Thursday, December 15, 2016

Annual Winter Concert - Tonight (Thursday) 7pm

Tonight is the night of our Annual Winter Concert! The Music Program here at Lurgio would like to extend an invitation for everyone to join us for a night of great music! Our concert tonight starts at 7pm in the BHS theater. We'll have a concession stand open and admission is free! 

Lurgio’s Season of Giving

Lurgio is collecting food items and $1 from every student to make holiday food baskets for families in need in the Bedford community. Please check with your student to find out their assigned food item. Students are asked to also bring in $1 to help pay for turkeys for the families. Please have your student bring food items and $1 to homeroom by Monday 12/19/16. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

Friday, December 9, 2016

National History Bee - Rescheduled

National History Bee online exam has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 14 at 2:30 in the Media Center.  Any student who has registered for the bee should plan to arrive in the media center Wednesday afternoon with their chrome books.  

Thank you for your patience as the folks at the National History Bee muddled through their technical difficulties.  

Thursday, December 8, 2016

National History Bee Update

A notice to all students and parents participating in the National History Bee, 

This year, the history bee changed their format for  use an online exam in lieu of school/classroom bees to qualify students for Regional History Bees. 

The online portal was set to open on December 1and Lurgio students were scheduled for the online exam yesterday, 12/7.

However, as you probably already know, the online exam was postponed due to technical difficulties with the exam portal.   Their system is down, and  at this time,  the folks at the National History Bee do not know when it will be up and running again.  

Once we get confirmation from the National History Bee that the portal has been restored, we will reschedule the exam.  Participating students will be given notice of the exam date, and time to prepare again for the exam.  

Thank you all for your patience during this unforeseeable inconvenience!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Lurgio Hour of Code - Thursday, December 8

Did you know that this week is Computer Science Education Week? Want to do something to celebrate? How about participating in an Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a workshop-based learning experience meant to introduce kids to the joy of coding. No experience needed!!!

Mrs. Dennis will be offering an after school Hour of Code event on Thursday, December 8 from 3:15-4:30 in room A129 - Ms. Brunelle's room.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the following form

Monday, November 28, 2016

Lurgio Cheer Team Tryout Information

All students interested in trying out for the Lurgio Cheer team must have all athletic forms completed prior to tryouts. A link to the forms is located on the last page of the Student-Athlete Handbook, which is located under the Athletics tab on the Lurgio website.


Tryouts will be on Tuesday, November 29 2016 and Thursday, December 1 2016 from 3:30-5:30 in the Lurgio Dining Hall.

2016/2017 Yearbook Cover Contest

Are you artistic? Would you like to win a free yearbook? Then we want you to submit an entry for the annual yearbook cover contest. Details can be found on the yearbook website and on posters around school. Entries are due Monday, December 12 by 3pm. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PTG Annual 2016 SKI & SKATE SALE EVENT - Saturday, November 19

Bedford High School Gymnasium – Saturday, November 19th, 2016 (9:00am-2:00pm)
Save HUGE on new and used winter sports equipment & apparel!

Mark your calendar to join local vendors bringing top name brand equipment both new and used along with our tremendous consignment inventory of ski and boarding equipment, skates, and winter apparel and outfit your entire family for the upcoming season!

Whether you are in the market for new equipment or simply want to sell your own, this sale is for you. Experts will be available to help fit the right ski, board and boots to your ability! So grab a treat from our bake sale and have fun shopping this TREMENDOUS sale event!

Drop-off equipment for consignment: Friday November 18, 2016 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)

***VISIT for additional sale details and add your items to our sale and tag them from home using our easy online scanning system!

Monday, November 14, 2016

November Parent Conference Information

November 10, 2016
Dear Parents & Guardians,
This is the time of year that is perfect for you to check in on your student’s academic progress with his/her teachers. On Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (3:30PM-6:30PM) and Thursday, November 17, 2016 (5:30PM-8:30PM), I invite you to Lurgio Middle School to conference with the teachers regarding your student’s progress.
These brief, but important conferences will afford you the opportunity to discuss your student’s learning, self-management, and social-emotional well-being. These conferences are scheduled in 10-15 minute increments. Please follow this [LINK] to access our conference sign up sheet. Each teacher has created a link that you may follow to sign up for a specific time slot. Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.
We are now offering online report cards. To access your student’s report card, log into your Powerschool account and select the “Report Cards” button contained in the frame on the left of the main screen. You will have access to this feature year-round and each time you access it, the report card will have the most current information about your student’s grades.
I thank you for taking the time to partner with us in your child’s education. You are an essential component of your child’s development and we see your involvement as essential to your student’s educational growth.
Ed Joyce, Principal

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

School Pictures - Retakes Friday, October 28

School photos were delivered yesterday and will be given to students to take home today.

