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Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers
It is time to celebrate our Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges Honorees for the Month of October! Please enjoy reading about the following honorees in the words of their colleagues. (Those listed will receive a priority parking spot for the month along with a T-shirt designed and produced by students in our laser engraving program.) #bobcatpride
Karen Tierney, Librarian: Karen consistently approaches faculty in efforts to assist them with library resources. She participates in professional development that can further aid in collaboration with all departments, and does it with a smile on her face. She thoroughly enjoys finding ways to connect with as many students, teachers, and community members as possible. She’s an asset to our library program and the Bobcat family.
Kelly Maitland, Transition Specialist: Kelly is retiring at the end of this year and she is going to be GREATLY missed as she is an invaluable resource to ALL our students at BHS. She is a wealth of knowledge for employment for ALL skill sets. She always has a smile on her face and greets ALL staff and student with a positive attitude that is infectious!!
Kendra Yount, Latin Teacher: When anyone in our department thinks of building bridges, Kendra is one of the first people that comes to mind. She may be our Latin teacher, but she is also essential to the success of our new teachers at BHS through her role as the lead mentor. Kendra is a dedicated teacher, a fantastic colleague, and we are so thankful we get to work with her!
Kristina Jean, Library Media Assistant: Kristi has successfully learned the names of a large percentage of the staff, so that when they come to the library to create projects in the teacher workroom, they are comfortable asking for assistance. She has managed the school-wide inventory with grace and professionalism. Students also find Kristi very approachable, and do not hesitate to speak with her.
And there is one more special group being recognized this month. They already have parking spots but will be receiving a t-shirt. Let us celebrate our entire Custodial Staff! They are listed below along with the words of praise from a teacher:
Vilma Contreras Aguilar
Ana Cruz de Hernandez
Victor Paniagua Lima
Blanca Wills Kusevic
“Our school is absolutely beautiful and one of the cleanest schools I have ever been in. The custodians are the unsung heroes here who work long after we leave, and come in long before we arrive. They quietly move around the building, taking care of whatever needs to be done with little fanfare. However, the keep this building running and attractive, and deserve to be recognized. They are an integral part of our Bobcat family, and I would love to see them wearing our Bobcat of the Month t-shirt with pride!”
Thanks to all of our honorees! You make Battlefield a great place to learn and work!
The Youth Salute applications for 2020 are now available.
- be a member of the 2021 Junior class
- cumulative GPA of 3.0 as of the end of sophomore year
- have held a leadership position in the past 2 years in a school, religious, or community-sponsored organization
DEADLINE to return completed applications: October 28
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.
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.
Still need to buy the 2020 BHS Yearbook or Senior Ad? Go to Balfour.com: https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=119909
9th/10th/11th grade? Missed your picture day? Make-ups/Re-takes are November 7th & 8th!
LAST CHANCE picture day for Seniors to be photographed--October 24th. Contact Victor O'Neill Studios for an appointment.
Senior Superlative nominations at lunches Oct 9th & Oct 11th.
Senior Superlative Voting on Naviance Oct 14th through Oct 18th.
Senior quotes can be purchased for a 1 dollar donation to Mini-Thon during all lunches Oct 22nd--24th--& 28th.
Night of Nostalgia
Cost $25 per ticket
E-Tickets for BHS student only at
Homecoming Dance is schedule for October 19 from 8:00 to 11 pm Doors open AT 8 PM (NO earlier), rides are expected at 11 PM sharp!
If you are planning to bring a non-BHS guest, you must submit a guest request form in advance, with approval AND BY TICKETS IN PERSON-you cannot use e-tickets for guests or yourself.
GUEST forms in main Office and on SCA school fusion page
Hard Copy Tickets on sale at Lunches on Oct 10,11,15, and 17 and before 725 am bell in room 1135
Rules of Dance
1. PWCS Code of conduct applies to this Event!
2. Semi-Formal Dress Code enforced
3. No Re-Admittance
4. BHS Student IDs at check in
5. Complementary Coat/Bag check by BHS-PTO
6. Food and Punch available at no cost
No cost fun group pictures by Victor O’Neill
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!
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 now open!
Sessions are available after school or during your scheduled PE class! Check the specific 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
Battlefield will hold a Driver's Education Partners for Safe Teen Drivers Meeting after Touch Base on Monday, October 14 at 10:30 am in the auditorium. 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 are unable to attend this meeting, Battlefield will host its last meeting on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm. A comprehensive list of all meetings offered through out the county can be found on the PWCS website.
