The Battlefield Bobcast
Your Weekly Update From the Land of #BOBCATPRIDE
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We have again been named a PWCS School of Excellence!
SENIOR CLASS PHOTO
"Senior Panoramic will be taken on December 9th at 9:45 in the Gymnasium"
RISING 9TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT
In case of inclement weather, the snow date for this event is Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
STEAM Expo 2020
INSPIRE THE MIND
The much-anticipated 2020 PWC HayMaker STEAM Expo will be held on Saturday, 25-Jan-2020 from 11 AM to 3 PM at Battlefield High School. At the sixth annual Expo, ILITE Robotics is excited to host hands-on, interesting, and enriching activities that promote curiosity and introduce attendees to the many facets of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.
At the Expo, you will find a plethora of fun, family-friendly STEAM activities, informational booths, and concessions from local businesses and organizations. Each year, the PWC HayMaker STEAM Expo attracts over 2,000 attendees from all over the county. “Makers” of all ages are invited to spend the day driving robots, learning about sustainability, doing science experiments, solving engineering challenges, and more!
If you are interested in hosting an activity in this exciting event, sign up to host a STEAM inspired booth via the Google Form in the button below.
Counseling - Enrichment Opportunities
Students looking for enrichment opportunities can find such information in Naviance. In the top right corner click “Colleges” --> "Research Colleges" --> "Enrichment Programs" to find a list of opportunities and information regarding the application process, cost, contact information, and more. Students who need help logging into Naviance should visit the Counseling Center to receive assistance from one of the secretaries.
Governor’s Early College Scholars Program
The Governor’s Early College Scholars Program is intended to encourage eligible high school students to complete requirements for a high school diploma and concurrently earn at least 15 hours of transferable credits toward a college degree. This program can potentially result in a more productive senior year and reduce the amount of college tuition for families. Students earning a college degree in seven semesters instead of eight can save an average of $5,000 in college expenses.
The Governor’s Early College Scholars Program agreement may be signed at any time, from ninth to twelfth grade. Participants agree to: (1) earn an Advanced Studies diploma with a Governor’s Seal and (2) take and complete college-level course work (ie: AP or dual enrollment) that will earn at least 15 transferable college credits while enrolled in high school. Interested students can download the Early College Scholars Agreement from this newsletter, at the “Academic Advising” menu of the Counseling Center webpage, or pick one up in the Counseling Center. Completed forms should be returned to the Counseling Center.
Virginia Girls State and Boys State
Juniors, are you interested in learning and experiencing how government works while developing leadership skills? Applications are now being accepted for Girls State and Boys State. This year, American Legion Post 1799 will fully fund and sponsor delegates to Virginia Girls State and Boys State. Applications are available in the Counseling Center and are due to Ms. Epps by 2:15 pm on Friday, Dec. 13th, 2019. Pick up your application today if you haven’t already!
American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you will: run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws, and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program.
More information about this exciting opportunity can be found:
Virginia Girls State: http://www.vagirlsstate.org/
Virginia Boys State: http://www.vaboysstate.org/
National Program Website: http://www.boysandgirlsstate.org/
POETRY OUT LOUD
Congratulations to all participants in the BHS annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Competition held on Tuesday, December 3. We wish to congratulate our runner up, Eden Hallit, for her recitation of "The End of the World" by Dana Gioia. This year's winner, Amber Parsons, will be representing Battlefield at the Regional Competition to be held on January 23rd with her recitation of "genetics" by Jacqueline Woodson.
You Can Make a Difference for Hundreds of PWCS Students - Join Us!
Tired of working evenings and weekends? Want to be off for your child’s school vacations? Looking for a job that truly has an impact on your community? Consider working for PWCS Nutrition!
PWCS Nutrition is seeking passionate, dedicated, fun-loving applicants for all areas of the county. We strive to provide wholesome, enjoyable, high quality, nutritious meals to our students, so they can be ready to learn and take full advantage of the educational opportunities provided to them. The work we do is important, and the people who do it are inspiring. If these values are important to you too, come be part of our team!
Wonder what it’s like to work in a school cafeteria? Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN6A2bUHFDY&t=1s
The number of hours needed varies by school, anywhere from 3-6 hours a day. Most shifts fall between 9am and 3pm. Employees have all weekends, school holidays and snow days off. Most staff members work close to home, in their own neighborhood schools. Starting pay is $11.93 an hour. Opportunities for growth and advancement are available.
Ready to join us? Go to https://jobs.pwcs.edu/Jobs/, and choose “Classified – FOOD SERVICE” from the job type drop down menu. Click the job link you are interested in applying for, and then click “log in to apply.” If you do not yet have an account, follow the “new user” instructions to create one. For help with the online application, contact Human Resources at 703.791.8771.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact School Food and Nutrition Services at 703.791.7314. We look forward to hearing from you!
ASVAB TEST SCORES
ASVAB Score Interpretation
Students that took the ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment on Wednesday, November 6th will have their scores returned and interpreted to them on Thursday, December 12th. During 5th period on Thursday, December 12th, these students will receive a pass indicating they are to attend one of two score interpretation meetings that will be held in Lab 2115 at either 11:30 am or 12:40 pm. Students that took the ASVAB but do not have a 5th period class may pick up their pass in the Counseling Center on Wednesday, December 11th or anytime Thursday morning, December 12th. Please be on time to the ASVAB score interpretation. Your pass will indicate which session you should attend! Contact is Mrs. Smith in the Counseling Center.
