BEDFORD'S HOSA STUDENTS OVERCOME SEASON'S CHALLENGES TO EARN AWARDS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Bedford High School's chapter of HOSA (Future Health Professionals) was unable to compete in their Regional Conference due to a weather cancellation. Mark Burley, Director of Michigan HOSA, came up with a Plan B and came to Bedford High School on January 22nd to offer a chance for students to test and present in the Media Center. He was here to administer and judge. The students appreciated the opportunity to participate and get some feedback after all of their hard work getting ready for the original event.
The 19 Bedford students that attended the Michigan HOSA State Leadership Conference the first weekend in March took full advantage of their feedback from Mr. Burley and their lack of Regional experience did not hinder their performance at the state level. This year, Bedford students were outstanding. For the first time in school history, Bedford had students win a medal at the state conference.
Michigan HOSA has about 7,500 students overall and over 2,700 students attended and competed at Michigan's State Leadership Conference. To be a finalist, students must place in the top 8 in their event.
Ilana R. and Hussein J.: 1st Place in Health Education.
Gabe R. and Evan H.: 3rd Place in Forensic Science.
Kaylin E.: 3rd Place in Extemporaneous Writing.
Caroline G.: 3rd Place in Extemporaneous Health Poster.
Other competing members were:
Alyssa D., Leah D., and Gracie T. advanced to the 2nd round of Biomedical Debate.
Sara K. advanced to the 2nd round of Healthy Lifestyles.
Angie B. in Medical Law and Ethics
Alivia O. and Emily C. in Health Career Display
Emmalee H. in Extemporaneous Writing.
Mollie K. in Nutrition.
Maggie N. in Medical Law and Ethics
Mallory S. and Jacob P. advanced to the 2nd round of Forensic Science.
Presley S. in Medical Reading
Bedford's HOSA advisor, John Groll, was not only proud of the performance of the students in their respective events, but also for the other feedback he received, "Bedford students were given many compliments by the judges and the other HOSA advisors for their cooperation and politeness."
The top 3 places at the State Leadership Conference receive medals and qualify for the International Leadership Conference (ILC). Bedford High School's HOSA students won 6 medals and 6 students qualified for the ILC. That event was originally scheduled in Houston, Texas from June 24-27.
HOSA was forced to make accommodations due to COVID 19 and held the conference virtually. Thousands of students from across the country and Canada competed at the HOSA ILC. The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams and the founder and chair of Global Health Corps, Barbara Pierce Bush were the keynote speakers.
For the first time, Bedford had students compete at the ILC:
-- Kayline E.competed in Extemporaneous Writing
-- Caroline G. competed in Extemporaneous Health Poster
-- Ilana R. and Hussein J. competed in the team competition and finished in 2nd place in Health Education.
"Not only did Bedford have students compete but Ilana and Hussein were awarded 2nd place at the International Conference for their Health Education project. Placing at the International Conference is a huge accomplishment!" said Mr. Groll.
Posted: June 29, 2020
2019-2020 BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC ALL STARS ANNOUNCED
Each year, an Academic All Star Banquet, sponsored by the Monroe County Education Association, is held to recognize an outstanding freshman, sophomore, and junior from each of the school districts in the county. As with many other things this spring, this year's banquet was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bedford Education Association, and the members of the Monroe County Education Association, wish to congratulate those chosen as the 2019-2020 Academic All Star winners from Bedford High School:
Freshman: Ilana R.
Sophomore: Jillian M.
Junior: Emily S.
An Academic All Star Award recipient is defined as a student who exhibits exceptional academic achievement and citizenship qualities as demonstrated by involvement in school activities, leadership activities, and community activities.
Posted: June 29, 2020
LETTER FROM HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ABOUT GRADUATION
Dear Parents and Graduates of the Class of 2020,
At the start of May, I shared our plans to delay graduation until July 28th with the hope that as time moved along we would be permitted to hold our traditional ceremony at Savage Hall for our senior class. It has always been our priority and preference to preserve graduation if at all possible knowing that eventually we would need to make a determination so that we could celebrate our seniors in a way that includes as many as possible. I appreciate everyone’s patience in waiting until now for our plan for graduation moving forward. With our unique position next to Ohio and our normal graduation location, we were hopeful that we could continue the tradition.
