Thursday, October 31, 2013

The End Is Near!

As you can see with Mr. Allison's Halloween outfit, the end of the quarter is near.  Grades are available online.  Contact Mrs. Brieschke if you have any questions at 734.850.6200 or

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Weather Time

When you work in a school, you are forced to become a fan of the weather.  Students saw all of the fog this morning and are getting excited for the potential of a future fog delays.  Meteorology is a large part of our 8th Grade Earth Science curriculum.  Our teachers are doing many great activities on the weather.
 I encourage parents and students to go to their smartphone/tablet app store and download the WeatherBug app.  This app gives live data collected directly from BJHS.

Mrs. Gossard's class is making weather balloons to launch outside.

Mr. Hasley's class is using charts to learn about weather patterns.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Friday Night Fun

We had a lot of fun last Friday at the dance.  Thank you parents and Mr. Lopinski for all of your hard work.  Here are some photos of the great time. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Haunted Dance

Our annual Halloween Dance is this Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 for BJHS Students.  This is a fun time where we will have food, dancing, a haunted house and more.  Mr. Allison made the Haunted Outhouse for the party below. I am sure Mr. Lopinski and Student Council will have a lot of fun surprises for the students.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Bedford Junior High Sweetest Day

Bedford Junior High Sweetest Day

Flower Sale
Wednesday, Thursday, &
Friday, October 16, 17 & 18th
Our sixth grade students will be having a carnation sale during all lunch times. Carnations will be for sale for $1.00 each. A variety of colors will be available. Please support our sale which will benefit the World Wildlife Fund.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Rapping and Dancing Queens

Yesterday I had the privileged of listening to two wonderful mathematical music performances on order of operations.  The students from the Tillman/Dukate team performed for the class their songs.  Great job class and enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bullying Stops Here

Creating a comfortable environment for your children is a top priority at BPS.  A huge concern of students is bullying.  Students can report bullying through our link on the website by clicking the picture below.

The Monroe County ISD is offering this program:  
The Monroe County Anti-Bullying Task Force is hosting a special presentation on October 21st from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. entitled “What Parents Can do to Reduce Student Cruelty and Enhance Caring and Kindness” given by Dr. Marcia McEvoy, nationally renowned as an expert in bullying prevention. The public is invited to attend at no cost, which will be held at the ISD Professional Development Center, 1101 S. Raisinville Rd., River Raisin Rooms 1-4.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall 2013 MEAP Testing

On October 8, 2013 through October 25, 2013, all 6th – 8th grade students at Bedford Junior High School will be taking the Michigan Educational Assessment (MEAP) Test. Grade 6 will be tested in Reading, Math, and Social Studies. Grade 7 will be tested in Reading, Math, and Writing. Grade 8 will be tested in Reading, Math, and Science. Therefore, the following testing schedule will begin at approximately 7:50 a.m. each day.

Gr. 6 - Reading, Day 1 – Oct. 8
Reading, Day 2 – Oct. 9
Math – Oct. 15
Social Studies - Oct. 16
Gr. 7 - Reading, Day 1 – Oct. 8
Reading, Day 2 – Oct. 9
Writing, Day 1 – Oct. 10 **Only 7th graders are testing this day.
Math – Oct. 15
Writing, Day 2 – Oct. 16
Gr. 8 - Reading, Day 1 – Oct. 8
Reading, Day 2 – Oct. 9
Math – Oct. 15
Science – Oct. 16
**The days of October 17 – 25 will be used as “make-up days.”

In addition, there are two alternative assessments that will be given during this testing window to those students with IEPS or 504 plans. The MEAP Access and Mi Access will be given to those qualifying students during the same schedule as above. So that each student can perform optimally, please help your child prepare by considering the following:

• Make sure your child is well rested and ready to begin the day. Testing begins very early.
• Make sure your child has a good breakfast each morning.
• Schedule any appointments for after school hours.
• If your child wears glasses, make sure he/she wears them.
• If you transport your child to school, make sure he/she arrives on time (by 7:25 a.m.).
• Do not send your child to school if he/she is ill. Arrangements will be made to test him/her at a later date.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding MEAP, MEAP Access, or MI Access, please call Mrs. Eltschlager (Assistant Principal) at 734-850-6202 or Mr. Majewski (Guidance Counselor) at 734-850-6212.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NJHS 2013/14

Congratulations to our members of NJHS.  NJHS is an organization that promotes leadership, scholarship, service, character, and citizenship. To find out more about NJHS, click here.  Our chapter of NJHS has already been active in the community and you will be seeing them some more. 

Welcome aboard our new officers for 2013/14:
President: Hunter Gandee
VP of Scholarship: Shaina Shah
VP of Leadership: Vince Adduci
VP of Service: Austin Bennett
VP of Character: Anthony Schulte
VP of Citizenship: Kelsea Chen
Secretary: Hannah Lietaert
Secretary of Media: Maxwell Schmieder
Treasurers:  Taylor Fleitz, Noah Driehorst
Historian: Breanna Braun, Olivia Kopaniasz
Parliamentarians : Rachael Lobb, Lacie Hall, Kimberly Sparks
Publicist:  Lauren Linnebur, Abigail Reau