The Battlefield Bobcast
Your Weekly Update From the Land of #BOBCATPRIDE
November 19th - November 23rd
BHS PTO Fall-o-Rama 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The School Culture & Climate Task Force held our first Battlefield United Organizations meeting last week! All clubs and organizations were invited and those that could attend sent one representative to share "what value their organizations brings to the BHS school culture & climate". These students identified some powerful themes and collaborated with one another to further connect our organizations/community!
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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.
· FALL-A-RAMA this Saturday! From 9:00AM to 3:00PM, you can come shop, eat, and have fun! The Fall-A-Rama will feature 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. Free admission comes with one raffle ticket for your chance to win a prize donated by one of the vendors/crafters. Enough prizes for a drawing every 15 minutes! A kiddie korner will entertain your kiddos with games, crafts, and face painting. For a complete list of vendors, see our Facebook Event.
· WANT TO WIN A $100 GIANT GIFT CARD? Link your Giant grocery card to BHS! Email a screen shot confirming your card is linked to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will enter your name in a drawing for your chance to win a $100 Giant gift card.
Drawing will be held at the November 17th Fall-A-Rama. Only links eligible from November 1st until the date of the drawing will be eligible. 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.
Clinic - Blood Drive
Give the greatest gift of all... Life!
Winter Blood Drive
Tuesday December 4th
BHS Auxiliary Gym
Sign up at Inovabloodsaves.org (use location code 6509)
Must be 16 or older. Permission slip needs to be signed by parent in order to participate.
Please come to clinic for more information or if you need assistance in signing up.
Air Force - JROTC Veteran's Day Weekend
It didn't stop there, on Sunday, the Cadets stood outside Dominion Valley Giant with American Legion Post 1799 from 0900 - 1500 handing out flags to the community and wishing everyone a Happy Veterans Day and the Color Guard participated in the Veteran's Day celebration for the Regency Country Club.
Mini-THON is in the midst of the November school fundraiser for Four Diamonds. Students can vote for their favorite teacher to wear a Turkey Suit all day at school on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Donate during lunches on Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Monday, Nov. 19. The teacher with the most donations will be the "winner"! All proceeds go toward Four Diamonds fund, which supports children affected by pediatric cancer and research for the disease.
Our online total on our school's Donor Drive is currently $1,505! If you'd like to donate to Four Diamonds through our school, please see the link below. You may even search for a student or staff member to donate through their personal pages. Thank you in advance!
Would you like to meet our writer in residence at Battlefield High School? Sarah Glenn Marsh will be here after school on December 13th for book signing from 2:00-3:00. 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. Please stop by the Literacy Lab to show your support for our writer in residence.
BHS Key Club
Battlefield High School Key Club is gearing up to host our annual Mr. Battlefield competition to honor our school's young men of character! Applications are live now! Each club or organization within the school is able to sponsor a member or officer of their choice--it is up to each individual club as to how they select their representative. Have students see their club sponsor to apply. Applications are due Tuesday, Nov. 20, so do not wait until the last minute! Once applications are in, if we have more than 10 candidates, the candidates go toward a schoolwide vote during lunches on Nov. 26-30. Then, our top 10 will be announced, and these will be the lucky young men who will participate in the Mr. Battlefield competition on Saturday, January 12, 2019, in the BHS auditorium. We look forward to crowning a new Mr. Battlefield 2019!
You won't want to miss our Fall Show after hearing what Mr. Noble has planned!
The (Battlefield Main) Office
ILITE Cyber - Competition Results
AFA's Cyber Patriot's Round #1 of competition was Friday 2-Nov-2018. CASIIT hosted 8 high school and 2 middle school teams in this event. Five of the high school teams scored a perfect score on both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14 images. Congratulations to all students!