Picture retakes are on Friday, October 28.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

PTG Cardigan Help Needed

Eighth Grade Parents!  We need help celebrating the Cardigan Experience!   Be the first to hear stories from your student as you help serve pizza and brownies on the day they return.  There are slots open on both Wednesday 10/19 and Friday 10/20.  

Can't come in on those days?  Then drop off some treats or drinks beforehand!  We need brownies (homemade or store bought) and waters.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Note from the Nurse regarding medication for Cardigan Students:

Hello 8th Grade Parents.  Cardigan will be here before we know it! If your student requires any prescription medication  during the Cardigan trip, please bring it to school between Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 14 All medications need to be here prior to Monday, Oct. 17. Prescription medication needs to be in the labeled, prescribed bottle with only those doses needed for the trip.  Please bring the Medication Physician Permission Form found here, with MD signature. Tylenol and Motrin will be available for students as needed.  If there are any over the counter medications needed for your student, please drop them off to the health office as well.  Thank you!  If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn Chessie, RAL School Nurse

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

School Picture Day - Friday, September 23


Mark your calendar!

Picture flyers were sent home with students last Monday but orders can also be placed online at


Shoot Key is: PK6MHJUG

Orders must be placed by MIDNIGHT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (shoot key expires).

Friday, September 16, 2016

Destination Imagination - Parent Info Night

Parent Info Night for Destination Imagination in all Schools will be held onTuesday, September 27th at the McKelvie Intermediate Cafeteria.   To learn more about the program and how to provide your child with this enrichment opportunity, please come and meet our District Coordinator, Marie Russell or email Marie at For more information and to find out what Destination Imagination is all about, click on the link.  

Monday, September 12, 2016

NH State Primary - 2 Hour Delay for Lurgio & BHS Students

This is just a friendly reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday​, September 13) is the NH State Primary.

Voting hours are 7am to 7pm at Bedford High School. Lurgio and BHS will have a two-hour delay for students. Please consider a carpool or the bus to avoid unnecessary traffic delays for yourself. The elementary schools and McKelvie will follow regular hours. 

Voter parking and the entrance for voters is along side the gym entrance at the back of Bedford High School. The traffic pattern around BHS is clockwise one-way. Voters enter the campus and continue straight around the back of the building. Election information is available on the Town's web site:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lurgio Open House - Thursday, September 8 - 6:00PM

Lurgio Open House for parents of 7th and 8th grade students will begin tomorrow (Thursday 9/8) evening in the BHS theater at 6:00PM. We will begin with a brief presentation from the Administration and Guidance Team. At 6:30PM, we will be moving over to the Lurgio side of campus and you will be breaking out to your students’ homerooms to meet their teachers and follow a mini-version of the schedule they follow each day. The evening will conclude at 8PM.
Please note, if you are unable to make it to the 6:00PM presentation and arrive at Open House after 6:30, just head straight to your child’s homeroom teacher’s room or stop by the Main Office for assistance.
We look forward to the opportunity to meet new parents and greet familiar faces tomorrow night and hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A Note from the School Nurse

If your student requires an epi pen or inhaler, please bring them to the Health office along with the necessary paperwork.  Thanks!  If you have any questions please contact me at 310-9100 ext 34415. Thank you, Mrs. Chessie

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Additional Dates for Chromebook Pickup/Dropoff

Below are additional Chromebook pick up/drop off times for families that could not make it in this week. We urge families to come in one of these two days to ensure that your student will have their Chromebook ready for the start of school. This includes families that have purchased a device from the district as well as those families that already have a Chromebook that needs to be configured. If you are unable to make it either of these two dates, pickup and configuration of devices can occur after the first day of school.

Monday - 8/22 from 8:00am to 10:00am - BHS Media Center
Tuesday - 8/23 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm - BHS Media Center

Thursday, August 4, 2016

2016-2017 Chromebook Pickup/Distribution Info

Devices will be available for pickup on August 16th-17th from 8:00am-4:00pm in the Bedford High School Media Center.

