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Parent Teacher Student Association

You are invited to join us in making a difference in education and in your child’s life by getting involved through the PTSA. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas and talents are truly needed. We can match your time constraints and interests to needed tasks throughout the school year. Please consider volunteering, it really does make a difference in the lives of our children. Becoming a member does not mean you automatically sign up to volunteer, it just means you support our group and believe in what we’re doing. You can be as active as you like; you can simply be a member or you can come to the monthly meetings. Membership is $6 per individual and $11 per family - everyone is welcome!  The "S" in PTSA stands for Students - come and see firsthand how they benefit from so many programs and all of your hard work.

Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the BJHS media center.


School Safety

Parents and community members alike want to know that our schools are safe. At BJHS, students
and staff have practiced a variety of safety drills, including lock-down procedures and fire evacuations. Should an evacuation of the building become necessary, students will remain with school personnel in a safe area such as the high school, the community stadium, or “next door” the Bedford Alliance Church on Jackman Road.

Should parents/guardians want their children picked-up from school at any time, and especially during a safety evacuation, please be aware that students may only be released to parties listed on the student’s health card. Parents may want to review the health card and indicate additional persons with whom students may be transported home.

The doors of Bedford Junior High School are locked throughout the day, with one exception: the north front door. Visitors and family members are asked to report to the office upon arrival. If you wish to go beyond the office area, it will be requested that you wear a visitor’s badge. Please don’t be offended when we ask for your identification; we are doing all that we can to keep your child safe.

Deputy Jeremy Lestock is the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department police liaison officer assigned to our schools. Acting in accord with the building administrators and teachers, Deputy Lestock is here to protect our students and our building from unsafe events or people. Deputy Lestock spends his day being visible in our schools and working with students and parents to counsel them in legislative matters that pertain to youth.


Please provide curb service.  Do not drop off students within the flow of traffic or in the far back lot.

To keep the traffic flowing, and allow students to arrive on time, please move forward to the far north door.  This is further than the center double doors.  There will be a sign saying “Drop-off Here”.  If the line of traffic stops, feel free to allow your passenger(s) to exit at this stopping point along the curb.

To exit the junior high area, continue north and take a right turn to reach Jackman Road and a left to go around the rock to the high school.  Please do not exit through the parking area at the junior high.  This is busy in the morning with staff members arriving to park, so this is a one-way entry road. Do not make a U-turn through the parking lot to go to the high school. 

Have your driver move as far north as possible until the line by the curb stops. 

The end of the school day is a busy time, as high school students drive through the junior high parking lot to exit the property.  Here are some things to know:

Traffic continues in a one-way flow toward the public library (north).

Curb-side pick-up is encouraged, but not always available.  Please do not have your driver stop in a moving lane.

A crossing guard will assist students, should drivers need to wait in the parking lot.  Students should wait with the crossing guard, rather than cross between parked cars.

As a reminder . . . Deputy Lestock is also available to ensure safety.

8th Hour
Are the exponents of Algebra “Greek” to you?  Have you lost count of the original 13 colonies?  Come to 8th hour where you can get the extra help you want.  8th hour is an after school study hour where teachers are available to help with homework.  Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday meet in the front hall at 2:35 p.m.  Forms are available in the front office and from Mrs. Benisatto in Room # 49.   


School Vending Machines

Students may use the vending machines that are located in the hallway between the cafeteria and the gymnasium. BJHS is in full compliance with the State standards for healthy snacking. The snacks, provided by Maccomb Vending, were chosen by the Student Council representatives (2006-07) from a list of products containing no more than 3 grams of fat and 3 grams of sugar. The drinks, serviced by Maccomb and 7-Up, are all non-carbonated and non-caffeine juices and waters. The milk choices are Nestle products and are available in three flavors…white, chocolate, and strawberry.


CMP Books & Parent Letters

8th Grade Math Book List

Clever Counting

Frogs, Fleas and Painted Cubes

Growing, Growing, Growing

Looking for Pathagorus

Say it with Symbols

Thinking and Math Models


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