Bedford High School (BHS)

Bedford High School with logo and entrance

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE KICKING MULES!


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BHS Daily Announcements

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Absent student? Please call the Attendance Line at 734-850-6110 to report any absences or appointments.


May is Mental Health Awareness MonthMental Health Awareness

The class of 2025 will be se

lling Shortsleeve, long sleeve, and crewnecks with the attached image. THIS IS A PREORDER

You can drop off your order form and  pay with card/check/cash at The Stable, drop off your order form and pay with cash or check  in e-11 or outside the cafeteria on 4/12, 4/15 and 4/16. Items will be delivered to your HR April 29th and 30th. Please check your schoology for the link to order. 


Prom Tickets

Prom Tickets will on sale during all lunches from April 1st until April 12th. Tickets are $50 for a single and $90 for a couple. Tickets are also available in Mrs. LeStrange's room (A-26) and Ms. McMahon's room (A-35).


Are you in need of something to wear to prom?dress-tuxedo



Stop by and see Mrs. Maynard in D5 during 4th and 5th hours. There are many beautiful dresses available for free; many of them are brand new with tags still on them, as well as a couple suits!  See Mrs. Maynard for questions.



Order Your Yearbookyearbook ad-details in text2023-2024 YEARBOOKS

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE!

The yearbook staff is extending the current price of the yearbook for one final week by using a $10 off coupon code: Nofoolin24

This is the LAST CHANCE to get a yearbook before any remaining copies are sold for $100. The ONLY way to guarantee you will get a copy is to reserve one at: yearbookforever.com

Discount offer ends April 7th. 


Lacrosse BoosterTeam Dinner/ Fundraiser Sidelines Restaurant@8116 Secor Rd. Lambertville

Tuesday May 7th

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Referee's Wanted


BEDFORD BOYS LACROSSE

     Congratulations to Bedford Boys
     Lacrosse who won 12 to 11 in overtime, for the win over Saline   
                                                              Lacrosse


  Varsity Track Whitmer Champions

Congratulations Varsity Boys Track and Field

The Bedford Varsity Boys Track and Field is the Whitmer Gold W Track Invitational Champions for the first time in School History! The Mules put on a strong showing with 115 team points. Whitmer was 2nd-106, Eastwood 3rd-103, St Francis 4th-102. Congratulations Mules on this great achievement.


Bedford Express Robotics Congratulations to the Bedford Express Robotics Team - Good Luck at World's this weekend!

Bedford Express moves on to the First Worlds Championship in Houston, TX April 17-20th. This is after placing 72nd out of 622 teams in the state of Michigan. Congratulations! Let’s Go BX!

                                   BX State Team houston challenge


FISHING CLUB ENDING WINTER BREAK

After a long hiatus, it's finally time to go fishing again. Mr. Brennan is planning on going down to Whitehouse Quarry on Saturday, April 13th. Please meet in the front parking lot of the high school at 9:00 that morning. For everyone joining the Fishing Club this Saturday: If you’re 16 or older, you’ll need to get an Ohio fishing license. You can get a non resident, one day license for $14. You can buy them at Cabela’s and Bass Pro, among other places. Please let Mr. Brennan know if you have any questions.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. As a reminder, we’ll be meeting in the front parking lot of the high school at nine Saturday morning. There is a variety of fish living in the quarry, with a lot of bass and sunfish. Extra gear will be available for anyone who needs some.  

Bedford Disc Golf Club

Today’s Disc Golf Club session will be canceled due to testing and weather. We will see you all next Thursday, April 18th.

Our spring season will begin following Spring Break. Disc Golf Club will meet every THURSDAY at Parmelee Park from 3:00-4:30. No experience required! Come out and learn to throw or improve your game! See Mr. Gilliam or Mr. Taylor for more details.


SUPERIOR MUSICAL TALENT!

band on stageMusic in Our Schools Month is off to a great start! Both Varsity and Symphonic Bands earned a superior rating at MSBOA district band festival on Friday and have qualified for state festival to be held later in the spring. See them perform at the All-District Band Spectacular on March 19th at 7 pm!

Orchestra perfroming

ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL RESULTS

Bedford’s orchestras, under the direction of Mr. McDevitt, performed at MSBOA's District Festival. The Red Orchestra finished with a 1 rating which qualifies them for the State Festival later this Spring. The Gray Orchestra finished with a 2 rating. You can hear both of these groups at their Spring Concert on May 14th.