Click here for more information

Saturday, June 25, 2016

RAL Summer Hours

RAL Summer Office hours will be from 8:00am to 2:00pm beginning June 27, 2016 through July 31, 2016.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A message from Mrs. Chessie, RN

Please check your student's backpacks as all inhalers and epipens were sent home with the students today.

Thank you and have a great summer,

Monday, June 13, 2016

End of Year Nurse's Note to Parents

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that the last day to pick up your son/daughter's medication/inhalers/epi pens in the nursing office will be on June 15th, 2016 by 1:00 pm.  After this date, all medication will be discarded.  You can also pick up forms for the following school year during this time..  If you have any questions, please call the Health Office at 310-9100 x 4415, Thank You!

Monday, June 6, 2016

8th graders: All BHS Fall Sports paperwork due by Thursday, June 9

Attention 8th graders: All BHS Fall Sports paperwork may be returned to the BHS Athletic Office between 8AM & 8:45AM. All paperwork is due by Thursday, June 9.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Yearbooks Available

​The 2015/2016 yearbooks have arrived! Good news - we have some available for sale.  If you forgot to order a yearbook earlier this year, yearbooks can be purchased for $25 (cash or check) before morning announcements and during WIN block.  Visit the back of the Media Center and see Mrs. Dennis to place your order.  Books will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Join us tonight for the Spring Concert @ 7pm

An important message from the School Nurse for 8th Grade Parents

PLEASE make sure your student brings their epi-pen and/or inhaler with them for 8th Grade Canobie Lake Field Trip on Friday, June 10.  If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn Chessie x4415.  Thank You!

An importatnt message from the School Nurse for 7th Grade Parents

PLEASE make sure your student brings their epi-pen and/or inhaler with them for the 7th Grade Gunstock Field Trip on Friday, June 10.  If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn Chessie x4415.  Thank You!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CORRECTION on 8th Grade Awards Night

The 8th Grade Awards Night will be held on WEDNESDAY, June 8 at 6:00pm in the BHS Theater.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Michael Nerney presents Risky Business - June 1, 2016

How to Keep Your Kids Off Drugs

Wednesday June 1, 2016
Bedford High School Theater

Michael Nerney
Risky Business
Why Adolescents Love Risk-Taking, and How We Can Help Manage It

2016-2017 Chromebook Program Selection Open

The Bedford District is asking parents of students currently in grades 6 thru 8 to select an option for your student to participate in the District’s Chromebook 1-to-1 Program. We believe this program is a tremendous opportunity for our students and teachers to improve teaching and learning.

Our Chromebook 1-to-1 Website has detailed information for parents regarding the program and we encourage parents to review the 1-to-1 Program and Parent Resources sections.
Parents are asked to purchase a Chromebook device for their student choosing one of the following options:
  • Purchase a Chromebook on your own,
  • Purchase a Chromebook directly from the district (with optional accidental breakage/theft insurance) with a one-time payment,
  • Lease to Own a Chromebook directly from the district with an annual payment for 3 years (accidental breakage/theft insurance included).
For families that do not opt into the Chromebook 1-to-1 Program, a loaner will be provided to the student during the school day.  The loaner must be checked in and out daily and will not be allowed to leave the school.
Please click on this link to select the option for your student to participate in this exciting program. We are asking that parents submit their selection for their child by June 3rd so that we can secure the best pricing and plan for purchasing and deployment.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

6th to 7th Transition Night Open House for Parents

Dear Parents of 6th Grade Students,

Welcome to Lurgio! In a few short months your child will be entering 7th grade, and we would like to invite you to an informational evening to introduce you to the Lurgio Middle School. We will be hosting parents on Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00PM. The evening will begin in our media center with staff introductions, a brief presentation about the transition to middle school, and time to take any questions you might have about student life at Lurgio. After the presentation, we will be offering student-led tours of the school so that you can get the lay of the land that your child will be entering next August.

We hope that you are able to join us on May 25th. I look forward to welcoming you to Lurgio.


