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Room # 134
2:30-3:30 pm on the following days:
November 11th
December 9th
January 6th
February 3rd
March 30th
April 20th
May 11th

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Science Olympiad
Room # 218

THURSDAYS
Bible Fellowship Club
Room # 23
2:30-3:30 pm

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Notice of Board of Education Vacancy

Bedford Public Schools is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the board of education. An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position through December 31, 2020, and will be replaced by the individual elected to the position (based upon the November 3, 2020, election results) on January 1, 2021.

An individual who meets the following criteria is eligible for a position on the board:
• At least 18 years old;
• A registered voter in the school district where he or she is a candidate;
• A citizen of the United States;
• A resident of the state of Michigan for at least 30 days; and
• A resident of the school district.

The term “residence” is defined as the “place at which a person habitually sleeps, keeps his or her personal effects, and has a regular place of lodging. If a person has more than 1 residence, or if a person has a residence separate from that of his or her spouse, that place at which the person resides the greater part of the time shall be his or her official residence.” MCL 168.11(1).

Property ownership is not a requirement for candidacy.

A person is ineligible for a board position if he or she was convicted of a felony involving dishonesty, deceit, fraud, or a breach of the public trust within the preceding 20 years, and the conviction was related to the person’s official capacity while holding any elective office or position of employment in local, state, or federal government.

All those interested in submitting their name for the Board seat should indicate by written application to:

Mr. Ronald Koch, Board Secretary
Bedford Public Schools Board of Education
1623 West Sterns Road
Temperance, Michigan 48182

Interested persons must submit applications which include the following:
(1) A resume, which includes the Applicant’s address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable), and
(2) A letter expressing interest in the board position and their qualifications for the position.

Applications must be received at the Board Office address listed above no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will schedule interviews with selected candidates. Not all candidates for the board vacancy will be interviewed. If you have any questions concerning the role of the board of education and the responsibilities of a board member, please contact Dr. Carl Shultz, Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, at 734-850-6001.

Thank You, Jenna Biggs, for Your Service

This vacancy is due to a resignation from the board. Jenna Biggs had served as a trustee on the board for the past 3 years. She has accepted a new position outside of the Bedford Township area. We wish her all the best in the future and with her new career. We appreciate the time she has shared with us over the last few years in service to the Board of Education, our staff, and our students and families.

Posted: January 21, 2020


Digital Empowerment thumbnailDIGITAL EMPOWERMENT--
FOR PARENTS!
Learn how to empower your child to make safe and healthy choices online.

January 28, 2020 at 7 pm

The Bedford Junior High School PTO is hosting a Digital Empowerment Project parent meeting in the Bedford High School Auditorium on January 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm. This is a parent only event, and open to the public. This event will not be livestreamed. You must attend in person.

Some of the topics to be covered:

CURRENT TRENDS: Dark Web, Popular Teen Apps, App Functionality, Covert Apps & Hidden Features

ONLINE RISKS: Establishing Cyber-Balance, Cyber-Respect Online Relationships, Pornography/Sexting

EMPOWERMENT: Understanding Risk Factors, Smart Empowerment Strategy, Invest/Inspire/Impact, Resources for Parents

Presenter: Captain Scott Frank

"After an amazing 36-year career in law enforcement, I retired to follow my passion to EMPOWER TEENS to make safe and healthy choices online and to EDUCATE PARENTS so they can support and guide their teens. As a former Internet Crimes Against Children Investigator my role was to traverse the internet posing as a child. The world I found myself in for over ten years was almost beyond descriptive words. I knew that my investigations were important, and they were making a difference - one predator at a time."

View Digital Empowerment Project Jan. 28th flyer

Learn More: https://digitalempowermentproject.com/

Updated: January 14, 2020


Mr. Stalker is a Classroom Hero!

Scott Stalker presentation of BCSN Classroom Hero Award

Each month, BCSN and BCAN recognize outstanding educators for their efforts in and out of the classroom. They can be nominated by parents, students, teachers and community members. The winning Teacher/Educator receives $300 for their classroom plus BCAN will make a surprise visit to their school and do feature story on why they have been chosen as the Classroom Hero!

