IT'S THE PEOPLE!
WELCOME TO OUR DISTRICT-- to the community and school system that make Bedford Township such a wonderful place to live, work, and play. The reason is simple; it's the people. Our schools are so extraordinary because of the highly-qualified educators who teach over 4,000 students, all those who serve in each building, those who receive their education at BPS, and those individuals who support our schools so diligently.
We say: GREAT STUDENTS + GREAT STAFF + GREAT COMMUNITY = EXCELLENT SCHOOLS
BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT-WIDE ACCREDITATION
BPS has three Elementary Schools: Douglas Road Elementary, Jackman Road Elementary,and Monroe Road Elementary; Bedford Junior High School; and Bedford High School. Our entire school district has been accredited by AdvancED and must meet stringent standards to remain accredited. Our accreditation is valid until June 30, 2020. Our district was recognized as a National Community School of Excellence. Students in Bedford Public Schools regularly outpace County and State test score averages.
We are extremely proud of the 5 world-class schools that make up our dynamic school district. There's no better place for your child(ren) to receive a comprehensive, quality education. Our highly qualified and experienced staff is committed to providing a positive educational experience and helping the students of today master the skills and technologies that they need for the world tomorrow.
THE ELEMENTARY EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
Art Instruction with Art Teachers, Music Taught by Music Teachers, Physical Education Classes, Media Center, Technology Enhanced Education, Enrichment Opportunities, Student Support, Community Education Programs, and Latchkey Available.
Starting with the youngest in our unique full-day Young 5's program and Kindergarten programs, and all the way up to the 5th grade, caring teachers provide individualized instruction, hands-on activities, and innovative learning environments. Multiple forms of technology and media are often used to keep the students engaged and learning.
Students receive classroom lessons in the core curriculum areas as well as visiting the classrooms of the art and music teachers for creative and expressive learning in the arts. Physical education is a highlight for many as the class travels down to the gym to participate in innovative and entertaining exercise activities and games. Regular visits to the Media Center ensures each child has engaging reading material matched to their reading level.
Support services are available in a variety of areas to ensure each student has the tools for reaching their full potential; Health Aides, Response to Intervention (RTI), Literacy Support, Speech & Language Instruction, Resource Room Instruction, Psychologist, Social Worker, Student Support, and Occupational Therapy.
Latchkey child care is available to those families whose schedules extend beyond the hours of the school day. Registration is required.
JUNIOR HIGH JOURNEY
Here the students transition into a more independent learning environment in which students are able to learn to their full potential intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, and for life-long learning. The students continue to have opportunities to explore the creative arts and enjoy the use of technology in their instruction. More academic and elective choices are offered, some of which count as high school credit:
Art*, Music, Drama*, Band*, Orchestra*, Choir*, Technical Education, Technology Education, Spanish I** & II* and Algebra*
* 8th grade students can earn high school credit
**7th and 8th grade students can earn high school credit
Students have the option to participate in organizations such as: Band, Orchestra, National Junior Honor Society and Student Council. For the 7th & 8th Graders: Choir and Yearbook are also offered. Various clubs offer additional extracurricular opportunities for BJHS students to participate in, develop their skills, and grow their leadership abilities.
Eighth hour is an after school study hour three days a week where teachers are available to help with homework.
Guidance Counselors are also available to assist students.
The sixth grade school-within-a-school model keeps these new students to the junior high with a small team of teachers and the same classmates throughout the day in a self-contained area on the second floor of the building. It serves as an excellent transition from the elementary environment while the students enjoy their budding independence in the junior high. They still have the smaller school atmosphere allowing them to flourish in their classrooms as they adapt to the change.
Community Education continues to offer recreational sports programs for sixth grade students. Cross Country is the only competitive sports option for 6th grade students.
SEVENTH & EIGHTH GRADES
For the seventh and eighth grade years, each student is assigned a home base teacher who will get to know your child personally. The students will switch teachers for each class based on the bell schedule.
