Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Graduation Information 2016

Graduation will be held rain or shine on June 11th at 10:00am.  The location will be either Bulldog Stadium or the Gymnasium.  The BHS website will be our primary source for disseminating information.
The following information pertains to a 10:00am outdoor graduation
   *Each senior will be given one parking pass for the upper lot that they can use either for themselves or for their family.  There will be spots reserved for our Handicapped guests located next to the concession stand.
   *The parking and Stadium lot will open at 7:30 sharp
   *Seniors will need to be in the high school by 8:45
   *Seating will be first come first serve.
   *No tickets are necessary for an outside event.
   *Everyone is asked to be in your seats by 9:45
   *The Theater will be open for those choosing to watch the graduation streamed into the
Theater. (FYI the Theater is air-conditioned, and no ticket will be required)
   *The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.
   A professional photographer will take pictures of each graduate receiving their diploma.
   *We ask that all guests remained seated for the entire graduation ceremony.
   * Graduates will receive their diplomas from their Advisors.  The distribution of the
diplomas will be determined by their advisors last name.  
The following information pertains to a rain event at 10:00am.
   *The parking lot will open at 7:30 sharp
   *Seniors will need to report to the main office by 8:45
   *Tickets are required for this event.  Each senior will be given 8 tickets at the rehearsal
on June 10th. 6 tickets for the Gymnasium and 2 for the Theater.
   *Everyone is asked to be in your seats by 9:45.
   *We ask that all guests remained seated for the entire graduation ceremony.
   * Graduates will receive their diplomas from their Advisors.  The distribution of the
diplomas will be determined by their advisors last name.

  Upper Parking Lot Opens at 7:30am and closes at 9:00am sharp
Only people with approved parking passes are allowed to park in the upper lot.
  Seniors (1 each), VIP, Handicap Parking (must have handicap tag), and

Lower Campus is open on a first come, first serve basis

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bedford High School 2016 - 2017 Campus Parking

Permits will be on sale for Rising Seniors (Class of 2017)
From May 25th - June 13, 2016

Permits will be on sale to BOTH Rising Juniors and Rising Seniors from
August 1st, 2016 through August 19th, 2016

Attention Rising Seniors and Rising Juniors!  Parking permits will be on sale in the main office for next school year according to the schedules noted above.  Applicants must already have their license in hand to make application. Student must be in good standing and all obligations must be met. All fees must be paid and all books must be returned.   Permits will be mailed home before the start of the new school year.

Please turn in completed packet which includes:   Completed Campus Parking Form
                                                                                 Copy of license & registration
                                                                                 Payment of $110.00 payable to BHS

If you have any questions please call Kathleen Edwards @ 310-9000 x 3101 or email: edwardsk@sau25.net
 Campus Parking Form

Thursday, May 19, 2016

8th Grade Parent Night Rescheduled

Due to the events at the Middle/High School campus this afternoon, the 8th Grade Parent Night scheduled for this evening has been postponed to next Wednesday, May 25, at 6pm in the BHS theater.  While we are confident the campus is safe, we realize parents may be concerned. Therefore, we have moved the event to ensure the greatest number of parents are able to attend.  

Confirmation of Dismissal Plan

Bedford Staff and Parents,

Thank you for your patience this afternoon.  I am writing to confirm that the police have reviewed the Middle School/High School site, and I am confident that we have reconfirmed that both schools are safe.

Lurgio students have been dismissed on buses.  Bedford High School students will be dismissed starting at their regular time, 2:35.  At that time, they will be allowed back into the school to get their books and backpacks.  All afternoon activities at Lurgio and the High School have been cancelled because of the changes in dismissal times.  However, evening activities including eighth grade information night are still on.

I am grateful to everyone, police and fire, parents, and Bedford staff making sure we are all safe.


