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Christmas break

Christmas breakby Kate Rothrock

Two days until Christmas break! It is a much needed, well deserved break for everyone so enjoy it!

The Hope Club, FBLA, Student Senate and French Club had an outstanding result of the first annual school-wide can food drive!

Thanks to all the students at GRB, 1,250 cans were collected for the food pantry to help feed families in need. Congratulations to Mrs. Nylen’s guided study hall for collecting the most with 172 cans!

This past Sunday, the Science Club spent a fun-filled day at the MOST. Members of the club watched “The Polar Express” in IMAX and spent time exploring the MOST. It was a great day for all!

Tomorrow, Dec. 20 is the holiday orchestra concert starting at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra has been working very hard to prepare this concert so come and listen to a wonderful performance.

After winning a very close match last year, the boys varsity wrestling team hopes to defeat Phoenix once again tonight at 7 p.m.

This is the first home match and it is against a longtime rival so come support them! New coach Mr. Stalker and the team have been hard at work all season and hopefully tonight it will pay off.

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Christmas concerts

Christmas concertsby Kate Rothrock

Congratulations to the juniors who are being inducted into the National Honor Society.

The induction ceremony starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. to recognize these hard working students who have excelled both in and out of school. It is a real privilege to be a part of this wonderful group.

Tomorrow is the holiday chorus concert at 7:30 p.m. Concert choir will be singing many holiday songs, including “Light a Candle,” “Let it Snow” and “In the Bleak Midwinter.”

Women’s choir will be singing “Where Are You Christmas,” ‘Santa Baby,’ and many more!  It is a concert you don’t want to miss out on.

Joining the holiday concerts are the GRB bands, which will be holding its holiday concert Monday, Dec. 17 starting at 7:30 p.m. Like the chorus, the bands will be playing a whole collection of different holiday songs.

This Friday marks the end of the 15 weeks. It is crazy to think that in five more weeks,  school will be halfway over with!

The senior class is proud to announce the hosting of a winter formal! The cost will be slightly higher than most dances but it is a fund-raiser that will be fun for all. Tickets for the dance will be sold in advance, so listen for the senior’s class announcements of when they will be available.

Dresses for girls and a shirt and tie for boys are encouraged for this formal night of fun! The dance will be in February, so listen for more details from the senior class!

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School-wide food drive

food driveby Kate Rothrock

There are countless families every year that rely on food pantries for help so G. Ray Bodley High School is helping to support these families in need.

The French Club, FBLA, Student Senate and HOPE Club are sponsoring a school-wide food drive that started Dec. 3 and will end Dec. 14.

Bring non-perishable foods to guided study hall during these two weeks and the guided study hall with the most food items will receive a free breakfast!

Don’t forget to buy a yearbook before Christmas! Before Christmas the cost is $50 and after Christmas the price will raise to $60.

Editor Vanessa Langdon and the yearbook team have been working very hard on this year’s “Fultonian” so make sure to get one!

Orders can be turned in to Vanessa Langdon or Mr. Senecal, or you can order online at www.yearbookcenter.com using the school code 13715.

Returning National Honor Society members, don’t forget that Dec. 12 is the induction ceremony at 7:30 p.m. and is mandatory for all members.

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Bodley Bulletins: November 28, 2012

Financial Aidby Kate Rothrock

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! The break did not seem long enough and the countdown until winter break has started.

It is hard to believe that December is just around the corner. The end of the five weeks is Dec. 14. Although that may seem far away, it sneaks up fast!

Monday Dec. 3 is “Financial Aid Night” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium. This night is for students and their parents or guardians to become familiar with the different types of financial assistance and learning how to apply and the deadlines.

A representative from SUNY Oswego will be present with all types of helpful information on financial aid.

This night is ideal for juniors and seniors and their parents or guardians but all grade levels are welcome!

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Bodley Bulletins: November 21, 2012

Bodleyby Kate Rothrock

Finally a short break! I know myself as well as my classmates are excited to have a five-day weekend.

Some good news for students and parents is that School Tool is now available for viewing! School Tool is the new student information program being used for parents and students to view their student’s assignments, grades and progress.

