The Battlefield Bobcast

Your Weekly Update From the Land of #BOBCATPRIDE

Further Resources:

For more details, please visit our website at https://battlefieldhs.pwcs.edu


For more information on athletics events, please visit www.bobcatsathletics.org


For more information on our Specialty Program, CASIIT, please visit https://www.smore.com/d3uje-battlefield-casiit


In order to keep up with the latest and greatest news in counseling, please see this School Counseling Center information page: https://www.smore.com/p40zc

Learn More About the Battlefield HS Black Student Union!

https://youtu.be/EwXQhq-kAr4

Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers

May we all Break Barriers and Build Bridges like these Bobcats:


Diana Bohuslov, CASIIT Teacher: Mrs. Bohuslov, although a new addition to our staff this year, has come in and established herself as an excellent teacher and colleague. She is consistently one of the first people in the building and her door is open to her students for assistance at any time. Diana serves as a fantastic role model for young women who want to become or continue in STEM. She demonstrates her craft daily in the classroom by modeling her work ethic, setting high expectations for all her students, and preparing her students for the post secondary environment and the workplace. With colleagues, Diana is also a joy to work with as she has a warm smile and a cheery greeting every day. She is a super person and a great addition to our faculty at Battlefield High School!


Komal Gupta, Special Education Teacher: Komal joined Battlefield High School in October 2018 as a substitute before becoming lead teacher in the Autism program. She has done a tremendous job caring for her students while transitioning to the classroom as a full-time special education teacher. She works very hard to learn the ins and outs of IEPs, progress notes, and special education processes. Her students are the first priority each day, and her classroom management demonstrates the importance of relationships and routine. The data that Komal collects is thorough, and she shares this in a comprehensive and professional way with parents during conferences. Thank you, Komal, for taking an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students with autism and doing such a phenomenal job!


Debbie Kavanaugh, ESOL Teacher: Battlefield is extremely fortunate to have Debbie Kavanaugh on staff! Debbie sets high expectations for all students and provides them with the tools to meet what are often challenging school, local and state standards. She strives to make the learning experience a successful one, which her meticulously planned, differentiated lessons emphasize every day. Her students are always engaged, challenged and motivated to improve their English writing, speaking, listening, research and technology skills. She has created a positive, nurturing environment for our students to take risks and achieve. Debbie arrives early in the morning and stays long after many staff members have already left for the day. She is not just a gifted teacher to our students, an indispensable co-teacher to her colleagues, or an invaluable sponsor of International Club. She is also a counselor, mentor, surrogate parent and role model to all students lucky enough to enter her classroom!


Bethany Robbins, Special Education Teacher: Bethany is one of the most selfless individuals in our department. She has mentored countless new hires within the Special Education Department. You can always find her after school working to help a student pass a test, understand a math concept, or prepare for an SOL. Her giving heart makes her extremely well loved by her department and her students! This is because Bethany always takes the time to build relationships with her students, their parents, and other staff members. Bethany is the best and will always help anyone who asks.



Congratulations to these honorees!

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POSITIVE NEIGHBOR

Dear Battlefield Parents, Guardians and Students:

As you know, it is important for Battlefield High School to serve as positive neighbor in our community. This includes acknowledgement of the laws and other rules governing surrounding neighborhoods and area businesses. In our effort to be a good neighbor, it is important to recognize the impact of parking on non-school property during the school day. Vehicles parked on non-school property are at risk of being towed by management of businesses and HOAs, which poses an inconvenient and costly problem for our students. Therefore, I encourage you to avoid parking in these areas during the school day. I appreciate your cooperation and support as we strive to serve as good neighbors in our community.

CASIIT

Important information regarding Dual Enrollment in today's issue. Click on link below:


https://www.smore.com/vrgfa-battlefield-casiit
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GIFTED STUDENTS

Prince William County Schools has asked that all gifted students complete the following survey by June 1, 2019.


Please go to https://battlefieldhs.pwcs.edu/class_pages/gifted_education/lianne_edwards/PWCS_County_Wide_Gifted_Survey to complete the survey.

