The Battlefield Bobcast
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Learn More About the Battlefield HS Black Student Union!
BREAKING BARRIERS, BUILDING BRIDGES
Congratulations to the following staff members for their dedication of Breaking bariers and building bridges. The following were nominated by fellow colleagues so make sure to say congratulations when you see them!
Rose Hummel, Secretary: Rose is a miracle worker! She supports not one, but TWO administrators, and does so with a smile on her face. Not only that, but she builds relationships with our students, even if she's not "responsible for them." She learns their names, speaking to them kindly when they pop into the office; she truly wants them to know they're welcome and cared for. She also goes out of her way to see what other administrative assistants need help with, often working in the attendance office to assist when we're short-handed. Thank you for all you do, Rose! You're irreplaceable!
Lauren Vance, Science Teacher: Lauren works overtime to ensure all students are reaching mastery. As the CLT leader for Biology, she works with her fellow teachers to ensure assessments fit all learning targets to match all students' mastery of objectives. She works with students on her planning periods, before school, after school, and during lunches. This is breaking the barriers that prevent many students from success.
John Chrisinger, Criminal Justice Teacher: Mr. Chrisinger consistently displays the demeanor and enthusiasm necessary in a professional educator. His "Can Do" spirit and heartfelt greetings to staff, faculty, and students are a welcome aspect of working at Battlefield. He arrives early, engages his students on both a professional and personal basis and is always willing to help the team accomplish its goals. His instruction provides necessary life lessons for his students and he adds real world experience to his curriculum by bringing his valuable law enforcement career knowledge to the students. I've watched Mr. Chrisinger grow from a first year teacher to a seasoned veteran and recommend him wholeheartedly as a person who "Builds Bridges and Breaks Down Barriers".
Cat McMaster, Librarian: Cat has initiated the Teachers as Readers program, which brings together faculty, counselors, and office staff. She makes every student feel welcome in the library, and encourages kids who are struggling with their work. On the IOIC team, she looks for solutions that will improve instruction and the school culture.
Congratulations to these honorees!
Attention Senior Parents- Graduation will be here before you know it! It’s not too late to order your student's cap and gown at http://www.balfournova.com. They'll ship directly to your home sometime the end of April/first part of May. Please contact Balfour with any questions 703-941-1436 or email@example.com.
2019 Summer Program dates announced
Dates have been set for the Prince William County Public Schools 2019 Summer School Program. Find them in this web announcement.
1st Semester Honor Roll has been updated! Due to an error in the logic of the Honor Roll report, high schools have been advised to re-run it for 1st semester. First semester Honor Roll lists were re-calculated and re-posted as of 3/22/19.
It’s time for student to pick their gifted service options for next year. To register for your chosen service options, please go to the BFHS homepage.
1. Click on “Class Pages”
2. Click on “Gifted Department”, then “Lianne Edwards”
3. The last page under “Lianne Edwards” is titled Gifted Service Options
4. Please choose the link for next year’s grade.
The deadline to pick an option is May 3, 2019. If you do not choose a service option, one will be chosen for you. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Edwards, Gifted Department Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brother & Big Sisters
If you know any 9th or 10th grade or transfer students, who could use a Battlefield Big Brother/Big Sister, please complete the BB/BS referral form. Upperclassmen are looking to help younger students or transfer students feel connected to Battlefield. Our Bobcat volunteers aim to utilize student interests to guide their activities. Though we only have a quarter to go, there is plenty of time to make a difference for a student! The Big Brothers and Big Sisters will include parents when connecting with students email.
The Pickup, an original play written by Hadley Scott, Julia Hyde, Maddy Henderson, and Jamie Keller, will be produced by T. Benton Gayle Middle School in Fredericksburg. This play was written in Mr. Bridges' creative writing class, expanded and performed by Battlefield Theatre at the Virginia Theatre Association conference in Norfolk, VA in October. At that performance, Ms. Messinger at T. Benton Gayle loved the script so much that she asked for permission to produce it. Some of the writers will travel to the middle school to watch the play put on again, and to meet with the young performers.
Parents: Don't forget to carefully review the unofficial transcript your student is bringing home from course scheduling meetings with counselors to know which SOLs your student may be taking. Your student will be registered for all SOLs related to their courses in order to meet his/her graduation requirements. The following communication was sent in an email from administration this week:
"You were notified earlier this year of a change to graduation requirements for our freshmen, as well as a new testing regulation, which omits students from further SOL testing once they have fulfilled their graduation requirements. Students have begun meeting with their counselors about their specific graduation plans. Attached you'll find the necessary form to opt your student(s) in to additional or student "choice" SOLs. The form should be submitted to the front office by April 8, and again, is necessary only for the purposes of opting in to a specific SOL test. You may also see our SOL page for this document and additional remediation information, as it is decided within departments."
