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Proud to be a Big Part of Bedford Township!

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Lake Erie Transit has a new bus wrap: "Ride with Pride in Bedford!" Obviously, we are really proud of our schools, students and the many opportunities we offer and are excited to see that reflected in the many images included on their vehicle. (It's just the tip of the BPS iceberg though....we think they need a bigger bus!) See who you know on the bus! Is it a member of our Bedford Express Robotics team, our Kicking Mules Marching Band, one of the CP Swagger kids, or an equestrian riding with pride!?!


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Parent School Improvement Surveys Now Available for 2016-17

The purpose of these school improvement surveys is to find out your opinions about your child's school. Click on the link for the school building(s) that apply to your family. Please answer each survey item honestly. Your responses will be completely confidential. Surveys will be available until December 1st.

      Douglas Road Elementary Parent School Improvement Survey


     Jackman Road Elementary Parent School Improvement Survey

 

     Monroe Road Elementary Parent School Improvement Survey

     Bedford Junior High School Parent School Improvement Survey

 

     Bedford High School Parent School Improvement Survey

 


Alumni Association Rallying Support After Fires

Three fires in the last four months have destroyed 3 buildings on the grounds of the Bedford High School campus near the Community Stadium. Each building was a storage area for equipment used by various athletic programs including football, baseball, and our track and field programs. Arson is suspected.

While the district does have insurance, depreciation on equipment accumulated and used over a number of years means we would not receive the full replacement value of the destroyed items. We have lost over $25,000 worth of equipment with the damage from the most recent fire still being assessed.

The Bedford Alumni Association is seeking to rally support for the hard working young men and women who bring pride to our athletic programs and who rely on the equipment to train and practice in a meaningful and competitive fashion.

Dustin Cress, President of the Bedford Alumni Association, has stated that the group would like to raise enough money not only to assist in replacing the damaged equipment, but also help the school in installing new security cameras and equipment to prevent such crimes from taking place in the future.

Anyone interested in helping can donate securely through PayPal at www.bedfordalumni.com/donate. Or a check can be mailed to the Bedford Alumni Association at 1623 West Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48144. The Bedford High School Alumni Association is an approved 501(c)3 charity, meaning donations are tax deductible, and 100% of your contributions will go directly to the Athletic Department.

Anyone with information related to the fires is encouraged to contact the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. They can be reached at (734) 240-7700.

We appreciate the support of our friends, family, and community when times get tough. It helps keep us KICKING! Go Mules!



Dress Code at BPS

At the October 18th school board meeting, the board approved a change to the dress code policy in the Bedford Junior High School Handbook. Previously, the handbook included "No leggings or pajama pants."

The board approved new language about leggings rather than prohibiting the wearing of leggings altogether. The new wording will read, "Leggings and yoga pants may be worn with appropriately modest coverings."

Many people attended the board meeting and spoke about dress code issues in our district. The board would like to thank them for taking the time to mention the variety of concerns that they had during the public commentary period. Most of the people gathered left after that commentary period and did not stay for the board discussion when they reached that item on the agenda. We would like them to know that their concerns were heard and discussed for some time.

Immediately following the wording change approval, the board directed the superintendent to convene a committee to revamp the entire dress code K-12. Input will be gathered from parents and students. A survey form will be available shortly so that opinions from all can be taken into consideration as the dress code is reevaluated. Look for more information about that by the end of the week.

Update: Next Dress Code Committee Meeting date set: December 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm.



Spring 2016 Assessment Results Released

M-STEP
In the second year of the M-STEP online assessments at Bedford, we have exceeded the state averages in 15 of the 16 categories...we were just shy of the state average in 5th grade math. 

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ACT
Last Spring, the juniors took the SAT for the first time. (Previously, the juniors took the ACT test.) Our juniors averaged 1010.4 while the rest of the state was at 1001. 

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As with any summative standardized test, this is one snapshot of how our students perform. We use data generated by these tests, in conjunction with other student assessment data gathered throughout the year, to look for ways to improve. Bedford's Balanced Assessment Team and school improvement efforts continuously focus on ways to improve the education for each of our students.



Now Accepting Online Payments

My School Bucks logoWe are now using the online payment service, MySchoolBucks®, to accept payments for Chromebook insurance, the optional purchase of messenger bags for use with the Chromebooks, and payments for Student Parking Passes at the high school. There are no additional fees to use this service.

Some of the MySchoolBucks advantages:
     •   Convenience - Available 24/7 on the web or mobile app
     •   Efficiency - Make payments for all your students, even if they attend different schools within the          district. Eliminates the need for your students to take money to school.
     •   Flexibility - Make payments using credit/debit cards and electronic checks.

Enrollment is easy!
     1. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account.
     2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
     3. Make a payment to your students' accounts with your credit/ debit card or electronic check.

If you have any questions, contact MySchoolBucks directly:
     •   support@myschoolbucks.com
     •   1-855-832-5226
     •   Visit myschoolbucks.com and click on Help. How-to videos are also available here to help walk you          through the process.


logo for Final FormsONLINE PAYMENTS FOR ATHLETICS

FinalForms will be used to complete all of the required online
athletic forms and as the online payment system for all levels of
Bedford Public Schools athletics at https://bedford-mi.finalforms.com/

A step-by-step Parent Playbook on how to use FinalForms is available to download.



 

Calendar Set for 2016-2017 School Year

Thumbnail graphic of 2016-17 BPS District calendar The district has released the calendar for next school year.
You can view the document by clicking here!

 

 

 



 

 


Upcoming Dates

December 1 ................Board of Education Regular Meeting, 6:30 pm,
                                                Monroe Road Elementary School Cafeteria
December 9 ...............1/2 Day for all students for Staff Professional Development;
                                                dismissal at 10:55 am for BJHS and BHS; 11:50 am for DRE, JRE, and MRE

December 15 .............Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting, 6:30 pm,
                                                Bedford High School Media Center
Dec. 22-Jan. 2 ............NO SCHOOL-Winter Break; Classes resume on January 3rd.


Please check the webpages for each of the schools for additional activities or the District eSITE Calendar

 

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Job Postings at Bedford Public Schools

6th grade teacher - 1.0 F.T.E. - BJHS...CLICK here
To apply for any of the positions listed above, please follow the instructions included within the job posting link.

SUBSTITUTE Positions AVAILABLE:
             - SECRETARIES NEEDED - $9.00 / hour
             - CUSTODIANS NEEDED - $9.00 / hour
             - Food Service NEEDED - $9.00 / hour
             - SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS NEEDED - call (734) 850-6071

To apply for any of the above substitute positions, please fill out this Employment Application.

For a substitute teaching position, apply at  www.EDUStaff.org

 

 

BPS Accreditation

BPS has three Elementary Schools,one Junior High School, and one High School. Our enrollment is about 4,600 students.


AdvancED seal

All of our schools have been accredited by AdvancED and must meet stringent standards to remain accredited.
Our AdvancED accreditation is valid until June 30, 2020.

 

 

Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Bedford Public Schools has two Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary Schools and has earned the Coalition for Community Schools National Award of Excellence!

 

 

Our Mission & Vision Statements

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Our Mission: Educating for Life!

 

Our Vision for Student Success:

Academic Excellence

Diverse Opportunities

World Class Environment

Community Engagement

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Bedford Public Schools

1623 W. STERNS ROAD
TEMPERANCE, MI 48182

1-734-850-6000

askbps@mybedford.us

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