Summer IT Camps (A+ and Security+) with NOVA

Students interested in learning computer hardware lessons in preparation for the CompTIA A+ Certification, and students interested in learning Cybersecurity in preparation for the Security+ Certification, can register for a free camp offered through NOVA. The camps are 5-days each and are free. Students need only provide their transportation and lunch/snacks. Link: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/SySTEMicSolutions?orglink=camps-registration#/selectSessions/2644903


Our own CASIIT Instructor, Stephanie Evers, will be teaching the Security+ camps.

Students: Are you Graduating or leaving PWCS?

You should know that your PWCS Office 365 online account will expire on June 30. This means that you will no longer be able to login to your PWCS Office 365 applications after that date. If there is data in this online account that you wish to keep, you should download it to your personal computer or device. These files will remain available to you once they are stored locally on your device.

If you have utilized the benefit of downloading a copy of the Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) to your personal computer(s), these applications and the documents that you created using them, will remain on your device(s). The product activation code will expire, you will no longer receive updates, and the functionality of the applications will become increasingly limited over time.

Be proactive now to preserve your hard work and important documents!

SENIOR CLEARANCE

Can you make sure the Senior Clearance date and Graduation Practice is included


May 31st at 9:31 am Battlefield Auditorium

June 4th Graduation Practice 8 am at Jiffy Lube

Graduation Ceremony June 5th at 1:30 PM

YEARBOOK INFO

**Only 35 yearbooks remain for pre-order. They can be purchased for $80 cash or check made out to Battlefield High School. They can be purchased in room 2119 before school (or during 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5) while supplies last. Books cannot be put on hold. It is first come first served. Seniors will get their books at the Senior Signing Party on May 24th during 7th and underclassmen (9-11) will get their books on May 28th during 2nd block**
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Pre-AP Algebra 2/Trignometry

Students in Pre-AP Algebra 2 / Trigonometry have been spending time outside graphing trigonometry functions. This opportunity was unique and non-traditional in that the graphs were not done on graph paper. The graphs were made using students! You'd have to see it to believe it, so enjoy a few photos from their experience.
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HELLO SUMMER

Make sure your student is summer ready. Make a plan to read 20 minutes a day. Reading each day helps build vocabulary, confidence, and prior knowledge. We know successful students read. Please contact Mrs. Marsh in the Literacy Lab if you would like help creating your summer reading plan at marshjj@pwcs.edu.
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Battlefield Blood Drive

The Battlefield Spring blood Drive is Thursday, June 6th from 7:30-1:30 in the Aux. Gym.

Students that are 16 years or older may sign up to be a blood donor. A permission form signed by a parent is REQUIRED for ALL AGES!

Please be a blood donor and be a LIFE SAVER!

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 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. Information regarding registration can be found on Behind the Wheel Page on the students resources section of the website. If you have specific questions about the program, please contact Krista Link, Driver’s Education Coordinator, at linkkl@pwcs.edu


ATTEN: STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED BEHIND THE WHEEL AT BHS: Students who wish to obtain their TDL-180 Day license with an eligibility date over the summer before August 26, 2019 will need to complete all requirements and turn in all documentation to Mrs. Link by the end of the school year. The TDL will be issued to the student’s parent on June 6 from 2:15pm - 4:15 pm and June 7 from 11:45am - 1:45 pm with the expectation that the parent will hold the license until the eligibility date arrives. Students who do not complete therequirements prior to the end of the school year must wait until the following school year to receive the TDL-180 Day license. Please be advised that TDL-180 day licenses WILL NOT be issued during the summer.


ATTEN: STUDENTS WHO COMPLETED CLASSROOM DRIVERS ED AT BHS: All HPE II teachers will distribute DEC-District 8 cards to all eligible recipients during the school year that classroom Driver’s Education is completed. If a DEC-District 8 card is not issued to a student, the student needs to speak with the teacher before the end of the school year. Please be advised that DEC-District 8 cards WILL NOT be distributed during the summer.

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BHS' FIRST SPRING FLING

On May 24th the Senior Class, Yearbook, and SCA are combining efforts to host our first annual "Spring Fling". What used to be two separate events, the Senior Yearbook Celebration and SCA Carnival are now combined into one spectacular event. Seniors will be dismissed to the stadium at 12:32 pm for food, activities, and to collect their yearbook. Dismissal for Seniors will be at 2:05 pm.

