Friday, October 13, 2017

Special Note for 8th Grade Parents - Cardigan Dismissal Information

October 13, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I want to communicate with you the pick-up procedure regarding eighth grade students returning from Mt. Cardigan on Wednesday and Friday of next week. If it is at all possible, we ask that you allow your students to be dismissed at the regular time (3:15PM) through the typical means (end of day announcements).

When the students return from the trip, there is a lunch provided for them. Once the lunch is over, students will work with teachers to begin to finalize the trip. Camping/hiking gear will be cleaned, inventoried, and stored. Students will begin to share data that is necessary for summative assessments that will conclude the unit. It is important that the students are here to complete these tasks.

As always, you have the right to sign-out your student prior to dismissal. If you need to dismiss your child prior to 2:35PM, please enter the building through the Main Office Entrance and check-in with the Main Office staff. We will assist you with the dismissal of your child. If you are dismissing your child after 2:35PM, you can make your way directly to your child’s homeroom, and the teacher will dismiss your child to you.

If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Main Office staff.


Nathan Fellman
Assistant Principal, 8th Grade

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A Request from the School Nurse for 8th Grade Parents:

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 by Thursday, October 13th.  I will be packing the Wed-Thurs PODS prior to my leaving on Monday with the first group of students.   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, with MD signature.  The form can be downloaded at the district website under health services.  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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Picture Day - Friday, September 22

Dress to impress for picture day!!

Orders can be placed online:
Pre-order shoot key: M8MMD8YN

Friday, August 25, 2017

Chromebook Pickup Information

Any students who still need to pick up their chromebook or drop off their chromebook to be configured can do so Tuesday.  Please have those students can come to the Tech Corner in the back of the Media Center.  Students who still need to pay for devices can bring a check or can pay online through  Any questions, please contact Donna Dennis

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Additional Chromebook Pickup/Dropoff Date

Do you still need to pick up a student's chromebook or drop one off to be configured to be used next year?  If so, please come Monday, August 21st from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL in room 222.

Friday, August 18, 2017

A note from the School Nurse for Parents

Hello 7th and 8th grade Lurgio Parents!

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!  Here are just a few important reminders as we start this new school year.  If you have any questions, please send me an email at

For all incoming 7th graders please provide a current physical for your student.  If your 7th or 8th grade student plan on participating in athletics, the physicals are good for two years and must be on file in the Health Office. Please feel free to contact me if you are unsure of your student's status concerning his/her physical.

Please bring all inhalers, epi-pens and daily medications along with MD orders and allergy/asthma action plans prior to the start of school. Health forms can be downloaded from the district website and are found under the Health Services tab. Please complete forms and if possible, please attach a recent photo to allergy action plans. I will be in the health office 8/24 9am-3pm, 8/25 9am-3pm and 8/28 12pm- 2:30pm.  Please let me know if these times are not possible and we can make other arrangements. 

Current Diabetes management plans and supplies may also be dropped off on the above days.

I am looking forward to seeing your children on August 29th!  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.  Enjoy the last days of summer,  Evelyn Chessie, RN, School Nurse

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

2017/2018 InfoSnap Registration Confirmation Open

During the afternoon on August 2nd, you will receive an email from the Bedford School District regarding your child's attendance at Lurgio. The process entails confirming registration and making any changes/updates to important information regarding your child(ren). After completing the InfoSnap Registration Confirmation, you will be able to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. When you log into the portal, you will be able to view your child's Pod assignment and classes.

Parent Portal
If you do not know how to access the Powerschool Parent Portal, click HERE. If you have difficulty with accessing the portal, please contact Denise Boyle in the Lurgio Main Office at 603-310-9100. PLEASE NOTE: The Parent Portal will not be open until late in the afternoon on August 2nd.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Yearbooks Still Available

Yearbooks have been given out -- if there is any student who thinks they purchased a yearbook and did not receive one, please have them come and see Mrs. Dennis.

We have about 50 yearbooks still left for sale -- students can come to the Tech Corner in the back of the Media Center to purchase a copy. Cost is $30.

Friday, June 9, 2017

End of Year Reminders from the School Nurse

Please remind your student to bring his/her epi pens/inhalers on the 7th grade field trip to Gunstock and the 8th grade field trip to Canobie.  The weather will be very warm next week, please have your student's  bring their water bottles to school.

The last day to pick up your student's medication/inhalers/epi pens in the nursing office will be on June 19th, 2017 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 34415, Thank You!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

GUNSTOCK Field Trip Postponed

Due to weather conditions tomorrow, the 7th Grade Gunstock Field Trip has been postponed until Monday, June 12.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

7th Grade Student Council Voting

Current 7th graders, please use the link below to place your vote 2017-18 Student Council Executive Board President and Vice President.