In order to access School Tool, parents and guardians will need to have an active e-mail address. If you are not computer savvy, don’t worry! The Computer Lab 114 will be available to students Tuesday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. Not only will students and parents be able to learn how to access School Tool, but it is also to make sure that all families have access to a computer and printer.

Want to travel but never have the chance? The French Club is organizing a trip for all students! The trip will be to Montreal and Quebec, Canada April 26-25. Students will go on many fun and educational adventures such as learning to salsa dance and visiting the historic district of Old Montreal.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to travel with your classmates. See Mrs. Coleman in room 125 for details!

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Bodley Bulletins: November 14, 2012

Bodleyby Kate Rothrock

Can you believe the first quarter is already over? First quarter report cards are being mailed Friday! Just three more quarters to go and it will go faster than we think.

Today the Symphony will be in residency for the day at GRB! Music students will have the chance to listen to the Symphony perform and then sit in on a professional rehearsal. This is really a wonderful opportunity and GRB is very lucky!

Tuesday, Nov. 20, there will be a VIP celebration for students with at least 95 percent attendance, no major behavior referrals, and at least a 70 percent average for the first marking period. If you are a VIP student, don’t miss out on some great snacks.

It’s open skate time again! Fulton Youth Hockey will be hosting open skate at the hockey rink on most Friday and Saturday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. It costs $3 to get in and $4 to rent skates and the snack bar will be open as well.

Winter sports are officially in full swing! These sports include girls and boys basketball, wrestling, hockey, bowling, girls cheerleading, indoor track and swimming and diving.

Good luck to all teams starting to practice and preparing for their first scrimmages and games!

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Bodley Bulletins: November 7, 2012

by Kate Rothrock

Seniors, can you believe it is that time of year? Approaching faster than you think is the deadline for college applications.

If you haven’t already, now is a good time to be thinking hard about college and starting the common application and essay.

Don’t forget to get your teacher recommendations and pick up scholarships in the guidance office! Don’t forget to buy a yearbook! After Christmas, the cost increases from $50 to $60.

Want something great to put on your college application? Model UN is for any student interested in learning more about world affairs and having a voice in the world theatre. If you are interested, see Mrs. Hallatt in room 117.

If you are hungry at the end of the day, stop by the Raider Den! It is open for anyone with a free bell eighth and ninth. There is a lot to offer such as candy, cookies, Gatorade, Pop-Tarts, water and more!

So come grab a snack or drink for the end of the day or before a sports practice or game.

There is also school apparel for sale along with lanyards and water bottles.

The blood drive was a success. Students gave 73 units of usable blood and six people gave double red. Thank you to all who took time out of their busy school schedule to help or donate blood. The next blood drive will be held On Thursday, March 28.

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Bodley Bulletins: October 31, 2012

by Kate Rothrock

Happy Halloween! Although students are not allowed to wear costumes to school today, students and staff will be recognizing Halloween by wearing orange.

GRB’s fall play, “The Laramie Project,” was a huge success. Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Quirks Players for a wonderful play and the countless hours you have put in.

Any students interested in traveling this summer? Mrs. Hallatt is taking students on the tour leading to Berlin, Prague, Krakow and Budapest in July of 2013. This is a chance to meet new people, visit four different countries and try great new foods! See Mrs. Hallatt in room 117 if you are interested, and soon because the price goes up in the next week!

The Environmental Club is having a battery drive. Bring in dry-cell batteries, tool batteries, and computer and cellphone batteries to guided study hall. The deadline is Nov. 5 and the winning guided study hall will win a breakfast!

Nov. 5 is the deadline for any senior’s baby and prom pictures. Don’t forget to hand them in!

Anyone who has a job, a hobby, a car, is a hunter or fisherman; your pictures are also due for yearbook Nov. 5.

The senior class trip has been set for June 7 with the destination of Cedar Point! The trip will be an overnight trip with June 8 being spent in Cleveland. A deposit is due to Mrs. Hallatt as soon as possible. Thank you Mrs. Hallatt for all the hard work you have put into this trip and seniors, don’t miss out on one of the last opportunities as a class!

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