Bedford North Lawrence High School

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    UPDATE:  5pm November 11th

    North Lawrence Community Schools will continue with the Hybrid Learning Schedule at the Middle and High School levels through Tuesday November 24th.  
    BNLHS Students will attend two days of in person learning, and participate in three days of virtual learning.  Students with the Last Names beginning with A-K will attend BNL on Monday & Thursday, while Students with the Last Names L-Z will attend BNL on Tuesday & Friday.   Please refer to schedule below to confirm days of in person and virtual learning. 
    We want to thank each of our families for your continued support and commitment to practicing social distancing and PPE guidelines and safety protocol.

     Hybrid Schedule




    ISTEP Test

    Important Announcement for BNL ISTEP Testing!
    BNLHS will be administering the ISTEP test to select BNL & EMPIRE SENIORS. BNL Seniors have been communicated with via Homeroom and EMPIRE Seniors will be receiving a school reach message today! Please read the following information - if you have any questions, check with Mrs. Knight or contact the BNL Office at (812) 279-9756.
    - MATH ISTEP will be administered on Tuesday December 1st.
    - ENGLISH ISTEP will be administered on Thursday December 3rd.
    - BOTH MATH & ENGLISH Testing Sessions will be from 8am-2.30pm.
    - ALL Testers will report to BNL for their assigned testing day(s), regardless of hybrid or virtual schedule! It is important that all students report to BNL for testing! If it is your assigned virtual day, you will still need to report for TESTING!
    - ALL Testers will need to bring their Chromebooks, fully charged!
    - BNL SENIOR Testers will need to report to Period 1 by 8am, then will be released to testing location.
    - EMPIRE SENIOR Testers will need to report directly to Room 2310 Lrg Group Study Hall by 8am. If you need transportation to school, please contact the NLCS Transportation Department at (812) 279-6322.
    - Students will be released for lunch; students may bring their own lunch and/or lunch will be provided to them.
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  • Bedford North Lawrence High School is located just to the east of the town of Bedford, Indiana, in Lawrence County. The school opened in January of 1975 as the result of the consolidation of seven schools. The high school has an enrollment of approximately 1600 students in grades nine through twelve. The school is part of the North Lawrence Community School Corporation, which serves approximately 5,000 students from the portion of the county north of White River. Bedford itself has slightly over 14,000 residents and Lawrence County has a population of over 43,000 individuals. Lawrence County is located in south-central Indiana, about 70 miles south of Indianapolis at the crossroads of S.R. 37 and U.S. 50.

    Bedford North Lawrence High School is the Home of the STARS.  Our vision for BNL students is that each will continuously excel in a global society by being:
    • a self-motivated learner
    • a critical thinker
    • an effective communicator
    • a skilled collaborator
    • a responsible and culturally aware citizen
    • a technologically capable creator


    Graduation Products - Herff Jones
    BNL Class of 2021 SENIORS!
    One of the great senior traditions at BNL is Cap & Gown Day with Herff Jones.  Traditionally we host a Senior Class Meeting, full of pomp and circumstance to excite YOU for you final year of high school.  During this meeting we sneak peak graduation, focus on the senior moments, and Herff Jones presents a fun filled presentation of Cap, Gowns, and Graduation Announcements.  Due to COVID restrictions and delays, our Graduation Product & Student Service Provider HERFF JONES will be presenting their Graduation Product presentation virtually this week.  LINK -->  Class of 2021 Graduation Product Presentation
    Ordering will take place online at -- -- Enter Bedford North Lawrence High School in the grey banner bar.  Ordering will begin on Tuesday November 10th with an Order Deadline on Sunday November 29th.  
    Any senior planning to participate in our Class of 2021 Graduation Commencement Exercises will need to order/rent a Cap and Gown.  BNL uses custom rental gowns, which include a keeper cap & tassel.  ((All other senior items and graduation products are optional)).
    When ordering, the first page will be 'package' options.  If you are wanting to purchase individual items and/or just a cap and gown, scroll to the bottom of page 1 and click the green button 'shop individual products'.  


    BNL Reopening Plan BNLHS Reopening Plan - Full detailed guidelines on the reopening of BNL for the 2020-2021 School Year.


    2020-2021 BNL Reopening Plan




    BNL Handbook Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Bedford North Lawrence High School.  The BNL Student Handbook can be accessed here, and is uploaded on all student chromebook devices.  

    2020-2021 BNL Student Handbook



    BNL Parking BNL Parking!  Student Parking applications will be available for purchase during BNL Welcome Week!  And in keeping with tradition, Paint your Space!  BNL Student Parking passes are $25, and student will need to know their license plate number, and have proof of insurance.  You can print your PARKING APPLICATION FORM and view our guidelins for PAINT YOUR SPACE below.  

    BNL Parking Application

    Paint your Space




    The PSAT will be schduled at BNL for Thursday, October 29th is postponed.  The PSAT exam is rescheduled for January 26th. 
    Sophomores are required to test.
    Juniors who are interested in this FREE SAT practice should sign up on the google form that is located in your 2022 Google Classroom. Juniors who want to try to qualify for the National Merit awards should also sign up. In addition, any junior who is interested in dual credit and has not already qualified with PSAT scores can test to try and raise their scores to possibly be exempt from other types of testing. You must be signed up by September 11th.
    Freshmen can also take the PSAT. Freshmen must pay $17 to be able to take the test. If you are a freshman who is interested in practicing for the PSAT/NMSQT, please submit your payment by check made to BNL or exact change of $17 by September 11th as your registration. Your payment can be made at the BNL Counseling Office.


    Thanksgiving Break - Wednesday November 25th through Friday November 27th


    MATH ISTEP Senior Testing - Tuesday December 1st

    ENGLISH ISTEP Senior Testing - Thursday December 3rd


    ASVAB Testing - Thursday December 10th


    Christmas Break - Monday December 18th through Friday January 1st