BJHS Team to Compete in High School FRC Robotics Competition
Next Express is a rookie team of 8th graders that will participate in FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) this season against high school teams in the State of Michigan.
On Saturday afternoon, February 15, 2020, Next Express, and Bedford High School's Bedford Express, robotics team unveiled their new robots they have been building since January 5th for the FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) 2020 season: Infinite Recharge. (View FIRST's game overview animation on YouTube)
Bedford Express will be competing in Jackson, on March 6-7, 2020, and in Woodhaven on March 27-28, 2020. Next Express will be competing in Lincoln, March 20-21, 2020 and in Woodhaven on March 27-28, 2020.
Both teams will be at STEM night at the Toledo Walleye on March 11, 2020. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to attend and support the teams, please refer to their website for more information: BedfordExpress.org.
Posted: February 19, 2020
TEEN NIGHT AT YMCA
Friday, February 21st, from 9pm-Midnight, at The Francis YMCA. Jr. High students ONLY. $5 at the door. Concessions available. Enjoy swimming, gaga ball, video games, pizza and more!
Posted: February 18, 2020
It is Math-a-thon time!!
Math-a-thon is a fun way to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is a hospital that specializes in helping children who have cancer. Any student wanting to participate will get pledges from family and friends to help us support St. Jude Hospital, and ultimately those who have cancer. Students who turn in $100 or more for St. Jude Hospital, will be invited to a totally fun lock-in to celebrate. If you would like to participate in this year's Math-a-thon please see your math teacher, or Mrs. Brown in room 23.
Posted: January 28, 2020
Attention Next Year's High School
Freshmen & Families!
Take some time to look through the Bedford High School Course Description Guide & Graduation Requirements.
A Course Request Card for 9th Grade (Current 8th Grader) will need to be filled out and turned in.
Updated: February 5, 2020
NEW CLUB OPTIONS
Tuesday 2/4/20- Card club will meet with Mrs. Vogel in room 206 until 3:30. All 6th graders wanting to learn how to play card games are welcome!
Thursday 2/6/20- Book club will meet with Mrs. Vogel in room 206 until 3:30. All readers welcome!
Math Counts is back this year! If you enjoy math challenges and competing against others, than this opportunity is for you! Our Math Counts Competitive Team will be meeting again this year with Mrs. Winter every Tuesday in room # 32 after school until 3:30 p.m. If you are interested, please stop by and see Mrs. Winter or just join us on Tuesday!
Updated: February 10, 2020
New Class Option at BJHS for Next Year's 8th Graders
Bedford Junior High School is getting a new Computer Science class for 8th graders next year! We are excited to offer this new option to a school with so many students interested in technology and active in our robotics programs!
Posted: January 24, 2020
Mr. Stalker is a Classroom Hero!
Each month, BCSN and BCAN recognize outstanding educators for their efforts in and out of the classroom. They can be nominated by parents, students, teachers and community members. The winning Teacher/Educator receives $300 for their classroom plus BCAN will make a surprise visit to their school and do feature story on why they have been chosen as the Classroom Hero!
Today, they stopped by Bedford Junior High School to surprise Mr. Scott Stalker!
He was nominated by Sam B. and this is what she had to say about him in her nomination: "Mr. Stalker is a classroom hero because he understands and wants to educate our generation on the true meaning and purpose of education. He believes that you don’t need to teach children what to think, you need to teach them how to think on their own. He is always willing to offer his help or knowledge to any student or teacher in need. He is a very gentle person and treats people with such a kindness that needs to be recognized. Mr. Scott Stalker is a true classroom hero because he truly wants to make a difference in children’s lives and he does a great job of it. He has opened my eyes by explaining to me that school is not a game, I am very privileged to be able to attend such a great school with phenomenal teachers like Mr. Stalker."
Visit the BCSN webpage to learn more about this program, https://bcsnnation.com/heroes/, or to nominate another Classroom Hero!
Congratulations to Mr. Stalker!
Posted: January 21, 2020
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR MARCH 13th!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
FUNdraiser Events for New Restrooms at Bedford Community Stadium
Visit www.mulemuscle.org for details on the:
ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT/REVERSE RAFFLE
MEGA 50/50 RAFFLE
Event will be held at Forest View Lanes beginning at 5:30 pm.
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.
Next Planning Meeting: Monday, February 24th at 7:00 back at Sidelines (Basement).
