Student vs. Staff Volleyball Game
We will hold our annual student v staff volleyball game on Friday, December 21, 2018. Tickets will be on sale for $2 in the cafeteria. Only students that have a ticket are released for the game after the PA announcement during 7th hour and will remain in the gym until dismissal at 2:30 pm. As this is a prom fundraiser, each $2 ticket helps offset the cost of the most expensive endeavor of each class. Thank you for your support!
Posted: December 13, 2018
Anyone trying out for baseball, should pick up important information in the Athletic Office ASAP.
Posted: December 13, 2018
BEST DRESSED SENIOR
Congratulations to Olivia K. on winning the Best Dressed Senior contest - there was a four way tie at the end of voting, and Olivia was selected in a blind draw for the FREE yearbook this year. Thanks to all who participated!
Posted: December 13, 2018
Warning Signs Presentation
This is a link to the Warning Signs Presentation given to each of the classes in an assembly on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. It discusses various risk factors to be aware of, how to respond, and where to seek help. At school, counselors, teachers, administrators, or any adult, are people you can reach out to for help. The important part is that someone makes the effort to reach out for help. It may save a life. Here are the additional resources included in the presentation:
In an emergency: call 911.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
DoSomething.org Crisis Text Line: 741741
OK2SAY (School Bullying/Crisis): Call: 1-855-565-2729, Text 652729 (OK2SAY)
Posted: December 11, 2018
Bedford Public Schools Statement
Regarding BHS Football Coach
Various media outlets have reported that the District's football coach for the past 11 years, is no longer the coach. As the Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, I can confirm that he is no longer affiliated in any way with the Bedford football program. The District holds all of its staff to the highest standards of professionalism, as personal and professional integrity is the core of our service to our community. The District recently received allegations that those standards may not have been met by the coach. Therefore, we are in the process of thoroughly investigating those allegations. The District will take appropriate, firm, corrective action if the allegations are substantiated. To protect the rights of all involved parties, I cannot offer further comment regarding ongoing personnel matters.
Dr. Carl Shultz
Bedford Public Schools
Posted: December 10, 2018
Letter from the Superintendent
and Related Resources
Dear Bedford Public Schools Parents,
As you may or may not be aware, our district has recently experienced the loss of a recent graduate which has deeply impacted us as a community. We have implemented our school's Emergency Response Plan in an effort to provide appropriate support to staff and students within our buildings. Students and staff will react in different ways to crises of this nature, so it will be important to continue to have support available to assist individuals in need. Counselors and mental health professionals, along with building administration, are available in the school setting to assist students as they express their feelings related to loss. In addition, we have worked with the Monroe County Intermediate School District (MCISD) to provide additional on-site social workers for Bedford High School as needed.
The Bedford Public Schools plan is also designed to provide assistance to our students and their families when deemed necessary outside of the traditional school day. Please observe your child closely over the next several days and weeks to watch for signs of distress, which may indicate a need for additional support and guidance. I have included a list of references for available resources to help you recognize possible reactions you may observe in your child. Children that have advanced stages of grief or who suffer from severe depression may already be exhibiting warning signs for potential self-risk including withdrawal, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts. If you feel your child is in need of special assistance or is having a great deal of difficulty coping with their emotions, please do not hesitate to call or reach out to district staff or one of the professional resources listed. While it is important to deal with grief, loss, anger and fear reactions, we believe it is essential to resume as normal a routine as possible regarding home and school activities. Also, utilize frequent and honest conversations with your child to let them know that we all need assistance at some point. Please feel free to contact one of our district staff members or myself if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child, or the steps being taken by the school. I cannot stress enough the importance of working collaboratively to ensure the safety and proper care of our families and students.
1) National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Addressing Grief - http://tinyw.in/dvZ3
2) National Alliance for Grieving Children: About Childhood Grief - http://tinyw.in/oYsF
3) Oakland County Health Department (Parent Toolkit) - http://tinyw.in/9Dx2
4) Monroe County Mental Health Resources Guide (Promedica Health) - http://tinyw.in/t4jD
Dr. Carl Shultz
QUIZ BOWL CHAMPIONS!
Congrats to the Quiz Bowl team. They took 1st place. Noah Bock, Patrick Dotson, Cameron Robinson, Natalie Robinson, Cameron Guy,and Sam Travis.
Posted: December 5, 2018
National Hour Society is sponsoring a food drive that will run through Thursday, December 13th. Please bring in any non perishable food items and personal items to your 1st hour class. The top 3 classes will get a free breakfast!!
