Solar Eclipse April 8 Half DayNOTICE OF CHANGE TO SCHOOL CALENDAR DUE TO SOLAR ECLIPSE

APRIL 8, 2024 CHANGED TO A HALF DAY
April 8, 2024 is now a half day due to the Solar Eclipse which will be happening in the afternoon during our regular dismissal times.

Bedford Junior High School and Bedford High School will dismiss at 11:00 am.
Elementary schools will dismiss at noon.

Read Dr. Shultz’s Update Letter on this change.


Above and Beyond AwardsSTAFF RECOGNIZED WITH ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARDS

Mr. Chapman, our Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, has spent some time visiting the schools and departments across the district to recognize staff nominated by the building principals, department heads and central administration for going above and beyond. Congratulations to the following staff who were recognized with the Second Quarter’s Above & Beyond Awards:

Douglas Road Elementary School: Maria Zapp & Chris Smith
Jackman Road Elementary School: Michelle Kontak & Jennifer Meyers
Monroe Road Elementary School: Kristie Stu-McCarthy & Lori Stanley
Bedford Junior High School: Jennifer Hemry & Jim Lopinski
Bedford High School: Cory Meggitt, Jason Sanderson & Kevin Vogel
Bedford/ISD Special Education Team: Rayann Turner & Jenny Chesman
Facilities Department: Patrick Ray & Gene Hoffman
Food Service Department: Karen Varner & Tiffany Cooper
Transportation Department: Hope Arp & Katie Binder
Administration Building Staff: Sally Lucarelli & Jay Dazley

District News

02/27/2024
Monday, April 8th is Now a Half Day
April 8, 2024 is being changed from a full day to a half day due to the solar eclipse.
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01/24/2024
Dr. Shultz Explains Impact on BPS
Dr. Shultz explains where Bedford is at with school cancellations, potential future options, and our focus on safety.
Read More
12/11/2023
Ohio Schools Experiencing Swatting Incidents
While Bedford has not been affected in the number of swatting incidents in Ohio, BPS works closely with local authoritie...
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12/06/2023
BPS Students Can Get a Head Start In UT Engineering Program
A new partnership with the University of Toledo allows BPS students to earn college credit with dual enrollment in pre-e...
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11/08/2023
Judges Needed
HOSA is looking for help to host a Regional Leadership Conference at BHS on Dec. 2nd.
Read More
10/03/2023
Non-Homestead Tax & Headlee Override Part of School Funding
Learn more about the companion Non-Homestead Tax and Headlee Override renewals on the ballot in November.
Read More

Board of Education Meeting, gavelBedford Public Schools Board of Education Meetings

NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2024, 6:30 PM, in the Board Room at Smith Road Elementary School 

The public is welcome to attend and opportunities for public commentary will be offered as part of the meeting agenda. This meeting will be streamed live on our Bedford Public Schools YouTube Channel.  All previously streamed meetings are also available to view on YouTube under the "Live" tab.


New signs being installedNEW SIGNAGE AROUND THE DISTRICT

You may notice some new signs being installed around our district. These new signs are meant to reinforce to district visitors that our grounds and facilities are closed to the general public when school is in session. This is not a new policy (9150 - SCHOOL VISITORS), however, we are stepping up our enforcement of these rules to help ensure the safety of students and staff. Anyone that has school related business during published school hours, is welcome to enter through each building's main entrance and check in as a visitor.

This same School Visitor Policy also addresses animals on our school grounds: “Except as set forth in District policy, canines brought on the premises by law enforcement personnel for law enforcement purposes, or in the case of "service animals" required for use by a person with a disability, no other animals may be on school premises at any time.”

 

In Memoriam, Scott Earl, 2024REMEMBERING MR. EARL

SCOTT W. EARL MEMORIAL SERVICES AT BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL
February 2, 2024

BHS Memorial Service Slide Show
Scott Earl's Spotify Playlist from the Memorial
"In Loving Memory of Coach Earl" video by Aidan Ortiz YouTube Link
Earl's Pearls

SCOTT EARL MEMORIAL FUND

The impact of Mr. Earl was tremendous, and the outpouring of love and support has been appreciated. The Earl family is establishing a memorial scholarship fund in Mr. Earl’s name. This scholarship will be awarded to Bedford High School students to continue their education and continue the legacy of Mr. Earl. The family has asked that gifts and donations be sent towards this fund at the high school.

