Bedford North Lawrence High School

Home of the Stars

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  •      Graduation

    2023 BNL Commencement

    BNLHS is proud to present the Class of 2023 graduates during our 49th Graduation Commencement Exercise.
    🎓Commencement will be Friday June 2nd, 2023 at 7pm outdoors at Stars Stadium. Gates will open at 6pm.
    🎓We will have a required Senior Meeting and Graduation Practice on Friday June 2nd at 9am in the BNL PAC.
    🎓Both the Home Bleachers and the Visitors Bleachers will be available for open seating.
    🎓Handicap & Elderly seating is designated sections on the track. We have Reserved Parking for Handicap & Elderly in the South Parking Lot, near the Auxiliary Gym Entrance, just north of the football stadium, and in the first rows of the Student Parking Pot.
    🔴LIVE STREAM🔴 Watch the Class of 2023 Commencement LIVE on our BNL Facebook page and BNL YouTube channel.
    🎓Post ceremony, graduates will return their gown and pick up their diploma at Entry 16, Gym Lobby.
    🌧️Weather? In the event of weather, the commencement ceremony will be moved to the BNL Gymnasium. We will announce the week of graduation along with any added details.
    Thank you for supporting our Class of 2023 Graduates and their families.
  • Bedford North Lawrence High School
    (812) 279-9756

    Principal: Mr. Jordan Key
    Assistant Administrators: 
    Mr. Matthew Canada
    Mrs. Jenna Clark
    Mrs. Christina Layton
    Director of Counseling:  Mrs. Laura Heavner-Walton
    Athletic Director:  Mr. Jeff Callahan

    BNL Counseling:
    A-D:  Mrs. Amie Jahn
    E-K:  Ms. Madison Burton
    L-R:  Mrs. Lauren Strauser
    S-Z:  Mr. Chris Kurtz
    Early College:  Mrs. Wendy Pemberton
    Social Worker:  Ms. Sydney Barnhart
    Administrative Assistants:
    Main Office:  Mrs. Lynlee Rogers
    Counseling:  Mrs. Polly Craig
    Registrar:  Mrs. Britney Baker
    Attendance:  Mrs. Vickie Isom
    Attendance:  Mrs. Tammy Baker
    Bookstore:  Mrs. Janice Duncan
    Bookstore:  Mrs. Amanda Blake
    Athletics:  Mrs. Tammy Bailey

    BNL BELL SCHEDULE 2022-2023

    First Bell          7: 58am
    Warning Bell    8:05am
    Period 1            8:08 - 9:10am
    Period 2            9:15 - 10.15am
    Homeroom      10:20 - 11:00am
    Period 3           11:05 - 12:45pm
         Lunch A - 11:05 - 11.35am
         Lunch B - 11:40 - 12:10pm
         Lunch C - 12:15 - 12:45pm
    Period 4            12:50 - 1:50pm
    Period 5            1:55 - 2:55pm

    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

    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 1500 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.

  • Registration

    B​ack to School ONLINE Registration is now OPEN!  There are two registration options.  NEW TO NLCS Students should complete the NEW Student Registration.  Current NLCS Students should complete the RETURNING STUDENT Registration.


  • Visit the 2023 Summer School page here!

    Summer School

  • Click below to access the Fresh Start registration. 

    Fresh Start


    Bedford North Lawrence HS



    Welcome to BNL!  Home of the Stars.  

    We are excited about the 2022-2023 school year, and the continued tradition of excellent education for your students.  We are also excited to share about new opportunities and experiences coming to BNL students this year.  You can find more information below, and we invite you to follow us on our social media platforms.  You can also reach us in the office if you have any questions or request for more details: 812-279-9756.



          BNL will implement a new bell schedule for the 2022-2023 school year.  The reason for this schedule update is to expand our new BNL Advisory Program! 
          We want to highlight a change in the beginning of the day - the hallways will open at 7.58am with Period 1 beginning at 8.08am.  

    Stars Cafe
    Welcome to BNLs Stars Cafe! As we welcome students to lunch in partnership with Chartwells, they will experience a new menu and layout in Stars Cafe 
    For the entree choices, on the left, we will have a American Classics bar offering 'comfort food', in the center the Grill & 2Mato bar featuring sandwich and pizza favorites, and on the right, the Sono bar with selections of Mexican fare. 

    Students can also pick the from the On the Go cabinet, for fresh cold sandwich and salad options. 
    Each entree the comes with two sides from the You Pick Extra Extra bar-fresh vegetables and fruit and a drink choice of milk.  
    Students will also find ala cart extras available
    Students, make sure to grab a milk and two sides with your entree! 
  •   Handbook

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Bedford North Lawrence High School.  The BNL Student Handbook can be accessed here, and is uploaded on all student chromebook devices.  

    2022-2023 BNL Student Handbook



    BNL Parking!  Student Parking applications will be available for purchase during BNL Welcome Week, Wednesday July 27th through Monday August 1st!  And in keeping with tradition, Paint your Space will permitted!  BNL Student Parking passes are $5, and students will need to know their license plate number, and have proof of insurance.  You can print your PARKING APPLICATION FORM and view our guidelines for PAINT YOUR SPACE below, or pick them up during your registration day.  

    BNL Parking Application

    Paint Your Space


    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



    FINAL EXAM DAYS - Thursday May 18th and Friday May 19th

    Class of 2023 Commencement Exercises - Friday June 2nd