Category Archives: Bodley Bulletins

May is a busy month for scholarships

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

Just when everyone thought that summer was on the way, the weather these past few days has brought flashbacks from winter! Spring sport teams especially do not like it!

The GRB Spring Cleanup brought in tons of students and staff to help make it a success.

Students and staff raked, mulched, planted flowers and cleaned up all around GRB. Thank you to everyone who went, the school looks amazing!

Advanced Placement tests will continue this week. Good luck to everyone rounding out their AP tests. Many students can finally breathe a sigh of relief as most are over!

Thirty-five week progress reports will be mailed this Friday.

Senior Dinner Dance tickets will continue to be on sale until June 6. The sit down dinner will be at Wysocki’s June 14 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Seniors, don’t forget that May is a busy month for scholarships and many are due soon! All scholarships can be found in the guidance office. It is free money!

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Prom a success

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

Prom was a huge success! The American Foundry was absolutely beautiful and a great time was had by all.

Good music, dancing, professional pictures, and a chocolate fountain were just a few of the many highlights of Saturday night.

The music and dancing stopped when the prom court was revealed. Amelia Coakley, Sophia Giovanetti and Abigail Shatrau were nominated on the girl’s prom court.

The boys included Seth Delisle, Neal Burke and Connor Goss.

After anxiously waiting, Noah Sorbello and Sarah Halstead  were crowned prom king and queen and then shared a dance.

Congratulations to Sarah, Noah, the prom court and most of all the class of 2014 for putting on a spectacular prom! Thank you to everyone who helped make this night amazing for all the students.

This Friday marks the end of the 35-week marking period.

Although we are in the last stretch and summer is in our reach, it is still as important as ever to get your work in on time!

Freshman, sophomores or juniors: if you have not made your schedule for next year yet with your guidance counselor, please see them sometime this week.

This Saturday is GRB’s annual spring cleanup. It will be held from 9 a.m. to around noon.

Students can get community service hours from this and help put a little pride in our school! All students are welcome and there is always something to do.  Pizza, a cookie and drink will be provided to all helpers!

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Bodley’s Got Talent raises $1,462

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

Can you believe it is May already? Time is flying by! Not to mention May and June are busy months. Prom, AP tests, senior day, senior dinner dance, and last but not least graduation are all soon!

Prom is in just three days!  Prom, called “Under the Stars,” will start at 7 p.m. at the American Foundry in Oswego. To anyone that is going, have fun and be safe. It will be a night to remember!

What a better way to start off prom day by taking the SATs this Saturday. Good luck to anyone taking them!

Seniors! There are tons of scholarships available in the guidance office and due dates are soon! Don’t miss out on the chance to apply for free money for college! Every little bit helps.

Seniors, also mark your calendars for Senior Dinner Dance June 14. This event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. at Wysocki’s Manor in Cicero.

“Bodley’s Got Talent” raised $1,462 to go to three charities. The profit will be split between the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hope for Ariang and Habitat for Humanity Oswego County Chapter.

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Bodley’s Got Talent recap

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Katie Rothrock

Ten days! The night that many juniors have been looking forward to all of high school is just in 10 days.

Prom tickets are being sold at the lunch room for $30 each until April 29.

Guests from other schools have to get a guest pass from the Main Office before purchasing. Students must buy their prom tickets and return their signed contracts by April 29 or they will not be able to attend.

Bodley’s Got Talent consisted of so many talented students and it was so hard for the judges to pick just a few winners.

The acts varied from singing and dance to musical instruments and more.

The winner of Bodley’s Got Talent was dancer Julia Fisch for the second year in a row.

Guitar player Justin Purtell received second place and Irish dancers Ashley Grey and Angela Paul took third place.

The Audience Favorite Award went to singer Neal Burke and Alex LaRock took Most Unique with “the cup song.”

Lastly, the “Gave It Their All” award went to singers Shakeemah Hordge and Erica Perwitz. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who participated!

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Prom time

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

Do you want to see comedy, dancing, singing, magic and more?

Come to Bodley’s Got Talent tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the GRB auditorium!

The HOPE Club will be donating  the proceeds to Make-a-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and Hope for Ariang. Don’t miss out on a chance to see some very talented students!

Want a beautiful prom dress? Bodley’s Sweet Boutique has hundreds of prom dresses in all sizes, colors and styles. All gently used dresses are only $25 and all proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York.

This dress sale will be at the GRB cafeteria Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a great opportunity to save money while helping others!

Nothing to do this Friday? Gather some friends and go to the school dance at 7 p.m!

Also, this Friday report cards will be mailed. It is officially the last quarter before summer.

For seniors, including myself, it is our last quarter of high school ever! It is a scary and exciting thought.

The countdown to prom is so close! There is exactly 17 days until the juniors and their dates get dressed up to go to the prom which will be held at the Foundry in Oswego. Prom tickets are now on sale! They can be bought during lunches.

The theme of this year’s prom is “Under The Stars.”

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50 days left of school

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing spring break! It seems like the weather is finally on track to spring!

Spring break marked the last long vacation and we are now in the final stretch.

There are around 50 days left of school this year. Summer will be here before we know it!

Last week’s blood drive was a success as always. Thanks to everyone who participated or helped with the blood drive.

School physicals will be available to any student for fall sports or working papers Wednesday, April 24.  Appointments for physicals can be made in the nurse’s office.

GRB offers many Advanced Placement classes including economics, calculus, chemistry, biology, English, American history and world history.

The AP tests start May 6 and end May 16. These tests are extremely difficult and students have been preparing all year for them.

Good luck to all students studying for these tests!

The girls lacrosse team is hosting a chicken barbecue this Sunday, April 14 at the Polish Home starting at 11 a.m. Come and get a delicious chicken dinner while supporting the team!

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Spring break

Bodley Bulletins

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

Did you know that every blood donation can save up to three people?

GRB needs students to sign up for the blood drive to meet the goal of 100 donors!

The blood drive is tomorrow, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students can sign up with Mrs. Ferlito in room 115 and must fill out a permission slip. What a better way to start off spring break than by saving lives!

Speaking of spring break, Friday marks the first day of vacation. Students have Friday March 29 and won’t return to school until April 8.

Today and tomorrow are the last two days to sign up during lunch bells to be in “Bodley’s Got Talent,” the annual talent show put on by HOPE club. “Bodley’s Got Talent” will take place April 18 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Anyone can go and there are always wonderful acts!

This week is concert week! Today, is the band concert at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow is the orchestra concert also at 7:30 p.m. Good luck to both the band and orchestra in their concerts. They both work very hard and it should show in their performances.

There are limited spots left for the senior trip June 7 to Cedar Point! The price of the trip is $220, which includes the hotel, bus, Cedar Point passes, dinner and breakfast.

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Spring sports

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

Where is spring? Spring sports are in desperate need of some warm weather! This week is the debut for many if all goes well with the weather.

Today, the junior varsity and varsity boys lacrosse teams will scrimmage Auburn on their own turf starting at 5. The girls JV and varsity lacrosse team will travel to Central Square today for their first scrimmage, also starting at 5 p.m.

The boys varsity baseball team will play its first scrimmage in Corcoran Monday, March 25 at 4 p.m.

Cody Dick, a returning senior on the varsity baseball team, feels the team has a promising season ahead of them. “We have a young, gritty, hardworking group who is bound for a good season and can possibly grab a spot in sectionals,” he said. “We definitely are looking to surprise some people.”

While these teams are starting scrimmages and games, the rest of the teams are hard at work preparing for their first appearances!

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