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COLLEGE REP VISITS

The following representatives are currently scheduled to be here to answer any questions you may have or just to talk with you about the university. Representatives will be in the Media Center unless otherwise noted. Students must sign up in the Counseling Office.

University of Michigan
Thursday, October 10th
1:30 PM
Deadline to sign up:
Wednesday, October 9th

Central Michigan University
Tuesday, October 15th
12:30 PM
Deadline to sign up:
Monday, October 14th

*Seniors interested in attending Central Michigan University can apply for FREE in the month of October. Choose the "Pay Later" option when you submit your application online.

University of Michigan Flint
Friday, October 18th
1:30 PM
Deadline to sign up:
Monday, October 17th

Lordes University
Monday, October 21st
9:30 AM
Deadline to sign up:
Friday, October 18th

Michigan State University
Monday, October 21st
1:30 PM
Deadline to sign up:
Friday, October 18th

Alma College
Wednesday, October 23rd
12:30 PM
Deadline to sign up:
Tuesday, October 22nd

Spring Arbor University
Monday, November 4th
8:30 AM
Deadline to sign up:
Friday, November 1st

University of Michigan Dearborn
Monday, November 4th
12:30 PM
Deadline to sign up:
Friday, November 1st

Eastern Michigan University
Tuesday, November 5th
9:40 AM
Deadline to sign up:
Monday, November 4th

MILITARY REP VISITS

The following representatives are currently scheduled to be here to answer any questions you may have or just to talk with you about military service. Representatives will be outside the cafeteria during lunch hours. Sign up is not necessary.

Army: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each Month

Navy: 2nd Thursday of each Month

Air Force:
Wednesday, October 16

MI National Guard:
Thursday, October 17


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DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Marching band members on fieldMarching Band Does It Again!

The Kicking Mules Marching Band earned a superior rating with straight 1's by all adjudicators for the 6th straight year at MSBOA Marching Band Festival in Flat Rock on Monday, October 14th. The theme of the show was "TV Time" and featured theme songs from Friends, Hawaii Five-o, Spongebob Squarepants, Hannah Montana, and Star Trek.

Posted: October 15, 2019


PINK OUT SHIRT SALES TO BENEFIT
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

There will be Pink Out Sweatshirts for sale during all lunches this week from Wednesday, October 16th until Friday, October 18th. Cost is $15 and $3 from each shirt sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Posted: October 15, 2019


Thumbnail image of National School Lunch Week flyerNational School Lunch Week
October 14-18, 2019

This year's National School Lunch Week theme is "What's on Your Playlist?" In our Bedford Public School cafes, we will be featuring some of the kid's favorite school lunches throughout the week. Students that buy every day will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a music themed prize (itunes gift card, headphones, etc)!

Today’s school lunches meet strict nutrition standards, including limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats.

Did you know?
30 MILLION students enjoy healthy lunches every school day with:
-- 1 cup of 1% or fat-free milk
-- 1/2 cup serving of fruit daily
-- 3/4 cup of vegetables with every lunch
-- Entrées include whole grains & lean protein

Read School Meal Success Stories here: TrayTalk.org
Follow us on social media: #NSLW19 • #LunchPlaylist • #SchoolLunch
Website: SchoolNutrition.org
Instagram: @SchoolNutritionAssoc
Facebook: Facebook.com/TrayTalk
Twitter: @SchoolLunch

Posted: October 11, 2019


SPANISH CLUB

Spanish Club meeting will be Tuesday, October 22nd in Room B4 with Mrs. Canales from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM.

Posted: October 11, 2019


DECA

There will be a meeting for students interested in DECA on Tuesday, October 15th before school at 7:10 AM in room B-7. Sign up and information on this year's events and fund-raisers will be covered. Anyone interested in being a local chapter officer should attend, or see Mr. DuPont if you are unable to attend the meeting.

Posted: October 10, 2019


Fall Concert Schedule

The following performances are free (unless otherwise noted) and all are open to the public! Come and see all of our talented musicians perform!

     Choir Concert (BJHS and BHS choirs):
     October 17 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium

     Fall Orchestra Harvest Concert (BJHS and BHS orchestras):
     October 28 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium

     Bandorama (BHS bands):
     October 30 at 7 pm in the high school competitive gym

Junior Performers (3rd - 8th graders perform with BHS Varsity Choir):
October 25 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium
This event has an $8.00 admission.

