YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW
Prices go up at the end of the month! Don’t miss out on the savings!
To Purchase go to: www.yearbookforever.com enter our school name Bedford Junior High School
Posted: November 19, 2019
COMMUNITY ED BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Register now for the Comm Ed Boys Basketball League. Deadline to register is December 6th. You may register at the Community Education office or online. Registration flyer available in the office.
Posted: November 19, 2019
SUPERINTENDENT'S NOVEMBER LETTER TO PARENTS
November 19, 2019
Dear BPS Parent/Guardian,
As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for the wonderful start to the school year. We truly do have a lot to be thankful for this year as a district. Our community, with the support and efforts by our staff and parents, passed a much-needed bond just one year ago this month. District leadership has been working closely with our bond partners to finalize the plans for phase 1 of the bond projects that will begin in June 2020. Phase 1 includes the completion of all projects slated for Jackman Road Elementary and Bedford Senior High School, as well as the site-work (parking lots and drop-off/pick-up loop) for Bedford Junior High School. The remaining buildings will be completed as part of Phase 2 in the summer of 2021. While this is exciting, my favorite news to share is that our Bedford students continue to perform exceptionally well across the state in an array of academic, athletic, and performing arts competitions. Finally, the district has for the first time in over a decade ended a school year with a positive fund balance above the State of Michigan’s minimum threshold of five percent (2019 audited general fund balance is 7.2%). All of these wonderful accomplishments are the product of hard work and dedication by BPS staff and our families.
It appears that since the state of Michigan has once again decided to skip over fall this year as we have already been forced to deal with severe weather in the area. As a reminder, please make sure to contact the building secretary for your child’s school if you have made any changes to your personal contact information (phone, email, or home address) to ensure that you will receive the district’s Honeywell Emergency Alerts. This is the best way to keep up to date on any delays or cancellations due to inclement weather. The district continues to take the safety of our students and staff members very seriously and will always use the best information possible when making any changes due to existing or future weather. The process for making decisions based on the weather is contingent upon many factors and is rarely ever going to make sense to everyone. I will simply remind everyone that not all families have 4x4 vehicles, live on easily passable roads, or are completely comfortable driving/walking in severe conditions. Keeping these factors in mind, we do the best that we can with the always-changing weather forecasts and conditions in the area. Bedford Public Schools utilizes a variety of different options for dealing with extreme weather: 1) cancellation, 2) two-hour delay, 3) two-hour delay that converts to a cancellation if conditions fail to improve, and 4) early release from school if conditions become dangerous. Each of the available options can be difficult for families due to the change in normal scheduling and we will always try our best to ensure that decisions are made allowing the most time for parents to make arrangements as possible. As superintendent, I will always err on the side of caution as the most important part of my position is to keep our students, staff, and families safe.
Finally, I hope that everyone has an incredibly safe and happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for our strong community of students and families, dedicated staff, and for the support of our community as we continuously strive to be the best district in the state. We have so many incredible accomplishments taking place across the district and I hope that everyone gets involved as we continue to shape our community’s future!
Dr. Carl Shultz,
Superintendent of Schools
Bedford Public Schools
BJHS STUDENT WINS PATRIOT PEN ESSAY CONTEST
Congratulations to Kellen G! He earned first place for his Patriot’s Pen essay. This is a national project promoted by our local VFW hall.
Posted: November 15, 2019
WHEN: Friday, November 22nd from 9 pm - Midnight
WHERE: Francis Family YMCA
COST: $5 at the door
Posted: November 15, 2019
Looking for a warm hoodie or pullover for a cool Bronco Christmas gift?
The BJHS Spirit wear store is now open through November 20th! You will receive your order in plenty of time to wrap your gifts up and put under the tree!
Online orders will be delivered to students 2-3 weeks after online store closes.
Posted: November 14, 2019
Boys Lacrosse Meeting
The Jr. High and High School Lacrosse parents meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 19th, in the Jr. High Media Center from 6-7pm
Posted: November 14, 2019
Competitive Cheer Packets
Tryout packets for competitive cheer are in the main office!
Posted: November 14, 2019
BJHS ROBOTICS TEAMS COMPETE!
Bionic Broncos and Turning Gears competed in Novi at the Frog Force Frenzy on November 16th.
Bionic Broncos finished qualifying ranked #5, moved up to be the #4 Alliance Captain and were eliminated in the semi-finals. The were a finalist for the Motivate Award and winner of the Control Award.
Turning Gears was selected to play in the elimination rounds and eliminated in the finals. They were Event Finalist (2nd place) and winner of the Motivate Award.
Posted: November 18, 2019
TEAMS IN HOME FTC ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT
Bedford Junior High School had 5 FTC teams competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge SKYSTONE robotics competition at the Bedford Qualifying Tournament on November 9th. The Loose Screws (#5237), Bionic Broncos (#6079), FLAG (#7085), Turning Gears (#7215), and Classical Engineers (#8579) all did well.
In the competition, the Turning Gears finished the qualifying matches ranked #3 and became the captain of the #3 alliance for the elimination rounds. They selected Loose Screws and Bionic Broncos to work together with them. This All-Bedford alliance was defeated in the semi-finals by the alliance that ultimately won the event.
