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Those who care for the children and families of Prince William County are deeply moved and troubled by this week's events in Pakistan. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their familes, and loved ones.
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Robotics Teams Qualify for State Championship
Congratulations to the ILITE Robotics teams for their exceptional showing at the Northern VA Regional. Team 1885 was undefeated in the qualification rounds, and a finalist in the elimination rounds. Battlefield teams 194, 5272, 5264 (state qualifier),  and 6820 (state qualifier) also reached the finals, with ILITE team 6820 (Emilty Shaw, ErinGrace Drake, Nicholas Leuenberger, and Adam Stevenson) winning the event.  
ONLY 3 SPOTS REMAIN: Battlefield SAT Prep Classes / For Juniors
We are pleased to announce that Battlefield will be partnering with Tri-Ed Tutoring  to provide SAT preparatory classes to Battlefield juniors at the reduced cost of $420. The classes will run on Wednesdays, for 10 weeks, January 7th through March 11th, from 5:30-7:30 pm, in the room 1109. The class is designed for those juniors taking the March SAT. Space is limited, so please hurry up and register by January 2, 2014. See Flyer.
 
Battlefield High School: Designated 2014 School of Excellence
Our students have the distinction of attending a PWCS School of Excellence.  This marks Battlefield's 5th year as a School of Excellence.  Battlefield's commitment to the success of its students makes it the only high school in the Division to earn the coveted title for the 2013 - 2014 school year.
 
School of Excellence is the highest recognition awarded to schools by the PWCS School Board. It signifies high levels of performance on state accreditation, Annual Measurable Objectives, and in moving toward the goals of the Division’s Strategic Plan.
 
Congratulations to our students, teachers, support staff and parents,  who helped to earn this important indicator of student success.
"Betaware 4" Places 2nd in Virginia Tech Invitational
Congratulations to "Betaware 4", the Battlefield programming team that recently placed 2nd in the 24 team Virginia Tech Programming Contest.  Competing for Mr. Meermans'  team were: Nick Gill, Ethan Villagran and Ian Cabacungan.
KuleYo's December Student and Staff Member of the Month
Tommy De Angelus is the December 2014 KuleYo's Student of the Month.  Tommy is an 11th grade student at Battlefield High School who is involved in a wide variety of school activities.  Tommy is the Vice President of the Battlefield Student Council Association.  He is a member of the Battlefield Football team and stars in and helps produce Inside Battlefield, the "televised" news program for Battlefield High School.   Mrs. Weber, who nominated Tommy, said: "Tommy is full of enthusiasm and always has something positive to say.  He encourages his classmates and is respectful of all his peers and teachers."
 
Mrs. Weber is the December 2014 KuleYo's Staff Member of the Month.  Mrs. Weber has been a member of the Math Department at Battlefield since September of 2009.  Mrs. Weber teaches a variety of subjects such as Algebra I and Functions/Trigonometry.  The student who nominated Mrs. Weber said: "Ms. Weber is kind, considerate, loyal and always upbeat.  She always has a kind word and seems to absolutely love her job and those around her."
 
Battlefield High School would like to thank KuleYo’s Frozen Yogurt, located at Merchant’s View Square, for sponsoring the Student and Staff Member of the Month.
Bullying & Sexual Harassment Prevention
In October the BHS school counselors, HPE I teachers, and administrators collaborated to co-teach a Bullying & Sexual Harassment Prevention lesson to 9th graders through HPE I classes.  The lesson and the data collected from the lesson are available for review.
Apply to the Battlefield HS IT & STEM Program
Click here to apply to a PWCS Information Technology and STEM specialty program.  Note: Applicants may encounter a security warning prior to accessing the application, if you encounter the warning you are recommended to push through that warning.
PWC Dept of Parks & Recreation Job Fair: Jan 3
Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation (PWCDPR) will host a job fair on Saturday, January 3rd, 2:00-5:00pm for anyone interested in becoming a lifeguard this summer.  Applicants must apply online prior to the job fair and print the completed applications. Bring a suit and towel. PWCDPR will also host additional job fairs in February 2015 to fill seasonal positions for the summer:
  • SDWP job fair (all positions) - Feb 7th at Stonewall Jackson High School, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Lifeguard job fair (all sites) - Feb 8th at Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center, 5:00pm-8:00pm (bring suit and towel)
  • PWCDPR job fair (all sites) - Feb 21st at Sharron Baucom Dale City, 9:00am-1:00pm
Specialty Program Info Night - Jan. 8th - IT / STEM and AFJROTC
The Battlefield Information Technology and STEM specialty program will have an informational meeting on January 8th at 7PM. The informational session is designed for rising freshmen, and current Battlefield students who are not currently in the specialty program, but would like to join. The presentation will include details on: graphic arts, networking, programming,  robotics and web technologies. Battlefield HS will be accepting transfer students to the program for the 2015-2016 school year. For more information, please contact  Mr. Joseph Huddle.

The Air Force JROTC program will also have representatives present Thursday evening. Students zoned for Patriot and Brentsville may apply to the AFJROTC program, and may be accepted if space is available.
Transition to College Program: Jan 9
Attention seniors! Are you curious about what life will be like next year when you go off to college? The College Transition Program is the perfect opportunity to find out what awaits you in just a few short months. On Friday, January 9th at 8:30am, the Counseling Center will host the College Transition Program, bring Battlefield alumni from the Class of 2014 here to speak with current seniors. Topics to be covered include what to expect in a college classroom, time management & organizational skills, living with roommates, how to get involved in clubs/organizations, and scholarships/paying for college. Seniors who wish to attend this event must sign up in the "college visit" section of Family Connection no later than Friday, December 19th. Please contact Mrs. Pomfret in the Counseling Center if you have any questions about this event.
ASVAB Score Distribution: Jan 14
ASVAB score reports will be distributed on January 14th to students who took the test in October.  Students will be shown how to interpret and use their scores. Passes will be given to students by their 1st period teachers.  Please contact Mr. Sisson in the Counseling Center if you have any questions.
PWCS Student Summer Job Fairs: March 17 & 19
Job fairs for high school students to obtain summer employment positions within PWCS have been scheduled on Tuesday, March 17th, 6:00-7:30pm at Freedom High School and Thursday, March 19th, 6:00-7:30pm at Stonewall Jackson High School.  Students must be at least 16 years old and must attend one of the job fairs to be eligible for summer employment. Beginning in February, students will complete an online application available from the PWCS Human Resources page (click on "Employment Opportunities" then "Summer Employment" when that button is added). Students must bring their completed application and two references when they interview at the job fair. In addition to PWCS jobs, several local businesses will also participate in the job fairs to recruit students for summer positions.
Activity Bus Schedule
Activity buses will be available to students on the following dates:
January 13, 15, 20, 22
NEW! Inside Battlefield News Program Archive!
BHS students Ryan Keane, Alyssa Estrellado, Tommy DeAngelus, and Laura Keane now anchor a news show about what is happening at Battlefield High School.  The show airs on closed-circuit television at BHS, but you can download an archived version here.
PWCS Sports Concussion Education Training
9th grade students, and students NEW to PWCS must attend Face-to-Face concussion training.  Sessions are available at all PWCS High Schools throughout the 2014-15 school year.  View the current schedule or visit the PWCS Health and Physical Education website for updated information and make plans to attend one of these sessions. 

Parents/guardians and students who have already attended a face-to-face training may take this year's mandatory concussion training online. Start the online training.

All athletes must have a current physical on file for each school year, dated after May 1st of the current year through June 30 of the succeeding year.

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