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
ACADEMIC LETTER AWARDS
Academic Letter Awards Ceremonies: October 30th and November 12th
Students taking 6 or more classes, earning an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher, earning 3.0 or higher in each of their classes are eligible for a letter in academics. Final grades are used to determine letter status, so this ceremony recognizes the effort students made in 2018 – 19. Given the number of students who lettered at Battlefield last year, two ceremonies will be held. The hard work of our students will be celebrated on either Wednesday, October 30th (for students whose last names begin with A – Lask) or Tuesday, November 12th (for students whose last names begin with Lass – Z). Both ceremonies will be held in the auditorium and will begin at 9:15 a.m. Each student who met the Academic Letter requirements will receive a letter advising them of their achievement through one of their teachers.
On October 25th, Battlefield High School will be celebrating literacy with our latest in the Literacy Lab Presents Series: All Booked Up! We will host four YA authors on a reading panel/game time/ and general literacy fun for about an hour. Over 700 students will attend this amazing event sponsored by Battlefield High School's Literacy Lab. Please email Jamie Marsh for question regarding this event email@example.com.
Event: All Booked Up
October 25th from 9:00 to 10:30 in BHS auditorium
The Moment Has Arrived: Once again the FBLA Club is hosting the 13th Annual Faculty Tricycle Race. To understand this more, the student body and staff of Battlefield HS can vote for their favorite teacher during Homecoming week starting this Friday, Oct. 11th through Thursday, Oct. 17th of next week. Read More Here: http://seybold1.tripod.com/bused/club/tricyclerace.html
The student leaders of Battlefield will be hosting a philanthropic 5K this year. Our beneficiary is Northern Virginia Family Service (Homeless Shelter in Manassas that some students have generously volunteered for). For those of you who want more information on the Homeless shelter in Manassas, you can learn more on their site: https://www.nvfs.org/
The race details are below:
When?: Saturday, November 9th. Runners will start at 9:30 AM. Walkers will start at 9:35 AM.
Where?: Battlefield High School. The race will begin and end on the stadium track.
How?: Please visit our gofan page at https://gofan.co/app/events/51140 to register. Registration is $25, but we encourage participants to set fundraising goals. All registered runners/walkers will receive a 5K t-shirt and a bottle of water.
Bobcats, do you love watching football? Do you love eating wings with friends? Well, you're in luck, because the next Mini-THON fundraiser is taking place Thursday October 24 at Buffalo Wild Wings! Come out and support a great cause while watching some football and eating some wings with friends!
FTK, Cameron McQuillan (12th) and Rocia Gayoso (12th) Mini-THON Co-Overall Chairs
Cameron McQuillan (12th) and Rocia Gayoso (12th)
and Rocia Gayoso (12th)
Mini-THON Co-Overall Chairs
Follow us on social media:
Twitter and Instagram: @bobcat_minithon
Visit our Bobcat Mini-THON website here.
Donate to Four Diamonds here.
Rubik's Mosaic Project
· NEED TO GET AWAY? Buy tickets for your chance to win a romantic getaway package! Package includes an overnight stay at Red Fox Inn located in Middleburg, Virginia and a goodie basket valued at $75. Stay tuned, as we will be adding another surprise to this romantic getaway package!
$5 for one ticket; $10 for three tickets. Drawing will be held on October 28th. To purchase tickets, click here.
ALL PROCEEDS will go toward upgrading the auditorium!
· HAVEN’T RENEWED YOUR PTO MEMBERSHIP? For your senior to be eligible to apply for one of the PTO $3,000 scholarships, you must be a PTO member by December 31st. Renew by clicking here.
· HELP US reach our goal of 500 grocery cards linked! Tell your friends and family!
380 participants at Harris Teeter; 120 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
· SIGN-UP FOR AMAZON SMILE! Sign-in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, then select the option to Change your Charity. Select Battlefield High School PTO. Remember to ALWAYS sign-in to smile.amazon.com when shopping
· MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Join us at our Fall-A-Rama, Saturday, November 16th from 9:30AM to 2:30PM. More than 100 vendors and crafters. Lots of food and activities for the kiddos. For more information about the Fall-A-Rama, visit Battlefield HS PTO Facebook’s Event Page.
