JGMS 8th Graders Become U.S. Senators for a Day

By Linda White

“To preserve our vibrant democracy for future generations, I believe it is critical to have a place where citizens can go to learn first-hand about the Senate’s important role in our system of government.” – Senator Edward M. Kennedy

A Special Field Trip
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s full-scale reproduction of the United States Senate Chamber recently hosted 200 members of the JGMS eighth grade class. Students personally experienced the legislative process, decisions, and challenges routinely faced by the 100 members of the United States Senate. Members of the JGMS Green Team visited the Institute on January 11 and the Silver Team visited on January 16. On each of the two days, students filled the 100 seats of the Senate chamber. As senators for a day, students followed the established Senate tradition for senators-elect by taking the Oath of Office administered by the presiding Senate officer in an open session before beginning their legislative activities.

3 pm Forecast: Wednesday Snow Totals Lower Due to Possible Changeover to Rain

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

At 3 pm on Tuesday, January 16, the National Weather Service lowered the projected snow totals for Bedford because of a possible changeover to rain.

Storm ending projections – Image (c) NWS Boston, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

According to a 3 pm forecast, the snow is expected to begin around 2 am on Wednesday morning, and continue through 4 pm that afternoon.

If Superintendent Sills decides to close or delay the start of Bedford Schools on Wednesday, The Citizen will post the message as soon as it comes in.

Middlesex Community College Hosts Info Sessions for Students with Learning Disabilities on Thursday, January 18

Submitted by Middlesex Community College

Learn more about Middlesex Community College’s nationally recognized Transition Program, a two-year, noncredit vocational certificate program for students with learning/cognitive disabilities. A Transition Program Information Session will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18,in MCC’s Bedford Campus Center’s Café East, 591 Springs Road.

“MCC’s Transition program is designed for students with significant learning disabilities who would find traditional college-level academics too challenging, even with extensive support services,” said Patricia Bruno, MCC’s Associate Dean of Student Support Services. “The Transition Program helps students achieve their potential through coursework and hands-on experience in work settings.”

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