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Joel Bickford


Position:  High School Principal

Email:  joel.bickford@k12.nd.us

Phone:  701.228.2266

Education: Bachelors from Jamestown College, 1988
Masters from UND, 2009

About:  I have taught in Lehr, ND and Wahpeton, ND. I was the principal in LaMoure for  five years.

My wife Vicki and I have four children.  Rachel is 25 and is a teacher at Lisbon Public Schools, our daughter Kaia is a junior at Moorehead State university, my daughter Mackenzie is a freshman at DCB, and Tanner our son is a junior at BHS.

I hunt and fish and ride bicycle. I usually spend my off time taking bicycle trips in the summer months. I really enjoy working with students and faculty to improve education. The thing I really love about BHS is that great students and great faculty make it a great school.

Summer is here!!!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Joel Bickford | 0 comments

It is official we have summer. I hope everyone has a safe break. We are busy as ever in the school. I am posting next years class schedule to the school website. It could change depending on some staffing issues. It will however give students a good idea of classes to take. We will allow 2 days for changes next year. The plan is to call in students to finalize their schedule prior to the start. Once we have this completed we will still allow 2 days. Keep in mind if you need a required course choose these before deciding on electives. One of...

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School Wide Book Read

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Joel Bickford | 0 comments

By now you probably have heard that we are into our second week of the school wide book read. As a school we are reading “Memory Boy” by Will Weaver. It is a wonderful story. Why would 7-12 students read the same book? Well to answer the question would take a while, so I will attempt to get you some solid answers. First off, the book was aimed at males grades 7-12. The author specializes in getting young males to read. When we researched our data we noticed that our boys scores were lower than our girls. Neither score was...

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