All athletes must complete an initial Face to Face Concussion Session upon entering a PWCS HIGH School. Thereafter, athletes can complete the concussion training online annually. All athletes must have a VHSL Physical completed and dated after May 1, 2019. There is a winter sports concussion session at BHS on October 29, beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. , the student as well as a parent/guardian must attend. Additional county dates can be found on Bobcatspride.org. Additionally, winter sports athletic paperwork submission is on 11/7 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of BHS with Mrs. Christi Nelson, Athletic trainer.
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS of AMERICA
Message for the Bobcast
Creating a World of Opportunity with the 2019-2020 Interest Meeting - Battlefield High School’s FBLA kicked off the 2019-2020 school year with its annual interest meeting. On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
Read More Here: http://seybold1.tripod.com/bused/club/102.html
BHS AFTER-GRAD CELEBRATION NEWS
The After Grad Party has been a long standing tradition at Battlefield High School which ensures students have a safe place to celebrate their graduation. We are committed to promoting a safe, supervised, memory-filled event in an alcohol and drug-free space.
You may think that because you have a freshman, sophomore or junior that these fundraisers don’t apply to you but they do. The class of 2019 had over $12,000 that they left to the class of 2020 to help pay for their party. The class of 2020 hopes to leave even more than that for the class of 2021, 2022 and 2023 but we can’t do it without the help of our bobcat families and communities.
We have several fundraisers throughout the year and we hope that we can count on your support so that the class of 2020 graduates can have a night to remember.
For fundraiser information please visit us on our website at https://bhsptoaftergrad.wixsite.com/classof2020
o On Sale Now: 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 Thursday Sept 12th thru Sunday Sept 15th: Save $15 and buy your After Grad Celebration ticket, on sale for only $30 . You can purchase your tickets here https://bhsptoaftergrad.wixsite.com/classof2020/tickets
o Monday Sept 16th thru Thursday Sept 19th from 11:00AM to 9:00PM, Dunbri’s Dessert Café Fundraiser in Haymarket: No flyer necessary, just mention Battlefield and 10% of your sale will be generously donated to the BHS After Grad Party
o Saturday, November 16th from 9:30am to 2:30pm: BHS After-Grad will have a table set up at the Fall-A-Rama and we will be selling local Restaurant Coupon Cards, Senior Lawn Signs, Raffle Tickets for Parking and seating at the class of 2020 graduation and After Grad Celebration tickets.
o Thursday, March 19th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm: Join us at Muse Paint Bar in Gainesville for an evening of food, fun and painting a Wooden Sign. Muse is generously donating 40% of every ticket sold, back to the class of 2020 so bring your family and friends. Tickets can be purchased here https://www.musepaintbar.com/events/fundraiser-89747
On Saturday, September 21st, five members of the Battlefield Student Council Association (SCA) traveled to Lee-Davis High School for the first Virginia Student Councils Association (VSCA) Advisory Committee meeting of the year. Battlefield served as a strong and influential voice at the meeting from start to end. Karina Reynolds (Class of 2020 President) was chosen as the VSCA state historian.
One of the most important aspects of the meeting was the selection of the State Service Project that will be executed at the annual State Convention in March 2020. This year, Battlefield SCA teamed up with Colgan High School’s SCA in a collaboration spear-headed by Kyle Woodson (Battlefield) and Spogmai Anwar (Colgan). Together, the two Student Governments came up with a project titled “Picture Perfect Birthday,” which is aimed at benefiting children of struggling families across the Commonwealth. At the meeting, Kyle and Spogmai presented the idea, and when the 8 Regions voted, it won the most support and was selected as the 2020 State Service Project. This will be the 3rd convention in a row that Battlefield’s proposal was selected as the state project. On top of this, the Committee Members all had the chance to vote on their favorite Convention T-shirt design, and the winning option was one submitted by our very own Kyle Woodson.
There will be a Science Fair interest meeting held on Tuesday, October 15th at 2:15pm in Room 2211. The meeting will last approximately 30 minutes. This is for any and all students who would like to learn more about participating in science fair. Students who have completed projects in the past are still encouraged to attend in order to collect information specific to this year's fair. Please contact Mrs. Bollinger at BollinCL@pwcs.edu with any questions!
Girls soccer will be having a fund raising night at Chipotle on 10/14 from 5-9 pm. 33% of the purchase price will be donated back to the soccer program. Make sure you mention Battlefield High School when ordering.
BATTLEFIELD BOBCAT TRAVEL MUG
(Cash or checks payable to BHS Athletics)
Visit the Satellite Office!
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