CHOIR FESTIVAL

Congratulations to our BHS Choirs! Under the direction of Tracy Glover, the Varsity Choir, the Chamber Choir and the Concert Choir all earned Excellent Ratings at their District Festival!

SOLO & ENSEMBLE

We’ll close out Music in our Schools Month with a shout out to our talented musicians that competed in their respective Solo & Ensemble events!

For high school band students, 8 soloists and one duet participated in the district event with the duet and 5 soloists advancing to the state level where they split between superior and excellent ratings.

Three soloists, 2 duets, and a trio of trios from the junior high band classes participated in their district event and compiled 7 superior ratings and 1 excellent rating between them.

On the orchestra side, a 14 piece Chamber group played Mozart's 25th symphony and received a superior rating at state along with a violin/viola quartet. State level performances also included a cello solo and viola solo.

State solo & ensemble for choir doesn’t happen until April. Bedford will be represented by an alto and a soprano then. Good luck!

We are so proud of all of our talented musicians!


Collage of student artworkTRIO WIN AWARDS

Nine Bedford High School students participated in the 49th Annual University of Saint Francis High School Exhibition at USF in Fort Wayne, IN. We had three students win awards at this show:

Senior Adrik R.: Judge's Outstanding Achievement for "What Have I Done?"
Senior Zita L.: Judge's Outstanding Achievement for "Citrus",
Junior Gabrielle D.: High Achievement Award in Printmaking for "The First Step"


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 Second Quarter’s Above & Beyond Awards we see daily at BHS: Cory Meggitt, Jason Sanderson and Kevin Vogel!

Cory MeggittJason Sanderson Kevin Vogel


Class of 2024 with graduation cap tossINFORMATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2024 

COUNSELING OFFICE NEWS FOR SENIORS LINK

Please see the January 22, 2024 Schoology post for more details on these items:

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT ORDERS

Announcements and orders placed with Herff-Jones will be delivered in March and all communication will come from Herff-Jones. Additional announcements will be available at that time.

SENIOR PROM

Night at the Bayou (Princess and the Frog themed)
Toledo Zoo’s Malawi Event Center
Saturday, May 4th, 2024
7:30-10:30 p.m.

Appetizers will be served from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tickets will be sold April 1 - April 12 2023
Prom Tickets will on sale during all lunches from April 1st until April 12th. Tickets are $50 for a single and $90 for a couple. Tickets are also available in Mrs. LeStrange's room (A-26) and Ms. McMahon's room (A-35). Seniors may purchase two tickets, one for themselves and one for their guest. Students must have a current Bedford student ID to purchase prom tickets and to enter prom. Prom visitors must complete a dance visitor application and submit it to the main office by 2:25 p.m. three days prior to prom. If you have questions regarding prom, please contact the Senior Class Advisors Mrs. LeStrange (734) 850-6328 or Mrs. McMahon (734) 850-6142.

Prom DressesNEED PROM WEAR?
Are you in need of something to wear to prom? Stop by and see Mrs. Maynard in D5 during 4th and 5th hours. There are many beautiful dresses available for free; many of them are brand new with tags still on them, as well as a couple suits! See Mrs. Maynard for questions.


INTERESTED IN SINGING NATIONAL ANTHEM

Wednesday, May 1st
Any senior interested in singing the national Anthem at graduatio should schedule and audition. Auditions are after school on May 1st. The link to sign up is in your schoology notice.

SENIOR IMPACT DAY

Wednesday, April 10
Seniors will participate in Impact Day. Permission slips were passed out in homerooms and are available in the main office. We want our seniors to spend the day actively supporting their post secondary plan. Seniors should visit a college, trades, military recruiter, etc. This form is needed for attendance purposes and is due on March 22nd.

VIRTUAL LEARNING DAY

Thursday, April 11th
Students need to complete the virtual learning assignments that day by 2:30 pm.

SENIOR EXAMS

Wednesday, May 15: 6th and 7th Hour Exams - Dismissed at 2:30 P.M.
Thursday, May 16: 3rd and 4th/5th Hour Exams - Dismissed at 12:30 P.M.
Friday, May 17: 1st and 2nd Hour Exams/Chromebook Turn In - Dismissed after Chromebooks turned in at 9:30 A.M.

There will be no bus service for seniors after exams on Wednesday or Thursday. Students may leave after exam completion on Wednesday or after Chromebook turn in and Senior Relays on Thursday or they may wait in the cafeteria for the regular end of the day bus service.

