Bedford Junior High School (BJHS)

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WELCOME TO BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL!

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Spirit WeekBJHS Spirit Week

February 26-March 1

*Support HOSA! Throughout the week HOSA will be selling wristbands during lunches for $2 to wear a hat on Friday!

MONDAY: EXTRACURRICULARS: Represent the team you play for or an activity you particpate in or wear your favorite team gear!
TUESDAY: SWITCH UP! Students dress as teachers and teachers dress as students!
WEDNESDAY: THINK SPRING! Wear floarals!
THURSDAY: THROWBACK! Dress in your "Throwback" gear!
FRIDAY: CLASS COLORS & HAT DAY* 
     
6th GradeL BLUE
     
7th Grade: GREEN
     
8th Grade: PINK
     
Staff: BLACK/GRAY


ESSAY WINNERS

During the first quarter, the American Cultures students wrote an essay describing their personal hero. These essays were then submitted to a scholarship contest for the state of Michigan. We received the results of the first round of competition, and, for our school, Kennedy V. got third, Nolan G. got second, and Owen S. had the best essay from our school! Owen’s essay will be advancing to the state competition. The results will be announced in April and we are all so proud of all three student’s accomplishments.


LEAP YEAR TALENT SHOW!

Talent Show Date: Thursday, February 29 from 6-8 PM in the Cafeteria

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Lopinski (Room 30) OR Ms. Dauer (Room 35).


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.”


Fill the Need Donate bloodBJHS Blood Drive

Friday, March 8
10 am - 3 pm

To schedule and appointment please call 1-800-Red Cross or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter code: BEDFORDJH

Each student who recruits one presenting donor will receive a sport cinchpack with thermal pocket!

Thumbnail image of flyerFREE UT STEM EVENT FOR STUDENTS

The University of Toledo Engineering Council presents:

“Spring Into STEM”
Tuesday, March 19th from
6-8 pm
University of Toledo College of Engineering in Nitschke Hall located at 1610 North Westwood Ave.


This event will be open to all the children in grades K-8 to come and get a hands-on introductory experience with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a collegiate setting. The purpose of the event is to educate primary school students about STEM. We will have 10+ student organizations within the UT College of Engineering putting on interactive experiments, demonstrations, or take-home projects to educate students on various STEM topics. Toledo's Formula SAE Car will also be on display!

The event is completely free, both entry and parking. Parents and guardians will park in Lot Area 20 E.

Please fill out this Spring Into STEM Interest/Registration Form to save your spot! (You will get a follow-up email containing confirmation details before March 19th.)

View the Spring Into STEM Flyer

If you have any questions, reach out to: [email protected]


Divers on podiumBJHS STUDENTS COMPETE AT STATE MEET

Congratulations to our MISCA State Swim and Dive team!

This weekend, Diver Jack A. came home with the Gold Medal as top Diver! It was a 3 hour competition, but he persevered and made the top 20 All-time diving score with a 196 after 6 dives. Jack also had a personal best in the 50 fly and finished 20th.

Parker W. finished 5th in his 100 Breaststroke and 9th in the 100 IM. Both were personal bests with big drops in times.

Samantha S. finished 3rd in the 50 Fly and 5th in the 50 Free with a personal best.

Sydnee K. was 18th in the 50 free with a 1 second personal best, and 20th in the 50 fly.

Group photo of BJHS Swim and Dive state qualifiersThe Boys Medley relay of Jack, Parker, Jackson R. and Ryan N. improved by 9 seconds and finished 10th overall.

The Girls Medley of Samantha, Sydnee, Ella S. and Kat W.  had a 4 second improvement and finished 16th overall.

We are proud of you and your hard work!


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


FTC Robotics Teams

TWO TEAMS TOOK CENTERSTAGE AT FTC ROBOTICS STATE TOURNAMENT

Bedford Junior High had 2 robotics teams competing in the 2023 Michigan State Championship-SE: Team # 7085 F.L.A.G. Fight Like A Girl and Team # 8579 the Classical Engineers!

