PRINCIPAL WINTER READING NIGHT IS BACK: Dress in your PJ’s, bring a blanket and come listen to the Bedford Principals read you a story. This fun filled family event will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at the McKelvie School cafeteria. Choose between two session times 4:30pm or 6:30pm, click HERE for more details.

If you plan to attend, you need to REGISTER by filling out this REGISTRATION FORM (please register by January 11th)

A Hope Fille Perspective – Community Presentation 1/9/23 7pm at RAL Media Center

A Hope-Filled Perspective: Traversing the Path Forward presented by John Hamilton.

Monday January 9th, 7pm Lurgio Media Center
One in three kids under age 18 experience hopelessness on a weekly basis (per DHHS). 538 BHS students reported “feeling sad/helpless (almost every day for 2 or more weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities) in the past 12 months” (per 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey results).

Come learn why a HOPE-centered environment is important. The science of hope is substantiated. Hope improves behavior issues, participation challenges, and achievement gaps. It’s a social gift that fuels our individual and collective well-being.

John Hamilton leads the largest out-of-school time learning program for children and teens impacted by domestic violence and abuse in the United States. With two decades of youth development experience, his voice and perspective helps restore belief in the future, guide us to discover the possibilities ahead, and offer hope to young people. John is a Bedford resident and a father to four girls in the Bedford School District.

“Hope is much more than wishful thinking. Science tells us that it is the most predictive indicator of well-being in a person’s life. Hope is measurable. It is malleable. And it changes lives.”