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Bodley Bulletins, by Julia Ludington

By Julia Ludington

The student body here at G. Ray Bodley has thought up a creative addition to our busy mornings.

Students have collaborated on a project called “GRB News.” Each morning during Guided Study Hall, a video clip is shown featuring events going on at the high school, the weather, and sports among many other topics.

The students have done a great job so far, as last week was the first round of showings. GRB News also has its very own Twitter page with announcements, and can be found at @GRBNews. Check it out! Continue reading

Bodley Bulletins

By Julia Ludington

Happy May!

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!

Bodley Bulletins

By Julia Ludington

As the school year comes closer to its end, it seems as though the schedule of G. Ray Bodley events becomes busier and busier!

Our GRB Quirks Players will be participating in the 55th annual Dramafest at SUNY Oswego May 2.

Rehearsals were held last Wednesday, and will also take place today and tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium.

The group will be performing an excerpt from Curtains, the musical that appeared onstage this spring at GRB. We wish all of our actors and actresses the best of luck!

Yearbooks are still available for pre-order for $60. Students can bring payments to Mr. Senecal in room 228 during Guided Study Hall if they have not yet ordered one.

The yearbook is a fantastic investment and will be valuable to you when you are much older (think how much your grandchildren will love it!). Don’t wait until they are all gone!

If you are attending the junior prom and have not picked up an order form for pictures yet, they are available in Mr. Lacey’s room. Pictures will be taken outside, weather permitting.

Any boys interested in playing soccer this summer and next fall must attend a mandatory meeting May 2.

If you are unable to attend, make sure you see Mr. Murray before May 2 to receive the information you will be missing.

Check out the district website for upcoming sports games and concerts. Sectional matchups are just around the corner, and I am sure that many of our teams would appreciate the support!

Bodley Bulletins

By Julia Ludington

Welcome back, students! I hope that everyone had a lovely spring break.

We are starting to get into the busiest time of the year, with AP tests and Regents rapidly approaching, along with many more school activities.

The Junior Prom is on May 3, and many students are making their last preparations and adjustments for their big night. We wish you all the best and hope you all have a great time.

Mark May 17 on your calendars, as this will be the annual G. Ray Bodley Spring Clean-Up. Students can come to the high school at 9 a.m. (it’s for a good cause, you can get up!) to help plant flowers and clean up the grounds.

It is a lot of work but it always a lot of fun and is very rewarding. Those who stay the whole time are given pizza at the end!

The Spring Clean-Up can also be used for community service hours, so National Honor Society students should take note!

Our Bodley’s Got Talent show was an enormous success and raised $2,000 for charity. Congratulations to the first place winner, MyKenzie Finch, and to all those who participated. We admire your bravery!

On April 28, the class of 2017 will be holding a fundraiser at the local restaurant Blue Moon. A total of 10 percent of the proceeds from all purchases will go towards 2017 funding for prom and other expenses.

Class members will also be selling Raider apparel to help raise money. Please support our freshman class!

Much is happening in sports action this week. The varsity and JV girls’ lacrosse teams will face Oswego this Saturday at home at 1 and 2:30 p.m., respectively.

The varsity softball team hosts Christian Brothers Academy tomorrow at 4:30 p.m., as does varsity boys’ baseball. Boys’ lacrosse faces New Hartford on the home turf Friday, at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.

Please try to make it to one of these events, your support is always greatly appreciated.

Bodley Bulletins

By Julia Ludington

The weather is finally getting warmer, and everyone is beginning to enjoy the sunshine!

Summer is just around the corner.

Last week, girls attending prom and senior dinner dance had a great chance to save quite a bit of money. On April 3, 4 and 5, there was a prom and senior dinner dance dress sale. All dresses were sold for only $25!

It gave many girls hundreds of dollars in savings, as prom and senior dinner dance are becoming more and more expensive each year. Thank you to those who donated their dresses!

Tonight is the famous “Bodley’s Got Talent” at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. There is going to be a lot of variety this year, from singing to dancing to acting and everything in between. Come out and support our very own brilliant and gifted students.

Spring sports teams’ seasons are underway, and many home games are approaching.

Tonight, the girls’ varsity lacrosse team faces LaFayette on the turf at 6 p.m. Tomorrow, the boys’ varsity and JV baseball teams will face Chittenango at home at 4:30.

The JV and varsity boys’ lacrosse teams will also play tomorrow, facing J-D on the home turf at 5 and 7 PM, respectively.

Congratulations to our March PBIS winners! They are Dawn Mabb of the Freshman class, Sabrina Russell of the Sophomore class, Thomas Distin of the Junior class, and Liam Roberge of the Senior class.

I thanked everyone who donated blood last week, but I want to thank all of you again because a grand total of 80 people donated! Thank you so very much.

Have an excellent week and a fantastic spring break.