Friday, December 16, 2016

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Ups

The PTC portal has changed this year.  The NEW parent portal will be available for conference signups from . The portal  Parent signups will begin on December 27th @ 8am and close on January 18th @ 11pm.   is easy to navigate by just following the on-screen instructions but here are some step-by-step instructions if needed goo.gl/XPM7bk )  

The link to get into the portal is:  http://sau25bhs.ptcwizard.com/parent/

Conference are being held on Monday, January 23rd - 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm and Thursday, January 26th - 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

BHS Theatre Company: Winter Production Informational Meeting


Show: Comedy of Errors
Date: 12/12/16
Time: 3 - 4 PM
Place: BHS Theater

Note From the Director:

Hello everyone!  My name is Tim Hackney, I will be directing The
Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare.  I directed The Drowsy
Chaperone for Bedford and I am a professional actor living in the
area. If you are interested in auditioning for the play, come to a
short informational meeting on Monday at 3 in the theatre.


If you have never done Shakespeare before GREAT!  As part of the
audition process, I will be giving a workshop on how to speak
Shakespeare.  The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s earliest
and most farcical plays.  This is going to be a great opportunity to
learn about acting and to have a LOT of fun.  Don’t let the fact that
this is a Shakespeare play intimidate you, this is a comedy like any
other comedy just written by the best Playwright of all time.


The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins
that were accidentally separated at birth (Shakespeare was father to
one pair of twins). Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of
Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their
twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of
Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of
their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities
lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus
of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and
demonic possession.


If you are at ALL interested come on by the meeting, and I will be
happy to answer any questions you have.  I can’t wait to see you
there.


Best,

Tim

Thursday, November 17, 2016

2016 Ski & Skate Sale Event - Nov 19

Bedford PTG invites you to the “Annual 2016 SKI & SKATE SALE EVENT”

Bedford High School Gymnasium – Saturday, November 19th, 2016 (9:00am-2:00pm)

Save HUGE on new and used winter sports equipment & apparel! Mark your calendar to join local vendors bringing top name brand equipment both new and used along with our tremendous consignment inventory of ski and boarding equipment, skates, and winter apparel and outfit your entire family for the upcoming season!

Whether you are in the market for new equipment or simply want to sell your own, this sale is for you. Experts will be available to help fit the right ski, board and boots to your ability! So grab a treat from our bake sale and have fun shopping this TREMENDOUS sale event!

Drop-off equipment for consignment: Friday November 18, 2016 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)

VISIT http://www.bedfordptg.org for additional sale details and add your items to our sale and tag them from home using our easy online scanning system!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Thursday, Nov. 105:30 - 7:30pm, in the Commons
Help raise funds for the New Horizons Soup Kitchen
and the BHS Art Department

Reserve a bowl at emptybowlsbhs@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Fall Musical - The Drowsy Chaperone

Bedford High School Theatre Company
presents
 "The Drowsy Chaperone" November 10th, 11th and 12th @ 7 PMNovember 13th @ 2 PMNovember 18th and 19th @ 7 PMTickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (65+) and $5 for Students. 


Tickets can be purchased online at 

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar (Second City Alum) and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Parents of Student/Athletes

Dear Parents of our Student/Athletes,

I am writing to provide clarity around the decision regarding athlete attendance, a procedure that has been in place since the school has opened.  The attendance procedure stipulates that a student/athlete must be in school in order to participate in athletic practices or games after school.  There are allowances for doctor, dentist, and other important family matters provided the athletic department is notified.  

Today, I received information that there was some confusion over the enforcement of that procedure due to the graffitti on the bathroom wall.  Some teams were told because of “extenuating” circumstances and if “excused absent,” that the absent student would be allowed to participate.  Because some teams were told this, and because we certainly do not want to penalize the students who were told they could be out of school but could play, we are permitting participation today.

However, going forward please understand that if the police department, the superintendent, and school administration (all who have your child’s safety as our top priority) feel it is safe to have a regular school day, the attendance procedure requiring student/athletes to be here to participate will be enforced.  Also keep in mind, that we fully respect parent, student uneasiness about these situations and your decision to keep your child home. However, we would expect that concern not be applied exclusively between the hours of 7:55 am and 2:35 pm and should extend to any co-curricular activities that occur before or after school hours.  

I realize these are challenging times and these type of situations can create a great deal of anxiety.  I also realize, despite best efforts and regardless of the experience decision makers have regarding the handling of these issues, it is impossible to be 100% sure of anything in this at times unsettling world.  