Meanwhile, the Classical Engineers were selected to join the #1 ranked alliance for the elimination rounds. This alliance made it into the finals before being defeated.
Beyond the actual robotics competitions, event judges are also evaluating participants for consideration for awards. Each of the BJHS teams was selected as an award recipient:
Turning Gears: Motivate Award, State Qualifiers
Classical Engineers: Think Award, Event Finalist.
Bionic Broncos: Design Award
Loose Screws: Collins Aerospace Innovate Award
FLAG: Judges Award.
Updated: November 15, 2019
The Monroe Exchange Club can provide eyeglasses to Monroe County students of parents that do not have insurance or are unable to provide their children with eyeglasses due to financial hardship. An eyeglass assistance application is available online or if you need a printed application form, please contact our office at 734-850-6200 and we'll send one home with your child.
Posted: November 5, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019: 4:00 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 26, 2019: Noon – 2:30 pm
Sixth Grade parents should contact the teacher to schedule an appointment. All others are first come, first serve during the times listed above.
Updated: November 7, 2019
NaNoWriMo After School Program for November
A brand new after school program will be starting next week called NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month (often shorted to NaNoWritMo), is a annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. The Bedford Junior High NaNoWriMo Club will meet from October 29-November 21 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school in Mrs. Hemry's classroom (There will be no club meeting on Thursday, October 31st). Come and be a part of this fun writing group!
Posted: October 30, 2019
ONLINE SCHOOL PICTURE ORDERS
You can place your school picture order online at mylifetouch.com.
Use Picture Day ID: LM759002Y0
Updated: October 14, 2019
BOX TOPS GO HIGH TECH!
Redeeming Box Tops is now available using a free app that scans your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and automatically applies the 10 cents per participating item to the school you choose. Look for the new Box Tops scan logo on the package. More information on this new app for box tops can be found at btfe.com.
If you see the familiar, traditional Box Tops logo as the packaging is being phased out of production, you may continue to clip and send them to school before the expiration date printed on the box top. During the transition, you can actually double dip by clipping and scanning the receipt so the school will get 20 cents per item during that time!
Friends and family, near and far, can also participate using the app and selecting their preferred Bedford Public School building to support. School selection can be changed in the app settings if you need to share the wealth between an elementary school for the first semester and the junior high for the second semester, for example.
This is a great way to provide your favorite school with additional resources without any additional expense to you! We appreciate your time in supporting our schools in this manner! Thank you!
Posted: September 30, 2019
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) LAB
Need help with ELA homework?
Need help with reading or writing for another class?
Need to study for an ELA Test or Quiz?
Ask your ELA or homeroom teacher for a pass and come visit Mrs. Knapp in room # 49 during your homeroom 4A or 4B OR Miss Mason in room # 25 during homeroom 5A or 5B for English Lab. Both teachers will be there to help you!
Posted: September 17, 2019
Homework Help Available After School Tuesday-Thursday
If you need extra help with your homework, plan to attend 8th hour. 8th Hour meets every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:35 to 3:25pm. Students meet in the front lobby.
Please be sure to arrange for a ride home if you are planning on attending. You must have a signed permission slip or note to attend. Permission slips are available in the office.
Posted: September 17, 2019
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
FUNdraiser Events for New Restrooms at Bedford Community Stadium
Visit mulemuscle.org for details on the:
NEW YEAR'S EVE ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT/REVERSE RAFFLE
MEGA 50/50 RAFFLE
All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new, permanent restrooms in the stadium. All tickets and sponsorships are available online at their website. For more information, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Michelle German at 419-215-7600.
Updated: November 5, 2019
FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Free & Reduced Meal Applications for 2019-20 School Year
Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, in all the school offices, or can be printed here.
This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 11, 2019 if a new application is not submitted. Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year.
Participation is confidential and anonymous to use. 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.
Food Service Donations Accepted
In the past, Bedford Public Schools has been fortunate to have received donations to help pay off students' negative food service balances. Accounts have been set up at each school to receive donations from anyone else interested in ensuring that all of our students can enjoy a healthy meal every day at school. Stop by the school office if you wish to make a similar donation.
Posted July 29,2019
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Enroll in Kroger Community Reward Program to help benefit BJHS students every time you shop! Select the Bedford Junior High School PTO # 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 Throughout the District.
Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Mrs. Verdun nominated Hilary G. Hilary is an outstanding student and excels in school. She is helpful to others, participates and is always ready to learn. She is a pleasure to have in class and demonstrates great character to everyone at school. (11-19-2019)
Bedford red 7th grade Maceo C. had 3 steals as they defeated Monroe 28-19. Jake Y. scored 5 points in the last quarter to secure the victory. (11-21-2019)
Bedford 8th grade red started slow, fought back and eventually fell to Monroe 15-8. Gabe B. and Nolan L. led the scoring. Caleb B. and Owen K. also played well. (11-21-2019)
The Bedford 7th grade white basketball team improved to 2-1 with a win over Chelsea last night. The Broncos were led by Josh K. with 10 points. Jack D. and Drew L. both added 7 points each. Ryan and Logan H. played tough defense leading an all-around great team effort. The white teams will be back at it on Thursday with a home game against Dexter. (11-21-2019)