Updated: Ocotber 14, 2019


BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL'S ROBOTICS TEAM
ACCEPTING APPLICATION FOR 2020 SEASON

Bedford Express is accepting 2020 Robotics Season Applications from students interested in helping our team stay on track. The 2020 season is going to focus on student leadership, continued success and team growth. Everyone has a goal, how can Bedford Express help you reach that goal?

Registration fee is $75 (Please make checks payable to Bedford Express Boosters)

Students should plan to participate in pre-season meetings on Thursday's from 6-8pm at the Robotics Center (Smith Road Elementary). The 2020 build/competition season kicks off on Saturday, January 4th at 10 am!

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Denny Costlow at 1023CoachBedfordExpress@gmail.com.

Posted: October 10, 2019


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2019 MONROE COUNTY
SCHOOL SAFETY SUMMIT
Lessons from Columbine

Wednesday, October 23
Meyer Theater at Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe

Dave Cullen is the author of "Columbine," an examination of the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. The book gained attention for addressing many of the so-called Columbine “myths” that were widely accepted.

The author spent 10 years researching and writing the book, which spent 8 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list in the spring of 2009.

These presentations are designed to encourage dialogue among varied groups of concerned citizens. To put it bluntly, there really isn’t anyone who is not impacted by the potential for a massive safety threat in today’s world. Time and time again, we have seen violence perpetrated in school settings.

Choose whichever session suits your schedule that day, but PLEASE make the decision to attend this event!

Join us for one of these sessions:

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
DESIGNED FOR REGIONAL & BUSINESS LEADERS, SCHOOL PERSONNEL, YOUTH GROUP LEADERS, AND COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
DESIGNED FOR PARENTS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, STUDENTS, FAMILIES, YOUTH GROUP LEADERS, AND FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

We thank our local sponsors: La-Z-Boy, Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition, Child Advocacy Network of Monroe County, DTE Foundation, Monroe Bank & Trust, United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties, The Mall of Monroe, and the Hon. Frank Arnold.

Posted: October 10, 2019


Mid Year Test Out

Any student interested in testing out in December, the applications are available and due on Friday, November 8. No applications will be taken after November 8. You may pick up a Mid Year Test Out Application Form in the main office or counseling office. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Schultz in B2.

Posted: October 8, 2019


WRITING LAB

Writing lab is open and operating in room C-6 for 4th hour and room A-24 for 5th hour. The concept is similar to Math Lab in that it is homeroom help requiring a referral/pass from a teacher for attendance. However, Writing Lab is available for any student in any content area who needs help with a reading or writing issue. We would ask students bring rubrics for projects to help us guide them. We would also be happy to review student writing for college and job applications.

Posted: October 7, 2019


Volley for the Cure: Tuesday, October 22

Bedford Varsity Volleyball is sponsoring a Volley for the Cure night on Tuesday, October 22 in the Bedford High School gymnasium. The event will benefit cancer research and those living with cancer. There will be many items to bid on, baskets of prizes raffled off and lots of delicious baked goods!

Freshman & JV Games at 5:30 pm, Varsity at 7:00 pm

T-Shirts

Bedford's Volley for the Cure Game is Tuesday evening, October 22nd, in the Bedford High School Gym to benefit cancer research and help those living with cancer. T-shirts are on display in the school offices and cost just $10, and you will also get into the match free. $5 from each shirt goes to various cancer organizations. You can place your order in your school office and shirts will be delivered the next day.

Updated: October 8, 2019


NEWS FOR SENIORS:

CAPS & GOWNS
Thursday, October 17th & Friday, October 18th will be Cap and Gown order drop off during all lunches. A representative will be here for any questions.

Posted: October 3, 2019


AP Test Registration Deadline: November 1st

Deadline to register for AP tests is November 1st. Each AP test costs $94 (Students are able to turn in a $40 deposit by the November 1st deadline and pay the remaining balance by a later date in March, TBD) If you have questions please contact Sarah Brunella.

AP Test Registration Form

Updated: October 4, 2019


BLOOD DRIVE ON OCTOBER 17th

Student council will be hosting it's first blood drive of the year on October 17th. Sign ups will be during lunches October 7 - 11. If you are 16 you will need parent permission to sign up. Forms are available in A25 or at the sign up table. If you are 17 or older, you do not need parent permission and can sign up during your lunches.

Posted: September 30, 2019


MULE MART

The Mule Mart will have its grand opening this week where you can register to win great prizes like Dippin Dots and spirit wear.

The Mule Mart will be selling Neon-out T-shirts Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during lunches. Shirts are $8 and if you're one of the first 60 to buy a shirt you'll receive a free pair of neon glow glasses.