PSAT scores for the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT on Oct. 16, 2019, are expected to start arriving to students electronically the week of December 9, 2019. Students can access their score reports at that time through the email accounts they listed on their PSAT answer sheets. If your student did not list an email address on his or her answer sheet, they can request the hard copy of their results once they arrive at Battlefield High School, likely after Winter Break. Updates to follow.
The library will be having its THIRD annual Rubik's Mosaic Challenge in the month of January - this time with 225 3x3 cubes! Students and staff are welcome to come try their hand at completing cubes to build mosaics featuring prominent figures, animals, and art! There may even be a mosaic-making contest! Stay tuned for more details!
CPR/FIRST AID/AED SKILLS
CPR/First Aid/AED Skills Demonstration
Students who have successfully completed HPE I and HPE II but have not yet fulfilled the CPR/First Aid/AED training requirement for graduation can do so at these dates/times*.
Please contact Mr. Nemerow (email@example.com) in advance if you plan to attend one of these sessions. Students may also see Mrs. Fairbanks in the Clinic or any HPE teacher to schedule a time to complete the CPR/First Aid/AED skills demonstration.
*NOTE: This skills demonstration is to full the graduation requirement; it does not result in CPR/First Aid/AED certification.
Wreaths Across America raises money each year to place wreaths on the graves of our fallen servicemen and women all across the nation in December. BHS Key Club receives a portion of all proceeds made in honor of our club. Please consider donating through sponsorship of a wreath this holiday season. Visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org and enter our code to give us a partial donation. Thank you!
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!
Accidents do not happen, they are caused. Do your part to stay safe by enrolling in a program where you learn to drive safely from highly qualified EDUCATORS!
What is Behind the Wheel?
- 14 hours of in-car instruction during a 7 day session
- 7 hours driving with certified instructor
- 7 hours observing another student driver with certified instructor
- Road skills evaluation on day 7 of the session
Registration for 2019-2020 IS OPEN
Winter and Spring schedules ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
If you are looking to obtain your driver’s license, SIGN UP TODAY! The cost of this WORLD CLASS program taught by PWCS teachers certified in Driver’s Education is only $250.
Sessions are available after school or during your scheduled PE class! Check the specific Student Resources BTW page for more information and specific dates.
- Register online at https://www-pwcsdrivered-com.is.desdriven.com
- Provide check or MO made payable to PWCS for $250 to Mrs. Link
- Must have a valid learner’s permit
- Must be currently enrolled in HPE II or completed Classroom DE and hold a DEC-District 8 Card.
- Drive a minimum of 10 hours with parent supervision.
- Contact Krista Link at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
Classroom Driver's Education
HPE II students and their parent(s) are required by the state of VA to attend one meeting during their enrollment in HPE II. Attendance of both the student and parent is required to receive credit for classroom Driver's Education. If you were unable to attend a meeting at BHS, you can find a comprehensive list of all meetings offered through out the county on the PWCS website.
Please refer any questions to your child's HPE II teacher.
BHS AFTER-GRAD CELEBRATION NEWS
The After Grad Committee is working hard to raise money for the After-Grad Celebration.
Please help support all Battlefield classes and buy a discount coupon card to nearly 50 local restaurants and stores in our area. This card can be used an UNLIMITED number of times through December 31, 2020. That’s 14 months for just $20. We’ve also made it super easy for you! You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home. You can purchase a card online and we will mail the card directly to your home!! Just click herehttps://bhsptoaftergrad.wixsite.com/classof2020/restaurant-coupon-card
ON SALE NOW
o Graduation Lawn Signs: Announce your student’s achievement with a personalized graduation lawn sign. You can order your sign here https://bhsptoaftergrad.wixsite.com/classof2020/lawn-signs
o After Grad Celebration Tickets: Save $10 and buy your After Grad Celebration ticket, on sale now for only $35. You can purchase your tickets here https://bhsptoaftergrad.wixsite.com/classof2020/tickets
o VIP Parking & Seating at Jiffy Lube Live Graduation 2020:
2 Raffle winners will be randomly chosen and announced live on the Class of 2020 Facebook page on May 15th, 2020. We will also contact the winners via email and phone.
Parking passes will be a reserved spot under your name in the teachers’ VIP parking lot. Premier seating for 4 will be in section 102 in rows 1, 2or 3 with your name reserving your spot. Purchase your Golden Ticket here
Stay up to date on our fundraisers and visit us on our website
The winter track team kicks off its season this Saturday, December 7th by hosting the Bobcat Blizzard Invitational. The meet will start at 10am here at the Battlefield track and will run until 3pm. Admission is $5. The bobcat winter track team will also host a conference meet here at BHS on Wednesday, December 11th starting at 5pm. Come out and support the bobcat winter warriors.
BATTLEFIELD BOBCAT TRAVEL MUG
(Cash or checks payable to BHS Athletics)
Visit the Satellite Office!
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