SENIOR RELAYS

Friday, May 17
Senior Relays will take place following Chromebook turn in on Friday, May 17.

SENIOR SEND OFF 2024

Saturday, May 18th
Don't forget to sign up. There will be a Mechanical Bull, Hungry Hungry Hippo, Hypnotist, DJ, Photo Booth, Open Gym, Raffles, Food and More! Sign-up will begin after Spring Break. Come and enjoy the last moments of your Senior Year! This event will take place on Saturday, May 18th. Students will report to the high school between 7:30 and 8:30 P.M. Students will be expected to stay until 1 A.M.

Parents wanting to help can join the Facebook page, “Bedford High School Class of 2024" or send an email to [email protected]

BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PAGE

Please visit weekly for updates. Click on the national scholarship searches provided for the national database of scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP REPORTING FORM

The deadline to submit this form is May 17, 2024.
Any questions email Mrs. Etts at [email protected].

SENIOR HONORS NIGHT

May 30, 2024 at 6:30
Bedford High School Gym


This is not a ticketed event. Students are invited to attend if they are graduating with honors, have been awarded a university or local scholarship and have informed the school and if they are getting a departmental award.

POST SECONDARY PLANNING SCHOOLOGY COURSE

This Course is for the senior class of 2024 and their parents and guardians. Here is the access code to join: BRZN-CPRM-P9T5C

GRADUATION REHEARSAL & CAP AND GOWN DISTRIBUTION

Thursday, May 30, at 8:00 am 
Students will line up in the Auxiliary Gym. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. All cap and gown questions/problems are handled with Herff Jones; for questions, please call 734-725-5743.

GRADUATION CORDS
Students will wear their cap and gown and all graduation cords to Senior Honors and Graduation. Several student groups (DECA, BPA, etc) sell graduation cords. Students will purchase these through their respective groups. These groups will be making announcements regarding these cords. Students that graduate with honors (3.0 GPA and above) will be given an honor cord for the purpose of the two ceremonies. Additionally, students in NHS and Student Council also will be given their respective cords. Students wishing to purchase and keep his/her honor cord or Senate/NHS cord may do so by seeing Mrs. Fields prior to June 1st. Honors cords are $5. Students not purchasing their honor cord(s) will return the honor cord(s) after graduation when picking up the actual diploma.

Students pick up the actual diploma after the graduation ceremony and will turn in their graduation cord(s). Please be sure to take pictures with graduation cords prior to the ceremony if you are not purchasing the cords.

GRADUATION

University of Toledo Savage Arena
Sunday, June 2, 2024
2:00 pm.

Doors open at 1:00 pm. Graduates must be in the University of Toledo’s Savage Arena by 1:00 pm.

PARKING
Students should park in Area 5 and Area 10 and enter the Fetterman Training Center.
The University of Toledo has outsourced all parking. We have purchased parking for each graduate to have two cars at graduation. Each graduate will receive two parking passes that must be displayed in the car window. Parking passes will be distributed following Graduation Rehearsal along with caps and gowns. Parking passes for graduation are only valid the day of graduation and only for parking lots marked Area 3, Area 4, Area 5, Area 6 (Construction scheduled and may be closed), and Area 10. Other guests parking on campus must park in other areas and use the kiosks on campus to pay for parking. The current daily fee is $5.45 for additional parking. The University of Toledo and Bedford Public Schools
have no control over parking, parking tickets, etc.
University of Toledo Map

GRADUATION PICTURES
Lifetouch will be taking a photo of every graduate as he/she receives a diploma from a member of the School Board. Lifetouch uses PhotoDay to manage and help parents order graduation day pictures. Closer to the date of graduation, we will share information on how to use PhotoDay.

PLEASE NOTE: All fines must be resolved before participation in any Senior event. This includes graduation.


Bedford High School Kicking Mules and collage of academic graphics

USE THE SCHEDULING HUB TO PICK CLASSES FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

The Scheduling Hub provides you with all of the information that you need to sign up for your classes for the next school year. We are proud of the many classes we have to offer in our Course Description Guide with over 170 courses to choose from. It includes: 5 Honors classes, 11 AP classes, Dual Enrollment courses in partnership with Lourdes University, University of Toledo and Monroe County Community College, more than a dozen support courses for students needing extra assistance with their learning, 47 classes among 14 different career pathways in our Career & Technical Education programs and a few dozen classes in our strong visual and performing arts programs. Our Bedford Virtual Academy has 125 classes to choose from. There is something for everyone at Bedford High School!

