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Divisionwide Announcements
IMPORTANT-Revised HS Course Selection Info
IMPORTANTE - Información sobre la selección de cursos de la escuela secundaria  
Weather-related schedule changes have pushed back the window for online course requests. It is now midnight, February 5, through midnight, February 10, 2016.  Read more
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Pep Rally Schedule
 

February School Newsletter
Dear Battlefield Parents & Guardians,

The latest edition of the February newsletter is available.  Please note the first page contains the February dates we have adjusted as a result of the January snow.  I encourage you to read the information about course selection for the 2016-17 school year and the upcoming Advanced Placement (AP) exam schedule.  Additionally, we are sharing information related to events happening at Battlefield in February and March as well as highlighting student and staff accomplishments.  Check take a moment to check out what is happening at Battlefield!

Amy Ethridge-Conti
Principal
PTO Technology Fund Campaign
This week the BHS PTO will kickoff a new technology fund campaign "Document Cameras in Every Classroom." Help PTO raise money for Battlefield High School by linking your Bonus Reward cards from Giant, Harris Teeter and Target, sign up to become a PTO member or make a donation to the fund.  Please go online to http://www.bhs-pto.com/fundraising/ or to the front office display for more information.
 
Course Registration for 2016-17 Opens on Feb. 5
Attention BHS Underclassmen!  It is time to think about the courses that you will take for next school year.  The window of time to make your preliminary course selections will open on Friday, Feb. 5 and close on Wednesday, Feb 10.  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: 2016-17
 
Winter Spirit Week / Feb 8-12
It's time for everyone's favorite week! Next week is spirit week. Don't forget to dress up! Monday is "Merica Monday," so show off your Patriotic Pride! Tuesday is Twin Tuesday; find a friend to be your twin! Wednesday is Disney Wednesday so come dressed up as your favorite Disney princess or prince! Thursday is Thor's Day; dress up as your favorite superhero! Friday is Black Out Friday.  Wear black for the pep rally/doubleheaders against Patriot!  Show your Bobcat Pride and go all out in your craziest outfits! Students are reminded the Dress Code will be STRICTLY ENFORCED at all times so have fun but do it in the right way.
Concussion Training - Date Change to Feb. 9th
The concussion training that was originally scheduled for February 9th has been changed to Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 P.M in the auditorium.  This will be the last concussion training for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please arrive early as the doors close promptly at 7:00 P.M. 
PTO Meeting - Feb. 9th
The Battlefield PTO will be meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9th in the Library/Media Center.  This month's agenda includes the Kick Off for the Document Camera Campaign; Retail Rewards Reboot; Battle-of-the-Bands; and Budget Vote.  Please join us!
HVAC Open House: Feb 13
Students interested in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Program at Freedom High School are invited to attend the HVAC Open House on Saturday, February 13, 2016.  Applications for this program will be accepted until March 15, 2016.  Visit the Freedom HS HVAC Program website for more information and to obtain the application.
Parking Meeting Rescheduled - Feb. 16
The parking meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, 2/9 @ 3:00 p.m. has been rescheduled due to the possibility of inclement weather.  The new date is Tuesday, 2/16 @ 3:00 p.m. in the Main Office.
Understanding College Admissions Testing: redesigned SAT, ACT, and SAT II” Information Night - Feb. 16
On February 16, 2016, our business partner, Tri-Ed Tutoring, will be offering a free information night for Battlefield High School students and their families to present changes made by the College Board to the SAT.  The event will take place in the BHS auditorium.   No registration is required. The backup date is set for February 22, 2016. 
 
Family Science Night - Feb. 19th
On Friday February 19th, Battlefield High School Science National Honor Society will be holding its third annual family science night.  At the science night, families are able to participate in hands-on activities and witness demonstrations in the areas of Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Family Science Night will be held from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  All are welcome!
Athletic College Signing Ceremony
Battlefield High School would like to congratulate our senior student-athletes that attended the college signing day ceremony on Thursday, February 4.  Congratulations, we are so proud of you!

Jake Agnos-Baseball-East Carolina University
, Keagan McGinnis-Baseball-Virginia Tech,Lane Bryson-Football-Appalachian State Universit, Brendan Feehan-Football-Shepherd University, Connor Gately-Football-Bridgewater College, Zac Kerxton-Football-Villanova University,         Collin Parker-Football-College of William and Mary,Nick Shablom-Football-University of Pennsylvania, Lauren Cardenas-Lacrosse-Rollins College, Alexandra Kugler-Lacrosse-James Madison University, Shea Swingle-Lacrosse-Radford University,Parker Baddley-Lacrosse-Colgate University,   Todd Lloyd-Lacrosse-Tusculum College, Marli Hayward-Soccer-Virginia Wesleyan College, Reilly Hayward-Soccer-Longwood University,Taylor Adams-Softball-Christopher Newport University, Katie Tillotson-Swim-Illinois State University, Darian Diaz-Tennis-Belmont Abbey College, Skyler Sisk-Volleyball-University of Mary Washington, Caroline Skaff-Volleyball-University of South Carolina, Trevor Mello-Wrestling-George Mason University
 
Rising 9th Grade Parent Info
Rising 9th Grade Parent Information Night was held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  If you missed this event, you can access the presentation here.
Senior Ads

Parents of seniors DEADLINE EXTENDED: Senior Ads will be accepted ONLY until February 15. Use the following link: Balfour Senior Ads.
 

Yearbooks on Sale
Yearbooks will be on sale during lunches on Tuesday, February 9 and Thursday, February 11. Books are still only $65 and prices go up soon!
PSAT Results
The redesign of the PSAT brings with it some changes in score reporting. Beginning January 7, 2016, students who took the PSAT in October 2015 will be able to access their scores electronically through their CollegeBoard account. The attached letter (English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, Urdu) provides the steps necessary for students to create a CollegeBoard account and highlights the features included in the new online score reporting system. Paper copies of student score reports are not expected to be delivered to Battlefield until the end of January. View the CollegeBoard's video "Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report". Due to the delayed arrival of paper score reports, Battlefield's PSAT Results Parent Info Night has been canceled for this year.
PWCS Student Summer Job Fairs: March 8 & 10
Job fairs for high school students to obtain summer employment positions within PWCS have been scheduled on Tuesday, March 8th, 6:00-7:30pm at Potomac High School and Thursday, March 10th, 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.
Youth Summit: March 19
High school and middle school students and parents are invited to attend the Youth Summit on Saturday, March 19th, 8:00am-3:00pm at Forest Park High School. This free event consists of interactive workshops that address key issues facing youth today, exciting activities, many great giveaways, and breakfast and lunch. Donations of household items and canned goods for ACTS Safe House are appreciated. Space is limited. Forest Park High School is located at 15721 Forest Park Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22193.
US Service Academy Day: April 23
Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents, and school counselors to
Academy Day 2016 on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at The Paramount Theater, 215 East Main Street in Charlottesville. Doors will open at 9:30am for registration. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission process. Students will also be able to meet with officials from all five service academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Military Institute.  Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answers questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations.
The Right to Special Programs / Services
Click here  to view the "Right to Special Programs / Services."  The message is also available in ArabicKoreanSpanishUrdu, and Vietnamese and these translations can be accessed from the PWCS home page by choosing the "Publications" button.
Application for Fee Waiver
Students that are eligible to receive free or reduced meals, and whose parent/guardian provides consent for the release of their eligibility status, may be eligible for fee waivers. In order to obtain the applicable fee waivers, please complete this form and return it to your school’s cafeteria manager. By completing this form, you are authorizing the cafeteria manager to release the pertinent information to the school’s office staff.

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