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COLLEGE REP VISITS

The following representatives are currently scheduled to be here to answer any questions you may have or just to talk with you about the university. Representatives will be in the Media Center unless otherwise noted. Students must sign up in the Counseling Office.

None currently scheduled

MILITARY REP VISITS

The following representatives are currently scheduled to be here to answer any questions you may have or just to talk with you about military service. Representatives will be outside the cafeteria during lunch hours. Sign up is not necessary.

Army: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

Navy: 2nd Thursday of each month

Air Force: 3rd Wednesday of each month

Marines: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

MI National Guard:
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month


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ROADS ON MARS CHALLENGE

Anyone interested in attending a free ROADS on Mars Challenge Training this Saturday, November 23rd can email shari.grayczyk@utoledo.edu for more information. Flyers are also available in the counseling office.

Posted: November 19, 2019


Bedford Theatre Arts Presents: Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit

Thumbnail of Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit PlaybillIn the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories.

Friday, November 22 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 pm

Tickets: $8 general admission; $6 high school student with valid ID
Online orders: https://bhslao.bpt.me

Posted: November 19, 2019


SUPERINTENDENT'S NOVEMBER LETTER TO PARENTS

November 19, 2019

Dear BPS Parent/Guardian,

As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for the wonderful start to the school year. We truly do have a lot to be thankful for this year as a district. Our community, with the support and efforts by our staff and parents, passed a much-needed bond just one year ago this month. District leadership has been working closely with our bond partners to finalize the plans for phase 1 of the bond projects that will begin in June 2020. Phase 1 includes the completion of all projects slated for Jackman Road Elementary and Bedford Senior High School, as well as the site-work (parking lots and drop-off/pick-up loop) for Bedford Junior High School. The remaining buildings will be completed as part of Phase 2 in the summer of 2021. While this is exciting, my favorite news to share is that our Bedford students continue to perform exceptionally well across the state in an array of academic, athletic, and performing arts competitions. Finally, the district has for the first time in over a decade ended a school year with a positive fund balance above the State of Michigan’s minimum threshold of five percent (2019 audited general fund balance is 7.2%). All of these wonderful accomplishments are the product of hard work and dedication by BPS staff and our families.

It appears that since the state of Michigan has once again decided to skip over fall this year as we have already been forced to deal with severe weather in the area. As a reminder, please make sure to contact the building secretary for your child’s school if you have made any changes to your personal contact information (phone, email, or home address) to ensure that you will receive the district’s Honeywell Emergency Alerts. This is the best way to keep up to date on any delays or cancellations due to inclement weather. The district continues to take the safety of our students and staff members very seriously and will always use the best information possible when making any changes due to existing or future weather. The process for making decisions based on the weather is contingent upon many factors and is rarely ever going to make sense to everyone. I will simply remind everyone that not all families have 4x4 vehicles, live on easily passable roads, or are completely comfortable driving/walking in severe conditions. Keeping these factors in mind, we do the best that we can with the always-changing weather forecasts and conditions in the area. Bedford Public Schools utilizes a variety of different options for dealing with extreme weather: 1) cancellation, 2) two-hour delay, 3) two-hour delay that converts to a cancellation if conditions fail to improve, and 4) early release from school if conditions become dangerous. Each of the available options can be difficult for families due to the change in normal scheduling and we will always try our best to ensure that decisions are made allowing the most time for parents to make arrangements as possible. As superintendent, I will always err on the side of caution as the most important part of my position is to keep our students, staff, and families safe.

Finally, I hope that everyone has an incredibly safe and happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for our strong community of students and families, dedicated staff, and for the support of our community as we continuously strive to be the best district in the state. We have so many incredible accomplishments taking place across the district and I hope that everyone gets involved as we continue to shape our community’s future!

Sincerely,
Dr. Carl Shultz,
Superintendent of Schools
Bedford Public Schools


Swimmers Heading to State!

The MHSAA Girls Swim State Finals are this weekend at Oakland. Events begin at noon on Friday, November 22nd, and continuing on Saturday starting at 9 am. Five young ladies from Bedford will be there! Best of luck to Lindy, Sydney, Tina, Ava and Hannah!

Posted: November 18, 2019


COMMUNITY ED BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Register now for the Comm Ed Boys Basketball League. Deadline to register is December 6th. You may register at the Community Education office or online. Registration flyer available in the office.

Posted: November 15, 2019


PANORAMIC PICTURE ORDERS DUE 11/22

Seniors, if you wish to order a photo and did not, you have until Friday, November 22nd. Please turn in your order to the Main Office.

Posted: November 14, 2019


Eyeglasses Assistance

The Monroe Exchange Club can provide eyeglasses to Monroe County students of parents that do not have insurance or are unable to provide their children with eyeglasses due to financial hardship. An eyeglass assistance application is available online or if you need a printed application form, please contact our office at 734-850-6100 and we'll send one home with your child.

Posted: November 5, 2019


STAFF vs. STUDENT VOLLEYBALL

Student/staff volleyball game will be Tuesday, November 26th. Students will be able to purchase a ticket to leave 7th hour to attend the game. Students will use the ticket to serve as a pass to leave class and attend the game.

Posted: November 5, 2019


Congrats Girls Cross Country State Team Qualifiers!

Isabella Johnson and Ally Betkey also named All-Region.

Posted: October 28, 2019


GIRLS TENNIS

Any girl interested in playing tennis this spring should stop and see Coach Cukierski in the new gym for opportunity to play tennis indoors this winter.

Posted: October 28, 2019


Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 25: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
November 26: Noon - 3:00 pm

Posted: October 25, 2019


Emma Mulder in mid golf swingBHS GOLFER PLACES AT STATE TOURNAMENT!

Congratulations, Emma Mulder! She took 15th place at the MHSAA State girls golf tournament.

MHSAA GIRLS GOLF FINALS

Updated: October 21, 2019



Marching band members on fieldMarching Band Does It Again!

The Kicking Mules Marching Band earned a superior rating with straight 1's by all adjudicators for the 6th straight year at MSBOA Marching Band Festival in Flat Rock on Monday, October 14th. The theme of the show was "TV Time" and featured theme songs from Friends, Hawaii Five-o, Spongebob Squarepants, Hannah Montana, and Star Trek.

Posted: October 15, 2019


BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL'S ROBOTICS TEAM
ACCEPTING APPLICATION FOR 2020 SEASON

Bedford Express is accepting 2020 Robotics Season Applications from students interested in helping our team stay on track. The 2020 season is going to focus on student leadership, continued success and team growth. Everyone has a goal, how can Bedford Express help you reach that goal?

Registration fee is $75 (Please make checks payable to Bedford Express Boosters)

Students should plan to participate in pre-season meetings on Thursday's from 6-8pm at the Robotics Center (Smith Road Elementary). The 2020 build/competition season kicks off on Saturday, January 4th at 10 am!

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Denny Costlow at 1023CoachBedfordExpress@gmail.com.

Posted: October 10, 2019


WRITING LAB

Writing lab is open and operating in room C-6 for 4th hour and room A-24 for 5th hour. The concept is similar to Math Lab in that it is homeroom help requiring a referral/pass from a teacher for attendance. However, Writing Lab is available for any student in any content area who needs help with a reading or writing issue. We would ask students bring rubrics for projects to help us guide them. We would also be happy to review student writing for college and job applications.

Posted: October 7, 2019


SENIOR SEND OFF

The Facebook group page that has been created is:
2020 Senior Send Off
Email: 2020seniorsendoff@gmail.com (all lowercase)

Posted: September 17, 2019


TUTORING CENTER NOW OPEN

Tutoring is now available in the Media Center Monday-Thursday right after school.

Posted: September 11, 2019


AWESOME ARTISTS!