They were among 72 teams competing in 2 divisions before the division winners battled it out to see who the winning alliance was. They began the competition in the Marie Curie Division.

Classical Engineers finished the qualification matches in 3rd place and advanced into the Division Finals as captains of their alliance. Their alliance finished as finalists in the Marie Curie Division.

The Classical Engineers also earned 3rd Place in the Innovate Award sponsored by RTX. The Innovate Award celebrates a team that thinks imaginatively and has the ingenuity, creativity, and inventiveness to make their designs come to life.

During the competition, the judging panel may meet a team whose unique efforts, performance, or dynamics merit recognition, but does not fit into any of the existing award categories. To recognize unique teams, FIRST offers a customizable Judges Choice Award. Team F.L.A.G. was selected as a Judges’ Choice Award Winner at this state competition.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS FOR BJHS TEAMS:
6079 Bionic Broncos: Think Award Finalist, Design Award Finalist, Bedford Qualifier Semifinalist

7085 F.L.A.G. Fight Like A Girl: 
Judges’ Choice Award at State Competition, Inspire Award Third Place, Think Award Finalist, Motivate Award Finalist, Bedford Qualifier Semifinalist, State Qualifier

7215 Turning Gears: Design Award Finalist

8579 Classical Engineers: State Competition Division Finalist Alliance Captain, Innovate Award Third Place at State Competition, Ann Arbor Qualifier Winning Alliance, Inspire Award Second Place, Bedford Qualifiers Semifinalist, State Qualifier


HOSA group pictureEVERY HOSA MEMBER QUALIFIED FOR STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE!

Congratulations to our Bedford Junior High HOSA Team! Every one of our members qualified for the HOSA State Leadership Conference on March 16, 2024!

GOLD Winner:
Kylie H. in Prepared Speaking
Madelyn K. in Extemporaneous Poster
Chase M. in Health Career Preparation
Sydney M. in Health Career Preparation
Abigail P. in Public Health Technology Addiction
Aubrey P. in Public Health Technology Addiction

SILVER Winner:
Ella J. in Foundations in Medical Terminology

BRONZE Winner:
Kennedy W. in Life Threatening Situations

RIBBON Winner:
Charlotte B. in Life Threatening Situations

We had a great time this year, and Bedford High School was a GREAT Host to the 800 HOSA members that were present for this event!!!

To find out more about HOSA, visit hosa.org.


STAFF RECOGNIZED WITH ABOVE & 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 First Quarter’s Above & Beyond Awards we see daily at BJHS: Anna Knapp and Mike Messenger!

Anna Knapp receives award Mike messenger receives award


Get Involved! Clubs at BJHSCLUBS AT BJHS

We encourage students to get involved in extracurricular activities available at the junior high. Please make arrangements for a ride home for any after school activities. 

GAME CLUB IS BACK FOR 2ND SEMESTER
2:30 - 4:00 in Room 231 on the following Mondays: Feb. 26, Mar. 11, April 1, April 15, April 29 and May 13.

THE HOT PEPPER CLUB
Thursdays from 2:30 - 3:45 in Room #30. If you have a parent that would like to join us, bring them with you!

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS CLUB
Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 in Room 4
Any and all students interested in joining together to spread kindness and positivity around our school and community are welcome to join Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Club! RAK club members will meet to come up with projects and activities in an effort to create an even more positive and uplifting school culture. See or email Ms. O’Neill for more information.

ART CLUB SIGN UP
Art Club will meet Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 pm in Art Room #134
Please Fill out this Form to receive further information about the Art Club.


BJHS 8th HOUR

8th Hour is our after school tutoring/homework help program. It is beginning next week, October 3rd. 8th hour is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 2:30 - 3:30 PM and is always in RM #214. This is Mrs. Mitchell's classroom. Students can drop in, you will just sign in with the teachers once you are there. Come prepared with questions you need answered and don't be afraid to ask questions when you are in there.