Sincerely,
Bill

Monday, October 17, 2016

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-ups

The PTC portal has changed this year.  The NEW parent portal will be available for conference signups from October 19th @ midnight until Nov 4th at midnight. The portal is easy to navigate by just following the on-screen instructions but here are some step-by-step instructions if needed ( goo.gl/XPM7bk )  The link to get into the portal is:  http://sau25bhs.ptcwizard.com/parent/

Friday, September 23, 2016

PSAT Sign-up

PSAT October 15th.  If you would like to take the PSAT, please sign up in the Counseling Office now through October 12th (or space runs out).  $25 made out to BHS (Bedford High School).

Head lice Information

Head Lice Information

Bedford School District Policy

Head lice—A student with a confirmed case of head lice may return to school only after treatment, preferably with a product such as RID or NIX.  All cases of lice must be reported to the school nurse, and students must be cleared by the nurse before returning to class.  It is not necessary to be nit-free to attend school, however students with live lice will be sent home; students with an excessive or increased number of nits may be sent home at the discretion of the nurse.

Helpful Hints:
     
      A Rid or Nix treatment should only be performed when there is evidence of nits or live lice.
       Do not treat hair prophylactically!

  • Use pesticide shampoos according to package directions.  DO NOT OVERUSE. Doing so may result in the development of product-resistant super lice.
  • Between Nix /Rid treatments, you may do the following:
Apply equal parts of oil and vinegar to hair and cover with shower or swim cap for 2 hours.
Then wash hair w/ Dawn dish detergent (blue basic formula) to remove oil, wash again
with shampoo /conditioner and comb out nits  
  • Nit pick daily and check in different settings (sunlight, bright overhead light, also with wet and dry hair); Check ALL body hair.
  • VACUUM  often...including car, upholstered furniture in frequently used living areas
  • Bag clothing, throw pillows, stuffed animals, sports gear, etc--anything that you don’t want/ can’t wash and dry using hot setting--for 3 weeks (the life cycle of a nit).
Please see supplemental information below

Links:
Kid’s Head Lice  http://www.kidsheadlice.com/
Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb-- Available at Amazon. Copy/ paste the following link:    

Professional Services in NH: http://www.kidsheadlice.com/new-hampshire-lice.html

What are head lice?
The head louse, or Pediculus humanus capitis, is a parasitic insect that can be found on the head, eyebrows, and eyelashes of people. Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the human scalp. Head lice are not known to spread disease.

What do head lice look like?
Head lice have three forms: the egg (also called a nit), the nymph, and the adult.

   
Actual size of the three lice forms compared to a penny. (CDC Photo)


Illustration of egg on a hair shaft. (CDC Photo)

Egg/Nit: Nits are lice eggs laid by the adult female head louse at the base of the hair shaft nearest the scalp. Nits are firmly attached to the hair shaft and are oval-shaped and very small (about the size of a knot in thread) and hard to see. Nits often appear yellow or white although live nits sometimes appear to be the same color as the hair of the infested person. Nits are often confused with dandruff, scabs, or hair spray droplets. Head lice nits usually take about 8–9 days to hatch. Eggs that are likely to hatch are usually located no more than ¼ inch from the base of the hair shaft. Nits located further than ¼ inch from the base of hair shaft may very well be already hatched, non-viable nits, or empty nits or casings. This is difficult to distinguish with the naked eye

Who is at risk for getting head lice?

Head lice move by crawling; they cannot hop or fly. Head lice are spread by direct contact with the hair of an infested person. Anyone who comes in head-to-head contact with someone who already has head lice is at greatest risk. Spread by contact with clothing (such as hats, scarves, coats) or other personal items (such as combs, brushes, or towels) used by an infested person is uncommon. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.

Treat the infested person(s): Requires using an Over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medication. Follow these treatment steps:
  1. Before applying treatment, it may be helpful to remove clothing that can become wet or stained during treatment.
  2. Apply lice medicine, also called pediculicide, according to the instructions contained in the box or printed on the label. If the infested person has very long hair (longer than shoulder length), it may be necessary to use a second bottle. Pay special attention to instructions on the label or in the box regarding how long the medication should be left on the hair and how it should be washed out.
  3. Do not use a combination shampoo/conditioner, or conditioner before using lice medicine. Do not re–wash the hair for 1–2 days after the lice medicine is removed.
  4. Have the infested person put on clean clothing after treatment.
  5. If a few live lice are still found 8–12 hours after treatment, but are moving more slowly than before, do not retreat. The medicine may take longer to kill all the lice. Comb dead and any remaining live lice out of the hair using a fine–toothed nit comb.
  6. If, after 8–12 hours of treatment, no dead lice are found and lice seem as active as before, the medicine may not be working. Do not retreat until speaking with your healthcare provider; a different pediculicide may be necessary. If your healthcare provider recommends a different pediculicide, carefully follow the treatment instructions contained in the box or printed on the label.
  7. Nit (head lice egg) combs, often found in lice medicine packages, should be used to comb nits and lice from the hair shaft. Many flea combs made for cats and dogs are also effective.
  8. After each treatment, checking the hair and combing with a nit comb to remove nits and lice every 2–3 days may decrease the chance of self–reinfestation. Continue to check for 2–3 weeks to be sure all lice and nits are gone. Nit removal is not needed when treating with spinosad topical suspension.
  9. Retreatment is meant to kill any surviving hatched lice before they produce new eggs. For some drugs, retreatment is recommended routinely about a week after the first treatment (7–9 days, depending on the drug) and for others only if crawling lice are seen during this period. Retreatment with lindane shampoo is not recommended

