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Fulton City School District Parent Information Night Eases Transition For Next Year’s Freshmen

Fulton City School District eighth graders and their parents learned about the scheduling process, graduation requirements and course offerings that will be available to them next year at G. Ray Bodley High School at a parent information night.

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GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst, FJHS Principal Ryan Lanigan, eighth grader Dominique Johnson with her mother, Diane Johnson, and GRB Assistant Principal Amy Stephenson pose for a photo at an eighth grade parent information night regarding transition to ninth grade.

Guidance counselors from both G. Ray Bodley High School and the Fulton Junior High School worked together to present information on athletic tryouts and scheduling, educational program opportunities at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation, college preparation resources and everything else pertaining to the transition to high school.

“It was wonderful to see so many parents and students attend and ask so many great questions,” said G. Ray Bodley Guidance Counselor Laura Hyde. “Establishing a connection with the parents before their students enter our building is crucial to a successful transition. The students will have multiple opportunities to connect with me before the school year. I hope they are very excited about all of the opportunities that GRB has to offer them.”

Sandy McCann and son, Jon McCann, attend an informational night at G. Ray Bodley High School to learn about graduation requirements, course offerings and other opportunities in high school.
Sandy McCann and son, Jon McCann, attend an informational night at G. Ray Bodley High School to learn about graduation requirements, course offerings and other opportunities in high school.

All of the guidance counselors encouraged the students to seek them out with any questions or needed help in planning their high school career.

Every student will have a scheduled appointment with a guidance counselor to discuss course scheduling.

The FCSD allows the freshmen to attend their own first day of school in the fall to allow for a less intimidating transition.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors join them the day after.