Today, they stopped by Bedford Junior High School to surprise Mr. Scott Stalker!

He was nominated by Sam B. and this is what she had to say about him in her nomination: "Mr. Stalker is a classroom hero because he understands and wants to educate our generation on the true meaning and purpose of education. He believes that you don’t need to teach children what to think, you need to teach them how to think on their own. He is always willing to offer his help or knowledge to any student or teacher in need. He is a very gentle person and treats people with such a kindness that needs to be recognized. Mr. Scott Stalker is a true classroom hero because he truly wants to make a difference in children’s lives and he does a great job of it. He has opened my eyes by explaining to me that school is not a game, I am very privileged to be able to attend such a great school with phenomenal teachers like Mr. Stalker."

Visit the BCSN webspage to learn more about this program, https://bcsnnation.com/heroes/, or to nominate another Classroom Hero!

Congratulations to Mr. Stalker!

Posted: January 21, 2020


Daddy Daughter Dance
Tickets on Sale January 6th - 31st

Saturday, February 8, 2020
7:00-9:00 pm
Bedford High School Gym

Tickets are $15 each and are available in the Community Ed Office, 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182
Office Hours for Ticket Sales: 8:00 am-Noon and 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
On January 21st ONLY, office will be open from 4-6 pm for ticket sales.
Tickets on sale from January 6th-31st. No ticket sales will be available after January 31st.

Posted: January 3, 2020


Royal Flush logoTICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR MARCH 13th!

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

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT/REVERSE RAFFLE
MEGA 50/50 RAFFLE
ADOPT-AN-ENVELOPE
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

Event will be held at Forest View Lanes beginning at 5:30 pm.

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.

Next Planning Meeting: Sunday, January 27th at Sidelines (in the Basement) at 7:00 PM.

Updated: January 14, 2020


Community Ed Online Registration Changes

In January 2020, BEDFORD COMMUNITY EDUCATION is moving to a new convenient, mobile‐friendly, online tool to register from any device, including your smartphone or tablet. You will need to create a new account profile the first time you use this new service before registering for any classes, activities or leagues. Our Account Profile Help Sheet has further instructions on how to do so.

The online registration link has changed to https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com/. Please update your saved links/bookmarks!

Posted: January 2, 2020


A Reminder from Our Nurses:

This is the time of year when we start to see the typical seasonal increase in the number of viral illnesses reported. All of our schools are taking extra precautions to help minimize the spread of those germs that commonly appear now. Extra cleaning is being performed and all hard surfaces are being disinfected.

You can help, too! Remind your student to practice good hand hygiene and cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Please be vigilant in watching your student for signs and symptoms of illness, including fever, rash, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, etc. As always, seek the guidance of a health care professional if necessary. It's also not too late to get a flu shot!

As we head into winter break, this would also be a great time to remind your child to bring gym clothes, and any other extra clothing items stashed away in their lockers, home to launder.

Here's to a happy and HEALTHY holiday season!

Posted: December 19, 2019


GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

The following is the schedule set up for girls basketball tryouts:

Monday January 6th (Open Gym)
6th and 7th grade 2:45-4:45pm
8th grade 4:45-6:45pm

Tuesday January 7th - Day 1 tryout
6th and 7th grade 2:45-4:45pm
8th grade 4:45-6:45pm

Wednesday January 8 - Day 2 tryout
6th and 7th grade 2:45-4:45pm
8th grade 4:45-6:45pm

Thursday January 9 - Day 3 tryout
6th and 7th grade 2:45-4:45pm
8th grade 4:45-6:45pm

Please wear a shirt with your last name on it. Must have a valid physical to tryout.

Posted: December 17, 2019


ROBOTICS TEAMS AT STATES!

Group photo of BJHS FTC teams at States with FIRST banner

The FIRST Tech Challenge State Championships took place on Dec 13-14. Three Bedford Jr High School teams were among the 72-teams competing at Macomb Community College.

     Loose Screws finished 3-2-1, ranked #11 and were a finalist for the Design Award.
     Turning Gears finished 3-3, ranked #20 and won the Judges Award.
     Classical Engineers finished 3-3, ranked #21.