Unfortunately, the University of Toledo informed us that they would not be able to support a graduation ceremony on the date they provided and they were not planning to schedule large scale events at all this summer. This was a challenge that meant we needed to look closer to home and think creatively about how to honor our students. Under current State of Michigan orders, our region may hold indoor gatherings of 50 and outdoor gatherings of 100 people as long as people adhere to social distancing guidelines. The most logical choice to host the most amount of people would be Community Stadium or the soccer/lacrosse field. Our preference is to host graduation at Community Stadium and we will do so as long as construction on campus permits. We will make a determination and announce the final location one week prior to graduation.
In order to remain at the 100-person threshold, and given the flexibility that we can have with our own facility, we are offering families and graduates two different dates and time windows. The graduation ceremony for each student will be brief and will be held with 25 graduates at a time. Each graduate will enter the stadium with his/her guests and proceed towards the stage at the center of the field. The graduate and guests will then separate, with the graduate going to the side of the stage and the guests going to the front of the stage. The graduate will then have his/her name read and walk across the stage to receive his/her diploma. The graduate will then meet the guests on the other side of the stage.
To ensure we are within the parameters set by the state, we are asking that each graduate remain on the field for no more than 20-30 minutes. Additionally, each graduate may only have two (2) guests accompany them. We are hopeful that capacity at outdoor events will increase as we move closer to the graduation dates. If our region's outdoor capacity is increased, we will share revised guests totals via Schoology. I truly hope we can permit more than two guests, so stay tuned for updates on this.
A Google Form will allow families to select the time frame and date that works best for them. The Google Form will be available until July 10th. Please note that after July 10th, I will look at the selected dates and provide each family with a specific time for their child’s graduation group. I will post the more narrow time frames in Schoology.
Where: BHS Lacrosse/Soccer Field or Football Field
When: Saturday, July 25th
Time Frame: 10 am- 2 pm
Inclement Weather: Will move to Sunday, July 26th. Same Time
Where: BHS Lacrosse/Soccer Field or Football Field
When: Tuesday, July 28th
Time Frame: 6 pm- 8 pm
Inclement Weather: Will move to Wednesday, July 29th. Same Time
The Google Form must be accessed by the student, as it will only allow mybedford.us accounts to access it. Also, please note that students will only be able to select a date once. After a date is selected, students will be locked out of the form. There is no rush to pick a date. We plan to honor whatever date works for each graduate.
We will have multiple professional photography options at the graduation ceremony. Students will be photographed walking across the stage and a second time after receiving the diploma with the traditional flag background. This year, due to the modified format, we are also going to offer, weather permitting, a third professional photograph of each graduate with his/her guests.
While the pandemic has cancelled and prevented many traditions and rites of passage from occurring with graduation, we are able to add a couple unique opportunities for the class of 2020 given the modified format for graduation. For this year only, graduates will be permitted to decorate their caps. We will also be permitting one of the graduate’s guests the opportunity to hand the diploma to their graduate. While in line for graduation, students can elect to have a family member give them their diploma or have guests watch from the front of the stage as the graduate crosses the stage.
-- Students, while logged into their mybedford account, select the desired date via google form in Schoology by July 10th.
-- Only 2 guests per graduate unless additional changes to gathering restrictions from the state.
-- Graduation will be no more than 30 minutes for each graduate group.
-- Professional photography will be present at both dates of the ceremony.
-- Each graduate will be able to cross the stage as their name is read.
While the school year has not ended the way anyone of us would have wanted, I look forward to properly closing out the 2019-20 school year and celebrating this milestone with our students. I want to thank everyone who has provided suggestions, input, and feedback as we worked to develop a plan that helps us truly honor each graduate.
Principal, Bedford High School
Posted: June 19, 2020
The parents that have been diligently planning this event all year are still very committed to sending our seniors off. The event has changed to a Senior Farewell Event. Dates and details for this event will be communicated once a plan is in place. The planning group reviewed the student survey responses and is going to attempt to have a gathering once social restrictions permit. We know that seniors would love a chance to gather as a class at least one more time.