8th Hour Interest Form


Washington DC trip with monument8th Grade Washington DC Trip

MAY 28-31, 2024


BJHS 2023-2024 YearbookOrder your 2023-2024 BJHS Yearbook

Online Yearbook Order Link

Cost: $45

Wish an 8th Grader Bon Voyage
This year, for eighth graders only, there will be a section in the Bedford Junior High School yearbook where parents can wish their 8th grader luck on their new adventure to high school. If you would like to wish your son or daughter good luck as they move into high school, go to www.yearbookforever.com to create a Recognition ad to pay by credit or debit card. $15 through Feb. 26 ($0.45 service fee applies) The last day to purchase a Bon Voyage message is Feb. 26 or until space is filled. Along with the message, the students portrait ID photo will be used for photo.

Share Your Photos!
You take great photos every day. Whether in school or learning from home, send us your best photos of school activities or events for consideration in the Bedford Junior High School yearbook! To submit your photos to the yearbook staff: Download the Yearbook Snap mobile app from the App Store or Google Play, and enter our access code: bjhsmules or go to www.yearbookforever.com, enter our school name, click on Yearbook Snap and enter our access code: bjhsmules.

View the Yearbook Flyer PDF


BJHS PTO logoPTO at BJHS

BECOME A MEMBER!

Membership Form for 2023-24 School Year

2023-2024 MEETING SCHEDULE

All meetings are at 6:30 pm in the Media Center

March 13, 2024
April 10, 2024
May 8, 2024

BJHS School StoreBJHS PTO SCHOOL STORE

Wednesdays During Lunch/Homerooms
Across from the Cafeteria
Items range in price from 25 cents to $10.

ONLINE BJHS SPIRIT SHOP

The BJHS Spirit Shop closed on September 18th. Please allow 3 weeks after the shop closes for orders to be delivery to the school.

HOW YOUR PURCHASES CAN HELP FUND BJHS ACTIVITIES

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.

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BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION


BJHS SPORTS NEWS

WINTER SPORTS

WRESTLING
Yesterday the wrestling team competed against and destroyed Saline here at home. Coming up with a key decision for the mules were: Brody J. & Ella J.

Winning by FALL (pin) for the Varsity team were: Ian J., Brady B., Quin Z., Emmett D., Tyler T., Martin Z., Connor B., Jimmy G., Rylan T., Boden D., Grayson V., Jack B., Caden M., Andrew D., Caleb K. and Parker J. (2-14-2024)

BASKETBALL
Bedford 7th grade handled the Dreadnaughts of dexter Maroon 24-11. Londyn S. led the offensive scoring. Chloe T rebounded well. Olivia S. also played well. (2-22-2024)

Bedford 8th grade girls beat Dexter Maroon 18-15. Kinzi B. hit a three pointer with 4 seconds left to win it. Addie H., Helen B. and Sophia S. played well in the victory. (2-22-2024)

SWIM & DIVE
Congratulations to our MISCA State Swim and Dive team.

This weekend, Diver Jack A. came home with the Gold Medal as top Diver! It was a 3 hour competition, but he persevered and made the top 20 All time diving score. Jack also had a personal best in the 50 fly and finished 20th.

Parker W. finished 5th in his 100 Breaststroke and 9th in the 100 IM. Both were personal bests with big drops in times. Samantha S. finished 3rd in the 50 Fly and 5th in the 50 Free and a personal best. Sydnee K. was 18th in the 50 free with a 1 second personal best, and 20th in the 50 fly.

The Boys Medley relay of Jack, Parker, Jackson R. and Ryan N. improved by 9 seconds and finished 10th overall.

The Girls Medley of Samantha, Sydnee, Ella S. and Kat W. had a 4 second improvement and finished 16th overall. (1-29-2024)

COMPETITIVE CHEER
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Competitive Cheer Team on taking second place at the Rochester Royal Rumble on Saturday! The team is made up of Kenna S., Audrey I., Lydia C., Avery K., Shania L., Kaylin K., Ava S., Haley P., and Emree S. Keep up the good work, ladies!” (1-29-2024)

SRPING SPORTS INFORMATION

LACROSSE
Season starts March 11th for 6-8th grade boys. Contact Megan Kaun with and questions and for registration details.

