Category Archives: Bodley Bulletins

Hello, Dolly!

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

It’s show time! The Quirk’s Players drama club has been hard at work preparing for this year’s spring musical.

“” will be presented Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 8 at 7:30; and Saturday, March 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

The seniors from the cast and crew of “Hey, Dolly!” will be recognized Saturday at the 7:30 p.m. show.

Seniors from the cast include Alexis Pawlewicz, Danni Kline, Amanda Trombly, Laura Perwitz, Katelyn Caza, Krista Vann, Mikaela Houck, Mitch Lalik, Robbie Lagowski, Yann Taddei, Steven Mcdougall and Christina Teetsel. Seniors from the crew include Devyn Viscome, Maranda Mattaccio, Maureen LaGrou, and Joe Mcdermott.

These seniors and the other cast members, crew members, the orchestra and many more have worked for months preparing for these shows. Congratulations for all the hard work everyone has put into this show and good luck to everyone involved.

If you can, go see the show! It’s going to be great.

This past Saturday was the seventh annual High School Invitational Art Show. Students from Fulton, Hannibal, Oswego and Phoenix school districts entered artwork into a competition to be judged. First place, second place, and honorable mention ribbons, as well as best of show and views choice awards were given in each category.

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Spring sports season to begin

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

I hope everyone had a nice vacation! Now it’s time to get back into the swing of school.

This Friday, March 1 is when the 25-week progress reports will be mailed home.

After weeks and weeks of cancellations and rescheduling, the PBIS celebration finally took place and was enjoyed by all!

Students enjoyed a break from class doing different activities.

The countdown to the debut of “Hello, Dolly!” performed by Quirks Players is just in eight days!  March 7 is the first production of “Hello, Dolly!”

The show will begin at 7:30 and the doors open at 7 p.m.

Congratulations to the girls varsity bowling team who are sectional champions for the second year in a row! They won by 387 pins to take the title.

The girls will advance to states this Saturday at Strike and Spare Lanes in Mattydale. Congratulations on an awesome achievement and good luck at states!

Besides the bowling team all winter sports are over. Congratulations to everyone on a successful season!

Spring sports officially start Wednesday, March 11. These sports include boys and girls lacrosse, boys tennis, girls softball, boys baseball and girls and boys track and field.

Good luck to anyone who plans on trying out!

Have a good week!

Pennies for Patients

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

What a crazy last week with the two half-days and snow day! Just as it seems like things are going to settle down, February break is in just three days!

If you want to send a carnation to your Valentine, carnations will be available for a small fee during lunches and delivered to Guided Study Hall tomorrow on Valentine’s Day.

“Pennies for Patients” is an annual campaign done by the Student Senate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Containers are available in Guided Study Hall for students and faculty to collect donations.

This fund-raiser goes until March 4th and the GSH with the most money will receive a donut party.

After two cancellations due to the weather, the PBIS celebration to recognize good behavior will hopefully take place this Friday!

Congratulations to wrestlers Mitch Woodworth and Thomas Hill for earning the title of section 3 champions!

This past Saturday, Mitch won sectionals at the 106-pound weight class and Thomas won at the 113-pound weight class. This is Mitch’s first title and Thomas’ third. They hope to continue their win streak at states in just two weeks at the Times Union Center in Albany. Good luck!

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Raider sports

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

I hope everyone is enjoying the snow! Hopefully the two delays last week let students catch up on some sleep!

It is hard to believe that students got back from a week off due to regents week 10 days ago and February break is just in nine days!

Many exciting things are happening in Raider sports!

Both the varsity hockey team and the boys varsity basketball team picked up their first wins! The basketball team welcomes Homer to GRB Feb. 12 for its last home game as they will say a sad farewell to their many seniors.

This past Saturday, the varsity wrestling team hosted the 2012-2013 Class A Tournament. Out of the 9 teams in the Class A bracket, the Raiders came out on top! The team scored 221.5 team points and Mitch Woodworth, Brandon Hill and Derek Owen took first place individually. Almost the whole wrestling team is on their way to sectionals, congratulations and good luck!

Both the boys bowling team and the girls bowling team have made an outstanding achievement as well! The varsity girls bowling team is co-champions of the Onondaga High School league and the boys varsity bowling team are OHS league champions as well! Lastly, 19 swimmers from the girls and boys swimming and diving team will be heading to sectionals and many members of the boys and girls indoor track team will be participating in sectionals as well.

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New semester

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

This week brings the start of a new semester! The new semester may bring new classes to some students and a fresh start for grades.

The field trip to the Melting Pot was a success! Students from the French, German and Spanish classes had a great time last Friday eating at the delicious restaurant.

This Friday, Feb. 2, quarter report cards will be mailed!

Also this Friday is the 2nd PBIS celebration to recognize students for their positive behavior.

PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and is a district-wide approach to teaching, modeling, recognizing and supporting positive behaviors in a school building.

It focuses on building a school environment in which all students can learn and achieve their personal best.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Dayby Kate Rothrock

It seems like we just got back from break and now most of us will be off for a week!

Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and everyone has the day off. Tuesday through Friday is Regents week and unless students have any kind of test, then there is no school.

This week brings sign ups in guided study hall for the next PBIS celebration at G. Ray Bodley High School. The PBIS celebration will include many fun activities available for students.

The language programs are hosting a field trip! Friday, Jan. 25, members of language classes will travel to the Melting Pot at Destiny USA for a two course meal including cheese fondue and chocolate fondue.

The trip will cost $22; see any of the language teachers for a permission slip!

Seniors, don’t forget that the senior gym project is due this Friday! If it is not turned in on time then points will be deducted!

Have a great week! If you are taking any Regents or tests next week, good luck!

New assistant principal

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

The first week back after the long vacation is over. Even though it was only three days it seemed too long!

Seniors don’t forget to get in your local scholarships!

Yesterday was the ski club’s first trip to Labrador Mountain! The ski club travels every Tuesday after school and doesn’t get back until 9 or 10 p.m.

Members of the ski club snowboard, ski, eat and enjoy the lodge. The ski club is very excited to have snow this year as last year there was hardly any snow for skiing and snowboarding. Senior Julia Spier, who has been a part of the ski club for three years, said “I’m so excited for all the snow and hot chocolate!”

The New Year brings a new face to GRB! Mr. Charles, the new assistant principal, joins us from the Phoenix school district. Born in Liverpool, Mr. Charles graduated high school from Christian Brothers Academy and also graduated from Cortland College with a physical education degree.

Mr. Charles has taught physical education and coached football at John C. Birdlebough high school and also in Houston, Texas.

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Welcome back

Bodley-RothrockKate_Wby Kate Rothrock

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a long, relaxing and enjoyable vacation. I know I did!

While most of us were home relaxing over break, the sports teams were hard at work playing games and practicing almost every day.

Good luck to all of these teams! All of these athletes would love the support from their peers and the community!

Quirk’s Players rehearsals for the spring musical “Hey Dolly” is in full swing. The show is about a widowed matchmaker who is always in everyone’s business. She tries to win over a very rich man so she can put his money to good use.  The play takes place in New York City during the 1890’s and is filled with great music!

Mitch Lalik and Alexis Pawlewicz have the lead roles and other characters roles include Amanda Trombly, Mikaela Houck, Brad Crofoot, Logan Carvey, Katelyn Caza, Mark Parry and Laura Perwitz.

Pawlewicz, who will play Dolly, said, “It’s going to be a big show with incredible costumes and dances. We’re all really excited for March!”

I hope it wasn’t too hard for everyone to get back into the swing of things after the long vacation.