Advanced Math is a 7th grade math course option. Eligible eighth grade students can elect to take Algebra (instead of general math) as well as American Cultures courses in English and American History.
Seventh and eighth graders are eligible to participate in both intramural sporting activities and interscholastic sports teams such as Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Grapplerettes, Softball, Swim, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling.
SENIOR HIGH SUCCESS
With well over 200 course offerings, there is something for everyone at Bedford High School. Our highly diverse curriculum includes options for:
Career & Technical education courses (some of which include industry certifications),
Advanced Placement Classes,
and Dual Enrollment opportunities...
...that could give graduating seniors up to 12 college credits at no cost to them.
Students needing extra assistance in their studies can take Resource Room classes, seek help during homeroom time in the new Math Lab, or take advantage of after school in the Tutoring Center with their peers.
Throughout their high school career, our teaching professionals seek to give the students a foundational knowledge to base their future success upon whether they go directly into the workforce or pursue higher education and inspire them to learn more. Regardless of where their future takes them, they will leave with transferable skills to help in life-long learning and an appreciation for the value of knowledge.
Bedford High School offers a variety of athletic programs: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Cheer Team, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, and Wrestling. But perhaps the most impressive statistic for our student-athletes that never gets reported in the sports section: 75% of the participants are considered scholar-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Numerous clubs and organizations offer a wide selection of extra-curricular activities: Artist Guild, Broadcast Club, Business Professionals of America, DECA, Drama Club, French Club, Spanish Club, Grapplerettes, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Flag Corp, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Robotics, Student Council, Writers' Guild, and Yearbook.
Because of the generous support of the Monroe County voters, Bedford Public Schools benefits from the revenue raised by the county-wide Technology Millage to invest in many tools and resources to support education in our classrooms. We are very proud of our 1:1 Learning Initiative that supplies access to a Chromebook to EACH student in grades 3-12. Teaching and learning in younger grades is enhanced with the technology located in their classrooms. Access to the many tools and resources to both students and staff enhances the educational experience for all!
A comprehensive and very competitive K-12 FIRST Robotics program has spread pride by earning accolades throughout our community, our state, our region, and even the world!
Our award-winning Community Education program boasts of a large selection of recreational sporting leagues, creative classes, social events, and adult education skill building classes and certification testing.
Each school has opportunities for parent involvement with active parent groups, booster and support organizations and a variety of individual volunteer possibilities.
Bedford Public Schools partners with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office to employ a deputy whose roles include age-appropriate safety education to the K-12 student population on basic safety concepts for the younger children, to bullying and cybersafety for the older students. They also work to keep our schools safe with crime prevention and law enforcement if necessary.
Throughout our district, each school building offers hot breakfast and lunch options for students. A free and reduced breakfast/lunch program is available to those who qualify.
Transportation to and from school is offered for free on our buses and are driven by our own employees who get to know every child.
Should you have questions about Bedford Public Schools, or desire more information on enrolling your child(ren) in our District, please feel free to contact us! 1-734-850-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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IT'S ALSO THE COMMUNITY
Conveniently located less than five miles from Toledo, Bedford Township offers plenty to do for both the young and the young-at-heart. Organized in the 1830's, Bedford now offers a great variety of amenities including, an award-winning school district, a state-of-the-art library, a fully-equipped YMCA with outstanding programming, and a large parks and recreation program. Its Town Hall, with a sheriff's substation, stands in the heart of the township. Whatever your interests, you will find it all right here in Bedford Township along with friendly, quiet neighborhoods and beautiful tree-lined streets.
With more than 30,000 people, Bedford Township is a vibrant community that offers the perfect blend of activity and solace. Local businesses thrive in Bedford because they are in a community which supports their success.
And many of those people are actively involved in the schools on a daily basis. Whether they are a parent-volunteer in an elementary classroom or a dedicated officer in a parent / teacher organization, or a booster club, we are greatly appreciative of all of their time, talent, and in many cases, their financial contributions. Thank you for all you do.
There is no better place to live and go to school!
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