If you have any questions about the courses, requirements, forms, etc. please reach out to your counselor. They are happy to help you through this process.

AP/HONORS PARENT MEETING
Parents: if you were unable to attend the AP/Honors Parent Meeting, please review the AP/Honors Parent Meeting Presentation if your student is considering taking an AP or Honors Course.


NEW EMT PROGRAM OFFERED IN 2024-2025

Monroe County Community College is launching a new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. Bedford students can take this coursework during their senior year and graduate from high school with an EMT Certification. This program will run out of the Whitman Center here in Bedford.  

Please review the MCCC EMT Course Information.


BPS/UT logosNEW PRE-ENGINEERING PARTNERSHIP WITH UT

DUAL ENROLLMENT AVAILABLE IN FALL 2024
Bedford Public Schools and the University of Toledo have entered into a unique partnership, the first between a Michigan public school and an Ohio public university, to allow Bedford High School students to dual enroll at UT. Beginning in the Fall of 2024, eligible students will be able to choose from 3 courses designed to give students a head start in UT’s engineering program.

These first 3 classes available through this partnership include: Introduction to Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, and Trigonometry. Each of these University of Toledo classes are worth 3 college credits. Additional courses will become available as students complete the initial offerings.

All classes will be held on the UT campus, taught by UT staff, and students will be responsible for transportation and parking.

This is another incredible opportunity Bedford students can benefit from while still in high school. Earning college credit now means smaller college expenses, a smaller course load allows students to concentrate more fully on other courses or the opportunity to graduate college ahead of schedule.

With so many of Bedford’s graduates already heading to the University of Toledo for their post secondary education, this is truly a win-win scenario for not only Bedford Public Schools and the University of Toledo, but mostly for the students in our community.

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


HOSA group photoBEDFORD HOSTS HOSA REGIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Bedford hosted their first HOSA Regional Leadership Conference in early December. Over 800 students came to competed in the various health related competitions. Our chapter enjoyed the event at home and the majority of the participants qualified for the State Leadership Conference (SLC). Bedford had 40 students advance in 19 events!

Congratulations to: 

Lily B., Janah B., and Lorelei S. - Biomedical Debate (1st Place)
Sam B. and Courtney W. - Community Awareness (1st Place)
Nathan M. and Iva R. - Health Education (1st Place)
Arianna H. and Allysa K. - Community Awareness (2nd Place)
Alivia M. - Prepared Speaking (2nd Place)
Ashtyn B., Ava J. and Sydney R. - Public Service Announcement (2nd Place)
Olivia S. - Research Poster (2nd Place)
Mya D. - Human Growth and Development Test (2nd Place)
Grace D., Kate E., Megan K., Mary L., and Malayna S. - Health Education (3rd Place)
Devin P., Tatum V. and Laila V. - Public Health (3rd Place)
Sophia J. and Aubrey M. - Creative Problem Solving (4th Place)
Serenity P. - Health Career Photography (4th Place)
Gabrielle C. and McKenna E. - Health Education (4th Place)
Paige A., Coryne C., Audrey D., and Gabby P. - Public Service Announcement (4th Place)
Lily L. - Behavioral Health Test (4th Place)
Mia S. - Medical Reading (5th Place)
Mia M. and Chloe W. - Health Education (6th Place)
Emmalee I. and Daniel M. - Forensic Science (7th Place)
Savannah H. and Reese W. - Health Career Display (7th Place)

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


BPA logoBPA MEMBERS ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL!

BPA (Business Professionals of America) advisor, Mrs. Lundquist, is happy to report that BPA had a successful weekend at the State Leadership Conference. Several BHS students advanced to the National Leadership Conference being held in Chicago, May 9-14, 2024:
     Owen P.: 2nd Place in Fundamental Accounting
     Ty Z.: 5th Place in Advanced Accounting
     Maceo Co., Noah C., Owen P., and Jaxon N.: 5th Place, Economic Research Team
Mrs. Lundquist shared that "these are exceptional young men that always represent Bedford CTE well. As BPA delegates, they put in many hours of work and study time to ensure that they were ready for their events at the State Leadership Conference. It was exciting to see their efforts and talent rewarded as they now move on to the National Leadership Conference in Chicago this May."

STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE QUALIFIERS
Members of Bedford's BPA (Business Professionals of America) competed at the Regional Leadership Conference at Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus. Eleven students in 16 events qualified for the next round of competition.

Here are the results for the members that will be advancing to the State Leadership Conference in March:

Coleman S.- Presentation Individual (1st Place)
Lauren W.- Device Configuration & Troubleshooting (1st Place); Computer Network Technology (2nd Place); Information Technology Concepts-Open (2nd Place); Digital Communication & Design Concepts-Open (4th Place)
Cooper C. - Payroll Accounting (2nd Place); Entrepreneurship (3rd Place)
Maceo C. - Economic Research Team (2nd Place)
Noah C. - Economic Research Team (2nd Place)
Marissa J. - Human Resource Management (2nd Place)
Tyler M. - Advanced Spreadsheet Applications (2nd Place)
Owen P. - Economic Research Team (2nd Place); Fundamental Accounting (2nd Place)
Ty Z. - Advanced Accounting (2nd Place)
Gabe B. - Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications (4th Place)
Ryan H. - Fundamental Accounting (5th Place)


Camp Michindoh

INTERESTED IN BEING A CAMP COUNSELOR?

Are you a Junior or Senior that is interested in being a Camp Counselor for 5th grade camp at Camp Michindoh?

If you so, please complete a permission slip (linked here, but it can also be found in the cafeteria or main office) and turn it into to secretaries in the BHS main office. If selected, you will be contacted by the elementary school principal for additional paperwork, so be sure to check your email.

The dates are:
MRE: April 15 - 19, 2024 (Seniors Only - MSTEP Testing for Juniors)
DRE: April 22 - 26, 2024


Congratulations, Gavin, BCSN October Scholar SpotlightBCSN SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON BEDFORD SENIOR

Each school year, BCSN honors 8 students in the Buckeye Broadband viewing area with the BCSN Scholar Spotlight, October – April. Eligible students are seniors currently attending a high school in their Toledo service area and plan to attend an accredited school of higher education in the U.S. In April, each Scholar Spotlight receives a one-time scholarship of $1,000 and the selected Scholar of the Year receives a total of $10,000 in scholarship money.

The first student BCSN chose to honor with a Scholar Spotlight for this year is Bedford’s Gavin D.! You can view the spotlight video here: https://www.bcsnnation.com/community/scholarship/

Congratulations, Gavin!


10 years in a row! Superior Marching Band, band on fieldPerfect 10!

For the 10th year in a row, the Bedford High School Marching Band has earned a SUPERIOR rating at the MSBOA Marching Band Festival! Congratulations to all of the band members, the directors, and the many parent volunteers that continue to make this program an amazing success year after year!

You can see their award winning show, “Muletallica,” during their final home field appearance of the year on Friday, October 20th.

Bedford Athletic Department News Graphic

FOLLOW BEDFORDSPORTS.COM FOR GAME RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS  

GENERAL SPORTS INFORMATION

ATHLETIC CALENDAR

2023-2024 SPORTS PHYSICALS
Remember sports physicals must be dated April 15, 2023 or after this date to be in compliance for the next school year! Anything dated before the April 15, 2023 date will no longer be valid once the school year ends. A current physical is also required to participate in summer conditionings.

     Link to MHSAA Physical Form   

Gofan ticket over football fieldPREORDER ATHLETIC ADMISSION TICKETS ONLINE AT GOFAN.CO
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SEASON PASSES AVAILABLE ONLINE
Order your Bedford Season Passes online using RevTrak for the 2023-2024 school year! Athletic Season Passes purchased via RevTrak can be picked up at "Meet the Team" on August 16th after 5:00 pm at the high school gym -OR- during registration week (August 21-25) in the E hall office at the high school. After that, passes can be picked up at the Will Call Window at the Home Gate.

Fall athletes will obtain their athletic sticker after they receive their picture ID's at registration. Note: All activity fees MUST be paid.

**Seniors 62+ will be admitted free to all regular season contests with a valid ID. No pass needed.**

Note: Athletic Passes are accepted for regular season events. These passes will not be valid for admission to MHSAA post season events.

WATCH ATHLETIC EVENTS ONLINE AT NFHS NETWORK
Friends and family members who can’t make the game will never miss a play again with this subscription service. Annual and monthly passes are available.
Visit www.NFHSnetwork.com – Search for Bedford High School - Temperance, MI
View the NFHS Network Flyer for more details. 

BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC RECORDS


Esports 2nd in state finals (with controller and pics)ESPORTS TEAM FINISHES 2nd In STATE!