TRACK & FIELD
If you are interested in participating in BJHS Track and Field , please fill in the form below. To be able to start practices on March 18th, each athlete needs to have a physical either turned in or in hand that is signed off by a doctor after April 15th of 2023. This is a nonnegotiable item to begin track season. You will also need to sign up on Final Forms. Please reach out to Mrs. Smith if you have any questions.

  
Gofan ticket over football fieldGOFAN TICKET PURCHASES

Some sporting event tickets can be purchased ahead of time online on GoFan. 

GENERAL SPORTS INFORMATION

SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
Sports physicals must be dated April 15, 2023 or after this date to be in compliance for the 2023-2024 school year! A current physical is also required to participate in conditioning programs.

     Link to MHSAA Physical Form

BJHS UNDEFEATED ATHLETIC TEAMS

MORE ATHLETIC NEWS ON BEDFORDSPORTS.COM


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COMMUNTY EDUCATION NEWS

You can see our full list of Community Education programs and register online at HTTPS://BEDFORD.CE.ELEYO.COM/

  

Winter/Spring 2024 Brochure Cover ThumbnailWINTER/SPRING 2024 BROCHURE IS HERE!

The 2024 Winter Brochure is out. Look for some new and old programs and activities including basketball, volleyball, driver's ed classes, art, fitness and tech programs for youth and adults. Some of the Spring leagues are included in this brochure as well.

SEARCH PROGRAMS & REGISTER ONLINE AT:
HTTPS://BEDFORD.CE.ELEYO.COM.

Families can also stop in at our offices, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:00 pm, at 1135 Smith Road (Smith Road School). Questions? Give us a call at 734-850-6036.

  

Adult enrichment classes are also offered. Check out the adult fitness classes: cardio & tone, karate, line dancing, and yoga as well as art classes and more. Ed2Go offers a full array of online Career Training programs in multiple fields. Go to www.ed2go.com/bedfordae for a complete list

Don't see a class that you would be interested in? Email us your interests - [email protected] or call our office 734-850-6036.

Follow Community Ed on Facebook for updates on their new programs and activities: facebook.com/bedfordcommunityeducation


GENERAL INFORMATION

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TRAFFIC FLOW

Mega Loop map thumbnailMega-Loop Map

You will enter the north drive on the side of the junior high closest to the Bedford Public Library. You will travel behind the junior high and then continue towards the stadium, you will follow the new drive that circles around the north side of the high school building, runs parallel with the bus depot parking lot, turns to run along the south side of the junior high before passing behind the junior high and finally exiting out onto Jackman Road on the same drive that you entered on. You can drop off students at both the high school and the junior high using the Mega-Loop. A gate located in front of the stadium will be closed during the arrival and dismissal times that will prevent thru traffic from the junior high and high school. Please follow the direction of school personnel.

MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM
Parents can drop off any medication that will be given at school in the health room. A Medication Authorization Form, signed by a physician, must accompany the medication. This includes many common over-the-counter medications, such as cough drops.

UNIVERSAL SCHOOL MEALS ARE BACK!
FREE & REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS APPLICATION STILL WORTH FILLING OUT!

We encourage families in need to fill out a Free and Reduced School Meals Application. Other programs that may benefit families may also require this form to be completed in order to be considered such as potentially waived or discounted Chromebook Fees. Family participation in the program may also qualify the school to receive additional funding to support our students. This form can be filled out online: https://bedfordps.familyportal.cloud/.

BUS ROUTE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON TRAVERSA RIDE 360 MOBILE APP

Ride 360 App Icon

Link to detailed instructions on how to access and use the Traversa Ride 360 app and website
The “Where’s the Bus?” link on our website also links to these instructions.

Please note that the staff is continuing to make adjustments to the routes as last minute student registrations come in. Please double check before the first day of school. Times will fluctuate at the start of a new school year until everyone settles down into a routine. 