Posted: September 17, 2019


SENIOR SEND OFF

The Facebook group page that has been created is:
2020 Senior Send Off
Email: 2020seniorsendoff@gmail.com (all lowercase)

Posted: September 17, 2019


TUTORING CENTER NOW OPEN

Tutoring is now available in the Media Center Monday-Thursday right after school.

Posted: September 11, 2019


AWESOME ARTISTS!

There is an annual juried art show for high school students in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio. This year we are pleased to announce that 5 of our high school students have had their entries selected for inclusion in the 2019 FOCUS show!

collage of 5 artists and their work

Congratulations to Zoe M., Sarah D., Torrie C., Kendal S., and Savanna B.!

Torrie, Kendal and Zoe will have their pieces displayed in the American Frame Show in January.

Updated: September 30, 2019


Bedford High School All-Girl Robotics Team Reaches Finals in All-Girl Competition

group photo of ladies' robotics team

Bedford High School's Bedford Express FRC Robotics Team sent a squad of ladies to the Goonettes Invitational, an all-girl FIRST Robotics Competition held in Woodhaven on Saturday, September 14th. Captains Layni R.and Alexis F. successfully drove through the qualifications matches with a 7-0-1 record, earning a second place ranking. Freshman Savannah F., Jessica S. and Sarah B. did an incredible job maintaining the robot in our pit in addition to filling roles of human player and technician. The team advanced through the quarter-finals and semi-finals before falling to the top ranked alliance in the finals. This is the first time Bedford Express has attended an all-girls event since 2015 and we are hopeful that a strong class with seven freshman girls will allow us to continue to compete in the future.

Bedford Express is preparing now for fall/winter classes and the start of build season in January. Students interested in joining the co-ed 2020 team (and mentors interested in helping) can register on the Bedford Express website.

More information about the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) can be found on the FIRST FRC website.

Updated: September 23, 2019


Royal Flush logoMARK YOUR CALENDARS
FUNdraiser Events for New Restrooms at Bedford Community Stadium
Visit www.mulemuscle.org for details on the:

NEW YEAR'S EVE ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT/REVERSE RAFFLE
MEGA 50/50 RAFFLE
ADOPT-AN-ENVELOPE
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

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 dumbell@mulemuscle.org or call Michelle German at 419-215-7600.

Updated: September 12, 2019


Pets at Events

Please be reminded that pets are not allowed inside Bedford athletic facilities. This is a liability and safety issue. Service dogs are an exception.

Posted: April 23, 2019


ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES ONLINE

School pictures are taken during Registration Week. You can place your school picture order online at mylifetouch.com.

Use Picture Day ID: LM759003Y0

ORDER YEARBOOKS ONLINE

Yearbook orders are all placed online at yearbookforever.com Cost: $75 until January 11, 2020; and then $85 after that. Personalization is an additional $10 and order must be placed by January 25, 2020.

*Note: There will be NO extra yearbooks ordered, and once the yearbook sales end, there will be NO wait list for any overruns.

**Select past volumes of BHS Yearbooks and Spring Supplements are available from when extra quantities were ordered. Click here to view surplus issues available and details to purchase.

Updated: October 7, 2019


COLLECTING BOX TOPS & FOOD TOWN RECEIPTS

We are once again collecting box tops. Please bring your box tops to your homeroom teacher. Save your Temperance Food Town receipts for the High School. You can bring them in or drop them in the box at the store check outs. These will help to purchase items for the high school. Thank you for saving!

Posted September 7, 2018


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


SUBSTITUTES NEEDED

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 Throughout the District Also Needed

Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.

BHS CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 11:00 AM.

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

Athletic Events Calendar

District Facilities Calendar

(ML Schedules is a searchable calendar for events at all Bedford Public Schools' facilities)

2019-2020 District Student
School-Year-At-a Glance? Calendar

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Note: Easter is the last day of Spring Break (April 12, 2020).


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Community & Adult Education programs, classes, leagues, and events for the current season.

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September-December 2019 Brochure

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STUDENT HANDBOOK


Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


OK2SAY

If you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, you can submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY. OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools.

     TEXT: 652729 (OK2SAY)
     PHONE: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
     EMAIL: OK2Say
     ONLINE: www.ok2say.com

App available for iPhone and Android devices

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO SEEK HELP:

     National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
     1-800-273-TALK (8255)

     DoSomething.org Crisis Text Line:
     741741


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Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Bond projects at: www.mybedford.us/bond.html


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