HIGH SCHOOL MAIN OFFICE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION
With the bond construction going on this summer at the high school, the main office and all functions will be temporarily relocated to Smith Road Elementary.
Please note that this is separate from Athletics, as Athletics will continue to operate within the COVID-19 and construction restrictions.
Students needing work permits must apply in person at the temporary high school office location in Smith Road Elementary School. They may come in any time between 8 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday. Please follow all COVID-19 safety precautions.
Updated: June 18, 2020
HAC CLOSING SOON FOR THE SUMMER
HAC (Home Access Center) is open for all students to check their final grades on their report cards. HAC access for our Class of 2020 graduating senior students will end on June 24, 2020. Please be sure to print a report card/transcript if you would like one for your records. All other students can continue to access HAC until June 30, 2020. After that, HAC will be closed for the summer as we update all of our student records for the 2020-2021 school year. HAC will reopen again in late August.
If you forgot your HAC password, please call the HelpDesk at 734-850-6095.
Posted: June 18, 2020
SUMMER ACCESS FOR STUDENTS TO DISTRICT ONLINE SUBSCRIPTIONS
Students will continue to have access to most of the District online subscriptions they had during the school year that don't require teacher assigned content. Clever, Brainpop, MobyMax, Discovery Education, Sora, Spellling City, etc will remain accessible through August 14. Students and parents will continue to have access to Schoology for announcements posted at the school level but Schoology classes attached to teachers will archive shortly after grades are issued.
Posted: June 18, 2020
"SUPPLYING OUR FUTURE" BACKPACKS FOR KIDS
“Supplying Our Future” Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County is a group of caring people who are working to make sure every child K-12 has the school supplies necessary to start school. In this trying economy, we know there are those who need a backpack filled with the necessary supplies for school. If your family could benefit from this program, please fill out the application and turn it in. Income information is not required on the application. They understand seeking assistance is not always easy, rest assured there are many caring people and agencies working together to help your family during these tough times. They will have information from many agencies that work with families available.
Complete Application and Return to The Salvation Army:
-- By Mail: The Salvation Army 815 E. First St, Monroe, MI 48161
-- Scan and email the form to: Charles.Pipkin@usc.salvationarmy.org
-- Fax form to 734-241-7181
Form must be received at the Salvation Army by Friday, July 17th.
Bedford Back Pack Pick-Up Site:
Francis Family YMCA, 2000 West Dean Road, Temperance, MI 48182
Friday, August 7th, 4-6 pm
Swimming Available – Parents MUST Swim with Children.
If you are able to assist us with donations to this program, they would be happy to accept them. If you want further information on this program, you may call The Salvation Army at 734-241-0440 ext 103.
Posted: June 11, 2020
MONROE COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE COALITION
LETTER TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS ON UNDERAGE DRINKING
Each year, the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition provides letters to parents of graduating seniors explaining the legal consequences of hosting an underage drinking party. Even though the coronavirus has disrupted some traditions this year, the coalition believes it is still important to convey this messaging especially since graduation parties will more than likely be taking place to celebrate this important milestone.
Please use this joyful occasion to show young people that a great time can be had without alcohol and drugs. Talk to them about celebrating safely and your concern for their well-being. Be sure that any celebrations result in a lifetime of wonderful memories, not regrets.
For complete more details, statistics, and further explanation of the laws, please read the coalition's entire LETTER TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS ON UNDERAGE DRINKING.
Posted: June 10, 2020
ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Bedford Public Schools will be making the following modifications to the registration process. Registration, at this time, will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments will be scheduled after June 2nd (or the first business day after the expiration of any additional Executive Orders).
PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Please call Mary Jo Faller at 734 850-6111 to make your appointment. Please leave a message with your name and phone number and your call will be returned within 2 business days.
When we call you back to set up your appointment, we will:
-- Inform you of the documentation that is required at the time of registration. We will not be able to accept partial registration.