Bedford High School had 2 of the 3 students on the Rocket League Blue team that attended state finals on Saturday, December 9th and placed 2nd in the state for Rocket League. Maddi D. and Ibrahim S., along with Jace G. from Mason, finished their season ranked 2nd out of 50 teams with the top 16 teams invited to the state finals. Coach Erin Ziems commented, "I am very very proud of these kids!"


Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Bill Ryan 400 winsCELEBRATING A MILESTONE VICTORY!

Congratulations to Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Bill Ryan!

He has hit a career milestone with the Lady Mules: 400 wins…and counting! Go Mules!

Coach Ryan has also been named Monroe County Region Girls Basketball Coach of the Year for the fifth time!


WINTER SPORTS POSTSEASON

Congratulations Girls Basketball District Champs with photoGIRLS BASKETBALL

The ladies continue to add to their list of championships this season with the Regionals joining District and SEC in their list of season accomplishments!

The Girls Basketball team’s next step is a MHSAA State Quarterfinal game on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 pm at University of Detroit Mercy!

Go Mules!

WRESTLING

Collage of Individual State Wrestlers

Our state ranked wrestling team is also an Academic All-State team with a team GPA of 3.61!

4 TOP TEN FINISHES IN INDIVIDUAL STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT!
Four Bedford Wrestlers finished in the Top Ten in the Individual State Wrestling Tournament!
     Chase N. claimed 4th place (285)!
     Meadow G. finished in 6th place (115)!
     Cody D. took 7th place (106)!
     Noah B. earned an 8th place finish (144)!

 

Congratulations Regional Champs! Wrestling group photo

WRESTLING TEAM STATE QUARTERFINALISTS!
Bedford won their Regional meet in a decisive manner over Gibraltar Carlson to claim the Regional crown.  Unfortunately, the flu impacted the team and they lost to Rockford in the Division 1 State Quarterfinals 22-39.

 

 

 

10 Wrestlers Advance to Individual RegionslMHSAA INDIVIDUAL DISTRICT SUCCESS ADVANCES 10 TO REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
Ten Bedford wrestlers will be making the trip to Saline for the Individual Regional Wrestling Tournament on February 17th. Matches start at 9:30 am.

Connor G. (215) and Chase N. (285) are District Champions.
Cody D. (106) took 2nd place.
Tristan K.(113), Vincent C. (120), Nolan K. (126), Lucas G. (138) and Zach M. (165) came in third place in their respective weight classes.
Noah B. (144) and Connor H. (157) finished fourth to round out Bedford’s Individual Regional roster.

Go Mules!

Reminder: SEC passes, senior passes or family passes are not accepted at state tournaments.

COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS

 

Wrestling Coach Kevin Vogel 300 Career Wins   Douge State Assistant Coach of the Year

Congratulations to the SEC Red Coach of the Year,  Kevin Vogel! 

Both Coach Vogel and Assistant Coach Brent Douge were awarded Regional honors as Coach of the Year for their respective positions.

Coach Douge was also named State Wrestling Assistant Coach of the Year for 2024! 

It was a remarkable season as Coach Vogel also hit a coaching milestone with 300 career wins...and counting! 

 

Congratulations Competitive Cheer SEC ChampionsCOMPETITIVE CHEER SEC CHAMPS

Congratulations to our Competitive Cheer Team! They are SEC Champions...for the 3rd Year in a row!


collage of students signingSPRING SIGNING DAY

There are many things that our students do while they are here at Bedford that make us proud. Last week, several of the student-athletes in various sports participated in a Signing Day event. These students’ hard work in their respective sports earned them a place in a collegiate program. Congratulations to the following student-athletes:

Madison G.: Volleyball at Lourdes University
Kyle K.: Football at Lake Erie College
Mya K.: Volleyball at Siena Heights University
Nolan L.: Baseball at Grand Valley State University
Kadie M.: Volleyball at Siena Heights University
Jocelyn P.: Competitive Cheer at Davenport University
Ty Z.: Baseball at Lourdes University

We can’t wait to see what you do at the next level!


FALL SPORTS POSTSEASON ACTION!

Girls Swim State QualifiersFIVE SWIMMERS AT STATE FINALS!

Girls Swim sent 5 athletes to the State Finals in Holland, Michigan to compete in 6 events.

Senior Alexa F. finished in 7th place in the 100 Backstroke Finals!

Alexa F. and fellow senior, Gabby P., both swam in the 50 Free with Alexa finishing in 16th place and Gabby in 23rd. 

