Bedford North Lawrence High School

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  • Bedford North Lawrence HS



    Welcome to BNL!  Home of the Stars. 

  • Bedford North Lawrence High School
    (812) 279-9756

    Mr. Matthew Canada

    Assistant Principals:
    Mr. Steven McNabb
    Mrs. Cheryl Knight

    Director of Secondary Curriculum:
    Dr. Erin Miller

    Director of Counseling: 
    Mrs. Laura Heavner-Walton

    Athletic Director: 
    Mr. Jeff Callahan

    BNL Counseling:
    A-D:  Mrs. Amie Jahn
    E-K:  Ms. JoAnna Hackney
    L-R:  Mrs. Lauren Strauser
    S-Z:  Mr. Chris Kurtz
    Social Worker: 

    Administrative Assistants:
    Main Office:  Mrs. Lynlee Rogers
    Counseling:  Mrs. Sharon Huber
    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 2023-2024

    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.

  •   Student Handbook

    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year at Bedford North Lawrence High School.  The BNL Student Handbook can be accessed here, and is uploaded on all student chromebook devices.  In addition, each student will receive an agenda book that includes the handbook.

    2023-2024 BNL Student Handbook



    BNL Parking!  Student Parking applications will be available for purchase during BNL Welcome Week.  And in keeping with tradition, Paint your Space will be permitted!  BNL Student Parking passes are $5, and students will need to know their license plate number, and insurance provider.  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 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



    Bedford North Lawrence HS


          BNL's bell schedule for the 2023-2024 school year.  

    Stars Cafe
    Welcome to BNLs Stars Cafe! As we welcome students to lunch in partnership with Chartwells, they will experience an increased 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! 
  • Registration

    2023-2024 NLCS Online Registration is OPEN!

    This registration link is for students currently in NLCS.
    Steps to complete registration:
    >Sign into Powerschool Parent Portal
    >Select FORMS | Left Toolbar
    >Select ENROLLMENT | Top Toolbar

    This registration link is for new to NLCS students for the 2023-2024 school year.
    Steps to complete registration:
    >Sign into Powerschool Parent Portal
    >ADD Student (account preferences)
    >Select FORMS | Left Toolbar
    >Select ENROLLMENT | Top Toolbar


    January 15th:  MLK Day-No School/Snow Make-Up Day

    January 17th:  Current Junior 24-25 Course Requests Due

    January 18-25th: Current Sophomore 24-25 Course Registration

    January 29-February 7: Current Freshman 24-25 Course Registration

    February 19th: President's Day - No Schoo/Snow Make-Up Day

    End of February: Current 8th Grade 24-25 Course Registration