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Cap and Gown Prices Increase Feb. 1st
The group discounted gap and gown prices go away February 1st.  If you haven't done so already, please order these items at www.herffjonesonline.com .
It is that time again - time for our 2015 Charity Challenge.
During the week of February 2-6, the SCAs of Battlefield and Patriot are sponsoring the 2015 Charity Challenge to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.  (See a promo video.)  Donations will be accepted at all lunches so please stop by the SCA table to show your support of the brave men and women who have been injured defending our country.  Plus, remember, Patriot said they were going to beat us last fall in football, and now they are saying they will beat us at raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project.  WE THINK NOT!  Tweet out #BeatPatriot throughout the next week.
IT Specialty Program Newsletter - Winter Edition
The winter edition of the IT Specialty Program newsletter is now available.  Please read the newsletter to learn more about what our students have accomplished this year.
Course Registration for 2015-16 Opens on Jan. 31
Attention BHS Underclassmen!  It is time to begin thinking about the courses that you will take for next school year.  The window of time to make your selections will open on Saturday, Jan. 31 and close on Thursday, Feb 5.  

Click here for more information about preparing yourself for the course selection process for 2015-16.  

Information to assist you with the process of selecting your courses can be found in the following location on the BHS website: For Students/Course Selection and Scheduling/Student Info and Directions: 2015-16
PSAT Results Information & Next Steps
Did you miss the PSAT Results Parent Info Night on 01/13/15? Download the PowerPoint or view a brief video from the CollegeBoard. All students who took the PSAT in October have access to My College QuickStart using the access code printed on the bottom of their PSAT score report.
Activity Bus Schedule
Activity buses will be available to students on the following dates:
January  20, 22
February 3, 5, 10, 12, 24.
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.
Project Lead the Way / Engineering - added to course offerings
Battlefield High School is pleased to announce that next year, 2015-2016, Project Lead the Way / Engineering will be added to our course offerings. PLTW / Engineering seeks to apply science, technology, engineering and math to solve real world problems, where the classes focus on the process, rather than the final answer.
 
In the inaugural year, we will phase in the program with the first course, “Intro to Engineering Design,” a class that uses 3-D modeling software (CAD) to design solutions. This course is open to all Battlefield HS students.  PLTW Curriculum    Video – PLTW / Intro to Engineering Design. 
STEM Essay Contest
The Virginia Council on Women is hosting the 4th annual STEM Essay Contest for high school female junior and senior students.  Click here for more details on the $5000 scholarship contest.
 
Rising 9th Grade Parent Info Night: Jan 27
Battlefield High School will host a Rising 9th Grade Parent Info Night on Tuesday, January 27, at 7:00pm in the BHS auditorium. This transition meeting is for all parents of 8th graders who will attend Battlefield next year. In case of inclement weather, the snow date for this event is Tuesday, February 3 at 7:00pm in the BHS auditorium.
International Night Auditions Jan 27 & 29
International Night auditions will be held from 2:30-4:30 on January 27th and 29.  Click here to view flyer.
Sentara Northern VA Medical Center Auxiliary Junior Volunteers: Application deadline Jan 30
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Auxiliary is now accepting Junior Volunteer applications. Applications and additional information about the program can be found on the Sentara website. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, January 30. No late or incomplete applications will be considered. Carefully review all requirements before submitting your application.
Super Saturday: Feb 7
Stonewall Jackson High School will be hosting Super Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, February 7, 2015. This event offers free assistance to students and parents completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), as well as financial aid presentations. All high school, college, and adult students who plan to attend college during the 2015-2016 academic year are welcome to attend free of charge. View the flyer to find out what materials to bring to the event.
Virginia Girls State & Boys State: Applications due Feb 6
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 can be obtained from Mrs. Smith in the Counseling Center and are due by the close of school on February 6, 2015. Click here for additional information about this exciting opportunity.
Suicide Prevention, Depression Awareness & Self-Injury Information Night: Feb 18
Ronald Reagan Middle School will host SOS: Signs of Suicide Prevention Program, Depression Awareness, and Self-Injury Information Night on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:00pm.  Reagan Middle School is located at 15801 Tanning House Place, Haymarket 20169.
PWC Dept of Parks & Recreation Job Fairs: Feb 7, 8, 21
Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation (PWCDPR) will host several job fairs in February to fill seasonal positions for the summer. View the job listings of seasonal openings.
  • 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
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.
College & Career Fair: March 22
The Prince William Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc will host a College & Career Fair on March 22, 2015 at 2:00pm at Leesylvania Elemntary School.  This event is open to the public
Girls' Soccer Team in VHSL Record Book
Several accomplishments of the Battlefield Girls' Soccer team are listed in the most recent update of the Virginia High School League records.  A special thanks to Mr. Dennis Norkus for compiling and submitting the information to the VHSL.
Battlefield Record Highlights   Complete VHSL Records (See pgs 49-51).
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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