By Jeff JHO Hoyland
BHS Football Alumni think of August as a time to drink Dixie cups of lemon-flavored ice tea out of a giant barrel after hot days at football camp. Especially on a day like today, when the 2018 Bedford Buccaneer football team began their workouts at Sabourin Field in 80-degree heat.
Submitted by Jennifer Cunningham for Bedford MADI
Does your child want to spend this winter working with friends to create something AWESOME??
Maybe designing an aircraft, creating a new game gizmo, or researching a medical mystery. How about an original musical; a super-strong, uncrushable tower; or an original improv skit? Bedford Destination Imagination is forming new teams for the upcoming season!
Destination Imagination (DI) is a project-based extracurricular that teaches kids the creative process, from concept to design to execution, with an emphasis on teamwork, originality, and problem-solving. DI fosters students’ curiosity through open-ended academic challenges in the fields of science, engineering, technology, fine arts, and service learning. In working to solve DI Challenges, teams learn 21st-century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication) by using individual talents and interests to create something entirely new as a team.
A Commentary by Sue Baldauf and Carla Olson
Planning for back-to-school travel after the usually more leisurely two months of summer can be distressing for parents, especially as children get older, move up to different schools, and want more independence. Bedford is fortunate to provide free school bus transportation for all grades, and that is a preferred way for students of all ages to travel to school to save on gas and congestion in town and at the schools. Navigating the school bus will be of increasing benefit to them as they mature and become more self-sufficient.
Submitted by The Food Project
Summer is an important time at The Food Project. On July 2, the organization welcomed 100 young people (most between the ages of 14 to 17) from diverse cultural, racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds to work on their urban and suburban farms in Boston, Beverly, Lincoln, Lynn, and Wenham. During the summer season, these youth work together to grow vegetables and to donate or distribute nearly 200,000 servings of produce to increase food access throughout eastern Massachusetts—all while developing important leadership, teamwork, and civic participation skills.
Submitted by the Bedford High School
Bedford High School released its Honors Lists for the third term of the 2017-2018 school year.
Submitted by the Bedford Garden Club
The Bedford Garden Club is proud to announce the winners of the Club’s scholarship winners for 2018: Rachelle Chao and Lexia Cicone.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Congratulations to Bedford’s Spring Sports All-Stars as listed in the Boston Globe
Submitted by POMS ~ Patrons of Music Students
At the MET Musical Awards ceremony on Saturday, June 23, Bedford’s high school and middle school musical productions came away with ten awards total—the best showing yet for BHS and JGMS!
Submitted by Rob Ackerman and Lane School
The 2018 Lane School Field Day, captured on video by former Lane School student Rob Ackerman