-- Inform you of the location and safety procedures that will be in place for the appointment time
Parents will be strongly encouraged to email their documentation ahead of time, if possible, and it will be printed off prior to the appointment. Please email them to email@example.com. However, parents MUST BRING THE ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE to the appointment with them.
Anyone that started this process prior to the school closure, but did not have complete documentation will need to submit any outstanding items to complete the registration process. Please call 734-850-6111 to set up an appointment to finish that process or email any outstanding documents (except birth certificates; an appointment will be needed to bring those in) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Any students finishing their first year at BPS do not need to go through this process again if there has been no change to your residential information. Your information will automatically be updated in our records for the next grade this fall.
All appointments will be scheduled at the Administration Building (1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182) during the following hours beginning Tuesday, June 2 (or the first business day after the expiration of any additional Executive Orders):
TIMES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM (Those needing a notary should come this day.)
Wednesdays: 12:30-4:30 PM
Thursdays: 7:30 AM-12:00 PM
ITEMS NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION:
1. Complete packet prior to registration appointment.
-- Packets available online (http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/Registration.html)
-- Packets available for pickup, 24/7, outside of the Office of Instruction in the Administration Building, 1623 West Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182
2. Proof of Residency includes the following three items:
A. Proof of homeownership (Deed, current tax statement or closing documents; OR a lease/rental agreement with occupancy date and list of occupants.)
B. One piece of additional proof of residency. (current utility bill which includes gas, electric and water; OR homeowner's insurance policy. We Do Not accept a bill from a cell phone provider.)
C. Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID with current Bedford address.
3. Birth Certificate
-- Official state certified birth certificate. Photo copies or hospital certificates are not accepted.
-- If a parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.
4. Accurate Immunization Records
-- Updated immunization records must be submitted prior to the start of school if there are any required immunizations are missing.
5. Hearing & Vision Screening
-- A hearing and vision screening is required for Kindergarten students prior to the start of school.
6. Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
-- Current custody papers for students not residing with both biological parents listed on the birth certificate.
-- Legal guardianship papers for students not residing with either biological parent.
Updated: May 21, 2020
BEDFORD SPORTS INFORMATION
We are still awaiting the lifting of current restrictions and guidance on any accommodations that may have to be made to safely resume our athletic activities (including use of our facilities, conditioning, summer practices, etc.). In the meantime, we would like to begin gathering information from the student-athletes interested in participating in our Fall Sports at BPS to ensure we can quickly contact them when we know more.
PHYSICALS FOR 2020-21 SPORTS
If you have a physical from the 2019-2020 school year dated after April 15, 2019, you can continue to use that one for the 2020-2021 school year's athletic activities. New athletes, or ones with physicals older than that, will need to complete a MHSAA PHYSICAL FORM before participating.
NOTE: When Bedford Athletics' voluntary workouts begin, all students are required to bring their own hand sanitizer and supply of water. Those who do not have both will not be allowed to participate. This 2020 Summer Work Out Form must also be completed and signed by parents.
2020 FALL SPORTS INTEREST SURVEY
Please fill out this survey for all sports other than football.
The Bedford Boys Basketball teams will be having a players and parents informational meeting next week. We will abide by social distancing guidelines during the meeting.
When: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 6 PM
Location: Bedford High School football stadium
(Please park near the football practice field and enter the stadium through the back gate)
Who: any player interested in playing grades 9-12
Meeting topics include
- General meet and greet with coaching staff and new head coach, Jordan Bollin
- Future work out scheduling
- Covid guidelines and information
Updated: June 15, 2020
All Bedford school district athletic facilities are closed until further notice.
All athletic fields, track, and stadiums are now closed for safety and health reasons due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Posted: April 3, 2020
Posted: May 14, 2020
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
The Monroe Exchange Club can provide eyeglasses to Monroe County students of parents that do not have insurance or are unable to provide their children with eyeglasses due to financial hardship. An eyeglass assistance application is available online or if you need a printed application form, please contact our office at 734-850-6100 and we'll send one home with your child.
Posted: November 5, 2019
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.
COLLECTING VIRTUAL BOX TOPS & FOOD TOWN RECEIPTS
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