The BJHS robotics teams have officially finished their 2019 season and we are so proud of all of their accomplishments. Registration for the 2020 seasons will be opened on February 15.

Posted: December 17, 2019


Digital Empowerment Project:
Empowering Teens. Educating Parents.
January 28, 2020 at 7 pm

The Bedford Junior High School PTO is hosting a Digital Empowerment Project parent meeting in the Bedford High School Auditorium on January 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm. This is a parent only event, and open to all Bedford families.

Presenter: Captain Scott Frank

"After an amazing 36-year career in law enforcement, I retired to follow my passion to EMPOWER TEENS to make safe and healthy choices online and to EDUCATE PARENTS so they can support
and guide their teens. As a former Internet Crimes Against Children Investigator my role was to traverse the internet posing as a child. The world I found myself in for over ten years was almost beyond descriptive words. I knew that my investigations were important, and they were making a difference - one predator at a time."

Some of the topics to be covered:

Understanding a Teen’s Digital World.
Real Teens. Real Stories.

Digital Think-Abouts:
-- The Power of One.
-- Protecting your Privacy.
-- App Permissions / Location Services.
-- Online Relationships.
-- Sexting/Pornography.
-- Cyber Respect.
-- Trust an Adult. Tell an Adult.

This event will not be livestreamed. You must attend in person.

Posted: November 25, 2019


YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW

Prices go up at the end of the month! Don’t miss out on the savings!
To Purchase go to: www.yearbookforever.com enter our school name Bedford Junior High School

Posted: November 19, 2019


KellenBJHS STUDENT WINS PATRIOT PEN ESSAY CONTEST

Congratulations to Kellen G! He earned first place for his Patriot’s Pen essay. This is a national project promoted by our local VFW hall.

Posted: November 15, 2019


BJHS Bronco Spiritwear Online Store

The BJHS Spirit wear store closed November 20th. Orders will be delivered to students 2-3 weeks after online store closes.

Posted: November 14, 2019


BJHS ROBOTICS TEAMS COMPETE!

WEEK 4 RESULTS
On Saturday, November 23, Loose Screws and Classical Engineers competed at Oxford Middle School at a week #4 qualifying event.

Loose Screws finished 3-2, ranked 13. They were selected by the #3 Alliance and finished the runner-up. They were an Event Finalist, finalist for the Collins Aerospace Innovate Award, and advanced to the Michigan State Championship.

Plagued with software issues, Classical Engineers had a rough day on the competition floor. They did earn the Connect Award which advanced them to the State Championship.

Meanwhile, FLAG, our all-girls team, competed at Rochester Hills High School that same day. They finished 3-2 and ranked 18th. They were a finalist for the Motivate Award.

Turning Gears, Loose Screws, and Classical Engineers will all be competing at the Michigan State Championship on December 12-14 at Macomb Community College in Warren MI.

Posted: November 26, 2019

Bionic Broncos and Turning Gears competed in Novi at the Frog Force Frenzy on November 16th.

Bionic Broncos finished qualifying ranked #5, moved up to be the #4 Alliance Captain and were eliminated in the semi-finals. The were a finalist for the Motivate Award and winner of the Control Award.

Turning Gears was selected to play in the elimination rounds and eliminated in the finals. They were Event Finalist (2nd place) and winner of the Motivate Award.

Posted: November 18, 2019

TEAMS IN HOME FTC ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT

Picture collage of BJHS FTC teams and robots

Bedford Junior High School had 5 FTC teams competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge SKYSTONE robotics competition at the Bedford Qualifying Tournament on November 9th. The Loose Screws (#5237), Bionic Broncos (#6079), FLAG (#7085), Turning Gears (#7215), and Classical Engineers (#8579) all did well.

In the competition, the Turning Gears finished the qualifying matches ranked #3 and became the captain of the #3 alliance for the elimination rounds. They selected Loose Screws and Bionic Broncos to work together with them. This All-Bedford alliance was defeated in the semi-finals by the alliance that ultimately won the event.