Checks can be made out to Bedford Public Schools and sent to:

     Bedford High School
     Scott Earl Memorial Fund
     8285 Jackman Road
     Temperance, MI 48182 

OBITUARY

Here is the link to Mr. Earl's obituary: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556185406081

SHARING MEMORIES

There is also another Facebook page to share your thoughts:
Memories of Scott Earl: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556185406081
Click on the mentions tab on that Facebook page.

Memories can also be emailed to: [email protected]


Mr. Peace presents for parentsMR. PEACE PARENT SESSION

Mr. Peace's Parent Session on Cyberbullying and Social Media

Did you miss Mr. Peace’s Cyberbullying & Social Media Parent Presentation? He did an excellent job relaying a LOT of information. Even if you were there, you may wish to go through some of the materials at a more leisurely pace! Mr. Peace was kind enough to share a Google folder with all of his presentations, resources and videos from the evening.

For more information on National Youth Speaker Kevin “Mr. Peace” Szawala (and links to his social media, etc.) visit: mrpeace.org

Hands holding heartMR. PEACE SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES

DRE's assembly has been rescheduled for February 16th
We will have an assembly featuring Mr. Peace who is a motivational speaker that educates and inspires children to be their best. The Assembly Theme is “Bullying: Look at the Heart First!”


Come to K-DAY, Y5/K Registration Day, April 13COME TO K-DAY!

YOUNG FIVES & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Saturday, April 13, 2024

All sessions will be at the BPS Administration Offices
in Smith Road Elementary School, 1135 Smith Road

     9:00 am - 10:30 am: For new Monroe Road Elementary students
     11:00 am - 12:30 pm: For new Jackman Road Elementary students
     1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: For new Douglas Road Elementary students

This event is for parents to complete registration paperwork and it is not necessary to bring your student with you. Use this link for details on what to bring with you: https://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/our_schools_programs/register_a_new_student

Free tshirt

Completed registrants will receive a swag bag which includes a FREE t-shirt...while supplies last!

(If you have a current Young Fives student, you do not need to register again for Kindergarten next year. They are automatically scheduled for the next grade for Fall.)

Registration appointments can also be scheduled by calling the school office after April 15, 2024: 
   Douglas Road Elementary: 734-850-6700
   Jackman Road Elementary: 734-850-6600
   Monroe Road Elementary: 734-850-6800

The Difference between Young Fives and Kindergarten

This video on YouTube helps explain the differences between Young Fives and Kindergarten at Bedford.


Back-to-School Newsletter Thumbnail2023 NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

Our Back-to-School Newsletter is a great resource to use year round!

 


NOTICE OF SCHEDULED PESTICIDE APPLICATIONS

pesticide alert with no circle and silhouette of bug and weed and exclamation point and silhoutte of The Bedford Public Schools Facilities Department will treat outdoor areas (weather permitting) throughout the months of April - September. The areas to be treated will be announced at least 48 hours in advance on the District website using this Notice of Pesticide Application Link and the main entrance to the facility being treated. The notice document and postings details dates, times, area to be treated, the target pest, the product to be used, the applicator, and reentry guidelines of any scheduled pesticide applications.


ABOUT BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Bedford Public School District is proud to offer a high quality education to the residents of Bedford Township, Michigan!

OUR MISSION: All learners will be prepared for lifelong success through:

  • High quality instruction
  • Diverse experiences
  • A supportive environment
  • Strong community engagement.

OUR VISION: Educating for Life!  

Bedford Public Schools continues a tradition of educational excellence that starts with early childhood education in our award winning Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP) program. Our three elementary schools: Douglas Road Elementary, Jackman Road Elementary, and Monroe Road Elementary, provide an excellent foundation for students to grow from Young Fives to Grade 5. Bedford Junior High School offers a softer transition from the elementary atmosphere with a school-within-a-school for 6th graders before moving to more independent learning and students switching classes for grades 7 and 8 in preparation for high school. The many academic options available at Bedford High School, along with our Bedford Virtual Academy, means every student can thrive with classes based on their interests or potential choice of college studies or career path. Our Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses teaches real world, hands-on skills in 13 different career pathways. A wide variety of courses, a strong visual and performing arts program, competitive athletics, and extracurricular opportunities all contribute to a well-rounded education for our graduates. Many graduates leave with college credits and/or industry recognized certifications. Lifelong learning continues beyond high school and graduation with our Adult Education programs and other enrichment options in our outstanding Community Education program. 

Bedford Public Schools has an enrollment of over 4,000 students that routinely exceed state averages in assessments such as the M-STEP, MME and SAT thanks to the efforts of our dedicated staff, the hard work of our students, and the support of parents and our community. We are proud to be the Kicking Mules!

STRATEGIC PLAN 2022-2027

 

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