Supplemental Measures: Head lice do not survive long if they fall off a person and cannot feed. You don't need to spend a lot of time or money on housecleaning activities. Follow these steps to help avoid re–infestation by lice that have recently fallen off the hair or crawled onto clothing or furniture.
  1. Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that the infested person wore or used during the 2 days before treatment using the hot water (130°F) laundry cycle and the high heat drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be dry–cleaned
OR
  1. sealed in a plastic bag and stored for 3 weeks.
  2. Soak combs and brushes in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5–10 minutes.
  3. Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the infested person sat or lay. However, the risk of getting infested by a louse that has fallen onto a rug or carpet or furniture is very small. Head lice survive less than 1–2 days if they fall off a person and cannot feed; nits cannot hatch and usually die within a week if they are not kept at the same temperature as that found close to the human scalp. Spending much time and money on housecleaning activities is not necessary to avoid reinfestation by lice or nits that may have fallen off the head or crawled onto furniture or clothing.
  4. Do not use fumigant sprays; they can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin

Over-the-counter Medications

Many head lice medications are available "Over-the-counter" without a prescription at a local drug store or pharmacy. Each Over-the-counter product approved by the FDA for the treatment of head lice contains one of the following active ingredients. If crawling lice are still seen after a full course of treatment contact your health care provider.
  1. Pyrethrins combined with piperonyl butoxide;
  2. Brand name products: A–200*, Pronto*, R&C*, Rid*, Triple X*.
  3. Pyrethrins are naturally occurring pyrethroid extracts from the chrysanthemum flower. Pyrethrins are safe and effective when used as directed. Pyrethrins can only kill live lice, not unhatched eggs (nits). A second treatment is recommended 9 to 10 days after the first treatment to kill any newly hatched lice before they can produce new eggs. Pyrethrins generally should not be used by persons who are allergic to chrysanthemums or ragweed. Pyrethrin is approved for use on children 2 years of age and older.
  4. Permethrin lotion, 1%;
  5. Brand name product: Nix*.
  6. Permethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid similar to naturally occurring pyrethrins. Permethrin lotion 1% is approved by the FDA for the treatment of head lice. Permethrin is safe and effective when used as directed. Permethrin kills live lice but not unhatched eggs. Permethrin may continue to kill newly hatched lice for several days after treatment. A second treatment often is necessary on day 9 to kill any newly hatched lice before they can produce new eggs. Permethrin is approved for use on children 2 months of age and older

Prescription Medications

Stronger medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of head lice are available only by prescription. If crawling lice are still seen after a full course of treatment, contact your health care provider.
When treating head lice:
  1. Do not use extra amounts of any lice medication unless instructed to do so by your physician and pharmacist. The drugs used to treat lice are insecticides and can be dangerous if they are misused or overused.
  2. All the medications listed above should be kept out of the eyes. If they get onto the eyes, they should be immediately flushed away.
  3. Do not treat an infested person more than 2–3 times with the same medication if it does not seem to be working. This may be caused by using the medicine incorrectly or by resistance to the medicine. Always seek the advice of your health care provider if this should happen. He/she may recommend an alternative medication.
  4. Do not use different head lice drugs at the same time unless instructed to do so by your physician and pharmacist.




The information above was taken from the websites.

BHS Music Department 3rd Annual Mattress Fundraiser

The Bedford High School Music Department will hold its 3rd Annual Mattress Fundraiser on Sunday, October 9, 10am - 4pm in the Bedford High School cafeteria.