Ed Joyce

Note from the School Nurse

If your student is attending Stand by Me on Friday, May 20 please make sure they have their epi-pens/inhalers for the day. If you have any questions, please call the Health office at 310-9100 x4415.  Thank You!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CORRECTION to Lurgio News

CORRECTION to Lurgio News: No School/Teacher Workshop Day is Friday, May 27

Note from the Nurse

If your student is attending the Boston Pops trip on Friday, 5/13, please make sure they have their epi-pens/inhalers for the day. If you have any questions, please call the Health office at 310-9100 x4415.  Thank You!

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Due to field conditions at Merrimack, the Softball & Baseball games have been cancelled for today. They are rescheduled for May 19, same time and location.

Change in Baseball - Practice will take place today at Riley field from 3:30 to 4:30
Softball will still practice today at McKelvie until 5 pm

Monday, May 2, 2016

Bedford Destination Imagination Chipotle Fundraiser!

Tuesday - 05/03/2016
99 S River Rd, Bedford

Bring this flyer or show on cell phone for Bedford DI to receive credit toward the fundraiser!

RAL Practices & Games CANCELLED today

Girls' & Boys' Track, Baseball & Softball practices as well as the Golf Meet has been cancelled today due to the weather.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Lurgio Spirit Week

Don't forget about Lurgio Spirit Week!!
Monday - Job Day
Tuesday - College Day
Wednesday - Lost Tourist Day
Thursday - Throwback Thursday
Friday - Tranquil Day

Thursday, April 7, 2016


Due to the weather - TRACK practice has been cancelled for today.

School-Wide Homework THURSDAY 4/7

In preparation for the annual Smarter Balanced assessment this year, all students will be giving time in school to take a practice test to re-familiarize themselves with the unique online testing environment. Additionally, we are asking that all students take a practice test as homework on Thursday, April 7. Since this is a school-wide assignment, teachers will not be assigning additional homework to be due on Friday, April 8. The only assignment for all students is to access and complete the online practice test, which can be found here. The practice test should not take more than forty-five minutes to complete. 


Did you forget to order a yearbook?? Well you are in luck! Yearbooks are on sale again online! Don't miss out on the memories of this year! Cost of each yearbook is $20, and orders can be placed online by following these simple steps:
  • Click on: “Buy My Yearbook” button in upper right hand corner.
  • Choose your school (Ross A Lurgio Middle School)
  • Enter your information (Student’s Name, Teacher’s Name, Homeroom #).


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Parent Night for Current MIS 6th Grade Parents

MIS to RAL Registration Information Evening

Dear Sixth Grade Parents,

I invite you to attend the McKelvie-Lurgio Registration Information Evening on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6PM in the BHS Theater.  During this information session, Lurgio Administration and Guidance will introduce you to the course offerings at the middle school, teach you to log into Powerschool to register for your student’s classes at Lurgio, and cover other general information about our academic offerings.  After the formal presentation, we will be available to answer individual questions.

Hope to see you there,

Ed Joyce
Ross A. Lurgio Middle School

Track & Field Practice CANCELLED 4/5

Due to the conditions of the roadways, Track & Field practice is cancelled for today, April 5.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Stand By Me Chipotle Fundraiser - TUESDAY, APRIL 5th

Our Chipotle Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, April 5th from 4:00-8:00PM. In order for the Stand By Me Committee to benefit, you MUST show a copy of the flyer.  Please print it out or show a copy of the flyer on your phone or other electronic device. Here is a link to our Chipotle Fundraiser flyer.  Thank you!

Track, Baseball & Softball CANCELLED TODAY, April 4

Practices for Track, Baseball & Softball have been cancelled for today, April 4

Social Media Presentation has been RESCHEDULED 4/7

This presentation has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, April 7. The Bedford Police Department and The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will be presenting "A Predator's Playground" to the community and students in the BHS Theater from 6:30 - 8:30pm.  The presentation will explain the dangers teens face today. Discussions about how various forms of electronic communications (computer, phones, gaming systems, etc.) can put families at risk will be discussed.  

