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CHICK-FIL-A LUNCH FUNDRAISER
Chick-fil-A is coming to Bedford High School on Friday, April 27th during all lunches. Please pre-order your sandwich with the ladies outside the cafeteria on April 19th thru April 24th. If you pre-order you are guaranteed a sandwich, otherwise it is first come first serve. All proceeds will fund Senior Send Off.
Posted April 20, 2018
LOOK OUT WORLD! HERE COMES THE BEDFORD EXPRESS!
This past weekend the Bedford High School FIRST Robotics team, Bedford Express, competed at the Michigan State FIRST Robotics Competition State Championship held at Saginaw Valley State University. The team performed very well, making it all the way to their division semi-final matches and forcing it into a tie breaker match mbefore being eliminated. The team accumulated enough points to qualify for an invitation to compete in the World Championship in Detriot next week and finished ranked 28th in the state among the 508 registered teams in Michigan. The team had already secured a bid to the World Championship last spring by winning the Engineering Inspiration Award at the World Championship last year. They will be competing against other teams from across the United States, as well as from countries around the world: Canada, China, Japan, Netherlands, France, and Poland.
The World Championship event will be held April 25-28 in Cobo Hall in Detroit. It is free and open to the public. Spectators can come see top teams at all K-12 levels compete for world titles.
Information about the FIRST World Championship can be found at: https://www.firstchampionship.org/
We are very proud of all of our Robotics students! We are appreciative of the support we receive from our coaches, mentors, parents, and team sponsors. Thanks you all for contributing to the success of this program in our schools!
Posted April 20, 2018
BHS Junior Wins 2018 MI Aspirations in Computing Award!
Hillary is a junior at Bedford High School and was recently presented with the 2018 Michigan NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award during an awards ceremony at Michigan State University. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing; leadership ability; academic history; and plans for post-secondary education. She was one of the 70 talented students from across the state of Michigan to be honored there.
Hillary's experience in various programs offered at Bedford Public Schools, and other outside opportunities, have helped hone her skills, "I received the NCWIT Aspirations award for the state of Michigan for my skills and pursued interest in information technology and computation. After participating in FIRST robotics, I gained a passion for computer science. Since then I have driven myself to seek out opportunities to grow in my knowledge of this topic: attending Hackathons and camps at different universities, practicing digital art, participating in BPA, and exercising my understanding through different computer applications and programming. Bedford High School's FIRST robotics program, BPA chapter, Virtual Academy, and STEM classes have been instrumental in my success."
She also credits Bedford's Programming and Game Design Instructor, Mr. Pettrey, with inspiring her efforts, "This year, I was fortunate to meet Mr. Pettrey, a new computer science teacher who serves on the board for the community's new cyber security center [Bedford Advanced Cybersecurity Development Center located at the Monroe County Community College Whitman Center]. His instruction and insight led me to dual enroll at MCCC for computer science and inspires me to reach my goals after high school: to enroll in college to research artificial intelligence and machine behaviors."
Mr. Pettrey, meanwhile, is excited about the opportunities available at Bedford High School, "Bedford High School is a new Cisco Academy for 2018, using training materials from Cisco, the largest and most well-known networking company in the world. This fall, Bedford High School will be using Cisco Academy materials to teach a new Cybersecurity class, as well as continuing to teach existing programming classes with the most popular and widely-used programming languages in the industry." His goal is for students interested in computing to become job-ready by obtaining industry certitifcations before they graduate.
Posted April 20, 2018
SENIOR SEND OFF CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER
Fundraiser for Senior Send Off! Come and get a dinner on Tuesday, April 24th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM to support Senior Send Off and 50% of the proceeds will be donated. Bring a flyer or take a photo of it and Bedford will get the proceeds. You can find the flyers in the hallways or main office.
Posted April 16, 2018
All dual enrollment paperwork must be turned in to Mrs. Schultz by Friday, May 4th for the Fall of 2018. If you need paperwork or have any questions please see Mrs. Schultz in B2.
Posted April 16, 2018
FAMILY NIGHT AT INDIAN CREEK ZOO TO BENEFIT TRACK PROGRAM
The Indian Creek Zoo is going to open its doors on Tues, May 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for a special family night to benefit the Bedford Track program. All proceeds from the the evening will be used to purchase a new timing system for all high school and junior high students.
Posted April 10, 2018
NOTE FROM ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT ON M-STEP AND MME TESTING AT BPS
April 2, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This is the important time of year when our students take the M-STEP (Elementary and Junior High) and Michigan Merit Exam (High School) and we wanted to take a moment to thank you for all you do to support your children and their education.
During this time, please encourage your children to do their best on these tests, to take their time, and to take this opportunity to show what they have learned. We want their testing experience to be as positive as possible, and your support will be so helpful to them.
The M-STEP and Michigan Merit Exam provide our schools with valuable information on student knowledge and their ability to be college and career ready upon graduation. Teachers and school leaders use the test results to support curriculum design and continuous school improvement efforts.
Our Bedford community is very supportive of its K-12 students and this has shown in their strong record of performance in past years on these tests. In addition to your encouragement, here are some practical things you can do to help your children do their best:
-- Make sure your child's Chromebook is fully charged and with them at school.
-- Make sure your child has earbuds ready and in working order.
-- Ensure your child has a good night's rest.
-- Have your child eat a healthy breakfast at home or in the cafeteria at school.
-- Make sure your child arrives at school on time in order to minimize your child's testing anxiety. Once a testing session has begun, a student may not enter the classroom and will have to take a make-up test at a later date.
-- Please avoid scheduling appointments/vacations during your child's testing window.
For more information on the M-STEP and MME, please access this brief Michigan Department of Education video: Parents/Students/Educators Video.
I hope you have a wonderful and restful Easter Holiday and Spring Break and we are looking forward to seeing you on Monday, April 9.
Mark W. French, Ed.D.
Mark W. French, Assistant Superintendent
Spring State Testing
Upon our return from spring break, State testing will be getting started. Students should bring a photo ID, an approved calculator, and #2 pencils. Personal digital devices, food, or drinks are not allowed in the testing area.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Juniors - SAT
Sophomores - PSAT 10
Grades 9 and 12 do not attend school on this date.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Juniors - ACT WorkKeys
Freshmen - PSAT 9
Grade 10 does not attend school on this date
**Seniors were not originally scheduled to attend school on this date but ARE NOW REQUIRED TO REPORT on this day. Please report to the auditorium at 7:30 am for a series of guest speakers.**
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Juniors - M-STEP
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Posted March 20, 2018
Prom will be held at the Premier Banquet Hall on Heatherdowns across the street from Stranahan Theater on Saturday, May 5th at 7:00 PM. Tickets will go on sale starting April 12th during all lunches. Tickets will be $50 for singles and $90 for couples. Parking is free!
Posted March 19, 2018
SPRING BREAK 2018-2019...
Heads Up for Planning Ahead!
For those of you who plan to travel on your break next year, and that travel may require making reservations a long time in advance at your destination, please take note of the dates for NEXT YEAR'S Spring Break below. Please note that these dates deviate from what you may be used to seeing. Easter is NOT included in the spring break for next year.
SCHOOL YEAR : 2018-2019
Spring Break Begins: April 1st
School Resumes: April 8th
(Easter is April 21st and is NOT a part of the break)
Winter and Spring Break dates through 2020-21 can be found on our website on the District's Calendar page. look in the column on the left side of the page.
Posted March 19, 2018
8 State Qualifiers for Bedford Swim and Dive
Seniors DJ A., Logan C., Kyler S., and Zak S., Juniors: Noah S. and Ross T., Freshman: Ty S. and Thomas Z.
This Weekend the whole team will compete at EMU for the title of SMISL Champs against 11 other teams. The 8 State Qualifiers will compete on March 9-10th at Oakland University! Go Mules!
ROBOTICS TEAM BRINGS HOME AWARDS AT SECOND COMPETITION
Bedford High School sent the Varsity and Jr. Varsity Robotics teams to the Lincoln District FIRST Robotics Competition.
The varsity team entered the championship matches as the captains of the third seeded alliance. The JV squad did very well individually, and was picked to join the 7th seeded alliance which meant that the JV and Varsity teams ended up matched against each other in quarterfinal bracket. The Varsity squad won the first 2 matches and advanced to semi-finals, and, unfortunately, eliminating the JV squad in that quarterfinal round.
In the semifinal round, the varsity team's alliance was not able to overtake the number 2 alliance before being eliminated.
The Varsity team was present with the tournament's Gracious Professionalism Award. The JV team was presented with the Rookie Inspiration Award as well.
Both teams will compete at Forest Hills in Grand Rapids on April 5-7.
