January 17 is the last day of Term 2 in terms of attendance and class work/tests, and January 27th is the deadline for teachers to have grades posted. Remind your student to check Aspen prior to January 27 and talk to their teachers if they have any questions or concerns about posted grades or missing grades.
Midterms, during the week of January 22nd, are fast approaching.
To figure out a student's midterm exam schedule, fill in the student's classes in the appropriate boxes below. Only 5 or 7.5 credit courses have exams. THE STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE IN SCHOOL WHEN THE STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE AN EXAM. Dismissal is at 12:30 pm on 1/22, 1/23, and 1/24 and 10:00 am on 1/25 unless the student is doing a makeup exam.
If the school has a delayed opening: there still will be both exams (see below for times). If there is a delayed opening, of any length, on Wednesday, we will have the first exam from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. The second exam will move to the make-up exam period.
THANK YOU, PARENTS & GUARDIANS! Thank you to all for the tremendous help in hosting the BHSPA Teacher Conference Dinner. As they met parents from 4 to 8 PM, the teachers didn’t have to worry about packing a dinner or running out of energy for those last hours.
Through the great help of many, as evidenced by our thank you list https://goo.gl/kUq57C, BHS teachers had a great quick dinner of various Wegmans’ sandwiches, wraps, salads, veggie sushi and fruit, and were able to grab a cup of coffee and sweets before heading back to their classrooms. We received positive feedback and many, many thanks from the teachers who appreciate your support.
The BHSPA would like to thank Wegmans for its generous donation of $200 which helped offset some of the costs.
Thanks again to our great volunteers and donors within the Bedford High School parent community.
Join Jon Kleinman of Challenge Success on November 6th at 6:30 in the evening at the Bedford High School Auditorium for a hallmark presentation. In an effort to foster a common purpose and vision for our students and children, it is important that we hear the same message and start having an honest conversation about the stress levels and overloaded schedules of our students and children.
This is an important presentation for all parents and guardians with children of all ages. All parents, guardians, community members, staff and faculty are welcome to attend the evening presentation. Helping our students find balance, wellness and joy takes a village.
The Bedford High School Faculty will hear the same presentation earlier that day as part of their professional development series.
BHS is a new Partner School in the Challenge Success School Program. Challenge Success will engage our school and larger Bedford community in redefining success for kids. Through the program, BHS will work with a Challenge Success team to implement policies and practices to improve student well-being and promote academic engagement. The November 6th presentation will serve as the launch of Challenge Success at BHS.
The BHSPA and other PTOs of Bedford, specifically, BEST/PTO for the elementary schools and the Middle School Parent Association, as well as Bedford Youth and Family Services and the Public Schools, were very pleased to bring speaker Katie Greer to town.
During the morning and afternoon of October 15, 2018, in the Bedford schools, Katie spoke directly to the students during assemblies at JGMS (Gr. 6, 7, 8), BHS (Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12), and Lane (Grades 4 & 5.) There was a Parent Presentation at BHS Auditorium that night.
HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTATION:
High school kids have seen it all and really are in the thick of creating online reputations, whether they know it or not. What they often don’t understand is that people besides their friends, such as colleges, law enforcement, principals, parents, and potential employers, may be looking in on these behaviors regularly. With everything today being chronicled on social media, it’s important that students this age fully understand where things go and how it can impact them today or 5-10 years down the line.
The High School presentation featured an interactive program that invited students to share their personal experiences as Katie shared hers, plus:
Our kids are doing WHAT? What can I do to protect them? Katie helped parents navigate the digital waters and let us know what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next when it comes to our children and technology, and provided parents with proactive initiatives to keep kids safe. Heather Thacore of BEST/PTO also discussed some of the benefits of the Bedford Promise movement to wait until at least 8th grade to give a child their own personal data device. Here are items briefly covered during the parent program: