Friday, November 30, 2012

Welcome Mrs. Kay!

I would like to welcome Mrs. Kay to BJHS.  Mrs. Kay is our new 6th grade teacher, joining Mr. Dukate and Mrs. Johnston's team.  Mrs. Kay will be teaching Reading, Writing, and Social Studies.  Mrs. Kay received her teaching degree from the University of Toledo and is transferring from a SIP position from Temperance Road Elementary. I am very excited for Mrs. Kay and I know she will be a great addition to BJHS.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Food Drive

We are currently in the midst of our annual holiday food drive. The food drive is coordinated by Mr. Lopinski and our student council. Not only do we collect food, but also collect any other items that are useful in the home. We have a contest for the rooms that bring the most by providing a home cooked breakfast from some parent volunteers. Please support our food drive and if you have any questions, just email Mr. Lopinski. Thank you

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a wonderful break.  Please enjoy your family and friends this week and re-energize for school.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fun Fridays

It is Fun Fridays in Mrs. Melnyk's class. The class is doing some mathematical line art. Students are able to pick different designs and make their mathematical art. The students are having fun and doing some great math. If you like string art, click here to learn more.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Parent/Teacher Conference Survey

Below is a survey for our  Parent Teacher Conferences.Please fill it out so we can use the information to make decisions on future  conferences.
Please remembering to hit the submit button at the bottom.

Thank you.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Patriotic Projects

Here are some great projects from Mrs. Jan's classes.  These students created a 4 part diorama of some historical events that they are studying.  The students did a great job and I wanted to share some of their work.  However, I am always scared to see students take apart my favorite action figures or use pieces from my favorite board games:)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Great Assembly!

What a great assembly today. It is always nice to have our students together as one group. Great job to Mrs. Connolly for finding the speakers, Mrs. Richter for getting the essays, the setup/tear down crew of Mrs. Kopka, Mrs. Kaufman, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Dager, Mrs. Bankowski, and Mr. Rairigh, and to our Music teachers, Mr. Glover and Mr. Thomas, for preparing the music.  Thank you very much to the student performers and our essay readers today.  Bedford is better because of our students and staff.
Mr. Barger, World War II veteran addressing the student body.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Veterans' Day and Honoring Our Country

BJHS has a proud tradition of honoring our veterans.  This Friday we will be having a school wide assembly saluting those that have served in the armed forces. I am always very proud of our students.  
I would like to recognize staff members Mr. Snowberger and Mr. Laburn for their service to our country. 
Our 8th grade band and Junior High Choirs will be performing under the direction of Mr. Glover.  Mr. Thomas will be leading our Junior High Orchestra.
We will be featuring 8th grade student speakers Carson Barr, Molly Vogel, Max Marquardt, and Laura Shake.
 I am very excited to have David Chilson from Honor Flight to address our students.  Mr. Chilson is bringing special guest and World War II Veteran Melvin Barger.  To find out more about Honor Flight,  
Go to for more information. 

Mr. Davis' history classes also worked on a display in the front case honoring our founding fathers.

Dr. Robinson also ran a mock election for the presidency.  Student had to register last week and they voted earlier this week. The results were 324 votes for President Obama and 274 votes for Governor Romney.  BJHS parents, Mrs. Kraine, made an interesting comment to me noting that some of these students will be old enough to actually vote in the next presidential election!  Time flies when you are having fun.

Part of the culture of a school is defined by how we present ourselves. I am very proud of the BJHS students and how they are honoring our heroes and our country.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

PTSA Book Fair

We are having our Scholastic Book Fair from November 5-November 9, it is open during lunch hours and homerooms, as well as the two conference nights.
The Storia information is a free App for the iPads along with 5 free books.  Storiat has a really cool feature that allows parents to make a bookshelf of books for their children.  Check out the site.
Having you check out the site will help us earn extra BONUS dollars for more literature and books that we need to help keep our Media Center up to date and encourage AR points!

Thank you very much for your support!

BJHS Craft Show

BJHS will be hosting our annual PTSA Holiday Arts Craft Show.  The show will be this Saturday from 9am to 4pm.
Join the fun and festivities.  The show will have shopping, bake sales, concessions, a raffle, decor for your home, and pictures with Santa.
Spaces are still available and we are still looking for bake sale donations.  For more information, please call 734.850.1509.

Click here for the flyer.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hot Air

Our BJHS Science classes are literally full of hot air.  When studying the weather and layers of the atmosphere, our 8th grade students make hot air balloons.  Today was a brisk afternoon for Mr. Ostermyer's class outside, but they had fun launching their balloons.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I hope everyone is having a great long weekend. While all the candy is being bartered between siblings and family members our staff received training. The JHS had staff members distributed throughout the county, taking classes at various locations. The junior high had classes for teachers on students being actively engaged and had classes on new ways to use technology. Administrators were also in sessions that covered new laws and teacher evaluations. As the saying goes, "You are never too old to learn."