Spring 2019 SOL Remediation Opportunities are as follows:
English: in 1101, from 2:10-3 p.m., on Mon., April 8, April 22, and April 29
Social Studies: reviews will be after school on Wednesdays starting Wed., March 27, with individual teachers who are holding sessions. If your teacher is not holding a review session on a necessary date, please ask the teacher for a location of review on that date. Another teacher will welcome the you in!
Science: in enclosed cafeteria from 2:05-3:05 p.m. for Biology, which will meet Thursdays Now-April 11; and April 25th and May 2nd - Science Classroom to be announced; Earth Science will meet in room 2126 on Thursdays, March 21-May 2; Chemistry will meet in room 2200 on Thursdays from March 28-May 2
Math: will meet in the enclosed cafeteria from 2:15-3:30 p.m. on Tues., April 30 and May 7; Wed., April 24, May 1, and May 8; and Thursday, April 25, May 2, and May 9. (Teachers may also be remediating within their individual classes during class-time and/or Flex. See your teacher for potential additional times.)
Activity buses will run from April 2-May 9, on Monday through Thursday afternoons.
“Are you a 10th grade Battlefield High School student currently taking driver education through health and physical education class? Did you attend your 90-minute student/parent driver education meeting?
There are only 5 90-minute student/parent driver education meeting dates remaining for the school year! Please plan to attend one of the following dates/locations:
March 14, 2019 – Potomac HS
March 21, 2019 – Hylton HS
March 28, 2019 – Gar-Field HS
April 2, 2019 – Hylton HS or Patriot HS
April 9, 2019 – Colgan HS or Stonewall Jackson HS
Important: You need to arrive on time as no one is admitted after the presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the school's auditorium. Please arrive early as parents/students are required to attend for the entire 90 minutes. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to your child’s health and physical education teacher.”
Student Athlete Leadership Team (SALT)
"Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence." Are you a student-athlete who wants to grow as a leader in the school, community, and beyond?
Consider joining the Student Athlete Leadership Team, aka SALT, an extension of our SALC program. We will help bridge the gap between athletic teams and students for a lasting legacy of leadership.
Below is a link for The Freshmen class sweatshirt fundraiser. The Freshmen Class is trying to build school pride and class spirit through the sweatshirts, as well as, raise funds for their future class activities. The link is attached below:
Come check out this amazingly positive and fun tradition to help us all celebrate our community’s diversity! We Are All In This Together!!
SOPHOMORE MOCK INTERVIEWS
Sophomore mock interviews will take place on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, 2019, in the library at Battlefield High School, Haymarket, Va. The event is hosted by our English 10 team. If you are a business owner or have interview experience (or a parent who wants to meet some great kids), you will enjoy this opportunity. As a member of our community, you will have an opportunity to sit with our students in five- minute mock-interviews. Students will be dressed to impress and have a résumé. We will provide you with a guided list of questions, or you may create your own. Students will come prepared to answer questions related to their fields of interest, as indicated on their résumés, or "generic" job interview questions.
You can sign up at the following link:
Please email Julie Graves (email@example.com) or Jennifer Marshak (Marshaja1@pwcs.edu) with further questions; they will be in touch via email with further details, including information regarding expectations from interviewers, sample questions you can ask, and how to score the students.
· $3,000 IN SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS are up for grabs! Application deadline is April 22, 2019 and is available here. For your senior to be eligible, you must have already be a PTO member by December 31st.
· AFTER GRAD will be held on graduation night, June 5, 2019 from 10:30pm to 3:30am at the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center. This is an alcohol/drug-free celebration full of fun activities, prizes and tons of food. Activities for this all-nighter includes a gaming truck, caricatures, henna artist, silent disco, palm readers, swimming, open basketball courts, mechanical bull, giveaways, AND SO MUCH MORE! All for the price of $35 for the first 150 tickets sold! Price after that is $45. To get your tickets, please click here.
This event’s success depends on our volunteers. Please consider either donating your time or prizes by clicking here.
If you are interested in serving on the committee this year or for next year, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
· INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF THE PTO BOARD NEXT YEAR? Nominations for PTO board positions (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and member-at-large) are being accepted. If you would like to nominate yourself or another parent, please send your nominations to email@example.com. Elections will be held at our May 1, 2019 PTO meeting.
· Next PTO General Meeting is on Wednesday, May 1st from 7:00PM to 8:00PM at the BHS Library.
BOBCATS FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
Led by the Boys Soccer Program, all Spring Athletic teams during the month of March will be collecting non-perishable food items to benefit the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry, At all home sporting events in March, just drop a few items in the donation bins located at the ticket area of the main gate to the Stadium. The boxes are white and clearly market with Spring Sports Food Drive. Spring athletes are hoping to overwhelm the food pantry with donations to help them fill as many Easter baskets as they can. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach Larry Dolph at firstname.lastname@example.org
BATTLEFIELD BOBCAT TRAVEL MUG
(Cash or checks payable to BHS Athletics)
See Jason or Gina to Purchase in the Satellite Office!
(Sample of item in mail room & S.O)