Save up to 50% off retail prices!  Mattresses are brand new with full factory warranties. All sizes are available and include name brands like Simmons Beautyrest.  Cash, Check and credit card will be accepted and every purchase benefits the BHS Music Department.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

$5 Admission for Friday Night's Football Game

Dear Parents,

I am looking forward to the first BHS home football game of the year.  It is this Friday, September 2 at 7:00 against Merrimack High School. 
For the first time, there will be an admission charge to the game.  Adults will be charged $5.  Students high school age and younger are free.   The School Board has given its support to the Bedford Friends of Recreation and the Bedford Bulldog Athletic Booster Club to collect these admissions.  The fees will to help pay for a plan to expand our bleachers and perhaps build team locker rooms near the field.  Please come early and have exact dollar amount if possible.
Thank you.  I hope to see you there!

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 you are in the District's PowerSchool Information System and wish to receive alerts via text, you can text YES to 68453.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BHS News

OPEN HOUSE at BHS
On Thursday, September 1st, BHS will host our annual Fall Open House.  This is an opportunity for parents to learn about their daughter or son’s schedule and the expectations in each of the the courses.  We will run through an abbreviated schedule so that you will have a chance to meet all of their teachers.  Your son or daughter will be asked to bring home their schedule for you.  However, sometimes high school students forget to bring things home so I have included a template for the evening’s schedule.  Ask your son or daughter to complete this for you before the Open House. (It’s a great exercise to help them learn their schedule.)  
For parents of Seniors, note on the schedule there is a Senior Project informational session from 5:30 - 5:50 in the theater.  
For parents of students taking Hybrids courses this semester you will also note a 5:30 - 5:50 meeting schedule in the template.  


Traffic Pattern for Drop-off and Pick-up
Anyone familiar with the traffic at the BHS/RAL campus knows that things can get a little hectic during the morning and afternoon drop off and pick up.
​ ​Please click here to review the drop off and pick up practices at Lurgio.
As always, we ask all drivers to do the following:
  • ​Pull forward as far as possible in the Pick Up/Drop Off Area.
  • Yield to pedestrians at all times when on campus.
  • Take turns at the main intersections when congestion is high.
  • Be patient.


Bedford High School Reserved Parking Spot Raffle to benefit the BEF
The Bedford Education Foundation (BEF) will be holding a fundraising raffle for two reserved parking spots near the high school theater entrance.  
The raffle will be held during the BHS Open House on Thursday 9/1 from 6:00 - 8:00The drawing will be held and two winners will be announced after the last block at 8:15. The parking spots will be reserved for each winner for the entire 2016-17 school year.
Raffle tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.


Monday, August 22, 2016

BHS Theatre Company: Fall Musical Informational Meeting


Show: The Drowsy Chaperone
Date: 8/29/16
Time: 3 - 4 PM
Place: BHS Theater

The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar (Second City Alum) and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan; as he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. 

Hey, everyone!  My name is Tim and I am going to be directing the musical this year.  For two years, I was a cast member on the Broadway National Tour of The Drowsy Chaperone, and it was some of the most fun I have ever had.  I cant wait to share this show with you and hope to see you at our informational meeting on Monday, August 29from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  in the theatre.  For those of you who like to plan ahead, we will teach you a song from the show at our first meeting which you can sing for your audition, but you may prepare a song of your own, as well.  Auditions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday of the same week from 3-5 p.m., with call backs on Thursday and Friday.   Please clear your calendars to be available on each of those days.

Spread the word and let’s have an amazing production this year!

Tim Hackney

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

InfoSnap Goes Live August 3rd!

InfoSnap Goes Live August 3rd!

The student information platform InfoSnap will be live on Wednesday, August 3rd.  We ask all families to carefully review all of the information and update accordingly.  Once you have updated you will have access to your son or daughter’s updated schedule.  The schedule in Infosnap is the most up-to-date and may be different from earlier schedules because of changes in staffing and efforts to maintain reasonable class sizes.  

Friday, July 22, 2016

BHS Lottery Parking - Please Read Carefully

BHS 2016 - 2017 Campus Parking
Permits will be on sale for BOTH Classes of 2017 & 2018
beginning August 1st through August 19th before 1 P.M.


Applicants must already have their license in hand to be considered for on-campus parking and all other obligations (books, lock fees) settled. All completed applications will be put into the parking lottery.  Parking permits and parking rules will be mailed home before the start of school.  

Please turn in completed packet including:            Completed Campus Parking Form
                                                                                    Copy of valid driver’s license & registration
                                                                                    Payment to BHS for $110.00


If you do not receive a parking permit in the mail before school starts, please stop by the main office and pick up your payment and application.


If you have any questions please call BHS Main Office @ 310-9000 x 3107 or email: lamperk@sau25.net