Together, BHS Librarian Christine Magoon, Bedford Education Foundation (BEF), and the BHSPA are bringing a popular author to Bedford.
Val Emmich, actor, singer-songwriter, and author, most well known for his best-selling novel adaptation of the musical "Dear Evan Hansen", will be speaking at BHS and run a writing workshop with our students, thanks to the efforts of BHS librarian Christine Magoon, who requested and was awarded a BEF grant to pay for Val Emmich's presentation to Bedford High School.
This full-day visit will center around the theme of being “All of You” and include discussion of the writing process and a songwriting session. This grant brings many interdisciplinary elements to BHS and supports the discussion of the social issues that affect all students. In addition to the author visit, as part of this grant, the BEF also funded two classroom sets of Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel.
The BHSPA is happy to support this enrichment event by covering the travel and accommodations portion of Mr. Emmich's engagement.
Details about the visit will be released soon.
The BHSPA is pleased to have paid for the printing of the new Post-Secondary Guide written by Alicia Linsey,
Director of Guidance & Counseling K-12.
This handbook is a general resource for students and their families and features fantastic artwork of BHS students.
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: