Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


APRIL 26, 2017

STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Grace B. is an outstanding student that always has a smile on her face, is willing to help others, and has a commitment to her school work and love of music!

M-STEP TESTING
M-step testing begins:  
8th Grade testing is April 11-12, April 25-26 and April 28th
6th Grade testing is May 1, and May 3-4
7th grade testing is May 9, May 11, and  May 16-17

Be sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a hearty breakfast so they are ready to do their best! Please help them to make sure their chromebook is charged everyday and that they have a pair of earbuds for the listening portion of the test. Also, NO electronic devices are allowed in the testing area. This includes cell phones, Apple watches and or any other device. Any disruption can void the test of everyone in the room so please make sure devices are powered off and in their locker or left home.

DRESS CODE
With the warmer temperatures, please keep in mind we adhere to a dress code at the junior high school. Here is a portion of the dress code:

Shorts and skirts need to be past the palm of your hand and touch a portion of your fingers
Muscle shirts cannot have jagged cuts and must have an appropriate tank under the arms
All tops must have straps that are 2 fingertip widths or wider and must cover all parts of undergarments.
All tops must cover the waistband of your pants.

You will be asked to call home immediately f you are violating the dress code.

BOOK DRIVE
Need to get some spring cleaning done? Starting May 1, there will be a book drive. All donations will be given to the Family House of Toledo to help homeless families. Any and all books will be accepted from May 1 to May 5. Donations may be dropped of in the junior high school office.

LACROSSE
The Bedford Junior High School Lacrosse team had their first complete game of the season. The team came out right from the beginning with Josh P. taking the initial face off and going down and scoring. Josh would later have another goal for the night. Also scoring for the Bedford Broncos were Dillon D with 3, and 1 each for the following: Hayden B., Austin S., Jacob D., Gavin D., and Caden F. and 2 of the defensemen, Joel R. and Jeffrey P. They also played a great game defensively with Chase B. in goal allowing no goals. The final score was Bedford 12 and Grosse Ille 0. They have another game coming up on Thursday at the Lacrosse Stadium against a very tough Belleville Team. They would love to see you there to support the Lacrosse Team.

BLUE FLOATS
Blue floats will be on sale for the last time this Friday during all lunches for $1. All proceeds go to Autism Awareness.

DROP OFF ITEMS
Students, if your parents drop off items for you during the day, they will be held at the front door with our door monitor. Students will only be called down during class change so as not to interrupt class time. Please listen to announcements during the class changes for your name. At that time, you may pick up your items from the door monitor.

YOUNG WRITER'S DAY
The Junior High will be holding a Young Writer's Day later this school year.  This event celebrates creative writing and allows students to share and develop an original work of fiction in a safe and structured environment. This is open to all grade levels. If you are interested, pick up a form from Mrs. Matlow in room 35 or Mr. Lorenz in room 38.

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
We will be having daily announcements with facts about Autism. 

Monday, April 10 through Wednesday, April 13, NJHS will be hosting Penny Wars to raise money for Autism Awareness. Bring any change you have and support your lunch hour.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Box Top collections !! This year we will be collecting box tops and having a friendly competition between home rooms. This is an easy way to fund raise for the extra things our classrooms my need throughout the year. Just ask your students and parents to clip and save. Deposit them in the collection boxes with your homeroom name on them (or place in Mrs. Nimigean's mailbox in the high school or Mr. Muck's mailbox in the junior high).We will collect for 3 months for each giveaway.Winners will be awarded the first of December, March and June (top collector in each building). Make sure you get them turned in for a homeroom treat!

HANDBOOK REMI
NDER 
Students who are leaving school early for an appointment should remember to come to the office first thing in the morning before school starts to receive an exit pass. They should not give their notes to their teachers. Do not wait until lunch to receive your exit pass.

SAFETY REMINDER
When getting off of the bus in the morning, be sure to stay on the sidewalk to get to the junior high. Do not walk on the cement island.

CHROMEBOOKS
Students please remember to limit what you take to each class. Chromebooks can not be stacked on several books. Carrying several books increases the chance for your chromebook to slip and break.

HEALTH ROOM VISITS
You must report to your next hour teacher before coming to the health room unless it is an emergency. That way your teacher knows where you are.

CLUBS
Tuesdays: Knit & Crochet Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Adkins Room 29
Charity Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Currie Room 220
Writing Club 2:30-3:30 Mr. Lorenz Room 38
Coding Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Kay Room 202

Wednesday: Art Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Copley-Sansom Room 134 (10 weeks of young artist club starting January 25, 2017)
Nail Polish Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Vincent Room 3

Thursday: French Club Every other Thursday/ 2:30-3:30 Ms. DePorre Room 49
Sci-Fi Fantasy Club 2:30-3:30 Room 23

Friday:

Be sure to have a ride home.
Clubs meet weekly/bi-weekly unless you hear otherwise from the instructor.

CALENDAR
MAY 2017

May 2017

1 MSTEP 6th/7th Grade Window Begins, ends 5/26/17

Absences are unexcused during MSTEP

Please contact Mr. Hurley if you have questions.

2 Teacher Appreciation Week
8 Staff Department Meeting, 2:35 with departments
10 MISD Spelling Bee
10 PTSA Meeting 6:00 in Downstairs Teacher’s Lounge
10 James P. McHugh Academic Banquet - Premier Catering 5:30PM - 8:30PM
11 JHS Collage Concert (JHS Band & Orchestra)-7pm-JHS Gym
12         Early Release, ½ Day of School (Staff PD Day, PM)
18 Spring Choral Concert (JHS/HS)-7pm-BHS Auditorium
22 Staff SI Meeting, 2:35 in Media Center
25 Student Council End of Year Dance, 6:00 to 8:00
BJHS Students Only
26 Awards Day
29 No School, Memorial Day
31 Americas’ Cultures Fieldtrip

JUNE 2017
2 8th Grade Recognition, 8:30 am in Gym
No SHS students allowed.
12 Staff Meeting, Media Center 2:35
13 ½ Day of School
14 ½ Day of School, Last Day
27 Exam Make-Ups, 8:00 am Main Office
28 Exam Make-Ups, 8:00 am Main Office

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

APRIL 25, 2017

STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Grace B. is an outstanding student that always has a smile on her face, is willing to help others, and has a commitment to her school work and love of music!

LIBRARY VISIT
We are very fortunate to have Tom Stanton, one of Michigan's Notable Book Authors, visiting our school on April 25th. His book, Terror in the City of Champions, is available on Overdrive (audiobook & ebook). 

He will be speaking at the high school at 3:00 pm and then at the Bedford Public Library at 7pm. The 3pm event will take place in Mr. Earl's classroom (G4). All interested are welcome to attend. 

M-STEP TESTING
M-step testing begins next week
8th Grade testing is April 11-12, April 25-26 and April 28th
6th Grade testing is May 1, and May 3-4
7th grade testing is May 9, May 11, and  May 16-17


Be sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a hearty breakfast so they are ready to do their best! Please help them to make sure their chromebook is charged everyday and that they have a pair of earbuds for the listening portion of the test. Also, NO electronic devices are allowed in the testing area. This includes cell phones, Apple watches and or any other device. Any disruption can void the test of everyone in the room so please make sure devices are powered off and in their locker or left home.

BLUE FLOATS
Blue floats will be on sale for the last time this Friday during all lunches for $1. All proceeds go to Autism Awareness.

DROP OFF ITEMS
Students, if your parents drop off items for you during the day, they will be held at the front door with our door monitor. Students will only be called down during class change so as not to interrupt class time. Please listen to announcements during the class changes for your name. At that time, you may pick up your items from the door monitor.

YOUNG WRITER'S DAY
The Junior High will be holding a Young Writer's Day later this school year.  This event celebrates creative writing and allows students to share and develop an original work of fiction in a safe and structured environment. This is open to all grade levels. If you are interested, pick up a form from Mrs. Matlow in room 35 or Mr. Lorenz in room 38.

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
We will be having daily announcements with facts about Autism. 

