Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The first day of school for students in the Bedford School District for the 2017/2018 school year will be Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Bedford DI welcomes New Hampshire Destination Imagination (NH-DI) State Tournament to Bedford High School on .Please check website for up a schedule of events. www.nh-di.org
Good Luck to the 7 teams representing Bedford DI.NH-DI will be hosing the event where the top scoring teams will be competing for a chance to go to Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, TN, with almost every state and 20 countries. Destination Imagination is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) has been used on a biennial basis since 1990 to measure health risk behaviors of high school students nationwide. The YRBS measures behaviors related to intentional and unintentional injury, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual activity, diet, and physical activity. We have administered this survey previously and utilize results from the survey to guide our health curriculum as well as educational programming.
In order to give parents enough time to thoughtfully preview the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, we are postponing the I will inform you of the new date once it has been approved. I have included the link to the survey , survey administration for at least a week.here for your review. The links below are PDF's to Frequently Asked Questions about the survey as well as a PDF "Opt Out form. If you have already sent in an “Opt Out form or request” you do not need to resend another. For parents choosing to Opt Out their children from taking the survey, please complete the form below and send to Jessica Bennett at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 27, 2017
YRBS Frequently asked Questions(3/30), we will be conducting the YRBS with our students during an extended advisory (until ). Sometime between afternoon and advisory please pick up the survey packet from your mailbox in the main office. Each envelope will contain the surveys for your kids, #2 pencils, FAQs about the survey, your script as the survey administrator and two forms that you will fill out.Please read your script through prior to the beginning of advisory so that you are familiar with the content. Keep the FAQ handy in case any student has a question. I will send individual emails to the advisors of the students who have opted-out. If someone has opted out, they are still responsible for attending advisory and are asked to remain quiet while their peers complete the survey."Only students who are able to take the survey without any type of assistance are eligible to participate. Students must be able to understand the questions (which are written at an 8th grade or lower reading level) and indicate their answers with a pencil on the paper survey. School staff are not allowed to read or explain the questions, view students’ answers or interact in any way with students while they are taking the survey." Please let me know if there are any questions about this!Please drop off your envelope (with completed and any extra surveys) to the counseling office by the end of the day on . I do not need to pencils back.I greatly appreciate your help in administering the surveys. Please let me know if there are any questions or concerns about any of it!Thank you,Jessica Bennett, LADCLicensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Bedford High Schoolp: 603-310-9000 x33458 a: 47B Nashua Road Bedford, NH 03110
YRBS Opt out
Monday, March 20, 2017
Thank you to all the Bedford citizens who voted . The school district budget passed and the contracts for our teachers, support staff, and custodians passed. This will make the district's pay scale more competitive and help get health insurance costs under control. The positive results will allow the whole district to continue to focus on our core mission, teaching and learning.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Students will have a two hour delay today. There will be no AM Kindergarten and no AM Preschool. This will give time for the department of public works, our maintenance department, and our bus company to clean up after yesterdays blizzard. Stay warm.
Monday, March 13, 2017
The National Weather Service has posted a Blizzard Warning. This means "severe winter weather conditions are expected, falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibility are likely, and this will lead to whiteout conditions making travel extremely dangerous." The NWS has recommended that people not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. Due to the blizzard, the Bedford School District will be closed tomorrow.
Stay warm and safe,
Stay warm and safe,