Monday, May 22, 2017


Today's  Baseball game against Hudson has been postponed to Wednesday, May 24 at 4PM  at Riley Field 

Friday, May 19, 2017

8th Grade Parent Information Night @ BHS

The 8th Grade Parent Information Night will be on May 22, 2017, at 6:00 PM in the BHS Theater. This is an opportunity for the parents of rising 9th graders to hear about life as a ninth grader and ask questions about the high school experience.

The 2017-2018 BHS Course Schedules will be released to students and families on June 12th.

June 13-June 16:  Add + Drop requests will be considered at BHS (rising 10-12 graders) during finals. All current 8th graders will use a form to communicate requests. It will be located in the Lurgio News emails. Copies will also be available in the Lurgio Guidance Office.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Important Information Regarding Stand By Me & Road Construction at SNHU

We are very excited about Stand By Me taking place this Friday, May 19th at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH).
Please read the following as it contains important information about the day.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION: Please be advised to enter campus from the Manchester side; entrance from the north/Hooksett is closed. If you follow North River Road past the Derryfield School (on your left) you will approach a large ‘road closed’ sign and a detour at Bicentennial Road. Do NOT take the detour, simply continue straight on North River Road past the road closed sign. In about a quarter of a mile, turn right onto East Side Drive/Event Parking and follow to visitor parking areas. *if you are entering from Bicentennial Road, take a right onto North River Road, pass the “road closed” sign and continue to East Side Drive for visitor parking

Check-in for all participants will be in the SNHU Athletic Center from 9:00 - 9:30a.m.; Welcome and KeyNote to start promptly at9:30. Please be sure to leave extra time to park and walk over to the SNHU Athletic Center. Look for event signs and volunteers to help direct you.

Students will receive their finalized schedules at school on Friday morning. Parents will receive finalized schedules at check-in at the SNHU Athletic Center. Please follow the schedule on your lanyard, this will have the most up to date information and room/building locations. Other information on your lanyard will include your lunch selection and if your student will be leaving campus with you [“ride with parent”].

Lunch for all parents and students is located in the SNHU Dining Center. As you enter the building you will be directed to your lunch pick-up. Once you pick up your lunch you may sit where ever you like (upstairs or downstairs). If you are bringing a brown bag lunch you will also dine in the SNHU Dining Center.

Please note whether your child is taking the bus back to Lurgio for dismissal or if you chose “ride with parent". WE ONLY HAVE SPACE ON THE BUSES FOR STUDENTS THAT SELECTED “RIDE BUS”. We suggest meeting your students outside of the Frost Building at the corner of the quad at the end of the day. Students riding the bus back to Lurgio will meet their teachers at the Athletic Center.
We will see you Friday at SNHU!

Shana Potvin & Lisa Nash
Stand By Me 2017, Event Co-Chairs

A Note from the Nurse regarding Stand By Me

PLEASE make sure your student brings their epi-pen and/or inhaler with them for STAND BY ME.  If you have any questions, please contact Evelyn Chessie x34415.  Thank You!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lurgio Yearbook FLASH SALE!

Did you forget to order a yearbook?? Well you are in luck! Flash sale today and tomorrow -- orders can be placed online ( or turned into Mrs. Dennis.  Friday 5/5 is the LAST day to guarantee you will get a copy!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

COLOR BLAST 5K Fun Run/Walk, Sunday, June 4th @ 10:00a.m.

The Bedford PTG is excited to announce that registration for our first annual Color Blast 5K Run/Walk is open! Register today and mark your calendar for a super-fun, family event! Not a runner? That’s OK. You can walk, skip, hop, twirl, dance or stroll your way through six color stations along the 5K route that starts at Lurgio Middle school on the BHS/RAL campus. Be sure to wear white for maximum color affect (you will be blasted with food safe colorful powder). All funds raised from this event will go back into our schools!

Friday, April 14, 2017

April Spirit Week Themes

Celebrate Spirit Week!!

Monday - Athlete Day
Tuesday - Twin Day
Wednesday - Superhero Day
Thursday - Throwback Thursday
Friday - Pajama Day

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lurgio's Got Talent Show - CANCELLED TONIGHT

The Lurgio's Got Talent Show that was rescheduled for this evening,Thursday April 13th, is canceled.  After much discussion and deliberation CBY@BHS had to make this VERY difficult decision. 
Many acts removed themselves last minute, leaving few acts to perform.  We understand you may have been looking forward to the event or rearranged your schedule, we deeply apologize for the inconvenience. The students of CBY@BHS worked hard to plan and prepare for the event, but felt this was the best for everyone involved. 
CBY@BHS is a group of students that plan, implement and evaluate each event they are involved with. Each situation is a learning experience for the students. They have already been discussing how similar situations can be avoided in the future. 
Again, we deeply apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for your understanding. 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact
Thank you again, 
Coalition for Bedford Youth 

Yearbook Order Deadline EXTENDED - Monday, April 17

Last day to pre-order the 2016-2017 Lurgio Yearbook is 
Monday, April 17th for $25*.

