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Distribution of Report Cards has been changed from February 3 to February 4, barring any further inclement weather. 

Debido al Código Rojo declarado el martes 27 de enero de 2015, la distribución de las Tarjetas de Calificaciones ha sido trasladada del 3 al 4 de febrero, a menos que se cancelen las clases por mal tiempo. 
 

 
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Battlefield High School - Home of the Bobcats!
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Course Registration for 2015-16 Opens on Jan. 31
Attention BHS Underclassmen!  It is time to begin thinking about the courses that you will take for next school year.  The window of time to make your preliminary course selections will open on Saturday, Jan. 31 and close on Thursday, Feb 5.  Each student will meet individually with his/her counselor in February or March to finalize course selections.

Click here for more information about preparing yourself for the course selection process for 2015-16.  

Information to assist you with the process of selecting your courses can be found in the following location on the BHS website: For Students/Course Selection and Scheduling/Student Info and Directions: 2015-16
Apply to the Battlefield HS IT & STEM Program - Deadline Feb 1
Click here to apply to the Battlefield HS Information Technology and STEM specialty program.  Only students new to the program should apply. Note: Applicants may encounter a security warning prior to accessing the application, if you encounter the warning you are recommended to push through that warning.
Cap and Gown Prices Increase Feb. 1st
The group discounted gap and gown prices go away February 1st.  If you haven't done so already, please order these items at www.herffjonesonline.com .
KuleYo's Student and Staff Member of the Month
Battlefield High School is proud to announce the January 2015 KuleYo’s Student and Staff Member of the Month!
 
Carol Rice is the January 2015 KuleYo’s Student of the Month.  Carol is an 11th grade student at Battlefield High School. Ms. Provenzano, who nominated Carol, said: “Carol is incredibly dependable and always does whatever is asked of her.  She is quiet but hardworking and dedicated and I enjoy being her teacher.”
 
Ms. Zumbrum is the January 2015 KuleYo’s Staff Member of the Month.  Ms. Zumbrum has been the registrar for Battlefield High School for the last six years.  Ms. Zumbrum was nominated by the Counseling Department because “she is often the first impression of Battlefield High School for incoming new students.  She immediately creates a great rapport with the student/family.  She is friendly, helpful, interested and always does her best to make the student/family feel welcome and at ease.  Often, by the time the student/family leaves her office, they are laughing and acting like life-long friends.”
 
Battlefield High School would like to thank KuleYo’s Frozen Yogurt, located at Merchant’s View Square, for sponsoring the Student and Staff Member of the Month.
Project Lead the Way / Engineering - added to course offerings
Battlefield High School is pleased to announce that next year, 2015-2016, Project Lead the Way / Engineering will be added to our course offerings. PLTW / Engineering seeks to apply science, technology, engineering and math to solve real world problems, where the classes focus on the process, rather than the final answer.
 
In the inaugural year, we will phase in the program with the first course, “Intro to Engineering Design,” a class that uses 3-D modeling software (CAD) to design solutions. This course is open to all Battlefield HS students.  PLTW Curriculum    Video – PLTW / Intro to Engineering Design. 
Wounded Warriors Project
The Student Council Associations of Battlefield High School and Patriot High School are pleased to announce that during the week of February 2nd – 6th, the two schools will co-sponsor a Charity Challenge to see which school can raise more money for the Wounded Warriors Project. When reached for comment, students and teachers from both Battlefield and Patriot remarked that the Charity Challenge is an opportunity to utilize the Battlefield-Patriot rivalry to bring the community together and help those who have given up so much to defend our freedom. Community members wishing to contribute to either school may drop off a donation in the school’s front office. Video
Spirit Week / Feb 2- 6
It's time for Spirit Week (Feb. 2 - Feb. 6) Bobcats! Show your Bobcat Pride and spread the word!
These spirit days were the winner of our 2015 winter spirit survey; thank you to all who made their voice heard!

Monday is 'Merica Monday! Show your patriotic side and wear red, white and blue in honor of Wounded Warriors (Charity Challenge)! Tuesday is Bobcat Pride Tuesday! Let's show Patriot what real school unity is and wear Battlefield attire! Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday - come into school in your wackiest, craziest outfit! The crazier the better! Thursday is Twin Thursday - find a twin for a day! Friday is Blackout - let's show solidarity for our pep rally and our game against Patriot that night and wear ALL black!

Don’t forget the Charity Challenge to benefit Wounded Warriors Project will take place at all lunch shifts this week! Thank you for participating in Spirit Week! Video   In the event that Monday is a snow day, "All-American Day" will be on Tuesday!
 
