By Julia Ludington
Many exciting events are going on at G. Ray Bodley and in the surrounding community this month.
The 35-week marking period ends Friday, and progress reports will be mailed the following week.
Once again, the Annual Spring Clean-Up will take place May 17 at 9 a.m. Please bring gardening gloves and any tools that you feel might be of use to the volunteers. Make sure to wear clothes that you are willing to get dirt on!
On May 20 and 21, the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Major Organization Festival will take place. Our music groups have prepared pieces to perform in front of a panel of judges.
The festival is a great way to get a professional’s opinion of your hard work and to receive useful feedback. Good luck to our performers!
The Fulton Memorial Day Parade will take place May 24. GRB students will be playing in the band and many will also be seen volunteering at the booths at the War Memorial.
Stop by after the parade for some great food and entertainment. Don’t forget school is closed May 26, Memorial Day.
Any seniors with scholarship forms they would like to complete and turn in should do so as soon as possible. Check the Guidance Office for forms with June return dates.
Many students are in the midst of their AP exams this week. If you are one of the students taking a test, make sure to relax the night before, get a good night’s sleep, and eat a good breakfast.
Get to the testing center well ahead of the test start time to reduce stress. Finally, go into the test with confidence: as FDR said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
I wish everyone the best of luck!