The Battlefield Bobcast
Your Weekly Update From the Land of #BOBCATPRIDE
October 28th - November 3rd
Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: November Bobcats of the Month!
This month, a particular group is being recognized for our Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges. They are our Teaching Assistants! They go above and beyond daily, and this year they have been especially important to our Bobcat Family. We have opened up some more spots for the month and recognize NINE Bobcats for November. Thank you for your amazing work.
Kim Whaley: Ms. Whaley assists with the Special Education specialty, Bobcat Cafe. She is able to assist the students in critical life and work skills by shopping for products and preparing the food to be sold. Additionally, Ms. Whaley has helped with transition for students who struggle with crowded hallways.
Renee Forero: Ms. Forero has willingly helped in multiple Autism classrooms this school year and continues to be flexible in her duties. She helps Ms. Henry differentiate lessons and is also visible in student transitions.
Marisol Lopez: Ms. Lopez has grown tremendously in her time at Battlefield. She has expanded her role from working with students in a one-on-one capacity to facilitating learning and collecting data as needed. Ms. Lopez is able to form special connections with students to help them succeed to the best of their ability.
Sheila Aleman: Ms. Aleman has been able to aid in instructional duties this school year in the self-contained Autism classroom and has been vital in sustaining consistency in the classroom. She has been a staple in the SPED department and a mentor for all TAs. Ms. Aleman also has been able to communicate expectations to subs and teachers expectations of student and providing accommodations.
Mia Pope: Ms. Pope assists in the Intellectual Disability classroom and is able to connect lessons for student learning. She also assists with Bobcat Cafe and the preparation that goes along with. Ms. Pope is able to help students meet their IEP goals and ensures that they have access to the curriculum.
Heather Glasgow: Ms. Glasgow is a jack of all trades and has stepped up to the plate multiple times to help Battlefield High School. In addition to running sub coordination and proctoring for AP Testing, Ms. Glasgow has filled in for several long term subbing positions to make sure that students do not miss a beat when teachers are not in the classroom. She has been in the Autism and team-taught Science classrooms this school year and also works with students in a one-on-one capacity.
Leslie Gindrow: Ms. Gindrow has been an instrumental piece of the Employ program here at Battlefield. She is able to assist students in job skills and off-site training for Employ. Ms. Gindrow is always gracious when asked to do anything extra and is an inspiring asset to the community.
Dana Beyer: Ms. Beyer is a new addition to Battlefield as she transitioned to Teacher Assistant, and has recently become a Teacher of students with LD. She has been able to make an instant impact in the Autism classroom as well as teach lessons in Life Skills when coverage was not available. Her presence has been well received and appreciated!
Stephanie Landfried: Ms. Landfried has been able to assist with one of our most important achievement gaps- reading improvement. She works closely in multiple classrooms including Ms. Marsh's Reading Improvement. She is able to assist students in meeting their IEP goals and working toward reading fluency and comprehension.
Battlefield Bobcast: Interview with NHS President Eileen Kim!
Students who have signed up for the ASVAB on Tuesday, Oct 30th at 7:30 am in the auditorium.
Please report to 2nd period for attendance in the morning and then come to the auditorium for testing. If you do not have a 2nd period class, you are responsible to report to the auditorium by 7:30 am. Your teachers have been made aware of your registration for this exam. We have given them yellow passes (these will be placed in your teachers mailbox the night before to be distributed that morning).
- #2 Pencil (bring 2)
- NO calculators are permitted
The results session is scheduled at Battlefield on November 29th during Flex (3/6). You will receive a pass for this.
Senior Parent Night
Did you miss Senior Parent Night? Resources can be found: https://battlefieldhs.pwcs.edu/our_school/counseling_center/documents_and_downloads
Required Task - complete senior needs assessment in naviance Student under "about me" >Surveys > Surveys not completed > click Senior Needs Assessment
Naviance Student Log in: (student number, password birthday MMDDYYYY)
CTE Career Connections Apprenticeship Fair
PWCS will host a Regional CTE Career Connections Apprenticeships Career Fair on Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:00pm-8:00pm at the PWCS Kelly Leadership Center located at 14715 Bristow Rd, Manassas 20112.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors and their parents from Prince William County Public Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools, and Loudoun County Public Schools are invited to learn more about local companies and their career opportunities.
This event will showcase local businesses, plus educate students and parents about what employers are looking for. There are exciting career opportunities right here in our region - come out and learn more.
Business relies on great employees - our region has smart, talented, and skilled students who are eager to find the right career path. Today's students are the future work force!
The Hugh O'Brien Leadership Seminar
The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) program will be hosting the Virginia Leadership Seminar at James Madison University May 31 – June 2, 2019. The mission of HOBY and the purpose of this seminar is to recognize and develop leadership talents in sophomores helping them to become effective leaders in their school and community (http://www.vahoby.org/). Battlefield High School will send one sophomore to this seminar. For more information on the HOBY Virginia Leadership Seminar and the application process, sophomores should attend the information session on November 1 at 2:05 pm in the Counseling Center. Please see Ms. Church in Counseling for more information.
Battlefield Sports Network
Please arrive early, as the doors close promptly and no one will be admitted once the meeting begins.
Please refer any questions to your child's HPE II teacher."
Sara Glenn Marsh Battlefield's Writer in Residence
The Literacy Lab has super exciting news to share! We were awarded full funding through a Spark grant for a Writer in Residence program at Battlefield High School. Our writer will be Sarah Glenn Marsh. She connected with my students last spring at the Nova Teen Book festival, and they wanted her to guide their publishing process this year. The main goal of her residence is to provide students with direct writing support as we write and publish our own book! We don't want to stop there, so we have some fun things lined up for staff and community as the year goes on. Sarah Glenn Marsh will be here after school on November 1st for a meet and greet for anyone interested from 2-3 in the Literacy Lab. There is no need to purchase a book to meet a published author. Books will not be sold here, but you can order them through Amazon, or you can pick up a copy at Barnes and Noble.
Make time to stop by! She is a lovely person.
· PTO General Meeting on Wednesday, November 7th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the BHS Library. Guest speaker will be John Zook, Safety and Security Officer.
· COUNTDOWN TO THE FALL-A-RAMA! Come by on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. The Fall-A-Rama will be featuring more than 70 vendors and crafters selling an array of the most one-of-the-kind pieces, including fine art, wood work, clothing, jewelry, accessories, beauty products, household goods, and more. There will be a kiddie korner with games, crafts, and face painting. For a complete list of vendors, see our Facebook Event.
· BHS needs new sound equipment in the auditorium; smartboards to install; and teacher grants to be approved. HELP US reach our goal of 500 grocery cards linked! Tell your friends and family! We have already earned more than $1,000 this year!
o 338 participants at Giant, 162 to go!
To link your Giant card to BHS, just sign in to your account and link your card by clicking here. BHS school number is 04594 and you may link up to two schools. If you already linked your card from last year, no need to do it again.
o 405 participants at Harris Teeter, 95 to go!
To link your Harris Teeter VIC card to BHS, you may link your card by clicking here. Or simply email your last name and phone number associated with your VIC card number to email@example.com and we will link it for you. You may link up to five schools. Even though you linked your card last year, you must do it again this year.
· RENEW your PTO membership for only $10.00! Click here renew. Seniors must be a member by December 31st to be eligible for BHS PTO Scholarships.