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NOVA Next Door
Upcoming Events
Today
9/4/2014
9/9/2014
- PTO Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9/15/2014
Repeating Event - Senior Portrait Makeups
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9/16/2014
Repeating Event - Senior Portrait Makeups
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Battlefield High School - Home of the Bobcats!
Welcome Back!
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
September  1 September 2 September 3 September 4 September 5
Labor Day Blocks 1,2,4,6 Blocks 1,3,5,7 Blocks 1,2,4,6 Blocks 1,3,5,7

 
Battlefield HS PTO Website
Please visit the Battlefield HS PTO website to learn about the organization.  The BHS PTO strives to facilitate and increase communication among our school constituencies, promoting an increased sense of community among our BHS families.
Athletic Events
Kicking off the 2014-2015 athletic season, we are excited to welcome our enthusiastic fan base.  Please come out and support our student-athletes.
* Note to students - Shirts are required to be worn at all times by fans to be in compliance with the division wide athletic enforcement of the dress code.
Traffic patterns, student parking, student drop-off and pickup
Battlefield HS experiences great traffic volume each morning and afternoon.  Click here to read instructions concerning the traffic patterns, student parking, student drop-off and student pick-up. Your cooperation is appreciated, and essential to the safety of everyone.
Class of 2018 Elections
Attention Student Leaders
The Class of 2018 needs to select its leadership team for this year. Elected positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Intent to Run forms are available in the Main Office and on the SCA’s Schoolfusion page. Please pay attention to deadlines and meeting dates. If you have any questions, see Mr. Schelzo, after school in room 1135.
All of the classes need to fill out a roster of delegates for the upcoming year-to assist their Class and the SCA in achieving great things. Application forms are also on the SCA’s fusion page, and will be processed on a rolling basis until all the slots are filled.
In addition, the SCA executive committee is looking to fill the Directors of Multi-Media/Communications, Community Service, and Recognition. The application for those positions are also on the Fusion page and are due by September 12th.  
Yearkbooks for sale, and senior ads
Parents, Yearbook and Senior Ad prices will go up September 1st. Please make sure that you have purchased your yearbook or ad by dropping a check off at the front office, or purchasing online at www.yearbookordercenter.com school 10378.

Yearbook order form, Senior ad form , Nameplate options
New Menu Info
Several changes have been made to the meal selections at Battlefield HS this year.  Please click on the links to read about the changes. Create your tray your way and Domino's smart slice pizza.
School Meal Prices 2014-15
The prices of school meals will be as follows for the 2014-15 school year:

Breakfast       $0.30 student reduced price
                     $1.40 student full price

Lunch            $0.40 student reduced price
                    $2.65 high school student full price

A la carte       $0.65 milk
 
Battlefield welcomes new administrators
Battlefield HS is proud to announce the addition of three new administrators:  Mr. Jim Smith, Mrs. Julia Renberg and Mr. Chris Hintosh.
Administrator and Counselor Alpha Breakdown for Battlefield HS
Alpha Administrators School Counselors
Mr. Hintosh:     
A – Z (Special Education)
hintoscr@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Bridges:      A- Car         bridgeak@pwcs.edu
Mr. McMillan: A – Di mcmillcs@pwcs.edu Mrs. Fitzwater :  Cas – Fi       fitzwaca@pwcs.edu
Ms. Renberg: Dj - K
renbergj@pwcs.edu
Mrs. Pomfret:     Fj – H          pomfrem@pwcs.edu
Mr. Smith:    L - Reg   smithjx@pwcs.edu Mrs. Kaufman:   I –Mar         kaufmatl@pwcs.edu
Ms. Lester:      Reh - Z  lesterjm@pwcs.edu Mr. Sisson:         Mas – Ph     sissondm@pwcs.edu
  Mrs. Smith:         Pi – Sn        smithva@pwcs.edu
  Mrs. Nguyen:     So – Z          nguyenme@pwcs.edu
Senior Parent Info Night: Sept 22
The Battlefield High School Counseling Department will host a Senior Parent Information Night on Monday, September 22nd at 7:00pm in the auditorium. Topics will include graduation requirements, post-graduate planning, and the college application process. We strongly encourage all senior parents/guardians to attend this important meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!
Girls and Boys State
Annually American Legion Post 1799 sponsors Battlefield High School students for Girls and Boys State.  Selection for high school juniors is based on:  academics, leadership, character, and service to the community.  Both programs run June 15-21, 2014 with Boys State at Radford University and Girls at Longwood University.  American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for your rights as a citizen.  In their own words, some of the participants share their experiences click here:

Battlefield students attending were:  Emma Boyd, Maggie Gough, Lauren Reheuser, Hyejune Limb, Sofia McDaniel, Elizabeth Maureen Finnan, Robert Drummond, Matt Tschida, and Drew Wagner.
Join the Debate Team- Great College Preparation!
Did you know that students who participate in debate are more likely to gain acceptance at elite colleges than similarly qualified students who have never debated?
The Battlefield HS Debate team will be holding an interest meeting on Tuesday Sept. 9 at 2:10 in the library.  Team captains will give a presentation explaining the difference between Policy debate and Lincoln-Douglas debate. Follow-up lessons on how to debate will begin the following week, so this meeting will allow you to determine which subsequent sessions to attend.  See the tentative debate schedule for more details.
Free and Reduced Cost Opportunties
Click here to view free and reduced cost opportunities, including meals, SATs, and graduation materials.
Stop Summer Reading Loss-Participate in Summer Reading Programs!
Research studies show that students who read over the summer maintain or increase their literacy while those who do not read over the summer significantly regress and return to school in the Fall less prepared than when they left.  Fortunately, there are three summer reading programs available to BHS students:
The extra-credit PWCS voluntary summer reading program for all students, 

the Pre-AP and AP summer reading/assignments, and the

Prince William Public Library summer reading program.  Summer reading is a great way to do something enjoyable while ensuring academic success for the coming year!
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.

Challenge Index Ranks Battlefield in Top 5%

Battlefield High School ranks 61 in Virginia and 901 in the nation, according to The Washington Post's list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools (Challenge Index), putting it in the top 5%. Click here for information from PWCS and here for a complete listing of the school rankings along with a description of how the Challenge Index is determined.
2014-2015 Fall College Fairs - Dates to Save
PWCS, in conjunction with the Virginia Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO), will host two college fairs for high school students and families during the 2014-15 school year: Monday, September 29th at Patriot High School, 7:00-8:30pm and Wednesday, October 22nd at Woodbridge High School, 6:00-8:00pm.  Seniors, juniors, and their parents are welcomed to attend!

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