The Cutest Critter Valentine Contest. $196.50 was raised and will be donated to the Humane Society. BJHS Students are AWESOME!
The PTSA Reflections program is now accepting entries in 6 categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Photography, Film/Video Production, Musical Composition, and Dance Choreography. A box is set up in the Media Center for students to deposit their entries. Rules are posted in the windows of the Media Center and the office has a copy of the set of rules.You can also check online at http://bedfordptareflections.weebly.com/. There is an online entry form there, but there are hard copy entry forms in the Media Center and if the Media Center is closed, there are some in the office, too.
There is also a new Special Artist Division for those students with physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges that meet the guidelines in the American Disabilities Act.
On the students' paper entry form is a box where they can indicate whether or not a teacher provided an incentive for participation (ie: extra credit for a literature entry) or offered any other type of support (providing equipment to film a video segment, recording a musical composition or offering extra time in the classroom during homeroom or after school, for example). Any teacher mentioned in this box on the entry form will be put into a drawing for a $25.00 Amazon gift card. It is the PTSA's way of saying thank you for encouraging the kids to participate in this program.
We have a lot of creative kids here and this is a great chance for them to shine.
Entry Deadline: Nov. 9th.
If you have any questions, please contact the Reflections chair: Sandy Kraine at x 6030 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information, entry rules and guidelines can be found at: http://bedfordptareflections.weebly.com/.
Students Interact is an exciting opportunity for students to have help in “ learning how to deal with life”-----interacting with people, stress, peer pressure, listening, making decisions, bullying, self-injury, suicide prevention, trust, problem-solving------from Nov 9 – May 2 groups of 8th graders, along with Mrs. Connolly, Guidance Counselor, and teachers, will spend the day at the Francis YMCA. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Homework Assignment Book is divided into 18 weeks and is
given to each student twice during the school
year. All teachers in all academic classes write the daily
homework assignment on the class board; students copy
the assignment into the Assignment Book on the lines designated
for the day that the assignments are due.
are asked to review the Assignment Book each evening, signing
it when they have seen homework completed. The
next day, each teacher will stamp the book, indicating that
homework has or has not been turned in. In order for this
parent-student program to be effective, parents must encourage
students to bring their assignment books to school
and follow the program guidelines.
At the end of the twelve
weeks, teachers are free to notify parents via letter that
they will stamp assignment
books of those student whose parents want to continue to
monitor homework completion. However, the majority
of our teachers continue to stamp the Assignment Book until
the end of the school year.
Parents are welcome to
contact the Principal (734) 850-6201 or Guidance Counselors,
Mrs. Connolly (850-
6213), or Mrs. Krisher (850-6212), if a student is having
difficulty applying the self-discipline needed to keep
the assignment book. In some cases, the counselor will
suggest the Sign and Stamp program where students are
asked to be more accountable for the recording and completing
of daily assignments, and teachers welcome the opportunity
to sign their initials, indicating student accuracy in
recording the assignment.
the recent school tragedies we are reminded of our vulnerability
a raging maniac intent on violence. We are preparing a summary
of the efforts we (locals and ISD) have made together in
recent years to prevent school violence and to make our schools
as safe as possible.
Remember we have
a 24 hour toll free safety line
Our school day
is energized and exciting at BJHS; no two are exactly alike.
Every parent should spend a day or a week with us to witness
the social, mental, and physical drive of our learning community.
Keeping up with our students so that they may keep up is hard
work that becomes ever more difficult as the State of Michigan
continues to raise learning standards. We thank our families
for sending us young men and women who are ready to learn the
skills of relating positively to their peers, tolerating differences
among individuals, accepting direction from adults, and creating
products of learning that propel each to higher levels of knowledge
application. In addition to fulfilling the expectations of a
rigorous curriculum and an extensive after school program, teachers,
staff, students, and parents will reach the following goals within
our learning community:
- Teachers, parents, and students
will prepare for above-average to exemplary proficiency on
2007 MEAP State tests in Math, English Language Arts, Science,
and 8th Grade Social Studies.
- Special Education teachers
will continually elevate and customize curriculum delivery
of Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE’s),
stretching students’ reading, writing, and mathematics
skill levels to meet Special Education proficiency requirements
on MEAP State tests.
- Special Education students
will learn and practice the application of the Michigan GLCE’s
in math, reading, and writing proficiency in order to demonstrate
higher levels of proficiency on the MEAP State proficiency
- Teachers of English, Social
Studies, and Science will receive professional development
in the Marcia Freeman Writing Program in order to build upon
these same skills that our new seventh grade students will
bring from each elementary school within Bedford Public Schools.
- All staff and students will
become proficient in the new computer operating system, Pentamation,
and related classroom software applications.
- All Parents will become
familiar with the new Michigan Graduation Credits Requirements,
as they will affect the classes of 2012 and 2013.
- All parents, students, and
teachers will take part in the scheduling process for the
2008-2009 school year as defined by a trimester calendar
only for core subjects, and a trimester calendar and curriculum
for exploratory subjects.
- All seventh grade students
will create an electronic Educational Development Portfolio,
encompassing the Michigan Career Pathways and its research
relating to individual interests (Kuder Interest Inventory)
and academic progress ( classroom grades and MEAP proficiency
- All eighth grade students
will electronically re-visit their seventh grade EDP, updating
current personal and academic information and capabilities,
interests, and Career Pathways research.
- Staff, students, and parents
will work together to eradicate bullying and to ensure that
every child has at least one adult within the school with
whom they can speak freely.
Parents will be kept well
informed of their student’s progress electronically
through Pentamation, and daily through the students’ effective
use of the BJHS Assignment Book. Administrators and counselors
will work steadily with parents and teachers to bring about
meetings that will assist in effective parent-studentteacher