Bernards High School Calendar 2022-2023
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2022 -2023 BHS Student Handbook 
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8th Grade Curriculum Night
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Bernards High Staff Directory

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Program of Studies 2022-2023
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School News

New Harvard Model Congress, 2023

Congratulations to the 32 students in the BHS Harvard Model Congress delegation for their impressive performances in Boston during the four-day conference this past February the 23rd through the 26th.  Click here to read about our students' award winning participation!

This Weekend Spring Musical

Friday, March 10 - Sunday, March 12, BHS Theater will present the comedy musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Six teenaged spellers enter, one leaves a champion – complete with audience participation. The three day showing at the Bernards High Performing Arts Center includes evening (7PM) and matinee (2PM) performances. Click here for details on show times and tickets sales. Click here for the flyer.

Beginning Monday New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA)

BHS will administer the state-mandated NJGPA assessment to all 11th graders this March, during the regularly scheduled school day. Click here for more information and testing dates.

New Preschool Program Applications

Applications for the 2023-2024 Preschool Program are now available. Students are selected through a lottery process. Applications are due April 26. Click here for more information. 

Guidance News

New Social Media and Adolescent Mental Health Webinar

As teen social media use rapidly rises, with 95% of 13-17-year-olds utilizing the platforms, there isgrowing concern about the implications of use on adolescent mental health and wellbeing (Pew

Research Center). How can adults support their teens to safely engage online? Join the Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, Community in Crisis, and our esteemed subject expert, Dr. Delaney Ruston, for this webinar. We will examine the challenges and benefits of social media and gain practical strategies to support the youth with whom you work. This free webinar will be held virtually on March 29th from 6:00-7:30pm. Click here to register.

New Escape the Vape Webinar

Empower Somerset is hosting a free webinar for families entitled Escape the Vape. In 2022, more than 2.5 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes. 46% of high schoolers reported to vape almost every day (U.S. FDA). This webinar will be held on Thursday, April 20th from 6:00-7:30 PM. Click here to register.

Board of Education

Updated Next Monthly Meeting

Our next public monthly board meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 15th beginning at 5:30pm for a public ethics board training. The board will then go into executive session from 6:30 - 7:30pm and return for the open public meeting at 7:30pm. There will be a preliminary budget presentation to obtain approval to submit to the county this month. The public budget presentation will take place at our meeting on April 26th. The live stream for Wednesday's meeting can be found by clicking here.

Board Approved Policy Updates from the February 22nd Public Meeting

P1648.11 The Road Forward COVID - 19 - Health & Safety (M) Abolished

P1648.13 School Employee Vaccination Requirements (M) Abolished

P8330 & R 8330 Student Records (M) Revised

R8420.2 Bomb Threats (M) Revised

R8420.7 Lockdown Procedures (M) Revised

R8420.10 Active Shooter (M) Revised

*For more information on the updates and revisions to these policies please click here.

**(M) indicates a mandated policy or revision

Home and School Association (HSA)

New In Case You Missed It

The HSA meeting held on Tuesday 3/7 featured guest speaker Dr. Suzi Millar, BHS Rutgers Behavioral Healthcare Consultant. The presentation focused on understanding youth mental wellness, how depression and anxiety present in children and specific strategies for supporting adolescents. Dr. Millar provided relevant and practical information for parents and guardians. Click here to view the recording. 

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Catalyst's ACT Bootcamp for Bernards is next weekend! This momentum building weekend seminar gives students the insight and confidence they need on the day of the test. Students will also leave with Catalyst's self-study materials for sustained practice right up until the test. Tuition for each Bootcamp is just $175. To enroll, visit and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056. The ACT Bootcamp at BHS Saturday, June 2nd from 9am-1pm and Sunday, June 3rd from 9am-1pm.  Deadline is May 30th!

Celebrate our BHS graduates with balloons delivered to their mailbox!  Click here to purchase balloons online. Click here to print and mail your order. Orders will be delivered to graduates' homes on June 19th and will include a personalized card. Congratulations Class of 2018! 

Volunteer to help make the first Project Graduation '19 Fundraiser a huge success! Prepare and deliver Graduate Balloons on June 19th.  Juniors will earn community service hours! Click here to sign up. Or contact Lilian Youssef at [email protected].

Are you interested in MAKING A DIFFERENCE? Consider joining the Home and School Association (HSA) and be a part of the future of Bernards High School. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for the following positions:
Class of 2022 Parent Class Reps
Chair - Freshmen Parent Welcome Coffee
Night of Conversation - November 16th
Click below for information about Night of Conversation to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Use.
Night of Conversation - November 16th

Home and School Association (HSA) 

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