Rising 9th Grade Parent Info Night: Feb 3
Due to recent inclement weather, the Rising 9th Grade Parent Info Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00pm in the BHS auditorium. This transition event is for all parents of 8th graders who will attend Battlefield next year.
Report Card Distribution: Feb 4
Due to the recent disruptions to the school calendar caused by inclement weather, 2nd marking period report cards will be distributed on Wednesday, February 4th in 1st period. This will not impact the distribution dates of future interims and report cards.
Support Class of 2015 at Chipotle - Feb 9th
Come out to support the Class of 2015 by going to Chipotle in Gainesville on February 9th from 5pm to 9pm. 50% of the proceeds will go towards the senior class's upcoming events. Please bring a copy of the flyer to present at the time of purchase. Thank you for your support!
Touch Base - February 9th
Parents are invited to meet with teachers on Touch Base Day, Monday, February 9th, from 7:30-9:30.  Classes will begin at 10:30, and students are reminded not to arrive before 9:45.
PSAT Results Information & Next Steps
Did you miss the PSAT Results Parent Info Night on 01/13/15? Download the PowerPoint or view a brief video from the CollegeBoard. All students who took the PSAT in October have access to My College QuickStart using the access code printed on the bottom of their PSAT score report.
IT Specialty Program Newsletter - Winter Edition
The winter edition of the IT Specialty Program newsletter is now available.  Please read the newsletter to learn more about what our students have accomplished this year.
Activity Bus Schedule
Activity buses will be available to students on the following dates:
January  20, 22
February 3, 5, 10, 12, 24.
ILITE Robotics teams qualify for state championship
ILITE Robotics traveled to Norfolk for a FTC regional competition last weekend, having a great day, with teams 194, 1885, 5262 and 5272 all qualifying for the finals in their divisions. Teams 1885 (Nicholas Lechner, Noah Lechner, Nicholas Phomsouvanh, Sam Toureau) and 5262 (Kian Mehrabani, McLane O’Brien, Reeya Rabena, Sam Spelsberg, Theodore Todorov, Richard Wagner) won their divisions to qualify for state. Team 1885 also won the design award. Team 5272 (Adrew DeFusco, Nathan Guo, Everett Michel, Trent Parsons, Cameron Rhodes, Moeez Sheikh, Samuel Web) also earned a trip to the state championship in Richmond on February 28th. 
STEM Essay Contest
The Virginia Council on Women is hosting the 4th annual STEM Essay Contest for high school female junior and senior students.  Click here for more details on the $5000 scholarship contest.
 
Sentara Northern VA Medical Center Auxiliary Junior Volunteers: Application deadline Jan 30
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Auxiliary is now accepting Junior Volunteer applications. Applications and additional information about the program can be found on the Sentara website. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, January 30. No late or incomplete applications will be considered. Carefully review all requirements before submitting your application.
Virginia Girls State & Boys State: Applications due Feb 6
Applications are now being accepted for Girls State and Boys State. This year American Legion Post 1799 will fully fund and sponsor delegates to Virginia Girls State and Boys State. Applications can be obtained from Mrs. Smith in the Counseling Center and are due by the close of school on February 6, 2015. Click here for additional information about this exciting opportunity.
Super Saturday: Feb 7
Stonewall Jackson High School will be hosting Super Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, February 7, 2015. This event offers free assistance to students and parents completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), as well as financial aid presentations. All high school, college, and adult students who plan to attend college during the 2015-2016 academic year are welcome to attend free of charge. View the flyer to find out what materials to bring to the event.
Suicide Prevention, Depression Awareness & Self-Injury Information Night: Feb 18
Ronald Reagan Middle School will host SOS: Signs of Suicide Prevention Program, Depression Awareness, and Self-Injury Information Night on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:00pm.  Reagan Middle School is located at 15801 Tanning House Place, Haymarket 20169.
PWC Dept of Parks & Recreation Job Fairs: Feb 7, 8, 21
Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation (PWCDPR) will host several job fairs in February to fill seasonal positions for the summer. View the job listings of seasonal openings.
  • SDWP job fair (all positions) - Feb 7th at Stonewall Jackson High School, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Lifeguard job fair (all sites) - Feb 8th at Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center, 5:00pm-8:00pm (bring suit and towel)
  • PWCDPR job fair (all sites) - Feb 21st at Sharron Baucom Dale City, 9:00am-1:00pm
PWCS Student Summer Job Fairs: March 17 & 19
Job fairs for high school students to obtain summer employment positions within PWCS have been scheduled on Tuesday, March 17th, 6:00-7:30pm at Freedom High School and Thursday, March 19th, 6:00-7:30pm at Stonewall Jackson High School.  Students must be at least 16 years old and must attend one of the job fairs to be eligible for summer employment. Beginning in February, students will complete an online application available from the PWCS Human Resources page (click on "Employment Opportunities" then "Summer Employment" when that button is added). Students must bring their completed application and two references when they interview at the job fair. In addition to PWCS jobs, several local businesses will also participate in the job fairs to recruit students for summer positions.
College & Career Fair: March 22
The Prince William Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc will host a College & Career Fair on March 22, 2015 at 2:00pm at Leesylvania Elementary School.  This event is open to the public
Girls' Soccer Team in VHSL Record Book
Several accomplishments of the Battlefield Girls' Soccer team are listed in the most recent update of the Virginia High School League records.  A special thanks to Mr. Dennis Norkus for compiling and submitting the information to the VHSL.
Battlefield Record Highlights   Complete VHSL Records (See pgs 49-51).
Inside Battlefield News Program Archive!
BHS students Ryan Keane, Alyssa Estrellado, Tommy DeAngelus, and Laura Keane now anchor a news show about what is happening at Battlefield High School.  The show airs on closed-circuit television at BHS, but you can download an archived version here.
PWCS Sports Concussion Education Training
9th grade students, and students NEW to PWCS must attend Face-to-Face concussion training.  Sessions are available at all PWCS High Schools throughout the 2014-15 school year.  View the current schedule or visit the PWCS Health and Physical Education website for updated information and make plans to attend one of these sessions. 

Parents/guardians and students who have already attended a face-to-face training may take this year's mandatory concussion training online. Start the online training.

All athletes must have a current physical on file for each school year, dated after May 1st of the current year through June 30 of the succeeding year.

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