Monday, April 10 through Wednesday, April 13, NJHS will be hosting Penny Wars to raise money for Autism Awareness. Bring any change you have and support your lunch hour.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Box Top collections !! This year we will be collecting box tops and having a friendly competition between home rooms. This is an easy way to fund raise for the extra things our classrooms my need throughout the year. Just ask your students and parents to clip and save. Deposit them in the collection boxes with your homeroom name on them (or place in Mrs. Nimigean's mailbox in the high school or Mr. Muck's mailbox in the junior high).We will collect for 3 months for each giveaway.Winners will be awarded the first of December, March and June (top collector in each building). Make sure you get them turned in for a homeroom treat!

HANDBOOK REMI
NDER 
Students who are leaving school early for an appointment should remember to come to the office first thing in the morning before school starts to receive an exit pass. They should not give their notes to their teachers. Do not wait until lunch to receive your exit pass.

SAFETY REMINDER
When getting off of the bus in the morning, be sure to stay on the sidewalk to get to the junior high. Do not walk on the cement island.

CHROMEBOOKS
Students please remember to limit what you take to each class. Chromebooks can not be stacked on several books. Carrying several books increases the chance for your chromebook to slip and break.

HEALTH ROOM VISITS
You must report to your next hour teacher before coming to the health room unless it is an emergency. That way your teacher knows where you are.

CLUBS
Tuesdays: Knit & Crochet Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Adkins Room 29
Charity Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Currie Room 220
Writing Club 2:30-3:30 Mr. Lorenz Room 38
Coding Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Kay Room 202

Wednesday: Art Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Copley-Sansom Room 134 (10 weeks of young artist club starting January 25, 2017)
Nail Polish Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Vincent Room 3

Thursday: French Club Every other Thursday/ 2:30-3:30 Ms. DePorre Room 49
Sci-Fi Fantasy Club 2:30-3:30 Room 23

Friday:

Be sure to have a ride home.
Clubs meet weekly/bi-weekly unless you hear otherwise from the instructor.

CALENDAR
MAY 2017

May 2017
1 MSTEP 6th/7th Grade Window Begins, ends 5/26/17
Absences are unexcused during MSTEP
Please contact Mr. Hurley if you have questions.
2 Teacher Appreciation Week
8 Staff Department Meeting, 2:35 with departments
10 MISD Spelling Bee
10 PTSA Meeting 6:00 in Downstairs Teacher’s Lounge
10 James P. McHugh Academic Banquet - Premier Catering 5:30PM - 8:30PM
11 JHS Collage Concert (JHS Band & Orchestra)-7pm-JHS Gym
12         Early Release, ½ Day of School (Staff PD Day, PM)
18 Spring Choral Concert (JHS/HS)-7pm-BHS Auditorium
22 Staff SI Meeting, 2:35 in Media Center
25 Student Council End of Year Dance, 6:00 to 8:00
BJHS Students Only
26 Awards Day
29 No School, Memorial Day
31 Americas’ Cultures Fieldtrip

JUNE 2017
2 8th Grade Recognition, 8:30 am in Gym
No SHS students allowed.
12 Staff Meeting, Media Center 2:35
13 ½ Day of School
14 ½ Day of School, Last Day
27 Exam Make-Ups, 8:00 am Main Office
28 Exam Make-Ups, 8:00 am Main Office

Monday, April 24, 2017

APRIL 24, 2017

MONDAY APRIL 24, 2017

ROBOTICS
Congratulations to the Bedford Junior High FTC Robotics team, Bionic Broncos, who will be representing Michigan at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri this week.  Good luck to the following students on the team: Zachary B, Trevor B, Joey C, Alexis F, Nick J, Wyatt K, Hayden O, Joseph S, Joshua S, Zach S, Brandon S, Nathan S, Tyler V, and Jacob W.  Bedford is very proud of your accomplishment! 

LIBRARY VISIT
We are very fortunate to have Tom Stanton, one of Michigan's Notable Book Authors, visiting our school on April 25th. His book, Terror in the City of Champions, is available on Overdrive (audiobook & ebook). 

He will be speaking at the high school at 3:00 pm and then at the Bedford Public Library at 7pm. The 3pm event will take place in Mr. Earl's classroom (G4). All interested are welcome to attend. 