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Free Bedford Wrestling Clinic - March 25 & March 26

All students in grades 1 through 8 are encouraged to participate in a FREE wrestling clinic hosted by the Bedford High School coaches and wrestlers. Bobby Heald, two-time NH State Champion and New England place finisher, will run the clinic as part of his senior project. Admission is free. The clinic will take place in the Lurgio Gymnasium on Friday, March 25 from 6PM-8PM and on Saturday, March 26 from 9AM-11AM. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Chris Como at

Friday, March 18, 2016


The Stand By Me committee is holding a fundraiser at tonight's "Slushie" school dance.  Our Stand By Me Student Committee along with parent committee members will be volunteering their time selling slushies, candy and soft drinks. Money earned from concession sales this evening will be used to fund this year's event.  Students, please show your support as you enjoy all of the treats we have to offer!  

Our Panera Bread Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd from 4:00-8:00PM. In order for the Stand By Me Committee to benefit, you MUST show a copy of the flyer.  Please print it out or show a copy of the flyer on your phone or other electronic device. Here is a link to our Panera Fundraiser flyer.  Thank you!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Yearbook Order Window Extended

The 2015-2016 yearbooks order window has been extended to Monday, March 28. Don't miss out on the 152 full color pages of this year!!

Cost of each yearbook is $20, and orders can be placed online by following these simple steps:

  • Click on: “Buy My Yearbook” button in upper right hand corner.
  • Choose your school (Ross A Lurgio Middle School)
  • Enter your information (Student’s Name, Teacher’s Name, Homeroom #).
  • Online sales can be placed until Monday, March 28th.

If paying by cash or check, please turn money into Mrs. Wells in room 230 - extra order envelopes can be found in the main office.

Friday, March 11, 2016

CBY@RAL Animal Shelter Drive

CBY@RAL is hosting an animal shelter drive from March 15th-March 28th.  Check the Wish List Poster in your pod area to see what is needed.  Donations don't need to be new; they are always in need of old towels, sheets and blankets.  Boxes will be placed in homerooms on Tuesday, March 15th.  Be sure to bring in lots of items because the homeroom  in each grade with the most donations will win the right to pie any willing teacher.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Lurgio Yearbook Sales Information

The 2015-2016 yearbooks are now on sale!

Cost of each yearbook is $20, and orders can be placed online by following these simple steps:
  • Click on: “Buy My Yearbook” button in upper right hand corner.
  • Choose your school (Ross A Lurgio Middle School)
  • Enter your information (Student’s Name, Teacher’s Name, Homeroom #).
  • Online sales will be open Monday, February 29th until Friday, March 18th.

In-school sales (Cash or Check) will be held Monday, March 7, 2016 through Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Orders can be turned into homeroom teachers.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Read-a-Thon Lurgio Spirit Week

Show your school spirit!!

Lurgio/PTG Read-a-Thon

Once again this year Lurgio has partnered with the PTG to provide students with a fantastic fundraiser that celebrates and supports literacy at Lurgio and in New England. Please consider sponsoring your child’s participation in the Read-a-Thon day of literacy that will take place on Friday, February 19. This is an all-school, all-day event in which students and staff engage in silent reading and other literacy activities while at school. Sponsorship envelopes should arrive home this afternoon, and we will begin collecting sponsorship donations on Monday, February 15.

For more information, view the student presentation [LINK], check out this flyer [LINK], and/or read this letter to parents [LINK].

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Ticket sales for this year's Musical "Wonderland!" are still available online!
Pick your preferred day (Friday, February 12 - 7pm, Saturday, February 13 - 1pm or 7pm) and seats so you can avoid the lines outside the theater!
Tickets can be purchased at

Monday, February 8, 2016

8th Grade BHS Course Selection Information

For more information, dates and deadline, visit the BHS Course Selection Process Page.

Course selection needs to be completed in PowerSchool by Friday, February 12.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Barnes & Noble Bookfair to Benefit Lurgio

Come to Barnes and Noble bookstore on Willow Street on Wednesday, February 10th from 4:00-9:00 PM for discounts with your purchases that support the Read-a-Thon! 
Shop from home or come to the store - Bookfair ID 11808359!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

8th Grade BHS Course Selection Info Night

Please join the Bedford High School Leadership Team for "Course Selection Night" on February 4 at 6:00pm in the BHS Theater. Learn about the course request process that takes place through PowerSchool and gain valuable information about the curriculum and expectations that will impact your students next year. 

For more information, dates and deadline, visit

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Horizons Drive - January 25 to January 29

Don't forget to bring in your donations this week for the New Horizons Drive! 

8th Grade Donations go to Ms. Woods Room 113

7th Grade Donations go to Ms. Pascucci Room 215