We are getting down to the wire, nearly time for graduation. Here are links to information pertinent to seniors and their parents/guardians:
There's still space for Senior parents/guardians to go to their Send-off Party (5/31): https://bhspa.jimdo.com/senior-parents-sendoff/
All Night Grad Party really needs more support: https://bhspa.jimdo.com/all-night-grad-party/
The graduation venue has changed! https://www.bedfordps.org/high-school/news/graduation-location-has-changed
BHS has posted a new table of dates: https://www.bedfordps.org/high-school/news/upcoming-events
Thanks so much to all the families that helped make our annual Teacher’s Pizza Luncheon during Teacher Appreciation Week such as success. The teachers were so thankful and very full after a great lunch of pizza, amazing salads, refreshing fruit and yummy desserts! Teachers filled a few baggies in our Take-away Treat table for their staff meeting as well as cups of fruit to go!
Once again, thanks so much for helping make the much so successful!
Update as of 5-16-18:
Dear BHS Families,
Due to a scheduling glitch that was outside of our control or purview, the 2018 BHS Graduation Ceremony will take place at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell (300 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Lowell, MA 01854) instead of the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. While we believe the Lowell Memorial Auditorium provides a more intimate and personal graduation ceremony, we have had many beautiful and successful graduation ceremonies at the Tsongas Center over more than 10 years and are confident that this year will continue this tradition.
Information regarding directions and parking will be posted the BHS Website and an updated Senior Events calendar will be shared with the correct information. If you have any questions, please contact the student office (781) 275-1700 x1111.
Graduation Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: Ceremony begins at 6:15pm
Location: Tsongas Center
Original message of 05-01-18:
A message from BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL:
Though this message is intended for parent(s)/guardian(s) of seniors, I know that many are attending the ceremony to support friends and other family members. The Class of 2018 will be graduating in just over a month. The commencement ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 7th at 6:15 pm.
It has been a wonderful couple of years getting to know your children who are now young adults. They are ready to tackle life after high school. I bet it is difficult to imagine that your once "little ones" are now ready to graduate. Time certainly does fly. I look forward to sharing this important milestone of with all of you and our students.
Please read this entire message as it contains all of the necessary information regarding graduation and other important dates pertaining to the Class of 2018. Additionally, information about the iPad collection is attached. There will be additional communication over the next month. In the interim, please feel free to reach out with any questions. Please take a deep breath (or many deep breaths) and try to enjoy the moments leading up to graduation.
Seniors must take care of financial obligations before we give them a cap and gown (on the rehearsal date). Statements have been mailed home. Please try to resolve this as soon as possible. The Guidance Department will also be collecting transcript fees owed. [READ THIS POST ABOUT CLASS OF 2018 NAVIANCE OBLIGATIONS]
The BHS Parent Association (BHSPA) is hosting a party for senior parents/guardians on the night of the prom. The event is scheduled for May 31st at Waxy O'Connors from 6:30- 9:30 pm. Registration is required. Please register for the event: https://bhspa.jimdo.com/senior-parents-sendoff/
Class of 2018 - Important Dates
The BHSPA will hold its annual meeting jointly with the John Glenn Middle School Parent Association (MSPA). All BHSPA and MSPA parents and guardians are welcome to attend the joint meeting at 6:30 pm in the JGMS Cafeteria located at 99 McMahon Rd.
There will be a recap of each board’s activities in the past year, a review of the budget, plans for next year, and elections of officers. There are a number of open board positions in the coming school year. If you are interested in any of the open positions, please send an email to either the BHSPA at firstname.lastname@example.org or the MSPA at email@example.com.
SPECIFIC TO THE BHSPA: If you are unfamiliar with the BHSPA, we are a group of BHS parents who volunteer to meet monthly (first Monday of every month), fundraise and provide enrichment opportunities in support of the school, and facilitate communications between the school and BHS parent community. Click here to see a sampling of things we have done recently. We urge you also to peruse this website for more information about our activities.
For the upcoming school year, the following positions are open: Co-President, Treasurer, eNews Coordinator, as well as Chairs or Co-Chairs for the Fundraising and Senior Parents Sendoff Committees. Contact Co-President Michelle Saber at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information and/or throw your name in the hat to run for a position. We hope you will get involved with us! Thank you.
Do you wonder:
Jon Mattleman, a mental health counselor and trainer with 30 years' experience working with youth, parents and families, will be at Bedford High School Auditorium on Tuesday, June 12, to help answer those questions. Participants will leave with new ways of understanding and engaging teens, strategies they
can implement immediately, and more confidence, courage, patience, and a new language.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. with a light supper, and the presentation will be from 6:30 - 8 p.m. This presentation in the Bedford High School Auditorium is free and open to the adult public. No registration is required.
This presentation is sponsored by Bedford Board of Health, Bedford Youth and Family Services, Bedford Public Schools, the John Glenn Middle School Parent Association, and the BHSPA.
Please contact the Board of Health at 781-275- 6507 with any questions.
A MESSAGE FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT:
It is time to talk with you about the final Naviance related tasks you will need to take care of as soon as possible. These tasks are required, and must be taken care of in order for you to graduate.
1. Pay Transcript Fees. Your first three transcripts sent to colleges are free, and all transcripts for scholarships are free. You can easily determine if you owe money for other college transcripts by:
If you owe any money, please bring a check made out to Bedford High School for that amount and give to Mrs Harris in Guidance. As previously stated, you are responsible for every transcipt that you request, regardless of whether you apply to that school or not. This amount is a financial obligation that you must pay in order to graduate.
PLEASE SEE MRS HARRIS IF THERE IS A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP!
2. Update your College List. You do this by going to:
3. Let us know the College you will be attending. Once you have determined which college you are attending, please enter into Naviance.
**PLEASE NOTE, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR CAP AND GOWN UNTIL THESE ARE COMPLETE"
Guidance and Counseling Services
(781) 275-1700 x1131