Bedford Express proudly displays their winning banner at the Gibralter competition earlier this season.
WRESTLERS AT STATE!
Kicking Mule Wrestling results at the Ford Field in the MHSAA Individual Tournament:
Austin Emerson - State Champ
Blake Wingate - Runner Up
Neil Antrassian - Finalist
NEW SWIM & DIVE RECORDS
Last weekend, the Bedford Mules Swim and Dive competed at the SECs in Skyline and set 3 new School Records!
200 Medley Relay (T. Smith, Schreder, Scheffer, Z. Smith) - 1:36.03
100 Fly- N.Scheffer - 53.20
100 Breaststroke- K. Schreder - 59.06
8th Annual Career & Opportunity Expo at MCCC
DATE: Friday, April 13, 2018
EVENT TIME: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
PLACE: MCCC Health Education Building, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI 48161
All graduating Monroe County CTE Students are invited to attend the Career & Opportunity Expo from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Career & Opportunity Expo is open to the general public.) This will give the students an opportunity to visit with area employers to discuss current openings for full and part-time positions before the event is open to college students and the general public. The employers are anxious to meet with these young people to educate them on available positions and to advise them on what training/education they will need to achieve their career goals.
If you have any questions regarding the Career & Opportunity Expo please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 384-4124. For more information, you can also visit their website two weeks prior to the event at: www.monroeccc.edu/careerexpo to see a list of the 60+ employers attending this event.
RECOGNITION FOR BHS WRITERS!
Congratulations to Cami R! Her memoir is being published in Teen Ink's National Print magazine, which has a circulation of over a half-million readers and represents the best pieces submitted across the country.
Several students were also recognized by Scholastic for their writing: Receiving a Poetry Silver Key:
Receiving Honorable Mention for Personal Essay/Memoir:
Taylen A., Kelsea C., Justin C., and Cheyenne R.
BOWLING OVER THE COMPETITION!
Austin LaVigne was the Champion in the inaugural Monroe Region Singles Bowling Championship!
Megan Helpman was a top five girls qualifier for the event.
State Unveils New Parent Dashboard
Parents now have their own online dashboard that shows the performance of all K-12 public schools in Michigan and represents a new, improved level of transparency
The Parent Dashboard for School Transparency, available at https://www.mischooldata.org/ParentDashboard, is a combined effort of MDE and the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) – based on significant parent feedback on its planning, content, and design.
The dashboard allows deeper dives into the performance of various groups of students, such as gender, race, subject, and services to students.
You can always find the direct link for Bedford High School's information on the left under "School Data" for the "MI Parent Dashboard for School Transparency."
Course Description Guide for 2018-19
Now available! Click on the link on the left!
Getting Your School Closing/Delay and Emergency Alerts?
Keep your phone numbers/email current by contacting the school office if any changes are needed to the contact information that appears in HAC. It is important that this information is up-to-date so you can be reached if necessary. It is used by our Honeywell Instant Alert system which is the official means of communication with families in the event of an emergency.
Did you know? BHS has a Facebook Page
Get your orders in!! You can order your yearbook online at this link: yearbookforever.com. No extra yearbooks are ever ordered to sell on distribution day. If you, or your student, wants a yearbook, it must be ordered! Any questions, please see Mr. Sanderson is E18A.
Math Lab Help Available During Homeroom
Anyone needing help on their math homework or help preparing for a math test can come. Get a pass from your math or homeroom teacher. Check in with your homeroom teacher first then come down to A-17.
Tutoring Center/Test Makeups
Just a reminder that the after school tutoring in the Media Center is OPEN. We are open every Monday through Thursday from 2:30 until 3:30 PM.
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
We are saving BOX TOPS again this year for the high school. Please clip and bring into your homeroom teacher or main office. We would like all homerooms to participate if you can. Just put your homeroom teacher's name on the baggie. Happy Clipping!!!
Food Service News
Bedford Public Schools has been fortunate to have a donor pay off all students' negative food service balances through January 22, 2018. Inspired by this person's generosity, accounts have been set up at each school to receive donations from anyone else interested in ensuring that our students can enjoy a healthy meal every day at school. Stop by the school office if you wish to make a similar donation.
Please be sure to check your student's account via My MealTime (use the link on the left) on a weekly basis so we can prevent further excessive charging. (Tip: Set a low balance alert in your profile!)
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.
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.