Bedford Education Foundation Announces its Fall Grant Recipients

Submitted by the Bedford Education Foundation

The Bedford Education Foundation (BEF) is proud to announce the funding of seven grants in our Fall 2017 grant cycle, totaling $11,000. Congratulations to all of our grant recipients! To date, the BEF has funded over $200,000 towards creative and innovative projects and materials in the Bedford Public Schools.

Bedford Teams Capture 2nd and 4th Place in the 15th Annual Women of Science Scholarship Competition

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The winning teams – Image (c) Michael Griffin, 2017 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Saturday’s snow didn’t stop 45 teams of junior and senior high school women from nearby towns and cities, along with a team from Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley High School. They spent the morning competing in Bedford High School’s 15th annual Women of Science scholarship competition. Wellesley High School took top honors, Bedford came in second (and fourth!) with Newton South capturing third place.

BHS Boys Basketball Wins Home Opener 72 to 32 to Start the Season

By Jeff JHO Hoyland

Bedford Boys Basketball has some lofty goals this season, beginning and ending with teamwork.

The Bucs opened their season at home against Southbridge. From the tip-off, BHS showed teamwork was key as senior Casey Millar tipped the ball to senior Jack Cowan, who threw the ball to the rim, where sophomore Malachi Hazelton slammed the ball home for the first two points of the game.

Middlesex Community College to Host December and January Walk-In Enrollment Days in Bedford and in Lowell

Submitted by Middlesex Community College

Walk in and get started on your pathway to success at Middlesex Community College! New and returning students can meet with an advisor, build their class schedules for spring semester, and take the College Placement Test during Walk-In Enrollment Days, to be held on the Bedford and Lowell campuses. Spring-semester classes begin Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

Bucs and Rams Tune Up for the Winter Sports Season

By Jeff JHO Hoyland

Shawsheen Valley Tech finished their Fall sports season with a football game last Thursday against Assabet Valley. The winter sports preseason schedule started on Saturday when Bedford High and Shawsheen Tech went head to head in boys basketball and ice hockey.

Middlesex Community College’s Production of ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ Features Bedford Students

Submitted by Middlesex Community College

Three Middlesex Community College students with Bedford connections are involved in the MCC Theater Department’s fall production, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” running December 7-10, in Lowell High School’s Burgoyne Theater.

Kaitlyn Crockett, a 2011 Bedford High School graduate, is production stage manager and assistant director for this production of Thornton Wilder’s award-winning classic. Fionna Brennan plays Gladys; and Jamie Learned appears in the ensemble.

“The Skin of Our Teeth” will be presented in five performances December 7-10, in the Lowell High School Burgoyne Theater, 40 Paige St., Lowell. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 7 and 8; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.

School Committee Hears Grade 6-12 Math Program Presentation

By Nick Giglio

At their meeting on November 21, the School Committee heard a presentation on the grade 6-12 Math Program. Patrick Morrissey, chair of the BHS Math Department, spoke about the Department’s goals, problems, and visions. He also touched on enrollment in the freshman geometry high honors class, and independent tutors.

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