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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: 

https://goo.gl/forms/hjlNVKHlbG6BEBjn1

 

 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.

Slideshow of a Year of Gratitude

Year-End Staff Lunch

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.

Thank You from the All-Night Graduation Committee

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. 

The Class of 2018 had a fantastic time. Months of planning and preparation went into this event and hundreds of parents/guardians volunteered and donated to make this event a success. Please join us in thanking all the very many people, businesses and organizations that supported ANG this year. The full list can be found at:  https://goo.gl/cZfQzZ  Please peruse the slideshow below.

BHSPA Thanks for a Terrific Send-Off Party

The BHSPA hosted a party for senior parents/guardians on the night of the senior prom, May 31, 2018, at Waxy O'Connors. The party far exceeded everyone's expectations and really was a blast. 

 

Thank you to the super organized Co-Chairs Raelene Houck and Michelle Saber for running an excellent Senior Parents Send-off Party! We also want to thank Jeff Hoyland for providing hundreds of photos of all the Seniors, Mary Lou DeBaryshe for helping select the venue, Lisa Smith and Tim Houck for set up, Amit Shahar of the All-Night Grad Party Committee for providing elementary and middle school photos, Hillary DeMello and Heather Galante for assistance publicizing the event, and all the parents/guardians who supplied other photos and attended. Everyone had a great time and loved the videos and pictures.  Please peruse the slideshow below.

BHSPA Annual Meeting

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 bhsbucsparents@gmail.com or the MSPA at jgmsparents@gmail.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 bhsbucsparents@gmail.com 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.