Updated: February 18, 2020
Community Ed Online Registration Changes
In January 2020, BEDFORD COMMUNITY EDUCATION is moving to a new convenient, mobile‐friendly, online tool to register from any device, including your smartphone or tablet. You will need to create a new account profile the first time you use this new service before registering for any classes, activities or leagues. Our Account Profile Help Sheet has further instructions on how to do so.
The online registration link has changed to https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com/. Please update your saved links/bookmarks!
Posted: January 2, 2020
A Reminder from Our Nurses:
This is the time of year when we start to see the typical seasonal increase in the number of viral illnesses reported. All of our schools are taking extra precautions to help minimize the spread of those germs that commonly appear now. Extra cleaning is being performed and all hard surfaces are being disinfected.
You can help, too! Remind your student to practice good hand hygiene and cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Please be vigilant in watching your student for signs and symptoms of illness, including fever, rash, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, etc. As always, seek the guidance of a health care professional if necessary. It's also not too late to get a flu shot!
As we head into winter break, this would also be a great time to remind your child to bring gym clothes, and any other extra clothing items stashed away in their lockers, home to launder.
Here's to a happy and HEALTHY holiday season!
Posted: December 19, 2019
ROBOTICS TEAMS AT STATES!
The FIRST Tech Challenge State Championships took place on Dec 13-14. Three Bedford Jr High School teams were among the 72-teams competing at Macomb Community College.
Loose Screws finished 3-2-1, ranked #11 and were a finalist for the Design Award.
Turning Gears finished 3-3, ranked #20 and won the Judges Award.
Classical Engineers finished 3-3, ranked #21.
The BJHS robotics teams have officially finished their 2019 season and we are so proud of all of their accomplishments. Registration for the 2020 seasons will be opened on February 15.
Posted: December 17, 2019
YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW
To Purchase go to: www.yearbookforever.com enter our school name Bedford Junior High School.
Absolute last day to order: May 23, 2020!
Updated: February 4, 2020
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
The BJHS Spirit wear store closed November 20th. Orders will be delivered to students 2-3 weeks after online store closes.
Posted: November 14, 2019
BJHS ROBOTICS TEAMS COMPETE!
WEEK 4 RESULTS
On Saturday, November 23, Loose Screws and Classical Engineers competed at Oxford Middle School at a week #4 qualifying event.
Loose Screws finished 3-2, ranked 13. They were selected by the #3 Alliance and finished the runner-up. They were an Event Finalist, finalist for the Collins Aerospace Innovate Award, and advanced to the Michigan State Championship.
Plagued with software issues, Classical Engineers had a rough day on the competition floor. They did earn the Connect Award which advanced them to the State Championship.
Meanwhile, FLAG, our all-girls team, competed at Rochester Hills High School that same day. They finished 3-2 and ranked 18th. They were a finalist for the Motivate Award.
Turning Gears, Loose Screws, and Classical Engineers will all be competing at the Michigan State Championship on December 12-14 at Macomb Community College in Warren MI.
Posted: November 26, 2019
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
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
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
Student of the week is Ashtyn B. Ashtyn always walks into the classroom everyday with a smile on her face and says, "Good Morning! How are you today?!" She is well mannered and polite and tries her best with everything she does. Ashtyn is a student who will do whatever she can to better herself while helping others as well. She stays on task and asks questions when needed. Ashtyn definitely deserves to be Student of the Week! Ashtyn is nominated by Mrs. Lanigan. (02-04-2020)
Bedford 7th grade red defeated Adrian to pick up their second win. Alivia B had 10 points and the team played really good defense holding Adrian to single digits. Final score was 16-9. (2/14/2020)
Bedford 8th grade red defeated Adrian 32-8. Maddie B. outran the defense to spark the offense. Paige A. led scorers with 14. Sophie W. paced the defense with 5 steals. Bedford red improved to 6 -0. (2/14/2020)
Bedford 7th grade white played a hard game losing to Ypsilanti Lincoln 32-16. Madeline S. led the scoring with 10 points and Makayla J went 3/4 from the free throw line. Clara S. played great on both sides of the ball. (2/14/2020)
Bedford 8th grade white dominated Ypsilanti Lincoln from the start, enroute to a 33-6 win. Aubrey H. and Nyah M led the scoring. Victoria G led in rebounding. Sam T. played a great defense. (2/14/2020)