End of Year Reminders From The Cafeteria

We request that all debts be cleared before the end of the year.

Graduating seniors or those not returning next school year may request a refund by visiting our home page at www.pwcsnutrition.com and click on the “refund” button. Transfer requests may also be initiated through this link.

**myschoolbucks.com accounts must be disabled before requesting refunds/transfers**

Any remaining balances on student accounts will carry over to the following school year.

Students graduating or moving from PWC will no longer be active in the food service program and their account balances will not be updated in myschoolbucks.com.

Students with myschoolbucks.com accounts will need to update information for the new school year (i.e., a change in school location or grade level.)

Questions may be directed to: Teri Carlton

Food Service Manager III

703 743 3631

carltotk@pwcs.edu

HALLWAY HERO

The Hallway Hero is featuring our very own, Mr. George Bishop!! Please click on link below to read:


https://wtop.com/hallway-heroes/2019/05/meet-this-weeks-hallway-hero-mr-george-d-bishop/

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.

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NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

On Friday, we have the 4th annual New Works Festival.

The New Works Festival is a collection of performances of original Battlefield student work. Students from Theatre I perform their own original monologues, Theatre III and Technical Theatre produce an original one-act written in class and Theatre II students perform two ten-minute plays written in Mr. Bridges' creative writing classes. This is an exciting a free event that showcases the creatove voices and talent of Battlefield students. Seating in the mini theater is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis for shows at 3pm and 7pm.

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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.

FRESHMAN CLASS

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:


https://www.customink.com/fundraising/bhs22?pc=TXN-167780&utm_campaign=fr_org_live&utm_source=fr_organizer_txn&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign

https://youtu.be/Dh_xHZy0N7w

PTO NEWS

BHS PTO NEWS

· 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.


We need help! 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 bhsptomemberatlarge@gmail.com.


· If you ordered lawn signs, you may pick up before and after Senior Awards Night on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM and from 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Last chance to pick-up is on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Pick-ups will be at the common area.


· Recognize Graduates by Purchasing a SHOUT OUT! For $5.00, your shout out to your senior will be displayed on three of the Battlefield TV’s. Purchase a shout out by clicking here.


· MORE THAN $11,000.00 already earned from the grocery card program! A big thanks to those who linked up their Giant and Harris Teeter cards! We earned $6,900.00 from Giant and $4,200.00 from Harris Teeter. While the Giant program has already ended this year, please continue to shop at Harris Teeter through May 31st so we can watch the $4,200.00 amount increase!

ATHLETIC INFORMATION

BHS Concussion Training's for 19-20 school year: (Other Concussion Training sessions at local PWCS High Schools can be found on the PWCS website).

June 10th @ 6:00 p.m. (Rising Freshmen, Transfer Students and Fall Sports Participants)

July 29th @ 7:00 p.m. (Rising Freshmen, Transfer Students and Fall Sports Participants)

November 5th @ 7:00 p.m. - Winter Sports Participants

February 10th @ 7:00 p.m. - Spring Sports Participants


Cheer Tryouts – Starts May 28 - Gymnasium


Dance Tryouts - June 17-20 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Auxiliary Gym


Fall Sports Tryouts - *Coaches info can be found on bobcatsathletics.org on the Home page under the Coaches Tab - or the More Tab if your device doesn't show the Coaches Tab

Cross Country – Starts August 5

Field Hockey – Starts August 5

Football-JV & Varsity – Starts August 5

Freshman Football – Starts August 12

Golf – Starts August 1

Volleyball – Starts August 5


All athletes must have a recent VHSL physical form on file dated after May 1 every year. All athletes must attend a PWCS high school session of the Face to Face Concussion Training as it is mandatory before trying out for any sport in a Prince William County School. Students that have already attended a PWCS high school session of the face-to-face training with their parent/guardian may take online training every year thereafter.

Visit the FAQ’s page for additional information.

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BATTLEFIELD BOBCAT TRAVEL MUG

FOR SALE!

$10.00

(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)

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FRESHMEN CLASS

It is not too late to purchase a Freshmen Class sweatshirt! The Class of '22 is selling a student designed sweatshirt to foster class pride and school spirit. Please use the following link to view and purchase our awesome sweatshirt: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/bhs2022
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