Chip McGee  


Good Morning

In the last few days, several parents have shared a concern with me about graffiti in a bathroom at BHS.  Details are below, and to get to the point, we have investigated along with Bedford PD and see no credible threat.  I want to thank those parents that have shared concerns over the rumors of a threat at the high school.  Communicating these types of concerns are what help us to keep everyone safe.  We were alerted to this graffiti on May 9th,   I immediately called Officer Donahue (SRO) to assist in evaluating the graffiti.  The Police and school protocol was used to determine if a threat existed.  It was determined not to be a threat and Officer Donahue did report the graffiti and along with a picture to the PD. Subsequently, a picture was drawn on the bathroom wall in the same bathroom.  Once again, Officer Donahue and the Bedford police reviewed the graffiti and determined it not to be a threat.

We take the safety of our students and staff as our highest priority and are as confident (as one can be in this day and age) that the statements do not rise to a level where we would consider taking action at the school.  
Again, I thank you for your vigilance.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Alternative Intersession Reflection Paper's Due

Any student who has not already turned their alternative intersession reflection paper it is due to the main office by the end of the day this Friday 5/20/16. Any questions see Mrs. Lamper in the main office.

Additional BHS School Store Hours

The BHS School Store, the Dog Pound, will have special evening hours for parents next week, May 23rd - 26th from 5-7 pm. Merchandise on sale will include BHS Alumni shirts, tumblers, customized BHS apparel, etc. in addition to Original Dog Pound cookies. Come check out the BHS school store next week and show support for your graduating seniors, upcoming freshman, and other bulldogs! We accept cash and checks.

Monday, May 16, 2016

BHS Band Concert

Bedford High School Band Concert

Wednesday, May 18, 7 pm, BHS Theater

Raffling off a
Lenovo Chromebook ($10 per ticket)

Must be present to win

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

IMPORTANT: Temporary Traffic Change May 16-27, 2016

Dear Parents and Staff,

I want to make sure our whole community is aware of a temporary traffic change. This important announcement is from the Bedford Police Department:

Starting Monday, May 16th, and continuing through Friday, May 27th, the intersection at Nashua Road and County Road in front of Bedford High School will become a temporary 4-way stop intersection. In addition, on those same dates, the intersection of Liberty Hill Road and County Road in front of McKelvie School will also become a temporary 4-way stop intersection.

The Bedford Highway Safety Committee has been studying both of these intersections after hearing from you – the community – regarding traffic delays and crashes at both of these intersections. As a result, the Highway Safety Committee recommended engineering studies of both intersections to explore solutions to both congestion and crashes.

Part of the plan to improve both intersections includes a study of solutions, including 4-way stops.~ As you know, both intersections are currently 2-way stops.

For that two week period, temporary 4-way stop signs and traffic controls will be placed at both of these intersections.

Please review the rules of the road for 4-way stop intersections. If you have a youth operator in your household that drives to school or frequently transits either of these intersections, please take a few moments to discuss the rules of road when approaching and driving through a 4-way stop intersection.

First and most important – all traffic must come to a complete stop. This includes traffic that is in a designated right turn only lane which must come to a complete stop before proceeding through the intersection.

Second, the person in the intersection or whoever arrives first at an empty intersection has the right-of-way. If two or more vehicles arrive at the same time, the vehicle on the right always has the right-of-way.

To learn more about the rules of the road at 4-way stop intersections, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov and search for right of way at intersections.

I am grateful to the town officials for their work to improve these intersections. Please drive cautiously as we all adjust to the new pattern.


Chip McGee

BHS Theatre Company Presents 'The Laramie Project'

Come support the Bedford High School Theatre Company this week as they put on 'The Laramie Project' under the direction of Tyree Robinson. Showings of this play are Thursday May 12, Friday May 13, and Saturday May 14, 2016 at 7pm.

For more information about the play:

THE STORY: In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Mois├ęs Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

The movie version of the play has received a rating from IMDb of TV-14. The description of the TV-14 rating is below.

Parents Strongly CautionedThis program contains some material that parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program contains one or more of the following: intense violence (V), intense sexual situations (S), strong coarse language (L), or intensely suggestive dialogue (D).

What you need to know: Most TV-14 shows contain sex, violence or adult language. Not all of those shows are labeled with the content descriptors. TV-14 shows with the highest levels of sex, violence or adult language are usually labeled with the content ratings. A TV-14 rating without content labels may also indicate a program with a mature theme.