their facility for this important endeavor.

The goal is to involve individuals and groups from throughout our community.  The focus is to first de-stigmatize this issue to encourage parent(s), student(s), loved one(s), friends and family to seek assistance for not only those suffering from substance abuse but also for guidance in education and treatment (agenda).  To accomplish this, we plan to have some gallant members of the community discuss their struggle with abuse in their families followed by a panel discussion and, most importantly, community engagement that we hope will lead to an action plan.

Anyone seeking more information about the meeting may contact the Police Department or the Superintendent's Office in person, by telephone or email.  On behalf of the Bedford Police Department and the Bedford School District, we want to thank you all for your assistance and whatever level of participation you are able to offer.

John J. Bryfonski
Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH  03110
Office:  603-792-1330
Cell:      603-657-8826

Chip McGee
Superintendent of Schools
103 County Road
Bedford, NH  03110
Office:  603-472-3755
Email:  mcgeec@sau25.net