M-STEP TESTING
M-step testing begins next week
8th Grade testing is April 11-12, April 25-26 and April 28th
6th Grade testing is May 1, and May 3-4
7th grade testing is May 9, May 11, and  May 16-17

Be sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a hearty breakfast so they are ready to do their best! Please help them to make sure their chromebook is charged everyday and that they have a pair of earbuds for the listening portion of the test. Also, NO electronic devices are allowed in the testing area. This includes cell phones, Apple watches and or any other device. Any disruption can void the test of everyone in the room so please make sure devices are powered off and in their locker or left home.

DROP OFF ITEMS
Students, if your parents drop off items for you during the day, they will be held at the front door with our door monitor. Students will only be called down during class change so as not to interrupt class time. Please listen to announcements during the class changes for your name. At that time, you may pick up your items from the door monitor.

YOUNG WRITER'S DAY
The Junior High will be holding a Young Writer's Day later this school year.  This event celebrates creative writing and allows students to share and develop an original work of fiction in a safe and structured environment. This is open to all grade levels. If you are interested, pick up a form from Mrs. Matlow in room 35 or Mr. Lorenz in room 38.

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
We will be having daily announcements with facts about Autism. 

Monday, April 10 through Wednesday, April 13, NJHS will be hosting Penny Wars to raise money for Autism Awareness. Bring any change you have and support your lunch hour.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Box Top collections !! This year we will be collecting box tops and having a friendly competition between home rooms. This is an easy way to fund raise for the extra things our classrooms my need throughout the year. Just ask your students and parents to clip and save. Deposit them in the collection boxes with your homeroom name on them (or place in Mrs. Nimigean's mailbox in the high school or Mr. Muck's mailbox in the junior high).We will collect for 3 months for each giveaway.Winners will be awarded the first of December, March and June (top collector in each building). Make sure you get them turned in for a homeroom treat!

HANDBOOK REMI
NDER 
Students who are leaving school early for an appointment should remember to come to the office first thing in the morning before school starts to receive an exit pass. They should not give their notes to their teachers. Do not wait until lunch to receive your exit pass.

SAFETY REMINDER
When getting off of the bus in the morning, be sure to stay on the sidewalk to get to the junior high. Do not walk on the cement island.

CHROMEBOOKS
Students please remember to limit what you take to each class. Chromebooks can not be stacked on several books. Carrying several books increases the chance for your chromebook to slip and break.

HEALTH ROOM VISITS
You must report to your next hour teacher before coming to the health room unless it is an emergency. That way your teacher knows where you are.

CLUBS
Tuesdays: Knit & Crochet Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Adkins Room 29
Charity Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Currie Room 220
Writing Club 2:30-3:30 Mr. Lorenz Room 38
Coding Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Kay Room 202

Wednesday: Art Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Copley-Sansom Room 134 (10 weeks of young artist club starting January 25, 2017)
Nail Polish Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Vincent Room 3

Thursday: French Club Every other Thursday/ 2:30-3:30 Ms. DePorre Room 49
Sci-Fi Fantasy Club 2:30-3:30 Room 23

Friday:

Be sure to have a ride home.
Clubs meet weekly/bi-weekly unless you hear otherwise from the instructor.

CALENDAR
APRIL 2017
14 Spring Break Begins
24 Classes Resume
24 Staff SI Meeting, 2:35 in Media Center

Thursday, April 13, 2017

APRIL 13, 2017

THURSDAY APRIL 13, 2017
BOYS TRACK
The Bedford boys track team dominated  Monroe last night by a score of 84 to 53.
Outstanding performances by Joey T., Aidan B., Ty S., and a 4 by 1 team of Cade F., Sam R., Luke C., and Billy W.. 
Great Job Broncos!

GIRLS TRACK
The girls track team won last night against Monroe 83 to 52.  Macy M, Morgan B, and Courtney H swept the 400 meter dash.  Macy also placed first in the 200 meter hurdles and Caroline G placed 3rd.  Belle E, Olivia K, and Mara Z swept the 800 meter run.  Krista R, Belle E, and Chelsea K swept pole vault.  Krista also placed second in the 70 meter dash.  Alyssa C, Lizzy C, and Payton M swept high jump.  Emily S, Molly K, and Sarah P swept long jump.  Molly also placed first in the 100 meter dash.  Lia S placed second and Ryan L placed third in shot put.  Madi F came in first and Anna S came in third in the 1600 meter run, and Leah D came in second in the 3200 meter run.  Madi K placed third in the 200 meter dash.  Our team performed very well especially considering our short practice time.  Congratulations to all of our runners.  