Posted: December 5, 2018
Do the holidays have you in the giving spirit? Student Council is hosting three ways to give this holiday season:
1. Donate hats, mittens and/or gloves at the tree in the main lobby.
2. Donate small toys or hygiene items in the box in the main lobby.
3. Donate new or used books in the box in the main lobby or by B and D hall for the back parking lot. Book Drive will end on December 14th.
Updated: December 5, 2018
Student Council is challenging ALL homerooms to decorate their doors for the holidays. Doors will be judged on Wednesday, December 19th! First and Second place will receive a pizza party and Third place doughnuts.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UGLY SWEATER DAY
Friday, December 21st wear your Ugly Sweater---You may win a gift card for the UGLIEST SWEATER!!!
Posted: November 29, 2018
BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL PARENT SURVEY
As part of our ongoing school improvement efforts, we conduct an annual Parent Survey. Please take a few minutes to add your input to help us improve our schools.
Posted: November 15, 2018
ALL MULES MATTER NOW AN OPTION FOR 4B HOMEROOMS
Great news! Mrs. Heartz has graciously offered to run All Mules Matter during 4B homeroom in addition the the 5th hour with Mrs. Maynard. If you have 4B homeroom, and would like sign up, permission slips are available in the Main Office, in Mrs. Maynard's room A-45 or in Mrs. Heartz's room E34. Students must have a signed permission slip to participate. Please put signed permission slips in Mrs. Maynard's mailbox in the main office. Please be sure to check in with your homeroom teacher before coming to the meetings every week.
Posted: November 6, 2018
MID YEAR TEST OUT UPDATES
New Test Out Dates:
We will test out the week of January 7, 2019. This will give you Christmas break to study and be ready to take the test.
Any questions please see Mrs. Schultz in B2.
Posted November 14, 2018
If you are still interested in joining HOSA, please see Mr. Groll in room E36.
Posted September 27, 2018
Look for the Mule Mart school store to be open during lunches. The Mule Mart is across from the cafeteria and has school supplies and snacks including Dippin' Dots. You can also buy Bedford spirit wear and black out shirts next week at the Mule Mart.
Posted September 18, 2018
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING/TESTING
We are open every Monday thru Thursday 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM.
Posted September 11, 2018
The easiest way to order school pictures is online at mylifetouch.com.
Use Picture Day ID: LM758006Y0
Posted August 7, 2018
COLLECTING BOX TOPS & FOOD TOWN RECEIPTS
We are once again collecting box tops. Please bring your box tops to your homeroom teacher. Save your Temperance Food Town receipts for the High School. You can bring them in or drop them in the box at the store check outs. These will help to purchase items for the high school. Thank you for saving!
Posted September 7, 2018
FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Free & Reduced Meal Applications Now Available for 2018-19 School Year
Applications for free/reduced meals for 2018-2019 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, and in all the school offices.
This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 12, 2018 if a new application is not submitted. Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year.
Participation is confidential and anonymous to use. All student transactions at the cafeteria cash register appear identical regardless of whether students are paying full price, receiving reduced prices, or free meals, to protect the confidentiality of program participation.
This program provides the obvious benefit of providing nutritious meals as well as qualifying the school for additional benefits and access to additional resources based upon the level of participation. We encourage all eligible families to fill out the application regardless of whether or not you intend to use them. A win-win all the way around!
Food Service Donations Accepted
In the past, Bedford Public Schools has been fortunate to have received donations to help pay off students' negative food service balances. Accounts have been set up at each school to receive donations from anyone else interested in ensuring that all of our students can enjoy a healthy meal every day at school. Stop by the school office if you wish to make a similar donation.
Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year. Online applications can be completed through MyMealtime, and paper forms are available in each school office, or can be printed here. All student transactions at the cafeteria cash register appear identical regardless of whether students are paying full price, receiving reduced prices, or free meals, to protect the confidentiality of program participation. It's a win-win situation: the students benefit from the healthy food at breakfast and lunch with families keeping more of their hard earned money, and schools can benefit from federal funding and programs that become available based on family participation in the school meal program.
Posted July 10, 2018
FIRST Robotics at BHS
To register and/or find out more information about our program, visit http://www.bedfordrobotics.org/frc.html, or contact the coordinator the Bedford Public Schools FIRST Robotics Coordinator for 9-12th Grades: Debbie May
Bedford Public Schools has substitute teaching opportunities for those with 90+ credit hours from a four-year accredited college or university. Substitute teachers have the opportunity to choose the grade levels or subjects they prefer to teach and even how often you would like to work. If you are interested in this opportunity, our substitute teachers also referred to as “Guest Teachers” are hired through EDUStaff. Start your application today..
Para Professional, Lunchroom, Secretarial, Bus Driver and Playground Substitutes Throughout the District Also Needed
Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.