MESSAGE FROM BEDFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR
This summer we will transition email addresses and accounts to a new domain name, bedfordps.org. While there is some work on the backend for Tech to do, there is very little you have to do.
When the change is happening: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
What is changing:
New email created in Gmail as of July 19, will come from @bedfordps.org.
What do you have to do:
While both domains will continue to work for the district website, the old custom URLs will cease to work. This may break some of your bookmarks but Tech will keep the bookmarks on the district website up to date. If you are used to accessing your email through a bookmark you created, you can always go to the Bedford Public Website. Click on the Links tab located in the top right of the menu bar and select Staff/Student Tools. There you can access email and other district tools.
Email will be sent out over the summer and again at the beginning of the school year explaining how to create shortcuts on your desktop.
ALWAYS HELPFUL INFORMATION:
Staff & Students, many how-to articles are available on http://bit.ly/bpshelp (requires school login)
This Spring, the BHSPA donated money towards the BHS History Fair. If you remember, the Fair included a lovely reception for the public and the student participants made their presentations to school judges.
We have received a handwritten, heartfelt thank you, which we want to share with our parent community because your donations to the BHSPA are passed on to groups and events at the school. Here is the message conveyed to the BHS community:
Thank you very much for your thoughtful donation of $250 to our History Fair program. While the Bedford High School History Day Program does not require a big budget, we do incur some expenses. Your generous gift does much to defray those costs and thus help us keep the program healthy. We strongly believe that the History Fair experience gives students varied and enduring lessons. Thank you again for helping us carry forward the opportunity.
BHS History Day Advisor
The last day of school is June 22nd. Dismissal is officially at 11:15 am. Check out the schedule for final exams below or click here: http://www.bedford.k12.ma.us/high-school/parent-information/pages/exam-schedule
The BHSPA held its Annual Meeting jointly with the Middle School Parents Association on May 31st.
2016 - 2017 was a productive year for the BHSPA as we supported a variety of programs, such as Travel Scholarships, third-party training for a new Ambassador Program, Environmental Club's purchase of courtyard chairs and umbrellas, Tenacity Challenge, All Night Grad Party, History Fair, Mentorship Program Lunch, and Eagle Scout Garden Project for the BHS Courtyard. The pie chart shows our funding distribution for this year.
At school, we sponsored several teacher hospitality events under the leadership of Stacy Mortenson and the end of the year lunch is being planned right now.
To get the support needed from our parent community and keep everyone informed about happenings within the BHSPA, BHS, and Bedford, we beefed up our social media presence. You may have noticed that we post here on our site frequently, as well as on Facebook and Twitter to better reach many more families. The BHSPA, too, is proud that our eNews remains a primary source of school information for most BHS families.
Also, at our Annual Meeting, elections were held and the 2017-2018 Executive Committee was installed:
Co-Presidents: Michelle Saber & Kerry Rackey
Co-Vice Presidents: Carla Bradford & Diane Bernstein
Treasurer: Claire Demeo
Secretary: Jenn Puhle
In addition, we have Chairs for various Committees:
All Night Graduation (ANG) Celebration Chairs: Kerry Rackey & Dawn Kocuibes
BoxTops Chair: Jenn Puhle
BHS Parents Sendoff Committee Chair: Lita Verrier
eNews Communications Chair: Hillary DeMello
Hospitality Chair: Stacy Mortenson
Student Directory Co-Chairs: Venus Ho & Michelle Saber
Webmaster: Wendy Cordero
A few other Committee head positions still need to be filled or confirmed, such as Fundraising and Courtyard Gardens. We also welcome parents/guardians to be members and supporters of any of the committees at any time. Please contact BHSBucsParents@gmail.com if you are interested.
We are a friendly group of people so join us and enjoy your time volunteering in your kid(s) last years before they leave for college!