Bedford North Lawrence High School

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  • 2020-2021 BNL Welcome Week


    We are excited to welcome you back to BNL!  It is with great anticipation that we begin this school year.  As we continue to navigate the re-opening of NLCS, we will be sharing updates as they come available.  We want to invite you to your orientation day during BNL Welcome Week, Monday August 3rd through August 7th.  NLCS' First Student Day for the 2020-21 School Year is Thursday August 13th! 


    Important Info for Welcome Week
    ➖Orientation will be for student and ONE parent
    ➖Limited Capacity for Social Distancing
    ➖All ENTRY will be through PAC Doors-Entry #35
    ➖Everyone entering facilities will be required to wear a mask at all times. Masks will be provided if needed.

     Important Info for BNL
    ➡️BNL Hallways will be ONE WAY DIRECTION: students will travel counter-clockwise
    ⬇️Stairways 1 & 3 will be DOWN ONLY
    ⬆️Stairways 2 & 4 will be UP ONLY
    ➡️Cafeteria ENTRANCE will be by Stairway 3 ONLY
    ⬅️Cafeteria EXIT will be by Stairwell 2 ONLY
    Please follow all social distancing guidelines posted.

    Welcome Week Schedule
    🔺FRESHMAN ORIENTATION DAY - Monday Aug 3rd: 8.30am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, or 5.30pm. Attend ONE Orientation Session
    🔺SENIOR DAY - Tuesday Aug 4th: 8.30-1pm & 2-3pm
    🔺JUNIOR DAY - Wednesday Aug 5th: 8.30-1pm & 2-3pm
    🔺SOPHOMORE DAY - Thursday Aug 6th: 8.30-1pm & 2-3pm
    🔺OPEN DAY - Friday Aug 7th: 8.30-1pm & 2-3pm

     ☑️Orientation To Do List☑️
    Freshman Orientation Meeting: Freshman can pick up schedules and books before and after meeting sessions on Monday Aug 3rd.
    Schedule: Pick up Schedule with Locker Information
    Picture Day: Smile for your Photo
    Parking Passes: Available for purchase
    Bookstore: Pick Up Textbooks and complete Chromebook Agreement Form
    ➖Please enter through the Performing Arts Center doors to pick up Schedules, Orientation materials & Parking Passes. Pictures for ID will also be taken on this day, in the PAC Lobby.

     🔴Counseling Department Hours🔴
    Monday Aug 3rd: 9am-1pm, 2-3pm, 4.30-6.30pm
    Tuesday Aug 4th: 9am-1pm, 2pm-3pm
    Wednesday Aug 5th: 9am-1pm, 2pm-3pm
    Thursday Aug 6th: 9am-1pm, 2pm-3pm
    Friday Aug 7th: 11am-1pm

    Chromebook Update
    Students kept Chromebooks over the summer. We will complete incoming freshman Chromebook exchange after the school year begins.

    NEW to NLCS Students will need to contact the BNL Office to schedule a registration appointment.  We will plan for new student appointments from 8am till 9am on Tuesday through Thursday, with possible late afternoon sessions for each. 

    Back to School ONLINE Registration is now OPEN! You can access the registration portal via and clicking on the STUDENT REGISTRATION button. Please complete the required registration for returning NLCS students anytime from home or computer access will be available at BNL during Welcome Week.  

    Lunch Applications can be submitted at - District is North Lawrence Community Schools.  Computer access will be available at BNL during Welcome Week.

    BNL Trimester Update:  BNL will be operating under a Trimester school schedule.  Trimesters means the school year will be divided into three terms, 60 days per term.  Trimesters will aid us in achieving three goals:  Increase student learning opportunities, Increase instructional time, and Offer a Daily Flex time to explore career explorations, build community and relationships, social and emotional learning, and offer extra curricular activities/clubs during the school day.  

    BNL Daily Schedule
    First Bell:  8.00am
    Period 1:  8.10am - 9.10am
    Period 2:  9.15am - 10.15am
    Homeroom Advisory: 10.20am - 10.50am
    Period 3:  10.55am - 12.55pm
    > P3 Lunch A, B, C (30 minutes each)
    Period 4:  1.00pm - 2.00pm
    Period 5:  2.05pm - 3.05pm


    We look forward to seeing you next week!  We are the STARS!
    - BNL Administration


  • BNL Drop Off / Pick Up

    >Car Riders will enter through Gate 3, and drop students off at Entry 16, exiting through Gate 4 by the baseball field. 
    >Student Drivers/Riders will enter through Entry 6 and 7 by the Cafeteria.
    >Bus Riders will  enter through Entry 5.

    Pick Up Drop Off



    Class of 2020 Commencement

    Thank you for a great celebration Class of 2020!  We are proud of you! 

    Commencement LIVE STREAM

    Live Stream


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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

  • 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



    Monday, August 3rd - Freshman Orientation Day
    Tuesday, August 4th - Senior Orientatation Day
    Wednesday, August 5th - Junior Orientation Day
    Thursday, August 6th - Sophomore Orientation Day
    Friday, August 7th - Make Up Orientation Day


    Thursday, August 13th - STUDENTS FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL