Ladies, get out your boots and western gear ready for the annual Mother-Daughter Boot Scootin' Boogie event on May 11, 7 - 9 pm at Bedford Junior High School. Bring your mom, aunts, grandmothers and girlfriends. Kick it up with Kim teaching new line dances as the DJ plays great dancing tunes. Games, barbeque and beverages will also be provided. Tickets are $12 and are on sale now through May 4 at the Community Education office or sign up onlinel.
Posted April 20, 2018
All test will be completed by 10:30 except 8th grade Science on 4/17. This test will be during your student's homeroom.
Make sure your chromebooks are charged up and ready for your test. Also remember to bring your earbuds and something to read (but not school work) in case you get done before the end of the test time.
Posted April 10, 2018
Our PTSA is supporting Autism Awareness during the month of April by bringing back Cotton Candy and Blue Raspberry ice cream floats! Floats will be for sale during all lunches Wednesday-Friday for $1. All money raised will benefit BJHS All Mules Matter.
All Mules Matter students are having a bake sale to raise money for autism awareness until April 20th.
Posted April 10, 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
CLASSICAL ENGINEERS FTC ROBOTICS TEAM TO REPRESENT BJHS AT WORLD COMPETITION!
Photo used with permission and courtesy of GSK Creations.
The Classical Engineers (Team # 8579) performed strongly from the start at the Super Regional competition in Iowa. They ended up 6th ranked in their division on the TINKER field. Their performance at the Super Regional was strong enough to qualify them for the World Championship, which will be held in Detroit on April 25-28!
The North Super Regional in Iowa, is one of 4 Super Regionals in the United States. This regional includes teams from 11 states, including Michigan. The Classical Engineers were one of 19 Michigan teams competing in a world championship bid against other junior high and high school teams who compete at this level. (In Michigan, only middle schools host FTC teams. In other states, this program may include high school teams.) We are very proud of our Classical Engineers!
Good Luck at Worlds!
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
Congratulations to our spelling bee participants! All students did an excellent job. Our 3 winners are:
Lucy C. for 6th grade
Ilana R. for 7th grade
Matthew S. for 8th grade.
Our all school bee will take place next Friday, March 23rd. Nice job, guys!!
Posted March 14, 2018
MATH LEAGUE TEST RESULTS
Congratulations 2017/2018 Math League Competitive Test Participants. All students who participated are commended; they were very challenging tests. The top scores belong to:
1st place: Jayda N.
2nd place: Cooper M.
3rd place: Gabby P.
1st place (tie): Nathan D. and Joshua S.
2nd place: Lindy S.
3rd place (tie): Elizabeth B. and Caleb K.
1st place: Braden G.
2nd place: Noelle A.
3rd place: Alex B.
RECYCLING AT BJHS
Stop.... don't throw away your old, dried up markers!
We are excited to participate in collecting and converting our markers into clean energy. This also includes dry erase markers. There is a container behind the door monitor, please put all old markers in this container! Together, we are helping our planet one handful of markers at a time!
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.
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 Junior High School's information on the left under "School Data" for the "MI Parent Dashboard for School Transparency."
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.
8th Hour runs from 2:35 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the media center. (Forms can be picked up in the office.) Meet in the front lobby by the door monitor and you will be walked to the media center.
Don't miss out on this year's memories! The 2018 Bedford Junior High yearbook is on sale for $40. You can order your yearbook online at this link: yearbookforever.com
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Enroll in Kroger Community Reward Program to help benefit BJHS students every time you shop! Select the Bedford Junior High School PTSA # 81894 when you sign up. Your enrollment needs to be renewed annually after April 30th.
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 Also Needed.
Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Mrs. Tillman chose Lexi R. as our Student of the Week.
Lexi is a very dedicated hard-working student. She always has a smile on her face and is ready for the day! Lexi also has a very posiitve attitude and works well with all of her peers! Congrats, Lexi! (4-17-2018)
BRONCO ROBOTICS HIGHLIGHTS
Congratulations to our Classical Engineers FIRST Robotics team for being the 6th ranked team after qualifications, and for advancing to the World Championship, which will be held at Cobo Hall in Detroit on April 25-28. (3-20-2018)
BRONCO SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
7th GRADE SOFTBALL
7th grade softball split two tough games with Saline last night.
In the first game Maddie H. pitched the win striking out 5. McKenna D. helped out offensively with a home run. Winning 5-3.
The second game was lost 10-7, despite Camryn's grand slam, and catcher Alexia M's. two put outs at third. (4-16-2018)