Friday, May 17, 2013
Bennett G. Driscoll of Bedford was awarded.
Twenty-one high school students, including one from Bedford, were honored at the annual Middlesex Law Day celebration, held at Middlesex Superior Court, according to a press release. Bennett G. Driscoll, a Bedford High School student, was among the recipients. The 21 students were honored for their commitment to public and community service, and academic achievement, according to the press release. More than $10,000 in college scholarship money was awarded to the students through the Francis P. Cullen Scholarships. “Middlesex Law Day is a great opportunity to show our young people what amazing opportunities can be found in public service,” said District Attorney Marian T. Ryan. “I have been fortunate to spend my entire career working on …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see the interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria they used leaves Bedford High School off of the list. Bedford did rank in the top nationally by U.S. News, coming in at #1,210 nationwide and #41 in the state. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this…
In honor of National Teacher Day, we ask you to share your stories of gratitude, and let us know who the best teacher in Bedford is.
Tuesday, May 7, is National Teacher Day, according to the National Education Association. Teachers have long been among the most unsung heroes of our time, affecting and shaping the brains of countless individuals without truly getting acknowledged for their remarkable influence. By the way, teachers, bring your teacher ID to any Chipotle and the meal's on them. The details are on the restaurant's Facebook page. Today, in honor of this day, we ask you to share your stories about your favorite teacher. Or, we ask that you shine the light on a remarkable teacher in Bedford. Did an educator change your life? Say something to you, or teach you something that would forever influence you? Who do you think is the best teacher in town, and why? …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Two student speakers will be joined by the founders of the non-profit Be Like Brit Foundation in speaking at the college's commencement.
Graduation is right around the corner, and Middlesex Community College announced their commencement speakers on Friday, May 3, including two student speakers as well as the speakers to deliver the official commencement address. Edson Novinyo and Rebecca Rose have been announced as the commencement's student speakers, and will address approximately 1,100 students at the commencement ceremonies on May 23 at 10 a.m. Novinyo is a native of Ghana and will graduate with an associate degree in engineering science, according to a press release from MCC. Rose is in the liberal arts and science program at MCC, is "the most sought- after math tutor on the Bedford campus" and plans on continuing her education as an English major at Mount Holyoke…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
On Monday, April 29 juniors and seniors at Bedford High School observed a "Grim Reaper Day" as well as a mock accident.
On Monday, upperclassmen at Bedford High School took part in a "Grim Reaper Day" and mock accident, taking an entire day to place emphasis on the dangers of impaired driving. Members of the Bedford Police Department and Bedford Fire Department assisted with the mock accident, a biennial event at the school which incorporates the accident, response scene management and a memorial service for the victim. The accident is aimed at demonstrating the aftermath of an impaired driving accident on the victim of the crash, the victim's family and the potential ramifications for the driver, according to BHS Principal Henry Turner. "We believe that this is an important day for students to learn about the realities of when people choose to drive …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
BHS senior and softball player Katie Gildea signed the National Letter of Intent to play at Merrimack College.
Tuesday, April 30
The following information was provided by the Bedford High School Athletic Department: Katie Gildea signed the National Letter of Intent to play softball at Merrimack College next year. Gildea is a four-year starter on the BHS varsity softball team and is currently one of the team’s captains. She was selected as a Dual County League all-star her sophomore and junior year. She has played tournament softball for seven years and is currently captain of the Rhode Island Rebels Gold. Katie will be studying sports medicine and physical therapy and she was selected to be in the honors program. Check out more on the latest from the Bedford High School Athletic Department: Girls Outdoor Track at MSTCA Relays
Monday, April 29, 2013
Only juniors and seniors will observe the mock accident on Monday.
On Monday, April 29, students at Bedford High School will bring life to the statistic "every 53 minutes a life is lost as a result of an impaired driving crash," by observing a "Grim Reaper Day," according to Principal Henry Turner. Led by BHS peer leaders, students will recognize the statistic with an announcement made throughout the school during the last five minutes of every period describing a stituation in which a BHS student has been lost in a fictional impaired driving accident, Turner said. Juniors and seniors will also be experiencing a mock accident on Monday, a biennial event at the school which incorporates the accident, response scene management and a memorial service for the victim, according to Turner. The accident is …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Counselors were available at all Bedford schools on Monday, April 22 for any students who needed to talk or share their thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombings.
Upon returning to classes after a week of vacation, students and faculty at Bedford High School and John Glenn Middle School held a moment of silence Monday morning for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to Superintendent Jon Sills. Educators were prepared to answer questions concerning the bombings from students at all four Bedford schools, and counselors were made available at all schools to support students in processing the tragedy, according to Sills. Parents of students at Lane Elementary School, which serves students grades three through five, were emailed by Lane School Principal Robert Ackerman in order to inform them how educators at Lane would address the tragedy with students. Ackerman said there was no…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The SAT is not purely about math; it is about finding solutions to problems using any one of a variety of methods.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Bedford High School is hosting the second annual Tenacity Challenge academic competition on April 6.
Bedford High School will host the second annual LA2 Tenacity Challenge Saturday, in which African American and Latino high school students from 15 urban and suburban districts square off in the highly competitive academic scholarship competition. The challenge is comprised of four events that test the academic rigor and intellectual risk taking of 22 six-member teams, each of which has been involved in the three month preparation process for the competition, according to a release from Tenacity officials. Participating schools include Bedford High School, Lexington High School, Melrose High School, Natick High School and Lowell High School. Bedford will be represented by 24 BHS students at this year's Tenacity Challenge, according to …