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Budget Uncertainty
Important info from School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers reveals the stakes around the May 6 Board of County Supervisors meeting that will decide if funding will support the unanimously-passed 2016-17 School Board budget for educating 88,000 PWCS students. Click for the facts  


 
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Battlefield High School - Home of the Bobcats!
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ILITE Robotics Strong Performance at World Championships
Congratulations to the ILITE Robotics team for their 11th place finish in the Currie Division of the FRC World Championships in St. Louis.  The team finished the competition with a record of 7-2-1.  ILITE Robotics was also awarded the Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors.
Battlefield Academic Camps – Registration Now Open
Don’t have time to fit everything into your busy schedule during the school year? Use the Battlefield Academic Camps to enrich your knowledge this summer. Battlefield will host a variety of camps for students of all ages.  For high school students, camps will be offered in the following areas: Boe-Bots, Cyber Defense, Intro to Java, Math SAT Prep, and Renewable 3-D Art.  Click here for more information and registration.
Battlefield Ranks in top 5% on America's Most Challenging High School List
All PWCS high schools make top 10%. Read more.
BHS School Counseling Program Nationally Recognized
The Battlefield High School school counseling program has met the stringent requirements to become a Recognized ASCA Model Program by the American School Counselor Association. Congratulations to our amazing school counselors! Read the full press release.
Senior Survey: Due May 6
All seniors are required to complete a Senior Survey by Friday, May 6th so that we may gather information regarding post-secondary plans, college acceptance, and scholarship awards. Seniors who wish to be recognized at Senior Awards Night on Monday, May 23rd must bring official documentation of their scholarship award(s) to Mrs. Smith in the Counseling Center by Friday, May 6th. To find the survey, log into Family Connection, click "About Me", then click "PWCS Senior Survey 2016" in the top left corner of the page. Completion of the senior survey is a senior obligation; seniors who have not completed a senior survey will not be able to complete senior clearance. Seniors will need to complete the entire survey in one sitting; they will not be able to re-open the survey to edit their responses after they click "Submit Answers". Any senior who is having difficulty logging into Family Connection, having difficulty completing the survey, or who does not have internet access should come to the Counseling Center for assistance.
Course Selection for 2016-2017
The counselors have finished individual course selection meetings with students for the 2016-2017 school year. Students are reminded to return the yellow copy of their course selection forms with parent/guardian signature to the Counseling Center as soon as possible. Course selection verification letters will be sent home to students and parents/guardians in May so that you may finalize course requests or make adjustments as needed. While the deadline to submit course request changes for the 2016-2017 school year is Monday, June 6, 2016, students and parents/guardians are reminded that decisions regarding the closing or cancelation of classes for next year may be made prior to that date based on student interest, budget, and staffing.
SOL and AP Review Schedules
The SOL and AP review schedules are now available:
English     Foreign Languages     Mathematics     Science     Social Studies 

Activity buses will operate on the following dates:
May 3, 4, 5
May 10, 11, 12
May 17, 18, 19
BHS Spring 2016 Blood Drive
When:  Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 7:30am - 1:30 pm
Where:  BHS Auxiliary Gym
For more information and scheduling instructions, view the spring blood drive flyer.


 
   Schedule your appointment online:
   * Visit www.inovabloodsaves.org ,
   * click on Donate Blood, and
   * use Sponsor Code 6509.
Students will need to bring a signed Informed Parent-Guardian Consent Form.
You may also sign up with Nurse Fairbanks in the BHS clinic.
Make your Lifesaving appointment today!
Concussion Training for Rising Freshmen Student-Athletes
Concussion training for rising freshmen student-athletes.
June 13 in the Auditorium 6pm.
Yearbooks are selling out!
Make sure you purchase a yearbook before they are all sold out. Yearbooks are currently priced at $70, but will go up to $75 May 1, and $80 June 1. Yearbooks can be purchased by completing the form (checks made out to BHS) and bringing it to the front office, or following this link.  
Spring Carnival - POSTPONED TO MAY 14th
The annual BHS Spring Carnival has been postponed to May 14th, from 1-5, in the football stadium! Come watch a game of class vs. class powderpuff football, dunk your favorite students and teachers in freezing water, take a picture with Ms. Utter's famous dog Lucy Mae, play various carnival games such as wipeout challenge, moon bounce and acro-spring bungee (all free), watch the Urban Dance Competition, listen to talented student performers on stage, and eat some delicious food! No admission fee! Specialty items and games cost a number of tickets sold at gate (50 cents per ticket)
PWCS Behind the Wheel
Do you have what it takes to drive safely on America’s most congested roadways?   Statistics prove that the PWCS Behind the Wheel Program consistently produces the safest teen drivers on Northern Virginia roads year after year.  Registration for summer sessions is open now and if you are looking to obtain your driver’s license, sign up today-space is limited!  You must have a valid VA learners permit and the cost of this high quality program taught by PWC teachers certified in Driver’s Education is only $240.  You are now able to schedule your summer driving sessions ONLINE.  Please log into https://www-pwcsdrivered-com.is.desdriven.com/  and create an account choosing the summer package.  Sessions are available beginning June 15 with dates running through August 2. Click here for more information regarding specific dates and times.  If you have specific questions about the program, please contact Krista Link, Driver’s Education Coordinator, at linkkl@pwcs.edu .  
Inside 15000
The April edition of Inside 15000 is now available.
College Funding Parent Workshop: May 4
Alvey Elementary School is hosting a parent workshop on college funding on May 4, 2016, 6:30-8:00pm. This event is for parents of elementary, middle, and high school students. Please see the attached flier for details and RSVP information. Alvey ES is located at 5300 Waverly Farm Drive in Haymarket.
Catworts - May 14th
The 8th annual Catworts School of Science and Magic, a community service project hosted by Battlefield High School's Science National Honor Society, will take place on Saturday May 14th.  Registration will begin at 8:10am in the commons.  Signs with directions will be posted.  Parents are invited to attend the opening ceremony beginning at 8:30am during which their students will be sorted into their houses.  Students will be dismissed to their classes at 9:15am where they will begin learning how to cast spells of science in the areas of biology, physics, chemistry and earth science.  Parents are welcomed to attend the closing ceremonies which will begin at 12:40pm where they will be able to hear about the lessons of the day!
PWC Parks & Recreation Summer Jobs
Prince William County Parks & Recreation has a variety of summer jobs available for students. View the flier and visit their website for more information.
PWC, Parks and Recreation: Now Hiring Lifeguards
Don’t miss this awesome opportunity … PWC, Parks and Recreation: Now Hiring Lifeguards, Ages 15+
It’s like a SUMMER AT THE BEACH with a job at SplashDown Waterpark in Manassas. Apply Now!
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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