Meanwhile, the Classical Engineers were selected to join the #1 ranked alliance for the elimination rounds. This alliance made it into the finals before being defeated.

Beyond the actual robotics competitions, event judges are also evaluating participants for consideration for awards. Each of the BJHS teams was selected as an award recipient:

Turning Gears: Motivate Award, State Qualifiers
Classical Engineers: Think Award, Event Finalist.
Bionic Broncos: Design Award
Loose Screws: Collins Aerospace Innovate Award
FLAG: Judges Award.

Check out the basics of this game's details!

Updated: November 15, 2019


Eyeglasses Assistance

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 734-850-6200 and we'll send one home with your child.

Posted: November 5, 2019


ONLINE SCHOOL PICTURE ORDERS

You can place your school picture order online at mylifetouch.com.
Use Picture Day ID: LM759002Y0

Updated: October 14, 2019


BOX TOPS GO HIGH TECH!

Clipped box top design switching to scanned box top receipt

Redeeming Box Tops is now available using a free app that scans your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and automatically applies the 10 cents per participating item to the school you choose. Look for the new Box Tops scan logo on the package. More information on this new app for box tops can be found at btfe.com.

If you see the familiar, traditional Box Tops logo as the packaging is being phased out of production, you may continue to clip and send them to school before the expiration date printed on the box top. During the transition, you can actually double dip by clipping and scanning the receipt so the school will get 20 cents per item during that time!

Friends and family, near and far, can also participate using the app and selecting their preferred Bedford Public School building to support. School selection can be changed in the app settings if you need to share the wealth between an elementary school for the first semester and the junior high for the second semester, for example.

This is a great way to provide your favorite school with additional resources without any additional expense to you! We appreciate your time in supporting our schools in this manner! Thank you!

Posted: September 30, 2019


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) LAB

Need help with ELA homework?
Need help with reading or writing for another class?
Need to study for an ELA Test or Quiz?

Ask your ELA or homeroom teacher for a pass and come visit Mrs. Knapp in room # 49 during your homeroom 4A or 4B OR Miss Mason in room # 25 during homeroom 5A or 5B for English Lab. Both teachers will be there to help you!

Posted: September 17, 2019


8TH HOUR
Homework Help Available After School Tuesday-Thursday

If you need extra help with your homework, plan to attend 8th hour. 8th Hour meets every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:35 to 3:25pm. Students meet in the front lobby.

Please be sure to arrange for a ride home if you are planning on attending. You must have a signed permission slip or note to attend. Permission slips are available in the office.

Posted: September 17, 2019


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


KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Enroll in Kroger Community Reward Program to help benefit BJHS students every time you shop! Select the Bedford Junior High School PTO # 81894 when you sign up. Your enrollment needs to be renewed annually after April 30th.


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 Also Needed Throughout the District.

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


STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to our student of the week, Kylie N.! Kylie is nominated by Mrs. Carnicom. Kylie is a wonderful young lady. She has tremendomus work ethic and is willing to help anyone in need. Kylie participates in All Mules Matter and is always looking for ways to better herself. Kylie is a pleasure to have in class, she has a bright future ahead of her. (1/14/2020)


BRONCO SPORTS

BASKETBALL
Bedford red 7th grade Maceo C. had 3 steals as they defeated Monroe 28-19. Jake Y. scored 5 points in the last quarter to secure the victory. (11-21-2019)

Bedford 8th grade red started slow, fought back and eventually fell to Monroe 15-8. Gabe B. and Nolan L. led the scoring. Caleb B. and Owen K. also played well. (11-21-2019)

The Bedford 7th grade white basketball team improved to 2-1 with a win over Chelsea last night. The Broncos were led by Josh K. with 10 points. Jack D. and Drew L. both added 7 points each. Ryan and Logan H. played tough defense leading an all-around great team effort. The white teams will be back at it on Thursday with a home game against Dexter. (11-21-2019)

MORE BEDFORD ATHLETIC NEWS

BJHS CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

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

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

Athletic Events Calendar

BJHS School Year 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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Winter 2020 Brochure

Register Online!


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