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Bodley Bulletins: September 12, 2012

by Kate Rothrock

I hope everyone’s first week of school went well!

Students are quickly getting back into the hang of things and getting used to being back in school.

They are also adjusting to the new bell schedule. School starts at 7:29 a.m. now, and instead of going to homeroom like last year they report to their first bell class.

In between bells 3 and 4 is a 22-minute guided study hall where students can work on homework or get help from teachers.

Students also must stay in school a little longer than last year, with the school day ending at 2:22 p.m.

A new policy at G. Ray Bodley is that all students must wear an ID lanyard or have it visible at all times during school hours.

This policy is a safety precaution that is being taken for security reasons and in case there is ever an emergency.

The lanyards have their perks, being that if you wear your lanyard there is an acknowledgement system with mystery mission cards and school wide celebrations.

Picture Day is Sept. 12 and 13th, and once student IDs are in, they will be placed in each student’s lanyard.

Seniors, don’t forget to get your senior parking permits! Pick up a form in the office because there is a limited amount of spaces available.

It is a first come, first serve basis and issued for a 10-week period. Your parking permit is only renewed if you are in good standing!

To read the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Valley News at our office or at one of several locations throughout the City. For Subscriptions call 598-6397.


Bodley Bulletins: September 6, 2012

by Kate Rothrock

It is hard to believe that summer is over and school is back in full swing!

Although summer was enjoyable, I know everyone is ready, excited, and even a little nervous to go back to school.

Today is the first day for all grades at G. Ray Bodley High School while Wednesday was Freshman First Day — a day where only freshmen attend school.

The freshmen enjoyed a fashion show put on by teachers and upperclassmen, an activity fair, and the chance to get the hang of their schedule and their new school.

To introduce myself, my name is Kate Rothrock and I will be a senior at GRB. In my high school years, I have played soccer, volleyball and lacrosse.

This past season my lacrosse team had the opportunity to play in the sectional finals as well as earn the title of league champions for the first time in Fulton lacrosse history.

I have also participated in Spanish club, OCAY league, National Honor Society, make the grade tutoring, and have helped coach youth lacrosse.

I look forward to writing the Bodley Bulletins this year!

Although school is just starting, fall sports have been in session for many weeks.

The fall sports include boys and girls soccer, football, girls tennis, girls volleyball, cross country, golf, and cheerleading.

All teams have been working hard these past couple weeks to prepare for their first games.

As many of you may know, the varsity football team has a new coaching staff. Jeff Rothrock has taken over the position of head coach after being an assistant coach for 15 years.

Coach Rothrock is assisted by Coach Halladay, Coach Gallini, Coach Bono and Coach VanBuren.

The varsity football team took on Fowler on their home turf last Friday to open the season strong with a 40-12 win.

When asked about the upcoming season, senior Cody Dick stated, “It was a great first step for the season. It gives us confidence for the tough road ahead.”

I know the team, as well as the whole community, is excited to see how the season plays out.

To read the rest of the column, pick up a copy of the Valley News at our office or at one of several locations throughout the City. For Subscriptions call 598-6397.