House System

Bedford’s House System was established in 2010 to create even smaller communities within our larger student body, to help students experience a greater sense of belonging as part of a team, and to foster character development. Students are assigned to one of six houses, each named after an adult who struggled with characteristics of learning differences yet perservered - Churchill House, Disney House, Edison House, Einstein House, Patton House, & Wilson House. Each house has a designated quotation, Latin motto, & color that is displayed on its flag and t-shirt. The leadership for each house consists of a Faculty House Leader who leads all House meetings and serves with other assigned teachers as Faculty Mentors to their house students. Two middle school students in each house are also appointed as House Prefects or captains.

 

 

Houses compete for points in several ways: percentage of students in each house earning honor roll, students in the house displaying good behavior & citizenship, completion of service projects, attendance at designated athletic & fine arts events, students’ & parents’ participation in school activities, and taking part in house tournaments and other competitions throughout the school year. Houses compete for “House of the Month” and the overall “House of the Year”. The flag of the “House of the Month” is prominently displayed in the front lobby of the school, and the name of the “House of the Year” is engraved yearly on Bedford’s “House Cup”.

 

2010-2011 House of the Year: PATTON HOUSE

2011-2012 House of the Year: EDISON HOUSE

2012-2013 House of the Year: CHURCHILL HOUSE

 

Bedford's Houses:

 

Churchill

color: yellow

quote: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Latin motto: Possunt quia posse videntor (They can because they think they can.)

Disney

color: blue

quote: “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”

Latin motto: Spes sibi quisque (Let each man’s hope be in himself.)

Edison 

color: orange

              quote: “Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.”

Latin motto: Ex aequo et bono (According to what is just and good.)

Einstein

color: purple

quote:  “ In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

              Latin motto:  Ad astra per aspera (To the stars, through difficulty.)  

Patton

color: red

quote:  “If a man does his best, what else is there?”

Latin motto: Facta non verba (Deeds, not words.)

Wilson

color: green

              quote:  “It is finer to serve somebody else than to serve oneself.”

Latin motto: Non sibi sed suis (Not for one’s self but for one’s people.)