“Angst” ~ An Indie Flix Documentary Movie Screening ~ at JGMS on May 17 at 6 pm

Submitted by the John Glenn Middle School Parents Association

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Changing the world often requires changing the minds of people. One of the most effective ways to change people’s minds — by increasing awareness, by stimulating empathy — is storytelling, particularly visual storytelling. IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its non-profit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its brand-new documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”

Playwright’s Festival – This Friday at Bedford High School!

Submitted by the Bedford High School Performing Arts Department

The Bedford High School Theater Department presents the second annual Playwright’s Festival. The six plays in this festival are written, directed, and designed by BHS students. A single performance will take place at 7 pm on Friday, May 11 in the BHS auditorium.

The playwrights are Parker DeBaryshe, Jillian Guetersloh, Will Potter, Lucy Santiago, and Eran Zelixon. Eran Zelixon will also perform his history fair performance entitled Terezín: Creation as Compromise before he competes at the National History Day Competition.

Middlesex Community College Launches Media Preferences Survey

Submitted by Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College is conducting an online survey to help improve the college’s marketing efforts.

As the community’s college, MCC is always seeking ways to improve our communication efforts. Whether you or someone you know is coming to Middlesex directly from high school, enrolling to enhance on-the-job skills, or returning to school after many years, we want to know how to serve you better.

Middle School Tenacity Challenge

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Teams of middle school students arrived at Bedford’s John Glenn Middle School on Saturday, April 28 to compete in the the 2018 Middle School Tenacity Challenge, an annual academic competition for teams of 7th and 8th grade Latino and African-American students from urban and suburban middle schools across Massachusetts.

Based on the success of Bedford High School’s Tenacity Challenge and the support of Superintendent Jon Sills, John Glenn Middle School principal Kevin Tracey brought the program to JGMS.

Third Term Honors Lists: Bedford High School, 2017-2018

Submitted by the Bedford High School Bedford High School released its Honors Lists for the third term of the 2017-2018 school year. FIRST HONORS Class of 2018 Michael Adamik, Nassim Ali Ahmad, Annemarie Anderson, Sherry Assi, Caitlin Barr, Megan Beecy, Nicole Bianco,...

Epic Turnout for Massachusetts Walk Bike to School Day

By Julie McCay Turner

Glorious spring weather prompted an epic number of students and parents to take part in Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day in Bedford on Wednesday, May 2.

Organized by Carla Olson and the Healthy Bedford Initiative, the ride was supported the Bedford Police, the Department of Public Works, Bedford’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers, and Town officials, along with parents, grandparents, and caregivers.

Bedford Schools’ Art Director Sean Hagan – Helping to Bring Student Art into the Community

By Mindy Pollack-Fusi

When Sean Hagan arrived as Director of Art for the Bedford Public Schools three years ago, the high school was filled with wonderful display cases mostly for 2-d and 3-d work. “Other than that,” he recalls, it was “pretty much a blank canvas, with blue lockers, gray walls and great lighting and airy design, but too little color otherwise.”

Formerly the K-12 Art Department Head for the Lexington Public Schools, and an art teacher before that, Sean spotted the opportunity to shape BHS into a more vibrant place.

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