Cash or check orders will be can be turned into Mrs. Dennis in the Tech Corner in the back of the Media Center

Online orders can be placed until 11:59 Monday, April 17.

To placed online orders:

  • Visit
  • Click on the purple Parent's: Buy Your Student's Yearbook button in the upper right corner.
  • Search for Lurgio 
  • Enter Your Student's last name and select your student from the list.  If your student does not appear, follow the instructions on the screen to add them.
* A limited number of yearbooks might be available for sale when the books arrive in June for $30.

Questions? Contact Donna Dennis (

Stand By Me Registration - NOW OPEN!!!

 Please Register by: Tuesday April 18 at 5pm.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Annual Stand By Me Chipotle Fundraiser - Wednesday, April 12th 4pm-8pm

Stand By Me is hosting it’s annual CHIPOTLE fundraiser on Wednesday, April 12th at the Bedford location (99 South River Road) from 4p.m. - 8p.m.. Simply show them this flyer on your phone, let them know you are there for Stand By Me, or hand them a flyer and Stand By Me will receive 50% of your sale. Thank you for your support!

Stand By Me Kick-Off Event - Tuesday, April 11 6:30pm @ BHS Theater

Please join us on April 11th as we kick-off our 28th annual Stand By Me event with an energetic and inspiring evening presentation with Ed Gerety. One of the top professional youth speakers in the country, Mr. Gerety will be doing a 60 minute program for parents and their child, focusing on how you can work together in your families to help your child reach their full potential, have the right mindset, and achieve their goals. Ed has been a part of the Stand By Me program from it’s beginning and his programs always receive rave reviews. This program is geared to middle school families and is being co-sponsored by the Bedford PTG. Save the date for this must see event: April 11th in the BHS Theater, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Midnight Madness • Friday, April 7 • 7pm - Midnight

Student Council would like to invite ALL students to Midnight Madness this Friday April 7th, in the Gym from 7 to midnight. Come join us for some fun activities like bull rides, trike races, obstacle courses, wrecking ball, bounce house, movies, and more! Admission is $20 which includes one snack card for 5 concession items such as pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, and water. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

**NEW DATE** Lurgio's Got Talent - THURSDAY, April 13th 6-8:30pm

Due to tomorrow’s forecasted snowstorm, the Lurgio’s Got Talent event has been postponed to Thursday, April 13 at 6:00PM in the Bedford High School Theater.

Monday, March 27, 2017

MIS/RAL 6th to 7th Registration Night on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:00PM - Lurgio Media Center

March 24, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The administration and staff of the Lurgio Middle School are excited to welcome the incoming seventh grade class. We are committed to building a successful two years for all our students, and that begins with the thoughtful and deliberate course registration process that you have already begun.

Attending middle school is a very important step as students develop their academic and organizational skills. At the middle level, students and parents begin to have additional options for course selection. The first area where students have significant choices is in Mathematics. Your child’s sixth grade teacher will make a recommendation about which course is the best fit. Please carefully consider these teacher recommendations, which will be available online on March 28, 2017, the same day you can register your child for classes. You can also use these helpful descriptions (click here) of students who are successful in each course when considering these options.

The second area of significant choice is between a World Language and Academic Support. Many students choose to take on the additional challenge of beginning a high school World Language in seventh grade, but others choose instead to focus on their study skills and executive functioning. Please consider these descriptions (click here) of students who are successful in the different courses to help you as you decide which course is right for your child.

Course selection is the primary driving factor in pod placement. Additionally, we work with the McKelvie leadership and guidance team to form pods that create successful learning environments for all our students. Because of the complexity of balancing scheduling with pod configuration, we are not able to honor specific teacher, pod, or friend requests. We are confident that each of our pods is fully capable of meeting your child’s needs, and all of our teachers look forward to watching your child thrive in the 7th grade.

If you have questions or you would enjoy some assistance with course registration, Lurgio Middle School will be hosting a rising 7th grade registration night on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:00PM in the Lurgio Middle School Media Center.

If you have questions or concerns about course registration, please do not hesitate to contact me at


Ed Joyce, Principal

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Yearbook Order Time!

The 2016-2017 Lurgio Yearbook will be on sale Friday, March 24th until Friday, April 14th for $25*.

Cash or check orders will be collected in homeroom Monday, March 27 through Tuesday, April 4.  Order forms will be sent home with students on Friday, March 24.

Online orders can be placed Friday, March 24th through Friday, April 14.

To placed online orders:

  • Visit
  • Click on the purple Parent's: Buy Your Student's Yearbook button in the upper right corner.
  • Search for Lurgio 
  • Enter Your Student's last name and select your student from the list.  If your student does not appear, follow the instructions on the screen to add them.
* A limited number of yearbooks might be available for sale when the books arrive in June for $30.