Two relay teams also qualified: the Medley Relay and the 200 Free Relay. Alexa, Peyton P., Mia T., and Gabby finished 22nd place in the Medley. Gabby, Mia, Lilly L., and Alexa competed in the 200 Free Relay and came in 22nd place for that event as well.

Good Job, Ladies!

Congrats CC State Qualifiers; 3 runnersYoung Cross Country Runners Qualify for State Competition

Two freshmen and one sophomore qualified as individuals to compete at the Cross Country State Finals on November 4 at Michigan International Speedway.

From the boys’ team, sophomore Dane H. and freshman Cam V. will be making the trip to Brooklyn, MI. Dane ran a huge personal best, placing 7th overall in a time of 16:16.8 at Regionals, and Cam crossed the line in 16:50 to take 20th place in the Regional race.

Freshman Iva R. from the girls’ cross country team also qualified after a 15th place finish at the regional competition with a time of 19:34.1.

Good Luck, Dane, Cam and Iva!

Photo credit: GSK Creations

Boys tennis team group pic

BOYS TENNIS GOES TO STATE FOR 2ND YEAR IN A ROW!

Bedford Boys Varsity Tennis traveled to Grand Rapids for possibly the rainiest state tennis tournament ever held with lots of delays, schedule and site changes to deal with as well as playing very late into the night. The team played extremely well overall for a very respectable showing.

Jaxon N., at #1 singles, played extremely well and won his first match 6-0,6-0 before falling to the number 4 seed 6-4,6-1. Jaxon was recently named the Monroe County Player of the Year.

Carter R., at #4 singles, played some of his best tennis of the year. He won his first match 6-3,6-4. Despite contending with huge delays and a last minute site change, he also won his second match by 6-3,6-4 before ending his first day at 11:15 pm. On the second day Carter lost 6-2,6-0 to the number 2 seed who was state runner up.

Monroe County Coach of the Year, Coach Cukierski, commented that, “Bedford was represented at the state meet by a great group of boys that conducted themselves with great sportsmanship throughout their season to make the school and community very proud. Can’t wait to see what this team can accomplish in the future.”

New School Records
Jaxon and Carter both had 23 singles wins this season and now share that record.
Jaxon also tied the career singles record of 55 wins.
In doubles, Taylor B. is now the career record holder with 30 wins after two seasons with Carter and one with Donovan P. as his partner.

Photo credit: GSK Creations

Volleyball group pictureVOLLEYBALL DISTRICT CHAMPS!

Bedford’s volleyball team dominated to win the District crown in a decisive fashion over Woodhaven.  

VOLLEYBALL HONORS

ALL STATE
Victoria G. 1st Team, Kaylin S. 2nd Team, Jaelyn H. Honorable Mention

ALL-STATE ACADEMIC
Macy M. and Kadie M.

ALL-REGION
Alivia B., Victoria G., Jaelyn H., Kaylin S.

ALL-SEC
Alivia B. 1st Team, Victoria G. 1st Team, Jaelyn H. 1st Team, Kaylin S. 1st Team, Mya K. Honorable Mention, Macy M. Honorable Mention

FOOTBALL HONORS

ALL-REGION
Nolan L. was named MHSFCA ALL Region as a defensive lineman.

ALL-SEC
Shout Out to our ALL-SEC Team members: Hunter F. 1st Team OL, Lucas G. 1st Team LB, Nolan L.1st Team DL, Hunter P. HM RB, Brandon R. HM RB, Hudson H. HM OL, Cole J. HM LB, Avery L. HM DB, and Blake R. HM DB.
 


Unsung Hero of the Year: LoganUNSUNG HERO OF THE WEEK YEAR!

Senior Logan Benjamin was recognized as an Unsung Hero of the Week by the Toledo chapter of the National Football Foundation and Maumee Bay Turf. (See the BCSN video for the Unsung Hero of the Week)

At the end of the season, Logan was selected from the weekly honorees and named the Unsung Hero of the Year! You can view that announcement video here.

Logan played several roles on the team that make him invaluable to our program. Logan was presented with an award and will also be honored at the annual NFF banquet. Great job, Logan! Go Mules!


FIRST Robotics Competition with BX robot

INTERESTED IN ROBOTICS? 

No previous robotics experience is necessary to join. All are welcome to be a part of this award winning team!
Learn more and to sign up online, visit: https://www.bedfordrobotics.org/


AP College Board logo2024 AP Exam Information

Taking the Advanced Placement exam is an important part of all AP courses. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

Payment Information
Payment Website: https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/233565
Final Payment Due: March 8th
*Students that qualify for free/reduced lunch should indicate that status in Total Registration for a reduced fee.