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2023-2024 DISTRICT SCHOOL-YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE CALENDAR

Note: Easter Sunday is March 31, 2024. It is the last day of Spring Break.

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2023 NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

The BPS District Back-to-School Newsletter is a great resource to use year round!

 


Sign Up for Text Message Alerts with Infinite CampusHow to Request Text Message Alerts and Manage Your Contact Preferences in Infinite Campus

Bedford Public Schools uses Infinite Campus' ability to send out Emergency Notifications. You can manage your contact preferences within your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. (If you have not set up your Parent Portal Account yet, please check you email for an activation key code.)

You can choose how you want to receive our messages: email, phone calls, and now text messages. The default setting is email and phone options. If you wish to add text messages, you will have to add that as an option in your Parent Portal Settings. Please use this link for Instructions on How to Set Your Contact Preferences and to Receive Text Message Alerts

You can edit your phone numbers within the portal, but if you need to change your email, you will need to contact the school office.

NEW TO INFINITE CAMPUS?
Each parent who is listed as a student guardian in Infinite Campus will receive an email on Monday. This email will include their personal parent activation key (a long string of letters and numbers) that will connect the parent to all of the students in their household that attend BPS. A parent will use that special key to set up their Infinite Campus parent account.


Mobile phones displaying app screens, confetti

BPS MOBILE APP AVAILABLE

APP STORE LINK
GOOGLE PLAY STORE LINK

BPS PARENT NEWS FOR 1:1 STUDENTS INFO FOR CURRENT 1ST THRU 11TH GR FAMILIES FOR 2023-24TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT UPDATES

Please see the latest Tech Department Newsletter with information for current 1st-11th grade families as we wrap up the 2022-23 school year and get ready for 2023-24!

It includes details on:

  • End of Year Chromebook & Charger Collection
  • 2023-24 Chromebook Insurance for 2nd-12th Grade
  • Optional Protective Chromebook Messenger Bag Available
  • Chromebook Distribution for 2023-24
  • Google Drive & Gmail Summer Access for Students
  • Like the Bedford Ed Tech Facebook Page

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Parents Guide: How to View Child Information on Schoology & Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus: Resources for Parents to Get Started


Community AssistanceCOMMUNITY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR BEDFORD FAMILIES

Find details with this Community Assistance Opportunities for Bedford Families Link.

Link to Mobile Food Pantry dates/locations in Monroe County 


Now hiring, jobs at BPS, see website for details

BPS IS HIRING!

Among the available openings are several Parapro positions. These are great for people looking for part time work that fits within the same times as their child’s school days!

Use the “Jobs at BPS” link to see what is available and for details on applying.

A variety of substitute positions are also available. Substitute bus drivers are in demand. (If you are interested in being a bus driver, please call Transportation Director, Cari Dupree, at 734-850-6071 to ask about paid training if needed.)

NOW HIRING SUB BUS DRIVERS

BPS Transportation Department is hiring new substitute bus drivers! Paid training is available if needed and conducted onsite here in Bedford. Flexible schedules are available. 

For more information, please contact the Transportation Director, Cari Dupree, at 734-850-6071.


Bedford Junior High School Mission Statement

OUR MISSION IS TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO LEARN:
Bedford Junior High School prepares our students of today for the world of tomorrow. Our school community provides an environment in which all students are able to learn to their full potential intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, and for life-long learning.

OUR VISION:
BJHS Students...
Organized...
Responsible...
Respectful...
Proficient.

THE BEDFORD JUNIOR HIGH FACULTY AND STAFF BELIEVE:

  •  All students will learn.
  • Success breeds success.
  • Learning is a life-long process.
  • We as a school community control the educational environment and the conditions for each student to be successful while in our care.
  • Education is the shared responsibility of our school, students, families and community.

Bedford Junior High School
8405 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI 48182
Phone: 734-850-6200, Attendance: 734-850-6210, Fax: 734-850-6299

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