Questions? Contact Donna Dennis (

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It's Midnight Madness Time Again!

Let the Madness begin! We need some (A LOT!) of volunteers to make this event a great success for all! This is one for the Dads, as well as the Moms. Click on this link to volunteer!

Let the Madness begin! We need some (A LOT!) of volunteers to make this event a great success for all! This is one for the Dads, as well as the Moms.
Friday, April 7 from 7:00pm - MIDNIGHT
There will be inflatable obstacles, a mechanical bull, large tricycles, movies, and lots of yummy treats! There are 2 shifts of volunteers needed: 6:30 - 9:30 pm or 9:00 - midnight. Volunteers will be supervising in the gym at the inflatables, at the bull, serving pizza and drinks, making cotton candy, popcorn and sno-cones. Have an area of expertise? Let us know! Torn between cotton candy and mechanical bull? We will rotate positions so you can supervise more than 1!!

And, while the hours of 7:00 - midnight are for the kids, I have it on good authority that the gym will open at 6:15 for volunteers to try out the fun.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

​Music In Our Schools Benefit Concert - Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Music in Our Schools concert will be Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm in the BHS theater. It is our benefit concert and our suggested donation is $5 dollars. We will also be selling concessions before the concert and during intermission, and Jazz Band will be playing at Bulldog Corner from 6:30pm until the start of the concert. Our concert is projected to end before 8pm, making a great night to bring the whole family!

Our instrumental music includes selections from Star Wars and Harry Potter. Our Choral music follows a "Seize the Day!" theme including selections from Disney! All are welcome!

Science Professionals Wanted

Do you have a science career you want to share with students? We are looking for science professionals to run a workshop sharing their career experience with 7th grade students at our annual science career day on Friday, April 21 from 9-12.  As a guest speaker you will be asked to present to a small group of students for two rotations, each approximately 45 minutes in length. In the workshop you will provide an overview of your profession along with an activity or demonstration for the students using the tools or materials you typically work with. Come join us for a fun-filled day and get students excited about science!

If you are interested, please contact Amy Rockwell at

Spring Sports Tryout Information

Please note the following tryout dates:

  • Baseball - Monday, March 27 in the Lurgio Gymnasium 3:30-5:15 p.m.

  • Softball - Monday, March 27 in the Lurgio Gymnasium 5:15-7:00 p.m.

  • Track & Field - Monday, April  3  at Preston Field 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    • Athletes should be picked-up at Lurgio at the conclusion of practice

  • Coed Golf - Tuesday, April 11 at Ponemah Green at 4:00 p.m.

  • Coed Tennis - Monday, April 10 at the courts on County Rd. 7:00-8:20 a.m.

For more information regarding all spring sports, please click [HERE].  

Monday, March 13, 2017

Two Hour Delay - Thursday, March 16 - Lurgio & BHS ONLY

Due postponed town and school elections.  Lurgio Middle School and Bedford High School will have a two-hour delay on Thursday, March 16 to allow morning voters easier access to the polls.


Dear Parents and Staff,
This is an update regarding the coming snow storm.
Due to anticipated weather conditions, our Bedford Town Moderator Brian Shaughnessy, Esq., has postponed tomorrow's town and school elections. The elections have been moved to Thursday, March 16, from 7am-7pm at Bedford High School. Full details about this decision are in this press release,

There are several key items for the school community.
  1. All schools will be open on Thursday
  2. Memorial, Peter Woodbury, Riddle Brook and McKelvie will have a normal schedule on Thursday
  3. Lurgio Middle School and Bedford High School will have a two-hour delay on Thursday to allow morning voters easier access to the polls. 
  4. For voters unable to vote on Thursday, the Town Offices will remain opne until 7p.m. this evening to allow for completion of absentee voting
  5. For our professional staff, I will send a separate message this evening regarding our workshop day scheduled for tomorrow.
I appreciate everyone's patience as we work through these decisions.
Chip McGee 

Spring Sports Pre-Season Meeting Information

Baseball Meeting
There will be a meeting for all students who are trying out for the baseball team on Monday March 20, at 3:30 is Coach Stevener's room. Students should have rides for pick-up at 4:00.

Softball Meeting
All students interested in trying out for softball must attend an information pre-season meeting on Tuesday, March 21 at 3:30PM in room 116 (8th grade blue pod). If you have any questions, please see Mr. Demers in the Main Office.

Track & Field Meeting
Attention any student interested in participating in Track and Field. There will be an informational meeting in Mr. Gookin's room, room 141 in the 8th grade yellow pod, on Wednesday, March 22, from 3:15 - 3:45. Additional information can be found on the Lurgio Track and Field website.