Week 1 Exam Dates and Times
AP United States Government and Politics: 5/6/24 at 8:00AM
AP Statistics: 5/7/24 at 12:00PM**
AP English Literature and Composition: 5/8/24 at 8:00AM
AP Environmental Science: 5/9/24 at 8:00AM
AP United States History: 5/10/24 at 8:00AM

**If your exam is scheduled for 12:00PM, you are responsible for your own transportation home.

Week 2 Exam Dates and Times
AP Calculus AB: 5/13/24 at 8:00AM
AP English Language and Composition: 5/14/24 at 8:00AM
AP World History: Modern: 5/15/24 at 8:00AM

Free Score Reports
Students need to indicate through My AP the college, university, or scholarship program they’d like to receive their free score report. Students indicate this information only through My AP. They no longer provide this information on their answer sheets. The deadline to indicate or change their free score report recipient through My AP is June 20.

Links:
AP Payment Site
2024 AP Exam Dates
Refund Policy
College Board Late Fee Policy
AP College Credit Policy

All exams will be paper and pencil. No late exams will be given. Students must take the exam on the scheduled date and time.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


Bedford/BSN Sideline Stores with B and BSN logoBEDFORD KICKING MULES SIDELINE STORE!

Show your Kicking Mule pride AND support our Athletic Department. They will receive 10% of all sales.


Scholarship Opportunities

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITES

Our Counseling Department keeps a running document with scholarship opportunities that students can apply for. Please check the BHS 2023-2024 Scholarships document periodically. It is updated as new opportunities become available. 


COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS

Bedford High School will have representatives visiting from various colleges and universities, trade and industry, and military branches throughout the year to speak with juniors and seniors. Please refer to this College/Trade School/Military Visits at BHS spreadsheet for more details. Participation may require advance registration.

TRADE/INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE VISITS

None currently scheduled.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS  

University of Toledo
Thursday, March 21st at 9:30 AM
Sign up in the Counseling office by Wednesday, March 20th.

Federal Aerospace Institute
Friday, April 5th at 9:30 AM
Sign up in the Counseling office by Thursday, April 4th.

Grand Valley State University
Wednesday, April 24th at 12:30 PM.
Sign up in the Counseling Office by Tuesday, April 23rd.

Alaska Pacific University
Friday, April 26th at 12:30 PM. 
Sign up in the Counseling office by Thursday, April 25th.

MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE VISITS
Military representatives will be available during lunches throughout the school year. No sign up is necessary.


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COMMUNTY EDUCATION NEWS

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. 

Save the Date: February 10 is the annual Daddy Daughter Dance. High school students are encouraged to volunteer to assist for service hours.

Ed2Go offers a full array of online Career Training programs in multiple fields. Go to www.ed2go.com/bedfordae for a complete list

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.

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 MAP 
Please review the Arrival/Dismissal Traffic Flow Map to help things flow smoothly from Day 1!

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!

 


In Memoriam, Scott Earl, 2024REMEMBERING MR. EARL

SCOTT W. EARL MEMORIAL SERVICES AT BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL

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]


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 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.


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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 as we get ready for 2023-24!

It includes details on:

  • 2023-24 Chromebook Insurance for 2nd-12th Grade
  • Optional Protective Chromebook Messenger Bag Available
  • Chromebook Distribution for 2023-24
  • 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 including information about food assistance programs, Eye Exams/Glasses, Parent Support Group and more. New information will be added to that document as it comes in. Some programs are seasonal but past details are included for future reference.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY  

Link to Mobile Food Pantry dates/locations in Monroe County 


Public Library Offers Tutoring Service

The Monroe County Library System (MCLS) is now offering FREE, on-demand, online tutoring. Use your MCLS card number to login at https://www.tutor.com/woodlands

Need a library card from the Monroe County Library System? Here’s how to get your MCLS library card!

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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.)

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.”


The Bedford High School Faculty & Staff BELIEVES That:

  • 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.

Our Mission: 

High Levels of Learning for All Students

Our Vision:

Bedford High School’s staff will provide a stimulating learning environment and prepare students to contribute to the global economy by providing a challenging curriculum that is student centered, goal oriented, and research based.


Bedford High School
8285 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI 48182
Phone: 734-850-6100
Attendance: 734-850-6110
Counseling Office: 734-850-6111
Fax: 734-850-6199

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