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Wrestling Team Promotes Character at Granby Elementary

GRANBY – The G. Ray Bodley wrestling team visited Granby Elementary recently to talk about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

Head wrestling coach Jeffrey Waldron and varsity coach Jack Popper brought along four members of the wrestling team for the PBIS Assembly on Halloween.

G. Ray Bodley Sophomore Travis Race hands out wrestling T-shirts to Granby Elementary students at October’s PBIS assembly, where Coach Waldron and members of the wrestling team spoke about the importance of character traits like responsibility.
G. Ray Bodley Sophomore Travis Race hands out wrestling T-shirts to Granby Elementary students at October’s PBIS assembly, where Coach Waldron and members of the wrestling team spoke about the importance of character traits like responsibility.

“We’re here to talk about PBIS, wrestling and a little bit about being safe tonight,” said Waldron.

Each wrestling student took a moment to talk about a character trait, such as responsibility and the importance of that attribute in their life on the wrestling team.

The school hoped to show the youngsters that the principles they are learning about now will also be valuable to them as they grow older.

The team demonstrated some wrestling moves for the kids, reminding them that wrestling requires significant practice, training and safety and should not be tried at home.

T-shirts were given to students in the audience who exhibited excellent audience behavior.

Principal Heather Perry presented the Golden Gator Awards for the month of October.

Among others, the Jump Award for the best behavior at recess went to Tom Briggs’ second grade class and Justin Johnson’s fourth grade class.

The Spoon Award for following expectations in the cafeteria went to Dawn Pulverenti’s fourth grade class and Linda DeForest’s second grade class.

The best class with audience behavior at the end of the assembly also got to house the stuffed “Golden Gator” in their classroom until the next assembly.