GRB hosts first-ever Block Party


Piggybacking on the success of similar events at its sister schools, G. Ray Bodley High School recently hosted its inaugural Block Party.
 
GRB students and their families flocked to the gymnasium where they played carnival games, listened to music, danced and enjoyed a picnic-style dinner with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies and water. The cotton candy and popcorn stand were among the most popular. Several student volunteers assisted during the event to obtain community service hours.
 
Principal Donna Parkhurst credited the high school administration team, including assistant principal Marc Copani and Amy Stephenson, for creating an event to help families feel welcomes and comfortable at the high school. GRB has increased its efforts throughout the past few years to expand its family-to-school engagement.
 
The large Block Party crowd disbursed when it was time for the high school financial aid night and open house.


GRB students stop by the popular cotton candy booth during
the high school’s inaugural Block Party.