New Public Art in Bedford– A Collaborative Effort!

Submitted by Alyssa Sandoval, Economic Development Director

The images on the utility box reference both the nearby garden maintained by the Bedford Garden Club and the bicyclists who frequent the area at the end of the Minuteman Bikeway – Courtesy image (c) Sean Hagan, 2019 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

Bedford’s newest public art project uses a standard utility box located on South Road near Railroad Avenue in the Depot Area as a “canvas” for a community art project. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

All Night Graduation, 2019 ~ Another Grand Success

By Dawn Kociubes and Kerry Rackey

On the night of Bedford High School Graduation, June 6th, 2019, the All Night Graduation Committee welcomed 159 Bedford graduating seniors to the 32nd annual All Night Graduation Party.  This long-standing Bedford tradition offers a safe and substance-free event on the night of graduation.  The seniors arrive at 10:30 pm and stay in a completely transformed Bedford High School until 5:30 am.  They are thoroughly entertained throughout the evening with a variety of food and a constant stream of fun activities.  The activities, entertainment options, and performers are some of the best-kept secrets in Bedford, allowing each and every graduating class to experience it anew.

Cambridge School of Weston Celebrates the Class of 2019, including a pair of Bedford Graduates

Special from The Cambridge School of Weston

The weather was pleasant and sunny and the mood joyful and proud as students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, family, and friends came together under the tent to celebrate as a community on June 7 for the 133rd commencement exercises at The Cambridge School of Weston. Bedford residents in the CSW Class of 2019 included Sabrina Alper and Sophia Clouse.

Bedford Graduates in the Class of 2019 ~ Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School

By Nancy Asbedian
Bedford representative to the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School Committee

On Thursday, June 6, Bedford residents Antonio Attardo and Mia Smith celebrated with more than 300 fellow classmates who graduated from Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Thanks to Andrew Pigeon, Director of Community Services & Post-Secondary Programs, we are pleased to share this information about Mia and Antonio.

The BHS Field Formerly Known as “C” is Now the Miss G Field

By Julie McCay Turner

During Saturday’s ceremony to dedicate the Miss G field and its new scoreboard, Mike Rosenberg recalled the legendary Miss G, Helen Gfroerer, who touched the lives of several generations of Bedford students. “She was remarkable because of what she did with so little,” said Rosenberg. “There were no fields when the school opened in 1955, and the gym wasn’t finished until the first day of school.”

School Committee Reviews Year-end Goals, Approves JGMS and BHS Construction Bids

By Ben Oleksinski

At their June 4 meeting, the Bedford School Committee looked back on the performance of district goals over 2018-2019, as well as looking forward to projects to be initiated as soon as summer break begins.

Committee members considered just how effectively their goals were instituted in classrooms this past year, complete with summarized reports from grades K-12. Superintendent Jon Sills gave a letter grade for the outputs and outcomes of each. The review sampled the standardized test scores, class analytics, and the end work of specialized programs.

Bedford TV Plans to Live-Stream JGMS 2019 Moving On Ceremony on Monday June 17th!

Submitted by Bedford Television

Bedford Television will live-stream the John Glenn Middle School 2019 Moving On Ceremony from Bedford High School, beginning at 6:00 pm on Monday, June 17th. Online coverage will be available on our YouTube channel.

YouTube:  Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/BedfordTVMA. The first video on Bedford TV’s Channel will show an icon that says “Live Now”. Click on the video to begin watching.

DVDs of the ceremony are available for pre-sale now: https://bedford.tv/buy-dvds/

CSF Awards Night ~ Scholarship Awards, and Surprises

By Dot Bergin

More than 200 Bedford graduating high school seniors were awarded scholarships on May 29 at the annual CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars Awards night, emceed by Mike Rosenberg, whose genial wit as he handed out the awards delighted students, parents, and friends alike. The ceremony took place at the Bedford Doubletree Hilton Hotel and was filmed by Bedford TV.

Record Number of Runners at 4th Annual BEST PTO Color Run

Submitted by BEST PTO

On Saturday, June 1, the Bedford Elementary Schools Together (BEST) PTO held their 4th Annual Color Run Fundraiser.  Over 890 runners registered this year, which is a new record for this event in Bedford since its first year in 2016.  The success of this fundraiser allowed the BEST PTO to raise over $30,000 for the Davis and Lane Schools.

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