There is an annual juried art show for high school students in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio. This year we are pleased to announce that 5 of our high school students have had their entries selected for inclusion in the 2019 FOCUS show!

collage of 5 artists and their work

Congratulations to Zoe M., Sarah D., Torrie C., Kendal S., and Savanna B.!

Torrie, Kendal and Zoe will have their pieces displayed in the American Frame Show in January.

Updated: September 30, 2019


Bedford High School All-Girl Robotics Team Reaches Finals in All-Girl Competition

group photo of ladies' robotics team

Bedford High School's Bedford Express FRC Robotics Team sent a squad of ladies to the Goonettes Invitational, an all-girl FIRST Robotics Competition held in Woodhaven on Saturday, September 14th. Captains Layni R. and Alexis F. successfully drove through the qualifications matches with a 7-0-1 record, earning a second place ranking. Freshman Savannah F., Jessica S. and Sarah B. did an incredible job maintaining the robot in our pit in addition to filling roles of human player and technician. The team advanced through the quarter-finals and semi-finals before falling to the top ranked alliance in the finals. This is the first time Bedford Express has attended an all-girls event since 2015 and we are hopeful that a strong class with seven freshman girls will allow us to continue to compete in the future.

Bedford Express is preparing now for fall/winter classes and the start of build season in January. Students interested in joining the co-ed 2020 team (and mentors interested in helping) can register on the Bedford Express website.

More information about the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) can be found on the FIRST FRC website.

Updated: September 23, 2019


Royal Flush logoMARK YOUR CALENDARS
FUNdraiser Events for New Restrooms at Bedford Community Stadium
Visit www.mulemuscle.org for details on the:

NEW YEAR'S EVE ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT/REVERSE RAFFLE
MEGA 50/50 RAFFLE
ADOPT-AN-ENVELOPE
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new, permanent restrooms in the stadium. All tickets and sponsorships are available online at their website. For more information, you can email dumbell@mulemuscle.org or call Michelle German at 419-215-7600.

Updated: November 5, 2019


Pets at Events

Please be reminded that pets are not allowed inside Bedford athletic facilities. This is a liability and safety issue. Service dogs are an exception.

Posted: April 23, 2019


ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES ONLINE

You can place your school picture order online at mylifetouch.com.
Use Picture Day ID: LM759003Y0

ORDER YEARBOOKS ONLINE

Yearbook orders are all placed online at yearbookforever.com Cost: $75 until January 11, 2020; and then $85 after that. Personalization is an additional $10 and order must be placed by January 25, 2020.

*Note: There will be NO extra yearbooks ordered, and once the yearbook sales end, there will be NO wait list for any overruns.

**Select past volumes of BHS Yearbooks and Spring Supplements are available from when extra quantities were ordered. Click here to view surplus issues available and details to purchase.

Updated: October 7, 2019


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 for 2019-20 School Year

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, in all the school offices, or can be printed here.

This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 11, 2019 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. 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.

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.

Posted July 29,2019


SUBSTITUTES NEEDED

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.

BHS CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 11:00 AM.

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

Athletic Events Calendar

District Facilities Calendar

(ML Schedules is a searchable calendar for events at all Bedford Public Schools' facilities)

2019-2020 District Student
School-Year-At-a Glance? Calendar

BPS Student Year at a Glance Calendar Thumbnail Image

Note: Easter is the last day of Spring Break (April 12, 2020).


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Community & Adult Education programs, classes, leagues, and events for the current season.

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September-December 2019 Brochure

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STUDENT HANDBOOK


Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


OK2SAY

If you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, you can submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY. OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools.

     TEXT: 652729 (OK2SAY)
     PHONE: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
     EMAIL: OK2Say
     ONLINE: www.ok2say.com

App available for iPhone and Android devices

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO SEEK HELP:

     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
     1-800-273-TALK (8255)

     DoSomething.org Crisis Text Line:
     741741


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Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Bond projects at: www.mybedford.us/bond.html


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