LIBRARY VISIT
We are very fortunate to have Tom Stanton, one of Michigan's Notable Book Authors, visiting our school on April 25th. His book, Terror in the City of Champions, is available on Overdrive (audiobook & ebook). 

He will be speaking at the high school at 3:00 pm and then at the Bedford Public Library at 7pm. The 3pm event will take place in Mr. Earl's classroom (G4). All interested are welcome to attend. 

M-STEP TESTING
M-step testing begins next week
8th Grade testing is April 11-12, April 25-26 and April 28th
6th Grade testing is May 1, and May 3-4
7th grade testing is May 9, May 11, and  May 16-17

Be sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a hearty breakfast so they are ready to do their best! Please help them to make sure their chromebook is charged everyday and that they have a pair of earbuds for the listening portion of the test. Also, NO electronic devices are allowed in the testing area. This includes cell phones, Apple watches and or any other device. Any disruption can void the test of everyone in the room so please make sure devices are powered off and in their locker or left home.

DROP OFF ITEMS
Students, if your parents drop off items for you during the day, they will be held at the front door with our door monitor. Students will only be called down during class change so as not to interrupt class time. Please listen to announcements during the class changes for your name. At that time, you may pick up your items from the door monitor.

YOUNG WRITER'S DAY
The Junior High will be holding a Young Writer's Day later this school year.  This event celebrates creative writing and allows students to share and develop an original work of fiction in a safe and structured environment. This is open to all grade levels. If you are interested, pick up a form from Mrs. Matlow in room 35 or Mr. Lorenz in room 38.

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
We will be having daily announcements with facts about Autism. 

Monday, April 10 through Wednesday, April 13, NJHS will be hosting Penny Wars to raise money for Autism Awareness. Bring any change you have and support your lunch hour.
ALL MULES MATTER
All Mules Matter Peer to Peer support group will be pre-selling T shirts this week only for $8. This means they will be collecting money this week and shirts will be made by the end of April and passed out in the lunch room. 

We are also selling 2 different decals (Understand Autism and I love someone with Autism) for $8.
See facebook page for photos of t-shirt and the two decals.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Box Top collections !! This year we will be collecting box tops and having a friendly competition between home rooms. This is an easy way to fund raise for the extra things our classrooms my need throughout the year. Just ask your students and parents to clip and save. Deposit them in the collection boxes with your homeroom name on them (or place in Mrs. Nimigean's mailbox in the high school or Mr. Muck's mailbox in the junior high).We will collect for 3 months for each giveaway.Winners will be awarded the first of December, March and June (top collector in each building). Make sure you get them turned in for a homeroom treat!

HANDBOOK REMI
NDER 
Students who are leaving school early for an appointment should remember to come to the office first thing in the morning before school starts to receive an exit pass. They should not give their notes to their teachers. Do not wait until lunch to receive your exit pass.

SAFETY REMINDER
When getting off of the bus in the morning, be sure to stay on the sidewalk to get to the junior high. Do not walk on the cement island.

CHROMEBOOKS
Students please remember to limit what you take to each class. Chromebooks can not be stacked on several books. Carrying several books increases the chance for your chromebook to slip and break.

HEALTH ROOM VISITS
You must report to your next hour teacher before coming to the health room unless it is an emergency. That way your teacher knows where you are.

CLUBS
Tuesdays: Knit & Crochet Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Adkins Room 29
Charity Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Currie Room 220
Writing Club 2:30-3:30 Mr. Lorenz Room 38
Coding Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Kay Room 202

Wednesday: Art Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Copley-Sansom Room 134 (10 weeks of young artist club starting January 25, 2017)
Nail Polish Club 2:30-3:30 Mrs. Vincent Room 3

Thursday: French Club Every other Thursday/ 2:30-3:30 Ms. DePorre Room 49
Sci-Fi Fantasy Club 2:30-3:30 Room 23

Friday:

Be sure to have a ride home.
Clubs meet weekly/bi-weekly unless you hear otherwise from the instructor.

CALENDAR
APRIL 2017
14 Spring Break Begins
24 Classes Resume
24 Staff SI Meeting, 2:35 in Media Center