School starts Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Are you ready?
Bedford High School distributes an iPad to every student as a learning tool. The school iPads will be provided to new students and freshmen at the BHS iPad Orientation sessions.
iPad Orientation Sessions: New BHS students and at least one parent/guardian must be in attendance at one of the sessions. (Yes, the parent/guardian must attend!)
There are two available sessions: Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6 pm and Monday, Aug. 27 at 6 pm.
Each iPad Orientation will cover:
- The role of iPads in Bedford High School
- BPS Computer Acceptable Use Policy
- Family obligation
- iPad assignment and step-by-step setup
- Optional insurance for the iPad
You must register to attend one of the iPad Orientation session via the following link:
If you are unable to attend either of the session, please contact the student's Assistant Principal. Daniel Hudder is assigned to students with last names A-K, and Thomas Casey is assigned to student with last names L-Z. Call BHS to speak to them. The iPads will not be issued prior to the orientation nights which may mean that the student will start the year off without a school-issued iPad. Mr. Hudder and Mr. Casey will keep track of the students that are unable to make either Orientation.
INSURANCE: Wise, experienced parents wonder "how can all those iPads possibly make it intact through the whole school year and through senior year?" The answer is "not all of them do".
It is strongly recommended that parents & guardians purchase insurance to cover the cost of damage or theft. Better safe than sorry.
A few years ago, the BHPSA helped the school by identifying the Worth Ave Group as a reasonably-priced insurance provider for student iPads. You may purchase insurance from Worth Ave Group to cover accidental damage, theft, power surge, vandalism, fire, flood, and natural disasters.
Follow the link for insurance information: https://goo.gl/VAZhVm
- Insurance questions should be directed to the main office at the high school at 781-275-1700 or the Worth Ave Group.
Post a coupon or promote your business in the BHS Student Directory!
The Student Directory is published for and reaches hundreds of BHS families across Bedford, Hanscom AFB, and Boston homes. Local businesses and organizations are invited to place an ad for as low as $50. Ads help us defray our costs in preparing the Directory for our students and allow us to focus our support on school enrichment and student programs.
Ads are grayscale, placed first on the back cover and then on the inside back cover of the Directory, on a first come, first serve basis. Each space is $50 per business-card size ad. You may increase the size, i.e., $100 for 1/3 of the page, $150 for half, $200 for 2/3 page, and $300 for the full page. We can work with a JPG, TIF, BMP, or PDF file.
The Directory is projected to hopefully publish the third week of school (depending on the school's collection of Aspen data for use in the Directory.) Please RSVP your ad space as soon as possible by emailing us BHSBucsParents@gmail.com. You may email the ad to us there.
Deadline to submit your ad: August 31st. We will invoice you after receiving your ad.
The year-end luncheon for BHS faculty and staff was a huge success! Everyone really enjoyed the yummy lunch, all the delicious desserts and beverages, and, of course, the raffle with so many great gift cards and items. The teachers and faculty were so appreciative! (See the slideshow below.)
Running the event is no small feat but Hospitality Co-Chair Stacy Mortenson is a pro and her small army of helpers including fellow Co-Chair MaryAnn Murphy. Teamwork made the dream work!
The delicious buffet food was purchased from La Cascia's of Burlington with financial support provided by our heavy hitters Katy Siegler, Raelene Houck, Amanda Kato, and Jane Slavin. Monetary donations from many other parents also supplemented the meal and allowed the BHSPA to purchase numerous different gift cards of small denominations so that very many staff could be treated to a surprise. In addition, Bedford Farms gave the BHSPA several gift cards for ice cream cones, which the winning teachers loved.
Healthy snacks (fruits), homemade sweets, and a "Thank You" sheet cake rounded out the buffet. All of the tasty goodness was washed down with ice cold drinks including water bottles left over from the All Night Grad Celebration.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to make the event such a success. The full list of contributors can be found at https://goo.gl/6TYjvy.
Another year of resounding success for the All-Night Graduation Party, this time under the leadership of new Co-Chairs Kerry Rackey and Dawn Kociubes.